Saturday, November 30, 2013

Review: Born Pretty Store 3D Flower Nail Stickers

Can you handle another sticker-embellished manicure? This one, with its pink and flowery combination, would be more suitable for February and Valentine's day than this cold weather we have right now (at least here in Slovenia - it's cooooold), but pink seemed like a nice base color for these flowers, sooooo... Here it is. 
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Pomegranate + Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers

These are (of course) another nail stickers from Born Pretty Store (pattern XF427). 
Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers XF427

Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers XF427

Barry M, Gelly Nail Paint, Pomegranate, 2 coats + Born Pretty Store, Nail Stickers, XF427
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Pomegranate + Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers

These stickers look like they're quite stiff, but they happen to stick to the nails really nicely. They don't lift and don't feel too thick. The most interesting thing about them (which I discovered quite randomly) is they glow in the dark. While I'm at it: I used Barry M in Pomegranate for a base - a great, glossy polish with amazing formula and great coverage. I recommend!
Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Pomegranate + Born Pretty Store Nail Stickers

You can buy these nail stickers and many more patterns on Born Pretty Store (here's a direct link) for $0.99.

Do you ever wear stickers on your nails? 

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gorgeous 'No Name' Nail Polish

Hate to love this polish I'm about to show you for one simple (yet very annoying) reason: no name. No brand, no name, no number. Just one of the most perfect shimmery purple polishes I've seen in a small round-ish bottle. WTF? I'm gonna call it the 'gorgeous no name polish' aka GNNP. 

China Glaze, Charmed I'm Sure + 1 coat of GNNP


China Glaze, Queen B + 1 coat of GNNP


Why? Why would anyone make this perfection of a color AND formula (!!) to stuff it in a small bottle with no real value? Yeah, formula is great. Have to be careful with the application because of the visible brush strokes, but other than that - awesome. It's almost a 1-coater too. I like it better when layered 'cause it looks deeper this way. What a shame... I bought it in a local drug store for € 0,99 

C'mon. Look at it and tell me it's not so very pretty. Can you?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

China Glaze: Queen B & Charmed, I'm Sure

My previous China Glaze nail polish collection update didn't go too well - I was disappointed with the two shades from the Hologlam collection (you can read about my disappointment HERE) alhough I've read some good reviews before purchasing them. Maybe that's the reason I've hesitated for so long before buying two gorgeous shades from the Autumn Nights Collection. Two amazing purple cremes in Queen B and Charmed, I'm Sure
China Glaze Queen B & Charmed I'm Sure

My love for purple nail polish is crawling it's way back... I've had my share of blues and greens and now I'm back to the start.
China Glaze Queen B & Charmed I'm Sure

China Glaze Queen B

China Glaze, Queen B, 2 coats
China Glaze Queen B

Queen B is a blurple creme. This one is so very pretty and everything I wanted it to be. Purples tend to photograph more towards the blue specter, but I could still see something in it... It's an amazing shade. The quality of this shade is just as great as the color. It's a one-coater (if you apply a slightly thicker coat of paint) but I used two thin coats for my photos. Great formula, good brush and application. All in all - perfection. 
China Glaze Queen B

China Glaze Charmed I'm Sure

China Glaze, Charmed I'm Sure, 2 coats
China Glaze Charmed I'm Sure

Charmed I'm Sure is an eggplant purple creme. It's slightly less pigmented than Queen B, but still opaque in 2 thin coats. Great formula, brush and application. It looks darker in real life. 
China Glaze Charmed I'm Sure

My previous China Glaze buy didn't end up the way I wanted it to, but this one was a total hit. These shades are really amazing (color wise) and the quality matches the shade awesomeness. It got me wondering though - do I ''need'' other shades from the collection too? 

Did you get any of the shades from the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection? What do you think of the shades from Autumn Nights?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: Inni Nail Vinyls

Inni Nail Vinyls

Oh, the excitement of hearing about cool new nail stuff... Good news come from Finland this time in form of Inni Nail Vinyls. What's so special about them, you ask? Well, making nail stickers with the motif of your choice has never been so easy.

1) Go to Inni.com; there you can choose from designs in the gallery or you can create your own design by clicking Open Studio. Choose your background and add elements to the design. You can go as wild as you want to... or dare to. =) Oh, you can also change the size/length of the nail to make it look more like your nails and to get a better preview of what the decals will look like on you.  
Inni Nail Vinyls

As a bacground you can use your own photo from the computer, photos from the web, elements from the page, or make a simple gradient - like the vinyls Katja (the CEO of Inni) is wearing on the photo below. 
Inni Nail Vinyls

2) Once you're satisfied with your design, save it and add it to your cart. All of the nail vinyls cost $8.90. Shipping is free (at the moment) and they ship internationally

3) Keep calm, paint your nails and wait for the order to arrive. =) 

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I know how simple and easy it all is, since I've tried it out myself from start to finish. I got this beautiful envelope just a couple of days after placing the order.
Inni Nail Vinyls

And in the envelope: nail vinyls (28 pieces in different sizes), nail file and instructions. I must say it was the most genius idea to add the little paper ruler on the instructions. It was so much easier to find the perfect size for my nails with it. 
Inni Nail Vinyls

I knew it from the start what the motif for my nail vinyls was going to be. I wanted to include Vita, since she's a huge part of my life and I wish you could have seen her little face when I showed her the decals. Smile: happines and pride. Mission accomplished! 
Inni Nail Vinyls

The application of the vinyls was easy, just like with any other nail foils/decals/stickers - clean your nails, find the right size, apply the decal, file off the excess. They're not the thinnest, but don't feel thick on the nails either. The adhesive on these is very strong - the strongest I've tried so far and when I removed one of the stickers from my nail, it actually peeled off the top layer of my nail as well. 
Inni Nail Vinyls

I've tried quite a few different brands and types of nail stickers, foils, vinyls or whatever they're called and I have to say these are my favorite so far (water nail decals don't count here). Reasons:
- You can make your own decals with your own photos. The process is easy and quick.
- Relatively low price and free shipping.
- Quality. They stick really well, they don't tear and they don't 'shrink' on the tips of the nails.
- The variety of sizes and the amount of stickers. 
Inni Nail Vinyls

I only did one hand this time (to try it out), since I have other products to try, but I'm gonna use up the rest of them as accent nails. Right now, I'm wearing only one on my thumb nail and I love it. =) 
Inni Nail Vinyls

You can make and buy your own nail vinyl designs on Inni.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Review: Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

I think I've made it clear by now - if you're into nail art, stickers, water decals etc. then Born Pretty Store is the place for you. Check out these pretty lace looking stickers I got for reviewing purposes. You don't feel like stamping? Stick it. =D 
Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

Here's a close-up photo of the stickers. If you look closely, you can see the little glitter on them. Cute but not very visible. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

I used Ylin Mood Colour Changing nail polish in #7 as my base: it's just blue since my nails are too short and it was quite warm on the day I took these photos. It's about the stickers anyway. They're easy to use and they stick to the nails well. Once you try water decals, everything else seems stiff and so did these nail stickers. I applied a layer of clear top coat over the mani to keep them in place. They stayed on my nails, but after a while the edges on the tip of my nails started to lift a little. They're also quite delicate. I wasn't careful enough and I tore them up twice. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

I think I did a mistake applying these to blue base. I think they'd look so much better with nude base, but that's been done so many times before... Maybe next time. 
Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

I love the first and the last one... Which is your favorite?
Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

Born Pretty Store Lace Nail Stickers

You can buy these lace nail stickers on Born Pretty Store (here's a direct link) for $5.23 for 10 packs.

*Product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. 

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekly Sum-Up #60

I know I haven't been posting much here in the last week, but I promised myself to make weekly sum ups as frequent as possible... 

My BF's best friend went to USA for two weeks (for bussiness) and he got me a little present. You can imagine how shocked I was when he handed me this purple nail polish. I believe he went to the CVS and picked this shade for me. He admited he was confused by all the shades, but picked the one he though would be the best for me. Sexy Divide. How appropriate, since this is my favorite Essie shade. =) It's actually a lot darker in real life, but I'll get to swatching it some other time. 

My sister talked me into buying Misslyn Leather Look nail polish a month ago. It's nothing that special (a regular gritty effect polish) but I love the way it looks on me. It's rough and edgy, but not uncomfortable to wear (if that makes any sense). The texture didn't bother me at all. This shade is called Overknees. Swatches and detailed review are coming soon. 

Washing my brushes. Something I should do more often, but then again - I don't wear make up that much anyway. It's an important make up chore that's also quite time consuming (especially due to washing out the soap). I used regular soap and water and let them dry facing slightly downwards. Job well done! My face tells me when my brush is too dirty - I get little bumps on my cheeks (where I use the blusher) and then it's time to wash the hell out of it.

As mentioned above, I rarely do my make up using eyeshadow and everything that comes with it. And when I do, I do it the same way as always. The most interesting thing is I don't think it makes my eyes prettier (like I did a few years ago). Well, I guess we all change. P.S: I don't know what the hell Blogger did to my photos. They look kind of watercolor-y uploaded... while the photo on my disc is much more crisp. Anyone knows what's up with that?


I ordered some art supplies from Jackson's Art Supplies - and now I finally own drawing ink (in gold and silver) and Bristol Board paper. I've been wanting it for forever and it's impossible to get it here in Slovenia.  

Testing the paper and ink. Bristol Board is very smooth which makes it easy to blend the pencils, but I wonder if it's any good for colored pencils too... 

How could I resist buying these boots @ Deichmann when they reminded me of one thing...

Mad Max. I grew up watching this movie every 6 months. Say what you want, it's BADASS. Yeah, my boots aren't quite there, but I do feel badass wearing them, so mission accomplished. 

One boots aren't enough. I'm eyeing these Manfield boots as well. For my 'motorcycle riding' mood swings. I'm still convincing myself I don't need them, but who knows if I'll be able to restrain. 

You could see my tattoo sketch in my previous weekly sum-up. I had my tattoo appointment on Thursday and I think it all went pretty well. I also had my arm tattoo touched up and now I'm healing on both sides. Imagine Sheldon Cooper sleeping. Well, that's how it looks when I sleep now. =D 

Talking about body changes... My piercings are retiring due to migration issues. I've had them for almost 10 years and they've become a part of me. It sounds weird, but I feel incomplete without them. And a bit sad. But it is what it is. Maybe I'll get pierced once again... Who knows. 

Today was the day I met a fellow blogger Moonchild. This was my first time meeting a blogger and it was really fun. Nuša is a very smart, interesting and beautiful young girl. I just hope she won't kill me for stealing this photo from her FB account. =) 

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Posts of the week: 

Ilknur from My Passion... posted swatches of China Glaze Fancy Pants. My jaw dropped and Fancy Pants finished on my wishlist. 

How to resist Sam's gorgeous swatches on her Fashion Polish blog? She posted photos of the new piCture pOlish Collaboration Shades (Imperial is to die for), swatches of the OPI San Francisco Collection (I fell in love with Muir Muir on the Wall) and photos of the Love Thy Polish shades (Beautiful Mistake I love thee!). 

I don't fancy many Deborah Lippmann polish shades, but when it comes to Harem Silks from Bombay, I'm sold. All thanks to a blog and it's owner whose name I cannot spell. Or read. 

Chelsea from The Nail Network swatched the Zoya Zenith Collection. Belinda is my favorite. 

My favorite stamping of the week is definitely the one by Deborah from Love. Varnish, chocolate and more... She used OPI My Vampire Is Buff & Too Fancy Lacquer Chocolate Gold. The result is simply stunning. 

The Swatchaholic thinks she has found the hottest pink holo in NailNation 3000 Amaze-Ballz. I won't argue with that. It does look pretty hot. =) 

Another beautiful sample of stamping was made by Natalia from Nailz Craze. Her Dreamy Manicure surely does look dreamy. Mad stamping skills. 

Masha (can't spell the name of her blog either) posted 'out of this world' gorgeous swatches of Cirque Lichen nail polish. Look and be amazed. 

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Music video of the week: It's actually the video of the last two days... but I love it. 


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Another Dance Legend nail polish. This time from the Termo Trio line in shade no. 3.
Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

There is so much fail here... The polish is supposed to change from light grey to pink and purple and there's hardly any pink in my photos. I could manage to capture the lightest and darkest shades though. 
Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Dance Legend, Termo Trio no. 3, 2 coats
Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

My nails are too short for the colors to show like they should, but you get the point. The color change is very obvious and it changes quickly, so it's not DL's fault. I think I should just give up on swatching color changing polishes altogether. The formula of this polish was good and so was the application. 
Dance Legend - Termo Trio no. 3

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