Aora Aurora Chrome Powder Review!

Yes, I wholeheartedly jumped onto the chrome powder train. This has to be my favorite one yet.


AoraAurorachromepowder | by themani-ac

Props to the boyfriend for getting this for me for Christmas! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to review it. It is gorgeous. It is a multichrome chrome power. It shifts from green to blue to purple to pink/orange. In the picture you can see some of the spectrum, it does not do it justice though.

I use it with the Aora gel base and top coat. Out of all the chrome powders that I’ve tried so far, this one has the best application. It applied like a dream. It is milled super fine, a little goes a long way and one swipe with your finger leaves it super shiny and chrome before you even use the top coat. I like to apply it with a silicon tool, then use my finger to smooth it all out. Then just lock in that shine with top coat.

I’m in love with this one. I love a green-blue-purple shift in general, but this takes it to the next level.


Born Pretty Store Blue Chrome Powder Review!

So, I bought this set of Born Pretty Store powders back in December/January. I had tried them over white and lighter colors, but I finally got to try one over black!

bornprettstorebluechameleonpowder | by themani-ac

I decided to try he blue first. As my base I have Zoya Willa, which is just black. Then I used my Aora base and tops coats along with the powder. It is like the other chrome powders, so you do need to use it with gel.

When you first apply it over the gel base it isn’t very shiny, but it comes alive when you add the top coat.

I was actually very impressed with the quality of the powder itself, it is very finely milled so you get nice, even coverage. You don’t see any large particles or anything like that.

The color is beautiful, it’s similar to a Zoya Neve, which I love.

Overall, I’m very impressed! I love this color and I’m excited to use the others!

Deborah Lippmann New Gel Lab Pro Nail Color!

Deborah Lippmann has released gel lab pro nail color to go with the top and base coats! This is the Afternoon Delight collection for spring!


The colors are:

  • Dirty Little Secret– sheer holographic greige (shimmer)
  • Peaches & Cream– full coverage orange (creme)
  • The Pleasure Principle– full coverage lilac (creme)
  • Get Lucky– full coverage sage blue (creme)

They retail for $20 each or you can buy the whole set for $64 (regularly $80).

NOTD: Simple and Studded

My nails are pretty long and need to be filed.. but I like them! They haven’t started to freak me out yet, so I decided to keep them and paint them pretty simply.

whiteandblackstudsMy base is two coats of Zoya Purity, then I added these awesome multi-chrome studs that I got on Amazon. I’ve been dying to use them since I got them. Then topped it all off with Essie Good To Go.

So yeah, keeping it simple at the moment, waiting for some more inspiration to hit.

Also… I’ve been watching a lot of at-home gel manicure tutorials. I wouldn’t do them on myself, but they look so cool especially with glitter. I kind of want to buy some gel stuff and try it out. Anyone have any experience with using gel builder at home? I’d love to hear what you think!

I’m also considering starting to paint false sets and selling them, but I think that fake nail trend is over. What do you guys think?