I don't do fake nails, and it's been ages since my last run-in with the nail drill--sometime prior to the end of High School, I can remember being introduced to the art of the acrylic. It took me nearly six years to break away from that monogamous relationship, and since then I have been happy with my short nails--making it easier to text, type, and play the piano.
When Revlon approached me about reviewing their Runway Nail Collection, I obliged, but was a little hesitant to actually slap some glue back onto my fingers. It was easy to say yes, as the designs were along the lines of the airbrush styles that I crave--and the fact that they come ready-to-wear, means no wasted time in a nail salon. But how was I going to speed text-reply, as I had been so out of practice with the use of my thumb joints? I quickly posted a poll on the site, wondering if anyone else was a fan of fake nails--and found that quite a few readers are, but have been moving away from it for the sake of saving money. Well, are these going to be a treat for you!
Revlon's Runway Nail Collection is a line of nails that are easily applied while sitting on the couch watching The City. It takes just a few minutes to decide which of the 24 nails fits your fingers (and if they can fit mine, trust me--they will fit yours). A little dab of glue--just a few small drops is all you need--and it's time to press those babies against your nail bed. This is the trick: to prevent air bubbles from forming, press and hold each nail very firmly for the course of about a minute. The design in the above image is Minx, and the fishnet effect at the tip is exactly what I'd ask for if I were in a nail shop. I kind of like the feminine feel of the longer nail--and at $7, I could afford to change them on the nightly! Nobody will know that your nails have been done at home--they honestly look and feel like the real thing. Now, I'm onto painting some of the others to see what fresh combos I can come up with. A little neon, methinks?
I was tagged by the sweet Su-Pah of Treasure Trove of Makeup, as well as Catanya from Catanya's Things for an I Think You're An Awesome Girl blog award. I get so excited when I see that I have a new follower and/or that people are interacting and chatting on the blog--so thank you both so much...it means the world. The idea is to state 10 little known facts about yourself, as well as to tag 10 others to keep the love going. I think I'm going to narrow it down to 5, as I honestly don't know what other sorts of facts to scrape up:
*My sign is Virgo, and I think it's very fitting for my somewhat OCD personality.
*I know this will be hard for some of you big-time fans (of the books/movie) to read, but I cannot for the life of me, get into the Twilight series. I aware that I'm in the minority here, as nearly every last person I know has enjoyed them--but getting past Chapter 2 has been like pulling teeth. Should I try again?
*One place that I would really like to visit, is Saudi Arabia. Any potential travel buddies that have been dying to visit, with me on this?
*During this Halloween season, I get so excited to look for skull decorations (they have to be tasteful and authentic looking), as well as the mini packs of candy. Right now, 100 Grand has taken over my candy drawer. I think by now I've eaten about 5 million worth.
*I'm constantly thinking of DIY projects--this doesn't mean I ever get to them, but when I see things that I like, nine times out of ten I say to myself "...Hmm, I could make that". What a load of confidence I have, eh?!
And now it's your turn: