Quick NOTD! Featuring Picture Polish Alice

Hi there everyone!!  I just thought I’d post real quick today to share what’s on my nails.  I feel like it’s been forever since I wore this polish!  Picture Polish Alice is a bright blue scattered jelly holographic.  Everytime I see this shade it makes me smile.  It’s definitely perfect for summertime!  For the stamping I used QA61 plate.  I really love all of the arabesque inspired designs!
Also, if you’ll notice, my nails are once again squares.  I’m hoping if I keep them as super short squares they won’t chip on the corners.  What do you think of this shade?  Is this something you’d wear this summer?  Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plates review!

Press Sample
I’m back again you all!  There were also some stamping supplies that Born Pretty Store sent me as well.  Two stamping plates, a stamper and a scraper.  I really love the stamping plates, but I had issues with the stamper.  I tried the stamper without priming it and it wouldn’t pick up on fine detail and then I primed it (used a Magic Eraser to buff the top) and tried stamping and still couldn’t get fine images to pick up.  It does work on more open and large images though.  Check out the pictures below!
The stamping plates are great quality!  The only image I had issues with was the panda mommy and baby on plate BPX-L015 stamping plate.  The space is so open that I had problems getting the stamper to pick up.  All of the other images however worked great!  If you’re interested in buying these then click here  (item # 38221) and here (item # 36308)  If you’re interested in getting the cute bunny stamper (item # 38187) and scraper click here.  Thanks so much for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!

Born Pretty Store Water Decals review!

PR Sample
Hi everyone!  I’m really behind on this post… and by behind I mean 6 months behind.  Born Pretty Store sent me some things to review and I have been using them off and on for the whole 6 months, but I never done my reviews yet.  Let’s just dive on into the review!
The package they sent me had five sets of water decals.  I used up one set but I lost the pictures of where I used them.
I did a picture tutorial today so you can see how I applied them. Check it out below!
I really love how easy these were to use!  You get ten in each section for all ten of your fingers… or if you want you can use 1 or 2 as accent nails like I did.  I prefer using them as accent nails because it makes them last longer.  I also wanted to mention that I make sure the base coat of polish is still tacky when I apply the decal down onto my nail.  I’ve tried with completely dry polish and the decal just wouldn’t adhere to it.  For the green/teal polish I used Sinful Colors Jade Kat, also I used Wet N Wild French White cream for the base coat for my pointer and middle finger before applying the decals.  Once everything was dry I top coated with INM Out the Door Top Coat and then a coat of Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat.
Here’s another look I done a while back with some of the other decals.
The colors I used for this look are: Picture Polish Rose and China Glaze White on White.  If you’re interested in purchasing the decals (item # 33982)  mentioned in this post then click here.  Don’t forget that I also have a 10% off discount code below on non-discounted items on their website.  Thanks for reading!

Weight Loss Experiment! Cut out sugar for 2 weeks!

Hi everyone!  Some of you may or may not know, but I’ve lost a significant amount of weight.  About 3 years ago I decided to make a change and start to exercise and eat healthier.  I ended up going from 155 down to 128.  That’s 27 pounds of fat!  It was all great until I started to lose massive amounts of my hair and had to cut back on my exercising.  I don’t know if that’s common to lose your hair if you lose weight, but it happened to me.  When I cut back on my exercise I gained back 7 pounds and was up to 135.

My ultimate goal is 125, but I keep yo-yo-ing back and forth.  I was at 130 about 3 or 4 weeks ago, but then I started to binge eat on junk food and gained back 3 pounds.  I’m finally putting my foot down and am going to cut out refined sugars.  I am going to allow myself my morning cup of coffee with my cream and sugar, but that’s it.  If I get a craving for a sugary snack, I’ll turn to fruit to satisfy that craving.  Lately I’ve just not been caring what I eat and have been over eating big time!  I’ve also been feeling like crap as well.
I’m going to keep a log of how I feel and will update at the end of the week if I had any kind of withdrawal symptoms.  I’m actually pretty interested to see how this goes!  If any of you want to do this with me and challenge yourself, then please let me know!  Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you all soon!

NOTD: ILNP Sunkissed

Hi everyone!  I just thought I would quickly pop in and share what’s on my nails!  ILNP had their preorder last week so I bought a few from their summer collection.  I only bought three because I felt that I had too many polishes that were similar to the new releases. Blegh, I don’t know if that even made any sense.  Anywho, Sunkissed was part of their Summer jellies collection.  It says on their website that this shade is supposed to be a juicy watermelon shade, but on me it pulls more orange/pink.  It’s pretty nonetheless.  Check out the pictures of it below!

These are pretty color accurate shots too.  I had my white balance set to daylight and took my photos outside in indirect daylight.  What do you think of this shade?  I feel like it’s perfect for summer, and when we went to the waterpark today it just glistened under the water and I couldn’t stop staring!  I even showed my husband and kids how beautiful it was under the water lol.  They probably thought I was crazy.  Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!

Inspired manicure! Rifle Paper Company Nail art!

Hi all!  Today I have a pretty nail art look to share with you all!  I was browsing Rifle Paper Co.’s website and stumbled upon a pattern I loved!  The pattern name is Birch Floral (periwinkle).  I wish I were more crafty so I could make a shirt or purse out of the fabric, but alas I suck at sewing lol.  Ooh I also wanted to mention that Keds is going to be selling shoes with Rifle Paper Co. patterns on them on the 12th!  I plan on picking up some 😀  Anywho, onto the nail-art!  For the base coat I used China Glaze Boho Blues and the rest is Apple Barn acrylic paints.  Also, I used Winstonia Berry Wine Brushes and a sewing needle for the tiny dots.What do you think of this look?  I’m super proud of these!  I find if I stare at a pattern or nail art look I can pretty easily recreate it, but if I try to come up with a cute look on my own I fail miserably lol.  I’ll have a detailed Youtube video up tomorrow on how to recreate this!  Thanks for reading and talk to you all soon!

Past couple of NOTD’s and short nails!!!

Hey there you all!  How are you doing?  I’ve been good here… Just spending time outside with my kids on their summer break!  I’ve done a few looks that I haven’t posted on here so be on the look out for those in the future!  The other day, I took the nail clippers to my fingernails and cut them down.  You don’t have to have long nails to have cute nails!  Anywho, check out some nail art I did today and yesterday!
This first one is a watercolor floral look inspired by JauntyJuli on Youtube.
And the other look I wanted to share was my mani for International Nail Polish day!  I wanted to do something minimalistic so I opted for some fun neon lines!

What do you think of my shorties?  They’re SO tiny now, but I love them!  My kids kept getting scratched by my square nails, and they kept getting stuff stuck under them.  Not to mention they were badly damaged as well.  Thanks for reading today and I’ll talk to you all soon!