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Jan 23, 2020

In The Pale Light - Sally Hansen, Australis, Born Pretty

Hello all! I come with stamping!

[In The Pale Light]
[Born Pretty - Pure World L002]

This mani was done with Born Pretty's stamping plate Pure World - L002. The base is the gradient mani I posted about in this post, using Sally Hansen's Crush on Blue and  Australis' Aqua. The stamping polish is Born Pretty's Throne, a black polish. I really like how the scenery turned out on the ring finger.

[Base: Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Australis Aqua
Stamping: Born Pretty stamping plate Pure World L002, Born Pretty Throne]
I kind of botched the stamping on this other hand. I didn't scrape off the polish sufficiently, which is why the pattern isn't so discernible for some. :(

Otherwise, I do love the patterns here. The flowers and scenery stamps look really good, and they were easy to stamp.


If you like the plate, you can find it here at Born Pretty. You can get a 10% off any full priced items too!

Jan 9, 2020

Placid Waters - Sally Hansen, Australis

Today is just a simple gradient mani that I did freehand!

[Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Australis Aqua]
The pale blue polish is Sally Hansen's Crush on Blue and the pale teal is Australis' Aqua. They match each other really well to make a gradient. The colours are close enough that you don't need sponging to do the gradient, in my opinion. It makes for a simple and easy to create gradient mani!

Dec 19, 2019

Sweater Weather - Born Pretty Nicole Diary 124, Born Pretty BP-WN05 Dark Armor, Orly Au Champagne

Time for some Christmassy looks!

[Sweater Weather]
These look like Christmas sweater patterns, which I really like!

[Born Pretty's Nicole Diary - 124]
This here is Born Pretty's stamping plate Nicole Diary 124 which was sent to us for review. You can see the cross-stitching type for the patterns.

[Base: Orly Au Champagne; Stamping plate: Nicole Diary 124;
Stamping nail polish:  Born Pretty's BP-WN05 Dark Armor]
The stamping polish used was Born Pretty's stamping polish BP-WN05 Dark Armor, a creme red stamping polish. It's very easy to stamp with. The base polish is Orly's Au Champagne, a white polish with a beautiful white shimmer.

Overall, the stamping plate is lovely to work with and the pattern is awfully cute, I really like it! It's a great Christmas look!

If you're interested in the plate, you can find it here at Born Pretty. You can get a 10% off any full priced items too!

Dec 9, 2019

Slithery Slide - China Glaze GR8, Born Pretty Nicole Diary-125, Hit the Bottle As Black As Night


I have a quick and easy review for today.

[S-s-s-special!]
I wish my nails weren't quite so short at the moment! Would've loved to test this stamping plate out on longer nails.

[Nicole Diary-125]
Here's the plate that I'm testing out - Nicole Diary-125 from Born Pretty. It's a pretty cool set of designs themed around snakes and florals. Definitely a classic tattoo vibe going here!

[Base: China Glaze GR8, Stamping plate: Born Pretty Nicole Diary-125;
Stamping: Hit the Bottle As Black As Night]
I picked two designs to use on my nail; the bottom middle and right designs. My base polish is China Glaze GR8, a gold linear holo which you can see in this (really old!) post here. I then stamped over with a plain black creme stamping polish - Hit the Bottle As Black As Night. 

[Base: China Glaze GR8, Stamping plate: Born Pretty Nicole Diary-125;
Stamping: Hit the Bottle As Black As Night]
How wonderfully did the designs transfer! I'm so pleased that all the fine detail was so easy to stamp. Would love to do a white, black and red variation on these designs when my nails are longer!

If this tickles your fancy, check out the plate here at Born Pretty. Code above will give you 10% off full priced items as well. Tis the season to be shopping after all... :p


Dec 2, 2019

Pink Foil-age - Revlon Perfectly Plum, Born Pretty Texture-L002, Born Pretty Miss Pink


I'm back with a few review items from Born Pretty to try out...

[Purple lightning]
...and they're some great stamping products, as you'll see..!

[Born Pretty Stamping Plate - Texture-L002]
The first is a foliage-themed stamping plate - Born Pretty Texture-L002 which features lots of intricate leaf patterns. The stamping plate comes with a handy cardboard sleeve with a window so you can see the plate itself. As always, there's protective blue film to protect the metal that you need to peel off before using. 

[Bottle to nail: Born Pretty Stamping Polish BP-Q06 Miss Pink]
I'm also trying out an extremely shiny stamping polish from Born Pretty - this one is BP-Q06 Miss Pink. I don't think I have anything quite like this in my stash! It's an extremely sparkly silvery purple foil that stamps like a dream.

[Base: Revlon Perfectly Plum; Stamping: Born Pretty BP-Q06 Miss Pink;
Stamping plate: Born Pretty Texture-L002]
I've done a different pattern on each nail so you can see what it looks like. Love how beautifully the leaf pattern on my middle finger here turned out.

[Base: Revlon Perfectly Plum; Stamping: Born Pretty BP-Q06 Miss Pink;
Stamping plate: Born Pretty Texture-L002]
...and here's another five stamping patterns on my other hand! Unfortunately my nails are quite short at the moment so I couldn't get a lot of each image on the nail. The foil is also so gosh-darn sparkly that it's hard to photograph, but it certainly looks eye-catching in person!

All in all, very easy products to use - great quality at a decent price. So if you're interested, you can check out the stamping plate and polish at Born Pretty. Code above as usual will give you an extra discount off full-priced products!



Nov 27, 2019

Holiday Magic - Revlon Perfectly Plum


It's been a bit crazy, and the mitts went unpainted for a good long while, but I'm trying to ease back into it...

[Bottle to nail: Revlon Perfectly Plum (2 coats)]
Today I have a fairly old one from my stash (I think!) - this is Revlon Perfectly Plum, a red-leaning purple shimmer polish.

[Bottle to nail: Revlon Perfectly Plum (2 coats)]
I thought this one actually works well for the upcoming festive season, although it's a bit unseasonable down under as it's more an autumn shade that the hot summer we're already dipping our toes into...!

[Bottle to nail: Revlon Perfectly Plum (2 coats)]
I was quite pleased that it didn't take too long to dry, and was opaque and even at two coats. Not too bad for a work-safe, not-too-vampy manicure! Not just that, you could add a bit of silver or gold glitter and take it straight to party territory. =)