I knew exactly who your new video was about before it even started! Hah I recognised the design when she first posted it because I'd recreated it from you before myself. I don't like to be bitchy or mean about people I don't know but every time she goes on about being an 'inspirational manicurist' or something I think 'Yeah but you didn't get that by being honest!' I don't know she just ugh. Anyway your designs are amazing compared to anything she does :) your by far my favourite nail artist :)
Thanks so much! Honestly I felt like the video needed to be made regardless of any specific people, and I hadn’t intended for it to go there, but…. I couldn’t help myself. I’m not over it haha.
Is there any advantage to acetone free nail polish remover over regular acetone?
Man, I hate acetone-free remover. The last time I used it was at my grandma’s house, and I think hers was a super old bottle or something because it smelled like really sharp vinegar and burned my fingertips for HOURS even when I washed them thoroughly. Also I find it just doesn’t work as well as removers with acetone. I think it’s meant to be less drying and harsh than removers made with acetone, but then you’re holding it onto your finger longer and it’s just a big hassle. I say BOO.
By far my favorite nail polish remover (not counting pure acetone, because that’s very drying) is Zoya Remove Plus. It does have acetone in it, but it’s not as drying as most removers, and takes polish off almost as quickly as pure acetone. It’s more expensive than normal remover, but for me it’s totally worth it. Totally up to you though! You can just use plain acetone for all removal, you just need to remember to moisturize well because it can do a serious number on your cuticles otherwise.
Hi Candice! What kind of camera do you use? I'm thinking about asking for one for Christmas since I currently take pictures of my nails with my cellphone.
Ahh I’m kinda the worst to ask about this because I’m super lazy and I take all my nail pics with my iphone… I do have a Nikon Coolpix L810 which is pretty nice, I’m just lazy as hell and uploading photos straight to instagram and tumblr is SO CONVENIENT ugh I need to step my game up again though. Also I use my dad’s super fancy dslr to make my videos but that’s not necessary to have just for nail photos haha
you remind me very much of Jennifer Lawrence and how she literally just lets anything fly out of her mouth and its always funny and great and im not sure if you'll take offense to that or something SO in conclusion i think you're great and funny okay bye
oh my gosh why would i be offended by that excuse me while i cry thats basically the best compliment ive ever gotten! thank you!!
so because of you, I've been on the hunt for mvib and I've been eyeing it on amazon for MONTHS! But I walk into sally's yesterday on a whim and I'm immediately drawn to a new display and it's OPI and RIGHT THERE INFRONT OF MY FACE IT IS IN ALL OF IT'S GLORY AND IT WAS A SIGN AND OMG so much prettier in person than in pictures and I'm in love and it's all because of you... I hope you're proud of yourself!
The christmas nail wheel is stunning! I was wondering, what is the dark green you used on the green with gold dots? Thank you!
Unfortunately it doesn’t exist anymore, as the Sephora by OPI line got discontinued (I’m distraught about this…) Some similar colors would be Revlon Posh and China Glaze Starboard, though! Oh also OPI Jade is the New Black is also nearly a dupe, so I’m sure you can find something comparable!
Ever since you posted your video I've become very self aware of my cuticles but I can't take care of them because I don't know where to find good quality tools and products in my country 😩
AW NO!! Don’t be self conscious! Like even if you can’t find a pusher, use your thumb nails! And you don’t need any fancy products, just put lotion on your hands after you wash them and spend a little extra time rubbing into your cuticles, stuff like that. Even putting vaseline on your cuties (wtf why did i call them that…) before bed would help! Honestly I think the most important thing about cuticle care is just keeping them hydrated and moisturized, because then at least they’re not all cracking and dry and gross. I’m sure yours aren’t bad!
Help please! I want to buy my friend some nail art brushes for christmas, but we're doing secret santa and my budget isn't the biggest :( Which ones do you recommend? Thank you so so so much! Hope you're having a fabulous day!
Go to Amazon, search nail art brush, and find a set that fits in your budget! I’ve gotten a few different ones from Amazon and they’ve all been pretty good quality. I’m sure your friend will appreciate it!
Your Christmas nail wheel is absolutely stunning! Well, so is practically every design you do, but I adore that wheel. Especially the white-on-blue deer and those beautiful snowflakes beside it. Wow! Just flawless!
Thanks so much! I’m doing nails at an office the day before their holiday party and wanted some examples ahead of time. I’m super happy with how it turned out, especially considering I usually really hate holiday-themed designs. The snowflake and deer are my favorites too : )
No matter how new my polish is, or how much I thin it with acetone or how often I stop to clean my brush, I can never get my lines as fine and flat as yours! Do you think you could make a future video about that? I want to know your seeecretsssss <3.
It’s mostly practice (see the post with my old nail wheels haha) but I will definitely make a video about that! I think it’ll be part of my back to basics series
I haven’t, but if you watch my recent quilty grid tutorial it’s pretty much the same thing! Put down a base so the colors show up easy, block out the shapes that you want, but this time with a black striper, fill the shapes in. The big difference here is that I went back with the striper after to make sure the lines show up instead of trying to hide them. It’s pretty straight-forward, just time consuming!
Remember how before I said I was feeling hopeless and you said to talk to a therapist and I said I already had a therapist? Well now that therapist who I love and has kept me together and helped me find a reason to live is leaving me. And I still feel hopeless. And I don't want a different therapist. Help me Candiipants, you're good at life advice. What do I do? :(
Oh darling, I am so sorry. I know it feels hopeless, but I promise you it isn’t. Nothing is, really. Finding a new therapist will be hard, but you have to. Ask this one that you love and that has kept you together if they have any therapist friends to recommend. Your therapist loves you, and they’ll direct you well even as they’re leaving.
Don’t expect it to feel right immediately. It will take time. Let yourself feel hopeless for a bit, and then don’t. Keep your hands busy. My grandma always used to say that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, and while that may not be true, it’s a good distraction. Making things helps, even if they’re shitty things.
Write, or draw, or tear paper into confetti, or give yourself a facial with ingredients from your kitchen. You deserve to feel good about yourself. Do your makeup and then sit on the internet all day in sweatpants.
There’s no great universal reason for life, there’s no reason for anything to exist, and that’s gonna fuck with your head, but don’t let it. If there’s no reason to live, you have to make your own. Live so you can find a hobby and get awesome at it. Live so you can listen to music, or read, or just for the sake of breathing, or because you haven’t tasted every flavor of ice cream yet and you can’t die before that, can you?
I know this is basically the same advice I gave you last time, but the key to happiness, or even just okay-ness is being okay within yourself. Lose yourself for a bit in a movie, or a show (Adventure Time always makes me feel better when I’m down) and let that be enough. Don’t pressure yourself to feel happy all the time, or right away. Don’t punish yourself for what you’re feeling. Reward yourself when you laugh for real, and when you don’t, know that trying is good too.
I’ll say it again- you are loved. You have worth, and the world would be worse off without you. You will get through this. I believe in you.
Don’t tell me I’m not like other girls. It’s not a compliment, not a come-on. It doesn’t even mean anything.
What are you trying to say? That I’m breaking the mold of your idea of what girls are? Of course I’m not like some other girls, but there’s also a lot of other other girls that I am like. I’m a person, that’s how it works.
We are all, in some ways, like and not like others.
Technically, you’re right. I’m not like other girls. There is no other girl with my specific combination of freckles and cellulite and propensity to cry at cooking shows. But that’s not what you meant.
Don’t try to compliment me while insulting my gender as a whole. Don’t express interest by telling me that it stems from some trait that apparently all other girls lack, and that just by possessing it I am above them in your eyes.
Like me not because of the qualities I do not possess, but love me for my unique combination of personality traits, for my habits and my preferences, for my laugh and my calluses and because I am different but not separate.
Don’t tell me I’m not like other girls. Those ‘other’ girls are my friends and my teammates and my mother and my grandmothers, and I would love to be like them, and don’t tell me that’s not what you meant, because I know what you meant.
How do you react to people who look down at you because you do your nails so meticulously and passionately? Every time I do my nails, I have people both praise me and say things like, "why do you spend all your time doing nails?" especially if I've cleaned my cuticles and made it look neat. LIKE, SORRY I LIKE HAVING NEAT PRETTY NAILS. Ugh.
Painting nails is like any hobby! It’s like spending hours playing video games, or reading, or rock climbing, or whatever people like to do! It’s relaxing, and it lets you be creative, and makes you pretty, and also fuck you guy if you don’t think it’s worth spending time on!
Everybody needs a hobby. Just because painting nails is something that isn’t terribly common and is stereotypically feminine and whatever other bullshit that makes people think it’s not worth spending time on is just that. Bullshit!
do you ever feel like an asshole when someone asks you if your nails are stickers and you say no? I only ask this cause the grand total of 2 times someone asked me this I did. But then again maybe I'm just an asshole..
Haha no, I feel like a badass! Which I guess is only a prefix and a suffix away from asshole, but whatever! Be proud when people ask that! It means you’re doing it right!
Made my back to basics cuticle care video today!! It’s more editing than In my normal videos (four whole pieces of footage to put together instead of two UGH) so it won’t be up til this evening probably but I MADE IT!!! I DIDN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU!
Hi, I was just wondering, where do you get your nail wheels at? A lot of women from my church want me to host a nail party so I can do their nails and I know having examples of what I can do will help. I'm just not sure if it's best to order them off a site or if I should get them at a beauty supply store, so I thought I'd ask for your opinion. Thanks in advance! :)
I believe they sell nail wheels at Sally’s Beauty Supply (and probably other supply stores) but I’ve always ordered mine online. I got a pack of them recently off of Amazon, and they came in pretty quickly- just make sure you choose a seller that’s closer to your place of residence than Hong Kong, which is where a lot of them ship from. Basically the same price, and WAY faster shipping, it was a life saver
Hey there! Someone may have asked a question like this before but what are some butter london polishes you recommend? I don't really care the color... thanks :)
ALL OF THEM!!!!
seriously though I don’t think you can go wrong. I have mostly cremes, and a few shimmers, but I prefer the formula on the cremes. Some favorites are jaffa (perfect bright coral) slapper (bright turquOZ) sprog (periwinkle) and poole (soft aqua blue color ish thing). Also bossy boots is a cool pastel mossy green. UGH THEYRE ALL GOOD THOUGH.
you mentioned you put oils in your hair, what kinds of oils? i'd love my hair to be softer. thanks Candice :)
I use random different ones. I have one in a little orange bottle by garnier, and then besides that little samples I get of argan oil from sephora when I make orders online (which is frighteningly frequent).
I just put a little on my hands, rub them together until it’s all heated up and nice, and then fly my hands through my hair, focusing on the ends so it doesn’t look GREEZY.
I did a similar "pixely" nail as part of my current skittle manicure the other night (which is heavily influenced by a few particular artists, including you!) and I can attest to the fact it takes FOREVER. I'm curious: did you just start painting the squares on freehand and tried to keep them as consistent as possible, or did you lay out a "sketch" first? I started with a white nail then used a light gray to draw a grid. It helps a LOT.
I basically did that- I did one thin coat of a white polish, let it be a little streaky, and then used a white striper to make a grid. I would have died without that honestly, there’s no way it would be as neat as it is! (and let’s be honest it’s not that neat)