Thursday, 29 August 2013

Stamping with Cheeky Plate CH50 and OPI Get Your Number! :)


 Hey lovelies! Just a quick post today of a stamping mani I did with OPI Get Your Number, a Cheeky stamp and Konad Special Polish in White! :) I wish I had taken pictures of this one from a distance because this mani is gorgeous from far away when you can tell there's some type of pattern but can't quite make out that it's flowers. (Not that it's not gorgeous up-close too! Hahah.)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Announcement: ProcrastiNails is now on Facebook! :)

If you're friends with me irl or on fb you're already aware of this, but for everyone else I wanted to post a quick note to say I've finally set myself up on facebook. If you want to like my page or post a quick 'hello!' over there that would be lovely, but you can also share links to your own fb pages in the comments of this post and I'll be sure to check them out. :)

Thanks guys!


Monday, 26 August 2013

Nail Art // Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge Week 4: Ikat!

So this is the last fill for the Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge I've been taking part it. It was short and sweet, and it let me try out some techniques I hadn't gotten around to doing yet. I had a lot of fun, and I want to thank the other lovely ladies that took part in it with me. :)

This week our challenge was to make an ikat mani. I followed a pin which led to this tutorial by the lovely Brittany @ Brittany's Secret. I said this mani was half-successful because while I'm not 100% happy with it I can tell what it's supposed to be. Just gotta keep thinking that I'll get better each time I try it, right? :)

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Swatch-It Sunday: Chapters Indigo Coco & Lulu by Cake Polish in City of Lights and Riviera

Chapters Indigo is carrying a new line of nail polishes called Coco & Lulu by Cake! They only have a handful of colours so far and they're all pretty basic colours, but I picked up a couple last time I was there to try them out. And you know what? I was pleasantly surprised! I'll totally be picking more of these up next time I'm at Chapters Indigo.

From their website:
We collaborated with Canadian beauty brand Cake to bring you our new exclusive collection of 3-free nail lacquers in the season’s most-wanted hues. It’s specially formulated for a long-lasting, high gloss finish and free of bibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde. 0.5ml/0.5 fl.oz.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Success! Rimmel London Cartoon Nails!

My nails are nubbins right now, so I've been trying to come up with designs that look better on short nails. This is a design I've been meaning to try for a while and I AM SO HAPPY WITH HOW THESE TURNED OUT! Ahhh, oh my gosh. Hahah. This was my first time trying cartoon nails, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were. This is definitely a design I'm going to be playing around with in the future. :D

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Blog Your Heart Out Award Nomination!! :)

Hello hello! The other day I was nominated by the lovely Ithfifi @ Ithinity Beauty for the Blog Your Heart Out Award. :)

The way this award works is you are given 5 questions to answer, and then you have to nominate 5 other blogs you follow that have less that 100 followers. It's a way to help new bloggers get new followers, and to share blogs that really inspire you that others might not know about.

My questions and nominees are below!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge Week 3: Free-hand Chevrons!

This week for our pinterest inspired challenge we are doing chevrons! This is one that I was looking forward to, since I've never actually tried a chevron design before. EXCITING! Hahah. :)

When I started this mani I was planning to use my chevron craft scissors, but they fought me every step of the way no matter what tricks I tried (painters tape, scotch tape, tape on wax paper, sharpening the scissors, etc.). Thankfully all the other design scissors I got all work just fine, so you'll be seeing some looks with those in the future! Anyway, since the tape wasn't working all of the chevrons you see in this mani were freehanded with a mid-length striping brush and a lot of patience! I won't tell you how long this mani took, but I love how it turned out.

Friday, 16 August 2013

My Julep Maven (August 2013) It Girl Box Arrived! Marjorie, Nellie and Fiore Swatches and Review [pic heavy]

Here's the second half of my Julep mail for this month! Earlier I showed you the gorgeous colours that came in the Champagne Trio and today we have the base colours I got in my box. Say hello to Julep Marjorie, Julep Nellie and Julep Fiore!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Complementary Colours Gradient and Gel Pen Doodles

This was my first attempt at using gel pens in a mani, and I'm not too happy with the results. But the picture I posted of this mani on instagram was surprisingly popular, so I decided to upload some pics of it here anyway.

The colours used in this mani are actually bright green (not yellow - I know it looks yellow) and purple, which pop nicely because they're complimentary. I'm trying to get more adventurous with my colour selection and combinations, so this was actually the result of me closing my eyes and randomly choosing colours out of my OPI box. :)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge Week 2: Matte Dotted Path Mani

So I'm going to try to get my Pinterest Inspired Challenge Fills posted every Monday, so they coincide with the posts being done by Julia @ Beauty Fiends. :) This week: dotticures! My inspiration was this pin on Instagram, which is originally a design done by Nicole @ Glitter Me This.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Swatch // The Champagne Trio: Amity, Clio and Reiko! August 2013 Julep Maven Add-On

You guys, I think these are my favourite Julep polishes to date. This is The Champagne Trio, which was one of the possible add-on's available with this month's Julep boxes. I have a post with my base box colours coming in the next few days, but I just had to swatch and post these as soon as I could so I could share how much I love them. Ahhh!

This "one-time, exclusive" collection of polishes was put out to celebrate Julep's 2nd anniversary. They said that they chose the names they did to "share our joy at having reached this milestone, our appreciation for everyone who helped us get here, and the connection we feel with our Mavens." The names of the polish are Amity (friendship) which is a soft metallic silver, Clio (celebration) which is a mult-colour glitter topcoat, and Reiko (gratitude) which is a rose gold foil.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge Week 1: Straw Mani

I'm doing a new challenge with some other lovely ladies based on ideas we find on pinterest. Exciting! For the first challenge Julia decided we would start with a straw mani based on this pin. (No credit to give unfortunately - if you know who this picture is originally from please let me know!) This was a pretty easy look to do, I love how it turned out!

When it came to choosing colours it was a nice coincidence that my August Julep box got delivered this morning. Easy enough, let's just use those! I guess you can use this as a preview for some of the colours I got this month, until I get the swatch post(s) up. :)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Delicate Leaf Print Mani

I've been wearing Essie A Crewed Interest (which is a lovely creamy peach shade) on my nails for a few days, and decided last night that I wanted to jazz my mani up a bit. A friend at work that periodically looks through my blog keeps exclaiming over how many designs are in the Cheeky Summer Collection so I decided it was time to dig the plates out again and find a design to put on top of A Crewed Interest. I landed on this delicate leaf pattern (CH33) and I love how it looks. :)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Swatch-It Sunday: China Glaze Water You Waiting For

Hello lovelies! Just a quick swatch today, one of the few colours I picked up from the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Worlds Away Collection - Water You Waiting For! This colour truly does make me think of water (like the ocean - the water we have here in Toronto isn't nearly as pretty as this!), so good job on the naming CG!

Friday, 2 August 2013

Zoya Aurora and Polka Dot Bow Mani~!

So I got a cute package of bows for nail art off of ebay a few weeks ago, and tonight seemed like as good a night as any to try them out in a mani. I love when I see other people do designs that have different coordinating looks on each nail (which is something I've never done). This is my first try at it! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. :)