Thursday, 30 April 2015

Grey-dient!

I LOVE grey polish, so I made a grey-dient (ahaha geddit?) with my two favourite grey cremes - Sea Siren Sea Fog and China Glaze Recycle. If you don't own either of these, you need to fix that!

It needed something more, so I added two thin coats of Miss Ashleigh Lets Clown Around on top and I adore the combo! The colours pop so well over the gradient.

Another quickie post, and I apologise for that, but I promise better content is coming soon!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Illamasqua Creator!

I popped by my local Illamasqua a while ago and bought this gorgeous polish home with me. Creator is a black based polish with a crazy amount of silver glitter and scattered holo glitter throughout.

It covers perfectly in 2 coats and is smooth with just one coat of top coat. I'm betting this would make a perfect base for a galaxy mani, I plan to test that theory soon!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Born Pretty Store Nail Foil!

I am pretty new to the world of foils, and thankfully before Christmas, I won a huge pack of them so I got to learn to use them before I got this amazing foil from Born Pretty Store

First of all, OH MY WORD THIS IS A HUGE BIT OF FOIL. HUGE. I took a (bad, phone) picture of it compared to one of my other foils and oh boy, it could eat a normal sized foil and still be hungry!

I have to admit, I have actually already gone through about two thirds of it! I love it so much! 

To show it off, I put it over Nfu-Oh #61, so even if there are gaps, theres still holo goodness underneath! 

SO. MUCH. HOLO. I liiiiiiiive. I also uploaded a video to my instagram showing it off more!

As with all foils, they are a little fiddly. This particular foil does not come with glue included, but I do highly suggest getting some. But, if you get the glue perfectly dry and tacky enough, you can easily do full coverage over your nails with it.
 
If you're keen to try them, or anything else Born Pretty Store has on offer, please, use my code AFL91 for 10% off!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec



*the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for my honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of them*

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Born Pretty Store Glow In the Dark Water Decals!

Things I love when it comes to nail art:
1. Sparkles

2. Holo
3. THESE DECALS. 


They're from Born Pretty Store, and they can be found here (for these specific ones, order #18 ;) ) and they are SO much fun! They're your basics water decals, so they are not hard to use at all. Plus, THEY GLOW IN THE DARK! Score! There's a good amount of designs to chose from too.

For my manis, I paired the cross bones with Orly Goth (coincidence? maybe) and KB Shimmer Glow Stick, which itself glows in the dark, and the skulls with Dance Legend Thermo 170.

If you're keen to try them, or anything else Born Pretty Store has on offer, please, use my code AFL91 for 10% off!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec



*the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for my honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of them*

Monday, 6 April 2015

Born Pretty Store Crystals!

At work, I use genuine Swarovski crystals on clients and I was browsing through Born Pretty Store and found these babies and decided that I should see how well Born Prettys quality compares to the genuine article. And let me tell you, I was surprised! These crystals are AMAZING! They are size SS10 (3mm) so they aren't huge, but they aren't tiny either. And the quality! They are SO close to the genuine Swarovskis, just a teeny bit less 'bright,' and let me tell you, my clients cannot tell the difference! They've also withstood acetone, so if you use them, you can clean them off and reuse them!

For my mani, I used OPI So May Clowns...So Little Time and sponged on China Glaze I'm Not Lion for a classic, girly, sparkly look. I secured the crystals with just top coat and they lasted fine.

Of all the things I have tried from Born Pretty Stores Nail Art selection, these are one of my absolute MUST HAVES. These crystals are seriously beautiful, and the quality is so, so good. 

If you're keen to try them, or anything else Born Pretty Store has on offer, please, use my code AFL91 for 10% off!


Until Next Time,

<3 Bec



*the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for my honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of them*

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Just Like Clockwork

I love the general aesthetic of Steampunk. The whole thing is just so unique and quirky. So I decided to attempt some Steampunk inspired nail art...

I used China Glaze Ick-A-Body and Face of Australia Travilia, along with studs from Born Pretty Store and the clock pieces (yep, real!) are from Cherry Poppin Nails. I love Ick-A-Body, that polish needs more credit!

I'd love to see more Steampunk manis, if you've done one, let me know!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Purple Gradient Chervon Mashup!

Purple is a great colour. You can't deny that. I wanted purple nails but I wanted something funky. So funky I did!

I used Ulta3 Lily White as a base, then applied some Nail Vinyls. And then over that, I sponged (darkest to lightest) Ulta3 Spring Break, OPI Planks a Lot, and Sea Siren Tranquility. And THEN, because this mani wasn't enough I topped it with Elf Twinkle. I loved this mani, planning on trying it in other colours!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec