DIY Easy Black and White Nails

I did a super-easy black and white nail design that I call “tuxedo nails.” Because- they are super streamlined and chic looking, IMO. The absolute best part of this nail design, which I came to find out during the week … Continue reading

DIY Geometric Manicure

So I stumbled on these 2 links a while back, and decided to make my own “Scotch Tape Manicure”. http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/12-amazing-diy-nail-art-designs-using-scotch-tape http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/04/sticky-situation/ I used, Pinkalicious and Impeccable Greys from Maybelline’s Color Show line as my 2 base colours, then used white, … Continue reading

St Patrick’s Day Nails!

In keeping with the Irish holiday this year, I decided to really get into the spirit of St Patrick’s day by doing some festive nail painting!  I really wanted to do something simple and classy, and realistically wearable. I’m not … Continue reading

Manicure Monday!

  Today’s nails are done using: Sally Hansen ‘Hard as Nails” base coat 1 coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear in “White On” #21 2 coats on Nicole by OPI Hint of Mint 1 coat of ELF Assured … Continue reading

Add a Little Love for Valentine’s Day!

Yes, yes, I know. V-day is still 4 weeks away. BUT I have a strong love-hate relationship with the day, so I like to prepare early. I love the festiveness. Hate the love part. My V-day’s always go bad. So…. … Continue reading

Dear Santa… I’ve been a very good girl…

Time to round up the amazing beauty buys out there for the Christmas season! Now, I never get presents. Seriously. Nobody ever buys me things for Christmas. I get a lovely card, usually filled with sparkles and Santa stickers from … Continue reading

My First Time…

I saw a tutorial on YouTube one day for something I never tried before so I decided to give it a whirl & see what happened.

It was my first time, so please don’t judge me too harshly! lol But, I think they still look pretty great anyway.

I’m usually a nail-painter and usually have my talons decked out in pretty trendy shades, but this was another level which I had never really thought of let alone aspired to.

Newspaper print nails.

What you need:

1: a light colour nail polish. I used #03 by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear (light pinky white colour). I thought the white would look too harsh on my brown skin and this colour still has the newspaper effect without the super high contrast.

2: top coat/quick sealer. I used Orly’s Sealon topcoat.

3: bowl.

4: rubbing alcohol.

5: ten strips of newspaper. Preferably the sections with really bad political articles (insert Rob Ford joke here). It makes you feel like you accomplished something, trust me.

What to do:

1: give your nails 2 coats of colour. Let dry.

2: DO NOT PUT ON A TOP COAT. Once a top coat is on, the newspaper does not stick as well.

3: dip the newspaper strip in the rubbing alcohol & gently place it on the nail, holding it down firmly & pressing over the entire nail. Let dry thoroughly.

4: put on the top coat, thickly and gently. If the coat is thin, you will drag the newspaper writing off the nail (like I did on a few of them). Let dry. Repeat.

5: clean off your extremely dirty newspapery inky looking fingers. I skipped this step in the photos I took, but I did it afterwards 🙂

6. feel sexy, studious, and like you just took a bite out of politics’ ass.

What do you guys think?

It’s not bad for my first time, right?

Favourite summer color!

My new favourite colour for spring/summer 2012… Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze.

This colour is the perfect combination of coral & pink, bright & yet not scarily so. So far I’ve had it on for 3 days & haven’t had a single chip! Gotta love China Glaze!

P.s. I used “Orlon” top coat & sealer by Orly.

What do you think? Have you found that perfect summer colour yet?

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Nail Polish Review

Today I’m trying out the Ardene nail polish. I have no clue what colour it is since it’s not on the bottle but it’s like a teal, dark aqua type colour. I wanted to see how it compares to the big brands (OPI, ESSIE, China Glaze, etc) in terms of wear & tear, especially if it wears great I might just become a huge supporter seeing as I grabbed it at 5 bottles for $10.00. So cheap! and the colours were really bright and fun too! so… let’s see what happens.

I started with my base coat as I do with every polish, (I use Nutra Nail’s Triple Power nail strengthener), then 2 coats of the polish, then my top coat (Rimmel’s 60 seconds clear coat, since I have a life & never have the patience to let my nails dry for very long). And voila! let’s see how well it wears…

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