Sunday, 27 July 2014

Swatch-It Sunday: Essie Little Brown Dress

A have a surprise polish to share with you today. Surprise in that I was hella surprised by how much I loved it! What we have here is Essie Little Brown Dress, which I'm sure I originally picked up out of the sale bin with the intention of using for nail art. It was originally from Fall 2010, and it's a gorgeous warm espresso brown. It's rich and creamy and perfect, and it applied flawlessly with two coats. 

I am SO. SURPRISED. That I like this polish as much as I do. I recently used it as the base for my Delicate White Roses on a Little Brown Dress mani. I think it's going to be the perfect polish for me to pull out this fall. Can't you just imagine it with some deep jewel tones to accent?

That's it for today, let me know what you think! :)

Thanks for visiting!! xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

My July #HePicksMyPolish Mani - Dotted Gradient Tips!

I've joined a new challenge this month! It's the #HePicksMyPolish Challenge where you have a guy in your life pick out 1-3 polishes for you to use in a nail design. The "he" in this challenge can be any guy you can think of - partner, parent, sibling, friend, random at the store, etc. I teamed up with my dad for this one, and I think what I ended up with is pretty good! Considering he could have chose any of my polishes I think I got off easy. :)

Let's take a better look!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

My Julep Maven (July 2014) Customized Bombshell Box Unboxing, Swatch and Review!

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It's been a while, but my Julep Maven box for July is here! This month's box actually got to me within a fairly good span of time (for Canadian shipping)... I think it was here on the 15th. This was one of those months where when I made my selections I went "ehhhhhhhh...." but when I opened my box I went "these are gorgeous!"

I have no excuses for why I've held it from you for so long, so let's get right into it!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Exclusive 5-Piece Nautical by Nature Welcome Box Free for New Maven Subscribers!

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Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

If you have been curious about the Julep Maven Beauty Box or have been waiting for just the right time to become a Maven, now is the time! Remember the other week I told you about the Summer Nights Welcome Box? Well, Julep has also decided to bring back their popular Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box! Right now new Maven subscribers can get a Nautical inspired welcome box that includes 3 beautiful, bright nail colors plus two of Julep's most loved products (a 5-piece set, valued at $80) for free when they sign up for Julep Maven.

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box
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The Julep Maven subscription box is the perfect way to treat yourself to new nail color and beauty products each month. Just a few of the perks you get as a Maven subscriber include:
  • A fully customizable box of limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations delivered to your door each month
  • $40+ of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month or save $15 by choosing the 3 month pre-paid option
  • Free shipping in the US and Canada and 20% off on all day, everyday

To check out some of the previous boxes I've gotten from Julep you can check out my Beauty Box tag!

These Nautical by Nature Welcome Boxes are here for a limited time and they are an exceptional value! Become a Maven today and don't forget to use the code SHIPSHAPE to get your own Limited Edition Nautical by Nature Welcome Box for FREE - just pay $2.99 for shipping.

If you have any questions about the Julep Maven program leave me a comment and I'll do my best to answer them! :)

Limited Edition Nautical Welcome Box

Design Glassware by Mont Bleu Nail File Design Competition! Vote for your favourite!

I got a very interesting email a couple of months ago from Design Glassware by Mont Bleu. (As you might remember they sent me a couple of items to review a few months back, and I loved them so much that I've been using their glass files exclusively since then.) The email said that they were planning to run a design competition amongst bloggers to create a new design for their Luxury line of crystal nail files. Life and procrastination (I mean self-care *cough*) meant that I put this off far longer than I meant to, but today I bring you my entries for this competition! And just so you know how much effort went into this - we weren't given templates or anything, so these are entirely mocked up using photoshop and my own two hands!

The most important aspect of this competition is you - you need to vote for your favourite! So check under the cut for the poll, a better look at the designs, and more info about what's involved in this contest (and what happens if we win!).

Monday, 21 July 2014

Delicate White Roses on a Little Brown Dress

Netflix really is the best time to sit and doodle on your nails. These nails were the outcome of exactly that kind of night. I had just applied two coats of my favourite dark brown polish (Essie Little Brown Dress) and then was staring at them going "now what?" Well, I grabbed a few polishes that were within reach and this is the result! Lovely.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Julep Maven August 2014 Selections are Open - The Wanderlust Collection!

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Julep's Collection this month is themed around adventuring, and it's one of those collections that left me in awe at first glance. These are gorgeous colours! Look how rich and pigmented they are... Ahhhh. How am I ever going to choose?!

It's going to be Julep's third birthday as well, so they have a special polish and some special boxes lined up to celebrate. The polish is named Queen Anne and the only way you can get it (for now) is by selecting either the Happy Mani-versary or Beauty Trailblazers boxes.

Let's take a look!