3.02.2015

OMG LED Nail Decal Review

*Press Sample

A couple months ago I reviewed nail decal strips from OMG, and when they recently contacted me about trying out their new LED Nail Decals I was intrigued.


Source: http://www.omgnailstrips.com/led-nail-stickers/led-nail-sticker-white
The LED decal itself is a whole nail sticky strip with the LED embedded. The directions from OMG are fairly simple as well:

1. Clean Nails and apply a base coat.
2. Peel LED nail strip off the protective backing. Apply the curved end of the LED decal as close as possible to the cuticle edge. You may need to trim the LED strip to size if you have shorter nails.
3. Use a nail file to file off the excess sticker, careful not to damage the chip. Apply nail polish over the chip leaving the LED exposed.
4. Place one of the sticker decals over the chip with the center of the decal over the LED.
5. Apply a clear coat.

So here is the simple look that I created with the decals:


 
I went really simple with this one, a simple pink and floral look. I didn't have any pictures of this particular look lit up, so I photoshopped this one.


I did take a video of the LED decal live in action, check it out HERE.

It's pretty cool how these decals light up and I have to admit that I was showing it off around the office. I also loved how they came with the design decals to place over the chip to 1. cover it and 2. spice up the look.

When using the decals, keep in mind that the strip is thicker than the normal OMG strips as it has to be thick enough to house the electronic component, you can see some slight wrinkling in my pictures. Also, the LED is slightly large so if you have small nail beds, you will definitely need to trim it down and perhaps even trim the top decal as well.

So funny story. When I got the decals I was all excited, I knew that android phones and phones with Apple Pay had NFC fields so I ripped open the decals held them to my phone and nothing... lol. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why they weren't working, they were shipped when we were having super cold weather so I thought maybe they were damaged in the cold weather, so I emailed OMG. They politely told me that NFC is a setting on your phone that you have to TURN ON. LOL. Oh man, DUH! I was laughing at my user-error on that one, but must say that OMG was super quick to respond, so awesome customer even when dealing with user-error.

You can pick these strips up from OMG HERE for $7.99.

-Stephanie
 
*Product in this post was provided by the manufacturer for my honest review

2.25.2015

Simple Gray Studded Look

Today I have a super simple look to share with you. I don't usually wear bold or dramatic looks to work, but sometimes it's nice to spruce things up by wearing something a little more than a plain color.




Products Used:
-KBShimmer - How You Dune?
-Born Pretty Store studs

I wore this for a couple of days this week before taking it off, but it felt perfect. The studs were simple, yet sort of cute edgy (I mean, they are studs so how can they not be sort of edgy) and I love neutral grays like this.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Stephanie

2.19.2015

Rica Unicorn Nail Charms

*Press Sample*

Although Ricarda of Rica may be known for her polishes or cuticle oils, she also sells nail charms in her shop as well, and today I am sharing with you a look that I created with the Unicorn Nail Charms.






Polishes Used:
-KB Shimmer - Eclipse
-KB Shimmer - Eyes White Open
-Rica - Unicorn Nail Chart

Isn't this charm the most adorable thing ever? This is such a fun way to spice up a simple manicure and I felt sort of surprisingly fierce when I was wearing this. hehe.

The charms come in packages of 2 for $1.95 and can be purchased HERE.

Be sure to cheek out Rica at the following locations:
-Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/justricarda
-Instagram: www.instagram.com/justricarda
-Facebook: www.facebook.com/ricastamps
-Blog: www.justricarda.com

-Stephanie

*Products in this post were provided for my honest review*

2.18.2015

Zoya Naturel Satins - Swatches & Review

*Press Sample*

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing with you the 6 shades from the Zoya Naturel Satins Collection.


The colors in this collection are transitional shades from Winter to Spring and are just perfect for this time of the year. Zoya describes these as, "a collection of six new, naturel nail polish colors in an ultra-wearable, low-sheen, chic satin finish. A hybrid between matte and glossy polishes, the new Zoya Satin formula provides opaque coverage and is longer lasting than traditional matte shades. The flawlessly smooth finish hides imperfections and creates a luxurious, satin finish nail look."

Rowan (ZP779): Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin finish



Ana (ZP783): Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin finish



Sage (ZP781): Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin finish



Brittany (ZP780): Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin finish

 

Tove (ZP778): Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin finish



Leah (ZP782): Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin finish



All of the above swatches are shown with 2 coats of color, without base or topcoat. I really like the colors in the collection as I mentioned above, but I don't really love the finish. It is just a personal preference though, to me it seems like some mix between wet and dry.
Also, I generally wasn't a fan of the formula; it has a thin/thick thing that I find with most of my Zoya polishes (thin at first and then they get thick by the time I am doing my second coat).

These shades are currently available at Zoya.com for $9.00.

-Stephanie

*Product in this post was provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*

2.16.2015

Firmoo Glasses Review

*Press Sample / Affiliate Link*

Today's post is a little different than normal; it's not a nail post!

I was contacted by Firmoo.com to review a pair of glasses from their website. I don't wear contacts but need vision help when it comes to distance (seeing presentations at work, driving, baseball games, etc) and I love getting fun and funky pairs of glasses to add to my daily looks.

Here are the glasses that I picked to try.





I went pink/red tortoise shell and bold with these ones. Not only do you get the glasses but you also get a glasses case, cleaning cloth and a tiny screwdriver, which is nice. I go through glasses cleaning clothes like no other for some reason.

The firmoo.com site is really easy to use and has a good selection of frames to choose from. A really nice feature is that you can upload a picture of yourself and virtually try on the glasses before you buy them. Also, the glasses are very reasonably priced (compared to if you went to a vision store or eye doctor at the mall for example), they allow you to pick prescription or just plain lenses and even have sunnies too!

Firmoo.com also offers a First Pair Free program! Use the code: FREEFIRMOO at checkout!

And of course, I will share a picture of me in my new Firmoo.com glasses at the office.



-Stephanie

*Post contains affiliate links - product provided by the manufacturer for my honest review*