Hello Lovelies! Now that we’ve gotten back into our usual drizzly cold days over here in Oregon, my go to remedy is a piping hot cup of tea, lately I’ve been making two or three cups a day, so it’s safe to say I go […]
Month: October 2015
I’m showing off my first ever attempt at nail foils today! Born Pretty sent me these Holographic Feather Leaves nail foils for review, they come on a clear roll of film and you get about three feet.
I started off the nails I was going to use the foil on with a base of Zoya Hazel, I was originally going to have all my nail be one color, but I had some trial and error with the foil, so I ended up with some gold nails (Lotus Herbals Color Dew Gold Mist). First I tried using nail glue to apply the foil, and after I absolutely demolished three nails by not waiting long enough for the glue to dry, or waiting too long, I switched to just using my Out The Door Top Coat, and that worked great.
And then since my flashy holo feathers made the gold nails seem plain, I layered one coat of China Glaze Liquid Crystal over that. Here’s the link to the feather foils: 1pc Holographic Nail Foils Feather Leaves Foils Nail Art Transfer Sticker Paper, and this code is good for 10% off: ALBK31
See you later~
Hello Lovelies! Lately I’ve been into trying out all sorts of different cleansers, so far African black soap has been my favorite, but this product is definitely catching up! This is Michael Todd’s Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser, they sent it over for me […]
I’m pretty excited to share this with you lovelies, today I’m swatching up my first thermal polish ever! Born Pretty recently sent me a box of goodies, and this is the one I was raring to try out first!
This is a bubblegum pink while warm, and a dark dusty grape while cold. I take my pictures outside because of lighting issues, and since it’s been freezing lately, my nails are covered in water in most of these pics because I had to snap pictures right after dunking my nails in a bowl of warm water. This first picture is sorta mid transition, my tips tend to go darker than the rest of the nail once it’s totally adjusted to my body temp.
It’s kinda funny, I work in a call center and knit while I take calls, and they’ve had the AC in the building cranked so I’m always freezing, but once I started knitting for a while my hands warmed up enough to change my polish color, haha!
|left warm and right cold w/stamping|
I added some stamping after a couple days, I stamped in Color Club Pucci-Licious so most of the time it’s invisible, but if my nails are warm the stamping will peek out! It’s rather entertaining to watch them fade through different shades throughout the day 🙂
This is 104#, Born Pretty has a bunch of different thermal colors and I think four bucks a bottle is a great price, especially since they have free shipping too! Here’s the link if you wanna scope it out: 1Pc 6ml Temperature Change Colour Nail Polish Thermal Polish Fashion Multicolor Nail Polish and here’s a code for 10% off: ALBK31
|left nails are warm, and right nails are cold|
See you later~
Instagram has been flooded with dark vampy “velvet” nails, and I just love the look of matte dark nails, so I broke out my matte topcoat for the first time in ages! I should really try out some different brands of matte topcoat, I’ve been using Wet n Wild’s incarnation for ages, and the only other one I’ve used is NYC Matte Me Crazy. I’m very fond of the extremely matte finish, almost chalkboard, and Wet n Wild just hasn’t been cutting it lately.
|left is the natural finish, no topcoat, right is with matte topcoat|
This is OPI Viking In A Vinder Vonderland from the Nordic Collection, I haven’t worn this one in forever. I’ve got two coats with matte topcoat, I snapped a pic while they were still shiny since my last swatch post with this polish had horrible quality pictures.
See you later~
Hello Lovelies!Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:watching: Ore Monogatari, GoT, Gravity Falls, Karneval,listening to: ghibli soundtracks,on my nails: they’re bare at the moment, and ready to be painted,wearing: denim shorts and DW T’s,knitting: a lace cowl at work,reading: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein,liking: my […]