DIY

imPRESS DIY Manicure


Ladies, have you ever wanted to get your nails done but just don’t have the time or maybe you don’t have the cash? Well fret no more. There is a simple DIY option using the imPRESS manicure.  The imPRESS manicure offers options for days and is quick and easy to use. If you don’t know how much I LOVE polish then you don’t really know me! This option is just another to add to my bag of tricks!

Pick Your Manicure

The first thing you have to do is decide what manicure you want to go with. Are you looking for a solid color or something with some sparkle? Perhaps you like some nail art or even nail bling. The point is that imPRESS manicure offers a wide variety of options for any occasion. I opted for a nude nail with a jeweled skull application. My daughter opted for a mauve with some glitter!

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Apply Your Manicure

It takes just minutes for you to match the nail sizes with your nails and then prepare your nail for application. It is as easy as peeling off a small tab and then pressing the nail to your nail bed. You have to hold for just a few moments and then you can move on to the next one. That’s it! Once you have applied the imPRESS nails to your nails you are ready to show them off!

Overall imPRESSion

I have worn these before and have raved about them. There is simply no mess, no dry time, and most importantly, no damage to my natural nails. I am able to get a full 7-10 days out of them because my hands are not in water too much. I imagine that if your hands are washing dishes in water every day that they won’t last as long. They are just as easy to remove when you are ready. I just push another nail up under my imPRESS nail and they pop right off with NO DAMAGE to my nail.

The other wonderful thing about these is all of the options! There are solid sets and accent nail sets. There are glitter sets and nail art sets. If I had to offer one piece of advice to the imPRESS DIY Manicure team it would be to offer more styles like an almond tip or a rounded tip. I believe this would appeal to other age groups.

You should really visit their website and look at all the options! Comment below and tell me what your favorite set is!

****Brand Backer provided the imPRESS manicure for review purposes. The opinions are 100% mine. 

DIY Chalk Sign with Liquid Chalkers

Thanks to Bloggers Required I was able to connect with Rose to try Liquid Chalkers. I have never used ‘liquid’ chalk before so I had no idea what to expect. I like that I can go into a review so open-minded.

I see chalkboard art all over Instagram and Pinterest these days and I love every bit of it. It reminds me of the South and being with my family. I am glad I didn’t have to tell the Rose that I was crafty because I am NOT. Melissa and crafty in the same sentence is pretty damn funny.

I had many ideas of what I wanted to do and finally decided to create a chalkboard sign with my upcoming granddaughter’s name. There are many different chalk pieces to choose from and I settled on one that was about 14 inches long because I didn’t want it to be too small. This DIY chalk sign is easy to complete!

Liquid Chalkers

Liquid Chalkers write smooth!

Supplies needed:

Chalkboard media

Your choice of paint (I used acrylic paint), with paint brush

Anything else you want to add like ribbon, glitter, etc.

Hot glue gun to attach the extras you choose

Blue painters tape

Steps to complete your very own DIY Chalkboard Sign

  1. Tape off the area to be painted. This is the one thing that I do well because I am so picky about lines and things being straight.
  2. Paint the taped off area to your liking. I started out doing long brush strokes but decided I didn’t like it. I ended up blotting the paint and I really like the result. You may need two to three coats depending on what color you choose. This will need to dry for at least one hour. Other paints could take longer, so adjust as necessary. After the paint is completely dry remove the tape slowly to reveal your marvelous work!
  3. Layout the extras you choose for the sign. In this case I chose some pink gems and a paper butterfly. I put them exactly where I wanted them so I could see how it would look prior to gluing.
  4. Glue your extras in place making sure not to use too much glue. It is HELL to get off and you could end up scratching the paint off when you try to remove it.
  5. I had to use my daughter to write on the board because my handwriting is atrocious. She made it look very pretty!

I tested the Paper and Twine Liquid Chalkers on some mini chalkboards left over from my daughter’s gender reveal party. These were porous and had a cardboard backing. Big mistake! Well guess what! There is a warning on the package that tells you NOT to do that. I would recommend testing on the surface you intend to use. If you end up putting the Liquid Chalkers on a non-porous service you WILL know because it won’t come off.

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I think it turned out great!

The lines of the Liquid Chalkers compared to a regular piece of chalk are drastic. The line of traditional chalk is think and faint. Liquid Chalkers lines are strong and solid. They have a thin and wide tip for you to decide what works best for your project. The liquid dries quickly and looks amazing on a chalkboard surface. I can’t wait to get my hands on the colored Liquid Chalkers!

 Thank you Blogger Required for connecting me with Paper and Twine for this review.

Thank you Rose from Paper and Twine for your trust in my review.

*I was not paid for this review. These opinions are 100% mine. Liquid Chalkers provided one set of white liquid chalkers for my review.

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