a few of my favorite nail tools

β–΄ Seven-sided nail file. This file is numbered 1-7 on each different colored section. You simply go through the steps on each of your nails. After you’re done you’ll have beautiful, shiny nails ready to paint! Every few months, when I run out of files, I try to buy something else, and I always coming

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nail sticker how to + FAQ

For about six years now I’ve been using nail stickers of some sort to get crisp lines in my nail art. They’ve played a huge part in developing my nail style. (That’s a thing right? I definitely feel like I have a style.) I couldn’t imagine not having them in my nail kit. Since I’ve

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3 things I tried in March

β‘  Kind Natured lotion + foaming sugar scrub in coconut & monoi. Funny thing here is I bought these at two seperate stores not realizing I picked out the same scent until I got home. Based on the name alone this probably wouldn’t be a scent I’d buy online, I’m more likely to go with

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nail round up II

Sally Hansen Barely Blue Bell, Sally Hansen Tidal Wave + Wet N Wild Power Outage Sally Hansen Gray by Gray + ILNP Mega I already owned a holographic nail polish so immediately after purchasing ILNP’s Mega I was like “Oh, you turd. Why’d you waste your money!?” Then I painted my nails with it and

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nine truths about having dyed hair

I’ve written more than a handful of posts about dyeing your hair. My guide on maintaining dyed hair remains number one in my popular posts even years after first hitting publish. Hair dye is kinda my thing (…or at least one of my things.) I’ve had the idea for this post for a while now,

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back on my nail game

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red + Wet N Wild It’s Sher-Bert Day! If you’ve been reading The Dainty Squid for a long time you might recall a little feature called ‘weekly nail’. It was exactly what it sounds like, a weekly post featuring my nail art. I really, really loved those posts, and creating fun

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what I wore: bridal shower ready!

I haven’t been that great at blogging about wedding related stuff. It’s nearly completely consuming my life but at the same time, it’s almost like there isn’t a whole lot to share,Β at least not that I’m willing to share just yet! What can I say? I like to keep secrets! The biggest thing I want

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what I wore : covered in bugs

details hat – Target glasses – Louise via Warby Parker shirt – Bug Me button down by Catalog Classics (no idea why that listing only takes you to one specific size but here’s a link that shows all available sizes) lapel pin – Caitlin Stout (no longer available) overalls – TJ Maxx (I also recommend

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