Saturday, 14 October 2017

Espionage Cosmetics Wyvern Scales

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you put everything off until the weekend for future you, and then when it gets to the weekend you have got way too much to do and you hate past you? Yeah, that was pretty much my Saturday. I am absolutely knackered and just want to curl up with a good book or TV show. 

But I couldn't just leave my nails naked and looking rough too, so Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps it is! These beauties are the Wyvern Scales nail wraps, they are glossy and they have cute, glitter accent scales. They are currently sold out but they do have this version available in the yellow/Coral reef variant or you could go for the new 22 versions which are currently available in a super cute lavender or a turquoise! Which one will tip the scale in your favour?

Pop over to the shop to check out the other wraps too, there are some awesome new licensed ones including the Sonic The Hedgehog wraps which are amazing and they glow-in-the-dark! Plus if you click through from here and you've never ordered before, you will get 15% off your first order (will be applied at checkout).

Stay awesome!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Peeking Pumpkins With Born pretty Store Flakies Gel

Ok, we're going to put this one down as a fail, mostly. I received this flakie gel from Born Pretty Store, and I had originally thought it was just loose flakies (because I didn't read it properly) and I have never used gel from a pot before so I kind of panicked and had no idea what nail art I could do with it. Then I tested it on a swatch stick and not only did I realise that it wasn't too difficult but it sparked an idea. It showed up mostly as shifty orange and obviously being October, my instant thought was pumpkins. Plus, I had just bought the awesome Uberchic Halloween 03 plate which had a cool pumpkin stamp on it.

And this is what I ended up with. The main problem is that you can barely see that they are pumpkins. If you had no idea what it is, you would just mumble niceties and move on. But I kind of actually like it. Maybe it's because I know what i was going for and I can sort of see it and the flakies are still really pretty.

The gel was easy to use, spread well on the nail and had great flakie dispersal. I had it under the lamp for a 60 seconds then topped with a gel topcoat. Then I added a coat of Barry M Matte topcoat.

I can't really comment on removal of it because I use a peel off base coat when I am using gel.

If you fancy grabbing these pretty gels then pop over here to get them for £2.29/$2.99 a pot, they come in 8 different, shifty variations. And don't forget that you can use my code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

Born pretty Store Rounded Clean Up Brush

I am trying to blog as much as possible at the moment, so today I have this brush from Born Pretty Store to show. During the reviewing stage of this, I realised just how difficult it is to take photos of a brush when you are doing stuff with said brush but also trying to control the camera. 

But anyway, moving on to the actual review, the brush comes in it's own little tube to keep it safe and clean, which is great because otherwise, if you're like me, it just sits on your desk getting piles of crap on it until you next need to use it. So the tube can 1) help you find it a bit easier and 2) help it not get crushed or ruined by all your crap.

The brush feels like really good quality to me, and I don't have a vast knowledge of brushes but this reminds me of the Mitty brushes, the handle feels very similar and the bristles feel very soft but firm enough to do a multitude of jobs, from clean up, to actual nail art, to gel nail stuffs.

Normally I don't stray from the angled clean up brushes so I did wonder how a rounded brush would get into all the spaces but it did really well and I got good clean up from it. Plus, it didn't hold too much of the polish remover and didn't splay when being used.

I also tested this as a gel brush to scoop some gel out of a pot and spread it onto the nail, and it worked really well for this, it didn't hold too much of the product and stayed structured when spreading the gel on the nail, it was really easy to control.

As long as you use this only with non acetone remover and clean it in warm, soapy water regularly, this could be a staple tool in your nail routine.

If you fancy grabbing yourself one of these, pop over here to grab it for £1.22/$1.59, this brush is the #1 brush which is the smallest of the collection. And don't forget that you can use my code CBAQ10 for 10% off all non sale items.


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Kylo: Diary of a Toy Killer- Poundland Tennis Ball

So this is a new series that I am trying out for size. I have been trying to think of ways to not only get different styles of posts on my blog but also to get more posts involving Kylo on here and what better way to do that than to post about what she does best, destroys toys!

So we're starting off with a basic one- the Poundland tennis ball. These tennis balls are not as sturdy or durable as normal tennis balls, I mean, we're paying a pound for a pack of 3, so you couldn't expect the best of the best in tennis balls. I swear though, there isn't many a toy that she doesn't manage to destroy within the first few hours of having it, is your dog the same?

Oh and please ignore how battered my garden looks!