More Floral Decals by Little Sunshine Boutik

Happy Sunday loves! How are y’all? Today’s post is gonna be a little short. This mani was created with water decals from Little Sunshine Boutik. Click here to read my last post where I reviewed the decals. Today, I’m bringing you a simple “how to,” so let’s get started!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat and base color (preferably white), then let dry.
  2. Apply top coat and let dry for at least 30 mins.
  3. Cut out a water decal and place it in a container of water for 10-20 secs.
  4. Use tweezers to remove the decal from the container of water, and quickly wet the desired nail of placement, then use your fingers to carefully slide the decal off of the back paper and to position it on the desired nail.
  5. Make sure to firmly press down on the decal once it is in the desired position.
  6. If the decal is longer than your nail, you’ll need to tuck the remainder underneath your tips.
  7. Once you have finished all of your nails, you can use acetone and a cleanup brush to flatten what you tucked under your nail tips.
  8. Let dry for at least 30 mins then apply top coat.
  9. Let dry.
  10. That’s it!

 

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A Very Rosey Mani – Review of Little Sunshine Boutik Water Decals

Hey loves! How are y’all? Good, I hope! Today, I have another review for you guys!

Little Sunshine Boutik is Canadian based nail decal, sticker, and foil maker. Little Sunshine Boutik also makes jewelry and embroidered iron on patches! They ship worldwide, and for a limited time, you can try out a decal design for free (excluding shipping and handling). I jumped on that offer LOL. I did have an issue with delivery that was not this indie’s fault; however, they did an awesome job of communicating with me and fixing the issue. A+ on customer service from me! Now, let’s get into the details!

*The following swatches are applied over Ah ha! Nail Lacquer’s Foundation Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow’s Top Coat. The base color used was Glow Up by Twinkled T.

Roses Water Slide Nail Decals (A099)

Description: A sheet of rose design water decals. The sheet is approximately 6.3×5.3cm.

How to use: Apply base coat and base color (preferably white), then let dry. Apply top coat and let dry for at least 30 mins. Cut out a water decal and place it in a container of water for 10-20 secs. Use tweezers to removed the decal from the container of water, and quickly wet the desired nail of placement, then use your fingers to carefully slide the decal off of the back paper and to position it on the desired nail. Make sure to firmly press down on the decal once it is in the desired position. If the decal is longer than your nail, you’ll need to tuck the remainder underneath your tips (I just used my nails on my other hand to do this). Once you have finished all of your nails, you can use acetone and a cleanup brush to remove any of the decal that may be too close to the cuticle or on your skin and to flatten what you tucked under your nail tips. The instructions say to use a blow dryer, but I just let the decal dry for 30-45 mins then applied top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $3.30 USD.

Overall thoughts: These decals are gorgeous and easy to use. My only issue is that they were not quite wide enough for my nails as you can see in the image below. That may be an issue for some people, but for me, it wasn’t that noticeable. It was about 3 days before one peeled, but I was very active in water that week, so that may be the reason. Rachelle was nice enough to throw in 2 extra designs, so maybe my nails won’t be as exposed to water the next time I use them. Overall, I do recommend these decals.

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That is all for today! Be sure to check out Little Sunshine Boutik’s Etsy store and Instagram.

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Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer – Review

*Discount Sample*

Hey lovelies! Happy Sunday! Last month (April 5th to be exact), I made a post about Purrfect Shine by Sassy Cats Lacquer (click here to view post). It was the first post of “New Product Chit-Chat” in which I discuss a product that is literally new or just new to me in order to give you guys more background information about it, the brand, and my initial thoughts before use and review. Well, today, I am reviewing Purrfect Shine for y’all!

Sassy Cats Lacquer is a 5-free, cruelty free, indie nail polish maker, reintroducing their brand and products after a brief hiatus. They also make liquid nail tape and stamping products. I’ve used this top coat in 4 different manis over the last few weeks, which all required different nail art techniques, so let’s get right into the review!

*My rating for top coats/base coat is a 5 point scale based on the formula (2 points), minimal chipping within a week (2 points), and drying time (1 point).

Purrfect Shine

Description: A glossy top coat.

Application: Smooth application, not streaky, & easy to use brush.

Availability: Available now.

Drying time: 1-2 minutes (the amount of time it took me to apply top coat to my other hand).

Price: Currently on sale for $6. 25 USD.

Overall thoughts: Great top coat! I used it with a dotticure, glitter placement, striping tape, phone book paper, water decals, and swatches. My manis lasted 5-7 days with only minimal chipping on my dominant hand. It is officially added to my list of fave top coats!

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out Sassy Cats Lacquer’s social media & shop below:

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

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Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals by Lucky Star Style – Review

Hey loves! I’m back again! Yes, 2 posts in one night! LOL. In the previous post, I reviewed the Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals from Enigma Design Company (click here to view).  In this post, I am reviewing the Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals that I used in the same graduation mani.

I ordered the Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals from Lucky Star Style’s Etsy store. Lucky Star Style sells various types of water decals, ranging from animals to pop culture, etc. They also have their own website to order from if you do not wish to use Etsy. Custom designs are also available. This was my first time ordering from them, so let’s right get into the review!

Graduation 2018 Waterslide Nail Decals

Description: 20 water decals that can be ordered in child size or adult size.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I cut out a decal and removed the protective plastic. I then placed the sticky side of the decal on my nail, used a damp sponge to wet the back of the decal, and removed the back paper. I let it dry for about 2 mins, then sealed it in with 2 coats of top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $1.95 USD on their Etsy store. $1.75 USD on their website.

Overall thoughts: I really like these decals! They looked exactly like the pictures, they were easy to apply, and applied evenly. They are lasting a fair amount of time. It has been 4 days and the decals have only peeled a bit on the clear edges, not on the actual design. There is some residue around the edges of the decals from when I was doing my makeup yesterday, which was after 3 days of wearing them. Overall, I would order from this brand again and I do recommend them!

That is all for today! Be sure to check out Lucky Star Style’s website, Etsy store, and Instagram.

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

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Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals by Enigma Design Company – Review

Hey loves! How’s everyone? Great I hope! As some of you may know, I graduated yesterday (May 18th) with my BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry, & Summa Cum Laude. I did my nails for graduation on May 15th. Click here to for mani details. In this post, I am reviewing the Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals that I used.

I ordered the Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals from Enigma Design Company. Enigma Design Company sells many different nail decals on Etsy, ranging from football to special causes, etc. This was my first time ordering from them, so let’s right get into the review!

Texas Tech Red Raiders Nail Decals

Description: 1 sheet of 51 total water decals of 5 different types.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I cut out a TTU symbol and placed it in a container of water for 30 seconds. I picked up the decal with tweezers and used my fingers to slide the TTU symbol off of the back paper. The symbol stuck to one of my fingers, so I was able to press that finger against the desired nail in order to apply it. I let it dry for about 2 minutes then sealed everything in with 2 coats of top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $3.75 USD

Overall thoughts: Unfortunately, I do not like these water decals, so here’s a list of the pros and cons in my experience with these decals:

  1. Do they look exactly like the pictures? Yes.
  2. Were they easy to apply? Yes.
  3. Did they apply perfectly? No, they applied a little wrinkly. However, I have only used water decals twice before, so that could just be user error.
  4. Did they last a fair amount of time? No. The decals peeled within 24 hours. The polish was still intact, but not the decals. Half of the decal was missing on each hand, and my nails hadn’t been through anything extreme; just showers and regular hand washing. Also, I sealed them in with 2 coats of top coat, so I’m not sure what the issue could be other than quality. We could blame it on user error again; however, I didn’t have this problem with the water decals I used in the past or the other ones that I used in this same mani.
  5. Do I recommend them? No. If you lovelies wanna try them out for yourselves, go ahead, but I’m not going to recommend a product to y’all that I had a bad experience with.

That is all for today! Look for the next post in which I review the other water decals that were a part of this mani. Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Red Raiders Graduation Nails

Hey lovelies! How’s it going? Great I hope! Well guess what? Your girl is graduating! Yes, I took my last final exam yesterday morning and will be walking the stage this Friday, May 18. I am so excited! And it is only fitting that I do my nails in celebration! This graduation mani features water decals from 2 shops that are new to me. I will make a review of each shop in subsequent posts next week. I’ve only used water decals maybe 2 times, so I’m still getting used to applying them and my application isn’t perfect LOL. Let’s get right into this mani’s details!

Products used:

How to:

  1. Apply base coat, base colors, and top coat.
  2. Let dry for at least 30 mins after applying top coat.
  3. For the Texas Tech decals, cut out the desired decal and use tweezers to submerge the decal in water for 30 secs. Afterwards, slide the back paper off of the decal and place the decal on the desired nail.
  4. For the Graduation decals, cut out the desired decal and remove the protective cover. Place the sticky side of the decal on to your nail, then use a damp sponge to wet the back of the decal. Remove the back paper.
  5. If there is any water left on your nails, use a cotton ball to gently soak it up.
  6. Apply top coat. Let dry.
  7. That’s it!

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

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Grey Cute Cat Nail Water Decals from BeautyBigBang – Review

*Press Sample*

Happy Saturday! I have another BeautyBigBang review today. Check out yesterday’s posts here and here. Let’s get right into the review! Don’t forget, you can use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order.

*The following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. Blueberry Tart by Emma Jean Cosmetics was used as the base color.

Grey Cute Cat Nail Water Decals (SKU:J1412)

Description: 1 sheet of cat water decals.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I cut out a cat and placed it in a container of warm water for 10-20 seconds. I picked up the decal with tweezers and used my fingers to slide the cat off of the paper. The cat stuck to one of my fingers, so I was able to press that finger against the desired nail and it applied perfectly. I let it dry for about 2 minutes then sealed everything in with top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $2.69 USD

Overall thoughts: I’m in love! I think I’ve only used water decals once before this, and they were from a different retailer. I have to say that this application was very easy. My only issue is that part of the cat was transparent, so that area came out blue. Therefore, in the future, I would use these particular water decals over a white polish.

That is all for today lovelies! Be sure to check out BeautyBigBang’s store and social media, which are linked below:

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Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all soon (another review will be posted in a few minutes).

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