Sunday, February 11, 2018

Smith & Cult Pillow Pie

Hey everyone! We've been having a rainy lazy weekend over here, but it's given me some time to do nail art with a new stamping plate I recently received from Born Pretty Store.

I wanted to try to do a few different Valentine's Day looks and this plate has so many pretty designs! For my base color I used one of my new Smith & Cult polishes in the shade Pillow Pie, a semi-sheer powder pink. I used three thin coats here to build up opacity. The formula is really nice on this one. The color I used for stamping is JINsoon Heroine, a deep purplish pink. Lastly, I used Smith & Cult Take Fountain for a glittery accent nail.

I still have a few more fun products to share from Born Pretty Store in upcoming posts. Btw, when you place an order with BPS make sure you use my discount code ASYW10 for 10% off!


Disclaimer: The stamping products in this post were provided for my honest review by the Born Pretty Store. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe

Hey everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start. I feel a little thrown off after staying up late for the Super Bowl, but we're a week and a half from February break. Powering through!

My nails are slowly starting to grow back out without any breaks (knock on wood!) so I painted them last night. I haven't used Essie Cashmere Bathrobe in a while. It's a glossy gray with a hint of shimmer. You'll need two thick coats or three thin coats for this one, but the formula is nice. I used Marc Jacobs Gatsby for an accent nail and Marc Jacobs Glinda for some glitter. Loving this simple but fun look! 

I got all of my Smith & Cult polishes in the mail recently and I'm definitely going to use them soon for a fun Valentine's Day mani. Hope you have a great week!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Julep Starlit Soiree

Hey everyone! How's your week going? I'm definitely ready for this cold weather to end because my nails/cuticles have had it. I have to keep cutting them down because at least one nail splits every few days. It's so frustrating!

I do still try to paint them when they look decent, so here's a fun ombre look I did with the Julep Starlit Soiree duo (unfortunately no longer available as a duo, but I'll link to the individual polishes at the end of the post). The duo came with Marguerite, a metallic raspberry with gold shimmer, and Kalli, a metallic gold with a bit of holographic shimmer. I saw this duo advertised as an ombre look and fell in love with it and just had to try it myself. I started with just one coat of Marguerite and then sponged on Kalli on the tips. So pretty!

Here's the link for Kalli and the link for Marguerite, which is currently showing as out of stock but might come back at some point.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Monday, January 29, 2018

OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around

Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I haven't been able to paint my nails the past week or so because I had some bad breaks and sadly had to file them alllllll the way down. They're starting to look better and I've been itching to do nail art so I finally painted them yesterday.

I recently picked up OPI Don't Bossa Nova Me Around on sale for $3.99 at T.J.Maxx. I used two coats here and found the formula very easy to work with. It's a pinky toned nude creme and would be very flattering on many skin tones. I tend to stay away from nudes, but the pink in this one makes it easy to wear.

Hope you have a great week!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Morgan Taylor Little Miss Nutcracker Collection 2017

Hey everyone! Not only did I have a snow day yesterday, but I have one today as well! It's amazing to have a four day weekend so soon after the winter break. I decided to take advantage of my time at home to do some blog stuff!

Today I'll be sharing my swatches and review of the Morgan Taylor Little Miss Nutcracker Collection for the 2017 holidays. This collection was sent to me for review as part of the VIP program

Each shade was applied in two coats and the photos were taken without a top coat (because I'm lazy haha). The photos were taken in artificial lighting. Prepare yourself for tons of pictures!

Let's start with Just Tutu Much - gold metallic with a bit of silver shimmer.

Dreaming of Gleaming - metallic silver foil. 

You Crack Me Up - bright, sparkly, glittery full-coverage green. I'm not really a green person, but I admit that this one is fun.

Don't Toy With My Heart - jewel-tone shimmery red.

Baby It's Bold Outside - deep, creamy, navy blue.

Silver In My Stocking (applied over Baby It's Bold Outside) - silver top coat with silver shards of glitter and micro glitter.

Plum-thing Magical - royal purple with shimmer. I saved the best for last. This one is my FAVORITE of the collection. I'm wearing it right now! If you could only get one from the collection, I would definitely recommend this one.

Even though this collection got to me after the holidays, I will definitely get wear out of some of them throughout the winter months. I have to say I've never tried Morgan Taylor polishes before, and I loved the wide brushes. They made application super easy. 

If you're interested in getting any of these shades, do it soon because the collection is limited edition! You can find them on Morgan Taylor's website.

Have a great weekend!