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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nail Art | Fomalhaut Diamonds


I have some more nail art for you all today using the Something Spacial: Stars collection from one of my favorite brands, Doctor Lacquer! I'm going to get right into photos today since you all know how I feel about this brand already.


I started out with a base of Doctor Lacquer Fomalhaut, which is a tri thermal that shows purple, gold and green with a strong green shimmer. This is such a unique polish even in my extensive collection.

After the base dried, I used Cult Nails Nevermore to stamp on a pattern from the MoYou London Hipster 07 plate. I topped the look off with a shiny top coat.


I knew I wanted to go simple with the stamping with how complex the polish is, and this worked out so well! How do you feel about nail art over thermal lacquers? I feel like it is a great way to jazz up a manicure in a simple way that looks great and more complicated than it really is.

You can find these and other Doctor Lacquer polishes in their shop either on Storenvy or Etsy. These lacquers are available both in full size bottles and in "medium" sized bottles, which is what I am holding in the photos. I love the medium bottles because I almost never use a whole bottle of polish and these look just like the fulls size as well as having a normal cap and the same wide brush. Totally in love.

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(Doctor Lacquer polishes were provided for my honest review. All other items, top and base coats were purchased by me. Please see my disclosure page for more information.)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nail Art | Born Pretty Store Heart Decals

Purchased By MeProvided for Review

I am back with some more nail art! (and really, nail art this time, not just different colored fingers)

I was sent this uber cute package of water decals from Born Pretty Store a while back and I knew I wanted to do something overly cute with them. I thought about it a while and decided to use the designs on the hearts as inspiration for the nails they would go on. So gradients, polkadots and stripes won out!
 

I love love love how these came out!! The only nail I wasn't 100% happy with is the index, and that is just because my white ended up kinda grey.

I started out with a base of OPI Alpine Snow on all of my nails except my thumb, that I started out with a clean coating of Cult Nails Nevermore (I just bought five in the final sale, I'll be heartbroken when they're all gone.) I used a makeup sponge to add in gradients on my middle, ring and pinkie using Alpine Snow and Cult Nails Falling Hard and on my index using Alpine Snow and Nevermore. 


After they dried a bit I added some dots inspired by the ones I did over here a while back using Falling Hard on my thumb and Nevermore again on my middle finger. 

When everything was mostly dry I dipped the water decals I had decided on in a bowl of warm water, then slid them off the paper and placed them on the nails.

I had a lot of fun doing this. It was great to try and match the nail art to the decals and the end result was super girly and cute!

Have you ever used water decals? What did you think of them?

You can purchase these Born Pretty Store Nail Decals over here. They retail for $1.99 but are on sale for $1 right now! Use my code AGBQ10 for 10% off your entire order. As always, Born Pretty Store provides free worldwide shipping on all orders!

I hope everyone has a great evening!



***Water Decals were provided by Born Pretty Store for my honest review. Falling Hard was provided previously for review. All other items were purchased by me. Please see my disclosure page for more information.***

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nail Art | Pink and Bling


Moar nail art! Ok... it's more like kinda skittles/skitlette on a really lazy day, but i really love how it looked and wore it for at least a few days, so it deserved a spot here. I used some of my favorite lacquers in this mani and I hope you love them too!


I started with a base of Pipe Dream Polish On The List from the A Night In Vegas collection on my thumb, index and middle fingers. This pink is BRIGHT!! I added a single coat of my favorite holographic topcoat from Liquid Sky Lacquer and finished them off with a coat of shiny clear topcoat.

On my pinkie and ring fingers I painted on one of my newest favorites, the April LE from Ilyrian Polish. If you haven't tried out Ilyrian, you are missing out. Her polish is top notch and I haven't been disappointed yet. This one is super shiny and metallic plus its loaded with holographic sparkle as well.


I was going to add nail art or stamping to this, but I loved the simplicity of it so much that I just let it be as is. Sometimes I just need simple.

 I hope you enjoyed this nail... whatever it is haha! Have a lovely day!



***Liquid Sky Lacquer Holo Topcoat was provided for a previous review. All other lacquers and tools were purchased or traded for by me. Please see my disclosure page for more info.***

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nail Art | Antares Kisses


Look what I have! Nail Art!

When I was reviewing the Stars portion of the Doctor Lacquer Something Spacial collection I decided to add some stamping to each one of them and share it with you later. Well... it's later! Here is the first one I did using Doctor Lacquer Antares.


How cute right?!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

China Glaze | Electric Nights Pt. 2

I finally completed the 2nd half of the gorgeousness that is the China Glaze Electric Nights collection. I've had the worst luck with my swatch hand nails the past few weeks but they finally grew out enough and held out long enough for me to get the remaining 6 polishes photographed. There are three cremes in this post and the other three lacquers are neon glitter in clear bases.

I absolutely in love with all these shades, but lets start with Glow With The Flow.


First of all, no it does not glow, unless you are using a blacklight. This neon pink creme is absolute perfection. Barbie could not have done better herself.