Tuesday, March 31, 2015

She Nail Polish Spring 2015 - Banana Cra-Cra Rubber Ducky nail vinyls

Hey Everyone!

It’s technically Spring yaaaayyyyyy!  But…. Over here in my neck of the woods Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo yet and it’s cold and still kind of snowing and just being sucky.  So boo to that, I’m wearing a super Springy yellow shade from She Nail Polish Spring 2015 Collection named Banana Cra-Cra.  Ha!  What a cute name!  This bright shade is perfect for Spring, check it out.

She Nail Polish Banana Cra-Cra polish swatch

She Nail Polish Banana Cra-Cra polish swatch

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails! Chanel inspired with @Falguni_Nails

Hey Everyone!

Today’s mani is a Bestie Twin Nails with the adorable Falguni, from Topic Girl and @falguni_nails on Instagram!  She asked if I wanted to do a twin mani and I agreed immediately because I just love her style!  She posts the cutest outfits and manis!  We both love all things Chanel and we agreed on using the below image from Chanel Haute Couture Runway 2015 because the pattern is just so sweet and springy on the sweater!

This color combo is so fab!  The poppy color plays so nicely with the seafoam.

Bestie Twin Nails Falguni_nails Twi_star chanel inspired

Here are our Bestie Twin Nails!  We thought it would be fun to not do the same exact mani but instead show our individual styles a little.  Falguni did so great at recreated the pattern on all her nails, she has such a lovely painterly style.  Since I’m not that great at freehand haha!  I cheated and only attempted the pattern on 3 nails (see my thumb below) and added a few pearl studs because I just can’t seem to do a mani without studs.  

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review - Isoceles Triangle Stud Item #16679 featuring China Glaze I Brake for Color

Hi Everyone!

Today I am reviewing some triangle nail studs from Born Pretty Store!  Isoceles Triangle Gold Nail Studs Item #16679.  I have been loving triangle studs lately, they just look so edgy or something lol  They were perfect to pair with China Glaze Road Trip polish I Brake for Colour.  Check out what I came up with!

Born Pretty Store Isoceles Triangle Stud Item #16679
Born Pretty Store Isoceles Triangle Stud Item #16679

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review - Eifel Tower Nail Charm Item #16963

Hey Everyone!

Today I have a really cute Eifel Tower nail charm Item #16963 (color SH552) to review from Born Pretty Store! In case you haven’t noticed, I love nail charms hahaha It’s a little bigger and my nails are a little shorter at the moment so I place it on my thumb nail, check out my mani!

Born Pretty Store Eifel Tower Nail Charm Item #16963

Born Pretty Store Eifel Tower Nail Charm Item #16963

The Eifel Tower Nail Charm is all blinged out and fancy, it is so cute!  I just adore it.  It is slightly curved so it has more surface area to stick to your nail.  Since I have a pretty strong C-curve to my nails I always appreciate charms that aren’t flat as they stick better.  I just slapped this one on after a nice coat of top coat and so far it’s staying on perfectly!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Instagram GIVEAWAY! Featuring Gridlock Lacquer and Julep!

Hey Everyone!

I'm having my very first giveaway over on instagram!  Go follow me @twi_star and @gridlocklacquer to get in on the action!  Below is the photo to re-post.

The prize consists of 3 of the colors from the @gridlocklacquer Spring 2015 collection and the Julep Warm Wishes Trio.  Here are the rules:

1. Must follow me @twi_star and @gridlocklacquer

2. Must repost the above photo with #twistargridlockgiveaway and tag @twi_star and @gridlocklacquer in the caption.

3. 18+ years and older – I’m sorry to my younger followers 

4. NO giveaway accounts

5. One entry per person

6. Open to US Residents or those with an US mailing address – I’m sorry to my international followers

7. Your account must be public for me to see your entry

8. Winner will be selected at random and notified via Instagram.  Winner must provide valid email and shipping address within 24 hrs or a new winner will be selected.

9. No drama!  Please be nice and all rules are mandatory and if not followed you will be disqualified.  I reserve the right to disqualify someone for causing drama or bullying.

10. Giveaway closes April 1st, 12:00 am EST.  I will do my best to announce the winner 24 hrs after the giveaway closes.


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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Nail Stamping - Bundle Monster Plates BM-H04 and BM-H05

Happy St. Patty’s Day Everyone!

Of course I had to do a gold and green mani lol I knew this bright Spring green I got in my Love Angeline grab bag would be perfect paired with Different Dimension Sexy and I Snow It!  Check out my stamping green mani!

Bundle Monster Lucky Green nail stamping BM-H04 BM-H05

Bundle Monster Lucky Green nail stamping BM-H04 BM-H05 Love Angeline

For the stamping I used Bundle Monster plates BM-H04 and BM-H05 and their green stamping polish Lucky Green.  How perfect was the name?  It stamped nicely.

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Gridlock Lacquer Spring Easter 2015 Collection swatches!

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you the Gridlock Lacquer Spring / Easter 2015 Collection!  I was super excited when I got these in the mail for review because a bunch of the polishes were inspired by Polish traditions……… yea not polish as in nail color but Poland!  Lol My family is Polish so these were right up my alley.  Shall we get started?

Gridlock Lacquer Spring Easter 2015 Collection swatches

Gridlock Lacquer Spring Easter 2015 Collection

From Top Left to Right: Smingus Dingus, Butter Lamb, Polish polish
From Bottom Left to Right: 999 Broadway, Broadway-Fillmore, Pierogi Kielbasa Kraut

There’s a little something for everybody in this collection, glitter, pearl, crelly, and shimmer!  On to swatches.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review - Diamond loose nail art glitter featuring China Glaze Wanderlust

Hey My Polish Friends!

Today I will be reviewing a product sent to me from Born Pretty Store, 2x4mm Rhombus Glitter Item #16757.  I chose the light blue color to review but it’s listed as 804.  I’ve never used loose nail art glitter before so I was excited and nervous lol  I decided to pair it with 2 colors from the China Glaze Road Trip Collection, Wanderlust and Dashboard Dreamer.   If you follow me on Instagram you probably think I’m sounding like a broken record because I won’t shut-up about the collection!  I can’t help it, all the colors are just so “me.”  Onto the mani!

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer Swatch Road Trip Collection

Born Pretty Store Diamond loose nail art glitter

The glitter comes in a mini clear jar, as you can see this is like a lifetime supply lol They are super shiny and reflective, I stared at this little jar for entirely too long…… must…… have……. Shiny things!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

China Glaze Boho Blues review - Road Trip Collection

Hey Peeps!

When I bought the China Glaze 6-piece RoadTrip Collection Destination Unknown set I knew that BohoBlues would have to be the first color I tried!  It’s a gorgeous dusty periwinkle and I thought pairing it with black and white would make it really pop, check out what I came up with!

Boho Blues China Glaze Road Trip Swatch Review

China Glaze Boho Blues Fairy Dust White on White Liquid Leather swatch

Boho Blues reminds me of pretty Spring flowers, I love it.  The first coat was a little thick but still somehow sheer but the second coat evened it out and made it perfectly opaque.  I’m such a fan of these blueish lavender cremes!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Born Pretty Store Review: Triangle 3x5mm stud

Hi Guys!

Today I will be reviewing Isosceles Triangle Nail Studs 3x5mm in gold Item #16677 from Born Pretty Store, they were provided to me for review.  I was so excited to receive these because I’ve been looking for triangle studs but I couldn’t find any that would be the right size for my smallish nail beds and these fit perfectly!  You get 20 in the pack and you could easily re-use them if you pop them off prior to polish removal.  Check out my mani using the Triangle Nail Studs!

Born Pretty Store Isosceles Triangle Stud Item #16677 Review

Floss Gloss Perf Negative Space mani

For my mani I paired the triangle nail studs with Perf from Floss Gloss, a bright bubble gum pink crème.  I thought the gold stud looks so great against the bright pink!  I think the studs look pretty badass, I love them!  They are a “3D” type stud or raised because they have a domed dimension to them.  I applied top coat and placed them using a wax pencil.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

China Glaze - Givers Theme and Friends Forever, Right? Leopard mani

Hey Everyone!

Last night when it came time to do my Monday mani, I was feeling a little uninspired, so I went with my go-to look.  It consists of using a couple of cremes, a leopard accent nail, a glitter accent nail, and then throwing on a couple of jewels or studs.  Boom, donezo.  This time I was to use a couple of the China Glaze The Giver colors.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

EXO Supply PureRemover Organic Nail Polish Remover Review!

Hey People!

Today I have something a little different to share, different is good right?  I was sent samples of an organic (you read that right) nail polish remover from EXO Supply, PureRemover.  I received their PureRemover Wipes but it also is sold in traditional style bottles as well.  EXO Supply is located in my neck of the woods here in Buffalo, NY!  I love it!  I love my city and love supporting our local companies, but honestly this company is becoming more than local, their products were recently included in the celebrity swag bags given out at The Grammy’s!  Don’t believe me?  Check out EXOSupply Instagram to see some pics of the Brand’s Founder Elyse with some celebrities that were there.  Ok onto pics and some info about the product.

4oz bottles of PureRemover $15.95 each (image credit EXO Supply)

EXO Supply PureRemover Description:

PureRemover™ is a naturally moisturizing nail polish remover derived from plant-based, organic ingredients; designed to condition and repair your nails while it removes polish! Available in several natural scent, this nail polish remover is safe for use on natural nails, acrylic nails, and even removes most gel polish! Skip the stinky acetone and pamper your nails with Pure Remover.

  •   Naturally Moisturizing - Infused with USDA certified organic essential oils.
  •  Made with plant-based ingredients - We choose only clean, eco-friendly ingredients to make our products..
  • No harsh smells or chemicals - All of our ingredients in our products are free of artificial colors or scents, non toxic, and Prop 65 compliant. (description credit EXOSupply

Biodegradable esters, USDA certified organic essential oils.

Here are the sample PureRemover Wipes I received in scents lavender, mint, and orange, they also come in unscented.  These would be perfect for traveling or on the go, and the color coding makes it easy to grab the right scent that you want to use.  The PureRemover Wipes sell 10 for $12, 20 for $24 and 30 for $30.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Creative Shop Stamper review! and Azature Lapis Diamond

Hey Everyone!

Last week I received my Creative Shop Stamper that I ordered from Bsquared Lacquer so I needed to give it a try as it gets such rave reviews.  Spoiler alert!  I really really like it, and I thought it would be a good time to use 2 of my un-trieds Azature Lapis Diamond and FlossGloss Moon Baby and do some sponge gradients.  Check out my mani using the stamper.

Azature Lapis Diamond swatch

Azature Lapis Diamond swatch

First let’s talk about Azature Lapis Diamond.  I was super excited about this one since lighter blue cremes are my thing, in the bottle it’s a deeper almost periwinkle.  It applied very nicely but even after the first coat I knew something was weird about because it started to changed colors, and not like an all over solid change but streaking in places and turning darker.  And then once I added top coat it darkened even more, but at least it ended up being a little more even but as you can see it looks nothing like the bottle.  Maybe a different top coat would help.  You can see it the most on the thumb.  I’ve had other similar colors react like this so I think it is something with the pigments used, I’m looking at you Julep Taylor!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Vampy nails! Using Polish My Life Pom Pom Life and Love Angeline Twinkle in My Eye

What's happening?!

It's still Winter and I've been doing bright manis so I went with something "season appropriate" whatever that means. *eye roll*  Polish My Life Pom Pom Spice, a deep vampy burgundy creme seemed perfect and here it is!

Vampy nails Polish My Life Pom Pom Spice polish swatch

Vampy nails Polish My Life Pom Pom Spice swatch

Pom Pom Spice is one of those vampy colors that's not quite red or brown it just is.  First coat was kind of crappy but the second coat went on great and covered to full opacity.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

OPI Hawaii This Color's Making Waves swatch review

Hey Everyone!

The first color that caught my eye from the OPI Hawaii Collection at ULTA was This Color's Making Waves, in the bottle it,s a shimmery deep blue green with very fine orange/gold shimmer.  I figured it wouldn't really look like that on the nail, but to my surprise it looks like that..... but BETTER!  Holy crap people, this polish is amazing.  Check it out!

OPI Hawaii This Colors Making Waves polish swatch

OPI Hawaii This Colors Making Waves polish swatch

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Monday, March 2, 2015

St Patrick's Day green and gold nail art!

Happy March Everyone!

They say in like a lion out like a lamb and I have never hoped for this to be true more than this year!  I’ve had enough cold and snow this winter to last me a lifetime, arrrggghhhhh!  At least I can cheer myself up with some St. Patrick’s Day nail art.  I busted out some gold nail vinyls that were sent to me for review from Vinyl It Up.  Check out what I came up with.

Love Angeline Green Holo Polish My Life Green Bikini St Patricks Day mani

Love Angeline Green Holo Polish My Life Green Bikini St Patricks Day mani

This subtle holo grass green is from Love Angeline.  I don’t know this colors name because I received it in a mystery grab bag, so it was unlabeled.  But anyways, it does have a very nice formula and covered perfectly in 2 easy coats.

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