REVIEW: Born Pretty Store March Nail Lacquer & Love Double Ring
Hello, hello, lovely readers! I have some more Born Pretty Store (BPS) goodies to show you today! I am using the same gold square studs from this past post for this manicure just to add a bit more bling to go with my double ring (hey that rhymed!).
I used March Nail Lacquer in the shade #5, which is a beautiful, muted-dusty lilac creme. Then, using a dotting tool, I stuck on the gold studs vertically on each nail. When I added them, I was doing so with my fingers extended normally without thinking about how they would photograph upside down, and well, they all look quite crooked in the first picture. My apologies for that!
Anyway, the March Nail Lacquer has a very nice formula - only two coats required for full coverage. The bottles are in a very cute, curvy shape and they are each topped with a cute bow on the cap, which can be used as a hair tie.
Then I added on the double love ring:
Aside from wanting all the nail polish in the world, I have a habit of collecting funky rings. When I saw this one on the BPS site, I knew I had to have it! This adorable double ring has a very antique-y, tarnished look to it, which I find to be absolutely cool. The bands are adjustable for all finger sizes, so you don’t have to worry about them not fitting. It’s very cute and suitable to wear on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. :)
All products used in this post can be purchased from the Born Pretty Store website. You can use my coupon code MANDIEW21 to get 10% off your entire purchase + free shipping worldwide.
Products provided for review.
KISS MY NAILS!
OPI My Very First Knockwurst
stamping plate KD16
To help get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit, I have an easy, kissable manicure to share with you today.
My nails are covered in lip prints, thanks to Born Pretty Store’s adorable stamping plate KD16. I started my manicure using three coats of OPI’s My Very First Knockwurst as the base color (previously reviewed here). After that dried, I went on to the fun part: stamping!
As you can see, the stamping plate has nine different lip prints to choose from. I used four of the nine prints for my manicure. Unlike the round Konad plates, these BPS plates are in the shape of an octagon. The edges can be quite sharp, so please be careful not to cut yourself! Other than that, the plate promises to provide cute little kisses for your nails. :)
I was worried prior to trying out the stamps because the images have very fine crevasses to imitate puckered lips. Usually, I am not very successful with stamping fine lines, but if you look at my close-up picture right above, you can see that the lines came out nicely and very detailed! I am impressed! No smudging at all. :)
I chose Milani’s Rapid Cherry for the stamping color, which worked out great for these red lips. Also, since it’s “Rapid” Cherry, the color dried very quickly to prevent any dragging from the top coat. Win!
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Products provided for review.
FUZZY WUZZY + tutorial
Since I started this site over a year ago, I have received many requests for video tutorials, but I was not able to deliver due to my busy school and work schedules. However, I was feeling up to the challenge for a picture tutorial today (I’m slowly working my way up!) after trying out this velvet powder from Born Pretty Store (BPS).
I have seen velvet nail art here and there online, but not much. Like past trends (e.g. caviar manicures and such), I am sure it has died down, but I just tried it out today and I find it to be a rather funky look that everyone should try for the winter season.
So before I start reviewing the individual products, let’s take a look at how I achieved this “fuzzy wuzzy” look. :)
What you will need:
nail polish color of your choice, velvet powder, tweezers, small brush
That’s it! Easy, right?
You can apply the velvet to all of your nails for a full fuzzy manicure, but I chose to apply it to my accent nails.
The texture is just like velvet, so you do not want to apply a top coat over it.
Sweet Color #10 by BPS is a gorgeous lavender-gray creme. It’s a one-coater, which is great for a pastel color. Love it! The bottle is super cute and the brush is flat, which allows for extra precision when painting. I chose to pair this color with a purple flocking powder (can be purchased here). Each bottle of velvet powder comes with a pair of tweezers and a small brush, so you don’t need to buy anything else to create this look. The powder is very fine and you will not get clumps on your nails.
I had a lot of fun putting flocking powder on my nails. If you want to try something new, definitely give these products a chance.
You can use my coupon code MANDIEW21 to get 10% off your entire purchase + free shipping at Born Pretty Store. Enjoy! :)
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All products mentioned in this post were sent to me for consideration from Born Pretty Store. As always, the opinions stated are honest and my own. For more information, please see my full disclosure.
Milani White on the Spot
striping tape, black round studs
Wheee! I have a fun domino manicure for you today. :)
I started by painting my nails with two coats of my favorite white polish. When the base color dried, I added striping tape across each nail. Then, having some domino pieces out as a guide, I used a dotting tool to add the black studs onto my nails one at a time. You can use nail glue as an adhesive, but I prefer using a simple top coat since it is just as effective and less messy.
These black studs from Born Pretty Store are incredibly lightweight, which prevents them from falling off your nails. I love that the backs are flat so that application is easy. To ensure that the studs and striping tape will stay put, seal up your entire manicure with one more layer of top coat.
And here’s a picture of some actual dominoes with my nails just for fun. :)
Like what you see? You can easily recreate this look for yourself! Each bag of the 2mm black round studs costs less than $5, and as a reader of mandie’s manicures, you can use my coupon code MANDIEW21 to get 10% off your entire purchase + free shipping! Click here for the studs!
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