Screwed Up Your Manicure? #Itsallgood

Normally, I’m pretty good at at-home manicures. If you follow me on instagram then you know I have a pretty good hand when it comes to polishing my nails. However, today… I’m a train wreck!

bad manicure
see it on instagram

For some reason, they are sloppy, got nicks, bangs, dents, I got it on my skin and my french tips are pretty uneven. I don’t know what’s with me today! But don’t worry, it’s all good!!! I totally saved the day with my Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers!

metallic sharpie marker manicure nails
see it on instagram

Certainly not my best work, but at least I don’t have to start all over from the beginning and can enjoy this manicure for a couple days. :-)

Products Used:

Silver Marker from Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers 3-pack

Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Tickled Pink and Go Go Mango.

TIP: Metallic Sharpie Markers wear off, so as soon as it dries, lightly spray with hairspray (hold can about a foot away), let dry and follow immediately with a thick layer of clear topcoat. Be careful not to use too many brushstrokes when applying the top coat because you could still smear the sharpie marker! The hairspray DOES help hold it down though.

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COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss 7 Day Challenge

I was challenged by COVERGIRL to go topless! Without a top coat of nail polish, that is…

Their latest breakthrough product is COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss that promises high gloss color that lasts as long as one week with no top coat needed!

I have to admit, when I opened up the package from Covergirl with the new polish and read the enclosed documents claiming up to 7 days of color with no top coat needed, I scoffed… Nail polish doesn’t usually last more than 3 days, TOPS, on my nails… between dishes and housecleaning and lots and lots of typing, my manicures don’t stand a snowballs chance in hell!

So I accepted their 7 Day challenge, picked one of the three colors of nail polish they sent me to try out and polished my nails.

My first impression was fairly positive. I liked the consistency of the polish and how it applied. I didn’t think I would like the bulky square cover, but upon inspection realized that the square cover actually comes OFF and a slim little cover remains that is easy to wield. I didn’t realize this till after I applied the first coat, but luckily, the big square cover didn’t seem to impede my application or steadiness of hand…

The first coat dried relatively quickly but the second coat did not and I ended up smudging one of my nails. I don’t know if I was supposed to apply one or two coats, but the first coat I applied quite thin so I decided a second coat was needed. Next time, I might just apply one coat a little thicker and see how that goes…

Here are snapshots from my 7 day challenge…

When I got to day 3 and my nails still looked amazing with no chips, I was super impressed… I mean, really, really impressed. On day 4 after doing a lot of housework and cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom, I noticed that the ends of my nails were starting to show some wear, but still no chips.

By the end of day 5 and giving both my kids a bath, I noticed a chip on my pointer finger which proceeded to get slightly bigger over the next 2 days.

By the end of a day 7, some areas around each nail were starting to fail, but overall, most of my nails still looked great. After taking the last picture for my 7 day challenge, I put one more coat of polish on top of everything and now 3 days later, my nails still look perfect. So technically this nail polish can last more than 7 days if you touch it up, which is more than I can say about most other nail polishes. I am extremely impressed with this nail polish!

In select stores now, you’ll find 15 shades of the new Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss. Expect to see an additional 30 shades in January 2013.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss will be available at mass-market retail outlets nationwide beginning in November 2012. For more information go to

COVERGIRL provided me with the products for this review/post.
My thoughts and opinions are my own, regardless of monetary compensation.
My opinion is that COVERGIRL is awesome.