Tuesday, 31 December 2013

ProcrastiNails 2013 Year in Review

2013 was a long year for me. It was my first time blogging, and even though some months were harder than others to get through I made it through and out the other side. Yaaaay! :) This is actually the longest I've ever stuck with a hobby, and I'm pretty sure at least part of the reason for that was because blogging made me feel like I was accountable to my followers to keep going with it (whether anyone was actually reading my posts or not). So here's to hoping I stick around for many more years yet to come! :D

In celebration of the past year, I bring you a review of my top 5 polishes and nail art designs from 2013, as well as some random stats that you might find vaguely interesting. ;)

Monday, 23 December 2013


Just a note for everyone to say I'm not dead, but I'm in Toronto where our power has been out for about 2 days with no end in site. To top it all off I've been hit by a horrible cold, too. :( So I'll try to get back to blogging when everything is worked out.

Thanks lovelies. xx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

ProcrastiNails' Winter Minis Giveaway! [Closes New Years Eve!]

I don't know about you, but I love mini polishes. They let me try colours that I'm not willing to committ to a full bottle for, and there's something adorable about perfectly shaped mini models of larger bottles. Or is that just me? Hahah. I hope not, because my next giveaway is all MINIS! Mini nail polish, mini earrings, mini hand cream, and who knows what other kind of mini extras.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Swatch-It Sunday: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Frazzle Dazzle and Rosey Shooter

When I'm feeling down I usually stop by the pharmacy on my way home and pick up a bottle or two of cheap nail polish. The last time this happened I picked up two of the glitters from the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Fall 2013 Xtreme Wear Collection: Frazzle Dazzle (the copper glitter) and Rosey Shooter (the red and white glitter with the stupid name). I thought they'd both be cute for simple Christmas manis, and I was right!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 13th - Christmas Owls! (Hoo Hoo Hoo!)

So these nails weren't going to see the light of day, and then I remembered that I should be sharing both my successes and my failures... Because learning is a process! And I can't learn if I don't mess up sometimes, right? Right. :) So with that in mind, I bring you my next fill for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art... Christmas Animals!!

Monday, 9 December 2013

My Julep Maven (Dec 2013) It Girl Box! Ceila, Shoshanna, and Evelyn Swatches and Review [pic heavy]

We're taking a break from the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art for a good old fashioned swatch post. Specifically, we're going to look at the swatches from my December Julep It Girl Box. Yaaaaay! This is a funny box for me because I HATED these shades when we saw them in the sneak peak mani (to the point where I almost skipped the box), but in real life oh my gosh they are stunning.

Ceila, Shoshanna and Evelyn as pictured on Julep.com

Saturday, 7 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 7 - Festive Glitter and Colour!

This is one of those designs that was awesome in my mind, and not-so-awesome when I actually did it. Today's challenge for the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art was to use festive colours and glitter, and I decided to go outside of the boring red and green glitter and use China Glaze's Glitter All The Way from last year's holiday collection as my centrepiece. Unfortunately the whole thing just didn't mesh as well as I had hoped. It's not terrible, I suppose...

Thursday, 5 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 5th - Oh Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!

Alright, so it's not figgy pudding per se... But it is technically a christmas pudding, so that'll have to be good enough. :) The third fill for the 12 Days of Christmas Nails Challenge is... Food!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 3rd - Let it snow, let it snow!

My second fill for The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge is for snow/winter... For me, that immediately meant snowflakes! Snow is one of the best parts of the holidays, and there's nothing better than going for a walk when the weather is mild and there are fluffly clumps of snow falling around you.

There are always so many beautiful snowflake manis posted in winter, but I've never tried one for myself. This year that changes! And you know what else? I put together a tutorial for this look, so you can try it too! Keep any eye out for it sometime in the next while, and let me know what you think. :)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art: Dec 1st - Presents for Everyone!

So I was going to wait until later today to post this, but I was just too excited. Today is the start of December, and it's also the start of a new nail art challenge I'm taking part in! It's called The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge, and in theory I'll be posting a new mani for it every other day. (Ohmygosh that's so much!) I've never fully followed a challenge that posted as often as this one, so you'll have to forgive me if I pass on a few of the days this month. I don't plan to, but it might happen anyway.

So! To start off we have my fill for the first day, the theme of which is: presents!