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Born Pretty Store swatches to share!

I have received a few items from the Born Pretty Store, and since they were arriving separately in my mailbox, I wanted to wait until they all arrived and post them all together. So I have quite a selection of items for nail art so grab a coffee and have a seat. Here we go!

I’ll start with the best…and work down 😉 Yeah, some were what I call “close” but no cigar. At least not for me. I think my favorite item from this menagerie was the Cat Eye Gel polish. It came with a special magnet that you hold over the polish before its cured, creating a mesmerizing cat eye effect. Now I want it in every color! I give this one 5 stars because the magnet was easy to use, the gel had a good strong amount of magnetics to create a stunning look. Color is BP-08 Jade Cat Eye.

Here is Born Pretty Professional UV & LED Soak Off Color Coat gel polish, Cat Eye in the color Jade. 2 coats.

And to follow-up, here is the same Cat Eye Gel BP-08 Jade with a BP gel holo flakes top coat #03 on top! Love this!

BP gel topper 03 over Jade cat eye gel, BP-08.

You know I absolutely love flakies and powder pigments. They are so transforming and really perk up a mani. First, here some holo flakies in BP 39677, a silver holo.

BP 39677 holo flakies are easy to work with. Can be used over regular polish, mixed into a sheer color, topped with water base top coat or used with gel polish.

And a great silver flakies powder, not to be confused with the super fine metallic chrome pigments, but a bit chunkier. These can be used loose, or burnished in (rubbed into a waterbase top coat or gel no wipe top coat) You’re only limited by your imagination. Go chunky and sparse or rub in a lot! BP silver flakies powder BP 39745.

Her is another pretty gel top coat with holo flakies in color #BP 01 over a rusty red!

This one gets an A for what it could have been. The gradient from red to purple/pink is gorgeous! Nail Foil papers are not for the faint of heart. It takes patience, and I have to admit I’ve worked with better. This one gave me a run for my money and would NOT rub in smoothly, but rather created more of a burnished metallic look. Still pretty, but I have hope for a more fluid look. BP nail foil redpink 38895.

BP nail foil redpink 38895 over a burgundy nail polish.

I had such high hopes for this nail art stamping plate. (BP stamping plate L015) You know of love cats, and this one definitely needs more practice, or maybe the etched images are not etched deep enough. I tried several different polishes that I KNOW have worked great in the past with other plates. Nope, none of them worked right and only gave me partial stamped images. I seriously wanted to sling this plate across the room! LOL But I mushed on. Finally I decided to try a black gel polish and that worked but looked somewhat blurry. But hey. I’m not here to sing the praises of every product I test. This one, cute but I’d give it’s performance 2 stars out of 5. That makes me sad. I’m not finished with it yet. I’ll keep trying because hey, it’s full of cats! LOL

BP stamping plate L015.

BP Kitty stamping plate L015

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.

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

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Glitter Lambs: Adorable nail charms, cont’d

Earlier this summer I shared with you a few of the newest nail charms by Glitter Lambs. Today I’ll be sharing a few more from this super cute collection. I’ll go ahead and refresh your memory with a product shot!

A whole collection of super cute summertime nail decor. There are a few more not shown here so check them out on Glitter Lambs Etsy page!

A whole collection of super cute summertime nail decor. There are a few more not shown here so check them out on Glitter Lambs Etsy page!

Here are the rest of the Glitter Lambs Nail charm collection!

A cute lil teepee nail charm sitting on top of Manor House by ILNP.com.

A cute lil teepee nail charm sitting on top of Manor House by ILNP.com.

Here is an adorable little pinata (sorry, no candy inside, they don't make it that small ;-) ) and a bubble bath sitting on top of Private Cabana by ILNP.com.

Here is an adorable little pinata (sorry, no candy inside, they don’t make it that small 😉 ) and a bubble bath sitting on top of Private Cabana by ILNP.com.

For those artists out there, a cute little bejeweled palette on top of Storytelling by ILNP.com.

For those artists out there, a cute little bejeweled palette on top of Storytelling by ILNP.com.

Perfect for Sunday manis, a Bible! This polish is Interstellar by ILNP.com.

Perfect for Sunday manis, a Bible! This polish is Interstellar by ILNP.com.

BZZZZ! lol A honey of a bee nail charm. Here he is sitting on top of Peachy Queen by ILNP.com.

BZZZZ! lol A honey of a bee nail charm. Here he is sitting on top of Peachy Queen by ILNP.com.

Straight to the point! ;-) A gilded arrow on top of "That Other Girl" by ILNP.com.

Straight to the point! 😉 A gilded arrow on top of “That Other Girl” by ILNP.com.

• A mere $1.25 ea. Can’t beat that!

Polishes in this post are from the ILNP Summer collection, colors are Interstellar, Manor House, Peachy Queen, Private Cabana, Storytelling and That Other Girl. And all provided for review by ILNP.com

Previous post featuring more of the Glitter Lambs nail charms: https://lacqueredlori.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/glitter-lambs-summer-nail-charms-too-cute-to-handle/

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Neptune’s Bubbles mani inspired by Cult Cosmetics lacquers!

I was thinking about the cool clear ocean this morning, naturally while I was looking for some nail art inspo. I pulled out a few faves from my Cult Cosmetics collection and BOOM! A bubble mani featuring some cool blues. One of the quickest ways to take your mani from “meh” to “Oh My! is with nail dotting tools. Say hello to my undersea mani I call, Neptune’s Bubbles! Not that Neptune has anything to do with our ocean. But the blues, it’s all about blue! Did you know?…”Neptune’s atmosphere is made up of hydrogen, helium and methane. The methane in Neptune’s upper atmosphere absorbs the red light from the sun but reflects the blue light from the Sun back into space. This is why Neptune appears blue.” It’s a gassy planet, but hey, it’s blue!

I'm pretty stoked about how my seaside mani turned out. I called it, "Neptune's Bubbles"! Over each nail I used the iridescent flaky topper called Hollywood Forever. Pinky nail is dark and shimmery House of Blues, middle finger is a creme, Catalina and pointer finger I used The Roxy. The accent nail (my inspo for Neptune's Bubbles) I used all four with a dotting tool.

I’m pretty stoked about how my seaside mani turned out. I called it, “Neptune’s Bubbles”! Over each nail I used the iridescent flaky topper called Hollywood Forever. Pinky nail is dark and shimmery House of Blues, middle finger is a creme, Catalina and pointer finger I used The Roxy. The accent nail (my inspo for Neptune’s Bubbles) I used all four with a dotting tool.

Here are the polishes used in today’s mani.

The Cult Cosmetics polishes I used for this fun maritime mani are, from top left: Hollywood Hills, House of Blues, Catalina and The Roxy.

The Cult Cosmetics polishes I used for this fun maritime mani are, from top left: Hollywood Hills, House of Blues, Catalina and The Roxy.

• House of Blues, sorry, no link to this beauty. I couldn’t find it on the web site so it may be discontinued. If you do find it let me know! It’s a gorgeous cobalt blue shimmer, and a one coater. Just like the two cremes here, each only require one coat and super glossy.

• Catalina, described as, “Catalina is like a vacation to your favorite island. On a warm day, feel free to wear this bright and dreamy blue – and nothing else!”

• The Roxy, described as, “The Roxy is the new language of LA sass! This vibrant, feminine hue can take your mani from gentle to intense, depending on your mood. Name inspired on the renamed venue in Sunset blvd . Name inspired by the legendary nightclub on the Sunset strip. Bob Marley & the Wailers, The Ramones, RHCP and Gwen Stefani are some of the amazing musicians who played at The Roxy.”

• Hollywood Forever, described as, “Hollywood Forever is a light-shattering polish for next-dimension nails. Its opalescent glow and shining shades go on like magic over any base color.”

Gee, now I’m thinking of some other color combos for this cute look. How about you, have you tried a bubble dotted mani? By the way, these are available now for $12.50 ea, and Cult Cosmetics also carry polish kits, nail art tools and more!

Cult Cosmetics lacquers are premium, 5-FREE, Vegan, cruelty-free single coat polishes and makeup products. None of their polishes are animal tested and they are made in California, USA.

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CND Vinylux Fall 2015 Contradictions, pt. 2

Continuing my feature of these eight fabulous shades for fall 2015, Contradictions is a fun transitional set. Today I’ll be sharing two more polishes, Grommet and Rouge Rite.

Rouge Rite is one of those essential reds, not a bright red, but a moody, juicy red.

Rouge Rite is a gorgeous red creme that applies like a dream, completely opaque in two smooth coats. It was a fabulous base for this plastic wrap nail art using Grommet.

Rouge Rite is a gorgeous red creme that applies like a dream, completely opaque in two smooth coats. It was a fabulous base for this plastic wrap nail art using Grommet.


Rouge Rite is a seductive, cool, deep red creme.

Rouge Rite is a seductive, cool, deep red creme.

Grommet is a one-coat gun-metal full of shine and silver shimmer. I found it was a great choice teaming up with Rouge Rite for a plastic wrap nail art look.

Grommet is a one-coater gun metal gray, and a fabulous matchup with Rouge Rite.

Grommet is a one-coater gun-metal gray, and a fabulous matchup with Rouge Rite.


Grommet is a deep pewter with micro flecks of gun metal glitter.

Grommet is a deep pewter with micro flecks of gun metal glitter.

Stay tuned, I’ve got four more to go!

CND says, "Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl." Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naivete, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

CND says, “Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl.” Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naivete, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Summer 2015; visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

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About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

Fall 2015, Contradictions Collection by CND Vinylux coming your way!

I know, I know. It’s 90 degrees out, the sun is shining…not even dog days yet. But still, we all love taking a peek at fall collections right about this time. And the new CND Vinylux fall collection for 2015, Contradictions, will not disappoint. This warm and cozy bunch features 8 polishes in the Weekly Polish System lineup. The Shellac version contains six. I will be bringing you 2-3 shades at a time, just to tempt your autumn appetite.

CND says, "Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl." Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

CND says, “Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl.” Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naiveté, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

For starters, today I chose a light and a dark shade from the Weekly Polish collection with a little block color nail art thrown in. Naked Naivete and Couture Covet.

I LOVE this blushing nude Naked Naiveté on its own, but to kick it up a notch, I paired it with this luscious teal cream called Couture Covet from the fall collection Contradictions. Color blocking is always fun with contradicting shades!

I LOVE this blushing nude Naked Naiveté on its own, but to kick it up a notch, I paired it with this luscious teal cream called Couture Covet from the fall collection Contradictions. Color blocking is always fun with contradicting shades!

Naked Naiveté is a dusty, marshmallow pink nude creme.

Naked Naivete is a dusty, marshmallow pink nude creme.


Couture Covet is a deep, teal blue creme.

Couture Covet is a deep, teal blue creme.

The Naked Naiveté recquired 3 coats for this look. You might get away with two and it’s super creamy and self-leveling. Couture Covet is a smooth 1-coater.

Keep watching here as I bring you more combos from the collection. “This season’s trends celebrate an unexpected clash between gritty street elements and elegant details for a dynamic combination of glamour and grunge,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails evoke an edgy narrative with blackened pigments and heraldic ornaments. Enhanced almonds in purple and red are deepened and oxidized with smoked pearl and steel finishes.”

I'll be bringing this beautiful fall collection from CND Vinylux called Contradictions to you a couple at a time. Stay tuned!

I’ll be bringing this beautiful fall collection from CND Vinylux called Contradictions to you a couple at a time. Stay tuned!

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Summer 2015; visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

RPR Marketing
CND

About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

SquareHue Decades Collection 1930s

The month of April brings is the 1930s from the SquareHue Decades Collections monthly subscription box. And boy is it bright and happy! Each month subbies get three full size polishes related to the changing themes. For 2015 SquareHue is featuring a different decade. Fresh on the heels of the 1929 stock market crash, folks going from feast to famine experienced many changes. They found new strength in themselves and community, and fun and fashion shared the spotlight with new technologies and pastimes. And just like changing fashions, the world’s focus was centered around recovery, staying afloat and avoiding another war. On a lighter note, let’s take a fun look at the colors inspired by that decade.

What brilliant shades to brighten the memories of the past! The tomato soup orangish red is called Boardgame. That lovely freen with blue notes is WPA. and that grapey purple is Tomorrowland.

What brilliant shades to brighten the memories of the past! The tomato soup orangish red is called Boardgame. That lovely green with blue notes is WPA. and that grapey purple is Tomorrowland.

I love the attention to detail SquareHue gives to its labeling. You know exactly which month and collection your bottle belongs to.

I love the attention to detail SquareHue gives to its labeling. You know exactly which month and collection your bottle belongs to.

First up is what I would definitely call a tomato red. Not in the orange family but you can definitely see it in this glossy red creme called Boardgame.

Boardgame is a brilliant orangey red creme gloss. The formula is on the thin side but super easy to apply and very forgiving. 2-3 coats to a perfect finish. In the 1930s, families were still trying to recover from economic turmoil, and the introduction of inexpensive board games became the norm for family fun. Games like dominoes, card games, and the first editions of Monopoly and Scrabble soon occupied playtime for kids and adults alike.

Boardgame is a brilliant orangey red creme gloss. The formula is on the thin side but super easy to apply and very forgiving. 2-3 coats to a perfect finish. In the 1930s, families were still trying to recover from economic turmoil, and the introduction of inexpensive board games became the norm for family fun. Games like dominoes, card games, and the first editions of Monopoly and Scrabble soon occupied playtime for kids and adults alike.

Next up is WPA. It’s a great creme, not quite as glossy as the other two, but a cool medium toned green.

WPA is a 2-coat freen creme. It's a great formula. WPA of the 1930s stands for Work Profress Administration, part of the "New Deal" getting people back to work.

WPA is a 2-coat green creme. It’s a great formula. WPA of the 1930s stands for Work Progress Administration, part of the “New Deal” getting people back to work.

And lastly we have that gorgeous grape, a slightly dusky purple called Tomorrowland. The formula is much like WPA, and is opaque in two coats.

This is Tomorrowland. I love this kind of purple. And the formula is super smooth. In the 1939 Worlds Fair, the Tomorrowland exhibit gave us a glimpse I to the future.

This is Tomorrowland. I love this kind of purple. And the formula is super smooth. In the 1939 Worlds Fair, the Tomorrowland exhibit gave us a glimpse into the future.

Just for fun, I did a dry marble accent nail using all three shades. A culmination of the hopes and dreams of the 1930s.

Here is a combo dotticure and dry marble using all three shades. I love that none of the shades are related but seem to compliment  each other in this nail art.

Here is a combo dotticure and dry marble using all three shades. I love that none of the shades are related but seem to compliment each other in this nail art.

Come back in May for my next SH post on the 05.15 collection, 1940. They ship out on the 1st of the month!

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A tropical look with Born Pretty water decals!

With summertime approaching, a great and easy way to accent your beach look is with palm tree water decals from Born Pretty Store. The online store sent me a few items for review and if you know me by now, I’m always thinking of palm trees, sandy beaches and the ocean. Let’s take a look.

These cute Palm trees, leaves and branches come on one sheet, plenty of sizes and pieces to go around for several manis, item Number 16606. Order at the Born Pretty Store here!

These cute Palm trees, leaves and branches come on one sheet, plenty of sizes and pieces to go around for several manis, item Number 16606. Order at the Born Pretty Store here!

These decals are easy to prepare and apply. Just cut the ones you wish to use, remove the protective plastic top sheet, place in a small bowl of tepid water (I use a 1 ounce medicine cup), soak for about 10-20 seconds, pat dry and slide the decal onto your finger. I use tweezers to place on my prepared nail. Add topcoat and voila!

 #‎marksdeserttears.  @emeraldandash  Shout out to Mark Wise who leaves for the Sahara Desert 156 mile foot race, Marathon Des Sables April 1, with the official start of the race on April 6th. This sandy desert mani I used Desert Tears from Emerald & Ash. Mark’s charity of choice is the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Woodruff Foundation’s mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home by funding innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Sunset shades used are Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Zoya Wendy and Ling. Palm Trees are water decals from Born Pretty Store.  

#‎marksdeserttears.  @emeraldandash  Shout out to Mark Wise who leaves for the Sahara Desert 156 mile foot race, Marathon Des Sables April 1, with the official start of the race on April 6th. This sandy desert mani I used Desert Tears from Emerald & Ash. Mark’s charity of choice is the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The Woodruff Foundation’s mission is to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home by funding innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work. Sunset shades used are Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Zoya Wendy and Ling. Palm Trees are water decals from Born Pretty Store.  

You can order the item 1Pc Nail Water Decals Transfer Sticker Hawaii Coconut Trees Pattern
# 16606 Here
!

Conclusion: I LOVE these easy decals. They are currently only $1.95 US. I’m not the greatest freehand artist and doing tiny art like this can be daunting for many. I highly recommend this product. 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.

*Item was sent to me for my honest review.

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