Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I had an awesome experience with the Off the Floor EZ Store just recently. I was sent one of their products called 'Glam It!' which totally changed my not-so-tidy tween & teenage daughters' organizational lives! Please check out my new product review published on Yahoo! Voices for more details and some photos of how we used the panels to keep my girls' bedrooms organized. With the New Year coming, this product is such an excellent solution to help keep you or other's on your Christmas Shopping List on track if being organized & clutter-free is on your list of New Year's resolutions. ;)
Click below for the review:
How to Get Organized with "Glam It!" -- gets clutter off the floor.
Because of the delicate form of the nail foil, the application can be time consuming for the first timer. Personally, I spent one hour to complete only 5 nails using my dominant hand. Although the creative possibilities are endless, other simple variations of applying the foil include:
1. a 'French Manicured Look' - where only the tips of the nail are covered with the foil. For better results, apply a similar metallic polish resembling the nail foil on the nail tips instead of the clear nail polish. With the tip of an orange stick wrapped in cotton & dipped in acetone, the smile line can be better defined & edged.
2. an 'Accent Look' - where only one choice nail on each hand (i.e. ring fingers) is foiled. This is beneficial when time to work on a manicure is limited or conserving product usage is desired.
3. a 'Dotted Look' - where the adhesive medium is dotted on the nail in similar or varying diameters so the foil only adheres to the dots creating the look. As needed, an orange stick wrapped in cotton & dipped in acetone can also be used to define the edges of the dots.
Yard work, hand washing, laundry, dish washing, etc. can eventually take a toll on a manicure. With nail polish alone, polish will normally start chipping from a finished manicure within a few days to a week depending on the wear & tear a person subjects their hands to. During this test, I applied foiled nail art on one hand & achieved a similar look on the other hand just using metallic nail polish. The foil nail design lasted 3 more days longer than the 'polish only' nail art before it began showing signs of the deco chipping.
Overall, the novelty of having foiled nail art was a unique experience in itself. I enjoyed the opportunity to select from the wide variety of foils included in BornPrettyStore's packaged set. An individual with foiled nails will definitely be considered an "original" especially since this deco medium hasn't fully infiltrated the nail design community as opposed to crackle polish or nail decals.The application process may be considered time consuming for the average person, however, major nail enthusiasts will most likely find joy in being able to create sparkly, luminescent designs with this trendy medium.
If you'd like to try out foiling your nails, BornPrettyStore.com has generously offered a shopping code for my readers. Use code: DELW10 at check out for a % discount on your total order.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The nail art is really easy and simple. At the time, I was in the mood for a cutesy design :) Here's the link to the video. http://youtu.be/s7YCB0XLCB0 -- Feel free to switch up the colors and fimo design -- I would love to see what you come up with.
Because it has been months since my last video, I am hosting a little giveaway. Below are the rules and a list of the prizes.
1. Comment on what you think of this nail design on http://www.facebook.com/deselvie2008
2. Leave your YouTube username.
3. Must be subscribed to http://youtube.com/Deselvie2008
4. Open internationally.
5. Winner will be randomly chosen from all wall posts on June 1, 2012 and notified.
6. If winner doesn't send me their contact info after 7 days, I will need to draw another winner.
7. If under 18 years old, please state that you have your parents' permission to receive the prize.
8. Need a Facebook account to be able to post on my wall. Send me a friend invite (if we are not FB friends yet).
Lucky subscriber will get:
1 - Sally Hansen Color Quick Fast Dry Nail Color Pen in "Purple Chrome"
1 - ELF Professional Nail Buffer
1 - ELF Nourishing Cuticle Pen
Fimo Sticks/Slices random designs from the BornPrettyStore
Good luck and have a wonderful day!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
She happens to be hosting a giveaway that ends on Sept. 27 She is giving away two pallettes of Wet N Wild eyeshadows. Below is the link: http://0335fe2.netsolhost.com/wpb/2011/09/tuesday-giveaway-wet-n-wild-petal-pusher-blue-had-me-at-hello/
I recently won her giveaway for 2 "Beauty Addicts" Lip Glosses that I'm really lovin' at the moment. I just wanted to give her shout out because she just makes me smile whenever I read her blog; her positive personality just speaks through her posts.
Check her out at www.crystalis007.com
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Check out these awesome ladies...
1. Haute Lacquer Follower Appreciation Giveaway Extravaganza! - Deadline 7/31/2011
Just found Shaina's Extravaganza. She's already given out some awesome gifts this past month but the grand prize is still up for grabs until tomorrow. So, rush on over to her blog for the rules and participate before it is too late! In celebration of her 400 Blog Followers, she is giving a huge batch of nail art supplies which include polishes from Barielle, Zoya, KleanColor, Revlon, NYX & Ulta. In addition, she is also giving away dotting tools & nail tatoos as a part of her incredibly generous grand prize package. Deadline is tomorrow so click here - Haute Lacquer - to get started. Good luck!
2. Nail Art Contest - Deadline Aug 17, 2011
Carmen of 1maquillage on YouTube just hit her 200 subscriber milestone and is now hosting a nail art contest to celebrate. Her contest theme is "Floral and Cute" which she opens up to nail artists at the beginning & intermediate level.
Carmen inspires others to tap into their own creativity through her nail designs. She's actually done celebrity portraits as nail art of Princess Diana & Audrey Hepburn. Check out her channel for her other designs and for the detailed rules to her contest. 1maquillage
3. Zoya & Color Club Nail Polish Giveaway - Deadline: 8/7/2011
Ever wanted to try Zoya or Color Club? Kathryn of 'Mommy Kat and Kids' Blog is giving away 2 bottles of each when you enter her giveaway by August 7. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments entered under her giveaway post. It's always fun to win free stuff especially if it's higher end products like Zoya Nail Polish :). Click here - 'Mommy Kat and Kids' - for the full rules & how to get additional entries.
Much gratitude to these generous ladies -- they deserve all their success and more....
Have an awesome weekend!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Vanessa does such beautiful makeup looks and also dabbles in nail designs. My favorite is her eye makeup. Her color combinations are so amazing & hypnotic. Take a peek at her blog and see for yourself. Details to her giveaway can also be found there.
A Lil Bit of This and That
Christina provides such fantastic info on incredible makeup deals, ideas on Konad stamping nail art as well as on product reviews. At times, she will even share some of her fave recipes. I love that she shares her experiences on products as it helps me make better choices when I go shopping for the same items. She is also hosting a giveaway, so check out her blog for the 411 :)
Ocean just turned 1 year old on her YouTube Channel and is now celebrating it with a giveaway. On her channel, she features such incredible Make-up Face Art looks plus an occasional review and/or DIY projects. She is so talented that I get excited to see what she comes up with next on her videos. LOL! Preview her channel and see for yourself -- below is the link to her giveaway video.
On Fridays, I will try to feature more awesome ladies who take the time & energy to host these type of giveaways for their subscribers & followers. Having recently done my first contest/giveaway, I found greater admiration and empathy for others who host these gestures of appreciation. :) So much time, effort and money goes into hosting even the smallest of giveaways, that they deserve so much more for their generosity.
** SmOoChEs **