Leopard Print & Stripes Over Nude Gradient Ulta3 Nail Art

I love nude gradients and I also love leopard print so I thought I may aswell mix the two 🙂


Colours used – Ulta3
• Lily White • Cloud Nine • Gingerbread •
• Party Shoes • Black Satin •
Base & Top Coat from Glisten & Glow

Here is how I did it.


1, Apply a base coat & paint the whole nail white. I used Ulta3 Lily White.
2, Paint 3 nude colours overlapping just a little onto a makeup sponge. I use the wedge ones. Some people dampen their sponge but I just use it dry.
3, Apply your first layer and wait for it to dry.
4, Apply more polish to your sponge and apply to nail in a dabbing motion. Repeat until you achieve desired opacity.


5, Apply topcoat. I use G&G HK Girl.
6, Once dry apply 4 lines of striping tape. I get my striping tape from ebay.
7, Paint pink polish ( Ulta3 Party Shoes ) in the center space keeping between the two inner tape lines.

8, Paint black ( Ulta3 Black satin ) along the side strips between the inner and outer tape.


9, Remove the tape as quickly as possible to achieve clean lines.
10, Take a dotting tool and place random pink spots for the leopard print on either side of the black lines.
11, Again with a dotting tool use black polish to outline your spots.
12, Wait for the print to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

Love the way these look!
Hope the tutorial is helpful.
Brooke x

Born Pretty Store Vortex Water Decals

The last item I have for review are these funky water transfers from Born Pretty Store.
I actually had a bit of trouble with these. They kept coming out backwards (the design would end up face down on my nail) I ended up transferring them onto my hand then peeled them off and applied to my nail the right way around.
They ended up ok in the end though. I’m not sure if I was doing it wrong or if I they have done them backwards :/


Find it here at –
Item #15193
Use my code BSBX31 for 10% off. Free shipping world wide!
Colour is Ulta3 Cloud Nine
Brooke x

Neon Circle Glitter From Born Pretty Store

The next item I was sent by Born Pretty Store to review are these gorgeous neon circle glitters.
Here I’ve free handed a tree and placed the glitters with top coat.
They are bright, fun and have so many uses!


Find them here –
Item #15085
Don’t forget to use my code BSBX31 for 10% off your purchase! Free shipping worldwide!
Colours Ulta3 Creme Brulee & Black Satin Nail Art Striper.
Brooke x

Bow embellishment from Born Pretty Store

I was recently sent some items to review from Born Pretty Store.
Here I have one of their cute 3D Bow embellishments.
I decided to copy the pattern on the bow and did the opposite on my accent nail.
I stuck it on with a dab of top coat. I love how cute it looks.


Find it here at –
Item # 11798
Use my code BSBX31 for 10% off your purchase. Free shipping world wide! 
Colours are Ulta3 Strawberry Sundae & Pink Hibiscus.
Brooke x

Ulta3’s 10 New Colours Review & Swatches


I was recently sent 10 new shades from Ulta3. As soon as I saw them I loved them. The two nudes and the green were calling my name!
These 10 polishes are made in Taiwan again. The most recent easter collection was made in PRC and people were wondering if production had moved back there. It seems it was a one off.
The formula of these polishes is outstanding!
Coverage is fantastic. All colours needed no more than two coats with some being one coaters!

Swatches –


Purple primrose
2 coats. A bright magenta purple with an eye catching shimmer.


On The Green
2 coats. A beautiful pale green creme polish. One of my favourite greens.


Untold Secret
2 coats. An elegant rosey nude. This polish is now my favourite Ulta3!


Wild Heart
2 coats but could have used 1. A deep plum purple. May be good for stamping. Great winter colour!


Rising Sun
2 coats. Could have used 1.
A thick, creamy, deep sunrise red. The name suits the polish to a T.
Fabulous formula, went on very smoothly.


It’s A Bit Grey
2 coats. Could have used 1.
A deep grey creme polish. Lovely to apply and would work well for stamping.


Cloud Nine
2 coats. This is a lovely beige nude. It reminds me of pottery clay. A perfect base for many nail art looks.


Pop Art
2 coats but could certainly be a one coater. A beautifully deep pink that just pops!
I think it would make for a great stamping polish!


Moody Blues
2 coats. An intense deep navy blue creme.
Another perfect formula! Love this colour!


Hearts Desire
2 coats. A gorgeous red/pink.
Perfect formula. Would be a great valentines day colour!

I recommend everyone go out and purchase these polishes when they are available. It seems Ulta3 has stepped it up a notch on their already outstanding polishes!
Brooke x

Ulta3 Colour Game Collection Review & Nail Art


I only recently completed this collection a couple of weeks ago when I finally found Emerald Inten-City!

Now that I have them all I thought I’d do a little review and some nail art for you.

PSX_20140610_113357 Colours in the Colour Game Collection are as follows –

(Blue) Block It Out – A stunning bright blue with a beautiful eye-catching shimmer.

(Orange) Bright Me – A straight up in your face orange. This also has a beautiful shimmer.

(Green) Emerald Inten-City – A lovely emerald green. One of my favorite colours in the collection! Also has a slight shimmer.

(Pink) Tone It Up – This colour is just wonderful. It is a deep and bright

watermelon colour pink.

(Purple) Palette Play – The perfect purple. Not too bright and too dark. A very versatile purple.

I wanted to use all the colours in one nail art look.

I went for a half moon, striping tape mani.


□ Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck on blu!

□ Apply a white base colour.

□ Apply fast drying topcoat to all nails. I used HK Girl Topcoat.

□ Once dry, apply a half moon nail vinyl. I used @teismom vinyls.

□ Apply four lines of striping tape making 5 even spaces.

□ Fill each of the spaces with different colours.

□ Immediately remove your striping tape and nail vinyls. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet to achieve clean lines.

□ Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle.

□ Wait for the colours to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

It looks like lollies!

PicsArt_1402357596848   I would say this is a must have collection for all nail polish enthusiasts!

Brooke x

Fun Striping Tape Mani

I thought I’d have a play around with some striping tape!
This mani was pretty fiddly. All that tape! Lol
It was well worth it in the end though!


Colours – Ulta3 Corsican Rose & Snazzle
Base & Topcoat by Glisten & Glow.



Here is a pictorial 🙂


□ Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck on blu!
□ Apply 3 coats of chosen colour.
□ Add a glitter coat to pointer and pinky.
□ Apply fast drying topcoat to all nails. I used HK Girl Topcoat.
□ Once dry, use two pieces of striping tape to make a cross on your nail. Then add more tape making smaller triangles in each of the four corners.
□ Apply silver polish over the whole nail covering all of the tape.
□ Immediately remove your striping tape. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet.
□ Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle.
□ Wait for the silver to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.

Hope you guys enjoy and give it a go!

Galaxy Nails Ulta3 Nail Art


I absolutely love galaxy nails! I love how they look, how much depth they can have and how creative you can be doing them!


As always I started with a great base coat.

Glisten & Glow Stuck On Blu!

PSX_20140607_161042Also finishing with G&G HK Girl Topcoat.

Colours used for this mani are all Ulta3

 PSX_20140607_161025Firstly I put down one coat of midnight fever. I then put one coat of the amazingly sparkly triple threat (perfect for galaxy nails!)

Once that was reasonably dry I got a makeup sponge and put a line of lily white diagonally across my nail.  I did the same with blue marlin, tone it up & gingerbread making sure to leave some of each colour showing. I then topped with stop the press.


Stop the press is an awesome topper for all kinds of manis, including galaxy nails!

Brooke x


Subtle Stamping Over Gradient

The first challenge for Nail Art June on IG was Sky.


I decided to do a simple white and blue gradient.

Giving the effect of cloudy blue skies.

Colours used –

Ulta3 Lily White & Coral Colours Nottingham

I put a white base on all of my nails.

I then put a line of blue and a line of white polish on a sponge and applied it to my nails in a dabbing motion.


I did about 3 layers of sponging on each nail.

Once that was almost dry I applied my HK Girl Topcoat to smooth it all out.

The next day I thought I’d reuse my mani and do some stamping over it.


I decided to use white polish for the stamping

to give it a subtle look.

I used Moyou London Pro Plate 01

Really like the way the stamping turned out!

Brooke x

Fun & Bright Tape Mani


A bit retro, a bit sparkly and very cool.

I thought of this design while trying to fall asleep one night.

I love working with striping tape, you can do an amazing amount of different designs with it. You can do just one simple stripe or you can create a beautiful intricate pattern.

I used all @ulta3 polishes and Glisten & Glow Base & Topcoat.


Here’s a tutorial 🙂


– Apply base coat. I used G&G Stuck On Blu!

– Apply 3 coats of chosen colour.

– Paint a thick strip of glitter across your nail.

– Apply fast drying topcoat. I use HK Girl top coat.

– Once dry use two pieces of striping tape to outline your glitter. Then another few pieces for your coloured lines.

– Apply black polish on both sides of your glitter strips, covering the small tape lines.

– Immediately remove your striping tape. Make sure you do this when the polish is still wet!

– Clean up any excess polish on or around the cuticle area.

– Wait for the black to dry a bit before applying topcoat to avoid smudging.


Hope you enjoy and that the tutorial is helpful 🙂

Brooke x