Wednesday, 30 October 2013

ProcrastiNails' First Giveaway! Hooray! [CLOSED]

It's time! Time for what? Time for a giveaway! Yaaaaay! This is the first time I've ran a giveaway, and I'm really excited about it. If all goes well I hope to make this a fairly regular occurrence on my blog. :) Consider it a 'thank you!' for all my current lovely followers who interact and support me on a regular basis, and a 'welcome!' to any new followers I pick up while the contest is running. (My only request is that if you choose to follow any of my accounts for entries to this contest you do it because you're genuinely interested. Please don't add and then un-add after the contest is finished.)

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Swatch-It Sunday: Revlon Moon Candy in Galactic


This week's swatch is a polish that's been out for quite a while, but is new to me. I'm not a huge fan of the double-ended bottles Revlon has been putting out because I feel like you get so little polish, and I feel like a lot of the nail art ideas they pitch them with (like the chalkboard nails sets) are things you could do easily on your own with polish you already have. :/

My love of flakie glitters (and Target's price of $6) convinced me to try the Galactic set out. Though I'm still not won over on the double bottles in general, once I tried this one I decided that I liked the Moon Candy sets enough to go back and pick up two more of them (in part because it's hard to find good coloured flakies in Canada). Check out more pics of this double set under the cut!

Friday, 25 October 2013

Jelly Sandwiches with OPI and Maybelline!

Jelly Sandwiches! Otherwise known as the process of layering sheer/jelly polishes with glitter to create a whole new look. :) These were my first times giving this technique a try, so take a look and let me know what you think of my combos!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Halloween Skittlette with Decals and Texture and Stripes!! ^v^


Halloween!! One of my favourite holidays of the year. Candy and parties and costumes! What's not to love?! Haha. Today we have the first of (hopefully) a handful of mani designs I put together for the season. One of the blogs I look up to is Fairly Charming, and she's been doing a lot of skittlette looks recently that really inspire me. I got these supercute decals at the dollar store and decided to start off using them in a skittlette mani à la Fairly Charming. :) So here we go!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

My Julep Maven (Oct 2013) It Girl Box! Kendra, Ciara and Missy (+ Beatrix Add-On) Swatches and Review [pic heavy]

This week's Swatch-It Sunday post is being replaced with a juiced-up swatch post: my October 2013 Julep Maven It Girl Box! Woohoo! :) I've had these swatched and sitting in my folder for about a week and a half, but better late than never, right?

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Nails Inc. Baker Street Blue Swatch and Dotticure!

I was walking through the nail polish section at the pharmacy last month and while I was looking at the Nails Inc. display this vibrant blue jumped out at me. Right off the bat I knew it wasn't really a 'me' colour (I like subtle and pastel and glitter), but once I saw that it was called Baker Street I knew I had to have it. Why? Because I have a Sherlock BBC problem. :) But the fact that the colour was so very much not-me meant that I didn't actually buy the polish until my third trip to the pharmacy. I wanted it but I didn't actually want it. Do you ever have those moments with a bottle of polish? Where you know you need to have it, but don't know if you want it? Haha. Anyway, I eventually picked it up and here we are. :) See below for swatches and more shots of the dotticure I ended up doing with it!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Microbead Gradient with PUPA Milano and Essence!

My dry periods are hitting me hard, and they're hitting me often. :( It's not that I'm not painting my nails, but I just can't bring myself to do more than take a quick instagram pic and move on. And it's frustrating me. I've been able to push through it and capture a few of my favourites, so hopefully you'll be seeing those over the next couple weeks. I also have my Oct Julep box swatched and photographed, so I just have to force myself to edit them and I'll be able to get that out to you. *sigh*

ANYWAY. Last year I supported a friend while she was applying to my alma mater for grad school, and she got in! (Yaaaay Jenna!) In thanks for my help, she got me a gift while she was traveling in Europe: nail art stuff! Haha. She knows me so well. ;) So let's take a look at what I did with the PUPA Milano Nail Art Mania Bubbles Set she got me!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

September #instanails

I didn't have time to put this together last month, but here's a collection of my favourite nail-related instagram posts from September. The plan is to do this at the end of every month, since I often post pics of my manicures in-progress or of casual manicures for friends that never make it to the blog. See my instagram for larger pics and more info. :)

And just like last time, please use the comments as a way to share your own instagram accounts, both for myself and other viewers! I'm sure we'd love to check out what you've been up to.

Thanks for visiting!! xx

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