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Jessica Glitterati

Hello everyone!!

A couple of weeks ago, I put in an order with Ninja Polish aka my danger store.. and this polish was a last moment toss in the cart.. I didn't think too much about it. Even when it arrived I was like 'well, it is quite nice' and put it away in the untried drawer.

On Sunday, I needed to paint my nails.. and I figure that since I have to change them a time or three during the week, I should pick simple colours or just glittery goodness. Queue Jessica Glitterati. I looked at it and figured 'well, why not?'.

This polish is an absolute gem!! I received many a-compliments and had people scoping out my nails a few times during its wear. In certain lights/angles, the glitter is gold, or orange, or even green. Yeah. So. Good.





...Right?!

This is 2 coats over a coat of OPI Get In The Expresso Lane.

Sorry about the minor tip wear. Hopefully that isn't too distracting from the loveliness of Glitterati!

I snapped up that polish HERE.

Take care everyone, and …

My Favourite Polish: China Glaze Edition

Hey everyone!

My next set of favourites in this series come from China Glaze aka my largest brand collection. I have 82 (not including glitter) of them, so I figured that picking 20 for my favourites was fair. Here goes.. in no particular order, of course:


Trendsetter - a vomit-esque, Dijon mustard colour with flecks of yellow. Yeah, obviously awesome! Of course this wouldn't be a favourite for everyone, but there is something about this polish and my pale skin tone that I absolutely love.

Rich & Famous - This was another that I owned from almost the very start of my polishing ways. This is actually my third bottle.. because.. well, it is just an incredible pink! It reminds me of double bubble wrappers.. and it is another go-to-for-nail-art pink.. It is also almost perfect with just one coat. What is not to like?

Entourage - This is another gem from the start for me.. Well, top 50 for sure.. It is a fun green with very fine green shimmer. It is one that takes a touch of building…

Ohh, The Weather Outside Is Weather!

...If anyone knows where that quote is from, then you're awesome. And if you don't, well, you're still amazing.. But you should probably see the movie it is from..

Anyways..

Hey everyone!!

Ok. I am maybe a hair early for "winter/holiday/Christmas" themed manis.. BUT.. I was sent an e-mail from Nail Polish Canada to participate in a Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Of course I agreed to it. For the first week, the theme is: Snow.

I knew I wanted to do snowflake nails.. but on what kind of base.. THEN I remembered the nails I wore to Breaking Dawn Part 2 on Friday - and knew they would be perfect. Of course all of you (except for my bff) have no idea what I'm talking about as they were ruined before I could photograph them. Yay for second chances!

On to the nails already, right??


Beautiful, right? I do apologize for my shiny cuticle area. I have been slathering them so often lately - and even after a serious wash BEFORE the photos, they were still le shiny. FORGIVE …

Ascension & Au Champagne

Hello everyone!!

Today I bring you a quick post featuring two absolutely lovely polish: Ninja Polish Ascension & Orly Au Champagne.




This is 2 coats of Au Champagne followed by a single coat of Ascension. This pair is just gorgeous. It is innocent and fun and clean looking. What isn't to like?

I think my polish choices were swayed by the fact that my friend is now engaged and has asked me to be her MOH. I was looking through my "I need to use" polish and saw Ascension. All I could think of was white. Makes sense, right?

It actually works really well for winter.. What do you gems think about it? Do any of you own Ascension - I'd love to see some other colour combos from any of you out there.

I bought my bottle of Ascension HERE.

I bought my bottle of Au Champagne from HERE - but I don't see it up on that site anymore..

Take care until next time!!

Lush Lacquer: Slumber Party, Cruisin 4 a Bruisin, and Snow Globe

Hey everyone!

I received these gems in the mail a couple of weeks ago (I will include links for you to go scope them out and possibly purchase from etsy, where I purchased mine).. and I wanted to use them all in a mani before I posted about any of them. I finally have that task completed.

I think I now have a solid 6 (7?) polish from Lush Lacquer, and I just absolutely love them. I especially like the three I am about to share with you all - so, let's take a little looksie!





We will start with Slumber Party. When I saw THIS post over at Chalkboard Nails, I needed to have this polish so I could wear this combination. And I'm really, really glad I did get my mitts on it.

This polish is a lovely mix of tiny white (matte) circular and square, circular black, circular blue, hex blue, hex purple, and large square pink glitters.

I used two coats of Slumber Party over a coat of Orly Mirror Mirror.. I was going to leave it with one coat (because it did look amazing) - but I wanted mor…

My Favourite Polish: Glitter Edition

Hey everyone!

My second edition of the 'My Favourite Polish' series. Today is going to be focused on... GLITTER! Now, to me, my subsection of "glitter" means that I need to put these polish on top of other polish.. Some polish contains glitter with a fairly opaque base and is okay without a base colour first.. so.. that is how I determine whether a polish is a glitter or not.. Yup.

Here are my top 10 favourite glitter polish - in no particular order!


OPI Glow Up Already - I have never actually posted a photo of anything I have done with this gem. How awful! It is a full out glitter gem with mostly greenish-gold toned glitter. And it is wonderful! I did like most of the glitters released in the Burlesque collection - but this one is definitely my favourite!

China Glaze CG In The City - Another polish that I haven't really posted using.. what is going on with me?! This is purple-y and silver-y and exquisite.

OPI Teenage Dream - All right. Another that I didn't pos…

My Favourite Polish: OPI Edition

Hey everyone!

I was watching a video by one of my favourite youtubers the other day (MakeupByTiffanyD) and it was her top 20 favourite nail polish (video HERE). As I was watching it.. I thought "this would make a great blog post!". I sat down at my book shelf of polish and started to select 20 polish. Errr.. 20 was more like 50+. Then I figured I could make it a mini-series of posts. YES! Perfect.

I decided to break down mostly by brand name. Then I have some that cannot be broken down by brand.. but as I get to those, I will mix and match and still get all my faves in. I might even have to do an all star post.. we shall see (:

The first grouping I will share with you is OPI. OPI Curry Up, Don't Be Late was one of the first polish I bought when I first started REALLY getting in to nail polish. The brand has always held a special place in my heart. That, and the formula is usually exceptional. These are in no particular order. Also, I decided on 10 OPI because I have 44 i…

Cranberry Splash with a touch of Frozen Flame

Hey everyone!

First, a touch of an apology. I'm truly sorry for the minor absence on my part. I have kind of been in some strange "funk" lately. I am still not sure what exactly happened, nor do I want to bore you all with details.. But I think I had a little bit of a shutdown period. BUT. I feel like I'm getting myself all rebooted up.. and I'm ready to join my regular life again aka blogging. I knew there was something really "off" with me when I was wearing the same horribly chipped nail polish for 3 days. Whenever I get a chip, it is immediately off when I return home. Finally, going in to day 4, I was like 'ENOUGH!' and rectified the situation. I did do a nail look that was awesome, but I didn't even photograph it. I will have to do so again soon. It was using some gems that Silver sent to me. Once I use one of the gorgeous polish she sent me (again) - I will do a full post! So.. sometime this week!

Ok. Moving on!

Saturday night.. durin…