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Miss Beauty Nail Bling – Review July 9, 2012

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Today I bring you the Miss Beauty Nail Bling from my May MyGlam bag.  This is a brand not very available in the US, but MyGlam sells it on their site now.  Up until a few months ago I hadn’t tried any sort of fake nail art, and this was my first textured one. The stickers have little rhinestones on them in the shape of hearts. 

Since the stickers are basically rhinestones on top of a clear tape I decided to do an accent nail with my only ORLY polish (Beach Cruiser).  The stickers stayed on for about 3 days before they got messed up to the point that I had to remove them. The rhinestones  seemed to get caught on things.

This pattern was definitely made for people with MUCH longer nails than I have. Each of the stickers had at least another half left, and on my thumb I actually cut the sticker in half first so that I could mate the middle and have a full heart. That proved to be the most disappointing thing about these stickers, that I didn’t really have a good pattern to show.

Would I buy this product again? Maybe, if they have better patterns/colors

Will I finish the sample? It was a one use product, so it is used up.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 1 Packet
Full Size:   1 Packet
Full Size Price: $5.00 (as sold on MyGlam)
Sample Value: $5.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips – Review – Video May 30, 2012

Filed under: Makup,Review,Video — slagoon @ 8:39 pm
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Today I bring you the Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips that I received in the Spring Beauty box from Influenster.com.
Check out the video below to see how easy they are to put on… It took about 20 minutes, but it was my first time doing them, also I was awkwardly working around a camera.  That is still faster than going to get a manicure and also less expensive.

The pattern actually looked real rather than printed.  I thought they were great looking, and I did get compliments.  Overall I thought they were pretty nice, and I liked how uniform they felt (compared to when I do nail art). They lasted about 2 full days before chipping, the third day the chipping was light, but I had an interview the next day, and they didn’t look good enough for first impressions so I removed them and did a simple french manicure.

Would I buy this product again? Yes, it was fun and a nice way to get pretty patterns – though I would never get the solid colors, might as well use normal polish for that price.

Will I finish the sample? Theoretically they are a one time use product, but I cut mine in half so I’ll get another use out of them – and yes I will use them again.

You can buy these for between $8 and $10.00 at pharmacies, but keep an eye out because sometimes you can get them on a “Buy one get one 1/2 off” sale, which makes them much more affordable ($6-7.50 each)

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR (Influenster.com). My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 
 

Born pretty plate review August 28, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 9:43 pm
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20110828-224237.jpg I am by no means a professional nail artist, nor am I even “good” but I am playing and learning. Today was the Boeing Classic golf tournament and I was a volunteer. Our uniform was a dark sky blue so I used my Essie polish and did French tips with matte and gloss but by the time I got home the matte had turned to a satin finish. I decided to try one of my stamps from the borne pretty store. I thought that the argyle would look awesome in white over the blue. As you can see the results were neat. I am still not great at stamping, but at least you can tell that it is argyle (the ring finger is silver crackle).

The born pretty plate is supposedly a clone of the Konad plate. The etching is good and complete and has full size patterns. The argyle pattern is very pretty and nicely sophisticated. It is not very expensive and I would highly recommend getting them if you are interested in stamping.

 

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Born Pretty or Essie. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.