Monday, October 29, 2018

Beauty Big Bang Review: Halloween Stamping Plates

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Hi guys! Today I'll be sharing 2 Halloween Stamping Plates from Beauty Big Bang with you. As always, the plates are well-etched and the images pick up easily.
First up is Stamping Plate XL-019 (SKU: BBBXL-019). This one features some eyeballs, skulls, ghosts, and more.
For my mani, I began with a teal polish. Then, I stamped on all the images I chose with white stamping polish. On my pointer and middle nail I stamped on an image full of ghosts, a single ghost on my ring nail, and the word "Boo" on my pinky. The last thing to do, was to apply top coat.
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Next is Stamping Plate XL-020 (SKU: BBBXL-020). This one features some paisley skulls, creepy zombie hands, a spooky tree, etc.
I chose to use the scary monster eye image from this plate, so I started with a nude beige polish as my base. Then, I picked up the image and filled in the eye with red polish, as well as white. Once that was dry enough, I stamped it onto my middle nail. On the rest of my nails, I just stamped on the scales, or cracked skin. To finish off, I applied a layer of top coat. This one is kinda spooky huh?
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Well, I hope you liked the manis.

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

Beauty Big Bang: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Ghost Mani
Blue: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Where To Find Fantastic Beasts"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Stamping Plate XL-019: Beauty Big Bang SKU: BBBXL-019
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

Monster-Eye Mani
Nude: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Every Leaf Is A Flower"
Red: Bonita Colors "Forever And A Day"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 SKU: J6415TM-2A
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Stamping Plate XL-020: Beauty Big Bang SKU: BBBXL-020
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Every Leaf Is A Flower"; Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Clear Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool; Beauty Big Bang Black Stamping Polish.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Born Pretty Store Review: Halloween Stamping Plates

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Hi guys! Today I have some Halloween stamping plates from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I have to say I'm really liking how they have been sealing the little pocket that the plate comes in, with a sticker. Also, the sticker has the name of the plate, which I think is pretty great. As always, the plates were well-etched, and I had no issue picking up images.

First up, is the Halloween-L001 Stamping Plate (item #43660). It has a ton of images that include: skeletons, ghosts, bats, candy, and even roses.
For this mani, I began with a pink base. Then, I did some reverse stamping with the candy images, using purple and green. Once dry, I stamped them onto my nails. For my ring finger, I decided to stamp on a skeleton, and then the word "boo", above the skeleton. I then applied top coat. Unfortunately, I ended up smearing some of the images, so I tried to correct that with some of the pink polish, and a last layer of top coat. I just love the accent nail on this one, that skeleton is great.
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This is the Halloween-L002 Stamping Plate (item #43661). The plate images include: a skeleton couple, a variety of skeletons, pumpkins, bats, ghosts, etc.
For this mani, I began with a teal jelly glitter polish as my base. I chose to use different images for this nail art, and ended up doing some reverse stamping for some of the images. On my pointer, I stamped on a happy skeleton. On my middle nail, I stamped on a ghost and a pumpkin, as well as some stars around them. I chose to stamp a web and a spider on my ring nail, and some stars and bats on my pinky. To finish off, I applied top coat. This mani felt perfect for Trick-or-Treating, so cute and fun.
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Next, is the Halloween-L003 Stamping Plate (item #43662). The plate includes images of: spiderwebs, a pair of creepy eyes, some Halloween balloons, splatters, and even some images that resemble Oogie Boogie and the hill from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I chose the spiderweb frame-looking image on the bottom-left of the stamping plate for this look. For my base, I chose to use a lime green polish. Then, I picked up the image, and filled in some of the spaces with orange and purple. I did leave some spaces blank, that way the green would show through. Once, the orange and purple were dry enough, I stamped the image onto my pointer and middle nail. For my ring finger and pinky, I decided to do a sort of french tip. I picked up the image once again, using the sides of the image this time, and filling in the spaces again with the purple and orange, not leaving any blank spaces this time around. Once ready, I stamped the image onto my nails. I really like this look.
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Finally, we have the Halloween-L004 Stamping Plate (item #43663). This one features: a mummy, some pumpkins, pumpkin expressions, and much more.
For this mani, I put on a purple base. Then, I chose to do a spider mani, so I picked up the web and spider images to stamp onto my nails. Once stamped, I waited for that to dry a bit, and finished off with top coat. This mani was very simple, but it looks pretty cool.
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Well, I very much hope you enjoyed the manis and the review. Let me know which was your favorite look in the comments below.

Also, if you plan on making a purchase from Born Pretty Store, remember to use my code ANNYW10 for 10% off any regular priced items. I've linked their socials down below, for those of you who are interested in following them.

Born Pretty Store: Shop - Instagram - Facebook

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

Products Used:
Candy Mani
Pink: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Humility"
Purple: China Glaze "That's Shore Bright"
Green: Sinful Colors "Innocent"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 SKU:J6415TM-2A
Metal Stamper: Beauty Big Bang SKU: J2914TM-4A
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #43660 (Halloween-L001)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

Happy Skeleton Mani
Teal: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Oops! Teal Glitters"
Orange: Bliss Polish "Orange You Sweet"
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 SKU: J6415TM-2A
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Metal Stamper: Beauty Big Bang SKU: J2914TM-4A
Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #43661 (Halloween-L002)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

Halloween French Tip Mani
Green: Sinful Colors "Happy Ending"
Orange: Sinful Colors "Courtney Orange"
Purple: Sinful Colors "Let's Talk"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Black Stamping Polish: Beauty Big Bang 002 SKU: J6415TM-2A
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #43662 (Halloween-L003)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

Spiderweb Mani
Purple: Supernatural Lacquer "Moons Out, Brooms Out"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Clear Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #43663 (Halloween-L004)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Creative Cuticles Nail Polish "Humility"; Bliss Polish "Orange You Sweet"; Beauty Big Bang Black Stamping Polish, Metal Stamper; Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Clear Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bliss Polish: Precious Gems Collection

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Happy Thursday guys, I hope you're all doing well. Today I have the Precious Gems Collection by Bliss Polish to share with you, and let me just tell you, they are stunning! The collection consists of 3 beautiful polishes, and each will retail for $9.50. They will be releasing tomorrow - Friday, October 19th at 10 am PST.
First up, we have Gorgeous Garnet. It is described as a granular glowing maroon polish with flashes of fuchsia and holographic properties. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat.
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Alluring Amethyst is described as a deep royal purple polish with flashes of violet and holographic properties. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat.
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Matte:
Lastly, we have Tantalizing Tourmaline, a gleaming turquoise with flashes of green and holographic properties. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat.
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I'm in love with this collection. These polishes are perfect for Fall time, and they'd actually be pretty great for Winter as well.

Remember, these will be available for purchase tomorrow, so make sure to set your alarms if you don't want to miss out on these beauties.

I've listed Yvette's socials below, in case you'd like to keep up to date with anything Bliss.

Bliss Polish: Shop - Instagram - Facebook - Facebook Group

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

Top Coats Used:
Glossy: Seche Vite
Matte: P.O.P Polish "Frosted Glass"

*Past Press Sample: P.O.P Polish "Frosted Glass".

Friday, October 5, 2018

P.O.P Polish: Halloween Collections & Top Coats

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Hi guys, I hope you're all doing well. I was lucky to be given the opportunity to swatch a couple of polishes by P.O.P Polish, and I have swatches of them today. Bianca has a few collections releasing tomorrow, Saturday - October 6th, so you better be ready.
First up, we have a trio of Top Coats. Their famous quick dry top coat, Liquid Glass, dries very quickly, and has a beautiful glossy finish. I must say I was very impressed with it. Radioactive Glass is another quick dry top coat, but this one glows under blacklight. I wish I could've taken a picture of it, but I don't have a blacklight. Lastly, we have Frosted Glass, their brand new matte top coat. Each will retail for $7, or you can get them as a set for $18. By the way, I used Liquid Glass and Frosted Glass for all of my swatches.
Next, I have half of the Halloween Duo. Jack O Lantern is an orange jelly with iridescent flakes in green, orange and gold. It's so gorgeous, probably my fave out of all the polishes I'll be showing you, I just love a good jelly. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger. You will most likely need 2 coats of top coat because the flakes make it a bit textured. Each polish will be $12, or $23 for the duo.
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Next, I have half of the Oil Slick Quad: 2 of them are from last years Halloween collections, and the other 2 are new. From last year, we have Trick Or Slick. It's described as an orangish bronze that can shift to olive, green, red, purple and even pink. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger. This one will retail for $12, and so will the other polish from last year.
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The 2 new ones are pastels, and they're supposed to be more like Disney Halloween sort of polishes. All Hallows Slick is a pastel purple that can shift to blue, pink, green and gold. This one did take a bit longer to dry than all the other ones. My swatches show 3 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger. The pastels will retail for $16 each, or you can grab the quad for $50.
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Lastly, I have 3 of 5 polishes from The Witches Brew Collection. Bianca wanted the polishes to look like potion bottles for this collection, and she was successful because of the shape of the bottles, they look so neat. All of these have a black jelly base, holo shards, and iridescent flakes/pigments. Eye Of Newt has some fuchsia, bronze and green. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger. These will most likely also need 2 coats of top coat since they are pretty textured because of the glitter shards.
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Mummy Dust is a black jelly with bronze, gold and green. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger.
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Wolfsbane is a black jelly with blue, green and purple. My swatches show 2 coats plus top coat, and matte top coat on my ring finger. These will retail for $12 each, or $50 for the complete collection.
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All of these, along with many more, will be available for purchase tomorrow, so set your alarms if you don't want to miss them. I've listed all of Bianca's socials below, in case you'd like to give her a follow. There are more swatches of the rest of the polishes in the Facebook Group, so you might want to join it.

P.O.P Polish: Shop - Instagram - Facebook Group - Facebook Page

Well I hope you all enjoyed the swatches.

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

Top Coats Used:
Glossy: P.O.P Polish "Liquid Glass"
Matte: P.O.P Polish "Frosted Glass"