Friday, 29 November 2013

#xmasnorules - SNOW !!

While I am a self-admitted fair weather girl...snow is a reality in Canada!  I chose blue and white as my colours.  I used Essie's Midnight Cami and Sally Hansen's White On.

Next up is Christmas Lights!!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends !!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American pals.  There are so many things to be thankful for, so enjoy your family and friends!

I love the rusty-orange and browns of fall so I used OPI's A Woman's Prague-ative and Avon's Saturn!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

#xmasnorules - RED & GREEN

Two of my favourite colours for the holiday season, red and green!

I did a few red and green manicures and couldn't decide which one to because it is a NO RULE challenge I picked two :)

For the first manicure I used Cranberry Splash by China Glaze and Born Pretty's Green Glitter Sands. For the other mani I used Zoya's Chyna and Indie Polish's Frog Prince.

Next up Snow!

Monday, 25 November 2013

China Glaze Glitters for the Holidays !!!

I have been on the hunt for more Christmas-ish polishes.  Here are a couple of glitters from China Glaze that I have recently picked up!

First up is Love Marilyn...although it is not actually from a holiday collection, it is from the 2011 Eye Candy Collection.  It is a stunning mixture of small red micro glitter and bigger silver glitter.  I achieved opacity with 3 coats!  Not much to say but OMG!

Pure Joy is from last year's Holiday Joy Collection.  It has the same consistency and glitter combination as Love Marilyn, just gold instead of silver.  Again...Love!

I was happy to get my hands on these glitters and there might be a 'couple' more on their way.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

China Glaze's This is Tree-mendous

This is Tree-mendous is part of the 2013 China Glaze Happy HoliGlaze Collection.  It is a clear based, densely packed with green and gold micro glitter.  It was completely opaque with 3 coats. Although this is a great Christmas polish it is very similar to Winter Holly, also by China Glaze, just a bit lighter!  

Very sparkly!!

Friday, 22 November 2013

OPI's Kiss me at Midnight

Kiss me at Midnight is part of the 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday Collection.  I have quite a few textured polishes but none like this one.  It is a frosty blue with silver and blue glitter.  It is a stunning polish and it will get used a bunch during the Holiday season as an accent, but it is a little too flashy for me and I am not sure the colour is best for my fair skin tone.  I achieved full opacity in 2 coats and it didn't stain my nails when removing!!!

I'm still looking at some of the other liquid sands in this collection.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Fun no rules Christmas Mani Challenge.  Join in with the NO RULES Christmas Mani Challenge.  That’s right, no rules, if you don’t do or don’t feeling like doing nail art then express yourself with colours, textures or finishes!

OPI's Underneath the Mistletoe

Underneath the Mistletoe is part of the 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday Collection.  I normally don't like jelly polishes, but this one had fantastic coverage.  With 3 thin coats, it was completely opaque.  It is a deep red with light red/pink delicate micro glitter.

This will be a fav in the upcoming few weeks.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Anti-bullying Week

I think this topic is important and very prevalent among both children & adults these days.  Not sure what an anti-bullying manicure should look like but I picked my fav colour and just went with it!

After I did my manicure I did some research (Google) and I found there is a NOH8 campaign amongst some of the nail polish community, lasts years was Nov 8.  I am not sure who started it, but their colours are purple ;)

Stand up to bullying!

I used one of my fav purples, China Glaze's Grape Pop and Maybelline's Clearly Spotted.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

International Day of Tolerance

I think it goes without saying that this world need more tolerance!

The UN states (

Article 1 - The Meaning of Tolerance[edit]
1.1 Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace.
1.2 Tolerance is not concession, condescension or indulgence. Tolerance is, above all, an active attitude prompted by recognition of the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. In no circumstance can it be used to justify infringements of these fundamental values. Tolerance is to be exercised by individuals, groups and States.
1.3 Tolerance is the responsibility that upholds human rights, pluralism (including cultural pluralism), democracy and the rule of law. It involves the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism and affirms the standards set out in international human rights instruments.
1.4 Consistent with respect for human rights, the practice of tolerance does not mean toleration of social injustice or the abandonment or weakening of one's convictions. It means that one is free to adhere to one's own convictions and accepts that others adhere to theirs. It means accepting the fact that human beings, naturally diverse in their appearance, situation, speech, behaviour and values, have the right to live in peace and to be as they are. It also means that one’s views are not to be imposed on others. 

I used OPI's Eurso Euro, Rimmel's Sunny Days, Essie's Fear or Desire, Essie's Mojito Madness and Sally Hansen's Black Out.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

World Diabetes Day

'366 million people have diabetes in 2011; by 2030 this will have risen to 552 million'

I used Zoya's Sunshine, Essie' Bikini so Teeny, Maybelline's Blue Marks the Spot and OPI's Eurso Euro.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Zoya's Payton

Payton is another stunning polish from the the 2013 Zenith Holiday collection.  It is a beautiful jelly like purple/cranberry (depending on the lighting) packed full of  micro holographic glitter.  Three coats and it was opaque, which is pretty darn good for a jelly polish.  No topcoat!

I can't say enough about this polish, fantastic!!!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Remembrance Day - Lest we Forget!

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Canadians are asked to pause in memory of the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
      Between the crosses, row on row,
   That mark our place; and in the sky
   The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie
         In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
   The torch; be yours to hold it high.
   If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
         In Flanders fields.

by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae 

For this manicure I used OPI's My Vampire is Buff, Barielle's Big Red Apple, Revlon's Silver Dollar and Sally Hansen's Black Out!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Zoya's Dream

Dream is part of the 2013 Zenith Holiday collection.  It is a beautiful medium/deep blue jelly like polish with micro holographic glitter.  I achieved opacity with 3 coats.

This is one of my new favourite is absolutely gorgeous!!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Orly's Rage vs Sinful Colors Super Nova

I was swatching Super Nova by Sinful Colors and thought it looked an awful lot like Orly's I did a side by side.  Rage is on small & ring fingers and Super Nova is on index and middle fingers. Super Nova is lighter, but not by much.  If I didn't have Rage ($9.25) I wouldn't bother buying it I would pick up Super Nova.

I think they are pretty close to being dupes!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Orly's Purple Velvet

Orly's Purple Velvet is part of the Matte FX collection.  It is a beautiful matte purple with a slight shimmer, hence the velvet look ;)

I am loving the staying power of this...I have had it on for 5 days and NO tip wear, very rare for me without a topcoat!!  I think I want more, maybe Iron Butterfly.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Color Club's Untamed Luxury

Untamed Luxury is a part of the Fall 2010 Untamed Luxury collection.  I achieved opacity with 3 coats. It is a glitter with a shear jelly turquoise base and is full of different shades of blue/green/teal glitter.  The pictures don't do it justice, it is absolutely stunning!!!!

This is a very beautiful polish and I am glad I picked it up!!