December 31, 2015
As the year draws to an end, I looked back through all the polishes I tried this year and after much deliberation picked my top 10 to share with you. You can tell that I was drawn to blues, teals and purples throughout the year. Here they are in no particular order.
December 30, 2015
I've been eyeing Aliquid Lacquers for a while now and I finally caved and made my first purchase during their anniversary sale. Today I have my first polish from them to show you.
December 29, 2015
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Today I have a polish from Emerald & Ash that was just put on the discontinued list so I shoved these swatches to the top of the blog post pile so you could see them while you still had a chance to snag this polish.
December 21, 2015
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. Plate BP-L002 features two large abstract designs.
December 18, 2015
My December Birchbox just arrived and I wanted to share what I got this month with you. The sample choice consisted of three shade options for a Coastal Scents eye shadow duo. We also knew that every box would could with a $10 promo code. Let's see what else was included.
December 16, 2015
Today's look is inspired by Nail Polish Canada's Holiday Nail Art Contest. I will admit that I'm not a huge fan of the traditional red and green combo so I went with something a little more winter inspired.
December 14, 2015
December 11, 2015
December 09, 2015
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. Plate BPL-026 features lots of leaf themed full-nail patterns as well as a few single leaf silhouettes for placed images.
December 07, 2015
December 03, 2015
Today I have a selection of cosmetics from THEFACESHOP to share with you. I've tried some of THEFACESHOP's skin care offerings before and really liked them so I was exicted to try out these beauty products.
December 01, 2015
November 27, 2015
November 25, 2015
Today I have half of Reverie Nail Lacquer's second anniversary duo to share with you. The name Some See A Wish reflects the dandelion fluff logo on the bottle.
November 23, 2015
Today I have a stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I've used some of their smaller plates in the past but this is the first time I've tried one of their larger rectangular plates.
November 19, 2015
Today I have the six new MatteVelvet shades from Zoya to share with you. You know I love flecked shimmers so these are right up my alley. Though Zoya recommends wearing these with no base coat, I used a coat of Duri Rejuvocate because with the weather getting colder and dryer, my nails can use all the strengthening help they can get.
November 18, 2015
Today I have my November Birchbox to share with you. This is the first month Canadians got a sample choice option (yay!). I chose the LOC eyeshadow pencil in On Point, a silvery taupe. Let's see what else came in the box.
November 17, 2015
Today I have one of the more recent Picture Polish collaboration shades to share with you. I'm addicted to their flecked holo finish and this one is a blue leaning teal, so there was no question of my not owning it.
November 12, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 10, 2015
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November 09, 2015
Today I have a selection of shades from the OPI Starlight collection to share with you. This collection has a mix of shades and finishes. I'm immediately drawn to the flecked shimmers and classic jewel tones.
November 05, 2015
Today I have some stamped nail art I did recently with two shades from the OPI Starlight collection. I started out with a base of I'm In The Moon To Love and then stamped on a floral design using Press * For Silver and Moyou London Pro collection plate XL 06. Despite having 'silver' in the name, Press * For Silver looks more like a rose gold. Whatever you want to call it, it made a great stamping polish. Finally, I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Shiney top coat. Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.
November 02, 2015
Today I have my Halloween nails to share with you. I dressed up as a seahorse so aquatic nails were the perfect match. To create this look I started out with a base of Zoya Yves. Then I stamped on water a seahorse head and water droplet silhouettes with Color Club What A Drag and Messy Mansion plate MM29. Finally I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Shiney top coat. Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.
October 30, 2015
Today I have another Holiday 2015 lippy set to share with you. The Too Faced Melted French Kisses set comes with four 0.16oz Melted Liquified Lipsticks, two of which are creme shades and two that are metallic.
October 23, 2015
Today I have a mani I did playing with some shades from the OPI ColorPaints collection. I started out with a base of ILNP First Class, a flecked silver holo. I then layered blocks of sheer colour using OPI Purple Perspective, Turquoise Aesthetic and Primarily Yellow. I added all the sheer colours to each nail a once so that the boundaries were easier to blend together. Finally I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Shiney top coat. Here's the final look. It reminds me of stained glass but without the defined colour boundaries.
October 21, 2015
Today I have a polish from the ILNP Fall 2015 collection to show you. I try to restict my holo purchases since I tend to buy very similar shades over and over, but the silver flakies in this one made it a little different from the rest.
October 20, 2015
When the 2015 Holiday Hourglass Edit Palette was announced I knew that I was going to have to try it out. Highlighter and blush are on my face pretty much every day and I'd heard such good things about the Hourglass ambient light powders in the past so I figured this was a great way to try out a variety of shades at once.
October 19, 2015
I have a quick nail art post for you guys today. I was ready to switch things up but my Picture Polish Big Bang mani hadn't chipped yet. I gave it a new look by stamping a flowy abstract design on top using Picture Polish Metallic Mush, a metallic nude, and Born Pretty Store plate BP 10. I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Shiney top coat. Here's the final look in daylight spectrum lighting.
October 16, 2015
Today I have one of the new Picture Polish collaboration shades to show you. You know that when a mix of bijoux holo and micro flakes was revealed I just couldn't resist.
October 15, 2015
My October Birchbox arrived in the mail yesterday. This month we knew we were getting either an Eyeko or W3LL People mascara. Since I'd already received the W3LL people one earlier this year, I knew the Eyeko was likely to be included. Let's see what else joined it in the box.
October 14, 2015
Hello readers, Today I have some nail art I did using a selection of shades from the Essie Silk Watercolors collection. Sure, it may be fall outside... but that means it's spring somewhere in the world and my pastel nails can just pretend to be there right now.