Braided/Weaved Ombré Using Born Pretty Store Butterfly Wing Studs

*SOME PRODUCTS PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*

Hello Everyone!,

Happy hump day! I can't believe that the week is half way through already. Which means I will be getting my marks for my exams soon! Where is the time going? It's moving a tad bit too fast for my liking.

Anyhow, let's talk about nails seeing as that's why we're all here right? Lol. Today what I have for you is a Braided/Weaved Ombré with Butterfly Studs. I really really like how this design turned out! It's pretty enough for spring/summer!

Braided Ombre Nail Art

Born Pretty Store Butterfly Studs & Stamping Polish

Hey Friends!,

It feels sort of weird being out of school for a little bit because I was in a routine. But at the same time it feels nice not to be in a routine and sort of be able to relax. So do you remember a while back I shared how happy I was to be contacted by Born Pretty Store to review some products for them? Well they have finally arrived and I can't wait to show you what I received.

Here's a closer shot of the products.




I can't wait to use them and share my experience with you all. I will have some nail art up using the studs tomorrow and will share the stamping polish with you shortly after that. Born Pretty Store does have a large nail art section as well. I have purchased quite a few nail art supplies from them in the past. Don't forget to use my code SAFK31 to receive 10% off of your purchase!



Sally Hansen Kwik Off

Hello my polished friends,

I recently purchased this Sally Hansen Kwik Off Nail Polish Remover along with some polishes which can be found here. I've seen different products similar all over and decided to give it try. It was about $4.00CAD at Wal-Mart which isn't bad at all. Sally Hansen Kwik Off is meant to be used as a nail polish remover (obviously!) just without using the cotton pads to remove the polish.

Sally Hansen Kwik Off Nail Polish Remover

Mix & Match Chevron & Dots Tutorial Using Shinespark Polish Periwinkle & Flamingo

Hello again beautiful people,

How goes it? I'm okay just happy to be out of school for now...until September lol. Do any of you have any special plans for the summer? I just want to relax, but we'll see how that goes. Here's the tutorial for the Mix & Match Chevron & Dots that I did recently. Polishes & Products that I used can be found here. Enjoy!



Step - By - Step Tutorial:
Chevron
  1. Apply base coat
  2. Using your first color of choice paint every other nail
  3. Allow polish to dry completely or use a fast dry top coat to assist with this
  4. Once polish has dried apply chevron nail vinyls horizontally on nail
  5. Apply polish over the nail vinyls using the second color of your choice
  6. While polish is still wet remove nail vinyls quickly
  7. Clean up any excess polish around cuticles using a brush dipped in pure acetone
  8. Apply fast dry top coat and that's it!
Dots
  1. Apply base coat
  2. Using your second color of choice paint every other nail
  3. Allow polish to dry thoroughly or use a fast dry top coat 
  4. Once polish has dried using a dotting tool make dots as shown above
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Apply fast dry top coat and you're good to go!

Walmart Mini Haul

Hello Lovelies,

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was okay still attempting to get over this slight cold that I have. Booo!!! But get to relax because school is finished temporarily. Yay!!! Lol. I went into Walmart to pick up something with my mom and came across a few nail polishes and a nail polish remover that I figured I would try. Am I the only one that checks out the nail polish section in stores even though that's not what I intended to buy?

Here's what I purchased:
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Big Teal #325
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Bare It All #105
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: Babe Blue #240
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear: All Bright #178 
  • Sally Hansen: Kwik Off Moisturizing Nail Polish Remover

I'm so excited to try the Kwik Off. Have you ever tried something similar to the Kwik Off?


Mix & Match Chevron & Dots Using Shinespark Polish Periwinkle & Flamingo

Hello Beautiful People,

This cold has me feeling really drowsy :(. I hope you all are feeling and doing better than I am right now. What did you do this weekend? Anything special?

I have a very quick and easy design for you all today it's a Mix & Match Chevron & Dots design. For this design I used polishes from indie polish brand Shinespark Polish's (@shinesparkpolish The Light, The Heat Collection. The collection will be available April 29th at 10:00AM CDT. Swatches and reviews can be found here and here. There are so many awesome polishes in this entire collection and it was so hard to choose.

For this design I went with Periwinkle and Flamingo from The Light portion of The Light, The Heat Collection.

Mix & Match Chevron & Dots

Orly Nail Rescue

Hey everyone,

How have you guys been? I've been okay, just busy with exams. Which is why I haven't posted much of anything this week. But they're finished now and I just have to wait for my marks :|. Ha ha. Also I think I'm coming down with a cold....who gets sick when the weather is now starting to get nice. ONLY ME!

Anyways, recently one of my nails on my right hand (not the hand that I swatch with) decided that it was going to get disrespectful and start to break while I was trying to prevent my daughter from falling face first on the ground. It was so painful and it tore so deep that even if I wanted too I could just break it off or clip it.

Here's what it looked like.

(sorry pictures were taken with my phone)

So I bandaged my nail (literally) to prevent it from breaking anymore and was trying to figure out a way to temporarily fix it. I've tried the teabag method a while back but it just didn't work out for me. After doing some searches on google I came across Orly Nail Rescue. After reading a few reviews I figured that I might as well give it a try because with my luck if I waited too long to fix it, the nail would snag and pull and it just wouldn't be fun!

The Kit comes with three simple tools.
  • Nail Glue
  • Nail Repair Powder
  • Buffer
Orly Nail Rescue

Sally's Beauty Mini Haul

Hey Lovelies!,

I recently went into Sally's Beauty to purchase Orly Nail Rescue because I had a little accident with one of my nails while trying to prevent my daughter from falling and hurting herself. But of course while I was in there I picked up some polishes! I swear every time that I go into that store I leave with a or some nail polishes. One of the polishes I found on their sale rack and they were having a buy two get one free sale!

Here is what I picked up:

  • China Glaze: Japanese Koi (Neon)
  • China Glaze: Flying Dragon
  • China Glaze: Love's A Beach 
  • Orly: Shine On Crazy Diamond
  • Orly: Nail Rescue

Do any of you own any of these? Have you ever used Orly Nail Rescue?


Shinespark Polish The Light Collection Swatches & Review

*PRESS SAMPLE*

Hello again lovelies,

I think that it's finally safe for me to say that Spring is officially here in Toronto! Yayyyy!! I'm so over winter and all of the extreme cold, and temperatures in the negatives. Bring on the sun, and the longer days with the warmer weather of course! Alright now that I've had some excitement about Spring being here, onto the real reason for this post :).

So what I have for you all here is part two of Shinespark Polish The Heat, The Light Collection. The press release for the entire collection can be found here and swatches for The Heat Collection can be found here . The Light Collection is made out of five photochromatic polishes. What's a photochromatic polish you ask? It's a polish that changes color once in direct sunlight.

The Light Collection consists of five polishes. They are:
  • Tangerine
  • Green Apple
  • Ocean
  • Flamingo
  • Periwinkle 
Shinespark Polish The Light Collection

Shinespark Polish The Heat Collection Swatches & Review

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*

Hello Polished Friends,

Where did the weekend go?? I can't believe that it's Tuesday AND the second week of April already! Time sure is moving. Alright let's get down to some swatches!!

Today what I will be sharing with you is Shinespark Polish's The Heat Collection. This collection is part of the The Light, The Heat Collection which I shared with you in a press release that can be found here. This part of the collection is all thermal polishes! I have never tried a thermal polish before and I'm really excited to share these with you. So lets get started.

The Heat Collection contains five thermal polishes. From left to right:
  • Tiger Eye
  • Humming Bird
  • Purple Martin
  • Peacock
  • Dusk
Shinespark Polish The Heat Collection

Shinespark Polish The Heat Collection


Shinespark Polish Summer 2015 Collection Press Release

*PRESS RELEASE*

Hey lovelies,

How have you all been? I've been okay. I hope you all had a fantastic week and weekend. What's Shinespark Polish you ask? It's an indie polish brand created by a really nice woman who goes by  the name of Molly. All of her polishes are hand made and are 5-free.

This is Shinespark Polish's The Light, The Heat Collection. In this collection there are ten polishes in total. Five of them are photochromes (this means that they change with direct sun light) and the other five are thermals.

The ten polishes from left to right are:
  • Tangerine
  • Green Apple
  • Ocean
  • Flamingo
  • Periwinkle
  • Tiger Eye
  • Humming Bird
  • Purple Martin
  • Dusk
  • Peacock

The Light, The Heat Collection will be available April 29th at 10:00AM CDT. The cost for these beauties are as follows:


  • Full Size, Full Set: $70.00 US
  • Half Of The Set (Full Size): $37.00 US
  • Mini Full Set: $37.00 US
  • Mini Half Set: $17.25 US
  • Individual Full Size: $8.00 US
  • Individual Mini: $3.75 US

Make sure to save the date and the time or else you might miss out! They can be purchased at Shinespark Polish along with some more of her amazing polishes.Don't forget to follow Molly to keep updated with what she has in store for us next @shinesparkpolish


*Products were sent to me for my objective review*

Easter/Spring Watermarble Using Beyond The Nail Spring Collection Tutorial

Hey everyone! Hope your day is going or went well. It's raining over here in Toronto.  Makes me really want to sleep actually. Here is the video tutorial for the Easter/Spring Watermarble design that I did. I know some of you absolutely hate watermarble while other like. I'm one or the few ones that do like it and I hope you all enjoy the tutorial.



Step - By - Step Instructions:
  1. Start by applying a base coat to your nails
  2. Once base coat is dry apply white nail polish as you base color (you can use the lightest color of the colors that you will be marbling with, but I prefer white because it helps the colors to pop)
  3. Allow nails to dry thoroughly or use a dry fast top coat to assist with this
  4. Apply Elmer's Glue, Glitter Off by O.P.I. Liquid Palisade, Tape etc (whatever you may have available) around the cuticle of your nail to help with an easier and faster clean up. Here I'm using Bliss Kiss Simply Peel Latex Barrier.
  5. Start adding drops of polish(you have to move quickly if not polish will dry) into the bowl of water (water should be room temperature if not the polish will dry faster than you would like) the order that you desire (newer nail polish is easier to watermarble with; if not just add some nail polish thinner to assist with this)
  6. Start creating a design with a toothpick, needle, dotting tool etc. (again whatever you have available) but start the design from about the 4-5 inner ring. If you start directly from the most outer ring the design will pull because that that ring would have dried already 
  7. Once you have the desired design dip finger in the water 
  8. While finger is still in the water start to gently blow on the water (helps excess polish to dry quickly) while using a cotton swab, tooth pick, dotting tool etc. to clean up excess polish around the nail
  9. Slowly bring finger out of water
  10. Using tweezers, a toothpick, your finger (whatever! lol) remove product that you have around you finger
  11. Using a brush (I purchased mine from @joliepolish on instagram. The link to her store is in her profile) dipped in pure acetone (helps to make the clean up process faster), clean up around your cuticles.
  12. Apply dry fast top coat & then your finished!

Easter/Spring Watermarble Using Beyond The Nail Spring Collection

Hello there my polished friends!,

How is everyone doing? How was your Easter? I'm alright and my Easter was a lot of fun. I spent time with family and my daughter did her very first Easter egg hunt! She had a lot of fun and gets to do another one at daycare on Monday (yes the daycares over in Toronto are open on Easter Monday and so are the colleges and universities). Seeing her do the hunt reminded me of the when I used to do Easter egg hunts!

Anyways on to the nail art! Today what I have in store for everyone is a Easter/Spring watermarble design! Which I haven't done in which feels like forever. To achieve this design I used the Spring Collection from an indie polish brand made right here in Toronto called Beyond The Nail (@beyondthenail on instagram.) Swatches and review can be found here.

Watermarble Using Beyond The Nail Spring 2015 Collection


Beyond The Nail Spring Collection Swatches & Review

Hello my polished friends!,

How are you guys doing today? I thought that mother nature was slowly making spring appear here in Toronto until she bombarded us with snow Saturday night. Okay, so it wasn't that much and it melted by morning, but no one wants to see that when we thought it was gone! At least the temperature is in the plus instead of the negatives! That's always a good sign right? Yay for warmer weather!

Today is another indie polish day! See I'm keeping my word. Today's collection is from a brand called Beyond The Nail and @beyondthenail (on instagram). I have actually been creeping them out (along side some other fabulous indies) since I started doing nails and have finally decided to place an order with them! The other awesome thing about them (well for me anyways) is that they are located in Toronto. Well Mississauga to be exact. So if I wanted to I could just drive down to where there shop is and pick up  my order. But don't you all worry they also ship to the U.S.

The Spring Collection contains seven polishes. They are;
  • Spring Blue 
  • Spring Yellow 
  • Spring Red
  • Spring Orange
  • Spring Green
  • Spring Pink
  • Spring Purple
Beyond The Nail Spring Collection

Leopard Print & Studs Using Garden Variety & Flowerista From Essie Spring Collection 2015 Tutorial

Hey Darlings,

Here is the tutorial for the Leopard Print and Studs using from Essie Spring 2015 Collection. Swatches and reviews can be found here. As well a link to the Leopard Print and Studs design that I did can be right here. Hope you all enjoy the tutorial!! :D



Step-By-Step Instructions:

Leopard Print & Studs

  1. Apply base coat of your choice
  2. Administer the base color of your choosing and allow it to dry thoroughly 
  3. Apply dry fast top coat and allow to dry
  4. Paint half of  your nail in your desired color of choice.
  5. Apply dry fast top coat and allow to dry
  6. Using your dotting tool and your first color of choice place some dots randomly as done above 
  7. Using the smaller end of your dotting tool or just a smaller sized dotting tool in general (can also be done using a toothpick), create c's around the dots that were previously made using black 
  8. Add some smaller dots in between the larger dots that are currently there
  9. Clean up any excess polish from around your cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  10. Apply a clear top coat (not a fast drying one)
  11. While polish is still wet and using a toothpick, dotting tool etc. apply studs starting from the bottom of the nail (where the two colors meet) and work your way up.
  12. Apply dry fast top coat and allow to dry!
Leopard Print

  1. Apply base coat of your choice
  2. Administer the base color of your choosing and allow it to dry thoroughly 
  3. Apply dry fast top coat and allow to dry
  4. Using your dotting tool and your second color of choice place some dots randomly as done above (I decided to do them on the side of the nail in a zig-zag pattern)
  5. Using the smaller end of your dotting tool or just a smaller sized dotting tool in general (can also be done using a toothpick), create c's around the dots that were previously made using black 
  6. Add some smaller dots in between the larger dots that are currently there
  7. Clean up any excess polish from around your cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  8. Apply dry fast top coat and allow to dry!

What did you guys think of this tutorial? Let me know in the comments  below!

Leopard Print & Studs Using Garden Variety & Flowerista From Essie Spring 2015 Collection

Hey Darlings!

Today I have a leopard print and studs design using Garden Variety and Flowerista from the Essie Spring 2015 Collection. Review and swatches can be found here. Honestly I feel like you can never go wrong with a leopard print design. The design and color options are endless. That's why I love doing them and the design is very easy to do! Does anyone like leopard print designs as much as I do?

Leopard Print & Studs Nail Art