Thursday, September 14, 2017

Born Pretty Store, Stamping Plates BP-144 and BP-127

 
Today's looks were created using plates  BP-144 and BP-127 I was sent for review from
Born Pretty Store. For my cherries BP-144 look I used two coats of Pipe Dream Polish Red Light and stamped my cherries before filling them via the leadlight technique.



For my Bows look I used Picture Polish Imperial in two coats and stamped the bow shoes and little stars from BP-127. I filled the images via the leadlight as well and added some dotting.



I loved both of these looks and the stamping plates were both filled with great images and were greatly etched. If you'd like to try out these plates, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!
 
Cheers all,
 
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Born Pretty Store, Laser Chrome Powder


Today I have a loose powder review for you from Born Pretty Store. The Laser Chrome Powder linked here is so stunning, I wore it for a week over a base of Gelaze Spontaneous. I applied this by rubbing it into the inhibition layer of my second coat of the gel polish. Once I was happy with the coverage, I topped it with Gel Topcoat.

This was the easiest to apply loose glitter/powder I have tried so far, and the multi-shift glitter payoff was amazing! As I type this my fingers are gleaming in a gold tone, while twenty minutes ago at my kids school they looked green!





I highly highly recommend this one for pure gorgeous factor and ease of use!!!
If you'd like to try out this powder, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!

Cheers all,

Friday, September 1, 2017

Born Pretty Almond Oil and Plate BP-144 Review


Today I have some new goodies from Born Pretty Store.
First up is seriously my new favorite cuticle oil! This oil is available at Born Pretty Store linked here.
This cuticle oil is Almond scented and I mean like amazing almond cookies or something! I once had a hand cream that smelled just like this, and was so sad when I couldn't get it anymore. I've used it for a couple days and find it very moisturizing, but once rubbed in matte enough for photos. I included a swatch photo of Gelaze Frostbite below where I've used it so you can see for yourself. This oil was available in a few yummy scents, but after smelling the almond I would highly recommend it.


For the look below I double stamped the sunflower-ish image from BP-144 over some white stripes. I was going for a late summer/ nautical feel. I loved this image, but chose this plate for review because of the stripes and cherry image on it. I still have to post that one as an advanced stamp look, but I couldn't resist stamping with the floral over my blue base. I tested this image and the cherry, and both were perfectly etched.
The plate BP-144 is available at the Born Pretty Store linked here.



If you want to try the oil out or the plate, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!


Cheers all,


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

China Glaze Review, Pastel and Shades Of Nude. Spring 2017.


I was contacted by Nail Polish Canada recently and sent three great shades of China Glaze polish from the Spring 2017 line ups, Shades Of Nude Collection and Pastels Collection.
You can see all the shades from Shades Of Nude here, and Pastels here. My selections for review below were all creamy and delish and basically one coaters.

Casual Friday is a soft buttermilk yellow, and a lot less intense than photos I found online. I find my photo fairly accurately represents the softer pastel of this yellow. This is two coats, but took a bit more finess than the other two polishes due to a hint of streaking. Due to the soft and less intense nature of this yellow, it would work with almost any skin tone.


Bourgeois Beige was an easy formula that could be a one coater with easy application, however this is two for reiew purposes. This creamy beige hosts a hint of pinky warmth, but is the type of nude that works well on all skin types. This nude easily just stole top spot in my stash for nudes!
 

A Waltz In The Park is a soft lilac hue that leans more blue than link or purple. Finish wise, this was the best of the three for formula! Thick enough for a single coat with great coverage and no dragging. This colour was gorgeous on and I like it so much I created a quick acrylic floral look below and wore it to dust!
 


All in all the products I sampled from the China Glaze Spring 2017 releases were all very strong in formula and great colours I'd recomend to anyone. The yellow was a surprise favorite as a great yellow that also performs well during application is hard to find. I would say these are all need to haves for pastel and China Glaze junkies alike! 

Once again you can find the full Chine Glaze line up linked here at Nail Polish Canada.

Cheers all,



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Digital Dozens Does Birthdays, Pink!


Today's look is for Digital Dozen Does Birthday's! We are celebrating Amy Lee Platt's birthday today and her image selection was Pink...pink anything! I used a base of Orly Gel Effects Hot Shots, a hot pink/red gel polish and stamped it with a mix of Color Club and Essie pinks and sealed it with Seche. Not all the colours showed on the Orly, but it still created a neat snakeskin like effect. My image was from Lina Make Your Mark 03.


Check out my girls in the InLinkz below!

Cheers all,



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Born Pretty Store, Chrome Powder Review


Today's review is Gold Blue Purple Manicure Nail Art Glitter Chrome Pigment from Born Pretty Store linked here. I've never tried one of these pigments before, so it was a bit of trial and error to figure out how to stick the powder on. My first try was on damp nail polish, but it didn't really adhere properly so I pulled out my gel polish. I used one coat of nude polish on a gel base. Once cured, I did one coat of gel topcoat and cured it before rubbing the chrome into the inhibition layer with the foam applicator. This stepped was much easier than you'd think, and adhered perfectly! Once I was happy with the coverage, I added another layer of gel top coat.




This topper is almost magical in person and simply glows! If you want to try these out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!

Cheers all,


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Digital Dozen Does Paper, Poop Decal


Well, hmmm! Ever wondered if you could just use paper to make your own decals? I decided to give it a try because I wanted to incorporate more 'actual' paper into this weeks Digital Dozen Does Paper. I decided to print off some cute Poop emoji's in different sizes and the word Poop. My base for this one was Ruby White Tips Mon Cher and Ruby White Tips Blue Realm. As you can see, even with Seche Vite as my quick dry, the paper still popped up on the edges.




SO, a total fail, but totally worth the try! Don't forget to check out my girls in the Inlinkz below.

Cheers all,