Monday, 30 December 2013

Tutorial - Matte Daisies

As promised on my teaser NOTD post, here is a full step-by-step picture tutorial on how to achieve these nails. 



They may look a bit difficult to execute, but they're actually quite simple - here we go :)

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Monday, 23 December 2013

Easy As 1-2-3: Pink & Purple Split

It's been a while since I've done an "Easy As 1-2-3" - actually, it's been about 2 months!  So let's get this party started!

Paint a solid pink base (I used Revlon's "Bubble").
Paint half of the nail with a lavender (I used Pure Ice's "Jailbait").
Using the small end of a dotting tool, make three vertical purple dots on top of the pink, and 3 vertical pink dots on top of the purple.

Layout Version.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

NOTD (Tutorial Coming Soon)


Keep your eyes open for a step-by-step photo tutorial, coming in the next few days.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

NOTD (Nail of the Day)

Here are my nails for today - OPI "Pirouette My Whistle" over Sinful colors "Smokin".

Until next time :)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Perfume & Cologne Giveaway Sponsored by Fragrance Buy - Canada Only

Hello, beautiful readers! Today we have a cologne and perfume giveaway sponsored by the people at Fragrance Buy - a perfume warehouse sale who's products are 100% authentic, guaranteed - they do not sell knock-offs or imitations.  There will be 2 winners, and this giveaway is open to people with a Canadian  - sorry international readers, hopefully I have another giveaway for you in the future!


Prizes
Winner #1 - Ed Hardy Born Wild Woman 50ml
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Winner #2 - Canali Style Man 50ml
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Fragrance Buy is Canada's online perfume warehouse sale.  They pride themselves in offering the best prices for perfume and cologne in Canada, and they also offer great perfume deals and promotions - in fact, they are currently offering a GroupBuy, where if you buy 5 bottles, you qualify for free shipping

No lineups.
Lowest bargain prices.
Authentic fragrances only.
Buy online and save BIG.

Be sure to like them on facebook, to stay updated on current deals, and if you want promotions sent directly to your e-mail, sign up for their newsletter, for exclusive specials and coupons (located on the bottom right-hand corner of the FragranceBuy website).

How To Win
Please enter using the rafflecopter widget below.  The first two tasks are mandatory, and the third is optional.  You only need to complete the first 2 mandatory tasks to qualify to win (winning entries will be verified).  This is open to people with a Canadian shipping address & will end in 1 week. Good Luck! 

*Big thank you to Fragrance Buy for sponsoring this giveaway*

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Llarowe Sale Haul Pt. 2

Last week I shared my first Llarowe sale haul, so here is part 2!  No giant essay from me, I just wanted to share some bottle shots the colours that I have been dying to get my paws on for quite a while now.  No swatches yet, as I'm waiting for my new swatch sticks to arrive in the mail - fingers crossed they arrive sooner rather than later. 

Here is my Llarowe Glam Polish haul!

"So Fluffy I'm Gonna Die!"
 

"She Had A Lipstick Taser!"
 

"Total Eclipse"
 


"Planet Purple"
I was so lucky to catch these when they were on clearance, and get all the ones that I wanted.  If you like the brand, be sure to check out Glam Polish on facebook or check out their official website.

Comment below and share with me some of your favourite Glam Polish colours.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Indies & Undies ft. Hardcore Cosmetics

Reviews-Day Tuesday is upon us again!

Today's Indies & Undies is a fun one because we have a few mini polishes from Hardcore Cosmetics.  I was so excited to try them out, that I wore them all at the same time, as a skittles mani (a manicure where each nail is different).  As always, for indies & undies, the swatch sticks are just the indie polish, and the mani features indie nail polishes, worn over drugstore colours, in order to  help the indie colour really stand out.  So here's what I came up with

First up is "Mother's Little Helper" - a fuchsia-y pink jelly with iridescent purple micro-glitter.


1 coat
2 coats
"Mother's Little Helper" over Sinful Colors' "Beverly Hills".
Second is "Oh, So Quiet" - A coral/orange jelly with small flecks of clear iridescent glitter.

1 coat
2 coats
"Oh, So Quiet" over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Coral Reef"

Next is "Southern Girl" - A clear purple base, with large white hex glitters, medium and small purple square glitters, and purple mini-hex glitters.

1 coat
2 coats
What I like about this glitter topcoat is that depending on what angle you look at it, or how much light you are looking at it under, the purple glitter shifts between purple, light grey, and white.  It's a really cool effect.
"Southern Girl"  over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear's "Lacey Lilac".

Finally is "Heaven" - A duo-chrome rose gold.

1 coat
2 coats
I got the most compliments on this one, because it is so shiny - sometimes the average drugstore rose golds are a little muted and dull, so it's nice to have an indie alternative that is so reflective, and the blend of colours is just beautiful.

"Heaven" over Sinful Colors' "Vacation Time".
All 4 colors in all their glory!


Hardcore Cosmetics' mini polishes retail for $4.00 each, and sometimes, they offer promotions, like 25% off for the week of Cyber Monday.

You can check out Hardcore Cosmetics on the etsy page :  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HardcoreCosmetics
If you want to stay updated, be sure to like their page on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hardcore-Cosmetics/240330382645703

Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes, by the company.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Llarowe Sale Haul

I have recently discovered the beauty that is Llarowe.com - an online shop that carries different nail polish brands and supplies from all over the world.  I have fallen in love with this site after taking a liking to unique nail polishes, that are made by indie brands.  This site is great because sometimes, when cruising other online stores, you may fall head over heels with a colour, but find that they may only ship within Europe - but the ladies of Llarowe have you covered.  The great thing about this site is not only do you have access to some of the most gorgeous polishes you have ever seen, but they also run great promotions on holidays, and they always have discounted polishes in their sale section.  Furthermore, they have some of the best customer service around - very quick at responding to questions, always friendly, and very informative.

Here's what I got from my very first order from llarowe, which is sure to not be my last (I've already made my second order - can't wait!).

Dollish Polish in "Starlite".
A white crelly base, with blue, orange, red, green, and yellow medium hex glitters - inspired by Rainbow Brite.
Dollish Polish in "Murky Dismal"
A mint green crelly base, with small black and white square glitter - inspired by the villain Murky Dismal, from Rainbow Brite.
Gloss 'N Sparkle in "Topsy Turvy".
A green crelly base, with green, purple, and black hex glitters (large, medium, and small), and a dash of black star-shaped glitter.
Can you tell that I love crelly bases?

I got really lucky with all of these and got them when the website was running a fantastic promotion, where everything in the sale section was an additional 50% off.  If you want stay updated in regards to sales and promotions, you can like their facebook page, or follow them on twitter.  And if you are a fellow nail polish addict, and want to occupy at least an hour of your time drooling, check our their website - some of my personal favorite brands are:  Glam Polish, Emily De Molly, and of course, Colors By Llarowe (seriously you HAVE to check out their holo polishes, such as "Dirty Diana", from the Michael Jackson inspired collection *drool*).

All items in this post were purchased with personal funds.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Indies & Undies ft. Glitter Lambs


Happy Reviews-day Tuesday!

Today, as part of the Indies & Undies series, we have the glitter-topcoat-specializing indie brand, Glitter Lambs Polish.  Glitter Lambs Polish is a bit new to the scene, so let's show them some love!

From their etsy page:
"Glitter Lambs is a mom and daughter Beauty/Cosmetic website that is located within the United States and is dedicated to anything that girls like such as Nails, Custom Blended Nail Polish, Solvent Resistant Glitter, Cosmetics, Makeup Reviews, Hairstyles, DIY Bedroom Decorations and Ideas, Makeup clipart, Beauty Tips and anything else that sparks our imaginations to post."

My polish of choice, and the answer to the 'Guess The Indie' post from a few days ago, is "Circus Clown in Town", and this one has to be the very definition of the term glitter bomb - many different colours, shapes, and finishes of glitter, so of course it caught my eye, right away. 

"Circus Clown In Town" by Glitter Lambs is a glitter topcoat with matte pink, and blue neon square glitter, matte pink, blue, and green neon mini hex glitters, matte red, pink, blue, and green large hex glitters, and large reflective silver circle glitter.
Close-up bottle shot.


1 coat

2 coats
I wanted to pick undie colours that would really highlight the bright neon colours of this topcoat, so here's what I came up with.


Undie:  Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails in "Black Heart" (880).
Undie:  NYC in "Lexington Yellow (294).

*Almost* no fishing necessary.  As you can see, the brush picks up a large amount of glitter, however if you want to pick up some extra pieces of large silver circle glitter, you may need another dip of the brush, or two.

Glitter Lambs Polishes retail for $5.95, for a 15 ml, full size bottle.  They ship within the United States, and are easily accessible on all of their social media, including their etsy page (linked at the top of this post), if you have any questions.

Website - www.GlitterLambsCosmetics.com
Blog - www.GlitterLambs.com
Twitter for Glitter Lambs - twitter.com/glitterlambs1
Pinterest For Glitter Lambs Cosmetics- www.pinterest.com/glitterpolish4u/
Pinterest For Glitter Lambs- www.pinterest.com/glitterlambs/
Facebook For Glitter Lambs Cosmetics
www.facebook.com/pages/Glitter-Lambs-Cosmetics/239452762834126
Facebook For Glitter Lambs
www.facebook.com/GlitterLambsNailPolish

Products in this post were sent to me for review purposes, by the company.  All opinions are my own.

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