Sunday, 6 April 2014

Born Pretty Foil Review

Hi all.

Hope you've all had a good weekend, I've had a pretty decent one so far, and I'm planning on doing a massive spring clean of my clothes and shoes this evening so I'm sure I'll be feeling marvelous when there's less clutter.

Today I have my first ever experience with nail foils. I was contacted recently by the Born Pretty Store and I decided It was time to finally try nail foils. I was sent numbers 76, and 1, and these can be found here, there's so many designs to choose from though, so good luck trying to pick!

Now, I'm not saying I'll never try foils again, but I had such a hard time with the timing of waiting for the polish to be tacky, but not too wet.  Trying to get the holographic part of the foils to show through was also quite a tough task, and although the nails below were my second attempt at using foils (the first attempt at these was so bad I didn't even take pictures), you can still only see the holo part on the ring finger.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Barry M - Blackberry
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

So although I struggled with these, and really struggled with the other colour I tried I love the effect nail foils can give.

If you're interested in any of these foils, or any other products the Born Pretty Store offer use coupon code DS5X31 for 10% off.

**These nail foils were sent to me for review**

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Loop the Loop, Gold and Black Stamping

Hi all,

Sorry for being MIA so long, you know how it happens, life and all the fun stuff that prevents me sitting in front of a laptop. Also all the non-fun stuff like work, and gym!

Today I have one little piccah, from way back when (at least a few months) some really simple stamping, trying out a few new polishes.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colours: Ciaté - Loop the Loop, & an unknown Nails Inc Gold
Stamping Colour: BYS - Black Satin
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM406
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

That's all for me, I'll try to post again next week :] Hope you're all keeping well!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Simple Glitter

Hi all, super simple mani today, these are actually the nails that I wore for new years eve, so only three and a half months late right? haha.

I started with a black base, and added glitter when It was tacky.  Very shiny, and very pretty.  Sadly I didn't get too many pictures.

Very beetle-like.  That's all from me today.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Ciaté - Loop the Loop & Bronze Stamping

Hi all,

Today I have a really simple mani, really simple stamping, that as always looked better in person.  This was actually my first ever Ciaté polish and I really loved the formula, though as it's a mini, I disliked the brush.  A thank you goes out to one of my managers for getting this for me for a little christmas pressie :] I also got a Ciaté christmas mix glitter (can't remember the name now).

On to the mani:
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Ciaté - Loop the Loop
Stamping Colour: Revlon - Cooper Chrome
Image Plate: Bundle Monster BM410
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails

Sadly I forgot to take any swatch shots, but it's a gorgeous creamy pastel yellow. I'll definitely be using this again soon as the Spring weather is making me excited for sunny days!

I really love this image too, I think I may use it next time over a tie-dye type base so it shows through the "arrow head" like space.

That's all from me today, hope you've all had a good weekend :]

Monday, 3 March 2014

Gosh - Frosted Plum Swatches

Hi all.

Scheduled post from me today as I've recovered enough from Friday night to get some coherent sentences together.

This is a pretty pretty polish that was bought for me from the lovely Ashlyn at work =3 As the name would suggest Frosted plum has a really deep base and dries to a sugar-matte finish, and sparkles like no-other! From the bottle it reminds me a little of Models Own - Pinky Brown, just in the colour of some of the flecks.
Gosh - Frosted Plum
There's just something really lovely and warm about the glitter, but it's almost cool-toned too. Here's some pictures with a top coat :

And for good measure have a super blurry shot which shows how sparkly this bad boy is.

That's all from me today.  Hope you's had a nice weekend.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

NOPI - Cinna-man of my dreams & Nude Stamping

Hi all. Yay Saturday. Thank god it's the weekend. I feel like I've been non-stop this week!

Today I have a couple swatch shots of the lovely Cinna-man of My Dreams by NOPI.  It's a reallllly dreamy bronze matte glitter that tends to lead on the rosey side. I wore this quite a bit when I first got it back in November/December it was just perfect with the weather, neutral but warm in a way.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Nicole by OPI - Cinna-Man of My Dreams
This was two coats, really lovely and opaque.
Base Coat: CND - Stickey
Base Colour: Nicole by OPI - Cinna-Man of My Dreams
Stamping Colour: Barry M - Lychee
Image Plate: Bundle Monster - BMH12
Top Coat: Sally Hansen Advanced Hard As Nails
My manager loved this polish so much, along with A-Nise Treat when I first wore them she actually went out and bought a few polishes from the collection.

That's it from me today :] Hope you're all having a good weekend, I'm pooped from the gym this morning so I think I might have a nap and then hibernate from the world!

**Cinna-Man of My Dreams was sent to me for consideration of review**