Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nail Striping Tape 2 Ways

I have recently been trying out Born Pretty striping tape for my manicures. I am pretty impressed with their striping tape. It comes in a dozen colors, for a very low price. The tape was flexible, which made it easy to place, and it was also easy to remove in case of error.

There really weren't any issues with using the tape except that the second manicure had some lifting at the free edge, but it was easily fixed by adding more top coat. I would also recommend getting a variety of colors for your manicures, the white tape is a little sheer. The polishes used for these two manicures were Essie French Affair, China Glaze White Cap, and China Glaze Merry Mistletoe.

*product sent by company PR for review*

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

French Affair & Born Pretty Dried Flowers

For this manicure I started out with my two favorite polishes, Essie French Affair and China Glaze White Cap. French Affair is a lavender pink pastel creme from the Essie Spring 2011 collection. It is beautiful on its own, but every polish is prettier with China Glaze White Cap so I added a thin coat on top. For the finishing touch I added a dried flower from I have previously reviewed the dried flowers here. A thin layer of Seche Vite on top sealed off the flower and finished off this simple, and beautiful mani.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Born Pretty Dried Flowers

Born Pretty Dried Flowers are a fun unique way to create fast nail art. They come with twelve different styles of dried flowers in individual clear jars with screw-on lids. At first I was hesitant using these because I thought they would be too fragile. They were surprisingly easy to stick on.

Overall I am pretty impressed with this product, and it is an amazing deal for the set of flowers you get. You can purchase these flowers here for around $7. I will be posting more manicures with these dried flowers in the future :-) These photos were taken two days after application, and if you were wondering I used China Glaze Draped in Velvet, and China Glaze Snow Globe as a base.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Purple Panic & Excuse Moi!

Excuse Moi! by OPI is pretty polish with a pink base and multi-colored glitter from the Muppets collection. It is a beautiful polish that could easily be opaque on its own in two coats. I love to layer, and I love bright pink polishes, so for this manicure I chose to use China Glaze Purple Panic as a base. Purple Panic is a fast drying neon pink polish. I have used it several times before in this manicure here and with my favorite polish, White Cap, here.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My 1000 Follower GLITTER Giveaway!

I have surpassed 1000 followers :-) Thank you to all of my followers, this giveaway is to show you all my appreciation. I thought it would be fun to include all glitter polishes. Good luck!

China Glaze: Pom Pom, Snow Globe, Fairy Dust

Open internationally.

Closes October December 11 2011 - anywhere in the world.

The winner should have their polishes by Christmas!

The winner will be picked by random number generator. Please fill out the form below :-)

Monday, November 7, 2011

OPI DS Signature & Flowers

OPI DS Signature is a beautiful pink holographic polish. I wanted to use my Born Pretty flower stickers again but I did not have the patience to wait for layers of polish to dry so I chose DS Signature. It is opaque in one careful coat and dries very quickly. I am loving these flower stickers for fast, but beautiful manicures.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flirty & Rainbow Connection & My Giveaway Winner!

Orly Flirty is one of my favorite pink polishes. If you would like to see what it looks like under China Glaze White Cap please view my post here. Today I used OPI Rainbow Connection as a top coat instead of White Cap. I love using one coat of Rainbow Connection as a top coat. For the finishing touch I added a flower sticker from I have previously reviewed these stickers here. It is a very bright and busy manicure that is perfect for the weekend :)

I apologize it has taken awhile to tally the votes and contact the winner for my 900 follower giveaway. The winner of my 900 follower giveaway was Sam G! I will start shopping for polishes for my next giveaway soon. Thank you everyone for the nice comments and for following my blog :)