Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Matte and Gloss Combo

Good morning, all!  I feel like I have finally some time that I have been devoting to nail art.  I really miss it!  Plus all of these great Twinsie Tuesday prompts have me inspired!

This weeks' prompt is Matte and Glossy Combo.  I haven't ever done a combination of the two before, so this was something different for me!  I wanted to try something different, not just your usual matte tips with glossy base.  I taped off the bottom of my nail with some nail guides and then added a glossy top coat.  I used Zoya Jacqueline for this.  I then went in and filled the top of the nail with Zoya Dove and added OPI's Matte Topcoat.  I think the design came out really well!  I was really happy with it.

As usual, don't forget to check out the rest of the ladies today!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
                                                                      Traci at DrinkCitra 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Born Pretty Store Silver Shell Stud

Hey guys, back to the daily grind!  I only have a few more weeks of the semester left, and I'm pretty excited!  Hopefully that means nicer, warmer weather, too.  To get me in the mood for summer and warmer weather, I have some nail art items from Born Pretty Store that are themed just for that!

These are Silver Shell Studs.  You guys know I love my studs, so I'm really a sucker for these one!  I wanted to try a new design to go with these, and since I have never done a saran wrap manicure before, I did just that!  I started out with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff and did the saran wrap design with OPI Can't Find My Czechbook.  It was a really easy design to do, and the effect is really cool.  I chose these colors as to go with an ocean theme.  I loved it!  Plus the studs are the cutest thing. They are definitely something I want to use again with many more designs.  Perfect for the upcoming summer season.

Here is the exact link to the studs.  The item ID is 101801:

And, don't forget to use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order!  Born Pretty Store also offers free shipping on all orders.

Items were sent to me for my honest review. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

2014 Zoya Nail Polish Exchange

Hey guys!  Its that time of year for Zoya's Nail Polish Exchange.  Its runs from April 21st to April 28th, so be sure to take advantage of it while you can.

Visit Zoya.com for more information! Has anyone done this in past years?  Going to try it this year?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Dusts Summer 2014 Press Release

Yes!  Just what everyone needs, more Magical Pixie Dusts!  Zoya is releasing three new shades of their Magical Pixie Dusts, here's the info:

Bar: A nude topaz
Ginni: A pink tourmaline
Arlo: A violet amethyst

I am super excited for the pink tourmaline shade! Which ones are you guys excited about? These are available NOW for PRE-ORDER.  Visit Zoya.com for more information and to place an order.

Picture Polish: Bridget

Hey guys!  Happy Friday!  There have been a ton of new releases from Picture Polish, lately.  I did my best to snag up what I could, when I could!  They recently released three shades that were previously from the brand Ozotic, and they rebranded them for a limited edition release.  They dubbed them with a Bridget Jones/Elizabeth Bennet theme.  I couldn't resist them, as they were beautiful polishes and based off of some of my favorite books!

Today, I'm showing off Picture Polish Bridget.  Bridget is a red polish with a beautiful scattered holographic sparkle.  The sparkle in this really picks up the red base, making it look almost like embedded embers.  It really lights the polish up is a stunning way!  I used two coats for this and had zero clean up.  It was easy to control and self leveling.  Its a pretty saturated red, so I was worried it would stain, but nope!  No staining here!  I'm glad I was able to snag this beauty up, its a perfect addition to my Picture Polish collection and a beautiful red.

What do you guys think of this one?  How do you feel about Picture Polish rebranding the Ozotic color?  I've seen some people not so happy about it.  But really, major companies do it all of the time and act like they are brand new colors with new collections.  Picture Polish was honest about it and I definitely warm to the company for that!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Born Pretty Store Triangle Water Decal

Good morning, everyone!  I have a new batch of things from Born Pretty Store to show off today.  They have so many things for nail art, so be sure to check the website out!

I started out with a gradient base of Lime Crime Lavendairy and Lime Crime Parfait Day.  The gradient is subtle but that is exactly what I wanted for these crazy decals.  The water decals come in a set of four designs.  I'm wearing the design D191, a funky triangle shape montage.  They applied very easily and the directions were very clear and easy to understand.  You simply take the clear plastic off, cut your shape out and dip into water for a few seconds (15).  The design then comes off of the paper backing and you can apply it to your nail.  The only thing about this design is that it seemed to wilt once I put top coat on it.  I used Seche Vite topcoat as when I put my Glisten & Glow topcoat on it seemed to wilt more horribly.  Sometimes the indie topcoats can be funny with the decals.  It did wilt less with the Seche, but still noticeable. I loved the end look of this.  It made me think of Saved by The Bell!  Haha!

Here is the exact link to these decals, the item ID is 5631:

Also, don't forget to use the coupon code BANQ10 for a discount off of your next order!

Items were sent to me for my honest review. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zoya Tickled & Bubbly Press Release

Hey guys!  I thought I would send you all a heads up on Zoya's new Summer 2014 collection titled "Tickled & Bubbly"!  Here are the upcoming shades:

Ling: True blue cream
Tilda: Mantis green cream
Rooney: Hollywood pink cream
Kitridge: Carnation pink cream
Wendy: Tickle pink cream
Rocha: Folly red cream

Muse: Mermaid blue metallic 
Stassi: Jade green metallic
Harper: Mexican pink metallic
Binx: Purple orchid metallic 
Jessy: Orange coral metallic
Alma: Golden peach metallic

All of the Bubbly shades also have holographic glitter and are great for layering!  I am pretty excited about these collections! Six shades each, making it a pretty big release.  All of these colors are available APRIL 15 for PRE-ORDER.  Visit Zoya.com to check out the new collection! These retail for $9.00 each.   Anyone else pretty excited?