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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

bigRuby Nail Tattoos - Review & Giveaway *EDIT*

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Good morning!! Okay, so I was contacted by Maria from bigRuby Tattoos, and was given the chance to review their fun nail tattoos & their top coat. Now, I was so excited, because I am all for any kind of nail art, especially easy ones! They currently have 6 different sets that you can choose from, and each set comes with 86 tattoos in both mani and pedi sizes!  I love the fact that they had different sizes, because we don't all have the same size nails. I actually even decided to use both a mani and pedi sized design for my accent finger. Yep, I'm a rebel like that, lol. I had no idea which set to even try, until I saw the Tweet set, and it had Peacock feathers!! The cost of these are $12.00 per package, but completely worth it. If you are interested in puchasing these, you can get them here. I have tried a few other brands, and always had issues with them being too thick, and not even laying flat after my SV. I cannot wait to try the others. Also a HUGE bonus about this company is this - I read this on their site, and had to share

Beauty with a conscience...

It was important to me that this business have a bigger purpose and meaning.  I decided from day one that not only would we be a cruelty-free company but that as I succeed, the things that are important to me would benefit as well.
bigRuby thinks our four-legged friends are not put on this earth to be poked and prodded for the vanity of the two-legged sort.  We pledge to always do our best to bring you products produced without the use of unnecessary animal testing.
When you buy a bigRuby product, a portion of the proceeds will go to The Kindness Ranch (a sanctuary for research animals) as well as other animal rescues.  bigRuby supports their heroic efforts in protecting those with no voice.
Please note: with every bigRuby purchase, you will receive complimentary good karma... just for caring.

I love this!


Okay, now here are all the sets they have available
You can choose from either Cosmic, Garden, Mod, Sea, Star & Tweet

I chose to start with Tweet

1st sheet of tattoos that were in the little zip lock bag

2nd sheet. Another bonus, IMO, is that I love the colors, and the designs are simple. They are all very wearable. They don't look cheap, cheesy, or over the top.

Here is their top coat. If you notice, each sheet of tattoos, also contains bulldog tattoos for the brand :)

Here are the instructions, that are inside the pack

Okay, since I knew I wanted to use the Peacock feathers, and they were a dark purple, I chose to use a light purple for my base. It is China Glaze Light As Air


After my mani dried  I cut them out, followed the steps, and got this.





If you are interested in puchasing these, you can get them here.

The effect is really great, and I'm so pleased with it. It really was so easy, and my nail does not look like I have a tattoo/sticker of any kind on it, it looks like a nail stamped design :)
Now for the top coat. I do like it & it did dry fast compared to any other regular top coat, but not as fast as my Seche Vite. It also maintained it's shininess. The smell was about 100 times better than SV though, lol. The tattoos I would def, purchase, but I would probably skip the top coat since it is kind of pricey, but then again, if you don't like the smell of SV, or you have issues, ie. shrinkage and/or polish peeling off in sheets, this might be a great alternative for you.

Now, it gets even better. Not only did I receive a set to try, but I was also given a full set for one of you!! Yep, the very kind Maria, sent me a full 2nd set of tattoos along with their topcoat. So just fill this form out, and Good Luck! Once again, this will be an easy entry, just your name and email :) The giveaway will end May 3rd @ 6:00 am, and is open to EVERYONE :)

66 comments:

  1. Those look so cool and easy to do...way faster/cleaner then stamping too!

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  2. entered, they look fab :D i love all the little birdies :)

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  3. Oooh lovely! I want it! :D
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Just want to say I absolutely LOVE what you do with your nails, an especially your tutorials - they are incredibly helpful :)

    Those nail tattoos give a really great effect with seemingly minimal fuss - they look like something I'd be able to get along with! When you say this giveaway is open to everyone, does that include those of us not in the U.S. (ie could I enter living in England)?

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  5. these look great! im thinking the stars one would be my pick :) but i really like the feathers too... lol

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  6. It definitely looks like a stamping design instead of a tattoo, so pretty!

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  7. wow these sound really awesome! This would be good when i couldn't be bothered to drag my stamping stuff out! Your mani looks great as always!

    http://kellyskoloursandkonads.blogspot.com/

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  8. these are so pretty ! I love the bulldog ;) thanks for the great giveaway
    xoxo

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  9. They look great! I've never used nail tattoos, but I'm sure they're worth a try.

    :)

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  10. These look so cute, and they lay on the nail so nicely. You can't even tell they're not paint! I love that.

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  11. Oooh I have been eyeing these. Want! x

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  12. Thanks you guys & GOOD LUCK :) I'm already planning another mani with these!!

    Anna, oh of course you can enter :)

    Kelz86, that was my though exactly, sometimes I'm in teh mood for a design, but not the whole stamping set up, and clean up

    Nicole, IKR, the thinness, is that even a word, is perfect!

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  13. So nice. Love that light purple shade as well!

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  14. Aaww that's great, I'm off to enter now!! :)

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  15. These are just too cute!! :)

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  16. Oooh wow awesome mani!!! And thank you for the giveaway too!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!
    These nail tattoos look great... I love the combo you've made!

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  18. Looks like a better alternative to stickers. I hate stickers/decals - too thick.

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  19. i entered a few times before your edit... it was a mistake anyway because i didn't realise how it worked... eek... what do i do? :( xxxx

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  20. I love these, so gorgeous, I have entered also. Thanks for this giveaway. xx

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  21. This looks awesome on your nails!

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  22. I love this! This is gorgeous!!

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  23. Thank you!!
    I love this design!!
    So cute!

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  24. Those are really pretty. I haven't tried water decals yet.

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  25. Great mani--the peacock feathers are very pretty. I am an avid animal lover--I have quite a few pet chinchillas and "don't do fur" so I love they like to help out research animals. I think $12 a sheet is so affordable too for the quality you get.

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  26. Wow, I can't believe people are trying to enter more than once. That's called CHEATING people. Erika was nice enough to host this for us and some people refuse to just be decent. Ugh.

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  27. Very cute! I would love to see shots of the other designs too :o)

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  28. MORE PICS PLEASE!!!! Can we see the other sheets? These are so cute! and your mani looks great!

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  29. these are so cute, just my style since im obsessed with critters. Very adorable mani:)

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  30. These are so perfect! I have a bulldog and was so excited to see the bully nail tattoos :)

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  31. Thanks you guys!! I will def make sure to take more pics of all the designs tonight for you and I will post them tomorrow afternoon :)

    XXX, oh no problem, I have already gone through and removed the doubles :)

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  32. LOVE those feathers. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Cool! I've never heard of nail tattoos before. They sound like fun to apply, haha. Thanks for the giveaway! : D

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  34. Gorgeous :) This looks so much easier than stamping!

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  35. so pretty! I think I might try that top coat :-)

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  36. Thank you so much! You're so lovely! I love your blog, and you! :) xxx

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  37. Looks fantastic as usual! I can't wait to see what
    kind of image are inside those other packs!

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  38. Woww, this is so cool!
    Oh my, wish someday I could do such beautiful manichures like you!

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  39. wow they look awesome. I like this idea. Ive never tried a nail tattoo and its kinda like konad-ing.

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  40. I love the feathers and your nails!! Your manis are always so perfect!

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  41. Hello (: Able to do a video tutorial on how you apply your polishes? Because i notice its always quite difficult to achieve a balance in applying pastel colours polishes.. It either ends up being too thick or too streaky..

    Thanks!

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  42. Hey! i just really want to tell you that i love ALL of your nail posts. i have to admit i check your blog every day when i get on my computer just to see a new nail post of yours. You're very inspirational and i look forward to seeing more! :) btw i love the nail color and tattoo you chose to put on your nail.

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  43. I totally dig the nail tattoos and who doesn't love Big Ruby's kind mission?

    I filled out the form, but I have to wonder if you can send these things to Canada? Hope so!! :D

    Great photos and funny blog as always!

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  44. So cute! I'm going to order a pack to try, lol. Luckily they ship internationally! :)

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  45. How neat! I am looking for anything easy to make my mani & pedi's look awesome! And, I am a huge animal lover, even volunteering at my dogs vet office. Great giveaway. Representin' PA :)

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  46. Lovely giveaway! Good luck to all of us! :)

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  47. I entered thankyou for the opp :)

    shel xx

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  48. I'm not normally a fan of nail art using water decals and stuff like that but I LOVE these! I saw them for the first time a couple weeks ago and fell in love with them then. They're so cute! Right up my alley as far as nail art goes- simple but cute. *fingers crossed* I love how you used a mani and a pedi one! WHEN I win these (power of positive thinking? lol) I'm gonna try something similar ;).

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  49. Hey Erika you may want to link to where we can buy these adorable tattoos.

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  50. Your nails look stunning! Love what you did with the design!

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  51. Thanks everyone. They really are so easy to do!

    Anonymous, eeek I don't know about videos yet, I am VERY shy, lol. I'm not sure my anxiety will allow tha yet :) I can say, that make sure you laod your brush up with polish, and work quick and very light handed. This helps for all sheers & pastels :)

    Winnie, thank you so much!!!!!

    Medusae, I will send these anywhere :)

    Dani, that is so awesome that you do that!! *high five* for the PA!!

    tahillia, Oh I agree, I too have tried the water decals, and pretty much every kind of sticker, but these really are so much better, and easier :) Also thanks for the heads up, I will def do that :)

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway Chloe! These look awesome:)

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  53. What a cute mani! And I love to support beauty regimes and their brands that care about the four legged as much as I do. :) Thank for the chance of winning this, both to you and Maria! :)

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  54. Thanks you guys! Good Luck!

    Perdy, I do too!!

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  55. i love them!!! great giveaway!! thanks!

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  56. You're very welcome. It was so sweet of Maria to do this for you guys!

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  57. Ok, I'd looked at her nail tats just the other day because of the link on your site, and I thought they were cute and was like, "Yeah, I should get some of those one day." But the helping animals thing just makes them that much more desirable. I will definitely be buying some now! How cool!

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