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Nail art gems, when you want to bling it up a notch

You know, there are times when a girl has just got to add a little something to her mani. That’s why I love the convenience of nail art gems and addons. They take a pretty but plain manicure to pretty amazing in minutes. Today I wanted to share with you a cute collection of gems I received from Born Pretty store.

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

Pretty iridescent hearts for a mani with heart!

My method of application is pretty straight forward. For multiple small to medium gems, I first add a coat of topcoat then add on the pieces. I will have already determined where they should go. For singles as you see on the other fingers, I simply apply a dot of the clearcoat where the gem will go and using a pair of nail art tweezers apply the gem. Polish used for this pretty pink mani is called “My Heart Keeps Skipping” by Spell Polish, a wonderful indie brand you should check out! Heather’s polishes are amazing!

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

These nail art gems in two sizes of iridescent hearts are perfect for any romantic mani.

You can pick these cute gems up at Born Pretty store here. http://www.bornprettystore.com/mini-shiny-heart-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-decoration-1box-p-15805.html

Visit Born Pretty to see all the other cool stuff!

Born Pretty is located in Singapore so if you are ordering from outside the region, your order will take at least a month to arrive. So if you are shopping for gifts, do keep that in mind. You can receive a 10% discount in your order by using this code below…

www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

This product was sent to me for my honest review.

Glitter Lambs new Pumpkin themed polishes are perfecto for fall!

I LOVE Pumpkin anything, so it was an extra special delight to swatch these lovelies from Glitter Lambs. Perfect Fall collection! Umm, get ready for a whole lotta photos!

Love this Fall Collection of glitters! From left: Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Pie.

Love this Fall Collection of glitters! From left: Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Pie.

Of course, I HAD to run out and buy a little pie for a prop…then I ate it 😉 By the way, Pumpkin Pie is available NOW! The others are very soon to follow.

Pumpkin Pie has perfect lil pie wedges.

Pumpkin Pie has perfect lil pie wedges.

Pumpkin Pie glitter topper nail polish is a clear base filled with large gold dots, orange triangles that make me think of slices of pumpkin pie, small gold glitter hex and square mix, very tiny orange hex, and lots of rainbow holographic hex for a glittery sparkly effect!

Pumpkin Pie is amazing over black or any dark polish.

Pumpkin Pie is amazing over black or any dark polish.

Up close and personal, Pumpkin Pie in the bottle and on the nail.

Pumpkin Pie nail macro.

Pumpkin Pie nail macro.

Love those Pumpkin Pie wedges!

Love those Pumpkin Pie wedges!

and for the rest of the new Fall Glitter Topper Nail Polish Collection *Coming Soon.* individually or as a set. They will be available in the Glitter Lambs Etsy shop!

Here is the glitter packed Pumpkin Spice. It is described as a clear base filled with hex apricot colored glitter.

Pumpkin Spice is super densely packed. Great as a solitary layer over another color, and beautiful as a gradient.

Pumpkin Spice is super densely packed. Great as a solitary layer over another color, and beautiful as a gradient.

Pumpkin Spice is an amazing fall shade. Love it over browns.

Pumpkin Spice is an amazing fall shade. Love it over browns.

One coat over orange.

One coat over orange.

Pumpkin Spice bottle macro.

Pumpkin Spice bottle macro.

Pumpkin Cupcake is described as a clear base filled with white hex in diff sizes, orange triangles, tiny orange hex, rainbow holographic hex.

Pumpkin Cupcake is as delicate as it sounds.

Pumpkin Cupcake is as delicate as it sounds.

I painted Pumpkin Cupcake over white, but I think it would also be lovely over a pale orange.

Pumpkin Cupcake

Pumpkin Cupcake

Pumpkin Cupcake has plenty of pretty orange wedges to go 'round, no fishing required.

Pumpkin Cupcake has plenty of pretty orange wedges to go ’round, no fishing required.

Pumpkin Cupcake bottle macro.

Pumpkin Cupcake bottle macro.

And now yummy Pumpkin Bread. It is described as a clear base filled with black hex, orange hex, gold hex and black dots.

Who doesn't love spicey Pumpkin Bread?!

Who doesn’t love spicey Pumpkin Bread?!

This baby is loaded!

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

See all those goodies up close on the nail?

Nail Macro of Pumpkin Bread

Nail Macro of Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread is the perfect fall glitter topper!

Pumpkin Bread is the perfect fall glitter topper!

This is an amazing set of fall glitters and perfect for September through Halloween!

Use Glitter Lambs coupon code HEART15 on Etsy, on $30.00 or more to get 15% off on ALL OF POLISHES! All of their polishes are made to order and will ship out in 1-2 days. Order yours here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitterLambsPolish
http://www.glitterlambs.com

You can also find them on these Social Media Outlets:

Instagram http://instagram.com/glitterlambs

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This Glitter Lambs polish has been sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

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Brilliant Pink Ice lacquers from Rue21

Brilliant Pink Ice lacquers from Rue21

I’ve been haunting the cosmetic racks at Rue21 shops since last fall. I’d read somewhere on Instagram that these little boutique franchises carried their own line of polishes. So while Christmas shopping I decided to drop in a few of these stores at the mall.

Pink Ice polishes come in a wide variety of colors.

Pink Ice polishes come in a wide variety of colors.


I’ve been finding some nice polishes, always discounted, at Claire’s and Icing, but it never occurred to me to check places like Rue21, Forever21, American Outfitters and even dare I say, Victoria’s Secret for polish! But there they were!

I especially like Pink Ice’s square bottles that contain these creative colors. The polish is pretty decent for an average cost of 2/$5 US! They carry textured glitters, glitter bombs, shimmers, cremes, flakie crellies, jellies, metallics and milky indieesque polishes. My only beef is that most of what I’ve found are not named, only labeled with style numbers. I like names and it can’t be that hard! But here are a few from my collection.

Pink Ice, please name your polishes. They're so awesome! :-)

Pink Ice, please name your polishes. They’re so awesome! 🙂


The lineup of the bottle back labels correspond with what is on my nails here. On the left, pinkie finger is a pretty crelly with some white matte flakies and shreds, pink foil flakies and glitter and silver glitter. Three coats to opacity. Very femme! Then on my ring finger is one of my faves, a satin finish orchid that is to die for! You can also gloss it up and I did on the free edge. It’s the only one of these four with a name, Far Out Purple. Two coats and gorgeous! Then we have on the middle finger is a brilliant jelly filled with lots of royal blue matte flakies. I used three coats here but I think it might be interesting to do two coats over a like color. Then on my pointer finger a very close in style to the previous, only it’s a brilliant pinky purple. Note, all these dry quickly and easy to apply, nice formulas!

I have others from Pink Ice to review. I may even get to them 😉 Not all Rue21 stores carry the same colors. You won’t find much help online either. Just check out yours and let me know what you find!

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You’ll feel like a princess wearing Minnie Mouse Princess Glitter Topper

You'll feel like a princess wearing Minnie Mouse Princess Glitter  Topper

When I took this bottle out of the package yesterday, I quite seriously said, “Oh my goodness!” In fact I probably said it in a high pitch Minnie Mouse voice. LOL Minnie Mouse Princess Glitter Topper from Jamie’s Glitter Lambs, is pretty, and pink, and feminine and sparkly. Just what a Princess deserves!

Minnie Mouse Princess shines like a Royal!

Minnie Mouse Princess shines like a Royal!

Minnie Mouse Princess is in a clear base filled with bubblegum pink Minnie Mouse heads, pink dots, pink shreds, pink hex mix and rainbow holographic glitter. I put one layer over different colors of base coat, even went solo on my ring finger with two coats and it covered very well. Minnie would be proud!

I think my favorite one was on this black shimmer undie! It really makes the pink pop, especially the pink mouse head.

I think my favorite one was on this black shimmer undie! It really makes the pink pop, especially the pink mouse head.


Now that's a lot of pink! Great on dark or bright pink undies, white or black.

Now that’s a lot of pink! Great on dark or bright pink undies, white or black.


Add a nice clear topcoat and you’re done! You may not live in a castle or have Micky bowing at your presence, but you’ll feel like a Princess wearing this gorgeous topper.

Pick yours up today at Jamie’s shop at https://www.etsy.com/listing/184980841/minnie-mouse-princess-glitter-topper and tell her I sent ya! You can also find Glitter Lambs on Instagram, @glitterlambs; and on Facebook.

I was sent this polish for review and all opinions are my own.

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Born Pretty homerun! Edited, read to the end.

Born Pretty homerun!

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about ordering nail polish that I’d never heard of or seen reviews. But these beautiful shades had me intrigued and judging by the gorgeous green I swatched the other day, I felt this would be a winner too. I wasn’t wrong! I can’t be certain but I think the name of this brand is BK? It’s all in Chinese so I can’t say for sure. No color name, just 24. But its gorgeous! Not what I’d consider a full size bottle as you can see here.

#24 of the BK line from the Born Pretty Store.

#24 of the BK line from the Born Pretty Store.


The color and texture reminds me a lot of Zoya Pixie Dust in Arabella. No, not a total dupe, but close enough. It doesn’t have that micro silver glitter in it but it shines on its own just fine. The formula is perfection and dries fast. Girls, this is ONE coat! Now I want to order more! Ya like? You can order yours and so many more pretty things at http://www.bornprettystore.com and use my 10% off discount code LDX31.
www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

UPDATE!
If you are considering doing blog reviews for this company, I want you to be aware of something. Communication with them has become increasingly spotty. They ask for product choices that you’d like to test and review. They send you items at their cost for this purpose. It started out fine from my first order. Fast forward to today, May 17, 2014, I have been volleying back and forth for 2 months. I sent them, at their request, items I’d like to review next. A full week later I get an email an item is out of stock. This is from their NEW ITEMS listing. So I go through the site, choose again, email. Wait two weeks for response. Etc, etc. Without giving you every ridiculous detail, either someone is “posing” as Alice, my previous contact, or she’s not making it into the office very often. I got an email this morning to give her a detailed choice of the last item replacement. I did. I never had this trouble ordering for myself with my own money or points. So, for you bloggers out there who are considering reviewing products for their blogger program, get ready for frustration. I want to be perfectly honest about this because I know that a lot of my readers are bloggers themselves. It’s not always easy dealing with a company in a foreign company. There are language and translation barriers. Culture differences at times and communication is most always somewhat delayed. But this is over the top. I’ve always been kind and understanding with BP store, but I think it’s time to convey the fact that this is bugging the tar out of me. I even chose a nail polish from their site for review, as the three polishes I bought before were nice. She emailed me two weeks later, they can’t send polish overseas. SAY WHAT?! Bogus. So there. This is off my chest and we will see where it goes from here. Have any of you had these issues with your contact? Let me know.

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Stamping kit for beginners like me

Stamping kit for beginners like me

And I must emphasize, I am a BEGINNER when it comes to nail stamping! You can find tons of stamping tools and design plates for your nail art at the Born Pretty Store http://www.bornprettystore.com/professional-nail-stamping-kit5pcs-exquisite-nail-stamp-p-9338.html for every level of expertise. Let me remind you that it is very important to use a highly pigmented (non-sheer) nail lacquer for the stamping process. Now I have hundreds of polishes and have never purposely chosen one with stamping in mind. So choosing a polish to test this sucker out wa a challenge. I finally settled on a recommended brand/style using a Sally Hansen Insta Dri and it worked great! I found a couple other polishes I thought were pigmented enough, no go! So now I’m on the hunt for some good stamping polishes and I think the Insta Dri is going to be my GoTo polish for this art. I started with a simple design from the five plates included in my kit. I added the coconuts just for fun! I did have trouble stamping but I’m pretty sure I need more appropriate polish for the task. I’m just showing you the best nail!


Pictured above is the stamping kit I got from the Born Pretty Store. It retails for $8.37, free shipping worldwide, no minimum order and your order ships from Singapore. It takes about three weeks to arrive in the US. This kit came with a two ended (large and small rubber ends) stamper, a scraper, 5 design plates and a plate holder. No instructions are included but all you have to do is a search on YouTube and find several instructional tutorials. Now, excuse me while I shop my polish stash for some good stamping lacquers!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

http://www.bornprettystore.com use LDX31 for 10% off your order!

This kit was sent to me by Born Pretty Store for test and reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

UPDATE about the blogger review program:
UPDATE!
If you are considering doing blog reviews for this company, I want you to be aware of something. Communication with them has become increasingly spotty. They ask for product choices that you’d like to test and review. They send you items at their cost for this purpose. It started out fine from my first order. Fast forward to today, May 17, 2014, I have been volleying back and forth for 2 months. I sent them, at their request, items I’d like to review next. A full week later I get an email an item is out of stock. This is from their NEW ITEMS listing. So I go through the site, choose again, email. Wait two weeks for response. Etc, etc. Without giving you every ridiculous detail, either someone is “posing” as Alice, my previous contact, or she’s not making it into the office very often. I got an email this morning to give her a detailed choice of the last item replacement. I did. I never had this trouble ordering for myself with my own money or points. So, for you bloggers out there who are considering reviewing products for their blogger program, get ready for frustration. I want to be perfectly honest about this because I know that a lot of my readers are bloggers themselves. It’s not always easy dealing with a company in a foreign company. There are language and translation barriers. Culture differences at times and communication is most always somewhat delayed. But this is over the top. I’ve always been kind and understanding with BP store, but I think it’s time to convey the fact that this is bugging the tar out of me. I even chose a nail polish from their site for review, as the three polishes I bought before were nice. She emailed me two weeks later, they can’t send polish overseas. SAY WHAT?! Bogus. So there. This is off my chest and we will see where it goes from here. Have any of you had these issues with your contact? Let me know.

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Ruby White Tips Discount Code!

Special announcement! Visit Laura’s amazing indie polish shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubywhitetips and use my discount code LACQUEREDLORI for 15% off now thru 4/30/14! Her plethora of gorgeous polishes have the most amazing formulas. You’ll be stunned! You have until the end of April to use my code, so get over there and shop your little fingers to the bone!

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