Thursday, June 27, 2013


Hey everyone! Summer has officially arrived and it's finally time to have some fun in the sun! So I am very excited to present you with a full review & swatches of Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish from! This nail polish changes from one shade to another, depending on whether you are inside or outside in the sun! I just love the concept and if you like doing nail art like me, the possibilites are endless with what you can do with these polishes! Very fun & they really work! And if you are wondering how these polishes are able to change color in the sunlight according to Del Sol's website "it's the magic of Del Sol's proprietary Spectrachrome® Technology. Spectrachrome crystals reveal their hidden colors when exposed to sunlight. NASA invented it for their space program, and Del Sol enhanced it for everyone under the sun! It's not rocket science, but then again, maybe it is." And guess what else, they are the BIG 3 Free! Yey! I was a little worried that they weren't and on their website it just stated that they were toluene-free, but I have them now & it says right on the bottles that they are free of Formaldehyde, Toluene & Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)! They are $10 each at, and if that is too steep for some of you, just think it's not your ordinary polish, you are basically getting 2 colors for that price because it's one color indoors & then will change to another color when out in the sun! Also, at the time of this post they are having a Buy 3, Get 1 Free Deal (not sure how long that deal will last)! They have lots of pretty shades to choose from, plus they have added some new shades & revamped their bottles! They even have glitter polishes! The ones I will be reviewing for you today are: Knock Out, Purple Haze, Foxy, Girls Night Out, Superhero, & Electrick!

Foxy: First up is Foxy! When I received my Del Sol polishes I noticed that in the bottles, Foxy & Girls Night Out looked extremely similar & I knew both would turn purple when in the sun so I was concerned that these polishes would not be much different from one another but I was wrong. As soon as I applied them I realized how different they are. Girls Night Out is much darker than Foxy. Plus, they have different finishes, Foxy being more shimmery & Girls Night Out more creamy. Also, even though they both turn purple in the sun as you can see in the following swatches they are different shades of purple. When I applied Foxy indoors with one coat it was a sheer pink shade. This polish was rather thin so it took about 3 coats to make it opaque & then it was a very pretty, rose pink with a shimmer finish. In the sun it transforms to a deep purple shade.
Del Sol Foxy
Girls Night Out: It only took 2 coats to make this shade opaque! Inside it's a very rich, dark pink with a creamy finish & a very small hint of shimmer. In the sun it transforms to a rich plum purple. I really like this polish a lot!

Del Sol Girls Night Out
Knock Out: This is a cream polish & when indoors it is a very soft/pale nude. It's a great shade for a traditional french tip base. It applies very thin so I had to apply 4 coats but it's a pretty color and when you step outside it transforms to a gorgeous medium cream pink.

Del Sol Knock Out
Purple Haze: (3 coats) The name says it all, lol. Inside it's a beautiful pearlescent off white shade. Outside it transforms to a dark metallic purple. I love how extreme the contrast is from inside to outside. When I stepped outside into the sunlight it turn light to dark in a matter of seconds. Very cool! Also, this polish has a great metallic shine.

Del Sol Purple Haze
Superhero: The next two polishes I swatched are Superhero & Electrick. Indoors they both are pretty much identical colors. I had one on one hand & one on the other and couldn't see a difference. They both have a beautiful metallic sky blue tone. Outdoors Superhero turns into a beautiful metallic purple. It took about 3 coats to make opaque.

Del Sol Superhero
Electrick: Inside this polish is a cool metallic sky blue. In the sun it transforms to a pretty metallic sea green shade. It took 3 coats to make opaque.

Del Sol Electrick
Here's what the polishes look like in the bottles (indoors):

Del Sol Purple Haze, Knock Out, Foxy, Girls Night Out, Electrick & Superhero
As you all know, I love doing nail art so of course this review wouldn't be complete without a nail art design featuring some of these fun color changing polishes! I decided to keep things simple and since Superhero & Electrick had similar indoor shades I decided to have some fun with these. I alternated my nails between the two shades so that inside my nails all looked the same shade but when I stepped out in the sun, my nails transformed colors, alternating between green & purple for a more funky look! I applied a full nail stamping pattern that seemed to fit perfectly with both the polish names I used, Electrick & Superhero! I also applied a matte top coat to this design because the polishes are very metallic & I wanted to tone down the shine so that I could snap a better pic of my design. As you can see they were still pretty shiney & unfortunately with the design my camera didn't do a good job of picking up Electrick's sea green hue in the sunlight, but you can see that shade better in the swatch above! Hope you like! : )

BM-305 - Del Sol Superhero & Electrick, Mash Black Nail Art Polish
Overall: I will say I was pleasantly surprised by these polishes. I will admit, when I first heard about color changing nail polish I was a little skeptical. I was afraid they weren't going to work well in truly transforming shades from inside to outside, but they really do work! I was also afraid the colors weren't going to be intense or nice shades, but I was wrong. They are beautiful shades both inside & outside and you can definately notice the change! They also transform quickly, within a matter of seconds, depending upon how much sunlight. I had fun walking from inside to outside & just watching the colors transform before my eyes, lol. I am also happy to know that they are the Big 3 Free, that's important to me! These are really cool polishes & I am surprised that I haven't heard more about them, especially in the nail art world. I think these are great to do nail art designs with or to just spice up your regular mani. I can't wait to do more designs with these!!! They're very fun! You can find them at along with other cool products that change colors in the sunlight! : )

I put together a video of these swatches for my youtube channel! I also recorded one of the polishes I was wearing as I walked from inside to outside in the sunlight so that you can literally watch the color change before your eyes in real time & see how just how quickly & effectively it changes! So check out my video & please "like" it! And please subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven't already! Thanks! Hope you enjoyed my review! God Bless! : )

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

OMBRE AND HEARTS PATTERN NAIL ART STAMPING DESIGN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL - "bundle monster nail designs" "ombre nail designs" "ombre nail art" "gradient nail art" "ombre nails" "purple and blue nail designs" "purple and teal" "nail art" "designs" "nails" "manicure" "hearts nail art" "heart nails designs" "nail stamping" "nail art tutorial" "valentine's day nail art" "valentine's day nails" "valentine's day" "vday" "mani" "tutorial"

Hey everyone! I hope all is well with you! I just wanted to share this simple design I did using Bundle Monster plate BM-217 stamped over an ombre gradient! I posted a video tutorial along with it, I really hope you like! Please subscribe to my youtube channel:

BM-217 - China Glaze For Audrey, Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac,
Konad Black Special Polish
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Sunday, June 16, 2013


Hey everyone! I just wanted to share that Born Pretty Store is having a .99 cent flash sale on select nail stamping plates & nail art supplies! Plus, free shipping worldwide! If you aren't familiar with Born Pretty Store I suggest you check them out! They have tons of nail art supplies aswell as other cool stuff for inexpensive prices! And another great thing is shipping is free worldwide, no minimum to spend! Also, get 10% off your order (excludes sale items) with coupon code: TJL91

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Friday, June 14, 2013


Hey everyone! The other day I shared with you the nail art design I entered into the Rite Aid Nails Extravaganza Finals. Well I just uploaded a youtube video tutorial for it and wanted to share that with you today! I meant to post it sooner but youtube was having some technical issues but it's working now so here it is. I hope you like! Please subscribe to my channel if you haven't already! God Bless! : )

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ombre French Tips with Hand Painted Flowers Nail Art Design & Video Tutorial - My Rite Aid Nails Finalist Entry

Hey everyone! A couple weeks ago I showed you a design I entered in Rite Aid Nails Extravaganza Nail Art Contest. Well I have exciting news to share with you today, I made it into the Finals!!! Yey! There were over 900 entries & now it's down to just 20 Finalists for the grand prize! I still can't believe it! Last week they sent me a nail kit to create a brand new design from to compete against the 19 other finalists! This is the design I came up with! I hope you like! I hand painted this using nail polishes from the kit they sent me. First I created some ombre french tips & then hand painted some flowers along with a tribal pattern. This is the first time I hand painted flowers so I hope you like.There wasn't much time given to do the design either so I did what I could do with what I had & in the time given, now I'm praying it's a winner! Lol. For the contest I also had to name the design so I decided to go with "Tropic Essence" because I got a tropical feel from the color combo & flowers. The winners will be selected from a point system based off of both public voting & judge's scoring. The judges are Annette Falso (Revlon), Makeup & Nail Guru Julie G. & Katie Cazorla (Kiss Nails)! I hope you like! I also did a video tutorial for this look so please check it out & subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven't already! :  )

Essie Full Steam Ahead, Wet N Wild I Need A Refreshment,
Sinful Colors Dream On, Black Polish from Pretty Woman Velvet Provocateur Kit
This was my first entry for the Rite Aid Nails Extravaganza Contest.

P.S. Below is the nail kit they sent me to do my finalist entry with! I couldn't believe all of the stuff they sent me!!! This was the ultimate nail mail, lol. I plan to do a haul for this to show you it in more detail! : )


Thursday, June 6, 2013


    Hey guys! I hope all is well! I have been doing nail art & nail art stamping for a couple years now but surprisely never tried Mash, that is until now! I finally got some Mash nail art stamping products aswell as some Mash nail art pens and I'm going to be reviewing them all for you today! For those who aren't familiar with Mash, check out They sell nail art supplies, polishes, nail stamping supplies & stuff like that! : )
    First let me start with the stamping products I got which are a stamper & a scraper, 4 image plates & 2 Mash Nail Art Polishes for Stamping. I was especially excited to try out their Nail Art Stamping Polishes because their aren't many brands that produce Stamping Polishes aka "Special Polish". For those who aren't familiar with stamping polish, it is a nail polish specially design to be used for stamping. According to the Mash website, it is specially formulated with a much higher viscosity than traditional nail polishes, giving you the perfect design your mani deserves. It is thicker than traditional nail polish, therefore it's only meant for stamping! Before trying Mash's stamping polishes I had been using Konad Special Polish. The thing I always hated about Konad is their high prices! I feel that both their polishes & image plates are overpriced. When I first began stamping they were the only company I was really familiar with when it came to stamping supplies, but since then the stamping craze has really taken off & there's a lot more brands out there selling image plates & at cheaper prices! But surprisely, I haven't come across many brands producing stamping polish leaving me to continue using Konad brand so when I heard about Mash stamping polish I had to try! They are cheaper than Konad Special Polish & contain more product! At the time of this post, they are only $5.99 for a 15ml bottle! That's a great deal considering Konad's 12ml Special Polish goes for about $7.99 & their 11ml bottles are $6.99, smh!
    I got Mash's stamping polishes in both white & black because I feel those colors are a must when you are into nail art stamping like myself. The design below features both polishes. As you can see they both stamp! Now I will say the white stamping polish is not as white as Konad brand, but it still works well! The black is perfect! Very opaque! The pictures speak for themselves! : )
    Mash Nail Stamping Plates: I really like the plates I got, they have beautiful designs, they are etched properly & stamp wonderfully! I had no issues with them. And they reasonably priced aswell, $3.99 per individual plate on the website & they also sell their plates on where they are actually even cheaper! They also have some Konad dupes, so if you were eyeing some Konad plates, I suggest you check out Mash if you wanna save some money! I used 2 of my Mash image plates to create my design below!
    I also got some Mash nail art pens, one in pink & one in black! I tried them both out & incorpated them in my design below! I really like them! They're great for making dots on your nails or for correcting a nail stamping mistake. You can also use them to draw on your nails though I didn't attempt that because I actually have pretty shakey hands so I'm not so good at using nail art pens to create designs. The pink is really bright, like a neon pink, and it shows up even over black! I likey! : )

This is the nail art design I did! I mainly used Mash products for this design with the exception of the french tip base polish & black nail art paint for the tribal stripes. I have been really into french tips lately, so I couldn't resist using my new Mash goodies to create another fun french tip mani! I hope you like! I did a video tutorial for this nail art design so you can learn how to achieve this look & also so that you can see me in action using my new Mash products! Please check it out & subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven't already! : )

Mash-43 & Mash-35 - Zoya Sweet, Mash Nail Art Polish in Black & White, Mash Nail Art Pens in Black & Pink, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black

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Overall I am pleased with Mash! They have some great nail art supplies and are reasonably priced aswell! You can get the products I used at I hope you find this review helpful! Thanks for stopping by! : )


Monday, June 3, 2013

Monthly Nail Haul - Mash Nails & Del Sol

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! This is just a haul to show you some nail goodies I acquired over the month of May!

First off I want to share these very exciting polishes I got from! Color changing nail polish!!! They change colors from one shade inside to another shade outside in the sun!!! And yes, they really work!!! I have tried 4 of them so far and am very pleased! I am working on a full review for you guys including swatches, a youtube video & nail art design! I hope to post it later this month so look out for that coming soon to a blog post near you! ...I know some of the polishes look very similar in the picture below but they are all actually different & you will see when I post my review! : )

Del Sol Color Changing Nail Polish: Purple Haze, Knock Out, Foxy,
Girls Night Out, Electrick, & Superhero
This next pic are some nail art goodies I got from I have been into nail art & nail art stamping for years now but surprisely never tried Mash, until now that is! I was curious how their nail art stamping products work & really wanted to do a review for you. I got their stamper, scraper, 4 nail stamping plates, & 2 of their nail stamping polishes! I also got 2 of their nail art pens (black & pink) to try out as well! I am working on a full review of these products & hope to publish it later this week so keep an eye out for that! : )

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