Tag: Rhinestones

Born Pretty Store review – Gold and silver nail art rings

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Today I have some nail art for you using silver rings and rhinestones from Born Pretty Store.

 

These rings come in a wheel of gold and silver colored metal rings. They can be used for nail art on natural nails or with gel/acrylic nails. These are not too big so they are easy to place on the nails. I chose to put a rhinestone inside of the rings and also placed some rhinestones around them.
I actually expected these to be solid rings but as you can see on the photo above, the ends overlap each other a little. I thought this might be a problem and cause them to get stuck on clothes and hair etc. but it really wasn’t an issue at all. I pressed the ring on to wet nail polish, placed the rhinestones and few glitter pieces and sealed everything with a generous coat of HK Girl top coat. I wore this manicure for two days. The rings didn’t get caught on anything during that time and both the rings and rhinestones stayed on perfectly until I removed the manicure.
For this manicure I used:Mavala 315 Amethyst from the Fall 2014 Sublime collection. I used two coats for index and pinky nails. For middle finger and thumb nails I used a coat of Amethyst and a coat of Lynnderella Jelly Egg. Everything is topped with HK Girl top coat.
For the ring finger I first applied two coats of Essie Fill the Gap. Next I applied a generous coat of OPI In True Stefani Fashion glitter polish on the middle of the nail. Then I placed the rings and rhinestones on to the wet polish and pressed them down gently. I also added some F.U.N. Lacquer Winter Wonderland glitter topper (Can this please make comeback this Christmas? It’s so awesome!) for extra sparkle. I topped everything with another generous coat of HK Girl top coat and I was done!
These rings looked pretty much as I thought they would when used on a manicure. I quite like the little extra something they bring on a regular rhinestone nail art. I’ll definitely will be using these again on another manicure.

 

You can buy these silver and gold rings from Born Pretty Store and they also have a wide range of other nail art supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.

 

www.bornprettystore.com

 

 

***These rings were sent for review. Rhinestones were gifted to me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Born Pretty Store – Black rhinestone wheel review

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Today I’m back with another Born Pretty Store product review. This time I chose to test black rhinestones. These come in a wheel that has about 500 rhinestones in four different sizes in it for the price of $3.95.

These rhinestones are super easy to use for all kinds of nail art. You can attach them with top coat or nail glue if you want to make sure they stay on. Just remember that nail glue can make them stick real hard on your nails and it might make it much harder to remove the manicure.

 

 

Since I’m growing out the UV-gel layover on my nails I decided to do a design that covers the annoying growth line nicely. I used top coat to attach three different size rhinestones from the wheel on my nails near the cuticle (I chose not to use the biggest ones this time). The base color is Love, Angeline Lunar Love from my Monday’s blog post.

I love how this turned out! I think the black stones look perfect with the delicate pink polish.

 

You can buy these black rhinestones from Born Pretty Store and they also have a wide range of other nail art supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.

 

www.bornprettystore.com

 

 

***These rhinestones were sent for review. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Valentine’s Day nail art

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Here’s a manicure that made me wish I was skilled enough to kick myself ;) I can’t even begin to understand why I thought it would be a great idea to attach countless tiny pearls on my nails :D I was ready to throw the pearls out the window after the first heart. Instead I decided to be a woman about it and finish what I started. And oh how much fun that was…

Base color is Color Club Wicker Park. Hearts are done with Color Club Hot Like Lava. I painted three coats on a ziploc bag. Let it dry completely and then used a heart shaped hole puncher to cut out the hearts. I used HK Girl on top of Wicker Park and the polish hearts. I used top coat to attach the micro-pearls and rhinestones.

 

 

 

 

***Wicker Park was sent for review. Hot Like Lava, rhinestones and micro pearls were purchased by me.  HK Girl was gifted to me.

Not your usual Holiday nails and Born Pretty Store pink bow review

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Since I got to try the Glitter Gal Big Smoke polish from their Holiday in OZ collection I decided to use it as a base for a different kind of Holiday nails design. I also got some pretty pink bows with rhinestones (#K242) from Born Pretty Store to try out. I added some silver micro-pearls and rosy pink studs to the mix and this is what I came up with. I guess if you use your imagination you can call this some kind of gift package with flashy bling bling decorations design ;)

 

 

Who says Holiday nails always need to be red-green-gold/silver :P

The bows are metallic and easy to attach on the nail. They are curved instead of flat and therefore follow the shape of you nail better. I quite liked these! This time I just used a top coat to attach the decorations since I wanted to be able to remove the bows easily and stash them away for another use. If you want them to properly stay on your nail I suggest you use nail glue (tip glue) on top of your manicure to attach these bows. They are quite big and won’t stay on for long without proper glue. Just remember never to glue any decorations straight on your natural nail. Always make sure you have a few coats of polish between your natural nail and the glue.

You can buy these bows from Born Pretty Store and they also have a wide range of other nail art supplies. Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Please use the code “NZL91” when you order and get extra -10% discount.

 

 

www.bornprettystore.com

 

 

***Big Smoke, Gloss Boss top coat and metallic bows were sent for review, micro-pearls and pink studs purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

Polish days – 7 deadly sins

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This is my first time doing a Polish Days theme manicure. I’m actually quite excited to do this too :) This month’s theme is 7 deadly sins. I did a quick googling on the subject and saw some inspiring images. I decided to go with pride. Pride is said to be the original and deadliest of the seven sins.

Pride also called vanity, wanting to be more attractive and important than the others. For this I wanted to do a look that was very showy. Since pride is often associated with violet color I saw the perfect opportunity to use my Illamasqua Babtiste that finally arrived. I sponged some purple glitter over it on some parts of the nails and glued on a lot of clear, different sized rhinestones. Unfortunately the photos don’t do justice to how sparkling this manicure really was.

 

Holiday theme month: Purple “bling” manicure

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Instead of nail stamping art I decided to do these rhinestone nails this time. The polish is gorgeous Color Club Winter Wonderland from their Holiday 2012 collection. Vibrant purple shade with a lot of pink shimmer. Lovely!

In this mani I used two coats of basecoat, two coats of Glitter Wonderland and INM Super Fast Drying Top Coat. On top of those I glued some different size rhinestones and micro-pearls.