Friday, 3 July 2015

Pink And Purple Mini Floral Full Nail Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

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 *This item(S) was provided for reviewing but as always this post will contain my full and honest opinion.


Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? Can you believe we are already into July? Its crazy! Today I have some more flower decals from The Born Pretty Store to share with you. This is the second from the sheet containing four whole nail patterns. This is 'Mini Flower Water Decals C112-C115'; I also added on top of the decals but don't go getting excited as it is a nail fail!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Colourful Mixed 3D Nail Art Studs - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This item(s) was provided for me to review but as always this post will contain my full and honest opinion

Allo polish Pals,
How are you today? I hope you are looking forward to the weekend, are you doing anything nice?
I don't know if you guys have noticed my blogging pattern but I usually post every other day...Well tomorrow I have a post that isn't a post – lets call it a surprise so be sure to stop by tomorrow!

Today I am showing you another product from The Born Pretty Store. These are 'Mixed Bowknot Nail Studs Resin Colorful 3D Nail Decoration' – Phew that was a long name. This manicure is crazy and I like that!

Don't forget you can get 10% off your order at the Born Pretty Store when you use the coupon code DRX31
Born Pretty Store states that these studs will come in sizes 1mm-10mm so there's something for everyone if your not a fan of larger studs. The picture shown on the Born Pretty Store shows a variation to the studs I received – it looks like they are really randomly selected but I absolutely loved what was in my pot. I had beautiful 3D tear drops, Tiny cute bow ties, big pearly hearts and half beads, small crystal like studs, squares and rectangles and one beautiful white moustache. There was also three big beaded hollow heart shapes (You will see this in the picture featuring the studs, click read more)

Monday, 29 June 2015

Be Free To Fly - Freehand Bird Nails

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope your having a great day so far :) Lately there has been a lot of acrylic and crazy bright manicures here at IthinityBeauty so I thought for today's manicure I would do something very... calming and free! Spread your wings and soar!


I'm quite happy with how this manicure came out. This was my second attempt at the idea, my first manicure came out horrifyingly awful which you can see *HERE* if you really want to.

For this manicure I began with two coats of George's 'Cool Lilac' and created a gradient with Rimmel's 'Bestival Blue'. One dry I created my lettering and flying birds with acrylic paint. I finished the manicure by smoothing out with Catrice top coat.

I hope this manicure has the cool and calm feel I was going for. Something a little more chilled!

Have you ever created a bird inspired nails before? Do your gradients ever bubble?
Have a gorgeous day!
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Full Mini Floral Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This post contains item(s) that were sent to review but as always I will provide my full and honest opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How is it going? I hope your having a wonderful beginning to your week. Did you do anything nice this weekend? Today I'm starting my second set of water decals from The Born PrettyStore. We had some very strong and bold patterns on the last sheet so this one is a real contrast with subtle floral patterns. This is 'full mini floral water decals in C112-C115'. I've decided that I will be adding on top of some of these decals to show ways to 'shake them up'.

Don't forget you can get a 10% discount off your entire order at The Born Pretty Store when you use the coupon code DRX31

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Beautiful Bright Butterfly Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This post contains an item(s) that have been sent for me to review but as always I will provide my full and honest opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope you've been having a great week so far? Today I have the final set of water decals from the sheet I have been reviewing from The Born Pretty Store, these are flower/butterfly water decals from the C164-C147 sheet. These are bold and colourful butterfly water decals.

Don't forget you can get a 10% discount on your order when you use the coupon code DRX31

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Don't worry, He's Friendly! Freehand Octopus Nails

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Ahoy there, polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope the weather is beautiful and sunny where you are? It's been quite wet and miserable here. I have another Pinterest inspired manicure today, I had wanted to do a freehand octopus for absolutely ages but I just hadn't felt brave enough. Initially I planned a more realistic version, perhaps even a little creepy but this guy came out super cute instead. Here is the pin I was inspired by – You'll see a lot was changed but I loved the idea. Don't worry sailors, He's perfectly friendly if you toss him a sandwich or two!..
 For this manicure I began with two coats of Rimmel's 'Bestival Blue' and created a gradient with Dorothy L's '#207'. Everything else was done with my Oumaxi acrylics and my bamboo brush. I really enjoyed painting this, I love those type of freehand manicures that just feel so relaxing to do!

I think completely failed to add any kind of shading detail with this manicure but I don't think I mind too much this time.. Or at least.. I guess the pink to orange could have been blended better but shh.

What do you think of this big squishy octopus? Have you done any sea/ocean nail art?

Have a fantastic day!
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Cherry Blossom Water Decals - Born Pretty Store

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*This post contains item(s) that were sent for review but as always I will provide my full and honest opinion.

Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing? Happy Daddy day to all the proud fathers out there! :) I hope you are all feeling fabulous! Today I have some more water decals from The Born Pretty Store – And there is still one more to come from this sheet! I am showing you some beautiful blossom decals from the same water decal sheet the last two decals came with – this is C165.

Don't forget you can get a 10% discount off your order at The Born Pretty Store when you use the code: DRX31

Friday, 19 June 2015

Domino Nail Art - Freehand

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I have more brick-ish nails today, this is kind of inspired by a secret love of mine. I have really fond memories of sitting with my parents...a glass of wine, good music on the television and a game of dominoes! This has also rubbed off on my Niece who likes to play dominoes with me. Here are some more nails I created while in England, I thought it would be fun to try and create some freehand dominoes :)


For this manicure I began with two coats of Barry M's 'White' as a base for my red (Do you find Rimmel reds stain?) and added two coats of Rimmel's 'Queen Of Tarts' on top. I then used my Oumaxi acrylic paints and bamboo brush to create the dominoes. I didn't have a black nail polish with me so I even did the tips freehand with black acrylic – normally I would have used polish and striping tape so I was quite pleased with their tidiness! I finished the whole manicure off with a licking of Catrice's top coat and a few studs.

What do you think of my dominoes? Have you tried any game inspired nails?

Have a gorgeous day!
Love
Ithi

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Fantasy Water Colour, Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This post contains item(s) that were sent for review but as always I will provide my full and honest opinion

Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope you are all having an excellent week, how are we half way through already?! Today I have some more water decals in C167 from The Born Pretty Store to share with you again. These came from the same decal sheet as the water decals I showed you on Saturday.
These are actually very impressive, I loved the design but I just didn't co-ordinate very well. 

Don't forget you can get a 10% discount on any orders from The Born Pretty Store when you use the code DRX31

Monday, 15 June 2015

Freehand Dumbo Nail Art

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope you are looking forward to the new shiny week ahead, whatever your plans. Will it be a busy week or a more relaxed one? Today I have a manicure I created while I was in England (I really managed to do a lot an still spend lots of time with my family - lovely!) I worked pretty hard on this manicure, at least three or four hours of work! Sadly while editing the pictures I discovered bubbles and that my acrylic didn't look as smooth as I had intended... Still I want to show it to you! HERE is the pin I was inspired by.

For this manicure I began with two coats of Essie's 'Tart Deco' (such an amazing shade!) and created literally everything else with my Oumaxi acrylic paints and bamboo brush. I finished off with Barry M's top coat.

In reflection I wish this manicure looked much smoother but I am glad I did this manicure, it was a challenge and its always fun to push myself! Before I started I didn't think I would manage to complete anything at all. Ever the optimistic, huh. I'm not entirely sure you'd think it was Dumbo if I hadn't told you!

What do you think of my Dumbo inspired nail art? Have you done any Disney nails before?
Have a beautiful day!
Love
Ithi

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Daisy Water Decals - Born Pretty Store Review

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*This item was provided for a review but as always I will give my full and honest opinion
Allo polish Pals!
How are you today? I hope you are having a great start to your weekend! Unfortunately for me since arriving back in Holland I've been hit with the flu! Nothing worse than the flu in summer, or at least with the current heat that's going on. Ah well, I've got some pretty daisy water decals from The Born Pretty Store in C164-C167 to share with you today, these certainly cheered me up!

Don't forget you can get 10% off when you use the coupon code DRX31 at the check out :D


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Take Me Down To London Town - Freehand

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? Tell me one random thing about your day! Well happy mid week to you all, I hope your week has been going great. Today I have a manicure I actually created while still in England (I pumped out a few!) once again inspired by *this pin* on Pinterest! I really wanted to create this on my nails so I took on the challenge!! It also helps that I really love London. I lived there for a month (can you call a month living somewhere?) while I did my make up training and had such a good time. I've also got to visit London many times, with college to go see the Tate Museum and when I was younger me and my family had a few short breaks there.


I'm really not very happy with how this manicure turned out. This could be so much better. I particularly hate the red bus - it was the last thing I did on this manicure and maybe my moral was down... Anyhoo! I dunno, I like seeing what you guys think of my stuff because sometimes I am just too critical. I just think there are too many wobbly lines.. I was really happy with it until I saw the pictures, ugh. That's just the worst!

For this manicure I began two coats of Sinful Colors 'Easy Going' and created a gradient using Rimmel's 'Bestival Blue'. Everything else was created using my Oumaxi paints and my bamboo brush. I smoothed it all out with my Catrice top coat.

What do you think of my London nails? Have you created location nails before, what location did you do?

Have a beautiful day!
Love
Ithi

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Essie: Beyond Cozy Swatch & Review ★★★★★/5

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope you'll have an amazing week ahead.! So I've been settling back into Dutch life, its good to see everyone! Today is also the first day of 'Ithi's ass kicking extravaganza' (Also known as IAKE in case you where wondering...)  Its time to get back into the fitness. Its not going to be pretty but its going to be done. "Yo, I'm all like '#igotthis' and stuff"..ahem. Do you have anything exciting planned? I have no idea what's happening for the rest of today, but I do have the beauty of Essie's 'Beyond Cozy' on review; Come see!

Colour ~ 'Beyond Cozy' is a gorgeous shimmer polish described as a silvery gold glitter but I would like to say that I personally feel it is more of a pewter silver, or silver with a light taupe tint. I don't find it to look too gold but it is still a very pretty and unusual shade of silver. I am wearing three coats here with a top coat.

Application ~ Application was breezy, because of the texture of this polish its pretty hard to end up with bubbles, streaks or brush strokes. Dry time is also very good.

Texture ~ A very watery and gritty textured polish which dries to a rough textured feel although it is not described as a texture and you can get it to feel perfectly smooth by applying top coat.

★★★★★/5 I guess this may not be a polish for everyone – but I do like the unique shade of 'Beyond Cozy' because it isn't 'just another silver' the light taupe tint really adds something cute and almost antique -ish feel to it. I think it looks great paired with so so many colours and absolutely stunning under nail art – imagine this with some beautiful stamping!

Do you have a favorite silver polish? What do you think of 'Beyond Cozy'?

Have a lovely day!
Love
Ithi

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Blended Cocktail Gradient

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you guys doing today? Today Mr Bravo and I are traveling back to Holland. The traveling part is never something I look forward to so I try to sleep through it! When I first arrived home in England my Mother had a real surprise for me...my mother is simply amazing in the way she always surprises me with new nail polishes whenever I visit – she is so kind and sweet to me and has always been so helpful and supportive of my blog. I was amazed to see Rimmel's and Essie's (Cute fact: my 4 yr old Niece Emilia helped her pick out the Essie's, girl's got taste!) Of course I couldn't wait to try them out and as it turned out, all of these colours looked absolutely beautiful together. ”Try all the polishes all at once!!!!” - That really is how my brain works.



For this manicure I began with two coats of Barry M's 'White' and once dry I began to sponge on a mixture of Essie's 'Splash Of Grenadine' and 'Tart Deco', I also used Rimmel's 'Bestival Blue', 'Love Bug' and 'Roll In The Grass'. I did not create this as a regular gradient, it was done with the 'Love Bug' the pale yellow shade in the center of the other four polishes. I added a border to all the nails using Oumaxi's white acrylic paint. Finally I smoothed it all out with Catrice's top coat.

Its not my usual type of gradient but I really like the colours together! Because of the way I've done it it is not completely blended out like a regular ombre/gradient but I kinda like that! It reminds me of a photography filter.

What do you think of my less conventional gradient? Do you like these colours together?
Smile tons and have a lovely day, I'll see you when I get to the other side!
Love
Ithi

Friday, 5 June 2015

Dripping In Gold - Freehand

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Allo polish Pals!
How are you doing today? I hope you are having a good day. Almost the weekend! This feel a little bitter sweet for me as I'll be flying back to Holland on Sunday; Of course I am excited to see everyone again but I will miss my family here in England. Still, a couple more days left to enjoy it!

Today I have a manicure I wanted to try for some time; It didn't take much mastery or skill for this manicure but I do think it is quite eye catching!


For this manicure I began with two coats of Barry M's white and once dried applied my OPI Matte Top Coat. I then used an old paint brush to dab on Model's Own's 'Gold Rush' into the shape of gloppy looking drips. For an extra sparkle I added a little of Rimmel's 'Bling Thing'. I finally added an outline of black acrylic as thinly as I possibly could. It sort of bought the whole thing out...

A pretty simple manicure with a very striking look. I really like the matte white!If I did this again I think I would add the black to just some parts to look more like a shadow and not entirely around the drips!

What do you think of this golden and matte manicure? Have you done dripping nail art before?
Have an amazing day!
Love
Ithi
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