Essie Power Clutch

Hey Beautiful People!,

The week is over seeing as it's Friday already! Is it just me or does it feel like it is moving by very quickly? August is literally one day away! :| 

On a more annoying note I had to go back to the nub club today seeing as I broke two of my nails making sure my daughter didn't get hit by an inconsiderate driver that was speeding through the parking lot by her daycare! 

So over the next few days you will be seeing some posts that I have in the archives with my nails when they were long:( and some when they are nubs! Anyways! Today I will be sharing an oldie but goody with you.Essie Power Clutch.  See more down below! 

Essie Power Clutch

Diamonds & Lines

Hey Polishers!,

How goes it? I'm alright just here trying to deal with this heat wave that we're STILL experiencing here in Toronto! Hopefully tomorrow cools down a bit. I don't mind heat but when it feels like 44 degrees outside I just can't deal!

You know when you just don't know what to call a design? Well this is that. I honestly didn't know what to call it, so I just went with exactly what it looks like to me. Diamonds and Lines lol. Check out more photos down below!

Bundle Monster BM-XL113 Stamping Nail Art

Sally Girl Cool Swatches & Review

Hey Lovelies!,

How are you all doing? I'm doing alright can't complain. Okay I'm lying. I can complain. It's really hot lol. I'm one of those people who cant be too hot or too cold. I need a neutral zone. Today I have another polish from Sally Girl to share with you. This polish I believe is Sally's Beauty brand that obviously you would only be able to purchase there.

Sally Girl Cool

O.P.I In The Cable Car-Pool Lane

Hey There!,

How goes it? I'm doing alright still in pain but right now it's bearable. Hopefully it goes away soon. Today I will be sharing a polish by O.P.I. called  In The Cable Car-Pool Lane. I actually used this as a base for some simple yet cute nail art which you can see here.  I'm just going to start off by saying that I L.O.V.E this color. Okay, here we go!

OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane

Silver Gears

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright just trying to keep cool in this heat wave that we're experiencing. Can you believe that this is the last week of JULY!?!?!?!?!? I can't believe that August is just around the corner already! Where is the year going?? Anyways, I'm back with more stamping nail art for you today. I really really like how these turned out! Let's get to it!

Bundle Monster BM-XL111 Stamping Nail Art

Born Pretty Store 3D Silicone Nail Decorations

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*
Happy Monday!,

First off let me start off my saying sorry for going M.I.A for a little bit. There's just been A LOT going on with me personally and then to top it off I've been having a lot of pain from the car accident that I was in in 2013. But I'm feeling a tiny bit better today. What better way to return than with a review and some nail art!

Today I will be sharing with you these very cute 3D Silicone Nail Decorations item #20272 from Born Pretty Store. Let's get started shall we!

Born Pretty Store 3D Silicone Nail Decorations

Sally Hansen Sunny Side Up

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright. Tomorrow is my daughters little dinner that she is supposed to be having and she hasn't stopped talking about it all day. Today I have another polish from my untried stash to share with you. I actually used this as a base for some stamping nail art which you can see here. So lets get started!

Sally Hansen Sunny Side Up

Sally Hansen Breezy Blue Swatches & Review

Happy Hump Day!,

How has your week been so far. Mine was good until today. The sudden change in the weather gave me a headache. So I've been down and out for pretty much the whole day, but I'm starting to feel better now.

I have this very pretty sky blue polish from Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line called Breezy Blue to share with you. As most of you know Sally Hansen has been changing the formula on their Xtreme Wear Line but keeping the same name of the polishes. This one is the original formula so if you like it you better run out fast and grab it!

Sally Hansen Breezy Blue

Egyptian Symbols

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright. Today was my daughters birthday and she had a blast with her friends at daycare. She keeps saying that she can't wait for her little party that she's supposed to be having on Saturday. I also saw one of my good friends that I haven't seen in a while, so that was really nice.

I will be sharing some stamping nail art with you. At first I was very unsure about these but I actually do like them a lot. Lets get started!

Egyptian Symbols Stamping Nail Art

Leopard Print Accent Nail

Hey Lovelies,

How are you doing today? I'm doing okay. Today is my chunky monkeys (yes I call her that sometimes) birthday. I can't believe she's four! I've also been trying to post more but right now life is not allowing me too but I am trying. Any who I wanted to do some quick nail art and yes I chose another leopard print design:P I didn't want to take away from these beautiful polishes so I only did one nail.

ILNP Happily Ever After & Poetry Leopard Print Accent Nail

ILNP Spring Collection 2015 Swatches & Review Part 2

*PURCHASED BY ME*

Goodnight!!,

How are you doing? I'm alright. Just here dealing with some stuff and trying to keep my head and hopes high. Today I have the remaining six polishes from the ILNP Spring Collection 2015 to share with you. You can find the other six polishes that I reviewed here. Let's get to it!

ILNP Spring 2015 Collection

Matte Leopard Print With Studs Tutorial

Hey Polishers!,

I hope that you are all having a good Sunday. There was a short thunderstorm which was nice from the heat warning that we're having. I actually really like the rain. I have the tutorial for the Matte Leopard With Studs that I shared with you. You can find any polishes and products used at the link. Hope you like it!


Step-By-Step Instructions:
  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 
  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 matte coat and allow to dry!

Matte Leopard Print With Studs

Happy Sunday!,

Can you believe that we are almost at the end of July already!?!?!?!? Where is the time going? Fall collections are coming out already! :|. I just can't deal. *sigh* Any who. Today I have a some matte leopard print nails to share with you. I actually fell like I haven't done leopard print nails in a while and it's one of my favorite designs to do. Here we go!

Matte Leopard Print With Studs Nail Art

Born Pretty Store Square Nail Decorations

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*

Happy Saturday!,
How are you doing today? I hope that you are all enjoying the weekend. Today I have some square nail decorations to share with you which were provided to me by Born Pretty Store. These are really fun and a great addition to any your nail art accessory collection. 
Born Pretty Store Square Nail Art Decorations

Gold & Green

Hey There!,

How are you doing today? I'm doing okay. I've got this really bad headache. I actually suffer from Insomnia and it happens very randomly. This entire week I've been up until 5 a.m. just because I can't sleep and then when I do finally fall asleep I would wake up at like 7 or 8. So I'm pretty sure that has something to do with my headache. Hopefully it passes soon.

Enough about me. I have more stamping nail art to show you. I've been on a roll with the stamping and I'm loving it! Yes I have another green and gold combination because these two colors just look amazing together!

Stamping Nail Art Using "Lily Anna 14" Plate

L.A. Colors Voodoo Swatch & Review

Hey Lovelies!,

How have you been?? It's Thursday already! One more day before the weekend starts! I've been meaning to get some posts up but there's just been some things going on personally that I'm trying to deal with. But I'm still here!😊. 

I wanted to share this very pretty dark green polish by L.A.Colors. Let's have a look! 

L.A. Colors Color Craze "VooDoo" Swatch

Fiji Flower

Hey Everyone!,
How are you doing? I'm okay. Yup just okay. I was actually in a better mood earlier but had to run out to do something for my dad and on my way back home ran into an ignorant and arrogant person who just threw me off. I was driving back with my daughter in the car and she wanted a bagel from Tim Horton's so we went there. While in the drive through another driver (male) decides that he is going to call me a fat nigger in front of my almost four year old child. Can you believe it? I just can't comprehend the ignorance of some people. Instead of acting like a fool I just kept moving. I guess if you're not anything below a size 10 you're considered fat. Then to top it off my daughter was trying to get an understanding of what was said to me. I just told her not worry about it and that I'm fine. I can't stand people like that. Sorry for my little rant here but that just really got to me. That's also kind of why this post is going up a lot later than usual.
Anyways onto some nail art. I wanted to do some stamping of this polish by Essie but couldn't decide what I wanted to do. So I just let my daughter pick a stamping plate and a design. This is how it turned out.
Stamping Using Bundle Monster "Fiji Vacation BM-XL113" Plate

Essie Metallic Green

Happy Monday!,

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was good. I went to the zoo yesterday with my daughter. She had a blast! We have to go back earlier next time so we can see all the animals. We were both pooped by the time we got in.

Today I have this Essie polish that has been sitting in my untried stash for only God knows how long lol. Unfortunately I don't know the name of this one because when I purchased it from Dollarama it didn't have a name on it.

Essie Metallic Green Swatch

Shanghai Palace

Hey Lovelies!,

How are you all doing today? I'm doing alright. My daughters birthday is coming up so I'm super excited and sad all at the same time. My little girl is going to be four which means that she starts school come September. With out a doubt I will be crying her first day of school and probably at her little birthday gathering. 

Anyways, you didn't come here to hear about the mother side of me lol. You came here to see nails right! Today I have some stamping for you! Let's take a look. 

Shanghai Palace Stamping Using Bundle Monster "Around The World BM-XL151"

Daily Hues Nail Lacquer Shimmer Orange & Pink

*PURCHASED BY ME*
Hey Polishers!,

How are you? I hope that everyone is getting to enjoy their weekend depending on what time it is where you are. I have two polishes to share with you from Daily Hues Nail Lacquer. There are six shimmer polishes in total but I only have two so far. I've actually had these for a bit and decided that I should probably get around to sharing them! LOL. Let's take a look.

Daily Hues Nail Lacquer "Shimmer Orange & Shimmer Pink" Swatches

Geometric Gradient Tutorial

Happy Friday!,
Not sure how we got back here so fast but we're here! How has your week been? Mine was okay. I had the exam for the first out of five classes to get my Nail Technician Certificate. The annoying part is waiting for the marks lol. Today I have the tutorial for the Geometric Gradient for you all. All polishes and products used can be found by clicking on the link. 

Step-By-Step Instructions:
  1. Apply base coat
  2. Once base coat has dried apply your base color and allow to dry thoroughly (fast drying top coat can be used to assist with this)
  3. Place latex barrier, tape, liquid palisade (what you have available) on your cuticles to help with clean up
  4. When you base color is dry place nail vinyls or striping tape as shown above
  5. Taking two colors of your choice apply them diagonally on a cosmetic wedge as you see above
  6. Dab sponge onto nail
  7. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have achieved your desired opacity 
  8. While polish is still wet quickly remove striping tape or nail vinyls
  9. Remove latex barrier, tape, liquid palisade (which ever you used)
  10. Clean up any excess polish that may be on or around the cuticles with a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  11. Apply your top coat and that's it!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Do you have any plans this weekend. Let's talk below!
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Geometric Gradient

Happy Hump Day!,

Can you believe that it's Wednesday already! Where is the time going guys!?? As some of you may or may not remember a few posts back (like sometime in May) I mentioned that I was starting some part time classes to get my Nail Technician Certificate. Well today is the final exam for the first class and you have to pass the exam to pass the class! Wish me luck!

Anyways the real reason you're here is nails right! I have for you today a Geometric Gradient that I created using Peri Me and Flower Girl from ILNP Spring Collection 2015. Let's take a look shall we.

Geometric Gradient Nail Design

ILNP Spring Collection 2015 Swatches & Review Part 1

*PURCHASED BY ME*

Hey Polishers!,

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was okay. Still getting over this annoying cold! I constantly just feel like sleeping. Any who. Today I have the ILNP Spring Collection to share with you. Since this collection has been released there has been two collections released for summer (Summer Collection 2015 & Summer 2015 Ultra Holo Bundle) which I plan on adding to my collection sometime! The ILNP Spring Collection collection consists of twelve polishes. I will be sharing six with you right now and the other six  next week. I thought I would also mention that this is my first time ever trying any polishes from ILNP and I plan on eventually getting some more! Let's get started.

ILNP Spring Collection "Abundance (H), Flower Girl, Timeless Vow, Fame, Peri Me & Mega"

Born Pretty Store Stars Nail Studs

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*
Happy Monday!,

I can't believe that we're back here already. How did everyone's weekend go? Mine was okay. I feel like I'm slowly starting to feel better from this cold that I've got going on, but I still do feel groggy and what not. 

Today I have these star nail art decorations to share with you from Born Pretty Store. They are fun and can be just the little added something you need to spruce up your nails. Let's take a closer look!

Born Pretty Store Star Nail Stud

Tahitian Flower

Hey There,

How are you doing? I'm okay still trying to get over this cold. I hate being sick:( I hope that anyone that celebrates the 4th of July had an amazing time! Okay so I did this stamping nail art to share with you in the mitts of me feeling under the weather. See I love you all that much!  Let's take a look at what I did.


Stamping Nail Art Using Bundle Monster BM-XL112

Zoya Melanie

Hey Beautiful People,

How is everyone doing? I'm doing okay. Just trying to combat this oh so lovely cold that I've got going on. Right now I sound like a man. I'm not even going to lie about it LOL. I wanted to share this polish from Zoya that I purchased during their New Year New Hue sale that they had going on in January. I really like that all of their polishes are named after female names. I wonder if they have one in my name. I haven't looked.  Meet Zoya Melanie

Zoya "Melanie" Swatch

Stamping & O.P.I. Sheer Tints Tutorial

Hey Lovely People!,
Here we are again Friday already! I'm glad to know that I'm  not they only ones that feels as if the time is just soaring by and leaving me behind lol.  Okay so remember yesterday how I mentioned that I may be getting sick? Well yeah I can feel the cold coming on ;( Maybe if mother nature would make up her mind about the weather over here in Toronto I wouldn't be sick!
Okay enough about me, Here's the tutorial for my first ever attempt at the Lead Lighting Technique which you can find here. All polishes and products used can be found at that link as well. Enjoy!
Step-By-Step Instructions:
  1. Apply your base coat
  2. Polish on a white base and allow to dry thoroughly (fast drying top coat can be used to assist with this)
  3. Use Simply Peel Latex Barrier (or whatever latex barrier you have) to help with clean up 
  4. Apply stamping polish over any stamping plate of your choice
  5. Scrape of excess polish as shown above
  6. Quickly pick up image using a stamper
  7. Apply image onto nail as shown above
  8. Choosing any four (or you can use more) colors from O.P.I. Sheer Tints, O.P.I. Color Paints, Essie Watercolors (whichever) apply polishes randomly on nail as done above
  9. Remove latex barrier from around nail
  10. Apply fast drying top coat and voila!
I hope you liked this tutorial. See you next time!
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Stamping & OPI Sheer Tints

Hey Polishers,

How is everyone doing this evening? I'm okay. My throat has been bothering me all day! I hope that I'm not coming down with a cold or something :(. Today I have my very first lead lighting technique. I've seen this technique around for sometime and I kept on saying that I would give it a try but never got around to it.Well I've finally tried it and LOVE this technique. Let's see how it turned out. 

Lead Lighting Technique Using O.P.I Sheer Tints & Bundle Monster BM-XL111 Stamping Plate

China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage, The Outer Edge & Five Rules Swatches & Review

Hey Everyone!,

How are you doing today? I'm okay can't complain. Today I have three polishes from the China Glaze The Giver Collection to share with you. I've had these polishes for only God knows how long and never got around to using any of them. The Giver Collection was released last year. Let's take a look at these polishes!

China Glaze The Give Collection "Five Rules, Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage. The Outer Edge" Swatches & Review

Rope Stamping

Hey Lovelies,
How is everyone doing? I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation (if you do get to have on) and getting some nice weather. Are you going to watch fireworks? As many of you may know today is Canada Day which means there with be a lot of fireworks festivities. I have made up my mind that I'm not going this time though, besides my daughter is with her other grandmother so she will get to go with her. 
I have some more stamping nail art to share with you! I can't believe that I didn't get into this earlier. I really do enjoy it even though majority of the times I do have to double stamp because of my nail length but I don't mind it. For today's stamping design I have some ropes to show you :).
Ropes Stamping Nail Art Using Bundle Monster BM-XL24 Plate

Somewhat Canada Day Tutorial

Happy Canada's Day!,
Is anyone going to watch the fireworks tonight? I'm not sure if I'm going. Every time I take my daughter she cries and I always feel bad. But after they're finished she tells me that she had fun :S. LOL. So we'll see. Anyways here's the tutorial for the Somewhat  Canada Day nails that I did.. All of the polishes and products that I used can be found here. The tutorial is pretty straight forward. Hope you enjoy!


Step-By-Step Instructions:
    1. Apply base coat and allow to dry
    2. Polish on base color of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly (fast drying top coat may be used to assist with this)
    3. Once base is completely dry, apply striping tape, nail vinyls which ever vertically on an angle across nail as shown above
    4. Apply two more pieces of striping tape or nail vinyls on nail as shown above
    5. Using your second color of choice apply polish over striping tape or nail vinyls
    6. While polish is still wet quickly remove striping tape or nail vinyls
    7. Using a brush gently dipped in pure acetone clean up any excess polish from around or on the cuticles
    8. Apply fast drying top coat and your done!
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