Hi! Gosh, that’s a good question. Probably like a few months ago? Possibly longer? I’m so bad with time and I don’t think I have any official record of when I got them.
If it helps, the only places I saw them were at CVS, though apparently others have found them at Walgreens too (none of my Walgreens had them, though). Not every store is required to carry them, so they are pretty hit or miss.
They are in a separate display, not with the rest of the Wet N Wilds, and the display has a creepy lady with black lipstick and a hat in the background. It looks like this. Happy hunting and good luck!
They may also be on eBay, though you probably won’t find them for cheap. :(
Halloween is almost here! Check out all of my Halloween manicures for the big day by checking out my posts tagged “Halloween.”
What are you gonna be wearing on your nails?
Good question! I am, unfortunately, somewhat challenged when it comes to shaping my nails. I don’t like to do it and I usually end up with problems, too! Here’s my process though, maybe it will help you. :)
When my nails get too long, I first cut them down with clippers. I’m sure beauty purists are screaming at me right now, “YOU’RE ONLY SUPPOSED TO FILE! CLIPPING CAUSES SPLITS AND PEELS!” But, I cut them down to a little bit longer than I’d like them to ultimately be, and then file them down from there.
Also, I try to cut them in the general shape I want them to be. That way, you have to do less shaping with the file. I try to keep my nails mostly squareish/squoval so I more or less cut straight across.
Then, for filing, try to get your hands on a glass file if you can. They are sometimes called crystal files, too. They are great for keeping your nails from peeling and splitting. I have seen them at Walgreens for a dollar! I know Sally Beauty has them too, but they are pretty over priced there.
When you begin filing, file in only one direction. Sawing back and forth with the file can be really damaging to your nails. I just try to check my nails after every handful of strokes with the file to make sure the shape is still on track. If it is getting a little lopsided, try to correct it by filing on the other side.
When your crystal file starts to dull, just run it under water to refresh it.
Hope that was at least sort of helpful to you. As with most things, practice makes perfect. Keep at it! My nail shape used to be a mess when I first started doing my nails! Also, definitely go check out Kayla’s really great “FYI” post on nail shaping for some more basic information.
I’m glad you are enjoying my designs! Tutorials can be pretty time consuming, though, and I do have a full time job and a regular life, haha. I DO, however, try to include text descriptions of my processes whenever possible. Check the source (click-through) links on all of my posts, they should lead to my corresponding Blogspot posts, which have the full text and further discussion about the manicures.
Or, you can just go straight to http://chalkboardnails.blogspot.com and check out the full archive of posts there. Thanks for reading!