Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Manicure Monday (Scratch Unicorn Wraps) + Monthly Pedicure (Textured Toes!)

Happy Mani Monday everyone (or Tuesday as I'm writing this!)

I was pretty excited last week to see some Unicorn stickers in my kit from Scratch!

Here is a look at my Mani this week!
go scratch it unicorn nail wraps

Seriously, these are the cutest unicorns ever! 

Here is a look at the products I used for this week:

go scratch it unicorn nail wraps

-Essence glitter - please ignore (I was planning on using this but didn't need to!) 
-LVX Nail Polish in "Lolli"
-Formula X nail cleanser, base coat, and top coat 
-Scratch Nail wraps in Unicorn 
-*Not shown - Sally Hansen "White On" Nail Polish 
The steps I follow were straightforward 
1. Nail cleanser and base coat 
2. 1 coat of base polish (I used white under any wrap with pink and pink on the accent nails - it is also not necessary to use base polish, but I thought it would help these really pop on the nails!)
3. Apply wraps: peel off back layer, apply wrap to nail be pressing down and removing top overlay.  Smooth wrap over name and use a file to remove excess at the tip of the nail. 
4. Apply a top coat (again, not necessary but I find it helps them last longer)

And here is my Monthly Pedicure
sally hansen opi texture pedicure

I wanted to use one of my fun, textured polishes but still to keep it nice and bright for Spring! (I'm sorry, forgive my slightly mangled toe polish - I tried using the peel off nail tape on my toes. I can report that it should just be for nails. Toes are hard.)

Here are the products I used for this month's Pedi:
sally hansen white on opi to be or not to beagle

-Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in "White On"
-Nanacoco polish in "Romantic Cruise"
-OPI nail polish in "To Be Or Not To Beagle"
-Formula X nail cleanser, base coat, and top coat
The steps I followed for this are:
1. Nail cleanser and base coat
2. 2 coats of base polish - I used white on the big toe and a baby blue on the rest!
3. Allow to dry well and apply 1 or 2 coats of textured polish (I used 2 to get a lot of colored pieces!)
4. Top coat!

Also for fun before I began my nails I did a hand and a foot mask that I just received in the Spring FabFitFun box!
bodypure keratin gloves and socks

Keratin Gloves & Socks ~ $9.98. Treat yourself to a spa sesh right at home! Developed by Bodipure Inc., Keratin Gloves & Socks are a waterless, all-in-one hand and foot treatment that strengthens nails and moisturizes skin with the benefits of keratin. Whether you're at home or on-the-go, these babies give you the easiest mani-pedi treatment ever. 

I love adding a little extra touch to my Mani and Pedi night - makes it feel more spa like! 
bodypure keratin gloves and socks

The hand masks fit pretty good - I wore these for quite awhile to allow the lotion to soak in! My hands felt decent after, but I have to say, I didn't find the results very long lasting.

bodypure keratin gloves and socks

The socks were a little big on me, and by a little I mean quite a bit too big - there was a whole lot over extra room! I thought the lotion did great and I thought the effects lasted longer than the hand masks! 

Honestly though, I didn't follow the instructions on the masks - I thought they were overly complicated and had you cutting away at toes and fingers and peeling back, and blah blah blah. I thought it was too much personally.  

Also make sure if you are using a mask for the hands and feet prior to painting your nails that it is removed from the nail surface before painting!


  1. Oh love the colors of your pedicure! So pretty! I have never heard of those Keratin Gloves & Socks! I might have to try the socks for my feet!