Thursday, February 26, 2015

Golden Hearts 3D Nail Art Tutorial and Born Pretty Store Stamping Plates BP L001-L008 Collection Review

Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing Born Pretty Store's L001-L008 Stamping Plate Set. I really love this set! There are 8 rectangle plates in this set that consist of beautiful stamping patterns & images. They are mostly full nail image patterns and the images are nice & big so they're great for those with longer nails. These plates are great quality. They are etched properly & stamp beautifully. They also have a sturdy hard pink backing so no need to worry about sharp edges, plus it gives the plate a nice unique look. There are sooo many pretty patterns to choose from that it's a little overwhelming, lol. For this design I chose a pattern that happened to match some 3d nail art stickers that I also got from Born Pretty Store. Check out the video tutorial below to see how I achieved this look. I hope you like! I included the links to the products I used below. I got the rings from BPS aswell, they are so cute! Get 10% off your BPS order with coupon code: TJL91

Born BPS Stamping Set L001-L008:

3d Embossed Stickers:

BP-L 005 - Zoya Sweet, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, China Glaze Passion
BP L001-L008
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! Check out these tutorials!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! Here are some of my Valentine's Day nail art tutorials! Hope you like! : ) 

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pure Ice New Year, New Hue 2015 Collection - Review and Swatches

Hey guys! Today I am doing a review of Pure Ice's New Year, New Hue Collection! This collection consists of 7 shades and a matte top coat! According to Pure Ice "the collection gives the Pure Ice™ girl a selection of colors that allows her to play with color and texture to create looks straight off the runway – the ultimate way to get the look with the swipe of a brush. Whether it’s feminine & sweet, ultra glam, or rocker chic, the New Year, New Hue collection has an offering of shades to achieve any mood." I would have to agree with that description as this collection has  a nice variety of polish types including 2 glitzy glitter polishes , 3 jelly tints, a cream polish, a frosty champagne shade and a matte top coat so you can really switch up your look!

Doll Face: (2 coats) I really like this shade. It is a soft cream peach shade, opaque in just 2 coats. I think this is a perfect shade to welcome in Spring time. 
Pure Ice Dollface
Poppin' Bottles - I love this one! It's a sheer silver pearl glitter polish with silver hex glitter and a beautiful gold iridescent finish! Perfect polish to bring in the new year! I personally think it looks best layered over a solid polish. (3 coats over Dollface)
Pure Ice Poppin' Bottles (over Dollface)
Flawless: This is a frosty champagne shade with a soft metallic finish. Opaque in just 2 coats.
Pure Ice Flawless
Frost Finish Matte Top Coat - This is a wonderful matte top coat. Works great! (2 coats over Flawless) : )
Pure Ice Frost Finish Matte Top Coat (over Flawless)
What's the Splatter - Clear polish with different sized white & black hex glitter. I think this polish gives  a nice effect when layered over a solid color base polish. (3 coats over Flawless)
Pure Ice What's The Splatter (over Flawless)
Purple Haze Color Hint - A tinted purple jelly with glitter. This polish really has a jelly like texture when applying. I just can't seem to pull off jelly polishes, lol. I personally think jelly polishes look best on shorter nails  and so I prefer these jelly shades over a white or colored polish base. (2 coats, the middle & rings nails are 2 coats over white polish)
Pure Ice Purple Haze Color Hint
Rosy Glow Color Hint - Now this shade has me a little perplexed, lol. It is named "Rosy Glow" and described as a Pink Glitter Tint. In the stock photo it appears pink, but in person it looks orange to me. There was no shade name on my bottle so I literally googled to make sure I had the right shade, lol. I was only able to find one other swatch of Rosy Glow but it looked just like the one I have. So I am assuming I have the right polish and if that's the case then my description of this is a tinted orange jelly polish with glitter : P (2 coats, the middle & rings nails are 2 coats over white polish)
Pure ice Rosy Glow Color Hint
Blue Hue Color Hint- A tinted blue jelly polish with glitter. (2 coats, the middle & rings nails are 2 coats over white polish)
Pure Ice Blue Hue Color Hint
Pure Ice Frost Finish, Poppin' Bottles, Dollhouse, Flawless, What's the Splatter, Purple Haze, Blue Hue, Rosy Glow

Youtube Swatches
Overall, I enjoy this collection. You can play around with the different textures, mix, match & layer shades to create a variety of different looks. These polishes are inexpensive, retailing for just a $1.97 each at Walmart locations and I also love that Pure Ice polishes are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP! : )

Want to know a little more about Pure Ice?

PURE ICE, sold exclusively at Walmart locations and boasting as the retailer’s best-selling value nail polish for over 25 years, is a salon-inspired long-wear nail formula available in over 96 stunning and on-trend shades .The shade library contains a striking variety of colors and finishes – from iridescent pearls to bright creams, holographic and chunky glitters to mirror-like metallics; every shade is beautiful and unique. Pure Ice nail enamels are free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP. Each bottle is elegant and streamlined in design, with bilingual packaging that is compliant across markets in the US, EU and Canada.

Have you tried this collection yet? Which is your favorite shade?


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review and Swatches

Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing for you Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. Now this is my first time trying gel polish. I have always stayed away from gel polish because I tend to change my nails a lot and can't deal with the long removal process. I am also not fond of having to cure gel under special lights and all that, lol. So with that being said, I am really excited about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel! It is just a two step process that requires no light! You just apply 2 thin coats of miracle gel color and then 1 coat of the special Miracle Gel Top Coat and then let natural light do the rest! It dries quickly, has a beautiful shine and is easily removed with nail polish remover. Another great thing about this collection is that these polishes do not require a base coat! According to Sally Hansen, it also gives up to 14 days of color & shine but I didn't wear for that long because like I said earlier, I am always changing up my nails, lol.

Here's how Sally Hansen describes this new collection: Miracle Gel™ is the first-ever part-lacquer, part-gel manicure system that delivers up to 14 days of color and shine in just 2 easy steps. Miracle Gel™ delivers the high shine, glossy look of a salon-quality gel manicure with no UV/LED lamp or base coat needed!

Want to know how it works? According to Sally Hansen, "The Miracle Gel™ Color and Top Coat work together as a system to create a durable manicure with high gloss shine. Formula ingredients are key. The advanced Color and Top Coat formulas both contain an oligomer; the Top Coat also includes a photoinitiator. The photoinitiator activates a bond between the Color and Top Coat, thus curing the formula in natural light without the need of an LED/UV lamp. The formula continues to cure over time, increasing durability of the manicure."

How to remove? According to Sally Hansen, "Miracle Gel™ removes easily and quickly with either acetone-based or acetone-free nail polish remover- no soaking, wrapping, scraping or filing necessary." I was able to remove easily with regular nail polish remover : )

I have 2 swatches to share with you today and I really enjoy both of them. The shades are beautiful and the 1 stroke brush made for easy & even application.

Pink Cadillacquer - (2 coats) I absolutely love this shade! It's such a perfect cream pink & I love the name too, lol! : )

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Pink Cadillacquer

Combustealable - (2 coats) This is a pretty metallic teal shade.

Sally Hansen Combustealble

This collection has over 45 beautiful shades available! You can find them at select drugstores nationwide. Check out for more information. Have you tried this product yet! What do you think!? : )


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hypnotizing Holographic Hearts Valentine's Day DIY Nail Art Stamping Design and Video Tutorial

Hey guys! This is just a quick post to share with you this Valentine's Day themed nail art design using a new stamping technique I recently learned. I posted a video tutorial below so you can see how I achieved this look! I hope you like! Please subscribe to my channel if you haven't already!

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BP-11 - Color Club Halo-Graphic, Wet N Wild French White Creme, Konad Black Special Polish
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