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!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Mint Mix Nails

Hey everyone!

A few weeks back, as I was scrolling through IG (as one does), I came across THESE NAILS by Obsecrets and had to screenshot the excellence of the mani.. for recreation purposes.

I love them.. and I am really loving how my nails look lately. Is that a super conceited thing to say? Eh. I am being honest.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
  • Orly Mirrorball 
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Dotting Tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bubbly Zebra

Hey everyone!

The other day, I had such a weird hankering to use Orly Bubbly Bombshell - but how?! I ended up painting my nails stark white, and just adding BB as free handed zebra stripes. Simple, clean, effective.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Orly Bubbly Bombshell
  • Detail Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I quite liked these - got a bunch of comments on them in real life - which I always feel means they look rad.. so, there is that.

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

Monday, March 21, 2016

Formula X The Match CLIX! Swatch Post

Hey everyone!

Last weekend, as I bopped in to Sephora to nab some retexurizing pads I was out of, I took a quick peruse of the store, as one does - but my pal that I was with had strict instructions to keep me fairly focused (that, and we had a movie starting in like.. 30 mins)

Anyways! In the back of my mind, I was also wanting a 'nude' polish because of an image I had saved from IG. Took a look at these Formula X The Match CLIX! in 'Fair/Light' and quickly made my way to the till.

My plan was to immediately swatch all of them and just post them.. but I used the blue first, was obsessed and wanted to wear it as a full mani with an accent nail - so I did the rest of my swatches with an accent nail as well - two birds, meet one stone.. all of these accent nail polishes that I used we in my untried rack. Seriously, winning.


The four colours in the set were designed to complement the skin tones specified - and I think they did an exceptional job with the fair/light shades. I felt all of these did really compliment my skin tone and would be extremely wearable all on their own.

 First up, we have the grey polish, which is called Extraordinary (whenever I see that word, I think of that saying: "the only thing separating ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra" - I feel like I just think of the film Waiting.. anyways..) - the grey is exquisite, the formula is amazing, which I do expect with all Formula X polish. I have not come across one that has sucked yet! I paired it with Mrs. P's Potions Santa's Pants on Fire (Limited Edition) polish.

 Next is the pink polish, and it is called Intensity. What can I really say about this one? It is a pretty pale pink - plays well with my pink undertones - I quite like it! I paired it with GOSH Girls On Film polish that I picked up a couple of weeks ago from Shoppers.

 If I wasn't so obsessed with the blue polish, this nude shade would be my favourite. I have never been a fan of nude polish on me - but this one I do like. I will be using it again for the recreation of that IG mani soon. But, for now, this beautiful nude, called Invincible, was paired with Dollish Polish You Guys Give Up? Or Are You Thirsty For More? I looooove this combo!

Ahhh finally.. my personal fave from the collection - this blue.. just.. glows against my skin tone! OBSESSED!!! This gem is called Provocative, and I paired it with Mrs. P's Potions Drop The Ball (limited edition) - such a good pairing. I did get muchos compliments on these when I wore it as a full mani.

My verdict on this little set - I am sure there are many polish out there that would match these polish shades, but, this is an adorable little set and they all click together and don't take up a lot of space. I would say nab one for yourself.. especially if you are a polish enthusiast.

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