Friday, February 19, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas- Red

Hi there everyone! today theme is red. and my prompt was fishbraid. So I decided to use 3 red polishes all different finishes. I chose Emily de Molly Seeing Red (holographic), OPI Over and Over a Gwen (creme) and OPI Magazine Cover Mouse (textured)
I did the basic fish braid and top coated with OPI Infinite Shine.

It was hard to see in the photos but IRL it actually looked really cool!!!

Make sure you check out everyone else's manis below!

Until next time......

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Born Pretty Store Mirror Polish Duo Review.

*Press Sample
Hi there everyone!
Today I have the silver mirror polish from Born Pretty Store.
This polish was quite unique. I was keen to give it a go, so when I got the opportunity to get a bottle I jumped at the chance.

The polish came in 2 bottles. One bottle was a thin silvery substance that was a little like spray paint that had been sprayed and poured into a bottle, the other polish was a thick clear gel like polish.

The instructions on the Born Pretty site were as follows.

1. File and clean your nails.
2. Apply one coat of base coat, wait it dry.
3. (Shake it before use) Apply mirror polish with sever coat until you get the effect you want, wait it dry.
4. Seal it with Top Coat.
NOTE: This mirror polish doesn’t have a strong adsorption . It can keep about 1 or 2 days.

I first tried this way, and to be honest the silver polish seemed to almost dissolve the base coat and went all funny. Secondly I found that on natural nails, unless your nails were perfectly smooth it showed every single mark. The other thing was that even tho the instructions said to use a top coat, the moment you applied a top coat they seemed to dull a great deal.

So I tried again. this time with my nails overlayed with clear hard gel so they were perfectly smooth and layered the silver polish in thin coats directly onto my gel nails. This gave a much better finish. then i chose not to use a top coat. below are the results.

Then I tried to use the base coat as a top coat. This dulled the polish a little but no where near as bad as the regular top coats I tried. You can see below. 

It is good to note that without any type of top coat the polish started to wear off in 30 mins with general household chores. With the base coat used as a top coat it lasted longer, tho when I went in the shower the base coat bubbled and looked really bad, but when it re dried it went back to normal.

All in all this polish is a unique polish. It is the most chrome/mirror I have been able to get on my nails from a polish but it is a shame it does not last too long.

I would love to see a top coat that keeps the shine, and I would also love Born Pretty to make a gold version or even a copper one! Id buy that!!!!

You can purchase this polish duo HERE for $9.99. and if you use the code CATG10 you can get a further 10% off. Plus they offer free world wide shipping.

Until next time......

Saturday, February 13, 2016

40 Great Nail art Challenges- Love

Hi there everyone!
Todays theme is love. Valentines Day is tomorrow so the theme is perfect!
I did not know what I wanted to really do this week but I did want to have a go at that needle drag water marble so I figured why not for this challenge!

I took Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ichi Hanami as my base coat and then used presence with a dotting tool to drag the white through the pink. The end result is not the best but for my first attempt I am heaps happy!

Make sure you check out everyone else's manis for this week also below!!!!

Until next week.....

Friday, February 12, 2016

OPI Hello Kitty Collection Swatches

*Press Sample
Hi There everyone!!!!

Today I have the NEW OPI Hello Kitty Collection.
When I heard of this collection I knew I would love it! I mean what is cuter that Hello Kitty!!!! My kids have been made for this little kitty since forever!!!

I was lucky enough to have the whole collection sent to me with the exclusive Hat box (which i may add has been repossessed by my 5 yr old!!)

The collection consists of 12 polishes and a limited edition polish. I am hoping to purchase the special edition one with my next visit to the wholesaler, so when I get it ill share the pic's :)

I had to drag out my daughters much loved Hello Kitty toy and take a pic too!!!

Ok so lets check them out shall we after the jump........

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas- Aqua

Hi there everyone!!!! So today I have last Fridays challenge. Don't even ask me about the previous week. I just gave up on even trying to get anything done on my nails. My kids went back to school and Pops my little one started kindy. Its kind of scary really. I now have a little 5 yr old in kindergarten and a teenager in year 9. It never really seemed such a big age gap until a parent asked me if this was my first one at school and I said "oh no I have one in year 9 " and the parent just looked at me in shock!! Makes me feel sooooo old.

Ok so this weeks challenge was Aqua and the prompt was fan brush.  So I grabbed my trusty go to bottle of aqua which is Color club Age of Aquarius and used Pretty Serious Cosmetics Presence and Absence with the fan brush. It kind of gave a real grunge look on my nails.

Hopefully now with the 2 kids back at school I will be able keep up with my weekly posts.

Ok so make sure you check out everyone elses manis this week below!

Until next time.......