09 May 2016

Rainbow Flowers! | My Favourite BPS Review to date

You guys have kind of picked up on the fact that I love rainbows, right? Colourful things make me so happy, so when I got my latest batch of Born Pretty Store goodies to review, I snatched these up like it was a bag of Skittles. Which I'm also obsessed with. Because they're delicious (and, coincidentally, rainbow-coloured). But yeah. Rainbow flower and feather nail stickers! They're beautiful!

I never want to take these off! Click the jump to see the details, and like a zillion more photos.

26 April 2016

Czech Out These Birds!

Good day! I hope your week has started off well. Mine has been a little stressful, so I decided to do a relaxing, calming nail design. :)

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I just love birds! I think they're beautiful, and can be so cute, and I've always been jealous of their ability to fly and go anywhere they want. I don't believe in reincarnation, but if it is a thing, I'd really like to be a bird next time around.
Click the jump to see how I did these :)

20 April 2016

Birthday Neon Cupcake Nails!! I'M OLD AF NOW U GAIS

Hello! This past weekend was my birthday! I'm freaking 30 NOW WTF

So I did pretty, bright, fun nails to celebrate!

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06 April 2016

Purple & Yellow Drag Marble

Hello! I didn't do a specific Easter manicure this year, but this purple and yellow drag marble reminds me of a Cadbury Creme Egg wrapper!

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This was a quite simple one to do... I painted on one coat of Orly Charged Up, the purple creme, as my base, and let it dry. Then I applied a second, thick coat of it, and added some blobs of Zoya Darcy, the yellow creme (although it has a veeerryy slight shimmer, I say it's a creme). I used a thin striping brush to gently drag the polish around, swirling it for this marbled look. You have to be careful using opposite colours like this--too much swirling and it just gets muddy brown. I actually had to re-do one nail because I got too drag-happy, but I like the end result a lot.

Seche Vite on top for shine and longevity, as usual :)

I love when I can get a complicated-looking, eye-catching design in 10 minutes! What do you think of this one?

Thanks for reading today--see you next time! xoxo

24 March 2016

Picture Polish Teal Gradient

Hello! Today I have a simple but pretty gradient design with two Picture Polish collab shades:

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As you can see, the gradient is with Dragonfly and Tail Feather. These are both lovely shimmery polishes, with PP's signature "bijou holo" going on. This only took two sponged coats to look opaque, although I did three to make sure the pics looked perfect.

The fimo flowers are from some canes I got ages ago from Born Pretty Store. And of course, it's topped with Seche Vite.

Anybody else getting a Twilight-book-cover vibe from this?

These polishes are fab! And both are still available on the Picture Polish website, although Tail Feather is being discontinued soon, so grab it while you can--it's discounted!

Thanks for reading today. See you next time! xoxo

13 March 2016

Mocha Swirl Marble Nails

Water marbling! Some people hate it. I love it.

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I used three Zoya polishes--Purity (white), Chanelle (light brown), and Emilia (dark brown)--as well as OPI My Vampire Is Buff for this swirly marble. The latter polish doesn't even really show up, and if I could go back I'd probably skip it. But still, this came out so pretty! I was going for the latte-art look, but the dark brown made it look chocolatey, so I decided "mocha swirl" was a good compromise.

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These are such creamy, smooth polishes. It was really effortless to marble them--they behaved well in the water and the colours go beautifully together. I bought these polishes last year and only just got around to using them!

Do you like this water marble design? It makes me want a cappuccino...

Thanks for stopping by today! See you next time for more :) xoxo