Thursday, 11 April 2013

Removing Acrylic Nails At Home (2 ways)

Hello again ladies, in today's post I wanted to talk to you all about removing your acrylic nails at home; now if you wear acrylic nails on the regular or you're a newbie, when your nails grow out they are very unattractive so taking them off is a MUST, but if you don't have the time to run down to the nail shop, I have two removal methods that are really simple and you can do either in the comfort of your own home.

These are the implements that you will need for either method

Buffing Block
Cuticle Oil
Large Nail Clip

Before starting either of these methods, be sure to first remove most or all of your nail polish and trim down your acrylic nails using the nail clipper.

Method One: Warm Water Soak Off 


Here's what you'll need for this method

Acetone (I put mine in this Clinique pump bottle for easy usage)
Small bowl
Ziplock Bag
Warm Water

Simply fill the small bowl with the warm water and place the acetone in the Ziplock bag. Place your hand in the Ziploc bag making sure your nails are full submerged in the acetone and place the bag in the warm water. The warmth from the water speeds up the process and in about 15 minutes or so the acrylic should have melted off of your natural nails.

Method 2: Foil Soak Off


For this method you'll only need the following

Loose cotton or cotton balls
Acetone (not pictured here)

Simply saturate the cotton with the acetone and place directly on the nail, then take the foil and wrap around your finger to secure the cotton, and that's pretty much it! :) Just sit back and wait for 20 minutes then remove everything after, your fingers should emerge sans acrylic.

After removing the acrylic, use the buffing block to shape and remove any residue left on your nails. Then follow up with your cuticle oil to moisturize your nails as acetone can be very drying. Afterwards you can even opt to apply a nail hardener because your nails might be a little brittle after going through this entire process.

Hope this helped, and if you have a different removal method let me know.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

5 Days of School

For those of you who didn't know, I am currently studying for my law degree at UWI, Mona and like myself, a lot of our readers might be attending college/university, so I just wanted to share with you guys what my typical school outfits look like for the week. As you can tell by the  outfits, my style varies. Some days I might go to school looking really chic, and on other days I will bust out my old chucks for a more laid back look. It simply depends on how I feel while I am getting dressed in the mornings. However, I must say I am forever faithful to my denim jeans.


Cardigan - Primark
Camisole - H&M
Skirt - H&M


Top - GAP
Jeans - Hollister
Shoes - Converse


 Top - Forever21
Pants - H&M
Cardigan - Primark
Bag - Coach

Top - Izod
Skirt - H&M
Sandals - Bridget's Sandals

Top - H&M
Vest - Forever 21
Pants - Hollister
Sandals - ALDO

I hope you enjoyed the post,
Shannon xoxo

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