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Review on Pretty and Polished Sparkle Tattoo Collection

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December 30, 2011



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I am sooo excited about today's post! 

Chelsea from the Etsy shop, Pretty and Polished, asked me to review her new collection, Sparkle Tattoo, which will be available for purchase on January 1st! So only a couple more days! The above and below photo shows the five polishes in the collection. My favorites from the collection are Sparrow and Inked! 

Update: The glitter in this polish was easy to remove with polish remover and no tin foil method or struggling..

I tried a bunch of different combos on a nail art wheel, so I thought I would share! 


From left to right: 
2 coats of Pretty and Polished Inked and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Planks A Lot, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Inked, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Funky Dunkey, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Inked, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Inked, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Alpine White, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Inked, and one coat of gelous


From left to right:
2 coats of  Essence 50s Girl Love Me Tender, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Old Skool, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather,  one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Old Skool, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow,  one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Old Skool, and one coat of gelous
2 coat of Pretty and Polished Old Skool, and one coat of gelous

2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Sparrow, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Alpine White, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Sparrow, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI What's with the Cattitude?, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Sparrow, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of Orly Sapphire Silk, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Sparrow, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of Pretty and Polished Sparrow, and one coat of gelous


2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished New Breed, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Alpine White, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished New Breed, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of Kleancolor Metallic Red,  one generous coat of Pretty and Polished New Breed, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Color Its So Hott It Burns, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished New Breed, and one coat of gelous


2 coats of Pretty and Polished New Breed and one coat of gelous 
2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Cherry Bomb, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Alpine Snow, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Cherry Bomb, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of OPI Sparrow me the Drama, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Cherry Bomb, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of Kleancolor Pink Lady, one generous coat of Pretty and Polished Cherry Bomb, and one coat of gelous
2 coats of Pretty and Polished Cherry Bomb, and one coat of gelous
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I originally wanted to try a combo with OPI Alpine White and Pretty and Polished Sparrow, but my white polishes did not want to cooperate. 

So I did this instead! This is two coats of China Glaze Let's Do It in 3-d (which I purchased from Chelsea as well. She is awesome at dusty hunting. You can check her blog for current HTF polishes that are available.)

Then I added one coat of Pretty and Polished Sparrow. No top coat.


Overall, the polishes are gorgeous!!! I had fun playing with them.  The dry time is average and the application is smooth. In my opinion, the perfect amount of glitter comes out on the brush for each coat. My favorites from the collection are Sparrow and Inked. The combinations with this collection are endless! 

Pretty and Polished 3 Golden Rules + Lynnderella Change

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December 29, 2011


This is two coats of Pretty and Polished 3 Golden Rules and one coat of top coat. Isn't it beautiful?! Stay tuned... Tomorrow, I have a review of Pretty and Polished new collection, Sparkle Tattoo, which will be available on her Etsy shop January 1st!

Then I added one coat of Lynnderella Change with one coat of top coat. It looked fabulous in person, but the flare of the top coat kinda ruins it in the picture. So I fixed it by making it matte with one coat of Essie Matte About You! Now you can see how gorgeous it is in the photo without the nasty glare.




You can purchase Lynnderella polishes at LLAROWE or from Lynnderella's blog (when they are available). 



Nerd Lacquer Don't Blink + Lynnderella Lucky Numbers

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December 27, 2011


This two coats of Nerd Lacquer Don't Blink. Then I added one generous coat of Lynnderella Lucky Numbers with one coat of top coat.





The winner of my Christmas Giveaway

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December 27, 2011

A BIG HUGE GIGANTIC thank you to everyone who reads my blog! You make this fun!

Congratulations Nicole from Nail Polish Wars for winning the $30 LLAROWE gift card. She has already been contacted and has responded... 

I just discovered her blog by her winning this giveaway, and it is awesome. Go check it out!

 Stay tuned for the next giveaway when I reach 1500. 



An Ugly Christmas Sweater Nail Design

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December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! This is my Christmas weekend manicure.... I got the idea from Amber who pinned an ugly Christmas sweater nail design on Pintrest! The source of the nail design can be found here (At that link, there is another link to a tutorial on the manicure).

The green polish is two coats of Sinful Colors Last Chance. The red polish is two coats of OPI Just A Little Rosti At This. For the snowflakes I used Konad stamping plate M59. For the deer stamp, I used Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-214. For the lace print, I used Konad Stamping Plate M57. The photos show one coat of top coat.

Can't get enough of the ugly Christmas Sweaters?.... Check out my polish friend's, Casandra, Ugly Christmas Sweater nail design at her blog!!!!

Also, make sure to enter my Christmas giveaway. It ends TODAY! 



Born Pretty Store Review on Nail Art Decals

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December 23, 2011

Today I have a review on Born Pretty Store's 11 piece Color Stripe Nail Art Decals. These are water nail decals for nail tips, which I have very little experience working with. The set consists of numerous different prints.

I have to admit I have mixed opinions on these water decals--mainly because this is my first real attempt at working with water decals. For those of you with no experience like me, take your time, have patience, and practice! One thing I love is they don't leave the 'lip/ledge" stickers do. In addition, the Born Pretty Store's print/designs are beautiful!!!! They sure do make a beautiful french tip!

 All you have to do is cut the decal to fit your nail, dip it in water for 20 seconds, and remove the decal from the backing with tweezers and stick on the nail. (After trial and error and talking with my polish friends, it helps to add a drop of water to your nail bed to help the decal slide around). Once you have the decal in place, you soak up the excess water with a paper towel. Finally, seal with a top coat. (You can also start with a regular polish as your base coat if you chose).

Sounds easy right.... Well.... I add a difficult time applying these decals. I tried to apply these several times, and these photos show my best attempt. First, I tried applying them with NO base coat or polish, and I could not get the water decal to stay in place. It just slide around and never dried to the nail. (which I later found out that this is a good thing. All I needed to do was soak up the excess water with a paper towel... duh! How stupid of me)

Then I tried applying a clear base coat, but the decal quickly adhered to my nail bed.. So quickly I could not get the placement right. (But later I found out from my polish friends, that all I needed to do was add a drop of water to my nail bed to help the decal slide around to get the placement right...duh.. how stupid of me)

Finally after talking to my Facebook polish group,  I finally got it right... However, my top coat seem to "eat" the decal. You can see what I am talking about in the photos. I think this is either because I didn't allow the decal to dry all the way or that I didn't have enough polish on my brush... 

I hope you can learn from my mistakes if you decide to try these water decals. I know the next time I try these, I will have the perfect french tip!


Step 1: Cut to size.

Step 2: Soak in water for 20 seconds. Remove decal from backing.


Step 3: Place on the nail and press with a paper towel to absorb the excess water. The extra flap of decal easily tears of similarly to the Sally Hansen Nail Decals.


As you can see, I messed it up... But I learned a lot in the process... Next time will be better! Practice makes perfect! The photos show one coat of top coat.


Shop the Born Pretty Store for its product at its website
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Pretty and Polished Xmas Wreath Polish

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December 21, 201

 Today, I have another franken polish for you. Isn't it beautiful?! This is two coats of Pretty and Polished Xmas Wreath and one coat of top coat.

You can visit Chelsea's Pretty and Polished Etsy shop by clicking here. I noticed she doesn't have this polish listed currently in her shop, but if you ask her, I am sure she can make it for you. Most of her polishes are mini polishes, but you can request the regular size bottles too! She has some great polishes, so make sure to stop by!



Color Club Fashion Addict + Lacquistry I Wear My Jewelry on My Nails

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December 19, 2011


This is two coats of Color Club Fashion Addict. I received this amazing polish from Heather over at Peace, Love, & Polish. The photo shows no top coat. 


I took Color Club Fashion Addict up a notch by adding one coat of Lacquistry I Wear My Jewelry on My Nails (such an awesome polish name!!!). I am in LOVE with this combination!  The photo shows one coat of top coat. 

I am seriously addicted to buying Jenna's Lacquistry franken polishes. They are so gorgeous!!!! Recently, she listed several new polishes, so of course I bought some (8 to be exact)..

You can visit Jenna's Lacquistry Etsy shop by clicking here or visit her on Facebook!


Then I added purple blobs with Color Club Wild at Heart (which I received from Heather over at Peace, Love, & Polish). On top of the purple blobs, I stamped on a rose nail design with Ulta Quick Silver and Bundle Monster Stamping plate BM14.




China Glaze Ruby Deer + Lacquistry Faux Fir

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December 17, 2011


This is two coats of China Glaze Ruby Deer with no top coat. I received this lovely polish from Heather over at Peace, Love, & Polish in her holiday giveaway. Seriously, I think this is the perfect red. It went on so smooth and was so insanely shiny with no top coat!

I have been wanting to use Lacquistry Faux Fir polish for a while now. I didn't want to do the obvious combination of layering a green glitter polish over a green colored base polish, so I thought what the heck, lets try it over red. What do you think? I can't decide if I like it over red or not. 

This is two coats of Lacquistry Faux Fir over two coats of China Glaze Ruby Deer with one coat of gelous. Faux Fir went on very smoothly and dried fairly quickly. It was not hard to get the glitter out of the bottle and on to your nail either, which I love!

You can visit Jenna's Lacquistry Etsy shop by clicking here, or visit her on Facebook!






Essence You're a Heart Breaker + Lynnderella Thank Blue

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December 15, 2011

This is two coats of Essence (50s Girl Reloaded) You're a Heartbreaker. Then I added one (thick) coat of Lynnderella Thank Blue and one coat of top coat.



Then I stamped on the snowflake nail design with Bundle Monster Stamping Plate BM-14 and Red Angel stamping plate RA-119. Then added another coat of top coat.




Nerd lacquer Exterminate

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December 13, 2011


This is two coats of a franken polish called Exterminate I purchased from Nerd Lacquer on Etsy.


Then I stamped on the print with Konad stamping plate M69 and CND Midnight Sapphire. The photo shows one coat of top coat!



 

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