Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rubber Band Manicure DIY

I got this idea from a Buzzfeed article about beauty hacks.  (I also learned how to do winged eyeliner from the same article!)  I received this nail polish free for review in a VoxBox from Influenster.  I usually buy this kind of nail polish anyway (because it's inexpensive but good) and I had seen he article and wanted to try it out, so I did.  Thankfully I tried it with a purple that was just a couple of shades darker so you couldn't tell how bad I messed it up unless you looked really closely, haha.

So the article says to use a rubber band to touch up a French manicure, but I've never had a French manicure so I used it to make one.  It probably works way better to touch one up but also I have a very low Nail Polish skill level and very little Patience.

Like I said, it doesn't look so bad from a distance.
So I just painted my nails purple and then used the lighter purple for the tips.  You're supposed to stretch the rubber band so it's tight against your nail and then paint above it.  It's pretty awkward to do (especially on your pinky nails!) and I would not attempt it again.  However the Sinful Colors nail polish is great.  It goes on smooth and dries pretty quick.  They have a ton of colors to choose from and I think it costs about $2 a bottle so you can go crazy and buy a bunch of colors without spending too much money.  I can't say anything about how durable it is because any nail polish I put on my fingernails chips once I make some jewelry.  But I would definitely recommend Sinful Colors nail polish.  I know they sell it at Walgreen's for sure because that's where I buy it.

Have you ever tried a rubber band manicure?  Did it work better than mine?  I would love to see pictures if you try it.

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