Friday, October 17, 2014

Born Pretty Store Colorful Rhinestones Nail Art!

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I have another Born Pretty Store item to review for you today! Y'all ready for some rhinestones nail art??

This post is all about Item #16102 or the Colorful Rhinestone Different Shapes Nail Art Decoration For DIY if you want an easier name to refer to this product by :-)

This wheel has 11 different shapes and colors: oval, flower, skinny rectangles, butterflies, hearts, crescent moons, tear drops, squares, stars, and more! I used the skinny diamond colored rectangles for my design! 

I used Bonita Rembrandt's Muse as my base and applied the studs one at a time after applying a top coat for them to adhere to. I ended up with this little chain mail situation. At least, that's what I think it looks like!


As I mentioned with the previous rhinestone post, this isn't an every day look, at least not for me. But it is fun and these rhinestones are easy to apply and definitely add some drama to your nail look! 

I do have a 10% off coupon code FEL91 on any item on the BPS.com store so definitely check that out! 




Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Born Pretty Store Black Flat Nail Rhinestones

Hey guys!

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I have another Born Pretty Store item to review for you today! Y'all ready for some rhinestone nail art??

This post is all about Item #16103 or the Black Flat-back Round Rhinestone Nail Art Decoration if you want an easier name to refer to this product by :-) 

I used Bonita Rembrandt's Muse as my base color and applied one rhinestone to the top of each nail bed, after applying a coat of top coat so the rhinestones had something to stick to. After applying each rhinestone, I sealed everything with a top coat. 





These are very fun studs/stones for nail art. I can't see me wearing these for an everyday thing, as they did stick up quite a bit but for a special look or occasion, these black rhinestones are very fun! 

I do have a 10% off coupon code FEL91 on any item on the BPS.com store so definitely check that out! 




Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers

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I have some Born Pretty Store items to share with you! Yay for easy nail art!

I'm going to start with these Silver Hollowed Out 3D Decoration. I got a little excited about the stickers and remembered to photograph the package after I already used them. Whoops!

I used some nail art tweezers to remove the sticker from the packaging and placed the design on my nail. My nails were completely dry and a top coat had been applied. I also applied another coat of top coat to help seal the stickers to the nail.



These were super cute and easy to apply. However, they peeled up almost immediately. I haven't had the opportunity to try these again, without the first layer of top coat. I am hoping that will fix the peeling up problem.

Don't forget to use coupon code FEL91 on any www.bornprettystore.com purchase to save 10%



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ColourPop Eyeshadow Swatches!

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If you are into makeup at all, you might have seen ColourPop cosmetics appearing just about everywhere in  your social media feeds. I first heard of them through Coffee Break with Dani on YouTube and well, I just had to try them. Let's just say... the obsession is real!

There are 54 single eyeshadow colors and several 4 piece sets which I believe contain some exclusive shades. They also just released 32 lippies and lip pencils! Eeek!! I seriously want all of them!! Well maybe not the blue or green lippies. I don't think I could pull that look off :-p

Anyway, I have swatches of 13 eyeshadows for you to scope out today and you can see them in action in this video!

Each swatch is one swipe with no primer!

From Right to left:
Sequin, Get Lucky, So Quiche, I <3 This


R-L:
Envy, Cricket, Dare, On The Rocks, (and Sequin)

Top row:
Deck, Hammered
Chipper, Ibiza, and Pop Rocks

I am completely in love with these eyeshadows! They are pigmented, fun, AFFORDABLE, and just really delightful! Get you some ColourPop and tell them I sent you! Actually, they probably don't care, but you can if you like, haha!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, October 13, 2014

Orly Smoky for Fall 2014

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I have the Fall 2014 Orly Smoky Collection to share with you today! Whoo!

Smoked Out with Edgy accent nail. This was two coats of each and omg these colors are gorgeous. I absolutely love them together!



Highlight was a little bit thin, but it still covered nicely in two coats. It was a bit sheer on the first coat. This is a great putty color for fall glitters!



Brush It On is a gold/orange/copper/pink shifting topper. This was one coat over Blend. It's very sheer so definitely needs to be layered.



Blend is a dusky purple gray color. Two coats. Very soft and pretty for fall!



Darkest Shadow is a blackened red with brown and orange glitters and shimmers. I really love this blurry picture, lol! I used two coats.


I don't know about you, but (I'm feeling 22! Just kidding.) I'm loving Orly's collections this year! I am super impressed with the continuity and I really enjoy the themes! Go Orly!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Best Twin Nails with The Little Canvas!

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It's that time again!! Time for BTN with The Little Canvas!

This time, we decided to do something seasonal and do some fall nails. Alaina found this image, which unfortunately doesn't have anyone to credit or link back to any site. Whyyy?? This is why people should watermark their pictures, lol.

I used OPI MBSW, Zoya Pippa, Arizona, and Maura and for the trees CND Blackjack, because I don't own another plain black polish. How is this possible?!?

I started with two coats of the most perfect white ever (PLEASE BRING IT BACK, OPI!) of My Boyfriend Scales Walls then sponged on Zoya Pippa, Arizona, Maura and then a bit more Pippa on top.




You guys.... what? How? I can't even draw a skinny straight line?! Sigh. Alaina was very nice and said "they're just old oak trees!" and my roommate said "....maybe you should drink a glass of wine when you paint your nails!" LOLOLOL!! Sigh. Someday, I will be able to draw skinny straight lines. Maybe I should invest in acrylic paints for occasions such as this!

Obviously you have to go see Alaina's nails because they are one thousand times better than mine. Womp womp! LOL

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, October 10, 2014

Black Dahlia Lacquer Swatches and Review!

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I have two polishes from a brand new indie line to share with you today!

Black Dahlia Lacquer is a mother and daughter duo who recently released 3 collections: The Essentials Collection, Hanging on to Summer Collection, and the Fall 2014 Collection.

The bottles are very different from any bottle I've seen and their 'minis' are 8 ml oz, compared to average mini size of 5 ml oz. Full sized bottles are 14 ml.

The colors I was sent are both from the Fall 2014 collection. The formula on both polishes was good, thick enough but not goopy.

Japanese Painted Fern is a brown-tinged gray shimmer with purple flecks. The shimmer wasn't as evident on the nail except in certain lighting. This was 3 coats.


With flash.


Silver Willow is a silver blue holo with added violet shimmer. This was two coats. The bump on my index nail is on my nail, not the polish! Unfortunately the sun wasn't cooperating when I was swatching these so I had to use flash for the 'sun' shot.


With flash.

I really liked both of these polishes and have already ordered once from Black Dahlia and I see another order in the future, heehee!

You can purchase Black Dahlia lacquer here.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda