Friday, November 13, 2015

Elegant Blue Flowers

Hello there again today! I have some more pretties brought to you by the Born Pretty Store!

I've only once ever used nail wraps, and I don't know why I don't every day because these things are awesome!
 These Elegant Blue Flower Wraps are so nice. I thought they were the perfect thing for just to pop on and go with a super Cute manicure!

 So it turns out, the wrap is transparent, and over the white backing is what I fell in love with, so I figured why not some Gelaze White on White to go under it? Gel is QUICKLY becoming my favorite thing, you guys.
The wraps applied so neat. They wrapped around the tips almost what you would call perfect, and it was very easy to trim up the cuticle line either with another fingernail, tiny scissors or tweezers. The wraps applied smoothly and without bubbles or flaws, and  they make my shorties look cute. =)

I think I would love to have more wraps in general, and very much recommend them. So, use my coupon code for the Born Pretty Store if you are also interested in some new super cute wraps!

Thanks for reading! I have some more gels coming up for swatching and art soon, because I can't get enough of them!

Elegant Blue Flowers wrap sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Gelaze was self purchased.

Red Lace

I am so in love with lacy patterns. I have sad little shorties but wanted them to be pretty. So other than a bit too think (eh...), I think these are nice.

I received these awesome stickers from the Born Pretty Store in style HBJY010. I kind of love them.

Sooo pretty!

They weren't the absolute best at being a full nail wrap, but I figured since I have shorties, why not? I had to black tip because they weren't quite long enough even for that. I stretched them a bit over the nail and they seemed to lay nice and flat(er). They weren't too hard to lift and reposition if needed, but not after I smoothed them out. If I moved them after that they lost some stick on my nails. Not too bad though! Perhaps when I have longer nails I'll do this again, but the black tip will be even longer! =D
This is Fuse Gelnamel Watt's Your Color? for the pretty red, and Venique Dominating Thigh Highs for the ole black. Would you believe I found like FIVE fuse gelnamels at Walmart in clearance for a DOLLAR each! Omg I was so pumped. Although I didn't buy the green one.. Ah well. One of them was the kit with lamp for only four dollars! Such luck!

Anyhow, these stickers are super fab. If you were interested in buying them, don't ever pay full price! Use my coupon code to get 10% off!!

Much love, and thanks for reading!

Black Lace Stickers sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Fuse and Venique were self purchased.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Madam Glam Endless Night

Told you I had one more Madam Glam to show you. =) 

Madam Glam Endless Night is a SUPER dark blue. An endless night, one might say. It looks black. Guys, it's not black! The bottle has a tiiiiny bit of blue going on in it (especially in the middle ridge if you use a color picker tool on your photo edit program haha) The formula is very nice, and one coat is just a but bluer. Still super dark though. This here is 2 coats.

I know you don't believe me, you think it's black. WELL. Here's another:
 Zoya Blu is on the bottom of this one, with Endless Night gradient on top, and why not, an Endless Night stamp using BM 203 . Told you it wasn't black! =D This bottle still shows pretty stinking black, but slightly more blue, yes? Angle of the light hitting the bottle. I couldn't get them quite the same. Aw well.
This color seems very versatile. I love that the gradient and stamps are a nice royal blue.

Overall, I would love to have more of these polishes.The formula is easy to apply, it stamps super awesome, and is so pretty.

Thanks for reading, and, if you were interested in purchasing any lovely Madam Glam products, don't forget to use my code, jo30, to save 30% off! Click here for the website!

Madam Glam Endless Night sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya Blu and BM 203 were self purchased.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Madam Glam has awesome gels!

Hi all!
Recently, I acquired a couple of Madam Glam gels polishes! I love gel. Like, so much! I've been wanting to post this review for some time, but I've had 2 exams this past week. Oh boy, school.

Madam Glam has a lot of beautiful colors or gel, as well as some ridiculously awesome Chameleon Gels. Yes, a thermal gel! And it works super awesome! My nails are changing color all day long with this stuff!

Enough chits, here are pictures!

This is Madam Glam Girls Night Out Chameleon Gel. Is this not AMAZING?! I was having so much fun playing with hot and cold temps (lights, cold windows, cold glasses, hot mugs, etc) too see this super fun effect. I Maaaayyyy have very well found my new favorite nail polish EVER with this gel. =D This formula was the absolute perfect consistency. the cuticle line was perfect without really trying. Love.

Here is Madam Glam Princess Jasmine Chameleon Gel. The color change on this one is quite a bit more subtle than the other, but it's still so fun! Chunky glitters usually aren't my thing, but let's be fair, they are much more awesome when they change color! This formula was just slightly too thick for my liking. I believe that caused the color change to be more...'splotchy'? But the effect produced is still lovely.

Overall, I think the Chameleon Gels are super awesome! Thermal polish has always been a fun thing to have, but now having thermal gels is even cooler!! Both cured with a rubbery matte finish, so I popped on a nice gel topcoat for ultimate shine and awesomeness.

This is just one of their regular, albeit beautiful, gels. Madam Glam Sparkly Autumn is so pretty! I have the hardest time taking photos of shimmer finish polishes, and even more so when they are duochrome! However, I do believe these pictures accurately depict the color morph in different lighting and angles. You'll mostly see the nice purple o the right, but catch your nails in the right angle, and this super cool green, copper, orangey color pops out. I love it. It's on my toes right now! =D This has a clear gel topcoat on it.

Having tried these neato gels, I can safely say I kind of love Madam Glam, and recommend these gels (especially the Chameleon!) to anybody! Got a lamp? Get these gels! Don't have a lamp? That's ok, they sell that too. =)

If you are interested in purchasing anything from Madam Glam, be sure to save some dollars, yeah!? Use my coupon code, jo30, and link to save 30% off your order. =D

I have another Madam Glam polish to show you... Next time!!
Thanks for reading!
Madam Glam gel polish and Chameleon Gels were sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Gold n' Gradient

Hi all!
Wooo, I've been busy. School takes a lot of time!
Today I have a couple of fun things to show you from Born Pretty Store!
I've actually got even more fun stuff coming your way from BPS. All in good time.

We'll start with these cute awesome gold heartbeat stickers. OMG so cute! The chevrons make me so happy. =D

The sticker applied perfectly. I was able to remove and reposition it fairly easily, as long as the nail was perfectly dry an I hadn't pressed the sticker down tooo mcuh yet. The middle finger does have some fairly visible lines of the sticker. Not in the image, though! And, you know, not to anyone but me. So I think it's perfectly fine. I love these stickers and should probable get more because I WILL run out!

So as you can see with this mani, I've got a nice gradient going on. This gradient is Zoya Neely and Venique Wing Tip White (which is like... GONE! Oh no!).
Generally gradients are suuuper messy, but yet another fancy product from BPS fixes that RIGHT up! I've seen plenty of people use similar products, so I was very excited to get this for myself. The white peel off liquid tape / peel off baseboat! If you were thinking of getting this, DO! It was so great to easily clean up leftovers from gradient. Water marbles, here I come(again!)!

 Left is before gradient (eww, smudge =P) Right is after. you can see the Neeley up on the tape.

I HIGHLY recommend putting lotion, or oil or something nice like that on your skin and rubbing it in before using this tape. It comes off so much easier that way. Just be sure it's off of your nail for polish! I also recommend a nice thick coat for easy removal.

And of course, if you want any of these BPS products, don't pay full price! Use my coupon code. =)

Thanks for reading, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

I'm sorry this isn't a festive look, but it's nice to have a break from all the festivities, right? =D

The heartbeat stickers and white liquid tape were sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya Neely and Venique Wing Tip White were self-purchased.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Great day for a wedding!

Hi friends! One of my very best friends of 10+ years got married today! HOW yay for her!!! =D
So, naturally, I had to have nails to match everything. =)

Her colors were purple and yellow. I almost bought a yellow dress and did yellow nails, but then I remembered purple is my fave color. Oh yeah.

So please enjoy these nails and this beautiful bride and her lovely bridesmaids. We've all known each other as long as I can remember. Such a happy day. :)


And now the nails. =D

The base is China Glaze Evening Seduction with a subtle gradient of OPI Skating on Thin Iceland and a less subtle Zoya Neeka. Purple. =)
My silly index nail so much smaller in width, Haha. I love it. =)

Happy wedding, Himi!!!! ♥♥♥ 

All for now! As always, thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Subtle Stamping

Hi friends! I just got brand new stamping plates! Well, new to me! They are the Pueen 2013 collection =P
I LOVED a really neat 'gradient' block effect on one of them, so I gave it a shot. I just picked the wrong colors is all! IRL, it looks pretty neat, and HEAVILY depends on lighting if you can see the stamping, or any red for that matter. No gradient look, but I used the wrong side of the image for that. Aw well.
Please enjoy! =D

Julep Caroline and Pueen48 for the irregular checker stamping. I kind of LOVE this color. omg. I wanted the black stamp to show up more so badly, but I knew what I was getting into. =P