First off- just an update on the Red Apple Lipstick Giveaway...
2 winners were randomly chosen from the comments section and contacted.
Once I hear back from BOTH, I will announce who won & what their chosen products were! :)
As for today's topic-- nails! For most of the summer, I've been using the Mally 24/7 gel manicure system. I've done 5 applications with it- and leave it on for 2 weeks at a time. That amounts to two and a half months of use! Since the first time I used it, I haven't used anything else on my nails. If you look back on my recent videos- you'll notice that I'm always wearing my Mally gel nails!
With that much use, I am VERY familiar with how this system works. It stays on with absolutely no chips for the full two weeks, and could be left on longer, but my nails do grow out a bit- and I like to change up the color. In case you've never experienced that, let me tell you, ZERO CHIPPING IS AWESOME. The whole system is not cheap-- $165.00 at mallybeauty.com. The kit comes with everything you might need, and I spend 40 minutes or so (not rushing) going through all the steps. It's actually kind of fun to make an evening of it- pour yourself a tasty beverage, turn on some good TV or YouTube videos, and enjoy! My one complaint- removal by soaking the nails is a pain- so I do this method using foil, which you've probably heard about as well. Found that info on Pinterest (where else!) and it works SO much better.
All in all, I'm super thrilled with this kit, and have gotten lots of requests to review it! And I was about to... but then I thought, wait, this is the only gel nail system you've tried! In an effort to take whatever review I do "up a notch"- I decided I'd try a less expensive gel nail kit (one that also uses an LED light) so I could do a comparison for you!
I found the Nailene SensatioNAIL system at Wal-Mart this past weekend for somewhere between $50 and $60. It also comes with an LED light, and all the different steps. It has the same claims as Mally's- 2 weeks of flawless wear. One initial difference- while Mally's comes with 3 color options, this set just comes with one. I'll be applying this kit tonight, and I can't wait to see how the process goes. Then after I feel like I understand how well it works after the 2 week period, I'll do a full comparison review! Just wanted to give you a heads up- since I've been getting tons of questions about reviewing Mally's system. I don't want you to think I'm blowing off those requests-- I just want to bring you the most informative review I can-- so I'm making it a comparison! :) Keep an eye out for it!
- Cupcake says hi! (I think) - she just hopped up on the couch to sit by me.
- I'm cooking up a shrimp dish tonight- yums!
- My Pretty Little Liars obsession continues!! Just started season 2 on Netflix over the weekend. And guess what? Tyler is hooked too!! Don't tell him I told you ;)
- I have also advised my mom to start watching- we like most of the same shows.
- I have so many products to do quick blog reviews on- it's not even funny! I'm excited about it!