Monday, September 29, 2014

Jamberry Nail Wraps

 I have some nail wraps to share with you today from Jamberry.

The design name is Reminisce (Matte) 
I love this design!

Shown is half of a sheet, these are the 9 sizes you get.
There are a few things to keep in mind, you only get 9 sizes, (you get doubles, so 18 stickers in all) and it was hard for me to find my size, the pinkie size was too big, so I needed to spend some time trimming them, which can be difficult to get right the first time. If you aren't careful you may not cut them straight, cut too much or not enough and have to keep testing whether they fit or not. 
 Also, my middle finger and pointer finger needed the same size so I used up that particular size quickly. 
The only other nail wraps I have used are INNI so I am going to compare them, INNI come with 15 different sizes and I had no issues finding my size with them, and they are also cheaper at $9.90 per sheet compared to $15.00 per sheet that Jamberry charges. 
I did enjoy Jamberry, they held up pretty well through house cleaning and water exposure, but for me personally since I had a difficult time with sizing, I would most likely choose an alternative nail wrap with more size options.  

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Spellbound Nails Pinkie Promise

I have a brand new polish to share with you today, it's called Pinkie Promise, from the Give Up the Ghost Collection by Spellbound Nails, which gets its inspiration from Casper.
Pinky Promise has a bubblegum pink crelly base with white and holographic black hexes and holographic black triangle glitters. This also glows in the dark! Inspired by that heartbreaking moment when Dr. Harvey returns home as a ghost with the Trio and doesn't remember Kat until she links pinkies with him.

Here is the gorgeous yellow glow.

 Here is a peek at some of the other shades in this collection, there are 5 glow in the dark polishes, and a glitter topper. You'll be able to purchase the full collection in mini or full size at a pre-sale discount starting 9/15-9/22. The full release will be 9/27, click here for all the pricing and purchasing information.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Monday, September 15, 2014

FingerPaints Masquerade Affair Collection

Its time for some Fall Collections to start making their way into stores, this one is FingerPaints Masquerade Affair Collection, which is a four shade collection that all have a foil finish. 

Masked Beauty is a golden metallic with copper colored flakies, this was the most sheer of the bunch, I used three coats for the above photo.

I decided to take photos of all these in the shade as well since that is when you can really see all the hidden flakies.

Ball Gown Glamour is an emerald green shimmer with gold flakies.

Ball Gown Glamour taken in the shade.

Dance Til Dawn is a royal purple shimmer with bronze flakies.

Dance Til Dawn taken in the shade.

Queen For a Night is a sapphire blue shimmer with golden/green color shifting flakies that are more visible in direct sunlight than the other shades.

Queen For a Night taken in the shade.

I love all of these, I typically tend to gravitate towards deeper, jewel-toned colors, so these are right up my alley. I do have a soft spot for purples so I have to say Dance Til Dawn is my favorite of the bunch.

You can purchase these at Sally Beauty Supply.

Disclaimer: I was not financially compensated  for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own, based on my experience

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Stamping: Over a purple base

This weeks Sunday Stamping Challenge from the Facebook group, Adventures in Stamping is to stamp over a purple base. 
I LOVE purple so I had to get in on this one, and I just so happen to have a brand new purple polish to share as well, from FingerPaints Fall 2014 Masquerade Affair Collection, which I will have up on my blog tomorrow, so stay tuned.

I used FingerPaints Dance Til Dawn , stamped with Sally Hansen Yellow Gold, using Red Angel stamp RA-105. 
I love how this turned out, the stamp reminded me of abstract falling leaves, which is perfect since Fall is just around the corner.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Ruffian Manicure

My gel manicure is still going strong, but I do have quite a bit of empty space at my cuticle area from nail growth, so I thought a ruffian manicure would fix that right up and I can continue loving my gel manicure even longer. 

the above photo shows the empty space at my cuticle.

I used Red Carpet Manicure Entourage to fill in the space and create this ruffian manicure

Here's a quick step by step of how I got this look.
 I used reinforcement label stickers to tape off the area I wanted to keep free from polish, then painted in the empty space at the cuticle, I removed the sticker immediately while the polish was still wet. 

I also wanted to participate in the Sunday Stamping Challenge today, the theme is geometric stamping, I stamped with RCM Entourage as well and used Mash plate42.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Stamping over Gel Polish

 I have neglected stamping for quite some time, and since stamping is a great way to change up the look of a gel manicure, I decided it was the perfect time to dust off my stamping supplies and add a pretty floral design to my manicure.

Red Carpet Manicure, Red Carpet Reddy stamped with Mash plate 41, using Sally Hansen Sterling Silver from the Foil Collection