Born Pretty BP-L063 Nail Stamping Plate Swatch & Review

Born Pretty BP-L063 Swatches of all images on animal themed plate

An animal themed plate will always catch my attention.  Born Pretty Store’s new BP-L063 plate has a mix of animals including domestic pets and more.  Choose from realistic images and more cartoonish images like the bad dog mugshot and princess kitten.  The BP-L063 nail stamping plate has 14 full nail images and 8 smaller images of single animals on the bottom row. Penguins, giraffes, dogs, dolphins, cartoon bunnies and more from BP-L063 stamping plate Monkeys, bad dog mugshot, birds, butterflies, bats,[Read more]

Leaf Vein Nails with Avon Envy & Born Pretty Store BP-L015

Born Pretty BP-L015 Stamping Plate Swatch - Avon Envy - MdU Forest

After a week of red and pink nails, I decided to switch things up with a little bit of nature.  I love the leaf vein stamping image from Born Pretty Store’s BP-L015 plate.  It looks great with leafy colours but also just as a regular image in neutral colours.  This one looks just as good with black and silver as more natural leafy colours.  The BP-L015 plate also includes some smaller images for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and mini flowers[Read more]

CND Creative Play – Crimson Like It Hot

CND Creative Play - Crimson Like Its Hot Review and Swatches - Swatches Artificial Light

CND may be known for their beautiful long lasting Shellac polishes and Vinylux weeklong wear but I recently tried out their Creative Play polish in Crimson Like It Hot, base coat and top coat to see how it stacked up. Creative Play polishes are 7-Free and come in 80 shades, quite the range for a fairly new launch but it means you can get similar shades to your Shellac and Vinylux finishes for less.  They come in cream, metallic, pearl, satin, shimmer,[Read more]

National Popcorn Day Nails

Popcorn Day Nails - Zoya Jules

Who knew there was a National Popcorn Day?  But when Kernels tweeted about it, I had to do my nails to match. They didn’t come out as well as they did for my MTV Awards manicure but still a fun look.  Since Kernels alerted me to the “holiday” I went with blue and white bags.  My striping polish seems to have gone missing, probably hiding in a cat bed and the white I used didn’t work as well as I[Read more]

KBShimmer Mani Shot & Winter Nail and Cuticle Maintenance

KBShimmer Mani Shot Peppermint - Winter Manicure - Cuticle Care Review

I am all about the mani bombs and recently picked up some KBShimmer Mani Shots from Harlow & Co.  They are an easy add-on when I want to get to the free shipping threshold on a small order. I find that cuticle removers work better on dry cuticles so I start with that if mine are really bad.  I have been using Avon Nail Experts Instant Gel Cuticle Remover.  Like Sally Hansen’s this softens the cuticle and removes it quickly.[Read more]