Friday, November 20, 2015

Madam Glam - Early Black Friday Promo Code!

Happy Friday!

I have some exciting news: Madam Glam has contacted me to review some of their products and while they are on their way in the mail they have provided me with an early Black Friday promo exclusive for you!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Own Personal Mirrorball!

I can't believe it's already November, fall has just flown by! Switching things up a bit, I decided to finally wear Orly Mirrorball, a super-lemming of mine last winter. I can't even remember where I found it now. Maybe at Ulta in the States? Anyways, it is gorgeous and I pulled it out for a very special occasion. I won't say what specifically, but I think you'll be able to guess by the end of the post...

Mirrorball is a silver holo with small to medium shaped hex holo glitter scattered throughout. It is sooooo pretty. I used my Nfu-Oh Aqua base and didn't have any issues with application. I love that a little bit of the Aqua base goes a long way too. I believe I applied between 2-3 coats of Mirrorball, however, the polish was perfectly opaque at two coats.

Normally I don't topcoat holos, but I wanted to make sure the polish dried quickly so I added a layer of Seche Vite. It added a gorgeous gloss and I don't think it interrupted the strength of the holo. This is so pretty in the sunlight or in the shade. It may be because it was apart of Orly's 2015 holiday collection, but it reminds me of snow... Which should NOT be happening anytime soon! I may bring it out closer to the holidays again.

Another "mirror-ball" that is sooooo pretty ^_^

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Witching Hour

Happy belated Halloween!

I was so busy last week I actually forgot to photograph my Halloween mani! How did I forget!? It was something different than what I usually do, It was very witchy! Luckily I was able to find a (very blury photo) from my phone, but I hope you get the idea.

 I used a thin base of Cover Girl Vio-last which is a dusty purple creme and one layer of China Glaze Something's Brewing overtop.

Jack and Sally costumes on Halloween
This was a quick, out the door polish job. The perfectionist in me is annoyed it wasn't a bit neater, however I am happy with the overall look. It's totally a deconstructed witch. I'm thinking of Looney Tunes...

Can't you hear the Monster Mash being played in the back of your head when you see this combo?

Hope you had a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Witchy Tips

I have been pretty busy the last few months and could not decide on what I wanted to wear on my nails. I ended up going for something classic with a slight twist, a mix of a French manicure and colour blocking.

I taped off my nails with thin striper tape and added a generous coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, which has been my go to black polish lately. Although I only applied one coat, this mani lasted me a full week with minimal tip wear. It really started to show it's wear in the last few days, however.

I wanted to do some Halloween nail art over it but was just too busy unfortunately.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ghostess with the Mostess

Hostess with the Mostess is apart of the Ghouls Night Out collection released this year apart of China Glaze's Halloween collection.

I decided to layer two coats over a bare nails (plus a base coat, of course!) to make the most of each piece of glitter. I couldn't decide on a base shade that would be truly complimentary to each coloured glitter.

Ghostess with the Mostess is made up of matte black, pastel green, pastel orange and striped purple hex glitter of various sizes. In hindsight I thought of a layering idea of layering the glitter between a black or orange glitter. Heck, even green or purple would work too!

It applied nice and smooth, the consistency of the clear base was a breeze. There was lots of glitter on the brush, didn't have to fish around too much, just played around a bit with the brush on the nail for placement of glitter so it was not overlapping. So far it has been wearing great!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ziggy Zaggy!

Today I have a Halloween inspired refresh inspired by @Stormandstars on Instagram (shown below).

I'm not sure exactly what products were used, but I just loved the look!

My base is Del Sol Trick or Treat and I used Bundle Monster plate BM-201 with Konad black for stamping the zigzag pattern.


I LOVE this look, although I must say I am a bit rusty at stamping. It's been a while! My nails are also a tad long and the pattern just reached the top. I actually filed then down a bit to ensure the pattern looked complete.

A fun and quick way to Halloween up your nails!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Halloween Favorite

Today I have a Halloween favorite that I try to use sparingly, Del Sol Trick or Treat.

Trick or Treat is a UV activated colour shifting polish. In it's regular state it is a bright orange jelly with holographic micro glitter. When in the sun or exposed to UV light it turns a dark shade of purple, almost black jelly! Such a great shift and colour changing polish. I wish there were a heat activated version as well!

I used two coats over (two layers) of my Deborah Lippmann All About That Base base coat. I decided to use two layers of the base to help with opacity of the polish, and save a layer or two of polish. All and all the technique worked very well!

Comparing the colour shift from the last time I wore this polish, it's safe to say there is a bit of a difference. This may be due to a few factors, either age of the polish or quantity of layers. Age may have affected the colour shift or additional layers are needed to produce a better effect. I'll have to test the polish out to know for sure.

Do you have this polish? How is the colour shift like from your bottle?