31 July 2014

Ikat Skittle using BornPrettyStore Studs... And A Giveaway! (3 Winners!)

Hi guys! Today I've got this super cute ikat skittle to show you:

To achieve this look, I started with a base of Essie Serial Shopper on my outer two nails, Essie Urban Jungle on my middle nail, and KBShimmer Eclipse on my ring finger. Then, I drew the ikat design with my new Simply Spoiled nail art pens (in black and white), and a bit of Essie Serial Shopper. I topped the outer two nails with these holographic studs from Born Pretty Store. (See below for a giveaway, sponsored by BPS!)

I love these studs because they're super flat on the nail - I was able to easily top them with top coat and they didn't pop off at all! And, having the nail art pens made is easy to create this ikat design without dirtying a bunch of nail art brushes.

This color scheme was actually inspired by an ikat print on a pair of pants my coworker wore today, but on the nails, I think it reminds me of a tiger. I just love ikat designs because they can really be done in any color.

Here's the polishes I used for this manicure. (The Essie's are from HB Beauty Bar!) The nail art pens from Simply Spoiled retail as a two-pack for $7.99 USD, and they double as dotting tools - you can buy them here.


Now, onto the fun stuff! Born Pretty Store is generously sponsoring a giveaway for three $15 giftcards to their website! That's right, there will be three winners, and the giveaway is open internationally. Born Pretty Store is one of my favorite online nail art accessory shops - they have EVERYTHING, and for great prices! Will you be a winner? Let's get to the rules:

- YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER VIA GFC OR BLOGLOVIN' FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT. Since this is a BPS giveaway, you must also be following Born Pretty Store, either through GFC or Bloglovin' as well. (Email subscribers may participate too.)

- Contest is open internationally and will run until August 20th, where three winners will randomly be chosen through Rafflecopter.

Once a winner is selected, I will verify all entries of that winner. If any of the entries are invalid, the winner will be disqualified and the next winner will be chosen. Please provide a valid email address, as that is how I will be contacting you. You will have 48 hours to respond.

- Must be 18 years or older or have parents permission to participate. If you are under 18, please have a parent confirm your entry by sending an email to contact@thenailpolishchallenge.com.

You must enter through the Rafflecopter widget below. Any false or duplicate entries will disqualify you from the giveaway.

- If you unfollow after the giveaway, you will be blocked from my website and from future contests and giveaways.

- I am not responsible for packages lost, stolen, or damaged in the mail.

You can use my 10% off discount code with your giftcard, code RFL91 at checkout!

- There will be three (3) winners. You may not win more than one giftcard during this giveaway.

Good luck! Please enter through the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can see some of my reviews from the Born Pretty Store HERE


  1. Great skittle! I still need to try an ikat design too.

  2. Beautiful! Love Love Love it!

  3. Love this mani! Great colors!!!

  4. you have no idea how inspiring you are!

  5. Yes you definitely do. Theyre so easy!!

  6. Oh, that means so much to me, especially coming from such a talented artist as yourself <3

  7. Such a gorgeous nail art! I'm loving it!

  8. thanks for chance! :) all done


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