July 31, 2015

The Polish Bar White Lilac Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever polish from The Polish Bar to show you.  This is a brand that I've been eying for a long time and I finally took the plunge during their last sale.


July 29, 2015

Picture Polish Nail Art Quarterly - Flower Power



Hello readers,
I just had the chance to participate Picture Polish's Nail Art Quarterly contest.  This quarter's theme was flower power and we were challenged to do a free hand nail art design based on this theme featuring three picture polishes and black and/or white acrylic paint.


July 27, 2015

Femme Fatale Poisoned Apple Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have yet another Femme Fatale polish to show you.  I can't help it.  They've become one of my favorite brands as of late.  This particular polish is part of the Snow White inspired collection, as you could probably guess from the name.


July 24, 2015

Elevation Polish SBP: Salto dol Soldado Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Recently I took the plunge and refreshed my way through an Elevation Polish SBP restock.  I was lucky enough to snag a few and this is one of the beautiful surprises that arrived in the mail.


July 22, 2015

Essie Comfy In Cashmere Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have another shade from the Essie Cashmere Mattes collection to show you.


July 20, 2015

July 17, 2015

Sayuri Nail Lacquer #134 Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have a new to me brand to share with you.  I'd heard of Sayuri Nail Lacquer once on Nail Newscast but other than that they don't seem to get mentioned once.  When I saw this polish in someone's destash I decided to give them a try.


July 15, 2015

WingDust Collections Nothing But Blue Skies Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
It's time for another WingDust Wednesday!  Today I have a polish that I picked up during the last WingDust restock, and I'm so glad that I did!


July 14, 2015

Birchbox Canada July 2015 Unboxing & Review


Hello readers,
My July Birchbox just arrived in the mail.  This month they teamed up with best health to curate the box.  Let's see what was inside.


July 13, 2015

Butter London Victoriana Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have a polish that's been on my wishlist for a long time but only recently made its way into my collection.


July 11, 2015

Born Pretty Store BP27 Stamping Plate Review & Discount Code



Hello readers,
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to show you.


The BP27 plate features two full nail designs along with six smaller stamps.  I tried out the leafy full nail design for this manicure.  I used it along with my rectangular squishy stamper so I could do my best at aligning the design vertically along my nails.


July 09, 2015

Layering With China Glaze Red-Y To Rave & Finger Paints Abstract Attraction


Hello readers,
Today  I have a fun polish combo to show you.  I started out with three coats of China Glaze Red-Y To Rave, a neon red creme.  (It really is that bright in person)!  Then I added two coats of Finger Paints Abstract Attraction, a mix of purple and blue irridescent flakes, over top.  Finally I sealed everything with a coat of Seche Vite.  Photos show the above mani in daylight spectrum lighting.


July 08, 2015

Orly On The Edge Swatches & Review


Hello readers,
Today I have a polish from the Orly Adrenaline Rush collection to show you.  I'm always drawn to a good blurple creme even though my camera hates them.


On The Edge is a dark blurple creme.  The formula was great and I used two coats to reach opacity.  The finished look is quite squishy for a creme, which I love! Despite trying every lighting combo I could think of  my camera did not want to capture the true colour of this polish.  The photos below are very close but it does lean slightly more purple in real life.  Photos show two coats of On The Edge with one coat of Nubar Diamont top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.


July 07, 2015

Julep Long Weekend Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have a new eye shadow palette from Julep to show you.  This palette looked like a nice mix of matte and shimmery neutrals which gave it good potential to be very versatile.  The Long Weekend Eyeshadow Palette retails for $54.00 ($43.20 for mavens).

July 06, 2015

Femme Fatale Under The Waters Swatches & Review


Hello readers,
Today I have a polish from Femme Fatale's Cthulu collection to show you.  When this first came out I convinced myself that I didn't need it, but when I found out it was being discontinued that opinion quickly flipped and it made its way into my collection.


Under The Waters features a shimmery blue base with a very strong turquoise flash.  Though it does have a somewhat frosty finish I didn't have any issues with obvious brush strokes though due to the finish of this polish I would recommend a smoothing base coat if your nail beds are uneven..  I used three thins coats to reach opacity.  I did experience a little bit of bubbling but my top coat is getting low and a bit goopy so I'm pretty sure it was the culprit, not the polish.  Photos show three coats of Under The Waters with one coat of CND Supery Shiney top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.


July 04, 2015

Products I Finished This Month - June 2015


Hello readers,
How is it July already? The summer is flying by.  A new page on the calender means it's time to go through a new pile of empties.

Hair
Pantene and Herbal Essences dominate the hair care empties as usual along with a couple sample bottles.

July 02, 2015

Nude And Black Lace Stamping Nail Art


Hello readers,
Today I have some stamped nail art to show you. This lacey looks feels kind of vintage to me and I love it.  I started out with a base of Different Dimension Solar Flares and then stamped the lace pattern using China Glaze Liquid Leather and Moyou London's Bridal Collection 07 plate.  Finally I sealed everything up with a coat of CND Super Shiney top coat.  Here's the finished look in daylight spectrum lighting.


July 01, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Monster's Tea At Tiffany's Swatches & Review


Hello readers,
Today I have a Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer that I recently bought from a destash.  My purchase seems like perfect timing because this shade has also just been re-released as part of the BEGL Fan Favorites Collection.


Monster's Tea At Tiffany's features a mint crelly base with green shimmer.  The formula was easy to work with and I used two coats to reach opacity.  Photos show two coats of Monster's Tea At Tiffany's with one coat of Essence Gel-Look top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.