Monday, January 12, 2015

Help Needed!

Hi Loves & Happy Monday! I'm sorry I didn't post at all last week, but I have a dilemma.

One of the reasons I fell out of polishing my nails was that I seem to have had some kind of change in my body chemistry and the result of that is that my nail polish, regardless of brand, top coat, base coat (combo or mix 'n match) chips within hours, and usually I am able to peel off in full sheets. This used to happen when my various quick dry top coats got old, thick or close to the bottom of the bottle, but now, even a fresh bottle or a non-quick dry top coat will do that to me. I've changed base coats, I've tried matching base coats to top coats or polishes, and nothing. So far the top coats I own are Cult Nails, Rica, HK Girl, KBShimmer, Revlon, L'Oreal Gel, Seche Vite, China Glaze. I also have the HK Girl Base coat, Zoya, Orly Bonder, L'Oreal Gel Base, Cult Nails base coat, a Revlon and a China Glaze.

So, I'm not sure how much I'll be posting because honestly I'm tired of painting my nails only for them to peel off again. I need some recommendations, even though I know preferences/body chemistry is different for everyone, but I need a solution!

I'm also interested in the new OPI Infinite Shine system, it is a bit pricey but if any of you have tried it or you know of any reviews out there for me to read, please let me know!


Thanks for reading! <3

Monday, January 5, 2015

Chanel Provocation

Happy Monday Loves! I hope you all had a fantastic vacation! I actually ventured out to the mall over the weekend, and it was surprisingly not busy..I may even go back tomorrow! I haven't been to a mall in months, mostly because my local one never seems to have what I want and I did ALL of my Christmas shopping online!

My mother got what I consider the best Christmas present this year. My brother bought her Chanel Provocation, which has been on my lust list since it came out. I have actually had it on my ebay watch list forever, and I somewhat forgot that it was still in stores. My brother has high-end taste, so he went to Holt Renfrew and bought my mom, my sister & I all high end nail polish. I was a bit concerned when he told me he bought my mom a "medium purple" (in his words) as she is mostly a sheer pink or no nail polish kind of woman. BUT, just like me, she LOVES this colour and kindly let me use it on New Years (after I did a manicure for her with the polish as well!)

Sadly, Chanel doesn't wear long on me, I may have to invest in their base coat to see if that makes a difference. My photos aren't 100% accurate colour-wise, but don't worry, you'll be seeing this shade again!





Thanks for reading <3

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Eve Nails

Happy Friday Loves! I hope you all had a fantastic NYE, regardless of what you did, and hopefully 2015 is treating you well so far! I stayed in, as my boyfriend and I have been sick over the holidays, and he is still recovering! It was nice to relax, and I made sure that my nails were festive and we had champagne!

I borrowed my mom's Christmas present for my base (which I'll talk about another day soon, I love this polish) and sponged on OPI Spark de Triomphe and Essie Set in Stones. The base colour isn't coming out quite accurate, since I was in afternoon winter sunglight (which made it too sparkly and freaked out my camera) or in indirect light, (so I could show you the sparkle without all the light hitting it!)




Have a great weekend & Thanks for reading <3

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Eve Nails

Hello Loves! I know, I know, it's almost New Year's Eve and I'm only just getting around to putting my Christmas Eve nails on the blog! Oh well, this Holiday has been busy & tiring! I'm still undecided as to what I want on my nails tomorrow, I'm not going anywhere fun/I have nothing festive to wear clothing-wise, but I want my nails to be as festive as possible!

I copied this look based on something I saw while scrolling through my popular page on Instagram. I don't remember the account name, since I didn't save the photo, so if you know who these belong to originally, let me know and I can credit them! I used Revlon Vixen, Konad Special White and a whole bunch of BM plates and some dotting tools!





I hope you all have a fantastic New Year's and I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for all of us! Thanks for reading <3

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Belated Christmas Nails

Hi Loves and Happy Sunday! I'm sorry it's been awhile since I posted, I meant to post on Tuesday or Wednesday the nails I wore last Saturday (the 20th) for my family party, and then post what I wore on Christmas Eve later, but my family has been sick on and off for the last 2 weeks, and I started to think I was coming down with something too! In the end, I seemed to only have laryngitis and a bit of a chest cold, so I actually feel perfectly fine, but I can't speak and I haven't been hungry, which equals not eating, and therefore I've been pretty low energy!

Anyways, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and you're starting to look forward to the new year!

These simple nails are what I wore to my family party on the 20th. I intially planned on matching whatever Christmas socks I wore (our theme was Crazy Christmas Socks) but I ended up running out of time, so I quickly threw this together. I used Essie Dressed to Kilt and stamped a snowflake from one of my BM plates, the put a rhinestone in the middle.





Thanks for reading! <3

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Pinkmas

Happy Sunday Loves! I hope you're all having great day, I'm relaxing and watching Football after my extended family's annual Christmas party last night. It definitely wiped me out and it will be early to bed with me tonight!

I have done a "Pinkmas" manicure before and this year I felt a little uninspired, but I decided to cheer myself up with a seasonally appropriate pink manicure. My base is Essie Mod Square, and then I stamped various BM Christmas images in Konad special white, OPI Mod About You, Sally Hansen Silver Sweep and OPI You're a Pisa Work!




Thanks for reading <3

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

Hi Loves & Happy Friday Eve! Today was probably my last teaching day of 2014! It feel so weird to say that, but hopefully in the New Year I am teaching more! This is going to be a quick post because I'm about to fall asleep. I've been getting ready for my family holiday party on Saturday, about 50ish people come to my house every year!

I used the BM H03 plate again and stamped over China Glaze Emerald Sparkle with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep. I couldn't really capture it with my camera (and no sunlight) but Emerald Sparkle really glittered behind the design and it almost was like my nails were full of teeny glittering ornaments!





Have a great Friday everyone!

Thanks for reading <3
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