Thursday, January 21, 2016

Colourful Splatter Mani

Hey everyone!

I got a not so great result back on my bloodwork today.. so technically I should just be holed up watching youtube videos on my ipad, burrito'd in my bed.. but.. I decided to actually get some blog posts ready instead. Not sure what that is really supposed to mean, but let's just roll with it.

A friend of mine tagged me in a nail video the other day - and the first mani was splatter, and I realized I had not done that in awhile, so.. why not?!

I started with a white base and just used a multitude of colours. I always love the results of splatter manis.. so.. let's take a glance!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • China Glaze The Grass Is Lime Greener
  • China Glaze Bottoms Up
  • China Glaze Home Sweet House Music
  • Orly Candy Shop
  • butter London Slapper
  • Straw
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So fun to look at.. the white based splatter nails always remind me of those monster jawbreakers you got as a kid (maybe they still have them?) - you would work on them for days.. sometimes over a week.. ahh man.. good times!

That is all for today - I will see you all again soon. I have enough photos ready to go for my next five posts. Oops!

 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Madam Glam Review

Hey everyone!

In mid-November, I was contacted by a rep for MadamGlam and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some polish for them.. I scoped the site, and sshhyeeah I would review some polish - they looked amazing!

So, fast forward to mid-December, nothing has shown up, but I did remember that I was sent a tracking code.. so I type that in and it says it was delivered on November 30th.. uhh.. wut.

I called the post office closest to my house to just inquire if it happened to be there - sure enough (thankfully) it was! I did some nail art with them almost immediately, but - then Christmas happened.. and I was super sick and also housesitting.. so.. you're only getting to see this now. I am very sorry!

What I can tell you about these gems that I was sent is that 1. they are beautiful and 2. they apply like DREAMS! The formulation is magical. Zero issues, not too thick or too thin.. and the glitter! THE GLITTER. I did two coats.. just two, no undies, and I could have almost passed with just one, but I can never do just one coat.

Anyways.. Here are the sweet shades I was sent:

We have:
Cashmere - At first glance, it does look white, and I was excited because it looked to be an opaque white, then I realized it has a slight grey tinge, so, this is in fact a grey - not a white.. and it is just very smooth.
More Diamonds Please - this glitter is magical! It is rose gold-y, gold.. silver.. it is everything! Annnnd.. it applies like.. umm.. butter? It is probably the smoothest glitter polish I have worked with yet.
Aqualicious - I am obsessed with these bright high-lighty green shades. This is no different. Sometimes these shades tend to lean on the streaky side, but this did not. It applied nicely. Used 2 coats on the base colour nails.
Text Me Later -  This is a very deep purple that some people in real life actually thought was black - but it is that perfect midnight-purple tone. Was good with one coat, but of course, I did two. This is also listed as a best seller. I can understand why.


I quite liked the consistency for the Madam Glam polish - I had never heard of them before, but I am very glad that I have now. These were fantastic to work with - and I look forward to adding more to my collection at some point in time (aka when the CAD isn't so horrible!)

Make sure you go check out the site HERE - they often have rad deals, and who doesn't like taking advantage of sweet deals?

Thanks for stopping by - see you again soon!