Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NEON GRADIENT, STUDS, AND SKULLS

Here's a fun neon gradient look with some skulls and studs.
Products Used:
Make sure to use my 10% off code at checkout (GYL91) on BornPrettyStore and they offer free worldwide shipping.

And make sure to check out HB Beauty Bar at www.facebook.com/hbbeautybar

The sunsational collection from China Glaze this summer is probably one of my favorites. I used the sponge technique for the gradient and for the water decals I used tweezers to hold them under water then slid the decal off and added it to my nail, and added top coat over it!

I love skulls so these were perfectttt.






Product in this post were provided for review

SUPER BLACK LACQUERS

Today I have three nail looks using Super Black Lacquers by Natalie Dee. Natalie Dee is also one of the authors of NatalieDee comics! Here's one of their many comics


Her nail polish line, Super Black Lacquers, is amaazing. The polish is perfection and the colors are so unique and beautiful.

This first one is "Plip." This is three thin coats. Application was easy and no clean up was needed. I added INM "Out the Door" top coat over it. I love the teal color and the added glitter. Click here to purchase it.
This second look is "Weird Girl" with "Blitz" on my accent nail. "Weird Girl" is 50 shades of gray (just kidding!) but it's a cloudy gray with a red/purple sheer hue to it. It's different and unique and still a really cool color. Blitz is a black polish with silver holographic glitter so of course I love it. Click here to purchase "Weird Girl" and click here to purchase "Blitz." I used three coats for each.

This third look is "Dusted." I did three coats and this is SO AMAZING and sooo hard to capture it's beauty in a 2D picture. It's a blue/green/purple polish depending on what kind of light and angle you have your fingers at. But it's beauuutiful. Click here to purchase Dusted.

I only did three thin coats of all polishes because I'm OCD and I always do three coats but you can easily wear these polishes with two full coats.

Make sure to check out Super Black Lacquers for more beautiful polishes! Especially her holographic polishes, they're to diiie for.

And please excuse my pointer and middle finger, I broke my nails in Vegas and I refuse to cut my nails short again. Stiletto nails were SO much easier to maintain.



Products in this post were provided for review


Sunday, July 28, 2013

LACE NAILS


Nail stickers are convenient when you're in a rush but still want some nail art for your nails. Or if you have gel nails you can use these stickers for weeks.

Here is a look I created using nail art stickers from BornPrettyStore
Products Used:
These were super easy to apply. I just cut the lace sticker with scissors and applied it to my nails after my base color had DRIED COMPLETELY then finished it off applying my top coat over it all.

Here is what the packaging looks like and all the other patterns that come with it.
Click here to purchase these stickers and make sure to use my code GYL91 for 10% off and free worldwide shipping!





Products in this post were provided for review

Thursday, July 25, 2013

TILLIE POLISH

Tillie Polish is made by three sisters (who are super sweet) and let me tell you, their polish is unbelievable. All their colors are beautiful, comes on so easy, is opaque in two coats, and their lacquer is made with toxic free ingredients.

Here is their summer collection which you can purchase for $35 or $8 for individual colors.
 
 Here is my first look using "Golden Goddess" and "Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top"
 
My nails broke when I went to Vegas so don't mind the chips while I grow them out.

I have a youtube tutorial for leopard nails on www.youtube.com/user/modnailss and I got the roses on amazon.

Golden Goddess is probably one of my favorite gold polishes now. It's not streaky and I'm on my third day of wearing it and still. Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top is an amazing orange/red. It's not too dark and perfect for summer. And it matches my lipstick perfectly.

This second look is using "Fierce and Fabulous

The glitter on my accent finger is China Glaze's "Glistening Snow" with Essie's "Set In Stones"

Fierce and Fabulous is such a bright and vibrant pink and obviously really fierce and fabulous. It has a shimmer that's perfect and I haven't seen a polish like this before.

Make sure you check out their previous collections as well, like I said before, all their colors are so beautiful!






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Thursday, July 18, 2013

FREAK SHOW POLISH

Sorry I've been MIA, life has gotten so busy and it won't slow down.

Here I have some swatched from a brand new collection from Freak Show Polish! These glitter bombs are amazing. You don't have to go fishing for any of the glitter and it comes on smooth.

TIP: When I apply glitter top coat I apply thin coats and let each coat dry before I add another one. Here I used three coats of glitter for each mani.


"Tightrope Tutu"

This is layered over Essie's "Cascade Cool" and these two polishes compliment each other so perfectly. Tightrope Tutu has silver, blue, and pink glitter dots and big pink square glitter pieces which I love. I've never seen that before and it adds something new.

"Corde Lisse"

This is Corde Lisse layered over Essie's "Bikini So Teeny" and it's a perfect summer mani. It has different shades of tiny blue glitter circles, strings of white glitter, and rectangular white glitter. Another first in my collections. It's so pretty.

All these glitters can be worn by themselves as well. They have a jelly base to it so it'd be a little sheer but still wearable by itself.

Click here to purchase "Corde Lisse" and "Tightrope Tutu" and to check out the rest of the amazing collection!





Products in this post have been provided for review

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3D NAIL ART BOW

This look is suuuuper girly and glitzy but it's growing on me.
Products Used:
OPI's "Pink Friday"
OPI's "A Grape Fit"
China Glaze's "Fairy Dust"
Rhinestones from amazon
3D Bow from amazon

If you want to buy the rhinestones and 3D bow at a cheaper price you can find them at www.bornprettystore.com which offers free shipping and don't forget to use my code GYL91 for 10% at checkout!

I had white as my base for this look before applying the graident with a makeup sponge. And to apply the rhinestones and 3D bow I used brush on nail art glue from Sally's Beauty Supply. It's been two days and the bow and rhinestones are still on!

Sorry I haven't uploaded a YouTube tutorial in a while I've been so busy and editing/uploading a video takes 3+ hours but I'm going to try to get two up this weekend! They're filmed I just need to get to editing them!


Monday, July 8, 2013

DREAM CATCHER NAILS

I have about three dream catchers in my room and I'm obsessed with feather earrings (I don't care if it's turned into a fad I will always love feather earrings) so I thought it was time for another dream catcher & feather mani.
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The colors from China Glaze's Sunsational collection are BEAUTIFUL. I'm obsessed with all of them. I especially love "Too Yacht to Handle." I have so many minty greens but no neon and I've been looking for one for a while now.

Click here to purchase the China Glaze Sunsational Summer Collection from HB Beauty Bar! And make sure to also check out their face book https://www.facebook.com/HBWigsBeautyBar?fref=ts

Not only do they sell nail polish but beautiful hair extensions as well.







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Saturday, July 6, 2013

WINSTONIA'S JULY GRAB BAG

Winstonia's Store July grab bag is here! When I got mine this month I was even more surprised at all the amazing goodies (even though June's grab bag was also amazing)


End date: July 31st, 2013

Price: $10 - free U.S. standard shipping. Priority and international services are available during checkout.

Items included:
Nail Art Stud, design 2 (details)
Nail Art Stud, design 3 (details)
Nail Art Polymer Slices (details)
Nail Art Wooden Sticks (details)
Multi-purpose Eye Brush (details)
The Grab Bag has a retail value of $24 (before shipping charge). 

Orders wil be shipped starting July 8th!

Coupon codes do not apply on Grab Bag.


Look #1 using OPI's "Alpine Snow" and studs from both wheels
 Look #2 using studs from this both wheels in this month's grab bag
And this GORGEOUS purple color is China Glaze's "That's Shore Bright" with China Glaze's "Glistening Snow" and Essie's "Set in Stones" on my accent nail.

Click here to purchase this beautiful purple from www.hbbeautybar.com

Make sure to also check out and like their facebook http://www.facebook.com/HBWigsBeautyBar to keep up with all their updated merchandise. Amazing products and AMAZING customer service.








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FOURTH OF JULY NAILS

I know I'm two days late but I hope everyone had an amazing fourth of July!!!
Products used:
  • OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • Blue is Sally Hansen's Fast Dry 
  • Red is OPI's "The Thrill of Brazil"
  • White nail art brush
  • Rhinestones from amazon
  • Chain from Tat Tokyo (Japan)
  • Studs from www.dollarnailart.com
The statue of liberty is a stamp from www.winstoniastore.com ! I used black konad polish to stamp. So perfect for July 4th.

I'm in San Francisco for the holiday weekend so sorry for the delayed blog posts! I love long weekends.


Monday, July 1, 2013

SUMMER LOOKS

I haven't had much time to do my nails these past few days but here are two simple summer looks!
 
 
The first look is a leopard/striped mani with my new favorite pink polish from Colour Gossip Nails.
 
Products used:
  • "Spoiled Rotten" by Colour Gossip Nails
  • OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • Toothpick for the leopard spots
  • Striper nail art brush for stripes
 
This second look is a ruffian manicure with studs to add some edge to it.
 
Products used:
  • OPI's "Alpine Snow" as my base
  • OPI's "A Grape Fit"
  • Calvin Klein's Matte Top Coat
Both of these looks are on my previous youtube tutorials which can be found at www.youtube.com/user/modnailss ! I uploaded them a few months ago!
 
Hope everyone is enjoying this hot summer, gotta love 105 degree weather (not).