Friday, September 30, 2011

Collective Haul Post

I had a wealth of photos stacking up with items I have 'hauled' lately.. I figure it was time to post them all up before my camera gets angry about having so many photos stockpiled within it.. That and I feel like I need to make a post for the week.. (read: I am procrastinating from schoolwork on my day off!!)

I will start with these gems.. My first ever order from Butter London showed up yesterday! I decided to finally give them a shot - and, from my swatching, I am incredibly happy with them! Now to actually wear them.. Soo pretty though!

We have: British Racing Green, No More Waity Katie, Wallis, Knees Up, Toff, & Bluey. I was honestly most excited for British Racing Green as, to me, it is the green colour that is my dream car: the classic jaguar! It lives up to what I wanted!!



Then I have some polishes I picked up two weeks ago (!!) - they are: WnW Prowler and Blue Jitters; Quo by Orly Celestial Star; Borghese Euro Green and Stellare Notte.

I found the WnW little gems in Zellers and they were the last of their kind. Which basically translates to: must buy. I had read a post over at Sparkled Beauty awhile back, and she had mentioned that Shopper's had a Quo by Orly collection out.. Of course I had to check! The colours are lovely - but, as she said, they mirror some Orly shades. I figure I didn't have one like that so I was allowed to purchase it. Glad I did - it is lovely! Then, also at Shopper's, they were having a sale on Borghese polish. I don't own any of them and the $13.99 price tag never enticed me either for colours that I wasn't overly interested in.. BUT $7.99 polish does entice me a bit more! I nabbed these two shades.. I seemed to be in a glitter/shimmer mood that day!

Here I have the last of my hauled polish as of late.. They are: OPI Crown Me Already, Love & Beauty Mauve Purple and Mauve/Purple/Silver (yeah, they don't have clever names, sadly).

I was hoping that the mauve purple polish would be like any other polish I have bought from F21 and be extremely sheer as I wanted to do the glitter sandwich mani - but noooo, this one just has to be opaque and gorgeous.. My life - soso hard (:

Now on to a non-polish haul that has also been amazing to me.. I am talking about Bath & Body Works!! I am in love and cannot wait to make another purchase from them.. Plus they are going to give me another 20% off with a coupon code.. It basically eats up the shipping cost so I don't have to feel as guilty!





Candles, soaps, a wallflower system and wallflowers.. I really love the wallflower skull - I have an affinity for skulls and I feel it is perfect AND it glows in the dark.. Yeah. Awesome! Plus, my room smells like frosted cupcakes.. I haven't tried the other scents yet - but I definitely love my room smelling like that!!

AND now, if you made it this far.. I am going to post a nail photo. I honestly didn't know what the freak I was going to do with my nails.. So this Harringbone-esue mani was born and poorly executed..


I also have this thing about including a blurry photo lately. I like them? Strange.

Well, I hope everyone is having an amazing day! Talk to you all again soon!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Concert Nails

A couple of Fridays ago, my BFF and I went to a concert.. We went to the Train/Maroon 5/Matt Nathanson - and it was amazing!

The only band I was really there to see was Maroon 5 as I have loved their tunes for many, many years, but, I will say that Matt Nathanson was excellent and Train interacted with the crowd amazingly. We also had the best seats ever. Just sayin'.

Anyways! Since we were going to this concert, I wanted "concert nails" and I wanted them Maroon 5 themed. Of course I immediately remembered Kayla's Maroon 5 nails.. And I quite liked them.. But I needed a little bit more going on.



Some of the lines are a little shake-y, but luckily no one really noticed and I did receive a wealth of compliments on them.. Most likely because they didn't study them long enough - hah!

Well, this was all the procrastination I am allowing myself for right now.. There is just too much to try and get done today. Cleaning, studying, writing a paper, taking photos for a friend, watching the game, etc. I'm tired already!

Have a super Saturday everyone!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Galaxy Nails

Yes, that is correct! The ever so popular 'Galaxy Nails'.. I finally decided to take a stab at doing them.. I watched some videos on youtube, viewed a wealth of photos, and finally went with the nails that were shown on this video.

Mine aren't the greatest.. I have room for a vast improvement.. BUT.. Anyone that was looking at them were like 'hey, are those space nails' and some even said 'galaxy' - so I figure that means mission accomplished!



I kept that blurry photo in there as I thought it looked neat..

What I did that bothered me the most was the 'stars' or the white dots.. I feel like I went a bit heavy on them. Ahh well, like I said, room for improvement.. I know what I want them to look like more-so for next time.

I forgot to photo what I used and have since put them all back.. But I will see what I can remember here..

The black is Orly Liquid Vinyl (sidenote: I might love that even more than CG Liquid Leather.. I got away with one coat!!!!!), then I sponged on some white (CG White Out), some yellow (Orly Spark), some pink (Essie In Stitches), then I went with a smidge of Orly Haley's Comet.. I also topped the nails with an unlabeled Color Club glitter. Huh, I think I got it all - yay!

Anyways, I am going to go back to studying and trying to decide if it is worth it to go out tonight and celebrate a friends' birthday, or wallow in my whiny-self-pitying sickness.. Tough call!

Have a great Friday night everyone!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goodies

I know.. This will be a post filled with goodies instead of nails - BUT - I will post up some nails tomorrow.. Today is about items I have bought and received in the last couple of weeks - yay!


So, a couple of weeks ago.. I came home to not one package - but two! Which is THE BEST! Since I already knew what was in the Sephora box, I of course had to open the package from Li Lian of shortwidenails. She had contacted me earlier about having some extra (duplicate) image plates and the first person she thought of was me - awe, yay! BUT she also tossed in some extra items and a sweet note!


She sent me the 3 plates: m56, m60 & m73. She also included a wealth of fimo canes and a set of amazing gold press-ons with rad musical note & stars glitter/confetti! Thank you Li Lian, you're a doll! I will be playing with these items soon!!

Then, of course, I opened up my sephora package.. some body wash, some face wash, some freebies, the naked palette.. THE NAKED PALETTE! Yes, I know I am a bit of a late comer on to the Naked palette train, but hey, better late than never! And my god.. LOVE me that palette!!

Actually, I am also really excited as there is a Sephora opening up here in the city next month! Eeeee! I cannot waaaaaait! We are going opening day. Seriously. I. Cannot. Wait! Oh, and this palette has a shadow called 'Creep', so of course I am in love with it!

Then, last weekend, while out and about, I picked up a few goodies..


I honestly did not know that Aldo sold polish! I snagged this glittery bad boy called 'Gold Digger'.. Then I am a sucker for the mini OPI Halloween sets.. Actually, pretty much anything to do with Halloween I need to own. I love the names they chose also.. The orange is 'He's My Boo', the white is 'Mummy Knows Best', the black 'I Only Date Werewolves' (my favourite name of the bunch.. queue Alcide flashbacks..) and the glow in the dark green 'Zom-Body To Love'.

In a way it was good my sister met up with us.. She talked me out of a bunch of other shades saying we had colours like them already.. But.. but.. Ugh. Next time!!



Then some swatch action for you all!

Well, hope everyone has an excellent Thursday night! I am going to go get some more school work in.. Bleh. This go to work and come home and do school stuff in a killer. No wonder my sucky immune system is failing already.

Bye for now!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mardi Gras

Hey everyone,

So, last month, on the 26th, a friend (one of my sister's best friends which in turn makes her one of my friends.. you get how it works!) had her birthday party. It was a super great 'Murder Mystery Supper' and the theme was Mardi Gras!

My character was Bourbon DuPre, he was a struggling and incredibly bitter/angry musician. Needless to say, it was amazing!

Her and her family really decorated it up amazingly! It was perfect! Now I really want to do this for my birthday.. Come on April!

Anyways.. Despite playing a male character, I had to do my nails.. And it was Mardi Gras.. I immediately remembered Emerald Sparkled Mardi Gras manicure. Though mine doesn't even come close to what she did.. The idea of it was there and it looked alright!


It was such a great time! I am quite happy to finally be posting this as I am now re-living all of the greatness that was her birthday!

Well, I better run off.. Finish building my desk, maybe do some homework/reading for classes, PAINT MY NAILS and get ready for the concert tonight! Eeeee! Have a stellar night everyone!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mix and Match

Hey everyone,

I did these nails probably 10ish days ago.. I know, I finally have some manis stock piled so I actually have blog posts lined up - yay!

I know I saw a photo with nails like this somewhere on tumblr.. Yet I had decided to do something else. Then, when I got to my little painting station, I flip-flopped and decided on this instead!


The yellow is Zoya Pippa and the white is CG White Out; the 'accent' finger is Essie Turquoise & Caicos.. The greens used are OPI Green-Wich Village and a new detail polish my friend had picked up for me - same goes for the orange! I will have to photograph them.. They make me extremely happy as they are just like my handy-dandy nail art brush (which happens to be slowly dying on me!)

Actually, now that I'm looking at these bad boys again, they are almost Easter-esque.. Why do I always do Holiday/Seasonal looks during the wrong season? Meh.

Hope everyone is having a great day! I think I might have to make a post tomorrow about some goodies that have arrived for me recently.. Yeah, tomorrow it is!

Have a fantastic Friday everyone! I know I will - as it is PAY DAY (: