Friday, 26 May 2017

UberChic Beauty Farm Fresh & Graduation Mini Plate Review

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Hey there!  Today I have a review of UberChic Beauty's newest mini plates - Farm Fresh and Graduation.  I grew up in the country and, while I wasn't from a farming family myself, I was surrounded by farms so my best friends were all farmers.  I spent many an hour sitting on tractors with my guy friends in high school while they were plowing fields and doing other farmer stuff that I never understood.  Nowadays, I'm in the city but I still buy from farmers markets (the food just tastes so much better) so I guess I still have a farm connection.  As for the graduations, it's been many a year since I graduated (I finished my PhD in 2007) but since I was in school for so darn long, I love to hear about other people also finishing school.  I wish I could've had something like these on my nails for my graduations!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Madam Glam Swatches & Review

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Hey there!  Yup, I'm back for a second post today.  Originally I was planning to post this Madam Glam review this morning but then got distracted by the powder/flakies sale.  So lucky you guys, you get double the amount of me today, haha!  Traditionally I haven't used much gel polish but since I'm really loving the powders that are available nowadays so I've been using gel more and more.  If you read any of those posts of mine, you'll see that I almost exclusively use Madam Glam Perfect Black.  To add to my Madam Glam collection I have a few polishes to share today.  There's three lovely gel cremes, a magnetic polish and one of the new crackle-style toppers.  If you thought crackles were dead, sorry but you were mistaken.  This topper is so awesome that I put it over all three of the cremes and got different looks every time!  And my readers can get 30% off with the code Claw30 so use that to save a few dollars.

Madam Glam Review

Whats Up Nails Fairy Powder and Holographic Flakies

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Hey there!  As I was scrolling through Instagram last night before bed I saw that Whats Up Nails currently has a sale on their flakies and powders with the code HOT25.  Since I've found their flakies and powders to be of very high quality compared to the less expensive counterparts from overseas, I thought I should write up review of the last couple I've been able to try - the Fairy Powder and the Holographic Flakies.  If you'd like to get these products at their sale price, you have to act quick.  The sale ends tonight so really you only have about 12 hours to get the sale price.  But honestly, they're worth it at full price too.  I'm a big fan!

Whats Up Nails Fairy Powder

Whats Up Nails Holographic Flakies

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection

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Hey there!  How's everyone doing today?  I'm back from a beautiful long weekend spent at the cabin so I'm happy as can be.  Unfortunately my 6 year old niece has officially learned that I can't seem to say no if she asks me to play frisbee with her (gotta start the next generation of ultimate players young) and I now have a hand of entirely broken nails.  So looks like I'll be headed to Indie Expo in Toronto with at least one hand of shortie nails.  However, I did get to swatch these awesome new KBShimmer neon last week, before the breaks.  KBShimmer always makes my favourite cremes so I was stoked to try these from Color4Nails.  Neons can sometimes have finicky formulas but these were creamy and opaque - no need for undies here!  I had so much fun swatching them that I even did a couple nail art looks too.  Hope you like them as much as I do.

KBShimmer All The Bright Moves Collection Summer 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest/Nail Crazies Unite does Delicate Print

Hey there!  Today is the 3-for-1 post that I mentioned yesterday.  I love trying to challenge myself to combine themes for the various groups I'm in and for today's mani I've combined three different prompts.  We have the final Digit-al Dozen Rainforest mani along with the Nail Crazies Unite's Delicate Print theme and the Nail Challenge Collaborative May theme of Green.  Hopefully everyone else thinks I've managed to combine the three at least half decently!  

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Panda Nails

Hey there!  So when I was thinking up rainforest nail ideas for this month's Digit-al Dozen theme I thought that there must be rainforests all over the world that we don't think about as such.  Which somehow made me think of pandas which do indeed live in rainforests - rainforests with lots of bamboo to help them get all rolly polly and adorable.  And, since there's so much green in this mani it's also my first Nail Challenge Collaborative mani for this month since the May theme is just Green (which works very well with the rainforest theme).

Panda Nail Stamping

Panda Nail Stamping

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Digit-al Dozen does Rainforest - Lizard Nails

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Hey there!  Today's Digit-al Dozen Rainforest-themed mani is easily my favourite one this week.  And I did these soooooo long ago and have just been waiting to share them for this theme.  I've been reviewing Whats Up Nails products lately and included in my first package of items were these adorable lizard stencils.  Having just watched Planet Earth, I knew that there were some darn cute lizards hanging out in the rainforest and and figured they could go along great with this month's theme.  And I used a couple of Magic Shifting Powders to make them into magical lizards!