Nail Art Inspiration & Review: Depend Cosmetic 7 Day Polish

Hey Guys :)

So today’s post will focus on the relatively new 7 Day Hybrid Polish from Depend Cosmetic.

Depend Cosmetic 7 day Hybrid Nail Polish

depend cosmetic 7 day polish So what exactly is a Hybrid 7 Day Polish?  Well its a 3 step polish system (a little like gel) which gives a glossy, long lasting finish without having to cure in a led/uv lamp. It lasts up to 7 days and can be removed using plain old nail polish remover.

You can purchase it in Denmark at most Matas stores and Magasin and costs 100 dkr for the starter kit which includes a cleanser, top coat and base coat. Each individual polish costs 49 dkr. You can check out their full color selection here and stock lists for your country.

How to Apply

Step 1: Cleanse the nail thoroughly to remove any dirt or oils (comes in the starter kit). This step is sooooo important if you want the polish to adhere properly on the nail for maximum longevity.

Step 2: Apply 7 Day Base Coat (comes in starter set). Apply a thin layer and let dry before continuing to next step. Again it is important that the layer is thin so it can dry properly and so the “colored” polish can adhere.

Step 3: Add a coat of your chosen shade. Let dry completely before applying a second layer. Repeat this step until you have reached the opacity you desire. I find with most shades 2 coats is enough to get full opacity.

Step 4: Apply Top Coat (comes in starter set). Let dry and wait for about 5-10 minutes. Then apply a second coat of the Top Coat. And voila lovely shiny nails.

Here’s a few fun looks I created with the 7 Day System.

Depedn Cosmetic 7 Day Polish & Nail Art Here I used shades Goth Black on my thumb and ring finger and Mixed Berries on the rest. For a little glitz I added Flickering Star glitter to the tips and added some cute Hello Kitty Nail Decals I got from Sephora years ago.

bornprettystore Audrey Hepburn nail decalsI used Blueberry Smoothie for this mani and tipped it off with Flickering Star glitter and these amazing Born Pretty Store Audrey Hepburn Nail Decals which you can get here.

The Verdict:

Pros:

  • The nail polish is so easy to apply. The tip of the brush is rounded and the width of the brush is rather large making an easy and clean application especially near the cuticle.
  • No streaking for a beautiful smooth application and finish.
  • The top coat gives an ultra glossy finish mimicking that of gels without the curing or daunting task of removing them.
  • Great color selection with a variety of different finishes from creams and glitters to sheer nudes and mother of pearl finishes.
  • I also love the fact that the polish bottles are small. It takes up less space and makes it easier to finish them so I can buy new shades to try 😉
  • Does not stain or damage nail bed.

Cons:

  • Does not last a full 7 days (though they do claim on their website that it is UP TO 7 days of wear). But I can get 7 days of wear if I reapply the top coat every day or every other day…
  • It is only completely chip resistant if you reapply the Top Coat on an every other day basis. Otherwise it is susceptible to chips. Though I have to say that the type of job I have doesn’t help in the least bit.  Because I work with my hands 24/7 they are highly susceptible to chipping and damage. Keep your nails short and you’ll gain more wear out of the polish.

So I’ve decided to give this nail polish system a 5/5. You get a glossy, long lasting, and relatively chip free wear for a great price. Plus there is zero damage to your nails and a super easy removal process ( in comparison to gels). I just cant wait to get my hands on the spring collection which will be out soon.

Have any of you tried the Depend Cosmetic 7 Day Hybrid Polish System? If so what do you think and what are some of your favorite shades?

Hugs from Beauty Land

How To Get Beautiful Nails in 3 Easy Steps Using Depend Cosmetic Triple Active Kit

After the holidays I find myself with dry and brittle nails so what better way to start the New Year than a nail pampering session. To get your nails back into tip top condition, looking beautiful and strong, all you need is the Depend Cosmetic Triple Active Kit.

Depend Cosmetic Triple Active Kit For nails The set contains 3 essential products: Cuticle Peeling, Avocado Oil, and Nail Cuticle Cream that help strengthen and hydrate nails and skin. These babies are packed with super power ingredients like vitamin E, sunflower oil, avocado oil, and aloe vera that will ensure beautiful strong nails. It also comes with an orange wood stick, nail file, and nail brush.

IMG_4593Step 1: Use the Cuticle Peeling to soften the cuticles and cleanse the nail. You can then use an orange wood stick to push up the cuticle and/or a cuticle cutter to remove excess skin.

IMG_4599Step 2: After you’ve polished (or on plain nails) add some of the Avacado Oil to provide intensive hydration to the nail and surrounding skin. It will also help to strengthen and repair broken, soft, and brittle nails.

IMG_4600Step 3: Add the Nail Cuticle Cream for extra hydration and to soften any hard skin around the nail area.

IMG_4604And voila you have beautiful healthy hydrated nails. Repeat the steps once a week or as often as needed. I’m absolutely in love with this three step system, my nails have never been stronger and my cuticles are in great condition again. Ive been using it for he last few weeks and have seen an incredible difference in the strength and appearance of my nails :)

You can get your hands on this kit at Matas if your living in Denmark otherwise check out their website right here for more retail availability.

Happy New Year and Hugs from Beauty Land

Cute And Easy Autumn Nail Art

Its no surprise that I’m obsessed with nail art!!! I don’t even remember the last time I just did one shade on all 10 fingers haha!!! Yet doing nail art can become very time consuming so Ive created some easy and quick autumn nails that anyone can recreate.

bornprettystore_waterdecal_nailart For this cute little fall mani I painted my nails with 2 coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff, waited for them to dry and applied these super cute water decals from Bornprettystore.com and locked it in with my all time favorite top coat: Seche Vite. These are the best decals I’ve ever used, they were so easy to apply and so thin which made them sit so beautifully on the nail. They have so many super cute designs and styles (not to mention a bunch of other nail and beauty related goodies). The ones I used you can find right here

BKYW10(10-09-16-15-50)(1)BornPrettyStroe where kind enough to supply my readers with this 10% off discount code. Thank You Born Pretty Store 😀 If you get your hands on some totally tag me on instagram @binkydiamonds so I can see what you’ve created!!

naiart_ombre_glitter_negativespaceHeres anoher mani I’ve recently created which involved a little ombre, glitter and negative space. To create the ombre I did 2 coats of OPI Dont Bossa Nova Me Around and let it dry. Then with the desired shade or glitter I used a sponge to stipple the color on starting from the tip of nail working towards the cuticle. Let dry and pack on more color to the tip until you have your ombre.

To create the negative space, I took some thin nail tape and lined it on my nails. I then painted 2 coats of OPI Suzi Skies In The Pyrenees and waited until it was completely dry to pull off the tape, and voila, nagative space nails!!

What was your favorite mani? I loved the decals because they are so fricking adorable but I also love the ombre for a more sophisticated look.

Hugs from Beauty Land