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.
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Click to see the mani I created...


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.
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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. 

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Click to see what I created!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Born Pretty Store 5pc Flower 3D Charm

Can you believe how fast the year is going? It's already the end of April...a third of the year has passed by. But with time passing faster it means warmer temperatures will soon be here. April has been a pretty soggy month here but you know what they say...April showers brings May flowers. That is what inspired my mani I have to share today.

I received these 3D flowers charms for nail art from Born Pretty Store to review and thought it was very weather appropriate. Its time for flowers to bloom. The charms (item #16609) come in a pack of 5 and is priced at $2.84USD (currently on sale for $2.27USD) and are sized nicely for your thumb, pointer, middle and ring fingers. I thought they were a little too large for my pinky nail.

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For my mani I used the saran wrap method with China Glaze I Brake for Colour, Trip of a Lime Time and Boho Blues. The only improvement I have for the charms is that I wish they were a little bit curved so that they would lie on the nail a little better. Otherwise I think they're a great dainty size and were very easy to work with.


Do you own any Born Pretty Store charms? Do you love them as much as I do? Let me know what you think.

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.***

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP42 Review

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a good week so far. I'm hoping all this crappy rainy weather we are having here in the city will be gone by the weekend.

Today I have a review of another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store. Born Pretty Store is a wonderful one stop shop for nail polish and nail art lovers. They offer free international shipping and an immense amount of products to choose from at totally affordable prices.

The Mixed Abstract Lines Nail Art Stamping Plate (item #18785) is priced at a very modest $2.99USD and features 4 designs to choose from.The images were cut deep and stamped very well, I was able to pick up the thing details (especially from the image on the top right) quite nicely. 

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Here are some looks I created, some of which you may have seen on my Instagram
 

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Poe

Heyy,

Today's post features Kat Von D's Poe lipstick. It's described as a shimmery navy.
It's definitely a navy but it's also... I would say bright and eye-catching. It's packed with a fine shimmer/glitter of purple, blue etc.



First off, KVD's packaging always gets me! Stylish with edge. love.. and her logo is beautiful!
Hinted in the name, the package has a slightly raised studded design with the name and colour logo on the top of it. Easy for storage and display (major plus).



The lipstick tube itself also 'studded' with the KVD logo stamped on the top. I forgot a picture of the bottom but it shows the name on a corresponding coloured label.



The lipstick itself is also stamped with a KVD logo. Almost made me not want to use it to preserve the design (Have I told you, I am a sucker for packaging?)
The colour is a deep blue with pink/purple shimmer or fine glitter. In some lights the colour leans burple but on the lips it shows a predominant blue. The shimmer does show up on the lips but not as defined as it is in the tube. The pigmentation is good and the formula is not very streaky but there's a huge con. Due to the finish of this product. The shimmers leave a gritty feeling on your lips. It's quite fine but it really bothers me. Also the lipstick after one use is no longer smooth and also looks super gritty. If you can bypass this, then that's great! But for me, it was a deal breaker. The glitter payoff < the grit. Maybe I kept rubbing my lips due to the grit but it was a bit drying for me. I didn't test for wear because I took it off after an hour or so (sorry). 

Natural Light: Left - One swipe / Right: Two swipes
Flash: Left - One swipe / Right: Two swipes

Look at that grit!
With flash, shows the shimmer / fine glitter much better

Dark lipsticks always makes me look super pale haha

Product: Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Poe
Where: Sephora
Price: $21 CAD
Overall: 3/5 All points are awarded to the packaging and colour uniqueness but the grittiness was too much for me. Although the colour pay-off is good, it wouldn't be a frequent item I would use and for the price tag, the grit would be a deal breaker for me. I could probably find a dupe in a lower price range (without the glitter).

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-L004 Review

Hi everyone, hope you're all having an awesome weekend so far. Today I have another product from Born Pretty Store to review and share with you all. If you're not familiar with Born Pretty Store, it is an online one stop shop for nail art lovers. They offer international free shipping and a wide assortment of other beauty products/jewelry to choose from.

Born Pretty Store was very generous and sent us the Kaleidoscope Designs Nail Art Stamp Template (Item # 17922) to try out. It is a rectangular plate measuring 12.5cm by 6.5cm, with a paper sleeve and a pink plastic backing that the plate was glued on. The plate costs $5.99USD, which is a great deal because there are 21 images to choose from, 21! I was a little overhwlemed at first because I didn't know which pattern I wanted to use first. Despite the variety of designs the size of the images are more suitable for shorter nails. The images just fit my nail plate, if my nails were any longer the image would've been too small.
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I tested each image individually and every pattern stamped perfectly. The designs were etched in deep and my stamper had no issue picking up the images.



Click to see which patterns I used to create some pretty awesome manis....

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Born Pretty Store 230pc Round Duochrome Rhinestones

On the blog today I have a review of another nail art product from Born Pretty Store, the ultimate one stop shop for nail art essentials. They provide free international shipping and really competitive prices for the assortment of products they sell.

I received the 230Pcs/Box Newly Round Rhinestone Flat Back Acrylic UV Gel Nail Art Decoration Hot Selling Wheel (item ID #16674) to review. The product came in a convenient nail art wheel and consisted of 4 different sizes of gorgeous round duochrome rhinestones varying from 2-4mm in size. The rhinestones are regularly priced at $3.41USD but is currently on sale for $2.90USD.

 
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The nail art wheel kept all the different size rhinestones organized and made it very easy to pick up the size of rhinestones I wanted to work with. My usual method is to shake out a couple rhinestones and have them lie facing up to make it easier and more efficient to pick them up/place them on the nail. I do a thick layer of polish and when the polish is still wet or gooey I push the rhinestones in place. Personally I find topcoats dull the shine and sometimes causes bubbles about the rhinestone. However, that could just be the brand I use which cases this issue.

Click to see how I used these rhinestones...