Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring Nails

So China Glaze was recently on sale at Sally's so I felt the need to pick these two colors up from their City Flourish collection. My past experiences with China Glaze has not been good, but I loved the colours so I bought them anyway...

I should have known, China Glaze always has the prettiest colours and the worst formula, I found with "In a Lilly Bit" especially that it was very streaky and when you tried to put on the second/third coat it would drag off the previous coat.

Petal to the Metal is a darker neon coral and leans more pink than Flip Flop Fantasy, if that is to bright for you, and was a bit easier to apply.

With China Glaze you always need a glossy top coat because their formula just doesn't perform, however they have the best neon shades in the game, so will this stop me from purchasing China Glaze, no probably not. I'm a sucker for the pretty colours and just can't stop.

Just warning you guys, but won't these just be so cute on the toes?!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

its been a while, but I figured I'd show my valentines day nail art!

I've posted both on my instagram, follow if you arent, I'm more active on there!

I find drawing hearts one of the most difficult things to get right, the first photo I drew the heart with a nail art pen and filled it in with a Sinful Colors glitter, the nude is Revlon Brilliant Strength in Allure.

The second photo, I didn't plan the glitter nails but they are covering up failed hearts hah, the glitter is OPI My Favorite Ornament and the Pink is Mod About you! 

Hope you have a great Valentines Day!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cute Cherry Nails

I really wanted to do cherry nails, but to me cherries are the sluttiest fruit (haha i know, im wierd) so I wanted them to stay cute. With many of my nail art attempts I get lazy and only like to do two fingers, which I think helped in the cute department because the yellow stripes bring a cute shabby chic-ness to the nail art.

I used Joe Fresh Butter and a white stripers, and for the cherries I used OPI Alpine Snow, then used a dotting tool for the red, the a hot pink striper to add dimension and a dotting tool for the stems and white shine on the cherries!

Tell me what you think, I really want to do more fruit inspired nail art, especially lemons or oranges!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

French Pharmacie Beauty Haul!

So once again I am super ecstatic over a French Pharmacie Beauty Haul, around this time last year my mom went to France and she had to go back again, thus another list from me.

I have tried Bioderma Micellaire Solution before since it is available in Canada, and loved it but its definitely still cheaper in France so I wanted a big bottle. Then I have been very intrigued by serums recently and although I didn't do much research decided on the Caudalie Vinosource Serum SOS, I also have been very interested in Dry Oils and have seen the Nuxe one around so I decided on  the Multipurpose Dry Oil. It is a very fragrant product, however I really enjoy the smell and love how it feels on the skin. Finally I also wanted to try the Caudalie Lip Conditioner which I also am enjoying because it has a subtle scent and works very well before applying lipstick. Then the little SVR is a small sample from the store.

I had no interest in skincare until I learned about it in school and although I don't love it as much as makeup, I now know how important it is and France is definitely the place to go for excellent skincare.

Many if not all of this is available in Canada and the US however it is more expensive here, I would love to know if any of you have tried any of these products and what you think! Or what is on your wishlists because I know even if I know I don't have access to products I still have a wishlist in my head!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tumblr Nails

So I'm obsessed with tumblr... I kind of neglect it during the school year because if I go on, it can be a 2-7 hour experience. Now that summer has rolled around the addiction is back in full force. As I was browsing MeghanRosettes blog I saw these nails and new I had to paint my nails asap. It's such a simple nail combo, but looks so pretty and will totally make your tan pop.

The colours I used were Joe Fresh Tin and Mod About You by OPI. However if you have Essie Fiji, it seems very similar although I don't have it yet. Also from my research (googling), Revlon, Essie, Orly, China Glaze and Rimmel each have had very similar silvers.

You can follow me on tumblr, and I would love to see anyone else's so post it in the comments or tweet it to me, I will definitely follow!

P.S. if you know the original source of the photo I would love to know and give them credit!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Polka Dot Nails

So Maybelline just came out with the Color Show Polka Dots collection and obviously I had to get my hands on this one in Clearly Spotted. I had been lusting after the Loreal top coat in Confetti but could never get my hands on it, and although they are slightly different you get more in this bottle and it was only $4.99 at Shoppers. The polish is packed with the little glitters and I only had to do one layer and maybe touch up missing spots on some nail, but it was extremely easy as I didn't have to place the glitter, like some polishes require. I decided to do multicoloured nails because I wanted to see how it looked on them and I love it. I've found the true test of if a nail polish is cool or nice is when a cashier complements me on my nails and the lady at Superstore was super intrigued so there's that.

I'm not really interested in the other colours in this collection, but I think anyone who loves a good glitter should go pick this up as it is a good product especially for only $5 and potentially cheaper if you shop around.

Almay Growing up Gorgeous Contest!

I just got this amazing package in the mail from entering a Facebook contest, it was the Growing up Gorgeous contest held by Almay Canada. I enter a ridiculous amount of contests and as you guys can see, sometimes I win! I was not expecting so much and am just so excited I had to share!

So this all came in a box with my address hand written and that handwritten note, which is much appreciated that someone took the time to do that, and all these goodies inside. Because the contest I believe was to do in part with Mother's Day or celebrating mothers and daughters in general, it featured Kate Hudson the face of Almay and her mom Goldie Hawn.

In Goldie's look is: the moisturizing eye makeup remover pads, perfect and correct primer, intense i-color in bold nudes, intense i-color volumizing mascara in midnight, intense i-color defining liner in onyx and smart shade mousse makeup in light-medium

and Kate's look includes: oil free eye makeup remover pads, smart shade liquid makeup in light-medium, intense i-color in smoky i-kit for greens, smart shade concealer in light-medium and intense i-color + primer for green eyes.

I have tried the smart shade liquid makeup and actually really like that it a light coverage and the intense i-color and primer is my new favourite thing when I'm to lazy to put eyeshadow on, which is all the time. I'm really enjoying those two and need to open the other things and play soon!

image sources: 1, 2, 3

I also figured I'd post my favourite looks from each woman as I love both looks so much. You can always count on Kate for really natural looks and never going to far out of the box but always looking beautiful. My favourite look is the pretty much no makeup look of Penny Lane in Almost Famous, although How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Andie Anderson holds a close second, honestly just google Kate Hudson makeup and just look at how pretty and flawless she looks. (Am I the only one who googles celebrities makeup all the time?) And of course nothing is better than Goldie in the late 1960s, those EYES are out of control amazing! These two also have the best hair ever,just look at that middle photo!

Anyways, I was super excited to get this in the mail so thank you Almay Canada! And everyone start entering contests and you could get stuff in the mail to, its not hard just like your favourite brands on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!