Saturday, January 28, 2017

Baker Street + Gold Flakes

Hey everyone!

I feel like 2017 nail art-age will have a wealth of gold flake manis.. and marble manis.. from me.. today is the aforementioned gold flake style.

I saw a photo in my IG feed a month (or so) ago, and it was using a solid cobalt blue polish and gold flakes.. and I was like.. Baker Street.. I miss you.. I choose you!

I had just freshly chopped off my nails.. and this was honestly the best combo I could have worn. Pure love. I feel like using this polish will always evoke strong love-feelings from me.


 I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Nails Inc Baker Street
Gold Flake
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Sigh. So gorgeous!

That is all for today.. see you all again soon!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Beyond The Nail Shucks!

Hey everyone!

So.. bad blogger. I have.. I think 5 posts just waiting to go up.. sigh. Those will be going up in fairly rapid succession.. because.. they should be shared. Duh.

Anyways.

Tonight I am sharing a wee lemming of mine.. and it was squashed from the swap I was just involved in. Sososososo happy.. I mean, I was going to buy it for myself, but sometimes, when a polish you really want comes from someone else, it just means.. more?

I would describe this polish as "glass and glitter sprinkled into your oatmeal". You'll see what I mean. I honestly mean this in the best way possible!


I am really obsessed with this polish. Usually nude based polishes do nothing for me, but this one.. I can roll with this.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Beyond The Nail Shucks!
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today.. see you again.. soon!


Monday, January 2, 2017

My Top 10 of 2016

Hey everyone!

I know the whole 'Top 9' of instagram is a thing (I did partake...) but, I also wanted to do my personal top choices of the year. I think one of them matches the IG choices.. kind of neat!

In previous years, I think I selected top 'whatever number is higher than the current year' - but that would be 17, and I could barely make it to 10.. so.. 10 it is!

Let's take a look at all of them together..

We shall start at the top, and work out way through with links..

  1. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/12/kl-polish-caramello.html
  2. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/10/countdown-to-halloween-2016-5-days.html
  3. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/07/dainty-roses.html
  4. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-23-inspired-by-movie.html
  5. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-27-inspired-by-artwork.html
  6. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/03/for-ben.html
  7. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-9-rainbow.html
  8. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/10/autumnal-chevron-drip-nails.html
  9. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/12/snowy-galaxy-nails.html
  10. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/07/swirled-blues.html
That is all for today - hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and a happy start to the new year. Let's do this 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

KL Polish Caramello

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post today.. well.. it should be a quick post. Though, I am going to talk about the KL Polish for a moment or 3.

So, I ordered them on pre-order, then there was a whole to-do there - whatever.. they arrived last week - one was sadly broken. The packaging was atrocious. They were in a bubble mailer.. ok, fine, but there was wrapped in tissue paper.. that is it. Like, you couldn't toss some bubble wrap on each bottle as well? Guh. Whatever. I e-mailed them, then are sending a replacement.. it still reeks of polish in this zone.

Now, I have used.. 3 of the polish this far - just haven't posted. The first one I used was Gumption! which is an amazing blue shade - the smell! Oh my god! It smells like.. the nail polish I used to buy in the 90s - the ones filled with all the bad stuff. I have not smelled anything like that in YEARS! I finished painting my nails, doing some nail art.. and the smell didn't go away. I had to take it off. The next polish I used, Snickerdoodle was much less smelly. It was fine. And this one, Caramello doesn't really have a smell. So apparently it is just Gumption! Ugh.

Also.. the brushes.. oh god. The brushes. I know in Kathleen's video she said this was a great brush design, etc.. they are awful. They are weirdly tapered.. but there are random long strands where they are shorter.. and the polish literally just goes everything! Basically, I have to slap polish on EVERYWHERE then do loads of cleaning. Sigh.

The reason I am posting this one, though, is because I really quite like this shade! I figured I might as well share.


I went a little heavy-handed on my faux marble effect - but.. I still like it.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • KL Polish Caramello
  • Formula X White Matter
  • Essie Licorice
  • Gems
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I love OPI Yank My Doodle

Hi everyone!

Quickest post ever.. my sister is on her way.. ahh!

Just wanted to post this up.. and it had to be now.

Simple leopard/cheetah print nails.. but using OPI Yank My Doodle. I went on a quest to find this shade locally.. OBSESSED!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Yank My Doodle
  • Essie Licorice
  • KBShimmer Foiled
  • Dotting tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all - gotta run!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Snowy Galaxy Nails

Hey everyone!

I was loosely inspired by the nails that ChalkboardNails posted on IG today - but these nails are on another level, haha.

These photos don't show the intense 'in your face' shine that these bad boys give off, but I decided to share them now.. because.. I love them!



I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Licorice
  • Loaded Lacquer Spot Me, Bro
  • OPI Champagne For Breakfast
  • Formula X White Matter
  • Sponge
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Golden Mistletoe Nails - Nail Polish Canada Entry

Hey everyone!

A couple weeks back, I saw THIS PHOTO on IG by CottonConey and I figured I could mistletoe it up, and make it Christmas-y. I was right.

And then I received the e-mail to enter the NPC Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Perfect timing!


I got some inspiration from Claire via youtube about flat lays with writing.. so I did that with my 'What I Used' this time.. might have to do this more often. Was fun!


Though I forgot to add OPI Jade Is The New Black in the shot.. yup.

 That is all for today. Have a rad day!