Monday, 22 June 2015

Born pretty Store nail art product review : Cute Spring/ Summer floral water decals

Hey again lacquer lovers. Time for another Born Pretty Store nail art product review! This time I am reviewing a sheet of floral nail art water decals. This particular sheet features both a patch of solid pattern for whole nail decoration, and a series of singular water decal designs in a floral motif. Above I have a photo of the product as it arrived to me through the post. As per usual with water decals there are some simple instructions on the back side of the package.

Just a quick shot of the different images available with this sheet in particular. There are a variety of image themes you can choose from I just am usually drawn to the flowers :P

Tada! Here is the nail art that I created using these floral water decals. As you can see they are a little more translucent than they look in the package. In hindsight I would have used a white background to make them pop more but they still look pretty adorable in my opinion and not a bad deal at $0.99 per sheet. If you would like to get some of these for your own nail art purposes don't forget to check out Born Pretty Store. 

Remember that if you do purchase from Born Pretty Store you can use my discount code  AZEW10 for 10% off your order.

As always thanks so much for stopping by today guys, I hope you enjoyed the nail art and the product review! See you next time!

Much Love
Jenn :)

Born Pretty Store nail art product review : Pretty Flowers Full nail water decals!

Hey lacquer lovers! I have a super pretty product from Born Pretty Store to review for you today! So this product is a set of full nail water decals meant for application over a white or pale base. Pictured above is the product as it came through the post. As you can see there are some application instructions on the back in case you aren't already familiar with water decals.

The next photo is of the water decals out of the package. As you can see they are staggered in length indicating which nail each decal is for. You must cut these yourself before application as they are one solid piece. Some water decals are more opaque than these so if you want a vibrant background, the flowers won't pop as much as they are sort of translucent, but they look adorable on a white or pale background. I personally chose to use white for my background as you will see below.

All I did was paint my nails white, allow to dry and used the usual dip and let rest in water and then apply to the nail technique as you do with all water decals. The product is very easy to place with your fingers, although I do prefer to use tweezers for water decals to ensure proper placement. As per the product recommendation, and my own personal preference I applied a top coat on top of the decals, and doesn't it just look adorable? Don't worry if your nails aren't as long as the decals because the remainder can be easily wiped away with some nail polish remover on a q-tip. I think these are just perfect for the Spring/ Summer season and are super easy to use. I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a super pretty look with minimal effort or skill required.

If you are interested in picking up some of these adorable water decals be sure to check out Born Pretty Store . This particular item retails for only $1.92 and there are lots of other prints to choose from if flowers aren't your thing. As always don't forget to get 10% off your entire Born Pretty Store order by using my coupon code AZEW10!

I hope you enjoyed this review today guys, and I look forward to seeing you next time!

Much Love
Jenn :)

Born Pretty Store nail art product review : French Nail Paper!

Hey lacquer lovers! Coming at you with another Born Pretty Store nail art product review! This time I am reviewing a sheet of blue French nail paper. Now I usually show the product how it came through the post, but this product came in one large sheet, which wasn't a problem, but a piece of it had gotten stuck  on the package when I opened it and through My error I tore it, so I chose to cut it into  nail art sized strips right away to prevent further tearing :) The product is the size of a regular 8 x 11.5 sheet of paper with an adhesive size, and one colored side with a matte texture.

This product can be used like striping tape, but to create virtually any shape you could imagine! So for my nail art to review this product I wanted to go with some cute little heart shapes and a gradient :) Let's see how it turned out!

So to achieve this look I cute 10 little heart shapes out of the nail paper using cuticle scissors. I then painted my nails white, allowed to dry and applied the hearts cut from the paper with the adhesive side down paying attention to make sure they were firmly pressed down so there would be no polish bleeding. I then used a sponge and a blue/ purple/ gradient over top of the paper. I then removed the paper hearts and was left with adorable white heart images on a pretty soft gradient! This is a super cute and super simple nail art!

So what do you think guys? Have you tried French nail paper, or similar nail vinyls? I personally really enjoyed this product although full disclosure on occasion some of the pieces would lift up and cause some minor bleeding here and there which I had to touch up. I think this may have been partially my fault for using drying drops however as they were slightly greasy. I would recommend this product however as it is super cheap at $0.99 a sheet (for another $1.67 you can add a scissor to cut out special shapes for you). If you are interested in checking out this product you can on Born Prettys website here. As always remember that you can use my coupon code AZEW10 for 10% off your order!

That's all for now lacquer lovers! Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!

Much Love
Jenn :)

Born Pretty Store review : Five piece nail art brush and dotting tool set

Hello there lacquer lovers! Today I have another awesome review for you for another Born Pretty Store product! I absolutely loved the last set of sample brushes sent to me by born pretty so this set of flat brushes with dotting tool reverse ends was a natural choice for me to review for you. First as pictured above is the product as it arrived in package. As you can see all of the brushes have protective plastic sleeves to make sure their bristles didn't get messed up during transit. The packaging is simple but very effective and of good quality.

Here is a close up of the brush heads so you can see that they are all the same rounded wide shape in a variety of sizes. The first thing I noticed was how soft the bristles are, and how sturdy the construction seems. The handles are thick sturdy plastic and the metal ends are not easy to bend, and they seem firmly attached to the handles.

I also wanted to include a close up of the dotting tool ends. As you can see the dotting tools are all the same size. While this might not be desired for some - as you can see in my nail art using this product I was fine with it because the dots that the tools create are the perfect size for my nails.

Here we have it guys! I created this sweet vintage polka dot nail art using these flat brushes. Thanks to their size variation I had a perfect size brush to paint the blue on each nail while leaving a clean white backing. I didn't use any tape, or vinyl for this nail art, I simply used the shape of the brushes! I then used the dotting tool for the white Polka dots creating an elegant classic almost pin-up look with little to no effort.

I highly recommend these brushes guys, they are so easy to work with and so soft. I had no bristle fall, and the construction is sturdy so they should last you for quite a while. Since the bristles are dark, I also didn't notice any staining from the darker colors of polish which to me is a bonus. They clean very easily in nail polish remover (I use non acetone and it cleans perfectly).

If you are interested in getting some of these brushes for yourself you can do so here on the Born Pretty Store website for only $5.99! If that price isn't low enough for you, please use my coupon code AZEW10 for an additional 10% off your order!

Thanks for dropping by today guys! Hope to see you next time!

Much Love
Jenn :)

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Splatoon nail art!

Hey lacquer lovers!

So some of you may know that I'm an avid gamer. I even recently started a second blog The Nerdy Cupcake ( where I discuss and review my interests outside of nail art. To celebrate this, and the new release game Splatoon I have done these killer Splatoon themed nails! This game is the best, I am totally enthralled in it at the moment. I hope you guys like the nail art! A list of colors used will be at the end of the post! Let me know what you think guys, are you gamers? Do you like Splatoon? Tell me below, and catch you next time!

Feel free to check out nerd blog as well guys, now here are the colors!
Picture polish Violet femme
Sally Hansen Let's Snow
Sally Hansen Black Out
Ruby Wing Groupie
Ruby Wing Green Peace
Ruby Wing Electric Firefly
Color Club Chelsea Girl

Much Love
Jenn :)

Princess and the Frog inspired nail art

Hey lacquer lovers!
Sorry it's been a while since my last post but life can be hectic so I am trying to post as often as possible :)

So today I was inspired by the Disney movie The Princess and the Frog. I just recently pre ordered the Funko pop vinyl for the movie, and rewatched the movie with my bff so I was inspired!

The colors I used are OPI Solitare, and OPI You are so outta lime. I really like this leaf and glitter look and I think it fits the inspiration. Let me know what you think guys! What is your favourite Disney film? See you next time guys, thanks for stopping by!

Much Love
Jenn :)