Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Nails Inspired by @polishedtwins

Happy First Day of Fall! Oh my gosh, I've been waiting to say that for a while now, lol. I'm so excited Summer is finally over and Fall is here. You know what that means. Cooler weather, warm drinks, boots and scarves, leaves changing color, pumpkins everywhere, Halloween, and much more. I'm so ready!

Anyway, I did a mani to welcome this beautiful season, which just happens to be my favorite. I actually saw this mani on Pinterest a long time back and I saved it because I wanted to try it. This mani was inspired by Kristin from polishedtwins, click here to see her mani. I did the same glitter gradient she did, but I stamped on the leaves instead of painting them on, and I didn't color them in either. Well here they are.
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I also added a matte top coat to see how they'd look.
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I hope you guys liked them. I think they looked much better in real life though, it was pretty difficult to capture these how I wanted. I still like how they turned out, simple but cute.

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

Products Used:
Glitter Polish: Sinful Colors "Pumpkin Spice"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Matte Top Coat: Wet N Wild "Matte Top Coat"
Black Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18135
Leaf Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #38741 (Floral BPX-L018)
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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer "Mystery Prototype"

 Giveaway Prize 

Hi guys! Today I have a quick swatch for you. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I won a gorgeous mystery prototype by Supernatural Lacquer from Melissa. She held a small giveaway in the Facebook Group Page and I can't believe I was the lucky one to get it. Again, a big thank you to Melissa for the opportunity.

I know you're anxious to see this beauty, so let's get to it. This is a berry purple holo polish with flakies that look magenta, it's amazing! My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat. Just so you know, it's not as blue as it looks in the pictures.
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With the bottle:
I'm seriously in love with this polish. I'm hoping to use it for a Halloween design very soon, so stay tuned for that. By the way, Stefanie mentioned this was a Funhouse prototype. All her info is below in case you're interested.

Supernatural Lacquer: Shop - Instagram - Facebook - Facebook Group Page

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

Products Used:
Purple Holo: Supernatural Lacquer "Mystery Prototype"
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A Weekly Dose of Rainbows: Dotticure

Hi guys! So I'm a few days late, but better late than never. This month's theme for A Weekly Dose of Rainbows was Dotticure. I knew I wanted to use Fall colors, but didn't have a specific idea on how I'd be placing the dots. I was a bit inspired after seeing a dotticure mani by Jessica on Instagram, I just loved the colors she used. You should definitely go check out her page. Anyway, here's my mani.
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I don't have different sized dotting tools, so I just tried making different sized dots with what I had. But I do feel like I overdid it with the dots. I hope you guys still like it though.

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

Products Used:
Beige: L'Oreal "Shinetastic"
Green: OPI "Christmas Gone Plaid"
Purple: OPI "I Carol About You"
Brown: OPI "Love Is Hot and Coal"
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Neon Stud Smoosh Mani

Hi guys! Today I have a smoosh mani to share with you. I've been wanting to try this technique for a while and finally did, here's the end result. I used my Twinkled T Glamour Mat to make the smoosh decals. I added a coat of clear polish to make my nails sticky and then placed the decals on my nails. For my accent I just painted on a black base and added some neon studs. Last thing to do was add top coat.
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Well I hope you all like the mani. Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Pink: Bonita Colors "Miss Piggy"
Orange: Bonita Colors "Orange Zest"
Purple: Bonita Colors "Purple Art"
Clear Polish: Wet N Wild "Clear Nail Protector"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Serendipity Polish "Finishing Touch"
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Neon Studs: Born Pretty Store item #14438
Mat: Twinkled T Glamour Mat

*Gifts: Bonita Colors "Miss Piggy", "Orange Zest", "Purple Art".
*Giveaway Prizes: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire", "Finishing Touch"; Twinkled T Glamour Mat.
*Past Press Sample: Born Pretty Store Medium Clear Jelly Stamper.

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.