Triangular Prisms Or Flowers? - Stamping Saturdays #3


Happy Saturday!!,

How has you weekend been this far? Mine has been alright just going to do some running around to get some back to school items for my daughter and I. Yup you heard me right. I'm going back to school next month to take Business! And my birthday is next month so I've got some planning to do for that as well! 

Anyways today is Stamping Saturdays post is one that I really like. I mean it's not fancy or anything but oh my gawd once I finished I loved it! See more after the jump!

Triangular Prisms Or Flowers? - Stamping Saturdays #3

WNAC August 2015: Cobalt & Peach

Happy Friday!!,

Yup it's time for the weekend again! I literally feel like the week just started and it's time for the weekend already. Well tonight's post is for the last challenge for the WNAC August 2015 that's hosted by +Simply Nailogical@missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. This weeks prompt is Cobalt & Peach and the theme is summer. Let's see what I came up with! 

WNAC August 2015 Cobalt & Peach

NZ Nail Art

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm okay. I spent the majority of my day changing my blog (I hope you like it; if not that's okay too!). I'm back with some more stamping nail art to share with you. I really like how this looks kind of rough (if that even makes sense). Anyways see more after the jump!

Stamping Nail Art

Gradient & Dots

Goodnight Everyone!,
How has your Thursday been? I hope that you had a productive and wonderful day. I'm thinking about changing my blog template but we shall see. I don't want to just choose the first one that I see you know? I''ll be sharing this simple and bright Gradient & Dots mani that I did. See more after the jump!
Gradients & Dots Nail Art 

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow

*PURCHASED BY ME*

Hi Loves!,

One more day until the weekend!! How are yo doing today? I'm okay. Hoping that everything that's been going on in my life will come to an end soon. Today I will be sharing another one of Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear polishes from the original formula. Let's get started! 

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow

KleanColor Blue Pearl Swatches & Review

Hey Beautiful People!,

How are you doing today? I in all honesty could be better. In 2013 I was in a car accident and I still am recovering from it. I had to have surgery on my knee because of it as well. Unfortunately today was one of those days were I would get horrible back spasms. So I was pretty much on bed rest all day but I'm starting to slowly feel better now. Enough about me!

Today I have another one of the KleanColor polishes that I purchased while on my vacation in Barbados. I actually wish I was there right now. I actually used this as a base for some nail art which you can see here. Let's get started! 

KleanColor Blue Pearl

WNAC August 2015: Mint & Lilac Tutorial

Hey Polishers!,

How was your Monday? Mine was okay. Nothing special. Well I guess I shouldn't say that. I picked my classes for my timetable for September! Yup going to school to take Business! I'm excited, anxious and nervous all at the same time.
Here is the tutorial for the WNAC August 2015: Mint & Lilac nails that I shared with you. Any polishes and or products that were used can be found here. As always the step-by-step instructions can be found down below! 


Step-By-Step Instructions:
Gradient 
  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 barriertapeliquid palisade (what you have available) on your cuticles to help with clean up
  4. Taking two colors of your choice apply them horizontally on a cosmetic wedge as you see above
  5. Dab sponge onto nail
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you have achieved your desired opacity 
  7. Remove latex barriertapeliquid palisade (which ever you used)
  8. Clean up any excess polish that may be on or around the cuticles with a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  9. Apply fast drying top coat 
Stamping
  1. Use Simply Peel Latex Barrier (or whatever latex barrier you have) to help with clean up 
  2. Apply stamping polish over any stamping plate image of your choice
  3. Scrape of excess polish as shown above
  4. Quickly pick up image using a stamper
  5. Apply image onto nail as shown above
  6. Remove Simply Peel Latex Barrier (or whatever barrier you may have used)
  7. Clean up any excess polish that may be on or around the cuticles
  8. Apply China Glaze Fairy Dust or any glitter/holographic polish you may have
  9. Once dry apply fast drying top coat and you're finished! 
I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial. I know the instructions were rather wordy. Sorry. Lol. 

China Glaze Tart-y For The Party

Happy Monday!,

How was your weekend? Mine was alright. Can't complain. I actually ended up doing something although I thought I wasn't going too. The little one had fun so that's all that matters. What did you end up doing this weekend?Today I wanted to share a beautiful lilac polish by China Glaze. This is Tart-y For The Party.

China Glaze Tart-y For The Party

Silver & Black - Stamping Saturdays #2

Happy Saturday!,

How has you weekend been so thus far? Mine has been alright. I wasn't supposed to be doing anything this weekend but my daughters grandma actually asked us to come to this even that's today called Afrofest. I actually hear about it every year but this is going to be the first time that I'm going to be going!

Today I have another Stamping Saturdays post to share with you. As you may have known from my post last week I recently joined the group though Facebook and every Saturday we share a stamping post. This is what I did for this week. More after the jump! 

Silver & Black - Stamping Saturdays #2

WNAC August 2015: Mint & Lilac

Happy Friday!,
Yup it's time for the weekend already! Please tell me that I'm not the only one that feels like the days are just zooming past them! Well it's time for another WNAC post. As you know the WNAC is hosted by +Simply Nailogical@missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. This weeks prompt is Mint & Lilac and to be honest with you I would have never thought of combining these two colors together. Keep reading to see what I came up with!
WNAC August 2015: Mint & Lilac

Diamonds & Studs Tutorial

Hey Loves!,

Are you excited for the weekend? Do you have any special plans? I actually don't have any plans this weekend. Although there is something nagging me at the back of mind like there is something that I'm supposed to do, but for the life of me I can't remember what it is! 

Today I have the tutorial for the Diamonds & Studs that I shared with you. Polishes and any products that I used can be found at the link above. As always I have the step-by-step instructions down below. Enjoy!


Step-By-Step Instructions:
Striping Tape
  1. Apply your base coat
  2. Once base coat has dried apply the base color of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly. You can use a fast drying top coat to assist with this.
  3. When the base color has finished drying apply the striping tape/nail vinyls(whatever you have available) as shown as above
  4. Using your second color of choice apply polish over striping tape/nail vinyls
  5. While polish is still wet quickly remove the striping tape/nail vinyls
  6. Clean up any excess polish that may be on or around the cuticle area
  7. Apply fast drying top coat and you're finished!

Studs
  1. Apply your base coat
  2. Once base coat is  dry apply the base color of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly
  3. Apply clear polish
  4. While polish is still wet using a toothpick, wax stick, (which ever is available to you) pick up the stud and place it on the nail as shown above
  5. Repeat step four
  6. Apply fast drying top coat and that's it!
What did you think about this tutorial? I hope that it was helpful and that you enjoyed it! 

Diamonds & Studs

*PURCHASED BY ME*
*PRESS SAMPLE*

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing today? I'm doing alright. I had a very restless night last night. I honestly hate when that happens. Anyways I did this simple yet cute nail design using Avalon & Crown Of Thistles which you can find a review of here. I just couldn't resist using these two colors and I'm glad I did! Let's see how it turned out!

Diamonds & Studs Nail Art

A-England Avalon & Crown Of Thistles Swatches & Review

Hey Loves!,

How has your week been so far? Mine has been okay. Just preparing myself and the little one for school next month. Is that weird? Lol. Any who, today I will be sharing my first ever A-England polishes with you. Avalon and Crown Of Thistles. Let's get to it!

A-England Avalon & Crown Of Thistles

WNAC August 2015: Magenta & Navy Tutorial

Happy Hump Day!,
Yup it's the middle of the week already! Can you believe it? I can't. I can't even believe that August is almost over! Wow! I know it's been a while since I've posted a tutorial right? I'm still working on that. Things still are hectic in my life right now but I just keep trying to keep my head up. Any who here is the tutorial for the WNAC August 2015: Magenta & Navy nails that I did. Enjoy!
Step-By-Step Instructions: 
  1. Apply base coat
  2. Once base coat is dry, apply base color of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly (fast drying top coat can by used to assist with this)
  3. When your base color is completely dry, place Nail Vinyls horizontally across nail as shown above
  4. Using your two other colors of your choice start to apply polish as shown above alternating colors
  5. While polish is still wet quickly remove Nail Vinyls in between each section as shown above 
  6. Once finished clean up any polish that may have been left around the cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  7. Apply fast drying top coat and your done!

Madam Glam Tiger Balm, Pearl River, Text Me Later, & Rock Star Swatches & Review

*PRESS SAMPLE*
Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I have a new to me brand called Madam Glam to share with you. I was super surprised when I was contacted by their PR department and asked if I would like to pick four polishes to review for them! Of course I said yes and these are the four polishes that I chose: Tiger Balm, Pearl River, Text Me Later, and Rock Star. Let's get started!

Madam Glam Tiger Balm, Pearl River, Text Me Later, Rock Star

Nicole By O.P.I. Keep It Real

Happy Monday!,

I know this post is rather late but today I had an exam! Fingers crossed. I was taking one of my Gen Eds so that I wouldn't have to take too many classes in September. Yup I'm going back to school in September to take Business because I want to open my own salon kind of thing in the future :D. How has your day been? Also I'm pretty sure that I don't have anymore posts of when my nails were long to share with you! Lol.

Today I have this beautiful red polish by Nicole By O.P.I. called Keep It Real. Let's get started!

Nicole By O.P.I. Keep It Real

Magical Marquesas - Stamping Saturdays #1


Happy Saturday!,

How are you doing today? I'm good just trying to get this post together before I go out with my daughter to this birthday party that she's supposed to be attending lol. On Facebook I joined this group called Stamping Saturdays (#SS) and you share your posts along with the other member of the group as well.

I figured that this would be fun seeing as I'm really starting to enjoy stamping now anyways. So I figured for one of my first Stamping Saturdays posts that I would share a stamping posts from my archives. So let's take a look.

Bundle Monster BM-XL114 Stamping Nail Art

August 2015 WNAC: Magenta & Navy

Happy Friday!,
How are you doing? Today I have the second prompt from the Weekly Nail Art Challenge (WNAC) that's hosted by +Simply Nailogical@missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. This weeks prompt is Magenta & Navy.  Here's what I came up with for this weeks prompt!

August 2015 WNAC: Magenta & Navy

O.P.I. Keeping Suzi At Bay Swatches & Review

Hey Beautiful People!,

How are you doing? I'm alright. Had a very restless night so I've kind of been out of it all day and feeling groggy. Not fun! Today I have a beautiful polish from the O.P.I. San Francisco Collection which was released in 2013. I think I have a few more polishes from this collection, but I'm not entirely sure because I did pick them up randomly from my local Dollarama. Yup O.P.I. at Dollarama for $3.00. Can't go wrong. Enough of my blabber let's get started!

O.P.I. Keeping Suzi At Bay

Purple & White Stamping

Hey Polishers!,

Can you believe that it's the middle of the week already? I also can't believe that the second week of August is almost over as well. I'm pretty sure that I only have a few more post of my nails this length..I think lol. I did this Purple & White themed stamping nail art using a plate from Bundle Monster's Around The World Collection. See more after the jump!

Bundle Monster BM-XL153 Stamping Nail Art

Sally Girl XOXO

Hi Beautiful People!,

How are you? I'm doing good. It literally rained all day yesterday so I'm hoping that the weather is nicer to us today. Have any of you started school yet? I heard that in the US students started back school on Monday! Today I have another polish from Sally's Beauty to share with you. This is Sally Girl XOXO. This is another post from the archives of when my nails used to be long. I'm not sure how many more of these I have left lol.

Sally Girl XOXO

Shells

Hey Lovelies!,

How was your day? Did you do anything exciting or fun? I didn't do much because the weather was really up and down. I did however get some posts done for my blog which is always good! Today I am going to be sharing a post with you from when my nails used to be long :( LOL. I actually wasn't going to post this because I was really unsure how I felt about it, but figured that I might as well post it! 

Sea Shells Stamping Nail Art

Happy 4th Birthday!

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing today? I'm doing alright. It pretty much rained all day yesterday and it's supposed to rain even more today but let's see if that's actually going to happen. So this is another one of those manis that were supposed to be posted last month but I never got around to posting it. So yeah...I'm posting them now okay! Lol. I did these nails for my daughter who turned four last month! 

Happy 4th Birthday Nail Art

Essie Mind Your Mittens

It's Monday!!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright for now. Not to pleased that it's suddenly starting to feel like fall over here in Toronto at nights. I mean we barely got a REAL summer. *Sigh* Oh before I forget! I recently created a Facebook page so you can follow me on there as well if you wish. 
Today I will be sharing a polish from the Essie Winter 2013 Collection called Mind Your Mittens. I actually reviewed another polish from this collection which you can see here. Let's get to it!

Essie Mind Your Mittens

Born Pretty Store Flat Back Nail Studs

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*

Hey Lovelies!,

How are you? I'm doing good. Today I have these flat back nail studs  item #16279 to share with you from Born Pretty Store. Here's the design that I came up with using these studs. To find out more about them keep on reading!

Born Pretty Store Flat Back Nail Studs

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate

*PROVIDED FOR REVIEW*
Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing today? I'm doing good it's the beginning of a new week so I hope that it goes well. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend as well. Today I have a review for you on one of the many plates from Born Pretty Store to share with you. Here's the design that I chose to do from the plate. Let's get started!

Red & Gold Stamping Nail Art

August 2015 WNAC: Lemon & Cherry

Hey There!,
How is your Friday going so far? Mine is good. The weather seems to be okay right now. So on Instagram there is this Weekly Nail Art Challenge (wnac) that's hosted by +Simply Nailogical, @missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. I decided to give it a try after Tricia  told me to just try it out. I'm pretty excited to try out something like this seeing as I usually shy away from things like this. This weeks prompt is Lemon & Cherry. So let's take a look at what I came up with!
Lemon & Cherry Nail Art

One Year Instagram Recreation

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing today? The week is almost over, yay!! Honestly I feel like the time is just flying by! Today I wanted to share this blue and pink gradient that I recreated. On July 13th (yes I know that I'm late) was my Instagram (@glamorousnails23) Anniversary. So I decided to recreate one of my very first photos that I posted on there. Let's take a look!

Pink & Blue Gradient Nail Art

China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada & Beach Cruise-R Swatches & Review

Hey Polishers!,

How are you? So it's August already can you believe it!? I can't. My birthday is next month and I can't wait. I always get super excited for my birthday once August hits LOL. This means it's almost time for back to school as well and that fall will be here at some point. 

I will be sharing two China Glaze polishes with you. These polishes are Beach Cruise-R  and Kiwi Cool-Ada. I actually used both these polishes as a base for some nail art which can be found here and here Let's get started!
China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada & Beach Cruise-R

Solar Flame Tutorial

Happy Hump Day!,
How has you week been so far? Mine has been good. I may go swimming with the little one again today. She really wants to see one of my friends that I have been friends with since high school. So hopefully the plan works out. Don't you just love indoor pools? Lol. 
I know it has been some time since I've done a tutorial. My apologies honestly there's just a lot going on personally and I'm trying to keep everything going. I will really try to get more tutorials going again! Okay enough of my blabber. Here is the tutorial for the Solar Flame nail art that I did. You can find all products and polishes used at the link. I hope that you enjoy this!

Step-By-Step Instructions:
  1. Apply your base coat
  2. Polish on base coat of your choice and allow to dry thoroughly. Fast Drying Top Coat can be used to assist with this
  3. Apply striping tape as shown in the video above
  4. Using a brush or dotting tool apply the first polish of your choice as shown above
  5. Follow step number four using the second color of your choice
  6. While polish is still wet, quickly remove striping tape 
  7. Clean up any polish that you may have gotten on or around the cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  8. Apply your favorite top coat and that's it!
How did you enjoy this tutorial? Do you like doing tutorials or do you prefer to watch them? Let me know down below!

Solar Flame

Hey Lovelies!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright. On Monday my daughter, mother and I went to to Ribfest over here in Toronto and it was sooooooo good! That was my first time going and I can't wait to go again next year. Today I'm went swimming with my daughter so I figured that I would try and get this up on the blog before we left but that didn't end up happening hence why it's going up now! 

Today I have this very BRIGHT neon design to share with you. Okay so there are no actual flames or anything going on but since I couldn't think of a name to call this design I decided to combine the names of two of the polishes that I used for this design :). Enough of my blabbering let's take a look!

Striping Tape Nail Art

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Punk Swatches & Review

Happy Monday!!,

How are you doing today? The weekend is over; well it's a long weekend over here in Canada. Did you have any fun or interesting plans on the weekend? I thought I wasn't going to have any plans and I was just going to be at home reminiscing about how my nails USED to be this length but that didn't happen LOL. I actually ended up going to a barbecue with my daughter and mother and today I'm supposed to going to this outdoor event with them called Ribfest! There's going to be rides, music, RIBS! LOL.

The polish that I will be sharing with you today is Pink Punk from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line. This polish is also one of the polishes with the new formula that Sally Hansen has been slowly but surely changing all of their Xtreme Wear polishes too. How was the formula on this one? Keep on reading to find out!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pink Punk

July 2015 Monthly Mani Favorites

Hey Lovelies!,

How are you all doing today?  I'm doing alright! Today's post is going to be short and sweet. It's August 1st already and every month I've seen people share their monthly favorite manis so I decided to share mine. These are my Monthly Mani Favorites for the month of July. Hopefully I will be able to share some each  month depending on how many manis I've done LOL. Down below you will find the links to each individual mani. Enjoy!

Monthly Mani Favorites
Hope you all enjoyed my Monthly Mani Favorites! What do you think about my choices? Do you have your own Monthly Mani Favorites? Let me know down below!

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