Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Glittery Gradient Scales

Hey everyone!

I know I should be sharing more of my super late back posts, but I just had to share this one asap. It is just.. magical.

The photos will not do the glittery-ness an ounce of justice, but just imagine its greatness, and smile.



I used:

The items listed are clickable links, so you can go scope out these gem items for yourself. OBSESSED!

And, just a shot of the base colour on its own. I feel like these peachy colours for nail polish are my new favourite.. I honestly cannot get enough!

The formula on this was exquisite. I am thinking I must add more Ellagee polish to my collection.. asap, really.

 





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

Friday, August 21, 2015

X Marks The Spot

Hey everyone!

I told myself not to post until the morning, but by the time morning shows up, I might not even remember all the ding-dang work I have just done - so, while I am awake and working on future posts, why not get it rolling right meow!

I have spent the last hour editing/watermarking pictures dating back to April/May.. and I only listened to THIS SONG, and I am not even remotely tired of it. That, and it made this daunting task that I have put off for months fly by! Yay for having content!

Ok.

On to the good stuff!

I am involved with a crew of amazing Canadian gals, and this is my second swap with them - what we do is we pick $$ groups and then the gals in charge distribute nails, and it is a surprise, and you buy polish and goodies for that person.. and then surprise! They get your goodies in mail, and you get goodies from someone, basically goodies for everyone!

Now, the extremely rad part about this group is that some of the gals are indie shop owners and give sweet discount codes (not that I would need a discount code to support the solid work they do, but hey, save some, spend more.. right?!)

Anyways!

One of the gals runs My Nails Did and creates and sells vinyls. Of course I had to get some of them. They are amaaaazing!

With that being said, I am terrible with nail vinyls. I was so stoked for the X vinyls, and only got 1.5 nails to work.. so.. my thumb on my left hand looks exquisite! The rest I had to freehand, because, fail.


I used:
  • Essence The Gel Base Coat
  • Essence The Gel Don't Be Shy!
  • Essence The Gel Wild White Ways
  • Essence The Gel Top Coat
  • Sponge
  • Little Brush
  • X Nail Stencil (just got for my thumb/sort of for index)
  • OPI My Favorite Ornament

My grand plan was to do a gradient (success), then lay the stencil down, and reverse the gradient on top (fail x 9), then paint some gold.. I just ended up hand painting errythang. Which is fine.. but that thumb though! But hey, if you don't look at my thumb, it does not look like a complete fail, right? Please say I am right!

That is all for this evening. Look for more content constantly coming at you - legit promise!



Friday, August 7, 2015

Cute Watermelon Nails

..does anyone else watch a lot of vines? And is possibly saying the title as 'water-me-lon'.. no? Ok.

HELLO!

Instead of going in to some long winded story, why don't we skip it, and just move on to nail action? Rad!


I got the inspiration for these gems from Chalkboard Nails - because.. she is amazing and I had to try and replicate these nails asap!

I used:
  • China Glaze Glow With The Flow
  • China Glaze Treble Maker
  • Formula X for Sephora White Matter
  • Tiny Brush
  • Dotting Tools

That is all.. I completely misjudged my time, and have to sprint out the door for work!!

See you all again soon!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Firmoo Glasses Review 2015

Hey everyone!

I know.. worst. blogger. ever. I accept this award and will strive to do better. I promise. I have just been.. well, the usual, just kind of have the wind out of my sails - and super busy. Anywho!

Lets talk glasses today!

When I turned 16, I found out I needed glasses for distance activities (reading the boards at school, driving, basically anything with a distance of more than 8 feet). And, from there, my eyes got worse and I needed them full time.

Now, nothing against goggs - I love them! But sometimes.. no matter how many local shops you go to, they just don't have frames that scream your name - or, they have some that you like, but it will literally cost you an arm and a leg. This is where some sweet online shopping comes in to play.

You can pretty much buy all the things online, so why not glasses? I know it might seem like a daunting task, but really, have prescription - will travel.. err.. buy. Yes, that is it! Once you have your lenses prescription, you basically have the golden ticket. All access pass. Yup, moving on.

You can take your sweet prescription over to www.firmoo.com and select from so many different frames (they even do prescription sunglasses (I need to board that train!)).

I recently was contacted and asked to select a pair of glasses to share with all of you. I went with THESE BAD BOYS because they looked rad and, after having them in my hot little mitts - have a definite 70s vibe. Win all around!

I love them. The lenses are soooo clear - ok, I know that is a strange thing to say, but putting them on is magical - like I feel like I have these laser clear specs and that everything is so crisp. Phenomenal feeling, really!

They are pretty helpful on the site with any little details for your lenses, and they have a few different packages for all your viewage needs. Is that not perfect? I think so.

Shipping is fast, and you get a sweet case, micro cleaning cloth, and some tools to keep your goggles in tip top shape! I will tell you now that the baby screwdriver can be an absolute lifesaver - trust me on that one.

Allllso.. first time customer? Enjoy a sweet 15% discount off of their already affordable prices.

Go now! Scope the site - get some new glasses! Your eyes will thank you.


I meant to do some nails to match these glasses, but my nails are a disaster currently. So.. I added green to my hair to match instead..

Have a great day everyone, happy shopping, and see you again soon!!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Everybody Walk The Dinosaur!

Hello everyone!!

Long time, no post - I know. I took a little mental vacation.. I have still been doing my nails and photographing them, but the idea of uploading, editing, and preparing posts just sounded like a nightmare. Yes, I know, in the grand scheme of things, it really is not a lot of work, but to my mental state, it just seemed like too much. I apologize.

I am starting to feel recharged, and good 'mentally' (I realize this makes me sound like I am really out to lunch/a space case, but I promise it is just health related and that it just affects my moods. I am not depressed or bipolar or anything else.)

Funny that the things that spurred me to post was snapping off my long ass nails yesterday. Ok, one snapped off, the others I just clipped down. My post for today will feature my newly shortened nails, and then my next few posts will feature my long bad boys that I had for quite awhile. Admittedly, I missed short nails. So much easier!

I was looking for inspiration earlier, and one group of gals gave me a bunch - I was just getting some supplies ready to do something else, when I saw my dino nail decals and completely changed what I wanted to do.

I found the base photo HERE and just.. went from there!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Violet-Vibes
  • China Glaze Glow With The Flow
  • China Glaze Treble Maker
  • China Glaze Daisy Know My Name?
  • China Glaze Home Sweet House Music
  • China Glaze DJ Blew My Mind
  • MakeItStick Dinosaur Nail Vinyls
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I honestly used two triceratops decals, as those are my favourite dinos, but I got to say that the pterodactyl and t-rex decals are killing it with the background!

That is all for today. Happy to be back. I am hoping to post 1-2x a week, mayhaps more, mayhaps less, but I am back.. well.. I was always still present and doing nails, just not sharing them. Fail.

Take care until next time!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mattified Splatter

Hey everyone!

Ok. I am beyond obsessed with these nails. And I think part of it is my nail shape.. the other is the colours used.. and the technique.. and the chrome.. ugh. I could go on for a bit longer. O B S E S S E D.

I had a photo of nails done by Spektorsnails in my inspiration folder for so long.. and I hummed and hawed about doing them for so long.. and finally was like.. doooo ittttt!


Do you see what I am talking about!? I swear every time I look at these, I have to hide some deep guttural groan that I constantly want to emit. The obsession is real!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Color Club Twiggie
  • Color Club Label-less Dark Green
  • Sponge
  • Essie Matte About You
  • Essie No Place Like Chrome
  • Straw

The matte effect and the chrome overlay.. ok.. I am done talking about these. So obsessed.

Thanks for scoping the blog - see you all again soon! 




Friday, April 3, 2015

Pastel Chevnrons + Rose Gold Glitter

Hey everyone!

Yaaaah.. I had zero inspiration for an excellent title.. so you get to know exactly what you are getting in to this time.

I recently acquired some nail vinyls from Make It Stick.. and had to do nails originally done by Lifeisbetterpolished - it was a screenshot my sister sent me, and I was obsessed with them!


When I was sporting these, everyone said they were my Easter nails.. and it is right about that time now.. so that works by me!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Lime Crime Parfait Day
  • Lime Crime Lavendairy
  • OPI Rose of Light
  • Formula X for Sephora Thrilling
  • China Glaze White on White
  • Nail Vinyls
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all again soon! Happy Easter.. and.. happy birthday to me tomorrow! I have some pretty rad nails planned - so if I remember, you will get a bonus post for tomorrow as well! Woo!