DIY KIND OF GIRL

DIY KIND OF GIRL

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Thank you,
Mari

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Recycling nailpolish

Recycling nailpolish

Hello! So.. I actually don’t have much time to do my nails lately due to a variety of reasons, one of them because I have new blog! DIY Kind of Girl https://diykindofgirl.wordpress.com/ and it is about arts and crafts and basically things I do myself. It’s full of creativity! Go check it out!

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I thought, just because I can’t do my nails (properly) doesn’t mean I can’t post anything over here… Right? 😊

We all have nail polish that we need to give away at some point… But putting in the garbage is not an option due to all the chemicals just like the sink is not an option at all! We don’t wanna kill any animals… So I found these awesome ideas in this site http://www.organicauthority.com/ and now I’m sharing it with you guys:

“1 – Empty bottles can be cleaned out with a non-toxic paint thinner (such as Turpenoid Natural) and then repurposed as miniature flower vases, craft storage receptacles for beads, rhinestones, glitter, etc. or used as household paint touch up containers.

2 – Prevent cut fabric edges from fraying with a light coat of clear nail polish.

3 – Use old colors to bestow va-va-voom to hobby models, your cell phone, snooze-worthy picture frames, buttons, hair clips, bobby pins or just give life to a new pet rock.

4 – Chipped household tile can be restored to its former glory by touching up affected areas with matching nail polish.

5 – Clear polish is a great sealant that can be used in lieu of crazy glue to adhere minor chips on decorative plates, prevent rust from developing on the bottom of metal cans that are regularly exposed to moisture or keep screws permanently in place.

6 – Personalize a beat up but beloved guitar – come to think of it, why should guitars have all the fun? How about customizing the facade of your two wheeler… or laptop… or e-reader?

7 – Use deeper colors to permanently mark house keys, color-code electrical cables, mark children’s school supplies/backpacks or label work bench and craft room supplies.

8 – Seal a hand-folded paper braceler with a nail polish shade that complements a special outfit you plan on wearing.  

9 – Jazz up or just revamp Christmas and other holiday ornaments – remember, beads and glitter stick quite well to a wet coat of nail polish.

10 – Transform one of the Altoids tins you’ve been saving into a totable emergency kit and be sure to give the outside a new nail polish facelift

11 – Car dealerships typically charge a chunk of change for mini paint applicators that match the shade of your car’s exterior. If you drive an older model and you’re not as worried about its cosmetic appearance as if it were straight off the lot, you can at least prevent chips from becoming rusty eyesores by painting them with a few coats of clear nail polish.

12 – Thread needles with less effort by first painting a tiny drop of nail polish on the cut edge. Blot it with paper and it should be dry enough to take on a firmer consistency, which will ensure that the thread will pass through the needle easy-breezy.   

13 – Repair window screens with minor damage – just paint a coat of clear nail polish directly into holes so they don’t get any larger, plus insects won’t be able to fly inside.

14 – Jazz up a pair of old high heels for a special occasion… or no reason in particular! 

15 – Tired of constantly sewing buttons back onto shirts? That wouldn’t happen in the first place if you dabbed the center of each with a coat of clear nail polish!”

Hope you enjoyed it and that I’ve been able to help you! 

Burst your bubble girls!

Burst your bubble girls!

Hello…
This morning has been a weird morning for me. I woke up and checked my cell phone (just like everyone does every morning) and I was surprised with what I saw!
I read the article “Ladys can we talk about hump nails” and I think you should too. She is a bit harsh but she does make a point!

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Hump nails. The picture you see above is what it’s called hump nails and what I call the weirdest nail style I have ever seen…
Many of you probably already knew about these nails but, honestly, I did not! Maybe because I have been so off these days, I don’t know. I did, however, saw a woman wearing nails like this in the street, but I thought she had done her manicure herself and she wasn’t good at it.
After reading that article I read another one explaining what hump nails & bubble nails are (coz they are 2 versions of the same thing), “Bubble Manicures Are the Latest WTF Trend in Nail Art”. Quote: “…these nail art creations are made by layering globs of acrylic on top of the nail in a dome shape. Then the tips are either kept short (bubble) or elongated (hump).”

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While writing this post I was also searching about it, and I just found this picture.. No comments. I guess these are hump nails…
I don’t wanna be mean! Everyone has their own taste and we just have to respect it! I just wanna lay it out there that there is an actual disease that makes your nails look like that, and it is not funny at all!

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Clubbed fingers, nail clubbing, drumstick fingers, watch-glass nails and/or Hippocratic fingers. This is normally associated with problems of the lungs and heart. But what better to give you information than Wikipedia? Check Clubbing nails.
It is not pretty you guys, and it is a serious thing.

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I don’t wanna be gross, but look at the similarities!
I think you will agree with me when I say it is no longer a matter of taste.. It’s a matter of common sense. Why would you like to have nails that look like you’re sick? I bet the people that do have a serious disease do not like it.. Just saying!

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Burst your bubble girls! 😉

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DIY Matte Nail Polish

DIY Matte Nail Polish

Hello!
Sorry, didn’t had time to write this weekend.
However, here I am today with, what I think is, an awesome subject!
I’ve always wanted to make a matte nail art, or even a simple manicure, but I really didn’t want to buy a matte nail polish with out trying it, at least once.
While browsing online I found out  how to make it AT HOME!
So here is the tutorial: DIY Matte Nail Polish!

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1. Start by finding a small plate where you can mix everything (I used a cover of an old Nesquik box).
2. Next you will need Corn starch and a nail polish (color of your choice, I chose black).
3. Add a tiny bit of corn starch into the plate and add a few drops of the nail polish.
4. Mix everything very well so that there aren’t any crumbs.
5. Apply the mix to your nails and VOILA!

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If you wanna make that sexy contrast of matte nails/ non matte nails just use a top coat on the area you want it to be shiny!

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Just like this! It is done you guys! Matte nails!
I’ve heard that there are other ways to do it, but this way is quite simple and efficient! (Up to you though!) 😄
Ok so that’s it! Nothing else to share! Hope I was able to help!
See ya!

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Beauty 100 years ago!

Beauty 100 years ago!

Today me and my dear husband spent our day visiting the Heritage Park in Calgary.
For those who don’t know what this park is, I’ll explain. This park exists to show us how the west was before. It is quite impressive! It is a whole village where there are historical buildings, both domestic and commercial, including farms (its pretty interactive). There is a Town Square, a 1900’s living historical village, 1880’s pre-railway living, 1860’s fur trading fort and first nations encampment, an old Canadian Pacific train tour and a boat tour too.

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While visiting the houses on display I noticed the bedrooms had various  beauty “tools” women used in those days. I started to compare them with the things we have nowadays and I thought it would be interesting to show you that part of the visit.

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One of the houses I visited was the Thorpe House.
The Thorpe house was built in Calgary’s Eau Claire district, in 1886, by Bernt and Mathea Thorpe.
When they passed away the house belonged to Inez Marie Lillian Jacques (aka Lillian), the second youngest daughter. Lillian lived in the house until the city informed her that the house would have to be demolished and she would have to move, in 1969.
That’s when she donated the house to the Heritage Park.
While we were visiting the house the guide told us that Lillian used to come visit the house, sit on the porch and welcome the gests by saying “welcome to my home” up until she passed away. We also got to know that now the grandkids come to visit sometimes.

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Here I noticed all the hair brushes, hair clips, bracelets (gold, beautiful!), even manicure tools! It is pretty cool! Beautiful accessories, I wish I had some of those!

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Another house I visited was The Famous 5 Center of Canadian Women!
“Does the word ‘Persons’ in Section 24 of the British North America Act, 1867, include female persons?” This was the bold question that 5 women ask the Supreme Court of Canada.
Emily Murphy, Irene Marryat Parlby, Nellie Mooney McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards fought for the womens rights in Canada in 1929. Long story short, they succeeded! Yeay!!!

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The Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women is a replica of Nellie McClung’s   house in Calgary where she lived with her husband from 1923 to 1932. The things on display actually belonged to her.
C’mon! Look at all those manicure tools! It’s a manicure kit! Isn’t it so amazingly cool? This is from more than 100 years ago.. Nail care is part of our lives for so long! 😍

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Having said this… Go get a manicure! I know I will!
I not only got this info from my visit to Heritage park, but also from these web sites:
http://www.crebnow.com/thorpe-house/
http://www.heritagepark.ca/park-information/news-room/heritage-park-historical-village-officially-opens-the-famous-5-centre-of-canadian-women.html
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_%28Canada%29

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My first China Glaze

My first China Glaze

Hello my friends!
Today I will be talking about my new and first China Glaze (nail lacquer with hardeners)!
I have tried lots of nail polishes, all kinds of brand, good and bad, but I have not yet tried China Glaze.. Until last week.

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So.. The color is “Five Rules” and I absolutely love it! Soft but classy! For those “not so sparkly” kind of days!

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So I started by using it on my nail art with simple dots. I wanted to see if it was a good nail polish for detailing. My conclusion was: maybe not. Not that I didn’t like it, I did! But it dries quickly. Drying quickly is an awesome quality for when you are painting your entire nail but not when you need to spend some time with it for small details such as dots.

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Later on the week I used the China Glaze to paint my nails, entire nails. I liked it! I loved it! The brush is just right! It doesn’t have too many hairs and it’s long but not too long. It is easy to use and supper smooth. The consistency of the nail polish is also pretty cool. Lets you paint your nails faster but well! As I mentioned before, it dries fast and that is a wonderful quality!
Best part is.. It didn’t brake yet! I definitely would recommend you girls to buy it! 

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“When my nails are on point, my life is on point ” … Well my nails do make me happy!

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Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit

Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit

Hey! So it’s pretty obvious what I’m going to be writing about in this post today! Last week I bought the new Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit, only available at Sephora and I was supper excited! image My experience with it didn’t start well. I asked the lady at the check out counter to make sure everything was ok inside the box.. Of course she didn’t… And what do you know? The product was broken! I had to go back there to exchange it. It was very upsetting! I mean I was supper excited to come home and do my nails and when I open the box … I was disappointed! To help in the story, when I first bought the Ciaté kit I asked if the led light uses batteries or plug in, she had to call the manager and even so.. The answer was that it uses batteries… Of course it doesn’t! Anyways.. Now I have a good new Ciaté Geltox Starter kit. image Still not that great. The box says it will dry after 60 sec using the led light, it took me way more than that to dry them! Even then, they were not properly dry. image This was two days ago. Today, while folding my laundry (not a heavy job for your nails), the Geltox broke.. image To be honest this is the first time ever I did Geltox, hence the starter kit. Still I excepted it to be better. It is 120CA$ after all… image Not everything was bad. I did enjoy my nails for one day and a half. And maybe it will do better next time I use it. I’ll let you know! I hope you didn’t find this post too negative, I’m just reporting what happened according to my experience. I share my nail art frequently on my Facebook page and Instagram: http://m.facebook.com/weeklynails http://instagram.com/weeklynails_art/ Check it out! Weekly Nails