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

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Mermaid Tails!

Glitter placement manis. Why do we do this to ourselves? Because the results are gorgeous. I had some glitters from Cherry Poppin Nails floating around, and had been dying to do a mermaid tail nail look with them, and I loved it.

I used Sally Hansen Blue Me Away! and teardrop rhinestones from Born Pretty Store on the index and pinky, a  textured gradient using Zoya Liberty and Jessies Girl Mistletoe on the middle finger and on the ring finger, a base of Nicole OPI Iceberg Lotus and lots of glitter placement.

This was fun to do, and fun to look at! I must try more litter placement soon!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Born Pretty Store Zig Zag French Tip Guides!

I know these (from Born Pretty Store) are meant to be French Tip Guides, but I couldn't resist using them to do this instead!
I used Grace-full Polish The White Rider and Sally Hansen Blue Me Away! which are both polishes that have amazing coverage - perfect or this kind of mani!

I found the stickers to stick to the nail a little tooooo well, so try patting the sticky side on your hand first! These are super easy to use, and are a really simple, yet effective way of jazzing up a basic mani!

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, 27 January 2015

Born Pretty Store Coloured Rhinestones!

I am a sucker for Born Pretty Stores rhinestone selection. And these are no exception! These are primarily purple, but have colour shifts in gold, blue and green as well.

I couldn't pass up pairing these with Illamasqua Baptiste, it's the perfect vampy purple to compliment them! I also used Gloss n Sparkle Beetlejuice to add a bit of bling.

These are good quality, but they feel a little cheap. Some of them have bubbles in them and they're noticeable. But other than that, I like them. The unique colouring sucks me in.

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, 20 January 2015

Born Pretty Store Neon Splat Decals!

I have no idea what to call these, so Neon Splats is what I'm going with. These are from Born Pretty Store, in design #7.

They're little sticker style decals that you put over the top of polish, or on a bare nail, whatever suits your fancy. Here, I used them over Ulta3 Black Satin which I had taped off with Nail Vinyls for a bit of negative space type thing. I also tried it matte and glossy. I prefer it glossy for once!


 I used one splat in each colour and all a different size/shape. There's a decent variety in there, my nail beds are thin-ish (and yet I have sausage fingers!) and the largest splat (in the mani, the yellow) was just a teeny bit too wide. The edges had to be removed a bit, which I did with acetone while cleaning up. No big deal.

I did also find that you have to take these off the plastic with tweezers, and I did manage to tear a few slightly, but you can't tell at all. Overall, I dig these! 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*

Friday, 9 January 2015

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks!

Melt Cosmetics is a brand I had been DYING to try, mostly for SpaceCake lipstick, so when they did buy 2 or more and get 1 free over Black Friday, I jumped on the opportunity!

I picked 3, SpaceCake (the whole reason I wanted to order!), 6six6 and By Starlight. Shipping on these was INSANELY fast, it arrived from the US to me in Aus in less than a week! Big win there! Now, onto swatches...

The packing is simple, yet sleek and sturdy. Melt have the same, consistent packaging throughout their range.

6six6 is a deep, blood red. The most wearable of the 3 shades. Also, the creamiest. This one lasted all day on me, for a good 8+ hours, through food and drink. Wasn't drying at all.

By Starlight is a dark, warm-ish purple. This wore a little longer than 6six6, but it did dry my lips out a little by the end of the day. It wasn't as creamy as 6six6, but it wasn't a struggle to apply either.

aaaaaaaaaand finally, Space Cake. A beautiful, blue toned grey. Super unique, kinda weird, but surprisingly wearable! I've actually worn this one the most out of the 3, I absolutely love it. The formula is a bit dry and stiff at first, but after a few uses, it gets a lot easier to apply.

Overall, these are great! I love the uniqueness of them, and how wearable they are. I love pairing Space Cake with a simple eye using nothing but black liner with a little silver glitter. I definitely do recommend these if they're your type of colours! They do have some more "normal" ones too!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec