Thursday, January 21, 2016

Colourful Splatter Mani

Hey everyone!

I got a not so great result back on my bloodwork today.. so technically I should just be holed up watching youtube videos on my ipad, burrito'd in my bed.. but.. I decided to actually get some blog posts ready instead. Not sure what that is really supposed to mean, but let's just roll with it.

A friend of mine tagged me in a nail video the other day - and the first mani was splatter, and I realized I had not done that in awhile, so.. why not?!

I started with a white base and just used a multitude of colours. I always love the results of splatter manis.. so.. let's take a glance!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • China Glaze The Grass Is Lime Greener
  • China Glaze Bottoms Up
  • China Glaze Home Sweet House Music
  • Orly Candy Shop
  • butter London Slapper
  • Straw
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So fun to look at.. the white based splatter nails always remind me of those monster jawbreakers you got as a kid (maybe they still have them?) - you would work on them for days.. sometimes over a week.. ahh man.. good times!

That is all for today - I will see you all again soon. I have enough photos ready to go for my next five posts. Oops!

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Madam Glam Review

Hey everyone!

In mid-November, I was contacted by a rep for MadamGlam and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some polish for them.. I scoped the site, and sshhyeeah I would review some polish - they looked amazing!

So, fast forward to mid-December, nothing has shown up, but I did remember that I was sent a tracking code.. so I type that in and it says it was delivered on November 30th.. uhh.. wut.

I called the post office closest to my house to just inquire if it happened to be there - sure enough (thankfully) it was! I did some nail art with them almost immediately, but - then Christmas happened.. and I was super sick and also housesitting.. so.. you're only getting to see this now. I am very sorry!

What I can tell you about these gems that I was sent is that 1. they are beautiful and 2. they apply like DREAMS! The formulation is magical. Zero issues, not too thick or too thin.. and the glitter! THE GLITTER. I did two coats.. just two, no undies, and I could have almost passed with just one, but I can never do just one coat.

Anyways.. Here are the sweet shades I was sent:

We have:
Cashmere - At first glance, it does look white, and I was excited because it looked to be an opaque white, then I realized it has a slight grey tinge, so, this is in fact a grey - not a white.. and it is just very smooth.
More Diamonds Please - this glitter is magical! It is rose gold-y, gold.. silver.. it is everything! Annnnd.. it applies like.. umm.. butter? It is probably the smoothest glitter polish I have worked with yet.
Aqualicious - I am obsessed with these bright high-lighty green shades. This is no different. Sometimes these shades tend to lean on the streaky side, but this did not. It applied nicely. Used 2 coats on the base colour nails.
Text Me Later -  This is a very deep purple that some people in real life actually thought was black - but it is that perfect midnight-purple tone. Was good with one coat, but of course, I did two. This is also listed as a best seller. I can understand why.


I quite liked the consistency for the Madam Glam polish - I had never heard of them before, but I am very glad that I have now. These were fantastic to work with - and I look forward to adding more to my collection at some point in time (aka when the CAD isn't so horrible!)

Make sure you go check out the site HERE - they often have rad deals, and who doesn't like taking advantage of sweet deals?

Thanks for stopping by - see you again soon!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Day 13 of the Ho Ho Holiday Box

Hey everyone!

Well.. we have arrived on the final day.. and.. Merry Christmas!

What could Mrs. P's Potions & Soak It! actually do on the last day when every day has been pure magic? Well, how about an item from each of them!? Yeah, 2 items for the last day! YAAS!

And it reads:
"It's the thirteenth day of Christmas; somehow you've managed to stay sane
Now how 'bout a bath that smells like sweet candy cane?
Then after your bath, time for more holiday cheer
And champagne scented nail polish to toast the new year!"

So.. we have Mrs. P's Potions polish in Drop the Ball, it is limited edition, and it has the Champagne Kisses scent - if you want, you should snag one HERE before they are gone! And then we have the cutest bubble bar thing I have ever seen! This is Soak It's Reindeer Bubble Cookie in Candy Cane scent - it is a Ho Ho Holiday Box exclusive, but, you can get something similar if you click HERE

What a fun and amazing box of goodies.. shall we do an overview?


Look at all the goodies?! So excited that I can finally put all of these items to use, haha! I hope you all enjoyed the opening process with me. If they do a collab again next year, I fully plan on getting my mitts on it again. As should all of you. This was amazing - loved every moment of it!

That is all for today - hope you all have an awesome day, whether you're celebrating or not - just have a great day, and start preparing for the new year!

Take care, and I shall see you again soon!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Day 12 of the Ho Ho Holiday Box

Hey everyone!

Today is day 12 of the Ho Ho Holiday Box by Mrs. P's Potions & Soak It! The bittersweetness is so real today. Thankfully I have one more day to come to terms with this all being over. Le sigh. Shall we?

And it reads:
"It's the twelfth day of Christmas, your shopping's all done
Now have fun and enjoy since you've been on the run.
Sit back and relax, it's time to be merry
Take a little soak scents with spiced cranberry!"

And this is a bath bomb in the limited edition Spiced Cranberry scent. Umm.. this is amazing. I love Cranberry scented items.. and look at the cute belt! And sparkly buckle!! Adorable. Cannot wait to put this to good use!!

If you want to nab a bath bomb in this scent, or any other scent.. or just a small army of bath bombs, click HERE

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 11 of The Ho Ho Holiday Box

Hey everyone!

Ahh.. we are down to the last few days here. I am excited, but also a little crushed that this is all coming to an end. Mrs. P's Potions & Soak It! did such a good job. I mean, obviously the items are AMAZING, but the little poems are such fun, and the packaging.. just absolutely spoiled. Could not have asked for a better gift to myself for this year!

And it reads:
"It's the eleventh day of Christmas and what did you get?
A dazzling nail polish, maybe the prettiest yet!
Whether it's blue or it's white, it's sparkling and delightful
It's sure to make you smile when the weather outside is frightful!"

This is 'The Whether Outside is Frightful' - and it is a thermal polish, which a purely peppermint scent. Um, this is amazing! Oh, and it is a Ho Ho Holiday Box exclusive! YASSS! This is sosososo good - and it looks absolutely stunning. So tempted to slap it on right now.. I might just have to yet.. ohhh man!

That is it for today - see you all again tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Day 10 of The Ho Ho Holiday Box

Hey everyone!

Here we go for day 10 of the Ho Ho Holiday Box by Mrs. P's Potions & Soak It!

And it reads:
"It's the tenth day of Christmas, ain't no lords a-leapin'
Still so much do do, and there's no time for weepin'!
You've planned and you've shopped, Santa knows how you've toiled
Now take care of yours, keep those cuticles oiled!"

This is one of Soak It!'s awesome cuticle oils - and it is in the limited edition scent of 'Santa's Pipe'.. hmm.. what could that mean scent-wise? Cherrywood, Raspberry, and tobacco.. hmm..

Ok.. this actually smells sososo good! I was not sold on the tobacco part, BUT, that cherrywood and raspberry are more so what I pick up scent-wise, then you have a hint of the tobacco to just some dim down the sweetness.. I really do quite like this scent. And now I am going to slather is all over my cuticles.

If you want to nab some cuticle oil in this scent, or any of Tara's other scents - click HERE

See you all tomorrow!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Day 9 of The Ho Ho Holiday Box

Hey everyone!

Today we have day 9.. we are getting down to the final days.. and that makes me suuuper sad. I wish I had a Ho Ho Holiday Box countdown for every day of my life. Maybe some day.. wishful thinking, right?!

The Ho Ho Holiday box was created by Mrs. P's Potions & Soak It!

And it reads:
"Believe it or not, it's day number nine
The big guy in red will be here in no time!
We hope you've behaved and took mom's advice
Santa always knows who's been Naughty or Nice!"

This is the Naughty or Nice Thermal - Sugar Plum Scent, which is a Ho Ho Holiday Box exclusive.. umm.. a thermal.. that is scented.. get out. Yup. Just leave. This is amazing! I cannot wait to see this sweet baby in action!

See you all again for day 10!!