Monday, March 30, 2015

Nail Foil Bornprettystore review

Hi loves!

Today I'm re-reviewing some nail foil that was sent to me from Bornprettystore. I say re-reviewing because when I received it I was such a newb and really had no idea how to use it. I tried it and it was a giant fail. I saw a different method a couple months ago (totally forgot by who) and decided to try it. 

Here are the items I used.
Nail foil item #17231 
China Glaze X-ta-sea
Seche Vite top coat
A cuticule pusher
And a clean up brush

It looks like this in the little jar.

Take it out and cut a piece a couple inches in length. I think this one was about 5-6 in.

Flip it over to the non shiny side.

Apply your desired color polish in squares a little bigger than your nail.

And then we wait.

...keep waiting.

I waited about an hour. It's best to do this a day ahead so you won't be waiting around on the day you want to use it.

Once it was dry I kind of marked my "suare" and with the other end of the cuticule pusher I started peeling the edges carefully.

Look how pretty!

Apply a thin coat of the polish you used on the foil to your nails. It doesn't have to be perfect.

While it still a bit tacky apply the square you peeled to the nail. With the end of the cuticule pusher go along the edges and the cuticule to cut off the extra.

Tidy up with your clean up brush and topcoat. Sorry this photo is a bit blurry.

Tada! Final result! I love it! So perfect for spring.

And here's macro :)

And another one just because :)

I hope this helps someone. I think this is perfect for foils that have designs on them. What do you guys think? Will you be trying nail foils if you haven't already?

This was item #17231 from
You can use my code SMPX31 for 10% off your order (excludes sale items).

**this review is based on my honest opinions**

Friday, March 27, 2015

Delush Polish Spring

Hey there lovelies!

Today I have three swatches from Delush Polish Spring to Conclusion Collection. They are so pretty!!

They look like delicious frosting with sprinkles in a bottle! Very Springy!
Left: A Peony for Your Thoughts
Middle: Springing in the Rain
Right: 50 Shades of Yay

We'll start with 50 Shades of Yay. This was three thin coats plus top coat. A white crelly polish filled with neon colored glitters. It has circle glitters varying in sizes and some small hex glitters. 
I don't know if it was my application or the formula but I had a bit of trouble getting some of the glitter on the brush. I had to fish out the circle glitters. I think if I had placed it upside down for a bit I wouldn't have had that problem. Overall I love this polish!
Here's a macro shot. Excuse the little air bubbles :)

Next is Springing in the rain. Three thin coats plus top coat. Blue crelly polish filled with matte white and pink hex glitter and pink, purple, white circle glitter in varying sizes. I love this blue! The glitter in it makes it so fun!

Last is my favorite one. A Peony for Your Thoughts. Three thin coats plus top coat. A pinkish crelly filled with hex and circle glitter in varying sizes. I love everything about this one! So fun, so springy and girlie!

And a macro :)

I loved this half of this collection and now I want the rest of them! So pretty! Have you tried Delush Polish? Do you have a favorite from this collection? 

I got a sample size cuticule oil with my order. I haven't tried that yet but it smells very yummy! Can't wait to try it!

*everything bought by me unless stated otherwise

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nautical nails

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you some nautical nails. 

I wasn't sure what colors to use. I remembered I had gold star studs so I went with gold and navy colors for my design.

I used OPI Yoga-ta get this blue
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Golden-I
Seche Vite fast drying top coat
Anchor and straight vynils from
Clean up brush from Joliepolish (etsy)

Here's a little pictorial
1) I apply the vynils to all my nails first. That makes it easier for me and I'm not afraid of smudging any nails.
2) apply polish over vynil and then carefully but quickly remove it. Do this with all your nails.
3) apply top coat
4) apply anchor vynil on desired nail
5) apply desired color over it and carefully remove anchor vynil
6) top coat and clean up
7) apply studs if you like and done :)

There's a quick tutorial on my Instagram @anas_manis if you'd like to see it.

So what do you think of this design? Hope you like it. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Hey there!

I decided to share some swatches from MPolish. If you haven't heard about MPolish then you've been living under a rock! Lol.

MPolish is an indie polish line designed for stamping. They are to be used over dark colors for a better result. I was sent a press sample of three minis from her spring collection last month. I didn't have this blog up yet though.

I decided to buy the entire line in full size. I'm so glad I did!

Left row: Starflower, Apricot Delight, Snowberry
Right row: Sweetclover, Bells of Ireland, Apple Blossom

These are like magic in a bottle. They change depending on the color of the base you choose. They look better over dark bases but you could use a lighter base for a subtle look.

I used them over Essie Licorice, black base. Plate is from Moyou London Pro XL-09

First up is Starflower. I was dying to get this one! It glows! Super easy to work with!

Next up Sweetclover. This one is like wow! In the bottle it's a yellow-gold and on the nail over black it's a light green. Love it!

This one is Apricot Delight. Another color changing polish! In the bottle it's s peachy color and on the nails looks gold almost copper!

Here's Bells of Ireland. This is one I got to use first since it was part of the press sample I received. I loved it and I fell in love with the entire line after using this one. It glows!

Here's Snowberry. A metallic white almost silver. So beautiful!

Last but not least is Apple Blossom. It looks like a sheer light pink in the bottle but on the nails it pops! It's so vibrant!

They're all my favorite! So easy to work with! It's better if they're used with dark colored stamping heads for better and precise placement. 

Here are some looks I did with three of them before I improved my lighting.

Bells of Ireland

Apple blossom

Apple Blossom


Bells of Ireland, Apple Blossom, Snowberry

Water spotted technique using snowberry and Apple blossom.

For more swatches of this collection check out these ladies on Instagram and click the links in their bio's. Some have sneak peeks of an upcoming duo set being released this coming week.


@mpolishes and of course

Friday, March 13, 2015

More Shinespark Polish!

I meant to post this early this morning but life got in the way!

I've two more swatches of Shinespark Polish to share with you. These were also purchased by moi :)

Left: Magento
Right: Silence Surprise

First up we have Silence Surprise. Here's the description from the creator herself:
A beautiful indigo jelly (blurple, if you will!) with a lovely holographic flair, Silence Surprise holds its holo secret well until it hits the sunlight! 

I did the same as my other swatches. 2 coats over a white base plus top coat on index and middle finger. Ring and pinky I did 3 coats. I feel like using an undie helps make it more opaque. It's light so it takes a couple coats to build up.

I took a quick photo outside but the sun was about to hide. My photos don't do this one justice. It's a beautiful jelly with scattered holo glitter!

The second polish is Magento. I freaking love this one! I don't have anything like it so that may be a reason why I love this one so much.

Description from its creator:
A beautiful magenta holographic polish, Magento is one that will get people talking! Subtly shimmery indoors, this polish declares its shine in the sunlight!

And she's totally right! You don't see the sparkles as much indoors but it's there!

Again I used a white base on index and middle finger followed by two coats plus top coat. Ring and pinky only used two coats plus top coat. Formula is amazing in this one!

Took a quick snapshot outside. I did this one before Silence Surprise so I caught a little bit of the sun, but one of my neighbors was walking towards the entrance. I panicked and felt like she was judging me lol! So again my photo doesn't do this one justice! :( 

I did take one with flash indoors though. No white base two coats plus top coat.

I love this! Did I say that already? I think I did! I can't wait for summer! I would wear this all summer long! But I won't because I don't want to finish the bottle! Unless I get some backups ;)

What do you guys think of these? Check out more swatches of these polishes on @shinesparkpolish Instagram and on her website.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Shinespark Nail Polish

Today I have for you swatches of Shinespark nail polish. A brand new indie brand. This set was purchased by yours truly.

Lisa Frank 90's kid collection
Top row:  Markie, Rainbow Chaser, Peekaboo
Bottom row: Dancing Dolphins, Max Splash, Ballerina Bunny

These are neon squishy rainbow jellies with some shimmer in them. Can be worn with or with out a white base. The white base makes them pop.

First up we have Markie. Index and middle fingers show 3 coats plus top coat over a white base. Ring and pinky fingers are 3 coats plus top coat. With a white base it's like a bright yellow-orange and on it's own it's a mango-y color. I love it!

This is Rainbow Chaser. An orange jelly with subtle shimmer. Again index and middle show 3 coats plus top coat over a white base. Ring and pinky show 3 coats plus top coat on its own.

This one is Peekaboo. A bright lime green shimmery jelly. 3 coats plus top coat over a white base on index and middle finger. On its own 3 coats plus top coat on ring and pinky. It's still very bright with out a white base!

I used this one for a St. Patrick's day mani. They watermarble beautifully! There's already a visible fill line in this bottle!
That's a watermarbled clover on my middle finger. 

Next up is Dancing Dolphins. This one is super pretty! It has some subtle shimmer as well. Index and middle shows 3 coats plus top coat over a white base and ring and pinky 3 coats plus top coat on its own.

This one is Max Splash. Beautiful purple jelly with a bit of shimmer. Index and middle has 3 coats plus top coat over a white base. 3 coats plus top coat on its own on ring and pinky. I smudged the pinky a bit in this one :(

I saved my favorite for last :)

Ballerina Bunny. 3 coats over a white base plus top coat on index and middle. On its own 3 coats plus top coat on ring and pinky. 
This one is my favorite because it's paaank!! Loved the formula on this one! They all have great formula but this one was so easy to work with. Like the others this one has a bit of shimmer to it. It really pops over a white base.

I love this collection. I can't wait to do some leadlighting and other techniques using these! The colors are super fun and bright! If you haven't purchased this collection yet you need to add it to your list!