Monday, November 17, 2014

Blue Black Ombre + Snow-Mies

Hey everyone!

A few days back.. ok.. last week.. my sister tagged a photo on instagram for me to scope, and it was a photo of absolutely stunning blue-black ombre nails. I of course had to replicate that combo asap.

Once I was done.. my new bottle of China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-mies was calling out to me.. and the completeness that it added.. stellar.


Amazing. I was sad when I had to remove this.

I used:
  • FxFS Omni
  • FxFS Dark Matter
  • China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-mies

This also reminded me how much I love ombre nails. Now I want to ombre all the things! Err.. all the nails!

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Dumb & Dumber Tuxedo Nails

Hey everyone!

I meant to have these photos edited and posted up to coincide with the release of Dumb & Dumber To, but, of course that did not happen. Sorry!

About a week and a half ago, I sent a text to my sister asking what I should do for nail paint-age, and she said 'tuxedo nails, but Dumb & Dumber style' - genius!

I then decided to do them a smidge later so that it would match up with the release date.. had them painted and photographed, but not edited.

Now that I went to edit the photos, I noticed that out of all the photos I took, I only had 1 that was sort of in focus.. found 1 more that sort of worked. The neon orange bugged my camera right now (also note that I really need a new camera)

So. You're getting sub-par photos of my tuxedo mani - Dumb & Dumber style.


I tried doing some ruffle activity, but had to re-do the nails a few times. Just could not get the look I was going for. Just did basic tuxedo nails instead.

I used:
  • Essie Orange, It's Obvious
  • Zoya Arizona
  • OPI What's With The Cattitude?
  • FxFS Infatuated

That is all for meow. I should have some posts all prepped and good to go for next week. I finally edited a slew of photos from my camera. Be proud of me!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Firmoo Glasses

Hey everyone!

Many, many moons ago.. I was contacted by a rad gem over at firmoo.com / firmoo.ca asking if I would be interested in reviewing a pair of glasses. Umm.. awesome.. because I also happen to be a goggle-wearer, so I was jazzed!

I picked out an absolutely beautiful pair of tortoiseshell glasses, and they were basically in my mitts within 10 days. Seriously. Fast.



I adore them, but, unfortunately, my eyes do not. I am going to say this is user error, there is a section where you do some measurements so that the lenses are aligned correctly, I figured I had mine correct, but I guess not. I know my prescription off by heart, but not my dimensions. I have that piece of prescriptive paper around somewhere. I should find it. See how far off I am.

When I wear these puppies, it is almost insta-headache and very weird vision. At times I can see fine, but it is like my depth perception has been eliminated. I have banged into walls and done some miss stepping while sporting these - hoping that it was just a case of having to 'break them in'. BUT~ That will not deter me from sharing this awesome site and hopefully introducing any of you prescription glasses wear-ers, and those that wear non-prescription to look 'cool', to a fun and inexpensive provider to help beef up your collection.

I am even putting my good looks on the line for all of you. Enjoy.

I'm sorry.



 You may have noticed in one of the pics that I sort of did my nails to match. Ok, well, I did the tortoiseshell nails ala chalkboard nails.. but I had to amp it up slightly.. and since this blog is particularly about nail polish..


 Also, if you're interested in some new specs, you should go HERE, you get to choose from selected frames - you get the frames, case, cleaning cloth, etc, for FREE - you just need to pay for lenses and shipping. Not too shabby at all.

Now for the stuff that I really know.. sort of, nails!

I used:
Elevation Polish in Cascade, Tettegouche, and Temperance
Gold Flake Top Coat

Excuse the tip wear and slightly dry-er than usual mitts - I spent the time before the photos doing an almost 12-hour baking/decorating/packaging spree with a friend. It was good. My back and hands hate me now.

My sister gave me an exceptionally rad idea for nail art last night! Be on the lookout for that in the next few days. See you!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Countdown To Halloween: HALLOWEEN!

Heeeeey everyone!

It is finally herrrrre! YAY! Halloween - Happy Halloween to anyone reading this!

Today I share with you the nails I will be sporting for this tremendous day.. they are a take on nails I did in 2012.. and my most popular re-pin via pinterest.. You can scope those HERE.

I actually ended up redoing 4 nails on my 'photo hand' because they just were not.. grotesque enough for my liking. I was cool with my pinky.. but the others needed.. more. I also decided to skip top coat on the go over.. except for on the bloody wounds.. they needed that glossy, or in this case, oozy look.

These nails make my twisted heart smile.

Enjoy?



I used:
  • FxFS Flashy
  • FxFS Dark Matter
  • Color Club Nomadic In Nude
  • Color Club Red-ical Gypsy
  • China Glaze Trendsetter
  • China Glaze Mahogany Magic
  • ...and my finger.

Ugh. So good! So pleased!

Oh, and this is my "look" for Halloween.


I based it off of THIS youtube video. This was my trail run. I know the things I want to tweak to my likings, but I am fairly pleased!

I hope everyone has a safe and amazing, and most importantly: fun, Halloween!

Annnd.. tell me in the comments - what kind of nails are you rocking for this glorious day??

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Countdown To Halloween: 1 Day

Hey everyone!

Only a few, ok, a couple more hours until we are officially on my favourite day of the year: Halloween. I have never been quite sure what it is about this particular day, but it is just magical to me. I mean, I could happily do Halloween-y things all day, errrrrday, but.. ehh.. why not have one day to glorify them? I am getting off topic. Before I do the.. uhhh.. gross nails I want to sport for Halloween, I figured why not sport cheeky and fun nails? So, I did.


Cuteness overload. Well, as cute as spiders (crabs?) can be! I did this mani based off of THIS photo.. and hers are extremely cute.. and more spidery.. Some of mine are pretty derpy, buuut.. I surprisingly got a wealth of compliments on these. Hey, I will take it!

I used:
  • Zoya Arizona
  • FxFS Dark Matter
  • FxFS White Matter

That is all for today.. see you again in a few hours - I will be sharing my Halloween nails for 2014!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Countdown To Halloween: 2 Days

Hey everyone!

Today is another post based off of a photo my sister sent to me. This time.. eyes! You know.. the creepy eyes that stare at you in the dark of night. Did I set up good enough imagery for you? Perfect! Shall we continue?

THIS is the photo I based this look off of - I scoped the watermark, but could not find a direct site, but still wanted to share the photo! I added two extra colours for eyes.. because.. let's just make it as creepy as possible!


Ohh hoo!! Sooo fun! Honestly, I wish I had some glow in the dark polish.. could you imagine this look featuring glow in the dark polish?? Be still my heart.

I used:
FxFS Dark Matter
Zoya Arizona
FxFS Flashy
CG White On White
CG Lemon Fizz

I just love how these turned out! If I didn't already have a different idea for my own personal nails for Halloween, I would happily sport these.

See you again tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Countdown To Halloween: 3 Days

Hey everyone!

Yesterday was a go at a photo my sister sent me, and today, and tomorrow, will also be an ode to the photos she sent me.

The mani for today is featuring mummies! Awe yeah! I have seen many, many looks for mummy nails throughout the years, but I am fairly positive I have never tried them out.. which is why it was about time to do so!

I have seen some pretty neat concepts, even water marbling the base, etc, but I went with a simple nude base, some white connected lines.. and fun eyes. This is one of those manis where once you have the base down, just have fun - do whatever you like - you honestly will not mess it up.


I coped some of the eye-age of the photo my sister sent me, and then did a few on my own - I liked the eyes from the photo she sent me because they reminded me of glasses, and as someone that is a glasses wearer, well, I had to!

I used:
  • OPI You're So Vain-illa
  • CG White On White
  • FxFS Dark Matter
  • FxFS Flashy

I honestly quite like how cheeky and fun these nails are. I hope you enjoyed this post, and I shall see you tomorrow with another one!