Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stickers vs. Feathers ♥

Hey everybody!

How was your weekend? ♥

I didn't have the time for another post yesterday, and I feel bad about it, but luckily I have few minutes to spare before going to bed - I'm having a 4:40 wake up in the morning as I have a morning week at work. I know, that sounds like the most awesome thing in the middle of -20 degree Finnish winter, right? But hey, at least that means I will have time during the daylight time for blogging, so I will finally get proper material and therefore, more motivation for writing. ;)

Today I just wanted to write a quick post to kinda review some things I've bought from Born Pretty Store as well as show off a couple of manicures I haven't shared with you yet. Remember that if you go to their site and find something you like, you can use the code JVNT10 to get a 10% off at the checkout.

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The first mani is a simple sort of a Christmas one, that I wasn't really eager to post, but for the sake of reviewing the nail stickers I used here... Well, I just had to post this. As you see, I managed to rip the one on my index finger before even taking the pictures, so it's safe to say these stickers didn't love me too much.

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The polishes used here were China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets, O.P.I Fresh Frog Of Bel Air and Essie Set In Stones.

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The stickers were a little thick, so at least for me, they were pretty tough to work with, but then again I don't use them so much so I might just be that my technique is quite off. As you see with my thumb here, it didn't settle too nicely, which was a bummer because I love that print a lot. So I wasn't in love with the product, but I do want to give it another chance just in case it's just me that's the problem. But they are nice and easy option for those who can't wear nail polish to work but do wanna do their nails for the parties. It saves time because you don't have to wait for multiple layers to dry and so on.

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Another thing I wanted to try were the feathers. I have never used feathers in a manicure before this orange design I did for NYE. I couldn't decide what to mix with feathers, so I did a i bit of everything.

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Trying to better my taping skills... It'll get there. :D

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The polishes I used were China Glaze Sun Of A Peach, China Glaze White On White and China Glaze Goldie But Goodie. The glitter was some loose glitter I have bought over a year ago (from I don't remember where), and the studs were also from Born Pretty Store.

The feathers weren't as easy to work with as I had thought, though I just might be too clumsy for them, I don't know. But as long as I'm only doing a silly accent nail here and there, it's totally worth the little trouble. These feathers were kind of white/transparent ones, which is perfect when you wanna layer it with a popping color. After I got the hang of how to add the feathers, they were kinda okay to deal with, and they stayed on pretty well. Removing was... not so much difficult as messy, but not too pleasant. Though, when you compare it to removing glitter polish, it's downright fun.

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I can tell you more about the pros and cons of these products after using them a couple times more, so I can see how much the difficulties were just me being unable to do things, and how much it's the product being tricky. But before that, I hope you enjoyed these photos and found this post entertaining and/or at least a teeny bit helpful.

Please let me know what you think about these designs in the comments, and if you maybe have tried similar nail art things, you can also let me know if your experience were anything like mine. Also, all kinds of questions about nail art are welcome!

Now, I need to go enjoy a quick cup of hot chocolate and then crash so that I can be all fresh and awake in the morning!

Have a fabulous start for your week ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

8 comments:

  1. Love them, dear!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

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  2. Oh wow. The first design is gorgeous. I really love the print!

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    1. Thanks dear :) It really is a nice print, right? ♥

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  3. You're pretty awesome at nail design already! Love the designs :) Yep, I was up at 4.30am this morning...not how I want to start my day

    - Che

    style-che.com

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  4. Aww, thank you! I totally understand you, it sucks to wake up that early... I'm so not a morning person :D ♥

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