Sunday, November 23, 2014

Born Pretty Store review (rhinestones + water decals)

Hello ladies,

Today I have a Born Pretty Store review for you all. I was sent 3 products, a rhinestone wheel and 2 different water decal pages? Packets? Lol I'm not sure but you'll see what I mean in a second! 

Rhinestones (Item #16277)

There's really not much to worry about when you buy rhinestones or studs other than, do they get cloudy or lose color when you apply topcoat over them? Well these don't! 
I was a little apprehensive to apply topcoat over them because I thought they'd lose the cool color shift they have going on but they didn't at all! 
The base color for this manicure is called Fall Brisk by Pinwheel Polish.

This wheel also contains white rhinestones and different shapes. 
(Image belongs to Born Pretty Store

These rhinestones are available here.

Water Decals #1 (Item #14925 in design H060)
As usual, the water decals are super cute and extremely easy to use. There isn't much to say other than that so here is another picture instead.
The colors I used for this manicure were Sally Hansen-Champagne Toast (light pink) and Revlon-Jungle. The design on the two middle accent nails was hand painted with acrylic paint.

These are available here.

Water Decals #2 (Item #14779 in design DS-086)
These gear water decals caught my eye immediately because I thought they were unique compared to the floral ones I usually choose. Just like the rest, they were extremely easy to use.
For the accent design I used striping tape and black nail polish over a gradient using Sally Hansen-Lightening, yhBEJA Cosmetics-#4, and L.A Colors-Sea Siren.

These are available here

Don't forget to use my discount code for 10% off your purchase: CTZX31.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Purple holographic studs + micro beads

Hello ladies!

Today I have a quick post talking abou these super cute purple holographic studs from Born Pretty Store. 

I've totally been obsessed with the looks of studs or pearls with micro beads so I did a kind of random design using the BPS studs as the focal point and some micro beads and plain silver studs as accents. 

The studs are fantastic, just like regular studs but with the amazing holographic-ness to them. They're big enough to be noticeable but small enough that they lay flat on the nail. 

The studs come in a small resealable baggie with a sticker detailing what's in it. The item number (#14755), how many are in it (300) and the size (3mm). 

You find this product HERE

Born Pretty Store kindly provided me a discount code for you all to use for 10% off your purchase: CTZX31.

I hope you're all having a great week

Sunday, August 10, 2014

3 Concept Eyes polish + water decals (Swatch + Review)

Hello ladies!

Today I have a review of a couple items that I was sent from Born Pretty Store. In this post I'll be swatching & reviewing a nail polish from the brand 3 Concept Eyes and also using some water decals.

3 Concept Eyes nail polish (item #15879)
When I saw this polish on the website, I knew it had to be mine! From the pictures on the website, it looked like a dupe of Wet n Wild's Teal Slowly and See. 

(Picture credit to Born pretty store's online store.)
In real life, it's probably a shade or two darker than TSAS but I was not disappointed with the color! It is absolutely stunning. The formula was a little thick but nothing too hard to work with. Oh and did I mention that this polish is a one coater?! 
The name of this particular shade is CE#008
I used one coat of CE#008 and topcoat.

You can check out this item right HERE

Water decals (item #15335)
This is my first time ever using water decals and I am so impressed! They were extremely easy to use and look so cute!
These look exactly the same in person as they do online. I chose the design XF1036. 
They lay completely flat on the nail so it doesn't snag on anything. They kind of remind me of temporary tattoos but for the nail. I thought I was going to have a hard time applying these but I was so wrong! It took me about 15 seconds to get these on and top coated.

You can check out this item right HERE

Born Pretty Store kindly provided me a discount code for you all to use for 10% off your purchase: CTZX31.

I hope you're all having a great weekend

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Born Pretty Store review + discount code

Hi ladies! Recently, I was sent a couple items from Born Pretty Store to review, the first being these 1mm-2mm round glitters (item #15085 on their website). 
I decided to do some simple but cute glitter placement changing between the two different sizes of glitter.

The glitter was extremely easy to use because it is thin so it lays flat on the nail. I had no problem with any of the glitter trying to stick up off my nail or it snagging on anything. 

The glitter comes in this little clear acrylic pot with a screw off top. 

Here I've included a few macro shots of the glitter in the pot and on the nail.
Overall, I'm very happy with this product and customer service was fantastic! If I had any questions or concerns I would email them and get a response the same day.

Born Pretty Store kindly provided me a discount code for you all to use for 10% off your purchase: CTZX31.

You can check out Born Pretty Store HERE and find this exact item HERE.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pinwheel Polish- Candy Girl (Swatch + Review)

Hello ladies! Today I have swatches and a mini review of Candy Girl by Pinwheel Polish from the V-day Collection. 

Candy Girl is a mixture of various colorful, small and holo hex and square glitters along with colorful micro glitters and matte pink squares all suspended in a milky off-white base.

Here I have 2 thin coats of Candy Girl over 1 thin coat of a plain white polish. 

Review: Candy Girl is packed with glitter, so you get a good amount of both the base and the glitter with just one dip. This polish dried quickly and was a dream to apply. This polish is unique, in my opinion, because the matte pink square glitters really stand out. It just makes the entirety of the polish work really well. The name is very fitting too! I know I definitely think of candy when I see this polish. 

Janna still has this polish available in her shop right now, on sale for $4!! Go check out her online store here and be sure to follow her Instagram page for future collection releases and promo codes to get discounts. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pinwheel Polish- Cranberry Kiss 2.0 (Swatch + Review)

Hi ladies! I'm sorry, I know it's been a while since my last blog post but I haven't done a lot of swatching or tutorials to share with you all. But today I come with an exciting new polish!
Introducing Cranberry Kiss 2.0 by Pinwheel Polish!

Cranberry Kiss 2.0 is a gorgeous cranberry colored polish with lots scattered holo glitter. Oh and how could I forget to mention that this polish is TEXTURED!!
This is my first ever textured nail polish and I must admit, I'm in love!
I wore 2 coats, no topcoat for the swatch above.

Here I wore 2 coats + I added 1 coat of Color Club top coat and 1 coat of Seche Vite.
It looked even more gorgeous (I didn't even know that was possible!) when I added topcoat!

This polish applied like a dream! I just did 2 thin coats and it was completely opaque. It also dried quickly in between coats. I wore this polish over a glue base to make removal easier for me. Since I did that, I was expecting it to chip or pop off completely the same day I applied it, but it didn't! I got away with wearing this for 2 whole days! Those two days included two showers, many hand washes and some semi "rough on the hands" jobs around the house. I was very impressed with the time this polish lasted considering glitter polish usually pops off, when I use the glue base, in the shower. I think that when used with a regular base coat, this polish will last quite some time before chipping. 

Janna restocked her online shop and is having an amazing sale with polishes starting at only $5 a piece!! Cranberry Kiss 2.0 is available along with more of her holiday polishes.