Saturday, December 10, 2016

Born Pretty Silicone Stamping Mat

I have wanted a silicone mat for some time now after seeing all the ways they can be used to make creating nail art easier. 
You can really get creative with this mat, but most people use them to make stamping decals, dry marbles, filling in nail vinyls, or even to test polish colors and combinations. 
You could also simply use it to protect the surface of your work area from polish and acetone spills. 
Specifically, when stamping you don't need to lay down paper towels, you can just scrape the excess polish directly on the mat. It is easily cleaned up with either acetone, or waiting until all the polish mess is dry and lint rolling over it to pick it up. 
It is very flexible, so when you're ready to remove any sort of decal, they easily peel up. 
After you are done using the mat you can roll it up and put it away in the provided protective cardboard sleeve. 
I decided to make some drag marble nails using some festive Christmas colors.
I started by painting a base using a gold color, then added a stripe of red and green next to each other. While all of the polish was still wet, I dipped a dotting tool in a silver color, and starting from the center, using a swirl motion, blended the colors together.

The colors I used are all from FingerPaints, the gold is Masked Beauty, the red is Framed in Red, the green is Ball Gown Glamour and the silver is Glitz & Glam

This mat worked great, I highly recommend it. It has become a staple in my nail arsenal!

You can purchase this mat by clicking here, and don't forget to use my coupon code for 10% off!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Changing leaves

I absolutely love when the leaves start changing in the Fall.  
I was out for a walk in my neighborhood and saw the most beautiful tree with yellow, orange and red leaves, so I grabbed some leaves that had fallen to the ground to use as inspiration, and got to work creating this manicure. 

For the base, I did a gradient using FingerPaints Patent Red, Tie Dye Tangerine, and Yellow Out Man. 
I wanted the leaves to pop out against the bright background colors so I decided to try my hand at double stamping. 

I was so happy with how this came out, it made me smile each time I looked down at my hands the entire week I wore this manicure! 

Don't forget to use my code for 10% if you purchase anything from Born Pretty Store!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

ORLY Breathable

New line launching today from ORLY, check out the information on this newly released line below.

Please click on the photos below to enlarge and read all the details. 

I'm excited about trying this line because I really love polishes that provide strength at the same time as color to your nails.  
I have a swatch below and I will update on the wear of this product after I have thoroughly tested it, so stay tuned! 

This one is called Beauty Essential, its a great summer color!

You can purchase these at the following link. Click here to get yours!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pretty in purple

Now that Summer is here and the sun is shining, its the perfect time to show off some holo!
This is Color Club Eternal Beauty stamped with Wild at Heart using Born Pretty Store plate BP-L001

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
Every mother wants flowers on Mother's Day so 
I thought the perfect shade to wear on my nails today would be Pink Daisy from SensatioNail.

I had to add some pink daisies to match! 
This image is from Born Pretty Store, plate BP-L029

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

FingerPaints Hard As Steel

FingerPaints Hard as Steel collection provides you with the beauty of color while working to strengthen your nails. 

Kiss Me Like Hue Mean It is the perfect red cream shade.

I Have the Painter's Hues is a gorgeous berry cream shade.

A P-ink Mess is a great bright pink cream.

Lavender Brushstrokes is a favorite because I love purples.

Peek-A-Hue is a great Summer shade, a bright coral red cream.

Shut The Front Salvador is a pretty pink cream shade.

Ink You Cute is a delicate pale pink cream shade.

My Best Self-Portrait is a unique shade,  its a nude base with pink shimmers throughout. 

Stop! Impasto! is a cool toned brown with silver shimmers.

I'm a fan of these polishes, I did a wear test and my mani lasted a week on my nails without chipping and it did seem to provide some strength as well. 
These are available now in Sally Beauty Supply stores!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April showers

They say April shower's bring May flowers....
well it has been raining a lot where I live and even when its not raining its cloudy all day. 
I was inspired by the weather to do this manicure, which reminded me of rain and clouds.  

My base color is a gradient using Sally Hansen Set Sail, OPI Get Ryd-of-thym blues and China Glaze Breath of Fresh Air. I stamped using Born Pretty Store plate BP-L003

Don't forget to use my code when making an order at BPS!

Friday, April 1, 2016

FingerPaints Project Runway Collection

Project Runway is a limited edition collection featuring shades chosen by Project Runway Season 14 winner, Ashley Tipton.
All the shades are inspired by her finale collection on the show, and are all perfect Spring colors!

Blushing with Excitement is a pink creme shade. 

Lavender Love is a gorgeous purple pastel creme, purples are my favorite so I really love this one!

Party Teal Dawn is a mint crelly.

50 Shades of Ashley is an iridescent purple with flashes of green that show when the sun catches it. Once again, I'm a sucker for purples so I really love this one too!

Thank You Berry Much is a deep berry creme, I'm really digging this one too! 

Beverly's Touch is a shimmery metallic gold. 

As usual with FingerPaints polish, all of these applied wonderfully. I used 2 coats for each shade, except for 50 Shades of Ashley, that one was a bit more sheer. 

You can find this collection in your local Sally Beauty Supply store or on their website from April-June 2016

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, March 23, 2016

SensatioNail BabyDoll Pink

SensatioNail BabyDoll Pink is a pretty sheer pink polish, it would be great for a french manicure. 

I decided to add a delicate lace and flower design to it using Born Pretty Store plate BP-44 with Born Pretty Store stamping polish #4

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring has sprung!

I'm so happy that Spring has arrived. It's my favorite time of the year!
Cool Breeze from SensatioNail is the perfect blue to get you in the mood for Spring and it is a perfect match for the Pantone color of the year, Serenity. 

I decided to add some stamping from Bundle Monster using plate BM-710
I stamped the image with stamping polish #2 from the Born Pretty Store
If you purchase from BPS, I also have a 10% off coupon

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Manicures

Today I have a few manicure ideas that would be excellent choices to wear for St. Patrick's Day. 

This shimmery forest green color is from Red Carpet Manicure, its called Breaking News!  I really love this color, it's my favorite type of green. 

I then stamped over it with shamrocks using two images from Bundle Monster plate BM-XL27 to make it more festive for the holiday.

This next color is totally different than the first, but I love it just as much. 

This is SensatioNail Satin Moss and it's a very unique color, a silvery green with lots of sparkle, which were so hard to capture in a photo. 

This is a great design to use for a more subtle approach by just placing this cute shamrock from Bundle Monster plate BM-723 as an accent on your ring finger.  
The gold is stamped using Born Pretty Store stamping polish in color #1, which stamped beautifully over this green. 

I hope you guys have a great day! 

I also have a code for 10% if you purchase from BPS