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Gem Nails + Two New Kids

Last week, my friend asked me if I could do her nails (we will call her by my favourite nickname for her: Yaz). She really liked the nails that Samantha was sporting in SATC2. Yaz loaned me the other, which I watched on the computer so I could screen cap the nails as I could not find them via the internet ANYWHERE!

Then we did our take on them. Yaz has gel nails, and when she went to get them filled, they didn't have a nice dark blue (like Sam has) - so she decided on a lovely purple-magenta-y colour. We then used some nail gems and a couple polishes, along with a dotting tool, to achieve this:



I got to see them again last night.. We did these on either Wednesday or Thursday (I for the life of my cannot remember.. The days all blend together lately..) and she hasn't lost a single gem!

I have also acquired two new polish brands (to me!).. Meet my two newest children:

We have Zoya Valarie and Sparitual Drop Dead Gorgeous. When I ordered these, I was obviously loving purple. I ordered them from a new (to me) company that was recommended by a friend. I actually ordered three polishes.. And yet there are only two pictured. I am still waiting for OPI Black Shatter to show up. This company has terrible costumer service.. I will never be doing business with them again.

Which brings me to a question for all of you: What (if any) websites do you order polish from?


I used to order from TD, but now shipping is $20 regardless. I am looking for a place that either ships to Canada or is located in Canada, is up to date with collections AND won't cost me a small fortune to ship polishes.

I also had Valarie on for a few days.. I forgot to photograph before work yesterday.. The application and colour is amazing! I cannot wait to add more Zoya to my collection! And I am currently awaiting the arrival of my CG Crackle polishes! Woo!

That is all for now!

Comments

I'm looking for the same thing. It's probably impossible :( If any company is located in Canada, we have to pay almost double the price for the polish. No win win situation
Chantal said…
Ditto, looking for the same thing! I hate feeling ripped off.

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