Category Archives: Beauty

China Glaze Prismatic Collection

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

China Glaze Eye Candy Collection 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.

China Glaze Prismatic Collection Liquid Crystal

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.

YSL 5 Color Harmony For Eyes Review and Swatches

The YSL 5 Color Harmony for Eyes in #13 – Candy. I purchased mine at Holt Renfrew for $75, and Sephora sells it online only for $58. I first saw this palette in a magazine (sorry, I can’t remember which one), and I instantly knew I had to have it.

If you watched my March Favourites video, you already know my feelings about this eyeshadow palette.

I’m basically in love with it. I think if it were to become legal to marry a product, I would choose this one.

First, let’s just start with the signature YSL packaging:

YSL 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes Packaging

It’s gold, and it’s beautiful.

Open it up, and things just get better:

YSL 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes

It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the green in the middle has YSL imprinted in it. I’ve actually been using this colour and only taking shadow from around the logo so I don’t ruin it.

If you know me in real life, you probably know that I enjoy bright colours. Enjoy is probably an understatement. If I’m not wearing something bright people get concerned. These colours just perfectly fit my personal style which is a huge reason as to why I love this palette. The palette also comes with two double ended eyeshadow sticks, I removed them while taking this picture because I’ve been using them.

Here are some swatches of all the colours:

YSL 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes Swatches

These are quite dark swatches, I probably put on three or four layers of the shadow just so the colours would appear in the picture. What I love about these shadows is that you can wear them as a sheer pop of colour, or you can layer them and really intensify your look. All of the shadows are quite sparkly as well, which I personally enjoy.

The formula on the shadow itself is great, I haven’t noticed any creasing, even when I don’t wear a primer.

Now…as much as I LOVE this palette – I honestly think the price is outrageous. If Urban Decay, or MAC or MUF or anyone had come out with the same palette and it was cheaper I would have bought that instead. But they didn’t, and sometimes you just have to splurge on things you know will make you happy.

Do you have this palette or any other YSL palette? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!

Easter Bunny and Chick Nail Art

Easter Bunny and Chick Nail Art

Just in time for Easter I’m here to share this adorable Easter Bunny and Chick nail art!

To get started, you will need to paint your nails in pastel colours. Feel free to choose your favourites, just be sure to have a yellow nail for the chick. The bunny can be placed on any nail colour.

Once your nails are dry, you can stamp 3 nails with Konad plate m79 – the polka dot stamp. If you don’t have a Konad stamp, feel free to use a toothpick, dotting tool or a nail pen.

Here’s a step by step on how to paint the Bunny and the Chick:

Easter Bunny and Chick Nail Art

I used a nail art pen and stripers to draw in all of my details. I find these tools really useful especially when doing my non-dominant hand. When you’re doing these designs try and pick out the simple shapes – for example, the bunny’s head is just a half circle and two ovals for ears!

Once you’re done, and every detail is dry you’re going to finish it off with a top coat!

A little bit of a warning – the Sally Hanson nail art pens, and the Seche Vite top coat don’t seem to mix well. I’m not sure if it’s because of my fake nails, but once I applied my top coat all of my white details became opaque. For this reason, I’d use either a striper or a toothpick dipped in nail polish to create these designs. If you’ve tried a top coat that works well with the Nail Art Pens, please let me know in the comments!


Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic Swatch and Review

I think I may have found my new favourite polish! I’d like to introduce you to Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic.

Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic

This is my first Butter London polish – shocker, I know. I was originally avoiding the brand because it’s so expensive, especially in comparison to my beloved China Glaze polishes. I caved. I don’t regret it.

Butter London polishes retail for about $17.00 in Canada, for only 4oz of polish. I purchased mine at Holt Renfrew, but it’s also available at Nail Polish Canada.

This polish had a great formula, and dries quite quickly. After one coat it was opaque, but I went for two coats because I’m a perfectionist. I’ll admit the colour was a bit dull until I added a top coat, but that could just be my own personal preference of liking my nails super shiny. The colour isn’t as bright as my photo makes it out to be, take a look at the edges of my nails and that’s more true to what this colour looks like in real life.

I’m going to try and wear this polish until it starts to chip so I can test it’s staying power. Chips are never usually an issue for me because I change my nails every few days, but I’m sure you’d like to know how long this polish will last you if you’re going to spend $17.00 on it!

Bad Nail Day

Just proof that I’m a normal human, and I’m having a bad nail day!

Easter Egg Nail Design

I was trying out a new image plate full of Easter eggs, and nothing seemed to be working.
This happens to me often when I try a new design, but normally I just start from scratch and do another design. Tonight, I just didn’t have it in me to my paint my nails all over again.
…and that’s okay.