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    I might be obsessed. I also might have gone a little crazy when I went to Urban Outfitters with the intention of only buying Virgin. (Also has anyone else noticed that tumblr really screws up image quality? I feel like this is a recent thing.)
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I just got actual striping brushes and you have no idea how excited I am to not have to use modified liquid eyeliner brushes anymore. I never really buy nail art supplies, I just make use of what I have lying around the house (like bobby pins instead of dotting tools). So when I had the opportunity to review striping brushes from the Born Pretty Store I jumped at the chance. 

As you can see from this semi awful picture, the set comes with three different length brushes. I used the shortest one for these nails. I think I’ll probably end up using the shortest one most often because it gives me more control, but I’ll most likely use the other two for longer lines. These are nice and thin so I don’t think I’ll have to cut off any bristles.
As always, if you would like to purchase anything from the Born Pretty Store you can used the coupon code “UGJ61” to receive 10% off your entire order, and shipping is always free! 
The nails art brushes featured in this post were sent to me for review. For more information, please see my full disclosure. 

    I might be obsessed. I also might have gone a little crazy when I went to Urban Outfitters with the intention of only buying Virgin. (Also has anyone else noticed that tumblr really screws up image quality? I feel like this is a recent thing.)

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    Studs on studs on studs featuring Serum No. 5 Barely There
Barely there is a lovely sheer nude polish featuring silver glitter of varying sizes. Shown is three coats but I think it looks a lot better if you stick to one or two coats so it’s still sheer. And like all of the other Serum No. 5 polishes I’ve tried, the formula was great.
As always, I’m obsessed with BornPrettyStore studs. They’re made out of metal and always feel really sturdy on my nails. If you ever want to purchase anything from their store you can use the code “UGJ61” for 10% off your entire order, and shipping is always free!
Some of the products in this post were sent for review, for more information please see my full disclaimer. 

    Studs on studs on studs featuring Serum No. 5 Barely There

    Barely there is a lovely sheer nude polish featuring silver glitter of varying sizes. Shown is three coats but I think it looks a lot better if you stick to one or two coats so it’s still sheer. And like all of the other Serum No. 5 polishes I’ve tried, the formula was great.

    As always, I’m obsessed with BornPrettyStore studs. They’re made out of metal and always feel really sturdy on my nails. If you ever want to purchase anything from their store you can use the code “UGJ61” for 10% off your entire order, and shipping is always free!

    Some of the products in this post were sent for review, for more information please see my full disclaimer

     
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    Bornprettystore Glow in the Dark #02 underneath Serum No. 5 Happy Special Day

    Bornprettystore Glow in the Dark #02 underneath Serum No. 5 Happy Special Day

     
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    Serum No. 5 Happy Special Day and BornPrettyStore Glow in the Dark #02
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First up we have Happy Special Day, seen here with two coats. I really like this one because it has glitter in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. It would definitely look great over any polish. It is a bit thick so the dabbing method may be the best way to go when applying it. 
I’ve shown Glow in the Dark #02 with two coats over a white base. In the bottle and on the nail it has a green tint but in the dark it glows blue, and a really bright blue at that. To take the picture in the dark I let my nails ‘charge’ in natural light for about a minute. I think it’s important to note that it was cloudy out, showing just how much light these soak up. 
If you ever want to make a purchase from the Bornprettystore you can use the coupon code UGJ61 for 7% off your entire order. 
Both products featured in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

    Serum No. 5 Happy Special Day and BornPrettyStore Glow in the Dark #02

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    Studded v gap featuring Zoya Yara and 1.5 mm gold studs from the bornprettystore.
These studs are so tiny! It makes then tricky to work with but I feel like you can just do so much more with smaller studs. I really love how the v gap turned out and I had so many people asking me how I did them. Studs are definitely a great way to pump up any mani. Even my roommate’s boyfriend was impressed, and I always see it as a great compliment when guys are amazed by my nails. (Fun fact: He also picked up the bag of studs and asked “What are these, nail nipples?”) These are held in place with nail glue and are secured with a top coat. 
If you ever want to make a purchase from the Bornprettystore you can use the coupon code UGJ61 for 7% off your entire order. The nail art studs in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

    Studded v gap featuring Zoya Yara and 1.5 mm gold studs from the bornprettystore.

    These studs are so tiny! It makes then tricky to work with but I feel like you can just do so much more with smaller studs. I really love how the v gap turned out and I had so many people asking me how I did them. Studs are definitely a great way to pump up any mani. Even my roommate’s boyfriend was impressed, and I always see it as a great compliment when guys are amazed by my nails. (Fun fact: He also picked up the bag of studs and asked “What are these, nail nipples?”) These are held in place with nail glue and are secured with a top coat. 

    If you ever want to make a purchase from the Bornprettystore you can use the coupon code UGJ61 for 7% off your entire order. The nail art studs in this post were provided to me for review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

     
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    I’m sorta back! In addition to life stuff I also have to get ready for college and I don’t have much time for nail art right now so it’s going to be a little boring around here for a while. I’m going to try and at least keep up with reviews though.
Moving on, these are the nails I rocked for Lollapalooza! I had originally meant to do something a lot crazier but then it was 1 am so crazy wasn’t happening and I went with studs and glitter because those are my two loves.
All my nails have a base of Orly Ancient Jade. My thumb, ring, and pinky fingers are topped with Rainbow Honey Siren Song (one of my all time favorites) and my index and middle fingers have Serum No. 5 Girl’s Gotta Eat. 
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This is the second post that has included Girl’s Gotta Eat, and because my first post was already reviewing something else I wanted to wait to give it its own review post. So here it is! I’m also going to start doing reviews after the “read more” thing just because I tend to get wordy and I want to make my posts more dashboard friendly. :)
Anyways, this is my third review for Serum No. 5, a fairly new indie polish brand. Girl’s Gotta Eat is a glitter topcoat featuring small and micro gold glitter, small holographic glitter, and medium sized silver glitter. 
Pictured is three fairly thick coats, all three of which went on like a breeze! I was going for as much coverage as possible, which can be hard to do with some glitter topcoats without it feeling like you have a million layers of polish on your nails.
Girl’s Gotta Eat worked great with the gradient that I first used it with also. When I do glitter gradients I really like using polishes that have micro glitter because I think they help to make the gradient look a lot smoother. 
Girl’s Gotta Eat can be purchased here. If you have any questions regarding her polish you can find Serum No. 5 on Facebook, Tumblr, and Etsy. Also, every month Serum No. 5 will make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation in an amount equal to 20% of the proceeds of all lacquers sold.
This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

    I’m sorta back! In addition to life stuff I also have to get ready for college and I don’t have much time for nail art right now so it’s going to be a little boring around here for a while. I’m going to try and at least keep up with reviews though.

    Moving on, these are the nails I rocked for Lollapalooza! I had originally meant to do something a lot crazier but then it was 1 am so crazy wasn’t happening and I went with studs and glitter because those are my two loves.

    All my nails have a base of Orly Ancient Jade. My thumb, ring, and pinky fingers are topped with Rainbow Honey Siren Song (one of my all time favorites) and my index and middle fingers have Serum No. 5 Girl’s Gotta Eat. 

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    Oh hey der sexy badass nails. How you doin’?
Okay I’m done. Maybe. Gosh I love these so much. This nail art features 2mm gold square studs from the Born Pretty Store. 
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When I first got into nail art the thought of attaching something to my nail and them not being completely smooth kind of freaked me out, but eventually I grew to love the way studs looked! I’ve been wanting my own for a while now so I was super excited to try these out! Born Pretty Store has square studs in two sizes (2mm and 4mm) and two colors (silver and gold).
I wasn’t quite sure how to apply these. I tried searching for directions but didn’t really find any. The Born Pretty website says to apply your base color, place the studs on, then seal with a top coat. Because these were so tiny I knew I wouldn’t be able to apply these to a wet surface and not smudge the polish. I decided to paint my base and apply a topcoat then wait for my nails to dry completely. I used tweezers to pick up the studs then with a toothpick I applied a tiny amount of nail glue to the back of the stud and placed it on my nail. I used the end of a bobby pin to do any adjustments because the round edge stood less of a chance dinging the polish. So I may have done it the “wrong” way but it worked for me. I chose nail glue over some sort of clear coat because I knew it would give me a more secure hold. The corners on these are slightly rounded so they wont snag, which is really nice.
The base is Lex Cosmetics Cayman Caban and the gold glitter is Serum No. 5 Girl’s Gotta Eat. 
If you make a purchase from the Born Pretty Store you can use the coupon code UGJ61 for 7% off your entire purchase, plus they always ship free worldwide. :)
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The studs featured in this post were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

    Oh hey der sexy badass nails. How you doin’?

    Okay I’m done. Maybe. Gosh I love these so much. This nail art features 2mm gold square studs from the Born Pretty Store. 

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