Thursday 30 April 2015

Nail art inspired by the Snupps app - never buy the same nail polish twice!

Something new today! How's about some simple white and orange nails, inspired by a new app I've been using to organize my nail polish collection! Snupps is a free app available for both iOS and Android, and it's basically like virtual shelves where you can catalog pictures of anything that you'd to keep track of, like all your nail polish! This way, next time you're drooling down the nail polish aisle at Rite Aid or Shoppers Drug Mart (pick a country), you can check on your app if you already have that nail polish, or at least a similar one. Check out my account and shelves here :)

Onto the nails! I used orange and white polishes blue some loose iridescent orange glitters from Twinkled T - you can use my exclusive code SIMPLY for 10% off!


Tuesday 28 April 2015

Mentality jelly chromes - put the shimmer in your spring!

Swatchy swatch swatch time with a totally new formula to me, "jelly chromes"?!? huh?

These three new Mentality 'jelly chromes' are from Harlow & Co., an international indie nail polish store! They have an awesome selection of the other Mentality jelly chrome polishes, including the darker 'Tetrachromes' line! So basically I gather that they are jelly-ish in texture cause they a tad translucent on the first coat, and they are chromey because of their reflective shimmery glass-like flecks? I think? I don't even know, juST LOOK AT THEM OKAY.

Mentality Jelly Chromes
Mentality jelly chromes from Harlow & Co.

Friday 24 April 2015

Classy ivory lace over white gold flakie base

HELP I'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED AND SOMEONE SLAPPED SOME CLASSY LACE NAILS ON ME. I have no idea what happened srsly, where are the colours?? The gradients?? The in yo-face BOLDNESS?? Nope, it's not there. It's 'pastel floral' week for this week's weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) that I co-host on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey, and obvious I was like WHY THE EFF DID I AGREE TO THIS I HATE FLOWERS AND PASTEL. So this was what I came up with... a very unusual interpretation of that theme, obviously.

WHITE GOLD CHROME FLAKIE + HOLO BASE MAKES THIS MANI ACCEPTABLE TO ME. I drew inspiration from a random Sephora make-up bag I got ages ago in some kit I got cause I thought it would make me glowy and flawless or whatever. The only thing glowy and flawless about me now is that I used FUN Lacquer's epic PayDay (H) white gold chrome flakie linear holo polish under the mani... ALDJF;JA;JA;F;JA' classy flashy bitch right hurrr.


Wednesday 22 April 2015

Enchanted flakies: Magical hidden wonders of the world

Ohhhh mahhh gawdddd more multi-chrome flakies, shocker!!! Well it is the year of the flakies after all so... it was to be expected that the elusive indie line Enchanted Polish release a flakie collection!! Inspired by I dunno, I'm going to guess enchantment, these six flakies with an added splash of fine holo are enough to save that annoying princess from the tower or whatever!! They are truly magical and their smaller flakie size and super fine holo sets them apart from some of other flakies out there. But don't make me choose a favourite - I NEED AND LOVE THEM ALL.

Friday 17 April 2015

Bleached neon stripes and directional chevrons: Summahhhhh time

Get directional! How's about some fun neon nails with black arrows cause IT SHALL BE SUMMER SOON THE WEATHER GODS TELL ME. For this week's weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) that I co-host on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey, the theme was pastel and the prompt was chevrons! Obviously I never really follow rules you know me soon let's just pretend that bleached neons = pastel, mmk?

I used the entire Maybelline Bleached Neons collection (so summer 2014, I know) and single chevron nail vinyls from Nail Vinyls to create this summer easy and eye-catching look!

You best watch the video below cause I talk it in again... oh boy here we go.


Wednesday 15 April 2015

Round gradient cyclone: don't get sucked in

So I did this mani back in January shortly after my middle nail saw the true death, which explains my much shorter nails in these pics. Idk why it took me forever to edit these up - wait I do know - I have no time thanks to NAIL PORN it's the hottest thing on the street, don't cha know?

In any case enjoy these round gradient neon pink and purple nails topped with a black cyclone. Reminds me of Cheshire the cat from Alice in Wonderland. I like cats so, makes sense.


Saturday 11 April 2015

I Love Nail Polish 2015 Spring Collection

Spring supposedly happened a while back but it's still under 0 degrees C where I am (Ottawa, Canada), so therefore I'M NOT LATE WITH THIS COLLECTION AT ALL. I bring you the new-ish I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Spring 2015 collection, ten stunning shades in all!

Well actually there's 12 shades in this collection but the missing two from here are two new additions to ILNP's staple multi-chrome mega-epic flakies! I'm saving them for some flakie spam later on (for past ILNP flakie spam, see this blog post).

Friday 10 April 2015

Pastel neon ikat nailz

Some edgier nails than my last couple pastel annoying girly nails cause nails should be BADASS not CUTESY. It's ikat week for the weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) I co-host on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey. What's ikat you ask? Idk, some pattern where people drew shapes then scribbled out of the lines and it became a trend.

I used four different pastel neon polishes for this look, from Color Club and Maybelline, along with some black and white acrylic paint. Links to all the products below!


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Canadian Ice: A vibrant blue with micro-flakies custom polish!

Today I've got a different kind of post for ya, a nail polish collaboration with Beyond the Nail! A couple months they contacted me to design a custom polish along with a nail vinyl. I had always thought a zipper vinyl was something that was missing from the vinyl world, and now we have one!

My initial vision for the polish was a vibrant cobalt blue jelly like Cirque's Midsummer Night, but with instead of pink shimmers, I envisioned loads of iridescent baby blue shimmer flecks, like the shimmer in Ozotic's 903. The end result colour is pretty close to what I was picturing, but the composition turned out more of a tiny micro-flakie rather than iridescent shimmer that would catch your eye. Maybe it's the jelly consistency muting the little flecks, I don't know, I'm no nail polish mixer I just put it on mah nailz.

I named it 'Canadian Ice' cause I saw it and said "hey it looks like ice chips, eh?" to myself and in saying that I realized I'm such a Canadian saying eh all the time. So being really creative and all I went with Canadian Ice.

Monday 6 April 2015

FUN Lacquer: Limited edition Love 2014 Collection

Moar multi-chrome holos, MOAAAARRRRR. Here's FUN Lacquer's newest collection, the limited edition Love 2015 collection! You grab some direct from FUN Lacquer (ships from Singapore) or from one of their stockists. I personally love to order from Live Love Polish, where you'll find this whole collection available for pre-order right now (which means you'll guarantee it'll be yours - they sell out so fast!) many other FUN's, and a bunch of other must-have indie holos!!

This collection includes eight gorgeous new polishes that represent the different types of love we experience in our lives including the love for partner, parents, siblings and friends. There's four unique shades that each come with a holo glitter twin, of course!

FUN Lacquer 2015 Love collection

Friday 3 April 2015

Pastel stripes and dots mix and match - Perfect for Easter!

Another girly mani, what's wrong with me?!? Actually it's pastel/simple nails week for the weekly nail art challenge (WNAC) I co-host on Instagram along with lovely ladies Kristin of Lacquerstyle and Tracey of MissBellaTracey. Okay so the prompt was supposed to be 'simple', but I never listen to rules, right? I wouldn't call this simple, but it's also not as complex as some of my gradient insanity soooo therefore it's simple.

I used a couple new polishes from Live Love Polish including a new Floss Gloss one and one from Models Own! New brands to me, and I'm lovin' them!


Thursday 2 April 2015

Pretty pink leopard nailz OMG totes my style

Pretty pink leopard nails oh em geeee I LURRRVEE THEM. Actually no I despise pretty pink girly leopard print with bows n' shit cause GAHH I WANNA SCRATCH THEM OFF PPL'S NAILS WITH A KNIFE WHEN I SEE THEM (cause obv wouldn't wanna break my own nails). Nah, I don't hate them on other people that bad, but they're def not my style. So this is my April fool's mani (a day late whatever) cause, IT'S SO NOT LIKE ME AND I DON'T ACTUALLY LURRRVEE THEM OR WHATEVER.