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

Delicate Water Drop Nail Art

Hey everyone! I recently received some products from Born Pretty Store for review, and today I have their colorful half water drop rhinestones.

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I used them in a simple and delicate way this time. I also added some blue micro beads around them to accentuate it. I received a lot of compliments on them throughout the week.

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I used a frech base of OPI – So Many Clowns…So Little Time. I then used Rimmel London – French White Tip Nail Tip Liner to create my french tip manicure. For the base of my rhinestones, I used China Glaze – Kinetic Candy, and topped all of my nails off with China Glaze – Fairy Dust. I stuck on the rhinestones and micro beads using an old, slow drying top coat.

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I really like the water drop rhinestones because they aren’t your average round rhinestone.  I also like that they’re pastel because I don’t have any pastel rhinestones, either.

You can purchase these rhinestones at Born Pretty Store. Be sure to use my coupon code (CY5J61) for them or any other nail art product!

Thanks for reading!

*Rhinestones provided for honest review

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Seashell Nail Art

I didn’t realize how behind on posts I was until I uploaded my pictures and saw I still had St. Patrick’s Day nails on my SD card! I’m also really behind on reading blogs as well.

Today’s nails were centered around some products I received for review from KKCenterHK (More on that later :) ).

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For the mint green, I used Revlon – Mint, and the pale pink is OPI – I Love Applause. The gold is OPI – Goldeneye. I used gold striping tape on my pinky. The lace pattern on my ring finger was made using a small design brush from KKCenterHK. I took some inspiration from these nails by Lexi Martone.The seashell stud is also from KKCenterHK.

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I’ve received a lot of compliments on these nails this week. One friend wants the lace design for her prom nails, and most everyone wants the seashell studs.

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I was sent these seashell studs from KKCenterHK. I got 4.5 mm in gold, however they also have silver and size 2.5 mm. The amount of compliments I received on them was tremendous!

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The brush I was sent was absolutely perfect for the lace design. It has a very fine point to it. Unfortunately, while doing a client’s nails, I went to wipe it clean, and all of the bristles came out completely. Luckily, I added a tiny bit of nail glue to it and stuck it back in. It works just as fine now as it did before. Actually, I think it is more stable now since I know it has such a strong adhesive bond keeping it together.

If you’d like to order the studs, brush, or any other nail art supplies, use my coupon code (nailtreasures) on KKCenterHK to get 10% off your order!!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

St. Patrick's Jems Nail Art

Let me first start off by saying I’m sorry for the lack posts. There are things on my do to list with a lot higher of priority. Hopefully I’ll be able to knock them all off by the end of next month!

Today’s nails are those of my client’s. She wanted some fun St. Patrick’s nails and I think I delivered.

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All of the polish used was Shellac gel polish. Unfortunately, I don’t know the names because the polish is my school’s and I forgot to read the names.

I used a combination of iridescent green glitter and opaque gold glitter to create a glitter gradient. I placed yellow/orange rhinestones towards the cuticle, and used two coats of gel top coat to secure them. Her ring fingers are simple shamrocks :)

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She was very pleased with them, therefore I was pleased. Prior to seeing me, she was never into nail art, and now she always has an idea in mind before our appointments! I’ve got to say that it’s pretty cool having converted someone into a nail art fanatic!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!