Monthly Archives: February 2013

Neon Geometric Nails

Hey ladies and gents! I have been missing summer in a major way lately. What I would give to throw on an airy hot pink dress and slip on some chunky wedges. Buuutt that is not exactly possible at the moment, because right now the Pacific Northwest is doing what it does best… RAINING! So it looks like I will just have to settle for some bright and crazy geometric nails to keep the blues at bay.

I had a hard time deciding on colors, so my hands are a bit different.

Right Hand Geometric

Right Hand Geometric

This is the hand I like the most. Surprisingly, it is my right hand! That is usually my “challenge hand”.

My iffy Left Hand Colors

My iffy Left Hand Colors

I liked the idea of my left hand, but was not too satisfied with my execution. But they are still are kinda cute.

Steps to achieve this look:

1) Paint nails white. TIP: Wait until white dries for about 20-30 minutes before applying nail tape and neon nail polishes. This ensures no smudging.

2) Apply Nail Tape where you would like your white lines to show

3) Paint inside the nail tape lines.

4) Remove nail tape. TIP: Remove the tape while neon nail polish is still wet, the drier/thicker it gets, the harder it is to get a nice clean line.

5) Finish with a top coat. I’m a Seche Vite snob myself!

Glitter Accent Nail:

-Use brush on nail glue to coat nail, then sprinkle on glitter of choice (I used loose glitter, but you could also use a few coats of glitter polish)

Neon Pinks and Such

Neon Pinks and Such

Colors: “Pink” by Sinful Colors, “Orange Knockout (Neon)” by China Glaze, “Flip-Flop Fantasy” by China Glaze, “Hard to Get” by Sally Hansen, Sparkle Effects Glitter by Sally Girl

Not pictured: Love & Beauty Glow in the Dark Nail Polish (Neon Yellow)

Which side do you think looks better? Left hand or right hand? Let me know!

xoxo

Simone

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Valentine’s Day Review- Ouidad

Hey mamas! I wanted to share a few great Ouidadproducts that I had the privilege of testing out! I had to this review today, because I am in LOVE with this wonderful product combo. I reviewed the Curl Recovery Cleansing Oil and the Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner and Primer.

Let me start by saying that I have very damaged hair. I am a full-time student and sometimes I just roll out of bed and go to class, without doing much to my hair. I also am in desperate need of a hair cut. The problem is that I am too cheap to pay the $100 plus for a good one. Soooooo don’t judge the ridiculous state of my hair! It is a hot mess, but I am working on taking better care of it.

Here is a picture of my ratty nest before I applied these products

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Pre-Products

Yikes! Needless to say, I needed some serious hair therapy! Luckily my friends at Ouidad hooked it up. They sent me these jewels, and I am eternally grateful. Here’s what they sent.

Ouidad Products: Cleansing Oil & Whipped Curls Conditioner

Ouidad Products: Cleansing Oil & Whipped Curls Conditioner

Both of these products are supposed to used while your hair is wet, so I used them in the shower. First up was the Cleansing Oil. I applied it to my scalp and all through my hair and I determined… WE ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER!! Seriously. I never want to be without this stuff. It is so rich and provides an amazing lather. For all of you naughty shampoo addicts who love to lather up your curls with that mess, you need this in your life. You can saturate your hair with the Cleansing Oil worry free! Instead of stripping your hair from its natural oils, it replenishes the oils and leaves your hair feeling super clean. Say whaaat? Yes, girls. I would not lie to you, it makes your hair feel sensationally clean and nourished.

After the Cleansing Oil, I rinsed it out and applied the Whipped Curls Conditioner. My hair was already feeling all loved and full of joy, but the Whipped Curls took it to a whole ‘nother level of ecstasy. It was so creamy and delicious, it felt great on my ratty ends. It can also be used a primer for products, which is like so cool because I love using tons of products on my mane. After these using these products my curls were feeling very expensive and pampered, so I was happy girl.

Here’s a shot of my post-product hair

Post-products

Post-products

Grade: A+

Why I recommend them: Easy to use, great for everyday usage, and extremely moisturizing!

They can be bought here:

Curl Recovery Cleansing Oil

Whipped Curls Conditioner

Thanks for coming to visit, and I am wishing all of you a very romantic and fun night!

xoxo

Simone

Valentine’s Day Nails

Hey everyone! Welcome to my new blog, Ringlets with Polish! I am so excited to be launching it on Valentine’s Day. It is definitely one of my favorite holidays!

I wanted to share two Valentine’s Day nail looks I created, in spirit of the holiday.

Pink Heart Nails

Pink Heart Nails

Blue Valentine's Nails

Blue Valentine’s Nails

Well I hope everyone has an amazing V-day with your loved ones!

xoxo

Simone