Hi!! For those of you that have been stopping in and are now following, THANK YOU!! I'm amazed and humbled at the number of hits on here already. 48 followers is nothing compared to the blogs I normally frequent, but I think it's a HUGE number for a nobody in the nail community, and I am thrilled! Some of you I already know, but for those of you that I don't, I would love for you to leave a comment and tell me how you found me and a bit about you. Turnabout is fair play, right? ;)
As I was saying last night before I was so rudely interrupted by trying to not write a 500 page novel, my ever faithful fiberglass nails were shot. I was spending more time redoing them than I was playing on the internet. Unacceptable!! I decided it was time to try to find something more practical that could hold up to the constant doses of acetone and non-acetone polish removers. By some strange stroke of luck, I ran across an article talking about Custom Nail Solutions. Hmmm, what could these be? I'd never heard of them. My fingers did the walking right over to their webpage. No way!! This can't be possible!! Why on earth has no one ever come up with this idea before??
Custom Nail Solutions nails are absolutely the single, most life-changing, impressive, gorgeous things I have ever spent money on for myself. The process was developed by a dentist. That's right; a dentist. It's a system where you do impressions of your nails, just like a dentist would do for teeth. From those impressions, full reusable nails are made to fit perfectly on you. Your nail beds are as individual as your fingerprints; there is no one else that has the same as you. I was finding this whole thing intriguing. I kept reading and learned that they are guaranteed for life to not break, crack, chip, stain and can be decorated with anything you like. Polish, wraps, gels...anything. Amazing idea, right?
So off I went to wander the interwebs, trying to find and absorb every little bit of knowledge I could find on this miracle product I had just found. The more I read, the more I knew it was something I had to do. They have different packages available, and I went with the basic set. That kit was $139.95 plus shipping, which was around $35 (if memory serves). The shipping covered all of the UPS shipping; them shipping the impression kit to me, me sending it back and them sending me my finished nails. Sound pricey? I guess that depends; if you're getting fiberglass or gels done at a salon, how long would it take you to spend $170? Doesn't seem so expensive now, does it. More about these tomorrow! In the meantime,
this is tonight's mani. I'm not super excited about it, but I guess I can't be completely in love with everything I do, right? I did a basecoat of Color Club Fashion Addict. Once that dried I grabbed a pair of craft scissors and scotch tape, taped off near the cuticle and used Zoya Monica on the rest of the nail. Topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite. I found the craft scissors to be a pain in the ass because they aren't very sharp and didn't cut through the tape very well. In other words, I wasted a lot of tape. Eh...it'll do until tomorrow.
And that's when I'll be back to let you all know more about my Custom nails. :)