Friday, June 3, 2011

Born Pretty Store

By now, I'm sure you've seen a million & one other
blog posts about Born Pretty.
I'm not one for accepting products for review, 
but I agreed to this one because I am a longtime shopper
I normally buy through their E-bay shop,
but I've bought from their direct site as well.

They have a good selection of various nail art supplies,
and some of the cheapest prices available online.
I don't know how they do it, but frankly,
I don't care, as long as they keep doing it!!

I think one of the most popular items from Born Pretty
is their faux Konad plates. 
I've got several, including the elusive 
Hello Kitty plate.

Their plates are just as good as other brands, 
for a third of the price.

How can you beat that?
Here is my weekend many using plates


Ignoring the fact that my current black polish sucks 
for stamping, this mani is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!
Some of my favorite and most flawless
plates are from Born Pretty.

In case you are one of the few who hasn't heard of them before,
I highly recommend you check them out.
They never disappoint! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Leopard

Now that the warm weather is here, 
I'm dusting off all my favorite bright & bold colors
to work on some great Summer designs.

This look was inspired by Michelle from 
The Lacquer Files, who did a design similar ages ago, 
that I always loved.

Here's the look


PRO Nail Systems Base Coat
Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in - Mellow Yellow
Orly in - Lemonade
China Glaze in - Peachy Keen
Hurricane Nail Art Striper in - Bright Red
So Easy Stripe Rite in - Silver Holographic
INM Looks Wet Top Coat

Check out Michelle's original look here:

Check out the full tutorial on my YouTube channel

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I Love My.....Orgnx Color Care Shampoo & Conidtioner

For anyone who dyes and/or highlights your hair,
you know it can be a real issue when it comes to
finding a really good shampoo and conditioner that won't strip your color.
I have a pink/purple streak in my hair that I love, but let's be honest,
it's a royal pain in the ass to maintain.

I had resorted to separating my streak, from the rest of my hair,
and washing it separately with the gentlest shampoo I could find. 
so needless to say, I had been on the hunt for quite a while
to find something that was both nourishing to my hair, as well as gentle 
on my dyed hair.

I had heard of the brand Lacoupe before,
but not only had I never tried them, but I also
was unaware of their Orgnx line.

So I decided to give them a shot, and I am so glad I did. 
They are now my go-to products.

The shampoo and conditioner is exclusively 
for color-treated hair and duo comes 
in two different formulas: ENHANCE
a formula made for normal to oily, 
color-treated hair in need of volume, and REHYDRATE
intended for dry, coloured hair. 
Plus, both duos contain certified organic botanical's to fortify 
hair and protect it from environmental stress factors.
and #1 on my list? It's Sulfate-Free which 
anyone who dyes their hair knows that Sulfate will strip and dull your hair color.

I actually alternate between the two formulas, using ENHANCE
for my shampoo or conditioner and vice-versa with the REHYDRATE

My hair has never been happier.  
The color still fades, as it always does, but it is a much 
slower and gradual process and I can go up to 6-8 weeks 
before I need to do a re-dye job on my streak.

Lacoupe's Orgnx  is found in beauty salons, beauty supply shops, and some higher end drug stores.
Shampoo & conditioner retail for $9.99 each.