Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Born Pretty Reviews That End With a BANG!

*Products provided for review*

We've got a ton of new Born Pretty Store products to show you today and we think you'll love them!

One product I chose were these cute and colorful flower water decals.  I seriously can't resist ordering water decals every time we do a review for Born Pretty.  Sorry if you are all sick of seeing them but I just love how easy they are!  

These springtime colors are just my style  They look great over my recently purchased Essie Go Ginza.  On my accent nail I actually cut out single flowers and placed them all over my nail.  These decals are super cute!

Next up are creative french manicure tip guides.  The set I got are a zigzag pattern.  

I used my favorite OPI shade Kiss Me I'm Brazilian.  After letting that dry I used the tip guide to stencil on the gold tip.  Then I used striping brushes to line it with white.  Pretty and funky!!  This is a summertime color combo that never gets old... coral and gold!

Last but not least... the BANG you have all been waiting for...

I picked this set of liner brushes, which can be used for so much more than just stripes.  I did use them in the above mani for the white lining.  And then I had an idea...

BOOM!  POW!  Happy 4th of July!!!  How fun are these??? 

My pinky nail was painted red with Pure Ice Siren and then striped white with white acrylic paint using the long striping brush.  The rest of my nails were painted navy with OPI Dating a Royal.  The topper on my first two fingers is a thick and chunky patriotic topper from Hard Candy that should have been named something more patriotic than Soda Pop.  Then I used acrylic paints and the shorter brush to paint on the fireworks.  I did a few silver strokes to add some extra POW.

This was my first try at fireworks on my nails and I'm pretty impressed with myself.  What do you think??

We hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July!  

XOXO Nail Addicted Sisters

*Products provided for review*

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Spring Blooms

Spring is such a lovely time of year.  The flowers and trees are blooming and it is almost summer beach time!  Floral nail art is perfect this time of year.  Creating a floral print freehand is pretty tough so why not go an easier route?  That's right, my favorite water decals!

My base color is Revlon Lily and I used Stella by LynB Designs on my accent nail to add some sparkle.  

I like that the flowers came in different sizes and some pieces were just leaves.  

There were so many flowers on the sheet that I have plenty to use for another mani. Yay!  Check out Born Pretty's huge selection of water decals here.

Does anyone else's pets get in the way when you are trying to photograph your mani?  This is Sophie.  I just adopted her in February.  She was very intrigued by the light box and I had a hard time getting pictures because of her interference! 

I hope you are all enjoying the springtime and warm weather!

Share your floral mani's with us!

XoXo Vicky
Nail Addicted Sisters

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Purple Mosaic

This purple mosaic is one of my favorite designs I've made this year so far.  Striping tape makes this complicated design pretty simple!  

The base color on the mosaic nails is Spoiled Daddy's Credit Card.  The blurple shade is Revlon Impulsive and the lilac is Essie Play Date.

I created the mosaic design by laying striping tape in various angles.  Then I filled in the spaces with Play Date and Impulsive.  Be sure to carefully remove the striping tape to avoid smudging. 

I used a thin brush dipped in Daddy's Credit Card to correct any minor errors. 

I have seen the mosaic design from several nail connoisseurs, but I am loving this one.  I love, love, love purple!   These shades are two of my favorite and they contrast each other very nicely. 

Have you ever done a mosaic?  We would love to see it!

XoXo Vicky
Nail Addicted Sisters
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Influenster YSL VoxBox

*Products provided for honest review from Influenster

I was more than thrilled to be chosen to receive the YSL VoxBox from Influenster. It included the reformulated YSL Masacara Volume Effect Faux Cils.

I am definitely a lover of a GOOD mascara. I don't tend to indulge in expensive mascara anymore. I've been sticking to drug store brands more and more, so this was a real treat.

I have a very hard time finding a mascara that works for me. I have long, thick lashes (I know, poor me LOL), so a lot of mascaras are too gloopy or make my lashes stick together.

I really love this mascara. It doesn't do all the things that I hate in a mascara. It separates my lashes and elongates them without looking goopy and thick. I may have to splurge on this mascara in the future.

The retail value of this mascara is $30!! That's way over what I would usually pay, but I think it may be work it!

Thanks Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try this wonderful product!

If you would like an invite to become an Influenster and get a chance to try new products, comment below with your email and I will send you one.

XOXO Nail Addicted Sisters

*Products provided for honest review from Influenster
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flakie Fun!

Considering flakies are my favorite type of nail polish, I had to get my hands on at least one. 

Polish Me Silly Party Hearty is the perfect flakie. It has a range of colors depending on the light and the base color. 

I chose my go to silver as the base for this magnificent polish, Poshinality Old Soul.  I love how this came out. The flakies really stand out against the lighter base. 

MACRO SHOT  It almost looks like some of the flakies are multicolored. 

What is your favorite flakie polish right now??

XOXO Nail Addicted Sisters

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stairway to Heaven

Gray manis are all the rage right now because of 50 Shades of Grey! After I saw the movie (which I thought was awesome!) I was drawn to these colors. I've totally jumped on the band wagon. :) 

To achieve this design I used larger chevron decals from Nail Vinyls. I love these vinyls and have a few different kinds. Changing the direction of these decals from horizontal to diagonal totally changes the way you see it. My son said they looked like buildings. LOL!

I started with a shimmery base of Poshinality Old Soul. The dark gray is  SinfulShine Steel Reserve and the lighter gray is Color Club Silver Lake

 I loved wearing this mani and it lasted almost a week!!! I love when that happens!!

I've been trying to work on my photos for you all. I don't have the money to buy a fancy camera, so I have to work with what I have. I've been trying different lighting, different settings and different hand positions. I see amazing pictures from other bloggers and I get so jealous!! HOW DO YOU DO IT??

Have you created a mani inspired by 50 Shades of Grey? Leave us a picture on our Facebook.

XOXO Nail Addicted Sisters

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Winter Hues Chevron

Blues and grays are great for the winter.  And who doesn't love a simple chevron design?  I have combined some this season's hottest shades in this simple nail art design.  

The gorgeous periwinkle blue is Revlon Brilliant Strength Intrigue.  The silver is Sally Hansen Color Foil Sterling Silver.  Last but not least, the gray is Zoya Kelly, a deep, rich gray that I love for this season.

I painted my nails with Intrigue and used a striping brush for the rest.  I decided to invert the design on my accent nail to switch it up a bit.  Not so great at painting straight lines?  Grab some striping tape to help you achieve clean lines. 

Hope you all enjoy the latest designs from my sister and I!
XoXo Vicky
Nail Addicted Sisters