Monday, 22 October 2012

How to Make Your Own Gold Top Coat With Real 24KT Gold for Less Than $10

Since gold top coats are becoming very popular but they are very expensive,  I wanted to show you how you can make your own. First things first, open an internet browser and go to Ebay (haha!) I got the gold for this from Thailand and it's really great, and has held up the at least 5+ months since I made it. Here's a link to something similar. So you eagerly wait for that to arrive at your house (that amount of gold will make a 10ml bottle thats full of flakes) and then you will look at all these lousy pictures Shenailigans took 5+ months ago! Also you can tell your friends who spent too much on the 18KT topcoat that yours is actually 24KT so you win. Haha take that friends!
 Okay so you will need:
  1.  The gold sheets.
  2.  A 5ml polish bottle filled with a half and half mixure of suspension base/ regular nail polish base (clear nail polish would work in a pinch though. Not top coat.)
  3. That's all!
 Open your prepared bottle of polish, and dry the brush on the sides. Dab the brush on the gold sheet, and stick the brush with gold on it back in the bottle. Never touch the gold leaf sheets with your skin while you are doing this because it will stay there. I like to give the brush a bit of a twirl to get the sheet to stick to the brush more before I put it in the bottle.
The first sheet goes in the bottle.

 You will repeat the process above until each sheet is in the bottle. Move the brush up and down in the bottle quickly after each sheet, so they break apart.

Last sheet!
 When the sheets get caught on the inside of the bottle entrance, just use the brush to push them down.
 Here is the finished product! Pretty cool, huh? Project total: around $7-8.50 depending on what supplies you have already.

 One coat over Pretty&Polished's Black Swan. What do you think? Let me know in the comments, and happy nail polish crafting!

Happy nails!☺

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Monday, 15 October 2012

September Favorites!

I have always wanted  to do a favorites post, so here are my favorite things for September! These are not necessarily beauty items, just things I like.
Let's start it off with one of my favorite things lately, my new Samsung Galaxy Note phone!
Next to the Samsung Galaxy S2. Not my picture.
I  love my gorgeous, massive new phone! the stylus is super great, so is the 8MP camera and the graphics. Only negative- it looks like you are having a nice chat with ipad or something when you call someone. Haha!

My next favorite for September is the OPI Germany collection. Talk about some gorgeous jewel tones! I got the whole set. Not really digging the nude colors but I can always wear them for work so that's okay. I got the whole set on Amazon for $70, good deal!

I had bought a polish set on Amazon previously,one was broken and I kept contacting the seller, they never replied to my messages so I took it to a claim and I got my whole $30 back when all I wanted was a replacement of 1 polish LOL. So I put that money towards the OPI Set.

Next item is EOS lip balm in Summer fruit. I also have the strawberry flavor. it is a decent lipbalm, I would not say it is the best, but the packaging is awesome.
This post has been sitting in my drafts for awhile so I'm just going to drop it in here. Hoping to have a bigger and better October favorites page! With Halloween this month, there are lots of things to favorite!

Happy nails!☺

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Shenailigans is part of a Secret Santa Giveaway With Kiss n' Makeup!

Hello Ladies!

Sorry I haven't been around again! It's like it would kill my new job to give me two days off in a row! I just wanted to let everyone know that I am participating in a Secret Santa Giveaway with the Facebook Page Kiss n' Makeup. My prize is a secret, I know, but will include at least 2 custom giveaway themed and never seen before Franken Nail Polishes!
Please like the Kiss n' Makeup page, share the album, like My Facebook Page, and like my picture in the album:
This is what the picture looks like.
 Okay so that was a few steps, but still less than the usual rafflecopter form haha! I need to re-find my camera cable to show you all the way too ridiculous amount of stuff I've got in the mail since the last update! Good luck in the giveaway everyone! The giveaway is open until November 15th so everyone will get their prizes well before Christmas, and there are 15 other ladies also giving away prizes so lots of chances to win!

Also congrats to my boyfriend Mark and I for it is our 3 year anniversary today!

Happy nails!☺

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