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Rainbow Polka Dots Nails Inspired By Kayla

A while back, the genius Kayla, blogged about her amazing rainbow polka dots manicure. I knew, as soon as I saw it, that I HAD to copy it.. It was stunning! Then, last week, she posted up a tutorial. I already knew how I was going to go about doing it.. But having a tutorial always helps (:

And, I'm not going to lie.. I absolutely love how it turned out! - And side note: It took a smidge less than 25 minutes from start to finish. Love that!


I used: CG White Out, CG Rich & Famous, Orly Sol Cabana, Orly Spark, Color Club Twiggie, OPI No Room For The Blues & CG Spontaneous.

I also used a dotting tool, which was sent to me from Born Pretty.

I figured I would finally blog for a few.. Especially since I want to be around the computer right now. My sister and I ordered some feather hair extensions that are less than impressive.. I am currently in contact with the seller trying to remedy the situation. It has kept me from looking through my F21 order that came in today. Le sigh.

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Summer Zebra Sponge + Apothica Gift Card Winner

Hey everyone!

Two posts in a row.. I must be on a roll! That and I was kind of excited to share these gems with you all!

Last night I was desperately seeking inspiration, so I decided to just search 'nail art' via tumblr. Found a few other awesome photos for inspiration, but a colourful zebra manicure caught my eye the most. I knew it was what I wanted to do, colourwise, etc, but I didn't want 'stripes' of colour.. I wanted some sponge action.. Done & done!


I apologize for my nails being greasy looking. For whatever reason, my cuticles have been 100% super dry lately.. This leads to me picking at them constantly and them being even worse. Today, after work, they were grossly dry and I started picking.. So I decided to slap on some cuticle oil.. Then I figured I better snap some photos as I already have some signs of tip wear.. And I was doing easier work today.. That is my only complaint with sponging.. It looks incredible, but it always wears so quick!

I didn&…

July Luxe Box

Hey everyone!

Today I am bringing you something not really nail polish-y, BUT, cosmetic-y that still does tie in with nail polish - you'll see!!

I am going to talk about the Luxe Box by Loose Button.. Last month I received my first box from them, but I didn't blog about it, but I did film a VIDEO. This time I decided to snap photos as I opened it so I could share it with all of you!!

During the month of May, I kept seeing mentions of something called a Birch Box.. Of course I had to look in to it.. I was so excited!! Deluxe make-up samples sent to you every month?! For $10?! SIGN ME UP! But, of course, they do not ship to Canada. Lame.

I didn't stop my quest there. I googled for a Canadian equivalent... and found one! It was Loose Button that introduced me to the Luxe Box! At the time, you had to sign up and be sent an invitation email to join. I received one within 24 hours and I put my order in for June, July & August. I also get to be a part of the 'founding mem…

Lighthouse Action + A Couple of Hauls

I honestly did not know what exactly to call this mani, so, I am calling it 'Lighthouse Action' only because it uses CG Lighthouse. I know, I'm clever! PLUS, I feel like I haven't posted up anything in forevvvvver and I owe you all!



Sooo, for this look I used: CG Lighthouse & WnW Black Creme along with a BM plate (I will put the exact plate number here.. Once I find where I put the plate.. ugh!)

It was something really easy. I was working as acting manager all weekend and realized at 10:30pm the night before that I needed my nails painted. Genius! That and I was trying to finish a movie that I fell asleep during a few nights before. I had heard many times over (via blogs!) that WnW Black Creme is a good black polish for stamping.. You know, you amazing bloggers never let me down! LOVE!

Now for some hauling that I have done recently. I don't believe I have mentioned any of these yet.. And if I have, I do apologize!!


I finally decided that I needed OPI Sparrow Me…

Just A Quick Reminder

That you have until Sunday night (11:59 pm GMT) to enter the Apothica Giveaway - sooo remember to get your entries in!! You have a chance to win a $25 gift card, I mean, that isn't too shabby, right?!

No nails to post up yet. I need to paint my nails before bed.. I have work and then a wealth of activities planned for tomorrow and do not want naked nails! I might have a post for you all tomorrow.. Buuut I would probably say to look for it on either Sunday or Monday!!

I hope everyone had a great week and will have an awesome weekend! Talk to you all very soon!!

Golden Leopard + Goodies + A Question

Hello everyone!

It is nearing 2:30am, and I had to listen to a certain song at least 10 times before I attempt sleep.. But I didn't want to sit hear and bop around in my chair.. Then I remembered I could put together a post. PERFECT!

A & C - these nails are for both of you! I had my nails painted this way last weekend, but totally forgot to snap a photo. I had used CG Rich & Famous with OPI Mod About You for the spots.. I said I would recreate them. I just had to use gold as a base.. I was around some girls the other day that said gold nails look cheap. I tend to disagree. 



I am extremely brilliant and forgot to take a photo of what was used, but, I will just tell you and hope for the best! I used: CG Midnight Kiss & Essie Mink Muffs. I also used my black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen and a dotting tool I got from Born Pretty.

I have had some other nails looks for the past few days, but it was stuff just using shatter polishes and a sparkly gem, etc, nothing spectacular h…