Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Belated Easter

Hi loves & Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekends, and if you're like me & had a 4 day weekend I hope it was fabulous. The weather on Monday was actually beautiful, it almost felt like summer..sadly it's not lasting long but I'm hoping it comes back.

I meant to get this manicure up on Saturday but a) I was lazy and b) I was also busy, and wanting to be lazy but having 2 dinners to go to, 2 church services to attend, planning an event and finishing up my 13 day supply job for a coop teacher last week meant this is up today. Oh well! Nail Polish Canada kindly sent me the Bundle Monster H09 plate (aka an Easter plate) and so I planned out this quick but cute manicure!

I used Essie Watermelon as my base, then dotted with NCLA As If, Tennis Anyone? and Orly Blue Collar, and used the hatching chick image stamped with Konad special white polish!

Please ignore the sad index nail, it had a fight with a filing cabinet and it obviously lost :(

I hope you all have a great Tuesday :)

Thanks for reading <3

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Green Hopes for March

Happy Saturday loves! I have a bunch of pictures from February that I wanted to post (lots of pink) but I wasn't feeling any of that! It's the beginning of March, and even though it still seems that winter will never end (today is a "warm day" at -2C) I'm hoping that by March Break it will begin to seem that Spring is on it's way.

I wanted to wear some green to start out the month (in the hopes that outside will soon be green too) so I used a base of Revlon Minted, and then using the saran wrap method, sponged China Glaze Starboard on top. It sort of looks like those super retro counter tops but, I think it looks pretty cool anyways.

I hope everyone's weekend is going well. I've had my Starbucks fix already and that always makes my Saturday a great one!

Thanks for reading <3

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Purple and Glitter Birthday

Hi Loves and Happy Tuesday! and guess what, Happy Birthday to me! (and my sister, and brother!) I am 25 today and even though it sort of feels like a milestone birthday, it's actually going to be somewhat of a weird Birthday for me. This is the first year in 25 years that we will not be spending our birthday together, as triplets. My brother is on his reading break in University but he is in Japan for a school project, and my sister lives about 3 hours away and since it's a Tuesday, we both aren't able to get together. We did celebrate a couple of weekends ago, but it's still a bit odd, celebrating as an only child today!

I didn't put too much thought into what I wanted on my nails for today, I flipped through my nail wheels and my eye caught KBShimmer Diva, a purple glittery beauty and I was sold. I layered this over 1 coat of China Glaze Grape Pop and it's amazing. It even happened to be sunny out so I could snap some photos!

My nails on both hands have mostly rehabbed from my peels, however my right hand (which you never see) is still much shorter than my left. I decided that as it was growing, I'd be a bit adventurous and change up my nail shape! Marta posted this photo on instagram, and I figured if she could give it a try, I could too! My nails were slightly different lengths, and not fully long enough for a full/real almond shape but they're getting there! I'm not sure if I like it, I need to wait for them to be a bit longer before I commit to filing my left hand to match!

Thoughts on the new shape? I like the idea of not having corner breaks!

I hope you all have great days & I hope my brother & sister enjoy their birthday-day!

Thanks for reading <3

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi loves & Happy Valentine's Day! I'm sorry it's been 2 weeks since I've posted, as I said in my top-coat round up post, my nails have been terrible so I have been rehabbing them and I'm happy to say they seem to be back in good shape, thanks to my favourite Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein. I seriously love that stuff, it works wonders on my nails.

Nail Polish Canada so kindly sent me one of the Bundle Monster plates from their holiday-themed collection,  I have a wishlist from that set and BM-H18 was on it! I love hearts, pink, and everything that goes with Valentine's so obviously this plate is right up my alley. I used a base of OPI Strawberry Margarita and then stamped with the BM plate and China Glaze Passion. I loveeee this. So simple, just pink, gold & hearts!

I have more pink/Valentine's themed manicures and I want to use more images from the plate, so the rest of February will probably have lots of that in it!

I hope you all have a fantastic day, whatever you're doing!

Thanks for reading <3

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top Coat Round-Up

Hi Loves! I'm sorry I have been MIA lately. January has been super cold, and I have had no motivation to paint my nails, or really do anything. I'm a bit frustrated with 2014, since teaching prospects are not looking too promising, and yet I can't seem to get any kind of part-time job! Oh well!

I have been trying out a huge variety of top coats in the last year, and so I figured I'd do a round-up post and let you know my thoughts! I know Sam did a similar post, but I'd been thinking about doing one of these for months, and so I figured I'd still post my thoughts! I didn't take any actual photos of my bottles, mostly because they are half used, and don't look that nice! This will be a big post, so most of it will go under the cut!

So if you're interested, keep reading!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nude and Gold Dots

Hi Loves, Happy Monday. Sorry it's been a week, but time seemed to fly by last week. I worked quite a bit and started running outdoors again, so it was pretty busy! This past weekend though I just cleaned and relaxed!

After all the red and green of Christmas I've been craving simple or clean colours and this colour scheme just popped into my head while looking through my Helmer! I used a base of piCture pOlish Beige and Revlon Gold Coin for the dots.

I hope you're all enjoying January, it seems like it's going by so quickly, I hope time slows down!

Thanks for reading <3

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sweater Nails

Happy Monday Loves! I'm officially "back-to-work" as school goes back today, but we got hit with a massive snowstorm last night, and so I'm pretty sure no one will be calling in for a supply teacher, and if they do, I can't get there! Oh well! I know some of you in the midwest of the States are supposed to get some crazy cold temperatures, and even though it's getting cold again here, it's nothing compared to what you're all getting, so stay warm!

In light of these frigid days we've been having, I was itching to recreate a manicure that Marta had posted on instagram awhile back, and then it eventually made it's way to her blog. The day she posted it to instagram I literally had been at working thinking about how this stamp would look nice with Essie Chinchilly and planned on going home and stamping it. Then Marta posted her manicure and I KNEW I had to try out that combination, however it took me awhile to get around to it. My nails even matched some leggings I just bought!

Stay warm and have a great start to your week!

Thanks for reading <3
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