Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Inspired by...

April 28th, 2014 

Hi everyone! Today's Mani was inspired by +cutepolish
Her video name on her YouTube Channel is 
Pretty in Pink
I loved this design so much I had to do it!
Cutepolish demonstrates so well in her video on how to do each & every nail. She also has a great way of doing freehanded chevron tips ! 
(their on the thumbs sorry i didnt put in the picture)
So let's get down to how I did this mani...
Pinky ;
For the base I used China Glaze - Petal to the Metal. I let that dry then took my dotting tool & Julep - Brigitte & created dots along the whole nail. First line I did 2 dots & for second line I did 3 dots, then repeat these steps till the end of the nail.
Ring Finger ;
I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen - Wedding Glitters & let it dry. Then I topped it off with O.P.I - Pink Yet Lavender.
Middle Finger ;
For the base I used Julep - Brigitte & let it dry. Then with Lorel's - Bubble Trouble I made 5 little spots. Then I took my dotting tool & China Glaze - Petal to the Metal & made little c's around the pink spots creating a leopard print.
Index Finger ;
I started with China Glaze - Petal to the Metal as the base color. Then with my striper & O.P.I - Italian Love Affair I made 5 lines going down my nail.
Thumb ; 
For the base coat i used Julep - Brigitte & let it dry.
Then with Lorel's - Bubble Trouble I made a chevron tip & let it dry then took China Glaze - Petal to the Metal to get a two toned chevron tip.

Hope you all like & thank you CutePolish for this beautiful design!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BornPrettyStore Gold Heart Leopard Print Water Decals

April 21st, 2014

Gold Heart Leopard Print Mani!
(Using water decals) 
So for today's mani I decided to try out my BornPrettyStore water decals, it was a little frustrating to do I must say I almost ran out of patience! Your supposed to soak it in water for 10-20 seconds but for some reason I couldn't get the decal to stick on my nail from the paper after wetting it so it peeled off and I just stuck it to my nail using my fingers. Then I applied a top coat & vola!
A beautiful mani!
I absolutely love it but if it worked as said.. it would have been fairly quick to do as well.
Hope you all likeee :)

Polishes used;
O.P.I - Who Needs A Prince 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Nail Art!

April 19, 2014 

Hi everyone! Today is all about Easter ! 
I am a little late to posting seeing as yesterday was a very busy family fun filled day. But its still Easter Monday! My middle finger did not go quite as planned.. I wanted to do three easter eggs but it looked a lot better in my head! But everything else turned out to my liking :) I did an Easter Chick & Bunny that couldn't be any cuter! And some easter egg designs in the other nails. It didn't take as long as I thought it would either ! Maybe an hour :) 
Hope you all enjoy!
I used A LOT of polishes for this so here we go.

Polishes used ;
Julep - Jet
Julep - Brigitte
Julep - Charlie
Julep - Princess Grace
China Glaze - At Vase Value
China Glaze - Lotus Begin
China Glaze - Petal to the Metal
China Glaze - Peonies & Park Ave
China Glaze - Spring into my Step 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stamped Flowers Using Julep Polishes!

April 15, 2014

Hey Ladies! Today I have a BornPrettyStore Image Plate Stamped mani used with Julep Polishes !
I know most of you are like wow Julep! No way!?
But yesyess it is true!
 They are wonderful for stamping.. I recently had a feeling they would work really well seeing as they have a very 'runny' formula. So I gave it a try & here's my end result.

Polishes used;
Julep - Maren (pink) for this I used two coats, You could go for three if your using it alone & don't want your nail tips to show. But since I was stamping over top I didn't think it would matter.
Julep - Elle (purple) this is the polish I used to stamp the image from my BornPrettyStore Plate. & as I hoped it worked wonderfully. Only problem is that since it is such a 'runny' polish you may need to scrape your Imagr Plate twice. But other than that no complaints !
& of course I used my BornPrettyStore Image Plate m64

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Matte'd Geometric Nails !

April 12, 2014

Hello beautiful ladies! 
Today's Blue Mani is dedicated to NAAM which is the National Autistic Awareness Month! 
It may only be celebrated in the states but I wanted to show my awareness with a little design :)
I was inspired by a image on Google Images
But I don't know her name to give her proper credit.

I started out with a base & let it dry.
Then I layed a piece of tape down and applied a different color. Do the same to every nail & let dry.
Finally you add another piece of tape down wherever you'd like and apply your third color. Do this to every nail let dry & apply a matte or shiny top coat!

For this design I went matte for the finish to he apart of the Nail Polish Queens Community on G+ ! 
Hope you all likeee !

Polishes used; 
China Glaze - At Vase Value
Julep - Margaret 
Julep - Bailey
O.P.I - Matte Top Coat

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BornPrettyStore Stamping Plate & Polish

April 08th, 2014 

Hello everyone! Today's design is from a BornPrettyStore Image Plate w. BPS Stamping Polish
Over top of O.P.I's Miami Beet. 
I must say I love the end result! This color is a must have in anyones collection, its on of my favorites! But honestly girls I couldn't believe the difference Stamping Polish has over regular polish.. Boy am I ever impressed! So impressed I'm going to be doing alot more stamping from now on.

Yesterday morning I received my BornPrettyStore Stamping Polish, I got Black & White in a bundle for I believe $3 or $4 something. So I decided to try it out today on a BornPrettyStore Image Plate I got a while back and it's amazing! Especially for the price i definitely recommend it!

Julep's April Maven it Girl Box Swatches && Julep's Vanish

 So I woke up this morning to both of my recent Julep orders, which I was not expecting to get on the same day! Boy was I ever a happy girl!
 This month's 'It Girl' box by Julep included
Bailey - a beautiful blue that would be great for Nautical Nails, Flora - a beautiful shimmery purple, & Maren - a gorgeous shimmery pink.
I also added on Brigitte & Jet for $7.99 !
Veiw my swatches below!
 Then I received my 
Julep Vanish Cutile Remover & Softener
I went out on a lim on this bad boy and bought it mainly based on how many review it recieved. 
I didn't think I would ever buy something based on its reviews but I swear they were that good I just had to have it! So far I have used it three times within 2 days I think I'm going to use it 2 times daily till I see a major improvement then lower it to 2- 3 times a week.
I will be giving this a separate review once I see more changes & improvements. So far I've noticed it does make my cuticles softer & removed some ofbthebdead cuticle skin!! So far so good !

Friday, April 4, 2014

Half n Half

April 04th, 2014 

Todays design is a Half n Half Mani.
Its so easy to do and can work with so many colors!
All you need is a base coat , your half coat & some scotch tape.
Apply your base color and let it dry.
Add sctoch tape down the middle of your nails.
& paint the half not covered with your top color.
Apply a topcoat & there you have it! 
A half n half mani !!
I love these colors together except the fact that the beige was such a thin polish I had to use 5 coats on each nail to make it appear as it did in the bottle & it was my first time using either polish and its halfway done! Never using that one again! 
But other than that one little problem I really love this mani and the colors ! Hope you all do too !!

Polishes used ;
Julep - Jennifer (beige)
Julep - Margret (light blue)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Leopard Mani with a Twist

April 03rd, 2014 

Another blogger inspired mani ! This one was by DramaQueenNails !
I really liked her idea of doing the strips with the leopard print & then adding a little bling ;)
I really like the outcome although my free handing lines needs some practice.. 
Its a beautiful mani & really stands out which is always a plus for me ! 
Hope you all like :)

Polishes used ;
China Glaze - Spring into my Step
NailArt Stripers - Black, White, & Silver

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April 02nd, 2014 

Really stumped for inspiration today so
I went for something simple.
I like the outcome but men not feeling any designs today :/
Hope ya likeee 

Polish used ;
China Glaze - In a Lilly Bit