A Passion for Nail Polish

…我有指甲油的熱情…


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Marbled Nails

Lots of different brand nail polishes will be featured today… 今天我會用一些不一樣的指甲油品牌!
DSC04526L-R: OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, Seche Natural Matte Finish Nail Treatment, OPI (NL S40) “Be A Dahlia Won’t You”, Wet n Wild Megalast (218A) “I Need A Refresh-Mint”, Zoya (ZP484) “Emme”, Wet n Wild Wild Shine (466) “Blue Moon” and Sephora Top Coat Ultra Brilliance.

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My nail polish collection started with OPI’s “Be A Dahlia Won’t You” and OPI currently makes up the majority of my polishes.The OPI brush is flat and wide, so it makes application pretty easy. I find that the flat brushes prevents polish from dripping down the plastic part, making OPI nail polishes easier to control.The Wet n Wild polishes were purchased on sale during a trip to California, with “I Need A Refresh-Mint” as a must-have that a lot of people talk about as a common favourite.

Zoya “Emme” is the first (and only) nail polish I won from a giveaway! This polish has a metallic finish, so it shows some brush strokes after each coat. The great thing about Zoya is that they are a very health conscious beauty company.

The Zoya nail polishes are for natural nails and they contain no formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or camphor. I think a lot of nail polish companies in Europe and North America are much more aware of the harmful effects of chemicals that are added to nail polish and they are actively trying to remove these from their products.

I hope that Asian companies will follow suit!

 

我在2012年開始收藏指甲油,慢慢從OPI挑選出來的第一瓶叫“Be A Dahlia Won’t You”。 我很喜歡OPI的刷子應為它不是圓的,是扁的(所以在適用指甲油的時候,多餘的不會滑下去…比較好控制!)

wǒ zài 2012 nián kāi shǐ shōu cáng zhǐ jiǎ yóu, màn man cóng OPI tiāo xuǎn chū lái de dì yī píng jiào “Be A Dahlia Won’t You”. wǒ hěn xǐ huan OPI de shuā zi yīng wèi tā bù shì yuán de, shì biǎn de (suǒ yǐ zài shì yòng zhǐ jiǎ yóu de shí hou, duō yú de bù huì huá xià qù… bǐ jiào hǎo kòng zhì!)

Wet n Wild Megalast 和Wild Shine 是美國品牌裡面比較便宜的指甲油。”I Need A Refresh-Mint” 是它們最有名的薄荷綠色。

Wet n Wild Megalast Wild Shine shì měi guó pǐn pái lǐ miàn bǐ jiào pián yi de zhǐ jiǎ yóu. “I Need A Refresh-Mint” shì tā men zuì yǒu míng de bò hé lǜ sè.

Zoya也是一個美國品牌,最有名的地方是它們的”4-Free”指甲油。我今年才發現有一些很傷身體的化學藥品在指甲油之內。我們常常插指甲的人要小心!要好好研究我們買的商品。看看可不可以避免這些會比較健康: 甲醛 (formaldehyde), 甲苯 (toluene), 樟腦 (camphor) 或邻苯二甲酸二丁酯(DBP,一種添加剂)。

Zoya yě shì yī gè měi guó pǐn pái, zuì yǒu míng dì dì fāng shì tā men de”4-Free”zhǐ jiǎ yóu. wǒ jīn nián cái fā xiàn yǒu yī xiē hěn shāng shēn tǐ de huà xué yào pǐn zài zhǐ jiǎ yóu zhī nèi. Wǒ men cháng cháng chā zhǐ jiǎ de rén yào xiǎo xīn! yào hǎo hǎo yán jiū wǒ men mǎi de shāng pǐn. kàn kàn kě bù kě yǐ bì miǎn zhè xiē huì bǐ jiào jiàn kāng: jiǎ quán (formaldehyde), jiǎ běn (toluene), zhāng nǎo (camphor) huò lín běn èr jiǎ suān èr dīng zhǐ (DBP, yī zhǒng tiān jiā jì).

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I’m starting to get some staining (darn red polishes!) so I like to double up on base coats… I’m not sure if I’m doing it right by combining the OPI Natural Base Coat and the Seche Natural. If you have any tips or comments please let me know! 我的習慣是要適用“底甲油”。我目前是在 86.shop 的復興分店買OPI的Base Coat,Seche Natural 是在加拿大買的。我會現上OPI讓後在上一層Seche當一個保護指甲的動作。

wǒ de xí guàn shì yào shì yòng “dǐ jiǎ yóu”. wǒ mù qián shì zài 86.Shop de fù xīng fēn diàn mǎi OPI de Base Coat, Seche Natural shì zài jiā ná dà mǎi de. wǒ huì xiàn shàng OPI ràng hòu zài shàng yī céng Seche dāng yī gè bǎo hù zhǐ jiǎ de dòng zuò.

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I thought that I could try the Marbled Nail look that I saw in a tutorial from Birchbox using just 2 coordinating (or clashing… whatever floats your boat!) colours and some plastic cling wrap.First, you lay down your base colour. I chose Zoya’s “Emme” and Wet n Wild “I Need A Refresh-Mint.Then, going forward with just one nail at a time, paint the second colour (I have OPI “Be A Dahlia Won’t You” and WnW “Blue Moon”) on top of the (semi) dry base colour. Immediately, take some scrunched up plastic wrap and lightly dab your nail so you can remove some of the second colour to achieve the marbled look.  I think you can wait for the base colour to dry completely before adding the second colour if you have loads of time on your hands.

Then put on a top coat and you are good to go!

Initially, I did a look with the blue accent nail. I thought the Wet n Wild polishes looked great together, but with the marble effect AND the pink polishes was a bit too much. I had to redo my ring finger nails before the end of the day.

在這個網站我看到一個很有趣的design: 大理石的指甲!你可以很容易實現這個美甲藝術設計~只需要兩瓶不一樣顏色的指甲油和保鮮膜就可以了!

zài yī gè wǎng zhàn wǒ kàn dào hěn yǒu qù de design: dà lǐ shí de zhǐ jiǎ! nǐ kě yǐ hěn róng yì shí xiàn zhè ge měi jiǎ yì shù shè jì ~zhǐ xū yào liǎng píng bù yī yàng yán sè de zhǐ jiǎ yóu hé bǎo xiān mó jiù kě yǐ le!

第一步:上地色。

第二步:上第二個顏色,讓後馬上用一小球保鮮膜(卷起來的!)去除多餘的指甲油。*指甲要一個一個來…不要讓第二個顏色幹哦!

第三步:上 TOP COAT

dì yī bù: shàng dì sè. dì èr bù: shàng dì èr gè yán sè, ràng hòu mǎ shàng yòng yī xiǎo qiú bǎo xiān mó (juǎn qǐ lái de bǎo xiān mó) qù chú duō yú de zhǐ jiǎ yóu. *zhǐ jiǎ yào yī gè yī gè lái… bù yào ràng dì èr gè yán sè gàn ó! dì sān bù: shàng TOP COAT

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