Monday, October 22, 2012

KKCenterHk Image Plate Review and Manicure

KKCenterHk was nice enough to send me an Image Plate to try out and review.
I did a sponging manicure and stamped the cat image from the N.Nail B114 plate.
But first some words about theKKCenterHk N.Nail Image Plate and what I think of it.

The Image Plate

The N.Nails B114 image plate is of the same size as other well known
brands (5,6cm). It does not have a protective backing so you have to be
careful when handling this plate as the edges can be sharp. Don't forget
to remove the thin plastic protective film on the top before stamping.

My thoughts

The images are etched a tad bit too deep/wide. Which means that
the stamped image will be a bit blurred. And that is because the image
contains so much polish. You can see that in the cat's face in some of the
stampes. On my ringfinger you can see the result of a double stamp with
black. Somewhat thinner lines, not a mess, but not a complete look.

Products I used and how I did it

I started out with 2 coats of e.l.f - Smokin Hot. After it dried I sponged
e.l.f -Smoking Hot and A-England - Camelot, with the polishes applied
half and half on the sponge. I sponged until I was pleased with the result.
To smooth out the somewhat gritty surface I applied Orly - Polishield.

For the stamping I used Konad Special Polish in Orange and Black with the
KKCenterHk Image Plate B114 or as it is called on the KKCenterHk website:
sealed the design with a thick coat of Seche Vite - Dry Fast Top Coat.

To get 10% off your order at KKcenterHk.Com use code: IDAPIE

Use code: idapie

Valid to: Jan 31st, 2013

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And that's a "Piece of Pie"

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sneak peek of upcoming Sigma Beauty products

Sigma in Review

In September Sigma Beauty launched the Fall 2012 Lookbook.
The catalog, titled “Gilded Glamour”, showcased a modern adaption
of the roaring 20’s. The digital version of the lookbook can be viewed
HEREand a copy is included with all purchases over $50.

Sigma Beauty also made a very exciting announcement last month; Their
very first retail store  will be opening at the most visited mall in the USA, the
Mall of AmericaNot only will the store feature Sigma Beauty's renowned products,
but it will also offer an interactive experience for guests to see, touch, and test them
all. Stay tuned for the official grand opening date and future in-store affiliate events!

Coming Soon: New Products

Sigma Beauty has a lot in store for you this season! The following
products will be launched throughout the end of the year. Follow this
blog for more details about the products and official launch dates!

Eye Shadow Bases

The Bare, Dare and Flare Eye Shadow Base Kits contain a set of 3 eye
shadow bases and one brush for a seamless application (available for $36).
The eye shadow bases were made with a smooth and blendable formula to
achieve a long-wearing, high pigmented effect. Mix and match these bases
with Sigma Beauty's original eye shadow palettes or wear alone to create
variety of looks. The bases will also be sold individually for $13 each.

Individual products

Sigma Beauty is also excited to announce that many of their makeup
products will soon be sold individually! Individual products will include:

Eye shadow shades from the Bare, Dare, Flare and Paris palettes

The brow pencil, highlighting pencil, brow gel and
brow powder shades from the Beauty Expert - Brow Design Kit

Holiday Season

You can anticipate a very exciting end to 2012 with Sigma Beauty!

Stay tuned for more info...

Photo Credit:

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tutorial using Born Pretty Store Items

This is my first time using dried flowers. And it was not as hard as I thought
it would be. You do have to be patient when working with dried flowers as they
are delicate and somewhat fragile, otherwise you will risk ruining them. I have
put together a Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial on how I achieved this manicure.

BK - 21 (ID: 1062) from Born Pretty Store and Bourjois - Rose Lounge

Base and Color

First I applied a base coat to my nails. Then I painted my thumb and ringfinger
as accent nails with two coats of BK Fashion Nail Polish - 21 (ID: 1062) from
Born Pretty Store and the others with 2 coats of Bourjois - 28 Rose Lounge.

BM-310 and Max Factor - Angel Nails


And at this point, when the polish was dry I applied Top Coat. Next step
was to add delicate shimmery stamping to pointer, middle and pinky. I did
this with Bundle Monster BM-310 using Max Factor - 882 Angel Nails.

Dried Flower Wheel (ID: 3809) from Born Pretty Store

Dried Flowers

To use a whole flower from the Dried Flower Wheel (ID: 3809)
from Born Pretty Store would have been a bit too big for my nails so
cut them carefully in half. I flipped the flower upside down to see where
the center was so I could cut right in the middle. To adhere the flowers
to my nails I used Nail Foil Adhesive. I applied the glue and waited a
few minutes for it to become tacky. used a manicure stick to press
down the flowers and added adhesive to where it was needed.

French Tips

When the flowers was pressed down I applied french tips with the
After that it was time to seal it in with 2 coats of Top Coat over it.

Photoo taken in a light tent using Artificial Lighting.

The BK Fashion Nail Polish - 21 (ID: 1062) is vibrant nail polish as it has
both Red and Silver shimmery particles. To get a smooth shiny surface apply
Top Coat. The Dried Flower Wheel (ID: 3809) has small flowers in various
colors, there's 3 of each. Photos taken in Natural Light if not otherwise noted.

Coupon Code

Don't forget to use the 10% off code DPL91 when you shop at:

*The items from Born Pretty Store was sent for review.
To see my full Disclosure Policy please click the Contact Tab.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

I am a looooser and a winner

Yesterday I got a fun email stating I was the winner of a Giveaway.
Imagine the joy! Today I found out that I was 2 hrs and 4 minutes late
on the 24 hr window and lost the prize. - Do I feel Gutted or what!

I have to move on so I need a way to cheer me up. Let's look back and
remember what fun things have happened. There was this Giveaway by the
Polish Monster a while ago and I have not shown you the prize I won.

It was fun opening the package, it smelled of cinnamon. And I really liked all the cute
monsters inside. The candy I gulped almost immediately after taking this picture hahaha.

Besides the candy there was an other surprise gift included. It was
a cute tin container with Sunny's Miracle Balm - Birthday Cake.

The actual prize was China Glaze - Rare & Radiant.
From the 2012 Bohemian Luster Chrome Collection

I have 2 other shades from the collection: Unpredictable and Deviantly Daring.
Funny thing is that this collection is pictured with silver caps. But the polish won
has a black cap... I might as well show you nail wheel swatches of the three I have.

L-R: Rare & Radiant, Unpredictable and Deviantly Daring. 2 coats each, no top coat. Natural light.

For those that haven't entered the Back to School Collaboration Giveaway
there is still two more days to do that - so get your entries in for your chance to win:

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Born Pretty Store Anniversary Sale

During Oct 10th - Oct 30th, you get 12% off on BornPrettyStore
(Does not to apply on items in special area)Use coupon code: BPS12

During Oct 10th - Oct 30th the Daily Deal has 2 items half price everyday.
(Coupon code does not apply on these items).

Orders $10 and over
gets crystal ring!

Order $25 and over
gets cute Card Wallet!

Order $50 and over
gets eyeshadow palette.

Order $100 and over gets both the eyeshadow pallet and foil nail stickers!

so you don't miss anything.

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Happy shopping on BornPrettyStore

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Daily Lacquerista Giveaway

First Prize: 
From left to right: Fantasy Makers Rest In Pieces, Urban Outfitters pink
duo, Urban Outfitters Scorcher, Hits Hello Kitty Polish Melon, Up Colors
Grafite Night, Claire's Watermelon Cuticle Oil, Dollish Polish's What's
This What's This?, Julep's Eloise, and Fantasy Maker's Magic Noire.

Second Prize:
From left to right: Fantasy Makers Rest In Pieces, Urban Outfitters Scorcher,
Claire's Watermelon Cuticle Oil, Up Colors Ouro Boreal, Hits Hello Kitty Blueberry,
Urban Outfitters duo bright blue glitter polish, Fantasy Makers Night Glow.

Third Prize:
From left to right: Fantasy Makers Night Glow, Urban Outfitters Scorcher, Urban Outfitters
duo purple glitter paint, Jindie Nails mini Witch Way?, Fantasy Makers Magic Noire

Open until Sunday 10/14/2012.

Click the link to enter:

Giveaway over at Indian Beauty Central

Winner 1:
Sleek i Divine Storm Palette

 Winner 2:
Inglot AMC Face & Body Illuminator number 65

Winner 3:
Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill scented soap
 and Avon Anew Rejuvenating Face Mask

The Giveaway is Open to participants above 18 years of Age
and it's Open Worldwide. - The Giveaway ends 30 Oct 2012 IST.

Click the link below to enter the Giveaway:

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