Mint Chevron Nail Art

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I’m late again on this week’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge! Egad! Life has been crazycrazycrazy. I did this nail art over a week ago but didn’t have 5 minutes to edit photos and put a post together.#LivinLaVidaLoca

The challenge this week is “mint green” and my assigned prompt is chevrons. I started with OPI I’m Gown for Anything from the Alice in Wonderland collection. Then, I used Revlon Minted to create the chevrons.

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40 Great Nail Art Ideas…Glitter Topper

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Today’s mani is for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge. This week’s prompt is Glitter Topper/Flakie. My assigned technique is swirls! I started with one coat of Pretty Serious Absence and used Revlon Cosmic Flakies as my flakier topper. Then, I used the Pueen Fireworks Festival 2014 stamping plate which had a lovely swirly design on it. The stamping polish was Mundo de Unas White.

At first, I had no idea how I was going to combine swirls and a glitter topper but I actually like what ended up happening here!

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Revlon Special Top Coats

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I was at the store late at night one Saturday night and I had a strong craving to purchase some nail polish. I saw five new specialty top coats from Revlon and I bought them on a whim. Boy and I glad I did! I have never seen such amazing toppers from a mainstream brand! You must rush out and get these ASAP!! If you don’t believe me yet, just wait until you see these swatches!!!

For the sake of consistency, I swatched all of the over a black creme.

Revlon Holographic Pearls is a holo topcoat. Has a drugstore brand done these before?! Not to my knowledge!

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If you follow me on Instagram (highly recommended!) then you got to see a video of this guy in the sun. Oh my! I swooned so hard all over my nails.

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Revlon Cosmic Flakies…wait. WHAT? Mainstream flakies? The world has gone insane and it’s marvelous!

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Revlon Gold Glaze is transforms this black into something that I can’t even find the words to describe.

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Revlon Matte Pearl Glaze…I almost left this one at the store! What the FF is wrong with me??? This is like the best thing ever and I can’t even contain myself and I got so excited when I was swatching it because I didn’t expect this to happen!

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Who would have thought THIS would happen from a boring white bottle?!?! ER MER GERD. You need this in your life so much.

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Revlon Pink Glaze is the last of the amazing toppers. This transforms the polish into a shimmery pink!

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I can’t even believe how much I love these!!! What do you think??

Mint and White Nail Art Inspired by a Dog

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The Born Pretty Store sent me a few sets of french tip guides to show you. For today’s mani, I used the big check mark design. This is shown in the second row, far right. Today’s mint and white nail art is also for this week’s Crumpet’s Nail Tarts Challenge. The prompts this week are tape and green. I’m cheating a little bit by calling these decals ‘tape’ but sssshhhhh! I won’t tell on me if you won’t!!

16 Sheets French Nail Tip Guides Stickers Set Strip Nail Art Decoration (Pack of 16)

This mani was inspired by a dog in one of my dog training classes. It is a stark-white Samoyed and the owner paired her with a mint green collar and leash. It looked so gorgeous that I had to do a mani in the same colors!

I started with two coats of Sally Hansen White On for all fingers except my ring finger. That finger got two coats of Revlon Minted. Once dry, I applied the stencils one finger at a time and painted with the opposite color of the base coat.

I like how this turned out as it looked very clean and fresh.

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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Swirly Nail Art Design

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For today’s nail art, I used Revlon I’m Electro and Revlon Gwen’s Crush which are both from the 2014 Spiderman Collection. I used swirly decals from Polished Vino. I am quite impressed with Polished Vino. Her customer service is impeccable. I can specify that I want super sticky vinyls. I don’t know if you remember, but I was getting really frustrated with vinyls because none of them would stick properly to my super-curved nails. Well my problem has been solved with Polished Vino and Christy will be received 99% of my vinyl business from now on!

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With super sticky vinyls, you need to make sure your nails are ALL the way dry. They need to be way more dry than when you’re stamping or doing scotch tape nail art. The super sticky vinyls will pull up your base color if it’s not cured all the way.

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Doctor Who Nail Art

I’m taking part in this month’s Challenge Your Nail Art challenge and today’s prompt is fandom!! I’m wildly obsessed with Doctor Who so of course I had to order a special stamping plate to do nail art! I got a plate from My Online Shop on Etsy. This plate was a little more difficult to work with. I don’t know what it is about it, but I had a hard time scraping the excess polish off without ruinion the polish in the design. I don’t know what causes that, but I wanted to point it out.

 

I started with one coat of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (the new formula! Not to be confused with the old formula!) and then one coat of Revlon Celestial FX. Once dry, I used Konad Special White to stamp the Doctor Who designs on top. I hope you like it, even if it’s a little crooked! But I was distracted by watching the tv show that inspired this mani. LOL. Let’s just say it’s wibbly wobbly on purpose. ;)

 

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Fail Friday: A Blue Disaster

I originally started doing this mani for the Lacquer Legion Garden prompt for May. I thought I’d use some decals for flowers and butterflies. I grabbed Revlon Ocean Spray for the base. I kept smudging my nails and tried to fix it. It didn’t work!!! Also, the decals just don’t look good over this color. I don’t know what it is, but they look like crap which is what determined that this mani would be posed for Fail Friday! Enjoy viewing the train wreck. :P

 

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Bridal Nails

Today’s Adventures in Stamping Challenge is to stamp over a pink base. I have really been hankering for a classic pink and white french mani. I decided to pull out my Bundle Monster Plate, BM10 which has a fun french mani design on it. I can’t find this exact plate on Amazon anymore, but there are similar designs here. I started with three coats of Revlon Pink Pineapple and topped with HK Girl Top Coat. After it was dry, I used Konad Special White polish to stamp the design. I thought this mani would be lovely to wear to a wedding–whether you’re the bride or otherwise! :D
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Revlon Spiderman 2 Collection

I was at the grocery store perusing the nail polish aisle when I stumbled upon the new Revlon Spiderman 2 Collection. I snapped up all 6 of them because each one looked so stunning! The whole collection is a shimmery metallic finish. The selection of colors is gorgeous!

Before we dive in, just a reminder that there is still time to enter my giveaway. Just head on over to this post!

Revlon Super-Powered is a dark blue with light blue shimmers. This is two coats.

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Same or Similar? Saturday: Hot Pink Nail Polish

It’s time for another edition of Same or Similar? Saturday! This week, I’m going to compare four different hot pink polishes.

The contenders are:
Milani Pink Rocks!
Revlon Bubble Gum Pink
Sally HansenĀ  Fuchsia Power
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And now, I have rearranged the order and painted them on my nails! Can you tell which is which?

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Revlon Leathers Collection

I was at the grocery store today and couldn’t help but notice as I “accidentally” wandered through the nail polish section that Revlon has a new line out: Leather. I totally should have picked up the black one, and I regret not doing so. But, I did get the purple and the blue one.

The blue one is Revlon Rock Chic and the purple one is Revlon Downtown.

I really like the finish! What do you think?

I Love Dogs! Paw print mani.

I’m going to a dog training seminar this weekend. (I’m a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.)

In honor of this fun weekend, I decided to do a dog print mani!

I used Revlon BubbleGum which smells amazingly like bubblegum!
For the paw prints, I used ManGlaze Santorum. Then, I topped with HK Girl Top Coat.

#GoHawks vs. #GoBroncos

THE SUPERBOWL IS COMING!

In honor of each team, I did a mani.

Used: Sephora by OPI-Paisely Attention to Me (Orange), Revlon Totally Toffee (Brown), and Orly Royal Navy (Blue)

Used: OPI Green-Wich Village (Green), Sephora Forumla X Omni (Blue), Sephora Formula X White Matter (White), and Revlon Totally Toffee.

Hearts and Dots Mani

For today’s mani, I used Revlon Parfumerie Spun Sugar (which smells amazing!) and Zoya Mason. For the heart stamp, I used Vivid Lacquer Plate VL009.

I started with two coats of Spun Sugar, then did the dots. After waiting for it to dry, I stamped the accent nail. I hope you like it!

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ILNP Blow Pop and Revlon Raspberry Rapture

I was meandering through the grocery store and came across a Revlon display with $3 off coupons. Since their polishes are $4.99, I couldn’t help myself! What a great deal! So I bought Raspberry Rapture which is one of their scented polishes. (I can’t help myself. I like the scents!)

Then, I decided to layer ILNP Blow Pop over it. Blow Pop has purple and blue shimmers. I just did one layer because I wasn’t in the mood for a glitter bomb. I must say, this is one striking glitter polish, though!