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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My christmas mani+ holographic foil review



Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!

 Today I want to show you the manicure I did for Christmas, using a very cute product I received from www.bornprettystore.com. I never used anything like this before, so I had a little bit of newb trouble at first, but it all came out very cute.

The product featured today is a holographic nail foil that you can find >here<  for $3/07 on regular price, but you can find it on discount right now.



I chose pattern 77 because it looked pretty easy to work with. As I said I had zero experience with holographic foil. The mistake that I did was to let the top coat get tacky and then put the foil on the nail and rip off, then put it in another spot and rip it off and so on, like you do with regular foil. Well, I ended up making a mess and having to redo my nails.

The right way to use this foil is by waiting for the top coat until is close to dry. Works even on dry top coat. You cut a little piece off, enough to cover the nail, and then press it on the nail really good like it was a temporary tattoo. Watch for air bubbles and rub it really well on the nail for few seconds. When you're ready, slowly peel the foil off. And there you have it, a full pattern from the foil.


I had a lot of fun with it,  also used it on my toe nails for a little holographic spark. It so far lasted without a scratch with only 1 layer of top coat. It doesn't lift and it doesn't bubble. I recommend using it over darker colors for the full effect.

The polishes used for this design are:

  • NYC- Empire state blue
  • Pure Ice- Splash
  • Pure Ice- Beware
The stickers I used are also from BPS and you can find them >here< for $4.96. It's a huge set of stickers.


I hope you liked my design and if you want to try out the holographic foil, you can find even more patterns on the site and use my code below for a 10% discount on regular priced items and free shipping.

Happy holidays!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

BPS peel off tape review




Hello everyone!

I've had this cool peel off tape I've been testing from bornprettystore.com .
I don't know if I would call it liquid latex., it's a little different from it, it has a thinner consistency, but thankfully I like this a lot better because I'm allergic to latex.
This tape didn't make me itch at all.


You can find it >here< for $4.59 as a great alternative to latex tape. Also, this product has a sweet smell, is a little weird but did not bother me at all, and I am very sensitive to smells these days because of my baby on the way.

I have tested it for both clean up and as base coat. As base coat is good if you don't let it sit too long. It's great for swatching. If let sit and used with heavy polish and nail art and wore for few days is impossible to peel off. If you put thick coats then you can, but it will not come off in one piece. So if you are a swatcher who loves glitter, then this will work for you, especially if you have to swatch a lot of polishes at a time. It's a time saver.



Now as clean up it works wonders even applied in thin layers. It dries super fast, about 2 minutes. I'm not very happy with this nail art because the snowflakes aren't showing in photos like they should, but for the purpose of the review, meh, it will do.

You can apply your base color first and then the peel off tape or vice versa. If you're prone to mess ups then you can use it to avoid it, especially with dark colors.



I applied it on all fingers and then used the very messy stamper marbling technique to see if the tape would hold. You basically apply random dots of color on a stamper and then mash them on your nail. I used 3 shades of blue for this, for a wintery frozen type of look. It gets messy especially since this technique makes the colors muddy.




When it's partially dry you can peel the tape off. I used a pair of tweezers and it came off no problem. The result was pretty spectacular. There were some left overs here and there but that was my fault for not seeing where I'm applying the tape since it was the same color as my nail polish.




For the rest of the nail art I painted a bunch of snowflakes with silver polish on a stamper and sealed them in top coat. Let them to dry for few minutes then applied them on my nails randomly like stickers. I used this stamping polish you can find >here<


For accent nails I used small pieces of nail jewelry from BPS that you can find >here<

I recommend this product. It's great for fast clean up, fast swatching and best of all, there's no dryness from acetone clean up. Acetone causes wrinkles over time if used a lot in clean up, so this will be a saver.

If you like it you can use the code below for a 10% discount and free shipping. Happy shopping!





Saturday, November 7, 2015

BPS stamping polish review



Hello everyone!

I've been into testing all these new stamping polishes at bornprettystore.com and I fell in love with this baby blue color. I was like, since it's close to winter anyway, why not. It would be perfect for stamping snow flakes.

No , I didn't use it for snow flakes yet. I chose to do some sort of a more abstract design.

The polish I used you can find it >here< for $7.99 but if you hurry you can find the whole collection on discount for $3.99. There are a total of 19 colors available in this set. This polish might sound a little pricey for BPS, but it's 15 ml. For stamping polish, that goes a long way.


I used the stamping polish as base color for my nail art so I can observe the opacity difference between applying it as a normal polish and stamping. If you are familiar with different types of stamping polish, some come out a lot lighter than they look like in the bottle, and we all know that stamping polishes need to be opaque.

I divided my nails with tape and painted half of each nail with black polish from Sally Hansen. I stamped a pattern from plate BP-67 ($2.99).

The polish didn't come out a lot different than the one applied the classic way. There's hardly any transparency to it, however, I had trouble picking it up with 3 of my stampers. It worked the best with the good old XL squishy stamper.



There is one thing I didn't really like about it. It dries EXTREMELY fast. For newbies in stamping, this might be a problem. You literally have less than 5 seconds to stamp it on your nail after picking it.

Good thing about it, is that it doesn't smudge easy. I normally have trouble with smudging, but this one gave me no problems at all.

For my accent nails I used a random mix of embellishments I had laying around, just to have something sparkling on there.



Overall the polish is lovely. Works best with squishy type stampers and  is pretty opaque. If you have at least some experience, I recommend it, if not, try the small size BPS polishes that you can find >here< . They're not as opaque, but they have a slower drying time.

If you want any products mentioned, you can use the code below for a 10% discount on regular priced items and free shipping. Thank you for stopping by!




Disclaimer: Featured product was provided in exchange for honest review.

Friday, October 30, 2015

My Halloween nails




Hello everyone!

Happy halloween! Hope you guys have lots of fun at parties and trick or treat-ing.

With this occasion I'll show you the easy nails I did for myself for Halloween. It works great with the classic witch outfits or anything that involves black costumes with a femminine feel to them.

I didnt go the common halloween way this time and didn't do any pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, etc, that are the classic halloween manicures.

For base coat I used a bornprettystore.com peel off base coat that I am trying out right now and I'll show you the results in my next post. I used a heavy glitter topper that I know will be hell to take off, so I found it a great time to test that product.



I painted my nails with Broadway nails in "Gunmetal", a beautiful gray jelly filled with different sized glitters in oranges, reds, blues and greens.

For the tips I used some chevron guides from BPS that you can find >here<



The black polish I used for the tips is from Sally Hansen hard as nails.

Seal in top coat and for accent you can use some black bows set in a dot of nail glue so you won't lose them easy. My bows were purchased from ebay long time ago, but I'm sure they still have symilar products.



It was super easy to do, it doesn't really require any skill, since the chevron guides do it all for you. This might not be the central attraction with a costume, but they look very classy even outside halloween wear.

Hope you like them and for the chevron guides you can use my code below for a 10% discount and free shipping.





Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fun paint splatters nail art



Hello everyone!

Super fun and and easy nail art today! I never really wore paint splatter designs like this on my nails before, so I am absolutey in love with it.

It's a very easy to do manicure, beginner level, anyone can do it.

I received a very neat sheet of splatter decals from bornprettystore.com. You can find them >here< for $3.69 on regular price but they are discounted now. I saw there weren't many reviews and demos for these decals, so I decided to give them a try.


There are a lot of stickers on the sheet. For my manicure I used about 8 of them and I barely made a dent. There are splatters and brush strokes on it, every color. They're perfect for any artsy person.

For the base color I used a white polish to make all those colors pop. I put 2 thin layers and over them I used a, what I like to call, dirt polish :D I used "What's the splatter" from Pure ice. You can normally find that brad at Walmart.


You have to let everything dry before putting on the decals. These are not water decals, they're simple stickers, very thin ones, but if the polish is not try, they will bubble under it and lift. Not even top coat will hold them down.

I applied my stickers on 2 fingers from each hand, and for all the others I put some  pink and green crackle studs from a wheel you can find at BPS >here<  They are $4.38 on regular price, but right now you can find them on discount.


I sealed everything with top coat and used a thin layer of matte surface oil to take the shine off. Matte oil will also speed drying time on the nail polish.

This design was overall very easy and fast to make. What takes time is mostly the drying time. Everyone can do something like this, especially with decals and the effect is so awesome!


I hope you liked it and if you want any of the above products you can use the code below for a 10% discount and free shipping




Thank you for stopping by!

DeeDee

Disclaimer: The product featured was provided for review. Everything else is purchased with my own money.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Temix stamping polish review



Hello everyone!

I am finally back to posting. I was unable to take photos and work with small details for a while because of a problem with my eyes, that still didn't go away. So if there's any blurr in my next photos is unintentional and please excuse it, but I'm still adjusting.

I have a very cute polish to review today. I was very excited to try it out since it was sitting on my nail art desk for couple weeks. I was very curious about the Temix stamping polishes, because my first and only special stamping polishes were from the born pretty store collection. This one is also from www.bornprettystore.com but not made by them.



You can find it >here<  for $4.00 on regular price, but I caught it on a discount of like 50% off. It is on discount even now so you can find it reduced pretty often. The polish comes in a bottle of 6ml, pretty small, but if you only use it at stamping it's going to last a long time.

The formula of it was pretty thin, but opaque. I thought it wasn't going to be a lot different from the BPS polishes, but I was pleasantly surprised when after I tried it on a white sheet of paper the design came out perfect. there were absolutely no spots where the polish wasn't picked up, and I used my bad stamper.


The difference between the other set of stamping polishes that I own and this polish, is that the Temix polish is not sheer at all. The other white stamping polish i used for this design is a little sheer, giving the outlines a little pink tint from letting a little of the base color go through.

Be careful though, the formula takes a little longer to dry compared to my other stamping polish. Let it sit 10 minutes before applying top coat, because it has a tendency to smear if even slightly wet.

I am definately planning on getting more colors. The color I used here it's nr 2, and they have 12 colors you can chose from.

For this particular design I used

  • WNW wild shine "french white creme" - base color
  • pink holo polish from Anchor&Heart laquer- base color
  • Salon perfect- "spirit fingers"- glitter topper
  • plate BP-73 for the rose pattern ($2.99 from BPS)
  • 1.5mm rhinestones


I hope you like it and if you try it you can tell me about your experience with the Temix stamping polish. For any of the products mentioned from BPS you can use the code below for 10% discount and free shipping.




Friday, August 14, 2015

100 posts anniversary top 10 favorite manis



Hello everyone!

I'm very excited because this is my 100th post. When I started this blog I didn't expect to last this long. I started it as a way to keep my PTSD in control by finding a hobby (nail art) and posting about it here. I have done a lot more than just what's on the blog, but I guess every girl who loves nail art changes it more often than people think is "normal" :P

For this I chose 10 manicures that I wrote about on the blog. My top 10 favorites. It was pretty hard to chose, but here they are. For each of them I'll leave a link to the post where you can get the info and products used.

They are in no particular order, because I like them the same.

1. Little mermaid inspired nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/little-mermaid-inspired.html

2. Spider web nails (halloween 2013)
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-2013-cartoony-black-widow.html

3. Candy nails (Christmas 2013)
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/ive-been-away-for-while-not-in-my.html

4. New years eve nails 2013
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/born-pretty-store-product-review-new.html

5. Polka dot nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/new-matte-circle-glitter-review-and.html

6. Gothic nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/gothic-new-year-nail-design.html

7. Anime nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/anime-nail-art.html

8. Confetti nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/colorful-confetti.html

9.Vintage nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/vintage-floral-nail-art.html

10. Polka dots and bows nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/colorful-retro-polka-dots-design-and.html


I have a lot more that I like but these ones have been my favorites. I didn't include the last one I done, because I wanted to make the old ones shine, but I would have gladly included the start fish manicure in my favorites list.

I hope you like some of them. I know not everyone is crazy about 3D nail art, but I am, and I wear and share what I like. I might have a future post about nail trashing that's happening a lot recently.  Respect what others like, and wear what makes you shine!

Thank you for being a part of my little blog for these 100 posts. I'll keep poring with more crazy nails.

All the designs presented in this post and on this blog are of my own creation. If you get inspired and recreate any design please do give credit by mentioning "Inspired by Dee Nails" when posting it on the net. Thank you!