Sunday, November 29, 2015

GLADvent Calendar Countdown + 600th Post

Hey everyone!

First off, this is my 600th post.. where does the time go?! I feel like I was just writing my first post a few days ago (we will not discuss the amount of years, thanks!)

Thanks for sticking around, or just popping in quick to see a post here and there. Even bigger thanks for following me on instagram or facebook.. or even twitter -- all of those fun links are on the side. (Shameless plug, I am sorry!)

BUT! My 600th post is not why we are here today. No, I am here to discuss my opening of the GLADvent calendar from Cuter Cuticles.

I have this amazing box..


...filled with numbered packets to be opened every day for a period of 24 days - just like an Advent Calendar. Now, I was never too keen on those gems growing up, but this is one I can get behind. Sammy makes some of my favourite nail care items, so this is going to be fun! (I have another advent-type box coming probably this week, we shall discuss that one when it gets here.. it is a combo from another one of my favourite nail care gals.. the excitement is real!)



Sadly, she only made a limited quality of these boxes, and I was lucky to snag one. With that being said, I figured I would share the open-age in case you would be interested in getting one next year.. which, let's be honest, who wouldn't?!

Now, I won't be blogging every day about what I open - but I will be posting it on instagram (you can scope me out HERE).. but, I will post a weekly update on Saturdays - so look out for my first post on December 5th!

Just because you cannot get one of these boxes does not mean you miss out on all of the action! You can visit her store HERE and pick up some amazing goodies anytime.. I mean, I did just place an order on Friday.. so.. there is that. I would highly recommend some cuticles oil and barrier butter. Tres amazing!

All right.. that is it for today, so I will probably see you guys at some point this week. I have basically a small army of nail polish to try for the first time to my right.. with a wealth more on the way. I best get cracking! And if I don't see you through the week, I will have that post for Saturday. That I can promise!

Hope you all had a swell weekend and will have a magical start to your week. See you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Gold Swirls

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you some nails that I think are actually really pretty, but still very fun.

Gold swirls.. sounds pretty straight forward, but this gold polish is amazing!

A month and a smidge back, a co-worker/pal took me to CosmoProf (she has a card - yay!) and of course I picked up some nail polish. Two of the polish I picked up are featured in this look - and one of the polish is actually a new brand, to me.

I, of course, stocked up on Seche Vite (it was under $5 per bottle..) and I snapped up OPI You're Such A Budapest and Morgan Taylor Glitter & Gold.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI You're Such A Budapest
  • Morgan Taylor Glitter & Gold
  • MND Vinyls
  • Sponge
  • Nail Experiments Liquid Latex
  • Tweezers
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I used the sponge method to apply the gold glitter, and again, just obsessed with that method! The glitterage is so opaque and easy to work with. Just so in love!

Vortex Swirl stencils are available HERE, and the liquid latex can be purchased by contacting Elena HERE

That is all for today - hope you are having an amazing day, and I will see you again soon!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sometimes Only An F-Bomb Will Do!

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the M.I.Aness. Excuses? Work. Moving. Basically life.. that, and my computer is being a red-shirted ass, but hey.. everything has its 'off' days.

My mani today is the perfect mix of how I feeling at this particular moment. It is all colourful and cheery.. with a nice little 'fuck' decal thrown in. Because that is how I feel right meow. Cheery, but kind of like 'fuck' at the same time.

Also, I finally tried the whole 'put your glitter polish on a sponge, and sponge it on the nail' technique. Um, love!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
Nails Inc Baker Street
Finger Paints 15 Minutes of Fame
OPI Alpine Snow
OPI Color So Hot It Berns
Orly Turn It Up
Decal from My Nails Did
Sponge
Tweezers
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I just love this!

You can scope the decals from My Nails Did Vinyls by clicking HERE, and these are the gems in particular.. many amazing cuss words to make you smile!

Hope everyone is having a cheery and fun day - even if there is a little bit of 'fuck' tossed in for good measure!