Friday, September 12, 2014

Cute Forest Animals Nail Art + Review - Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Hello dear readers!

Today I'm posting a manicure I had on a few weeks ago...

This is my second time trying water decals for Born Pretty Store and this is the result. I will add more details on what I did for this manicure, so keep reading ;)

I started with 2 coats of OPI Glints of Glinda as my base.

To add some dimension to the nail art, I stamped random dots pattern using various pastel colors from the Sally Hansen Insta-dri line. They work beautifully for stamping ;)

Now starts the fun part, using the decals.
You can find these decals at Born Pretty Store through this link.
*Don't forget to use my 10% off coupon code: FDB10

I cut all the designs that I found cute for my manicure...

Put the cut out design on tap water for 15 secs.

Take it out, blot some of the water and slide the decal, proceed to put it on your nail.

I find that putting the decals on top of a nail polish base that's slightly fresh, yet dry to the touch, makes it easier to apply. Apply all the designs and arrange them to your liking. After that, use clear topcoat to protect your nail art.

I really liked these decals as they have lots of designs for long nails like mine. Or if you have short nails, then you'll have lots of decals that will last for many manicures ;) They are fun and easy to use.
*This product was sent for me for review purposes.

What do you think of this nail art? 
I think the designs look like cute animals out of a children's book.

Monday, September 8, 2014

OPI - The Sky's my Limit

Hello dear readers!

I'm back with swatches of OPI - The Sky's the Limit. This nail polish is part of OPI's collaboration with Ford Mustang which celebrates its 50th anniversary.
(I wont comment more on that because I am pretty much clueless about cars, etc...I wish I was, but I'm not -_-).

This is the only shade that I picked from this collection because honestly, it was the only one that caught my attention. It is sparkly and the color finish is very interesting...I'll elaborate more on that below...

The Sky's my Limit is a shimmery blue with metallic finish. It also has a fine gold and green shimmer that shows at certain light but not easy to capture in photograph.

Now, here's the gold/green shimmer I was talking about.
It gives this nail polish such a summer, beach-y flair to it...

...and this is why I stamped some scales to it, reminds me of a mermaid's tail.

Did you  like OPI Mustang collection? Which one did you choose/ would have picked?

♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Twin Nails with Stamping Queen: Leadlight & Floral

Hello dear readers!

Last weekend, my fellow nail blogger, Stamping Queen and I planned a twin manicure which would feature the now famous technique among nail stampers: Leadlight. I must say this is the 1st time I was going to try it and I was not sure how it was going to come out.

Here is what we did....More pics and details below ;)

I used Ulta - Snow White as the base for this manicure

Mariana from Stamping Queen blog suggested me that we used Cheeky plate CH44. At first she said we used the upper floral pattern but I told her that I liked the pattern below it. My nails are longer as you see, and the design I used was better for double-stamping without the design looking chopped off.

Now comes the fun part... for the leadlight technique you have to use jelly finish colors and paint on top of the stamped designs. OPI Tints or Mia Secret tints are perfect  for it. In my case, I used a mix of colors from the Mia Secret tints to make pink, purple, blue and yellow. You can use a dotting tool for more accuracy when applying the colors.

After you apply the tints, let dry a bit and add a coat of fast dry topcoat.

Muchísimas gracias Mariana, me divertí mucho haciendo este nail art contigo. Aunque estemos a muchos kilómetros de distancia, fue muy lindo que hayamos podido colaborar en esta manicura ;)
Thank you so much Mariana, I had so much fun doing this nail art with you. We are miles and miles apart but still it's nice we could still do this collaboration ;)

*Visit Stamping Queen blog here or follow her Instagram account @Stampingqueenblog
It is mostly in Spanish but nail art works don't need translation ;)

What do you think of this nail art?

♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥

Monday, July 21, 2014

Henna Tattoo Inspired Nail Art

Hello dear readers!

Today I have a nail art inspired on henna tattoo designs.

I've seen many pictures on henna designs done on Indian women for weddings. I think it is such beautiful and intricate work which is done by hand...I am left in awe every time I see those works of art.

Here's my stamping inspired on those designs...

I started by applying a nude tone nail polish by The Face Shop.

Then, I stamped designs from my BuNa B plate.
I used Sally Hansen Insta-dri - Cinna-Snap as the stamping polish.

I think I should have used a color that was more brown, but anyway...

What do you think of this nail art?

♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

OPI - Today I accomplished Zero - Swatches and Review

Hello dear readers!

Today, I dedicate a post to show you swatches of  Today I Accomplished Zero by OPI,

This nail polish is is part of the Coca Cola Collection, and this specific color represents Coca Cola Zero.
I've been drooling over this one since I saw the press release pictures and the moment I saw it in store, I grabbed it and then to the counter. I remember looking at the other colors from the collection and explaining my boyfriend what each color represented...I just get excited when there's a color or collection that I like so much.


As you can see, it is a black base, with pink glitter. 
It totally represents Coca Cola and the effervescence of the drink.
Formula-wise it was a bit sheer because it is a jelly base, but 2 generous coats were enough for opacity.
I love glitter nail polishes but they are such a pain to remove... It is nice having sparkly nails, but then comes the dreaded moment of removal...sigh :/

Do you like/own this nail polish?
Which one is your favorite from this collection?

♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥
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