Category Archives: Born pretty store

Girly gothic grunge…

Hello out there, well I’ve been a somewhat slack blogger,  I swear the days do not have enough hours in them! Or maybe I am totally crap at managing my time, or both! So today  I have a simple stamping mani, that I actually had in my head for once. I’ve started with Color Club “Cool Breeze” as the base. Over that I’ve stamped very subtle stripes with Ulta 3 “Gold digger” using Messy Mansion plate MM06. Then I stamped in black the skeleton portrait from BM-612, and the ornate patterns are from The Bridal Nail 06 plate. Adding OPI Matte top coat and a couple of gold studs from Born Pretty store to finish it off.

Girly gothic 3

I’ve started a photograpy course…. can you tell? Photography has always been a struggle for me, so I know I can’t get any worse! Oh and if you’re looking for Greek pottery, you’re in the right place, its just been awhile 😉

 

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Moody blues…

This week’s theme in AIS is to stamp over a blue base. On the pinky and index finger I have used Ulta 3 “Infamous” and stamped over it with Hit the Bottle stamping polish “Be-cider-self”( which is a pale yellow/green colour). I’ve stamped with Messy Mansion plate 01 from the Bridal Nail collection.

Stamping over blue

On the middle finger I’ve used a blue polish that I got ages ago from Born Pretty store, I think. Interestingly it says Crystal Sand on the side and is textured, this is probably the first textured polish I owned without even realizing it! On the ring finger I’ve used Maybelline Brocades “Beaming Blue”, which has gorgeous fine greeny gold sparkle in it. Think I forgot to top coat it though as it also looks a bit textured!

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Nude knitting…

Hello out there! Yes I’m a slack blogger,what with Xmas, family visits and work there has been little time left for nails. Now life is back to normal  and no, I’m not sitting here knitting in the nude! In my mind I wanted to create a fluffy white/beige jumper look. I started with a base of OPI “My Vampire Is Buff”, over that I sponged OPI “Berlin There Done That” using cling (saran) wrap method, to create a mottled look. You can see the base before stamping on the ring finger, where I have also applied a gold stud from Born Pretty store.

Nude knitting

Then I stamped using Messy Mansion plate MM40 and my own brand Hit the Bottle polish in “Everyday I’m Truffling”. A metallic chocolate brown colour. This look is so not me, its neutral, soft, delicate, but somehow I really like it! Maybe I’m getting soft in my old age! At this point I can only ship within Australia, but I am working on international shipping.

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Ornate pink stamping..

I’m at a loss for a funky titled name for this post. I don’t know about you but I’m sick of Xmas manis!!!!!!! But then again I can’t say I like Xmas too much, I always have to work and its hectic. The roads are busy, the shops are busy, people go a little crazy. If you don’t have lots of family or friends you end up feeling lonely. When asked where my Xmas spirit is, I usually reply…”I drank it!”  Anyway onto to the nails…

Pink ornate 2

For these I stamped with my own pink/magenta (unnamed) polish over a black base using Moyou london plates 07 and 08 from the Fashionista collection. The fleur de lis 3-D nail “stud” is from Born Pretty I think. Stay sane til Xmas!

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Halloween decals BPS…

Another product that I got to review from the Born pretty store, was these cool silhouette style waterslide decals. I’m not really an orange fan, but these screamed out to be put over orange.

Black and orange Halloween decals

First I started with a coat of white, then I applied two coats of Color Club “Koo-Koo Cachoo” (um … bless you!). Toward the cuticle I sponged a little Ulta 3 “Burnt Orange” and then added a layer of orange jelly glitter polish that a friend got me from the Philippines, Caronia “Sunset”.  Then I added the decals of the witch and her cat and a couple of gold studs. This turned out so much more striking than I thought it would and I love how the gold studs match the orange/gold glitter.  I’m really liking studs at the moment and I find when I paint my nails I think….Ooh “Put a stud on it!” after watching this clip “Put a bird on it!” from the show Portlandia.

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Elegant grunge…

I thought I’d take a break from gory Halloween manis for today. Here I’ve used Savvy nail polish, on the pinky and index finger, in “Black Martini” which is a blackish polish loaded with silver glitter and the odd pieces of red in there too.

BBF 18

For the silver stamping I’ve used BBF plate 18 and the stud is from Born Pretty store, you can find them here. I like this, simple, elegant but at the same time a touch grungy.

 

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Born pretty product review…

I have used some goodies from Born pretty store today to make this mani. The middle two nails are painted with OPI “My Boyfriend Scales Walls” over that I sponged some greenish colour. The outer two nails are painted with Layla softouch effect “03”, I don’t see a  colour name on this bottle anywhere, but it is a beautiful colour and finish.

born pretty decals

Then I applied golden square studs and a couple of waterslide decals from Born pretty store. There decals are always good quality and easy to use. These designs came from a big sheet with lots of other images for Halloween.  The wheel that I got has many studs to choose from in square and round, silver and gold. Use my code ABL91 to get 10% off you order for your nail art supplies.

Born pretty discount code

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