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!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Betty Boop Nail Art + KKCenterHK Review

This week’s nail art was inspired by Betty Boop. A week or so ago I was talking to one of my teachers about nail ideas and she mentioned Betty Boop. I decided to attempt the idea.
The pictures in this post are a little on the ugly side. The lighting was terrible when I went to take the photos.
For the non accent nails, I used Nicole By OPI – Challenge Red-y with two coats of New York Color – Broadway Burgundy Frost for a bit of red shimmer. I then added square gold studs to all of my non accent nails. My two ring fingers consist of a base of Funky Fingers – Down to Earth topped with Sally Hansen – Set the Stage. I freehanded Betty and Pudgy. To fill the empty space with Pudgy, I added a star gold stud.
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I was also sent this triangle dish by KKCenterHK for a review. I initially thought I would use it for glitter, but found that it works wonderful for studs that come in little bags.
The problem with the studs you buy in bags is that when you shake some out to use, they tend to get everywhere and you have to chase them around!
To combat that problem, I poured my studs into this triangle dish and was able to easily maintain and use my studs. However, when you pour out the studs, the majority of them like to face down. However, using this dish, I found that once you used all of the face up studs, you could easily pick up the dish and hit it lightly against your table, and more studs turn upwards. Easy as that!
Cleanup is a breeze too! Because of the triangle design, you can easily pour the studs (or whatever else is in the dish) back into it’s packaging!
I don’t normally rave about every new thing I get, but I absolutely LOVE this product! It’s so simple, but incredibly helpful! It’s the simple things in life!
If you’d like to purchase this triangle rhinestone placement dish (which I totally think you should!) for a whopping (kidding- more like incredibly low price) $1.35 USD, head over to KKCenterHK! You can even save 10% with my coupon code: nailtreasures
Thanks for reading!!
*Triangle dish sent for honest review. I am not being paid to make this post.

Polka Dots and Bow Mix and Match + KKCenterHK Review

Today’s post is a week overdue, but that just means there will be two posts this week :)
I was sent a bubble nail foil for review purposes by KKCenterHK, and used it in today’s (last week’s) nail art.
I used Nina Ultra Pro – Black for the black polish. The white nail polish is OPI – Alpine Snow. I created the holographic polka-hexagons using Sephora by OPI – Beam Me Up Hottie! and for the base of my ring finger and thumb, I used Essie – No Place Like Chrome. I then the bubble foil and foil glue to add on the holographic foil. The bow was made out of clear acrylic and pink glitter.
As you can see, the top coat completely ruined the holographic goodness of the foil, and crinkled it a lot. I think if you were interested in using it, skip the top coat.
If you’d like to purchase this nail foil or any other nail art supplies, head on over to KKCenterHK and use my coupon code (nailtreasures) to get 10% off of your order!
Have a great week :)
*Foil and nail glue sent for honest review. I am not being paid for this post.