Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Born Pretty Water Decals ~ Florals and Fruits!

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

Today I have two colourful sets of Born Pretty Store water decals to show you! One has florals matched with funky overlay patterns, and the other has both individual fruits and full fruit patterns.

As always with Born Pretty water decals, I was really pleased how these applied. You do cut them to shape yourself, but that means you can get a perfect fit and play around with the decals.

With sheet BPY32 I sampled both the plain and patterned florals to make my manicure:

http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-leaf-flower-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy32-p-33972.html


With sheet BPY22 I took four of the individual fruits and placed them over pale matching colours for a Skittles manicure:

http://www.bornprettystore.com/sheetsset-born-pretty-fruit-pattern-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy21-p-33964.html


As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Born Pretty Water Decals ~ Desserts!

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

Last week I received a package from Born Pretty Store containing a mixture of review items and goodies I'd bought for myself, so I have had plenty of inspiration for my nails! Today's review shows off some super-cute water decals.

BPY28 is a water decal sheet with two different yet complementary patterns - one with cupcakes, and one with a variety of desserts like ice cream and doughnuts. They are adorable and versatile because, as well as applying them as a full-nail design like I have, you could also cut out the individual desserts and create your own mani ^_^

Here are the two designs, each applied over a white base:



http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-various-dessert-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy28-p-33967.html

I really loved wearing these decals, especially the mixed dessert pattern. The sheet is on sale now so you can get both patterns for $0.99 total!

As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Hugs,

Lisa xx

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

European Postcard Manicure

Hello!

Today I'm wearing water decals from Charlies Nail Art! They're a vintage postcard design of European landmarks: the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I applied them over one coat of Barry M Cream Soda...


I am so so happy with them ^_^ They are just my style - and they were only 89p!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Friday, 28 October 2016

Black Metal Manicure

Hello!

I just placed an order with Moyou London to get 2 stamping plates I've been craving for a while now - Gothic 12 and Trend Hunter 01! This manicure uses the Gothic plate.

I used to be a goth and I still listen to some black metal music. One of my favourite songs is called The Hangman of Prague by Marduk, so I used some of the images on my new Moyou plate to create a look inspired by the song and which is also fitting for Halloween...


I love my Moyou plates so much!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Monday, 24 October 2016

Smouldering Embers Manicure

Hello!

Both Halloween and Bonfire Night are coming up, and I had an idea for a glitter manicure to encompass the two. I call it smouldering embers!

My base polish was Black Tie by Jade, a sparkling opaque black jelly. I then sponged on a gradient of Love Letter by Ciaté, an orange-tinted pink glitter, using a normal washing up sponge. I used two coats of Sèche Vite to make the mani nice and glossy.


I hope the idea comes across!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Gothic Lace Manicure

Hello!

This is a manicure I would have liked back when I was a goth! I used to love wearing lace gloves. For the mani I did black French tips then stamped on some white lace using my Born Pretty L020 stamping plate...



Hugs,

Lisa xx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Lace and Studs Manicure

Hello!

I'm back to show you a lacy manicure with a Halloween edge!

I started off with two coats of a French sheer, Mademoiselle by Essie. Next I took my Born Pretty Store L020 stamping plate and stamped on a floral lace design in black. I then used my Barry M black nail art pen to draw a border around each nail to accentuate the manicure. I finished off with some silver metal studs from Charlies Nail Art. And everything was kept in place with Sèche Vite!


I really hope you like this look - I was quite pleased with how it turned out!

Hugs,

Lisa xx

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Born Pretty Water Decals ~ Kittens and Macarons!

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

Today I have two more sets of Born Pretty water decals to show you! One features cute kittens and the other features my absolute favourite French patisserie treat, macarons.

Both sets of decals applied extremely well! After about 20 seconds in water they were ready to be fit to my nail. You do have to cut them yourself to fit your nail, but an advantage of this is that you choose how to use the decals.

Firstly, my kitten manicure! I applied the kitties over a white base...

http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-cute-claw-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy19-p-33956.html


Next, my macaron mani! I applied these decals over a light pink...

http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-doughnut-dessert-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy26-p-33965.html


I really loved both!

As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Hugs,

Lisa xx

Monday, 26 September 2016

Born Pretty Water Decals ~ Vintage and Apples!

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

Today I have manicures using two sets of Born Pretty Store water decals to show you! One features an apple design and the other a vintage butterfly and floral pattern.

I always find that Born Pretty's water decals apply really well, and these were no exception! They only needed about 20 seconds in waters before they were ready to be fit to my nail. They smoothed down well and I was able to remove the excess decal by gently pulling them over my nail tips.

You do need to cut the decals to your nail shape yourself, which is a little extra time, but that means I was able to make French tip shapes for my vintage manicure:

http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-butterfly-pattern-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy38-p-33979.html


I really love this design!

For the apple manicure, I took the pattern and applied it over all my nails. I painted my nails white first to make the colour of the decals really pop!

http://www.bornprettystore.com/patternssheet-born-pretty-fruit-apple-pattern-nail-water-decals-transfer-sticker-bpy21-p-33959.html


As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order using my coupon code, CMBQ10


Hugs,

Lisa xx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Born Pretty Stamping ~ Mermaid Scales

This post contains products which were sent to me for review :-)

Hello!

Today I'm back with a manicure that I've been wanting to do for ages but didn't have the right pattern for! It's a fish scale mermaid manicure using stamping plate BP-109 from Born Pretty Store ^_^

As well as the fish scale pattern, the stamping plate has three other linear patterns to play with - but I had mermaids on my mind! I stamped the scales in gold over the shimmering Barry M VIP.

http://www.bornprettystore.com/born-pretty-55cm-round-nail-stamp-template-wave-line-design-image-plate-p-33742.html


I am super happy with this! The pattern stamped absolutely perfectly and was more than large enough to cover my nails.

As always you can get 10% off your Born Pretty order with my coupon code, CMBQ10


Hugs,

Lisa xx