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Pretty Winter nail things from Born Pretty!

Happy 2021 guys! Today I am featuring some new Born Pretty @bornprettyofficial beauties. A couple of gorgeous deep and warm wintry reds, one bespeckled and one with beautiful sparkles. A set of four painting gel pots, and the best ever foil transfer gel ever!

Here are Samples, links & descriptions!

BORN PRETTY 10ml 3D Transfer Printing UV Gel Nail Foil Glue Nail Art Soak Off Gel Polish

🥰 NEXT is color #126. BORN PRETTY Pro 1 Pc 15ml Gel Nail Polish Coral Sand Colorful Soak Off Nail UV Gel Varnish Nail Art
#50652 born-pretty-15ml-nail-polish-coral-sand-colorful-soak-nail-varnish-nail-p-50652.html

🥰 UR SUGAR 4 Pcs/Set 5ml Painting Gel Set Colorful Gel Nail Polish Soak Off Gel Nail, colors are green, silver, white and black.

🥰 #119 Overnight. BORN PRETTY 10ml UV Gel Nail Polish 120 Colors Black White Pink Blue Glitter Long Lasting Nail Gel 119 Overnight.

Don’t forget
My 10% off Discount code is PPL01

I have to say I loved all these, and my favorite is the foil transfer gel.

*Products are sent free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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Some fetch findings from Born Pretty for the Holidays

Here are some fun findings to bling up and prep your pretties for this holiday season. All from Born Pretty!

These quick building nail tip are super easy to apply, perfect length, great packaging!

Oh my, these Born Pretty Pro Marble Art Inks are mesmerizing!

Whether one nail or all 10, these marbled nail foils are easy to apply and easy on the eye!

Gilded Marble Art Ink, how festive!

And another favorite, my thing you know, anything called Ocean!

Links to these items here!

🥰All now available at @bornprettystore, Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01

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Born Pretty…never disappoints!

Yes, my blog is still missing a couple years of posts. Oh well 😋 But I need to “Let it go”!

I have some fun new items from Born Pretty to share with you today. The thing I love about the Born Pretty Store is that they are always adding to new and current nail color, nail art and professional grade products for salon and home use. Here are five new beauties you will want to pick up.

* This cute little bottle is not just cute on the outside, but look at all the fun BP-JN02 Knitted Lace has going on inside! The polish is what I would call a “crelly” (cream Jelly) so the shreds of colored foils within can show through. I recommend two coats, then two coats of top coat, or one of the thicker type gel top coats for the smoothest look.

* Fun little foil autumn leaves are a perfect addition for your fall mani. I love the look I did here over a matte finish. It really makes these cute copper leaves pop!

* A generous 15 ml bottle of alcohol ink, new BP Blooming nail polish Watercolor is a super easy way to step up your nail art game for marble, granite and dimensional art. This one is called BP-WC08 Ultramarine!

* Another BP Blooming Nail Polish Watercolor called BP-WC01 Pickle…how cute is that!? It actually comes out in a couple shades of green which makes it super fun.

* My last item for today is called BP-CHS105 Dark Side, a glorious smoky purple gel polish that is soooo pigmented. Love it when it comes out like that. It has tiny flecks of metallic glitters and application is as smooth as butter.

*** Here are the links to these fun nail pretties.

🥰All now available at @bornprettystore, Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 #BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish #BirnPrettypolyextensioncateyegel #BornPrettyGelPolish #BornPrettyNailArtMagnet #BornPrettyPolyExtensionGel #BornPretty **Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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New Born Pretty beauties…and I lost two years! Read on 😭

I’m going to first say, I am not happy with 2020, you feel me? I was preparing to post my new review of nail mail from Born Pretty here on WordPress, and I discovered somehow two whole years of posts fallen into some kind of black hole 😢😭😭😭 Images are in my library, but apparently WP has decided to disappear my last two years of posts and reviews. Mama Dunc is not happy. But you know, afterall it IS 2020 right? So on to better, prettier things! Just wanted you to know in case you wondered where all my posts here went.

Let’s start over… 🤪 Happy Fall y’all! 🍁🌻🍂More pretties from Born Pretty.

Tonite I have a Cat Eye effect poly extension gel, item #50546 Young Time and it is gorgeous!
BP-EN02 Young Time

Next is a pretty gel polish called Confession item #49180
BP-CHS104 Confession  

You know I Love magnetic cat eye gels! Here is a gorgeous one, Plum Flower item #48348 BP-CE02 Plum Flower

Everyone needs a great little clear extension gel in a pot! Use it to reinforce a weak nail, create extensions and secure nail art! Item #50000 color Clear 02

You need a great brush for applying hard gels and extension poly gels. Item #40430 Brush #4

😍All now available at @bornprettystore, Remember to use my 10% OFF Discount Code! PPL01 #BornPrettyNailArt @Bornprettynailart @bornprettygelstampingpolish #bornprettynail #bornprettystore #bornprettygelpolish #bornprettystampingplates #bornprettythermalgel #MyDiscountCodeIsPPL01 #BPnailart #BPStampingPolish #BirnPrettypolyextensioncateyegel #BornPrettyGelPolish #BornPrettyNailArtMagnet #BornPrettyPolyExtensionGel #BornPretty **Items were sent to me at no cost for my honest review.

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Born Pretty Gel, Foils and Oil!

Well, this was a fun package I received in the mail today. Some gorgeous gel polishes, shimmers and Cat Eye, a dozen metallic foils and some tropical scented cuticle oil. Every single item is a winner. Let’s take a look!

First, a denim blue frosty Magnetic Cat Eye gel polish, BP 05. I thought it was going to be more of a midnight blue, but this works for me! Applied over black gel polish to really make it stand out. It is item #41515

BP 05 Magnetic Cat Eye Gel is a gorgeous deep denim blue, here I used a round magnet for this special effect. Cure after applying magnet and voila!

How about a lovely golden shimmer and red shimmer duo from Born Pretty’s Soak Off Gel Polish line?! Perfect together at a great price. This is item BP Soak Off Gel polish set #41492.

A 2-pack of BORN PRETTY Red Sparkle Gel and Gold Holographic Glitter Soak Off Nail Gel Polish. A beautiful duo!

I am SO loving these super thin, easy to apply nail foil, gold leaf variations, gold, silver, and two oil slick variations. 12 pots and a tiny bit goes a LONG way! I applied them over BP 05 Cat Eye gel! Item #3966

Set pf 12 Nail Art Foil in Gold, Silver, oil slick red/orange/gold/teal and oil slick gold/red/orange/fuscia Set! Easy to apply over nail polish then top coat, or over any stick layer then top coat with gel as I did here over BP Cat Eye Gel BP 05. Item # 3966

And last but not least, an amazing cuticle oil pen, item #39329 in the scent of Coconut and man it smells amazing. Not fake or plasticky, but like real coconut. It isn’t overly oily, but feels just right. It also comes in Pineapple, Peach, Lavender and Almond.

An amazing Nail Cuticle Oil 2ml Fruit or Flower scented, in a handy metallic pen. I used Coconut here and it smells amazing, not too shiny either so great for photographing nail swatches. I am loving this stuff!

Again, here are the links to each item: Item 41492 #BP 05 Item 41515  Item 3966 #Coconut

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.

My 10% OFF Code PPL91

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

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Three new fab LE gift sets by Deborah Lippmann

Yay, brand new year, brand new polish sets from Deborah Lippmann. If you already follow me on Instagram you will have already seen these swatches. I have been swamped with the whole holiday decor take-down thing, and I’m exhausted! But it is great to reclaim my house again and pack up the decorations until next Christmas! Anyway, I digress. I received these three sets to show you, along with a little mani inspo. Let’s take a look!

Crystal Prism is a sensational eight-piece limited edition nail lacquer set valued at over $100 features an array of all NEW colors, ranging from dazzling nudes to breathtaking blues. Indulge with a nail color for every occasion this holiday season with Crystal Prism, includes: Ain’t Nobody’s Business, Lazy Afternoon, Cheek To Cheek, A Blossom Fell, Heart And Soul, I Won’t Dance, Luck Be A Lady, Blue Skies.
A very jewel toned Boho look mani from the Crystal Prism gift set by Deborah Lippmann, did a filigree stamping using all three and added some Swarovski to boot. I Won’t Dance, Luck Be A Lady and Heart and Soul.
Three of the polishes from Crystal Prism I used Cheek To Cheek, Ain’t Nobody’s Business and A Blossom Fell in a skittle mani that’s frankly, all over the place!
Two more of the Crystal Prism gift set by Deborah Lippmann, here I’m using Lazy Afternoon and Blue Skies, using a cotton gauze for a graffiti French look.
Limited Edition set by Deborah Lippmann, Shining Star! The festive star-shaped holographic ornament reflects light for an extra- dazzling effect. The fashion-sized set is a perfectly pretty adornment with a white ribbon to hang on your tree or mantle and will also add a little sparkle and shine to your next manicure, includes: SPACE UNICORN (sheer opalescent pink and blue shimmer) and OUTTA SPACE (full coverage pink chrome)
The New Limited Edition by Deborah Lippmann, Color on Glass! A three-piece set of NEW and favorite shades in the innovative dual patented Gel Lab Pro Formula. These dazzling polishes offer a modern spin on classic shades. Set within a champagne colored shattered glass designed box, it is ideal for holiday gift giving. Includes: Modern Love, Swinging on A Star and Miss Independent.

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Available to order now at as well as Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide. And UK retailers: Harrods, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Net-A-Porter, Feel Unique and Look Fantastic.

7 Free Formula. Contains no toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor or DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). No animal testing.

*These products were provided to me by Lippmann, Enterprises via PR group Siren Public Relations, Inc. All opinions are my own.

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Five new Born Pretty “pretties” to share!

Born Pretty StoreThe other day I received some more pretties from Born Pretty Store. They always have such cool stuff and always something new. If you’re willing to wait a few weeks for your order, it’s always worth it. Let’s see what they sent!

What a fun batch of goodies sent to me by the folks at Born Pretty! Link is body of post…Center then clockwise from top left: Black Chrome, BP stamping plate BP-X51, BP Cat Eye gel polish #02, BP stamping polish in gold, and BP double-sided jelly stamper with swipe card.

Remember, listed below after the images are links to each item. Let’s start with the gorgeous gold stamping polish by Born Pretty and sidenote: I wish I had a bigger bottle of this because it’s that good!

BP gold stamping polish is aaammmaaazzzing! Super easy to stamp and here it is stamped over black.

This cool new double-sided jelly stamper is perfect having a small end 2.3 cm, for small or pinky nails and the other end is medium 2.8 cm

A great little double-sided jelly stamper, easy to see through to place your stamp exactly where you need it, small side is great for small nails and especially your pinky! Other side is medium.

I love this little Kitty stamping plate, because you know, I’m all about cats!

BP-X51 square stamping plate is chock full of kitty cats. I stamped BP black and white stamping polish over pink.

An all new type of chrome pigment powder in black! Now I think mine didn’t quite come out as I expected. The powder is super fine, and I think it may have been that I overcured my no wipe top coat, because I tested it on a plastic swatch nail and it was like a blacked mirror. So my fault, but it’s still pretty here, I will try again!

Born Pretty Black Chrome is a black pigment with a slight metallic look in the jar. Buffed on black polish gives a shiny gunmetal appearance. Very trendy right now!

And finally, a cat eye gel polish in #02 used with a magnet is one of my top fave gel looks. This one when magnetized shifts purple to teal with a duochrome effect. Not as strong as the #01 I tried last time, but still gorgeous. Again, I think next time I will paint it exclusively without black underneath.

Born Pretty Magnetic Cat Eye gel in #02, pretty but not as effective over black as the first one I tried. Next time I will paint on, cure then paint on again, apply magnet and cure. I think the effect will be stronger with the shift from purple to teal.

Here are the items’ links in the Born Pretty Store!


Kitty Stamping Plate

Gold Stamping Polish

Magnetic Cat Eye Gel polish in #02

Black Chrome pigment powder

Remember to use my discount code! 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.

My 10% OFF Code PPL91

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

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Zoya Kisses jelly quad collection coming soon!

Pastel Jellies from Zoya, why yes, anytime! These delicate jellies are glossy, delicate and include in the special gift set, available December 15, the beautiful Leia! A gorgeous white iridescent top coat to compliment any color. Libby and Princess were nearly opaque in 2 coats and Vickie in 3! All make awesome jelly sandwiches and pond manis. Check it out below!

This amazing little collection called Kisses from Zoya will include Leia, far right, which perfectly compliments any polish. From left, Vickie, Libby, Princess.
Vickie is a gorgeous jelly, sheer, she’s fully opaque in 3 coats, but still manages to create a great sandwich with any stamping, art or topcoat with special effects. I paired her here with Leia on my ring finger.
Here is Libby from the Kisses collection, and I made a jelly sandwich on my ring finger using Flexie Flakies no. FF3 by Sparkle & Co., at, then topped my mid finger with Leia. Such a subtle, sweet look.
Princess, on the right in two coats and I added a thin coat of Leia on my pointer finger. These formulas are delightful to work with!

Just a KISS of sheer, milky color in a super shiny base. Extremely easy to wear, these three NEW pastel cream jellies from Zoya let you wear pastels in the softest of ways. Made in the Zoya special Jelly formula for smoother, easier application.

As a special giveaway with purchase of any Kisses shade, receive a free Zoya in Leia – the perfect topper to pair with these lovely colors.

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Sparkle & Co. at Flexie Flakies can be found here!

* These polishes were sent to me at no cost for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated.

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The last dance! SquareHue Waltz 12/17 steps out in style

What a fabulous subscription finale we got this month with Whisk from the 2017 The Dance Collection from SquareHue! All three shades glide on like a dance and I love how SH continues to think outside the box. Take a look at Whisk (frosty blue High Gloss Frost), which I teamed up with Fleckerls (Clear Holo Fleck topper) in a snow inspired stamped mani. And Canter is a crisp cool red Matte Creme (Which I saw more as a satin matte). Click/tap on image to see it closer!

SquareHue really tied a lovely bow on the last collection box of The Dance Collection 2017 with Waltz! Whisk Fleckerls and Canter are gorgeous! You can see the frosty inspo of Whisk and Fleckerls together!

That’s it for 2017 SH team of The Dance Collection! It was a banner year and we also thank them for their constant fight against human trafficking. Many strides and successes took place in 2017, and there’s no stopping the fight!

I’m not sure yet what the 2018 theme will be but you know they are always super creative and inspired, so stay tuned!

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Glitter Lambs Loose Eyeshadow pigments find another use!

Well, leave it to me to repurpose all things cosmetic! I saw Glitter Lambs new eyeshadows and highlighters, and they are satiny soft and easy to blend, and it occurred to me they might rub nicely into gel polish. I was right! They impart either a metallic, color changing effect, or just add a hint of a little extra something! I used these over gel polish and no wipe top coat. You can see on Jamie’s Glitter Lambs Etsy page or web site how pigmented and highlighted they really are on the skin. Some items may be temporarily sold out. Let’s take a look at my swatches! Remember, these are actually meant for eyeshadow and highlighters, but work well as nail pigments!

Glitter Lambs Bioluminescent loose eyeshadow rubbed into a 30-second cured no wipe top coat, over Madam Glam Tomboy gel polish! Just…wow!
GlitterLambs 24 Karat Eyeshadow, Gold Loose Eyeshadow Pot. Shown swatched over white gel polish on left side shows a true gold metallic look and over black on the right gives a metallic goldish green effect. “24 Karat” is a gold loose eyeshadow pigment.
Aquarium Eyeshadow Pot by Glitter Lambs. “Aquarium” is a sheer shimmery light green with a light gold shift loose eyeshadow pigment.
Here it is used as a pigment over white gel polish, is much more iridescent than pictured! I also tried it over black but the effect is too subtle to capture.
Arctic (with Blue Flash) Loose Eyeshadow/Highlighter Pot
Glitter Lambs “Arctic” is a white loose eyeshadow pigment that has a blue flash when applied to the skin. Can be used as a highlighter as well. And of course, being the part-time alchemist that I am, I tried it over black and white gel polish! Over white it has a delicate blue shimmer and over black it’s a gorgeous blue metallic!
Glitter Lambs Buttercream (Gold Flash) Loose Eyeshadow/Highlighter Pot. “Buttercream” is a white loose eyeshadow pigment that has a gold flash when applied to the skin. Can be used as a highlighter as well. Applied here over white on left (in the right light gives a delicate gold flash pearl), and over black a deep antique gold metallic.
Classy is a creme colored with gold flash eyeshadow that can also be used as a highlighter. Here I applied it like pigment over white gel polish (with no wipe topcoat light cured for 30 seconds as with all these) and you can’t really see in this photo, but in light and full sun you can see a soft golden sparkle. Beautiful!
Foxy Eyeshadow Pot, Loose Eyeshadow Pot, a Deep Reddish berry shade. I used it over black polish here but can also be used for a lighter effect over white!
Glow loose eyeshadow by Glitter Lambs is a dreamy golden shifting pigment, and over black polish becomes a coppery bronze!
Glitter Lambs “Licorice” Glitter Eyeshadow Pot, Holographic Loose glitter at Glitter Lambs “Licorice” is a black holographic .008 cosmetic glitter that has a slight rainbow prism shift to it. Sprinkled over black topped with gel topcoat before curing for a dimensional textured holo black look!
Phantom (Purple Flash) Highlighter Pot by Glitter Lambs. “Phantom” is a white loose eyeshadow pigment that has a purple flash when applied to the skin. Can be used as a highlighter as well. Over black becomes a metallic deep purple!
Platinum Silver Loose Eye shadow Pot. Glitter Lambs “Platinum” is a silver loose eyeshadow pigment. Glitter Lambs Loose Eyeshadow Pigments can be applied with the finger for a more intense color or you can use an eyeshadow sponge-tip applicator. This richly pigmented silver is sure to be a head turner. It’s A BEAUTY! Amazing soft metallic silver over white or black polish!
Glitter Lambs “Zombie Apocalypse” Glitter Eyeshadow Pot
by Glitter Lambs “Zombie Apocalypse” is a black glitter powder in a .002 size. This is an extremely small tiny cut glitter and almost like a powder.. You will only see the rainbow prism shift in this glitter in natural/outdoor sunlight.
If it’s overcast outside then the glitter will look like just a black glitter with no holo.
Indoors this glitter will look black. ONLY THE SUNLIGHT OUTSIDE WILL BRING OUT THE SCREAMS IN THESE ZOMBIES! An edgey textured effect sprinkled over any wet topcoat! If you use gel topcoat, sprinkle on wet then cure. Over regular topcoat, sprinkle over wet, and optionally top again with matte or glossy topcoat.

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*Glitter Lambs products were sent at no cost and provided for honest review. All opinions are my own.