Monday, October 31, 2011

Product Review: Born Pretty Store - Nail Stickers

Hi everyone!
Here is a product review for you today.  I was sent these nail stickers for review from  It's my very first time trying nail stickers, so watch and see how I do.

As promised in the video I will be doing another review of a comparable product that can be purchased in stores - the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Stickers.
This review will hopefully be up within a couple weeks.

*Application was a bit tricky.
*Durability was definitely lacking.  I'm also not a fan of my nail polish/art staying on my nails for 11 days.  So I wasn't really that upset that the stickers didn't last 11 days.
*The selection in amazing - I mean, seriously.  How can you beat 106 patter choices???
*And the price is pretty great too.
*It was definitely fun, and something I'd recommend for a fun night out where you want your nails to get a lot of attention.  
*So overall, it's a great value and worth checking out if you're new to nail stickers, or you're a pro at them.

Are you a big fan of nail stickers?
What's your favourite brand?  favourite print?

This is a review of the nail stickers from  site-wide 5% off coupon M5MK31 valid until January 30, 2012.

The product was sent to me for free for review purposes. 
My review is my own opinion and in no way is influenced by the product provider.

Here's a direct link to the page of the website with the stickers:


Sunday, October 30, 2011

NOTD: Lavender/Taupe Ombre Nails

Happy Sunday Everybody!

Here's an old pic of a Nail of the Day from the first week of October.
Now i'm personally a huge fan of the ombre trend.  Yes, I know it's very last year, but what can I say.  It's a great subtle way to add a bit of spice to your manicure - in a way that's very work and school appropriate.

I must admit that although I love a great ombre manicure, if i've got a craving for some real eye catching nail art this isn't what you should be going for.

For this manicure I used 5 different polishes:
{from thumb to pinkie}
China Glaze - Diva Bride
OPI - Steady As She Rose
OPI - Done Out In Deco
Essie - Chinchilly
Essie - Power Clutch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Nail Art Tutorials Galore!

I've been slacking on posting my tutorials to my blog big time.

So since Halloween is almost upon us, here are all my halloween tutorial all in one blog post.

I've got two free hand ones and two stamping ones - so hopefully there's something for everyone.
I'll attach all the pics first and have the videos after the jump.

The first is the mask from the blockbuster 
movie Scream (and Scream 2,3,4.)
I also added on a bit of a streaky red 
and white french tip.  
I think it looks frighteningly fantastic!

The first stamping tutorial is a bundle monster one.
Guess it's not really a tutorial since I don't really do
anything out of the ordinary.  But it's still a basic
stamping tutorial non-the-less.  So if you're new
to stamping, here's a very basic one for ya.

The next stamping tutorial is still not that difficult
- how hard can stamping really get, right?
I gave the pumpkin two different finishes.
I prefer the matt finish.  Do you agree?

And the last tutorial that I just filmed and put up
today is a free hand dry/drag marbling spider web.
It's pretty easy, but just make sure your bottom
colour isn't a quick drying polish.
It might make the dragging difficult.

What is everyone doing to celebrate this spooky holiday?
I'm going to a friend's house party.  My boyfriend and I are dressing up as Woody and Bo Peep from Toy Story.  I'm pretty excited.  He's going to look awesome.  I'll look pretty good to -- but i gotta admit that i'm far from excited about the idea of wearing a blond wig all night.  eech.  

Hopefully i'll post pics :)

So, as promised.
click the link below to be taken to the video tutorial!
(or just check out my youtube channel.  whatever suits your fancy :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Nail Art Tutorial

October is the month of all things pink.  Especially including the pink ribbon that you'll see people wearing in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Although I don't personally know anyone who's been affected with Breast Cancer, it's something that's often in my mind when the big C is mentioned.

So as a reminder to everyone to donate any amount you can and to pick up your pink ribbon, here's a tutorial dedicated to this month.

It's very simple but serves the purpose well, i think.
Hope you enjoy.

Materials Used:

Color Club - Lazer Pink
China Glaze - White On White
LA Colors Art Deco - Baby Pink striper polish
LA Colors ARt Deco - White striper polish

Dotting tool - from ebay.
Sewing needle

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nail Polish Picks - Fall Favourites 2011

So far behind in my blog and youtube channel.  I told myself that I'd do this within the first week of fall.  well so much for that.
But it's not too late.  So here are my picks for what kind of nail polishes I'll be wearing this fall.  As expected, the fall season brings about a drastic change in the color palette of fashion and beauty.  Changing from the bright vibrant neons of spring and summer, autumn usually is full of darker more muted colors.  I've tossed in a couple of 'bright' colors just for the heck of it.  Because, I don't actually expect myself to wear only muted colors this entire season.  I'm pretty sure I'll get bored of them at some point and have to bust out a vibrant red or something of the like.

So below is the video showing my picks for this fall season.
What will you be wearing this fall?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

FALL Nail Polish HAUL

wow.  it's been way too long.  the days and weeks are just getting away from me.  It's been almost 3 weeks since I posted a tutorial or NOTD or anything at all.

Here's a haul that I filmed a week or so ago.  I haven't purchased anything since so it's still relevant.  Also, I'll have a post up in a couple days of my top fall polish picks for autumn 2011.

After the jump I'll also include photos of all the individual bottles so you can actually see them in focus (unlike in the video - as my camera does not auto focus.)


Continue here for the pictures.
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