Wednesday, January 28, 2015

My Robot's in Love - Valentine's Day Nails

I was going to do my nails pink and all lovey dovey for Valentine's Day, but I saw my robot nail decals and I knew I had to use them because they have a heart cut out in the center of the decal!

I started by painting my nails with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Spring Purple Creme. When dried, I topped it off with Beyond the Nail - Scattered Holographic Top Coat. When that coat was dried, I topped each nail off with PRO-FX - Quick Dry Top Coat and applied some silver round studs to the top of each nail. When dried, I firmly placed on a Robot nail decal (with a HEART in it's chest!) to my ring finger and topped it off with some more top coat to make sure it stays on!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine's Day Nails!

Valentine's Day is almost here! I haven't done anything yet on my nails so far, so for my first Valentine's Day nails I decided to paint my nails with three thin coats of Beyond the Nail - Supernova. When it was fully dried I applied some Holographic Mini Heart Decals (also by Beyond the Nail) on my nails. It's so hard to capture anything that's holographic without having natural sunlight :( I topped each nail off with one coat of PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cetaphil Think Zinc GIVEAWAY! #CBBThinkZinc

It's GIVEAWAY TIME! A week ago, I reviewed Cetaphil's DERMACONTROL line - an oil control foam wash & an oil control moisturizer. I now get to share the exact same set with one lucky winner!

Giveaway Information
  • Prizes: (1) Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Foam Wash & (1)Cetaphil DERMACONTROL Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
  • Giveaway is open to Canadian residents ONLY
  • Must be of legal age in your province or territory of residence
  • Winner will be contacted by e-mail and announced on Friday, January 30, 2015
  • Prizes will be awarded by Cetaphil Canada

Friday, January 9, 2015

Inspiration from Instagram #4

TGIF! After all the time I had off during the holidays, this week of work seemed so long and tiring... I'm glad it's Friday :) Today I have another Inspiration from Instagram post! I love going on instagram and seeing so many great designs. I have a bunch of pictures on my phone of nail designs I want to recreate but for some reason never get to it. I finally chose a design from badgirlnails that I had to recreate!

I started by painting my nails (except my ring finger) with three thin coats of Beyond the Nail - Moonshine. On my ring finger, I used one coat of Beyond the Nail - Deep Black. When they were all dried, I applied PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat to my pink, index finger, & thumb and applied two duocrhome rhinestones from BornPrettyStore to each nail. On my ring finger, I stamped over it with Moonshine using BornPrettyStore - Stamping Plate BP-13, and topped it off with topcoat. On my middle finger, I put a one Line Nail Guide going down my nail and stamped on one side of my nail using the same design but with the Deep Black nail polish. I gently peeled off the nail guide, topped off my nail with my topcoat, and applied rhinestones down the center of my nail.

My Inspiration (left) & My Nails (right)!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Holographic Purple Icicles

Hi everyone! To start the new year, I decided to shape my nails back into squares! Good bye poor stiletto nails :'(  To be honest, I had them stiletto for about 7 months and I only just broke two of my nails in the last week or so.. so it was a sign to change them up.

I decided to paint my nails with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Space Cadet. I wore it like that for a night out, so when I came home later on my nails were completely dry. I placed an Icicle Nail Guide (also from Beyond the Nail) on each nail and made sure they stuck on firmly. I painted over each nail with a thick coat of Julep - Octavia. While still wet, I peeled off the nail guide gently off my nail. I topped each nail off with PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cetaphil "Think Zinc"

Hi everyone, I have a new-to-me product that I'm going to share with you. It's from the skin care brand Cetaphil! They specialize in cleansers and moisturizers that provide a gentle yet effective skin care that soothes and softens for healthy looking skin. It's also clinically proven and doctor recommended.

The Canadian Beauty Bloggers were kind enough to send me Cetaphil's DERMACONTROL line - an oil control foam wash & an oil control moisturizer. Used together, they remove excess oils from the skin and helps improve the skin's appearance. The foam wash cleanses away surface oils and the ceramide infused, 3-in-1 moisturizer provides hydration, shine control and broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Together they control shine, protect and balance your skin's natural moisture barrier.

Cetaphil's Oil Control Moisturizer & Oil Control Foam Wash
Oil Control Foam Wash
  • Zinc Gluconate absorbs excess oil
  • Zinc Coceth provides a deep pore cleanse
  • Hydrating wash
  • Non-drying, soap-free foam
  • Rinses with no residue
  • Non-comedogenic, non-irritating
Oil Control Moisturizer
  •  Zinc Gluconate absorbs excess oil
  • Ceramide technology replenishes skin’s moisture barrier
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with Oleosome technology
  • Absorbs quickly with long-lasting hydration
  • Lightweight, non-greasy matte finish
  • Non-comedogenic

After reading more about these products on Cetaphil's website and looking up reviews online, I decided to slowly integrate these products into my daily routine. I started to use it every other day, and after a week I am using it once a day. I do not use it in the morning because after reading reviews of it drying out people's skin, I didn't want to apply makeup over dry flaky skin. I haven't had any problems of my skin drying out at all since using this product. My skin definitely feels clean and refreshed after each wash. The Oil Control Moisturize will last me a long time because a lot goes a long way! I really like how my skin feels afterwards and I have had no issues using this product. I would recommend these two products to everyone!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! Bring on 2015

Happy New Year!!
I'm going downtown Toronto tonight to watch some performances and watch the fireworks to celebrate the new year :) I decided to do my nails for 2015 as well.

I started by painting my nails three thin coats of Beyond the Nail - Moonshine. With a dotting tool, I drew out 2015 on my nails using Beyond the Nail - Holographic Silver Microglitter. I topped every nail off with PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat and placed rhinestones at the top of each nail.

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