Friday, 28 December 2012

Zoya Polish Haul!

Got me some new Zoya polishes!


They are fantastic. Love them. Here's a qquickie swatch sesh. Each polish has just one thick coat.

Matte About You Topcoat!

Okay guys, I apologize that 1. My posts have been so non existent and 2. They're so unorganized. My laptop charger broke so I'm currently living SANS COMPUTER. The worst. So I've been blogging right from my phone.

Anyways, I got my first ever matte top coat, Essie's Matte About You. SERIOUSLY WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! I don't even know what to say I adore it. Easy application. Fast drying. So far I don't know about chipping because I cannot wait to post this! Absolute A++ could not be happier.

I'll post pics of my current mani without top coat first then with will follow right after. The last pic is just my response to the awesomeness that is matte.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas French Manicure

I am literally only posting this because I am so beyond frustrated that I'm surprised I got ANY results out of this.

I've been doing my nails straight for 2 hours and destroyed a sheet set, a quilt and the Mickey Mouse blanket my grandparents gave to me as a kid so far. I have screwed up 2 manicures beyond repair and this is the best I've managed to get so far. I'm only gonna show the hand that KIND of looks right because the other one is crap.

I got the idea from it off a tutorial on Instagram. The nail community on that is pretty solid.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Candy Cane Nails

Okay so I was GOING to keep the snowflake fail mani on for a couple days at least but they rubbed off in the shower! I was so mad! I let them dry for an hour!!!!

So tonight I had to try something different. Sticking with my Christmassy theme (might as well, right!!!?) I chose candy canes!!!!

My roommate and I painted our nails together while watching a movie. I thought I'd share hers as well just cuz!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

More Jasper!

Just a couple cute pics of my boy :)

Snowflake Fail

Okay so there is no clean up because I'm honestly not sure if I'm even going to keep this mani on. It really didnt turn out how I wanted AT ALL. I'm sure no explanation is necessary and you can see what I was going for. My hands are just far too shaky for it tonight.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Sorry for my lack of posting, life kind of got in the way of things.

Here's my first ever attempt at doing REAL nail art. I don't have any brushes yet so I just used the polish bottle brushes.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Just a quickie.

My life is pretty insane right now and I don't even really have time to DO my nails, let alone blog properly about it. So I just thought I'd leave you all with a pic of my most recent manicure. Blog soon!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rainbow Honey Pinkie Promise

Okay guys so tonight I tried out Rainbow Honey's Pinkie Promise for the first time. It is super adorable in the bottle and I was really excited to try it out, but sadly I picked a not so flattering base for it. I'm not super pleased with the overall outcome but the polish itself is lovely.

Pinkie Promise is a fun and shimmery pink base filled with hex
 and tinsel glitter in magenta, light blue, and gold - this polish calls for a party!

Japanese Rose Garden, Pink Flamenco, Manicurist of Seville

Okay so again I wanted to try it over more then one colour. My biggest problem was choosing Manicurist of Seville as the dominant base. I love this colour, I've posted it before when I tried my french tips. It turned out a lot pinker in that lighting, here it was more purple. But it was far too dark to look good under Pinkie Promise in my opinion.

Pinkie Promise was another one that was a bit of a glitter explosion and I had some difficulty finding a happy medium between too many shapes and too little. I even dabbed so hard on my left hand middle finger that I smudged the polish underneath, although I don't think you can see it.

I completely think having the lighter pinks under Pinkie Promise was a much nicer choice. I think it is such a playful polish it was definitely best geared toward a brighter happier colour. Although I give it an A+ for awesomness I'm probably not keeping this manicure on even over night.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

OPI Pamplona Purple

Okay guys. So this is one of the first 'fancy' nail polish I EVER bought myself. Probably at least 3 or 4 years ago now I bought it. It's called Pamplona Purple and it's by OPI of course.

The polish is a gorgeous cream purple, nothing fancy no glitter or shimmer or anything like that. I find it definitely applies a little bit darker then it appears in the bottle. That could be because I generally use 3 coats (even though it could be completely fine in 2 if applied well). The application is very very smooth and you can easily choose to do very thin layers or more gloopy ones. Any flaws in the pictures you see are my fault, my dog was pestering me to go outside half way through my polish application of course so it all got done in a rush.

 Evidently I need to improve my bottle shot skills.

Apologies for the gigantic chunk missing out of my thumb, qtip slipped during my clean up.

I was wondering why I was sooo drawn to Sally Hansen's 230 Plum Power polish. I mean I'm always a huge fan of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, their brush is my FAVOURITE, but I just couldn't let this colour go. It is almost identical to Pamplona Purple, but it has SHIMMER!!!! I did two accent nails in the below pic, can you tell the difference? It's damned hard.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Rainbow Honey Hoof Wrassle

Ooookay guys. So after posting my last blog about Mare of the Moon I realized the Rainbow Honey descriptions for their polishes are spot on. So I'm gonna include their words to describe Roof Hassle.

'A shimmery copper orange base studded with gold, copper 
and orange hex and square glitter, and a sprinkling of 
iridescent and holographic glitters - this polish loves to sparkle in the sun.'

I'm not going to lie, I used this polish tonight because out of the 8 polishes in the Equestria collection, this was my least favourite in the bottle and I wanted to get it out of the way. I'm not really an orange person.. Actually I don't think I own a single orange nail polish. Anyways, I'm actually pretty fond of how this turned out. I still don't think it'll be a go to glitter for me, but I'm not taking it off as we speak either. I was hoping to get a really nice fall theme going on to match the beautiful scenery before Vancouver turns cold and grey for the winter.

The colours I used for my base coats are Glitzerland (the gold) and I'm not really a waitress (the red - I swear it's mostly red but it does often look more pink, especially in my house lighting).

Sorry about the awful mess, I totally forgot to take a picture of my left hand (I'm right handed so it's usually not as messy) before I put on the glitters!
 Okay, so I didn't have anywhere near the problems applying Hoof Wrassle as I did with Mare of the Moon. The glitter chunks were super super accesible, there were almost too many of them! They all laid super flat though, which was awesome, and even though there is a lot of glitters it doesn't seem too overwhelming. It definitely did change the colour of my base colour again, but this time I expected it and planned for it. I guess it always helps to read the polish description before diving full speed into it.

I think it turned out really nicely. I'm definitely getting better at this glitter thing, who knows in 6 more polishes I may even be able to call myself a glitter pro haha. I definitely got the fall feel I was looking for. It also kind of reminds me of fire. 

I got a cow onesie today and I just had to share it, I am so in love <3


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Mare Of The Moon

Okay first of all OH MY GOD. Rainbow Honey glitters really are as gorgeous in real life as they are on blogs!!!!! I just got the Equestria minis set in the mail today and I couldn't wait to try one. And I couldn't wait to share.. Literally. My nails are still slightly wet as I type.

Alrighty. So to test out this beautiful polish I wanted to try it over more then one colour base, but I also (obviously) wasn't feeling insanely adventurous so I kept all the colours quite similar.I wouldn't go as far as saying they all fall into the same family, but definitely close. I used OPI Purple with a Purpose (thumb), Suzi Says Feng Shui (ring finger) and Into the Night (everywhere else). Quite a pretty combo even on their own I think.

Now this is my first time dabbling with a real complicated sparkle polish. I've tended to only really use shimmers in the past and they aren't quite so hard to use. I was actually texting my friend Sharra from over at The Blahg the whole time I did my nails trying to figure out the best way to get the big glitter chunks out.

I did this hand first, notice that I have quite a few moons but the coats are so thick you can barely see the base coats?
This hand I tried dabbing the glitter on at Sharra's suggestion. Definitely not as many of the bigger pieces but I was happy to see my carefully selected base colours showing through better.
I feel like there has to be a way for me to be able to get both the big glitters and the showing of the base coat, I just haven't figured it out yet. Suggestions welcome. All in all though I have never been more in awe of a polish. In case you can't see, its a very beautiful purpley blue shimmer with silver glitter chunks and silver moons throughout it. I tried to get some better pics in better lighting of both hands so you can really see the difference between having a lot of it on and less. Apologies for the lack of cleanup, like I said I was so excited to show you guys I think my nails are probably only JUST dry now.