Friday, November 28, 2014

Greyed Gradient

Hey everyone!

Do you even just feel.. grey? Because I sure do. And not in a depressed kind of way, but just that a grey polish is the one polish that will solve all your nail problems for the day. That is what happened here. I didn't know what to do, exactly, but I knew that it had to revolve around grey nails, and one polish in particular: Orly Mirror Mirror.

I went with my gut, and was pleased I did.

I did my two coats of this gem, then looked at my desk, saw a glitter polish sitting around, and knew what I should do. Gradient.


I used:
Orly Mirror Mirror
China Glaze Dancing & Prancing

I got a lot of compliments on these.. I think it is because that glitter really gets it moment to shine because of the super neutral background. Who doesn't love that?

That is all for today - see you all again soon!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cajun Shrimp

Hey everyone!

This gem polish was added to my collection a few months back.. and I only just recently got around to using it. I kind of really love it! It is just so fun! It is a bright coral-y colour, and I am such a sucker for those orange-y kind of polish shades. Love.


After painting that lovely colour, I was like 'what now?' So I grabbed some glittery goodness and did this 1/2 frame detail.

A patient at the office said these nails are 'dragon lady' nails, and I kind of liked that title. Made me feel like a slight bad ass, and anytime I can get that feeling, I cherish it!

I used:
  • OPI Cajun Shrimp
  • FxFS Out Of Sight

I just need to add a side note here.. The Formula X for Sephora nail polish are quickly becoming some of my favourites to work with. The formulation is amazing. I have basically used up all of my white and black mini bottles. I feel like I need to splurge on the full size bottles. They are even perfect for stamping. Love!

That is all for today -- see you all again soon!

Monday, November 24, 2014

smART Nails Stencils + Spikes

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you some nail art featuring 3 never before used things to me: smART Nails stencils, nail spikes, and Orly Mirrorball.

Question: are you ready for greatness? Well, even if you are not, you're about to have your eyes assaulted by some.. here goes!


 Pretty rad, right?!

I used:
FxFS White Matter
Orly Neon Heat
Orly Mirroball
FxFS Dark Matter
smART Nails stencil in P041
Nail Spikes (bought off of ebay)
Dotting Tool

I was contacted a little while ago by a rep for smART Nails asking if I would like to try out some stencils, and I wanted to give them a whirl because.. a stencil.. for your nails? Yeah! I think it adds a fun element to those that maybe are not too keen about freehanding, and, who also might not be to great at grasping the concept of nail stamping (me?). I saw these skull stencils and knew I needed them immediately!

The usage was actually really quite easy. Just make sure that you stay patient and allow your polish to dry before applying the stencil. I, for once, showed restraint and waited - I could only imagine the goobly mess that would have occurred if I did not wait. I have a few others to test out, but so far, so good! I highly recommend them. They are always adding new designs, and they are at a good price - $1.99 for 10 stencils.

Oh, but wait! For the month of November, you can get 25% off of the purchase of the stencils. That is pretty rad! Just use the code NOV25 during checkout. There are a few avenues to check them out as well: FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, YOUTUBE, and TWITTER.

As for the nail spikes.. I absoFREAKINGlutely love them. Are they something I would suggest wearing on a daily basis - or to the office? No. But for a fun night out event - like a birthday or concert, yes. Wear all the spikes! 

Enjoy -- see you soon!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Blue Black Ombre + Snow-Mies

Hey everyone!

A few days back.. ok.. last week.. my sister tagged a photo on instagram for me to scope, and it was a photo of absolutely stunning blue-black ombre nails. I of course had to replicate that combo asap.

Once I was done.. my new bottle of China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-mies was calling out to me.. and the completeness that it added.. stellar.


Amazing. I was sad when I had to remove this.

I used:
  • FxFS Omni
  • FxFS Dark Matter
  • China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-mies

This also reminded me how much I love ombre nails. Now I want to ombre all the things! Err.. all the nails!

That is all for today. See you again later!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

My Dumb & Dumber Tuxedo Nails

Hey everyone!

I meant to have these photos edited and posted up to coincide with the release of Dumb & Dumber To, but, of course that did not happen. Sorry!

About a week and a half ago, I sent a text to my sister asking what I should do for nail paint-age, and she said 'tuxedo nails, but Dumb & Dumber style' - genius!

I then decided to do them a smidge later so that it would match up with the release date.. had them painted and photographed, but not edited.

Now that I went to edit the photos, I noticed that out of all the photos I took, I only had 1 that was sort of in focus.. found 1 more that sort of worked. The neon orange bugged my camera right now (also note that I really need a new camera)

So. You're getting sub-par photos of my tuxedo mani - Dumb & Dumber style.


I tried doing some ruffle activity, but had to re-do the nails a few times. Just could not get the look I was going for. Just did basic tuxedo nails instead.

I used:
  • Essie Orange, It's Obvious
  • Zoya Arizona
  • OPI What's With The Cattitude?
  • FxFS Infatuated

That is all for meow. I should have some posts all prepped and good to go for next week. I finally edited a slew of photos from my camera. Be proud of me!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Firmoo Glasses

Hey everyone!

Many, many moons ago.. I was contacted by a rad gem over at firmoo.com / firmoo.ca asking if I would be interested in reviewing a pair of glasses. Umm.. awesome.. because I also happen to be a goggle-wearer, so I was jazzed!

I picked out an absolutely beautiful pair of tortoiseshell glasses, and they were basically in my mitts within 10 days. Seriously. Fast.



I adore them, but, unfortunately, my eyes do not. I am going to say this is user error, there is a section where you do some measurements so that the lenses are aligned correctly, I figured I had mine correct, but I guess not. I know my prescription off by heart, but not my dimensions. I have that piece of prescriptive paper around somewhere. I should find it. See how far off I am.

When I wear these puppies, it is almost insta-headache and very weird vision. At times I can see fine, but it is like my depth perception has been eliminated. I have banged into walls and done some miss stepping while sporting these - hoping that it was just a case of having to 'break them in'. BUT~ That will not deter me from sharing this awesome site and hopefully introducing any of you prescription glasses wear-ers, and those that wear non-prescription to look 'cool', to a fun and inexpensive provider to help beef up your collection.

I am even putting my good looks on the line for all of you. Enjoy.

I'm sorry.



 You may have noticed in one of the pics that I sort of did my nails to match. Ok, well, I did the tortoiseshell nails ala chalkboard nails.. but I had to amp it up slightly.. and since this blog is particularly about nail polish..


 Also, if you're interested in some new specs, you should go HERE, you get to choose from selected frames - you get the frames, case, cleaning cloth, etc, for FREE - you just need to pay for lenses and shipping. Not too shabby at all.

Now for the stuff that I really know.. sort of, nails!

I used:
Elevation Polish in Cascade, Tettegouche, and Temperance
Gold Flake Top Coat

Excuse the tip wear and slightly dry-er than usual mitts - I spent the time before the photos doing an almost 12-hour baking/decorating/packaging spree with a friend. It was good. My back and hands hate me now.

My sister gave me an exceptionally rad idea for nail art last night! Be on the lookout for that in the next few days. See you!