***Products used in this post were provided for review. Hello lovely readers! I apologize for my very long and very unexpected break. There is a family situation eating up all of my time and energy, and blogging has been put on hold unfortunately. For the first time in my 29 years, I am experiencing constant stress and anxiety and I've learned that I do not handle it well. I am not taking care of myself at all, and the state of my nails reflect that so I apologize for them but I need to get this review done. I received these lovely Tribal Style Water Decals from The BornPretty Store to review a while ago. I was waiting until my nails were back in shape, but it doesn't seem like that is going to happen anytime soon so I figured I may as well try them out. These are the gorgeous water decals:
The instructions included are very clear and simple:
I started with 2 coats of SinfulColors Mint Apple. I then applied the water decals to my nails following the directions to the best of my ability. I topped it all off with Seche Vite and this was the end result:
These decals were super easy to use, I just followed the instructions and it was done in under a minute! The details on the bird did not come out clearly; I don't know if I did something wrong or if I got a bad batch. I tried 3 different times, and the bird came out like this every time. Even so, I love the look of these decals. I will definitely be trying out a full manicure if my nails ever grow out.
If you are thinking of getting some water decals, I would definitely recommend it. They are super easy to use and look great. If you are interested, here is a code that will get you a discount :)
Hello lovely readers! I recently came across the BornPretty Store as I was searching for water decals to try out. In case you are not aware, this is a pretty awesome site that sells a wide variety of items including nail art supplies (polish, stamping plates, water decals and sooo many more) and accessories. The prices are super affordable and they offer FREE shipping worldwide! Definitely check them out if you haven't already. They are currently holding a pretty awesome sale on water decals:
Hello lovely readers! Sorry for the long absence, but I've had several problems that have interfered with blogging. Instead of boring you with details, I'll show you some pretty nails. I saw this pin on Pinterest a while back and knew I had to try to recreate it. Mine isn't as gorgeous as the original, but I still like how they turned out:
I'm going to be honest and say I'm not 100% sure on the polishes I used, but I believe I used the following: I know I started with a coat of Sinful Colors Snow me White. Then I applied dots (as shown on the Pinterest pin) of the following polishes: I Need a Refresh-Mint, On a Trip and Candy-licious. These are all from the wet n wild megalast line. I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite. This was a fairly simple and quick mani and I will be trying a neon version soon.
Hey guys! I hope you are all doing great. I know we are all looking forward to this weekend and I hope you guys have a blast! As promised in my last post, I have a special treat for you guys. I'd like to introduce you to Janelle and her lovely blog beautysaurusxo. She is a really sweet person and she is just starting out, so please head on over to her page and check out her great manis! She has prepared a tutorial (the first ever on this blog!), so enjoy :)
First of all I would love to thank Simple Joy Of Polish for
having me as a guest blogger. She’s the sweetest! So for today’s blog I put
together a nail tutorial featuring one of my favorite hello kitty characters,
Pochacco. Let’s get started!
What you will need:
White thin design polish
Black thin design polish
Optional for chicky sidekick:
Orange thin polish
Start of with your favorite base coat|paint nails with purple polish (China glaze – Grape Pop)
Optional: I added a second coat of an iridescent shimmery
purple (Sinful Colors - Fiji)
Draw the head with white polish (Sinful Colors – Snow Me
Outline the head, draw ears, and 3 tiny lines for hair with
a black designer polish (CM - Black)
With a dotting took make the eyes & nose
Draw thin white lines in the ears to show the inside of
Pochaccos ears (Daisy - White)
Optional: Chickys! – Follow steps as Pochacco
Yellow: China Glaze -Lemon Fizz
Orange: CM – Orange
WAH-LAH! Here is the finished look!
I hope you guys enjoy this look.
Remember that the list above
is just what I used so you can use anything you have on hand, change the
background or draw one of Pochaccos other side kicks. Be creative!
I want to
thank Simple Joy of Polish for having me as a guest blogger again. I hope you
guys will come visit my page beautysaurusxo :)
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
Until next time; smile cause it good for
the soul! :)
Hi lovely people! I have a special treat coming your way very soon. I don't want to give too much away, but I will give a (not so small) clue: beautysaurusxo. So check out her page and be on the lookout for the special post!
On to today's post. Ever since I saw this post by Nouveau Cheap , I have been dying to get my hands on Chalk Dust, which is black and white glitter in a clear base. I had heard that these polishes were coming out in the US in July, so imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon this polish this past weekend in Walmart. What I found odd is that I could find no display and no other polishes in this collection. I just found this polish (which has been renamed Clearly Spotted) in the regular Maybelline display. Anyway, on to the pretty pictures:
Base coat: Seche Clear
Base color: Sinful Colors Grecian Sun (2 coats)
2 coats of Clearly Spotted
Top coat: Seche Vite (1 coat)
Isn't it gorgeous!?! I love it over this shade of blue, but cannot wait to try it over every other color I own! And then for fun, I added a coat of Essie Matte About You:
I cannot wait to get my grubby little hands on the other polishes from this collection!
My post for today is a bit different. I recently received the Something Blue VoxBox from Influenster. For those of you who have not heard of Influenster, it is an awesome program that sends you complimentary products for testing purposes if you qualify for the VoxBoxes
I was super excited to hear that I qualified for the Something Blue VoxBox and couldn't wait to share what I was sent for review:
$4.98 for a duo pack
"Kiss everEZlashes with Kiss Applicator allows for a perfect application every time! Coming in a variety of styles that are perfect for every day wear or formal evening events, they are a must-have." I have honestly never in my life worn fake eye lashes (they scare me a little lol), but these are so cute that I will have to try them out.
Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste
"Enjoy instantly whiter teeth with Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Toothpaste. Its propriety Bluverite technology creates the optical effect of instantly whiter teeth, with results that last for hours." I have used this toothpaste a couple of times already, and I have to say that I did notice a small difference in the appearance of my teeth. They look a bit brighter. The box also says that with continued use, the toothpaste could remove surface stains so I'm excited to see if that is true.
Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions
"Dr. Scholl's For Her Ball of Foot Cushions are engineered to prevent ball of foot pain in any women's shoe, so you don't have to sacrifice fashion for comfort. Their unique gel provides cushioning and absorbs shock, and slim design prevents feet from sliding forward and helps you avoid toe scrunch." These things are seriously awesome! I usually end up taking off my high heels after a couple of hours because I hate when my toes scrunch up; these cushions totally take care of that problem. I highly recommend these!
Q-Tips Precision Tips
"Made with pointed tips at both ends and 100 percent pure cotton, Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swabs are ideal for touching up eye liner, precisely applying concealer and perfecting manicure like a pro." I use these regularly for cleaning up my nail polish, so I was very happy to receive a couple of these.
Urgent Rx Fast Powders
"UrgentRx Fast Powders are credit card-sized packages of fast-acting flavored powder medication. No Water. No Waiting. Just Right-Now Relief." When I was 8, I was diagnosed with migraines as well as daily chronic headaches, and there aren't too many medications that work on my headaches. So I didn't have too much hope for this medication, but it totally eliminated my headache in under 30 minutes! I was very impressed. The flavor is very strong, but not unpleasant. I am definitely going to buy a couple more of these!
So there is everything I received from Influenster. Sorry for the long post, but there were a lot of goodies in that box. If you haven't already, go check out Influenster; it's completely free :)