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Saturday, November 21, 2015

BPS peel off tape review

Hello everyone!

I've had this cool peel off tape I've been testing from .
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 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.