Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Incoco Nail Appliques: Rock On!

My final review for Incoco nail appliques is Rock On, a blue and silver reptile design. This is my third time trying this brand of 100% dry nail polish strips. You can read my previous review here or watch my video review here.

No top coat is needed.  I'm holding this bottle as prop. Photo taken under artificial light. 

Claw pose.

Outdoor indirect light shot. 

Surprisingly, I rarely wear lizard nail art even though I am in fact a lizard.  I enjoyed this lizard pattern and how easy it was to have shiny lizard nails. The only downside was that I felt wearing this pattern was a little too busy as a whole manicure.  I felt it this pattern would be good as an accent nail if I were to wear this again.  

Incoco real nail polish appliques are available on their site and each set retails for $7.99-$8.99 USD. Please use promo code LIZARD15 at check out for 15% off on your entire purchase!  Offer code expires 03/15/2014.

You can also check out their Incoco Blog and other social media in the links below:

Incoco has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for your chance to win one (1) set of Incoco nail strips of your choice.  

Please enter via Rafflecopter. Giveaway ends 02/28/2014. 

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Incoco Nail Appliques Review + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Hi everyone! 

I'm very happy to review today some 100% real nail polish appliques from Incoco. These appliques come in a wide variety of designs and are great for any nail enthusiast looking for a quick, easy and fabulous manicure. These appliques contain base coat, color and top coat so no need for extra prep.  This is my first time trying this brand of nail strips and I was impressed with the results! 

Let's take a look! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More Valentines hearts

Okay the here's another post in my Valentine's day nail art series! 

I purchased the China Glaze summer 2013 neons as a Christmas present to myself. I've been trying to incorporate the bright nail looks into my nail art!  I completed this manicure using my two favorite techniques: gradients and stamping. 

Let's take a look! 



I started out with a white base.  I then sponged three colors onto my nail to create the gradient.  The three colors were: Too Yacht to Handle, Bottoms Up and That's Shore Bright.  I then added stamping from fauxnad plate KD3.  The hearts were a little hard to stamp and kept smearing.  My nails are getting too long for stamping and I need a file down. 

On my right hand, I added favorite! 


I really love this plate! This stars cover my whole nail and are easy to stamp! 

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Romantic roses

Sick of Valentine's day nail art? 

I'm not. 

I'll admit it, I've never done rose as art nail art before.  I've used 3D roses as nail art in my pre-blogging days but never painted roses before.  Here's some romantic roses! 

So pretty! It needed a second photo!

I started out with a base of Essie's Warm & Toasty Turtleneck which is a lovely orchid purple. It's from this past season's holiday collection. I found it for half off!  Woot!  For the roses, I painted some light pink and stamped roses over it from BM-14.  The pink stamping is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fuchsia Flare.  I added some green for the leaves.  I then used a striper brush and painted the lines using Warm & Toasty Turtleneck.  I love how straight the lines turned out.  I added a 3D rose and rhinestones. Love! 

I then this manicure would be good with polka dots.

I'm not too good at making dots with dotting tools.  I thought I'd try to stamp the dots with plate KD3. I stamped the dots with Sinful Shine Wisp and the dots came out a little smeared.  I should have used Konad special white for stamping. I used the stamping decal technique to add opaque roses using BM-14. 

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Nail Necklaces

Hello everyone! 

It's that time of the year again where love is in the air! Cupids and hearts abound. I thought I'd do some Valentine's nail art to share with you all! 

First up, Valentine's nail necklaces. 

Sorry for the crappy photo! 

This manicure is inspired from an Instagram photo from Rachel Marie Nails.  She had a roundstud encircled with microbeads.  The base color is Zoya's Tru which is this vibrant purple with a red microshimmer.  I then placed heart studs in the center of my nail and lined it with gold microbeads.  I added a couple coats of top coat to get everything to stay on. I did have few studs pop off but that's okay.  I wore this manicure for a couple of days and didn't have a hard time removing the studs. 

This is a manicure that will try your patience! It took about an hour to place each microbead but it was worth it. 

The heart studs are from Born Pretty Store, Item No. 4993.  Please use code EUL91 for 10% off on your next purchase! 

**Nail art studs were sent for review.  You can visit my full review on this set here.  

For fun, this is what Zoya Tru looks like on its own. Beautiful! 

Thanks for reading!