Monday, 30 May 2016

Swatch // Quo by ORLY Always Chic (+ a Ceramic Glaze Heavenly Comparison)

Soft pink nail polish with blue shimmer

Hello loves! I have some quick swatches for you and a comparison at the end of the post as well. :) I forgot how fun it was to compare polishes so I'm thinking that's something I might get more active with again. Do you think that's something you would be interested in?

While you ponder your answer to that question let's look at some swatches!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Nail Art // Bridal Stamping with Ceramic Glaze Heavenly and MoYou London

* Contains Press Samples

Bridal stamping nail art with Ceramic Glaze Heavenly

Some days you just want to be extra girly and delicate, you know what I mean? And I'm always amazed at how simple it is to do delicate and detailed designs with stamping. Can you imagine if you freehanded something like this? I don't even want to think about it, haha. But the wonderful world of stamping opens all possibilities and makes even the most detailed look super simple to achieve. I feel like I'm doing an infomercial for stamping right now... Basically if you read this blog and haven't tried stamping yourself yet, GET ON IT! Haha.

Let's get into the look!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

#InstaNails Roundup // May 2016

* Includes PR Samples and Sponsored Posts

Hello dolls, happy spring. :) I hope you're all having gorgeous weather and enjoying the season! I had such a great long weekend and am in such a good mood now! There is nothing better than a weekend that is both productive and relaxing, am I right?

But enough chit chat, let's get into the post I have to share with you today! It's that time again where we take a look at some of the instagram photos that haven't made their way over here yet. Give them a look and let me know what you think!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Nail Art Recreation for M&M // OPI Give Me Space Stamped Gradient

OPI Give Me Space Stamped Gradient

Hi everyone, I have a special post to share with you today. The wonderful and kind Rose (who you might know as the blogger behind Manicured & Marvelous) has been going through some tough times recently, so to support her and cheer her up a bunch of us decided to recreate some of her stunning manis.

I decided to go with this gorgeous blue stamped look which features a gradient with one of my favourite polishes of all time - OPI Give Me Space. I adored this look when she first posted it, and I'm honoured to be able to recreate it for this linkup. :)

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup for the Week Ending May 20 2016

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy boast the perfect formula and utter pink perfection. If you love liquid lipsticks, and a perfect pink pout, then this beauty needs to be on your list!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Missha is well known Korean cosmetics brand and this week Leelo from Beauty by Miss L shared her opinion of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream.
  • I Know all the Words: It's a cute brush bulletin with the adorable Sephora Collection BYOB Breakups to Makeup Brush Set
  • Atlanta Beauty Expert: You are going to love the peachy-pink shades in this makeup collection! They add just the right amount of color to reflect the healthy glow of summer skin.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison has been overwhelmed by subscription boxes lately! But here are her two most recent ipsy bags: April and May. Even the makeup bags are adorable!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: In need of a beautiful polish for summer? Check out this 10-piece collection by Polish 'M!
  • Notes from My Dressing Table: Treat yourself to a little radiant luxury. Erika shares her notes on the stunning Burberry Spring/Summer 2016 Runway Palette.
  • ProcrastiNails: If you're looking for some bright and bold nail shades for summer look no further than the Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection!
  • Collective Beauty: An affordable drugstore face of the day!

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  • Saturday, 21 May 2016

    Julep Maven June 2016 Collection Selections are Open!

    * Referral Link

    As pictured on Julep

    June is just around the corner and Julep has a bunch of soft pastels to share with us to celebrate the season. I'm not super in love with anything this month unfortunately, but I still plan to pick up a couple of shades to share with you. :) This month Julep is also sharing their versions of the Pantone Colours of the Year with us this month - a baby blue and a soft pink! Check them out below!

    Friday, 20 May 2016

    Swatch + Review // Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection

    * Press Sample

    Swatches of the full Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection

    Spring is here, time for flowers and sunshine and warmer weather! And I have some perfect shades to share with you for the season. :) What are we looking at here? Why, this is the Ceramic Glaze Limited Edition Botanical Oasis Collection! It's a gorgeous mix of bright cremes with a couple more unique finishes thrown in for fun.

    This collection is available May 22nd so take a look through all the shades and decide now which colours you are going to have to pick up for yourself!

    Wednesday, 18 May 2016

    Review + Nail Art // Essence Nail Art Stampy Set

    * Press Sample

    Essence Nail Art Stampy Set plus nail art

    Sometimes you decide to try the more affordable version of something, imagining it won't be quite as good as the higher-priced comparable products but that it will still be decent. You know what I mean? This is what I thought when I picked up the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set at Shoppers Drug Mart (only $4.49!!)) a couple weeks ago, and boy was I surprised! Good surprise or bad surprise? Take a look under the cut to find out!

    Sunday, 15 May 2016

    Nail Art // Summer Colour Blocking with L'Oreal Nail Polish

    * Press Samples

    Pink, green and blue color blocked nail art

    Summer feels like it's officially here! Yesterday when I went to work I didn't even bring a jacket, believe it or not. And my sandals have been firmly on my feet for a couple weeks already. :) Let's celebrate with a colourful mani!

    Wednesday, 11 May 2016

    Swatch // China Glaze Be More Pacific for Alphabet Nails "B"

    Swatch of the light neon green nail polish China Glaze Be More Pacific

    It's not quite summer yet but that hasn't stopped me from starting to pull out the brights and neons! :) Today I'm sharing some quick swatches with you of a vibrant and bright green from the China Glaze 2014 Off Shore Collection - China Glaze Be More Pacific! This is also my fill for 'B' for the alphabet nails linkup. Check out more info below!

    Friday, 6 May 2016

    Nail Art // Bold Violet and Yellow Stamping

    Bright stamping nail art with Essie All Access Pass and Mundo de Unas Pale Yellow

    Hello hello, Happy Friday! :) I hope everyone is having a fabulous day. I saw Captain America: Civil War last night, and no spoilers but it was SO GOOD. So I am in a hella good mood! Hooray!

    Keeping with the positivity, today I'm sharing a simple yet bold mani that I absolutely love. And when I showed my mom she loved it so much that she asked me to recreate it for her, too! (You can check that out on instagram if you want!) The perfect summer mani IMO!

    Check under the cut for more pics and details about what I used!

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    Swatch // OPI Hello Kitty 2016 Collection (Partial)

    Swatches from the OPI 2016 Hello Kitty nail polish collection

    Oh man have I been sitting on these swatches for a long time. I picked these up the week before they came out, if you can believe it! And yet I'm only getting to them now. :/ Bad blogger!

    Anyway, now that you're here and I'm here and the swatches are here we can take a look! These are my top picks from the OPI Hello Kitty Collection!