I decided to try out my new Fimo Canes today. With picnic season and Summer approaching I felt the fruit cane designs were a good way to start!
I selected a few fruit canes: watermelon, lime, lemon, oranges, strawberry, apple and kiwi.
Brent lent my his utility knife so I used that to thinly slice the canes. I have to emphasize the word thinly because if you cut them too thick, they are harder to stick and will also be raised quite a bit on the nail.
In the picture above, the slice is too thick. It needs to be about half that size. It is tricky to slice it at first but you get hang of it quite fast!
I made sure to buffer each nail so that were no rough edges, for better adhesive. I applied a bottom coat and let dry. I then applied a drop of top coat to the spot on my nail where I wanted to apply the cane slice. I did this every time until my nails were complete. I finished with a top coat over the entire nail and that was all it took to achieve these Fruit Salad Nails.
These took about 1 hour, including drying time. I didn’t stick to a pattern with the cane slices and placed different designs on each nail. I am quite happy with how they turned out.
Would you wear these and are you thinking of trying Fimo Canes?
Way back in February, I ordered Fimo Canes from a seller in Hong Kong for $5 CDN. I was supposed to receive them in 2 weeks but sadly never did. I gave up all hope of getting them.
I usually check the mail but Brent was off yesterday so I asked him to. He came back with excitement and said I had a package from Hong Kong. I was speechless. I was sure they had gotten lost in the mail. It took three months to arrive! I joked that he was my lucky charm yesterday.
Fimo Canes are polymer clay that have been molded into designs like butterflies, fruit, animals, shapes etc. They come in 5cm long sticks and can be sliced very thinly with a razor which are then applied to the nail to create detailed nail art. They can also be applied to picture frames, cell phones and other items or used in crafts.
Overall, I am very pleased with the variety of designs and particularly love the fruit ones. The cupcake one pictured is Brent’s favourite. His obsession with food never ends!
Be sure to come back and check out my Fimo Cane tutorials and nail art designs!
Today I was excited to receive my Julep Maven May Boho Glam Package!
Because of an account error last month, I was given this month for free from Julep. My Birthday is tomorrow so I love my “gift” from Julep. I swear they have the best customer service!
When I first signed up with Julep, I completed their personality quiz and was revealed to be Boho Glam. I decided to stick with it again this month because I loved the colours and was excited to try out their new Magnetic Nail Polish!!!
Inside my package was:
♥ Make-Up Bag
♥ The Best Pedi Prep Ever!
♥ The Best Pedi Creme Ever
♥ Foot File
♥ Nail Polish Colour SHERYL
♥ Magnetic Nail Polish Colour KYLIE
♥ Nail Polish Magnet
I am in Love with these colours and couldn’t wait to try out the Magnetic Nail Polish Kylie.
I applied Julep Base Coat then applied a first coat of Kylie. I let it dry then applied a second coat of Kylie. I quickly grabbed the magnet and held it close to the nail polish, but not touching. It quickly swirled the polish! I was amazed at how quick the polish changed!
Overall, I am quite impressed with the Magnetic Polish and the products included in this months package. I cannot wait to try out the Pedi Prep, File & Creme.
If you haven’t joined Julep, I highly recommend them! I love receiving packages every month and it is well worth the price.
Click here to join. Enter Promo Code SHAREONMAY at checkout and your first box is a PENNY!!!
Feel free to share your thoughts on your Julep Maven May Box. Have you tried the Magnetic Polish yet?
With Brent’s 30th Birthday approaching next week on the 8th and mine on Friday the 11th, I felt like getting ready for our week of Parties. I decided to do a glitter, confetti nail design.
I kept it simple and painted each nail with Julep Meryl. I applied Sally Hanson’s Clear to the bottom half of the nail. I then dipped each nail into blue glitter I bought in a package at the dollar store (see this post). I finished with a clear top coat!
I think I am all set for Brent’s bash this weekend! Do any of you have a birthday this week?
While I am excitedly awaiting the arrival of my Julep Maven May box, I went out and purchased a few new polishes and accessories for some more great nail art!
Brent tagged along with me to a trip to the dollar store and after browsing the aisles, he adorably came over and showed me a package of glitter and decals to do some art with for $1!
At the store I also managed to grab some more neon Billie nail polish! I already had Electric Orange and Yellow. I bought the store’s two other colours, Electric Lime and Rose!
We then went to the nearby Walmart where I purchased Sally Hanson #720, Sturdy Sapphire and #840, Ice Queen. These two when worn together are gorgeous!
I find with the Billie brand that the polish dries very matte. So a bottom and top coat are recommended. For $1 each I can’t complain.
As for Sally Hanson polish, I find that they have a tendency to take a long time to dry, so I usually apply a thin coat, let it dry for 20 minutes then apply another coat! These cost $2 each at Walmart.
Have you tried these brands before?
After ordering my Julep Maven Intro Box, I decided the same day to order their Spring Mystery Box. I thought it would be fun to wait and see what surprise items I could get for $19.99.
This afternoon it arrived and I was so excited I rushed upstairs and opened it. Here is what I found inside:
I have heard rave reviews about the cuticle oil and cannot wait to try. I am glad I got a second nail file as it works great and the Chocolates will go to Brent.
This box retails for $74. Julep’s mystery boxes can contain anywhere from $60-200 worth of products. I live in Ontario Canada and have heard that there are big and small mystery boxes and Canadians rarely get the big ones. I got the small one, but I am so happy with it!
Here are the colours I received:
Overall, I am very pleased with I received and am excited for my next month’s box. Thanks to Two Lacquered Girls for getting me hooked!
Would you wear these colours? Share below what you received in your Mystery Box!
So after one of my favourite bloggers posted about Julep and how fantastic it is, I decided to join. They were having a promotion for new mavens, so the first box, an intro box was only 1 cent. I couldn’t wait to check it out and headed over to Julep and filled out their style quiz to reveal my beauty personality.
I was revealed to be Boho Glam so I ordered their intro box and waited. Tuesday afternoon I received a buzz from the mailman. Ran downstairs and lo and behold my intro box was here.
Here is what it contained:
I have tried the hand scrub and it left my hands feeling soft and smooth. I could definitely smell the apricot in it. The nail file works great too!
I decided to try something bright and fun! I grabbed my favourite neon colours and a makeup sponge and started painting!
First I painted each nail with Billie’s Electric Yellow. I then grabbed a makeup sponge and painted Billie’s Electric Orange onto it. I dabbed the sponge onto the bottom half of the nail. I continued with the same technique by using Sinful Colors 24/7 on the lower portion of the nail then dabbed Sinful Colors Dream On to the bottom of each nail. I finished with a top coat of N.Y.C blue glitter.
Brent is often encouraging me to take an hour or two to do some nail art. Perhaps it’s so that he can play his Video Game, or just to be sweet but I decided to try something new.
Brent suggested I try a crazy pattern to try out the polish. So I did! I used O.P.I Cajun Shrimp as the base color then used the Neon orange and blue for the stripes. I finished the nails with a sparkle top coat made by N.Y.C (which I have had forever!)
I always name my nail art, so he texted me this morning to name them Sour Candy! I think they are fun, bright and funky! What do you think of these?