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Vibrant Colour Blocking

Good Morning lovelies & Happy Saturday!

I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here in Halifax they’re calling for lots of sunshine over the next little while & I couldn’t be more exciting. I’ve worn dresses for the last few days, & I’m pretty dedicated to keeping my no pants streak going. Obviously, my cheery mood is translating to my nails because I’m all about bright & colourful nails! Today I’m showing off a colour block design done using a few vibrant polishes & nail vinyls.

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In The Sheer
  • Essie Splash if Grenadine
  • Essie All the Wave
  • OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster
  • China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin
  • Xroma Polish & Vinyls Mosaic Stencils
  • Dotting Tool

Oooooh I love so much how these colours go together. This combo is feeling very 90s to me for some reason, & I love it! So blinding, which is perfect because I just bought brand new (giant) sunglasses. 🕶 To me, this is just the perfect bright design… the colours, the pattern. I’m seriously in love with everything about it! Plus I feel like these colours are perfect for making me look way more tanned than I actually am. & when you spend 10+ hours inside, you’ll take any hint of a tan you can get!

What do you think of this colour block design? Would you rock this pattern on your nails? What is your favourite nail polish shade combination? Share all your thoughts down in the comments below & let me know what you’re wearing on your nails for the weekend! 💅🏻☀️🌵

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Matte Neon Moon Manicure 🌙

Happy Friday lovelies! Today I’m blasting you with a little neon to cheer up the Winter blues. It’s currently -11 degrees here in Halifax, so I need anything I can get that feels even a little Spring-like. Also this colour combination might actually be perfect. 💜

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
  • Top Coat: Seche Vive
  • Matte Top Coat: Butter London
  • Quo by ORLY Culture Classic
  • Color Club Pucci-licious
  • White Paper White Reinforcement stickers.

I’m so one of those people who can only stand Winter until Christmas is over, & then I want Spring already. If I didn’t love Halifax so much, I would move somewhere where it was warm all year & I could drive to the snow. Instead, I guess neon nails to cheer myself is in order! (& all the hot drinks I can handle to keep myself from freezing)

I guess I should probably start planning my Valentine’s Day designs soon! I missed out on a lot of Valentine’s designs last year, you know with having a baby haha, so I want to make up with it this year!

What do you think of this design? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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SWATCH POST: Quo by ORLY Color Amp’d Summer 2017

I know, it’s not Sunday. But I do have some super exciting swatches to share today featuring the new Quo by ORLY Color Amp’d colours for 2017. As you might have noticed, I’ve got quite the affinity for the whole Quo by ORLY brand so I was beyond excited when these beauties showed up at my door for me to play around with. Just look at these colours! If you’re looking for some perfect Summer neon-esque shades, that need no white undies, look no further. 

Quo by ORLY  Je T’Aime L’Ocean

Holy Moses, just look! That blinding Mint is 2 coats plus the Color Amp’d flexible sealcoat. All these Summer shades are impressively saturated, & covered the whole nail easily. The brush on the Quo bottles are my favourite–they’re so wide that it only takes a few strokes to fill my whole nail. I also just love the blinding-ness of this shade. I feel like I should be wearing sunglasses while staring at them. When I think about Summer nail polish, this is what comes to mind. 


Quo by ORLY J’adore

I’m going fine honest, my camera did not want to accurately capture this shade. At all. It’s much more Coral-y in person, but my iPhone absolutely freaked out & showed it much more pink so you’ll have to trust me. Either way, this polish only needs to easy coats & its blinding neon-ness makes me want to wear it all day, everyday. These shades are perfect for me, because they really bring out my olive undertones to make me look so tanned (or compliment my tan when deeper into Summer.) 


Quo by ORLY Summer Bisou

The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this polish is juicy, like fresh raspberries. Seriously this is the hot pink of my dreams & I love everything about it. Again all it needed was 2 coats, plus the sealcoat for this dreamy perfection & lasting power. Toes, fingers… this is definitely a great shade for the whole Summer. I usually have hot pink shades on my own toes for the Summer months, so I can see myself putting this on soon! I have a pair of sandy brown gladiators this shade would look awesome with! 

If you’re a Canadian girl & looking for some perfect Summer colours, you can find these polishes right now at your local Shoppers Drug Mart for $10.99 each. If you’re wondering my personal favourite, I think I’m going to have to go with Summer Bisou but Je T’Aime L’Ocean is definitely a close second. 

Has anyone else tried out these shades yet? Let me know your thoughts & which one is your favourite in the comments below! 

*PR SAMPLE* These items were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. 

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Smooshy accent nails using a silicon mat! 

I’m getting so much use out of my silicone craft mat! I understand now why people love their nail art mats so much–the options are endless. I wanted to try out some smooshy nails, & I saw this technique some on Instagram before (I just can’t remember by who unfortunately) so I decided to give it a try. 


For this manicure, I used:

  • Base Coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel coat 
  • Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat. 
  • My Beauty Spot unnamed green colour.
  • Essie Wrap Me Up
  • Essie Bobbing for Baubles
  • Essie Cocktail Bling
  • Nicole by OPI A Phil’s Paradise
  • Born Pretty Store Peel Off Tape
  • Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper
  • Silicon Craft Mat

For this look, I started by dropping different colours onto my mat, & moving them around some to spread around the colour. I then took my clear stamper & pressed down, smooshing the polishes together. I immediately then pressed the stamper down on my nails to create the marbled look, & finished everything off with top coat.

I really love how these turned out. You can never go wrong with marbled nails. I don’t know if I could consider this an easier way to create smooshy nails, but it was definitely fun! You still want Liquid Latex around your cuticles to keep your clean up minimal! 

What do you think of this mani? What is your favourite design to create on your silicone mat? I’m always looking for inspiration, so share your nail art ideas in the comments below!

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X-pattern Accent Nails 

Hellos loves! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. 

Sharing some more bright and colourful nails with you today! I’m all about the neon right now! It’s all my craving on my nails. It’s also giving me a chance to pull out more my MyNailsDid Nail Vinyls!  I’m back to being a wee bit nail vinyls obsessed… Again. Once we move I need to make a big order!

   

The polishes I used for this mani were:

  • Color Club Pucci-licious
  • China Glaze Purple Panic
  • OPI I Canolli Wear OPI
  • Essence Lets Get Lost
  • OPI Life Gave Me Lemons
  •  Essie Gel Setter 
  • MyNailsDid X-pattern vinyls. 

Are you a fan of nails vinyls? Which ones are you obsessed with right now? Obviously chevrons have my heart, but you have no idea how much I want to get my hands on some of those kitty nail vinyls that I keep seeing around! They’re so amazing! 

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Neon Dry Brush and Chevron moons. 

Good morning lovelies! Today I have a fun and bright and colourful dry brush to share with you. It’s finally starting to feel like Spring after the harshed winter, so I am all about the Spring colours now! 

 

Who doesn’t love a good dry brush! The polishes I used for this design were: 

  • OPI Angel with a Leadfoot (white base)
  • OPI Unfrost My Heart (silver)
  • OPI Muppets World Tour (glitter)
  • China Glaze purple panic, Plur-ple, shocking pink, for Audrey, and Flip Flop Fantasy (dry brush) 
  • Zoya Blu (dry brush)
  • Art Club Nail Art Duo in Black (chevron moon) 
  • Seche Vite 

And my midi ring is from Kristalized Designs

     

Bring on the sunshine, bright colours and pretty dresses! So happy that Winter is finally over for good. So what are you wearing on your finger tips in honour of Spring? ☀️

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Abstract drybrush and polka dots. 

   

You know what I kind of love? Neon! 😎 especially neon polish. I wore this neon dry brush mani a couple weeks back for a full two day because I loved them so much! 

  

The polishes I used for this mani were: 

  • OPI Angel with a Lead Foot (white base)
  • ACO by Ardene Sorbet
  • ACO by Ardene Bright Lights, Big City 
  • Sinful Colors Boogie Nights 
  • Sinful Colors Hip to be Square 
  • Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in black. 
  • Seche Vite quick dry top coat. 

 

I loved this mani so much–it’s one of the best dry brushes I’ve ever managed! And even more exciting it was featured by @craftyfingers on Instagram! 🙀 serious exciting moment in my nail blogging life! 

  

So what do you think of this dry brush mani? What’s your favourite neon polish? Let me know in the comments below! ⤵️ 💗💗💗