Sunday, November 23, 2014

SmART Nails Stencils: Review & Giveaway

* The following products were sent to me for my honest review. The giveaway prizes are from SmART Nails For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.*  
Hey y'all!
Today I have eight stencil designs from SmART Nails to show you, along with an awesome giveaway!

First, let's talk about my overall experience with the stencils. Overall, I was impressed. This was my first time using stencils, so there was a learning curve. You can tell from my photos below that some designs were easier to work with than others, but it was nothing unbearable. The only problem I had was a user error! You should let your base color be completely dry before you apply the stencils. My base color wasn't completely dry some of the times, so I had to repair the base with a striping brush and my polish color.
All of the stencils retail for $1.99USD and there are 10 in each package. You can clean them and use them more than once {I used mine twice and then threw them away}, so they are definitely worth the price.

Zoya Ziv & Rimmel London Black Satin

Wet n Wild Private Viewing, Zoya Kirtridge & Emilia
Revlon Royal, Sally Hansen Ice Queen, & Revlon Silver Dollar
Rimmel London Black Satin & Revlon Silver Dollar
FingerPaints Silkscreen Green, Wet n Wild Private Viewing, & Rimmel London French White Nail Tip Liner
Covergirl #TechnoGlow & Pyro Pink
Covergirl #ElectroGlow & Flamed Out
My mom tried these out! Sally Hasen Red Snapper & Revlon Silver Dollar
The Giveaway:
Three (3) winners will receive five (5) stencils from SmART Nails! 
Please make sure you read the terms and conditions stated in the Rafflecopter app! If you can't find them, they are also located underneath the Rafflecopter. Open to legal residents 18 years or older of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The giveaway starts at 10:00 AM, November 22nd, and ends at 12:00 AM, December 8th. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. The prizes are shipped by SmART Nails.
Good Luck!

T&C: Giveaway ends December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter application and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Samantha Fisher (Southern Sparkle Nail Art) is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The is shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue the sponsor, please notify Southern Sparkle Nail Art within 90 days for assistance, after that I may be unable to assist you. *Note: The sponsor is an international company; therefore, your prize may take up to 6 weeks to get to you.* The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.



 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

#notd {Zoya, KKCenterHK & Born Pretty Store}

* The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.* 
Hey y'all!
Today I have a quick #notd post featuring Zoya Haven and some studs from KKCenterHK and Born Pretty Store!


The star studs are from KKCenterHK! They are the N.NAIL Studs Star Silver 4mm Nail Art Decorations [NNAIL-DRN619] and they retail for $2.50USD. They have a slight curve to them, so they sit perfectly on your nail. These studs lasted until I changed my manicure (about four days) and did not budge! 

The rhinestones are from Born Pretty Store! They are from the 400Pcs 1.2mm/2mm/3mm/4mm Silver Round Rhinestones for Acrylic UV Gel Nail Art wheel and they retail for $3.95USD. These rhinestones wore like iron. They stayed on the entire time I wore this manicure and didn't come off at all! I believe all nail art enthusiasts should have a wheel like this as it provides so many options!

I have a coupon for KKCenterHK and Born Pretty Store!

KKCenterHK: SouthernSparkle

Born Pretty Store: YSG10
I'll talk to y'all later in the week! <3

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Zoya Willa & Imogen

Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a super quick and cute nail art look for you!


I started off with two coats of Willa. Then using guides I did half moons with Imogen. I added an accent of Imogen on my ring finger; then I topped it off with top coat.


I'm really loving the way this turned out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mermaids, Shells, and & Rhinestones

* The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.* 
Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have a super cute manicure using four products from Born Pretty Store! I have a 10% off discount code, so make sure you grab it at the end of this post!


Polishes Used:
Sinful Colors Orange Cream
Sinful Colors Unicorn
Sinful Colors Sugar Rush
Rimmel London French White Nail Tip Liner
Milani Art of Gold


On my index finger I used a  Pattern 29 3D Nail Art Decoration, which is the gold mermaid glitter. I also used a 3mm pink rhinestone and two silver rhinestones.

On my ringer finger I used a Pattern 39 3D Nail Art Decoration, which is a gorgeous gold sea shell glitter. I also used a 3mm dark blue rhinestone, along with two silver rhinestones.

This look was inspired by a nail art look I saw on the mermaid and sea shell product page!


The mermaid and sea shell glitters were very easy to apply. I gave them a slight curve using an orange stick and they fit perfectly on my nails.


Overall, I was really impressed with the four products from Born Pretty Store. You can get 10% off of your next order using the code YSG10 at checkout!


What product is your favorite? Let me know below!





Sunday, November 9, 2014

Gabriel Cosmetics Blue Belle & I Do Declare

 * The following products were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.* 
Hello Lacquer Lovers!
Today I have two polishes from the Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics collection! I posted the press release a few weeks back, so check it out to see the other four polishes!

First, my favorite of the two polishes, Blue Belle!


Blue Belle is a shimmery mariner blue polish. I used two coats, no base/top coat. 
It was fast drying had an awesome formula.

 Next up is I Do Declare!


I Do Declare is a graphite colored polish. I used two coats, no base/top coat.
It dried to almost a textured finish, so if you want a smooth finish I'd suggest using top coat. It dried fast and had a good formula.

Overall, I am impressed with both polishes. I'd be interested to try more polishes by Gabriel Cosmetics in the future!

What do you think? Will you be picking any of these polishes up?