Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Born Pretty Store Pastel Circle Glitter

Another super cute, new-ish item from Born Pretty Store for you today! This loose glitter is absolutely ADORABLE, bright, and (to my surprise!) UV reactive!

It has two different sized circles, in a bunch of different colours. I used this in a glitter placement mani using a Sinful Colours that I CANNOT remember the name of, nor find at the moment (I will update ASAP!).

I LOVE this glitter. I've taken it to work and embedded it into acrylic and gel, as well as, obviously, nail polish. It is super versatile too! I placed it on the nails using a toothpick and some top coat. SO easy. If you want to by some, or anything else from Born Pretty Stores HUGE nail art range, use the code AF91 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, 8 July 2014

Born Pretty Store Mixed Rhinestone Wheel

I have been neglecting my poor blog lately, and there are a few reasons why. A lot has been going on, I've barely painted my nails and I've had a few bad breaks.  So PLEASE, ignore the state of my nails!

Today I have this gorgeous rhinestone wheel from Born Pretty Store to show you.

I have been going crazy with these, including at work, my clients LOVE them!

I've paired them with a simple black creme, BYS Black Satin. And then, using each size of the stones and  top coat, I applied the rhinestones. I find that with the larger ones, using tweezers is the best option.
These are amazing quality. AMAZING. They aren't dulled by top coat, they can be re-used and cleaned easily, they stick to the nail really well, I could go on! These are just phenomenal value for the quality, and if you want to by some, or anything else from Born Pretty Stores HUGE nail art range, use the code AF91 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, 20 June 2014

Matching Nails and Makeup!

Long-ish time, no see! Life has been a bit hectic, blah blah blaaah. ANYWAY, last weekend I met up with some fellow Adelaide polish lovers with a friend from Perth who was over for the weekend. Generally, Saturdays are my 'crazy' makeup days, the brighter colours come out a lot more! And this is no exception.

This look started with the meetups mani theme- Black and White. My birthday was last Friday and I had very little time to do my nails properly, so while at work I popped some black and white gel polish on my nails. I couldn't just leave it at that, so over the white nails I topped it with Jindie Nails Candyland and on the black I added matching neon studs.

And I decided to match my eye makeup to that, by copying xSparkages Elektro Cute tutorial, but I tweaked it a bit (more green and added purple). I used the Sleek Acid palette, with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk as a base to make the colours pop, Maybelline Master Precise liner and Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara. (Hadn't done brows yet!)

I liked the combo! I love wearing neon shadows, they are so much fun!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Recent Polish Purchases!

I haven't bought much polish lately, but these two both came home with me one day last week.

Face of Australia Travilla. A pale, nude creme. The brush was a little stiff but not enough to put me off. I really love this color, it's lovely! I used 3 coats plus top coat. I bought this at Priceline, with a voucher.

And at my local Woolworths for $9 (!), OPI Tiffany Case. Sky blue texture with an insane amount of silver shimmer and glitter. I love the Liquid Sands, they wear amazingly well on me! I used 2 coats, no top coat- obviously! :p

And I decided to combine the two and do a mani I rarely attempt- a tape mani!

I really like the two together! The blue pops against the nude. Makes me want to try more nudes/textures combos!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Monday, 26 May 2014

If Your Neons Aren't Obnoxious,You're Doing It Wrong!

It's no secret that I adore neons. I wear them whatever the season- like now, heading into winter! But I was playing with another untrieds combo and this one's unusual but I love it!

I used Color Club Twiggie and Sea Siren Sailaway Heather as my bases (btw Twiggie is a MUST have for green lovers!) and my untrieds were the two glitters- Love Thy Polish Spot The Pink and Femme Fatale Abuse the Ooze. I will have more in depth swatches and details about both soon!

This was eye-meltingly bright in person, I loved it. My anti-neon partner, however, he hated it.

Share some more obnoxious neon colour combos with me, I'm getting ideas!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Oh Betty, You're So Fly...

Digging through my untrieds recently, I pulled out a few "iffy" colour combos, and this is one of them, and if I may say so myself, it works!

I started with a base of 2 coats of OPI Fly. I adore this colour. Super smooth and glossy and a perfect teal creme.

Then, I layered two coats of Pretty & Polished Punk'd Up Betty on top. It's definitely a funky combo, the pink really pops over the teal!

I have some more random couples to post too, I've been loving a creme base lately!

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Born Pretty Store Nail Art Brushes

I've been in need of some new nail art brushes for a while, and have found a good quality, cheap set from Born Pretty Store. These brushes come in a pack of 7, and are all useful for nail art!

I love the pink/white ombre that the bristles have. I have put together a set of manicures using all of the brushes.

For this mani, I used the angled rush for the stripes, and the smaller pointed brush for the tribal design. Polishes used were Ulta3 Lily White and Black Satin, and China Glaze I'm Not Lion.

I used the fan brush for this mani and followed Neverland Nail Blogs Fan Brush Gradient tutorial. Polishes used were Colour Club Worth the Risque and China Glaze LOL.

I used the dotting tool here, and as you can see, it is quite a tiny dot! Perfect for smaller polka dots. Polishes used were Illamasqua Stance and Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!

I saved my favourite for last. For this one, I used the larger pointed brush for the floral detail, and the smaller flat brush to do the french tip. Polishes used were OPI So Many Clowns, So Little Time, Butter London Pillar Box Red, Ulta3 Lily White and Revlon Rainforest.

If you've been playing along, you'll have noticed I missed a brush. The larger fat brush. And it was actually used in every one of these manis, as the clean up brush, because it is PERFECT for that!

I love this brush set, and will be using all the brushes in it. If you'd like to try them, or anything else from Born Prettys huge range of nail art stuff, use my code 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*