Monday, March 31, 2014

Neon & Studs

Hi everybody! 

Today, I have some nail art I've been meaning to try. 

I saw this manicure over at Rachel Marie Nails and I knew I had to try to replicate it. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NOTD: Urban Outfitters Mystic

Happy Saturday everyone! 

Today, I have an untried polish from my stash to show you. 

Urban Outfitters Mystic 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Cartoon Stamping Plate: CF01 Swatches & Review

Today, I have for review a new stamping plate I purchased with various cartoon characters. 

I used it a couple of weeks ago for my St. Patrick's day Snoopy nail art.

I found out about this plate when a Youtube nail artist was a having a giveaway of a similar cartoon fauxnad plate. I didn't want to try to enter but find it elsewhere online to purchase.  She does have it online to purchase from her store but it ships from Australia.  The one she was giving away has Stan from Southpark and a few other characters.  Luckily, I found plate CF01 for under $6 and it ships from Texas. 

Here's a stamp test for plate CF01.

Characters included: Winnie the Pooh, Pirate Hello Kitty, Bart Simpson, a Smurf, Betty Boop, a Pea Shooter (Plants vs. Zombies), Snoopy, Bubbles from PowerPuff Girls and a large Hello Kitty. I stamped this with a weird black polish from the Dollar Store. Bubbles' other pony tail does transfer. I just didn't stamp it right. 

I realized I stamped Winnie the Pooh upside down. Here's a close up of Pooh in a Superman suit! 

Also, fauxnad plates don't come with any type of backing and have sharp metal edges. I'd advise taping the back with masking tape to avoid cutting yourself. 

See no sharp edges and it's easier to pick up. 

Final Thoughts? 

Overall, I like this fauxnad plate. It has some really cute cartoon characters that I've been looking for in nail art such as Betty Boop and Snoopy.  I have plenty of Hello Kitty images but I liked the Pirate Kitty.  I didn't have any issues with the images picking up or transfering. All transferred cleanly.  My only criticism is that the Snoopy and large Hello Kitty are a little too large and would be difficult to fit onto nails.  They measure well over 1cm long by 1/2cm wide.  They would work better for thumbnails or toes.  If you're having a hard time fitting the larger image, simply transfer their faces instead whole image.  Also, Snoopy is holding a heart but it doesn't look like a heart but a huge blob. 

Also, I suggest using the stamping decals technique since these images are outlines of characters. 

I hope to have more nail art looks using this plate in the future especially using Betty Boop. 

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NOTD: Essie Resort Fling

Hey everybody! 

I hope you are enjoying this great spring weather!  

I bought Essie's Resort Fling recently.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Punk Simple Spike Rivet Stud Review

Hi everyone!

My final review for this week from Born Pretty Store are these super awesome silver punk spike studs.  You can use these spikes to create any type of bad*** nail art of your choice! 

Let's take a look! 

Born Pretty Store: Double Sided Stamping Nail Art Stamper & Scraper

Hi everyone! 

I have another review today for Born Pretty Store the XL stamper/scraper set.  The stamper/scraper set allows you to create any type of stamping nail art designs. 

3Pcs/Set Hot-sell Double Sided Stamping Nail Art Stamper & Scraper

Monday, March 17, 2014

More St. Patrick's Day Nail Art with Snoopy

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! 

I had this nail art idea floating around in my head for a couple weeks now. 

Life's been really busy for me and I haven't been able to get any nail art accomplished. ::sadface:: 

Luckily, I got this one done. I'm super happy with the end results. 

First, I started out with some green stripes. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Keroppi

Hi everyone! 

St. Parick's Day is coming up! I love doing St. Patrick's day nail art. I have so many green polishes. It's great to put them to use. 

Today, I have Keroppi inspired nail art. If you don't know Keroppi, he is the frog Sanrio character in the Hello Kitty-verse. 

There's some nice clover growing outside. I thought it would be a good background for these nail art photos. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Fluorescent Lighter Colors Stud Rhinestones review

Hi everyone! 

I'm happy to share with you some really cute pastel nail studs from Born Pretty Store.  These are perfect for any fun and springy nail art to help rid yourself of the winter blues. 

Let's take a look! 

Glittery Butterflies

Hi everyone! 

I thought I'd share some nail art I did recently. 

Glittery butterflies.