Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Roundup

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share all my Halloween looks in one post for any last minute ideas for people. My nail art is fairly simple and showcases the actual polishes used. Enjoy, and  
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Bat decals are added to this holographic orange mani
The orange polish is a jelly, so a thin coat over black looks awesome!

Mix n Match Pumpkin Face decals! EASY DIY :)

Mix n Match Pumpkin Face over a neon holo orange polish, and a black polish filled with orange and silver glitter

Pumpkin decals are added on top of this holographic gradient mani

Frankenstein coloured inspired nails!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puppy Update!


 I don't know if this is a puppy update anymore since Windsor is a year and a half already, and weighs almost 60 pounds! I haven't posted any photos of him in a very long time, so I thought I'd share some photos :)  I have an instagram for him because I don't want to post pictures of him with my nail account. If you want to follow him, click HERE.


Windsor on his 1st Birthday on April 12th!

FLUFFY!!

Can you see the resemblance from his baby photo? Haha he sure is a happy dog :)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Frankenstein Inspired Gradient


Halloween is almost here, and I thought I'd do one more look! I keep seeing the most adorable frankenstein nails and I had to do my own version. I tried to freehand a frankenstein face on my nail but that turned out HORRIBLE. I have no skill when it comes to freehanding or drawing.. so decals & stamping all the way! I really like the green/purple mix of colours for Frankenstein nails for Halloween! It's different than the normal black and orange, so I decided to use these colours for my nails.

I started by painting all my nails one coat of Beyond the Nail - Comet. When it was dried, I sponged on a gradient of green to purple using again Comet and Beyond the Nail - Space Cadet. I sponged on about 3-4 coats because these polishes have a jelly consistency. When I got to the opacity I liked, I topped each nail off with one coat of PRO-FX - Quick Dry Top Coat. I used some Bat Decals in black to finish the look!






Sunday, October 19, 2014

Introducing: Dragon Claw Polish


Hi everyone! NEW Indie Polish Alert! Janet from Dragon Claw Polish contacted me and wanted me to do some swatches of her new nail polish from her brand new line (Dragon Claw Polish) which will be released on November 7th (mark your calendars!!).


Dragon Claw Polish - Lego Booby Traps
This polish was a bright silver (almost white) pearl base with black, white, teal and neon pink, yellow, & blue glitters. These swatches have 3 coats of polish. The glitter was not hard to get out of the bottle, and application was smooth.
 




Dragon Claw Polish - Nessa
This polish is a sheer purple polish that shifts colours in the light! It's also packed with tiny holographic sparkle. I used three coats to achieve this look, and it was super smooth to apply!



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

VOTE for ME in BornPrettyStore's 4th Anniversary Nail Art Contest


Hi everyone, I've entered BornPrettyStore's 4th Anniversary Nail Art Contest! Please please PLEASE go over there and VOTE for me!

Click this link:
I am submission #546

For my nails, I started with 3 coats of Beyond the Nail - Supernova. When they were dry, I took my favourite Flower Water Decals from BornPrettyStore and cut out each flower separately. One by one I soaked each decal in water (I filled a small cup with water) for about 10-15 seconds. The water decal slid off the paper backing with ease, and I gently placed it on my nail where I wanted it, and then rubbed it down over my nail until it was smooth and there were no folds. When every nail was complete, I topped each nail off with PRO-FX - Top Coat.

 
 


Don't forget to VOTE for me!!
I am submission #546

Amie Skincare - Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash


I have another Amie Skincare product to share with you all today. It's their Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash. On their website, it's said to be an exceptional soap-free cleansing wash that removes all dirt, oil and make-up from your face without stripping or drying the skin.

I was really excited to try this product because I wear foundation, concealer, and powder everyday (among the rest of my eye makeup), and I want to ensure at the end of the day that my face is super clean to avoid a breakout. When I first tried Amie's Morning Clear Purifying Facial Wash I was a bit confused. It doesn't lather up nearly as quickly as other facial washes, and although my face felt super soft after, I didn't quite feel "clean". It's has a thick creamy texture, and feels like a thick cream (think cocoa butter) rather than a light foamy facial wash that I'm used to. I'm sure it's because of all the natural ingredients and it's formula to leave the skin soft (and of course, after reading the ingredients, it sure is packed with cocoa butter! Explains the thick formula). I'm not sure if this will lead to further breakouts (it might clog my pores), but it's something I'll have to look out for after using this a lot more. I'm sure it will be VERY useful now that the colder weather is coming and my skin will start to dry out.

I plan to continue using this (maybe alongside another facial cleanser just to ensure maximum cleansing! haha) and I hope my skin stays velvety smooth :) I'll just have to remember to massage it on my face longer than my usual facial wash to get some sort of lather going. I read other reviews online (just to see if maybe mine was a bad batch or something), but most people have the same concerns like me. However, a lot of people who continued to use it over a longer period of time do say that their skin is much softer and smoother. So I'll have that to look forward to :)
 
Amie Skincare can be found in Shoppers Drugmart's across Canada now :)
For more information, visit their website:
http://www.amieskincare.com/

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's a PINK kind of day...


Hi everyone, happy Tuesday! I couldn't think of what to do to my nails, so I just painted them solid. I literally browsed instagram & pinterest for inspiration but nothing caught my eye. So I figured I would paint them with one of the nail polishes from our Summer Galaxy Collection since they're loud enough on their own :P

I used three coats of Beyond the Nail - Supernova. This one is probably my favourite polish in the collection seeing as I've posted about it before.


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