Sally Hansen hard as Nails Tahiti Sunrise 3 thin coats without TC
But First - I found a blog - AGAIN - with many photos from different blogs and places around the web. What are these 'mirror' blogs? what is the purpose of them? There is no comments or contact info, so I don't understand what the point is.
( EDIT) Thanks again stompy boots.... i thought it some shenanigans and tomfoolery was afoot, but wanted some input)
These Hard as Nails polish's are being discontinued in Canada, pretty sure that they are on sale everywhere. I picked up a few at a little drug store in my town on clearance. This is a shimmery orange with some subtle lite gold flash. It took a bit longer to dry then the X-treme Wears, which was disappointing - but it is a pretty colour. I did not apply TC as I had some fun nail art plans......
My ring nail is an acrylic kit that I applied over my natural nail. I did not grind it down so there is a 'hump' towards the tip of my nail. Acrylic kits are not hard to work with but the are stinky! Normally I would do this the normal way by applying a 'tip' over the tip of my nail extending the length, then apply the acrylic kit. I find that using the sticky guide to form an entire nail is way to hard and takes too long. This is a test run to see the longevity of this product in regards to my application and activities.
I do not have alot of Orange shades of polish. Here is the few I have with some links. A few of these are technically not orange but more on the coral side ~ I lump these into the same category.
Sally Hansen Tahiti Sunrise, NYC Spring Street
I know I have a few more oranges somewhere.... these few were easy to spot in my deez-elmer.
... and here is a quick experiment I did with acrylic. There is many great tutorials on you tube so if you want great video tutorials check it out!
...........a few different acrylic kits
Oh now I remember why I don't use these often.... they smell terrible! I can hang my head over multiple bottles of polish for hours and acetone does not bother me but these are soooooo strong - even with the windows open & fans going.
It is easy to do, and when used with nail tips can get some decent results - but for me the scent is a huge deterrent - so I just use glue on artificial nails - they are way easier.
So - on my ring nail I did the two part acrylic kit, there is many videos on you-tube on how to do this, I will get some nail tips and do a picture tutorial in the future but for now I have just applied the acrylic on my ring nail. I did 4 polish changes and the acrylic hung on like no-ones business! I pried it up and added some acetone into the separated area- the acetone helped to release the acrylic from my natural nail. I still had to pry it off (which you shouldn't do).
I did not do a stellar grinding job- so there is a malformed area towards the tip of my nail, I did not want the dust floating around after inhaling the acrylic liquid lol.
here is what it looked like when I first applied it over my natural nail.
I did not file this or buff it to a high shine - I always keep my nails painted so putting the effort in to having a clear acrylic nail is not for me. I used acetone to prep my nails and this acrylic hung on through dish-washing, and around the house stuff. I changed my polish 4 times, too.
after 2 polish changes
after 3 polish changes
I used a toothpick to gently pry the already loose acrylic nail from my natural nail. I dipped a small brush into acetone and let the acetone drip in between my natural nail and the artificial nail.
I wear artificial nails because my natural nails are thin, sharp and dangerous. Even when they are short I still run the risk of hurting myself, so I keep them covered up with artificial nails.
For whatever reason that I may not be wearing my artificial nails this summer, I may do a test run of the acrylic kit on my shorter natural nails just for fun. Though I do prefer to use basic artificial nails that can be found at drug stores and department stores.