Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016 in Review // My 10 Top Nail Art Looks of 2016

Our last review post of the year is a look at my personal favourite nail art looks from 2016. :) This was so fun to pull together as I got to revisit all of my designs, and looking at them helped me to remember "Heck yeah, I do awesome art!" which is sometimes a little reminder that you need to keep going, you know? :)

Check out my favs under the cut and then let me know yours! And if you want, feel free to share a link to your own all-time favourite look from your blog in the comments - I'd love to see! :)

Thursday, 29 December 2016

2016 in Review // My Top 10 Polishes of 2016

* Contains Press Samples

Hello hello lovelies! Today we have the second post in my "2016 in Review" series! A couple days ago I shared with you the Top 10 Most Visited Posts on ProcrastiNails, and today we're looking at my Top 10 Polishes from 2016!

One clarification I should make for this post is that these polishes aren't technically ones that came out in 2016 - they're ones that I swatched  in 2016. (That being said there's only one that didn't actually come out this year and it was included because I loved it so much!)

Let's go!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

2016 in Review // My 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

* Contains Press Samples

I can't believe it but 2016 is almost at an end! 2016 was an okay year for me blogging wise, but it was a pretty crappy year reality-wise in terms of people we lost and world politics... Hopefully 2017 will be better? :)

While I spend the rest of the week thinking about what kind of resolutions I want to put in place for my blogging life next year I've put together a small series of posts looking at my "Best Of"'s from 2016. Today we're looking at my best posts, aka the posts I made in 2016 that you guys visited the most! Keep in mind these are only of the posts that I made in 2016.

These go in descending order, so we start at number 10 and work our way up to number 1. It was fun to look back at these, and I gotta say some of the higher numbers surprised me!

Monday, 26 December 2016

Swatches // Ciaté London 2016 Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar: Day 1 to 8

Ciaté London 2016 Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar

Happy Holidays everyone!! I'm getting back into the swing of things now that the holidays are pretty much over, and today I have a post to share with you that I've been excited about for a while!

This post took way longer to get going than I expected but I can say that I am finally here to share with you the first round of swatches from the 2016 Ciaté London Advent Calendar! I'm going to do these in bursts of 8 swatches at a time so it should only take me 3 posts to share all of them with you. :)

I'm opening them as I'm swatching them so I haven't actually opened the whole calendar yet, but so far from what I can see I'm already more pleased with the selection in the calendar this year than I was the last time I swatched it from 2014. So much variety, and the shades are really lovely.

And just for reference: all polishes are swatched with one coat of Ciaté London Gelology Top Coat for extra gloss. :)

Enough chit chat! Let's dig in!

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Swatches // Beyond the Nail Winter Holiday 2016 Selections: Cranberry Jelly and Wreath

Beyond the Nail Winter Holiday 2016 Selections: Cranberry Jelly and Wreath

Hello hello! I have a couple holiday polishes to share with you today with one of my favourite Canadian indies - Beyond the Nail! These are two of the four shades released in the 2016 Winter Holiday Collection - Cranberry Jelly and Wreath. 

I've reviewed a couple of their polishes before but these were my first glitter jellies and I was really impressed! Sometimes jelly polishes can get a bit gloopy but these applied with no issue.

Check under the cut for a better look!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Unboxing // My Novemer 2016 Topbox

Why do I always fall behind when it comes to unboxing things? Ahhh! The other day I received my December Topbox and was like "Hmmm... Did I ever post my November box?" And the answer was NO which is why you are seeing this post today!

What did I get? Let's look!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Nail Art // Digit-al Dozen December/Nail Crazies Unite: Freehanded Candy Cane Nails

Hello hello! Another Digit-al Dozen week has come to a close, and today's look is doing double duty! I decided to do a freehanded candy cane across all my nails both for my last DD fill and also as my first fill with Nail Crazies Unite!

I had a lot of fun drawing this piece of candy on my nails, and I have to say I'd forgotten how relaxing focusing on freehand work can be! Definitely gotta do more of that in the future. :) Maybe it can be a resolution for 2017?

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does December: Rosey Radial Snow Drifts

Today's post is a bit late but that's because I just got back from vacation! I was in the Dominican Republic (which is such a gorgeous country!) and so when I sat down to do today's Digit-al Dozen look I was feeling a bit colourful and tropical. So I decided to go with a less traditional colour combo this time! Snowy pink goodness!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does December: Ugly Sweater Stamping

Ugly sweater nails are a Christmas staple in the blogging world, but would you believe I've never done them before?! This year to make sure I was prepared I ordered a few different stamping plates with sweater-appropriate designs on them, though this was the only one that arrived in time to use for this week.

It was fun, and I got to use one of my new indie polishes from Beyond the Nail, too!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does December: Holly Topped Nails

It's time for December Digit-al Dozen week when we post 5 days of manis based around the same theme... Since the girls in the group are from all over the world we decided to go with a general "December" theme - for us in Canada and the US that likely means Christmas and snow and red/green, but for the ladies down under it means sun and the beach and fun!

My first look goes with the winter/Christmas part of December - as soon as I picked up this vine stamping plate I knew I wanted to do lines of vines across the top of my nail and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Swatch // Sinful Colors After Dark

Sorry for the radio silence everyone, I've been getting ready to go on a trip with my family and things have been very busy! :) To make it up to you today I have a swatch of a fun textured grey from Sinful Colors' Kylie Jenner Collection - After Dark!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Nail Art // Double Stamped Scottie Dog Nails

Bow wow! Haha.

I have some friggen adorable nails to share with you today, and also the beginning of me trying to teach myself how to do double stamping that actually looks good. :)

The inspiration for this mani came entirely from this cute plate I picked up at Nicole Diary a few months ago - as soon as I saw the cute little Scottie dog faces I knew I had to make use of them!