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.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Nails: Gradient, Layering, and Decals!


Hi everyone, I did my nails again for Halloween (I think this is my record high for nail art during a holiday). I did two different techniques on my nails - a gradient and layering (almost like leadlighting.. almost). Anyways, I got my inspiration from simplynailogical again! She used our Supernova nail polish over a clear-to-black gradient and I just loved it, so I had to recreate it for Halloween (see her nails here)!

I started by sponging on a gradient of Beyond the Nail - Deep Black, and PRO-FX - Complete 3 (I didn't have a plain clear nail polish, so I used a base/top coat). Then I put one one thin coat of Beyond the Nail - Pumpkin Spice over it. When everything was dried, I placed two Pumpkin Nail Decals over it and topped everything off with one coat of PRO-FX - Complete 3.




 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

More Pumpkin Face Halloween Nails!


Hi everyone! With Halloween right around the corner, I've decided to do more holiday inspired nails! These were super easy to do thanks to our new Mix n Match Pumpkin Face Decals

Beyond the Nail:  Hallo-Scream (2 coats) [on all my nails except my ring finger]
Beyond the Nail: Solar Flare (3 coats) [only on my ring finger]
PRO-FX: Complete 3 top coat


Monday, October 6, 2014

Lavender Nails and a Glitter Top Coat


Hi everyone, here's a quick mani to show you. I used one of my favourite purple polishes from Julep, topped off with a holographic glitter top coat to make it super awesome :)
 
Julep: Elisa (2 coats)
Beyond the Nail: Lavender Twilight (1 coat)
PRO-FX: Complete 3 (top coat)

Julep - Elisa
Beyond the Nail - Lavender Twilight


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