Thursday, 31 March 2016

#InstaNails Roundup // March 2016

March is coming to a close, and I have some exciting things lined up for all of you in April. :) But first let's take a look back at the instagram pics that didn't make it over to the blog over the past month... There's some never-before-seen manicures, some shopping pics and one behind the scenes shot of my lightbox setup. Check them out below, and then leave me your IG username in the comments so I can check you out in return!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Nail Art // Bright Water Spotted Nails with Sinful Colors and China Glaze

Water spotted nail art with pink, blue, black and white nail polish

Hello hello! I'm having a fabulous day, and I hope all of you are too! I have some fabulous nails to share with you to make your day more wonderful either way! :) Water spotting is one of my fav techniques - it's so easy! And with bright colours like these you'll have an awesome final look perfect for spring!

The water spotted technique is really simple - you put a few drops of one colour in your water glass (like you would for a water marble) and then you spritz it with alcohol. I have a small travel hair spray bottle I fill with part water and part rubbing alcohol for this. Then once you've dispersed the polish to your liking you just stick your nails in, just like for a water marble (but way easier). Repeat with different colours and you're done!

Check out more after the cut!

Monday, 28 March 2016

Nail Art // HPB Presents Spring: Negative Space + Sharpie Flower Mani

Floral nail art done with negative space and flowers drawn with sharpie markers

Happy Spring! :) For today's post I'm sharing a mani that actually started out as just a doodle! I picked up some new sharpies at the craft store and when I got home I decided I wanted to play with them. This is what I ended up with, and I'm super happy with it. I wore this look for almost a whole week! That's a record for me, haha!

Check under the cut for more info on what I used to put this look together! 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Rediscovered Nail Art // Green and Pink Gem Encrusted Nails

Nail art with green and pink polish and lots of gems

Look what I found in the depths of my nail folder... Nails from 2014!  Holy moly these are old haha. And you can see that I have changed my photography set up and nail shape since then. Still, I thought these were worth sharing! Check under the cut for another pic and details of the polishes I used. :)

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Review // Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub + Pore Cleanser

* Provided by Influenster for honest review 

Bioré VoxBox box from Influenster

Hello dolls! I have a short and sweet set of reviews for you today around two products I was sent by Influenster to try out. Bioré has a new line of facial cleansers that make use of a slightly unexpected ingredient... Baking soda! Hmmmmm. Very interesting!

Did they live up to my expectations (considering I've had a lot of great experiences with Bioré products in the past)? Check under the cut to find out!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Mani Swap with Glitterperfection_xo // Denim Nail Art with Ciaté London

Comparison picture of two similar nail art looks inspired by denim

Mani swap time! I was talking to my nail bff Ashley aka Glitterperfection_xo the other day and we decided to do a mani swap to get our creative juices flowing.

She decided to recreate a dry brush look with the Essie Watercolors that I did a few months back, and I decided to recreate a look that she created over on her instagram a few months ago (which after the fact I found out she made partially with decals... that explains how her lines are so straight)! Anyway, this is when I ended up with and I feel okay about it, even if I still think her look is better.

Check out more pics below! 

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Julep Maven April 2016 Collection Selections are Open!

* Referral Link

As pictured on Julep

Oh Julep, I wish I knew how to quit you. Right when I'm about to pull the plug, you pull me right back in. Neon jellies! How can I resist neon jellies! Arrgghh! Check them all out below, along with this month's new beauty items - a cleansing balm and some new Konjac sponges!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Press Release // New MoYou London Pro Plates

*Press Release

Our new PRO plates are here!
They’re bursting with playful polka dots, sharp stripes, and bunches of retro florals!

New MoYou London plates out this week! There are a bunch of gorgeous florals and graphic designs in this set, including a little bumblebee design that I think I need to own! Check all the new plates out below!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Nail Art // Peacock Stamping Marble with Gold Mundo de Unas Accent Nails

Oh man, you know that feeling when you try something new and once you get the hang of it you're like "THIS IS AMAZING"? That's how I feel about stamping marbles! Oh my goodness gracious it's so simple! It took me a couple nails to really get into a rhythm but now that I've gotten it I'm never going back to any other type of marble! (Water marble I'm looking at you!)

Anyway! The marble is just one of the features in this mani, so let's take a closer look at the whole thing below. :)

Thursday, 10 March 2016

#InstaNails Roundup // Behind the scenes shots from the past few months

It has been ages since we've had an instagram roundup in these parts, but my instagram has been as active as ever sharing both pics you've seen over on this blog and also behind the scenes and in progress pics of other nail related projects! Check under the cut for a selection of my favourite #instanails posts from the past few months and then drop your instagram name in the comments so I can make sure to check you out, too!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Review // Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil + Overnight Face Oil

* Provided by ChickAdvisor for honest review

Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil and Overnight Face Oil with yellow orchids

I have a #notnails post for you today of some facial oils I got to try from Chick Advisor a couple weeks ago. I adore using oils for cleaning and moisturizing my skin so when I got the offer to try these ones out I jumped at the chance. We're looking at two different oils from Lipidol today: their Cleansing Face Oil and their Overnight Face Oil. One is a win and one is a pass for me - check out which is which under the cut!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Swatch-It Sunday // Nicole by OPI Look at Me, Look at Me

Swatch of Nicole by OPI Look at Me, Look at Me

It has been a long time since we've had a Swatch-It Sunday! Holy moly! Well I'm working to get myself back on track and this week I have a new Dollarama find to share with you - Nicole by OPI Look at Me, Look at Me

Friday, 4 March 2016

Simple Nail Art // Holographic Polka Dots with OPI

OPI You Only Live Twice with circle holographic glitter from OPI I Snow You Love Me

Simple and sweet is the key for this mani - sometimes that's all you need! (This was actually originally a swatch but I'm disguising it as nail art because I want to... Shhhh! Hahah.)

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Press Release // New MoYou London Suki Plates

* Press Release

New MoYou Plates! New MoYou Plates! I love days when there are new MoYou Plates. :) Definitely one of my favourite stamping brands!

Inspired by charming Kawaii characters,
graphic geometric shapes, and traditional Japanese artistry,
our new SUKI plates are jam-packed with loads of brilliant patterns.

Shop the extended collection starting this Friday.

Check out some shots of the new plates below!