Tag: Studs

Jindie Nails – Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies (Fan group custom polish)

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I gotta take a break from organizing my new nail and makeup room aka woman cave :D to show you this new Jindie Nails beauty. This is Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies and it was created as a custom polish for Jindie Nails fan group in FB.

“This one is is a coral  shimmer polish loaded with blue, purple, pink, rose, green, gold and real silver flakies.  It’s also got micro glitters in holographic gold and holographic silver.  The polish is opaque in 2-3 coats.”

Quality of this polish was very good. It applied nice and smooth, dried fast enough and didn’t chip during the three days I wore this manicure. Just beautiful!

For this manicure I used a coat of Essie Fill The Gap and a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coats, two coats of Coral-ing All The Jindie Junkies and HK Girl top coat. For the ring finger I used a coat of Essie Fill The Gap and two coats of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby velvet matte, no top coat.

You can buy Jindie Nails polishes from JindieNails.com or from authorized distributors. You can find the latest news, releases and restock info from their FB and IG.

 

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

Dollish Polish – Walker Bait with a hint of nail art

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Lately I’ve been so busy again that it’s hard to find time to write blog posts. I can do my nails and take the photos but I don’t seem to have enough time to just sit down and write these posts. So I’ve been thinking that instead of trying to write as much as I usually do I’ll keep it short and simple for a bit. That way I’ll at least get the reviews and posts up for you guys and who has time to read all this anyways LOL It’s more important to show the photos and tell you the basic things about the polish :)

This manicure is a bit of a tease cos the polish was limited edition and isn’t available anymore. This is Dollish Polish Walker Bait. I still want to show you this manicure cos Walker Bait is just stunning and you might want to keep your eyes open for it in case it makes another comeback in the future.

Walker Bait applies really well, is opaque on two coats and it dries fast. Removal was easy and there was no staining on my nails after this. It also didn’t chip during the two days I wore it. I wanted to wear it longer but I was peeling an apple and peeled a part of my ring finger nail off too so I had to remove the polish earlier than I was planning.

For this manicure I used a coat of Essie Fill the Gap, a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu! base coat, two coats of Walker Bait and HK Girl top coat. Ring finger nail art is done with a fine brush using Mavala 106 Orange Fusion and OPI Liquid Sand Jinx. Studs are from Born Pretty Store.

Photos don’t do justice to this stunning polish. Looking at the bottle on these photos gives a better idea of how this looks on nails when light hits it in different angles. So beautiful!

 

***Walker Bait,Jinx and studs were purchased by me, Mavala Orange Fusion was sent for review.

Born Pretty Store fluorescent square studs review

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Hello lovelies! Today it’s time for another Born Pretty Store review. I like doing nail art but I feel like I never have time. So doing these reviews for BPS sort of force me to do some nail art from time to time :D This time I got some square fluorescent studs to test. These come in a wheel that has both neon-ish and pastel studs in it.

 

For this manicure I used Glitter Gal Bikini Babe pastel pink creme as a base color. On the ring finger I used the studs from Born Pretty Store sealed in with Glitter Gal Gloss Boss top coat. This top coat is thick-ish gel like finish so it’s perfect to use with studs. It’s also not a fast drying top coat so it doesn’t damage or make the studs bleed color like a fast drying top coat might do.

For all the other nails I did a gradient on top of Glitter Gal Bikini Babe using IsaDora Sugar Crush polishes 134 Bon Bon (light pink) and 135 Cotton Candy (lilac).

 

 

 

You can use these studs in so many different designs and they are super easy to use. I usually just press them on to the wet polish and seal with a top coat.

You can buy these square studs 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 studs were sent for review, all the other products used on this manicure have also been sent to me free of charge. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this post.

OPI Brazil nail art – Part 2

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Here’s some more nail art with OPI Brazil polishes. This time I used Live.Love.Carnaval, Just Can’t Cope-Acabana and Where Did Suzi’s Man-Go?. It didn’t end up looking as I thought it would so I added some studs. In the end I was just ok with the way these nails looked. Gradient could’ve been smoother, lines are a little wobbly and so on. But I said it before and I’ll say it again. My nail art skills are a little rusty so here we are, practising :)

 

 

 

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

Girly pirate nails and Born Pretty Store skull review

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Today I have some 3D stud nail art for you again with a Born Pretty Store review. Since I pretty much suck at freehand nail art and I don’t like decals or stickers much then this is pretty much the only thing I can do :D I got these metal skulls (#2) to try out and I had to think for a bit about what to do with them. The obvious thing was to put on black nail polish and stick a skull on one of the nails. I wanted to do something a little more girly though and came up with this design.

The base color is OPI Chic From Ears To Tail. After that was dry I used masking tape to get straight lines on the tips and applied OPI Liquid Sand Emotions. Then I used top coat to attach round studs and the chain on the ring finger. Both of these products can also be found from Born Pretty Store. At last I added the skull. I just used top coat so I could easily remove it and save for later use. If you really want to attach it so that it stays on too you need to use glue.

Skulls are flat and they stick out on the side of the nails. So I recommend these to be used mostly on one night party manicures. If possible you should also wait till the last minute to glue the skull on to your manicure. Otherwise it will be stuck in your hair or clothes while you’re getting ready.

 

 

 

I think this looks great with my nail shape and using pink too made the manicure look a little more feminine but still edgy and pirate-y ;)

You can buy these skulls 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

 

 

***The skulls were sent for review, studs and chain purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking any of the links on this pos.

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.

Mish Mash Challenge – Metallic

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Ahhhh! I’m so late with this post but once again, better late than never :P So last week’s theme was metallic. Since I strongly dislike metallic finish nail polish I decided to do something that doesn’t make me want to start a huge fire and throw every metallic polish bottle in to it. I think studs and chains count as metallic, right? At least on this mani they do :P

 

Here’s what I did.

For this I used OPI Baby It’s “Coal” Outside with G & G HK Girl top coat. Studs and chain are from Born Pretty Store.

 

This is a quick and easy mani. Just do your base color and let dry. Then use glue or top coat to attach the studs on the nails and seal then in with a top coat if you want to. Little tools like dotting tool, cutters to cut the chain, small pliers etc. will be helpful.
If you have a moment go check out what all the other awesome ladies came up with!
***All products purchased by me. I do not benefit from clicking the links on this post.

KKCenterHk review – Purple marquise nail art studs

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I got purple marquise nail art studs to try out from KKCenterHk and here’s my review of them. These studs are rather large 6 mm x 3 mm but they are made of metal so you can bend them to match the shape of your nail. I usually use a dotting tool handle to bend bigger studs like these to curve slightly so they are easier to place on the nails.

 

 

This time I decided to go for a floral design with these studs and I also used round silver studs that I have previously received from KKCenterHk. I quite like how this turned out. The studs were easy to use, bend and place on the nails. To attach the studs I used a drop of top coat (not fast drying) and I also sealed the design in with a layer of top coat. The base color here is Essie Lilacism.

You can find these nail art studs from KKCenterHk and if you use the code “polishaholic” you’ll get -10% off.

 

 

***These were sent for a review

 

Born Pretty Store Nail art studs wheel review

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It’s time for another Born Pretty Store review. This time I have a wheel of nail art studs for you. This wheel has 12 different shape studs both silver and gold in it. I like the fact that I can get all these shapes in a same package. This way I get to play around and try out different things.

Some of the studs are quite big and all of them lay flat. You can easily bend the bigger studs so that they curve a little and match the shape of your nail. I used a dotting tool handle to push the stud against so I got it to curve just the right amount. Again I applied the studs on a manicure that wasn’t completely dry yet and pressed the studs down lightly to get them to sink into the polish a little. After I got all the studs placed I added  a top coat to seal them in. The polish is Illamasqua Rampage.

I used a lot of big studs this time cos I wanted to go a little overboard with this look. I really like how the ring finger turned out. Almost looks like it has an armor on. Next time I use these I’ll probably just do an accent nail. I find all the the studs on this kit being very usable and you’ll be seeing more designs with these in the future.

You can buy this stud wheel 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.


***These studs were sent for review.

 

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Nail art studs and stars

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Before Christmas I ordered star shaped and square nail art studs from Born Pretty Store after I saw those on Kynnelle-blog. These arrived in mail this week and I’m very happy with my purchase. Nice change from rhinestones and glitter. I just had to quickly try the stars on my OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service manicure. I especially like the fact that these are not flat. Instead they curve and follow the shape of the nail nicely.

Now I just have to figure out some nail art using these :)