Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It's my birthday! Here is my festive birthday mani!
Kind of looks like gumballs!
The base is two coats of OPI Alpine Snow, the dots are Zoya Sooki, Wednesday, Monica, Kristen and Arizona, Sally Hansen Brisk Blue and Green with Envy and OPI Pink Friday. I just used my trusty dotting tools to make the dots. I also used a coat of Seche Vite on top... and no streaking!
What do you guys think? I really like it!
Until next time,
Monday, May 20, 2013
Disclaimer: Items in this post were sent to me for review
I was sent these nail tattoos from Fake Tattoos and this was my first successful attempt with them.
These are the nail tattoos, you apply it just like a normal fake tattoos that we all used as kids. Cut out the tattoo, take off the plastic, place on nail and soak with water until the paper comes off.
There are directions behind each sheet and they also say to make sure your nails are dry and clean so the tattoo will adhere. I found them simple to use, everyone already knows how to use this kind of thing. It's great for nail art if you aren't as skilled with a brush.
It's a black tie affair! I used two coats of OPI Alpine Snow as the base then use Wet n' Wild Black Creme for the details. The mustache is the nail tattoo.
You can see that there are a few small cracks in the tattoo, sometimes it happened and sometimes it didn't. I think it happened because the paper moved before the tattoo was fully set on the nail. So, you can't try to move it around when you place it, once you stick it, that's it. The good this is... if you place it in the wrong spot, they are very easy to remove, they come off with nail polish remover.
I really like these though, they 're simple to use and a great way to add something special to a manicure. I'll definitely be doing some more nail art with these.
Check out more of the nail tattoos and more about the company on their website.
What do you guys think? Would you try nail tattoos?
Until next time,
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This summer Illamasqua opens the doorway to another dimension. Dare to come in? To go where you have never been before?
This new collection summons you to channel your extra sensory perception and step across the threshold into a parallel reality. After all, why be normal, when you can be paranormal?
It is time to awaken the aura you have repressed for so long by exploring another universe of unexpected textures and formulas. Embrace the distorted reflection in a cracked mirror or the candle that suddenly extinguishes in a sealed room; a window has opened, allowing you to penetrate the fragile membrane of a twin existence, the Paranormal world.
New Paranormal UV Nail Varnish Ltd Edition £15.00
Transmit your acceptance of the paranormal by wearing these otherworldly Nail Varnishes. These 3 new shades and Top Coat not only offer a vivid burst of colour in the normal world, but also glow under UV black light, revealing an alternative, paranormal effect unknown to the naked eye.
Omen - Paranormal Bright Green
Ouija - Paranormal Bright Pink
Séance - Paranormal Bright Violet
New Paranormal UV Top Coat £13.00
Geist - Paranormal Clear/Glow
New Paranormal Palette £34.00
This palette boasts textures of the unexpected. The unique formula of water-resistant eye shadow provides a silky unknown consistency with a soft vivid finish for effortless application and blending. The shadows contain a spherical fine particle silicone, which ensures ease of use and long-wearing hold.
Paranormal – Vivid Cerise
Aura – Warm Copper
Possession – Cool green
Trance – Soft Violet
New Hydra Veil £27.50
A first from Illamasqua, part hydrator, part primer, Hydra Veil is cosmetic-care created to enhance make-up application through skin rehydration for an optimal base. Hydra Veil’s self-levelling futuristic gel texture is proof that all is not as it first seems.
New Lipsticks £16.50
In an intergalactic colour scheme, Illamasqua’s new Lipstick shades are both in bold, purple shades.
Providing an intense matt coverage, ESP and Posture are designed to honour the connotations of purple in parapsychology – a symbol of intuition and psychic activities.
Posture – Cool Mauve
ESP- Vivid Violet
New Precision Gel Liner £18.00
New Precision Gel Liner soon to be a mainstay in the make-up bags of any beauty enthusiast,
Precision Gel Liner recreates the fluidity of a liquid liner with the ease of a gel. Creating a smooth rich line from the first application, the long-lasting waterproof formula is guaranteed to stay in place all day, and night. The eyes are the windows to the soul, go forth and frame them.
Infinity - Black
New Gleam in Supernatural £18.00
This lightweight compact highlighter with golden iridescent formulation lifts, highlights and creates a halo of extraordinary light wherever applied.
Supernatural – Warm Bronze
Until next time,