Monday, September 26, 2011

Stamping With BornPretty ^_^

A while back I got some items sent over to me from the Born Pretty store to review. I like shopping with them because they are reliable and they have a wide array of items...

The items I recieved included some stamping plates, the stamper and some polishes to stamp with...

The plate that I decided to try out was m60 with the dots,plaid squares,argyle pattern, a paisley like pattern and the flowers on the side..

I used the blue stamping polish and stamped the argyle onto my pinky and ring finger..

I had a base of Cult Nails Devious Nature..and the blue stands out quite nicely..I had some problems working with the stamping polish formula..the design wouldnt really stamp on properly...

then I decided to use the paisley like design for my you can see from this close up..the craftmanship of these plates are great~ just like konad ones...the polish I used was the white polish..

I was very pleased with the white..I was worried it wouldn't be opaque enough but still it came out okay..

Then finally I used the yellow for the plaid stripes onto my index finger...

For me personally I liked the stamper and the plates...the only thing i wasn't satisfied with was the stamping polished...I'm not sure if you can tell in this picture but the polish stained the stamp..there is a faint blue-ish tinge to my stamper now... the polishes dried really really quickly so I had a bit of a struggle to stamp the designs onto my nail (there's a bald spot on my pointer) and so because the polish dried so quickly it was hard to stamp the full design onto my nail sometimes... but I really liked the plates and stamper...just not the polishes..

Here are some more of the plates I recieved....

You can purchase 16 Set Of Plates for $11.49 or one for $2.32... the Dual Sided Stamper is $2.78
...and a Set of 5 Stamping Polishes is $6.19 ... These plates in my opinion work great and are a great alternative to the other more expensive ones out there..

*These items were sent to me to review.The content of the entry was influenced by the provider, and I get to keep the products for my own usePin It

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Everybody gets the blues sometimes ;)

Lately I've been soooo busy with school! >.< I hate that for some reason I'm always stuck doing powerpoints in class just because my group members won't man up to do it...*sigh* anyways but the good news is that even though I've been busy with school and work I've still been buying nail polish ;) wait would that be good news? um...well good for my mood but bad for my wallet..anyways I decided to do another simple ombre mani..this time with the on trend color.... Blue!!

I had to dig through my polishes swatching to see what blues worked the best...

Here are the polishes I finally ended up choosing... Essie-Smooth Sailing, Butter London-
Henley Regatta, Essie- Lapiz of Luxury,  Butter London- Lady Muck, and Essie Main Squeeze.
My pinky used two coats of Essie's Main Squeeze...I chose this because it has a grey like color but a sublte blue shimmer as well...

My ring finger used 2 coats of Butter London's Lady Muck...

My middle finger was 2 coats of Essie- Lapiz of Luxury...

I forgot to take a picture of my pointer finger...sorry~ >.<

and finally 2 coats of Essie Main Squeeze...

Then for extra glittery goodness I topped it with a layer of Hologram top coat (silver)..

Kind of blurry to show the holo-ey goodness


Oh and good news.... I won the giveaway over at Laura's Lacquer's Blog ^_^ *hapy dance!!* so excited!! but on a semi sad note... a follower "un-followed" me today.. maybe my blog wasn't right for them... oh well.. i guess you can't please everyone... I have a small small group of followers but I just want you to know you guys are appreciated!!! I ♥ you guys!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Yes..I'm a Maven... A Julep Maven

Over the past two months I got two Julep maven packages and I'm happy to say... I love it! I've never joined a monthly program before but i've used Julep polishes before in my Pink Sundae Mani. My co-worker Jennifer bought me some Julep polishes to try when she went to Seattle and I really liked their polishes so I didn't hesitate to sign up to be a Maven.

So..what is the maven program? According to Julep for 19.99$ a month you get..

Being a Maven, gives you exclusive access to COLOR! You get it first, and YOU decide how often you want to receive your beauty editor Sneak Peek Box
You receive over $40 worth of trendsetting polish colors and cutting-edge treatment products each month customized in a gift-able Sneak Peek Box
Each Sneak Peek Box features new, never before released colors and treatments FIRST to you, before anyone else
Your box also includes hits and cult favorites - the products we like to keep on the top of editors' minds

20% off all purchases
FREE shipping on ALL your purchases
Each box also comes with a surprise and delight element- something to look forward to!
Receive additional membership perks throughout the year

 To join all you have to do is take a simple style quiz to determine what colors would match you most and then Julep personalizes boxes for you each month. My result was "Classic with a Twist"

Without further's what I received in the past two months...

Each box looks like this and inside is the bag with a pretty bow tied on (the first picture)...

Inside the intro box I got there was a really nice personalized letter welcoming me to the maven program..I really liked this small touch.

The two polishes I recieved in my first box was Alfre..a really nice pearlescent lavender color (a fall color thats just released!!) and Carrie which is a nice creamy pink.

Also I recieved a base coat..

Theres also a glycolic hand scrub ( I didn't try this one yet but I've heard great reviews on it...) and 2 small samples as well.. one of the scrub and one of a SPF30 hand cream.

My Septemberbox came in just today :)

Look at what I got :) I was so happy/surprised!

I got a glass nail file for being one of the first mavens~ I thought that was a nice gesture...

This month's box included a cuticle oil..which smells great has a woodsy nutty smell...i like! and its very convenient...its a rollerball :)

The polish that I got this month is Toni which looks like a distant relative of's a creamy brownish purplish color..

Lastly in this month's box was the SPF 30 hand cream which I can' wait to try...

This is one coat of the three polishes I recieved so far... Alfre on top, Carrie in the middle, and Toni on the bottom

Here's two coats of each color L-R Alfre, Carrie, toni

If you're interested in being a maven feel free to click on my referral link here:

as part of the Julep Maven program you can get a referral code as well...and if someone becomes a maven by clicking your link you get $15 credit from Julep. There has been problems with the referral program previously but it should be all sorted out now... in my experience Julep had great customer service.. Living here in Hawaii, mail takes a looong time and after my first box took a while I email customer service and they were very friendly and fast with letting me know what was going on. I figured out that since I live on a rock in the middle of the sea my box usually comes in a week after the expected delivery date on the tracking they send me...

Hope you guys like this program and try it out as well!!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Now presenting..... The Lively One :)

Okie doke the previous franken post I told you I made a franken for a contest well now's the time to vote! ^_^ Vote here~

For my franken I was inspired by Blake Lively's role in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants...she played Bridget and that all american bubbliness came shining through to me.. so naturally I made a yellow glitter franken..

Please be sure to clicky~ on the bottle shots to see The Lively One in her full glory...its partially flakie becaue the "recipe" included Nubar 2010 and some Nfu-oh 50..

After 1 coat the color is still a bit sheer and you can still see my nail line but after the second coat the coverage is better (last picture is 2 coats)

Some more out-doorsy shots... clicky for full effect ;)

If you like the The Lively One please go vote for me :) Here :)  Thank you

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