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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Indie Review + Swatch // My First Impressions of Emily de Molly

Swatches and brand review of Emily de Molly

Hooray, another new brand for me! This is one I've seen around a lot and have wanted to try for a while - Emily de Molly! Since they're based in Australia I haven't gotten around to ordering from them yet, so when a fellow Canadian blogger was destashing some of her pretties I decided to pick these two up.

Since these are both from a destash I'm not able to comment on some of the things I normally would in these posts (for example: shipping and customer service) but if/when I do order directly from the brand or a stockist in the future I will update the post with that info. For now I'll just focus on my thoughts on the brand/polish in general!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Nail Art // Neon Rainbow Skittle Mani

Neon Rainbow Skittle Mani with the Color Club Poptastic Neons

I'm really proud of myself for keeping up with doing three posts a week! AND that's while working on being productive in my life, too! I'm currently reorganizing a lot of spaces in my apartment as I realized I haven't really bought new furniture or changed anything up in like 4 years so it's all starting to look a bit dated... But a few trips to Ikea, HomeSense and other fun money-spending places has been helping with that!

Anyway, you don't want to hear about my apartment changes I'm sure, so let's focus in on these neon-ly fabulous nails!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Review // Oatmeal Peach Blossom Soap from Finery Soaps & Luxuries


Hello hello lovelies! Today I want to share a product with you that I have been in love with for about a year now. It's the Oatmeal Peach Blossom Soap from Finery Soaps & Luxuries!

So full disclosure, I was introduced to these products because one of my coworkers owns the shop and she gave me my first sample for free. But I fell in love with her soaps and have since re-bought this one for myself and bought a whole bunch of soaps and bath bombs for my mom (and she also fell in love with them). They just smell and work so well that once you try one you can't stop, I swear! So this post isn't sponsored or made with samples, but a sample is how I was introduced to the brand!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Nail Art // Gold Accented Nails with Julep Golden Angle Nail Wraps

Gold Accented Nails with Julep Golden Angle Nail Wraps

These days when I have free time and I'm at home I always toss up in my head "Should I play Sims 4, or should I write blog posts?" And man, it's hard to choose sometimes. My compromise? I often write my blog posts while watching Let's Play videos of Sims 4 on youtube... Haha. Does anyone else still have an unhealthy obsession with the Sims franchise?! The games are just so addictive!

Anyway, from everything I've said so far you would think these nails have something to do with The Sims, but... They don't, at all. Haha. I just wanted to let you know how I felt when I sat down to write this post. :) So let's get into the info and pics about this look!

Monday, 20 March 2017

Swatch // Celebrating the First Day of Spring with my L'Oreal Paris Coachelala Flower Top Coat

L'Oreal Paris Coachelala Flower Top Coat Nail Polish

When I saw that one of the prompts we were doing for The 30 Days of Colour Challenge was 'The First Day of Spring,' I immediately knew which polish I wanted to feature - this fun floral topper from L'Oreal Paris!

Does anyone else remember when toppers with these flower glitter were all the rage with mainstream brands? I think that was a good two or three years ago at this point.. I wasn't a huge fan of them, but I did end up picking up two from L'Oreal Paris when they were on clearance on the end of the season. I got this peachy orange one and another in a light green.

I've never personally used these toppers before, but I did feature one guest post from Sumeet of Tales of Coffee, Lacquer and Beauty and another from Rose of Manicured and Marvelous in March 2015 that feature these types of glitter. So when I say they were 'a thing' I wasn't lying! :)

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen REDOES Art: French Drip Marble


I am calling this a 'French' drip marble for the sole reason that the painting I based it on was one I purchased in Quebec City. Hahaha. It's not a new technique, don't worry! ;)

Today I have the last post for this month's Digit-al Dozen theme of 'Art.' As stated above it's based on a painting I have in my place, and I gotta say it's one of my favourite paintings in the entire apartment. :) I got it when I was in high school and doing an exchange in Quebec and it's traveled along with me on every apartment move since then.

Take a look below for the inspiration pic and a breakdown of aaaaall the polishes!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen REDOES Art: 1950's/60's Style Colour Overlapping


Two posts in one day, who am I?! Haha. I wanted to get up a green-themed post to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, but since it's also a DD week I knew I had to get up a post for our theme of 'Art' as well. I could have combined the two posts into one but what fun is that. ;)