Manis and lacquers

Born Pretty, new offerings for the Holidays

I have a few items from Born Pretty to share with you today, and so sorry for the delay. I usually post BP monthly, shipping issues! Anyway, Here they are!

BORN PRETTY 20ml Poly Extension Gel Crystal U … #44493 color BP-04
BORN PRETTY Nail Stamping Template Round Nail … #44317 Stamping plate Christmas ornament round.
BORN PRETTY 100/180 Washable Sponge Sanding G … #44825 100/180 Washable buffer

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish … #44494 color BP-GM08 Glamorous Eye. With the silver cat eye underneath, this deep bing cherry jelly gel is gorgeous!

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish … #44494 color Silver magnetic gel. This has very strong magnetic properties!

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish … #44494 color BP-GM08 Glamorous Eye. A deep red cherry jelly gel.

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-pink-series-peel-nail-polish-fast-long-lasting-nail-varnish-manicure-p-44296.html Sweet Bubble Series peel off polish SB09 About Rose.

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-pink-series-peel-nail-polish-fast-long-lasting-nail-varnish-manicure-p-44296.html Sweet Bubble Series peel off polish SB09 About Rose being peeled.

Links to products!
BORN PRETTY 20ml Poly Extension Gel Crystal U … #44493 color BP-04

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish … #44494 color BP-GM08 Glamorous Eye

BORN PRETTY 6ml Glamorous Cat Eye Gel Polish … #44494 color Silver magnetic gel

BORN PRETTY 100/180 Washable Sponge Sanding G … #44825 100/180 Washable buffer

BORN PRETTY Nail Stamping Template Round Nail … #44317 Stamping plate Christmas ornament round

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-pink-series-peel-nail-polish-fast-long-lasting-nail-varnish-manicure-p-44296.html Sweet Bubble Series peel off polish SB09 About Rose

CONCLUSION: Buffer is great! Easy to work with. Peel off polish, does not want to peel too easily within the first hour of wear, becomes easier with time. Magnetic cat eye gel is super strong, love it with the tinted gels over it. Christmas round plate takes a bit of trial and error. Etching seemed a bit shallow.

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Manis and lacquers, Product Reviews

Flexifinger review…it is amazing!

This is new territory for me. And I know you will finally enjoy practicing your nail skills on the Flexifinger! I have used cheapo practice hands, and frankly, they leave me feeling empty and sad. lol This is a game changer.

Sharon, creator of the Flexifinger, lifelike silicone practice fingers and hand systems, kindly shared one of her practice fingers with me…all the way from Australia! Don’t worry, I won’t resort to any “down under” references, because I will butcher it! So let’s get started! I will just share my images of practice with you, with captions. Then below, I will give you a few notes from the Flexifinger website and links where to purchase, etc. By the way, there are stockists all over the globe to make your shopping painless! Here are 17 images chronicling my wonderful experience with “Fanny”. Yes, I named her already, because that is what you do! 😉

How the Flexifinger is packaged, nice little bag with extra practice tips and instructions, backside of card has scannable UR code to see complete instructions and tutorial videos.
Instructions and suggestions come with your purchase.
A package of tips comes with your fingers or hand. This single finger uses #3 or 4.
The single Flexifinger with fully adjustable gears and a very strong suction bottom for super tight hold on slick surface. I used a ceramic tile.
Nice flat bottoms so finger won’t roll while set on table or in nail lamp.
As you can see, the nail ell is very deep for secure nail tip insertion.
The Flexifinger bends with ease.
Hand file as you would with a live hand.
Efile with are, deep nail well holds nail tip in place. I only used slight pressure at the base.
Any and all gels can be used on the tips, easily cleanable if you get it on the finger.
Fully safe in nail lamps of all types. easily clean with warm soapy water.
Dual form practice using size 3!
After polygel application, (#003 Pink Poly extension gel by Major Dijit).
Note: as directed for all silicone practice hands and digits, it is suggested you apply a ring of tape around area where paper form is attached, as forms do not securely stick to silicone.
Acrylics from start to finish, whether using paper forms, dual forms, or overlays won’t hurt the high-grade silicone. Prefer using builder gels and hard gels? Not a problem!
Easily position finger in any direction to make practicing nail art breeze.
Display your designs for class, social media and inspiration. Gel polish G.020 and glitter G.22 by Sparkle & Co.

I know that is a lot of images, but the Flexifinger is so versatile! Now for the details!

Prices on web site are Australian dollars, order there or from a stockist near you, stokers list is on their site.

Fingers come in a variety of ways, single or multiple alone without stands, like this one with stand and extra tips, and two fingers, (tips are size 3 or 4), 5 digits (thumb to pinky) w/o stand, the 5 digits with smaller single stand, Flexihand, Stand & Suction Base (Short) and Flexihand, Stand & Suction Base (Long). With each purchase of fingers or hands Sharon sends a bag of 50 practice tips. Plus they sell extra bags of nail tips come in bags of 20 and are perfect for your Flexifinger. Sizes range from 1 to 7 or 8.

New design fingers and stand. Strong suction base. Each finger has a flat underside to stop it rolling when drying. The stand is fully movable. The fingers screw onto the base. Use a single universal full well tip for each finger. Tip size 3 or 4.

http://theflexifinger.com.au

http://theflexifinger.com.au/faqs-tutorials/

http://theflexifinger.com.au/stockists-2/

Great overview video of Flexifinger and Flexihands’ capabilities https://youtu.be/has-OlMflAw

Facebook
Twitter https://twitter.com/flexifinger
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theflexifinger/

“The Flexifinger & Flexihand are the world’s most realistic silicone practice fingers. Flexifinger is a silicone training and practice finger, used by anyone wanting to excel in the art of nail enhancement.
The ease of the maneuverable, flexible, realistic silicone practice finger allows nail students and nail technicians to practice new techniques independently without the need for a model.

…The unique patented design prevents the inserted nail from slipping or moving , making it easy to practice filing and drilling too.
Spills of polish, acrylic or gels are easily wiped off the silicone with a damp cloth.
The Flexifinger can be swapped for the other finger whilst being left for the nail to cure or dry. No down time.

Anyone using the Flexifinger can quickly and easily improve their proficiency, confidence and technical abilities prior to showing their skills on clients.

Flexifinger Head Office is located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
For general enquiries, to be included on our mailing list, or for information on how to become a stockist, please complete our secure contact form, or call Sharon on 0411 244 459.”

“Why Flexifinger?
 
Flexifinger is a fantastic tool for nail technicians to practice manicures, acrylic nails, gel nails and nail art designs. Flexifinger also offers the following benefits:
 
• Great for schools and colleges
• Uses generic full well tips
• Rotates on and off the flexible stand
• Prevents down time on nail drying
• Offers a Money Back Guarantee!
• Can be used to practice any form of nail enhancement
• Easy to clean up spills
• Builds up your confidence and speed
• Can be removed from the flexible stand and cured under UV light
• Remove the tip to display your nail art
• Portable and affordable
• Available worldwide
 
To purchase your Flexifinger product simply visit the online store – they ship internationally.

Gel Nail polish and glitter by Sparkle & Co.

**Thank you Sharon and Flexifinger crew for entrusting your amazing product with me! Products shown were sent to me at no charge for my honest review.

Manis and lacquers, Press Releases

Zoya Holiday gift sets available now!

Zoya Holiday gift sets! Gorgeous full size 4-piece nail polish sets, lipstick and Hot Lips combos and a 4-piece nail treatment pack! These are available online at Zoya.com now!

There are even more than shown here. From Zoya lipsticks to full size nail quad gift sets, even nail lips combos, there is something for everyone on your list for a get or stocking stuffer.

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/Landing_Page_PolishQuads.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_LipDuo.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_NailandLipDuos.html

https://www.zoya.com/content/category/LandingPage_TreatmentHoliday.html

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.

Manis and lacquers

Zoya Jubilee collection for Holiday 2018 now Available!

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! The newest assortment from Zoya for Holiday 2018 features a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, Jubilee will be your escape. Come enjoy Zoya’s newest collection that has a little something for everyone.

Taryn zp965 can best be described as a fiery fuchsia micro-irredescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days. 2 coats

Maxine zp969 can best be described as a full-coverage a rich red cream with an evenly balance undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season. 2 coats

Leopard Spots zp967 can best be described as the new special effect topper for Winter 2018 – layer over textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard spots effect. 1 coat over Astrid.

Leigh zp977 can best be described as a full-coverage perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skintone. 2 coats

Kateri zp966 can best be described as a full-coverage beautiful midnight brown cream – think of it as the new black

Juniper dp974 can best be described as a sparkling teal textured PixieDust- especially unique when paired with our new Leopard Spots special effect topper. 2 coats

Danica zp973 can best be described as a full-coverage rich deep teal cream – a new twist on a holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look. 2 coats

Cookie zp971 can best be described as a purple PixieDust with gold flecks- perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look. 2 coats

Chiara zp972 can best be described as a full-coverage deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season, 2 coats.

Carson zp964 can best be described as a full-coverage muted nude pink cream – a beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months. 2 coats

Astrid zp968 can best be described as a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look- wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact. 2 coats

Allison zp970 can best be described as a full-coverage plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade. 2 coats

Conclusion and Faves: This set surprised me! My faves were Leopard Spots, both Pixies, Danica and Astrid. I don’t like how this shades of nudes look on me but can be great foundation shades. All formulas were great!


ASTRID ZP968: a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look – wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact.
LEIGH ZP977: a perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone.
CARSON ZP964: a muted nude pink cream – beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months
TARYN ZP965: a fiery fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days.
MAXINE ZP969: a rich red cream with an evenly balanced undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season.
ALLISON ZP970: a plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade.
COOKIE ZP971: a purple PixieDust with gold flecks – perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look.
CHIARA ZP972: a deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season.
DANICA ZP973: a rich deep teal cream – a new twist on holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look
JUNIPER ZP974: a sparkling teal textured PixieDust shade – especially perfect when paired with leopard Spots effect polish layered over.
KATERI ZP966: a beautiful midnight brown cream – think of this as the new black!
LEOPARD SPOTS TOPPER ZP967: the new special effect topper for winter 2018 – layer over any textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard effect.Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments

See it in action, cool teaser!

#zoyaJubilee #zoyaholiday2018
http://www.zoya.com

Manis and lacquers

A few new additions from Born Pretty Store

Only a few items today from some new items at the Born Pretty Store, but they are petty amazing. I have a Christmas plate to share on my next BP post…So cute! I also have some Born Pretty 8th Anniversary items coming, they are late arriving. Let’s take a look at what I have today.

Bp DT03 Sea Fever thermal gel intense conversion!
BP plate 43672 Flower Yarn S002 delicate scales and flowers!
BP-WR02 Misty Life stamping polish from the Withered Rose series. Such a deep rich cool red. Stamps perfectly!

LINKS

Bp DT03 Sea Fever thermal gel tricolor

BP plate 43672 Flower Yarn S002

BP-WR02 Misty Life stamp polish Withered Rose series

That’s it for today, see you next time with new goodies from Born Pretty 🙂

Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 On a side note, if you live in the US, or actually anyplace far from the original location of the store, allow up to 3-4 weeks for delivery as your items come from Hong Kong/Singapore. Shipping is always FREE Worldwide, payment is via Paypal, Visa and MC. Check this store out for all your nail art, accessory needs including items like jewelry, polishes, cosmetics, contact lenses, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
My 10% OFF Code PPL91

#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish

*Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

Manis and lacquers, Press Releases

Zoya Jubilee, Holiday 2018 collection coming soon!

Ready for this?! Coming 10/8/18 ZOYA JUBILEE – HOLIDAY 2018

It’s time to celebrate Jubilee! The newest assortment from Zoya for Holiday 2018 features a range of beautiful creams, lux metals, and a new special effect topper. Whether you’re simply celebrating the fun in life, or want to brighten up the dreary winter days, Jubilee will be your escape. Come enjoy our newest collection that has a little something for everyone. I will share swatches as soon as they arrive!


ASTRID ZP968: a liquid gold foil that adds a festive touch to any holiday look – wear as an accent or alone for optimum impact.
LEIGH ZP977: a perfect winter nude – rich and warm cream with just a hint of pink to compliment any skin tone.
CARSON ZP964: a muted nude pink cream – beautiful shade to create an understated elegance and perfect for the cold weather months
TARYN ZP965: a fiery fuchsia micro-iridescent shimmer with blue undertones – a shade that brightens even the gloomiest of winter days.
MAXINE ZP969: a rich red cream with an evenly balanced undertone – bright, yet still appropriate for the season.
ALLISON ZP970: a plum-toned ruby cream – a more amped up version of a traditional plum shade.
COOKIE ZP971: a purple PixieDust with gold flecks – perfect for holiday fun! Use as an accent or on her own for a gorgeous textured matte look.
CHIARA ZP972: a deep purple cream – a gorgeous compliment to the rich jewel tones of the season.
DANICA ZP973: a rich deep teal cream – a new twist on holiday green that gives you an edgy, yet elegant look
JUNIPER ZP974: a sparkling teal textured PixieDust shade – especially perfect when paired with Leopoard Spots effect polish layered over.
KATERI ZP966: a beautiful midnight brown cream – think of this as the new black!
LEOPARD SPOTS TOPPER ZP967: the new special effect topper for winter 2018 – layer over any textured PixieDust shade for an edgy leopard effect.Zoya Nail Polish and Treatments

See it in action, cool teaser!

#zoyaJubilee #zoyaholiday2018
http://www.zoya.com

Manis and lacquers

I won Young Nails #1st2NailIt!

Well, if you aren’t already following the Salo bros., Greg and Habib, and Tracey on the Young Nails Youtube channel and Instagram, you may not know about the drawings they continually offer up on Instagram. I watch all their videos and chats, and follow all their posts. No, I’m not a stalker. 🙂 But their instructional videos for nail techs and nail enthusiasts like myself, are a constant serving of “yes, teach me sensei.”! So I thought, ahh, why not throw my hat in the ring for “the hat”…And I won! You just need to follow their posts on Instagram and as soon as you see a fresh post from them ( @youngnailsinc on Instagram) comment #1st2NailIt asap and they will let you know if you won. Prizes change but currently they are sending out the new Caption Fall collection (4 bottles) of polish and a signed cap.

What I won for #1st2NailIt, cap autographed by Greg and Habib Salo. And the new Caption collection Fall Classic 2018! From left: Out of Body, Manifest the Best, So Far So Good and Shine the Light.
Here are some quick swatches (2 coats ea.) from the YN Caption Fall Classic collection: in hand (ring finger), Shine the Light; top right & (middle finger), So Far So Good; bottom L to R Out of Body (pointer finger) and Manifest the Best (pinky).

I can’t wait to try these polishes as stamping polishes as well. Caption polishes sport 320 smooth tapered bristles and make the lush polish glide on like buttah! And they dry fast. I think since this set is metallic in nature, they may dry a tad slower than their cream counterparts, but I have not yet tested the creams, yet! I did the swatches above in 2 coats ea, although you could get away with one, especially with Manifest the Best, as seen on my pinky nail. The polishes are super easy to work with, more like gel in application. Each bottle is 10 mL – .34 fl oz. Here are their descriptions of the colors:

• Out of Body, A atmospheric amethyst.
• So Far So Good, A celestial light years blue.
• Shine the Light, A metallic copper cluster.
• Manifest the Best, A metallic interstellar mauve.

So, thank you Young Nails family! I love everything!

Other products range from gel polishes, acrylic powders, gel paints, stamping plates, pigments, foils, glitters, slickpour system, nail tech equipment, classes and more.

Read more about all Young Nails, Inc. has to offer here:
YoungNails

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Instagram: @YoungNailsInc
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If you aren’t following YN, you should! I have learned so much from them.

*This review is my opinion only, I was not paid for my post, the products above were a prize gift supplied by the featured company.

#gregsalo #hahibsalo #mynaturalnails #captionfallclassicscollection #nailpolish #st2nailit #traceyreierson #YNCaptionpolish #youngnailsinc