Thursday, May 30, 2013

Born Pretty Store: Practice Finger

I have for review today from Born Pretty Store a plastic nail art practice finger. This is a great little tool for practicing different nail art techniques or if you want a display for your most recent nail art works for your clients.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Born Pretty Store: Mixed Metals Nail Art Roll Foils review

For review today is a nail art foil from Born Pretty Store. I've been waiting to try nail art foils for quite some time now but found start up kits to be rather expensive. Luckily, Born Pretty Store offers a variety of nail art foils at affordable prices.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Random Illamasqua swatches

Illamasqua is one of my favorite makeup brands. I love their dramatic themes and artistic press releases. Sadly, I don't have much of their products but what I do have I enjoy thoroughly. These are the swatches of the rest of my Illamasqua polishes that were previously unpublished.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Layla Softtouch swatches

I purchased and swatched these Layla Softtouch polishes awhile ago. I just never posted them. I found these in a half-off sale bin at a beauty supply store near my hair salon. I love half off sale bins. These Softtouch polishes dry to a semi-matte finish.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Jindie Nails: Candy Land Remix & Rave

When the indie polish craze was first getting popular last year, one of the biggest mixes I wanted to see was neon glitter! At the time, I did not know that such a thing existed! I then saw Jindie Nails' Rave and Candy Land Remix both of which had matte neon glitter! I had sworn off getting more indies but I had to have these two!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ulta Gift Card Giveaway!

I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers for your chance to win a $95 (USD) Ulta gift card!

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PLEASE take time out and thank these great girls for teaming up with me to bring you guys this great shopping opportunity!  Thank you!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Icinig's Glitter removal jar + Quick Sand

I'll admit, I go to the mall a lot mainly out of boredom.  I went to Icing mainly because I like their polish removal jars.  Their polishes and makeup are buy one get one half off which is also a bonus.

Icing's Glitter Removal jar. It's 2oz of remover with little plastic scrubby teeth inside. The remover has acetone in it and smells just like bubblegum. It can be a little drying so I like to dump it out and add non-acetone remover or Zoya's Remove +. This is great for removing glitter or polishes with a lot of shimmer. Just a couple of twists and your nail is clean! Eventually, glitter/shimmer will settle in the bottom of the jar so I clean it out every one in awhile. This jar is great for bloggers that need to swatch many polishes at once. It also saves on cotton balls!

They also have their own line of textured polishes called "Quick Sand." 

Icinig's Quick Sand Tini Bikini. This is a berry toned textured polish with blue and pink multi-chromatic shimmer. It didn't show up as textured as I had hoped. To the touch, it was really textured but visually it looked to more of a gritty glitter. The second picture shows the textured effect the most.


I purchased the glitter removal jar for $4.50 and the Quick Sand polish for $7.50 in store at Icing and all Icing's products are buy one get one half off. I'd definitely recommend the glitter removal scrubby jar. It has many uses and helps save on cotton balls! 

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Blackheart Beauty: Hot Topic Skull Polishes

About a year or so ago, Hot Topic converted their makeup line to Blackheart Beauty and their polishes now come in cute skull bottles. Hot Topic was having a sell on everything in their store for buy one get one half off.