Monday, 25 August 2014

piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!

It's BlogFest time! piCture pOlish very generously puts this event on every year, and this year I am participating again!

This year, there are two parts to BlogFest. Part 1, is to swatch a polish! The polish I recieved for this part was Electric Dream, a collab shade with Nail Polish Anon. Electric Dream is a bold pink with golden shimmer and sparse holo particles. I used 2 coats, and top coat.

Part 2 was a little bit harder. Just a little bit. ;) Part 2 involved 2 polishes, and the inclusion of a new product PP will be stocking, Nail Vinyls. The polishes I got were Dream, a blue based bubblegum pink, and Malt Teaser, a chocolate brown. The vinyls I got are the zig-zag style.

I put down a base of 2 coat of Dream, and let it dry for about 2 hours (mostly because I had to go to the bank!). Then, I cut  group of vinyls in half, and placed them on my nails like this...

Then, I covered each nail (I did these one finger at a time) with a thick coat of Malt Teaser and immediately took the tape off. I loved the final result!

It was INCREDIBLY fiddly to do this mani, but I love the payoff! And that, lovely readers, is it for BlogFest 2014! Big thanks to the ladies at piCture pOlish for the chance again this year!

piCture pOlish can be found online here:

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piCture pOlish will also be selling an exclusive 4 pack "Nail Vinyls" including Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight and Right Angles.

Nail Vinyls can be found here:
 Until Next Time,

<3 Bec! 

*the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for the purposes of BlogFest 2014. This in no way affects my opinion of them*

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment

Pale ladies who love to contour, if you haven't met Illamasquas Cream Pigment in Hollow, you are missing out! This is a gorgeous, matte, cool-toned, easy to use cream contour colour.

I was skeptical after buying this one, because I'd read SO many reviews and the colour was amazing, but upon buying it, it looked warmer. So, I wiped a layer off while swatching with my finger, and underneath was that gorgeous taupe I'd been wanting!
This is everything I've ever wanted in a contour colour! It wears all day, it's matte, cool toned, subtle, blends easy and is buildable. Because of the ashy colour, it creates a good 'shadow' effect.

I honestly could not recommend this more! As an added bonus, it can also be used as a cream base for eyeshadow! I haven't tried that yet though.

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Monday, 11 August 2014

Acid Dotticure

Ah! I have a post! Just a quickie tonight, got more editing and post writing to do! This is a quick, easy, effective mani that can be done in any colour combo, but I chose an "acid" theme.

My base is 3 coats of OPI So Many Clowns, So Little Time and the dots are Illamasqua Omen and Ulta3 Black Satin, topped with Out The Door topcoat.

Simple, yet effective! I love a good dotticure.

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

Friday, 1 August 2014

Born Pretty Store 3D Cat Mold

I love cats! We all know this, so when I found this mold over at Born Pretty Store, I HAD to have it!

It's a small silicone mold that has four different sized (same shape) cats printed into it. You fill the holes with acrylic, wait for it to set, and they pop out so easily. I used the acrylic system that I use at work (convenience really) and had no troubles at all.

For this mani, I kept it pretty simple. I used a base of Face of Australia Travilla and BYS Black Satin for painting the cat and the pawprints. '

I stuck the cat on with top coat, and then top coated around it to seal it. I found it stuck quite nicely, but I didn't wear it long.

If you want to buy some, or anything else from Born Pretty Stores HUGE nail art range, use the code AF91 for 10% off

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

*the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for my honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of them*