Saturday, January 28, 2012

Make Some Noise + Shine of the Times

Hello everyone!

So, the title isn't anything creative, it is spelling out exactly what you're going to get within this post. I'm sorry. It has been a rough week. Yesterday I wasn't feeling so death-like, I actually felt well enough after writing my exam that it was time to paint my nails. I knew exactly what colour I wanted to paint them in.. But I didn't have any idea what to do nail-art-wise. Once I checked in with my sister for ideas (she also didn't have any for this particular colour, but gave me a rad idea for next week - awe yeah!), I decided to just bust out some luxeffects and call it a day.



So, we have got China Glaze Make Some Noise which is a stunning blood-orangey colour (at least to me..) topped off with two coats of Essie luxeffects in Shine of the Times, which is basically like SH Hidden Treasure.. Still absolutely gorgeous!

I really like these two gems together.. I am actually happy about them because they make me feel less like death and make me feel almost warm. Kind of a nice feeling for right now.

I HAVE to be feeling better by Wednesday.. I have the City & Colour concert to go to, and I refuse to be hacking up a lung in the vicinity of Dallas Green as we plan to be as close to the stage as we can be. REFUSE!

I hope everyone had a great week and that you're all in better health situations than I. This "cold" is a dozy, thankfully my whole family has been down and out with it.. I think I sort of made mine turn in to laryngitis, just a real great treat! Bleh. See you all again soon!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lake Placid on Acid + Goodies

I just got home approximately 40 minutes ago and figured I should make a quick post!

I recently ordered some polish from Lacquistry and I have one of them to show you right meow!

I ordered Lake Placid on Acid, partly because it is amazing and partly because the name of it is excellent! My pictures do it no justice and my nails look turrible (yes, I do mean turrible), but I am going to post them up anyways.



I received a plethora of complements on this gem while we were milling around Edmonton. I am also a huge fan of it. I put Revlon Royal underneath, but I think I could have gotten away with just the polish alone. I will test that out next time!

Now for some goodies I picked up while in Edmonton. Nail polish is definitely what I bought the most of..


I nabbed the other half of the Back To Boho collection from Color Club (it includes: Boho Mojo, Nouveau Vintage, Voodoo You Do, Artsy Crafty, Blue-Topia, and Rebel Spirit), I grabbed two Deborah Lippmann polish: Lady Sings The Blues & Happy Birthday, two China Glaze polish: Make Some Noise & Sweet Hook AND I figured I would try that Out The Door topcoat.. I still love Seche, but I just wanted to check out this bad boy.

I also did buy 2 items from Sephora.. I can post up more about them if anyone wants, but I bought a YSL lipstick (kind of a monster splurge!), I bought it in Rose Opera (#29) - seriously the silkiest lipstick ever! I also bought the Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette. I am a NARS blush snob now, BUT, this palette looked stunning. Plus Vampy Varnish made a post about it a few days ago.. And I wanted to check it out, then once I saw it and swatched it on myself, well, it was a done deal!

Anyways.. I am now possibly dying (a nice cold to end the weekend.. great!) and I have meetings to attend tomorrow and I still have to paint my nails. Some of the shades in this Back to Boho set are screaming 'snakeskin' to me.. I think I will give in!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and will have an awesome start to the week!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Framed Cheetah

I was really jazzed to try out the whole 'outlined' nails trend that I have been seeing in photos.. Now, I do really like it, but I think next time I would paint the nails in the outline colour first THEN do the middle colour.. Maybe it will be easier? Probably not, but I can pretend.

ANYWAYS! I have this bin in my room that houses all my books to read.. It is white with rainbow cheetah print and lime green edges (a photo of it would be smart..)

I knew that is exactly how I would do my outlined nails. My best friend said it like my nails have "frames", and I loved that.. Which is how the name 'Framed Cheetah' was born. Yup, trivia in the making right there!

For this, I used: Orly White Out, China Glaze Entourage, OPI No Room For The Blues, China Glaze Rich & Famous, Orly Spark, OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, and Orly Liquid Vinyl.

I am hoping to be able to post up something again by the end of the week.. I have a final exam on Friday and then leaving for a quick overnight trip to Edmonton on the Saturday.. I am already boarding the excuse-train.. I am seriously hoping to have a post made up for you all though! Ooh and this is my first actual nail art of the new year.. Yay?!

I hope everyone had an excellent weekend (I sure did!) and that you will all have a phenomenal week. It is about to get seriously cold here. I'm not impressed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Marshmallow Champagne

If I had to describe these nails.. I think those would be the words I would use: marshmallow champagne.. I know, it doesn't really make any sense, but if you were to say those words to me, this is what I would see:






This is Orly White Out with two coats of Essie luxeffects As Gold As It Gets.

Love.

I was kind of skeptical about the luxeffects as I am not usually just a glitter/effect person, but lately it is all I want on my nails. I think I'm on a bit of a nail art hiatus for whatever reason.

ANYWAYS, I liked this one so much that I did pick up 2 more luxeffects (Pure Pearlfection and Shine Of The Times) at Wal-Mart the other evening.. And an extra polish (Over The Edge) as well.. It never ends!

I hope you're all having a great week! I am hoping to have these awesome franken-polishes I bought from Etsy all swatched up and ready to post next, I am really excited about sharing these gems with you! See you soon!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bubbly Bombshell

I had seen this polish (Orly Bubbly Bombshell) blogged a time or three.. And wanted it - badly!

I finally added it in to my cart at Nail Polish Canada, and once it arrived, I was like 'meh'.

Then.. I put it on.

Obviously these photos will not do it justice.. But, this is a serious 'in-your-face' kind of polish. I ab-so-freakin'-lutely love it!!


This was without topcoat.. I forgot to snag one with topcoat AS the topcoat makes it even more excellent. The only part I didn't like is that I had tip-wear after one day. Then I decided to add some crackle polish on top..


But, it didn't help mask the tip-wear. I still loved it though!

Welll.. It is time for me to head off to work. Then after work, I have to come home and basically run off to catch a bus - I have to go away for a few days for work - bleh! BUT, I am going to get a post ready for Tuesday and auto-post it - so look out for that!!

Have a great Sunday everyone!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Eve Nails

First and foremost, Happy New Year to everyone!!

I was really excited because my best friend was coming back home from Toronto and we were spending New Years Eve together. It was also exciting because, for the first time in many, many years, I had the next day off, which meant I could actually go out and have a fun time!

And it was fun. Cute bartender.. Cat-calling in the parking lot, I wore heels! And survived..

Oh, and I did my nails.

I feel this is the classic 'NYE' type of mani aka glitter.


I used Orly Liquid Vinyl, then I sponged on some OPI Crown Me Already and then a smidge more sponging with China Glaze Snow Globe. I then decided to get a bit friskier and completely rhinestone up my ring fingers.. AND.. I'm not going to lie: I love it! Surprisingly enough, I have only lost two gems since doing them.. One off of each finger and I think (for the most part) I'm the only person that can tell. Yay!

I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve, whether it was spent in or by going out - I expect great things out of 2012!

I also want to say a little thank you to 2011. It got me to reach 350 of you! 350?! WHAT?! That is crazy! I have said before, I was so excited when I had 1 follower.. It meant someone out there was actually 'following' my blog.. Whether they were actually looking at my posts or not was a different story, but one person either felt my blog was awesome or sorry enough for me to follow. I loved it! Then when that hit 10, I was ecstatic! I get more and more excited with each new follower! I told my best friend last night that once I hit 400, I will .com this all up. It might take a whole year to get up to 400, but I'm determined. And I still love and adore each and every one of you, like you were my number 1!