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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Camo Nail Fail

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So about a month ago I received these Camouflage Water Decals from Born Pretty Store, I was so excited to try them out and even had a pretty good idea of what I was going to do with them. I gathered up all my supplies and got to work, I didn't get very far before I ran into an issue. I have used several water decals and they are usually very easy to use, these I just could not get them to work. I followed all the instructions, clean and polish the nails, remove film from decal, put it in water, apply to nail, soak up excess water, blow dry.

They would not adhere to my nails to save my life. First time I did it, I did have on base coat, so I took that off and tried again and it still did not work.

I would not recommend these particular decals, but their other decals have worked great for me. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make these work I would love to hear them :)

 As always if you do make a purchase from Born Pretty Store they do have free shipping and you can save 10% with the coupon code: SMBW10

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black & Yellow Stamping

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I really love how black and yellow look together so as soon as I received a bottle of Candy Color Fluoresent Polish and this really cool Cartoon Face Stamping Plate from Born Pretty Store I knew I wanted to use them together and do black stamping.

The stamping plate worked great! The etching was done really well on this plate, it allowed enough polish to settle in it so it was super easy to pick up on the stamper. I love all the cool designs on this plate and see myself using it a ton. Great investment for only $2.99

The polish, I did have a few issues with. For me it seemed a little on the thick side, nothing a little polish thinner wouldn't help, and it seemed to take a little longer than other nail polishes to dry. The wait was worth it though cause it is a really nice color. The wear time has been really good on this polish, I did them on Friday and here it is Wednesday and I have no chips at all, just a little tip wear. This polish is currently on sale for $3.46

I did get a little smudging of the lines, but that always seems to happen with me LOL I probably should have let the black dry a little bit longer before I added my top coat. And OMGosh, I should have done a better clean up job :/

As always Born Pretty offers free shipping on all orders and you can save an extra 10% with coupon code: SMBW10

I hope you all are doing well and I hope to get back in the swing of blogging when summer ends! Until then (and even after) you can keep up with me on Instagram!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Vincent Longo

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Today I want to share with you some beauty products that I got the chance to try out from Vincent Longo. These products were sent to me from BeautyStat.

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I am a sucker for great packaging! I really like the packaging for the Vincent Longo products, it is very sleek and sophisticated.

On to the products! I received a creme gel eyeliner in Felis Brown, lip and cheek stain in Baby Boo, silk velour lipstick in Mulberry and dew drip radiant blush in Sandalwood.

The Silk Velour Lipstick is amazing, it really had a velvety feel to it when I applied it to my lips. It glides on the lips effortlessly, it is also super pigmented, I was amazed at how rich and vibrant the color was. I like that it has a little sheen to the finish.  It did cause a little staining to my lips, but I guess in the long run that could be a good thing because your lips would always have a little bit of color to them.

As far as the lip products go, I am more of a lip stain kind of girl. The stain gave my lips just a hint of color and I was able to just apply some lipbalm over top of the stain to keep my lips moisturized throughout the day. One thing that I really like about this lip stain is, it is very buildable. If the first application does not give you enough color, just wait for it to dry and add another layer.

The creme gel eyeliner was probably my favorite product out of the 4 items I received. It is by far the creamiest eye liner I have ever owned, I just dipped the brush in and got a little bit of product on my brush and started to apply it to my upper lash line, it just glided right across leaving me a beautifully nice pigmented line. There was no dragging or tugging of the eyelid.

I also really liked the dew drop radiant blush, even though I'm not a big blush wearer. This left me with just a really nice naturally flush to my cheeks. It is a matte blush, but has subtle hints of of shimmer to give you a nice and subtle highlight.

I created a day time look using these products, minus the lipstick.

And then I pulled out the lipstick to take my look from daytime to nighttime!

Here is a rundown on the price of the products:
Creme Gel Eyeliner - $25
Lip and Cheek Stain - $24
Silk Velour Lipstick - $23
Dew Drop Radiant Blush - $30

Intrested in trying out some Vincent Longo products yourself? You can save 15% off any purchase now through Labor Day using the code: BSBUMP0

There are several other products on the website. What products would you most like to try? I would love to try the water proof eye pencil and some of the eye shadow trios.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review: Candie Chic Foot Soak

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Today I am reviewing a foot product that I am absolutely loving, it is the Moisturizing Foot Soak from Candie Chic! Candie Chic is a small business owned by Lauren, that specializes in creating products that will give you a luxury experience right at home.

Right away the first thing I noticed about the product was the packaging, I am a sucker for cute or creative packaging and this had it. It came wrapped in clear plastic the way a piece of candy is wrapped, I found that very cute and fitting since the name of the company is Candie Chic. The foot soak it's self comes in a nice plastic jar type container. Lauren currently offers the food soak in four scents: Tasty, Treat, Sweet Tooth and Indulgence. I got mine in the scent Sweet Tooth, it smells sweet with hints of Jasmine.

I have never used a foot soak before and was kind of skeptical about how putting a powder product in some water to make my feet feel soft and moisturized would work. I do not have one of those nice and fancy whirlpool type things to soak your feet in so I just got a small 'tub' from Walmart, big enough for my feet. I filled it up with warm water and sprinkled some of the foot soak in to it. Once the product hits the water it looks like smoke in the water, very cool looking effect, once the 'smoke' settled I stuck my feet in and relaxed! I left my feet in for about 10 or 15 minutes, by then the water had started to get cool on me. I took my feet out and patted them off with a towel and was very surprised at how soft and moisturized my feet felt, it was amazing! The felt like I had just slathered lotion all over them. I see myself using the at least once a week, especially during flip flop season, to keep my feet feeling soft and looking nice!

This awesome foot soak is already super affordable at only $8 a jar, but in exchange for a review Lauren is generously offering all my fabulous subscribers 40% off the moisturizing foot soak with the coupon code Beauty  Simply put in the code in the discount code box. Code expires on August 19, 2014
Head on over to the Candie Chic StoreEnvy Page to get your foot soak!

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