Monday, March 9, 2015

Born Pretty Store - Hologram Effect #4

Today I have another polish to share that I received to review from Born Pretty Store. This one is from the Hologram Effect line and is #4. This polish is a reddish coral color and has a nice linear holo throughout. See those pretty little rainbows where the light hits it? All swatches below are 2 coats of this color topped with Seche Vite.


The formula was really easy too work with. Not too thick or thin and it was nice and opaque in 2 easy coats. I did find the brush to be a little awkward to use because it's really short. These polishes are closer to a mini size... only .2 oz. compared to a normal size polish which is usually .5 oz. These sell for $12.88 on Born Pretty Store which I do think is pretty pricey for this size polish but you can catch them on sale quite often. Also, when you consider the fact that they offer free shipping every day and using my exclusive code 'AG10K31' you can save 10% off, it's a pretty great deal.
Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Born Pretty Store - Chameleon Polish #217

Born Pretty Store recently sent me a few polishes to try out and I had to share this one first. This beauty is one of the new Chameleon Polishes in color #217. Much like the reptilian creature this line of polish is named after, all the colors shift depending on the lighting and the angle you hold them at. Super fun to wear and hard to stop looking at! This shade shifts from a sparkly midnight blue to a deep dark purple. All of the Chameleon polishes are designed to be used over a black base so all swatches are 2 coats of #217 over 1 coat of Sinful Colors 'Black on Black' are they are topped with Seche Vite.


I didn't have time this weekend but eventually I want to create a galaxy mani over this polish. I think it would be absolutely perfect for that. I did add a quick Swirl from my shop, Vibrant Vinyls. It's so cool seeing the color shift inside the swirl!
The formula was really easy too work with. Not too thick or thin. I did find the brush to be a little awkward to use because it's really short. These polishes are closer to a mini size... only .2 oz. compared to a normal size polish which is usually .5 oz. These sell for $12.88 on Born Pretty Store which I do think is pretty pricey for this size polish. However, when you consider the fact that they offer free shipping every day and using my exclusive code 'AG10K31' you can save 10% off, it's still a pretty good deal. This polish is definitely a must try!
Disclosure: The owner of this blog is compensated with free products and services to provide a review of. Even though I receive compensation for posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those products or services. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.Any paid advertising will be identified as such.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vibrant Vinyls - Large Scallops

It's almost Valentine's Day! Aside from being my favorite holiday, it's also my hubby and I's wedding anniversary. Yes, we're the saps who got married on Valentine's Day. We celebrate 12 years this Saturday!

I created a fun new mani I couldn't wait to share with you guys. I used my newest design of Vibrant Vinyls that I just released on my shop today.  I absolutely love how this turned out. And it was so easy!
I started with 2 coats of Color Club 'Endless' and topped it with Seche Vite.
It's always important to wait at least 15 minutes after adding a quick dry top coat before using the vinyls. This prevents any smudging or fingerprints being left behind after you smooth the vinyl over the nail.
 Working one nail at a time, I added a vinyl a little higher than the center of each nail and polished below them to the tips with Sally Hansen 'Reef Raf'. I added another coat of Seche Vite and let fully dry.
Once dry, I added another vinyl just below the line I created with the first one and painted below it to the tips of each nail with Lusty Laquers 'Ravage Me Red'. I thought that was a fitting color for Valentine's. lol
The vinyls can be used for so much more than hearts. They make really nice tips and the vinyls themselves actually look like little seagulls!
I can't wait to see what everyone else creates with these and I hope you guys like them as much as I do.

As of today, they are available to purchase on www.vibrantvinyls.com for $5.00 per sheet which includes 50 nail art vinyls. I offer free domestic shipping every day with no minimum order and international shipping is a flat $1.50 for as many sheets as you'd like.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just Released! Vibrant Vinyls 'Bolts'

I just released a brand new design on my Vibrant Vinyls shop today!

I hold giveaways quite often over on the Vibrant Vinyls Facebook page so be sure to 'like' the page for a chance to win.
I'm so in love with these bolt vinyls and the mani I created with them. I used Orly 'Luxe' for my base mani then I added the bolt vinyl and polished over with CBL 'Hellcat Oops'. I removed the vinyl and topped with Seche Vite. Easy!
 The could be angled in a variety of ways for all sorts of looks. I can't wait to use them again!
 Each $5 sheet includes 49 vinyls and I offer free shipping for all US orders with no minimum purchase. International shipping is a flat $1.50.
I offer a wide variety of vinyl colors. Simply leave your choices in the notes section of your order. Most people don't care what color vinyls they get for these types of designs since they are usually removed from the nail right after use but they can be trimmed into decals if you'd like to leave them on the nail and top coat over.

Friday, January 23, 2015

My Vibrant Vinyls Shop Is Open!

My new Vibrant Vinyls shop has been officially open for a few weeks now and it's going so much better than I expected. I've gotten so many orders and everyone is loving the vinyls, my prices, the every day free US shipping, and even the personal touch I add to each order I package up. I also offer low cost international shipping so I've got to send orders to all sorts of different countries which is really fun!
I'm having a blast with every part of making these from creating the designs to hand packaging each order. Even when I have 15 orders to fill in a sitting, I still make a point not to "mass-package" as I call it. I fill and package orders one at a time and I take the time to write a thank you to each customer because I appreciate them choosing Vibrant Vinyls. I'm certainly not the only place that sells nail art vinyls so the fact that my customers have picked my shop to buy from means a lot to me. I've already had satisfied customers placing second and third orders too which really warms my heart. I must be doing something right!
I have a couple dozen designs to pick from right now but I plan to add at least a couple more every week and you can always expect special seasonal and holiday sets. I've already released a Valentine set which is available as a sampler or you can purchase each design individually. These are designed to stick on your nail and just top coat over. Yes, you read that right. 2 steps, it's that easy!
Some of the other vinyls are designed to polish over and remove which isn't as hard as it sounds. Each item's description will tell you which way the vinyls are designed to be used and I include full instructions for both ways with every order.
Here's a peek at some of my items but be sure to visit the shop to take a look at the full selection.



Friday, January 2, 2015

Announcing the Launch of Vibrant Vinyls!

I'm so excited to announce that the official launch of my new shop, Vibrant Vinyls, will be on Monday, January 5th! You might have noticed I've been away for a few weeks but I've been super busy getting everything ready for the new shop. I'm almost ready to go with some great first designs and I have so many more planned for the future. I'm so excited to kick off 2015 on this new adventure and I hope you guys are too because I hope to have you along for the ride.
The Vibrant Vinyls Facebook page has been up for a few weeks now and I've already received such awesome early support and encouragement. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and liked the page. Speaking of which, if you head over there I am currently running a giveaway for a Sampler of my Vibrant Vinyls. It's open internationally and I'll be drawing a winner during the shop launch on Monday. 
 After I shared the picture above of my mani using my Swirls I had a lot of people asking to buy them right away so I've sent out some pre-orders already. If you are interested in pre-ordering before the shop launches on Monday, visit www.vibrantvinyls.com for the details. After Monday, the site will just redirect to the shop.
There was also a lot of love for my Snowflakes which include four different designs of snowflakes and are available in three different sizes. For the mani above, I applied the snowflakes right to the nails and sealed with top coat. It doesn't get much easier than that!
Many of the designs can be left on the nails as decals like I did with the Snowflakes (larger vinyls will need to be trimmed to use as decals) or they can be polished over and removed to let your base color shine through in a variety of designs. They make nail art so much quicker and easier, virtually any nail artist from beginner to advanced professionals will love these!

If you've never used nail art vinyls before, don't worry! They are so much easier to use than you would think by looking at the finished art. That's what's so great about them. And unlike many brands that are way too sticky, my vinyls can be placed & re-positioned on the nail and they remove easily leaving no sticky residue behind.

You'll find that my Vibrant Vinyls are very reasonably priced and I always try to include as many vinyls per sheet as possible. To save you even more, I offer FREE SHIPPING every day on all US orders. Tracking can be added for an extra dollar and I offer international shipping too. I package all my vinyls with a card which prevents them from getting bent while they are in transit to you. I also do my very best to cut orders the same day they are placed and ship the next so you won't have to wait long to play.

I hope to see you guys on Monday. Keep an eye on the Facebook page to stay up to date and participate in all the launch day fun on Monday!