September 1, 2015

Review: Born Pretty Store Boan Nail Art Brush

Today I decided to do a recreation of one of my more popular nail art designs from the past. 

I created the original look back in 2012 during my 31 Day Challenge that you can see HERE. It has since been shared many times on various social media outlets and I've been meaning to recreate it for a while now. 


The look is entirely freehand, created with a new nail art brush I received for review from Born Pretty Store.


This adorable brush comes with it's own cover, and unique rhinestone handle.


Because of the metal head its perfect for nail art (particularly rinsing the brush in acetone). I've had brushes from craft shops before where the metal head had a color coating that came off in the acetone and made a mess all over the brush.


As you can see the brush was excellent for creating the flowers, but more importantly the fine details in the butterfly and green swirls.



The nail art brush can be purchased for $5.98 USD 

And don't forget my 10% off coupon code:



August 30, 2015

Review: Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BPL-024

Another fantastic stamping plate from Born Pretty Store, BPL-024.


This plate is beautifully packaged (can you say nailspiration?) in a decorated cardboard sleeve


The plate itself is secured on a white cardboard backing (that overlaps around the edges) so there's no chance of injury on the edges.



This floral themed plate features 14 beautiful and unique designs


I decided to use the reverse stamping method to create this look..



This plate can be purchased for $2.99USD

You can get 10% off by using my coupon code below:




August 25, 2015

Review: Born Pretty Store Rose Butterfly Water Decals

I have another set of lovely water decals from Born Pretty Store to share with you guys today  



The large sheet measures 13x16cm and has 3 different color combos of roses, leaves, butterflies & pearls to choose from.



For my look I decided to go with the blue/purple sheet of decals.

For those of you who have never used water decals before, they're really easy to use and blend perfectly with any manicure without the edges that you would find with nail stickers.

Application:
1. Begin with your usual nail prep & polish (allowing time for the polish to fully dry)
2. Cut around the specific decal you intend to use

3. Remove the plastic film on top of the decal
4. Dip the decal into water 10-20 seconds (I usually fill a small shot glass with luke warm water and use a pair of tweezers to hold the small decal)
5. The decal should slide easily off of the backing, place it design side-up on your nail (the decal is easy to position as long as it's still wet, but it allows time for errors)
6. Top it off with your favourite top coat



My base colors are OPI Black Onyx & My Vampire is Buff, and the polka dots were a final touch after the decals were applied (the manicure seemed a little plain)


1 Sheet 3-in-1 retails for $3.39 USD with free shipping worldwide! 

And don't forget you can get 10% at BPS with my coupon code:



July 29, 2015

Review: JORD Wood Watch Zebrawood and Maple

Today I have an exciting post to share with you all! I have been frantically giving my nails some much needed TLC in preparation of receiving this watch for review from JORD Wood Watches.


When I initially saw the email from JORD I squealed with excitement! With much deliberation (and help from my sister) I choose to review this gorgeous Zebrawood & Maple watch.


Just look at that gorgeous packaging!! I was almost as excited about that box as I was about the watch itself :) 

Luxury Wooden Watch


The quality of this product completely speaks for itself!

JORD (Swedish for earth, soil, land) features incredibly unique & intricate timepieces, with an authentic natural element you won't find anywhere else.

Each of their 100% natural wood watches are created by a team of experienced artists & watchsmiths. And due to the unique grain in the wood, each timepiece is entirely unique, no two watches are the same!


Another excellent feature is the all-wood backing on the watch, meaning there's no metal in contact with my skin.