Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guest Post ... Sasha Says

This week, here on, I will be featuring some of my favorite bloggers! These fabulous ladies have agreed to bless my blog with their presence and awesomeness. Yep, that's a real word.
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Hi! My name is Sasha and I blog about my life and family (and bargains!) at, and I have a tiny little nail polish habit that I document at (ha ha- it's *not* tiny, it's HUGE!) April and I met a few years ago through blogging, and have bonded over our common love of nail polish and keeping our manis looking beautiful. Over the years, I've developed a time-tested system that lets me do a mani in a hurry, with great results. Here are a few of my favorite products I just can't live without.

1. Sally Hanson Instant Cuticle Remover. To have a long-lasting mani, you've really got to prep your nails. Removing cuticle overgrowth is a key step. I apply this all around my cuticles, wait a bit (you can wait longer that it says), then use the thumbnail of my opposite hand to push back/scrape the cuticles. I typically do this twice.

2. Orly Bonder. This rubberized basecoat overrides any oily residue on your nails and gives your polish something to stick to, another secret of a long-lasting mani.

3. NYC Grand Central Station. This is my new HG topcoat... it works just as well as the pricy Seche Vite, but it's only $2! You know I love a bargain.

4. Poshe Cuticle Care.  Keeping your cuticles neat and free of hang-nails is another secret to making your manicure last longer. This product is fabulous and I massage this into my cuticles twice a day to prevent hangnails and prevent cuticle buildup.

5. Nail Polish Remover Dip-It. I change my polish pretty often, and this little treasure makes it quick and easy. Inside this tub are plastic bristles that really help scrub the polish off.

I hope you'll stop by my blogs and say hello! If you have some mani tips or a new polish shade I need to try, I'd love to hear from you!



Betsy said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing! :)

C said...

I've never tried bonder before. I need to get some! I also need that cuticle care. Mine are always a mess in the winter.

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