It’s the last day of 2014 you guys!! I hope this year has had more highs than lows for you! I also just want to thank each and every one of you for your support, help, comments, suggestions and kindness in the last year. I appreciate each and every one of you so much! I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for us all! I hope you have a safe and fantastic New Years!!
I wanted to just pop in and show you my new years nails. I did these a few days ago but I will definitely be redoing it for today because I kinda loved it. I really wanted to do something like this and when Born Pretty Store asked me to review some products for them I was super excited.
Born Pretty Store us my favourite place to find really cool and sometimes unique nail art goodies for really good prices. The shipping to South Africa is also super reasonable so even though I have to wait a few weeks to receive it (unless SAPO is striking :/ ) it is still worth it. I received these rhinestone and they were perfect for what I had in mind. Let me show you.
I started with 2 coats of Rimmel – Shooting star on my pinky and thumb and 2 coats of Color Club – Harp on it on my ring and index. I then added 2 coats of China Glaze – Bottoms up on my middle finger. Once everything was dry I added the rhinestones on my ring finger using only (non fast drying) topcoat to stick them down. I then topcoated my middle and index and that was that. I liked the combination of texture and holo with the pink and those rhinestone….oh my gosh they are gorgeous.
These rhinestones come in a wheel. There are 4 different sizes (2/3/4/5mm). They are also flat backed which makes them stick down really easily. The nice part about having the different sizes in one wheel is that you can really create anything but if you want to do a full nail like I did here it works out really well. I just started with a biggest size, a few of the size just smaller and then filled up the gaps with the 2 smallest sizes. These rhinestones look like crystals and not just regular rhinestones.
If you want to grab some of these rhinestones for yourself – and I really can recommend them – you can find them here or any of the other nail art goodies your heart could desire. You can also use my 10% code (This code is also in my sidebar and feel free to use my affiliate link as well)
Now for some swatches.
China Glaze – Bottoms up
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. As you know my camera hates pink and this one is VERY pink. It is a super bright neon creme. You guys, I am on love! Formula was good but you do need a minute between coats to prevent bald spots. It didn’t dry as matte as I expected for such a milky neon which is nice. You can see even my camera spazzed out a bit at the brightness. Even though the shade of pink is pretty accurate it is much brighter in person.
Rimmel – Shooting star
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It is a silver glittery texture polish of the Rimmel Space Dust collection. It’s a little sheer on the first coat but build up really well and I really like the texture as well.
What do you think? Is something you would do? Does it work for you? Have you tried these rhinestones? If you have let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading and see you next year!