Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gradient / Grid Nail Art

These nails I'm showing you today are probably up there on my list of favourite nail art I've ever done, they're probably in the top five at this moment! It's hands down the best gradient I think I've ever done and while the grid I added isn't the straightest or neatest, it still looks really cool and eye catching.

I used the following polishes:
Sunset Pink - Ulta3
In My Back Pocket - OPI
Frangipani - Ulta3

I absolutely love this, I've never done a gradient so well and the grid just bought it all together and made the gradient look even smoother. The only annoying thing about this mani is that Seche Vite shrunk it; maybe it was combined with the matte top as well, but it's always a shame when it happens!

I just hope in the future that I can get better and doing straight lines and then I can do this design perfectly.

- Melissa.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Iridescent Glitter Gradient - Born Pretty Store Review

*This product was sent to me for review, all opinions are my own

Tonight I have another review of glitter from Born Pretty Store, this time it's some irregular shaped, shiny and iridescent glitter that I fell in love with when I first saw it on the website. There were so many colours to choose from that I wish I'd been able to get all the colours mixed together in one little pot but because that couldn't happen, I picked number ten, a light blue glitter that also reflects green and dark blue in certain lighting.

Look at how awesome those colours are!!

I had to take these photos outside because my lighting inside just didn't do the colours justice, they'd turned out bleak and dark but outside they were so bright and shiny and all different colours that I knew I couldn't use the photos I took in my lightbox. So I'm very happy I noticed how nice they looked outside!

I had a bit of a problem with applying them and keeping them stuck to the nail because they are a bigger shaped glitter, so that was annoying but applying a thick enough top coat sort of helped with that. However, I did find myself picking at the glitter absentmindedly because they were poking up and sticking out from the nail.

All in all, I love the colours and the way the glitter looks against the black base but they weren't massively practical for me to wear on my nails for more than a day because I did pick at them. 

Don't forget to use the code MEPUK31 for a 10% discount when you shop for anything on the Born Pretty Store website!

- Melissa.