I Love these little Googly Eyes from Born Pretty Store! They are so funny and playful, and pretty perfect for the emoji design trend that’s happening right now. Also perfect for a creepy spooky ghost eye! Recommended for the person who doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
Available in 3 sizes, 4 colors and 2 styles! Get Them using my coupon code STL91 for 10% off at BORNPRETTYSTORE.COM
The lovely Born Pretty Store recently sent me these 1.5mm gold studs to review! I’m totally into gold lately so they are perfect for adding texture and a bit of edginess to any design. The studs arrived in a plastic package with about 400 studs (that’s my rough estimate but for sure it’s enough to last through many manicures). They were pretty easy to apply and still look nice and shiny with a layer of top coat over them (something I was afraid would take away from their look). The studs are also pretty flat so they lay nicely on the nail (I rarely use 3D items since they generally bother me) and don’t get caught on anything during normal everyday wear.
To apply the studs, I started by painting a layer of clear polish on my nail. Then, I dipped a brush in clear polish to pick up the stud and place it on my nail. Once the stud was in place, I gently pushed it down with an orange stick. Finally, I went over the studs with a coat of Seche Vite.
These studs cost only $5.86 (less if you buy in bulk) and are shipped for free. Also, if you use my coupon code (ERINW12) before December 30th, you will receive 5% off your purchase!
So this past weekend I did my final Baroque Nails version for the NOTW over at nailpornography this week. I’ve been waiting all month for this :D The final decision was to go with the pattern on this cathedral ceiling of S Maria Maggiore. Can you believe that’s wood gilded with real gold? I mean damn. But I digress.
To do this I needed to make my own nail art bits because as I found with my tester Baroque/Rococo nails, what I had premade on hand wasn’t cool enough. Enter the beading wire!
Hey everyone! I have 2 nail wheels from Born Pretty Store to show you tonight!
The first wheel comes with 6 colors of the super cool studs with a spotted/splatter look and they come in both square and round shape. I used the pink ones in my birthday manicure last month and I love them. They’ll make your manicure stand out if you add them on top of a nude color or even black like I did. You can match the colors of your nails to the studs as well.
The second wheel comes with these 12 colors bead chains, some are so bright, almost neon, some are matte and some are metallic (you don’t always find these colors in chains). They are small enough to grab with tweezers and place on top of a coat of clear polish or any wet nail polish. They make a beautiful effect of contouring if you put them around stones in a rhinestone placement and they can stay on longer with nail glue. I used them on my Turquoise nails and I simply secured them with a layer of top coat.
P.S.: Born Pretty Store has free shipping + you can get a 10% discount using code: GEEX31 when you’re checking out. Have a wonderful week! xo
Had some thoughts regarding Salem and Cinder… and they kinda merged, lmao. I
wonder if Cinder is being used in a metaphorical sense? Or if she’ll
eventually become some kind of literal vessel for her [instead of a
vassal… man, I love the English language sometimes] instead.
Hence the extra quote. I
doubt anything Salem could do to a person is ‘healthy’ by any means…
not to mention the fact that Cinder’s now a clusterfuck of power and
shit 'cause of the stuff that went down Volume 3.
Extra line/phrase at the beginning [in big letters] is from the chorus of the Avenged Sevenfold song 'Nightmare’. My favorite line in the whole song tbh.
Also! I take back what I said in my previous post - I won’t let myself become stagnant, especially when I have ideas! I’ll
keep pushing forward and take breaks when I feel I need to! I’m
honestly enjoying inking my favourite gal, even if this one was sloppy
compared to the first one [it’s more obvious comparing just the inks
lmao]. It’s honestly more relaxing than stressful for once… I love it.
I would also like to add that I swear I’ve drawn her with more than the exact same fucking smirk each time… they’re just my favourites of her eUe A
smirk/sly grin looks great on her. She knows she’s the shit, and she
isn’t afraid to flaunt it… similar to about 80% of my favourite female
characters. I’m sensing a theme here…
a perfect manicure in a hot-off-the-runway color. The good news for bright Nail Art color lovers is that the trend for summer 2015 is again back with beautifully bright nail art colors. So lets see …………………
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It’s time for back to school (*cries*) but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t be as fun as the summer you just had! Go back to school in style with this composition notebook inspired nail art.
1. Paint your base with black polish 2. Using white polish, make little short squiggles on the nail. Making rough “c” and “s” shapes works great. 3. Fill the entire nail with this pattern. 4. Make a white rectangle on the upper half of the nail. 5. Outline the rectangle using black polish. 6. Label your nail with your favorite subject, or do what I did and make your favorite subject into a bunch of squiggles.
Finish off with a clear coat and have a smart and stylish semester!