Swatches and Capsule Review: OMG Nail Colors + Musings on Nail Polish Toxins

Did you know that some nail polishes contain harmful chemicals such as DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate) and Toluene that can trigger asthma attacks and short-term intoxication? Did you also know that some nail hardenersΒ contain formaldehyde? These are the “Big 3” toxic chemicals that you need to avoid in nail polishes.Β  The Big Three When I learned about these chemicals, I was not convinced that they’re (Continue Reading...)

How To Spot the Right Nail Color for Your Skintone

Have you ever experienced spotting a pretty nail polish color that you can’t take your eyes off, but once you try it on, it just makes your skin look awfully weird? Count me in! I have one too many instances where I bought a nail lacquer I couldn’t resist, but never got to use it because it just doesn’t work with my morena skin. Thank goodness I only buy cheap ones. See, I have this theory that we (Continue Reading...)

Nail Art: Feeling Blue + L.A Colors Color Craze Nail Polish in Dark Denim Review

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself caught up in a haze of gloomy emotions. You know how sometimes you just feel sad and blue for no apparent reason? It was such a bummer because it has affected my work momentum. In the hopes of  perking myself up, I thought of channeling my emotions through art…nail art, that is. While choosing for a base color from my humble collection of polishes, I was subconscious (Continue Reading...)

On the Spotlight: Etude House Help My Finger Matte Top Coat

If you’ve been following me on Instagram (go follow if you haven’t already : astoldbyjulz), you know that I’ve been doing some nail art projects;  though I don’t really post everything, just those that I think are decent  enough to be posted. Now, as much as I want to experiment more often, there’s one thing that really puts me off: my top coat gives me headache! You know tha (Continue Reading...)
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