Born Pretty Plate 55 with silver stamping

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

I wanted to quickly share this other Born Pretty Stamping plate I was kindly sent for review.  I’ve become slightly obsessed with these geometric/tribal designs for nails.  Firstly, they don’t need to be lined up in any particular way and secondly they are just awesome.  In fact, this plate is BP-55 and is called Awesome Petal Design plate and you can check it out on the BP website here.

I used the silver metallic stamping polish also sent to me for review (we’ve seen that here as well).  My previous experience of the plate and the polish holds up here again.  But to be clear – the plate is well etched and comes with a clear blue film.  Remove the film before use.  I always clean my plates with a quick sweep of acetone on a cotton pad (make sure its a good quality one or it will shed) and then consider them ready to go.

As for the stamping, I’ve been using my Creative Stamper a lot.  Its very easy to use and I find it gives great clear definition of the design when you transfer onto the nail.  Always important with the more delicate designs.  Do not use acetone on it or it will melt.  I remove unwanted polish with a wide roll of sticky tape.

The silver stamping polish is easy to work with and doesn’t dry too quickly.  This means if you have a big-ish design (like above) you can get two nails (usually my little finger and one other) done at the same time.  So that knocks a couple of minutes right off there.

If you are wondering what base colour I used, I was wearing Tapage by Chanel (bought by myself), something bright and bold now that we’ve had some sunny weather.  I think the silver works well over the top of this.

Born Pretty have provided me with a 10% off code for all my readers, so if you like the look of this, or any of the next few products I have to shared with you, please feel free to use it. The code is ULG10.  Let me know what you get in the comments!

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*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

Model Own – Chrome Cerise

We are still working our way though the Colour Chrome Collection from Models Own.  Its a series of 10 chrome shades and because there were on sale, I bought them all…. we’ve already seen Indigo, Mauve, Olive and Rose.  Lets go straight to the pictures

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Wow, this is what I call a POP of colour. This is by far one of the brights shades in the entire collection. its really shiny and its just the perfect Cerise colour, it does look like cooked cherries to me.

Again, the formula was good. Work quick, even if you only get on pass in one each nail and then go back to fill in the sides. You application will have less brushstrokes. I haven’t used a top coat here, and to be honest, I have tried a top coat on these. I do use a base coat, if nothing else it even out the nail bed as I have the odd ridge here and there. It does cling to your nails so if you have a ridge problem, you may want to apply this over a ridge smoothing base or even a clear polish layer first.

A note on the brush, its a wide flat brush, not unlike that we’ve seen in Dior polishes and I think its probably a bit similar to the new Barry M brush (I’ve not seen it or used it, so I can’t comment). Either way, I do find it quite easy to use. And on smaller fingers, its one swipe and you are done!

Let me know what you think in the comments, have you picked any of these up yet? How do you plan on wearing them?

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Sally Hansen Sugar Coat – Cherry Drop

Quick post today, something I picked up in Poundland – for £1!

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This is one of the Sally Hansen Sugar Coats, the SH take on textures.  Unlike the one I showed you a few weeks back, this was from the first tranche of releases.  They are creme (ie they have no glitter or larger textured pieces in) and they dry to a quite a gentle texture. Formula is good with this one, you could get away with one coat, but I did two just ensure full coverage.  All over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! Love this, its so bright and cheery, delightful!