September 21, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store Celestial Floral Water Decals

Another gorgeous product from Born Pretty Store and on my used-to-be long nails. 


These water decals are a celestial floral design, perfect for an atypical french manicure :)


I started with a base of China Glaze Innocence. Let it dry completely and then applied the water decals according to the instructions on the packet.


Since I wanted this amazing look to last I topped it with Seche Vite and sported this look for a few days.



You can get these decals HERE for $1.99 (worth picking up a few packets for multiple looks!)

And for 10% off don't forget to use my coupon code... 


September 18, 2014

Review: Born Pretty Store 2mm multi-colored Pearl Rhinestones

More nail art supplies from Born Pretty Store... today I am reviewing these adorable "pearl" 2mm rhinestones. 


As you can probably tell, this manicure was created a little while ago (since I'm back to shorties now).

The purple (although photographed blue-ish) is China Glaze What a Pansy, and the nude shade is OPI My Vampire is Buff.


I choose to use the pale purple rhinestones, and I really like how small/delicate these are :)

If you'd like to purchase for yourself you can find them HERE for $3.66USD with FREE worldwide shipping.

And don't forget you can use my coupon code below for 10% off.. 

September 15, 2014

Turquoise Manicure Inspired by @stephstonenails

I have been ogling this look by @stephstonenails for AGES! Attempting and re-attempting it until I got it just right... or as close to right as I could :) 

This look has been recreated by other nail artists a few times, and even been featured on youtube in tutorials, but it seems some individuals had some trouble crediting the original artist. I first found this turquoise manicure in the July/August issue of Nail It Magazine. And the original artist is the amazingly talented Steph Stone herself! 


For my recreation I used Finger Paints Tiffany Imposter as my turquoise base, then stamped BM-417 using Mundo de Unas gold stamping polish...

For the black splatter I used the water spotted nail art tutorial by CutePolish using OPI Black Onyx.
And voila!




And below was the magazine feature I was initially inspired by...

Hope you love this look as much as I did! :)

September 11, 2014

Pocahontas Tribal Nail Art

I saw this awesome tribal design by @judyrox and just had to recreate it!! 

Turns out that my choice of colours actually reminds me of Pocahontas so that's a plus... 


White: OPI Alpine Snow 
Black: OPI Black Onyx
Caramel: OPI Going my way or Norway
Green: American Apparel Malibu Green

Details were freehanded using a small nail art brush.




September 8, 2014

Get Cherried Away with Stamping

See what I did there?

OPI Get Cherried Away
Stamped with Pueen-61 and Mundo de Unas stamping polish :)


Plain and simple for today, this look was actually done a few weeks ago... I've got a few looks in the vault all ready to go since this is the first full week of classes.





September 5, 2014

Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

I was contacted many weeks ago to review Jamberry nail wraps. After browsing through the large selection and reading a little bit of information about the wraps, I quickly agreed to do the review...

Small sample of popular Jamberry nail wraps
 So What are Jamberry Nails? And how to they differ from other nail wraps? (info from press-release)

1. The wraps are a solid film covering that can be applied directly to the nail 

2. The special material is pressure and heat activated to create a water tight bond to your nail

3. The wraps are made in the USA with no harsh chemicals, and are latex free

4. Wraps can last up to two weeks, won't chip, and require no drying time

5. There are over 300 styles to choose from!

Jamberry also differs from other nail wrap brands because they have a consultant program (similar to Avon) and an option to host Jamberry nail parties. My Independent Consultant is Larra Brogdon


Larra sent me these snakeskin nail wraps in addition to the small sample card at the top of the post.


Although application required a blow-dryer in order to heat the wraps for 5 seconds before sticking to the nail, applying them was very easy. You can view a how-to video HERE.

Removal is also easy, you have two options: You can re-heat the manicure for 20-30 seconds under a dryer and then peel off, or you can soak the wraps in polish remover to dissolve the adhesive. Personally, I used the former technique and it worked like a charm.


Jamberry nail wraps are always Buy 3, Get 1 Free! And if you email my girl Larra (larrabrogdon@yahoo.com) and tell her that "Kelsie sent me!" she will send you a free sheet of accent wraps too!