Monday, December 31, 2012

I Don't Normally Wear Glitter, But When I Do . . . I GlitterBOMB!

Hey guys! I have something fun and exciting to show you today. I decided to do 
New Year's nails! I'm not going out partying of anything, but I am going out to dinner with the family, then having dinner again with the bf's family, Double Dinnering lol! So I'll stop holding you in suspense, here is my last mani of the year! btw, I hate the word mani and I resolve to stop using it in the new year...
ISN'T it AMAZING?!?! I decided to do a glitter gradient. I figured hey, this is probably going to take me like 2 hours to take off, so might as well make it worthwhile!

Today we actually had sun for the first time in about a month. So enjoy this lovely sunlit picture courtesy of Mr. Sun! 

For this look I started of with 2 coats of:

Butter London ~ Lovely Jubbly courtesy of GLYMM (a beauty sample subscription service in Canada). 

This is my first Butter London so that was exciting, and did I mention it was FREE?! I used my glymm points to get it ;) I chose this as my first BL because of pictures Carly from Lacquered Lover posted. Also, how fun is it to say "Lovely Jubbly"!

 Blurry shot so you can appreciate the sparkly  
Next up is: Nails Inc. ~ Marylebone, a lovely pink/silver glitter polish from their special effects 3D glitter line. 

I don't have that many Nails Inc. polishes. I tend to buy only the special ones like the Gossip Girl Flakies, Crystal Caps (did I mention I like sparkly things?), magnetics... they are quite pricey here ~$13. I got this one during the Sephora VIB 20% sale. 

I think what puts me off is their names. I believe they use places in London and street names and such to name their polishes, which is cool, but damn hard to remember. How does one even pronounce "Marylebone"? 

Nonetheless they have some interesting collections coming out next year so be sure to keep an eye out for Nails Inc.!

Finally, I coated the tips in 3 coats of: Finger Paints ~ Santa's Magic, my official new favourite glitter as it combines sparkly and holo! By the way, these pictures in no way do these polishes justice. They are just so sparkly! Like blindingly, distractingly, stare at them for hours on end sparkly!

At this point I felt I may have overdone it just a bit... but hey, might as well make it worth it and close the year with a bang right? 

'til next year 
<3 Kim

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ninja Polish Eye Candy and OPI LPAD Suede!

Today I decided to combine Suede and Glitter polishes! I was wearing OPI ~ Lincoln Park After Dark Suede for about a week. It's a great polish to wear if you don't have time to wait for the polish to dry! Then I got my Ninja Polish order in the mail. I had some tip wear so I decided to put some glitter on in a sort of half french, half gradient manner.

Eye candy is a beautiful glitter and it really goes well with the suede polish. It's more subdued then your typical glitter polishes, but just as sparkly!
Both OPI~ LPAD Suede and Ninja Polish ~Eye Candy are must haves!

Until next time <3

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ninja Polish and China Glaze Haul!

I've been waiting to get my hands on these Ninjas for a while now!I was lucky and managed to get Girly Floam, Carribean Reef, Hanukkah Floam, Eye Candy, and Shattered Star! I also grabbed my first 2 Jades: Fascinio Violetta and Energy, two lovely holos.

I was also lucky to snag all those China Glaze for $1 each! They are minis, but I love minis! The full bottles 14ml sell for about $7-8 here so $1 ($2 including shipping) for 9.6ml is a pretty wonderful deal! I also got OPI mini of Glow-Ink the Dark. I'd say this haul was a little Christmas present to myself =)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dotty art just for funsies!

So I decided to do some just for funsies nail art on my Color Club Silver Holo... Harp On It? Does anyone else find the names of the Color Club Halo Hues really hard to remember??? 

Anyways lol... I actually found myself bored of the holo YES it's possible, what's wrong with me right? so I added some designs using a dotting tool with Claire's Mood Polish in Excited/Bored. I just received this polish from my amazing friend Marissa, along with many other fun colour changing polishes. It was a fantastic surprise!

The mood polish changes from orange (cold) to peach (hot) but my hands are always ice cold so all you can see is the orange.
I'm curious to see how this mood polish would work stamped over a light colour. It might have a really cool effect, especially with long nails. 

Hope you enjoyed and won't hate on me for covering up a holo =p

Warm Hands & Painted Nails

I joined 2 swap groups for this Christmas season. Here's my first one: 

Warm Hands & Painted Nails

I was paired with a lovely lady from Quebec! I've never met anyone from Quebec before and this happened to be my first domestic swap if you can believe it! Lia was super nice and found me some awesome goodies! For this swap we had to include a pair of gloves/mittens and a bottle of polish, then whatever extras your heart desired. So what are we waiting for?? Let's take a look at what I got!!

The parcel itself was wrapped in gorgeous paper!
Under the wrapping was a gift box filled with all my goodies and a lovely card =)
Awesome tetris packing skills!
All the lovely goodies! I wanted a cute pair of knitted mittens and these will go perfect with my grey jacket. The blue scarf is also of a style I've been admiring but I probably would be too scared to buy it and try it myself lol...there's also some chocolate and candies, make up wipes, nail sticker strips and oh of course we can't forget the polish!!!
Can you believe I don't have any of these?! I'm super excited to try the Jacob and Bizou as these are completely new brands to me. The OPI is also lovely and will be a great addition to my minis army =) I love all these colours, especially the Jacob one! Can't wait to try them.

And since it's always more fun to see both sides of a swap, here's a look at the package I sent her from Vancity =)
And we can't forget a close up of the pretties! She really wanted to try China Glaze and OPI so I did my best to find her some brands she's yet to try =)
I really love doing swaps! It's a great way to get to get to know people better and it's so much fun buying stuff for others! Now I just need to wait one more day to open my SPS swap package! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Really, that stamp again??

So I was looking through some old pictures that I never ended blogging about because I tend to be lazy and disorganized...and came across this stamping design. I did it way back in August?? It was supposed to be part of my 31 day challenge that I totally failed at... =p Well anyway, I legitimately think I have a problem because out of the maybe 10 times I've actually done stamping designs, I've used this image at least 3 times...
The stamping plate I used once again is BM-315. 
 I believe this is most likely:
 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri ~ Silver Sweep 
OPI DS ~ Signature
Hope you like it as much as I apparently do!
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