Monday, November 25, 2013

Born Pretty Store Review: Vintage Pearl Nail Art

So I'm playing catch up with some of my reviews. This set of varying sized pearls was provided to me by Born Pretty Store back in June. I got this at the same time as the multi-colour pearls, which I provided a more punctual review in mid-June. Anyways, up until end of October has been very hectic for me, but I'm glad I have a little more free time to do some nail art. 

If you have never heard of Born Pretty Store, they are an amazing e-commerce store with an abundance of nail art products, as well as jewellery, make-up, and so on! You can literally spend hours on the site because they have so much variety. This site sell their products at whole sale prices so you can definitely get a lot of bang for your buck. Also, they offer free worldwide shipping without a minimum purchase order! The products ships from Hong Kong and I received it within two weeks time but it may vary from location to location. 

Along with the multi-color pearl, I received this product known as "3 Sizes Nail Art Baby Pearl Rhinestone Decoration + Wheel". You can buy this product for $4.14 if you buy one. But if you or your friends decided to get 3 or more, you get a small discount! Also, if you use my code NVL91, you can save an additional 10%!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Breaking Bad Nail Art

So I jumped on the Breaking Bad band wagon and went on a two week binge watching all 5 seasons! I'm obsessed and I'm glad I watched it after the series completed. My favorite character has to be Gustavo Fring. I love how he maintains his composure and is totally zen-like in the most bad ass situations. I want to just go on a Breaking Bad rant, but I don't want to be a Spoiling Sally in case other people want to watch it.

It has been a while since I've done a really complex nail art. I think my Game of Thrones nail art exhausted all creative energy out of me. Maybe that's why I went on a hiatus because I put so much effort into it and I didn't know how to top it. I know they are excuses, but I wanted to challenge myself again.

So this is what I came up with. From googling other Breaking Bad nail art, the concept of incorporating the smoke scene from the opening, blue meth, and Walter White/Heisenberg is pretty unoriginal. But here is my contribution and my interpretation to what is already out there. At first I wanted use the plastic bag technique to create Walter White, but I didn't let it dry properly and ruined it. Then I gave up and decided to draw it directly on my nails instead, which I found to be much easier. 

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Firmoo Glasses Review #2: GET YOUR FIRST PAIR FREE

Hello everyone! Wow, it's been ages since I've blogged but life just gives you unexpected twists and turns. I've been on a completely weird emotional roller coaster ride that I've never really experienced in my life before, especially in such a short time frame. There were a lot of happy times but there were also a lot of frustrating and sad times as well. It was quite literally a full spectrum of emotions that stemmed from various different situations. I just found it so odd that these extreme highs and extreme lows came one after another. Going through some negative experiences and having things somehow work out is what keeps life interesting! I'm thankful that I have a lot supportive friends to talk to while going through these life events!

I used Julep Lena, Julep Dianna, and Julep Brigitte and a black gel pen 

I am an optimistic thinker and I am always looking at the brighter side of things. I always have faith that things will work out for me in the end. I am still waiting for some areas of my life to work itself out, but I'm excited to see what happens. The biggest change in my life has been my a new job. I now work for a media company where a lot of my program's alumni work so I felt right at home very early on. Anyways, I know I sound cryptic but that's just my little life rant to explain my hiatus from my blog. Now that I have more stability in my life again, I think I can get back into posting more frequently! First up, my Firmoo Glasses review.

I just want to apologize to Firmoo for my delayed review. They've contacted me back in September and have been patiently anticipating for this post. So here it finally is!

The glasses I chose were #CP6082 because of the blue details. If you have read my previous post, you know that I have a pretty extensive glasses collection and blue glasses was something I didn't have. This glasses is perfect for people who want the classic look of black frames and be a little adventurous without looking ridiculous. This glasses is $39.00 on their website, but Firmoo has a special promotion for new user where you can get your first pair FREE with the promo code: FIRMOOFREE. They have a lot of great options available, so feel free to wear something outside your comfort zone!

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