Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blued Lines

Hello everyone!!

Today I bring you a post based off of THIS POST aka my favourite thing to do - find amazing photos of awesome nails via pinterest and try to re-create them (re: ruin them) my way. She used tape, and it obviously look stellar.. I didn't use tape.. Because.. Tape and I are enemies and I refuse to put up with his shenanigans!



My line work looks insanely "shotty" in these photos, but I swear, in real life, from a safe distance, they look pretty professional. Ok, from a safe distance and without my glasses or contacts.. (:

I used two coats of OPI Skull & Glossbones as my base, then I used my little brush and some OPI Ogre The Top Blue and China Glaze First Mate.

These are the nails I will be sporting to see City & Colour tonight at the Saskatoon Jazz Fest.. though now that I mention that, I do remember I was going to use the new album as inspiration and paint my nails like the CD. Gosh dangit.. Well.. we will see - I will probably just sport these and do those nails some other time. I'm obviously on par with all of my thoughts these days.

Hope everyone is having a spectacular day - see you again soon!

Ooooh wait! Something to share.. a sneak peek, if you will..

Scope out this bottle shot.. I need to prepare a post all about it.. but I'm super excited.. and you all should be too.. There might be a little giveaway coming my reader's way.. I mean, what? Look at this awesome polish! More details coming SOON.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Clowning Around

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you a post that I wouldn't normally want to share.. but what has happened has been very strange to me.. and I'm also kind of wondering if it has happened to any one else before.


Notice the bubbles? They didn't show up until day two of wear. Seriously. And, there wasn't too many.. this photo was taken on day four of wear. Lots of bubbling - and, if you look at some of the glitters (like the neon yellow on my pinky) the polish underneath is being eaten away.. Weird?


Again, just all the bubbling. I am not sure what happened.. Or if it was just a bad mix all around? I found this very strange because usually I'm a "speedster" when it comes to nail polish/nail art. I don't ever wait for things to dry. This time, I waited in between coats of the base white, waited for it to dry completely, then added some Clowning Around, then waited for that to dry, and then used my top coat. I don't know if I should try my normal method next time.. So strange. Though from far away, it is adorable and super summer-y.

I used two coats of China Glaze White on White, a coat of Lush Lacquer Clowning Around, and topped it all off with Seche Vite.

Oh, and it looks awesome when glow bowling.


Has this ever happened to any of you? Bubbling a day or two after application? And the polish being eaten away?

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Bitchcraft & Roses

Hey everyone!

As I mentioned in THIS POST, I won a giveaway from Darling Diva Polish. It included Material Girl & Bitchcraft.. I have already shown Material Girl, and given the title of this post, I am pretty sure that you know that you will see Bitchcraft today.

I was so frustrated with the weather here during my time of wearing this gorgeous holo polish.. Not. One. Day. With. Sun. Seriously. I had already been wearing it for 3 (maybe even 4 days) when I did take photos.. and I already had some great tip wear going on. I will have to swatch it again when we actually have a full out sunny day.. Right now, you look out, hey, sunny! Look again in 5 minutes, rain. Ugh. Though it isn't as bad as what Calgary is having to put up with. Zoiks!

Anyways. On to the photos..





Here is the description from the shop.. muchos better than what I could ever say:

"This has color shifting glitter like you have seen in the elytras. The shift is from blue to red. I have these lovely glitters swimming in a dark charcoal linear holographic jelly! This is best at 3 coats on its own but can be layered over black if you are into conservation like me."

I decided to add some rose activity to the nails.. I don't remember everything I used.. I had them all sitting by the computer for when I'd get this post up.. but.. all of these were at the computer and I decided to declutter and put everything away..


That is a medium sized Bath & Body Works bag and it almost half full. That is ridiculous. Whoops. Nail polish blogger problem?

You can snag yourself a bottle of Bitchcraft HERE and look at all of the other gorgeous polish. I am on a strict no-buy, but I see a bunch that I want when I can "buy" again.. (:

See you all again very soon and have an awesome day!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Heart Mixed Nails + Some Swatch Activity

Hey everyone!!

The other evening, as I was preparing to start working on my nails - I told my sister I didn't know what to do. She asked something like 'what do you feel like doing?', and then I told her to peruse my nail inspiration board on pinterest and pick something out for me. She did. I really like her choice! She chose this PIN and then asked me how I was with making hearts. I don't think I'm too terrible at doing them.. I could have done a few less and a bit more delicate.. but me and my love of extra activity on my nails. I'm not sorry for it (:


I used 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather on my thumbs and pinkies, 2 coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff on my index fingers and my ring fingers, then 1 coat of Orly Mirror Mirror on my middle fingers followed with two coats of China Glaze Techno. Once MVIB was fairly dry, I went in with my dotting tool and some LL and made the hearts.

I really enjoy mix nail manis.. Something about them not matching but working together.. Though this is a fairly "safe" mix nail mani.. I feel like I have some how just challenged myself.. Hmm..

I also just wanted to toss in some swatch photos.. I don't feel like my swatch activity is strong enough for any of these to warrant their own post. One day I will get good at it. Or not. You'll just have to keep putting up with my attempts at nail art instead. On to the photos..


This is ILNP A Nice Chianti on top of China Glaze Gaga For Green. I like this combo quite a bit because it some how makes me think of a zombie, and I think zombies are rad.. So that makes this rad! Yup.


This is Plump Polish Kyla The Great. Sigh. I really wanted to like this.. but I had so many application problems! I am going to give this polish a revisit at some point and make it look great. I promise. It makes me scared to try using Riots Not Diets. They are so pretty in the bottle.. I just had many problems making it work on my nails.. Keep your fingers crossed for next time!!


This is 3 coats of Orly Peaceful Opposition. I quite like this.. though it feels so dainty and girly.. I mean, there is nothing wrong with that.. just strangely beautiful. That is what I will go with.

I'm trying to get through my untried stash.. I swear it doesn't deplete at all. No matter what I do. And I have been pretty good with buying (er, NOT buying) nail polish right meow. One of these days I will have it whittled down to nothing. Right?!

I hope you're all having a great day - I will see you all again soon!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Material Girl

Hello everyone!!

A couple of weeks back, I entered to win a couple of Darling Diva Polish.. and.. surprise, surprise: I won! Yay x 100!

One of the two polish I won is Material Girl.. And I have to tell you all.. I really, really like it! It is a crelly polish that had perfect formulation - as far as I am concerned. (Oh, for those that don't know, 'crelly' means the polish is a creme-jelly formula aka it is a beautiful mixture of both).



I will use the description from Darling Diva Polish to explain this, because we all know how I am with explanations.. "2 sizes of holographic silver glitters, 2 sizes of hot pink circles, and holographic pink hex glitters in 2 sizes in a pink crelly base."

At least I knew it was a crelly polish BEFORE having to resort to that description - see? I know some things (:

I used 3 fairly thin coats.. What can I say? I have a heavy polishing hand. I also really enjoy that large hex glitter chunk on my index finger - seriously, favourite part of the whole polish!

Tough to say if I would have bought this polish just to buy a polish (especially right meow - poor girl problems!) but, I am extremely happy to have it as a part of my collection - it is exceptional! I can't wait to test out the other gem that I won - it looks equally as promising!!

See you all again very soon!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ziploc Bag Nails

Hey everyone!

I can't quite remember where I originally read up on this idea.. It is sort of a take on the "Saran Wrap Nails" that I absolutely love.. but instead, you use a ziploc bag (cut into smaller squares) and you sort of just swirl the polish around.. Which I thought was genius and that I had to try.




Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
OPI Pink Friday
China Glaze Rich & Famous
butter London Cheeky Chops
OPI What's With The Cattitude?
China Glaze Sweet Hook
China Glaze Fairy Dust
Ziploc Bag cut into squares
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


With these nails, I started with a base of light pink, once that was dry, I dabbed some of each colour on my nail, then did a little swirl.. Some turned out better than others (ie: my middle finger looks rad while my ring finger didn't do much swirling..) to top it all off, I added some Fairy Dust, because, well, why not?

A really fun method.. and not quite as messy as the saran wrap mani.. If you haven't tried it yet - you should probably give it a shot - you'll like it!

See you guys soon and have an awesome day!!