28 Days Purging Series: Day 13

Welcome to day thirteen of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing Nail Polish.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. 

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

This task should not take long. It will be easier then Day 11 and Day 12.
Go through your nail polish, look for the ones that look like they have gone bad. Next pick your favourites and put aside in your keep pile. All the others you want to go through and deicide if you really want to hold onto those colours. If you haven’t touch it in the last 6 months, it’s time to go. According to google, unopened and properly stored polish will last at least 18 months, possibly 24 months depending on storage conditions. For me, I use to have a whole bin of nail polishes, I did a good clean out of them a few years ago and kept a good amount. I have three daughters, so they do get use these too which is why I still keep a good amount. I store all my regular polishes on this lazy susan from Dollarama and I love it. I have made it a habit to go thru them every 4 months. Getting rid of any I am not using or have gone bad. Last year I purchased a gel polish starter kit that I love and use more of then regular polishes, I store those in a different place, but I don’t have to go thru those as I just got them last Spring and since the current life with Cover I have used it often since I haven’t been in a salon in a long time. I also have a review on it if you want to check it out, here. I tend to use regular polish on my toe nails, but my younger two daughters love painting nails so that’s why I still have a good amount. This task took me no longer then 7 minutes. If you only have Gel/Shellac nail polishes or both you can do this task to both of your collections. If you have time to spare you can also go through your nail care products/items.

My after isn’t too different, but I did get rid of 5 polishes and gave it a quick tidy of the other nail care products that are kept here.

Comment below and let me know if you took part in today’s task. Do you still use regular polish?

Share pictures with me on Instagram tag me @sandy.isho would love to see.

Review: Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit

I wanted to share my best Amazon purchase in 2020. Prior to Covid-19 I use to get my nails done at a salon, I had araylic nails for a very long time. A reason being I don’t have strong nails, every time I tried to grow them out after a certain length they would just break. Time to time I would give my nails a break from the acrylic and I would just do shellac as regular nail polish never lasts on my nails. Well, prior to our first lockdown, I went and removed my acrylic’s and got shellac put on. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get them done again, but wanted to be able to have pretty nails. After sometime I removed the shellac and had bare nails. I wanted tone able to do my nails at home with a gel/shellac polish, something that was fast and easy. I turned to Amazon and searched and checked out reviews for all Gel Nail Polish sets and I came across this one which was a great starter kit.

This set includes 6 Colors of Gel Polish plus a Top & Base Coat, 36Watt UV LED Lamp (18 LEDS lights), basic nail manicure tools to get you a at home manicure plus tools to help with creating nail designs. Can be used for your hands and feet. LED Lamp comes with a 30 and 60 seconds time buttons. Full instructions included to guide you to use it for the first time. It is truly simple, I only reviewed them for the first time I opened the package to be sure I am doing it right and it was clear and easy. I have not had to refer to them again. I have included the direct link to the one I went with here.

Let me tell you I love it so much and so happy with my purchase.This is something great to have on hand, even when normal life returns and we are able to go to nail salons again. It will continue to be very handy as a busy mom of four I don’t always have time to get to the salon, so in those occasions I have options at home. Now, I must say I got use to having short nails and kind of loving it. So I know I will get much use of this even when life is back to normal. I have saved so much money on doing my nails myself. I love that I can have pretty nails quick at home.

It works amazing and the nail polishes hold so well. I am so impressed with the quality that I have ordered many more different color polishes to add to my growing collection. My 14 year old daughter is also getting a lot of use from it. If your looking for that salon nail look at home I have recommend this product.

Have you purchase an amazing product item that you swear by? Comment below and share with us.

This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are of my own.