It’s been an EXTREMELY long time since I’ve had a minute to post here, but I’m taking it upon myself to find a minute to share some Winter Snowflake nails with you all!
The full nail designs are probably my favourite thing in the world, they’re super easy to apply and don’t require any patience at all. The one pictured is part of the latest Bundle Monster pack that Nail Polish Canada was nice enough to send to me.
The polish colour is called Ruby Pumps by China Glaze, and it’s one of my favourite red polishes. I basically like anything with a sparkle.
Over the Christmas holiday I’m planning to spend some time dreaming up some new nail designs with these Bundle Monster plates! I can’t wait!
I haven’t posted some fun nail art since Easter! Which is a tad crazy, but let me fill you in on WHY before I get into how to do this wonderful summertime nail art.
For the past little bit, my nails have been awful. Peeling, brittle, and just not growing. Even if they did grow, they broke very easily. It was quite awful, especially considering how much I love nail art. The good news is that my nails are back on track! I essentially just stopped painting them 3 times a week, and I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength as a base. That stuff is seriously amazing. Makes my nails SO strong. I’m very excited that my nails are back to normal, and that I can now start posting more nail art (just less frequently so I don’t destroy them again haha).
Back to this manicure…
If you read my blog at all, you know that my favourite Konad plate is m57. Between the leopard print and the lace, this plate gets used probably 80% of the time I do my nails. Of course, this means that my nail art gets a little boring so I try to find new ways to use this plate. I decided to only do two accent nails with the leopard print, and make it a little summer-y.
The pink polish is Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic, and the mint is Essie Mint Candy Apple. Once completely dry I applied the leopard print stamp using Konad black stamping polish. Then I filled in a few of the spots with a white and pink striper.
It’s that easy folks.
If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you probably noticed that I prefer bright nail colours, and sparkle.
I was wandering around the mall last weekend and spotted the OPI New York City Ballet collection in a mini set, and decided that the price was worth giving these a try.
I’m really not a fan – but only because I’ll just never love sheer polishes. Above, I’ve got Care to Danse on all of my fingers, except my ring finger which has Don’t Touch My Tutu. If you can’t really tell the difference, don’t worry. It looks like that in real life too. The colour change is very subtle between the two.
My favourite part of this whole collection is the sheer glitter called Pirouette My Whistle. It’s a silver sheer glitter, with some hexagonal pieces. I’m definitely going to be purchasing a full size of this. It’s literally the perfect glitter. The hexagonal pieces are sheer and don’t take over your whole nail (which is what I dislike about China Glaze Techno).
The set also came with My Pointe Exactly, but I haven’t been able to try that yet!
I’ve decided that every single polish should come in mini form. It would make my life so much easier!
I went to peruse the shelves at Shopper’s Drug Mart the other day, and much to my surprise they had a few new Essie polishes in stock! I settled on one colour (shocker I know!), called Play Date. It’s a beautiful light purple polish, and as seen above, I’ve paired it with Sexy Divide.
Lately my nails have been quite a disaster, which is why you haven’t seen many polish posts. I wish I knew what was going on, but they’re breaking like crazy and just generally thin. It’s awful. I’ve been trying out different nail strengthener’s, and none of them been helping. Sigh.
Today I’m going to introduce to you the BEST glitter polish I’ve ever seen.
Well, first I’m going to show you the glitter polish I THOUGHT was the best glitter polish I’ve ever seen.
This is China Glaze – Some Like It Haute
It’s basically a dark grey, sparkly amazingness. Like all glitter polishes, it’s gritty, but the colour is beautiful.
This was my holy grail glitter polish, until I laid my eyes on the new Prismatic Collection. I walked into Sally Beauty Supply and I swear the display was calling my name.
Even though I had just changed my polish the night before, I ran home to put on one of the colours.
This is called Liquid Crystal. It’s a beautiful blue/silver full of multicoloured glitter.
I’m in love.
When they legalize marriage to inanimate objects, I may propose.