Happy Halloween!! It’s the day of scares and chills and of course all sorts of yummy candy! We carved our pumpkins last night and in my efforts to create the coolest Jack-o-Lantern, I lost a nail! Not the whole nail, but the patch I was nursing gave way and as a result, my Halloween manicure is more scary for the length of my nubs than the polish itself. BOO! indeed.
Today is the second post in my ‘Nails 101′ series where I share tip and tricks on taking care of your nails, simple nail art and reviews on nail care items
This past weekend, I made a trip to Sally Beauty Supply with an actual mission in mind (that is rarer than you would think). I wanted to purchase a tub of Bubble White and a manicure bowl so I could, hopefully, have some brighter and whiter nails! Bubble White is made by OrigiNails and is a 5-minute effervescent nail cleanser.
Being a hardcore nail painter, I don’t so much mind that I have yellow stained nail beds because I am always wearing a polish of some sort. However, it would be nice to have a way of ridding my nails of those stains should I want to go nekkid at some point in the future.
The Bubble White is super easy to use. You want to start with clean nails, so remove all your polish and give your nails a nice wash with some soap. Simply fill your manicure bowl with 1/3 cup of warm water (not hot) and add a full scoop of Bubble White (the scoop in contained inside the product). Rest your nails inside the water for 5-minutes.
Once the time is up, you can remove your nails from the water and then use a nail brush to gently brush any of the loose dirt from your nails.
For heavier stained nails, it is recommended that you do this a few times to remove all staining so you aren’t set up to expect miracles in just one use.
Overall, I don’t know if my nails were considered heavily stained but I can definitely see results after only 5-minutes of treatment. While the nails are not, what I would consider, white, they are less stained and I think another treatment or two would have them back to a nice sparkly white. I am definitely glad that I opted to purchase a tub so I would have more to use in the future and would recommend that any heavy polish users do the same. A single packet would be awesome for your travel bag but otherwise, I don’t see the value.
Bubble White is available for purchase at Sally Beauty Supply. You can get it in both a tub for $9.99 or single use packets for $1.99 per packet.