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Sponsored Review: HimeNailShop

Sponsored Review: HimeNailShop

Hey cuties! How are you this weekend? Having fun?

I’ve had a huge obsession with false nails lately… Because of my job I can’t really wear the super long ones but I have slowly started getting used to wearing them! I think my longest pair were my Halloween ones that I did… But everyone starts from somewhere, don’t they? 

To me, nails are a huge part of gyaru! I haven’t really thought it before but the tiny details do really make the coord complete! That’s why I was really happy when I saw that my friend Heather started selling some of her nails on Etsy >////< Now I can have easy access to short but pretty false nails! 

The nails I received were these gorgeous pink to purple glitter ombre ones that actually have some cute crystals on them! I asked for the short option because she does both long and short nails!

Please note that also this is a sponsored review, these thoughts are 100% my own!

himenailshop gyaru nails

As this is my first review for her, here’s a little bit about the store and her nails before I go on:

Based in the U.S.

There are three sizes for the nails: Queen, Princess and Dutchess

Custom sizing is available if you don’t fit into the above categories

Nails tips are made with ABS Virgin Plastic, then sealed & decorated with UV top coat

There’s a 10% discount is you use my code LIZZIEBEE

Here are some more pictures!

pretty packaging~

gyaru nails

Now I actually swapped one of the fingers so the design here might look different to her website. I thought it looked cute this way

I was really in the oraora/tsuyome/ane gal mood when I tried these on so I just HAD to dress to reflect them >///<

oraora gyaru nails

oraora gyaru

Anyway, onto the ratings!

Postage and Packaging

I received them in a lovely little box – which I now use for storage
tehe – along with a  thank you card! So cute! It was really nice because
she actually put some thought into her packaging! It took about just
over a week to nearly two to arrive as she ships from America, so you
American readers are lucky ;D

Communication

Despite our time differences, she replied to me really shortly after my messages! She handled the whole situation with one of the nails being slightly small perfectly, and my replacement nails were sent out really quickly.

Appearance

I loved how they looked and thought they went really well with oraora and the “harder” gyaru styles! They probably won’t go with my agejo wardrobe as much, but they are still really pretty.

Usability ♡ 

Knocked off a heart because I won’t be able to wear these much with my wardrobe… Maybe I need to buy some oraora stuff. But they come shorter which is good for working gals like me 😀 Unfortunately one of the little gems came off while I was food shopping and I don’t have anything to replace it ;_; Hopefully I can find something in my nail supplies!

Overall

Overall I was really happy with my item! Obviously I knocked off the remaining percentage because of the nail sizing and the crystal coming off, but everything else was perfect! I’d definitely recommend her shop!

Shop at HimeNailShop

Enter the code LIZZIEBEE for a 10% discount!

Talk later cuties~  Have a good weekend!

Lizzie Bee xx / facebook / tumblr / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

Oh wait! Before I go…

As
you may have noticed, I made a few tweaks to my blog! The biggest one
is that I’ve now got a custom domain! I’m so, so happy! I thought it was
time to get one as it’s been so many years since I’ve first blogged… I
really hope to get better! I’ve also got a new Twitter so please follow! @3lizziebee

Okay now it’s really time to go! Ciao!

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favourite occasions of the year, but unfortunately I’m working so I can’t dress up ;_;

But to make up for it, I made some Halloween nails! I got some nail deco from Born Pretty Store which arrived just two days before Halloween! Just in time or what?

I’ve been trying to do more and more nails but I’m still a beginner ^^” I haven’t read got the knack for painting, but I try my best!

The nail deco I ordered were these ones from Born Pretty Store! I was kind of expecting to get the whole pack including the jack o’lanterns but apparently not! So guys please read the options carefully as it seems they only release one design, if that makes sense?

I ended up with the ghost faces which came as a pack of five, so plenty to do some nails! I used four, two for each of my accent nails, so I have one lying around for next year! 

They were the perfect size for my nails! I love them!

I also wore red lipstick which I also got from Born Pretty Store for work (working on Halloween sucks) and oh my gosh I love the colour! It’s not too dark so that it drains the colour of my skin, but not too orange either. What’s handy is that it’s small so it’s easy to just take it out and reapply when needed!

I bought some Halloween accessories to wear at work too :3

I really wish I had dressed up for Halloween but I’m super tired.. Guess I’ll just be a real-life zombie then hahahaha =_=

Tired Lizzie is tired… Please excuse my no-make face!

That’s all for now! Have a wonderful halloween! I drew this picture to celebrate too :3

See you on Sunday! Ciao! Don’t forget to use the code HORNH10 for a discount!

Lizzie Bee xx / facebook / tumblr / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

Gyaru Nail Art Inspiration for All Lengths!

Gyaru Nail Art Inspiration for All Lengths!

Yep, this week I’m going to be talking about gyaru nails (well, gyaru nail art). I realised that I buy way too many clothes and don’t really think about the small things that really make the outfit pop, and one of them is (or is it ‘are’?) the nails! I only have a few sets and I really want to start making some for myself. So I had a browse on Tumblr/Pinterest and gathered a few of my favourites.

I know it’s going to take me a while to actually get good at doing nails but I might as well look for inspiration! I’m going to split it into two sections – Dramatic & Short – because I can’t really wear false nails at work. I’ve also included some neat tutorials too at the bottom!

Please note: I don’t own any of the following images. Read my full disclaimer here.