Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bridget Jones's Diary Inspired Nails

Actually, it was the second film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. I was watching this movie the other night and passed out with about 40ish minutes left. Of course I could not leave it unfinished.. So I watched from about that point onwards the next afternoon.

In one of the scenes (where Bridget finds out she will be working with Daniel on his TV show...) she is wearing a light blue blouse with either black or brown dots and some peachy-pink dots. I instantly knew I wanted to paint that on my nails.



I was rather annoyed that during the painting process - well, just before I was getting ready to apply top coat.. That there was some cotton fluff attached to a dot on my index finger. Of course I grabbed it and of course it would drag across the brown and ruin my night. Ohhh well!!

I still really loved how this turned out! I also really liked all the colours together!!

I used: OPI What's With The Cattitude?, Essie Little Brown Dress, Color Club Pardon My French (I think) and a dotting tool which was provided by Born Pretty.

I should really make little labels for my Color Club polishes.. They came in a set and are not labeled on the bottle. Kind of annoying as I also have to look back to see what they are called!!

Well, I am off to go paint my nails with the franken polish I made for the contest over at More Nail Polish - if you haven't seen it, go check it out! You have until June 2nd to enter.. Plus, as this is technically my third (I basically made the same colour on my first and second tries.. Anyways..) - it was nice to have a reason to do some frankening!

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday.. I have been cleaning. all. day!


  • Enigma - Yay! I am glad I am not the only one (:

Mix and Match

Is basically what this post is all about!

I will start off with my nail stickers that I basically wore through all of last week..






These gems are the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in 330 Fly With Me. I honestly wasn't really interested in these, but my sister tried out a set a couple of weeks ago, and loved them! So I grabbed this set as I know that I will never be able to paint a decent butterfly on my own.. AND I have to say: love. These are great! I mean, when this photo was snapped, I had been wearing them for 4 days (3 of which were serious work days..) and I felt they didn't look TOO bad. I think one of my favourite parts was the removal.. They are real nail polish.. So taking it off was like taking off your regular old polish.. awwwwesome! I think I would recommend these for a special occasion though.. I remember seeing on another blog that for the cost of a "high end" (err.. mid-range?) bottle of polish (which does multiple manis) - you get one from these. I mean, you can accent mani to your hearts content..

My only other complaint is the size of some of the strips.. A few of them are real monsters. Oh well, all in all, I really did like them and do recommend them. Especially for designs that you know you will never be able to do on your own.. Also, SH, do something with skulls and I'll be your biggest fan!!

Speaking of skulls.. I have no idea why, but recently (ok, since like February or March) I have been OBSESSED with skulls. My bff picked up on this and bought me an amazing skull necklace for my birthday and I seriously wear it every chance I get! I will this tie in to my next photos, I promise!

The other day (read: a couple of weeks ago) I was perusing amazon.com (not .ca for once!) and really wanted to order the bundle monster plates as I see so many great manis being done using those little gems. What sold me? Skull action!


The skull bad boy is actually the very last plate. I apologize for the glare. I took 5 different photos and this is the best.

But I got something else from them as well...






Fimo canes! YAY! Although it is a strange purchase as I really am not a rhinestone wear-er.. But I figure I can stick these on to jazz up certain manis.. Maybe even pedis.. Who knows!! I then used a recently emptied out rhinestone wheel to house some newly sliced canes. I picked out a few that I would want to try to use sometime soon.. But honestly, way too many to choose from!!




Some of my cutting is a bit too thick I believe.. But it was worth a shot.. Ooh, notice the skulls! Awe yeah!!

Alright, well, that is all I have to post up for now! I did paint my nails this evening, but forgot to photograph them before uploading all these photos.. I guess that means you'll get ANOTHER post later.. (:

Have a great day/evening/night - well, whatever time you're reading this at, enjoy!! It is 2:30am.. I should probably go pass out now!! Goodnight!!




  • rebecca - I hope you took advantage of the sale!! I will have to scope out that shade myself!! Just in case..
  • shortwidenails - True, but they often have really awesome deals! And some of the stores more so than others, which is weird! Ahh I LOVE White Cap - except that I always want to call it 'Snow Cap'.. Haha, luckily I can sleep when my room is a mess.. Otherwise I would never sleep! I actually started tidying it up earlier this evening.. It took me 3 hours to basically clear off my dresser. Yikes!!
  • Irishenchantment - Haha I figure I might just be the only one.. Yay! Thank you for following (:
  • Vintage Makeup - Thaaank you very much! And I agree, they are super cute!
  • Minty - I cannot wait to keep testing it over other gems!! Heeey.. It only takes 1.. Right? Right! (:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Need For Orange Nails

Hello everyone!!

So, yesterday was a crazy and sad day. Most of it is work related, and I don't really want to delve in to it, but, I will just say, yesterday (during the day) sucked! My evening was a lot better.. I got to spend it with one of my favourite persons.. And we did a lot of talking before our movie watching.. Somewhere in our babbling, I excitedly said 'I have 200 followers on my blog!!' and she had said she noticed the other day I was at 196.. And that I should have a giveaway. I completely agree. We are going to be hanging out again tomorrow and we might do some shopping - either that or next weekend, SO! Watch out for upcoming Giveaway announcements!

Now on to this 200 followers biz.. WHAT?! How!? Seriously?? I remember when I first started this blog and I got to 1 follower. I thought I had really made it. AND it wasn't someone I knew.. I actually didn't start telling people about my blog for the longest time.. I am still not sure why - maybe I thought people would think I am even more weird? Who knows! Anyways, what I want to say is: thank you. Thank you to each and every one of you that has clicked 'follow'.. It means a lot to me! I honestly wish I could send everyone items to show how much I appreciate each and every one of you.. But until I start buying lottery tickets and successfully win the lottery, you'll just have to accept my sincere words of gratitude!

Geez, onwards to the good stuff already!!


Last weekend, I was at Shopper's Drug Mart with my siblings.. And saw that they had Essie Mink Muffs and Chinchilly.. Two of my lemmings.. Seeings how I only seem to find Essie polish there, I should have just bought them.. BUT Shopper's retails Essie polish at $12. A tad steep. Fast forward to Tuesday.. I am heading home from my hair appointment (buh-bye gross roots!) and stopped in at the mall.. I was looking for root volumizing powder.. Couldn't find it at Zellers, so I hotfooted it over to Shopper's.. I did get what I wanted.. But I also bought these two as they were on sale for $9! I can handle that..



I am most excited about Chinchilly - so I swatched it on last night with the plans that I would do some nail art today.. I was pumped.. Got this photo.. Went to my bed.. And tossed and turned for hours. Finally at 4am I got out of bed. I knew what the problem was. With my horrible day mixed with some massive headache, I had stopped listening to my thoughts. I wanted orange nails. I could not sleep without having orange on my nails. Has that ever happened to anyone? Not necessarily about a nail colour, but just that you need to have something so badly that you cannot sleep.. Be it a conversation, listening to a certain song, maybe having some type of snack.. Maybe I am just really strange.



I removed Chinchilly (which I loved) and slapped on Orly Sol Cabana. I am still shocked that I only have a small bottle of this polish. I love this orange. Once it was applied, however, it just wasn't enough.. Something was missing. I grabbed CG White Cap and slapped a coat on. I am pretty sure I sighed with content and then shut off my lights and went to bed. I know, I didn't do a clean up, but I was so excited to photograph these when I got up that.. Well, this is what you get!

Also, when I was outside taking this photo.. Yes, I went outside to take it - not sure if it looks better (also I was trying for a super shot!) - but I liked how the sunlight makes them sparkle! Anyways, about being outside to take this photo.. While out there, I discovered two goons...



2 of our 4 female rabbits remain. I believe these clowns are 6 (maybe even 7?) years old.. Top photo is Cow (aptly named huh..) and bottom is Lakai. Maybe when the lone male rabbit is outside tomorrow, I will snag a photo of him. (side note: as I type this, Bennie is frantically jostling his water bottle.. I think he might be jealous).

Anyways, that is all I have for you today! I am sorry I lied about having a video up by the end of the week.. I couldn't think of anything creative to do (even my inspiration folder failed me!) - I figured I would ask if there is any look I have posted that you would want to see a video of? Let me know and I'll happily do it!

I am going to go out and transplant the pumpkin plants soon.. Wish me luck!! Oh, speaking of plants.. The SpaRitual seed card that I planted has yielded one sprout thus far..






Have a great day everyone!!




  • Swaffie - Haha, horrible in a lovely way - I absolutely know what you mean! Thank you!!
  • The Nail Buff - You should get them! And thank you!!
  • rebecca - Now that would be an amazing bikini! 
  • Frankie - Yay! Thank you!!
  • ~Leslie~ - Thank you so much! I am glad that people that have seen the shoes/purse/wallet/heels before knew exactly what it was.. Makes me feel proud!! 
  • k - I do have a tumblr, I am just horrible for updating it! I will definitely put a link or something off to the side one of these days (aka when I start updating it more often!) Do you have a tumblr? I will happily follow yours as well!!
  • ThRiSzHa - I agree, thank you (:
  • Sandy De Luxe - Thankies!!
  • Chrissy - Well, perfect is too kind, but they turned out quite well, thank you (:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Iron Fist Zombie

The Iron Fist Zombie (flats!) are basically what finally inspired me to do this mani. I have to say, I love Iron Fist flats.. I think I own 3 pairs and I believe my sister has 4 or 5.. Anyways! At Christmastime, I got her the Zombie flats and now she wears them all the time.. (side note: she also has the wallet and it is amazing..) ANYWAYS! Many, many months ago, via tumblr, I came across THIS image, and of course I saved it to my inspiration folder. Fast forward to Saturday night and me scoping through my folder looking for the one major 'mani' I was going to do for the week (aka a couple of days as they will get wrecked once I am in the dishpit at work..)



I will apologize for my shiny nails. I was actually already in bed, following my night routine that I had mentioned in my last post.. So I had already slicked on some Nubar cuticle oil.. Then I remembered I would be at work in the morning.. And, as far as my experiences go, work is a 50/50 killing zone for nail art/polish. (side note: I would have been ok, I was spared working with the dishes.. Every bit of paint is still intact!)

I know there is some smearing of the black paint around the eyes, but, I really do like this. I think it is something fun and it threw a lot of people off.. My favourite part to paint were the teeth.. I have no idea as to why - they just were!!

For this, I used: OPI Green-Wich Village, CG White Out, CG Liquid Leather, OPI Shorts Story and of course my trusty brush, which is why the silly yellow nail art bottle is splayed out in front of the other guys.

Now for some just day in the life chit-chat. I decided last week that I was going to eliminate online shopping for awhile. I am not really trying to save money or anything, but I figure it would be smarter to start holding on to more money.. Cause you never know what large purchase items are going to turn up, or, if you get really sick and have to miss work, etc.. So, that plan died a horrible death on Friday night.. And has continued up to today. Ugh. Two of the places I have placed orders with can be blogged about, so that will be fun! One of them isn't going to be here til sometime mid-June, so that will be a long wait.. Another should hopefully be here this week - and it is 100% nail related! Yay! The other orders placed was for clothing.. Yeah.

Another thing I quickly wanted to mention.. The other day, the dad asked me if I still was filming YouTube video tutorials. I don't even remember the last time I filmed one. That is pretty bad. I think my problem is that I didn't have it set up to my main account - which is connected to my main e-mail, etc, and I always forget to check with that other account. I am not sure if any of you watched them (don't worry - you don't have to!) but I think I am going to start filming again and have them on my main account so I can keep updated on the comments and such. Way easier! I was hoping to film tomorrow during the day, but I have a hair appointment tomorrow (I was really good and actually waited for almost 2 months! My roots are killing me slowly on the inside.. I never wait that long!) - so I am not sure yet about tomorrow.. But! Expect a new video sometime by the end of the week. Anyways.. I should probably silence myself now.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is having an awesome start to the new week! Take care until next time!


  • Tierney - Totally strange, but I actually thought about you with the Mermaid's Tears polish - I am not sure why it reminded me of you, but it did! I actually think if you try it out, you'll love it! I was a tad skeptical myself, but tried it and loved it! I did put Silver Shatter over the others, just to see, and none of them blew me away like it did over Mermaid's Tear!! I am glad you got the same shades though - they are all gorgeous!!
  • Minty - Well, thank you for the tag!! I was reading through yours and was like 'hell yes, I completely agree with that! I am stealing it!!' 
  • shortwidenails - I am glad you like it (: I look forward to your email!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tags



I was tagged with the Kreativ Blogger award awhile back by the super amazing Minty over at Haute Lacquer.. I am finally going to accept the award and get some facts up here for all of you to peruse. (I really like reading people’s responses.. I think they are always great!) – be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already! She posts up swatches and nail art!

Write 10 facts about yourself.
Pass the award to 10 bloggers and tell them about the award.

Ooh boy, 10 facts.. I will try to make these “facts” that I haven’t mentioned yet.

1. I have lost a lot of weight within the last year, in fact, it hasn’t even been a year and I am still in shock and awe when I step on to a scale. The number keeps getting smaller and that makes me feel.. Good? BUT! I am having some serious body dysmorphic issues. I am constantly asking for reassurance, and it isn’t that I fishing for compliments, but I still feel like I look the same.. There is the odd time that I will catch myself in a mirror in a store or my reflection in glass and I have to stop and stare. That sounds so egotistical, but I cannot believe it is really me. Hopefully I can get to a point where I know exactly how I look.. (does that sound crazy.. hmmm)

2. I have this “social anxiety” type thing.. I can be in crowded places, but I need to have someone I know really well around me at all times. If I am left alone in said crowded places, even if it is friends of my friend, I get uncomfortable until I get extremely upset and have to leave. I hate it. I cannot rid myself of it.

3. I am very protective of the people I choose to have in my life. My family and friends mean the world to me. It is gross how much I care about all of them!! 

4. I really like gaming. Almost as much as I like nail polish.. Which is a WHOLE lot.

5. One of my sister’s best friend (and someone that I have come to also call ‘friend’) and I are obsessed with Sephora. On the Edmonton trip we all went on, her and I had to have our photo taken outside of the store, we sandwiched the Sephora logo with our shopping bags in hand. We know we are getting one here now. We plan to be at the grand opening.  

6. I really like music. But I am sort of weird about it. I have tons of songs/albums/etc, but I make playlists every few weeks and specifically only listen to the songs on said list. Once I seem to be skipping more tracks than I listen to, I make a new list. I have songs I have purchased on iTunes from listening to a preview and still have not listened to the full song. I know, weird!

7. Minty wrote this as her fact 7, and I completely agree with it, so I am also going to use it. “I am ALL FOR gay rights. 100%, no question about it. I may not be bisexual or a lesbian but I truly believe in gay rights.” – I feel that in these times, it shouldn’t matter who you love and whom you want to marry. It cannot make “statistics” any worse.

8. This is probably going to sound really horrible, but I swear I have a limit of time spent listening in a day.. I sometimes literally tune out of conversations. I honestly do not mean to, but it happens. I also notice my listening skills deteriorate when certain people will not stop talking.. That might not be a coincidence.. Probably mostly work related.

9. I follow a fairly particular night routine. If I miss a step and I’m already nested in my bed, reading, I will actually make myself get up and do said missed step. The only times this routine can be void is when I am not at my own place. That makes it sound so strange. It is really just showering/washing up, applying lotions, brushing the chops, etc, but I do things in a specific way.

10. I read more teen ‘novels’ as an adult than I ever did as a teen. When I was 12, the dad had me reading university literature... Now that I’m older, I get to read the easy and fun books! Yes!



I was also given the Liebster award by Swaafie – Thanks a bunch!! She is amazing and has some incredibly unique nail art! Make sure you scope out her blog!!

Thank you both very, very much!!

You all know how terrible I am with tagging others. If anyone wants to have the Kreativ blogger award and post up 10 facts about themselves – then – I tag YOU! I want to read your facts!!

I will be back next time with some sort of nail art or something.. See you then!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Little Bit Of Everything

And by that I mean there is some haul action, some swatch action and even some manis I have sported within this past week.

I actually meant to post this up yesterday, but, we all know blogger was having some issues yesterday (whomp, whomp!)

I suppose I should just jump right in with some photos.

On my last post, I mentioned that I was heading out to a movie, (Side note: I saw 'Water For Elephants' and I loved it!), of course I had less than 30 mins until I was getting picked up. Usually I like to have a solid hour and then only take 30 mins to do my nails.. But beggars cannot be choosers (plus I had all day but I chose to clean all day instead.. aren't days off supposed to be about you? I digress..)

What I wanted to do was put on my base coat then apply CG Broken Hearted over top and have the pink crackle over my naked nails.. Did not work.. Looks terribad.. What to do!? Grab two other friends.



I grabbed OPIs: Teenage Dream & Black Shatter and went to work. Thankfully 1 coat of TD dries extremely fast! Then a quick coat of shatter, some top coat and I was out the door. I know, not the greatest, but whatever, it worked!

Then, the next day, a friend called and asked me if I wanted to go shopping with her downtown.. I was a bit reluctant, then I remembered that she likes to go to The Bay quite a bit.. And The Bay houses MAC. Sold. BUT! Before we went there, we were right in front of a Chatters.. I had been to a different Chatters supply store on the weekend, and they didn't have the POTC collection, so I almost didn't pop in.. But boy am I glad that I did..

Technically that lovely pink on the end (sparrow something or other..) should not be in this shot.. She is a foster child that I am only looking after until I can deliver her to her rightful owner. With that technicality out of the way, we have: OPIs Stranger Tides, Skull & Glossbones, Mermaid's Tears & Silver Shatter.

We all know I am not a swatchy person, but I decided that maybe I should start as sometimes I show you what I have bought and then I don't end up using them for months. You'll have to let my first few posts with swatch action have some leeway as this isn't really my bag. If the photos are terrifying, I apologize in advance!

This is Stranger Tides and it is the shade I was most wanting. And. I love it! I love any type of green, so it isn't too shocking. I also have no idea what it with my index fingernail. It bubbles so often.. So annoying! Anyways, I would say it is a light mossy green and that it is gorgeous.

Skull & Glossbones.. I picked up and put back this shade 3 times. Finally, as I was stepping towards the register, I quickly swooped around, grabbed it and placed it with my other gems. I am extremely glad I did. It is extremely pale grey meets beige. I wouldn't call it greige or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days.. I also thought I would hate it with my skin tone, and it had quite the opposite effect. Thanks impulse buying!

Mermaid's Tears.. I knew I wanted this shade no matter what. It is a muted jade.. And when I say muted, I mean really watered down. My photo makes it looks WAY more jade-esque than it really is. Either way, it is a really lovely colour.. And the name? Solid! Also, apparently I lost my vision when applying this colour..


Ohhh hey there Silver Shatter over Mermaid's Tears. Not going to lie.. I love this combo. I also really like the silver shatter. A lot. Applies just like the others.. quick and painless!




I also mentioned MAC, so I might as well post up my purchases. I kept picking up eyeshadows, but I picked up amazing palettes not too long ago.. Looked at blush, but I am just about done my NARS Super Orgasm and have Orgasm waiting to be used.. Pretty much everything I looked at, I have millions of. What I don't have millions of, however, are lip glosses and eyeliners - yay!

I bought a cremesheen lip glass in 'Just Superb', a superslick liquid eye liner in 'Defiantly Feline' and a makeup sponge. I was waiting for the Beauty Blender to get back in to stock online via sephora (of course it gets back in stock yesterday..)

I haven't officially gotten to use either item yet.. Work is not worth my MAC products.

Holy long post! I hope everyone had a super week and will have an amazing weekend!


  • Krystia - Thank you very much! I shall check that out afterwards (:
  • JQ - You really should! I was skeptical AFTER buying it, but it turns out I really do like the colour.
  • Minty - Thank you (:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lauren Conrad Cheetah/Leopard Mani

Hello everyone!

I saved this photo to my inspiration folder a long, long time ago. As far as I remember, it was posted on a nail board somewhere and supposedly it was a twitpic via Lauren Conrad.. I'm not sure, but you can see it here.






For it, I used: SH Choco-Latte, CG: White Out & Liquid Leather. I also used a dotting tool that was provided to me from Born Pretty.

I was actually going to do something different as I painted my nails Saturday night and was working the Mother's Day brunch the next day.. I was thinking pastels and flowers.. And thinking of polishes that I use all the time.. Then I snapped out of it, grabbed a polish from my untried stash and went with that image. And.. I like it.

Although, now that I am slowly running out of time before I am going out.. I really want to paint my nails.. I wonder if I can pull something off.. We shall see!

Also, I was asked to post swatches from the Too Faced Naked Palette.. I have never done this before.. So, I hope I did it correctly. Here goes..



All of the shades I just wiped my fingertip in and did a quick smear across my arm.. I think this photo showed off some of the sheen the best, but, of course, they are much more gorgeous in person!

I hope everyone is off a great start in their week!! I should hopefully have another post before the end of the week..

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quick Update-Esque Post

Hello everyone!!

I feel like I haven't updated in forever.. Which is mostly true.

I think my lack of posts is due to the fact that I just haven't really been doing anything with my nails. I know, extremely boring!!

If I do wear polish, it has to be something glittery as the glitter adds some depth to my nails, blahblahblah, I'm trying to find excuses for my laziness.

I mean, it was my favourite friends birthday on Saturday.. And I ran out of time during the day between work, picking out new glasses and showering that it came down to either taking a nap or painting my nails. Nap won. I went to an event with naked nails. I actually feel really sad writing that. Ugh. NEVER AGAIN!




These are the photos I currently have to post up. Boring, right? I am currently sporting Across The Universe.. And we're not the best of friends. There is extreme shrinkage AND tip wear all in less than 24 hours. Mer! I also think next time I use it, I will base with another polish. Live and learn.

Earth Matters. Green. Glitter. Love!

Ahh that reminds me!! I will have to snap a photo for the next post.. The seed card I planted.. Totally has a tiny, tiny little sprout! I ran around the house like a crazy person showing off that sweet, sweet baby to anyone that came in to my field of view. I'm so proud!

I think with my work schedule the way it is.. I will be painting my nails way less.. But I am going to have to designate days. I think I will have to do something Saturdays, as I work more outside of the kitchen on Sunday.. And then something again either Sunday evening or Monday during the day. Otherwise I will never paint them.. Which would break my heart.

Ok, enough sad update-ish post!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic week! This "week" is always crazy for me.. It is a week of birthdays.. My FF on April 30th, the ma on May 2nd and the sis on May 4th aka today - Happy Birthday Lee-Lee!!

OH! Something else I wanted to mention.. I went for my first ever pedicure with my FF earlier in the evening. It was an excellent experience.. One I plan to actually keep up - especially for the summer! I am sporting CG Ruby Pumps, which, oddly enough, is a polish I do not own.

Alright, now I'm done!



  • Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes - I actually loved applying that polish.. I can see why it is one of your favourites!! I also cannot wait to see what that GOSH polish has to offer me.. Soon!!
  • JQ - I own 3 SpaRituals, but so far this is the first I have used and I have to say: love! I think you will really enjoy the brand once you get your hands on some!!
  • Minty - Thank youuu!! And thanks for the award! I will think of some facts and post something up soon! I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!! Thank you!!
  • Swaffie - I am quite pleased with what I have purchased in the past couple of weeks as well! And thank you, thank you! I will get to work on that award asap as well!! Muchly appreciated!!
  • shortwidenails - And swatches you shall get! Next post, I promise (err, don't totally hold me to that!) - But, what I can tell you from using both a few times: I am in love and I am extremely happy that I ended up purchasing both. In the long run, the Natural is more what I sway towards, but have been using the Naked palette WAY more!!