Friday, August 28, 2015

Shinespark Polish Falling Leaves collection swatch and review

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Are you guys ready for fall? Sometimes it feels like it's already fall and sometimes it feels like it's still summer. Come on weather get it together! Lol

Today I have a collection that definitely says it's Fall season. Shinespark Polish Falling Leaves Fall Collection consists of 5 beautiful holographic polishes; Hot Cocoa, Evergreen, Pumpkin Spice, Harvest and Autumn Sky. I'll let you know my thoughts on this collection after the swatches. So let's begin! Pictures were taken outside in direct sunlight.

Top left: Hot Cocoa, Left middle: Pumpkin Spice, Bottom Left: Autumn Sky
Top right: Evergreen, Right middle: Harvest

Hot Cocoa:
Is described as a rich brown linear holo polish. This is 2 coats plus top coat.
Hot Cocoa

Hot Coco macro

Is described as a rich pine green linear holo polish.
This is two coats plus top coat.

Evergreen macro

Pumpkin Spice:
Deep orange linear holo polish. Two coats plus top coat.
Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice macro

Harvest gold linear holo polish. Three coats plus top coat.

Harvest macro

Autumn Sky:
Deep blue linear holo polish. Three coats plus top coat.
Autumn Sky

Autumn Sky macro

I love this collection! Very smooth formula, dries quick, it's not runny, and the colors are gorgeous. I can see myself using these on their own or doing some stamping over them. My favorites are Hot Cocoa and Autumn Sky! Love them! Which are your favorites?

This collection is currently out of stock but Molly plans on restocking on September 3 maybe sooner so keep an eye out on her Instagram page.

Full size collection retails for $36, individuals for $8. Mini size collection retails for $16.50 and minis for $3.50. Get yours at as soon as they're available!

Thank you so much for reading! I have a few other polishes from Shinespark Polish I'll be sharing with you guys next time :)

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Feather gradient nails

Hello beauties! 

It's Monday again! Where did the weekend go? 

Today I have some fun nail art to show you guys. I used some bird feathers that my father in law saved for me. He has different kinds of birds, I don't even know exactly what kind they are since he's always getting new ones. One day I saw how pretty their feathers were so I asked him if he could save me some if they fell off. Well the man ended up giving me a bunch in different sizes. I could only use the small ones though. I didn't want to tell him what I was going to use them for. I could only imagine the look on his face if I told him I wanted them for my nails lol!

Anyway here is the final look I did using the bird feathers. I took indoor and outdoor photos so you could see the feathers.

I did a gradient on index and pinky using Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons in Lime Accent and Sinful Colors In The Limelight. I wanted the gradient to match the feathers. I stamped over the gradient with M Polish Cayuga using plate BP-80 from you can find the plate here.

On the middle and ring finger I used two coats of Zoya Ana. I applied some clear polish (Wet N Wild clear) to make it tacky since it was already dry, then I placed the feather on top and lightly pressed it down. I made sure all sides were stuck and then I trimmed a bit off the remaining feather. I applied a semi thick coat of seche vite to seal in the feather. Once it was fully dry I pressed the remaining bit of the feather down and filed it off using my glass file. One more coat of top coat followed by a matte top coat after it was dry. 

I think that I should've used a darker base under the feathers. I feel like the final result is hard to really see them in the pictures but I really liked how they turned out in real life.


I had to take some macros. Ignore the bubbles though!
Feather Macro

M Polish Cayuga 

So what did you guys think of this look? Would you or have you used feathers in a mani before? This is actually the second time I use feathers. The first time I used some that my friend @crooked_mani sent me last year. I still have some of those and should really use them again soon.

I hope you guys liked this look. Thank you for reading. See you next time :)

*No birds were harmed in the making of this mani!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Tribal Water Decals Review

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Hola my friends!

I've got so more water decal nail art to share with you today. I received some tribal water slide decals from item #21536 option HOT-250 to review. I loved the designs but once you cut them out they're super tiny. I recommend you use some tweezers and good lighting!

Here is the photo from their site. I forgot to take one before cutting it.
Image (not my image)

Here is the mani I came up with. I got inspired by some of the colors used in the photo.

Zoya Teigen, Ana, Tomoko, and decals from

I used Zoya Teigen, Ana, and Tomoko for my design. Each little strip are individual decals. 

To make my life easier I cut out the parts I wanted to use and put them in a little bit of water in a plate. While I applied my top coat to my base the decals were about ready to pull out and stick to my nail. 

Once they were ready I started sliding them off the paper and applying it to my nail. If I didn't like the position of it I just stuck my nail in the water a bit and lifted the decal to reposition. 

After I was done with one nail I dabbed off the water with a cotton swab. Added some dots and lines and top coated with Seche Vite. Repeated this process with the rest of my nails.

How about some close ups?

item #21536

item #21536

This mani took a bit of time and patience but I loved how it turned out! I hope you guys love it as much as I do! 

You can use code SMPX31 for 10% off your order from excludes sale items. They offer world wide free shipping.

Thank you for reading. Until next time! :)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bornprettystore Diamond Glitter review

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Hey lovelies! 

Today's nail art is glitter placement using loose diamond glitter from Item #20279.

I took a macro of the glitter inside the little round case it comes in.

Item #20279

Isn't it beautiful?!

I started with a base of Color Club Halo-graphic.

Color Club Halo-graphic 

This is two coats plus top coat in direct sunlight. I love it!

Macro in lightbox (2 daylight bulbs)

Color Club Halo-graphic macro

I really had no idea how I was going to place the glitter. I did what I always do. Just wing it lol. 

Here's the final result.

I started by dumping some glitter out onto a sheet of paper (this way it's easier to dump them back in) and picking which color glitter I was going to use. I decided on two colors. 

I applied some clear polish (Wet n Wild clear) over my holo base on my middle finger. With a dotting tool I started placing the pink diamonds in a line straight down my nail. When it seemed the clear polish was beginning to dry I applied a bit more. Then I did the same thing on each side of the pink glitter with the light purple glitter. 

When I reached the end of my nail I cut some of the glitters with a nail clipper in half. I placed those at the top by my cuticules and to the tip of the nail. I did this same thing with my ring finger.

On my other nails I placed them in a dotticure pattern. 

I really loved the end result. There's so much you can do with this type of glitter!

Some macros:

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Hope you guys liked this. Thank you for reading. I'll leave you with another look at this glitter placement :)

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aztec Print Nails

Hi my friends!

Today's nails are aztec/tribal print featuring Zoya Dream. First of all let me tell you that these were way harder than I thought. Why do I always do this to myself? lol

Ok let's start out by showing you a swatch of Zoya Dream.

Zoya Dream
This polish is gorgeous! I don't use it enough as I would like to. Dream can be best described as a deep blue polish with holographic glitter throughout. Swatch shows two coats plus top coat. I couldn't get a photo of it in the sun but trust me it's beautiful!

This is what I did over it. Made me kind of sad that most of it got covered up though.

Design was done freehand with white acrylic paint and a bit of pink acrylic paint. I didn't have a design planned out. I kind of just went a long with it. I started out with three lines across my nails and went from there. I made lots of mistakes but the good thing about acrylic paint is that you can wash it off or scrape it off and start over. Even though my lines aren't straight and not all my nails came out the same I like the outcome.

 What do you guys think of this look? Like it, not for you? 

That's it for today lovelies! Thanks for reading. See you soon :)

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Empress By Mya Michele Philadelphia Soul collection swatches and review

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Hey lovelies!

Today I have swatches from a new indie polish brand that just launched on the 1st of this month. Empress by Mya Michele. Empress by Mya Michele's first collection is called The Philadelphia Soul Collection and consists of 9 polishes: Eagle Grungy Green, Temple Tangerine, Erie Pink, Passyunk Purple, Huntigdon Valley Green, Frost & Fifth, Center City Cream, Cherry Cheesesteak, and Avenue of the Blues. I will show you swatches first and tell you what I think at the end.

The Philadelphia Soul Collection

Eagle Grungy Green:
Teal/green jelly polish with subtle gold shimmer throughout. 3 coats plus top coat. This one would've been fine with only 2 coats.


Temple Tangerine:
Pink/orange jelly polish with subtle gold shimmer throughout. 3 coats plus top coat. This one was a bit more sheer. There's still VNL but it's a jelly so that's fine.


Erie Pink:
Fuchsia jelly polish with gold shimmer thought. The gold shimmer is more visible in this polish. This is 3 coats plus top coat.


Passyunk Purple:
Purple holo micro glitter topper in a clear base with extra shimmer. 2 coats over a black base. 


Huntigdon Valley Green:
Sheer frosty light green polish. 3 coats on its own plus top coat on index and middle finger. 2 coats over a black base on ring and pinky plus top coat. Gorgeous over black!

Macro Huntingdon Valley Green on its own:

Macro Huntingdon Valley Green over black:

Frost & Fifth
Sheer frosty light lavender polish with scattered purple micro glitter through out. 3 coats on its own on index and middle and 2 coats over a black base on middle and pinky plus top coat. Love it over black!

Macro Frost & Fifth on its own: 

Macro Frost & Fifth over black:

Center City Cream: 
Copper/gold frosty polish. 2 coats plus top coat.


Cherry Cheesesteak:
Rusty red colored polish. 3 coats plus topcoat. 


Avenue of the Blues:
This is a sort of silver gray/dark blue gray colored polish with blue undertones. 3 coats plus top coat.


Do you have any favorites in this collection?

Overall formulas on all were nice and dried quick.  I had issues with the jellies, the pigment seemed to be settling at the bottom, I mixed it with a toothpick and they were fine after. I let the owner know and she will be looking into that. 
I love the colors in this collection. Some are unique to my collection like Avenue of the Blues, Huntingdon Valley Green and Frost & Fifth. 
I had a great experience working with the owner Mya as I have had with all other indies I've worked with. 

Learn more about the brand and the owner on their website in the About Us section.

Philadelphia Soul Collection is available now on Mya's website

Each 13ml bottle retails for $7 use code PHILLY801 for $5 off $30 or more

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