Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Born Pretty Store rectangular stamping plate review

Today I have for you a new review for a lovely stamping plate and polish from the Born Pretty Store. The plate BP-L008 is quite new on the site and different from the usual ones, it is rectangular and has more images, exactly 21 different ones.

I made two designs with this plate. Fore the first one I used a green holographic polish from Moyra an I stamped it with the black Born Pretty Store stamping polish.



I choose to stamp an elegant pattern on this fantastic polish, that transferred easily on my nails. About the black stamping polish I have to tell you that it is a very dark and pigmented one. My only complaint and problem is that it is a mini-bottle and the brush of it is quite small. But after a couple of applications I'm used to it!




For the second mani, I choose to apply a colorful glittery base.





All in all I was excited to try this rectangular stamping plate, the variety of the patterns are different than on other plates I've tried and I can imagine to make a lots of nice designs with it. The images are very well carved in so I highly recommend it to you! You're welcome to use my discount code for any of your nail art or other purchase from the Born Pretty Store!


Thank you for stopping by and please tell me your opinion about these products and nail designs!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Nail Team Challenge - Water decals

I can not believe how time flies. We arrived at challenge day number 11 and this time we have a very easy theme by Deyutza, water decals. I've had some untried decals that I've won from the Born Pretty Store last year and this was the opportunity to bring it out to the light.

I've used a wonderful pink polish from Golden Rose Matte Nail Lacquer #01 to cheer up this manicure. And because the decals were not enough for both hands, my right hand was painted just with this fantastic color.
And here are the pretty flower decals that are perfect for this period of time. These decals are quite interesting ones because they have a sticky surface and instead of dipping the decal in water to remove the film, this alternative involves sponging the decal over the nails. Hard to describe the process, but I will try it.

As you can see in the picture below the decal is very small, it's not enough to cover 10 nails. These are OK for accent nails.
I painted a white base for the decals and after drying I place the cut out decal on the nail with the stick side facing down. This ensured the decal to sit in place, but if the placement is not the right one you can still lift and adjust it as you wish. On one of my nails the polish was not totally dry and I messed up the base, so watch out for this detail if you use such kind of decals. 

I used a wet brush that I dabbed over the white backing of the decal until the pattern completely loosened from the paper. I finished it with a clear top coat, before I added a few glitter details.



I have to mention that I prefer to use the usual water decals, not the sticky ones, but I've enjoyed to experiment with these ones too. You can find these sticker decals here. If you purchase something from this site, you're welcome to use my below seen discount code. 


Let's see what kind of interesting decals the other girls from the group have on their nails:
  1.  Deyutzahttp://deyutza87.blogspot.ro/
  2. Oana - http://unghiutele.blogspot.ro
  3. Andra Kat- http://andrakat.wordpress.com
  4. Andreea M - www.dittanail.blogspot.ro 
  5. Madalinahttp://frumusetelapretmic.blogspot.ro/
  6. Andrea - http://andicolouryourlife.blogspot.ro/
  7. Mădălina - http://misshappyandhernails.blogspot.ro/
  8. Ella - www.ella-beautycorner.com
  9. Alina- www.venuschic.com
  10. Andra (pink bijoux) - http://withlovebijoux.blogspot.ro/
  11. Mihaela - http://elasdreams.blogspot.ro/
  12. Teo - www.taitzel.com

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Terre d'Oc Oriental Fig Hand Cream review

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that recently I've got a hand cream for a review from the site Nuci de Sapun. I am talking about terre d'Oc Oriental Fig Nourishing Hand Cream, that is an organic bio certified cosmetic product. This line is made of fig oil that serves the purpose of anti-oxidant, anti-aging and moisturizing.

Cei care urmaresc pagina mea de Facebook stiu ca recent am primit spre testare o crema de mana de pe site-ul Nuci de Sapun. Vorbesc despre terre d'Oc Oriental Fig, crema de mana nutritiva, care este un produs cosmetic certificat, bio organic. Aceste produse au la baza ulei de cactus care au efect anti-oxidant, anti-imbatranire si de hidratare.



Before I am going to tell you my opinion, I will share a few interesting facts that I've read on the site about oriental fig:

Oriental fig is considered as the secret of eternal life and produced traditionally by the women of the village of Inchaden in Morocco, oriental fig oil is at the heart of all formulations. The extraction method makes it possible to preserve all the precious qualities contained in the seeds of the fruit called Opuntia Ficus Indica. For information, it takes 800 kilos of fruits to produce 1 liter of oil. An exceptional concentration in vitamin E, anti-oxidants and linoleic acid gives this rare and precious elixir anti-aging, moisturizing, regenerative, nourishing and softening properties.

Inainte de ami spune parearea despre aceasta crema, voi impartasi cateva lucruri interesante pe care le-am citit despre uleiul de cactus:

Este considerat secret al tineretii vesnice. Acest ulei este produs manual de femei din satul Inchaden, din Maroc. Modul de extractie permite pastrarea tuturor calitatilor valoroase continute in semintele din fructul de cactus. Este nevoie de 800 de kilograme de fructe pentru a produce 1 litru de ulei. O concentratie de exceptie plina de vitamina E, antioxidanti si acid linoleic care ofera pielii  hidratare, anti-imbatranire, regenerare si hranire.

This is good to know! Now, I can tell you my opinion about this product.  

I massaged a small nut size amount in my hands and wrist and noticed the next things:

Texture: It has a white, smooth texture, not greasy or oily and it absorbs very quickly in the hands. 98% of the ingredients are natural ones.  

Acest lucru este bine de stiut! Acum, pot sa va spun opinia mea despre acest produs.

Am masat in mana o mica cantitate de crema, de dimensiunea unei nuci mai mici si am observat urmatoarele lucruri:

Textura: Are o culoare alba cu textura neteda, nu este gras sau uleios in mod exagerat si se absoarbe foarte repede in piele. 98% din ingrediente sunt de origine naturala.

Ingredients INCI: aqua (water); aloe barbadensis leaf juice*; isopropyl myristate; caprylic/capric triglyceride*; glycerin; opuntia ficus-indica flower extract*; potassium olivoyl hydrolyzed oat protein; cetearyl alcohol; glyceryl stearate; octyldodecyl pca; microcrystalline cellulose; opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*; prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil*; parfum (fragrance); squalane; helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil; glyceryl oleate; olive oil aminopropanediol esters; sodium phytate; tocopherol; citric acid; cellulose gum; xanthan gum; benzyl alcohol; potassium sorbate; sodium salicylate; sodium benzoate; ci77742 (manganese violet)


Effectiveness: Moisturizing - I will give 5 points from 5, it makes my hands super smooth and hydrated that persists for a longer time.

Smell: Sweet, scented with fig. Here I have my problems and this hand cream has a big minus from me. I don't know how to describe this sent and I can't categorize it as an oriental one. Even if it is not to overwhelming it bothers me and I don't like it.

Packaging: as you can see it comes in a very colorful 50 ml tube, that is very easy to use. It has a perfect, handy size that can be put in a handbag.

Eficacitate: voi oferii 5 puncte din 5 pentru hidratare - aceasta crema netezeste si catifeleaza mana exceptional de bine iar efectul persista pentru un timp mai indelungat.

Parfum: In acest caz produsul are un mare minus din partea mea. Crema are un parfum dulceag, foarte greu de descris. Nu stiu daca pot sa o incadrez intre mirosurile orientale, chiar daca nu este un parfum pregnant, coplesitor pe mine personal ma deranjeaza.

Ambalaj: cum puteti observa produsul este ambalat intr-un tub de 50 ml, care este foarte usor de utilizat. Ea are o dimensiune perfecta pentru a fi purtata intr-o poseta.



Overall and besides the interesting smell of it, it is a product that I recommend. It protects the hands and forms a silky and soft veil on it, that restores the skin suppleness. It  is perfect for those of you who have dry hands because this cream will hydrate it and will prevent from a new dehydration. I think that it can also be used to soften other dry areas on your body such as elbows, knees and feet.

You can find this hand cream here and you can just browse and see other organic products on the Nuci de Sapun site if you like. 

Nu sunt in totalitate multumita de aceasta crema, din cauza mirosului interesant dar o recomand persoanelor care au o piele uscata, deshidratata, pentru ca aceasta crema protejeaza si formeaza o pelicula matasoasa pe suprafata pielii. In concluzie este un produs care hidrateaza puternic si reda supletea pielii. Cred ca poate fi, de asemenea, folosita pentru a hidrata alte zone uscate de pe corp, cum ar fi coatele, genunchii si picioarele.
 

Puteti gasi acesta crema de mana aici si puteti naviga pe situl Nuci de Sapun pentru a gasi alte produse ecologice.

Multumesc pentru posibilitatea incercarii acestui produs echipei Nuci de Sapun!

Thank you for stopping buy. 

*I received this product in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced by anyone. 
*Am primit acest produs in schimbul unei opinii cinstite. Toate parerile sunt proprii si nu am fost influentat de nimeni pentru a le exprima.



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