Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pastel Chevrons


Back in March I did a Pastel Squiggle mani and I LOVED it. I wanted to recreate the same style but using chevrons instead of squiggles, and it only took me 4 months to do it haha.

I started by painting my nails with one thick coat of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. When it was dry, I added one coat of Beyond the Nail - Quick Dry Topcoat (this will ensure that the base is completely dry and smooth when you're going to add your nail guides). I then placed on 3 Chevron Nail Guides (from Beyond the Nail) onto each nail and sponged on a gradient over top using Beyond the Nail's Crème de Menthe, Spring Blue Creme, & Spring Purple Creme. While still wet, I gently peeled off the nail guides and finished it off with a coat of PRO-FX - Complete 3

Beyond the Nail - Spring Purple Creme
Beyond the Nail - Crème de Menthe
Beyond the Nail - Spring Blue Creme

Friday, July 24, 2015

Indie Shout Out: Mrs. P's Potions


Hi everyone, I have something new to share with you guys! I recently did a swap with Bree from Mrs. P's Potions, who is fellow Canadian Indie maker! We swapped some nail polishes with each other and I've got some swatches to share! :)

When looking through Mrs. P's Potions website, I was immediately drawn to her thermals! She has so many to choose from so it took me a while to decide which one's I was interested in trying out. 
I ended up picking Pint-sized Peanut & Pretty In Peony.

Mrs. P's Potions - Pint-Sized Peanut

Pint-Sized Peanut ($11 CDN) is a thermal nail polish, which means it changes colours with your body temperature. It starts off as an ultramarine blue (my fingers weren't that cold, so it looks almost purple in my photos), and when it warms up, it turns to a light pink. The polish itself has a pearl finish and was on the thin side. It took me 4 coats to achieve the opacity in my photos.

This polish also has a beautiful meaning behind it, so please check out the polish on Mrs. P`s Potions website and read all about it: click here.



Mrs. P's Potions - Pretty in Peony

 Pretty in Peony ($11 CDN)  is another thermal polish that changes colours with your body temperature (I couldn't get my fingers cold enough so I had to stick my hand under cold water to see the change - hence the wet fingers! haha). It starts off as a rosey pink (when cold), and gradually gets lighter to a pale pink (when hot). I'm actually wearing this polish as I type this and my nails are almost white! My fingers must be on fire as I type this ;) haha. I forgot to mention the best part about this polish - it's holographic!! In the sunlight, it's SO beautiful.. sadly I couldn't get a good shot :(  It took me 3 coats to achieve this opacity.



What do you guys think about this polish? Head over to Mrs. P's Potions to grab these beauties!
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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Coral and Grey Nails


I have some fun nails to share today! I really wanted to paint my nails with Beyond the Nail's Daiquiri but I needed to add something else to it. I saw a bunch of my nail guides and decided to play around with them.


I painted my nails with three thin coats of Beyond the Nail - Daiquiri. When they were dry, I put on one coat of PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat. When that was completely dry, I placed one Half Chevron Nail Guide (from Beyond the Nail) onto the top of each of my nails. I carefully painted one layer of Beyond the Nail - Cosmopolitan in the empty space above the nail guide, and while still wet, I gently peeled away the nail guide leaving a crisp triangle design on each nail. I finished it off with one coat of PRO-FX - Complete 3 and stuck on a rhinestone (that I bought off ebay) to each nail.

What do you guys think of them? Would you try something like this out?


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BornPrettyStore Review: Full Nail Blue Flower Water Decals


Here are some more awesome water decals that I was sent from BornPrettyStore! These are their Full Nail Blue Flower Water Decals.

I started by painting all my nails with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Spring Blue Creme. When dried, I cut up my Water Decals and placed a piece into water for about 15-20 seconds (long enough for the decal to slide off the paper backing easily). I placed it onto my nail and got a brush dipped in acetone and carefully brushed away any parts of the water decal that was hanging over my nail. I topped each nail with PRO-FX - Complete 3. I also added my favourite rhinestones (from BornPrettyStore) to the top of each nail!


The water decals were super easy to use and turned out amazing! It really makes my simple manicure look 10x better! 

These water decals are available on BornPrettyStore for $1.99!!
Don't forget to use AJB10 to get 10% off your order :)



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BornPrettyStore Review: Geo Pattern Water Decals

Beyond the Nail - Spring Red Creme

Okay these might be my favourite nails to date! I love to do multicolour nails even if they're too intense for everyday wear. I was sent these awesome Geo Pattern Water Decals from BornPrettyStore to share with you all.


I started by getting a make-up sponge and adding dots of with different nail polishes all over the sponge. I used Beyond the Nail's - Crème de Menthe, Spring Blue Creme, Spring Purple Creme, & Spring Red Creme. I sponged over each nail three times to get it to be opaque. When it was dried, I cut out all the pieces of water decals that I wanted to use on my nails. I soaked each piece individually for 15-20 seconds and then slid them off their paper backing and placed them onto my nails. I finished it off with one coat of PRO-FX - Complete 3. I really love how all the colours compliment each other!

BornPrettyStore's water decals are always very easy to use and look amazing on my nails!

They're available HERE for only $1.99
Don't forget to use AJB10 to get 10% off your order :)

Beyond the Nail - Spring Purple Creme
Beyond the Nail - Spring Blue Creme
Beyond the Nail - Creme de Menthe

Monday, July 20, 2015

BornPrettyStore Review: Vintage Flower Water Decals


I was sent some more water decals from BornPrettyStore to share with you guys! These are their Vintage Flower Water Decals

I started by painting all my nails with one coat of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. When it dried, I sponged on two coats of Beyond the Nail's Shooting Star & Solar Flare. I could've done more to make it more opaque but I really like the subtleness of this look. I cut out the water decals that I wanted to use, and soaked them in water for about 15-20 seconds. I slid the water decal off the paper backing and placed them onto my nails. I topped every nail off with PRO-FX - Complete 3.

These decals were super easy to use and really makes my manicure look so cute! 

They're available HERE for only $1.43.
Don't forget to use AJB10 to get 10% off your order :)



SelectSpecs: Savannah 8121 Sunglasses


Hey everyone, I received these awesome sunglasses from SelectSpecs to review. They are from their Savannah Designer Sunglasses 8121 Line. They come in a bunch of different colours, but when I saw they had a clear version, I had to get it! I've never seen sunglasses that had a matte clear frame and thought that was pretty unique.


The Savannah 8121 sunglasses (in clear) come with grey sun lenses and a wayfarer styled frame. It was described to have a subtle and unique rubber effect, which didn't make sense to me at first, but once I got them, I understood exactly what it meant. It's a hard plastic, but not like other sunglasses. It has a matte finish to it as well, so it isn't a smooth and shiny texture. I really like the frames and I think it's my favourite part of the entire sunglasses (even more than the actual purpose of them! haha). The lenses themselves are really well made and make the sunlight a lot less straining for my eyes. 

Although I don't wear glasses, these sunglasses are also available with a prescription & are ready for single vision lenses, bifocal lenses, and varifocal/multifocal lenses. Both myself and my boyfriend tried these sunglasses on, and they look great on both of us - making these sunglasses unisex! 

Check out these sunglasses on SelectSpecs.com and check out all their other great items! 
The best part of these sunglasses is that they're only $10.60!!



Monday, July 13, 2015

Beyond the Nail - Acid Wash


Hi everyone, Happy Monday! I have this beautiful crelly polish to share with you! It's one of our new polishes that we released called Acid Wash. It's a white crelly polish filled with dark purple square and hex glitters, navy blue hex glitters, light blue square glitters, and tiny blue hex glitters. For my swatches, I used two thick coats.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cocktail Drink Accent Nail


I really liked my nails from last month, so I decided to recreate them in a different colour! 

I painted all my nails two coats of Beyond the Nail - Winter Wonderland. When dried, I placed one Cocktail Nail Guide on my ring finger and painted on Beyond the Nail - Sloteazzy over top. While still wet, I gently peeled off the nail vinyl and was left with a cool cocktail design! I used Sloteazzy again to paint a thin line at the tip of each other nail.



Monday, July 6, 2015

Summer Vacation Nails


Sadly, I'm not going on a vacation... but my nails make me want to! 

I painted my thumb, middle finger & pink with with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Pink Lady & my index finger and ring finger with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Biscotti. I used a Hibiscus Flower nail decal on my ring finger. I topped everything off with PRO-FX - Quick Dry Topcoat.

What do you guys think of these? :)


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