Dance Legend: Milky Way

I picked up Dance Legend Milky Way a few months ago on eBay. I just love Dance Legend multi chromes, they are are always stunning, and Milky Way is no exception.

Milky Way is a multi chrome polish that changes from blue/purple/pink/green depending on the angle of your hands. It's also got the addition of tiny flakie glitters, that really do make it look like the stars and comets in the galaxy. It's a stunning polish! This is two coats layered over Dance Legend 315 Black, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

China Glaze: Capacity to See Beyond, Feather Mani

Last summer Lavish Layerings did a gorgeous manicure with feather decals from the Born Pretty Store, and I've been dying to recreate it ever since. So, when I placed a large order to the Born Pretty Store in December, I ordered a pack of these feather water decals: #1724.

For these nails, I started with China Glaze, Capacity to See Beyond, (from The Giver's Collection), a gorgeous bright aqua cream. The formula on this is rather thin and runny, it's very easy to flood your cuticles, so be careful. It worked best for me to apply it in 3 thin coats. I did my accent nail with 2 coats of Zoya Tomoko. Perfect gold texture polish.

The water decals are very easy to work with. You cut out the decals you want to use off the sheet. Then fill a bowl or cup with lukewarm water. For me, I hold the decal with my thumb & index finger in the water- you will start to feel the decal slide off onto your finger when it's ready. Then I flip it around and place on my nail. Don't be afraid of ruining the decal, they aren't that delicate- so it's easy to maneuver them. Once the decal is placed on my nail, I dab the excess water off with a napkin or tissue. (I finished one hand, before I started the other).

I wanted to add some gold detail. So with my very thin brush (also from the BPS), I lightly dabbed Zoya Tomoko along the feather line. I topped everything off with Seche Vite topcoat. I love everything about these!

Please use code: YDG10 for 10% off your Born Pretty Store order! 
(Coupon code is not valid on sale items).

The Born Pretty Store has free worldwide shipping. They are based in Singapore, so it usually takes about 3-4 weeks to receive an order from them. I have ordered from them before, besides receiving items to review, and definitely recommend them for their cheap prices, and cute nail art selections.

 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

Azature Nail Polish: Sale Haul

Azature had an amazing sale back in December. They were selling their $25 nail lacquers for $6, but only for 36 hours. I couldn't pass up that deal. I reviewed their summer collection last year, and the creams were absolutely divine. All one coaters.

Click below to

My Favorite Lip Products!

I have a bad addiction when it comes to lip balms, and glosses. I stash them in my purse, on my night table, they end up all over my apartment. :-p I thought I would share some of my favorites.

This will be a picture heavy post, click below to read more.

ILNP Luna & Neon Rosebud

Well, I am back to work today... I've been off since July. (I'm seasonal for the Dept. Of the Treasury). It's going to be quite an adjustment waking up early, and commuting on the train again. (I'm kind of an insomniac when I'm not working). I've scheduled some posts for the rest of the month, until I get back into the swing of things. :)

Anyhow, I wanted to wear something pretty and shiny for my first day back at work, so these are my work week nails. 2 thin coats of ILNP Neon Rosebud, and Luna over Painted Polish Sea Lavender, plus Seche Vite topcoat. 

Neon Rosebud on ring & pinky, Luna on pointer and index.

My camera is also out of commission at the moment, so I took these photos with a back up camera. Mine went off to Sony to be repaired, (or cleaned). :( Hopefully I'll have it back soon, I'm just glad it was under warranty. I'll have better swatches of all these gorgeous flakies when I get my camera back. They are so gorgeous, and color shifty!

Left to Right: Electric Carnival, Neon Rosebud, Luna, Supernova, Gaia.

Have a great week everyone!
 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

Formula X: Crash

I going to blame this on Polish Hound, and Doctor Crafty, for enabling me! Formula X, Crash is from their Xplosives Topcoats collection. It's a bright aqua blue matte glitter topcoat.

I started with two coats of Zoya Lolly. Lolly is discontinued (Wouldn't be awesome if Zoya brought the bright mattes back for summer?!) I managed to get mini bottles of Lolly, Phoebe, and Mitzi on Amazon a few months back.

I did the glitter gradient method here for Crash. Brushing the polish onto a makeup sponge, and then dabbing on my nails. I did place a few of the larger glitter with the brush. No topcoat, because I wanted everything to look nice and matte!

I also wanted to try Crash with purple. I did two coats of OPI Do You Lilac It? Then I used NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat, and again did the gradient method to sponge on the glitter.

Would you try any of the Xplosives Topcoats from Formula X?

 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

Influenster #FrostyVoxBox Review

✯ Complimentary of Influenster ✯

I recently received a Frosty Vox Box free from Influenster. :) This box was full of great products! I wanted to share my thoughts on them with you. 

Picture heavy, please click below to

Press Release: @ZoyaNailPolish Delight, Spring 2015

✯ Press Release ✯

Get ready for mouth-watering spring delights from Zoya! Inspired by the soft and airy colors of the season, Zoya Delight serves up three cheerful creams and three turquoise flash metallics for an updated, flirty way to wear pastels! All in the full-coverage, long-wearing, Big5Free* formula Zoya Nail Polish is famous for.
·  ZP772/Rayne: Dewy, spring blue with an energizing turquoise metallic flash.
· ZP773/Lillian: Faded aquamarine with a glossy cream finish.
· ZP774/Tiana: Palette-cleansing ‘pistachio gelato’ green in a glossy cream finish.
· ZP775/Daisy: Refreshing ‘lemon merengue’ yellow with a turquoise metallic flash.
·  ZP776/Leslie: Soft spring lavender with a turquoise metallic flash.
· ZP777/Eden: Classic spring flower pink in a glossy cream finish.
**BIG5FREE: Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

AVAILABLE 02/02/15!

Available in top salons, spas and on

 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

My Nail & Hand Care Favorites!

My good blogging buddy Kirby and I were recently talking about our doing posts on our favorite handcare products, so today I wanted to share some of my nail and hand care favorites, (and routine) with all of you today. These are all products I regularly use, (obviously not all at once!), and have purchased myself. 

This will be a picture heavy post, click below to read more.

It's a New Year Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Happy New Year Everyone! I wanted to start off the new year with a giveaway!

Receive extra entries for sharing this image on Instagram & Pinterest. See Rafflecopter form for details.

One winner will receive:
  • China Glaze: Givers Theme
  • Mini bottle of China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Orly Matte FX: Green Flakies
  • Sally Hansen Big Smoky Topcoat
  • Sally Hansen Salon Effects: Preptile
  • OPI Avo Juice Lotion in Cran & Berry
  • Sample of Bumblesoaps Candy Fluff body butter
  • Strawberry fimo nail decorations
This giveaway will end 1/24/15 at 12am EST. Entrants must live in the USA, or have a USA address to ship to. All entries will be verified.  You must be 18 or older to enter. Please read the rest of the terms and conditions below before entering. If you can't see the Rafflecoptor Form below, click here instead to enter.

Terms and Conditions: Giveaway ends January 24th, 2015 at 12:00 am ESTYou must be 18 or older to enter. Prizes purchased by: I have the right to request proof of age if it seems appropriate. Entrants must live in the USA, or have a USA address to ship to. All entries will be verified. No following and unfollowing once the giveaway ends. Prizes cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes, APO, or FPO. There will be 1 winner chosen. Winner will be selected by and notified by email. Winner has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. I may choose a new winner at my discretion for any reasonNo giveaway only accounts. I will make every effort to safely package your prize, however I am not responsible for any damage that may occur during shipping. Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin’, and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal information provided will be used only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

 photo born-pretty-banner-1_zpsd81f0880.jpg

Lauriel Nichole Lacquer

✯ PR Sample ✯

Today I have some colors that were sent to me, from a new to me indie: Lauriel Nichole Lacquer

Please click below to read the rest of this post.

Designed by FlexyCreatives