Kiss A Mani

MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting Nails
Being that I just wrapped up my final exams, you could rightfully expect my nails to be on the.. well… mend. It seems that though my nail biting habit went out the door, the presence of exams and wanting to do well and just be over with the madness – well that brought the chompers and the nails together again.

Thankfully, I had a product to review that would save me from the mess. As a side note, let me just say it’s not that I dislike the look of short nails (okay maybe I kind of do), but it’s the feeling! It feels so awkward to have a newly short nail when I touch things, it’s almost like it was never meant to feel like that (does that make sense or is that just me?).

Kiss Everlasting Nails were patiently waiting for me to have an aha moment and break them out. Now, I’m pretty familiar with how the faux nails work by now, are you? It’s a simple pick the nail, use the glue, and voila process. I’m sure if the package had a voice it’d be just waiting to say “I told you so” after everything was over.MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsThe changes? Let’s call them updates. The nails come with application tabs, and though that may seem like nothing special, consider the fact that the other nails that have numbers on the back of each nail are tiny, and usually blend in with the nail, and then deciphering if it’s a 6 or a 9 is a pain (and you always end up needing those two sizes!!). It’s also just easier overall because it’s right there before your eyes. Simple and efficient. I was also digging the short size, because my nail beds aren’t as long as I would’ve like them to be and most nails are a little too long for comfort (especially when logging time behind a computer screen or using a touch screen phone – both a constant in my life!).MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsMyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsThe other thing that I noticed with these is that I had almost no – I’m talking 1 out of 10, nails with glue related bubbles under the nails. I had a problem with making it look spiffy on my thumb but my other nails came out darn near flawless (even if I say so myself). That’s not an easy feat for nails that have a clear or almost clear majority.MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsRemoving the tabs is easy, fold them all down (learning from experience, folding up messes with the nail) and file the remainder.MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsThere are small chips from the remainders of the tabs that need to be filed off. If you have a mosquito bite or an itch, keep these on for some instant relief and then file off promptly thereafter.
MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsMyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsFile in an underneath type of motion. This will keep the nail file from scratching your nail design and handle the excess from the back of the nail.MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsTa da! I tried to spiffy up my mani a bit with some leftover
Kissstickers from past holidays (it’s kind of like being green – as well as removing clutter in my house!)MyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsMyOwnJudge - Kiss Everlasting NailsI kept it simple with just one sticker on my ring finger, and topped it with a clear polish to secure it.

Thoughts?

Disclaimer: This productwas sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on MOJ remain unbiased and unpaid. For more info, feel free to contact the author.
tweetmeme_url = ''; http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Sharehttp://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js

Search & Win

Take My Nails to Broadway

MyOwnJudgeChanging colors are what brought me to the Broadway Nails brand, and after one experience is a success, it is always wise to check out what else the company has to offer you and let the friendship develop. (p.s. speaking of friendship – if you check out the brand on Facebook and hit ‘Like’ – or Twitter, and they’ll give you a coupon!)

A fresh take on the french tip, I chose a silver accented design with rhinestones thrown in for good measure (from the divine collection – this one is called ‘dreamy’). A perfect prelude for a holiday party.

My first experience with the color changing nails had me try on both the adult version, and the one marketed more towards younger consumers. The changing tip design was for adults, whereas the polka dots was aimed more to the tween crowd (though I love my fair share of polka dots). The latter set was a bit narrower for the nails, and though cute, didn’t look seamless by the end of the application (the first – color changing tips – was great in fit). The short length I chose this time proved no problem in the width or length of my nails. Keep in mind though, there are folks with longer nails who might have trouble with this size and may need to opt for a longer design.

MyOwnJudgePretty simple. Check out the site for more application tips and tricks.
MyOwnJudgeA complaint I had when trying these the first time was the packaging for the glue ended up as a mess while attempting to open it. I either missed the memo then, or it was fixed by now, because it had a simple and easy twist off perforation at the time. This saved mucho time, and maintained the packaging.MyOwnJudgeThe design is super cute without being too sweet. Great for work, with just enough attitude for the holiday party and beyond.MyOwnJudgeThe designs came out great. The most common question? I didn’t have that many bubbles under the nails either. I think the cream color of the nail has some kind of frosting from the inside to prevent it from looking so ghastly – or I’m just babbling :).MyOwnJudgeThe nails were longer than I have ever grown my own to be, so it was a fun time pretending these were what I had. Classmates and coworkers seemed to have been convinced I had acrylic nails done, and who was I to correct them?

When was the last time you rocked faux nails?

Disclaimer: This product was sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on MOJ remain unbiased and unpaid. For more info, feel free to contact the author.

tweetmeme_url = ''; http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Sharehttp://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js

Search & Win

You need a Kiss… or two for Halloween

MyOwnJudge - Kiss Nails
When I was of the age to trick or treat, I remember dressing up as a bride (I had a three year fascination with wedding dress costumes – not a Bride of Chucky kind of thing – just a… bride!) and running door to door with my cousin. As soon as we exhausted all the sweet and sugary options our neighbors could supply, we went walking down the streets of our neighborhood with my aunt or grandma as a chaperone in tow.

The most vivid memory remains when we ran into a greeting card store and my aunt was waiting outside. After requesting a trick or a treat, we of course, got some candy. We got Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses. My cousin and I were ecstatic (sometimes stores skimped on the sugar and gave out mints) and as we ran outside, I was met with a question from my aunt. “What did you get?” I didn’t even pause to yell out KISSES!! What did I know? I was seven or so. I think the color from my aunt’s face drained faster than I could say the word again, and my happiness faded instantly. I went on a mad search to find the forsaken candy in my goodie bag to prove to her that the police did not need to join us. To this day, the story gets a belly laugh out of everyone in the family who hears it.

For my adult Halloweens, I spend the week in preparation deciding what costume I can wear that doesn’t come with “sexy” as the first part of it (you know – sexy police officer, sexy nurse, sexy doll, sexy witch, etc.) and what funky things I can come up with for my nails. Almost every year I end up in the drugstore getting press on nails because spending money on a Halloween manicure sounds super duper crazy. Kiss must’ve been logging into my thoughts, because they have press on nails available for just the night at all drugstores for just $3.99.

The designs vary from Halloween webs to a red and black moon mani which can be used for fancier days ahead as well. The nails come in twelve (12) sizes, with two of each, to guarantee a perfect fit for your nails. The best part about these is that you don’t have to confess to your boss the next day whether you were giving kisses, getting them, or just wearing ’em!

Do you have anything planned for Halloween yet?

tweetmeme_url = ''; http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Sharehttp://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share http://www.google.com/buzz/api/button.js

Search & Win

Broadway Nails Change Color

Broadway NailsWhen you get a spare minute or two to wander the aisles of your drugstore (or you do it on purpose on a regular basis – I won’t judge!), you might notice there are some fancy things going on in the health and beauty aisles.

My favorite change has become the new advances of press on/glue on nails. For less than $10 you have an instant manicure, which, even at your clumsiest, will last you at the least two days. I’ve had $20 manis that didn’t make that cut!

The excitement comes from the variety of shapes and sizes in these nails (I never found it necessary to scratch my brain through my ear!), most importantly with much more short length options. The designs are getting funkier, brighter, and more original. The best one yet? Broadway Nails Fashion Diva Color changing! Fun in the sun and all business inside.

Broadway Nails Color Change

Broadway Nails Color Change

Broadway Nails Color Change

Apart from the color and the length, the other difference with these is that the glue that comes with the nails has been changed. The pink glue is formulated to hold the nails longer and with less chances of air bubbles, but that’s not all. The glue no longer comes with different tips where you have to flip the tip back and forth to open the glue. This glue is ready to go as soon as you open it up.

Broadway Nails Color Change Broadway Nails Color Change
The only problem I have with the glue is that the packaging on it is funky. Once you peel it back, you either have to take it off completely, or deal with a sloppy looking outside. This is a small gripe, but I’m just reporting my findings.

Broadway Nails Color Change Broadway Nails Color Change
I had a couple of air bubbles, but nothing to complain about. The few that I had were hardly noticeable, unless undergoing rigorous inspection.

Broadway Nails Color Change
I really like that there is a sliver of silver below the french tip, and that the shape is manageable and not obnoxious.

As you start entering sunlight, it progresses to a cute party!

Broadway Nails Color Change

Broadway Nails Color Change

Broadway Nails Color Change

These nails lasted a little over five days on my nails. On the fifth day a couple of nails fell off, but I just put some more glue on and the overall look stayed on for a week.

As far as removal is concerned, I usually just take a long shower with fake nails. When I decide to have press on/glue on nails, I also semi agree to take speedy showers. Too much water ends up soaking the nails and causes them to flip off. These aren’t permanent after all. When I’m ready to take them off I just take that long shower and by the end most of them fly off on their own. DO NOT pull the nails off if you get tired of them. Not a fan of lengthy showers? Cool. Soak ’em. Ripping them off ruins your nails (ever notice how it could peel the whole stinking top layer of the nail off?).

Interested? Take a peek at the website. They are on the up and up with the live swatching of all the designs, including changing your skin tone. The most impressive part? You can enter the measurements of your middle finger (in mm) and they will tell you which products work with your nail size.

Broadway Nails

Are you up for color experimentation with nails?

Disclaimer: This product was sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on MOJ remain unbiased and unpaid. For more info, feel free to contact the author.

tweetmeme_url = ''; http://tweetmeme.com/i/scripts/button.js Sharehttp://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share

Search & Win