Sunday, August 28, 2011

Easter Nails.. In August!

Hey everyone..

I was browsing through images on tumblr the other night and saw the photo of light mint green nails with pink dots holding a strand of pearls approximately 6 times. I decided I really liked the combo and needed something to do to my nails before bedtime.


I used Essie Mint Candy Apple following with a pink from the Color Club French collection (I really need to label those bottles so I can remember the names!), I used a dotting tool that I received from Born Pretty to, well, make the dots!

I am actually sitting in a good spot with nail posts.. I have 2 more to post up at various points within the next week and I'll be painting my nails at some point today - yay! Now it won't have to be post up as I go.. Kind of nice!

I also decided that I will address comments in the comments section instead of just answering them on the next post.. It probably seems crazy and it looks like I am talking to myself.. Good times!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I will be back later in the week with a larger post.. At least that is my plan!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Snakes! Snakes? Where have I heard the name Snakes before?

Sorry, the title is basically one of my favourite quotes from 'Home Alone'.. And it also happens to be the pattern I am the most obsessed with lately. Well, that and skulls.. Anyways!

I will get right in to the photo posting as I feel I have a whole wealth of shots to share with all of you..



I actually practiced this look on a nail wheel a week or three ago, and finally decided to execute it.

I used a base of Zoya Pippa, then I sponged a mix of OPI Over The Taupe and OPI Green-Wich Village. Once that was set, I used BM plate 215 with the special Konad polish in White.. But when I finished, it seemed too "clean", so I slapped some Over The Taupe over top and loved it! I know the yellow base is a bit unconventional.. But then again, neither am I!

I have had a bunch of people grab my hands in public this week - 2 of which then proceeded to ask me if I have heard of the REAL snakeskin manicure.. Which I have! Despite how creepy it is, I would do it.. Just sayin'!



Then, of course, I did some shopping this past week. Mostly textbooks, but, who really wants to see that? Not me! Particularly the bill! Anyways..

I stopped in to The Bath Goddess while in Regina (we also have one here in Saskatoon) because I was told I could make them mix my scent concoction and that it would smell like Root Beer! I also got to pick the colour.. Now, to me, it smells more like the 'White Cake' scent that was a part of the mix, but I still love it! And it is light green.. Still a win! Also while I was there.. I noticed the bin of half price lip balm, I immediately grabbed 'Pumpkin Pie'.. Then at the til they had all the others.. Buy 2 Get 1 Free. Le sigh. Red Velvet Cake, Butt Naked and Raspberry Lemonade were quickly added.

I have been loving the L'Oreal Day/Night Cream, so I figured I would get the Day Lotion with SPF 30 to be smart.. The excellent skin I have been experiencing lately has exploded.. I think I am going to have to ditch the lotion.. Or test it out for a solid 10 days and then toss it.. Ugh. I hate breakouts! I also snagged another lip balm while out.. I bought Burt's Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom - side note: love.

Ahh nail polish.. I just HAD to stop in at Chatters yesterday.. They had the China Glaze Metro collection up for grabs.. There were a few more that I wanted, but I stopped to think about it.. And now I THINK I will get more.. Maybe tomorrow?

Anyways, we have: CG In The City, Midtown Magic, Westside Warrior and Cracked Medallion. I did swatch all of them, but only CG In The City didn't photo 'blurry'.. I will rectify the situation soon and post up the other photos!!


The first swatch is just the polish on its own - 2 coats. Then we have it over CG Liquid Leather (1 coat), CG White Out (1 coat) & CG Evening Seduction (1 coat). Obviously black and white are always safe bets, but I love it over the murky purple that is Evening Seduction!

Whelp, that is all for today! Look for another post hopefully within a couple of days. I have a wealth of front desk shifts coming up - so I plan to have a few looks of my nails to share!! Take care until then!!


  • Minty - Thank you very much! Glad I chose that hand to show (;
  • Claire - It is pretty genius! She has some other amazing tutorials! I will have to copy asap as I love the clean lines!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I'm A Bad Blogger + Guest Nails

My last post was 12 days ago!? What the freak have I been doing!?

Oh, right. Not my nails (too often).. I have been working mostly in the dish pit and have no reason to do my nails. Plus, when I do paint them, I haven't really been doing anything fun. I slap a crackle or shatter top coat on and go.. So, for that, I do apologize!

I do have a wealth of photos to share though.. Let's get started!



First, my nails. I have always enjoyed the look of what Nailside was doing, but was too scared to test it out as I wasn't sure if myself and tape would get along. I followed the Mummy Mani  tutorial.. And, I liked the results! I went a little crazy with tape placement and sizes, but I really do like the outcome and will definitely try it again (and again, and again, etc).

I used OPI A Grape Fit as my base followed by CG Avalanche.

Then, last night, I went to my bestie's baseball games right after work. It was excellent! I had wanted to go watch some games this morning before working the evening shift, but I slept in.. Whoops! I hope her team is doing well!! THEN after the games, we returned back to the city and went straight over to the Exhibition!! I have not gone in 11 years, so that was quite fun!

We did some rides, played some games, etc.. My sister and some of her friends were also going, so we met up with them! One thing I really like about my friends and her friends, we all get along really well, we're like a large set of blended sisters (or family members).. It always makes for a great time! Oh, and, we all won domo dolls, nbD or anything..


Now go back a day.. It was 'Jersday', and my good friend had asked me to do a French Manicure for her as she had a wedding coming up the next day? Or maybe it is today? I cannot remember! But, she came over, I did my first official French Manicure and we watched Jersey Shore. I forgot to snap a photo of her nails! THEN, another good friend popped in.. She has been working on growing her nails up a bit, and they finally had reached a point that she found suitable for me to paint them up! She had mentioned before that she really liked how I did my ma's nails at one point in time, so I decided to do that very same design for her!



For that design I used CC High Society on four of the fingers and for the dots on the ring finger; OPI Ogre-The-Top Blue was used on the ring finger and for the dots on the other four fingers; followed that up with some WnW Black Creme for the leopard/cheetah spots.

I have also been thinking lately that I should somehow start incorporating more about make-up items in to my blog so then I don't go 12 days without posting anything.. So, I give you a photo of some new items I am putting to the test.. Then, probably within a month, I will show photos from purchase date to that point in time and see if there are any changes.. Hopefully that will be all right with everyone! Oh, and I will toss in a photo of Bennie cuteness and call this blog post a wrap!


Have a great weekend everyone!!






  • Audrey L - Most people never know what I am talking about.. Then they see a photo of him and are like 'oh, so, a rat?!' - haha, they can think what they like! Those two are adorable together though! And thank you, I love that combo SO much, I am currently sporting it on my toes!!
  • Minty - Hahaha, yes, YES he does!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kelly Meets Latticed Lilac

And got totally destroyed by a mini-monster who has an affinity for shiny items.

Quite the intro, wouldn't you say so?

I know I would!

Now for some explanation.. It was 2am.. I had an appointment at the bank at 10am.. I needed to have SOMETHING on my nails.. And I needed some sleep in there somewhere. THEN I remembered my newly acquired bottle of CG Crackle Latticed Lilac. I also remembered testing it on the nail wheel over Zoya Kelly. PERFECT!

Not going to lie.. I love this combo.. So, before I could capture it in a photo AND do cleanup.. I visited with Bennie.. He is a degu and has shown up on here many times before.. Anyways.. Apparently degus like shiny things (or he does, at least).. My nails happened to be quite shimmery.. He tried to steal my nail.. It wasn't like the time he bit me out of anger, he didn't even do any damage to my nail.. Just the polish..


You can plainly see the damage that was done.. Rascal! Ohh well. It was only going to be a one day thing anyways as I had to do dishes the next day. Though I do think this will be the next combo for my toes - I love it!

Now, even though Bennie was a nail wrecker, I still allowed him some hangout time with Fonze. I, of course, nabbed a photo for all of you to enjoy..


That is about all for now.. OH! Except hello to my new followers (: 261?! WHAT?! AWESOME! I appreciate each and every one of you, always!

Hopefully I will have something rad on my nails mid-week to show. And I am hoping to film another tutorial soooon!

Have an awesome start to the week everyone - I know I am!!

OH! Also, I know I shouldn't ask.. BUT.. If you don't know anyone else entered in that Styled On contest (on facebook), or, you like my entry, please vote for me!! That would be great!! VOTE HERE




  • FOREVER '92 - Ohhhh wow! I totally know the candies you're talking about! That is awesome!! And seriously, you should get it! So worth it! In fact, I think I will have to pick up a bottle or two for a future giveaway... 
  • Kayla Shevonne - Pretty much every post you have made is in my inspiration folder. If only I was able to originally create something.. BUT! I will happily copy and try to make something look half as amazing as what you post up!!
  • beachgal - You should give it a try! It isn't overly difficult, but it one of those manis where people are shocked and think it took you forever to do! I think it is just because of all the different colours (: AND, I cannot stress this enough, BUY WHITE CAP! You will love it!!!!
  • rebecca - Thaaank you! And it might be one of my faves now!!
  • Minty - You so should! You would do such an amazing job of it!!
  • Super Cute Super Easy - Yay! Hello and thank you for choosing to follow my blog! Much-ly appreciated! You really should, and, thank you!!