Thursday, October 16, 2014

Julep Halloween Skull Nails

(Julep Patti was sent previously as a gift)
I am participating in a Halloween nail art contest by Julep.  I decided to create a manicure based on Julep’s Patti nail polish.  Patti is a black polish with silver hexagon and fine silver glitters.  It is a well loved and well used polish in my house.  I thought this polish would look perfect with some skulls.
I started my look with a base coat followed by two coats of N.Y.C. Black Lace Cream.  When this was dry I added one coat of Julep Patti.  Julep Patti has great coverage all on its own.  I chose to layer it over another black polish just to extent the use I get out of this awesome color.  When this was dry, I added a layer of top coat to protect my polish if I made any mistakes stamping.
To add the skulls with the bones on my ring and thumb fingers, I stamped using Salon Express Nail Art Paint in Snow White and Bundle Monster plate BM-225.  For the rest of my nails with the skulls I stamped using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes and Bundle Monster plate BM-211.  I finished everything off with one more layer of top coat.
I love the way these nails turned out.  The black with the silver glitter works well with the skulls to create an awesome Halloween manicure.  If you are looking for some Halloween inspiration you can check out this Halloween manicure tutorial created by Julep.
Julep has a whole range of nail polish colors.  You can see their new nail polish color page here.  You can find Julep Patti here.  If you are not already a Julep Maven (where you can customize and receive nail polish goodies every month you choose for a fee), you can use my invitation code 3784242 and sign up here.  Right now Julep is offering a free 4-piece gift when you sign up with code FREETREATS.      
(Julep Patti was sent previously as a gift)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Born Pretty Store Pretty Black Cat Pattern D244 Item #16035 Review

(Born Pretty Store Water Decal D244 was sent for review)
Today I have some Born Pretty Store water decals to review.  These are Pretty Black Cat Pattern D244 Item #16035.  This sheet is full of skinny black cats with curly tails.  I adore the look of these cats and was so excited to be trying them out! 
I started today’s look with a base coat followed by two coats of Wet N Wild’s Creepy Pumpkin.  When this was dry, I added my black cat water decals one at a time.  I waited about 5 minutes then added a top coat to help my manicure last longer.  You can see my water decal tutorial here. 
I love the way this manicure turned out.  I think these cat water decals would look good on so many base colors.  I chose orange since Halloween is just around the corner, but I think these cats would look good any time of the year.  
If you like these cats you can find them on the Born Pretty Store’s website here for $1.99.  You can also use my discount code SNDX31 for 10% off your order and free shipping.  In case you haven’t already heard, the Born Pretty Store recently came out with a nail stamping set.  Plate BORN PRETTY 03 has a similar cat to the ones on these water decals.  The water decals offer these sleek cats in a variety of poses and definitely worth having.  I also think the stamping plate is worth checking out.
What do you think of these cats?  Do you love them as much as I do?  What are your favorite items from the Born Pretty Store?
(Born Pretty Store Water Decal D244 was sent for review)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Black, Silver, & Matte Hello Kitty Nails

I have guest nails today.  These are black and silver Hello Kitty nails.  We started with a base coat then added Wet N Wild’s Black Crème nail polish.  When this was dry, we stamped on Hello Kitty using plate M71 from the Born Pretty Store and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes.  We gave this some time to dry then added a top coat of Hard Candy’s Matte-ly In Love to give the nails a matte finish.
I love how these nails turned out.  The black and silver go good together.  I think the matte finish really pulls everything together.      
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