Friday, August 1, 2014

Doughnut/Donut Sprinkles Nail Art

Before I begin this post, I’d like to know the difference between ‘donut’ and ‘doughnut’? Is it just a preference in spelling? Does it matter? Is it a country/regional thing? Spellcheck doesn’t seem to care how I spell it.

Anyyyyhow, my final review for the day are these really fun matte glitters! I feel like the possibilities with them are endless! I chose to make a theme of doughnut (donut?) sprinkles out of them this time, but I have a few other ideas in mind for the future.

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For all but my ring fingers, I used a base of OPI – Bubble Bath. My ring fingers have two coats of Nicole by OPI – Be Ama-zing!, with the d-nut (that’s what we’re calling it now until I decide which spelling I prefer) made using Finger Paints – Don’t Make a Scene and China Glaze – Mahogany Magic. The blue icing (or is it frosting?) is made using Love and Beauty – Turquoise and the purple is made using Julie G – Dream in Pretty. I individually placed the “sprinkles” (or is it jimmies? Actually, I do know that I prefer to call them sprinkles, so that is one question answered haha) using a dotting tool and top coat.

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I am in love with these nails and am totally tempted to buy a phone case with do--- er, uhm, I mean d-nuts on it now. My friend is rubbing off on me an I think I am now addicted to phone cases.

If you like these matte glitters, you can find them at Born Pretty Store, along with lots of other nail art supplies. Be sure to use my coupon code to get 10% off your order!

Thanks for reading!!

*Matte glitter provided for honest review

Subtle Bling Nail Art

Upon receiving my package from Born Pretty Store, I was really eager to try out these multi colored rhinestones! They were so pretty I didn’t want to overdo things, so I kept it simple.

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I used a base of Orly – Decoded and applied one swipe of a franken glitter polish down the center of each of my nails. to make them a little more notable, I added two small rhinestones surrounding a slightly larger rhinestone on my ring fingers.

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These rhinestones were a lot of fun and I got a lot of compliments on them even though the nail art was minimal. If you’d like to order these rhinestones or any other nail art go over to Born Pretty Store and use my coupon code (CY5J61) to get 10% off your order!

*Rhinestones provided for honest review.

Tiger Decal Nail Art

Hello there!

About a week ago I received a package from Born Pretty Store containing these tiger water decals and some other nail accessories for review. The nails in this post look intricate but are super easy and anyone could do them!

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I the orange I used was Sally Hansen – Sun Kissed, and the white is OPI – Alpine Snow. as for the tiger stripes, I simply cut the ones I wanted and dunked then in water for around ten seconds, slid them off, and applied them to my nails.

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Overall, I thought the decals were a perfect way to add some fun to what would have been a boring manicure! If you’re interested in buying these tiger decals or any other nail art, head on over to Born Pretty Store and be sure to get 10% off your order using my coupon code (CY5J61)!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2014 Graduation Nail Art

Last week I graduated from high school. While as a senior, I only had to go to school two days that week, it was enough for me to want to leave and never go back. haha. So much has happened since I last blogged and I’m not even sure where to start because I feel I owe it to you to let you all know what has been happening and what has hindered me from blogging.
However, this post is not about what has happened, it is about my graduation nails that I threw together for my last day as a senior. My school colors were red and grey, so I tried to be a little matchy :)
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I used Nina Ultra Pro – Black for my index finger. The red is Nicole by OPI – Challenge Red-y, the white is OPI – Alpine Snow, and the silver is by LA Colors.
The bows were sent for review by Born Pretty Store. I received a lot of compliments on them and the nails altogether. I applied them simply using top coat. They lasted longer than I thought with simply top coat until I was challenged to move some boxes at work and the white bow got knocked off. No worries though; I was changing them the next day anyhow :)
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If you’re interested in buying the super cute bows I used in this mani, you can find them here, along with plenty of other nail art supplies at Born Pretty Store. Be sure to use my coupon code to get 10% off your order!
*Pearl bows provided for honest review

Neon Mix and Match Nail Art

About a week ago I received some samples for review from Born Pretty Store. I used two of the three samples on my nails for my last week of high school (ever!). I received a lot of compliments on them, especially because they were so bright!

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The white I used was OPI – Alpine Snow. The other colors include China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy, e.l.f. – Neon Yellow, and Love & Beauty – Orange.

The marquise studs (#2) used on my index finger are from Born Pretty Store, along with the Nail Stamp decal used on my ring finger. I applied the studs using top coat and I applied the decal as if it were a temporary tattoo for your body, by applying it face down to my nail, then adding a wet cotton ball to transfer it.

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If you’re interested in purchasing the marquise studs, Nail Stamp decals, or any other nail art supplies, head on over to Born Pretty Store, and don’t forget to use my coupon code to get 10% off your order!

Thanks for reading!

*Studs and decal provided for honest review

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Galactic Stripe Nail Art

The third and final product I received for review from Born Pretty Store were these holographic studs.

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I wasn’t 100% sure where I was going when I sat down to do my nails, but I knew that whatever I did, they would be fabulous because anything holographic is fabulous ;)

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For my non accent nails, I used LA Colors – Sea Siren. I then applied China Glaze – Cosmic Dust to half of my nail. Then, I applied one coat of China Glaze – Fairy Dust on top of Sea Siren. Finally, I drew a line between the two polishes using a black striper. The black I used for my accent nails was Nina Ultra Pro – Black. I applied the holographic studs using top coat.

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You can purchase these holographic studs at Born Pretty Store. While you’re there, be sure to check out their other nail art goods. You can also use my coupon code: CY5J61 to save some money on some already reasonably priced products!
Thanks for reading!

*Studs provided for honest review

Monochrome Bow Mix and Match Nail Art

The second product I received for review from Born Pretty Store were these 3D bows. I chose to use them with mix and match nails and I think they came out quite lovely.

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The bows have a slight curvature on the back, which helps it to stay on the nail better. They have just the right amount of bling for a manicure, with a rhinestone in the center of the bow.

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I used OPI – Alpine Snow for my white, Nina Ultra Pro – Black for the Black, and Essie – No Place Like Chrome for the silver. The silver glitter is from LA Colors. I stuck the bow on using nail glue.

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I went to my neighbor’s birthday party on Friday to do their nails and everyone loved my nails. And the best part was the bows lasted through all 12 manicures I gave! I’ll admit I was a little weary they wouldn’t last, but I’m so happy they did!

You can buy these 3D bows or any other nail art goods at Born Pretty Store. Don’t forget to use my coupon code: CY5J61.

Have a great week!!

*3D bows provided for honest review