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Born Pretty and Nicole Diary summertime goodies

It has been awhile since I last posted goodies from Born Pretty Store and I have had these items on my nail station for a bit. I have been knee deep in spring and summer gardening, and along with that and swollen knuckles set me back! But here we are, trying to get caught up! I have had to take my nail length down a bit, but no worries. Come fall I will let them grow out. Digging in dirt can be brutal on your nails! So let’s get started! Be sure to check out the links to these items below.

BP-WN05 Dark Armor stamping polish White Night series #42857 is a perfect red.

BP-BW03 Ingalla Stamping polish Beach Walk Series #42858 is a ocean blue.

Born Pretty Holographic stamper is as pretty as it is functional. #45934
Born Pretty Chameleon Stainless Steel Scissors are nice and sharp! #46530 Select #2
Born Pretty poly extension gel BP-02 #44493 is a pretty semi sheer pale pink. Strong and easy to work with.
Born Pretty plate Spring Garden L007 offers lots of options.
Nicole Diary rectangle plate #076 #46143 abstract designs!
NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Geometric Image Round Stainless Steel Stamp Template 095
# 46449 is trippy!
NICOLE DIARY Round Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Nail Art Designs Stamp Image Stencil 094 # 46448 is full of super simple designs.
NICOLE DIARY Square Nail Art Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Flower Image Stamp Template 092 # 46446 has lovely swags!
NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Square Stainless Steel Nail Art Stamp Image Template 093
# 46447 for a delicate effect.
Nicole Diary round #070 kitties stamping plate for the cat enthusiasts out there! #45143

Links to these fabulous items!

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-nail-stamper-rainbow-handle-holographic-clear-nail-stamper-nail-stamping-nail-p-45934.html

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-nail-tool-nipper-nail-cuticle-scissor-remover-pusher-holographic-stamper-p-46530.html #2 scissors

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-20ml-poly-extension-crystal-building-nail-finger-extension-nail-manicure-p-44493.html BP-02

https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-cute-animal-nail-stamp-image-plate-p-45953.html Nicole Diary round plate 070

https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-rectangle-nail-stamp-image-template-stencil-design-p-46143.html
Nicole Diary Rectangle Plate Design 076

https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-plates-rectangle-rose-lily-image-nail-template-spring-garden-l007-p-46111.html #L007 Spring Garden

BP-BW03 Ingalla Stamping polish Beach Walk Series
https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-polish-light-blue-beach-walking-series-stamping-nail-p-42858.html

BP-WN05 Dark Armor stamping polish White Night series
https://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-stamping-polish-white-night-series-stamping-nail-p-42857.html

NICOLE DIARY Square Nail Art Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Flower Image Stamp Template 092
# 46446
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-square-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-flower-image-stamp-template-p-46446.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Square Stainless Steel Nail Art Stamp Image Template 093
# 46447
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-square-stainless-steel-nail-stamp-image-template-p-46447.html

NICOLE DIARY Round Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Nail Art Designs Stamp Image Stencil 094
# 46448
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-round-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-nail-designs-stamp-image-stencil-p-46448.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Stamping Plates Stainless Steel Cute Animal Cat Nail Art Stamp Image Plate 070
# 45953
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-stainless-steel-cute-animal-nail-stamp-image-plate-p-45953.html

NICOLE DIARY Nail Art Stamping Plates Geometric Image Round Stainless Steel Stamp Template 095
# 46449
https://www.bornprettystore.com/nicole-diary-nail-stamping-plates-geometric-image-round-stainless-steel-stamp-template-p-46449.html

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, phone accessories, manicure equipment and more.

PPL91
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#BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish #BornPrettystoreNicoleDiary #NicoleDiaryStampingplates #BornPrettyPolyExtensionGel #BornPretty

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

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Zoya Barefoot collection for all 10 digits!

Ok, so you may have noticed I have been a bit AWOL since Spring. I have a really good excuse. Well, a couple of them. A few injuries and hand swelling from gardening…and gardening! 😉 We built a raised bed garden deck and I have been gardening veggies. Along with that I have done some MAJOR tree pruning, and removing yards and yards of evil lava rock from our flowerbeds to replace with mulch. Ergo, swollen knuckles. No, freakishly swollen knuckles! So with the busyness of that and swollen hands. I have had to pick and choose the days I have swatched and photographed. But I am getting so behind, so here we go, getting caught up! So sorry, life happens. 🙂 You may notice the shorter nails as well, it’s either shorten then for summer or suffer even more injuries. So until fall, they will remain shorter. But enough of all that. Let’s look at the lovely Barefoot collection by Zoya!

A lovely pinky nude creme called Joey paired with shimmery tomato shade Marcy from the Zoya Barefoot collection.
Here is a set of shades made for each other for a more neutral look using two of the Zoya Barefoot collection. The cool medium creme is Tessa and metallic shimmer nude called Keira.
Gorgeous on your toes as well, I love this combo using metallic rosy shade of Robby, and creme deep mauve of Liza, from the Zoya Barefoot collection.
I love this cool combo from the Zoya Barefoot collection using deep blue creme, Walker; sky blue creme. Eleni, and silver sparkles with white shards topper, Dallas.
From Zoya Barefoot collection, here is a buttery yellow creme, Bee in 2 coats.

Zoya Barefoot collection Set A from left: Joey, Tessa, Keira, Marcy, Liza and Robbie.

Here is Set B from the Zoya Barefoot collection. From left: Dacey, Rie, Walker, Eleni, Bee and Dallas. These can be purchased in sets or individually.

Which are your favorites? I think Dallas is a lovely topper for any of the shades. Eleni is one of my favorite cremes, and Robbie won me over immediately!

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

@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaBarefoot #ZoyaTessa #ZoyaKeira #ZoyaMarcy #ZoyaJoey #ZoyaLiza #ZoyaRobbie #ZoyaDacey #ZoyaRie #ZoyaWalker #ZoyaEleni #ZoyaBee #ZoyaDallas #EveryDayZoya

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Double duty powders, marbleizing media by Born Pretty

The other day I received this beautiful little package of nail art goodies from Born Pretty Nail and I love them all! They sent me for review, two powders that can either be used like a normal dip powder system, or as I did, chromed with no wipe gel top coat. Also if you haven’t heard of alcohol inks for nails, get ready to fall in love with these two! Oh and one little delicate beauty, a pearly white stamping polish! Let’s take a look now!

BP-ET07 Flowing Clouds stamping polish is a delicate pearly white stamping polish with an amazing formula. #42855
from the Earth Tone stamping series
BP-H106 The Glory of Star Blooming Alcohol ink (blooming) in a gorgeous blue #44181
BP-H106 Constant Jade Blooming Alcohol ink (blooming) is great for marbling over any matte surface. #44181
Bp-CDP04 Sahara Eye Dipping Powder is a duo chrome finish when rubbed on like chrome pigments, switches from cerulean blue to purple, can also be dipped. #45778 10ml
Effect: Mirror OR Dipping effect Chameleon Powder
Bp-CDP07 Wave Rock Dipping Powder alternates from rusty-red, to bronze to deep rose. #45778 10ml
Effect: Mirror OR Dipping effect Chameleon Powder

Here are the links to today’s items!

Earth Tone Stamping Series #42855BP-ET07 Flowing clouds pearly white stamping polish

Wave Rock BP-CDP07 CHAMELEON POWDER DIPPING SYSTEM#45778 10ml Effect: Mirror OR Dipping effect Chameleon Powder

SAHARAH EYE BP-CDP04 CHAMELEON POWDER DIPPING SYSTEM#45778 10ml Effect: Mirror OR Dipping effect Chameleon Powder

#44181 BP-HI06 Constant Jade

#44181 BP-HI01 The Glory of Star

Called Blooming however it is actually an alcohol ink product for use over a matte finish for marbling, etc.

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, 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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Zoya Innocence is here now!

Zoya always have a great transitional collection for each time of year. Innocence is one of those and I’m loving it, well, to be honest, only one loses my love this time. But the rest are the Bee’s knees 😉 Read on!

Pinky and ring finger…Birch can best be described as a gentle greiged lavender in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – purple
Finish – Cream, Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Middle and Pointer…Agnes can best be described as a warm toned muted blush in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – neutral, pink
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Warm
Pinky and Ring fingers…Evette can best be described as a softened grape with a pink undertone to balance, in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – purple
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 5 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Middle and Pointer…Aire can best be described as a deep, dusty periwinkle blue in a full coverage cream formula.
Color Family – blue, periwinkle
Finish – Cream
Intensity – 5 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool
Pinky and ring fingers…Fern can best be described as a balanced sage with a beautiful warm pearl accent.
Color Family – green
Finish – Pearl
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Neutral *More gray than green with a subtle hat of gold shimmer!
Middle & pointer fingers…Theo can best be described as a stormy grey with subtle texture featuring a flash of larger irregular silver flakies in silver, with dark blue glitter throughout. Like a spring thunderstorm in the night.
Color Family – grey, special effect
Finish – Special Effect
Intensity – 4 (1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque)Tone – Cool I want to like it, but I don’t!

What do you think? A couple perfect neutrals, a couple of dusky shades, and a couple stormy colors for those gray in-between days. All available now at Zoya.com.

Get Innocence now at Zoya.com Happy Valentines Day!

*Products were sent to me at no cost and all opinions are my own.
@zoyanailpolish #ZoyaInnocence #ZoyaAire #ZoyaTheo #ZoyaFern #ZoyaEvette #ZoyaBirch #ZoyaAgnes #EveryDayZoya

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Born Pretty Store, perfect place for pretty nails!

More lovely nail art products this month, the month of Love and Valentines, from the Born Pretty Store! Two amazing stamping gel tube shades, a magnetic cat eye “regular” polish, and a cat eye gel polish. Lookie!

Check out the links for these beauties!

6ml BORN PRETTY Pink Nude Magnetic Cat Eye Gel
BP-RM05 Summer Fire  #43155

BORN PRETTY 6ml Holographic Cat Eye Nail Polish
BP-HCE06 Secret Language  #45612

BORN PRETTY 8ml Stamping Gels
BP-FW07 Red Forever  #44587

BORN PRETTY 8ml Stamping Gels
BP-FW04 Hibiscus  #44587

CONLUSION: I loved every one of these!

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, 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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Vision Gel Systems & Imagination Station are one hot team!

I had so much fun with these pigments, glitters and chrome from Imagination Station via Vision Gel Systems! I didn’t do anything too fancy. I’m having a bit of an issue with a painful frozen shoulder, so my swatching game has to be somewhat abbreviated! But I wanted to show you my swatches even if they were pretty plain and really, the products are pretty spectacular on their own! Let’s take a peek.

Vision Gel also sent me these Imagination Station neon pigments to show off! I’m loving this hot purple and hot pink!

Oh man, get out your shades because these two from the neon pigment set are so so bright! Love this bright yellow and green!

I’m a sucker for all coral shades and the hot coral on top is one of my faves. The super bright and juicy orange is amazing too!

Actually brighter in real life, these neon pigments are still stunning. love this brilliant blue and pinky red.

These will be amazing this summer. I applied one coat of matching gel polish color, then on the tacky layer the powder evenly, lightly brush off excess, then topcoat. So easy!

Here are the gorgeous glitters, Hot Havana Nights!

The Hot Havana Nights glitters collection from Imagination Station via Vision Gel Systems (US supplier). These glitters are super fine and burnish nicely over cured gel color, or you can sugar them. Either way, they are hot!

And last but not least, a beautiful Rose Gold Chrome! Contact Renee (link below) for ordering and prices.

Still super on trend in 2019, Rose Gold chrome powder from Vision Gel Systems! A tiny dab over 30-second cured no wipe top coat squeaks and super mirror like finish, then topped with topcoat!

https://www.visiongel.com
https://www.instagram.com/visiongel/
https://www.facebook.com/visiongel/

PR samples***I was sent these products at no charge for testing and review. All photos, and opinions are my own.
#visiongelBestEverMatteTopCoat, #visiongelbottledbuilder, #visionGelDiamondSeriesgelpolish, #visiongelRubberbasecoat, #visiongelSuperShinyNoWipeTopCoat, #visiongelSuperShinyTopCoat, #www.visiongel.com, @theflexifinger, @visiongel

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Vision Gel, and a vision of loveliness!

I was thrilled to be chosen to test and swatch some of the products by Vision Gel Nail Systems this month! Vision Gel nail products are “Created by professionals for professionals”. Today I have five gels to share with you. A Rubber Base Coat gel, a Super Shiny Top Coat, a gorgeous soak off Bottled Builder and two gel colors. A perfect True Red creme gel, and a super sparkly Rose Gold from their Diamond series. Let’s take a look then I’ll share with you some information, links, etc. First, the 30-second in LED soak off gels!

• I applied Rubber Base Coat before applying the Bottled Builder Base Coat as I needed a tiny fill near my cuticle.

Vision Rubber Base Coat is ready for the challenge! A thicker viscosity base coat really helps your color adhere well, last longer and can also provide extra cushion for those manis over natural nails. I am loving this stuff and your clients will too!

What can I say? This blush colored Bottled Builder by Vision (#18) is a perfect pink for a French mani or on its own. Viscosity is perfect for building a nail from scratch (get it? Scratch? LOL) or as a nail-toughening polish, overlay…it does it all. Super easy, self leveling, fast curing. I did an overlay here and as you can see in the composite photo using a practice finger by FlexiFinger, I created a perfect nail extension over a tip using a paper form. I can’t wait to try more shades!

Vision Soak Off Super Shine Top Coat is a fabulous no wipe top coat! They aren’t kidding. Here is over the Vision Bottled Builder, hard to see with this lighting, but as you can see over the upcoming photo of the Vision color #002 True Red, it is super glossy and cures in only 30 seconds in LED.

Okay. This red is true to its name. Vision #002 True Red gel polish is truly, the perfect red creme. Nearly a 1 coater, but I laid down 2 for an even deeper effect. Topped with Vision Super Shine No Wipe Top Coat.

Vision Diamond Series gel #26 is a multi-faceted Rose Gold gel polish in a clear base. Two coats are smooth here, topped with Vision Super Shine No Wipe Top Coat. This is blindingly sparkly in the sun! Wow!

I laid down two coats with each color and the Bottled Builder #18. I believe there are about 20+ Bottled Builder shades at the time, and below you can see one of the ways the Builder can be applied. Note in the images above, I applied two coats over my nails as an overlay, and it can also create a fully formed nail over a natural nail, tip, or tip with paper nail form. I tried it with a dual form, but I couldn’t get that to work for me. Any suggestions?! The Bottled Builder formula has a thick viscosity, super easy to work with and end results provide next to no required buffing or filing. But I did do a tiny bit with a hand file. I highly, HIGHLY recommend adding this to your nail building arsenal!

Diamond gel…”Like no other Glitter gel polish. Opaque with two thin coats. 24 colors and more to come. Diamond gel has multiple size glitters to achieve a “crushed” effect.” I conquer, I’d love to try some more shades, especially with spring and summer in our sites!

Vision Gel says, “Bottled Builder is an amazing new approach to gel nails. Builder in a bottle is a game changer. Our gel polish is highly pigmented, over 300 colors! “Try it and you’ll agree it’s the best gel available! No lifting, no priming ! Just prep, wipe with 100% acetone and apply. Perfect every time! Please indicate the number desired in your purchase notes to seller and we will do the rest.” If you really want a reliable foundation for your clients’ nails with 0 lifting and rock hard (yet forgiving flexibility), you will want to try these!

See here how I created a full nail using a paper form and my FlexiFinger practice finger.

Here we have a practice finger (compliments of FlexiFinger, see link below) using a nail tip for application of Vision French Bottled Builder #18. As you can see, the Vision builders have a thick and viscous consistency lending to fabulous leveling. This shade is a perfect cover pink in two thin coats. Apex is super easy to build by holding the finger upside down for a minute before curing. I barely needed to buff or file.

Vision Gel Systems story:
“Vision Gel Systems is a company dedicated to providing top of the line products to professionals, and only to professionals. We here at Vision Gel are pleased to provide our consumers with game changing “Bottled Builder”- Perfect, zero lift, nails every time! Our builder is an amazing innovation in the world of nails that is sure to speed up your service times, while still providing hard gel nails. You will be amazed at the color selection and opacity of our gel polishes they perform unlike any other. The no cleanse top coat is just like glass.”

My gracious contact, Renee Westmoreland- Veteran Tech and USA distributer from Eugene, OR, says, “I’ve searched far and wide for a gel product to fill my needs as a busy technician with a full clientele. I needed to have a gel polish that outperforms the others with great coverage and a huge selection to fit my clients desires. The feedback from them has been amazing! I am thrilled to be an educator for this product line. The golden and ombre bottles are gorgeous on my wall. My gel polish selection sets me apart from the average technician. Watch us grow and join the team with “Vision”~ let us empower you.”
You’ll never look back…”

I’ll be back later in the week with some other cool products that were sent to me to share with you. (Hint: pigment powders and glitters!)

* Oh, and they also carry a “Best Ever Matte Top Coat” I can hopefully share with you at some point, along with more gel colors and Bottled Builder shades. Here are some Vision Gel Links for you!

https://www.visiongel.com
https://www.instagram.com/visiongel/
https://www.facebook.com/visiongel/

PR samples***I was sent these products at no charge for testing and review. All photos, and opinions are my own.
#visiongelBestEverMatteTopCoat, #visiongelbottledbuilder, #visionGelDiamondSeriesgelpolish, #visiongelRubberbasecoat, #visiongelSuperShinyNoWipeTopCoat, #visiongelSuperShinyTopCoat, #www.visiongel.com, @theflexifinger, @visiongel