Thought I forgot Thursday didn’t you?! Ok well I did!!! (Sort of?!) I forgot to post that I was posting on Monday this week, and changing it up. If I get more readers than I will probably do it more than once or twice a week, but you know…you should start small!
Ok people, I was EXTREMELY skeptical about this nail polish because it was $0.97 at Walmart, but I thought, “what the hey it’s only a dollar?!” So I bought five! hahahah!! (There goes my logic!)
I have to say, I really like these nail polishes. For $1 there do the trick and they don’t do that bad of a job either!! Now, they aren’t like Essie or China Glaze nail polishes so the pigment is not quite as opaque as the higher end nail polishes, so it does require two coats, but they are good for the money you are spending on them. For some people it might be a tad time consuming, but this nail polish dries relatively quickly, so it sort of evens out. After about 5 minutes I could do basic things like type, but not couldn’t pick up stuff quite yet. I didn’t feel confident in it until about thirty but if you are doing this before work, you can most certainly drive a car or something. As long as your keys are already out of your purse. The smell is pretty strong. LIKE REALLY strong. I guess that goes for all nail polishes but this one was especially strong. My husband had to open our patio door to get some ventilation in our living room. As far as chipping, I didn’t have a terrible time, but I bought the top coat to go with this. The NYC top coat I bought for $0.97 was worth it and probably the best deal I got in the whole line. I did put two coats of the top coat on though and that seemed to do the trick. This nail polish is also a little matte so the top coat definitely helps with that too. I’m a house wife so I do a lot with my hands and it still didn’t chip to terribly, but it does peel off if you don’t let it dry all the way, so there are some down falls of this nail polish, but it’s a dollar, and it definitely does the trick.
Comparing this with other inexpensive nail polish, this by far wins out. My Pure ICE nail polishes started to get clumpy after the first two or three uses, but these are as good as they were when I first bought them.
This actually is a really good bang for your buck kind of product. When you go to Walmart, look for the NYC nail polishes. There are three “types” but the $0.97 is pretty darn good!
Hope this helps! Let me know in the comments below what you think about the nail polish and tweet me pictures @LittleBitSusan so I can see your awesomeness!! Hashtag it #ReviewMonday!
*I am not affiliated with NYC Nail Polish at all. All reviews are my own. I did not receive this product to test, I bought this with my own money. (I am not that well circulated yet to have this disclaimer but I thought you should know.)
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It’s Tip Thursday. Today, I am going to show you what to do when you don’t have nail polish!? It’s the holidays and sometimes I’m too busy to have to go to the nail shop and have my nails done. I’m also too overwhelmed at the grocery store (I LOVE THE GROCERY STORE!!) to remember to buy nail polish remover. In a pinch, this is what I do when I don’t want to go to the store just to get some nail polish remover. I learned this method from my sister a long time ago and this always stuck with me because it was so easy and it doesn’t cost anything. It’s literally THREE EASY STEPS!
1. Paint your nails, and do it as evenly as possible and as messy as you like it. As long as the surface of the nail is completely covered, don’t worry about how clean it looks around the skin.
2. After your nails are COMPLETELY dry, either take a shower/bath (depends on when you paint your nails.) or dunk your hands in warm water for at least 5 minutes.
3. Scrap around your nail where the skin is with a bottom of a skewer, a exfoliating pad, exfoliating cloth, anything with a solid end that will scrap gently, heck sometimes I do it with my thumb nail. (Be careful with the last thing, because you can chip your thumb nail polish. If you are going to do it with your thumb nail, do all your other nails first and do all the steps and then be EXTRA careful polishing your thumb nail.)
That’s It! Easy, fast, cheap!! Let me know in the comments below if this worked for you!
P.S. Honestly, I don’t know how many people read this, and it’s probably no one but it gives me purpose and although that sounds like a bleak existence…I don’t think so. It makes me feel like what I have to say matters. No matter what happens to this blog, at least all my knowledge (the little I have) is out there somewhere.
And since I have been away for a month, I thought this post might be helpful for those of you who just came back from Thanksgiving and came home to a these little pests on fruit, bread or potatoes you forgot to throw away.
Today’s Tip Thursday is something that I have shared with many people and they just cannot believe how easy this is. (I have a feeling, I’m going to say that a lot!)
The reason why I even know about this is because when my future husband and I were still dating, we went on vacation for two weeks and COMPLETELY forgot about our fruit and our potatoes. Needless to say, our house was FILLED with fruit flies and although I cleaned up the source, the flies were STILL THERE!! I went to google and tried EVERYTHING but this was the only thing that REALLY worked. After you discard, in an outside trash can, the source of the fruit flies (i.e. the fruit, the bread, the potatoes…), and clean the area…here is what you do.
1. Get a bottle of red wine. For whatever reason, fruit flies like red wine, because we tried it with white and there were wayyyyy more in the red than in the white. (Oak Leaf, Two Buck Chuck, Merlot, Cab…doesn’t matter what brand or what kind…it just has to be red. My suggestion is to go cheap if you aren’t going to drink it.)
2. Drink or discard almost the whole bottle except about half a glass.
3. Leave it in the area where there are the MOST fruit flies 24-48 hours if not less.
Most if not all the fruit flies should be gone and any that are left eventually fly into the bottle and die. Something about the small opening and the denseness of air in the bottle or whatever makes it hard for them to fly out and they drown in the red wine. Some posts, say to put Dawn soap in it, but it didn’t help me either way. They all died in the end and I finally had my home back without fruit flies in my face.
For the most MAXIMUM result, put out more than one bottle in lots of different areas.
That’s it. It’s THAT easy!!
Leave me a comment and tell me if it worked for you!
Hello world! I am posting my very first blog about what I know, what I love and what I can help you do. I may not seem like a lot, but I am the type of person that will research a solution until I can fix it, and I thought I could share my hours of research with you, so you can have a one stop shop of the random knowledge I have accumulated.
The reason why I started this blog was, because I met an awesome lady today “Mickey” from http://ahelicoptermom.com at Walmart of all places. She is an awesome review/giveaway blogger that was telling me about her experience. Not only was she nice enough to talk to me about her experiences, but she sort of walked me through the process. I would say she is my fairy god sister (too young to be my godmother) of the blog world. SERIOUSLY people, this lady is legit and REALLY nice. I talked her ear off, so I am more than sure she will remember me….hopefully. I feel like I was supposed to meet her. I blog all the time about my life, but never about what people ACTUALLY want to hear like useful things. HAHAH!!
So I am starting with my wordpress blog, and then will move on to my domain stuff after my wedding. Oh btw, did I mention I am getting married in about 10 days?! I figured what better way to start off my new life than to start a blog. I mean I will be getting presents and loads of stuff that I can review and give you my honest opinion about, so it works out without me having to purchase stuff or get people to give me stuff right away to review. (The first seems expensive and the latter seems hard with a NO reader following. hahahah!!)
And hopefully with every review, tip, diy project, recipe or whatever I do, you will get a little bit of me, and you will think of me as a friend over the internet. Cheesy much?! hahaha!! Oh well, I am THAT cheesy.
Sooooooooo let’s start this adventure. I say no time is better than the present…so ONWARD I go!
I promise to try to be as diligent as I can to post.