Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween

Since Halloween is coming up, I decided to do some nail art which I also entered as an entry on Fab UR Nails. For this mani, I used OPI Orange you glad it’s summer?, OPI Black Onyx, Sally Hansen nail art pen 01 (white) and 02 (black). Application for both OPIs were smooth, and both were opaque in two coats. I am also holding one of my favourite candy bars as well~ I love chocolate! What are some of your favourite Halloween treats?

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Lucerne-tainly look marvelous

Indoors with flash

Indoors without flash

Lucerne-tainly look marvellous is from the OPI Swiss line. I had debated a long time about which color to get since all the colors looked so pretty. However, I decided on this gorgeous silvery grey color and it most certainly did not disappoint. The application on this was super smooth and it was opaque in two coats. The shimmer is amazing and I am not wearing a top coat in the picture. This polish reminds me of skiing and cozying up by the fireplace at the lodge for some reason. Oh winter, I cannot wait until you are here! Thanks for reading!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Leopard print 2

As promised, here is another leopard print design. I used OPI Malaga Wine as a base. This color is very opaque and I am wearing one coat in the picture. The formulation was quite smooth and I really like this color. I used OPI Brisbane Bronze for my tips, and this sparkly brown is a perfect match for the wine red. Separating the two colors is The Body Shop Golden Winter Sun and I used it as a liner. Finally, for the leopard spots on the tips, I drew them using Sally Hansen nail art pen 02. I am beginning to like leopard prints more and more! Thanks for dropping by~ giveaway coming soon at 100 followers!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Leopard print 1

Since leopard prints are so in fashion this season, I will be doing a series of different designs of how you can use leopard prints on your nails. This one is my first design. I used China Glaze Something Sweet from the Up and Away Collection as my primary color. I found the formulation for this polish to be a little difficult to work with. It is not as smooth as I want it to be, although when it dries the streaks are not very visible. However it redeems itself in opaqueness and prettiness. I am wearing one coat on each nail, and two coats on my ring finger. Afterwards, I used Konad plate M57 and stamped on the leopard print using Sally Hansen Black Out. Do you like leopard spots? I will paint them on for my next design! Almost at 100 followers! So close! Wait for the surprise!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Floral Tips

Here is another tip design that I decided to try so I could let my nails breathe a little again. I used Revlon 185 Lilac as my French tip because it gave a nice subtle color. Click here for the nail polish review. Next I painted 3 diagonal stripes with my striping nail polishes from ArtClub. The colors I used were Sea Lavender, Lilac, and White. Afterwards, before they dried, I ran my dotting tool from the inside of the diagonal to the outside of my nail to create this design (a toothpick works too!). This design reminds me of a flower, but I cannot put my finger on which type...any thoughts? Hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dating a Royal

Hi everyone~ I am not feeling very well these past couple of days, so here is just a quick swatch (Please excuse the tip wear, I took this a couple of days after). OPI Dating a Royal is a gorgeous royal blue that goes on smoothly much like other OPIs. I am wearing 3 thin coats on my nails and it took that many to be opaque. This color matches well with a nice top and a pair of jeans. Such an elegant color! Thanks for reading!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Canucks nail art

It is the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Canucks. I got to watch the first season opener (as a volunteer!), and although the boys played a good game, it was unfortunate that we lost in SO. For the occasion, I painted my nails in the Canuck colors! I used 2 coats of OPI Dating a Royal, CND Green Scene, and OPI Alpine Snow for the colors and they worked perfectly. For the finer details, I used ArtClub Black and Sally Hansen nail art pen 01. They have another game tonight and hopefully the results will make me happier. Go Canucks Go! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in Canada J

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Word Art

This is what a word cloud tells me about my site. Is this not awesome? Cheers.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Glamorous Sparkles

I love sparkles and if you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you the same. Therefore, the last time I was in a nail supply store, I bought a bottle of fine silver glitter to use for my nails in the future. This is my first attempt in using sparkles as tips, so feel free to give me any suggestion! I used OPI Bubble Bath as my base coat. The formulation is good and I used 2 coats in the picture because I wanted it to look more natural. The first picture shows my left hand, in which I dipped my nail into the glitter pot and shook off the excess. The second picture shows my right hand, in which I painted the glitter on with my clear polish (1 layer of glitter). Which one do you like more?

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The Ruffian look has been very popular lately, and many models have worn this on the runway. I was curious to see how it would look on me and attempted this last week. My first try was with greens and it did not turn out that great, so I cannot even post up pictures because I am so embarrassed! This manicure is a lot harder than it looks, I do not understand how some people can make it look so pretty! Anyways, this was my second attempt at a Ruffian manicure and I am pretty pleased with how it came out. I used OPI Alpine Snow as my base, and Sally Hansen Black out as my top color. Here is a mini guide on how to attempt one yourself –
1) Choose two colors that you think will look good together, some color combinations definitely look better!
2) Paint one or two coats of your lighter color
3) Paint one or two coats of the darker color ¼ up from the bottom of your nail (tips: start in the middle, then paint the right and then the left side of the nail to get the curved look)

You could use French guide tips for this as well if you want a more consistent look, just reverse them and stick them on. Otherwise, practice will make perfect freehand! Will you try a Ruffian manicure?

PS - Also, going along with fashion, Burberry has just released a new makeup line. I have read great things about the whole line and decided to try it out. I ended up buying a lipstick and cannot resist showing you (Blush No.09). It glides on effortlessly, super moisturizing, and the packaging is adorable. The tube has a magnetic cover and even the lipstick itself is imprinted with the famous Burberry plaid. Who could ask for more?

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bad Fairy

Here is the second polish from MAC Venomous Villains line that I got. Bad Fairy is a gorgeous magenta foil polish that has a bronze undertone under the sun at certain angles. It applied beautifully and took 3 coats to be opaque. I am absolutely in love with this colour and may have to run and buy another one for fear of using it up (although that RARELY happens). What about you readers? Have you tried any polishes out of this line? Which one is your favourite?

Thanks for dropping by J

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mean and Green

As promised, here is the first swatch of one of the new nail polishes from MACs Maleficient line. Mean and Green is a duochrome foil nail polish that looks exactly like its name. Its pink with a green undertone and you can see both colors individually at certain angles. MAC brushes have never been my favourite, but this polish applied pretty well and the polish was opaque in 3 coats. A tip before applying this polish to get a even distribution of pink and green is to roll the bottle in your hand a couple times before you start applying. Its the first duochrome polish I have tried and I have gotten many compliments on it already! What do you think about duochrome polishes? Love it or hate it? Let me know! Thanks for reading.

PS – I took a picture of the other two makeup products that I love from the line. Pictured above: Truth and Light and Revenge is Sweet

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