Thursday, January 18, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Christmas Nail Water Decals

 Press Sample 

Hey guys! Today, I'll be sharing the last item I received from Beauty Big Bang. A big thanks to Maggie for providing the items. If you have missed out on any of the reviews, you can look back through my blog to read them.

So, these are the Christmas Deer Nail Water Decals (SKU: J4220-1C). The backs of the decals are white, so you don't really need to apply a white base under them. To use these, you have to cut the decals up, and then dip them in water for at least 20 seconds. Once they are ready, they will start to peel off by themselves. You can then separate it from the paper, and apply them onto your nail. They're easy to use, and you can fix them as long as they are wet. Once you are happy with placement, you can just use a napkin to absorb the excess water. The next step would be to remove the extra decal if there's any left over. For this, you can use: acetone, an orange wood stick, scissors, or whatever you have on hand. You can apply top coat after that is done.
For this mani I started off with a base coat, and while that was drying, I began the water decal process. I actually placed the decal onto my clear stamper, and transferred it by pressing it down on my nail. Like I said before, I didn't use a white base for this mani, the decals were opaque enough on their own. You can see a few cracks in the decals, so you could definitely use a white base if you'd prefer that. I just didn't use one for the purpose of the review. On my ring finger, I used a red base color and applied a piece of decal that was left over from the deer decal. The last thing to do was to apply top coat.
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So what do you think of these? I thought they were pretty good, especially since they were opaque enough on their own. They are really easy to work with as well, and you can even use them as an accent nail.

Remember, if you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, you can use my code ANNY for 10% off. I've listed their socials below in case you're interested.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Thank you for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Base Coat: Jessica Cosmetics "Reward Base Coat"
Red: Jessica Cosmetics "Royal Red"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Nail Water Decals: Beauty Big Bang (SKU: J4220-1C)
Short Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #39374

*Giveaway Prizes: Jessica Cosmetics "Reward Base Coat", "Royal Red".
*Past Press Sample: Born Pretty Store Short Clear Jelly Stamper.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 15

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Hi guys! Today I have the last stamping plate of the Beauty Big Bang Christmas Set to share with you.

The Beauty Big Bang 15 Stamping Plate (SKU: J6402TM-5A) features: Santa hats/mittens, Christmas tape, stripes, etc. It also includes some images that can be used for non-holiday manis. For example, the glasses and mustaches can be used for Father's Day.
Anyway, I started off with a white base for my pointer and pinky, and a gold base for my middle and ring finger. I picked up the stripe image, and did some reverse stamping using: gold, green and red. It did take me a while to fill in each line, but I like how they looked. Next, I used the same red and green polishes to stamp the Santa hats/mittens on my other nails. I kind of wish I had just used the red polish because it was more bright and noticeable, but the green still looks nice. I did have to fill in the hats/mittens in with white before stamping them on. To finish off, I applied top coat.
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With the plate:
If you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, remember to use my code ANNY for 10% off. I've listed their socials below, just in case.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Thank you for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
White: Morgan Taylor "All White Now"
Gold: KB Shimmer "Foiled"
Green: Daily Hues Nail Lacquer "Holly"
Red: China Glaze "Ruby Pumps"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 15 (SKU: J6402TM-5A)
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

*Giveaway Prizes: Morgan Taylor "All White Now"; KB Shimmer "Foiled"; Daily Hues Nail Lacquer "Holly".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 14 & Black Stamping Polish

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Hey guys! Today I will be sharing the next stamping plate in the Christmas Set from Beauty Big Bang, as well as the black stamping polish I received.

First up is the Beauty Big Bang 14 Stamping Plate (SKU: J6402TM-4A). It has some very nice holiday sweater patterns, and a gorgeous snowflake design, which is the one I used. The plate is also nicely etched, so it's easy to pick up the images.
Next we have the Beauty Big Bang 002 Black Stamping Polish (SKU: J6415TM-2A). It was beautifully opaque which I was very impressed with.
For my mani, I started with a grey polish with gold glitter as my base. I used the black stamping polish, and the images came out very crisp. Afterwards, I used a gold polish to fill in the circles that the image had, I stamped the image onto my nail once it dried a bit. Last thing to do was to add top coat. I would recommend you wait a minute or 2 before adding top coat, to give the stamping polish some time to dry completely. I didn't wait as long as I should have, and I smeared the design a tiny bit. That was a mistake on my part.
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With the plate:
With the stamping polish:
I love this mani so much! It came out even better than I thought it would. I'm also very pleased with how opaque and crisp the images look, the stamping polish definitely made a good impression, I recommend you give it a try.

If you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, remember to use my code ANNY for 10% off. I've listed their socials below in case you're interested in checking them out.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Well, thank you very much for stopping by. I really hope you enjoyed the review and the mani. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Gray: Wet N Wild "I Dream of Jean Genie"
Gold: KB Shimmer "Foiled"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 (SKU: J6415TM-2A)
Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 14 (SKU: J6402TM-4A)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 13

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Happy Monday guys! I have the next stamping plate in the Beauty Big Bang Christmas Set to show you.

This is the Beauty Big Bang 13 Stamping Plate (SKU: J6402TM-3A). The plate features some happy snowmen, a wreath, a present, snowflakes and a variety of other images. I decided to use the snowflakes, and the bottom right image that has snowflakes/ribbon/trees.
I started off with a stunning pinkish taupe polish. Then, I picked up the image of the snowflakes/ribbon/trees, and got rid of the trees with a piece of tape. Once the trees were gone from my stamper, I stamped the remaining image onto my middle nail. For the rest of my nails, I picked up the snowflakes and stamped them on. To finish off, I applied some top coat.
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With the plate:
I love this mani so much, and this stamping plate has tons of great images for the holidays.

I very much hope you liked the mani and short review. If you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, remember to use my code ANNY for 10% off. I've listed their socials below in case you're interested.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

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

Products Used:
Pinkish Taupe: Supernatural Lacquer "Harvest Moon"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 13 (SKU: J6402TM-3A)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Feel Better Jay Lynn

Hi guys, today's post is a bit different than usual.

Some of you probably heard that Jay Lynn was having some medical issues recently. Well, Meghan brought a few of us ladies together to do some manis for Jay Lynn, in the hopes that it would help her feel a bit better, and to let her know that we're wishing her a quick recovery.

We didn't have a specific design for the manis, just a coral/mint theme. All the participating ladies did a wonderful job, and Meghan put together a collage of all the manis.
For my contribution, I decided to do some mermaid nails, because we all know everyone loves mermaid manis, right? Hehe. Anyway, I started with a white base so my colors would be bright, then I did some smoosh nail decals and let them dry. I used a coral jelly and a mint polish for the decals by the way. I applied a top coat on the decals and let them dry, once dry, I picked them up one by one. I actually set the decal on my clear stamper and applied a thin coat of the mint polish before pressing on the decal onto my nail. It worked pretty well, but I recommend using some kind of liquid latex barrier, or whatever you can use for easy clean-up. The coral jelly was kind of sheer on the decals, so I added a bit more of that polish with a brush. Then, I grabbed a glitter polish, and sponged a bit on each nail. Afterwards, I double stamped on the mermaid scales with a coral creme polish, and then with a gold holo polish. On my ring finger, I used that same glitter polish from before, but I sponged it on the entire nail. Last thing to do, was to add top coat.
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I'm so glad I was able to participate in this collab. A big thanks to Meghan for bringing us together and organizing this.

I hope you guys liked the mani. As always, thank you for stopping by, and until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
White: Morgan Taylor "All White Now"
Mint: Bonita Colors "Frosty"
Coral Jelly: Lavish Polish "Jamaica"
Coral Creme: Bonita Colors "Honey Me"
Gold Glitter: Bonita Colors "I Could Care Less"
Gold Holo: Fancy Gloss "Gingerbread Latte"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Mermaid Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #33742 (BP-109)
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
Mat: TwinkledT Glamour Mat

*Giveaway Prizes: Morgan Taylor "All White Now"; TwinkledT Glamour Mat.
*Past Press Samples: Lavish Polish "Jamaica"; Born Pretty Store Mermaid Stamping Plate, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 12

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Happy Friday guys! Today I will be sharing the next stamping plate from the Christmas Set I received from Beauty Big Bang.

This is the Beauty Big Bang 12 Stamping Plate (SKU: J6402TM-2A). The images are well etched which makes for easy pick-up. This plate features some fireworks, reindeer, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, etc. For my mani, I chose to use the Christmas trees and the lights.
I started off with a pastel green polish as my base, and I used a dark green to stamp. I picked up the Christmas lights image and did some reverse stamping using blue and red. Once it was filled in, I went ahead and stamped it on my pointer and pinky. After that, I picked up the image of the trees, and stamped it on my middle and ring finger. To finish off the mani, I added a dot of the same blue polish in the middle of the snowflakes. I think it made the whole look come together. To finish off, I applied a coat of top coat.
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With the plate:
I like how these turned out. Also, the plate has some great images, and the fireworks image can even be used for other holiday manis. For example: New Year's and 4th of July.

Well I hope you enjoyed the short review and mani. If you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, remember to use my code ANNY for 10% off. I've listed their socials below in case you're interested.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Thank you for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Pastel Green: Bonita Colors "Wild Guess"
Dark Green: Serendipity Polish "Cash Flow Queen"
Blue: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Creation"
Red: China Glaze "Ruby Pumps"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 12 (SKU: J6402TM-2A)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Creation"; Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Glam Nails Challenge: Dec.20 - Reindeer

Hi guys! Today I have some reindeer nails to show you, these are for Dec.20 of the Glam Nails Challenge. I started with a red polish as my base, which I actually got from my sister this Christmas. I then chose some reindeer images and stamped them on my nails. To finish this mani off, I added some white dots, or "snow", to my middle and ring nails. The last thing to do was to add top coat.
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I like how these turned out. But I'm now kind of wishing that I had added a holo glitter topper on some parts of each nail, just for an added sparkle. Lol.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Red: Sinful Colors "Ruby Glisten"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Reindeer Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #38219 (Celebration BPX-L013)
Reindeer/Tree Stamping Plate: Beauty Big Bang 06 (SKU: J3141TM-6A)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Gift: Sinful Colors "Ruby Glisten".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Reindeer Stamping Plate, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.