Kiss A Mani

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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.
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You need a Kiss… or two for Halloween

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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?

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