Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BP Store Review: Nail Art Wheel & Brushes

Do you know my nail-art-brushes history? No? Oh, wait, there wasn't any until today.
You see, for the first year or two of my nail art obsession I used regular craft store brushes that I cut down a lot, the bristles aren't really soft, but they are cheap and work just fine. About a year ago I bought cheap 5pc brush kit, but I ended up using most of the brushes for makeup instead of nail art, only one of them was useful, perfect for floral designs.
And now I own 15pc nail art brush kit from Born Pretty Store, wow.
I was wise and also I got nail art wheel with the brushes to have something to try them on. I didn't fill it yet, I painted seven designs and tried almost all the brushes. I took photos of the brushes after I used them for the first time, that's why some of them aren't completely clean, the paint wouldn't come off. In the photo below you can see what I painted next to the brushes I used.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tropical Floral & Blog Anniversary

It's been a year since I wrote my first post here.
Wait... what?!
I know, I can't believe it either.
Things changed, but they didn't change as much as I expected. You know, my nail art is better, I have fancier tools, my nail polish collection is twice as large (still under 100, though) and I even got to cooperate with some companies. I'm pretty excited about the number of my followers, it's almost 10k on the Instagram, that was the dream in July 2013, thank you guys <3.
I actually have a life this summer holiday (unlike last year), so I don't menage to post as often as I would like to. Speaking of writing posts, for those of you who feel like I did a year ago: when I was to write my first post in English, it took ages, I had to think through every sentence, it took about ten posts to get relatively fluent. I can tell writing in English is quite natural for me now, I even improved my spelling thanks to spell check :D. I'm not saying it's flawless, though, I'm sure it's not, especially when it comes to tenses...
We're all reading this for the nail art, right? Well... (I'm so not original this time)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Hipster Nails & Candy Colors Fluorescent Polish #9 Review

I'll warn you in advance: this is going to be a long post. I have a review to make. Oh yes, I do reviews now. Like this one. And possibly one more in following weeks. But that's it, so no, I'm not planning to overwhelm you with reviews. Mostly because that would mean overwhelming you with posts in general and I'd rather stick to the one or two per week. Forgive me, lovely readers.
Enough of the bla bla, to the point!

I'm actually not sure, why I painted so-called-hipster nails. I wanted to paint a deer and I had this purple galaxy-like base (below) and one thing led to another...

This is the polish I'm reviewing today, it's hard to tell what it's called from the bottle, but in the BP store they call it Candy Colors Fluorescent Polish. 
Keep reading for swatches, glow in the dark photos and most importantly the rest of the design!