Monday, May 2, 2016

Last day of class!

YAY!
Okay that's a lie, the last day of class was the 28th, but I am free!
Also a lie. I have finals this week. Boo.

But I decided a bit of nail art using an awesome stamping plate from Lady Queen was in order.
This should brighten my finals week!

I have a Java final on Tuesday. I really kind of am terrible at Java, so I hope it goes well! On Thursday is my Calculus final. Eep! Let me tell you how prepared I am for that!
Well study study, right?


Click to zoom and see the neat patterns!
I'm in LOVE with this lace plate! I picked the (in my opinion) most intricate one. The little tiny circles are so delicate, and the polish even lifted in corners(like stamps do sometimes) and when I pressed it down it was like real lace. Or maybe I'm just being girlie!
The plate can be found here at Lady Queen, and I so do recommend it! The only downside to these bigger plates is - Okay, two downsides - they don't fit in my cute plate book, and they bend a bit easier, making it far more difficult to run the scrapper along it.
The super neat green is Venique Garter Your Attention. It sure does! The black is, you guessed it, Venique Dominating Thigh Highs. I used a gel topcoat for this(my freakin' new favorite!) and the combo was SUPER UV reactant! I gotta wear this into a club! Haha!

But no clubs for me yet. I have 4 days for that. Then the clubbing begins!
Lol, jk. I'm probably going to sit home and binge watch 30 Rock until next semester starts. Why am I taking summer classes? =(

If you want to snag this plate, or other awesome nail art accessories from Lady Queen, please use this coupon to save some dollars! =D


Thanks for reading! And good luck on all finals to anyone needing the luck. =3
♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Stamping Plate sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Venique polishes self-purchased.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Spring: Pretty Trees and Allergies

So I hate winter, and that's pretty understandable, right?
I loooove warm weather, so Spring is such a welcoming season for me. It's so pretty and there's flowers and good smells everywhere!! And sneezes!! I have super bad allergies in the spring, through the fall. So lame. However, I'll totally take it over the icky cold weather!
I can't be alone, right?

I got these neat water decals from Lady Queen, and I thought they were nice and Springy, so I felt they were fitting for the season.
The nail art accessories from Lady Queen are awesome! I get super cute manicures with little effort, and they look fabulous! =D



These decals remind me of a nice watercolor painting that I wish I could paint. Find them here at Lady Queen!
Turns out... I don't have any gold glitter. So lame. Aw well! I had a little golden yellow rhinestone to decorate an accent nail with.
I used Zoya Gie Gie as my pretty pink. It has such a delicate shimmer. I thought it was perfect to tag along with these decals and break up the green a bit more.

Use this coupon code at Lady Queen for some dollars off your purchase!
Thanks for reading, and happy warm days!
♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Water Decal accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya polishe self-purchased.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Grow Strong!

HeeyY!!!
Guess what?!
Game of Thrones is back woo! Season six premieres and I'm super stoked. I'm all for house Targaryen, but I got this cute rose bling from Lady Queen, so I sort of felt a rosey mani nail art was in order for House Tyrell of Highgarden!

But I kept my Targaryen colors. =3



Isn't that gold rose ridiculously blingy?! I feel like its a bit too much for a normal day, but when celebrating GoT, it's pretty much needed. I got it here from Lady Queen nail art supplies. I love this shop so much...
The colors I used was Gelish Hot Rod Red and Gelish Good Gossip. Of course Venique Dominating Thigh Highs as my trusty black stampy. It's almost gone =O The plate used here was Pueen 27.I freakin love lace stamps!

If you want to purchase anything from Lady Queen, please don't hesitate to save 15% with this coupon! =D
As always....thanks for reading and enjoy!
Now time for studying... and HBO!
♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Metal rose accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Gelish and Venique polishes self-purchased.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Spring is Coming!! =D

You guys, I am so excited for Spring to be on it's way!
I saw tulips popping up the other day which is so amazing and I'm pumped! =D
Those trees that have the super cute snowballs of flowers on them? That's what this mani reminds me of.
=3

These decals are from the Born Pretty Store. I kind of love them! At first I did the full art on all of the nails, but then it got kind of ruined, and of course there isn't enough for all again (sad day, right?!) so now you get some neat nail art. Which is better, anyway.
These decals are AMAZING!!! Applying them is so easy, even on the full nail. I want so many more!! Venique Wing Tip White is my go to white, and OPI DS Radiance is the nice silver chevron.

I'm so excited to get outside and not wear a jacket. I love warm weather.
Yay!

If you want these decals, please use my coupon code at Born Pretty! =D
♥Jo
Born Pretty Review.Water decal accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
  Venique and OPI polishes self-purchased.


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Watercolored Water decals


Hi all!!! I'm going to Wendover today. It's like a little town in Northwest Nevada. It's there so that, ya know, Utahns can gamble too.
I should have done blackjack nails for this day, but I have these neat looking decals to try out, soooo, here we are!!!




This water decal sheet is available from The Born Pretty Store. I think it will be fun for having a crazy Saturday night in Vegas Wendover. They remind me of a watercolor of some sort. Modern art, right? Or perhaps they are a tie dye thing. Naw, watercolor for sure! I'm holding my Venique Wing Tip White because I used it as the base, and wasn't sure if there was any transparency to this water decal. There's not!
This is hands down the BEST water decal I've ever used! There's no wrinkled, even across the whole nail, they dried fast, but stayed easily movable is I kept them wet.
I love them....

You should give them a shot from! Use my coupon code at Born Pretty to get some discounts!!!
=D

♥Jo
Born Pretty Review.Water decal accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
  Venique polish self-purchased.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Freindship Bracelet French Tip!

Hi all...
I haven't been so well in the last few weeks.
Bleh.

But here are nails, so it's okay!!!
Super short post, today!


 
=D Love!!!

This is a suuuper cute water decal sheet from The Born Pretty Store. I wasn't sure how to do a cute manicure with these, but I totally love the designs! They remind me of those little friendship bracelets I used to make when I was a kid!
I used my OPI Can't Let Go and Zoya Mira. The water decal was super easy to apply, and there are tons on the sheet to choose from!

I want to redo this manicure someday with a BFF. Dawwww... I love this sheet of decals, and I want to also do a full french manicure with it, not just a little accent.

Buy stuff from Born Pretty with my coupon code. =3

♥Jo
Born Pretty Review.Water decal accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya and OPI polishes self-purchased.

Monday, February 8, 2016

New boots are a cause of inspiration!

Hi guys!!! I'm off today and should absolutely be doing homework. But this is taking up my time instead, Which I think is perfectly okay, because I'll be doing homework like super soonish, kay??

Si got these little nail art accessories from Lady Queen, and wasn't sure exactly what to do with them. Then I got these super cute new boots from Amazon and was inspired.

Sometimes I think this little 'buckle' looks more like a Pilgrim hat than a nice decorative buckle, but that's okay. It's still super fashionable to wear buckles on hats, right!? This little accessory can be purchased right here through www.ladyqueen.com. They could probably be used with like making little paintings on your nails! Oh, now I want to do that and frame my work with them!!
I just simply applied it with a clear coat as a glue thing,and filled in the space with a clear gel from Sensationail so it was all neat and stuff. The colors used are Zoya Raven and China Glaze Recycle. I used a sponge to create the marbled mixed color effect. I super love these nails, and they matched my dark outfit today. Woo! I thought the matte coat on the accent was a nice touch.


Here is the boots. Awww, so cute. =D They are a little scuffed already, of course. I love the color so much!

If you want these, or many other nail art accessories and things, check out Lady Queen, and remember to use my coupon code for 15% off your order!!

Alright, Java and calculus time.
♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Metal frame accessory sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya and China Glaze polishes self-purchased.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Abstract Stripes - Water decal art

Wooow is what I can say about these decals! This is so neat and crazy! =D


I'm IN LOVE with these decals from Lady Queen! I love black and white nail art to begin with, and I extra love that this is really crazy with minimal effort. These full nail decals were actually easier to use than the previous posts decals. After application I applied my Seche Vite and the loose ends pulled right off again.
I'm not sure why these decals were easier to apply, but truly, they were so simply! This sheet aslo has enough that if you mess up a bit, you've got plenty more to go for. Also, being that black and white is such an easy color combo, you could so easily use this as simply an accent nail. =D
The white is a brand new bottle of Venique Wing Tip White. I've been needing this new bottle for so long, and treated myself to two. :3

If you want these decals, check them out with this link from www.ladyqueen.com. Kind of I love them. I want to keep them all of the time!!!

Use my coupon code for 15% off, though!


♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Water decals sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Venique polish self-purchased.

Almost 8-bit Decals

This title may be a tad misleading. =)
I say it because these water decals are all pixelly! But also aren't! From further away than just a few inches they look all marbled and awesome. Also blue and yellow are such cool colors together!

I wasn't sure at first if I much cared for them, but it turns out they are pretty neat. =)
These water decals are fun tip coverage decals, but I had a bit of a hard time getting them flat. I may have accidentally ruined two of them, hence the different directions I have going on here.
This is the link to these decals on Lady Queen. They have so many awesome little nail art and nail accessories. I have another decal coming soon! =D Hopefully they are going to be a bit easier in applying. The other think I wasn't too fond of, is that there are only 10 decals. Often, you will get a set of at least 12 in little guys like this, for you know, if you mess up like I did!
I used a super cute loose glitter from Sally called Punk Rock over a wet coat of Butter London Cheeky Chops. I love the texured glitter look. =3

So, the design is nice with these decals, so if you have a bit of patients and try really hard not to mess up, you can get a cute mani from these! Use my coupon code on www.ladyqueen.com to save 15%!!

 


Happy superbowl weekend! May your team win and stuff! I'll be watching because there are snacks at the party. Yup.
=D
♥Jo
Lady Queen Review. Water decals sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Butter London polish self-purchased.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Slytherin Inspired Snakies

This week started with me crying over a celebrity death. I've never done that before, but hearing the news of David Bowie, the Goblin King who played a HUGE role in my childhood (seriously, I think I could quote about 80% of that movie right here, right now, it's not even on. I had to have watched it at LEAST once a week for many years when I was little), brought me to tears. I promptly purchased Blackstar and have been listening to it all week! If you don't have it, and are a fan of his work, pick it up!

Later, I wanted to do these snakeskin-ish nails with some cool pattern stickers I got from the Born Pretty Store. I had been thinking Slytherin all along, and was sad to see I tossed my size-too-small Snape shirt. Boooo.
And then the news of Alan Rickman came out.
Now I was super sad about my Slytherin inspired nails! What is this, the year written by George R.R. Martin?!? (a stolen, possibly too-soon joke.)

Anyhow, snakey looking nails still happened. I was watching a documentary on abandoned/stray dogs in LA while I was doing it. Needless to say, tears were shed while this nail art was happening. =(
Also... sinus infection. Ugh.


Zoya Ray and Zoya Yara make up the pretty greens, and a mattecoat by Warpaint Beauty, a (discontinued, I believe) brand by Hot Topic. The cool holo(hollow, haha!) nail sticks, I think, were intended to be used on their own. And they certainly are pretty so I could have done that... But SNAKE! Not that this truly resembles snake skin, but eh. The inspiration was there.
These stickers are super easy to use, and as long as you pull them off correctly, they made a nice design! Pulling them off from tip first seemed best, and while still wet.

Get these,and super many other things from The Born Pretty Store and use my code for 10% off! =D


Sarah's lost her King...
God has lost her voice...
So long, and thanks for all the fish!
♥Jo
http://forestina-fotos.deviantart.com/art/RIP-David-Bowie-and-Alan-Rickman-584345094
BPS Review. Holo stickers sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya polishes self-purchased.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Holographic Foil Transfers! And another Frozen manicure...

Hi everyone! I have the worst cold. It's incredibly horrible and I hate it. =(
That only sort of stops me from having nice nails, though.
This was a super awesome idea, so I had to pick it up. I reviewed once before on nail foils, and I quite like them. I think they are innovative and fun, and I've seen some super neat things with them!
So I found this holo foil on the Born Pretty Store, and gave it another go!!


 I tried this on a purple color first, but had a hard time getting it to work, or get decent pics. Later, I was watching Once Upon A Time Season 4... And Elsa happened, so, these are inspired in part by Frozen! Bluueeeeeee.
The foil is number 43 from this selection. I found it was a bit difficult to transfer it onto larger nails (than the little pinky!) and get it to not look cracked. BUT! I still think it turned out pretty great. The Zoya is Kristen. I loooove this color. I forgot how much I did. I've certainly used it many times in the past, and again, it looks so Frozen! =D

If I were to get any others from this selection, I'd probably pick 167 or 160. They have a 'broken' look to the pattern anyway, so I imagine it would transfer just fine, and you wouln't notice anymore cracks as easily. Well, if I ever get them, I'll let you know!

If you want anything from The Born Pretty Store, feel free to save 10% and use my coupon code! =D



School started this week. The week I've been dreadfully ill... I've had to endure that, because if you miss the first classes, they can boot you for the waitlist and  I can't risk that. Here's hoping the end to this is near..
♥Jo
BPS Review. Holo foil sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
Zoya Kristen is self-purchased.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Let it snow, let it snow... Let it Go!!

Hello everyone!! It's been awfully snowy out here in the ole' SLC. So I thought a snowy cold manicure was in order. I'd like to try to enjoy the snow, but it's super hard when I crazy hate being cold!

I got to thinking... There is no 'too hot' temperature for me. It gets to like, 105F max in the summers here, and as exhausting and gross as that is, I think if you put it and freezing temperatures together to pick one, I would rather be hot. My body hurts when it shivers sooooo...
And none of this "take layers off, put layers on" Even if it's cold for just a short period of time... It's too cold.

Anyhow, rant over... NAILS!

 Texture so nice!!!



I got these super cute stickers from Born Prettty!! On the index finger I did NOT apply a topcoat over the sticker, whereas on the other two nails I did. I think I like it better without, although it's more likely to fall off faster. Win some, ya lose some. Overall, the stickers are wonderful. They peeled off the backing perfectly, and applied very smoothly. Love!

The blue is Jelep Margaret and the white is NOT Venique for once. =P The white is Julep Eileen. There is some glitters at the tips. That's a sponging of Sally Hansen Disco Ball. The chevron and ring finger start with Eileen, and then have some loose glitter sprinkled on top. Btw, I need a thousand more loose glitters. I LOVE the textured look without having to seek out a texture polish! However, it does flake off pretty easily, but at least it leaves behind a nice texture.

As always, don't forget to use my coupon code if you decide these stickers need to be in your life, or anything else from The Born Pretty Store!!


As the boyfriend said about this mani.. "Very merry, very Christmas." =D
Hope your holidays were super great!!!
♥Jo
BPS Review. Snowflake stickers sent for honest review. Please see my disclosure policy here.
All polishes and glitters were self-purchased.