*This post contains an item(s) that was sent for reviewing purposes however I will as always give my full, honest and unbiased opinion.
Allo polish Pals!
How are you all doing today? I hope you had an amazing weekend, did you do anything special?
I basically just carried on as I have been! Walking outside a lot and working out hard. I've actually really been enjoying my exercise.
Today I am excited to get some nice fresh vegetables to test out my new steamer! - That makes me feel really old and a little sad, haha. Take happiness where you can, my friends!
Today I have another item from the Born Pretty Store to share with you, this is “2Pcs/setShinning Mirror Nail Glitter Powder & 5ml Top Coat Nail ArtChrome Pigment Glitters” and I'll be showing you the gold powder...Baaaling bling!
If you are a frequent visiter you may remember my 'mirror' nail art recently which I did using a sticky top coat... fail!
Luckily this time I nailed the chrome mirror look thanks to the Born Pretty Store's soak off gel top coat which worked perfectly with the powder.
The top coat comes in a tiny mini bottle and does have a rather unusual smell however I had absolutely no trouble using this on my nails and it cured in just a few seconds under my not-so-powerful UV lamp. I may not know much about gel polishes but I am very impressed with this one and I will for sure be ordering a full size when I can for my own personal use.
The powder comes in a little screw-lid pot and holds roughly 1 gram of powder. My picture is taken before I had used any so you can see it is quite a generous amount considering you only need a little to do your nails. I also liked that there was a seal cap when opened, I like to know nothing has been opened and poked about with fingers!
To do these golden nails I started with a peel off base to make life easier – its much easier to remove the gel this way. I then applied two coats of Catrice's 'Noir Vert' black nail polish. I then applied a thin layer of the Born Pretty Store top coat and cured my nails under my lamp for approximately 20 seconds. Using the little eyeshadow-type brush I dipped the tip in the gold powder and began to gently rub it across my nails. I used a fluffy brush to dust off any excess from around my nails and repeated the gel and cure step
I have to say I am really impressed with the ease of doing mirror nails now that I am using the right products. I assumed it would be much more...fiddly and complicated. If you are considering trying mirror chrome nails I would say go for it! Its quite a fun little process and while the 'in your face gold' isn't quite my style I am looking forward to trying this with nail art on top in the future.
What do you guys think of the mirror nail art trend – did it interest you? Do you use gel polishes often in your manicures?
If you've not entered my giveaway yet..what are you waiting for?! The days are ticking down!
Have a beautiful day my loves, I'll be back on Wednesday with some more freehand nail art.
Thanks for visiting!