Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blonde & Purple Hair

Hi everyone! I will be selling my nail polish, decals & guides next week at the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale so I decided to get my hair done before it so it looks awesome. My best friend is a hair stylist and she added some purple to my hair! What do you guys think??

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Easter Bunny Squiggles


Last week I posted this mani as a pastel squiggle look. Easter's coming up, so I added these cute Mini Bunny nail decals from Beyond the Nail.  

Check out my other post for all the details in how I created this look.

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness


Hi everyone, I had these cute pink Ribbon Decals that represent Breast Cancer Awareness and I thought they would pair up nicely with Supernova. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Beyond the Nail - Holographic Gold Microglitter


Quick swatch of Beyond the Nail - Holographic Gold Microglitter (2 thick coats). It's amazing on it's own, so no nail art added :P

Monday, March 9, 2015

Starry Night


Hey everyone! Back to another long week at work.. but I have some cute nails to share with you :)

I painted my nails with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Space Cadet, and topped it off with a bunch of Mini Star Decals in black and PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat.



BrushEgg Review


Have you guys heard of the Brushegg? It's a silicone egg shaped product that helps you easily clean the leftover makeup on your brushes and sponges. The back of the Brushegg is smooth and curved, and displays their logo. The front of the Brushegg has these ridges and bumps which is what you swipe your brush on to remove the makeup.


 I've noticed a couple of people blog about it and I always wanted one, so a week ago I went and bought one in mint :) It came to a total of $14 CDN (with shipping) and arrived 3 days after (super fast processing & delivery).

My dirty makeup brushes & sponge
 I used the Brushegg to clean my ELF brushes and my BeautyBlender. To use the Brushegg, you stick two of your fingers into the bottom of the egg, apply a small amount of your cleanser (I used my BeautyBlender Cleanser) to the Brushegg, get your brushes wet, and then start swiping your brush back and forth over the ridges. As the leftover makeup was coming off, I would occasionally rinse the Brushegg and my brush to help remove the "dirty" cleanser. When the cleanser and my brush were clean and didn't show any signs of makeup, I rinsed it once more and then lay my brush to dry on a towel. It was definitely easier to clean my brushes this way, instead of using my hand/fingers to do it (that also didn't always get my brushes completely cleaned). 


I used the same process to clean my BeautyBlender but it was a bit harder. I know the Brushegg is mainly for brushes, but I figured it could clean my BeautyBlender too. It was only harder to clean this because the sponge absorbs a lot of water and cleanser, so I would have to rinse it out more than I did with my brushes. It took a bit longer, but it also worked so I can't complain.


I really love this product and will definitely use it every couple of weeks to clean my brushes and sponge!

  Interested in getting one for yourself? Check out the Brushegg at any of these places:

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Neon Orange Blast



Warmer weather is coming so I felt the need for some bright nails! I painted my nails two coats of Beyond the Nail - Neon Orange. If that wasn't enough, I topped it off with one coat of Beyond the Nail - Scattered Holographic Topcoat. I couldn't get a good picture of it because the neon orange polish was so bright!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Recreating My Own: Holographic Yellow French Tip Nails

Taken with flash
Hey everyone, I decided to recreate an old design of my own! It's nothing special, but it's fun to see similar nail designs but on different shaped nails. A couple of months ago, I did a french manicure using Beyond the Nail - Shooting Star, and Beyond the Nail - French Tip Nail Guides (you can see the mani here). I used the exact same products but added some rhinestones to glam it up ;)
 
Direct light, no flash

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pastel Squiggles


TGIF! Spring is right around the corner so I decided to do a cute pastel look today.

I started by painting my nails with one coat of Sinful Colors – Snow Me White. I added a layer of PRO-FX – Quick Dry Topcoat over it and waited for everything to dry. I placed Beyond the Nail – Wavy Squiggle Nail Guides over it and sponged on a gradient of purple to blue over it using Beyond the Nail’s Spring Purple Creme & Spring Blue Creme. Immediately after sponging on the polishes, I gently peeled away the nail guides, and then topped it off with another layer of PRO-FX – Quick Dry Topcoat to smooth it all out. 



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Love/Hate Relationship with Zoya

Hey everyone! Zoya had a great sale in January that was opened to Canadians where you can get 3 full sized polishes (plus 3 mini mystery polishes) and only pay for shipping. I ended up spending around $20 CDN for them. It took them around 5 WEEKS to just process my order... I contacted them regarding the amount of time it was taking and they reassured me that it would be sent soon, and that they were just swamped with orders. But waiting over a month for an order is too long, especially if it's from USA to Canada (it only took about a week to get to me once it shipped). When I finally received my package, I was disappointed when I saw the three mystery trio polishes as they're weren't anything special.. so I didn't bother photographing them, but you can check out Manis & Margaritas blog for the photos of these mystery trio polishes. 

I ended up ordering two of their Pixie Dust polishes (Godiva & Stevie), and one of their cream polishes (Wendy). I really really love Godiva and Stevie; they go on smoothly, yet dry with a textured finish (much like our microglitters! ..maybe that's why I love these so much :P) However, Wendy was very thick and streaky. It smoothed out by the second coat, but it was so thick it took forever to dry. The colour is nice, but the polish itself is disappointing... I used it in a previous post if you want to see (click here).

Currently, I have a love/hate relationship with Zoya.. I have other cream polishes of theirs and they're easy to work with. But next time I want a Zoya polish, I'll just get it from a store and save myself the time waiting for it to come to me.

OKAY story time is over.. check out my swatches!

Zoya - Godiva
Zoya - Stevie

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