Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Swatches and Review

*Press Sample

I have a pretty epic post for you guys today!  I have never tried Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer before (I know, that's crazy town) so I was really excited and curious about sitting down and finally getting a chance to try them out. I will say this now - I am so impressed. I thought about splitting this into two posts and then thought, "Nah! Show all the pretties!" Hold on to your seats folks and clink the jump to read more.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Beauty Blogazons Spring Giveway!

There may be snow on the ground still but Spring is officially here and that means it's time for the Beauty Blogazons Spring Giveaway! The lucky winner will receive a $350 Visa Giftcard to spend on whatever they'd like. Please read below for rules and entry details!

  • This giveaway will run from March 24th to April 7th.
  • Winner will receive a Visa Gift card worth $350
  • You must complete all entries to be eligible.
  • Open to entrants 18 years or older 
  • This giveaway is open to US and International entries!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Stamping: Purple and Orange Nail Art

It's Sunday stamping time again and today's prompt is Purple and Orange. I immediately knew what colors I wanted to use for today's post. I swatched the Bundle Monster Downtown collection on the blog not too long ago. One of the colors I fell in love with was a beautiful dark purple cream named Crowley. If you follow me on Instagram than you have seen me use this as a base for stamping before and it's so purty! Today I paired it with Mentality Orange Opaque and used this as an excuse to use one of my favorite stamping plates - not that I ever really need an excuse!

Tools used:
MoYou Fashionista Plate 07
Color4nails Crystal Veil

Polishes used:
Bundle Monster Crowley
Mentality Polish Orange Opaque
KBShimmer Clearly on Top

I started with one coat of Crowley. This colors is actually pretty opaque so if you apply  carefully you can definitely get away with just one coat.  I applied Crystal Veil around my nails and once dry I stamped my damask pattern from Fashionista Plate 07 using Orange Opaque. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

This is such an unexpected color combo but they look so great together! And of course the pretty damask pattern makes it all the more pretty! Fashionista Plate 07 for the win- again!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Graphic Print Nail Art with Aloha from OPI

Happy Friday gang! Today's nail art is a riff on an idea I had earlier this week. I am obsessed with stripes (black and white to be specific) and I basically wear at least one striped item every week. I try to keep it to one day a week so that people at work don't look at me and ask, "Is your entire wardrobe just stripes?" When I sat down to do this I was debating whether to freehand the stripes (always a risk with my shaky hands) or stamp them. While looking for a good stripe pattern I came across this plate and fell in love with the graphic triangle pattern.

Tool used:
BM Plate 423
Color4nails Crystal Veil

Polished used:
Zoya Willa
OPI Aloha from OPI
Pueen White in White
KBShimmer Clearly on Top

I started with two coats of Willa. I then stamped on my pattern  with White in White. Once dry I applied thin lines of Crystal Veil on the areas I wanted to add Aloha from OPI. I added a base color of White in White underneath Aloha since it is actually a bit sheer. I removes the Crystal Veil strips and finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

The graphic pattern on a few of my nails came out a bit squished. I am using a new squishy stamper and am still getting the hang of it. But overall I really like this combo. I am a huge fan of black and white with bold accent colors. The combo always gives me an energy boost!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Matte and Glossy Nail Art w/Born Pretty Studs

*Press Sample 

Hello chicas! So, I am a spazz of epic proportions. I was going through my nail art supplies recently and came across these studs that I received from Born Pretty Store ages ago. Which is awful on many levels, but especially because I love them and could have been doing amazing things with them. But - better late than never, right? I came up with a really simple but colorful look that is totally my style. I love anything with studs in real life and in nail art.

Tools used:
Born Pretty Store Nail Studs

Polishes used:
Dance Legend 358
OPI Matte Top Coat
KBShimmer Clearly on Top

This was super easy and quick to do. I started with two coats of 358, a pretty orchid purple. I then applied a strip of Matte Top Coat down the center of each nail. For my ring finger, I applied it along the sides of the nail, leaving the center shiny. I then added a small dot of top coat to each nail and place my studs. 

I love how simple and bold these are! Any day that I can matte something and add a stud at the same time is a good day!

So, I don;t see these exact studs on the Born Pretty website but I see a ton of similar versions of them so if you're interested in these you won't have any trouble finding something like them (I found these and these). Be sure to use my promo code PSL91 to get 10% off your order on the Born Pretty website along with free shipping on all orders.  Let them know the spazz sent you.