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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Born pretty store review + my new year's eve mani




Hello everyone. First of all, thank you for being around this year, for all the views and appreciation I got from you. 2013 was my first year in the nail art world, I barely started this in march as a complete noob and I came so far already. Also thank you www.bornprettystore.com for all the support. Without it I couldn't have come so far.

It's my birthday in 4 days so I take this manicure as a a self glitzy birthday present as well as a stylish way to start 2014 tomorrow.

Here's the product I used to create this manicure. http://www.bornprettystore.com/5pcs-colorful-water-drop-cabochon-oval-precious-stone-nail-sticker-p-5601.html


I used nr3, the yellow oval ones. They come in packs of 5. After I got to use them for this design here's a list of pros and cons for them:

Pros
  • 7 styles and colors to use from
  • affordable, right now they're 99 cents
  • they imitate a semi precious stone perfectly
  • the flatback has perfect adherence to the surface of the nail, even over shinny polish
  • topcoat is just fine to stick it on, i didn't have to use any glue for it
  • each cabochon is slightly different in tone and details
  • you can do a LOT of things with these. You can use your imagination and turn them into jewels like I prefered to do for this design
Cons:
  • there's a little transparency to them and they will show a little from base color under them. That's the reason why my stones appear darker , because the color under them is black.
  • if you put topcoat over them they might become unusable, as they are not made out of metal or, of course, real stone. If you try a design like mine, go around it with topcoat to seal the beads and rhinestones.

Here's the polish and material list and links for everything used for this design:

For a 10% discount on your purchase you can use my code DNLW10 or the official code GPL91.

This design is also my entry for the born pretty store new year contest. If there's a voting phase I will let you know. Thank you for all the support.


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Born pretty store product review + new year's eve design




Hello and happy holidays everyone!

I received this pretty gift from www.bornprettystore.com yesterday in the mail and I was extemely happy that I could share it with you. I also have an elegant design using these cute beads, suitable for new years eve, in black and gold with some colorful confetti accent.


You can find these steel beads and the here 

Don't forget that right now born pretty store has a big new years sale. Grab anything you have on your wish list before it ends!



Pros: 
  • the colors are extremely vivid
  • you have a wide variety to chose from
  • the shine is beautiful
  • it doesnt dull under top coat
  • all the beads are at the same size compared to generic ebay steel beads
  • the ammount of product in the jar is double compared to the generic ebay ones

Cons:
  • i really only have 1 that might not bother the others. The static in the jar builds up so fast that when you open the lid they jump out like crickets. You have to be really careful on it so they won't jump in your eye.
Here's a picture of the generic ebay steel beads (left) compared to the born pretty store beads (right). They were supposed to be same ammount of product and same color (gold). You can see for yourselves, no comment needed.



Here's the design I made using these beautiful beads


The product and material list::


For products linked from www.bornprettystore.com you can get a 10% site wide discount using code DNLW10 at checkout.

Hoped you enjoyed it. Merry christmas and happy new year everyone!


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Easy diva christmas nails with bling and bows

A design in christmas colors, very easy to make. The bling nails only took about 5 minutes each. I have no idea how many 2mm rhinestones I put on each nail, but I just got myself a pack of about 15.000 or 20.000 (no joke) pieces for few dollars. I'll put the link on in the list:



Polishes used:

  • Brodway nails -stripped off (ring fingers)
  • NYC- high line green (index fingers)
  • NYC- big apple red creme (all the rest)
  • WNW megalast- on the 101
  • WNW megalast- field of greens
  • WNW wild shine- hallucination
  • Topcoat from broadway nails
Materials:
On items from born pretty store, you can use code DNLW10 for a 10% site wide discount off items not found in promotion. Shipping is free for most countries, for some countries 3$ shipping will be charged for more package security because of the holiday peak.

Tips:
  • use a generous ammount of topcoat to stick the rhinestones to your nails. too much topcoat, however, will get bulky between the stones and won't look good
  • avoid using much topcoat over them, it will look horrible
  • i used a very thin layer of glitter topcoat over the rhinestones to add some more sparkle
  • use little glue to stick the bow on so you can take it off and reuse it
  • avoid adding topcoat over the bow, it will ruin it




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Monday, December 2, 2013

Snowman holiday nail art design


I've been away for a while, not in my nature not to post anything on my blog for 2 weeks. But i finally came up with this holiday themed nail design and a cute little snow man for my accent nail. I used candy cane main colors for all my finger nails except my ring finger nails. Here's the polishes and materials used, some are clickable so you can see where I got them from.






On items from born pretty store, you can use code DNLW10 for a 10% site wide discount off items not found in promotion. Shipping is free for most countries, for some countries 3$ shipping will be charged for more package security because of the holiday peak.

Tips: 

  • for more precision when making lines make sure you have equal parts of water and  paint on the brush
  • when drawing details on the snowman keep the brush mostly dry so colors wont mix
  • always topcoat after a step if you want to be more secure
  • a mistake with the paint can be easly removed with alcohol. topcoats prevents the paint under it to be erased as well

There will be more holiday related nail art designs so stay tuned!


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