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Pirate Polish Mint Milkshake

Hey everyone!

Before the challenge starts up tomorrow, I figured I'd toss up a quick post featuring Pirate Polish Mint Milkshake!!


The description from its listing on etsy: "Mint Milkshake is a delicious combination of reflective mint-green hexagonal glitters in a milky base."

Now. I cheated just a wee little bit.. I used a coat of white nail polish before applying this - just because I wanted it to be more opaque. The next time I go to use this gem, I will go base-less and see that milky base in action!

Like with all my other Pirate Polish, zero application problems, awesome unique polish, AND it doesn't hurt that Tara is local.

You can scope out this polish HERE.. and then go look at the other awesome polish goodies, obviously.

Quick Update

Hey everyone!

So.. My last post was 6 days ago.. and I don't really think I have anything just sitting around to post up. Whomp-whomp.

I am sort of "stuck" on how to paint my nails right meow. I trump every idea thinking that I do it too often, or it's not going to work out, etc. Laaame. My last few manis have just been straight polish.. which isn't awful, it just doesn't help that I don't remember to snap any photos.

BUT!

Today I saw that Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails will be doing the 31 Day Challenge in September.. so.. I think I am going to jump aboard on that. At least it will dictate what I am supposed to be doing. I like that!


So, there it is.. if any of you are interested in joining in as well, that would be rad!

I don't know how much posting I will do leading up to September 1 - which is right away here.. but be prepared. September will be a good month!

Summery Gradient with Leopard Activity

....I should never be left to my own post naming devices. Sigh

Hello everyone!

I was going through my nail inspiration pins.. as I do.. pretty much daily.. and THIS photo kept coming to mind.. I knew a few polish sitting in my untried bag that I could work some magic with.. I think it turned out rather fun.


I used China Glaze Highlight of My Summer, China Glaze Bottom's Up, Essie In the Cab-Ana, butter London Cheeky Chops, and China Glaze Liquid Leather.

I really, really like Highlight of My Summer and Bottom's Up.. but they kind of went on a bit streaky and dried very chalky.. but once a top coat was applied - all was well. I realize my gradient doesn't look too on point in this photo.. but I kind of like that the pink still shows at the top.. I just think they are fun nails!

I was also sporting them during this strange heat wave we were going through. It seems like we're going to  be cooling down a bit this week. I don't think I wanted any more 30+ weather anyway…

OMG Nail Strips

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Back in July, I was contacted by OMG Nail Strips asking if I'd be interested in checking out a set of their nail strips. I am not the hugest fan of nail strips for me - I just like getting to paint my own nails - BUT - I do understand the greatness of nail strips.. Plus, after I scoped their website, there were a few that interested me. I had my pal Yaz help me narrow it down to the Peacock Nail Polish Strips.. because.. I need to be real here: I can't replicate that exact design on my nails.

I will say these are probably the easiest nail strips I have used application wise.. Or maybe it is because I have applied strips a time or five - but seriously, I applied one fairly crooked at one point, and was able to lift it off and reapply with zero problems. I liked that a lot!

I also really liked how easy they were to remove.. I seriously only swiped over a time or three with some nail polish remover.. I expected to be putting in some serious work to remove them like…

Haul For The Week Of Aug 12-18

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I did a wee little bit of shopping on Thursday.. I also had some exciting items arrive in the mail that same day.. so basically Thursday was MY day. I figure I will share the fun items that I bought and leave the boring items (contact lens solution, deodorant, etc, out).. Shall we?

I came home from work on Thursday to see a little box waiting for me.. checked the sender.. it was from makeupgeek! eeee! I had been waiting a few moons these beauties to arrive..



The eyeshadows I ordered (L-R starting at the top) are: Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Shimma Shimma, Bleached Blonde, Hipster, and Cosmopolitan.

Now, some of you avid readers are probably like 'you have a lot of eyeshadow.. surely you have millions of these colours!' True, but, I don't have them by this brand. Yes, I have a wealth of make-up.. but I always like to try different brands. Though I do think I can slooooow down on make-up buying for awhile. I really do have a lot to go through. I was just real…

Splatter Nails

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I had been on such a good roll with getting posts up on a regular basis and then just.. nope.. Lame! I don't have a rad excuse either.. Umm.. I will think of something - until then, however, you can check out the awesome splatter nails I am currently sporting!


I even included a shot of my awkwardly posed right hand! Bonus!

I used OPI What's With The Cattitude? as my base colour.. Then I went with some China Glaze Lemon Fizz, China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le, China Glaze Sugar High, and China Glaze Liquid Leather. I used a coffee "straw" - it wasn't a stir stick per se, but it wasn't a straw either.. It is a hybrid.

Well, that is all for meow.. see you all again soon!

Eyelash Extensions

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I didn't get any swatching done this week.. and I didn't buy anything (other than food items) this week.. sooo.. I guess that means that I will just fill this void day with my post about getting eyelash extensions - yay!

I had been thinking about getting them for quite some time - mostly because I absolutely hate my eyelashes. I feel like some sort of creep every time I bring this up, but I actually look at girl's lashes from the side all. the. time. I swear every girl I look at, their eyelashes are perfectly curled, have great thickness, and look amazing. I look at mine from the side: stick straight and short. Rad.

Sure, when I do my make-up, get my lashes all curled and mascaraed, they look great.. for maximum 45 minutes. Fake eyelashes are fun, but I don't want to have the hassle of applying them every single day either.

Now, some of you are probably like me.. and when you think eyelash extensions, you think of those massively long lashes that brush yo…

Cosmos/Kayla Shevonne Inspired Galaxy Nails

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The other day aka not last week but the week before - I received my bottle of piCture pOlish Cosmos in the mail.. and I was like 'this would be perfect as a base for really rad galaxy nails!' - check through blogs a couple of days later.. annnnnd Kayla totally did galaxy nails with it as a base! Genius! I went with her look for my inspiration and came up with some really great gems..


I went with a base of Cosmos - which is basically a glorious one coater polish. Then I sponged on some China Glaze White on White, followed by Rainbow Honey The Kracken sponged on the outskirts of the white sponging. I then took some purple glitter from the Love & Beauty Purple/Silver polish and tossed them within the white/Kracken mix. On my thumb, I used some glitter activity from Rainbow Honey Special World to jazz it up a bit more.. and of course some dots/stars using China Glaze White on White.

I also snapped some photos of just Cosmos.. Because it is perfection.

 Indirect …

Haul For The Week Of July 29-Aug 4

Hey everyone..

I know I said I don't do too much hauling.. and I didn't really plan to this week.. But I did pick up some polish and some items.. so I figured I'd just toss them all together. I'm not doing a great job of not making myself look like a shopaholic.. I will remedy that.. I think? Sigh.

I went to Centre Mall on Wednesday evening.. Partially to kill time, partially to get some hair colour, and mostly just to "shop" - again, to kill time. I stopped in at Bath and Body Works and Target.

The Bath and Body Works store opened.. last week.. or 2 weeks ago now? I don't really know. I didn't go when it first opened - apparently the line-up was horrendous. When I stopped in on Wednesday, it was quiet, I quickly grabbed what I wanted, and got out of there.


Ok, I know what you all must be thinking.. Pumpkin scents, Dee?! It is "summer"! Yeah, well, I could happily live in a house infested with the aroma of pumpkin all. year. long. I enjoy it…

Swatch Sunday: Rainbow Honey

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Today I am bringing you my swatch-activty of the Rainbow Honey: The Summer of 199X Part II collection. I have also added in Summer Blossom & Special World for good measure!!

I am just going to get started.. There are quite a few photos to share. I am also going to be using the descriptions from the site.. because.. we all know I'm not too good with that.

I knew I wanted to swatch Mint Flavor immediately, as I figured that would be my favourite out of the set.. And it was.. and then Tessie almost tied it.. Then Apple Kid happened.. You'll see!


First up is Mint Flavor. "Part aqua, part baby blue, part shimmer, this was hands down the best window flavor. Because...you taste windows, right?" The swatch shows 2 coats of Mint Flavor with SVTC. Then, I applied a coat of all the glittery polish that I received. Index is Special World, middle is Summer Blossom, ring is I Miss You, and pinky is Magic Cake.

Special World: "For Dee's birthday this year…

Rainbow Honey Mixed-Braids

Hey everyone!

So. This post should have technically been up on Wednesday. Silly me for that paying attention and forgetting to schedule it to post. Sigh.

Anyways!

You get it today - so that counts for something, right?!

After getting my Rainbow Honey 'The Summer of 199X Part II' collection swatched (that post is coming up on Sunday).. I knew I had to do something rad with the polish and wear it for a couple of days. I couldn't decide which polish to use.. So.. I used them all.



I used a mix of Apple Kid, Mint Flavor, and Tessie for the "braids" - please excuse how rough looking they are.. My index finger is a base of Apple Kid with I Miss You on top, and my pinky is Mint Flavor with Magic Cake on top.

Kind of a mish-mash going on - but I also kind of like it!

I just wish my lines were a little cleaner now that I look at these photos. I'm just going to pretend that they look decent and move on with my day.

The whole collection with be up on Sunday aka 'Swatc…