Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lavish Polish: Vacation Collection

 Press Sample 

Hi guys, I hope you're ready because I have swatches of the Vacation Collection by Lavish Polish. This is their Summer collection which consists of 4 crellies, and let me just tell you, they're gorgeous! They all dry pretty quick, and the formulas are easy to work with. The only one that gave me a bit of trouble formula-wise was Bahamas, it did pool on the side of my nails at times, so just be careful when applying it.
First up we have Maui. It's described as a hot pink base polish with silver holo micro glitter, as well as gold shimmer. The color reminded me of Barbie when I had it on. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on my ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat:
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I also did some nail art using each polish, here's the nail art I did using Maui. I based the mani around the image of the hula dancer, but I actually didn't mean for the mani to have a Hawaiian theme because of the name of the polish. It just worked out perfectly that way, lol.
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Up next is Bahamas. It's described as a sky blue base polish with silver holo micro glitter and blue shimmer. This polish reminds me of Cinderella, it's so pretty! My swatches show 3 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on my ring finger.
3 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
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Here's the nail art I did using Bahamas. I tried to base my mani on what I imagine the beaches there are like.
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Next is Bora Bora. It's described as a sea foam green base polish with gold and silver holo micro glitter, as well as some gold shimmer. The gold shimmer makes it that much more special and beachy. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on my ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
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The nail art I did using Bora Bora was a bit different. I chose a water decal that pretty much matched the polish, and then used black (also in the decal) to complete the look.
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Last but not least, we have Jamaica. It's described as a peachy orange base polish with silver holo micro glitter, and some gold shimmer. It's stunning! My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on my ring finger.
2 coats plus top coat/matte top coat on ring finger:
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The nail art I did using Jamaica is kind of like the last one. I chose a water decal that resembled the polish, and then added some white round glitters to complete the mani.
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Aren't they beautiful? I can't even pick a favorite, I love them all.

The Vacation Collection by Lavish Polish is now available for purchase as a set or individually.

Well I hope you all enjoyed the swatches and nail art. As always, thank you for stopping by, and until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Swatches
Glossy Top Coat: Seche Vite
Matte Top Coat: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"

Maui Mani
Pink: Lavish Polish "Maui"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Green: Serendipity Polish "Cash Flow Queen"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster BM-507, BM-508, BM-510
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614

Bahamas Mani
Blue: Lavish Polish "Bahamas"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Yellow: Bonita Colors "Creaaamson"
Orange: Bonita Colors "Cutiepie"
Green: Serendipity Polish "Cash Flow Queen"
Pastel Green: Bonita Colors "Wild Guess"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Stamping Plates: Bundle Monster BM-502, BM-503, BM-504, BM-505, BM-507, BM-508
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614

Bora Bora Mani
Sea foam Green: Lavish Polish "Bora Bora"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Water Decal: Born Pretty Store item #20699 (BP-W12)
Black Rhinestone Wheel: Born Pretty Store item #12412

Jamaica Mani
Peachy Orange: Lavish Polish "Jamaica"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Water Decals: Born Pretty Store item #20699 (BP-W12)
White Round Glitter Mix: Born Pretty Store item #37147 (#6)

*Giveaway Prize: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire" & "Cash Flow Queen"; Bundle Monster stamping plates BM-502, BM-503, BM-504, BM-505, BM-507, BM-508 & BM-510.
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool, Black Rhinestone Wheel & White Round Glitter Mix.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Holo Paisley Mani

Hi guys! Today I have a subtle paisley stamping to show you. I applied a stunning deep rich blue polish as my base, and I added a charcoal black holo polish on my ring finger. I used that same holo polish to stamp a paisley design on my middle nail. The last thing I did was top coat and add some rhinestones to complete the look. I hope you like it.
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Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Blue: Glam Polish "Night of the Living Dummy"
Holo: Serendipity Polish "CE0,000,000"
Top Coat: Serendipity Polish "Finishing Touch"
Paisley Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #17267 (BP-22)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Rhinestones: Born Pretty Store item #21303 (SS8)

*Giveaway Prize: Glam Polish "Night of the Living Dummy"; Serendipity Polish "CE0,000,000" & "Finishing Touch".
*Past Press Sample: Medium Clear Jelly Stamper & Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rose Mani

 Giveaway Prize / Past Press Sample 

Hi guys! Today I have a pretty stamped rose mani. I chose this beautiful fuchsia polish and a rose image. After stamping and clean-up, I went ahead and top coated. I hope you guys like it.
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Well that's it for this post. Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Fuchsia: Glam Polish "Go Eat Worms!"
Black Stamping Polish: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Serendipity Polish "Finishing Touch"
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Rose Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #20790 (BP-73)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prize: Glam Polish "Go Eat Worms!"; Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire" & "Finishing Touch".
*Past Press Sample: Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Rose Stamping Plate & Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Born Pretty Store Review: Short Clear Jelly Stamper, Sea Theme Stamping Plate, 3D Spike Studs, Chameleon Flakies, Fish Scale Glitter & Water Decals

 Press Sample / Purchased By Me / Gift / Giveaway Prize / Past Press Sample 

Hi guys, I hope you're all doing well. Today I have a review of some items sent to me by Born Pretty Store, so let's get to it.
First up is the Short Clear Jelly Stamper (#39374), I used it for the first 2 manis I will be showing you. I usually have a tricky time when I'm first using a new-to-me stamper, and of course that happened this time too. I feel like I have to get used to the stamper before I can start to pick up a decent image. I was able to pick up a pretty good image the first time I used the stamper, but the rest didn't come out too good, and sometimes I couldn't even pick up anything at all. I kept trying, but had no luck. (So I finished the mani with another BPS stamper I reviewed in the past.) I decided to give the stamper another shot a few days later, and I was able to pick up more images. I think I was pushing down too hard on the stamper when I first tried it out, so the second time, I tried applying less pressure when I picked up an image. The images looked way better. Like I said before, I also used the clear stamper for the second mani. I painted the eyes and mouth for the unicorn (yes, there's a unicorn mani coming up) onto the stamper head and then transferred them by stamping them on my nail. I loved that the clear stamper let me see exactly where I was placing the image. I definitely recommend it, even if you're like me and you're not the best at stamping, you'll only need practice to make it work for you.
Next up is this Sea Theme Stamping Plate Harunouta-L012 (#34582). It has some nice images which include: sea turtles, seahorses, shells, jellyfish, etc. The only image I was able to pick up with the stamper was the turtle image, so I did switch out my stamper. I had no real issues with the image quality, and I liked the images.
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Next are these 3D Spike Studs (#6449, Silver). The listing says it has 10 pcs. They worked perfectly for the unicorn mani I did, which I was inspired to do after I saw Hannah's mani. Using a stud as a unicorn horn was a wonderful idea, and I think it looks cute. I used a crayon to pick up and place the stud.
I also thought I'd add some holo glitter over the gradient for a different look.
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The next items are the Chameleon Flakies (#39759, #1 & #2), I was actually supposed to receive #3 instead of #2, but I only realized it wasn't the right color once I had it on my nail. I let Cynthia from Born Pretty Store know, and like always, she was very nice about it and she'll be sending the right one later, so you guys can look forward to that. Anyway, I went ahead and used the flakies to show them to you. Both flakies were used over different colors, I hope you like them.

First up are Chameleon Flakies #1. They are supposed to look mostly red with a bit of orange and blue green. I decided to put them over a navy blue because I thought the red and blue would look pretty cool, which it did. I did try using the eye shadow applicator it comes with, but I preferred just using my finger instead, application is completely up to you. I applied my second coat of polish and let it dry a bit, then I grabbed some flakies with my finger and tapped them onto my nail. It's as easy as it sounds. If you still want to add more and the polish is dry, just add a bit of clear polish and let that get tacky so you can pat the flakies on. You can see I covered my ring nail completely with the flakies, and I only added a little amount on the rest of my nails so you can see what it looks like both ways. I loved how easy it was to use the flakies, especially that I didn't need any special gel polishes to use them. You can use these over regular polish and even with regular top coat and I love that!
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Chameleon Flakies #2 are supposed to look blue and green, so I used a dark red as my base. The reason I used colors instead of black as my base was because I wanted to show you how they'd look over a color that wasn't black, which is what you mostly see them over. They look pretty cool right? Anyway, application was the same as before.
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The Fish Scale Glitter (#39110, #6) is up next. I picked the orange glitter because I love orange mermaid tails ever since I watched H20: Just Add Water, hehe. It's such a fun show. Well moving on, I knew I wanted to do a mermaid mani with these, and I love how it came out. I did some glitter placement with the glitter which is just like any other glitter placement, time consuming, but worth it. I placed the glitter on a black base because they seemed to pop more over black instead of a similar color. Also, the glitters shift color so beautifully from orange to green. The glitter is easy to work with, but you will need a generous amount of top coat to have a smooth surface.
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The last items I received were some Water Decals (#8116, #D212 White & #D193 White). Using them is quite simple, you cut out the image you'll be using, remove the plastic film and drop it into some water for around 20 seconds. You can then take it out of the water and the decal will slide right off the paper. Then you just have to place it on your nail, and once happy with where it is, you can use a paper towel and pat it over the nail so the extra water will be absorbed. At one point, the decal got stuck onto itself and I thought I wouldn't be able to use it anymore, but I found that you can just dip it into the water again and that'll help you with un-sticking it from itself. This happened to me twice, so it was helpful to just dip it into the water again to fix the problem. Just a tip in case it happens to you.

The first Water Decals (#D212 White) are a beautiful feather pattern. I knew I had to use a teal polish because the images are peacock feathers, which just seemed appropriate. I also used a textured polish that had some teal shimmer and silver glitter, so I added some silver dots on the feather pattern to complete it.
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The second Water Decals (#D193 White) are a pretty pattern of stars and a moon. I really wanted to use the curved part of the decal to create a half moon mani, and I didn't realize I'd be cutting off most of the moon image since my nails aren't very long. But I think the mani still ended up looking nice. I hope you all like it.
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I hope you guys enjoyed the manis and review. All products used will be listed down below as always.

If you plan to make a purchase from Born Pretty Store, please remember to use my code ANNYW10 for 10% off any regular priced items.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Sea Theme Stamping Plate Mani
Blue Jelly: Fangirl Polish "Bubbles"
Dark Blue: Bonita Colors "Royal Wishes"
Gold: Bonita Colors "#hashtag"
Green: Supernatural Lacquer "Avalon 2.0"
Pastel Green: Bonita Colors "Wild Guess"
Purple: Envy Lacquer "Purple Punch"
Coral: Bonita Colors "Honey Me"
Orange: Sally Hansen "Hot Lava"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Medium/Short Clear Jelly Stampers: Born Pretty Store items #26498 & #39374
Sea Theme Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #34582 (Harunouta-L012)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

3D Spike Stud Mani
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Purple: Lavish Polish "Wisteria"
Blue: Lavish Polish "Hydrangeas"
Green: Bonita Colors "Wild Guess"
Yellow: Bonita Colors "Creaaamson"
Orange: Bonita Colors "Cutiepie"
Pink: Bonita Colors "Honey Me"
Silver: Bonita Colors "Bond, Jail Bond"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Glitter Topper: Wet N Wild "Kaleidoscope"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Short Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #39374
3D Spike Studs: Born Pretty Store item #6449, Silver

Red Chameleon Flakies Mani
Blue: Serendipity Polish "Get It Girl"
Clear Polish: Sinful Colors "Clear Coat"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Matte Top Coat: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"
Red Chameleon Flakies: Born Pretty Store item #39759, #1

Blue/Green Chameleon Flakies Mani
Red: Serendipity Polish "Less Whine, More Wine!"
Clear Polish: Sinful Colors "Clear Coat"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Matte Top Coat: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"
Blue/Green Chameleon Flakies: Born Pretty Store item #39759, #2

Fish Scale Glitter Mani
Orange: Sally Hansen "Hot Lava"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Gold Holo: Fancy Gloss "Gingerbread Latte"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Sea Charm Wheel: Born Pretty Store item #31476
Rhinestones: Born Pretty Store item #21303, SS8
Mermaid Scale Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #33742 (BP-109)
Mermaid Image Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-510
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Fish Scale Glitter: Born Pretty Store item #39110, #6

Feather Water Decal Mani
Teal: Bonita Colors "Made To Envy"
Teal/Black Texture: L'Oreal "Hidden Gems"
Silver: Bonita Colors "Bond, Jail Bond"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Feather Water Decals: Born Pretty Store item #8116, #D212 White

Stars & Moon Water Decal Mani
Blue: Bonita Colors "Royal Wishes"
Gold: Bonita Colors "#hashtag"
Gold Glitter: Bonita Colors "I Could Care Less"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Stars & Moon Water Decals: Born Pretty Store item #8116, #D193 White

*Gift: Fangirl Polish "Bubbles".
*Giveaway Prize: Envy Lacquer "Purple Punch" & Bundle Monster BM-510.
*Past Press Sample: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool, Sea Charm Wheel & Mermaid Scale Stamping Plate.