Madswan Style

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Category: Nails

NOTD: Zoya Audrina

Zoya Audrina ($7) is a really vibrant pinkish plum. The photo really doesn’t capture how nice and bright the color is, and the official swatch on the website runs a bit more purple than in real-life. I really love this color. The formula is also quite nice; the above is two coats. It has a nice and creamy consistency that is just right, I think — not to thick or thin, though I would put it a slight to the thick end of the spectrum. I get about 3-4 days wear time with it, which is right one the nose for average wear time for me (with base and top coat).

Overall, I really like this and find it to be a fun, summery color!


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Beauty Discovery: Glass Nail File

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Count this as one of the best beauty tool purchases I’ve made in a long time. I’ve done emry boards, all sorts of metal nail files, and all sorts of different grit levels, but never before a glass file. Today, at Target, I was doing my usual nail aisle browsing, and spotted a glass file. I was going to do my nails tonight, so I figured, why not?

Let me tell ‘ya, I’m never going back! I’ve never had an easier or faster time filing my nails in my life! It filed them quickly, and without giving me any sort of raggy edge or layer seperation. It gave a clean, filed edge in seconds. It is also claimed that they don’t get dull, and have easy cleanup: just rinse (I haven’t verified this with this specific brand)! Why hasn’t anyone told me about these before?!

Bottom line: If you don’t have a glass nail file, and you are into doing your nails pretty often like I am, you need this in my opinion. I got mine from Target for around $8, but I haven’t had it long enough to verify it’s durability. Here’s one at Sephora. Worth it, and even if it does happen to wear out, I’ll buy another (nicer) one!