Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Frozen Nails featuring Glam Polish Fixer Upper

Hi lovelies,

How's everyone's weekend? Mine was quite busy, rushing through assignment deadlines and moving to our new apartment, lol. I hope these sparkly nails with cheer you up like it did to me : )

I started with a multichrome holo base, which is one coat of Glam Polish Fixer Upper over black; then added a coat of Glam Polish Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo over three of the nails, and stamped the other two with a silver holo shade using Easy Nail Art Stamp A20. The stamp allows polishes to be layered over each other, here are some video tutorials explaining how the stamp works; the two polishes I used for stamping here are Essie No Place Like Chrome and Color Club Harp On It.

I absolutely loved how the snowflakes looked over the dark color shifting holo background, just like a beautiful snowy night!





The two Glam Polishes I used for this mani are both from their latest collection, You're too Old to be Young, and you can find their individual swatches in my previous reviews, here and here.

xx
Erin

Some of the polishes were provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Unzipped Pastel Nails

Hi lovelies,

I've been wanting to try those zippers for ages, and I'm so glad I got these as review products from Born Pretty Store! Since I've seen so many jeans mani(which are super cool btw) created with them before, I thought I might try something different, something sweet XD

I chose a minty base a creamy off white to go with the gold zippers, the pastel colors remind me a lot of macarons, hehe. The watercolor like minty background was done with four different nail polishes using the sponging method, the polishes used were OPI Damone Roberts, 1968, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Smooth Sailing and Rock the Boat; and the cream color was OPI My Vampire is Buff.


I planned where the water decals will go beforehand, and applied the cream polish to fit them; a little trimming of the decals was needed.



Mattified version! Awww, I love them!


Here's a direct link for the zippers, don't forget to use the coupon(BAHQ10) for a 10% discount ; )

xx
Erin

Products were provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Scratch Nail Wraps Review - Aquarius

Hi lovelies,

Today I have a review of nail wraps for you, these are Aquarius wraps from Scratch Nail Wraps' Zodiac collection, where each package include a personal horoscope from the stars, a set of meaning driven nail wraps, and a lovely matching sign midi ring! 


Each set comes with 16 nail wraps in total, two rows, eight in each row; they are in different designs and sizes so you can mix n' match them on two hands.


My set was a bit faulty, one "set" of the nail wraps has the designs printed shifting to the next nail wrap. Hopefully, no one else will get their wraps like this. However I was able to do an entire mani using just FIVE wraps, that's right, five! Which means you can have two applications if your nails aren't too long.


The wraps are quite thin and stretchy, and lied super flat on all of my nails, which doesn't normally happen to my index fingers or pinkies. The midi ring was too large to stay on half way of most of my fingers, except the thumbs, it would be a cute normal ring though.




A closer look at the ring.


This chip happened almost right after the application, so to avoid more chipping I put on a topcoat, and things got worse...


Couple of the nails on my right hand had cracks where I stretched the nail wraps the most as soon as the topcoat dried.


And the thumb was the worst...


I figured if you don't stretch the wraps as much they'll be fine, or don't use a topcoat at all, not sure about the chipping though.


Unlike full nail water decals, these are attached to the nails by various adhesives, and last longest when your nails are clean and free of oil before application. I buffed my nails beforehand, and it's day four now, as I'm typing this post; the ones on my left hand and right pinkie are almost as new as they first on, the others have a tip wear of ~1mm, and each thumb has a chippings at one of corners.

Scratch Nail Wraps are available from their website.

xx
Erin

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Sleeping Beauty

Hi lovelies,

Today I have a Sleeping Beauty inspired mani to show you, and it was done with Glam Polish Sleeping Beauty XD You might want to check out the swatches for this polish too, it gorgeous!

I started with a black base, then just stamped a floral pattern from BM-306 over it with Sleeping Beauty. I probably should have used a rose stamping plate though, hehe. Still I'm really happy about how these came out.





The last pic was taken in outdoor shaded condition, and of course the stampings and color shifting were a lot more noticeable in real person.


Sleeping Beauty is a limited edition from Glam Polish's latest collection, You're never too Old to be Young. Available for purchase from their bigcartel store and stockists.
xx
Erin

Sleeping Beauty was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Dragon water decals

Hi lovelies,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend : ) Today I'm sharing a mani I did with the dragon decals from Born Pretty Store with you, these are the most beautiful decals I've seen so far, I'm sooo in love!!

Remember the love letter decals I showed you last week? they had solid colors, so I thought the body of the dragon might be opaque too, but it was not! Almost got me again, hehe. I used Color Club Harp On It as my base here, and the holo effect shine through the decals and made the dragon look even more mystical.


See the holographic effects on the index finger? Love!



A closeup for the head.


Don't forgot to use my 10% off coupon (BAHQ10) when you're getting these ; )

xx
Erin

Products were provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Love Letter water decals

Good Morning guys!

This is probably my first time trying full water decals, and they are so good if you want a quick but intricate looking nail art. These are from Born Pretty Store, item QQ-25 from the Vintage Letter Graffiti Map Patterns.

I thought the water decals would be translucent, so I had a base color on before applying this, which is OPI Oh So Glam! But once I slided the decal off the backing paper I realised I didn't need one... They came with a opaque off white background, which makes things even easier if you're in a rush and have no time to wait for a polish to dry.

I had trouble laying the decals flat on my pinkie and index since those two nails are more curved than the others, and I was really worried about them coming off, but once I put the topcoat on, problems gone!



They are so lovely, and perfect for a sweet date XD Mattified with Essie Matte About You.


My 10% off coupon for the Born Pretty Store is BAHQ10,and I hope you liked this review.

xx
Erin

Products were provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Glam Polish Mei Mei's Signature exclusive Hawaiian Paradise Trio

Hi lovelies,

Today I have three gorgeous polishes you show you, they are the latest Mei Mei's Signatures exclusives by Glam Polish. These are some must haves if you like holos and glass flecks! Now let's check them out : D

Mai Tai's At The Pink Palace is a bright(almost neon!) pink scattered holo with purple/violet/blue/red glass flecks, the glass flecks are quite strong, almost like a shimmer from distance. I used two coats here.




Lei Day is a bright coral crelly with pink/gold/peach glass flecks, the real color is more yellow toned than the photos though, an absolute eyecatcher! Two coats.




Hanauma Bay is a teal jelly scattered holo with electric blue and green/gold glass flecks. It was quite sheer when I only had one coat on, but the second coat definitely covered everything up, shown is two coats.




These shades can be purchased as a set or individually from Mei Mei's Signatures with international shipping.

P.s. Mei Mei has just restocked the Trio along with Glam Polish's other new releases!! xx
Erin

This polish was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

Hi lovelies,

Today I did a green mani for #fightforlightandlive, a tag started by @nailsbynemo which helps to raise awareness for depression (R.I.P.Robin Williams). Hope these stars will brighten up your day : )


I started with a glittery and shiny base, two coats of Lumina Lacquer Space Invader over OPI Who the Shrek are You?



Then free handed the outlined stars with Sinful Colors Black on Black using a nail art brush, too bad I couldn't find a way to use stencils like last time... And finished the look with a little bit more glitters from Space Invader placing on the black regions.




xx
Erin

Friday, 15 August 2014

Glitters, Holo and Stampings

Hi lovelies,

Many of you might have seen a sneak peek of this mani on IG, I wore this on a date with the bf the other day. I only showed you the right hand, which is obviously not the whole story ; ) I started with Emily de Molly Folklore on both hands and did different stampings for each hand. Folklore is a really beautiful polish, I'll post some swatches of it on its own next time.

On the left hand, I stamped the triangular pattern from BM-414 on each nail with Essie No Place Like Chrome. I like how the polish is half covered by the stamping, or shine through the cage like stamping : P And this design is sealed with a thick coat of topcoat, and has a super gloss and squishy finish.




On the right hand I just stamped a delicate ivy pattern from BM-310 on them and left them like that without a topcoat, since Folklore has a textured finish with all those glitters. And I kind of liked it this way as well.



Have a nice weekend! xx
Erin

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Glam Polish You're never too Old to be Young Glitters

Hi lovelies,

Today I'm sharing three of the cutest glitters in the world with you, they are from Glam Polish's upcoming collection, You're never too Old to be Young; if you haven't read my previous post already, this practically a Disney collection with pretty holos, multichrome holos and glitters. And same as the multichromes, these are limited editions too.

First we have, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, the only glitter topper of the collection with a mix of aqua, pink, plum, periwinkle & silver holo glitters in various sizes with mini stars, it's inspired by the song from "Cinderella". I layered it one dabbing coat over OPI My Vampire is Buff.




Life's a Happy Song is a white crelly with a mix of aqua, teal, turquoise & silver holo glitters,  inspired by the song from "The Muppets". The formula has just the right amount of pigment to create the depth and opaque, swatches are three coats with topcoat.




In Summer is inspired by the song from "Frozen", another white crelly with a mix of small size periwinkle, orchid, aqua and lavender glitters; similar formula to Life is a Happy Song, again three coats with topcoat.




Pre-order for the collection will start at 7pm AEST on August 13th (which is tonight!!) from Glam Polish Bigcartel store, with shipping within Australia and to the US.

xx
Erin

This polish was provided to me by Glam Polish  for my honest review, for more info please read my disclosure policy.