Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review: Creative French Tip Nail Guides

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Today I have another great product from the Born Pretty Store to share with you! It's their creative french tip nail guides, these come in two styles and they are only $1.58 each. I chose style #2

I do not have nails that are quite long enough to do french manicures with, so I decided I would use these in the same manner I would striping tape.

I used China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes for my base color, applied the french tip sticker and painted over all that with a black cream. I liked the way it came out and I love the bright pink with the black, one of my favorite color combinations!

These nail guides are super sticky so you have to be 100% sure that your nail polish is completely dry before applying them or you will pull your polish off. For me these worked really well, I did not have any areas where the polish seeped under the guide and as long as my polish was completely dry they did not pull my polish off.

Another super quick post! Today is my day off and they Hubby and I are planning on going out to do a little shopping :) Hope you all are having a fantastic day! Don't forget you can save 10% off your entire order from Born Pretty Store by using code: SMBW10

Monday, April 20, 2015

Update: Broadway Nails Gel Strong Ultra Violet

I'm a few days late on getting this up, but I did want to update y'all on the wear time of the Broadway Nails Gel Strong Polish.

I applied this polish on the 14th and I took this photo on the 18th. So about 5 days of wear, I'm thinking not too bad, because usually after about 2 days my nails are chipped bad. This only chipped in the areas where my nails were peeling, mostly on my thumb, other than that I only got tip wear for the most part.

Very happy with the wear time on this polish, but still kinda bummed about the drying time. I do think I will try another color and see if the drying time is any different with it.

Super short post, going to go enjoy the rest of my day off :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Broadway Nails Ultra Violet

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I missed my Monday posting this week, oops, it was my day off and I spent it running errands and cleaning house. So I'm here with a Tuesday post! Today I'm showing y'all a new to me nail polish, I spotted these at work and I had to give them a try, it's Broadway Nails Gel Strong in Ultra Violet. I think this color could have been named something else because it is definitely not ultra violet, more like Loving Lilac or something to that effect.

Fairly inexpensive polish, $2, went on smoothly, but dried super slow. I should have used 3 coats, but after sitting and waiting about 20 minutes for the first two coats to dry, I was over it. The color is very pretty, as I mentioned above it is a lilac color with pinkish/gold shimmer.

Today I'll see how well it holds up when I go into work, I'll update on Friday!

Hope you all have a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

China Glaze Flirty Tankini

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Today's post is going to be short and sweet, I've got a migraine and I have to work this afternoon. Today I have China Glaze Flirty Tankini from the Summer 2012 Neons Collection.

I am in love with this color and it would look fabulous on any one that has a tan. Beautiful neon coral with a little bit of shimmer, you really have to look for it. I added a very thin coat of Salon Perfects Cosmic Dust to give it a little more shimmer, however my camera did not want to work well with picking up the amazing shimmery glittery goodness that Cosmic Dust offers. Also in person this polish is so much brighter. More like the last photo ;)

It's a neon so it dries semi matte and man does it chip easily, painted them on Wednesday went to work on Thursday and my mani was ruined before I even got off work :(

See short and sweet! Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Color Club Bell Bottom Babe

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Hi Y'all! So I've missed a few days of blogging, I've been working 5 days a week and I had Monday off so I left straight from work Sunday night and drove 2 hours to spend Monday with my family then drove back home that afternoon and headed back to work on Tuesday! I'm off today though and I want to share a new polish with you!

Towards the end of last month Lizzy, from Lizzy's Place, blogged about Color Club's Bell Bottom Babe and when I seen it, I had to have it and I was able to find it on Amazon. It has to be one of the prettiest polishes I've seen in a while. It is a shade of blue with a ton of pink/fuchsia/magenta iridescent shimmer!

Please do not pay attention to my cuticles, work has been rough on them LOL.

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 photo Color Club Bell Bottom Babe shimmer Swatch Small Budget Beauty_zpsm0dii4nz.jpg

Isn't she just gorgeous?!?!?!?! Both swatches are 3 coats of Bell Bottom Babe with no undies, I could have probably gotten away with 2 coats, but 3 looks a lot better. Bell Bottom Babe is from the Poptastic Collection.

Friday I plan on being back with a China Glaze polish, not sure which one as I've ordered 5 from Amazon and 3 of them have already arrived. I'm thinking possibly Flirty Tankini ;)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sinful Colors Thimbleberry

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Happy first day of April, I swear I feel like March just began and now it's gone! Anywho, today I have a springy nail look for you using Thimbleberry from Sinful Colors and some stamping plates from Born Pretty Store.

Let's take a closer look at the products I used; As mentioned above Thimbleberry from Sinful Colors, Black Heart from Sally Hansen, Iceberg from Avon's Gel Finish line, Born Pretty stamping plate BP-54, how cute are those little owls, and BP-50 I originally chose this plate because I really liked the heart pattern. You'll see below I used neither one of those images for this nail look.

When I was deciding what image(s) I wanted to use from these plates the flower in the center of BP-54 kept jumping out at me so I went with that one and attempted to make decals out of it. It worked really well, it was just very time consuming and the decal ended up being to big for my ring finger, but worked perfectly on my thumb. Next time I know to use a smaller image for decals! Once I got my flower decals made I found myself being drawn to the BP-50 plate by the leafy image on the top left, I thought leaves would tie in good with flowers, so I just went for it.

I'm quite please with the way it all came out, even the little hiccup I had with the decal being to big for my finger. I had thought about adding some Salon Perfect Cosmic Dust, but I didn't want to go overboard LOL

Have you ever made homemade decals from nail stamping plates?

The plates I used in this nail look are currently $2.99 on Born Pretty's website, you can save an additional 10% by using coupon code: SMBW10

Update on my job, I'm still loving it! It's more responsibility than I've ever had at a job and I was just kinda thrown into it. The last person that held that position said it took them 3 months before they were closing the store on their own, and I've only been there just a little over a week and was left to close the store on my own last night. I didn't have any major issues, so I'm gonna say it went pretty well ;) It helps to have such nice and helpful co-workers though!

Hope you all enjoy your day! Hope you are having some great spring weather!

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