Also! I think I've figure out the next level of laquerista nail-care evolution - Blue Cross cuticle remover. I see and read other blogs whose authors have the most beautiful, supple, healthy looking cuticles and I've been trying my darndest to emulate them: daily applications of cuticle oil from OPI Sephora + being better with keeping my hands moisturized with nice smelling lotion from Victoria's Secret... but still, my cuticles looked dry, cracked, and messy, even after pushing them back pre-manicure!
But I think Blue Cross, which can be purchased from Sally's in a big-ass container for ~$5, has been my missing link. You just dab it on with a clean q-tip, let it soak for ~30 seconds, and then scrape off the dead cuticle skin with an orange stick or tool. After watching several youtube videos about application and use, I tried it last night and I noticed such a difference! Will post pictures later. :)
|Polish from left to right:|
Luxe, Snowcone, Liquid Crystal, Riveting, Fast Track, Stone Cold, White on White, and Seche Vite's Fast Drying Topcoat.
That huge bottle of pure acetone was only about $3.00! Also restocked on jumbo cotton balls and q-tips (regular and pointed). Picked up some orangesticks (always good to have around) and the bottle of Blue Cross. Also got a new bottles of Seche Vite, White on White, and indulged myself in a few select polishes from sets I've been coveting (CG's Hunger Games collection and the new Prismatics line)