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!