Born Pretty Store Gold Glitter, Gold Cat and Essie Licorice

Hi :)

BornPrettyStore.com sent me more free samples! Hurray! This time I have some amazing gold glitter and some gold cats! I’ve already posted a few items from their website and I think their products are great quality and the prices are so low! Plus they do free worldwide delivery. AND they gave me a 10% off code that you can use – I do love a discount code! (Does anyone else Google discount codes before they buy online? You should!) I love everything they’ve sent me so far and I’ve picked out some more stuff myself, they sell evvverything! :)

The #12 gold glitter is gorgeous, it comes in a nice big pot so there’s plenty. It’s a rich, bright, gold colour and it’s really sparkly. It glows like it’s real gold! (I wish!)

The 3D cat is the same colour gold and it’s super cute! It has a little rhinestone on it’s tail! You get five, so order two packets if you want one for every finger :)

Here they are together with Essie Licorice; The glitter is loose, so I painted my ring finger with one coat of topcoat and dipped it into the pot of glitter while it was still wet. Then I brushed off the excess with a fan brush and then added two more coats of topcoat. I have to do a full mani with just this glitter! So glowy o.O

353.1 Essie Licorice BPS Cat and Gold Glitter

 

Here’s a better angle of the Cat, isn’t she so cute! Look at her little paws and ears! :D (Can you tell I’m a cat lady?)

 

353.2 Essie Licorice BPS Cat and Gold Glitter

 

Here’s a pic of the glitter just because it was so pretty! :D I really love the colour.  353.4 BPS Gold Glitter and Cat

Thanks for looking! :D

If you want to try something from bornprettystore.com, (I recommend the glitter!), then don’t forget to use the 10% off code they gave me!

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-Eleobel <3

 

 

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OPI A Roll in the Hague, Sinful Colors Envy and Snow Me White and Essie Licorice

Hi everyone!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! :D

(These were my nails for the big day, and this was supposed to be posted on time, but I had technical issues)

(And no, I don’t mean I had too much green beer! :)

You are looking at the Irish Flag on my ring finger and little Guinnesses on my other fingers. Which, I thought, was the perfect representation of the day itself!

I used Essie Licorice (black), Sinful Colors Snow Me White (white), Sinful Colors Envy (green) and OPI A Roll in the Hague (gold).

Hope you all had a great day! Leprechauns for everyone!

345.1 Essie Licorice SC Snow Me White, Envy and OPI A Roll in the Hague

I had to take a pic of the Irish Flag polishes too – I was feeling very patriotic! :)

345.2 Sinful Colors Envy, Snow Me White and OPI A Roll in the Hague

 

I also wanted to show you the little shamrock earrings I ordered from BornPrettyStore.com. They had a St Patrick’s Day sale and what kind of an Irish girl on St Patrick’s Day would I be without shamrock earrings!? I couldn’t resist! They are too friggin cute!

They roped me in with their free samples and 10% off coupon code and now I can’t stop buying things off them! *Shakes fist in anger but then stops to admire tiny cheap earrings* :D

Last thing! I took part in the #NailLinkUp this month! Twice! It’s a really great idea run by a bunch of great bloggers – here are the details for this month and go to any of the bloggers listed below for more deets :)

and here are all the links to the bloggers that took part in the St Patrick’s Day challenge :D

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Jamberry Nails Black & White Stripe, Hard Candy Birthday Bash and Essie Licorice

Hi :)

A couple of weeks ago I was catching up on my blogs and I saw this beautiful set of Jamberry nail wraps being reviewed by somedaysunny.com. I really thought they were gorgeous on her and couldn’t believe my eyes when she said that I could get my own free sample by filling out the form attached!

Of course I filled that thing out faster than the speed of light and shortly after I got this beautiful card in the post, with not just one, but two free samples of Jamberry Nail Wraps! (Enough to do four nails.) Thanks Kami! :D

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The girl that sent me the free samples is Kami Lingren, shes’s an advanced consultant for Jamberry Nails and she’s also offering the first 30 people that fill out THIS FORM a free sample of Jamberry nail wraps too!

However, this offer is only available to people that live in the U.S., Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Sorry to everyone else! Jamberry is only available there. :(

I do recommend getting the free sample, these nail wraps are amazing! They are the best and easiest ones I have ever used and I am heartbroken that I can’t buy them here! I’m really hoping they go international soon because I already have a wish list of patterns I want to try! Don’t look at the website unless you live in the countries listed above, you’ll only want to buy them! You’ve been warned! :)

Oh! and Kami is currently having a Mystery Hostess party on Instagram – this means that since there’s no set hostess, that anyone who makes a purchase is entered into a draw to win ALL of the party hostess rewards (which equals FREE stuff!).  Just click here to follow! :)

 

Here is the Black and White Stripe nail wrap in action with Hard Candy Birthday Bash and Essie Licorice:

341.1 Hard Candy Birthday Bash Essie Licorice and Jamberry Black and White Stripe

A wonkier but better picture of the wrap, (my pinkie is so much shorter than my other nails that it’s never in focus!):

341.2 Hard Candy Birthday Bash Essie Licorice and Jamberry Black and White Stripe

You can see that it’s perfectly smooth and has a great shine, I love the look of the perfectly crisp stripes!

The nail wrap was so easy to use! You heat the back of it for a second with a hairdrier, it becomes maluable, you place it on the nail. End of! There was no tearing or wrinkling! I just left it as it was and I’ve been wearing it now for four days and it looks perfect! Couldn’t be simplier. :)

I also have to tell you about the polishes. Essie Licorice, a perfect one coater black polish, a dream in a bottle! Essie is a more expensive brand but the quality is also a lot higher. Licorice is a quality polish. No regrets shelling out for this one.

Hard Candy Birthday Bash is a blue jelly with blue, black and silver glitter. The larger silver glitter were like tiny mirrors! It was beautifully dazzling! This is two coats and my fingers were jam packed with glitter. I love these Hard Candy polishes! Well worth trying if you spot them in Dealz/Poundland like I did! :)

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TL;DR – The first 30 people to fill in the form above will get a free sample of Jamberry Nail Wraps! (If you live in U.S., Canada, Guam, or Puerto Rico.)

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel <3

Sally Hansen Lavender Envy

Hi Everyone! :)

And now for something completely different…

Today I have a polish and a mani I never wear. A sheer pink frost, with a green flash and a funky french with black tips.

I saw Sally Hansen Lavender Envy in Dealz for E1.49 and although it’s not usually the kind of polish I go for, it was pretty and I couldn’t resist the price. The next day I was watching Ink Master and noticed Lea had a french mani, black tips with a green flash. I thought the mani was kind of cool and thought that Lavender Envy was the perfect polish to use to copy this look.

Of course I can never leave any mani alone, so I added these cute Essence French Glam stickers to my ring finger.

This is two coats of Lavender Envy over Essie Millionails basecoat. One coat of Essie Licorice for the tips and my topcoat was half Seche Vite and half NYC Grand Central Station. (I read on MUA that this mixture was really good and tried it because I had half a bottle of each left. I’m not sold on it yet.)

217.1Sally Hansen Lavender Envy Essie Licorice

 

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So do you love it or hate it?

If you have any requests please leave them in the comments!

Thanks for looking :)

– Eleobel

Sally Hansen Wild Life

Hi Everyone :)

I have another Anti-Valentines mani today and I’m going to show you how I did it too. When I posted the Revlon Tanzanite striping tape mani, the lovely Ting asked for a tutorial, so here it is!

I have to mention that I had no power or water yesterday, because of the terrible weather, so the quality of the pictures and the mani itself isn’t great. I decided to still post it because, it still shows how I achieved the look – but please forgive the bubbles and weird lighting :)

First step: I applied base coat. At the moment I’m using Essie Millionails. (It’s really good if you’re thinking about trying a new base coat, I have zero complaints).

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Then I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Wild Life. (Again, sorry for the bubbles.)

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I then cut off 12 long pieces of striping tape and stuck them to the lid of my topcoat. (Catrice Quick Dry and High Shine Top Coat – a new favourite.) It’s easier to remove the tape if you use long pieces, and easier to handle when applying.

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This next step is the key to getting the particular pattern I used in the Revlon Tanzanite mani. I used my tweezers to stick one piece of tape from the bottom corner of my nail, to the opposite top corner.

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Then I added two more pieces, above and parallel to this piece of tape.

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The next step is to stick a piece of tape to the other bottom corner of the nail and only bring it as far as the very first piece of tape.

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Then add two more pieces, one either side.

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This is the completed pattern. Now all you have to do is paint over it in black (Essie Licorice) and remove the pieces of tape immediately using a tweezers.

Tips: If you slowly pull the tape from one side to the other, you’ll get a cleaner line. Use a thin coat of polish and again, remove immediately. (I didn’t remove immediately because I was taking pictures and that’s why the lines are a bit crooked)

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I repeated this on my pinkie and this is how it looks so far.

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I wanted to cover the pink nails because they bubbled so I decided to make it an Anti-Valentines mani and add a black striped heart and a black glitter heart.

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Finally, I want to show you this polish I got in Dealz (the Irish version of Poundland) – it’s called Pretty Metallic Nail Polish and I love it! It does smell awful though.

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What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

-Eleobel