Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vacation Time!

I'll give you three guesses on where I'm going.....

They decided to let me out of Canada and go to LA for a stagette this weekend! lol
(Warning: Winnie on the loose!!)
Since I can never make up my mind on what to do for vacation nails....I figured I'd just put everything on.
This is Random Winnie at its finest.

.....and you know what? I love every single one of them!
I thought the LA thing was borderline corny....but after I put on the roses, they look like they belong!
Get it? Vancouver to LA? HA? Ok....I'll stop.

Really not much more to say about the craziness here, besides...I really hope my nails don't break while I'm there....because I would cry....really loud....

Do I have any lovers in LA?
Wanna hang out? LET'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all for me today!
Have a fantastic Easter weekend! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vintage Roses

Hello my loves!

I don't know what it is with me lately...I've been obsessed with roses...
Guess it's one of those things that when you finally learned how to do it, you just want to do it over and over again?

I picked up OPI's My Vampire is Buff at the SPA Show back in February...
and I thought it'd be a great base to showcase these vintage roses.
The formula of this bottle is so....fussy....? I had a really hard time reaching full coverage with it..
Any of you guys experiencing the same thing?

I painted on every detail (including the black lines) with acrylic paint and used KISS studs on my accent finger.
2 Hours into the completion of this mani, my usual self kicked in and decided that it needed MOAR....
so I started playing around with some things...

First- I added Butter London's Matte topcoat....and it made things EVEN MOAR vintage!
Then I added some roses, redid one finger and VOILA! RANDOM!
You should be proud to know that I managed to leave TWO fingers alone....

I like them better now that they're more random...


Have a great day, friends!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Featured- A Tisket, A Tasket

Why hello there! You're all looking mighty fine today....yes you, all of you!

I don't know about you...but it sure doesn't look (or feel) like Spring to me where I am...
All this rain is making me sad and soggy...BUT!
What better way to pick yourself up but to give yourself a COLOURFUL mani right?

Which brings me to this...
Featured on GLO (in partnership with MSN.COM) today, is my Easter mani!

(click HERE to see the article)

About this mani:

Now, you must know that I'm not usually the one to sport festive manis.
So... while keeping it versatile, I wanted to portray Eggs in a Basket with a splash of Winnie!
Which in other as loud and obnoxious as possible with the designs HA!

I used SO MANY bottles of nail polish I lost track...but I know that they are mostly China Glaze and OPI!
Let me know if anything catches you eyes and I shall seek the answers you ask

But WAIT! There's more!

This month, I have not one BUT TWO manis featured!
This is an (not so) old post done on my one and only Dani @ Call It Beauty
In case you missed it, click here to navigate your way there!

And there you have it! My funky eggs....

Have a beautiful Wednesday, everyone!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Playing in the Liquid Sand


Hello my lovelies! Today I have something pretty to show you!
I've had these liquid sands for a while now...and I've FINALLY got around to playing with them...
What took me so long? I don't know...

OPI Liquid Sand is a textured polish packed with glitter that dries to a matte and sandy finish.
There are quite a few brands coming out with the same concept right now...though I have yet to try them.

For this project, I used the following:

Left to right:
 Stay the Night, Get Your Number, Can't Let Go
Ring finger: OPI...Eurso Euro and some KISS studs

For the gradient effect with the liquid sand, I had to dab on Get Your Number and Can't Let Go to make them more visible. This resulted in less mess to clean up, so I was quite happy with it.

OPI Eurso Euro is such a pretty blue...I can't get enough of it....
I do, however, think I got a dud bottle...because it smells like skunk? Why is that???
Anyway, I am in absolute LOVE with my ring fingers...

The sparkles...LOOK AT THE SPARKLES!
They make my heart so very happy.

Overall, I was pretty pleased with the application of all Liquid Sands.
The only complaint I have is the dry time...
I've been spoiled with Seche Vite top coat that I forgot how long it takes for polishes to dry without them.
Patience has never been one of my virtues...But I suppose for the prettiness, I will have to embrace the wait

Anyhoo, that's all for me today!
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it!

Have a wonderful day, beautiful people!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Press- China Glaze Hologlam

Well well, look at what we have here...Oh man...I feel sorry for my wallet already....
But my holo loving heart is SO HAPPY since I missed out on the whole OMG collection.

I signed myself up to be included in their press list...
This is possibly the best and worst thing I have done for myself....haha
Anyway, here are the 12 colours they are releasing:

Astro Hot, Don't Be A Lunatic, Cosmic Dust

 Galactic Gray, Get Outta My Space, Infrared

 Not In This Galaxy, OMGaUFO, Strap On Your Moon Boots

 Sci Fly By, Take A Trek, When Stars Collide

I feel like I need to see actual swatches though....
Right now, I'm really feeling Not In This Galaxy and Infrared....we'll see how it goes when I actually see it!

Check out what China Glaze has to say about this collection:

China Glaze® Introduces 12 Illuminating Holographic Lacquers with Hologlam

Los Angeles– (March 2013): 3…2…1…Blast off! Take your summer manicure out of this world with China Glaze® Hologlam, an all new12-piece collection of shimmering holographic nail lacquers. 

China Glaze® established itself as the leader in holographic nail lacquer with the 2007 OMG! collection, one of the most popular collections in the brands’ history.  Fueled by that success and back by popular demand, China Glaze® Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects.  With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun, China Glaze® Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.

The China Glaze® Hologlam collection features 12 futuristic shades, including:

Get Outta My Space: powdered violet
Astro-Hot: soft, baby pink
Infra-Red: warm, magenta pink
When Stars Collide: warm maroon
Not In This Galaxy: bright, warm coral
OMG A UFO: warm, moss green
Don’t Be A Luna-Tic: turquoise aqua
Sci-Fly By: light, silver blue
Take A Trek: cool, denim blue
Strap On Your Moonboots: midnight sky blue
Galactic Gray: warm, gunmetal
Cosmic Dust: silver metal

The China Glaze® Hologlam collection will be available in April 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Twitter (@ChinaGlazeOfficial) and Pinterest (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

What do you think about this new collection?
Love it? Hate it? Tell me all about it!

Have a great day, everyone!