Category Archives: Review

Born Pretty Store Stamping

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Born Pretty Store Stamping

I’m on a bit of a stamping kick lately. I’ve bought so many stamping plates over the last several months that I’m not sure how I’ll ever get through them all! One brand I’d never tried before until recently is Born Pretty Store. Their prices are crazy cheap and I was a bit iffy about whether the quality of their plates would be any good. Well this just in: they’re FAB.

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Fizzy Cola Bottles

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Fizzy Cola Bottles

Happy Friday all! I hope you’ve been enjoying my Sweet Shop inspired designs this week. I have saved my favourite until last. One and all, I give you: Fizzy Cola Bottles.

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Rhubarb and Custard

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Rhubarb and Custard

When I first saw the bottles for Pear Drops and Rhubarb and Custard, I wondered why Models Own were releasing two colours so similar to each other. However, when you apply them, it becomes apparent that the two colours are very different. Whereas Pear Drops is an orange-red jelly with very fine glitter, Rhubarb and Custard is a deep red with textured grains of shiny glitter in it:

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Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Models Own Sweet Shop: Liquorice Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts divide opinion. Either you like them, or you don’t. If you don’t like them, then this polish is definitely not for you. However, if you do, then you will LOVE the smell of Models Own Sweet Shop Liquorice Allsorts. It’s by far the strongest of the collection, and continues to smell for many, many hours after you’ve applied it. It’s also one of the thickest, gloopiest, bestest black polishes I’ve come across in a long while.

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Going For Gold: Rose Accents from Born Pretty Store

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Going For Gold: Rose Accents from Born Pretty Store

I’ve got another offering from Born Pretty Store to show you today! As a BPS Blogger, I’m allowed to choose a few items to review from their vast collection. Alongside the stickers I showed you last week, I decided to try something a bit different, so I went for these sweet little foil rose accents.

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Rainbow Day: Born Pretty Store Stickers

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Rainbow Day: Born Pretty Store Stickers

As I sit in my office, the rain is hammering down on the roof. It has been glorious sunshine for a few weeks and of course Glastonbury starts today, so we’re due rain. What better a day to break out these gorgeous cheerful stickers from Born Pretty Store and bring the sunshine back!

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Review: Express Nails by Elegant Touch

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Review: Express Nails by Elegant Touch

I regularly wear false nails so I was really excited when Elegant Touch offered to give away sets of their new Express Nails for review. There are 24 different designs, ranging from classic reds, through pastels and neons and several different arty designs, including hearts, spots and triangles. I was sent two packs – Bright Purple and Bright Marble. At £7.99 for plain colours and £8.99 for designs, these are a reasonable price but a little more than I usually pay for my nails, so I was intrigued to see if they lived up to their claim of 1 week when applied correctly!

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Images taken from Elegant Touch website

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Tested: Primark False Nails

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Tested: Primark False Nails

I caught on Twitter a few weeks ago that someone was trying out some false nails from Primark and that they were pretty good. So when I was in there last I picked up a packet to try them out for myself. At £1 for 24 nails I wasn’t expecting the earth but I was really, really surprised. These nails are great.

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Review: Born Pretty Store Decals

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Review: Born Pretty Store Decals

Welcome to my very first review! This post is long and picture heavy. I hope you’ll stay with me.

Now that my blog has been running for over 6 months and I post regularly and some of you seem to like it, I thought I’d try and get involved with some companies to review things. My first stop: Born Pretty Store. They were kind enough to offer me some of their decals for review, and I picked two designs – a fun Barbie themed set and a full sheet subway map.

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Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 16: Doodles

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go Challenge Day 16: Doodles

How is it that what should perhaps be the easiest prompt of this whole challenge has somehow turned into one of the most difficult? I thought this would be simple – just pick a base colour and doodle something fun. I took my inspiration from a pair of High School Musical 2 curtains I have sitting around in my sewing pile. At first I tried to use a denim effect polish as the base and doodled with my new Rio art pens but the colour from the denim polish bled and everything when blue and that was that. So I picked a different base: Caramel by Barry M. But it still wasn’t easy. These nail art pens, despite being “professional” and getting really good reviews, do not seem to agree with me at all.

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