Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Spring Sprint Baby! Scentsy Spirit!

This saturday I am so excited to be able to attend a mini Scentsy convention called Spring Sprint.  For those who don't know what Spring Sprint is, it is a time for Scentsy consultants to all gather together and gain some amazing training.  I have been with this amazing company for over 2 years now and am so excited to be able to attend my very first event!!!  Yahhhh!  I am super stoked to finally get to meet so many amazing women from my own team, so I thought I needed to show my spirit with some fun and funky scentsified nail art!  So here is what I came up with.

Is that a fun design or what?  LOL  To me it looks like fireworks.  I started this design by first doing a basic french mani.
I begin my french mani by first painting half of my nail with a white polish, then I use my Avon eye liner brush dipped in polish remover.  I use a sweeping motion from side to side to get the crisp clean line.  This brush is my absolute favorite as it has short firm bristles.  You can purchase this brush HERE for only $3.99.
Pictured above are the colors I used to complete my look.  Eva, Brandt, Gayle, and Sienna from Julep.  Then on top I added Let's Get Star-ted from Nicole by Opi.  With these colors I used a brush from an empty nail art bottle and made short strokes from the side of my nail towards the middle.  I started with my darkest color and then ended with the gold.  Then topped that with my Let's Get Star-ted because I absolutely needed to have purple stars for a Scentsy Manicure!

So there you have it, at least my nails are ready for my first Spring Sprint!  So excited and cannot wait to attend!  Watch for pictures from the event in a coming blog post. 

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Valentine's Mani with 365 Days of Color Review

How gorgeous is this polish!  I recently purchased a Valentine's Day package from 365 Days of Color When my package arrived I was so excited.  The package was wrapped super cute and included Sunny's Miracle Balm in Spellbinding, a cute pencil, valentine's stickers, a package of sweet tarts, and this amazing polish called Crush on You.  I absolutely could not wait and had to try it out right away!  It is a very pale pink polish with metallic red and pink round and square glitter. I used 3 thin coats of this super cute polish to create my Valentine's Mani!

What do you think?  Would you sport this mani for Valentine's Day?

If you would like to check out 365 Days of Color you can visit her store HERE be sure to head on over and give her a "like" on her  Facebook Page to keep up to date on new releases and possible sales.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Lacquerhead Polish - Indie Review

 Yesterday I received my purchase from Lacquerhead Polish.  I was so excited to get this order in!  I chose to try out her jelly based polishes.  This is the very first time I have had a chance to try out not only her polish but also a jelly polish.  I purchased the following items from her Etsy store:

  • Plum Crazy
  • Blueberry Yum-Yum
  • Cherry Bomb
This photo shows 4 light coats of Plum Crazy!  Being new to jelly polishes I did not know that they are easier to apply in thicker coats rather than thin coats like regular polish :P  It is an absolutely beautiful color! Has just the right amount of glitter in it to give you a perfect shimmer.

 I wanted to do something a little different than just wearing one color, so after my base of Plum Crazy was completely dried I added a little striping design using Blueberry Yum-Yum.  I am in love with these polishes!  They go on so smooth and dry extremely fast!  I only purchased the bottles in mini's thinking I needed to try them out before commiting to a regular size bottle.  Needless to say as soon as I am done writing this post I am heading straight to her Etsy store to purchase all 3 of these colors in full size! 

I personally HIGHLY recommend you check out her Lacquerhead Polish store on Etsy she has amazing polishes and you should definately try out these jelly based polish!  They are amazing and I am sure that you will not be disappointed.  Make sure to head on over to Lacquerhead Polish on Facebook to keep up to date on when she releases new products.  

Oh and check out how adorable her bottles are!  I love how she adds the little bow, it is such a cute little touch!  If you want to try out her polish be sure to visit her Etsy store and place your order with Lacquerhead Polish before midnight tonight (Janaury 25th) as shipping costs are going up after midnight due to the recent jump in shipping costs from the postal service.
Now I am off to make another purchase with Lacquerhead Polish, time to stock up on these beauties and maybe a few more!

I want to be sure my readers know that my review is completely 100% unbiased.  I have been in no way compensated for this post.  I made the purchase on my own and just wanted to share my opinion.  

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Darling Diva Polish - Indie Review

I recently stumbled upon the Indie nail polish world and one of the very first companies I came across was Darling Diva.  As soon as I saw her polishes I immediately fell in love with so many of them and it was very hard to choose which ones I should get to try out.  I decided on

  • Channeling Coco
  • BJ
  • Menage a Trois 

 Pictured above is 3 thin coats of Channeling Coco.  This polish is absolutely beautiful!  The pale pink with base with metallic black and pink hex glitter is an amazing combination!  This is a perfect polish for someone who loves just a little glitter!
 Pictured above is 2 thin coats of BJ .  This is a perfect hot pink metallic with just a little scatter of glitter.  Absolutely stunning on its own OR you can add a top coat of Darling Diva's Super sexy Menage a Trois.  WOW this polish is packed full of the most amazing super sparkling glitter.  The pictures do no do this justice!  It absolutely gleams in the sunlight.  I attempted to get a better pictured (shown below) but my camera just did not want to cooperate.
If you are looking for some unique and gorgeous colors you are sure to find something you love at DarlingDivaPolish Etsy store.  Be sure to head on over to Darling Diva on Facebook to keep up to date on when new polishes are coming out.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Monday NOTD - Julep

Here is a super cute monday mani for you ladies.
This is a quilted diamond pattern.
Colors used:  Barbara and Sienna by Julep

How to get this look:
  1. Paint nails with 1 or 2 coats of your desired base color, I used Sienna for my base color, let dry
  2. Using striping tape layout the pattern on your nails
  3. Apply 1-2 coats of your 2nd nail polish color, I used Barbara for this to add glitter and a nice pop of color.
  4. While your 2nd color is still wet carefully remove the striping tape from every finger except your accent nail.
  5. For your accent nail, simply trim to fit the striping tape that you already applied.
  6. Apply 1-2 coats of your favorite top coat.
There you have it, a simple and cute quilted mani.
Do you love this style? 
What colors would you choose?

Friday, 11 January 2013

Julep - An Obsession

Do you have an obsession for nail polish?

I currently subscribe to Julep which is an amazing monthly box sent right to your mailbox each month filled with new and exciting polish and products for you to add to your collection.
A fellow blogger Nail Art Couture, is currently running a giveaway where you can enter to win the entire February Julep Collection!  Enter Here

Julep is coming out with a silver holographic nail polish for 

 Use coupon code JULEPVIP to get your intro box for a penny, or 

use coupon code INTROTWO to get two additional colours. The 

regular price is $19.99/month.

Being a Maven has many perks!  For example:
  • FREE Shipping!!!!
  • 20% off all items on their website
  • Exclusive Secret Store, just for Julep Maven's!
  • Earn Jules to receive free products!
No obligation to purchase your monthly box, you can skip a month anytime you need to.  

Also you get to choose which box you want to receive each month. They are so much more than just polish, they also have mascara, polish remover, foot care and hand care products as well.

Here is a few photos of my personal Julep collection.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Water Marbelling meets French Mani

So tonight I thought, why have I never seen anyone try to do a water marble french manicure style.  Can't be that hard, right?
Well here is how mine turned out.  What do you think?

 First I had to choose 4 colors from my polish collection.  I decided that I thought Donna, Gayle, Brandt and Kate from Julep would look nice together.

This photo shows my nails without the flash.  

Well I am pretty pleased with how they actually turned out, but it is was quite time consuming to do the clean up.  I did my full nails in the water marbel and then used a makeup brush with polish remover to remove the excess from the bottom of my nail to give me the french manicure look.  I finished it off with small stripes of glitter to just set off the nails a little bit.