Monday, 20 July 2015

Lady Queen Bow Studs Review

Hi all! I'm back again with another review from Lady Queen, Lady Queen is a new e-store that specializes in nail accessories at very reasonable prices. They sell anything nail art related as well as makeup and tools, jewelry, apparel, hair accessories, bags, and assorted home/garden items. Shipping is free worldwide, which is always a great bonus and the money you save on shipping you can buy more items.

The second item I selected from  Lady Queen to review was the 3D Nail Art Decoration Bowtie Shape (item #NA0304). The bow studs come in a fliptop pillbox separated by colour, there are 12 different colours in total and 5 pcs per colour. The bow studs are priced at $5.39USD which is a great deal especially since you're receiving 60 studs and a pillbox to keep things neat and organized.

Source: Lady Queen

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Saturday, 18 July 2015

NYX Matte Lipstick in Aria

Today, I have NYX Matte lipstick in the shade Aria. It looked much darker online and in the tube than it did on the lips. I was hoping for a darker shade but it turned out to be pretty bright. Since I am still experimenting with cosmetics and lip colours, it was pretty scary to wear it and realize how bright it was. 

Like most NYX lipsticks, it comes in a basic black plastic tube with a clear plastic middle to show off the colour. It is not good for displaying right up as the name only shows on the bottom.




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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Lady Queen Nautical Nail Charm Review

Hello all! I'm very excited to introduce a new online store that specializes in nail accessories at very reasonable prices. Lady Queen is an online superstore that sells anything nail art related as well as makeup and tools, jewelry, apparel, hair accessories, bags, and assorted home/garden items. Shipping is free worldwide.

I was approached by Lady Queen to review some of their items and to be honest I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of items to choose from. Eventually I picked out two items, one of which was the Nautical Dangling Nail Charm (item #NA0159 or style B1-1 in the image below). The charms are sold separately and are priced at $0.99USD.

Source: Lady Queen

As noted in the image above the charm measures 7mm x 20mm, at first I was worried the charm would be obnoxiously over-sized but when I had it on my nail it didn't end up being as large as I imaged. I work in an environment where I constantly have to wash my hands so realistically I wouldn't wear a dangling charm to work or on a daily basis. I thought it looked cute on the nail but I felt that I had to constantly make sure the piece that dangled wasn't in the way. Practically speaking, I feel like I would get much more use out of the charm if I removed the connecting ring and wore the steering wheel and anchor separately. They're awfully cute on their own as well.



Lady Queen is definitely worth checking out, as they are based in Asia shipping may take up to 3-6 weeks depending on where you are located. But for the prices you're paying, it is worth the wait. Lady Queen was very kind enough to offer our readers/followers a 15% off code for regular priced items. Be sure to enter the code "AWLC15" to get 15% off!




Until Next Time,

Annie





*** These products were provided in exchange for my honest review.***

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Born Pretty Store Round Water Drop Stud Review

Hi all! Happy hump day, who else is ready for the weekend to come? In the meantime I have another item from Born Pretty Store to share with you all. Born Pretty Store, is an online shop that sells everything you can dream of to help your up your nail art game from gems to stampers to decals and more. They also sell beauty products and phone cases/accessories.

For this review I have Round Water Drop Studs (item #20634) to share.The studs range from 3-6mm in size and came in 3 different shapes and 3 different colours. The product page doesn't list the amount of studs that come in the package but if I would have to guess I'd say there is about 100 or so. What drew me the most to these studs was the marble detail on each stud, it made the studs look even more dainty and gave them  more depth. The studs come in a wheel with 12 compartments neatly sorted by colour and shape. These studs are priced at $3.52USD.


Source: Born Pretty Store


Click to see how I used these studs...


Friday, 3 July 2015

Born Pretty Store Gold and Silver Lines Stickers Reviews

Hi all, hope you're having a great weekend so far. Looks like we lucked out and both Saturday and Sunday looks great. I've had a crazy busy week at work today and didn't have any time to paint my nails or do any nail art all week long. So when I received some press sample from Born Pretty Store earlier this week I knew it was a sign to make time for some nail art. I find painting my nails to be relaxing and therapeutic, especially after a busy/crappy week.

I'm sure almost everyone who is into nail art has heard of Born Pretty Store, if not, it is an online shop that sells everything you can dream of to help your up your nail art game. They also sell beauty products and phone cases/accessories. For this review I have the Gold and Silver Line Stickers (item #20484) to share. These stickers normally cost $2.35USD but are currently on sale for $1.49USD.

I found the stickers very easy to use and even though I repositioned them multiple times they still stuck onto the nail. I thought that they were a perfect thickness as well, not too thick or too thin. I would recommend using a pair of tweezers to handle the stickers as it can get a little finicky. The only downside I saw with these stickers was that they have to be fully adhered onto your nail before applying topcoat. If any areas are not flush on the nail the stickers will warp. I learned that the hard way and had to redo two nails.

Source: Born Pretty Store


Click to see a couple manis I created...


Monday, 18 May 2015

Born Pretty Store Cute Dresses Bra Water Decals Review

Hi all! Hope you're having a fantastic Victoria Day. Any of you watching fireworks tonight?

I wanted to share one more Born Pretty Store water decal  review with you all before the weekend is over. This time around it is the Cute Dresses Bra Water Decals Nail Art Stickers Decoration (item #16742). These water decals cost $2.14USD and contains over 25 designs of what I first thought were bathing suits, but are actually lingerie. They reminded me of those paper dolls I used to play with when I was a kid...where you cut out the paper doll and her paper clothing had these little flaps where you folded the paper to secure the clothing in place. Anyone else remember playing with them?

I thought the size of the decals were decent and would fit onto most nail sizes. Water decals are a super easy way to create awesome nail art. As long as you keep the decal wet you can reposition it until you are satisfied with the placement. It is also recommended to seal the decal in place with a layer of quick dry top coat.
Source: Born Pretty Store

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Friday, 15 May 2015

Born Pretty Store Rose and Butterfly Water Decal Review

Woohoo! Hope you are all having a great Friday because I sure am excited for the upcoming long weekend.

Today I have water decals from Born Pretty Store to review. This time around it is the 3-in-1 Colorful Rose Butterfly Pattern Nail Art Water Decals Transfers Sticker (item #17631). This water decals costs $3.39USD and contains 3 sheets of the same pattern in different colours. These decals are a really great price for the amount you receive and so easy to use to create awesome nail art. The size of the decals are also very versatile and fit onto short or long nails.
Source: Born Pretty Store




If you plan on checking out Born Pretty Store and can't resist the urge to purchase some goodies use our code "AMPK31" to receive 10% off regular priced items!






Until Next Time,

Annie





*** These products were provided in exchange for my honest review.***

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Born Pretty Store Chic Flower Plate Review

Hi all! I'd like to start off my blog post by wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day, hope you find some time today to spend with your family.

Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to review. This time around it is the Chic Flower Nail Art Stamp Template Image Plate Pattern #Qgirl-022 (item #18899). This plate costs $2.99USD and contains 9 different floral designs. I had no real difficulty picking up the images but felt as though the image wasn't cut deep enough so that the stamped image wasn't as intense as I would have liked. I do suggest using a polish specifically made for stamping to get the more success out of this plate. 

Source :Born Pretty Store


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