NOTD: China Glaze Pool Party

I found a new nail polish love: China Glaze Pool Party! It’s a very nice neon pink/coral color, which makes you look very tanned. I know, I know.. There is some VNL, but I promise you it wasn’t as obvious IRL! 😉

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NOTD: Pool Party At Night + Scale Effect 11

Whew, so this is my first NOTD on my blog! 😀 Now, before you comment: I know my nails don’t look their best ATM.. They wouldn’t stop breaking at the sides.. But I really try to take good care of them now! Oh and on a side note, they DO look much better in real life.. Macro isn’t very forgiving ya know?! 😉

To cheer my nails up anyway, I decided to polish them with this awesome color: two coats Catrice Pool Party At Night, an amazing blue color! I topped it off with one coat Golden Rose Scale Effect 11. Pure love! ❤ 😀 😀

Base Coat: Trind Nail Repair
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Your beauty addict,
Natasja

Quickies – Awesome, cheap nail polish remover

In this quickies I would like to show you something cool that I recently bought:

That’s right! Nail polish remover in one of those awesome pump bottles! The bottle contains acetone-free nail polish remover, but of course it’s refillable and I will refill it with acetone(based) remover 😉 I really like this pump bottle system, because it’s way easier to use and I won’t spill remover anymore.

If you live in the Netherlands, go to your local Kruidvat and buy this baby for only €2.49!

What kind of nail polish remover do you use? Do you take good care of your hands? Let me know in the comments!

Your beauty addict,
Natasja

Quickies – Nail polish removal

In this new category, I’m going to give some quick tips & tricks which I’ve learned through out the years. Of course, these are all beauty-related. This week, I’m going to talk about nail polish removal. Enjoy!

I love nail polish, don’t get me wrong.. But some polishes are a complete P.I.T.A. to remove! Especially the pretty glitters and flakies! Sigh..


I’ve been searching and searching for good techniques to remove polishes, and these are the things I’ve learned!
– First of all: Acetone-free doesn’t always equals better! Almost everyone recommends you to use an acetone-free nail polish remover, because acetone is a very harsh and drying ingredient. If you use acetone a lot, it can cause your nails to peel and split, because the nail plate will dry out. However, I’ve learned that some acetone-free polish removers are very harsh (if not, even more harsh than the acetone based ones). Check out this article and don’t forget to check the ingredients if you buy acetone-free nail polish remover!
– I almost always (except if I’m wearing my glue-on nails) use an acetone-based nail polish remover, because I find that it works easier and quicker. But if you choose to use an acetone-based remover, ALWAYS use a good moisturizer afterwards.
– One way to remove those stubborn (glitter) nail polishes, is to use a small piece of felt instead of cotton pads.
– The other way (and my favourite!), is to cut up some cotton pads, soak them in nail polish remover, lay them on your nail and cover the nail with aluminium foil. Let this sit for a few minutes (no longer than 10 minutes) and ta-dah! Clean nails 🙂 Don’t forget to moisturize with a good cream afterwards!

My favourite nail polish removers:
– Etos acetone-based / acetone-free (Dutch drugstore brand)
– Pure acetone (to soak off glue-on nails)

For my American readers: I heard the Zoya Remove + nail polish remover is very nice!

What are your tips on how to remove nail polish? Let me know in the comments!

Your beauty addict,
Natasja