Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Royal Ruffian

Since my previous manicure started chipping before the weekend was over, I decided that it wouldn't be able to last past the middle of the week. I had quite a bit of homework and a test to study for so I did a quick Ruffian manicure. I thought that the royal blue and gold combo would be pretty and I added some 'Blackberry bling' for fun:

The gold reverse-half moons are Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Gilty Pleasure with American Apparel Mount Royal for the blue. The chunky gold glitter is Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me Top Coat.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

London Hauling

Whilst I was in London I managed to pick up some exciting products! The trip itself was wonderful. I saw all of the incredible museums and landmarks of London and Paris while making some new friends. It was a tiring trip and the plane rides were horrible but I'm really glad that I went! Another plus: The shopping was amazing.

While at Topshop I picked up four polishes by Barry M for £2.99: Dusky Mauve, Red Glitter, Blue Glitter and Silver. I was initially ecstatic about finding Dusky Mauve because I knew it was a dupe for Chanel Paradoxal. However, when I painted my nails with it I realized that I'm actually not a huge fan of the colour. I'm excited to try out the glitters though; the brightness and shade of the blue is incredible!
I was over the moon to find butter LONDON polishes at Oasis for an astounding £5.00! They go for $17.00 CAD. I bought just two shades: Victoriana and Marrow from the Fall 2010 collection.

At Lush I bought a tub of Lemony Flutter because I had heard great things about it. The lemon scent is heavenly and I have noticed a difference in my cuticles! I also bought two of the lip scrubs. I got Sweet Lips for myself, a vanilla-chocolate scent, and Bubblegum for my sister. They're delicious and exfoliating!

Summer Aztec

Hello, I'm back! Sorry for being away so long. I've been fighting jet lag and school work. I used a pattern that I painted on one of my tribal nails for this manicure. It's simple but it will hopefully get me back into the swing of things:

I used American Apparel Manila on my index and ring fingers and American Apparel Poppy on the rest of the nails as a base. The aztec pattern was painted with a white striping brush.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Birthday Wishes

It's my birthday today! Personally, I found it a bit depressing and ordinary. To lighten my mood I decided to give myself a present:

I used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Lavender Cloud with two more coats of China Glaze White Cap. It was a bit too plain for me so I used a dotting tool with American Apparel Hassid and American Apparel Manila to create the flower. The finishing touch? A rhinestone in the center of the flower.