Sunday, June 12, 2016

Diaster Nails That Turn Out Rad..

Hey everyone!

Technically I have a different mani that I should share with you all first - but I just finished these nails, and despite it going in a completely different direction then I had planned, I really like these.

My plan was to get really get patterns with the hairspray on the polish whilst in the water.. buuuut.. I am not sure if the mist wasn't fine enough, if my water was the right temp.. too many variables on what went wrong. My plan was to have these really acid-y-marble-y white, grey, and black nails. But. Since that was not happening, I decided to add hot pink in the mix - and ended up with these very.. grunge-y-abstract-y nails. Still a win!


I even included my left hand.. just to show how different they all are. My favourite is my thumb on my left hand.. but that right pinkie is giving me solid vibes as well. Right middle.. we need to have a chat.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
OPI Alpine Snow
Orly Mirror Mirror
OPI Black Onyx
Orly Neon Heat
Hair Spray
Water
Easy Peel Latex
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So, you see, even a fail can turn into something rad!

Have a great day everyone -- see you again soon!!



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dainty Blue Floral

Hey everyone!

Ok, I absolutely lovvvvved this mani - BUT! I must have rubbed my hands on to my PJ pants whilst wearing lotion before the photos - all the photos showed copious amounts of black fuzz all over my nails and cuticles. Ugh. I was able to find one photo that was not too bad.

I got the idea from Nails 'n' Bobs - had it saved on a pinterest board for quite some time!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Formula X White Matter
  • OPI It's A Boy!
  • OPI You're Such A Budapest
  • Girly Bits It's Hoop To Be Square
  • OPI Jade Is The New Black
  • Dotting Tool
  • Little Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So pretty, and girly.. just love them!

Hope you are all having a rad day - see you again soon!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Peach Sparklers

Hey everyone!

Even though I have been "moved in" to this casa for like.. 2 months now, I still have not finished unpacking all my nail polish... I know - that is bad! But, I am trying to catalogue what I have as well. It is a timely process. And I am superb at procrastination! It will get done.. I want to say this week - but let's not get too crazy!

Anyways.

As I was bringing them all out of a bin, I came across some gems that I knew I needed to use together..


 I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Ellegee Beach Bum
  • GOSH Girls On Film
  • ESP Nail Vinyl (that is what I have written on the back)
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Just a super simple, girly, and cheeky mani! I really liked my nails at that length.. now they are just getting to the length where they like to break - and then I just clip them right down to nothing.

Fingers crossed that my diligent slathering of cuticle oil & cream at night helps them stay long! Or just at the length they were here.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LadyQueen Water Decals - Feathers

Hey everyone!

Today I have some water decal nail art to share with you!

LadyQueen got in touch with me again, and asked if I would be interested in picking out some water decals, and giving them a go - which of course I said 'yes' to!

I got 3 sets (you'll see the others later on..) - and decided to use the dark purple feathers first. (you can scope out the set HERE).

I started off with a base of OPI You're Such a Budapest, and then applied the decals.

My only complaint..

They all go on backwards.

Like, after you soak them in some water, and apply to your nail, and sponge the backside, you take away the paper backing, and you are left with an upside down decal - but thankfully I just quickly manipulate them with tweezers, grab hold, flip them, then put them in place! It is an extra step, and one you have to be fairly quick about - but they do work. I will have to see if the others do that as well. Because, if I am going to use something else to do nail art (ie: decals, stickers, vinyls, etc) I expect it to cut down on the extra work.. otherwise I'd rather just do it all by hand, honestly.


The plus side.. they do look really nice - though they do not last. This was after 13 hours of wear time, and if you look at my index finger, some of the decal is already gone.

For the extra work in having you flip every decal over, it isn't really worth it wear-time-wise. But, if I had some event to go to, where I only wanted my nail art to last for that particular event, I would rock these again.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI You're Such a Budpest
  • LadyQueen Decals
  • Tweezers
  • Sponge
  • H2O
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Star Vinyls

Hey everyone!

Today I share some nails that I am a major fan of! I asked Shawna at My Nails Did Vinyls to make some new stencils that I would want.. and, of course, she delivered! One set I asked her create was stars. I had to use them asap.. and I knew the colour combo I wanted to do before they got to me.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Madam Glam Caribbean Island
  • Girly Bits Don't Tangle Your Tinsel
  • My Nails Did Vinyls Stars
  • Easy Peel Liquid Latex
  • Tweezers
  • Sponge
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I started with 2 coats of Caribbean Island (OBSESSED with that polish.. it is just.. perfect!), then I applied a layer of Easy Peel around my nails (purchase that HERE), then I placed on a vinyl (purchase HERE (when she is back - she is off getting married right now)), sponged on the silver glittery-ness, peeled everything off, and slapped on some top coat. Perfect!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Floral Nails featuring Madam Glam nail polish

Hello everyone!

Long time, no see. I know.

Let's see.. during my absence I: moved, transitioned into 'birthday season', and had something really horrible happen - but I don't want to really discuss that right now. Though, this horrible thing that happened is the reason behind me wanting to do nail art tonight..

PLUS! I wanted to share some awesome Madam Glam polish that was so kindly sent out to me. I must say, I am quite the fan of their formula.. and this one colour.. oh maaaaaan.

I was contacted by a rep from Madam Glam (not sure if I can use the name or not.. but, Hi A!) - and she asked if I was interested in trying out some more products. Duh, of course! She told me to select a couple shades, but I went a different route - I feel like I am constantly picking the same types of colours - so I asked her to choose for me.

She did good!

These were the polish I was sent:
Midnight
Vintage Girl
Heart Stone
Caribbean Island

 I also had two other new to me polish hanging out on my desk, asking to join in.. so.. shall we?


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Madison Ave-hue
  • Madam Glam Vintage Girl
  • China Glaze Whip It Good
  • Madam Glam Midnight
  • Madam Glam Heart Stone
  • Madam Glam Caribbean Island
  • Dotting Tool
  • Little Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Ok. Guys. Gals? It all works. I am actually extremely obsessed with the formula on these Madam Glam polish. Especially for nail art-ing it up. Sometimes I find that some polish is soooo runny, and it never seems to want to become 'tacky'. This stuff does become tacky SUPER QUICK, which at first worried me, because then usually it is a baby step from tacky-to-dry. No, this stayed workable the entire time. And usually I have to dab new polish down constantly. Start to finish for 'Vintage Girl' for the flowers.. 1 dot. For serious. Mind, blown! Love. And I was on their site and saw a polish called 'Cheeky Lemon'.. must.. refrain!

Have an amazing day - and I will start seeing you guys more regularly. I swear!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Galaxy Nails To Match My Hair

Hey everyone!

This past weekend, I went to a hair appointment that I had booked waaaay back in like.. late November or early December.. yeah, this stylist is that in-demand in Saskatoon! Anyways, THIS is her FB and THIS is her IG - she does incredible work.

What I wanted initially was not do-able that same day.. but.. what she gave me was super rad!

This is what I ended up with..


Amazing, right?!

So.. when she told me I was a galaxy unicorn.. I was like 'galaxy, yes'. So I did some galaxy nails to match my locks.



I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Formula X For Sephora Indelible
  • OPI My Pal Joey 
  • OPI Vant To Bite My Neck
  • OPI Amazon...Amazoff
  • China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Sponge
  • Dotting Tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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