Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Born Pretty Stamping Plates


Coming soon on 9/20! 

New BornPrettyStore stamping plates! 

They will be on sale for 20% off for the first 24 hours!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

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"Tropical Jungle" - blue base is Urban Outfitters Pixie. It is the same color on all my nails even though it looks different on my middle nail. I used my new Topa Topa TP 01 nail stamping plate for the palm leaves. White flowers are from plate SE11 (Salon Express) and Mash-43. Leopard pattern using Winstonia W101.

#nail art #nail stamping #tropical nails #jungle nails #urban outfitters nail polish #topatopa #winstonia #mash #mundodeunas

 

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These aren’t the best photos but I tried to do a snakeskin pattern. That is sort of my “go to” nail art. The colors I used are Urban Outfitters Pixie for the blue and Wet N Wild Stand the Test of Lime for the green. Then I stamped the scales from Winstonia plate W101 using Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I used the white polish to make the diamond pattern using a thin striping brush.

#nail art #snakeskinnails #snake skin #nails #short nails #nailpromote #urban outfitter #WetnWild #SinfulColors #winstonia

 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bornpretty Store Coupon Code


Born Pretty Store is having a 10% off sale on all their nail art stamping plates. Use this coupon code at check out. The link to all their image plates are here: 



Friday, January 17, 2014

Vaseline Total Moisture Healthy Hand & Nail Review

 So I wanted to share my new favorite hand cream. It is by Vaseline and it is labeled to make "nails 10x stronger in 2 weeks". So I bought it to give it a try. Anything to make my nails stronger, and it was less than $4 at Wal-Mart.


I have been using it for about 3 weeks now, exclusively. I haven't been using any other nail strengtheners at all. I have to say that I think it is working! My nails haven't peeled or broke this entire time that I've been using it. The tips of my nails are a lot thicker. They used to be thin and translucent and simple things like running my fingers through my hair would cause them to split.

The smell might bother some people. It is a bit strong and smells like flowers. It is definitely a fake floral smell, not a real one. I kind of like it. It doesn't linger, and goes away once it has absorbed into the skin.

The formula is not greasy at all. Since it was made by Vaseline, I guess I was just expecting it to look and feel like petroleum jelly. Thankfully it is totally different. It's just a water based lotion and absorbs quickly into the skin. It is definitely moisturizing and my skin does feel a lot softer.

So I'm pretty happy with my purchase of this hand and nail lotion. I'm almost done with this little 3 oz. bottle and already purchased a back up!




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Formula X for Sephora Crash Swatches

I got a $15 gift card recently from Sephora. I used it to buy one of their new polishes from their own Formula X line. It was hard to choose which one to get. Finally I made my choice on Crash, a cerulean blue glitter in a clear base.










This is one coat of Crash on top of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue. I love the contrast. Crash dries pretty gritty so top coat is pretty essential.

Is there any other Formula X polishes you'd recommend?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sweater Weather

Welcome 2014! This is my first post of the new year.

Gel polish is my new favorite thing. It is so versatile. You can do so many cool new techniques that you just can't do with regular nail polish.  My first manicure this year is a cable knit sweater look using white gel nail polish with a regular matte top coat. Basically, I just applied the first coat as usual and cured. Then I used a thin detailing brush with the same white gel and made the lines and cured. Even though I put a regular matte top coat on top, I still used the top coat gel over the design. I didn't want it to chip or peel off and I think the gel top coat helps. So after cleaning off the sticky layer, (gel polish has a sticky residue left behind after curing in the light. You have to clean off with alcohol) I used NYC Matte Me Crazy top coat.

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'So this is all using at home gel polishes. The white is Sensationail White Lily and my accent brown color is Kiss Smoky. I don't know if this can be done with regular polish. You'd have to use thick lines and wait a long time for it to dry. But I was thinking maybe you can use like studs and gold chain, and paint over it with regular nail polish? I wonder if that would work and give the same look. 

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Have you seen this 3d knit sweater trend? I think it came from Japan since I've seen it a lot on Japanese nail artists' instagrams.


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