Today I’m going to introduce you to some pretty microbeads that I found on the Born Pretty website. They are super pretty because of their pearlescent rainbow AB finish and look like tiny bubbles!
Today I have a very interesting and useful tool to show you all. It is a dual ended rhinestone picker and brush pen to help with your nail art designs.
This tool is similar in size to an actual pen and combines two functions: the ability to pick up stones and glitters on one end and a brush on the other to either dust away excess powders or glitters from your nails or help push excess charms back into their container. The shape is easy to hold, and the white and clear hot pink plastic of the handle makes for an attractive addition to your nail art area.
It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through August already! I have no idea how time has been flying by. To be honest, I did these nails 2 weeks ago but am only just now starting to catch up with my blog.
In any case, I still haven’t been to the beach this summer because I’ve been so busy. The closest I can get to one is through some nail art.
I started by painting my nails with Born Pretty Thermal Gel in color BP-5730. I love thermal polishes for their natural gradient effect and also for their ability to entertain me in different temperature settings! This one looks like a pale periwinkle blue in warm temperatures and a deep royal blue in cold temperatures. It also has the perfect sprinkling of two different sized glitters in the formula which truly makes it look more special.
I applied and cured this polish for about 1 minute and repeated the process for a second coat.
My next step was to create a sandy beach line along the half moon area of my nails. Continue reading
I’ve still been pretty busy these days, but I needed a change from my last manicure, so I went for something that would be quick and easy to put together for this week.
My polish of choice was something that looks stunning on its own: a multichrome polish from Beauty Big Bang. They call this Chameleon Polish 001, and the color is amazingly shifty in a good way! It has forest green tones that border on teal blue and has a dark purple undertone in indirect light.
This polish alone would have been enough for me, but I added some multi-toned rhinestones purchased from AliExpress to make it look even more fetching.
Happy March, everyone! I’ve been meaning to do some unicorn nail art for awhile just for fun, so let’s get on with this magical manicure!
My base color was an indigo wonder from Beauty Bigbang, 009 in their Holo Polish series.
I’ve been feeling lazy about doing freehand stuff lately, so I opted to use plate L045 from Harunouta to assist me with this manicure.
Welcome to the hot days of summer! One of my favorite warm weather color combos is coral and white, so I wanted to do a fun little manicure with that palette.
It’s a very simple manicure, but it screams summertime! If you don’t have the plate, you can opt to handpaint the lines with a striping brush or use some striping tape. I’m sure the results will look just as fabulous.
After so many fun hand painted manicures, I felt like stamping something elegant. I was still pretty strapped for time, so after my last manicure peeled off unexpectedly, I needed to whip something together in a hurry.
The ironic thing is that this Ators polish is water based and a peel off polish, so this design also started falling off in under 2 days!
I should have just used a regular purple polish, but it’s onto the next mani for me!
Call me a romantic at heart, but I love the look of the EKG heartbeat in jewelry and nail art. It’s such a cute idea to exploit the heart in the graph, so when I saw this plate from Born Pretty Store, I instantly wanted to use it.
It made sense to have the background of the EKG be white with black lines for the graph, but I wanted to color in the hearts in with red glitter as well. I ended up using the following polishes in this manicure.
I decided to highlight the EKG on my middle two nails rather than stamp the same design across my whole hand.
Because I have short nails, I knew I would not have enough space to fit the entire 3 lines of the EKG design on them. After stamping with noir black, I used Scotch tape to lift away one line of the design from the stamper.
Using the revamped image, I stamped it onto my nails.
I was annoyed that the image didn’t pick up clearly with the stamper alone, so I decided to take a detail brush and some black acrylic paint to neaten up the lines. At this point, I might as well have painted the design by hand, but it’s a lot easier to trace over the stamped areas rather than draw it without a guide.
Next, I took a small dotting tool and used it to color in the hearts with Ring In the Red. I left a little bit of a black outline around each heart to make it stand out.
After applying top coat to all my nails, I added a black rhinestone near the cuticle of the nails painted with red glitter polish. The gems looked like butterflies, although they could also be bow knots or X chromosomes for all I know.
It was sort of a cheesy concept, but I think it’s cute. Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day! Happy polishing!
Blame it on the exceptionally warm winter weather that we’ve been having, but I’ve been dreaming of a frosty winter wedding theme: silver and white and sparkly.
This manicure only requires two polishes, a stamping plate, and some rhinestones.
I wanted a low contrast look, so I picked a glittery silver stamping polish to go over a pearl white base.
I used a squishy stamper and the silver nail polish to transfer the pattern from BPL-028 over to my nails. I tried to line up the center of the design with the middle of my cuticle so that the circle would be in the same position on each nail.
After adding topcoat, I used Kiss Nail Art Glue to secure a rhinestone to the base of each nail.
If you don’t like the bling and would rather have a more subtle look, pearl studs would also work nicely in place of the rhinestones.
Whether you’re getting married or just want a wintry look for the season, this mani will get you in the mood. Happy polishing!
I just received a bunch of new stamping products that I wanted to try, so I created this Black Friday sparkly lace manicure with them.
Here are the polish colors that I used:
I started by painting my nails Black Friday black with Black Diamond. The color has silver microglitter in it, so it already looks shimmery.
For extra sparkle, I added Indi-go With the Flow over the black base. The look reminds me of what snowfall looks like at night.
For the lace pattern, I used plate BPL-028 from Born Pretty Store. I used the edge of the pattern on the bottom row of the plate, 2nd from the left.
Stamping was a little challenging to get the heart portion centered just right. I used a marshmallow stamper to help simplify the alignment process, but the lines of the pattern never transfer as crisply as they do with my Konad stamper. I used Color 19, a pale light blue color, from Ya Qin An to do the stamping. Honestly, I don’t know if that’s the name of the color because the label is all in Chinese, but 19 was the name for the shade on the website where I got it.
The hole in the heart was begging to be filled with a rhinestone so I added one on each nail.
And that’s all she wrote! It’s a great sophisticated and elegant look for any occasion.
Hope you got all the deals you wanted over the past few days. I’m looking forward to receiving even more nail products in the mail from my shopping sprees online! 😉 Happy polishing!