Travelling mini LED lamp

Mini mouse LED lamp

Mini mouse LED lamp

What do you do about home-done gel nails when you go on holiday?  If you get 2-3 weeks from a product, great, but if you are like me and have fast regrowth, or need to do repairs, you touch up with a complementary lacquer or head to a salon.  Salon prices after DIY can be awesome – I paid over $CAN 80 in Calgary this summer, double the norm in the UK.

So I’ve bought a mini LED lamp for travelling.  It came from the States, via ebay, but was under £20 including postage.  It’s shaped like a computer mouse, is very light, and comes with a two charger cables.  One has the US flat 2-pin plug and the second is a USB charger which you can link into a port on a computer.  BUT – I found that a standard mobile phone charger also fits the socket on the little lamp so UK users can plug it into an electric socket no problem!  This also reduces the
number of chargers you have to pack.

An indispensible little gadget.  There are loads available on ebay – search for mini LED lamp.

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Striplac – nail condition check

After removing my first Striplac application, my nail condition was much healthier than with soak off products.  One thumb nail lasted over two weeks from first application and was reluctant to come off but the nail was undamaged.  I am buying the Peel-off Activator in case this happens again.  I gave all my nails a treat, buffing them with Nailoid Buff and Shine (with luscious smelling carnation oil) and massaged in copious amounts of cuticle oil.  They had a sheen and felt more much hydrated than after a soak off gel.

I had hoped to go naked for longer but the tips started to tear very quickly so I redid my nails 36 hours later with another colour, Berry Red – a vibrant red with a subtle shimmer.  Did this four days ago and have only had to re-do one nail which was weak underneath and had split at the tip, loosening the polish.  Don’t blame the polish, it’s my flaking nails.

I’ve also experimented on my toes.  Eager to see how long will it last, especially as it’s winter and I’m wearing tights or socks. 

Striplac Berry Red

Striplac Berry Red