Saturday, 19 April 2014

Spring Renewal Challenge: Blooming Spring Pansies

Flowers flowers flowers! There's so many options to try when it comes to doing a flower fill in a nail art challenge... I decided to go with one I've never tried before: pansies! I was inspired by the wonderful tutorial done by The Little Canvas that I came across the other day, and I was pleased with how simple it was to put this look together. It left my nails looking bright and cheery and definitely spring-like!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring Renewal Challenge: Spotted Pastel Accent Mani

The second theme for the Spring Renewal Nail Art Challenge was pastels. We all know that I love pastels so when it came to choosing what polishes to use I went with two of the new ones I picked up last week. This is actually the re-creation of a mani that I did for a coworker the other day - I just loved the combo so much I had to re-create it for myself! The look isn't in-your-face spring or Easter themed, but I still really like it and I'm really happy to be able to share it with you today. :)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring Renewal Challenge: Crackled Easter Eggs

New season means it's time to take part in a new seasonal nail art challenge. :) This challenge is called the Spring Renewal Challenge, and it's themed around Easter and spring. The topic for today: Easter Egg Nails! Rather than doing traditional designs I went with an abstract 'cracked egg' look, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Take a look below for more pics and info!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My Julep Maven (Apr 2014) It Girl Box! Maren, Bailey and Flora (+ Caitlin Add-On) Swatches and Review [pic heavy]


I apologize for taking so long to get this post out to you guys! The amount of daily hits on my April Maven Preview post tells me that people are interested, so I've been trying to get my butt in gear for the last week to get this together. So now that you're here and I'm here and the post is here let's take a look at what I got in my April 2014 It Girl Box! :)

Maren, Bailey, Flora and Caitlin as pictured on

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ProcrastiNails Spring Giveaway: Ciate Chalkboard Manicure Set!

Ciate Chalkboard Manicure Set from

It's spring! Do you know what that means? Time for a giveaway! And what's more appropriate for celebrating spring than drawing with chalk on the sidewalk - or on your nails! :)

One (1) complete Ciate Chalkboard Manicure Set including:
- Bottle of Chalkboard Polish
- Bottle of Mattnificent Matte Top Coat
- 4x Coloured Chalk Pens

Open to anyone in North America (Canada + US)

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And as always, who knows what else will slip into the package. :)

Good luck!

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Swatch-It Sunday: Essie Jazzy Jubilant

I have a nubs swatch to share with you from the vault today with one of the Essie shades I got on clearance at my local Shoppers Drug Mart! They've been having awesome clearance sales recently (a friend picked up 5 ORLY Gel polishes for $1 each for me last week!), and it has let me pick up some of the shades from previous collections that I liked but didn't love when they were released. Yay sales!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Even Skull & Crossbones Like to Feel Pretty! - Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate Review

* Items in this post were provided for honest review

I received some lovely items to review from Born Pretty Store the other week and I'm excited to be able to share the first of them with you today. I don't have many stamping plates currently so I was really excited when I was able to get this one sent to me. When I saw the selection of skulls and bows on this plate I thought: we all like to look nice from time to time, so why should skulls be any different! Let's put them together!