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Showing posts with label kiss nails. Show all posts

KISS Nail Dress Nail Stickers



Nail stickers are all the rage right now, especially for girls on the go who don’t have time to paint their nails and let them dry. A smudged manicure is the worst! 

Kiss Nails came out with a line of nail decals that are wild and fun. I was tried the Chemise stickers, which come with two different designs. One is a black background with gold and silver studs and the other is a gold and silver design. Since these contain a lot of ‘bling,’ I was hesitant to do an entire set on a workweek, so instead did just my right hand ring finger and paired it with a deep green (almost black) nail polish. 

The stickers are extremely easy to put on. Just match up the sticker size to the right finger, peel back the backing, and apply (slowly!). You can then use the nail file included to file off the access sticker. Voila, instant manicure with no dry time!

Each kit comes with 28 stickers, so I still have a full manicure left in my kit. I’m waiting for a girls night out to use a full bling set :)

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection


Introducing the NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection! Five shades, resurrected by popular demand, with NARS’ signature longwearing formula. Imparting an initial high gloss luster that is water and detergent resistant, these vintage polishes are being brought out from the archives for a limited time. With classic cinema as their common theme, below are the shades (with original launch dates), their descriptions and the movies that inspired them.

Mash (1996)

Army green infused with gold

The comedy about the staff of a Korean War field hospital using humor to keep their sanity in the face of war. The film inspired the TV series M*A*S*H.

King Kong (1996)

Copper brown infused with gold

A classic movie about the infamous giant ape who becomes smitten with beauty

Midnight Express (1996)

Deep navy

The 1970s film for an inmate’s opportunity to escape from prison

Zulu (1996)

Forest green

A British war movie starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine, directed by Cy Endfield in 1964

Full Metal Jacket (1998)

Gunmetal grey

An epic Vietnam War movie directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1987



Welcome to Atlanta...


If Atlanta had a facebook page, I'd want to be friends with it. I had an amazing weekend in the ATL with my husband and friends. Congratulations to Brian & Melissa who got married!

I couldn't go to fashionable Atlanta without a few cosmetic necessities...

It's currently 60ish degrees in Michigan, and 80 in Atlanta, I couldn't show up with my white legs! I got a spray tan at Sncroniz Salon in Brighton, MI before I left. This was my second one. I'm not sure what brand they use but it turned out fairly natural looking, especially after I showered twice.
My feet were looking a little orange from the spray tan, but that was taken care of when we went for pedi's at Sugarcoat, a nail and beauty bar in Buckhead. As my Atlanta travel guide said, if Barbie had a salon, it would look like this. The girls working were ultra friendly and fun, and loved to chat and gossip. The pedicure was relaxing, and not only did they take care of my spray tan orange toes, but they mixed up a Barbie-colored paint for me, using two different Essie shades.
Instead of splurging on a manicure that would probably chip in two days, I went for the KISS Everlasting French Manicure glue on nails in petite length. Perfect length, and lasted 4 full days (I decided to remove them today). I got a ton of compliments on them, even at the nail salon, they couldn't believe I did them myself! When I purchased them at CVS it came with an instant save coupon!The day of the wedding I touched up my tan with Nature's Gate Sunless Tanning lotion. I was interested in trying this one out specifically because it contained Olive Oil. It worked well, and didn't turn me orange. It's a good buy at $8.99 (available in stores May/June).
I came prepared for humidity with Profound Beauty's Desert Texture Spray. I LOVE this stuff. I had the best hair weekend thanks to this product. After blowing dry my hair, I sprayed this on and then used my flat iron.

It really doesn't have a smell to it, and it's super light and doesn't weigh down my hair. Even though it's an aerosol, the powders it contains absorbs oil and left my hair with a matte finish. I love this product. It's a great investment for anyone who lives in a humid area (calling all you Floridians out there!). I'd say a little goes a long way. $31 is expensive, but if you live in an ultra humid area, totally worth the investment. P.S. My mom is in love with Profound Beauty's Desert Sand as well. Same concept, protects your hair from humidity.

Miss you at Atlanta!

Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.



Nail Break - KISS Everlasting French Neon Nails

I had the opportunity to try out the new KISS Everlasting French Neon artificial nails in pink with silver glitter (check out the pic below). These nails are wild. Everyone I came into contact with commented on how fun they were.

These are a little bit to loud for the corporate workplace, but as soon as I rolled out of bed on Saturday I glued them on to start off my weekend. As with all KISS Nails, they are super easy to put on. I received a size medium and normally I wear short. I surprising did a really good job at filing them down and looked like my natural nails.


There's nothing better than a Saturday morning pontoon rides with a cup of hot coffee to start off my day.

Nail Break - Kiss EverLasting Nail Kits

PowerPoint PresentationSave money on salon manicures, and keep nails looking summer ready with at-home nail kits. Kiss Products, the leader in artificial nail kits, just launched the super-thin and easy-to-remove EverLasting Nail Kits. Kiss sold 15 million nail kits in the US in 2008, and with the current trend in DIY beauty, Kiss are seeing a doubling of sales up from last year already.

For every wedding or formal event I have attended in the past year, I have used these nails. I’m a mani/pedi girl, but a French manicure on my natural nails doesn’t usually last more than one day. Kiss nails usually stay on me for about 4 days. They are so easy to put on, and you can’t beat the flawless look!



Top 6 reasons to invest in a set of these nails!


1) ANY LENGTH or SHAPE

The new Kiss nails can be filed down with a regular nail file to a preferred length or shape, just a like a natural nail. Or just leave them as they come in the box, they are fashionably square shaped.


2) HELPS GROW NAILS

Kiss’ new EverLasting French nails help prevent nail biting. Wear these nails for a few weeks, and watch natural nails grow underneath.


3) NO DAMAGE

These new French nails can be removed easily with pure acetone without any damage to the natural nail. Kiss offer a remover kit to make it even easier.


4) NO CHIPPING

New technology guarantees that these new French nails won’t break or chip like a regular manicure and lasts much longer.


5) SAVINGS

At $5.99 a box, Kiss kits save money in the long run. Customers savings can cover cell phone bills for nearly a year!


6) NATURAL LOOKING

Do the test! See if friends can tell they are not real? It’s not those tacky 80’s nails anymore!

Go out and by some! Make sure to read the application tips below from Michele Pierno, Product Development at Kiss Products - she gives us the inside scoop on super easy application and removal!

  1. Find your sizes first, and then place aside in sequence. (So you won’t be fumbling through the tray with nails on!)
  2. Always start with dominant hand first. If you are right-handed, apply nails to your right hand first. (This way, you won’t feel awkward when applying to left hand, not only with hand you do not normally use, but with nails on will feel even more challenging.)
  3. Applying to pinky first, then ring, then middle… is best. (Just like the pro’s do!)
  4. Use enough glue! Have some cotton swabs handy for quick easy clean-up. Apply glue to artificial nail and natural nail to avoid air pockets.
  5. Slowly lower artificial nail onto natural nail at an angle using the cuticle as your pivot point, then lightly press down. Any excess glue will then seep outward under nail’s free edge which is easier to clean and remove than if spilling out at cuticle or sides. Clean excess with cotton swab immediately.

Proper removal is the key to preventing damage to the natural nail (which is the biggest fear amongst artificial nail “non-wearers”!) For the fastest removal, we recommend using Kiss All or One Artificial Nail Remover Kit. However, you may also use pure acetone, or an acetone-based polish remover to safely remove artificial nails.

  1. Start by trimming the length of artificial nails.
  2. Use a low grit, slightly rougher nail file to lightly scratch the surface of the artificial nail thereby breaking the protective seal.
  3. For either fingers or toes, pour into a small glass bowl with enough remover to fully submerge all nails.
  4. Soak fingernails in remover until glue and plastic have melted off completely.