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]

Nail Stamping With A England In Robe & Crown #CBBNov

CBBNov Stamping Prompt - A England In Robe and Crown - BP Gold - Pueen Geo Lover 02 plate - Swatch

I prefer challenges I can actually keep up with and #CBBNov seems to be working for me with just two prompts a week.  Today, we are doing stamping.  Easier for us nail bloggers than the regular beauty bloggers, but I am hoping to see some eyeliner stamping and similar reviews from them! Today is lazy nail art because I used the polish I was already wearing and just added stamping.  My base is two coats of A England In Robe[Read more]