Chevron & Gradient Tutorial

Hey Loves!,
How are you? I'm alright just trying to get caught up on sleep when I can. School is really taking whatever energy I have. Hopefully I'll feel back to myself next week. Here is the tutorial for my Chevron & Gradient nail art that I did. You can find any of the polishes and or products that were used to create this look here. Let me know what you think! 
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 barriertapeliquid palisade (what you have available) on your cuticles to help with clean up
  4. Place Single Chevron nail vinyls as shown above
  5. Taking two colors of your choice apply them horizontally on a cosmetic wedge as you see above
  6. Dab sponge onto nail
  7. Repeat steps 5- 6 until you have achieved your desired opacity 
  8. While polish is still wet, quickly remove nail vinyls
  9. Remove latex barriertapeliquid 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 fast drying top coat and that's it!

I hope that you enjoyed watching this! As always if there are any questions feel free to ask away. What did you think about the colors I used? See you soon! 

Chevron & Gradient Nail Art

Happy Hump Day!,

And we're at the middle of the week already. This is the last week of January guys! I literally just can't believe it. Alright so I'm back with some nails that I did literally last year and never got around to sharing them. Why? I......don't have a reason. At least I'm sharing them now okay! Lol. Let's take a look shall we?

Chevron & Gradient

Pure Ice Flirt Alert Swatches & Review

Hey Polishers!,

How has your week been thus far? Mine has been okay. Busy with school and what not. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Today I'll be sharing this gorgeous pink polish by Pure Ice called Flirt Alert. See more after the jump! 

Pure Ice Flirt Alert

Freehand Snowflakes

*PRESS SAMPLE*
Hey Lovelies!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright. Today I have some freehand snowflakes that I did a while ago to share with you. Unfortunately these nails aren't fitting with the weather we're having right now. It's actually 9 degrees here in Toronto right now as I write this which is pretty warm for January. Alright enough of me rambling. Let's get to the nails!

Freehand Snowflakes 

Zoya Redbook Holiday 2015 Trio Swatches & Review

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm alright. Just a bit tired. Winter always makes me feel so sluggish. Come on spring! Lol. Is it me or did January move by rather fast? I can't believe that this is the last week of month already! Today I'll be sharing the polishes from the Zoya Holiday 2015 Trio. Onto the polishes! 

Zoya Redbook Holiday 2015 Trio

Orange & Black

Hey Polishers!,

How goes it? I'm doing okay. Today I have a post that's been sitting in my archives from when my nails used to be this shape. I thought that I would really be missing this shape a lot more than I actually do. I guess I'm just really enjoying my new nail shape lol. Anyways lets get started.

Orange & Black

WNAC January 2016: DIamonds

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? I'm doing alright. I think I'm starting to get a groove back with things *fingers crossed* lol. Can you believe that January is almost over? Didn't it like just start? Wow. Remember when I said that I was playing catch up well this would technically make me caught up lol. Today I have my nails for the third week of the WNAC January 2016. This weeks prompt is Diamonds. Let's see how I did!

WNAC January 2016: Diamonds

Dupes!: Essie Where's My Chauffeur? VS. Essie Blossom Dandy

Hey There!,

How's it going? I hope that you've had a lovely week thus far. I'm back with a dupes post for you. It's been a while since I've done one of these. Almost three months to be exact! Wow. Going head to head today will be Essie Blossom Dandy and Essie Where's My Chauffeur. Do you need both of them? Let's see after the jump!

Essie Blossom Dandy VS. Essie Where's My Chauffeur

WNAC January 2016: Quilted

Hey Lovely People!,

What have you been up too? Honestly I've just been really down and out the past couple of days. Had some really bad back spasms so I was out of commission. But I hope I can get back on a schedule now. Alright this also means that it's time to play catch up. For tonight's post I have the prompt for the second week of the WNAC January 2016 which is hosted by +Simply Nailogical@missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. The theme for this month is Glitz & Glam and the prompt for the second week was Quilted. See more after the jump! 

WNAC January 2016: Quilted

Chevron Tips & Leopard Print Tutorial

Hey There!,

It's been a while huh? I know I've just been feeling down lately and really not feeling like myself. Maybe I have the winter blues? Or maybe even Seasonal Affective Disorder. Either way I'm really going to try and get myself back into some sort of rhythm again. 

I'm back with the tutorial for my Chevron Tips & Leopard Print nail art that I shared on my blog and social media sites recently. All the products and or polishes used can be found here. Don't be afraid to ask any questions if you need too. Enjoy! 


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. Apply Single Chevron Nail Vinyl as shown above
  5. Using your second color of choice apply it to the tip of the nail above the nail vinyl as you see above
  6. While polish is still wet, quickly remove the nail vinyl 
  7. Using your dotting tool and your third color of choice create C's like I have done 
  8. Clean up any excess polish from around your cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  9. Apply fast drying top coat and allow to dry!
I really hope that you enjoyed watching this tutorial as much as I did filming it. I'm trying to keep my promise to myself and make more tutorials this year, but we'll see how that goes. So far I think I'm doing good! Thanks for stopping by! 

Chevron Tips & Leopard Print

Happy Hump Day,

Can you believe that it's the middle of the week already? That means that the second week on January is almost finished! Today I have a very interesting choice of colors for nail art to show you as well lol. To be honest I wasn't too sure about these colors when the bottles were side by side but they did grow on me once they were on the nail. Let's get started. 

Chevron Tips & Leopard Print

KleanColor Love Affair

Hey There,

Can you believe that the second week on January is almost over already? Before we know it we'll be in February lol. I thought that I had shared all of my KleanColor polishes with you, but apparently I didn't. So that's what I'll be sharing with you. I believe that I have one more after this to share with you (I think). This is Love Affair. See more after the jump!

KleanColor Love Affair

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Plum Power

Hi Lovelies,

How goes it? I'm okay just dealing with a slight headache. The constant up and down in the temperature is really making my head hurt. Does that ever happen to you? Well let's get to the real reason that you're here right? Nail polish. Today I've got Plum Power which is from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Line. Let's see how this polish did shall we?

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Plum Power

Snowflakes

Hiya!,

How are you doing? I'm alright just trying to get a schedule back in order for myself seeing as both the little one and myself are back in school and she now has skating lessons on Mondays. She had a blast yesterday. I think it's time I invest in my own personal planner lol. Seeing as it's been rather cold the past few days here in Toronto, I figured it's time for a snowflake mani. See more after the jump!

Snowflakes

P.O.P Polish Lempika Collection [Partial] Swatches & Review

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Happy Monday!,

How was your Monday? Mine was good and productive. Today on the blog I have a new to me as well as a new to the scene indie brand to share with you. This is P.O.P. Nail Polish. This indie brand recently opened December 16, 2015 and is located in Lewiston, New York, United States. Let's get start now shall we?

P.O.P Polish Lempika Collection

WNAC January 2016: New Year Tutorial

Hey Loves,


How are you? I'm okay just trying to get some stuff in order. Today I have the tutorial for my WNAC Jan 2016: New Year nails that I wore on New Year's Eve. Did you wear anything fancy on your nails to ring in the new year? You can find all products/tools as well as polishes that were used to create this look here. As usual step-by-step instructions can be found below. Enjoy!
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 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 and allow to dry thoroughly as you will be using striping tape or nail vinyls next
  10. Once polish has dried place striping tape as shown above
  11. Repeat step 3
  12. Using the same two colors that were previously used apply them horizontally on a cosmetic wedge but this time in reverse order (so I used gold at the base of my nail and black on the top to start now I'm applying the black at the base of the nail and the gold at the top)
  13. Repeat steps 5-6
  14. While polish is still wet remove striping tape or nail vinyls
  15. Remove latex barrier, tape, liquid palisade (which ever was used)
  16. Clean up any excess polish that may be on or around the cuticles with a brush lightly dipped in pure acetone
  17. Apply fast drying top coat and your finished! 

I know that was a mouthful! Lol. I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did filming it. Thanks for stopping by! 

WNAC January 2016: New Year

Hey Polishers!,

Surprise! I changed my nail shape lol. I've been contemplating on doing this for sometime now and finally decided on it. Now it's just going to take sometime to get used too. Lol. Today I have my nails for this months WNAC January 2016 challenge which is hosted by +Simply Nailogical@missbellatracey, and @kgrdnr. See more after the jump! 

WNAC January 2016: New Year

Deep Purple & Tutti Stamping

Happy Hump Day!,

Wow it's the middle of the week already! How has your week been this far? Mine has been productive if I do say so myself. My daughter is back at school at I will be returning starting next week as well!

Anyway today I have some stamping nail art to share with you. This year I'm going to do more advanced/reverse stamping as well as participating more in the Stamping Saturdays group that I'm in.

Deep Purple & Tutti Stamping

Cuter Cuticles Haul!

Hiya!,

Today I wanted to share with you one of my most recent hand care products haul. These products are by a new to me brand called Cuter Cuticles which is located in Oshawa, Canada. So of course I had to support my fellow Canadian Samantha who is the owner of the brand. Let's take a look at some of the products that I bought. I figured that I would share these with you before I put a dent in them lol. 

Cuter Cuticles Pineapple Cuticle Oil, Cuter Cuticles Creamy Coconut, Cuter Cuticles Unscented Barrier Butter, Cuter Cuticles Candy Cane Mani Bomb, Cuter Cuticles Wintergreen Mani Bomb

Essie Butler Please

Hey Polishers,

How are you? I'm doing alright. As I type this I literally of lines from the minions stuck in my head because my daughter has had that movie on repeat since she opened it on Christmas lol. Today's post is going to be short and sweet. I'll be sharing this pretty Essie polish which I picked up at IMATS last year. Let's get started shall we?

Essie Butler Please

Mix & Match Chevron Tutorial

Hey Polishers!,

How are you doing? Today I have my first tutorial of 2016! Hopefully many more to come more often. I actually had this sitting on my computer for sometime just waiting to be edited. So here it is! This is a pretty easy mani to do as well. I hope that you all enjoy it. You can find the instructions on how to create this look down below and all the products I used can be found at this link here. 

Step-By-Step Instructions:
  1. Apply base coat of your choice and allow it to dry
  2. Choosing the two colors of your choosing and apply them to alternating nails and allow them to dry thoroughly. A fast drying top coat can be used to help polish to dry faster
Once base coat is thoroughly dry place TwinkledT Single Chevron Skinnies Nail Vinyls on nails as shown above
  1. Using alternating colors as shown above apply polish over the nail vinyls
  2. While polish is still wet, quickly remove nail vinyls
  3. Clean up any polish that may be on or around cuticles using a brush lightly dipped in acetone
  4. Apply fast drying top coat and you're finished! 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and thanks for stopping by! 
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Mix & Match Chevron

Happy Monday!,

First off let me start off by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! Lol. I hope that everyone had a safe and lovely Christmas & New Year. I took a few days off seeing as that time of the year is always busy. Today I'm back with a mix & match chevron mani to show you. See more after the jump!

Mix & Match Chevron

December 2015 Monthly Mani Favorites

Happy Monday!,

I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I have my December 2015 Monthly Mani Favorites to show you. Link to each individual post can be found down below. Enjoy! 

December 2015 Monthly Mani Favorites