30 April 2016

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 417 (BM417)

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This stamping plate is from the forth Bundle Monster set, the first CYO (create your own). It is backed with branded lining to stop it from being sharp, comes covered with a blue cellophane sticker which you have to peel off before use.

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On BM417 there are four full nail images and two smaller ones. All of the images were a little tricky to stamp across, I think that is because of the fine lines and details.

You can see all of the designs I have used this plate here,

29 April 2016

28 April 2016

Swatch: OPI - Polka.Com

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Colour: Pinks and Blues
Finish: Large Glitter in clear base
Opacity: Two Coats Shown
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 15ml

27 April 2016

Review: Born Pretty Store - Chevron Stripe Tape*

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This is a roll of chevron striping tape, the roll of tape can be used as a stencil and be painted over or can be used as it is. It comes in six different colours, silver, white, black, gold, blue and red.
The tape itself is very thin which means it sits on the nails well without sticking out. You can use them in both ways which I have or you could peel away the chevron shape and be left with the side parts to create your own chevron colours.

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For these nails I used the tape as a stencil. Painting my nails with a base polish waiting until it was dry and then using the tape over top.

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Then after painting over with black polish I immediately removed the tape.

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Finally I cleaned up the edges of the nails.

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For the next nails I used the tape as it is for an accent nail, sticking the tape down to the nail and then removing the sides of the tape.


Leaving behind an accent nail which I went on to top coat, to seal in the design.


The final design I created using the tape was a half and half design. I used the tape across the centre of the nail and then painted one shimmer polish below and another above before removing the tape to create the following design.



You can check out all of the new arrivals at BornPrettyStore here and what is currently most popular here.

$2.45 - BornPrettyStore

21 April 2016

Swatch: La Femme - Princess 138

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Colour: Lilac
Finish: Pearl
Opacity: Three Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 15ml

20 April 2016

Swatch: OPI - Nude Envy

OPI had brought out some new shades of the Nail Envy. While the colour versions used to be exclusive to QVC (at least in the UK) now there is three new shades. Below is two coats shown, and the idea is you get all of the benefits of the normal Nail Envy but with the bonus of a nail colour.

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Colour: Nude
Finish: Cream
Opacity: Three Coats

19 April 2016

Nails: Needle Drag Purples

I used the needle drag technique for these nails, I have done a tutorial here.

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Color Club - Pucci-licious
ELF - Punk Purple