Twinkled T Stamping Polishes – Review

Hey lovelies! A few weeks ago, I started using the Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle by Twinkled T, as well as two single stamping polishes (Lit & Glow Up). All of my manis since then have featured one or more of those polishes. I’ve had a chance to use them in various types of nail art besides stamping, so today I will be giving you lovelies an in-depth review of these polishes. Let’s get started!

The Rainbow Stamping Polish Bundle

Description: This bundle consists of 6 stamping polishes that can also be used as regular polishes. This bundle includes the following polishes: Friyay (a baby blue), Bothered (a hot pink), Goals (a rich purple), No Filter (a lime green), Saucey (orange), and Subtweet (yellow).

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $32.00 USD or $6 per bottle.

Lit

Description: A fiery red stamping polish that can be used as regular polish.

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

Glow Up

Description: A white stamping polish that also doubles as a one-coater regular polish

Availability: Currently in stock.

Price: $6.00 USD

How I’ve been using them:

Puzzle Piece Mani

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The polishes were applied directly to my nails in this mani. At this point, I could tell that all 4 used in this mani were creamy and had great opacity. The 4 used were a little streaky in application when used as regular polish. Also, when using them as regular polish, Bothered and No Filter were opaque in one coat, but I needed to apply a second coat for Friyay and Subtweet. Lastly, No Filter and Subtweet stained my cuticles, but the other 2 were easy to clean.

Green & White Stamping Mani

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For this mani, I attempted stamping and failed lol. It was not the polishes’ fault; it was user error. I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient. Glow Up applied a bit streaky and was opaque in one coat. Also, it was a bit of a pain to clean up, but it didn’t stain my cuticles like Subtweet and No Filter. Both No Filter and Glow Up worked great for the gradient. I then attempted to stamp No Filter over Glow Up and vice versa, which didn’t work out well lol but they did stamp with great opacity.

Summer Dotticure

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Since I had just failed stamping, I decided to do a dotticure lol. I used Subtweet and Saucey as regular polishes. Saucey applied streaky, but was opaque in one coat and didn’t stain my cuticles.

Summer Gradient Nails

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For this gradient, I used Bothered, Saucey, and Subtweet and they worked perfectly fine. Again, I used Glow Up as a base color before the gradient.

Fourth of July Gradient

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Another gradient! lol I used Glow Up again as a base color and for the actual gradient with Lit. Lit worked great with Glow Up for the gradient.

Purple Glam

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Lastly, I attempted stamping again and was successful! I used Goals as a regular polish. It did not apply streaky, was opaque in one coat, and din’t stain my cuticles. I used Glow Up as a base color for the dotticure, and stamped it over Goals. It stamped perfectly.

 

 

Overall thoughts of Twinkled T stamping polishes: I really enjoyed these polishes. The colors are so vibrant and fun. In my experience, most of these polishes are one-coaters when applied as regular polish; however, most of them do have a bit of a streaky application. The brushes are easy to use, and the formulas are creamy. I did not get to use Lit as a base color, so I’m not sure whether it applies streaky or could use an extra coat. I am a newbie to stamping, so I’m pretty sure that’s why my first stamping mani using these polishes failed, but I was able to redeem myself the second time. Also, I would suggest letting these polishes dry for 10-15 mins before applying top coat because one of my top coats created bubbles any time I didn’t let them dry that long. Overall, I would definitely recommend these polishes.

My rating: 4.5/5

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Fourth of July Gradient

Hey lovelies! I’m bacckkkk! I’ve been very busy for the last couple of weeks, so I hadn’t done anything new with my nails until now. Did y’all miss me? I missed you lovelies! Today’s mani is an easy Fourth of July design, so let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply white polish (preferably a one-coater) as a base color. Let dry.
  3. Use a cosmetic wedge to create gradients (1 wedge worked for all 10 of my nails). Once all 3 colors are on the wedge, dab them onto your nail.
  4. Repeat as necessary to achieve desired opacity and let dry.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. Apply as many star shaped glitters as desired by using an orange stick to pick up the glitters.
  7. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  8. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I may have another 2 week hiatus during the end of July/beginning of August since I am moving for optometry school. I’ll let you lovelies know the plan closer to time.

Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Super Cute & Easy Easter Nail Art

Hey lovelies! How’s everyone doing? Did y’all miss me last week?! LOL we’ll I’m back today with this cute Easter mani. Easter is a week from the day I’m posting this, so why am I doing it so early? Because I won’t be posting during Easter weekend; I want to wear this mani through Easter plus I want to spend that time enjoying the holiday and not thinking about new nail art/swatches to post. New posts will return April 5th. Yes, that is a Thursday, and I always post Friday-Sunday… There’s something coming up that won’t allow me to post that Friday-Sunday, which I will tell y’all about on Thursday, April 5th.

This mani is inspired by @ehmkaynails (IG). Link to the original blog post. I thought this design was sooo cute because it looks like Easter eggs, so let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

***I think this mani design could turn out different for each person depending on their own creative preferences, nail length, etc. I followed Ehmkay Nails’ pictures, but did some things a little different. For example, I changed some of the base colors, which you lovelies can do as well when following my picture. Some of the dots and lines on our nails are the same and some are different, so just use the pictures as a guide and have fun with it.

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply base colors until opaque. Let each layer dry before adding a new layer.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry for at least 10 mins.
  4. Use dotting tools of varying sizes to make dots, and a detail nail art brush to make lines. This is an easy design; however, that does NOT mean that it’s super quick. Take your time and have fun with it! Let dry for at least 15 mins to prevent smearing.
  5. Apply top coat.
  6. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all April 5th and have an awesome, blessed Easter! Besitos.

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St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

Hey y’all hey! How’s everyone doing? Great I hope! Since St. Patrick’s day is Saturday, and I usually change my nails every Friday/Saturday, I decided to go ahead and do St. Patrick’s Day nail art today. Hence, I wanted you lovelies to have a chance to re-create this nail art without being rushed. These nails were really a last minute thing for me; I literally just finished them a couple of hours ago because I didn’t really feel like doing my nails LOL. We all have days like that even if we’re nail art obsessed, but I did it for y’all, so let’s get right into it!

Products used:

*I chose to use a peel-off base coat because the polishes I used are heavy in glitter. I loooooove these polishes; however, I have experienced that they take longer to remove (and yes, I use 100% acetone). Therefore, I felt like I was “scrubbing” at my nails for too long, and I don’t soak my nails in acetone with foil, so it’s best for me to just use a peel-off base coat with these two polishes.

**If you’re allergic to latex, I recommend using latex-free cuticle protectors.

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply one thin coat of the lightest color polish (gold). Let dry.
  3. Apply the protective barrier around your cuticles. If using liquid latex, let dry.
  4. Use makeup wedges to make gradients. Let each coat dry.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. Apply the individuals clover stickers from the stencils to your nails. Yes, you can leave the stickers on your nails instead of using them just as stencils.
  7. Seal in your design with top coat.
  8. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Holo, it’s Lala’s Birthday!🎂

Happy Sunday lovelies! How are y’all doing? Well, guess what? My birthday is in two days (March 6)!🎂🎈 Therefore, today I am bringing y’all birthday nail art! It felt so good to do detailed nail art again since I’ve been too busy to do anything besides swatches lately. Also, my birthday makes two years since I stopped biting my nails, so there are two things to celebrate!🎉🎊 I really love this mani, and it is definitely one of my faves out of every mani I’ve done. Let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

The glitter nail (index finger)

  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply desired base color. Let dry.
  3. Carefully shake a little bit of loose glitter into the lid of the loose glitter container.
  4. Apply top coat and gently shake the lid containing glitter over the wet top coat. Let dry.
  5. Wipe away any excess glitter with a fan brush, and repeat step 4 if necessary (I only did it once).
  6. Seal in your work with top coat.
  7. That’s it!

The charm/gem nails

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  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply base color. Let dry.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  4. This part is really up to you. Use whatever gems, charms, dried flowers, etc. that you want! I used tweezers to place them, and I didn’t use nail glue (I used top coat).
  5. Seal in your work with top coat.
  6. That’s it!

The cupcake

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  1. Apply base coat. Let dry.
  2. Apply desired cupcake color while being sure to not cover the whole nail; focus mainly on the tip. This step took up about 1/3 of my entire nail. Let dry.
  3. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  4. Take a dotting tool and white polish to make the icing of the cupcake. Make sure to make the icing form a peak, but don’t take it too high either. Let dry for about 10 mins to prevent smearing.
  5. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  6. With a very small dotting tool, take whatever polish colors you want to make sprinkles in the icing.
  7. Make the cherry on top by using a dotting tool and red polish. Let dry for about 10 mins to prevent smearing.
  8. Seal in your work with top coat.
  9. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I hope y’all enjoyed this mani as much as I did! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Cupid Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me

Happy Sunday lovelies! How are y’all? Great, I hope! Well, I finally did nail art again! It’s been like a month because I’ve been so busy, but I had to do nail art for Valentine’s Day, of course! Also, this Valentine’s nail art is actually really simple and easy, so let’s get into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. I used one coat.
  2. Apply pink linear holo until opaque (2 coats).
  3. Apply one coat of top coat.
  4. Once the top coat has dried for 30 mins, peel off the foil stickers (use tweezers) carefully and place on nail(s). Make sure that all of the edges of the sticker(s) are smooth and flat (you may have to gently flatten it with your fingers; that’s why I wait 30 mins for the top coat to dry).
  5. Apply top coat to the back of the gems (I just do this using the top coat brush) and place on nail(s).
  6. Apply top coat on entire nail.
  7. That’s it!

That’s all for today loves! I hope you enjoyed and have a great Valentine’s Day! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later. Besitos.

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Ringing in the New Year – NYE Mani

Hey lovelies! It’s time for my last mani of 2017! Gosh, can you believe that the year is coming to an end?! I haven’t even thought of a New Year’s resolution LOL.  Today, we’re going to talk about this gold & black, glamorous mani that is just perfect for NYE. You could do this mani with silver as well if you’re not into gold. However, little miss Lala here prefers gold! Let’s get right into the details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat. I used 2 coats.
  2. Apply black polish.
  3. Apply top coat. I let my nails dry for 30 mins before moving on to the next step just to make sure that I wouldn’t disrupt the black nail polish.
  4. Apply more top coat and start patting on the gold flakes with an eyeshadow stick while the top coat is wet. There’s really no rule to how you disperse the flakes; just do what you like! I went for a full gold flake accent nail and a flake gradient on the rest of my nails. For the full gold flake nail, I found that it was necessary to apply top coat and pat on the flakes 3 times in order to completely cover the nail.
  5. Seal in everything with top coat. I used 2 coats.

That’s all for today loves! Again, another super easy mani. Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! I hope you guys are enjoying the holidays! See y’all in 2018! Besitos.

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