Swatches Catrice Million Styles Effect Top Coat & multichrome rhinestones by Born Pretty Store

Beauty, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
Catrice recently came out with a new series of Million Styles Effect Top Coats.
The effect top coats all have a clear base filled with colored glass flecks.
 
From left to right:
01 Godfather of Pearl 
Godfather of Pearl is a mix of purple and pink glass flecks.
Although the pink glass flecks are visible, main color is purple.
02 ¿Holo, Que Tal?
¿Holo, Que Tal? is a mix of yellow and orange/pink glass flecks. This is the only one from this collection that has a very visible duchrome shift in any light source.
03 Have an Ice Day
Have an Ice Day is a mix of yellow/green glass flecks. Main color is a bit more green than the yellow color from ¿Holo, Que Tal?
04 Return of Space Cowboys
Return of Space Cowboys is a mix of blue and blurpe glass flecks. Main color is blue.
 
Of course these effect top coats can be applied over any color nail polish and/or on the natural nails.
I however, prefer lacquers like these applied over black.
‘Single nail’ swatches show 1 coat of effect top coats applied over 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather (black).
I have a glossy and a matte version for you.

Swatches glossy

Picture taken in light box without flash
Picture taken in light box with flash

Swatches matte

Picture taken in light box without flash
Picture taken in light box with flash

Review

I can be short.
If you love glass fleck lacquers, these are wonderful for you.
Only note I can give is that they apply like a jelly (a bit syrupy, but workable).
I can imagine this will be harder to apply over time, as it will probably get more and more thick.

Nail art

Today’s nail arts feature another product that I received from Born Pretty Store.
Nail art wheel containing 200 pieces of heart, circle and marquise multichrome rhinestone nail decorations.
Of course I could go for a plain look by placing these rhinestones on top of my swatches but that wouldn’t be me, as I like to add some personal touch.
I thought of another nail art design that I was still dying to try out.
I wanted to do some sugar spun black strings topped with different colors of metallic transfer foils.
And this was the result:
I have to say that the total look was stunning but perhaps a little too much????
So I’ve made another design but this time a bit more calm…or so I thought 😀
Making silver holo area’s in which I placed the rhinestones.
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Fall make-up look and nail look ft. products by Born Pretty Store

autumn, Beauty, fall, makeup, Nail art, nail polish, Reviews, Swatches
After receiving many compliments on my Halloween look, I got inspired and decided to make another nail-face look.
This time with a fall theme.
Now, up front, I almost never wear make-up in my daily life.
Trying to get the kids ready for school is my No.1 priority, which leaves me with almost no time to even think about make-up.
On a good day I apply some foundation and a mascara 😀
However, I do love make-up and my laptop is full with make-up inspirations/tutorials etc.
My make-up stash isn’t bad either, if I may say so 😉
I’ve received some goodies from Born Pretty Store for reviewing and after creating the nail look, I also used these products for my face look.
So, let’s get started 😀
I really wanted to show a new nail polish brand (Swedish) that I’ve discovered around here; IsaDora.
Here are some swatches of 791 Autumn leaves.
Picture taken in light box without flash
Picture taken in light box with flash
Autumn leaves is actually a wine color with goldish shimmer (micro glitter),
Almost opaque with 1 coat, which shows more of the purple color.
With 2 coats it leans to a brown. Pictures show 2 thin coats.
The flash picture suggests that there might be some multi colored and/or holo micro glitters too.
And believe me, this is a true beauty as soon as it hits light/sun.
Not disappointed at all (except for the price maybe €11,50/$14,39).
We still had some sunny days here in Holland and I felt this was the last chance to try one of my holo topcoats.
I applied 1 coat of 12-12-2012 by Big City Nails (which is a Dutch Indie Brand).
Then I used one of the products that I’ve received from Born Pretty Store;
I’m not going through the whole process of how to apply water decals (if you are new to them, you can have a look at previous posts by me about water decals).
They were easy to use.
One note: They look best on a lighter background.
Above shows 1 coat of IsaDora 791 Autumn leaves, topped with 1 coat of Big City Nails 12-12-2012 (holo topcoat) and water decals by Born Pretty Store
The holo topcoat looks scattered on the picture but I actually saw a pretty linear holo in real life.
As I felt the darker background really didn’t do the water decal justice, I also made a nail look with a lighter background.
Base color used: Catrice Limited Edition Crème Fresh C01 The Peach Boys.
Which look do you prefer?
On the accent nail you can see the other product that I’ve received from Born Pretty Store:
As you can see the leaf also has a little hole.
With a small jump ring it could work perfect as a nail piercing jewel or even as a charm on a bracelet/necklace.
Now, for the face look you’ll all be waiting for (of course ;-P)
Picture shows my hand with the first nail art in this post.
I’ve used the water decals on my cheek and some gold foil on the other one.
Around my hair line I’ve applied some decor fall leaves with hair wax.
I’ve used the 3D golden leave as a headlace.
Hope you like the look!

Water decals Artistic Vortex Pattern Born Pretty Store

Beauty, Nail art, Swatches
As I mentioned in my previous blogpost I’ve won a prize over at Born Pretty Store.
The prize: 3 water decal sets of my choice.
 
Hard choice for me as I’m not really a fan of water decals.
Why?
Simply because I love to create a beautiful free hand design.
 
Does this mean you never use water decals?
NO
Water decals are easy to apply and the most artistic/appealing/cute/pretty nail designs are available.
And with that being said, it’s no surprise that when it comes to water decals, I’m always looking for those designs I wouldn’t be able to paint myself and/or would take me ages to do so.
 
 
 
As a base color I used Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons 244 Chic Chartreuse:
 
 
And this is the finished look using the water decals:
 
 
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Born Pretty Store Prize and Glam Polish swatch

Beauty, Nail art, Reviews, Swatches
Today I bring you a gorgeous polish by Glam Polish.
Glam Polish is an Australian Indie brand.
All Glam Polishes are 3-free and cruelty free.
They only ship to the USA and Australia but there are some international stockists that ship worldwide.
 
I also won a Born Pretty Store prize a while ago and recently I received it.
The prize: water decals (chosen by me) and some random products (extra gift from BPS).
Now, I’m not going to show you all the items yet because more blogposts are coming 😉
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Let’s start with the polish.
 
That old Black Magic is part of the Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend collection which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.
The black base is filled with a mix of glass fleck glitters, micoglitters, and a touch of holographic dust.
Two coats is enough to make this beauty nicely opaque.
Finish is a bit textured but a topcoat immediately gives you a nice smooth finish if you want.
 
First up is a macro shot of this beauty.
Look at those gorgeous colorful glitters!
 
 
Picture above is taken in the shade. 
Like any other (holographic/glitter) polish this beauty needs some light to show its true beauty.
However this polish isn’t just a dull black in the shade; The rich mixture of glitters makes it already interesting to look at.
 
 
But let’s be honest…
It looks best in direct light!!
I could even discover a subtle linear holo but my camera refused to pick it up 😦
 
And yes, those studs you’re seeing, they came from BPS.
These work great with this polish as they remind me of diamonds and the rainbow colors like a holo is just perfect as well.
 
 
What do you think of this polish?