Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gel II Reaction Gel Polish: Fanta-Sea Breeze

Today I have a thermal colour changing gel polish I'd like to share with you!

This is Fanta-Sea Breeze by Gel II. It's a no base required gel polish, the formula is great and it definitely saves me some time without having to put on a base coat.

I added some alien crop circle lines to my blank canvases, and some glitter for the ring finger
(because obviously)

When it's cold, it turns into this bluish-purple colour, and a shimmery pink when it's warm.
Applied on the right length of natural nails, it looks like a perfect gradient!

I have prepared for you a play by play of how this gel polish works:

I thought you might want to see it in action, so I prepared a VIDEOOOO!!!
It's SUPER glitchy near the end...this was the best out of the 345683924 versions lol It goes with the music so I guess it's not TOO TOO bad :P

Anyhow, that's all for me today!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Beach Is THAT Way

OMG, it's me again!! and you didn't have to wait 2 months to hear from me this time! PROGRESS!

The weather has finally gotten better the last couple of days...
It's actually starting to feel like Summer!
I've been dying to try the beachy theme mani for AGES! So to celebrate the nice weather, here's what I'm wearing today!

PS. Oh yea...I have nubbies...

I've been REALLY OBSESSED with Nail Labo's Presto Gel since I got back from the IBS Show...
I blacked out when I visited that booth...and grabbed everything and anything I could get my hands on...
because unfortunately, they don't deliver to Canada :(

So for this mani, here is what I mainly used:

Product List
Presto Gel- #144 Volante
Presto Gel- A01 White Art Get
Sea Shell Charms from Nail Labo USA
Light Elegance- Disco Bling
Microbeads/turquoise stone/rhinestones- EBAY

The Presto White Art Gel. THE PRESTO WHITE ART GEL!!!!
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have heard me rave about it already...BUT SERIOUSLY...

I used it to draw fine lines like THIS:

Can I just say, that I drew these lines with my NON DOMINANT hand?! Yea. I love you white art gel.
Also, I'm quite proud of the shell beds I built with acrylic.
I may or may not be petting it at this very moment....

That's all for me today!
Hope you enjoyed this mani as much as I did doing it ^_^

Have the BEST weekend, lovers!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

IBS Las Vegas 2014

Long time no see! I'm sorry I've been MIA lately...I really need to get my act together, don't I!?
This past weekend I attended the IBS Las Vegas well, you guessed it, Las Vegas!!
I went with my fellow nail loves and BOY OH BOY I had SUCH a great time!!

First off, let's look at the mani I wore to the show:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE THIS MANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm still wearing them...and I don't ever want to take them off!! Every time I look down it makes me smile because it reminded me what amazing time I had.

At the show, I saw SO MANY nail heroes I look up to and aspire to be one day! I love the nail community. It doesn't matter where you're from, it's always good times all around! So I shamelessly asked for pictures with EVERYONE. HA! So be prepared to see a WHOLE LOTTA WINNIE!

Ready? OKAY!

 THE Naja.
Natalie from Nail Swag

 Lovely ladies from Profiles Nail Salon

Of course I didn't go to Vegas by myself. I'd be too scared!
I went with these lovely, talented nail loves- Dee and Erykah!
It's so good to be in the company of those who share the same interest, and as driven as these guys!
So make sure you check them out!


As you can see, I'm CLEARLY the most mature and responsible one of the group...

Oh and here's a sneak peak of all the things I bought!


Well that's all for me today, let's hope it won't be another 2 months until the next post >_<

Have the MOST awesomest day, my lovelies!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is It Summer Yet?

WOW It's been forever!
I hope you've all been super. Apologies for the lack of presence, but know that I think of you everyday!

Now...I don't know about you, but I have HAD IT with this wishy washy Sprinter weather! So today I have a mumbo jumbo spring/summer mani for you, in hopes that the sun would finally come out to play! Now we all know my love for obnoxious things, and this mani is all that and MOAR! and omg both hands!

I gave myself clear claws. I lasted 5 weeks with the nubs, be proud of me everybody! Now I just have to re-learn how to do everything...hahaha!
All the details here you see are done with Acrylic paint and sealed with a gel top coat. I also encapsulated some micro beads, and studs in the clear tips...not sure if it's visible.

That's all for me today! I hope you enjoyed today's mani.

Have the MOST wonderful day, my loves!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mara Hoffman Inspired- Black/Gold

Yes it's true. I got nubs again.
Trust that before I finally ended up with this shape, I had squares > rounds > back to square > squovals > round....and now I have this almondy shape looking thing. lol

It's been 2 weeks since we last saw each other. What's new guys?! 
Today I have this Mara Hoffman inspired mani for you. I want pretty much one (or maybe 7) of everything of hers. I drew inspiration from this dress, particularly the black spikes.

I decided not to incorporate any colours into this mani because I love me some black/gold/nude combo!
I used black acrylic paint and a gold striper polish.

For the ring finger, I added this awesome stud. 
You guys, I feel really special with this stud, because hardcore fierce!
As for the thumb- I wanted it to be more detailed because it's the most space I get on these nubs.
Here's a closer look:

Then I sealed the mani with my new favourite topcoat:

That's all for me today!! I hope you enjoyed this mani as much as I did doing it ^_^

Have an awesome weekend, my loves!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bio Seaweed- Seaside

Hey lovers, HAPPY HUMP DAY!
Today I have this gel mani to show you. I'm not quite sure what to call it?

The base of this mani was done with Bio Seaweed- Seaside.
This gel polish is an oceany blue with a tint of green in it. Depending on how the light hits it, the colour shows up differently. I say this because under the Ott Lite, the colour seemed so much more that I'm looking at it in normal daylight, it looks more green than blue?

...maybe I'm just colour blind...
I played with the filters a little bit just so I could do a quick comparison...

Ott Lite (L) vs. Normal Daylight (R)


Regardless, I am beyond impressed with how pretty it is.

This pattern, it was inspired by NAILGURLNYC's awesome Instagram post a LONG LONG LONG time ago. If you don't know who she is....PLEASE go and soak in her awesomeness.

Here are a few new goodies I used to achieve in this mani:

This foil:

These iridescent rhinestones:

That's all for me today!
Hope you enjoyed this mani as much as I did making it.

Have the MOST wonderful day, my lovelies!

*Seaside provided by Bio Seaweed for review- opinions are purely my own*

Friday, March 14, 2014

Monochrome Floral

Happy Friday, lovers! Today I have a short post for you.

I got a chance to play with Bio Seaweed's 3 Step Soak Off Gel yesterday. This is Peony:

This gel polish has a high viscosity- and is LED/UV curable. Coverage is great, fully opaque in two coats.
So pretty right? I KNOW!
I almost didn't want to cover it up...but you know never stays plain for very long lol
Floral print just seems so very suiting with this colour!

*product provided for review, opinions are my own. Also rainbows and unicorns and all that good stuff!

That's all for me today!
Have a wonderful weekend, my darlings!