Sunday, August 31, 2014

Since I live in the country, I enjoy my magazines coming to the house.  But I recently went to amazon to order some and everything was automatic renewal - yuk!! that is something else I have to keep up with.  After multiple brain surgeries there is not room for too much stuff that must be remembered.  This needs to be simplified.

Ok - my recent nail polish experience ~ When I broke my back earlier this year, I stopped going to the nail salon because I could not sit up long enough to have my gel manicure.  But I still want color & protection so I was anxious to try the new gel-like polishes that have come on the market.  My first venture involved  Nutra Nail Gel Perfect - oh my, what a disappointment!!
It is a multiple process which if it had worked would have been ok - it did not.  In less than a day, there were major chips - from just taking a shower!!!!!!!!!!  It was tough to get off - regular polish remover would not budge the color.  So in the trash it goes.  It's a shame because the Snapdragon was a nice color.
So the next day I try the Revlon Gel Envy - there are some lovely colors in this line and I chose Up the Ante: it's a pretty plum color ~

I also used the Top Coat recommended so I am praying I get more than 24 hours wear~!
Stay tuned!

Let me follow up with a small review about the Calvin Klein mascara I received from Ulta - the pic is below in a previous post.  There was no significant volume and the brush was too big; it would require several applications for any dimension & that would try my patience.
Also, not being waterproof means I am going to throw it away - there are many others I am excited to try, so onward & upward.

For me, Labor Day gives me permission to decorate for fall  -
some of my favorite colors: 

I hope your holiday was wonderful!


  1. I just tried the Sally Hansen nail gel version. It lasted longer than my normal polish would, but not the two weeks talked about on their box. You might want to give it a try.
    Penny @

    1. Thanks so much - I had planned to try it but
      everywhere I went, it was sold out - hopefully
      that's a good sign it works!
      Thank you for sharing!

  2. I have been wanting to try a gel nail polish at home. The Revlon plum color is perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing your review!


  3. Ooo! Thanks for the honest review on the Nutra nail. I was wondering how some of those at home gel manicures were. It's too bad! Thanks for linking up with Confident Twosday!

    1. I am happy to share my experiences because
      I buy all the products I use and none of us has
      money to throw away.
      I am happy to help!

  4. Oh, sad ... it was pretty polish. I really admire those of you who manage to do your nails. I can't make time when I'm not doing something else that will ruin the polish for long enough to dry! The fast dry stuff, of course, does that, but it lasts only a day or two, at least for me, so far. I persevere.

  5. Loving the purple shade of color!

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  7. I can't wait to hear how the Revlon Gel Envy works... I don't have enough time to sit at a salon to get my nails done and would love to try this at home :)

  8. Your nails look great! You encouraged me to try Gel Envy and I bought it in Emerald. Not bad, love the fall decor as well I know when I go into Sephora it is hard to not buy anything! I am reviewing a luxury skin care line today
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

  9. I can so see you in Emerald - I bet it is getting nice at the Lake and hopefully the traffic is calming down! That is my favorite Ulta there
    but will probably use my 20% on line - Tarte has a new promotion I
    need to try!
    Thanks for sharing the skin care line - it is new to me & I will try
    anything once to fight the wrinkles!