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Marble + Pink Nails

Hey everyone!

In theory, these nails were going to be amazing. And, I feel like IRL, they are.. but in the photos I took? Nope.


I will share this one regardless, because, why not?

I also apologize for the dryness of my cuticles. Sigh.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatFormula X White MatterOrly Liquid VinylEssie S'il Vous PlayAcetoneVarious brushesSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Blue Leopard Nails

Hey everyone!

I know I have the inspiration photo of this saved on my phone (somewhere) - I will get the username/IG account and put it here when I have my phone with me. Ugh.

Anyways! Super easy to do, I had to add a smidge of pizazz to my take - of course.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI Sailing & Nail-ingOPI Don't Pretzel My ButtonsCirque HalcyonEssie LicoriceDotting ToolMechanical PencilSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today. See you all again soon!

Essie Going Guru Marble

Hey everyone!

I am pretty sure earlier in the year, I said that marble nails would be my "thing" for the next while.. I feel like that was completely accurate. I always want to marble every colour.

Now, no, not water marbling - my arch-nemesis - just diluting white across the nail, and then a stronger, thinner, white stripe  through it. Easy and effective!

I was looking at the nail polish still strewn about my desk from the last Shoppers Gala I worked and was like 'oh hello beautiful green polish.. shall we?' And we did.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatEssie Going GuruFormula X White MatterAcetoneBrushesSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today -- see you all again soon!

Grunge Marble Nails

Hey everyone!

Long time, no see. I know. To be honest, I have just been very uninspired lately. I literally slap on a single colour, and just move on with my life. Let them chip badly. I have just been feeling 'so blah'.

Until I saw THESE NAILS by NAILTHOUGHTS and I was like 'those are pretty, allow me to make them.. grunge-y!'

I made sure to really drag my brush into the polish once I was done, even with the top coat - I really wanted it to look mooshed together and just.. streaky, and.. grunge-y, and I am very pleased with my results!

I know these won't be for everyone, but I LOVE them!

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatFormula X DaintyOPI Gargantuan Green GrapeOPI Jade Is The New BlackOPI I Cannoli Wear OPIEssie LicoriceOPI Don't Touch My Tutu!Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today! See you all again soon!

Brush Stroke/Square Dots

Hey everyone!

Tonight I have some.. square dot nails? Brush stroke nails? I have no idea what to call them - but hey! I did a thing and wanted to share.

I took inspiration from Shannon Rae aka Coffeeandnailpolish via IG (THIS PHOTO) and just.. went with it. Plus I had to add some pizazz to it.. because, me.

After I did 2 coats of my base colour.. I waited until it was dry sort of tacky, and used a brush to just.. place a small swipe of colour. Super technical here.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatLime Crime Milky WaysChina Glaze SpontaneousChina Glaze Don't Be ShallowSally Hansen Gilty PartyBrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for tonight! See you all again soon!!

Rose Quartz Nails

Hey everyone!

Ok, so, I have seen, via IG, that the new nail "trend" is rose quartz nails.. so I took a stab at it. Not sure if I totally did it correctly.. but.. I am pretty jazzed about the results!

Yay? Nay? It is something you will test out?

I went with 2 layers of my main polish, then sponged on some white polish (very lightly), then another layer of main, then some acetoned white, another main layer, then a stronger (but still acetoned) white lines.. I am pretty obsessed.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatOPI It's A Girl!Essie Private WeekendFormula X White MatterAcetoneLittle BrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is it for this evening - see you all again soon!

Floral Nails

Hey everyone!

These were the nails I sported last weekend - particularly for my best friend's birthday. We did a high tea service, and I specifically went with Funkified Nails post HERE because they reminded me of her.

I just finished putting away every stray bottle of nail polish back on to my shelf.. so I cannot remember what all was used here. It was a lot. I am sorry!

Love these! They just scream my best friend's name.

Also, kind of a side note - I am kind of thinking of starting to post more make-up related activity to my blog as well. It is another major interest of mine.. and I figure I might as well blog about it as well. My goal is to start doing youtube vids, but one step at a time. Hopefully that will be ok.

Have a rad day -- see you all again soon!

80s St. Patrick's Day Nails

Hey everyone!

So.. I inadvertently created 80s-esque St. Patrick's Day nails. Now, I was going to remove them and try to make something more.. pretty.. but let's be real here: I love the 80s vibe. They get to stay!

 I started by doing triangle chunks of colour - based off of a photo from IG. Then.. I was going to add a third colour of chunks, but went with glitter mini-stripes, and dots to top it all off. I just.. yup.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatFormula X White MatterChina Glaze Treble MakerChina Glaze Midnight KissMrs. P's Potions Matcha Do About NothingOPI Amazon...AmazoffSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Illamasqua Milf

Hey everyone!

Around Christmas time, I was in Winners, and found they had 2 bottles of Illamasqua polish.

Wait, WHAT?!

I legit did the electric slide back to the display of polish and quickly looked at the boxes. $4.99. Um, does Winners have any idea how much I paid to not only purchase an Illamasqua polish a year or two back, but to also ship it to me?! $4.99. I basically destroyed the display (very nicely, though) looking for any others, but there was just the two.

One of them happened to be Milf, which is one I had wanted for a while - just didn't want to take the plunge in the purchase/wait to get it to me. The excitement was real.

What is even better than that price tag, is the formulation.

Dreamy. Amazing. It is real love.

I know I did post these on IG, but I know I never posted about them here. So, here they are.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatIllamasqua MilfFormula X White MatterEssie LicoriceKBShimmer FoiledSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Love. That is all for t…

KL Polish Brick Sidewalk + Mrs. P's Potions Gold Never Bothered Me Anyway

Hey everyone!

I am going to share a suuuuper simple mani featuring KL Polish Brick Sidewalk.

I feel like I should do a full review post on KL Polish, but I feel like because they aren't "new" anymore, it would kind of be a waste? It wouldn't be a good review post, anyways.

The only saving grace aka the only reason I bother using the polish at all, is that the colours are exquisite. But honestly, that is all I like about them.

Huh, mini review right there. Anyways.

ALSO - this mani is done using Mrs. P's Potions Gold Never Bothered Me Anyway, and that I do really, really like.

 Ugh. That shade. It is so nice! Why can't you just be a nicer formula? And not smell horrible? And the brush not paint my whole finger. Guh.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatKL Polish Brick Sidewalk Mrs. P's Potions Gold Never Bothered Me AnywaySeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today. See you all again soon!

Multi-coloured Gold Flake-y Goodness

Hey everyone!

Ok, this will be the year of marble nails AND gold flake nails for me. I swear. I have to actually physically stop myself from doing something pertaining to either one all the time. Ooh, what if I mixed them together? YAS!

All right, that is for another day.

Unfortunately, I have no idea what was all used polish-wise to create these gems anymore. It's been a hot minute. I apologize.

I do remember just smooshing (legitimate term) the polish with a stamper over white polish, then applying gold flakes. Cannot go wrong.

Ok, that is all for today. See you all again soon!

Black Marble (sort of).

Hey everyone!

-Insert gratuitous reasoning(s) of why I have been away-

Ok, now that that is out of the way, hi!

I just realized I still have a couple post photos stocked up. Sigh. I haven't even uploaded all that is currently living on my camera. The fear is real.

That is for another day. Mayhaps this weekend.

Until then.

I think I said it at some point on my blog, but I feel like 2017 is going to be the year that I constantly do faux marble nails. Note: not watermarbling. I have given in to that failed activity far too many times.

No, I mean the classy kind of marble. You know.

This time, I did it in reverse, because, why not?

 It counts, right?

Ugh. I love it.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatEssie LicoriceFormula X White MatterAcetoneBrushSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
All right, that is all for today. See you all again soon (I promise).

Baker Street + Gold Flakes

Hey everyone!

I feel like 2017 nail art-age will have a wealth of gold flake manis.. and marble manis.. from me.. today is the aforementioned gold flake style.

I saw a photo in my IG feed a month (or so) ago, and it was using a solid cobalt blue polish and gold flakes.. and I was like.. Baker Street.. I miss you.. I choose you!

I had just freshly chopped off my nails.. and this was honestly the best combo I could have worn. Pure love. I feel like using this polish will always evoke strong love-feelings from me.

 I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Nails Inc Baker Street
Gold Flake
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

Sigh. So gorgeous!

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

Beyond The Nail Shucks!

Hey everyone!

So.. bad blogger. I have.. I think 5 posts just waiting to go up.. sigh. Those will be going up in fairly rapid succession.. because.. they should be shared. Duh.


Tonight I am sharing a wee lemming of mine.. and it was squashed from the swap I was just involved in. Sososososo happy.. I mean, I was going to buy it for myself, but sometimes, when a polish you really want comes from someone else, it just means.. more?

I would describe this polish as "glass and glitter sprinkled into your oatmeal". You'll see what I mean. I honestly mean this in the best way possible!

I am really obsessed with this polish. Usually nude based polishes do nothing for me, but this one.. I can roll with this.

I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatBeyond The Nail Shucks!Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
That is all for today.. see you again.. soon!

My Top 10 of 2016

Hey everyone!

I know the whole 'Top 9' of instagram is a thing (I did partake...) but, I also wanted to do my personal top choices of the year. I think one of them matches the IG choices.. kind of neat!

In previous years, I think I selected top 'whatever number is higher than the current year' - but that would be 17, and I could barely make it to 10.. so.. 10 it is!

Let's take a look at all of them together..

We shall start at the top, and work out way through with links..…