Battle of the Gel Nail Polish

Gel nails is somewhat of a newer trend going around. Companies are creating  a cheaper version of salon gel nails so that savvy savers out there who do their own nails can look like they have professionally done nails. So far I have tried two gel polishes; one from Wet n wild, “WNW”,  and one from Sally Hansen, “SH”.

Wet n wild gel nail polish

I think that SH has experience with nail polishes, it’s their specialty so the quality is not surprisingly better. Both polishes go on smoothly and resist chipping longer than most regular polishes. I would say SH polishes are more opaque than the WNW. I probably should have used 3 coats for WNW where with SH I could probably get away with just one.

Sally Hansen gel nail polish

Just looking at retail price, in most drugstores near me SH’s is sold for $9.99 vs  WTN at $4.99 dollar polish. But I’ve purchased 2 of the SH products so far, both from CVS and I did not pay full price. See my earlier blog post here on how to save money on this purchase.

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Overall I like them both I just prefer the color selection and density of Sally Hansen a bit more than Wet N Wild.

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Weekly round up 10.24

Meal prep 2

At the beginning of each week I like to get prepared and meal prep some lunch, dinner and snack ideas for the week.

This week was pretty quick meal prep, but here is what is on the menu:

B- smoothie w/ protein powder

S-almond flour strawberry shortcake muffin

L-protein pasta with turkey meatballs and side salad

S-yogurt with nuts mixed in

D-bean burrito with cheese and Greek yogurt (great sour cream substitute)

I also love painting my nails a new color at the beginning of each week! This color is from Ulta’s brand of nail polish…Love the it

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Also last week I finished up a really good audio book that I listen to in my car on the way to / from work. I listen via a free audio service offered through my local library. I love that libraries are offering more digital services these days so I can listen  or read books right from my cell phone! This service is called Hoopla, and there is a good selection of ebooks and audiobooks available.

This book was called “People over profits” by Dale Patridge . You can read reviews on Amazon here.

It was a really good book, definitely recommend a read / listen.

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Amazon savings

Amazon savings

There have been a few items on my wish list that past few weeks that I just cannot find in stores so I decided to make a purchase on amazon. I wasn’t able to use coupons and the cashback website didn’t work either but the items were at a relatively good price so I don’t really mind.

I purchased a bee sting mask by Nip + Fab for $9.95 and Airspun translucent powder $10.50. Both items have been mention by a beauty Youtuber that I watch and I cannot find either in my local drugstores or on Ulta’s website even though they carry other Nip + Fab products.

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The other item that I purchased was a body butter from Lavanila. I had received a free sample from Sephora back in December used it up in a short time.IMG_0950

The smell is amazing and it feels great on my hands as well. The trial size was .85 oz and I received it free with purchase. However the full size is 6.7oz and $19 at Sephora.

That’s a lot of money compared to getting hand lotion at like Bath and Body or Victoria Secret. I’ve been watching the price on Amazon and I purchased two at $14.74 each. So I did save 22% by buying from Amazon instead of Sephora.

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