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OPI New York City Ballet Collection

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.

OPI New York City Ballet Collection

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!

Essie Play Date

Essie Play Date

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.

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.

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!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

It’s St. Patrick’s Day today, so here’s a fun nail design you can throw on just in time for your party!

St Patrick's Day Nail Art

How to get this nail polish look:

  • Paint your nails a bright green – I used Joe Fresh Lime Juice (unfortunately I don’t think you can buy this online!) and OPI Did It On ‘Em (from the Nicki Minaj collection) on my accent nail
  • Once completely dry you’re going to stamp the diagonal design from Konad plate s6 on your accent nail. I used the Konad special polish in Green for my stamping polish.
  • On all of my other nails I used the little shamrock looking design from plate m81, and stamped it on my nails using the green and white stamping polish. Just place them on randomly and fill up your nail!
  • Once my little shamrocks were on, I put on a gold glitter top coat (not on the accent nail). The gold glitter made the white polish turn  a cream colour which worked out perfectly.
  • Once your glitter top coat is on, you can finish the design off with your favourite top coat!

Earlier this week, I attended the Joe Fresh runway show during Toronto Fashion Week. It was pretty inspiring, so I decided to give Joe Fresh nail products a try!  I picked up 3 nail polish colours, one of them is the green I used as a base in this manicure (on my 4 fingers). I can’t decide if I love or hate this polish…It’s incredibly sheer, I actually used 3 coats and while it looks pretty opaque in the pictures I can still see through it on my nails in real life. On the plus side, it dries rather quickly which makes putting on those 3 coats less daunting. The other amazing thing about Joe Fresh nail polish is that it is incredibly affordable. One bottle is only $4, or you can buy three bottles for $10!

The other 2 colours I picked up are a bright pink and a bright blue – I’m guessing those will be quite transparent as well, but for now I’m willing to give them another chance.