A short while later this fun package showed up at my house:
First up, we'll discuss the hand creme:
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Onto the Lizzy House Nail Polish Set:
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I love the colors. The are a bit funky and different than my usual picks which tend to be dark pinks or purples. The Nail Art is a great addition to the kit.
Twist the brush back into the bottle and pop off the top to reveal a tiny pen! Now we're in business!
On the bottom of the bottle is a tiny needle to use as a plunger if the pen tip gets clogged. Although, once removed from the bottom of the bottle it doesn't re-stick so I resorted to attaching mine to the bottle with washi tape for safe keeping.
Using the pen tip does require some trial and error. Squeeze just a tiny drop onto the nail to add decoration.
This was my first attempt as using the pen tip. Not too bad, but I still needed practice.
My second try definitely went better. I wanted to stick with the dots, inspired by the Pearl Bracelet fabric, but at the same time keep it fairly simple. I went with dots only along the top edge of my nail. This design is my favorite by far. It's easy to do, yet looks fun. When using the pen tip, remember to wipe it clean occasionally with a cotton ball soaked in polish remover. The polish tends to dry fairly quickly, leaving traces on the tip--making the dots less than perfect.
For my second attempt using this kit, I decided to do randomly spaced lines on the aqua polish. I love this one! Again it's simple, easy, yet looks fun. The aqua polish is very light, leaving little contrast between the Nail Art polish and the base. This is exactly what I was going for. I wanted the design to be subtle.
When using the skinny white brush, clean the brush almost entirely and then wipe carefully on the nail. I had the best success when I laid the brush flat on the nail and pulled it the full length of the nail. This gave me the most even, consistent line. I still need a bit more practice on this technique.
- The lotion is wonderful! I'm a new fan!
- The nail polish stayed on a full week with just minor wear on the tips. I think this is pretty good considering the abuse my nails get throughout the day. Each color does require two good coats of polish. It's not a quick manicure because of drying time. It was a fun product to try and a little outside my normal comfort zone, but I'll definitely be using these colors again.
- The soak worked great on my delicate laundry. Plus it smells great!
I've heard many good things about the Soak products and am glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I'd really love to try Flatter next as I've heard that product works wonders!
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by SoakWash, but my opinions are my own.