Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Studded Spiral

Hi guys! Today's mani is a super simple and quick one! I'm wearing a Girly Bits shade called #islandtime, this was part of an LE trio released last year made exclusively for Gloss48. I have swatches of the trio here.
I created 2 accent nails using colour-shifted studs provided by Born pretty Store. You can find the product in this link. There are 3 different sizes, and mine is 1,5mm the smallest one. I attached the studs using the pointy end of an orange wood stick and top coat as the glue. Then I applied shiny top coat for the finishing touch.

This really took less than 10 minutes to get the accent nails done, and they seem to stick quite nicely, and these are the perfect size if you have a slim nail beds like mine! 
Don't forget, you can use my code NVG10 for all your purchases at to get 10% off.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Gradient & Stamping with Picture Polish and Born Pretty BP-L017

Hi guys! I'm back from the weekend, finished the third season of Orange is The New Black, twice. Yeah, I've had a productive weekend :p
Today I did a quite simple nail art, a gradient and stamping. The colours and plate I chose has a very summery themed. Perfect for the sunny days we have here. 

I'm also reviewing a Born Pretty Store plate that was sent to me a little while ago. Plate BP-L017, which can be found in this link, is a beach themed plate, complete from palm trees on the beach, sea shell, starfish, to underwater scenes. I had no issues with picking up the image, though I admit I was a bit lazy in wiping the plate clean between stamping so the image picked up stay clean and sharp. So the imperfection you may see here is purely my own fault. 
As you can see, I picked the starfish and palm trees design to use here. I also use a cute octopus design on my right hand. I stamped the designs using Mundo de Unas white, over a Picture Polish gradient, Coral Reef and Totes.

Don't forget, you can use my code NVG10 to get 10% off from your purchase at They have variety of stamping plates, that I grow to love, plus a ton of other nail art stuff at affordable price.

**stamping plate was provided for my honest review


Friday, June 12, 2015

Neon Splatter

I don't what went through my mind when I decided to do a splatter mani. I think I've done it once before, or maybe just attempted to. It was such.a.big.mess! Although, the result looks kind of fun, if you don't mind a messy look. 
I wanted to use a strong holo as the base, I was debating between Color Club Harp on It or Beyond, and went with the silver one. I used 5 different neon shades for the splatter, Models Own Sun Hat, Flip Flop, Color Club East Austin, OPI Juice Bar Hopping and Push & Pur-pull.

I thought this would be a fun mani for my weekend, but now I'm not so sure if I want to keep this. What's your weekend mani? 


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hump Day Nail Art with Glam Polish

Hi guys! Am I the only one who's counting day and can't wait until Friday comes?? It's the new season of Orange Is The New Black! I binge watched season 1&2 last week to get ready for the new season. 
Anyway, today I did a sort of tribal-ish nail art look, they're basically just lines. Thick lines, thin lines, squiggly lines. I just don't know what to call it. So let's just take a look.
The thick lines are the sparkly Glam Polish Boing!, Pop!, and Yeah3x. The squiggly lines are Glam Polish Whoosh!, and the black and white used here are Cirque Carpe Diem and Memento Mori. All painted with my Winstonia detail brush #0000 and top coated with HK Girl top coat.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Romantic Double Stamping with Born Pretty Store BP-L015

Hi guys! On this lovely Saturday, I'm showing you a nail art look done with a combination of stamping and the use of chevron vinyls. The plate I'm using for this manicure is provided by Born Pretty Store. I'm using 2 designs from plate BP-L015, which you can find in this link. Don't forget, you can use my code NVG10 and take 10% off your purchase!
I usually include a picture of the plate I'm reviewing, but I'm out of pure acetone and unable to clean the plate thoroughly for it to look nice in the pic. But all the designs are shown really clear on the link I provided. The full size designs are 20mmx15mm, there are 14 of them plus 9 smaller designs at the bottom.

The polishes I used are Romantically Involved, Dark Side of The Mood, and My Silk Tie, all from OPI 50 Shades of Grey collection. Plus Mundo de Unas black for the rose stamping over red. 
I used mini chevron vinyls to separate the top and bottom part of my nails, paint the red polish on top and the grey on the other half. I peeled the vinyls right away, and created a negative space between the colors. I applied top coat before I stamp over them. 
Since I'm using 2 different designs, prior to stamping, I placed a chevron vinyls over the negative space and a piece of tape to cover the half part I won't be working on. You want to be sure that the stamping polish is completely dry before you move on to the other half, or you'll risk on pulling the design off your nail with the tape, especially when you use MdU to stamp with. 

I'm quite satisfied with the finished look of this mani. Took a little longer to do than I expected, but worth it. I think it would make my life much easier had I chosen to use regular striping tape instead of chevron for the negative space. It's an option for you guys if you decided to give this a try! :)


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection - June Release: Golightly & Nolita Lolita

Hi guys! Not sure if you guys missed me, but I'm back. I struggled for a little while to even bring myself to sit long enough at my desk to start painting my nails, but I decided no one is gonna stop me from doing the thing I love! Plus these 2 polishes I got helped motivate me to start doing my nails again. 

The Metropolis Collection is a monthly release series of creme finished nail lacquers, highlighting the great city of New York. For the month of June, Cirque released 2 sweet, bright colors that are perfect to wear this spring/summer. I'll be showing them individually and worn together in a simple ruffian nail art with stripes accent. They are so perfect together! 

Both polishes have the same excellent formula, easy to apply, and opaque in 2 coats. Swatches are shown with 2 coats topped with Cirque Colors Liquid Laminate top coat.

A tiffany blue creme
2 coats

Nolita Lolita
A bright pink creme
2 coats

The Metropolis Collection will be taking a break for the month of July and August, and will be back with new colors in September. 
These shades retail for USD 13.00 each, and can be purchased from or their stockist (such as Harlow&Co. and Nail Polish Canada). Complete list of their stockists can be found in this link.

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**Products were provided for my honest review