Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 10

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Hi guys! Today I'm sharing the fourth of 5 plates I received from Beauty Big Bang.

Stamping Plate 10 (SKU: J6401TM-4A) has full-nail images of flowers. I had a hard time deciding which image I was going to use because they're all so beautiful. Again, the plate is well etched, and it was pretty easy to pick up images.
For my mani, I decided to use the top middle image with the roses. I began by applying a teal polish as my base and letting that dry. Then, I picked up the image, and filled in the roses with white polish. When the image was ready, I went ahead and stamped my nails. The last thing to do was to apply top coat.
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I don't know why, but I just love white roses on a teal background. Also, fun fact: white roses are my favorite flowers. What's your favorite flower? Let me know in the comments below.

Well, I really hope you all enjoyed the mani and review. If you're planning to purchase from Beauty Big Bang, remember to use my code ANNY for 10% off your order. 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:
Teal: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Where To Find Fantastic Beasts"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 SKU: J6415TM-2A
Metal Stamper: Beauty Big Bang SKU: J2914TM-4A
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Top Coat: Seche Vite

*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool; Beauty Big Bang Black Stamping Polish, Metal Stamper.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Stamping Plate 09

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Happy Thursday guys! Today I'll be sharing the third stamping plate I received from Beauty Big Bang.

Here's Stamping Plate 09 (SKU: J6401TM-3A). The plate has many flower designs, including a sort of psychedelic flower.
For my mani, I chose the top middle image. The image looked kind of psychedelic to me, so I wanted to do a radial gradient. For the gradient, I went with a turquoise and a purple polish. Once I was happy with the gradient, I went ahead and stamped on the image with a white stamping polish. After everything was dry, I finished off the mani with top coat.
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This mani ended up looking pretty cool. The radial gradient went perfectly with the image.

If you're planning to make a purchase from Beauty Big Bang, make sure to use my code ANNY for 10% off your order. Also, I've listed their socials below for those of you who'd like to stay up-to-date with them.

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

I hope you all enjoyed the review and mani. Thanks for stopping by and until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Turquoise: China Glaze "Turned Up Turquoise"
Purple: China Glaze "That's Shore Bright"
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Metal Stamper: Beauty Big Bang SKU: J2914TM-4A
Stamping Plate 09: Beauty Big Bang SKU: J6401TM-3A
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
Top Coat: Seche Vite

*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool; Beauty Big Bang Metal Stamper.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Born Pretty Store Review: New Products - Magnetic Polish & Cuticle Oil Pen

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Happy Tuesday guys! Today I have 2 new products from Born Pretty Store to share with you. These, along with many other new arrivals, will be available for purchase tomorrow - June 6th. Also, make sure to follow me on Instagram because I'm partnering up with Born Pretty Store for a giveaway, and you could win these items. So let's take a look at them.
First up, we have a Magnetic Polish from the Aurora Series (item #42398), in the shade (BP-MA02) Lightning. I'm loving the new design of the bottles, they look very fancy and pretty. As for the polish, it went on smoothly and dried pretty quick. It did not come with a magnet though, so you will have to buy one if you don't already own one. I actually had a magnet from some magnetic Sally Hansen's I already owned, so I used that. I held the magnet over the polish while it was wet for 15+ seconds, to make sure I'd get an effect. I did this after the 2nd and 3rd coat, and after top coat as well. My swatches show 3 coats plus top coat.
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Next, we have this Cuticle Oil Pen (item #39329) in the Pineapple scent. I usually wouldn't pick this scent, but it's not bad. The pen comes with a cap to keep it closed, and you just twist the bottom when you need more product. I've never tried a brush oil pen before, and I have to say that I really enjoyed using it. The oil absorbed quite fast, and it didn't leave my skin all oily, which was pretty nice.
I want to thank Born Pretty Store for sending me these items to try out.

You can actually go preview the new products on their website right now; and if you're planning to make a purchase, remember you can use my code ANNYW10 for 10% off any regular priced items. I've linked their socials below, in case you're interested.

Born Pretty Store: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Do you have a specific product you're most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below.

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

Top Coat Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite

Friday, June 1, 2018

Ethereal Lacquer: Core Polishes, Prototype & June Polish

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Hi guys! So today, I have swatches of some polishes by Ethereal Lacquer. The first polishes you'll see, will be core polishes, which means that they will be permanent to the brand. Towards the end, I'll share 2 additional polishes: one that became a prototype, and another that will only be available for June.
First up, we have Flamedance. It's described as a clear base polish with 2 sizes of orange to green shifting iridescent glitters, as well as pink to gold, and red to green aurora shimmers. My swatches show 1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Get It Girl", plus top coat. So pretty!
1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Get It Girl", plus top coat:
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Nectar, is a clear base polish with holo and unicorn aurora shimmers that shift from: pink to violet and gold. My swatches show 1 coat over Jessica Cosmetics "Haute Hoodie", plus top coat. I absolutely loved this combo, it looked amazing!
1 coat over Jessica Cosmetics "Haute Hoodie", plus top coat:
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Unicorn Tears is a light blue leaning periwinkle holo polish with iridescent flakes and a copper shimmer, with pink to gold aurora pigments. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat. It's so stunning.
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Soul of Storms is a warm toned gray jelly base polish, with various sizes and colors of iridescent glitters. It also has aurora shimmers and a touch of holo glitters. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat. I was really excited for this one when I saw it, and it didn't disappoint. I love all the different colored glitters it has.
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Inferno is described as a shimmering holographic multichrome that shifts from: forest green to lime, gold, bronze, rose and red. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat.
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Valkyrie is a clear base polish full of chameleon glitters that shift from: copper to gold, red, and even green at its most extreme. My swatches show 1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Less Whine, More Wine!", plus top coat.
1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Less Whine, More Wine!", plus top coat:
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Tempest is a clear holo base polish with chameleon glitter that shifts from: turquoise to gold, cayman, pink and purple. My swatches show 1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Cash Flow Queen", plus top coat.
1 coat over Serendipity Polish "Cash Flow Queen":
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Heart of Garnet, is a deep wine jelly with OG UP. Meagan decided to sell this as a prototype, because the UP wasn't as present as she would've liked. Unfortunately, this one has already sold out. But I must say, that it's gorgeous. My swatches show 3 coats, plus top coat.
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Ametrine is June's gem of the month, it's a multichrome super holo with a small dose of holo glitters. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat.
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These polishes will be available June 8th at 1pm EDT, with the exception of Heart of Garnet. I've listed Meagan's socials below, so you can stay up-to-date with upcoming releases.

Ethereal Lacquer: Shop - Instagram - Facebook - Facebook Group

Well I hope you enjoyed the swatches. Thanks for stopping by, and until next time.
-Ana

Top Coat Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite