Born Pretty Store BPY03 Geometric Water Decals

BPY03 Decals - Turquoise Green - Red - Black Geometric Water Decals Swatch

I recently received a package of goodies from the Born Pretty Store and Customs finally released all of the orders I made in October-November (Xmas in February nails anyone?) so expect lots of cute and affordable nail looks using them soon.  The first one I have to share is these cute BPY03 geometric water decals. The BPY03 decals come with three different patterns.  The red, turquoise and black triangle version I am sharing today and a mixed set of wave[Read more]

Metallic Nails For #31DC2016

Metallic Nails - 31SC2016 - SH Go For Gold - Layla Black Forest Bubbly - Closeup

I went for a simpler look today.  The theme for day 8 of the #31DC2016 challenge is metallic nails and while I had grand thoughts of a look that I still plan to do sometime in the future so will keep secret, I just didn’t have the time.  I have used Layla Bubbly in Black Forest before and it left bigger bubbles so I expected to see more of the gold underneath.  I like that it did smaller bubbles this[Read more]

Violet Nails For Day 6 of #31DC2016

31dc2016 violet nails stamped purple nails maybelline sally hansen

After much discussion of what colour violet really is, more blue or more pink and spreading all of my purple-ish polishes on the floor much to the confusion of my cats, and headed to wikipedia (because wiki answers everything) which says “Violet is the color of amethyst, lavender and beautyberries”. I have a Maybelline polish that was one of my top choices for this violet look named Amethyst Ablaze so I went with that and here is my stamped look for[Read more]

When Colours Collide – Red, Purple & Black With No Stamping

When Colours Collide Red Purple Black No Stamping 2

I finally jumped on the When Colours Collide bandwagon in time for a no stamping challenge.  I am not 100% in love with my look but I guess that is part of the challenge, doing things you would not usually do.  I also could not decide what to do, so went with skittle nails and a different look using black, red and/or purple on each nail. Pointer finger: Zoya Aurora and Blaze (holographic polishes) with Essence Black is Back applied[Read more]

Cuticle Care After Moving Day

Cuticle Care With Cuter Cuticles Avon Sally Hansen Zoya

I try my best to look after my nails and cuticles but in general, they tend towards dry and my nails break easily once past the tips of my fingers.  Moving however, left my nails looking horrible.  As in, there is no way I am swatching polishes or playing with my new stamping plates when they finally arrive (looking at you Born Pretty and Pueen). The two weeks before moving day were filled with packing, deep cleaning two apartments (because[Read more]