Friday, 22 July 2016

Nail Art // Floral Accent Nails with Nicole Diary Decals

* Press Sample

Hello! The lovely people over at Nicole Diary reached out to me a month or so ago asking if I would like to give some of their water decals a try, and I said of course because I love water decals! So today I'm showing you the first of 10 looks that they sent me. 

I've tried to use all the sets in a variety of different ways to show off what you can do with water decals and I'm also trying to be a little more adventurous in my colour combos, so watch out! Haha. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Swatch Comparison // Bright Blues from CND Vinylux, Ceramic Glaze and Essie

* Contains Press Samples

So first off, I have a quick story for you. There are supposed to be four bottles pictured above, but silly me gave away one of them before I got around to taking these pictures! (The swatches were already done.) A friend's son is in love with nail polish right now and was sad because all of their polishes chipped quickly. So I gave them a bunch of mine from better brands (including the CND Vinylux shade that is missing here) to see if they worked better for him. So imagine there is a fourth bottle in this picture!

Now. It's a blue-off! Originally I was just going to compare two bright blue CND Vinylux shades I've gotten in the past while, but once I got started I decided "why not, let's add a couple more shades to the mix!" So this is a Four Polish Comparison Post! Woohoo! To the naked eye they might appear to be mighty similar to one another, but when we take a closer look is that what we will find? Let's compare the swatches to find out and put an answer to this question once and for all! (Because obviously this is a question people are asking about these four specific polishes... Haha.)

Friday, 15 July 2016

Nail School Module 2 // Anatomy aka Science aka Oh Gosh This Doesn't Come Easily for Me

It's that time again! Another module started, another module completed! Woohoo.

Me and science and biology aren't the best of friends, though I did like chemistry when I took it in high school. Still, I never took any sciences beyond the base credits I needed, and staying in liberal arts and social services for post-secondary meant I never had to do science ever again. So you can imagine how much I loved seeing the title for this week's module in my TAOND program. Ugh! Anatomy!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Nail Art // Freehanded Rainbow Feathers with the Essie Silk Watercolours

Hello hello, happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing one of my favourite looks in recent memory! You may have seen this over on instagram already but it's the first time I've shared this look on the blog. Some days you just wanna freehand some rainbow gradient feathers, you know?! :)

Monday, 11 July 2016

#InstaNails Roundup // June - July 2016

* Includes Press Samples 

Hello hello! I'm in such a good mood today! I was off all day, got a gorgeous new haircut + colour, enjoyed the weather... Ahhh. Yup, good day. :) Pictures from good days generally end up on instagram even if they don't make it to the blog, so let's take a look at some of the pics I shared on IG over the past month and a bit!

Friday, 8 July 2016

Press Release // NEW Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish with Argan Oil

* Press Release 

Sally Hansen is introducing their new nail polish line that combines the colours you love with the nourishing power of Argan Oil to create nails that are both gorgeous and strong. :) Check out the details and shades below!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Swatch + Review // CND Vinylux 2016 Flirtation Collection (Partial)

* Press Samples

Hello hello! I have a fun mix of shades to share with you today, all from the CND Vinylux 2016 Flirtation Collection. If you're looking for a fun shade for the summer I think that any of these four could fit the bill depending on what you like. Bright? Soft? Neutral? Shimmery? I got you covered. ;)