Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Gold Ball Studs

Hey guys! Yes I finally have nails for today!  Haha, and I'll probably be taking off tomorrow for the holiday.  I have my last review for this batch from Born Pretty Store.  Be sure to check out all of their nail art items!

I started out with a base of OPI I Sao Paulo Over There.  I went in and free handed a reverse half moon mani.  I am actually blanking on what this technique is actually called, so if you can remember, let me know in the comments!  Hah!  I did this with OPI Get Cherried Away.  These studs are pretty tiny as I got them in the 1.2mm size.  I have smaller nails and I wanted a very tiny stud for what I had in my mind.  They came in a small baggie, which is ok, yet they tended to stick to the sides.  I attached four studs to each nail along the cuticle line.  They attached so easily and all I did was press them into the wet polish.  They stayed on for a considerable amount of time as well!  I loved the tiny studs!  I can't wait to do more looks with them.  They are available in either gold or silver.

You can find these exact studs here:
Be sure to use my coupon code BANQ10 for a discount on your next order!  I hope you all have a great holiday if you're celebrating!

-Products were provided to me for my honest review.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cirque Holiday Info!

Hello all! I will be taking this Tuesday off, I know two days in a row, sorry!  But even though there are no nails, there is some great Holiday information from Cirque!

They will be having a Black Friday sale, Friday November 28th- 25% off.
From Saturday, November 29th to Monday, December 1st- 20% off.
Then December 2nd-31st, enjoy free shipping for US customers!

To add to those awesome promos, there will be a 12 Days of Giveaways! This will begin on December 1st and go on for twelve days.  You'll be able to enter via email, Facebook or Instagram ( @cirquecolors ).  Find more info at

So be sure to check out all those amazing things from Cirque!  Their holiday collection is quite stunning!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Picture Polish: Cyan

Hey all! Happy Friday.  I told you the other day that since I finished my last round of Picture Polish releases, I could start with the more recent ones for October!  So here we go!

This is Picture Polish Cyan, a new collaboration polish with blogger Chit Chat Nails.  Cyan is a beautiful bright robins egg blue shade.  Those signature holographic shards are scattered throughout (you all know I cannot resist those!).  As soon as I saw the pre-release photos of the newest shades, I knew this one was going to be one of my must haves!  I was right.  The formula is so perfect I had zero clean up.  I used two coats.

I actually missed the stocking of these from Llarowe, so I purchased them through Nail Polish Canada.  What do you guys think of this shade?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Born Pretty Store: Black Rhinestones

Hey guys!  So I am still making my way through my recent batch of Born Pretty Store items.  If you haven't heard of Born Pretty Store, they have a ton of items for nails and nail art.

I have a review of these round black studs for you all today.  They come in a wheel and have two different sizes.  I started out with a base of OPI Do You Have This Color in Stockholm?.  I then attached the smaller ones on my index nail in a staggering formation.  I used the larger ones on my middle nail in the same formation.  I loved the smaller ones, however the shape of the larger ones gets lost with the topcoat.  They are a little too large.  If you were just using one they might be ok, but in a line like this, it didn't work so great.  That being said, these do apply really easy and stay on very well.  Born Pretty Store always has a great variety of studs, and these are no exception!

You can find these studs here:
Don't forget to use my discount code: BANQ10 on your next order.

These products were provided to me for my honest review. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Picture Polish: Pandora

Hello guys!  I have finally made it to my last polish in my most recent Picture Polish haul.  Just in time for my new ones to come in the mail! Haha!  You'll start seeing the new collection this week, well my picks from it, and boy are they lovely!

This is Picture Polish Pandora, a shade that had been re-branded and re-released.  I am absolutely in love with this one!  The color, a medium purple shade that leans towards pink works really well with my skin tone.  It also has a subtle linear holographic glow to it.  I say glow, and I really mean it.  This glows from within!  I used two coats for this.  I'd like to say that the formula was perfect since I love this so much, but it was a little tricky.  I had dragging on the first coat, which then needed to be covered up with the second coat.  It was a little annoying, but I am willing to get passed it for the sake of this beauty!

What do you all think?  You can find Picture Polish at Color4Nails.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team

Hello everyone!  Its Tuesday again and this week's prompt is our favorite sports team.  I am from a small suburb south of Cleveland.  I grew up all around Cleveland sports teams.  My step dad is a die hard Cleveland Browns fan, as is my boyfriend.  I just went to a Browns game two weeks ago!  They actually won, too!

I was starting to miss doing nail art, so I decided to amp up this week's mani.  I started out with a base of OPI Alpine Snow.  I then just took the polishes brushes and went in with OPI How Great is Your Dane? and OPI I Cant Afjord Not To.  They are simply the browns colors but I love how this distressed look worked out.  Not too girly as we are talking about sports here!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Twinsies this week!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
   Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cirque Colors:The Burlesque Collection

Happy Friday, all!  I have an awesome post for you all today.  I was recently contacted by Cirque Colors to review their recent Burlesque Collection.  The collection is comprised of four shades.  Each are holographic and stunning!  Lets go through them...

First up is Cirque Colors Boudoir.  This is described as a vampy burgundy.  It is so pretty!  I used two coats for this and it applied like butter.  No dragging or holo diminishing with topcoat.  This color is also perfect for the fall/winter months ahead.

Next, we have Cirque Colors Trocadero.  Trocadero is the perfect navy holographic shade my collection has been craving.  I am always searching for a great navy shade with just the right amount of sparkle to it.  This definitely fits that bill.  Again, this is two coats and perfect formula.

Third up is Cirque Colors Josephine, described as a blackened green.  This has such a great pigment to it!  It is just the right green between pine and grass green.  I used two coats of perfection for this.

Lastly, we have Cirque Colors Harlow.  This is an antique gold shade.  I feel like this one has the slightest green tint to it.  I was a little worried that it would give me lobster hands, yet it was the perfect mixture for my skin tone!  I used two coats again with zero application issues.

Overall I am blown away by this collection.  A beautiful mix of gem toned shades that go well for the autumn and winter months ahead.  The formula on them all was perfect!  Each polish retails for $13.  You can find this collection plus many more amazing shades at
Also check out their stockists page to see where else you can find them:

Products were provided to me for my honest review.