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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Born Pretty Store - Stamping Kit Review


 Woohoo! I'm so happy to finally get a blog post up and I'm super excited about the nail art I have for you today.

I'm slowly working my way through some review items I have from Born Pretty Store and today I have a review of one of their stamping kits. The kit includes two stampers, two plastic scrapers, one scraper with a metal blade and a book to keep your stamping plates in. You can see everything included in the photo below.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I'm Back... Mostly.

Well hi there!

For most of you who follow on Instagram, this post won't be a surprise. First of all I want to say I'm sorry for disappearing without any warning. I hate when other blogs do it and I never meant for it to happen here. Secondly, I want to thank any of you who are still reading for sticking around even though I've been MIA.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Jaded Nail Co. | Unpolished Matte Collection


And I'm back!

I have another review for you today of some more Jaded Nail Co lacquers. I've been looking forward to these since Cara mentioned them to me a while back and I was not disappointed! This collection is made up of five jewel toned matte lacquers and they are stunning! Lets get right into it.

First up is the absolutely lovely Sassy Sapphire.


Sassy Sapphire is a bold royal blue lacquer loaded with flakie shimmer. It finishes with a waxy matte sheen. I absolutely love this shade. I'm a sucker for blue and this one is fabulous.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jaded Nail Co and Polish TBH | Breast Cancer Awareness Duo


Hi there! I know I've been MIA. Super crazy busy around here, but I have a bunch of things for you in the coming days!

First up is this lovely Breast Cancer Awareness duo from Jaded Nail Co. and Polish TBH. The duo includes one glow in the dark, limited edition lacquer from each company plus Jaded Nail Co's Nourishing Nail Polish Remover in Grapefruit scent and Polish TBH's Harvest Apple Cuticle Oil. The box retails for $33 and $10 per set is donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Shall we get started?

First up is Feel Em Up from Polish TBH.


Feel Em Up is a bright dusty pink creme loaded with glitters. I used two coats plus a thick layer of topcoat for these images. I had no formula issues, though I do suggest using a light hand with how much glitter is in it. 


I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked the color of this lacquer against my skin tone. It is a really great pink to transition into the fall.

PLEASE NOTE: I somehow missed that this is a glow in the dark lacquer! Please keep that in mind when deciding whether to purchase or not! I am so sad I didn't get a glow photo!


Next up is the Jaded Nail Co. Nourishing Polish Remover. 


This remover is the bomb! I smells great and fresh and it works so well. I had on a stubborn glitter before these swatches and it got it all off, no problem without any foil. I highly suggest it.

Last up for me today is Strawberry Boob Shake from Jaded Nail Co.


I. Love. This. Polish.

Strawberry Boob Shake (which is just about the best name ever) is a sheer soft pink holo with extra holo added on top. I love it. Seriously. I put it on for the photos and then did my other hand and wore it, I love it so much.


I used two easy and flawless coats for these photos. It went on so well that I didn't even really need clean up. Score!

Whats more? IT GLOWS! I found this out because I was laying in bed setting my alarm or the morning and I freaked out because I was seeing glowing spots in my room, only to find out it was, in fact, my nails glowing. True story. Here's a photo.


Again, I have nothing bad to say about this. It is a perfectly beautiful pink holo that glows. Great formula. Two coats, no topcoat for these images. <3


What do you think? 

You can find this duo up for sale over at Polish TBH and don't forget to check out the Jaded Nail Co. shop for some of the most unique lacquers out there. (I highly suggest Ghoul Power.)

Don't forget to follow both brands on social media for news and info!

Polish TBH


Jaded Nail Co.


Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo

Lex
 
 




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nail Art | Purple on Purple

Hello!

Today I have some more nail art for you. This is a pretty special post since this is the first time in a very very very long time that I have done nail art for no reason other than for myself. Usually I'm reviewing a product or working on something for the Guild or another type of challenge, so it was nice to sit down and do something simply for the pleasure of it. Nothing too complicated about this nail art, but maybe that's what I like about it!


I knew I wanted to wear Pahlish Bespoke Psychopath, so I started with that as a base for this mani. Bespoke Psychopath is one of my favorites from the Pahlish Doctor Who collection. It is a deep purple holo with tons of glass fleck like shimmer.



I used my favorite straight vinyls from Nail Vinyls to tape off the shapes on my thumb, index and middle fingers and painted over them with Color Club Cloud Nine to make the points.


For my ring and pinkie fingers I just added a coat of Wicked Polish Mangled Mermaid. I love all the detail in this polish and of course, stars!



I topped everything off with a thick coat of Seche Vite to smooth it out and make it super shiny. 

I loved how this mani looked and wore it for at least 3 days before taking it off. I did have some staining trouble with my ring and pinkie nails. It looks like Bespoke Psychopath stained in some spots where there was glitter only. I had no trouble on any of the other fingers, so I'm not really sure what happened there. I'll probably avoid wearing these two together again though.

I hope you enjoyed my just for me nail art! I'll be back later this week with another post and then I have some new Doctor Lacquer babies to show you soon!

xoxo

Lex


**All products in this post were purchased by me or traded for by me. Please see my disclosure page for more info.**