26 January 2017

Swatch: Barry M - Nightshade

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Colour: Deep Purple
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Standard
How Much? 10ml

25 January 2017

Review: Born Pretty Store - Holographic Pigment Powder (inc demo) #33256*

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You get 1g of product which may not sound much but it is quite a lot for what you need. It comes in a little twist lid tub sealed with a cardboard stopper. Also comes with a sponge tipped applicator.

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The idea is you paint your nails and use a UV / Gel topcoat, it has to be one which leaves a sticky residue once 'cured' under the UV / Gel light. Once the topcoat is cured you use the applicator to apply some product, dabbing at first and then rubbing the product in to the nail to create a stunning holographic finish on the nails. Finally setting this in place with another layer of topcoat.

I find the finish of this pigment is very intense, something which you can't quite recreate with a standard holographic nail polish. Using the powder in this way also means that you won't end up with brush makes which you can do with standard nail polish.

I have a 10% off discount code which you can use if you like:


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

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20 January 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Red and Pink - Smear for Smear

I am a little early with my nail art for the Smear for Smear campaign. However I think the nails also tie in with the pink / red themed challenge for 26 great nail art ideas.


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The idea is during 22nd - 28th January it is smear for smear week, whereby people in the UK raise awareness for how important it is to get your cervical screening test done, as uncomfortable and embarrassing as it is. People who have a cervix need to get them checked! Sera worded the importance much better than I could (read it here).

Traditionally you smear your lipstick and post a selfie, me being a nail art person started with a light pink base and stamped some red lips on to my nails and then smeared those with acetone.

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Base Polishes: 
A England - The Beggars Maid
Leighton Denny - Leading Lady
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Pomegranate
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster 303

Black Striping Tape

19 January 2017

Swatch: Freckles - French Martini

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Colour: Purple
Finish: Holographic
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type? Standard
How Much? 10ml

 

12 January 2017

Swatch: Sally Hansen - Plum Luck 640

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Colour: Purple
Finish: Cremé
Opacity: Two Coats
Brush Type: Flat and Wide
How Much? 14.7ml

10 January 2017

Nails: Chain Mail



OPI - Miss You Niverse

BPS - 3mm Chains

7 January 2017

Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store - L053*

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This is a large stamping plate measuring 125mm by 65mm. It comes backed with a hard plastic and with a festive cardboard sleeve.

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On the plate itself it has 17 full nail images, They are mandala style images. As you can see all of the images stamped across really well which is great, really crisp lines. Some of them are better for long nails than others but the plate is a good sized ones for longer nails.

Here are some nail art designs I have done using this stamping plate:

Mandala Accent;

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Silver Mandala;

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Flower Accent;

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I have a 10% off discount code which you can use if you like:


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

Born Pretty Store - $5.99