Kiss Artificial Nails

Recently I got sent a of artificial nails from Kiss and seeing as I have literally gone a month now wearing them, I thought I would share with you all. Now lets all take a moment to marvel that this is an entire post on my right hand! Recently I have been wearing acrylics, and as I HATE doing them on my right hand because I'm too uncoordinated. So wearing these babies was the best solution. 

There were 2 types - the imPRESS and Gel Fantasy The imPRESS ones have sticky tabs on the nails that you just peel off the protective layer and put them onto the nail. The Gel Fantasy came with both sticky tabs separately and a stick of nail glue. I tried out both and in both cases got 5-6 days wear out of them. I could have gone longer but I can't stand it when my nails start to look a bit rough so I had to take them off. They certainly didn't pop off on their own accord! My only complaint with the tabs is that they make a tiny gap around the edge of the false nail with the real one. It's not really noticible until you run your hands through your hair and it gets caught. Or when you decide to make meatballs and get raw mince stuck under there!
The first 2 I have take a picture after 5 days of wear so you can see how well they last up!

Kiss nails are available from or from Priceline and Big W stores around Australia.

After 5 days - the nail has bent a bit and the white is worn

After 5 days - the tips of the blue nails have peeled a bit. 

More Born Pretty Products

I recently got sent some more pretty products to play with from the Born Pretty Store. Be sure to use my code VHW10 to get 10% off full priced items. 

How beautiful is this unicorn powder? Glad to finally find an affordable powder that is so stunning! This is over white gel with some caviar and stones.  0.2g BORN PRETTY Neon Unicorn Mirror Powder Ultra-thin Nail Art Mermaid Chrome Pigment Powder (#40320) 

How adorable is this stamping plate? I used the Ulta3 watercolour range to colour it in (OMG I wish that range was still available :( ) Square Nail Art Stamp Template Sketches Painting Image Plate BP-X39 (#40241) 

These nails feature another adorable stamping plate - I just need to pretend it's summer! I coloured these in with the Emily de Molly sheer neon polishes.  Icecream Image Plate BP-X33 6*6cm (#40235) 

This is a powder that changes colour in the sun, that I've rubbed into the tacky layer of a white gel polish and stamped over. Photochromatic pigment (#40140) 

How awesome is this crystal skull and diamond?! Totally saving these babies for Halloween 💀 Black gel with matte top coat spots for fun. 💎. 3Pcs 3D Skull Diamond Manicure Nail Art Decor

Indigo Effect Powders

A while back when I first got obsessed with mermaid powders, I fell in love with the original Indigo Mermaid Effect powder. So while I was at the Beauty Expo, I stocked up and bought a whole range of different colours. So here are swatches of them all. Now as I've said before, you sadly need to be a nail tech to get these babies from their website, although there are some available on eBay if you don't mind paying a little more. 
All the powders I have done over while gel polish except the holo Metal Manix and Glass me. 

Mermaid Effect - Pastel Pink
This was my favourite of all the new powders I got. It is a delicate pink with a strong blue/gold shift to it.

Mermaid Effect - Tiffany
This one has a similar shift to the pastel pink, although the shift isn't quite as strong.

Mermaid Effect - Aquarius
A more blue version to the Tiffany. To be honest you may not need them both, but it is still very pretty.

Metal Manix - Holo
There are no words to describe how holo this powder is. It's just crazy! This is over black gel with a no wipe top coat.

Holo Fuchsia Effect
A more scattered holo effect, more like a fine glitter but is quite opaque and the holo is quite pretty.

Pixel Effect - Snow White
If you've seen my swatches before of the classic Mermaid Effect powder, then you can see how similar this is - just a much chunkier glitter. And the shift is divine. I've worn this over a few colours now and they always come out stunning.

 Mermaid Effect - Neon Orange
My poor camera could not deal with how bright the neon powders were. To be honest they have no where near as much shift as the pastel Mermaid Effects, but still a fun powder to play with.

 Mermaid Effect - Neon Pink
Just like the orange, super duper crazy bright, but not a lot of shift. It is still quite a mesmerizing colour.

Glass Me
This is the newest of the effect powders and it's a real chameleon. It makes whatever colour you are wearing super reflective so it looks like glass, and gives it a gold shift. Here I am wearing it over a bright pink, so you can see how it has changed the colour a bit, but it is a gorgeous effect.