Who's ready for a Born Pretty Store product review? Spoiler alert, it's a good one!
*I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
What do you think of when you hear the term nail foils? I can't be the only one who hears the term and thinks of shiny holo gorgeousness, right? I have a pretty large nail foil collection and they're all holo. I was pretty excited to see some fun patterned nail foils at the Born Pretty Store that weren't holo. Frankly, I was curious to see if they would work the same as normal nail foils.
I was perusing a CVS the other day and came across a display for Pop-arazzi nail polish. I've eyeballed their polishes every time I've been in CVS but I never grabbed any up. But this time, I decided to grab a couple. One of these is a gorgeous rose gold color and I had decided that I wanted to water marble with it. But it wouldn't work. So I thought I would fake a water marble with some drag marbling.
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Also known as Shrove Tuesday. Also known as Fat Tuesday. And here in Michigan, also known as Paczki Day! I lived in Tennessee for 10-ish years and had never heard of paczki before; there apparently isn't as large a Polish (as in Poland, not nail polish) population down there. But paczki are a huge deal here this time of year. If you aren't familiar, paczki are Polish donuts that are filled with fruit or custard and stuff. I am not a fan but I hear that that is because I am a crazy person. Eh. What are you going to do. Today's nail art is inspired by Mardi Gras in the New Orleans celebrations type of way.
I was in the mood for some stripey nails to match the nice weather we've been having lately. I grabbed some nail vinyls and got to work. One nail went perfectly, and then things started going downhill. I was determined to make it work so I kept going. Things just got worse and worse and I started to get impatient. I really loved the color combination so I didn't give up. In the end, I patched things up and came out with something somewhat decent to share.
The moral of the story: Sometimes it's easier to start over, but I'm lazy.
It's been unseasonably warm for February here in Michigan over the last few days. People are loving it but I miss the snow. I love winter and I don't want it to be over. Spring is nice, too, but it doesn't hold a candle to winter. None of this has anything to do with today's nail art; just some thoughts. :)
One nail art trend that I've really jumped on board for is the smoosh marble. If you aren't familiar, a smoosh marble is achieved by globbing dots of nail polish onto a nail stamped and dabbing the stamper onto your nails until you get the finish you like. It's no secret that I love all marbling techniques. What I love about the smoosh marble is that you can get a similar effect to marbling with saran or cling wrap but it's SO MUCH FASTER! You can get a gorgeous marbled effect in a snap. If you haven't tried it, I highly recommend it.