Friday, May 6, 2016

Born Pretty Nail Foils

*Received for review*

Hi all! Today I have my first experience with nail foils to share with you. I had never tried them before so this was a totally new thing for me. They came as a really long sheet rolled up into a plastic container.


I applied them over a base of OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? and here are my results. 


They looked really cool! I wasn't happy with the part of the foil I put on my index finger but I was playing around with different parts of the pattern. My only mistake was using nail foil adhesive. It never dried and my nails were sticky after I applied the foils; so sticky that my nails were full of cat hair within minutes and I had to remove the whole thing after about ten minutes because it wouldn't dry. I have read that you can apply them when your nail polish is still slightly tacky and that the foils will stick to that so that is what I will be trying next time because I love how they look! I was bummed that I couldn't keep them on. But I want to stress that it had NOTHING to do with the foils because they were awesome and easy to use. In fact, you can buy them here for only $1.99. And if you use code AILX31 you can save 10%!

Have you ever tried nail foils? What was your experience with them? Let me know!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Fusion of Color Swatches and Review

*Products received in exchange for my honest review*

Hi all! Again, it's been a while. I hope you are all doing well. Today I have a new to me brand called Fusion of Color to share with you. I was recently given the opportunity to try some products from their new Spring line. I chose 2 eyeshadows, a highlighter, a blush, a lip gloss and a matte lippy. Let's get to the swatches shall we?

Highlighter in Bare Skin, blush in Kissed By The Sun
Eyeshadows in Chablis and Starfish

Sassy lip gloss in Tease, matte lipstick in Edgy

These colors are absolutely gorgeous. The eyeshadows are pigmented, creamy and super blendable. They lasted all day over a primer and looked just as good after 8 hours of wear as when I applied them in the morning. The blush and highlighter had the same texture and were very buildable so you can easily control the intensity of color. The lipstick felt a bit dry while applying but once it was on it didn't make my lips feel dry at all; it actually felt fairly moisturizing and stayed on for a good 6 hours. The gloss is the only thing I haven't wear tested but I tried it on and it had the perfect consistency; not too much slip (I hate that) and not super sticky. 

If you haven't tried Fusion of Color yet I highly recommend that you do. You can find them here. They have an amazing array of colors and are very reasonably priced. I look forward to trying more products in the future.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Born Pretty Nail Vinyls

*Provided for review*

I recently received a few things to try from Born Pretty Store. I was given a choice of a few products and since I haven't had a chance to try nail vinyls yet I chose these.


Look at the holographic rainbow! I didn't even notice that until I took the picture but once I did I couldn't stop looking at the rainbow goodness.

So, I had OPI My Pal Joey on my nails and decided to add on to that. I used Sephora by OPI Meet Me At The Disco holographic topcoat to use. I had heard that these were pretty sticky and that there was a chance that it might lift my polish. To prevent that, I used them the day after I painted my nails so they had sufficient time to dry. Then before I used stencil I stuck it on my hand first to take away some of the tackiness. I stuck the stencil on my nails (making sure that it was pressed down well on the sides so the polish wouldn't leak under the design and become a blob). I swiped on a coat of Meet Me At The Disco, peeled of the stencils, and voila! Nails that look like they were much more complicated than they really were.


 

I definitely want to try more patterns and techniques. Born Pretty Store has a ton of different patterns and they are so affordable! You can find this pattern here for only $1.37. And if you use code AILX31 you can save 10%! I will definitely be buying more patterns. Have you tried nail vinyls?

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

OPI My Pal Joey

*Purchased by me*

Hello again. Today I have another polish from the OPI Hello Kitty collection to show you called My Pal Joey.


It's a gorgeous polish with a great formula that only needed 2 easy coats. OPI definitely knows how to do creams right. If you love blue polish you definitely need this one! Isn't it pretty?

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

14 Days Of Valentines - Day 14 - Salon Perfect You Give Me Fever


*Won in a giveaway*
Day 14! Yay! I made it! Whew... This is the first blog challenge that I've actually followed through on and finished so I'm feeling a bit proud of myself at the moment. And I have a gorgeous polish to show you today: Salon Perfect You Give Me Fever. This is the fourth glitter polish from the limited edition holiday collection and it is a beauty.


My picture doesn't quite do it justice but it is a super sparkly two coat glitter bomb that is perfect for Valentine's Day.

So there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed the polishes I showed you as well as the manis from the other ladies. Thanks for sticking with me and Happy Valentine's Day!

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Saturday, February 13, 2016

14 Days Of Valentines - Day 13 - The Hungry Asian Strawberry


*Won in a giveaway*
We're almost there! For my next to last day of the challenge I have a really fun polish for you: Strawberry by The Hungry Asian. I won a giveaway a few years ago and the prize was 4 full-size polishes. As soon as I saw Strawberry I knew I had to have it. It's a bright red with tiny black glitters that look like strawberry seeds.


Isn't it adorable? I really love it! What do you think?

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)

Friday, February 12, 2016

14 Days Of Valentines - Day 12 - Zoya Sooki

*Purchased by me*

Here we are on day 12 and I finally have a red polish for you. It's not that I don't like red polish, and I think it looks ok on my, but it's not a color I gravitate towards for some reason. But when Zoya released Sooki (named after the character in one of my all-time favorite TV series True Blood) I knew I had to have it. I don't know if I've even worn this as a full mani ever but I've used it a lot in nail art (well the little bit of that I do). 


It's a great tomato red with great coverage.

What do you think of red polish? Let me know! And check out the links below.

'Til We Meet Again...
Rebecca  :)