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8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

8 Fictional Characters That Give Me Serious Nail Envy

Hey there ~   While watching tv and movies my eyes are always immediately drawn to nail art. I saw Alice Through The Looking Glass back when it was in theaters and I loved the white queen’s black chevron tips. Nail art is becoming increasingly popular […]

Conquering Gel Nails

Hello! I’ve been fighting an ongoing battle with gel for a couple years now; I’ve never been able to get a set to cure properly until just now. I got a few polishes when I was reviewing for Born Pretty a few years ago, and I […]

3 Beauty Products That Are A Ripoff (or just plain useless)

Hello! I’ve started browsing a couple product review sites regularly to get a feel for what’s being released; 08Liter.com, Influenster and Tomoson.com to be specific. I find myself coming across more and more strange or just plain crazy beauty products, and I felt like shedding […]

Happy (belated) Valentines Day!

Wet n Wild French White CremeZoya JulesChina Glaze Strawberry FieldsSalon Perfect Rose Gold DiggerWistonia W315

Thermal Fun

Morning all!I’d forgotten how fun thermal polishes are, I haven’t played around with one since December!This is from the same line polishes from BPS, this is #8 from Blue Sky.It’s a bright cotton candy pink while warm, and then blackened chestnut brown when cold. Pop […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]