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KL Polish Caramello

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post today.. well.. it should be a quick post. Though, I am going to talk about the KL Polish for a moment or 3.

So, I ordered them on pre-order, then there was a whole to-do there - whatever.. they arrived last week - one was sadly broken. The packaging was atrocious. They were in a bubble mailer.. ok, fine, but there was wrapped in tissue paper.. that is it. Like, you couldn't toss some bubble wrap on each bottle as well? Guh. Whatever. I e-mailed them, then are sending a replacement.. it still reeks of polish in this zone.

Now, I have used.. 3 of the polish this far - just haven't posted. The first one I used was Gumption! which is an amazing blue shade - the smell! Oh my god! It smells like.. the nail polish I used to buy in the 90s - the ones filled with all the bad stuff. I have not smelled anything like that in YEARS! I finished painting my nails, doing some nail art.. and the smell didn't go away. I had to take it off. The next polish I u…

I love OPI Yank My Doodle

Hi everyone!

Quickest post ever.. my sister is on her way.. ahh!

Just wanted to post this up.. and it had to be now.

Simple leopard/cheetah print nails.. but using OPI Yank My Doodle. I went on a quest to find this shade locally.. OBSESSED!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Yank My DoodleEssie LicoriceKBShimmer FoiledDotting toolSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all - gotta run!

Snowy Galaxy Nails

Hey everyone!

I was loosely inspired by the nails that ChalkboardNails posted on IG today - but these nails are on another level, haha.

These photos don't show the intense 'in your face' shine that these bad boys give off, but I decided to share them now.. because.. I love them!



I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatEssie LicoriceLoaded Lacquer Spot Me, BroOPI Champagne For Breakfast Formula X White MatterSpongeSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Golden Mistletoe Nails - Nail Polish Canada Entry

Hey everyone!

A couple weeks back, I saw THIS PHOTO on IG by CottonConey and I figured I could mistletoe it up, and make it Christmas-y. I was right.

And then I received the e-mail to enter the NPC Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Perfect timing!


I got some inspiration from Claire via youtube about flat lays with writing.. so I did that with my 'What I Used' this time.. might have to do this more often. Was fun!


Though I forgot to add OPI Jade Is The New Black in the shot.. yup.

 That is all for today. Have a rad day!



Perfectly Painted Quo by Orly 12 Polish Set

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So, last weekend, at Shoppers (here in Canada) - they had a redeem your points for extra points.. whatever it was.. point redemption program. Yeah.

Anyways. I knew of 2 items I wanted to get.. then I saw this bucket of polish and thought 'why not!? I can blog this!'

Thankfully it was point redemption. This bucket of 12 minis was... like.. $32?! 12.. minis. Gross price for what it is. Now, had I have seen the price before I picked it up, I would not have even bothered. I mean, the polish is nice - but minis. Bleh.

Anyways. Besides the price totally sucking, I still went forth and swatched the colours. Some of them are amazing. None of them were terrible. So, small bonus.

I will go on to the photos, and just tell you the nam- oh, wait.. NONE OF THEM ARE NAMED. WTF?! THAT IS THE BEST PART OF POLISH. Ok, one of the best parts.

Yeah. Zero names. The sadness is overwhelming! $32 and 12 nameless mini polish. Cry.


I mean, looking at the shades.. you get a great mix..

Thi…

L'Oreal Jardin Des Roses

Hey everyone!

I just realized that I have.. had.. ehh.. quite a few stored up photos on my camera for blog posts. I might as well start sharing them.. one of these years I will be a legitimately decent blogger - honest.


I know I saw the design during a scan through IG, though I don't have any links/screenshots saved.. and my memory is basically non-existent, but I know I saw something similar to my ring finger action.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatL'Oreal Jardin Des RosesChina Glaze Midnight KissOPI Alpine SnowDotting ToolDetail BrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today.. I still have a few other posts to share. And then I have a couple neat gems planned.. then will we start tapping in to some Christmas-y nails!!

See you all again very soon!

L'Oreal Vert Absynthe & Gris Decadent

Hey everyone!

Yesterday, I bought 5 of the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche nail polish.. and.. I needed to test them out.

I used '666 Vert Absynthe' as my base. Guys. Gals? Whatever. It is amazing! The formula is exquisite.. and I could almost get away with one coat - but I, of course, did two.

Then I decided on a 'grunge' look. I REALLY wanted to use gold, but because I wanted to use gold so badly, I went with silver. I think it was a good choice.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatL'Oreal Vert AbsyntheL'Oreal Gris DecadentEssie No Place Like ChromeSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 2 Days

Hey everyone..

Who doesn't love a good funky looking zombie nail?

I know there has to be a few..


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Who The Shrek Are You?China Glaze Rich & FamousOPI Alpine SnowOrly Liquid VinylSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today -- see you all again tomorrow!

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 3 Days

Hey everyone!

Today some nice, cheerful candycorn nails. I had a friend tag me in these.. and figured I should do them up!

THIS is where I got the idea from - my pieces just happen to be a little larger.




I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOrly Liquid VinylSally Hansen Sun KissedChina Glaze Lemon FizzOPI Alpine SnowSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you again tomorrow!

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 4 Days

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I am sure you all know by now I am ok with sharing nail art disasters, and I feel like this one is an all around disaster. The idea is rad.. I just didn't execute any of it very well.

I love creepy trees.. and I figured using a grey base and layering it over with a jelly polish would add depth.. and I figured I was decent at making tree-like shapes.. eh.

If you want to see these done really well, visit CoyaRose on IG & in particular, THIS photo.


Also, something else that completely failed.

I used some glow polish to make glowing eyes on the nails.. notice there is no photo showing that?

It didn't work.

Fails all around.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOrly Mirror MirrorOPI Don't Touch My TutuOrly Liquid VinylSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
See you all again tomorrow!

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 5 Days

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The mani for today might just be one that I have had the most fun with in a long while. I absolutely loved making this one happen. So fun!

They are these bubbly-mutating-grossly awesome nails. I will include the photo that inspired me - I would direct link, but when I zoom in, it distorts the watermark - so if anyone knows who did this - please let me know!!


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatChina Glaze Westside WarriorColor Club Je Ne Sais QuoisPearl RhinestonesSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
So, paint your base, then attach any type of rhinestones you have on hand, then dab your polish over it. For a little extra definition, I applied a mustard polish, then tossed on some top coat - particularly over the stones.

LOVE!

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 6 Days

Hey everyone!

So maybe bloody Halloween-y nails aren't your thing (....wut....) I get it (I don't) but I do (really).

You want to be manified for Halloween, but you're.. girly.. you're glam.. I got it!

Glam Blood Drips!

I saw THIS photo posted by Funkifiednails and figured it would be a perfect 'girly' addition for the countdown to Halloween.

This is great because you can switch up your colour combo for this - but for the 'glam' factor, definitely go with a glitter polish for the drips. Or, reverse it, and have glitter background and black drips.. you know what, do whatever you want for drips. It will look stellar no matter what.


After I went with a similar colour combo, I thought about doing a nice nude base with red glittery drips. If I have some spare time, I might do that and insert the photos here as well.

Anyways, I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI My Vampire Is BuffOPI My Favorite Ornament (favourite is never easy to write without th…

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 7 Days

Hey everyone!

I am not going to pretend I am not amped for this time of year. It really is the most wonderful time!

I am again doing a countdown to my favourite day with fun nail art that you could recreate from my recreations and sport on Halloween. Yup!

I obviously need to kick this off with a bang, and when I saw these, I literally 'yasssssssssssssssssssss'ed at my computer. True story.

I saw THIS PHOTO on pinterest, and then tracked them down on Armstrongnail's IG. Obsessed!

And my take..


My sole mission was to make the wounds look as gnarly and gooey as possible (when I sent my sister some behind the scenes photos, she liked the original look.. but I literally told her I opted to make them 'gooier' - legit scientific term)

Anytime I can destroy my polished nails to make wounds is a great day to me!

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatChina Glaze Westside WarriorOPI My Vampire Is BuffOPI Cinnamon SweetCirque Empire State Of MindSally Hansen Red CarpetEs…

Countdown To Halloween 2016

Hey everyone..

So.. like I have done in the past, there will be a Countdown To Halloween with nail art posts. I have scoured the web and found nails that I desperately wanted to recreate. And, they were geared toward Halloween! Yay!

I love Halloween, I love the decor, the gore, the films, just everything. Lots of fun!

I shall leave you with my teaser photo.. and with a sidenote: There might be an extra day now - there was just too much I wanted to do..

I know it says starts on the 25th, but I will probably be seeing you on the 24th.


See you.. soon.

Autumnal Chevron Drip Nails

Hey everyone!

Ok. First. I have to talk about this amazing polish colour. A few days ago, I died over MyNailsDid's post of Barry M Mustard.. and I instantly wanted that polish.. or a mustard polish. It had to happen. She offered to try and hunt down a bottle whilst on her vacation (which I almost took her up on) - but then she mentioned that she thought Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi should be similar.

An order to nailpolishcanada.com went in almost immediately.


I am obsessed with this colour. Does it really compliment my skintone? Not sure. Do I care? No.

With that order, I did snag some of the Essie Fall collection.. so.. why not put them all to use? And follow some nails by ChalkBoardNails?


 I. LOVE. THESE!

They basically scream autumn.. while also screaming heinous, but wearable sweater, with a touch of badassery because of the drips. I should honestly get a job describing photos.

These took a bit of time as the chevron is just done by hand.. but hey.. worth it!

I used:
China Glaz…

Girly Bloody Nails

Hey everyone!

So, my sister tagged me in a photo on IG earlier and requested that I do those nails.. which was perfect timing as I have this mustard coloured sweater to wear for Thankskilling supper tonight.. and I had mustard-y nails (that post will be up probably tomorrow..) ..I know there was a purpose of this story. Anyways.

THIS was the image she tagged me in, then it took me HERE and eventually HERE.

So.. here is my take.


Two things I would change upon looking at the images:

1. Do more of the rose technique that I like to use when I do floral nails. There just isn't enough definition - especially on the thumb where it is more visible, &
2. Use a red that I would normally use for the splatter - I feel this one left a pink cast on some of the nails when I applied top coat. Ah well.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Alpine SnowOrly Liquid VinylEssie Madison Ave-hueEssie MinimilisticOPI Gargantuan Green GrapeOPI Cinnamon SweetSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is…

Party In The Hills

Hey everyone!

Phewwww!

After all the danger, excellence, and excitement from the 31 Day Challenge, I am not going to lie, I am a little burnt out. Top that off with just.. a rough life-patch, well, it just leaves this nail art enthusiast less-than enthused.

I did do a couple of swatch photos for some polish that I had been admiring from afar, so I will share those. And I do have a couple more coming my way. But.

Despite having naked nails at work today, I did paint a full set.. but.. you won't see those for awhile. I am.. working. On something. I mean, I am sure it is guessable, but hey. Act surprised.

A few weeks back, I spotted some swatches of Orly Party In The Hills, and not only is it gorgeous, but it reminds me of this polish that a patient wears - and I always mention it.. and it also reminds me of The Weeknd. I am obsessed. It is a thing. His little sassy neck thing in the video for Starboy - I die.

Anyways.

This.. polish.. is.. amazing!

I slapped on a coat of my favourite…