Nearly Hair
“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin




It's summertime and it sounds like the right time to let our tresses breathe don't you think so? I have had my Toni ( what I named my hair) stifled underneath a weave for too long and she is screaming, "let me out!"

You guys know me already, I have struggled with product junky-ism in the past and recovered from the syndrome about two years ago. I have tried to use up all of the products sitting under my bathroom sink before stepping foot into a hair care aisle but it is really hard to do!

Recently, I was contacted by a Representative of Alodia Hair Care to become a brand ambassador. Yes, that sounds great BUT it means that I am putting myself at risk for my product junkie nature again. But I do this all for you guys.

I was sent the Twist and Braid Out style Kit to review and I must say that I fell in love despite my hair's resistance at time. This kit is perfect for every natural as the kit helps you to start a natural hair regimen.


Let us take a further look on what is included in the kit:

1. Nourish and Hydrate conditioning shampoo
This product did well with cleansing my scalp considering it didn't contain any sulfates! I fell in love with this product once it hit my scalp. It did not provide the tingly sensation that typical occurs with a shampoo but I knew my hair was being cleansed once I felt my hair. I am an old fashion chick and truth be told I sincerely love a good lather but this shampoo was lather free.

2. Nourish and Hydrate Deep conditioner

I used this deep conditioner following my shampoo and it did okay considering the density of the product. I think this product is best used with heat as I tried without heat and it didn't do anything for my hair. I sat underneath a hooded dryer with a plastic cap for approximately 20 mins and then washed it out. My hair's curls were on fleek!!!! Unfortunately the shine and the defined curls did not last too long. After 15 minutes my hair was almost a puff ball. So word to the wise: use the product fast!

3. Nourish and Moisturize Hair cream
Out of all the products this product was my least favorite. It was a great product but it was too heavy for my low porosity hair. I have learned that my hair tends to absorb lighter density products better but this was nourishing to say the least. I applied this product after my deep conditioner and it did moisturize my hair! It provided great definition for my braid out and the hold was semi strong. It is a great alternative to a gel product that actually provides hold and sheen.

4. Nourish and Grow Oil
This oil was by far the best I mean best oil i have ever used in my life. The mixture of the rosewood and thyme helped to ease the dryness and provided the right amount of shine! It also made my hair smell delicious! The density of the oil was perfect and the nozzle provided with the oil bottle made for an easy application!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone seeking defined braids and twist without the hassle of a gel or styling cream. The system works perfectly especially for those with high porosity hair! I am definitely going to be keeping at least the oil in stock because my hair flourishes with it! Don't worry, I won't harbor too many under my sink!

For 10% off of Your order at Alodiahaircare.com use code: Felicia10

For a more in depth review about these products watch the video below! =)

Natural Hair Twist Out and Braid Out Kit- Nearly Perfect Twist and Braids

Friday, June 30, 2017





It's summertime and it sounds like the right time to let our tresses breathe don't you think so? I have had my Toni ( what I named my hair) stifled underneath a weave for too long and she is screaming, "let me out!"

You guys know me already, I have struggled with product junky-ism in the past and recovered from the syndrome about two years ago. I have tried to use up all of the products sitting under my bathroom sink before stepping foot into a hair care aisle but it is really hard to do!

Recently, I was contacted by a Representative of Alodia Hair Care to become a brand ambassador. Yes, that sounds great BUT it means that I am putting myself at risk for my product junkie nature again. But I do this all for you guys.

I was sent the Twist and Braid Out style Kit to review and I must say that I fell in love despite my hair's resistance at time. This kit is perfect for every natural as the kit helps you to start a natural hair regimen.


Let us take a further look on what is included in the kit:

1. Nourish and Hydrate conditioning shampoo
This product did well with cleansing my scalp considering it didn't contain any sulfates! I fell in love with this product once it hit my scalp. It did not provide the tingly sensation that typical occurs with a shampoo but I knew my hair was being cleansed once I felt my hair. I am an old fashion chick and truth be told I sincerely love a good lather but this shampoo was lather free.

2. Nourish and Hydrate Deep conditioner

I used this deep conditioner following my shampoo and it did okay considering the density of the product. I think this product is best used with heat as I tried without heat and it didn't do anything for my hair. I sat underneath a hooded dryer with a plastic cap for approximately 20 mins and then washed it out. My hair's curls were on fleek!!!! Unfortunately the shine and the defined curls did not last too long. After 15 minutes my hair was almost a puff ball. So word to the wise: use the product fast!

3. Nourish and Moisturize Hair cream
Out of all the products this product was my least favorite. It was a great product but it was too heavy for my low porosity hair. I have learned that my hair tends to absorb lighter density products better but this was nourishing to say the least. I applied this product after my deep conditioner and it did moisturize my hair! It provided great definition for my braid out and the hold was semi strong. It is a great alternative to a gel product that actually provides hold and sheen.

4. Nourish and Grow Oil
This oil was by far the best I mean best oil i have ever used in my life. The mixture of the rosewood and thyme helped to ease the dryness and provided the right amount of shine! It also made my hair smell delicious! The density of the oil was perfect and the nozzle provided with the oil bottle made for an easy application!

Overall, I would definitely recommend this kit to anyone seeking defined braids and twist without the hassle of a gel or styling cream. The system works perfectly especially for those with high porosity hair! I am definitely going to be keeping at least the oil in stock because my hair flourishes with it! Don't worry, I won't harbor too many under my sink!

For 10% off of Your order at Alodiahaircare.com use code: Felicia10

For a more in depth review about these products watch the video below! =)

If you don’t know me by now, then you should know that curry and tea are two things I probably could not live without. It is impossible to escape my Jamaican culture whether I am here living in the states or taking a brief hiatus in Japan. Most of the food that connects me to my culture have a staining property which never really bothered me until I realized that these flavor filled foods don’t do well with white surfaces.


Have you every spilled curry on a counter top, or a substance like it, and struggled to get the stain out? Imagine training to do to the same scrubbing process to your teeth. Seems like hard work, right?


Due to my ignorance in these past 26 years, I never thought my teeth could stain as the dentist usually just compliments how straight and healthy my teeth, while completely overlooking the fact that my teeth could be whiter. Don’t get me wrong, my teeth are not highly stained but who wouldn’t want pearly whites if given the opportunity?

I have never tried any type of teeth whitening kit before, and in fact, the most initiative I have ever taken to even whitening my teeth is to just brush really hard and pray for the best. With my wishful thinking ending in failures, you can imagine how excited I was when Smile Brilliant contacted me to do a review on their teeth whitening kit. I was assured that this whitening system was super flexible and that’s all I needed to hear to proceed.


What do you receive?

This home whitening kit was cool to use in my opinion. I expected to receive some sort of teeth whitening strips like you see on the commercials, but Smile Brilliant made me feel a little more important. When you first go online you choose which whitening kit works best for you. If that means you need a kit that will help with super dark stains, there is a kit specifically set up for that. I received the kit for light stains which include:


· 3 professional teeth whitening gel tubes


· 3 desensitizing gel tubes


· 3 sets of impression materials (catalyst & base paste)


Before starting the process the company sends you a clay mold and impression trays to fit both your upper and bottom teeth outlines to use for the treatment.


Once the company receives the impressions, they then send you back your own custom-fitted teeth trays. The whitening trays fit like a glove! Seriously!!! I was amazed by the outline and structure of the impressions as the initial mold captured my teeth perfectly!


How does it work?

There are five simple steps needed to have this whitening kit work its magic.


1. Apply ¼ of the whitening gel tube to the front of the bottom and top teeth impression.


2. After applying gel to the impressions dry teeth to the best of your ability and insert impressions for 45mins-3hours. A gradual build in time is suggested.


3. Remove the whitening trays and wash them thoroughly and set to dry. While trays our drying, proceed to brushing your teeth with toothpaste to get rid of excess gel.



4. Apply 1/4 of the desensitizing gel to the front of the whitening trays and insert the trays to dry teeth for 15-50 minutes.


5. Remove and rinse the tray. Spit out and excess gel you may have left in your mouth but DO NOT eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after the whitening process.


The F word….

What I love about this at home whitening kit is its flexibility. After 12 hour shifts, the last thing I want to do is set up and appointment at the dentist to get a whitening treatment. Having a whitening kit right in the comfort of my home is a better fit to match my exhaustion levels. I love that I can do the treatment and cook dinner or even binge watch my corny shows like, Young and Hungry or Orange is the New black on Netflix.


Tips for the wise…

When I first started this treatment, I can honestly say that it had no effect on my teeth. I was a little deterred from completing the process. When I reached out to customer service and explained that I wasn’t having much luck with the product, Jessica, the representative, inquired about my last cleaning. Truth be told I hadn’t had a cleaning in two years *Covers face with blanket in embarrassment. *


After getting my cleaning I could see dramatic differences in the whitening process. Though my teeth didn’t show build up I, had two years’ worth of buildup on my teeth that required a deep cleaning that I have been neglecting. In order to have optimum use of this product make sure you have had a deep cleaning in at least a year before using this product!


My final thoughts….

I honestly love this product. Though my results weren’t drastic is does make a difference! Initially the burning that was associated with the whitening gel was a bit unbearable, but once I figured out that using a brush or wet q-tip to spread the gel in the tray can alleviate the sensitivity, it has made the process easier. I can definitely see myself purchasing more gels to help with the whitening process.

But wait there's more....Giveaway
 Now my Nearly Perfect Peeps, you know that I couldn't have possibly talked about this great product without having something extra in there for you too right?! Smile Brilliant has been super nice enough to give one of my lucky readers, and viewers a chance to win their own free teeth whitening kit. All you have to do is enter by clicking the link below! The giveaway is open for only 1 week! YOU MUST ENTER THROUGH THE LINK TO BE COUNTED!
Giveaway is for $139 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents
Giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/nearlyhair

If you can't wait, use the code: Nearlyhair15
to get $15 off your own teeth whitening kit.

Good luck loves!

Best At Home Teeth Whitening- Nearly Perfect Smiles

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


If you don’t know me by now, then you should know that curry and tea are two things I probably could not live without. It is impossible to escape my Jamaican culture whether I am here living in the states or taking a brief hiatus in Japan. Most of the food that connects me to my culture have a staining property which never really bothered me until I realized that these flavor filled foods don’t do well with white surfaces.


Have you every spilled curry on a counter top, or a substance like it, and struggled to get the stain out? Imagine training to do to the same scrubbing process to your teeth. Seems like hard work, right?


Due to my ignorance in these past 26 years, I never thought my teeth could stain as the dentist usually just compliments how straight and healthy my teeth, while completely overlooking the fact that my teeth could be whiter. Don’t get me wrong, my teeth are not highly stained but who wouldn’t want pearly whites if given the opportunity?

I have never tried any type of teeth whitening kit before, and in fact, the most initiative I have ever taken to even whitening my teeth is to just brush really hard and pray for the best. With my wishful thinking ending in failures, you can imagine how excited I was when Smile Brilliant contacted me to do a review on their teeth whitening kit. I was assured that this whitening system was super flexible and that’s all I needed to hear to proceed.


What do you receive?

This home whitening kit was cool to use in my opinion. I expected to receive some sort of teeth whitening strips like you see on the commercials, but Smile Brilliant made me feel a little more important. When you first go online you choose which whitening kit works best for you. If that means you need a kit that will help with super dark stains, there is a kit specifically set up for that. I received the kit for light stains which include:


· 3 professional teeth whitening gel tubes


· 3 desensitizing gel tubes


· 3 sets of impression materials (catalyst & base paste)


Before starting the process the company sends you a clay mold and impression trays to fit both your upper and bottom teeth outlines to use for the treatment.


Once the company receives the impressions, they then send you back your own custom-fitted teeth trays. The whitening trays fit like a glove! Seriously!!! I was amazed by the outline and structure of the impressions as the initial mold captured my teeth perfectly!


How does it work?

There are five simple steps needed to have this whitening kit work its magic.


1. Apply ¼ of the whitening gel tube to the front of the bottom and top teeth impression.


2. After applying gel to the impressions dry teeth to the best of your ability and insert impressions for 45mins-3hours. A gradual build in time is suggested.


3. Remove the whitening trays and wash them thoroughly and set to dry. While trays our drying, proceed to brushing your teeth with toothpaste to get rid of excess gel.



4. Apply 1/4 of the desensitizing gel to the front of the whitening trays and insert the trays to dry teeth for 15-50 minutes.


5. Remove and rinse the tray. Spit out and excess gel you may have left in your mouth but DO NOT eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after the whitening process.


The F word….

What I love about this at home whitening kit is its flexibility. After 12 hour shifts, the last thing I want to do is set up and appointment at the dentist to get a whitening treatment. Having a whitening kit right in the comfort of my home is a better fit to match my exhaustion levels. I love that I can do the treatment and cook dinner or even binge watch my corny shows like, Young and Hungry or Orange is the New black on Netflix.


Tips for the wise…

When I first started this treatment, I can honestly say that it had no effect on my teeth. I was a little deterred from completing the process. When I reached out to customer service and explained that I wasn’t having much luck with the product, Jessica, the representative, inquired about my last cleaning. Truth be told I hadn’t had a cleaning in two years *Covers face with blanket in embarrassment. *


After getting my cleaning I could see dramatic differences in the whitening process. Though my teeth didn’t show build up I, had two years’ worth of buildup on my teeth that required a deep cleaning that I have been neglecting. In order to have optimum use of this product make sure you have had a deep cleaning in at least a year before using this product!


My final thoughts….

I honestly love this product. Though my results weren’t drastic is does make a difference! Initially the burning that was associated with the whitening gel was a bit unbearable, but once I figured out that using a brush or wet q-tip to spread the gel in the tray can alleviate the sensitivity, it has made the process easier. I can definitely see myself purchasing more gels to help with the whitening process.

But wait there's more....Giveaway
 Now my Nearly Perfect Peeps, you know that I couldn't have possibly talked about this great product without having something extra in there for you too right?! Smile Brilliant has been super nice enough to give one of my lucky readers, and viewers a chance to win their own free teeth whitening kit. All you have to do is enter by clicking the link below! The giveaway is open for only 1 week! YOU MUST ENTER THROUGH THE LINK TO BE COUNTED!
Giveaway is for $139 credit- and is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia residents
Giveaway link: www.smilebrilliant.com/g/nearlyhair

If you can't wait, use the code: Nearlyhair15
to get $15 off your own teeth whitening kit.

Good luck loves!



In college I met a young lady who truly introduced me to the concept of self-care. Every Sunday she would come hang out in our dorm room, and we would chat and dread our upcoming week ahead. Something that stood out about her was her consistency! She was consistent in whatever she did which included painting her nails in my room. There would never be a Sunday that passed where her nails would go untouched. My roommate and I never really questioned why she did it, but just admired from afar. One particular Sunday afternoon, I decided to question her persistent nature surrounding adorning her nails. Though I don’t remember the full response I imagine the conversation went something like this:

Me: Hey Ericka, why you always doin’ your nails every Sunday? Do they chip fast?

Ericka: Nope. You know I really like doing something for myself. Painting my nails soothes me.

Me: Ohh! That’s cool

Me internally: I gotta try that!


(To learn more about my friend Ericka, visit her blog here!)

Though, I wasn’t as persistent as Ericka, I always try to manage to paint my nails! I do this to make room for myself. Sometimes the only person who knows you need a break is you, so why not do something that is soothing!

My nail polish poison this month is not a brand I usually reach for because it’s more of an up in coming brand. When I first stumbled upon their website while Instagram browsing, I totally fell in love with their concept. Pretty Woman NYC is a 5-free, cruelty free, vegan based company.


What does 5-free mean?

This means that the company’s products are FREE of the 5 nasty toxins you may find in other brands. These toxins include, Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, & DBP.


How could I not be in love with this company? In my previous post, you all should have noticed that I am trying to refrain from unnecessary toxins while I try to live a more holistic lifestyles. These toxins are really hard to avoid in every day products but when given the chance I am sure to take hold of the opportunity to treat my body better. This includes my nails!


Pretty Woman LLC sent me four lovely polishes and a designer nail kit to review. Their polishes choice are categorized by collections, and each collection has a set of polishes that somewhat reflect their names. I encourage you to check out all of their collections as the ones I received were only from two of the many different collections they have to offer. (I am not a professional nail artist so the color application may be a bit messy. But I tried my best to stay "in the lines" lol)
My nail polish poison this month is not a brand I usually reach for because it’s more of an up in coming brand. When I first stumbled upon their website while Instagram browsing I totally fell in love with their concept. Pretty Woman NYC is a 5-free, cruelty free, vegan based company.
Let's take a look....

Sands N Sunset from the Sand collection


I can truly picture myself wearing this polish during the summer as the name is truly fitting for the season. The polish glided on my nails so smoothly and it gave the perfect amount of texture. Sometimes with polishes they can become too grainy and textured which make them hard to spread, however this wasn’t the case. I used this polish with my Sache Vite base coat and sealed it with the same quick dry coat. It lasted for about a week before it started to chip, which is UNHEARD OF for me and my natural nails. The color payoff was good too for a textured polish. I just loved the orange tone it gave when the light hit it. I was weary about the removal because usually with textured polish, removal becomes a pain, but once again, Pretty woman NYC got the win! Removal was a piece of cake!


Next up…

Coraliscious from the Gelogics collection



I really enjoy using gel polishes because of its lasting effects. I recently did a tutorial on how I use my gel polishes here. Check it out if you haven’t already. What makes Pretty Woman NYS’s gelogic polish so great, is that is cuts out the middle men. There is no UV or primers needed for this polish. Once again the application was really smooth. I did not apply a top or base coat just to see how well the gel adhered to the nail. It did a pretty decent job for a gel polish that only cost 7.99!! I really did get a glassy shine from the polish as it claims so I was a happy camper. The glossy shine is one of the reasons I opt in for Gel polishes over regular polishes. Another great pro to this polish is that the polish can be removed with acetone.



And then there was…


Green Ceramic from the Ceramics collection


I honestly can say that this color is one of my favorite colors. The finish was everything I expected it to be. It wasn’t too matte and wasn’t too shiny. It just gave my nails a nice cute finishing touch. Typically regular polishes are only mediocre in my book but this polish was amazing! It didn’t last a week before chipping, which is expected but I love the smooth texture and the way it applied! A little did go a long way and it was super buildable!


Can't forget...
Teal Alpha Jewel from the Gelogics collection

So I really wanted to love this polish but out of all of theme I liked it the least. Not because of the color, because the color was gorgeous, it was due to the application. The application was such a struggle. The polish was very clumpy and hard to spread. But once the polish was on it did smooth out and dry fairly quickly. This greenish micro alpha jeweled polish gives a nice glowing/shimmer effect when it is in various types of light.

Grand finale….


Matte Nude nails with blue black and white geometrics from the designer nail collection



I wore these nails for my birthday in Canada and I received nothing but compliments. I doubt anyone knew that these nails were press on nails! Before applying the nails I had to file the sides to match my nails as most were a little oversized. Who knew I had such small nail beds.

Each kit contains: 24 Nails, 30 Self-Adhesive Nail Tabs, 2g Glue, Applicator, Nail File, and a Manicure stick.

I applied the nail glue to my beds along with my Beauty secrets nail glue because I always have to double glue my nails. It’s a good thing I did because the next day my thumb nail popped off despite the double glue, which I expected to happen anyway. The designs on the nails were so beautiful and easy to match with any outfit because of its matte-ness. Unfortunately the polish on the actual nails began to scratch and peel after the third day which was a bit weird. I have yet to try the adhesive strips but I am sure they work well for like a one day occasion. I will say that I did wash a lot of dishes and use my hands frequently as I had these applied, so it was inevitable that they set started to come off after the 4th day as well. Glue does deteriorate over time so that is something to keep in mind.


Overall, Pretty Woman NYC gets 5 stars in my book for their formulation, customer service, and variety when it comes to nail care and nail adornment!

Be sure to stop by Pretty Woman NYC’s website to see what polish is eye catching to you!


Pretty Woman NYC Nail Polish: My Polish Poison

Monday, June 19, 2017



In college I met a young lady who truly introduced me to the concept of self-care. Every Sunday she would come hang out in our dorm room, and we would chat and dread our upcoming week ahead. Something that stood out about her was her consistency! She was consistent in whatever she did which included painting her nails in my room. There would never be a Sunday that passed where her nails would go untouched. My roommate and I never really questioned why she did it, but just admired from afar. One particular Sunday afternoon, I decided to question her persistent nature surrounding adorning her nails. Though I don’t remember the full response I imagine the conversation went something like this:

Me: Hey Ericka, why you always doin’ your nails every Sunday? Do they chip fast?

Ericka: Nope. You know I really like doing something for myself. Painting my nails soothes me.

Me: Ohh! That’s cool

Me internally: I gotta try that!


(To learn more about my friend Ericka, visit her blog here!)

Though, I wasn’t as persistent as Ericka, I always try to manage to paint my nails! I do this to make room for myself. Sometimes the only person who knows you need a break is you, so why not do something that is soothing!

My nail polish poison this month is not a brand I usually reach for because it’s more of an up in coming brand. When I first stumbled upon their website while Instagram browsing, I totally fell in love with their concept. Pretty Woman NYC is a 5-free, cruelty free, vegan based company.


What does 5-free mean?

This means that the company’s products are FREE of the 5 nasty toxins you may find in other brands. These toxins include, Toluene, Camphor, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, & DBP.


How could I not be in love with this company? In my previous post, you all should have noticed that I am trying to refrain from unnecessary toxins while I try to live a more holistic lifestyles. These toxins are really hard to avoid in every day products but when given the chance I am sure to take hold of the opportunity to treat my body better. This includes my nails!


Pretty Woman LLC sent me four lovely polishes and a designer nail kit to review. Their polishes choice are categorized by collections, and each collection has a set of polishes that somewhat reflect their names. I encourage you to check out all of their collections as the ones I received were only from two of the many different collections they have to offer. (I am not a professional nail artist so the color application may be a bit messy. But I tried my best to stay "in the lines" lol)
My nail polish poison this month is not a brand I usually reach for because it’s more of an up in coming brand. When I first stumbled upon their website while Instagram browsing I totally fell in love with their concept. Pretty Woman NYC is a 5-free, cruelty free, vegan based company.
Let's take a look....

Sands N Sunset from the Sand collection


I can truly picture myself wearing this polish during the summer as the name is truly fitting for the season. The polish glided on my nails so smoothly and it gave the perfect amount of texture. Sometimes with polishes they can become too grainy and textured which make them hard to spread, however this wasn’t the case. I used this polish with my Sache Vite base coat and sealed it with the same quick dry coat. It lasted for about a week before it started to chip, which is UNHEARD OF for me and my natural nails. The color payoff was good too for a textured polish. I just loved the orange tone it gave when the light hit it. I was weary about the removal because usually with textured polish, removal becomes a pain, but once again, Pretty woman NYC got the win! Removal was a piece of cake!


Next up…

Coraliscious from the Gelogics collection



I really enjoy using gel polishes because of its lasting effects. I recently did a tutorial on how I use my gel polishes here. Check it out if you haven’t already. What makes Pretty Woman NYS’s gelogic polish so great, is that is cuts out the middle men. There is no UV or primers needed for this polish. Once again the application was really smooth. I did not apply a top or base coat just to see how well the gel adhered to the nail. It did a pretty decent job for a gel polish that only cost 7.99!! I really did get a glassy shine from the polish as it claims so I was a happy camper. The glossy shine is one of the reasons I opt in for Gel polishes over regular polishes. Another great pro to this polish is that the polish can be removed with acetone.



And then there was…


Green Ceramic from the Ceramics collection


I honestly can say that this color is one of my favorite colors. The finish was everything I expected it to be. It wasn’t too matte and wasn’t too shiny. It just gave my nails a nice cute finishing touch. Typically regular polishes are only mediocre in my book but this polish was amazing! It didn’t last a week before chipping, which is expected but I love the smooth texture and the way it applied! A little did go a long way and it was super buildable!


Can't forget...
Teal Alpha Jewel from the Gelogics collection

So I really wanted to love this polish but out of all of theme I liked it the least. Not because of the color, because the color was gorgeous, it was due to the application. The application was such a struggle. The polish was very clumpy and hard to spread. But once the polish was on it did smooth out and dry fairly quickly. This greenish micro alpha jeweled polish gives a nice glowing/shimmer effect when it is in various types of light.

Grand finale….


Matte Nude nails with blue black and white geometrics from the designer nail collection



I wore these nails for my birthday in Canada and I received nothing but compliments. I doubt anyone knew that these nails were press on nails! Before applying the nails I had to file the sides to match my nails as most were a little oversized. Who knew I had such small nail beds.

Each kit contains: 24 Nails, 30 Self-Adhesive Nail Tabs, 2g Glue, Applicator, Nail File, and a Manicure stick.

I applied the nail glue to my beds along with my Beauty secrets nail glue because I always have to double glue my nails. It’s a good thing I did because the next day my thumb nail popped off despite the double glue, which I expected to happen anyway. The designs on the nails were so beautiful and easy to match with any outfit because of its matte-ness. Unfortunately the polish on the actual nails began to scratch and peel after the third day which was a bit weird. I have yet to try the adhesive strips but I am sure they work well for like a one day occasion. I will say that I did wash a lot of dishes and use my hands frequently as I had these applied, so it was inevitable that they set started to come off after the 4th day as well. Glue does deteriorate over time so that is something to keep in mind.


Overall, Pretty Woman NYC gets 5 stars in my book for their formulation, customer service, and variety when it comes to nail care and nail adornment!

Be sure to stop by Pretty Woman NYC’s website to see what polish is eye catching to you!


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