Tuesday 28 April 2015

Born Pretty Store 5pc Flower 3D Charm

Can you believe how fast the year is going? It's already the end of April...a third of the year has passed by. But with time passing faster it means warmer temperatures will soon be here. April has been a pretty soggy month here but you know what they say...April showers brings May flowers. That is what inspired my mani I have to share today.

I received these 3D flowers charms for nail art from Born Pretty Store to review and thought it was very weather appropriate. Its time for flowers to bloom. The charms (item #16609) come in a pack of 5 and is priced at $2.84USD (currently on sale for $2.27USD) and are sized nicely for your thumb, pointer, middle and ring fingers. I thought they were a little too large for my pinky nail.

Source: Born Pretty Store
For my mani I used the saran wrap method with China Glaze I Brake for Colour, Trip of a Lime Time and Boho Blues. The only improvement I have for the charms is that I wish they were a little bit curved so that they would lie on the nail a little better. Otherwise I think they're a great dainty size and were very easy to work with.

Do you own any Born Pretty Store charms? Do you love them as much as I do? Let me know what you think.

If you plan on checking out Born Pretty Store and can't resist the urge to purchase some goodies use our code "AMPK31" to receive 10% off regular priced items!

Until Next Time,


*** These products were provided in exchange for my honest review.***

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP42 Review

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is having a good week so far. I'm hoping all this crappy rainy weather we are having here in the city will be gone by the weekend.

Today I have a review of another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store. Born Pretty Store is a wonderful one stop shop for nail polish and nail art lovers. They offer free international shipping and an immense amount of products to choose from at totally affordable prices.

The Mixed Abstract Lines Nail Art Stamping Plate (item #18785) is priced at a very modest $2.99USD and features 4 designs to choose from.The images were cut deep and stamped very well, I was able to pick up the thing details (especially from the image on the top right) quite nicely. 

Source: Born Pretty Store

Source: Born Pretty Store

Here are some looks I created, some of which you may have seen on my Instagram

Click to see close ups of these manis and how you can save 10% off your next Born Pretty Store purchase

Sunday 12 April 2015

Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Poe


Today's post features Kat Von D's Poe lipstick. It's described as a shimmery navy.
It's definitely a navy but it's also... I would say bright and eye-catching. It's packed with a fine shimmer/glitter of purple, blue etc.

First off, KVD's packaging always gets me! Stylish with edge. love.. and her logo is beautiful!
Hinted in the name, the package has a slightly raised studded design with the name and colour logo on the top of it. Easy for storage and display (major plus).

The lipstick tube itself also 'studded' with the KVD logo stamped on the top. I forgot a picture of the bottom but it shows the name on a corresponding coloured label.

The lipstick itself is also stamped with a KVD logo. Almost made me not want to use it to preserve the design (Have I told you, I am a sucker for packaging?)
The colour is a deep blue with pink/purple shimmer or fine glitter. In some lights the colour leans burple but on the lips it shows a predominant blue. The shimmer does show up on the lips but not as defined as it is in the tube. The pigmentation is good and the formula is not very streaky but there's a huge con. Due to the finish of this product. The shimmers leave a gritty feeling on your lips. It's quite fine but it really bothers me. Also the lipstick after one use is no longer smooth and also looks super gritty. If you can bypass this, then that's great! But for me, it was a deal breaker. The glitter payoff < the grit. Maybe I kept rubbing my lips due to the grit but it was a bit drying for me. I didn't test for wear because I took it off after an hour or so (sorry). 

Natural Light: Left - One swipe / Right: Two swipes
Flash: Left - One swipe / Right: Two swipes

Look at that grit!
With flash, shows the shimmer / fine glitter much better

Dark lipsticks always makes me look super pale haha

Product: Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Poe
Where: Sephora
Price: $21 CAD
Overall: 3/5 All points are awarded to the packaging and colour uniqueness but the grittiness was too much for me. Although the colour pay-off is good, it wouldn't be a frequent item I would use and for the price tag, the grit would be a deal breaker for me. I could probably find a dupe in a lower price range (without the glitter).