Monday, September 30, 2013

Forever 21 - Sand Textured Finish Nail Polish Collection Swatches

Hello dear readers!

Today, I want to show you swatches of Sand Lacquer nail polishes by Forever 21 which have textured finish. I bought this collection a few weeks ago online. When I saw these nail polishes, I knew I had to have them. I love the color variety and the sparkly finish.

Now, lets see some close up pics and swatches...

 (All pictures can be enlarged)
From left to right: Purple Jazz, Metallic Love, Mesmerizing Magenta, Fire & Ice, Caramel Crush, Blue Jewel and Black Glam.

From left to right: Purple Jazz, Metallic Love, Mesmerizing Magenta and Fire & Ice.

From left to right: Caramel Crush, Blue Jewel and Black Glam.
From left to right: Purple Jazz, Metallic Love, Mesmerizing Magenta, Fire & Ice, Caramel Crush, Blue Jewel and Black Glam.

From left to right: Purple Jazz, Metallic Love, Mesmerizing Magenta, and Fire & Ice

From left to right: Fire & Ice, Caramel Crush, Blue Jewel and Black Glam.

The price per bottle is $2.80 which is a very affordable price as compared to other textured nail polishes brands out there and quality-wise, they are similar. I found them easy to apply and fairly opaque.
As far as I know, they are available for purchase online, through Forever 21 website and in-store.
One thing to note is that the names on the polishes are different listed online as compared to the actual bottle.
Online name - Bottle label
Purple Jazz - Purple/silver
Metallic Love - Champagne
Mesmerizing Magenta - Magenta Multi
Fire & Ice - Red/gold
Caramel Crush - Burnished Gold
Blue Jewel (same name)
Black Glam - Purple Gold

*On my next post, I will show you swatches on my actual nails wearing Black Glam from this collection ;)

Have you seen or tried a nail polish from this collection? 
If not, Which one was your favorite color form these swatches?

♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box Review - September 2013

Hello dear readers!

Today I have something different for you, unboxing and review of the Wantable beauty box.

This month, I was contacted by Wantable to see if I wanted to try one of their boxes. Usually, I'm not a fan of beauty sampling boxes. I used to think that I would receive products that I wont really use... that was until I checked Wantable's website to see how it worked.

What made me decide to try this box was the variety of boxes to choose from: makeup box, accessories box, intimates box and the new Halloween box.
I opted for the makeup box because I love trying new makeup items and who knows? they might include a nail polish to add to my collection :)
One thing I really liked about this makeup box is that you receive 4-5 full size products.
Also, once you sign up on their page, you have fill out a survey about the makeup products that you love, like and dislike. You will never receive the products that you don't like. Pretty cool, right?

Without further ado, here's the September box I got:

*At the end of this post,  I will also include a picture of me with a makeup look using items from this box ;)

Now to the close ups of the makeup items:

Japonesque angled foundation brush (Retail $25)

29 Cosmetics - Reserve moisturizing lipstick in Expressive Rose (Retail $25)

LAQA & CO. nail polish in Burple (Retail $11)

Michael Marcus brow pencil in Brunette (Retail $24)

And that's me with a makeup look using the the angled foundation brush (to apply my BB cream), brow pencil and the lipstick... coincidentally, the nail polish I was wearing matches with my lipcolor :)

Overall, I'm very pleased with this box. I liked all the products from this box and I will continue using them. I think this is thanks to the survey I took on Wantable about my makeup preferences.
The makeup box is $36 for a monthly subscription and $40 for one-time purchase. If you consider the retail price of all the items ($85), it's a very good deal and I got to try makeup brands that I might have not tried otherwise.You can purchase this box here. They ship to the US, Canada and Australia.

*This box was sent to me for review purposes.

I hope you liked this review which is actually first time for me to feature makeup items.

What are your thoughts about this box?
♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥

Monday, September 9, 2013

Challenge: Tone-on-Tone Stamping

Hello dear readers!

I did another manicure for FB group AiS. For Sunday September 1st, the theme of the challenge was tone-on tone which was pretty easy. I chose gray tones for this manicure because it's one of my favorite colors that I rarely get to wear.

I started with China Glaze - Pelican Grey as the base...

Then, I applied a layer of Spectraflair topcoat.
After that, I stamped a full nail design from plate XL M using Kleancolor - Charcoal for stamping.
(Kleancolor Charcoal doesn't work as a nail polish at all, takes ages to dry or slides off your nail...other than that... for stamping, it works flawlessly) ;)
Extra pic :)

 What do you think of this nail art?
As always...
♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥

Monday, September 2, 2013

How to do Nail Stamp Decals

Hello dear readers!

As I promised, here is the tutorial on how to make nail decals by using designs from nail art plates.
I will describe all the steps below the image.
Step1: Transfer your favorite image onto a nail stamper of your choice. I used a small soft stamper and  a bird design from Stamping plate XL M using Nabi black as my stamping nail polish.

Step2: With the design still on the stamper, paint inside the image using a small brush or with your nail polish brush. Nail polish or acrylic colors can be used. Let dry. *Cover the design using a clear topcoat and let dry. I used Out the Door fast dry top coat. it makes this process much faster ;)

Step3: Once the design is dry, peel off using tweezers (or in this case, my own nails).

Step4: Apply clear topcoat on your nail color base. This step is important so that the surface is sticky enough for the decal to stick on your nail. *Make sure to let dry the topcoat a little bit before applying the decal, it should be dry to the touch but a little bit sticky. Place the decal on your nail and smooth it out carefully to get rid of creases or air bubbles.

Step5: Apply clear topcoat to protect and give shine to your decal. You can add other details before applying topcoat.

I hope this tutorial will be useful to you and that you now will be able to try this nail art ;) 
If you have any questions, let me know by leaving a comment :)

♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥
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