Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pastel Matte Florals


Morning all!

I was in a pastel matte mood, used the polishes nearest to hand, and it didn't end up looking too shabby! I just now noticed I have some cat hairs stuck to the edge of my nail, hopefully the pretty glitter outshines them, haha.

Mani Ingredients:
Wet n Wild Megalast Candid Affair 
Maybelline Color Show Gilded Rose
OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonderland
Pure Ice Frost Finish Matte Topcoat

Wistonia plate W314


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Monday, July 18, 2016

Hearts & Glass Perfect Kiss



Morning all!

I found this polish on clearance at Grocery Outlet, the brand is called Hearts & Glass, I love that the bottle is actually heart shaped! This shade is named Perfect Kiss, the finish reminds me of A-England Briar Rose. I still haven't gotten around to buying any A-Englands, I basically want every polish they've ever made, so I'll need to start saving up.

Born Pretty sent me these cute vinyls which I used with OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonterland. If you get to shopping around, this code is good for 10% off: ALBK31



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Saturday, July 16, 2016

L'Oréal Voluminous VoxBox


Morning all!

I was so excited to open this voxbox, Influenster and L'oreal were extremely generous this time around, and I got quite the haul of makeup goodies~

I get the feeling the Voluminous Mascara and Primer are meant to be the stars of the box, but to be honest I was more excited to try the Brow Stylist Kit, it actually came with a mini tweezer, and combo spoolie/angled brush which are too tiny to actually use, but definitely a cute touch!



I used all of these products in the look above, I'm very happy with the brow kit, and the Infallible Eyeliner was great for my tightline. I've never used a lash primer like this before, it definitely boosted the length and volume of the mascara, but made for some major clump-age.
I was disappointed by the two eyeshadows, these came in the shades Paris Beach (the nude pink) and Pain Au Chocolat (the bronze shimmer), they go on super sheer and are not pigmented enough for my liking. So I went in with an old Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette over the top to boost the color.

I gotta give them props for the packaging, I'm digging the matte gold color scheme, very old school glam.


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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nail Diaries: Length Update



Morning lovelies!

This is just a little update on how my nails are looking after the big chop, I'm slowly working my way back towards my original coffin shape. I've started using glass files to shape my nails, as they're gentler and seem to make for cleaner finish. And I've also been going crazy with jojoba oil to keep them hydrated and prevent breaks.
The file is from Germanikure (cute name right?), they sent me the "Books and Coffee" design which is pretty fitting for me, I think it's going to live on my desk at work, because god knows I have enough files at home.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

We were only trying to drown her


Morning all!

I wish I could wear mermaid everything, but for now I'll have to make do with my nails :) That darker shade is actually a textured polish, I was going for a scaly sandy look, but somehow it didn't dry textured?? Still looks cute though!

Born Pretty sent me these scale nail vinyls to review and I immediately knew I had to paint some glittery mermaid magic with them.

Mani Ingredients:
RGB Mint
L'oreal Hidden Gems
BPS Nail Vinyls
China Glaze Luxe & Lush
Pure Ice Frost Finish



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Friday, July 8, 2016

BornPretty Chameleon Swatches


Morning all~

Today I have some swatches of another chameleon polish that BPS sent over for me to review, this is the shade #224!
This is a tricky one, in the bottle it shifts from bright emerald to teal, but it's almost impossible to catch on the nail. I have so many polishes that look gorgeous in the bottle and reflect practically the entire rainbow, but once you get it on your nails the polish clams up and will only show one shade :/ Camera shy maybe?

Here's the link to the polish, and if you get to shopping around, this code is good for 10% off: ALBK31


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull


Morning all!

If you can't tell from the title of this post, I've been binge watching the new season of Orange is the New Black, and as soon as I saw that scene in the episode "Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull", I had to make those nails a reality. 



I decided to paint the bunnies peeking over the edge of my nails. I noticed that when I put two nails together it kind of looks like a wisdom tooth, my mind wanders strange places while I'm sifting through my camera roll for a shot that's not blurry, haha.

Mani Ingredients:
OPI Alpine Snow
Spoiled Visually Slimming
Jordana Shiny Top Coat
Forever 21 unnamed crelly
BM-612



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