Salon Perfect - Nailed by the Mod Squad Collection - top coats

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


From Lana Del Rey's retro bombshell style to Zooey Deschanel's signature cat-eye look, there is no denying that mod is right on trend. The 1960s mod era introduced a more playful approach to beauty and the use of color. +Salon Perfect has introduced "Nailed by the Mod Squad Collection." And it's definitely right on trend. 

These Limited Edition Top Coats will add color, texture and style to your manicure. There are three top coats in this collection. There is sure to be a top coat for your mood.

Let's take a look.

Flower Power is a 60s inspired, pastel matte glitter top coat. It has varying sizes of pink, yellow and blue round matte glitters. I love the subtle look of this top coat. It applied easily and the glitter applied relatively evenly. I applied it over a Salon Perfect Tickled Pink and Wild Blue Yonder gradient. I adore how the look came together.

Salon Perfect - Flower Power
Salon Perfect - Flower Power

Salon Perfect - Flower Power
Salon Perfect - Flower Power

Mad About Mod is a gorgeous 60s inspired, pastel matte glitter top coat. It has varying sizes of pink, yellow and ever so light lavender round matte glitters. This is my favorite of the 60s polishes. It applied well and the glitter applied relatively evenly. I applied it over a Salon Perfect Tickled Pink and Yowza Yellow gradient.

Salon Perfect - Mad About Mod
Salon Perfect - Mad About Mod

Salon Perfect - Mad About Mod
Salon Perfect - Mad About Mod

Spot On is a mod-inspired black and white matte glitter top coat. You will be seeing spots with this one. Spot On did take effort to apply. The glitter had to be fished out at times and then it took some work to apply the glitters evenly. But it wasn't too hard - It will just take a few extra seconds of time. And the final result is dramatic. I applied it over Salon Perfect Loopy Lime

Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime
Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime

Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime
Salon Perfect - Loopy Lime

Which is your favorite? Mine is definitely Mad About Mod. These Salon Perfect Polishes will be available in August at select +Walmart  stores nationwide for $3.98. 

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These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Repairing a torn nail with a tea bag

I often get small chips in my nails and they aren't hard to file down. But occasionally, I get one of those deep tears that makes me cringe. I know that if I don't take care of it somehow it's going to rip... and when it does, it's going to be ugly. So I have found a repair method that works wonders! It let's me grow my nail out to a decent length without babying it.

This idea isn't mine to claim, but I do want to share it with you. I learned the tip from Nails by Ms. Lizard. Where she learned it, I just don't know. I just had to do this last night when I spied one of those deep tears on my ring finger. So let's get right into it.

You can see the start of a deep tear on the side of my nail.


So I grabbed a tea bag and a pair of scissors.


I snipped of the end of the bag and emptied the tea out of the bag. Then I cut a small square piece from the bag and grabbed the nail glue. Brush on nail glue works best. You can use the other kind, but it isn't as easy.


I applied a thin layer of nail glue to the entire side of the nail. Don't be afraid to cover a good portion of your nail with glue.


I placed the square piece of tea bag over the tear in the nail and tried to get it as close to the edge of the nail as possible. Once it grows out a bit I will actually put glue underneath the nail and wrap the tea bag around to reinforce it even more.


Take the brush from the nail glue and add glue underneath any loose edges. After I was comfortable that I had glue where I wanted it, I used an old concealer brush to press the tea bag down and brush any bubbles out. Reapply nail glue over the entire top of the tea bag piece.


I let it dry and then buffed the surface to get rid of any lumps or bumps. That's it! Apply nail polish and you have a reinforced nail with minimal cost! You can't really tell it's even there. There is a bit of glue residue near the cuticle area; but it will wear off soon. This will last for a few polish applications. It doesn't last very long for me, but with all the swatching I do, I'm not surprised. The type of remover you use will also play a part in the longevity of the repair. Acetone based remover is harsher.



I hope this tip helps you... and your tips!


 

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