duminică, 27 iulie 2014

Spun Sugar Ombré

Hello everyone!

Today I decided my nails have waited enough for a new manicure, therefore I brought my summery colours out of the box, a few toothpicks, the beeswax balm and spent about 2 hours doing an ombré manicure while watching "Eat, Pray, Love".

As I had no any other ideas, I chose to do a Spun Sugar manicure which turned out way better than expected and below is the best shot of my nails.

I used a gradient with sunny yellow, acid yellow, apple green, light turquoise and teal. And fortunately, I managed to take a few photos with my sister's phone before she leaves. Below are some pictures in artificial light (with and without flash).

(This one's actually in both natural and artificial light)

I'm absolutely in love with this kind of manicure, it's definitely my no. 1 WOW nail art, the technique is easy to use and it's definitely a good option if you want to impress with your skills.

That's it for now, don't forget about my discount code which you can use when you purchase from BornPrettyStore.com and get a 10% discount when you place the order. I'll see you all really soon. Kisses!

vineri, 25 iulie 2014

Blog Promoting


So I decided to promote my friend Anca's blog because she's really nice.

Here's the link to her blog where she posts things that make her happy. I hope you like it.

And by the way, don't forget about my discount code when you purchase from BornPrettyStore.com .

I'll probably promote blogs monthly if I have time *and if I don't forget*, but that's all for now. I'll see you soon.


BPS Collaboration


I have some news to share with you.

First of all, I sent BornPrettyStore a request for a collaboration. This involves receiving free samples monthly which value $10-$50! Isn't this awesome, receiving products without having to pay?

Second of all, you can use my discount coupon code SVPPX31 and get 10% off if you purchase anything from their website. The other good news about the code is that, if it will be used up to 3 times, I'm offered free samples from BPS to review, which is the main purpose of the collaboration. You use the discount code, I get free samples which I post every month about.

That's it for now, I'll soon be back with some nail art. Until then, don't forget - place your BPS order using the discount code SVPPX31 to receive 10% off your purchases.

Thanks and I'll see you next time. Kisses!

miercuri, 23 iulie 2014

Nail Polish Canada Giveaway


So I found out about this huge event called 'The Great Polish Giveaway' hosted by NailPolishCanada.com and it seemed awesome!
Basically there are 200 entries from 200 blogs. I'll quote the giveaway description:
"We’ve partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA & Picture Polish to host the biggest giveaway ever.
One winner will take home up to 200 nail polish from over 10 different brands! The prize starts at zero, then bloggers can each pick a favourite shade to be added to the prize."
And here are a few words from the organisers if you want to be a part of the giveaway (at 21:18 EET):
"When you select a shade to add to the prize it gets removed from the allotment listed below.
Initially it was going to be a prize of only 125 shades but Cirque, NCLA, and Picture Polish stepped in and offered extras. We encourage you to pick a favourite from them to add!
Current Available Prizes to Add

  • 54 - from any brand (must be an in-stock item on NailPolishCanada.com)
  • 10 - from Cirque
  • 9 - from NCLA
  • 0 - from Picture Polish"
  1. The prize starts at zero (but hopefully it’s much bigger by the time you read this)
  1. Bloggers (that's you) are invited to post about the contest and in their post nominate any polish to be added to the prize
  1. You get a custom entry (Rafflecopter) that can promote your Facebook / Twitter
  1. The prize can keep growing and growing up to 200 shades (the more blogs that participate the bigger the giveaway gets)
  1. Your blog is listed on the contest page along with the polish you added"

I chose to add the beautiful Zoya Bar. Unfortunately I do not own it so I googled swatches of it. It's a champagne matte glitter polish from the PixieDust collection.

I hope there'll be some of you to join this amazing giveaway. Below is the Rafflecopter widget which helps you enter the giveaway and increase your chances of winning easier.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enjoy and I'll see you soon. Kisses!

marți, 22 iulie 2014

Gabs is back!

Hello there!

It's been almost a year since my last post.
Honestly, I wish I had more time to post, because my sister's hired and now I'm her manicurist, therefore I could share some manis with you.
I'm really excited that my first high school year is over, and now I have more time to work out and take care of my whole body, including my nails. I'm really proud of myself for losing a few pounds and managed to let my nails grow just due to my sort-of-diet based on more veggies, high-protein low-carb recipes and daily workout.

I found this website full of visual workouts, nutrition tips and recipes and I said "Why not?" And that's how I switched to extremely lazy to "I don't work out enough". I really started challenging myself more and more everyday and my family's proud of this massive change.
I'll soon enjoy a well-deserved treatment and I'll go on a few trips, including Greece on my list *if I manage to find a guesthouse near the sea and quite affordable*.
Okay, so I know it's not that much news, but unfortunately my phone's currently "gone" for some fixing stuff and I can't find any camera around the house with an empty SD card. As soon as I manage to find a solution I'll share some photos with you.

That's it for now, I'll see you all really soon. Kisses!