Sorry guys... Earmuffs... (Eyemuffs?)
On a tight budget but don't want to look like a scrub? Try these favorite lash and nail products that keep me feeling and looking confident!
As I'm starting a business I make a ton of sacrifices to cut my budget. I'm constantly out meeting people who could potentially contribute towards my success so I always present myself professionally, clean and tidy. Because of that I've tested a TON of products and these are my favorite!
The first beauty product I got into as an adult. I have a box full of over 100 bottles (my husband made me count) of nail polishes ranging from cheap brands to great expensive brands like Essie, Opi, and Orly. I also have all of the paraphernalia for DIY gel nail kits and DIY acrylic nails. Ain't nobody got time or cash for that!
You may have seen this brand, they're at Walgreens, Walmart and now Target. I love their color selections AND their $1.99-2.99. The best thing about Sinful Colors is that they're nice and thick that self-levels a bit. In a rush I've slapped on a single coat! If your like me and your manicures looks like a 5 year old did it... It'll still look good.
Sinful Colors are still an affordable nail polish so they will chip after a few days. One of my best friends recommended this trick! Use this Orly Bonder as a base coat, it's a rubberized base that allows the top coat to be a little more flexible and last longer! It's not as cheap as the Sunful Colors but will extend the life of them and save you in the long run.
Impress Manicure sets!
I love these! I'm wearing them now! Yes they're press on nails and they don't last a super long time, but look how cute! They're way thinner than the traditional press on nails and more flexible so they shape to your nail much more easily. They also have a tapered bottom near your cuticle so it looks way more realistic. People are always asking me if I got them done. They come with a peel of back that reveals the sticky inside. Now I was super skeptical about this because of all the ones I wore when I was young and they popped off right away, these don't! They even advertise being water proof and I think they're pretty close to that. I was however doing dishes yesterday and lost one somewhere in the garbage disposal. I usually add a tiny bit of nail glue once their on and it holds them in place really well! My last set I put on Wednesday and I took off the following Tuesday morning.
My favorite part of being a girl! I am pretty much always wearing some kind of lashes. I used to go really far out of my way to get other lash brands until I found these Kiss lashes, again at Walgreens! Compared to other brands they're super lightweight and flexible and hold their shape really well. Some other brand tent to flatten out and lift at the corners throughout the day. Super annoying. These are really nice and comfortable BUT only with the best glue.
Whatever you do PLEASE don't get the crappy cheap Duo glue at Walgreens. Sally's sells Ardell brand glue and it is WAY worth the extra time and $. I think they're like $5-7 a tube but will last you forever. If you're trying strip lashes for the first time go for the clear glue, you can make a little of a mess and nobody will know. As you get better at applying them, upgrade to the black, it acts as an eyeliner/glue in one.
I'm 26 years old and have always been a goal driven person. Growing up my parents always fought about money and struggled financially in general. I told myself at a young age that I would't let that happen. I believe strongly in working hard for what you want and have made myself very proud doing so.