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About Me




Name: Delainie Gloeden

DOB: 04.04.1986.

Where I call home: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

I don't really know when my love of nail art started.. I vaguely remember starting to want to do more "fun" designs when I was a touch younger, and saving up my babysitting money to buy those crackle polish.. because they were awesome!

Then, when I was in high school, I would paint my nails and sometimes do dots.. nothing major.. it must have really started while I was taking my youth care classes.. more dots and lines, etc. Then, a couple of years ago, I got in to more elaborate designs.. and it hasn't really stopped. I just really like the idea of having "fun" nails - whether it be just painted nails, glitter, full out designs, whatever. Life is too short to not polish your nails. Just saying!

The reason for this blog was to show off what I do (nail art) to a wider audience. I always got really great responses from those I know and from unknowns. I had been looking at photos for ideas and decided I should just start up a blog to have a place to store my own.

I am not personally a creative person. I usually cannot just think up an idea and execute it. I have to see a picture and copy the idea. That is how I have always been. Basically, if I don't have a plan to follow, I will fail.

I love make-up, nail polish, movies, reading, art, hockey and online gaming.
I happily work at a chiropractic clinic.. and most of the patients and my co-workers enjoy my nail art activity!

Some of my favourite things:

Food: I hate a lot of things, and like a lot of things.. but favourite.. ooohhh boy.. ummm.. I really like chicken - you can do so many things with it.. and spicy foods.. and strawberries.. and raspberries.. and pineapple! Oh, and broccoli. And cheese. See.. this could go on forever. And peanut butter - seriously, in a pinch (which I seem to get myself in often because I don't want to actually cook anything) - I just eat a spoonful of PB and my life is better. PIZZA!

Drinks: High quality H2O. I carry a bottle with me everywhere I go. And I love iced tea (Brisk) annnd Mind Over Matcha booster juice. I could survive off of these drinks for the rest of my life.

Movies: I love all movies. Specifically horror flicks. But as for a favourite? Yikes. Well, I can watch 'Pitch Perfect' at any point in time with no complaints. I love it! And the remake of 'The Hills Have Eyes'. And 'Copycat'. Notice how I can never give a simple answer?

TV: Law & Order: SVU, The Killing, Sons of Anarchy, Workaholics, The League, The Walking Dead, Brooklyn 99.. I'm sure there might be a few more, but there are shows that I have either completed watching (in some cases more than once) and enjoy no matter what!

Music: Awe geez. I listen to so many different genres and bands and artists.. ummm.. I dislike country. That makes it a touch easier. I love 80s music. 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' by Simple Minds might be my favourite song, ever. And I really like Fall Out Boy. And dubstep.

Games: Video or board? I like L4D & L4D2.. and The Sims.. and anything zombie related. I'm not great at console games, though I do have an xbox360.. but I'm great at N64 and game played via the computer.. and board games? Life.. and Cards Against Humanity, as well as What Do You Meme?.. because they are hilarious!

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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).

Formula X The Match CLIX! Swatch Post

Hey everyone!

Last weekend, as I bopped in to Sephora to nab some retexurizing pads I was out of, I took a quick peruse of the store, as one does - but my pal that I was with had strict instructions to keep me fairly focused (that, and we had a movie starting in like.. 30 mins)

Anyways! In the back of my mind, I was also wanting a 'nude' polish because of an image I had saved from IG. Took a look at these Formula X The Match CLIX! in 'Fair/Light' and quickly made my way to the till.

My plan was to immediately swatch all of them and just post them.. but I used the blue first, was obsessed and wanted to wear it as a full mani with an accent nail - so I did the rest of my swatches with an accent nail as well - two birds, meet one stone.. all of these accent nail polishes that I used we in my untried rack. Seriously, winning.


The four colours in the set were designed to complement the skin tones specified - and I think they did an exceptional job with the fair/light shades…

Grungey Leopard Nails

Hey everyone!

Today I have some grungey leopard print nails for you.. I had a different direction I had wanted to go in last night, but then ended up with this. Not disappointed.


I used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base CoatButter London High TeaOrly Liquid VinylSally Hansen Terra-CoppaAcetoneBrushDotting ToolSeche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I did two coats of the base colour (High Tea), then I was adding "splatter" prints with black (Liquid Vinyl) but felt they were too perfect.. so.. I decided to douse them with some acetone.. then.. I just decided to "smoke" them out.. which made the nails look grungey. But. This is me. I couldn't stop there. I decided to make dots (Terra-Coppa) throughout the smokey black, then make it into leopard print. Love.

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