Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!! Nails and Review

I've been horrible with posting this year. Hopefully next year I will do better. I normally don't really do anything on New Year's because it's busy where ever you go, and you have to worry about the idiots on the road at the end of the night. So I knew I wasn't going to be doing or going anywhere, but I still wanted to do my nails,

I have some nail foil sheets that I have been meaning to use and review. I don't really have any nail stamps for the holiday, so I decided to try out the foils. I chose these 2 to use:

 These can be found here - bornprettystore nail foils. There are 13 designs to chose from. When you take them out of the packages, they look like this:

So pretty!!!

This was my first time using foils, but I caught on pretty quick. To make it easier to work with I cut off a section of the foils. I randomly placed spots of the nail glue and then pressed the foils on the the glue randomly. I really love how they turned out and highly recommend these. They make it look like a lot of work was done, but it was simple and quick. I used a base of black and blackish glitter. I used normal top coat and they turned out fine. I've heard that some topcoats can make the foil look matte and less awesome. I had no issues.

There are my results:

I really love these nails!! I couldn't decide what pictures to include, so I just added them all!!! Some of the pics show the sparkle and shine better then others. There is no wrong way to use the foils. Every nail is unique and full of awesome.

I did these on Monday and on Tuesday I had a little tip wear from work (I type most of the day) so I just touched up with black polish and a little more foil. I didn't take any pictures of them, but I mainly used the silver holo foil.

If you haven't tried these yet you really should. They are easy to use and look awesome!! If you go to Born Pretty Store and use this code NWG10 you will get a discount on your order! Have a great and safe New Year's!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

ShaveMOB Stocking Stuffer Review

I was contacted by ShaveMOB to do a review of their products for their up coming Stocking Stuffer Campaign. I was happy to give it a shot. I was sent a handle and 4 cartridges of 2 different blade type. The 2 blade types I got were the 4 blade and 6 blade types.

The 6 blade cartridges are on the left, with one of them on the handle, the 4 blades cartridges are on the right.

Before I do my review here is some info on ShaveMOB!

ShaveMOB is a website were you can order shavers for cheaper then in store and they are mailed to you. A one month supply is 4 cartridges of your choice. All of the cartridges fit the same handles, so you don't have to worry about trying different blade types! It's not something that is automatically sent to you, so you only get what you want, when you want it, which is awesome in my opinion.

For Christmas they have special Stocking Stuffer Kits starting at just $9.99! And shipping is free with all orders.

The kit contains: 1 handle (men's or women's)
                            2 month supply of blades (4 cartridges)
                            and a mustache monocle!

Sadly the only thing you don't get is shaving cream but I have been told that starting early next year it will be something they will offer.

To check out the kits go here ---> ShaveMOB Stocking Stuffers

They also created a little video that I actually find very funny lol

So on to my review!

I normally use the Intuition shaver since I don't like messing around with shaving cream. I didn't want to go out and buy any shaving cream, so I decided to use up some random bottles of conditioner. If you haven't tried it, you should give it a go :) I've used it before for shaving and I think it works just as good.

A closer look at the blades. The 6 blades come in individual packages and the 4 blade are all in one package.

I found that the blades were a very good quality and worked very well. My shave felt just as smooth if not a little better then my normal razor. I've used it several times since I got it. I have not tried the 4 blades cartridge yet, but I plan on it.

I think this is a great deal. When you make your first order you pay $3.00 for the handle, but after that it's just $9.99 for 4 cartridges and shipping is always free. If your looking for something useful for someone on your shopping list I highly recommend checking out ShaveMOB!

Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave any comments of questions for me and I will respond as soon as I can! Have a great holiday!

Make sure to check out ShaveMOB!!!

The items featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for my honest review and opinions.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Holographic Studs Review

I was sent a few items to review from Born Pretty Store

I've been really behind and busy with life, but today I have a post reviewing one of the items I received. They are small round holographic flat studs. I love them because I hate when my nails aren't smooth and these are pretty flat and can easily even out with topcoat. This post will be short, sweet, and to the point.

You can find the studs I used here: Round Holographic Studs

 This is the package they came in. There are several and can last for many manicures.

 After looking at these pictures, I'm not really sure what is on my ring finger, so we will just try to ignore that lol. I used the studs over 2 coats of O.P.I. Just Spotted The Lizard which is pretty awesome, but not the point of this post :)

These studs are pretty awesome. For application all I did was press the stud into slightly wet polish and topped it with a clear top coat. At first the stud looked cloudy, but as you can see once the polish dried, it was clear. These are a great way to add some nail art without doing a whole lot. I highly recommend these to everyone.

The studs also come in silver, gold and another holographic pattern. You get a baggie with 100 studs for less than $3.00 I say that's a great deal.

If you want to get your own or try something else from the Born Pretty Store make sure to use code: NWG10 to get 10% off your order. Thanks for reading and I hope to post again soon!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Review

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.... if they even exist!?! Yeh I have no idea. I've been MIA for quite some time, but I am here to share a wonderful review of a soon to be released Valentine's Polish collection.

I was contacted by Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer to do a review for her upcoming Valentine's collection called "My Indecisive Valentine." I was sent two of the six polishes to review.

"Flash Forward Fantasy": A nude with violet flakies and a strong pink to gold shift. Matte Finish.  ($10.00)

"Idealistic Future": Clear based glitter topper packed with gold, pink, purple, and red glitters in hexes, squares, glass dots, diamonds, and hearts.  ($8.00)

Lets start out with "Flash Forward Fantasy"...

If you don't already know, I wear CNS nails so they naturally have a french tip when they are bare. So I decided to show a couple bases and my naked nail.

Starting from the top: 4 coats on naked CNS nail
1 coat over white base
3 coats over white
1 coat over black

 I normally don't like matte polishes, but I think it worked very well with this polish and it helps show of the shimmer. Sadly the camera didn't want to pick it up as much as it showed in real life.

 I really like this polish. It is very close to the perfect nude for me. It applied very smooth with no issues.

  For the final swatch I applied a topcoat because I felt it showed of the shimmer a bit more.

 Just another to show the shimmer!!!

 The second polish is "Idealistic Future"

 I applied this glitter topper without have to dab, which is always a plus in my book. Sadly I didn't see a lot of hearts, but maybe I just needed to shake the bottle a little more.

 I love glitter toppers and I love this one. It can be used over so may different colors.

I really liked both polishes, and I hope to try more from BEGL soon (Tax-refund!!) If all her polishes are as awesome as these two then you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for reading and make sure to check out the rest of the collection.

*Products were provided in exchange for my honest review and swatches.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Neon Waterfall Nails

Man I am a horrible blogger *hangs head in shame* I'm not going to make any promises about the future. I am going to try and get myself to post more, but I guess it will happen when it happens. So on to my nails...

I've been seeing "waterfall" nails for awhile and I finally decided to give it a try. Here is my inspiration:

The Nailasaurus seems to have started this look, I may be wrong but I still love it. If you click the picture it will take you to all of her Waterfall nails and a tutorial. 

Here is my try at it, but first please excuse my dry and ugly cuticle and I missed a little bit of clean up. It was late when I was doing them and I was tired. Please forgive me my sins lol. Ok here goes:

 For the base I used Sinful Colors "Skylark" it is a great polish. The formula was smooth and almost totally opaque in one coat. I did two for good measure.I really like the color, I'm not really sure how to describe it, but I don't like I really have anything else like it in my collection.

 Using a striping brush I went through the colors I had picked out and placed random strokes on each nail.

 After I had used each color I went through them again to fill in any gaps I had. The polishes I used were:

 China Glaze "I'm With The Lifeguard" One of my favorite neon greens.

 China Glaze "Hanging In The Balance"

 Essie "The Lace Is On" This is a BEAUTIFUL purple polish. I just loved it even just seeing it as a few strokes on my nails.

 China Glaze "Pool Party"

 Revlon "Hypnotize"

 Sinful Colors "Glimmer"

 After I finished I decided to add a coat of "Northern Lights" topcoat because I love sparkle :)

 All in all I like how it turned out. Both hands turned out a little different. /\ my right hand
\/my left hand
 I like my right hand a little better because I made the stroke a bit longer. The left hand looks like too much of the base color is showing.

I really like how this turned out and I plan on trying it again in the future with different colors. Make sure to check out The Nailasaurus's blog to see some great nails!

Thanks for reading and I hope to post again soon.