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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Red Oxide by Tahitian Sun – Review

Hey lovelies! Today, I have a swatch and review of this gorgeous nail polish by Tahitian Sun. Tahitian Sun is 10 free indie and makes custom nail polish. I’ve never tried their nail polish before; however, they were offering free product samples, and I was lucky enough to get in on the awesomeness! There will be another free samples promo in January, so keep an eye out! Let’s get into the swatch and review!

*The following swatches are applied over ÜNT Ready for Takeoff and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

Red Oxide

Description: A beautiful red nail polish in a metallic finish.

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, easy to use brush.

Opacity: Swatch shown in one coat!

Availability: Available now.

Price: $9.50 USD

Overall thoughts: Very pleased with this nail polish! It is gorgeous, and I love that it is a one coater! I will definitely have to order some nail polishes from this indie soon!

My rating: 5/5

That’s all for today loves! Be sure to check out Tahitian Sun’s store and Instagram.

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

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Snowflakes for Christmas

Hey lovelies! How’s it going? Today, we are going to talk about my final Christmas mani of this year. It’s been really difficult for me to get this post written because I’ve been busy with Christmas parties and shopping LOL but let’s get right into it!

Products used:

How to:

  1. After applying base coat, I applied Bye, Girl! Latex Barrier around my nail, but avoiding my nail. You want this barrier on any area of skin that you think will get messy with polish from using the sponge technique. Let dry until it is clear.
  2. I used the sponge technique to apply Me & You to my index finger, pinky finger, and thumb.
  3. I used the sponge technique to apply Blue Belle to my ring finger and middle finger.
  4. I applied top coat to all nails.
  5. I dipped my detail brush into French White Creme to draw on the snowflakes.
  6. The snowflakes are pretty easy to draw, but if you need step-by-step visual instructions, I suggest watching this video by Kelli Marissa.
  7. I let the snowflakes dry for about 15 mins, then applied top coat.
  8. That’s it!

That’s all for today lovelies! Super easy! I won’t be posting until sometime after Christmas, but before New Year’s Eve (I have to do a NYE mani!), so Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Questions? Concerns? Tips and tricks? Leave them in the comments section below! See y’all later.

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Christmas Nail Slice Wheel from BeautyBigBang – Review

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Hey loves! It’s me again! Today’s mani features the last item of BeautyBigBang products I received this month! I’m just gonna say right now that the red and green polishes used are nameless, but are from Sally Hansen and wet n wild respectively. So let’s get into the review!

*The following swatches are applied over Ah Ha! Nail Lacquer’s Foundation Base Coat and topped with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

Christmas Nail Slice Wheel (SKU:J4289)

Description: A wheel of random Christmas nail decorations.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I picked up the decorations with tweezers and immediately applied them to my nails while the top coat was still wet. I sealed everything in with more top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $1.29 USD

Overall thoughts: I’m not sure what material they are made out of, but these decorations are really nice and easy to use.  The only issue I have is that some of them don’t lay flat and get caught on things, leading to them being pulled off.

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 later.

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Grey Cute Cat Nail Water Decals from BeautyBigBang – Review

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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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Holographic Laser Stripes by BeautyBigBang – Review

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Hey lovelies! I’m back with another BeautyBigBang review. Be sure to check out the one that was posted a few minutes ago here. Let’s get straight 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.

Holographic Laser Stripes (SKU:J2104-1C)

Description: 1 pot of glitter nail sequins. There’s 3 sizes to choose from; I chose the 1mm.

How to use: After applying base coat, base color, and top coat, I picked up the sequins with an orange stick and immediately applied them to my nails while the top coat was still wet. I sealed everything in with more top coat.

Availability: Available now.

Price: $1.99 USD

Overall thoughts: These sequins are pretty nice. I especially like that they’re holo and easy to use.

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 later.

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Metallic Nail Polish and Base Coat by BeautyBigBang – Review

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Hello lovelies! Guess what? School is out for me! Yesss, all my finals are over! I’m so happy! I definitely need the next 5 weeks away to just rest my brain LOL.

It’s that time again when I have BeautyBigBang products to review for y’all! Once every month, I receive 3-4 products from Maggie at BeautyBigBang to review. I’ve been reviewing their products since August of this year.  BeautyBigBang is a global online retailer for all things beauty (cosmetics, nails, hair, health care, etc). Also, they offer free shipping worldwide for orders that contain more than one item. Delivery time takes 2-4 weeks. Use my code LALA010 for 10% off your order!

Today, we’re gonna be talking about this gorgeous metallic polish, so let’s get into the swatches and review!

*All of the following swatches are applied over the base coat that came with the color polish and topped with Glisten and Glow Top Coat.

*My rating is a 5 point scale based on whether a nail polish has a good formula (2 points), is opaque in 3 coats (1 point), is opaque in 2 coats (1 point), and is pretty in my opinion (1 point).

Metallic Nail Polish and Base Coat (SKU:J2450-2A)

Description: A red-purple metallic/mirror polish that comes with a base coat.

Application: Smooth formula, not streaky, and easy to use brush.

Opacity: ONE COAT Y’ALL!

Availability: Available now.

Price: $4.99 USD

Overall thoughts: I had never used a metallic/mirror polish before, and I think this is a really great polish! I like that it comes with its own base coat; I don’t know if the polish only works with its base coat or other base coats as well. Also, I don’t know if the base coat would be good for nonmetallic/mirror polishes. I did notice that the base coat tended to spread out on some of my nails and formed little dents. This is a really gorgeous color though, and the mirror effect is definitely there. After two days, I did notice that the effect dulled and just started looking like a normal nail polish by day 4. Additionally, I wore this nail polish for 7 days and it did chip a little more than my manis usually do, so I don’t know if that’s an issue with the nail polish or the base coat. Overall, I really like this polish and will probably try more.

My rating: 5/5

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 is coming),

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