Thursday, July 24, 2014

Honor Spring/Summer 15' Nail Art

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I like to follow other nail art bloggers and I saw that Miss Lady Finger did a design from the Honor Spring/Summer collection. I thought it was an adorable design and decided to recreate it myself. I didn't follow her tutorial so it has my own little twist, which incorporated the sponging technique to create the spotty background and of course the dotting technique to create the flowers. I really like the simplicity of this design. I usually like to challenge myself and re-create the more complex pattern. But from time to time, something simple is always fun to do as well. This is definitely something I would categorize for "Beginners". So if you want something cute, colourful and simple to rock on your nails, this is the nail art for you!



Check out materials and tutorial after the jump!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

FIFA Finals Nails: Germany vs. Argentina

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There's a lot of FIFA nail art going around and this is my contribution. I'm totally routing for Germany, but I decided to create both countries that made it to the finals. I actually predicted Netherlands to move on, but clearly I was wrong! So Germany and Argentina it is! 



Sunday, June 08, 2014

Gucci Pre Summer/Spring 15 Nail Art + Born Pretty Store Gold/Silver Stud Review

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It's finally Summer! My favourite part is the definitely the warm weather. I feel so much happier since it's beautiful and sunny outside. I've been behind on my reviews and nail art for a while, so I finally found the time to do this. I was sent the 1.5mm/2mm Punk Half Round Metal Ball Rhinestones Flatback Nail Art Decoration w/box by Born Pretty Store. To simplify, it is a container with gold and silver stud of varying sizes. I used this to create a nail art inspired by an outfit from Gucci Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear collection. I was drawn by the pastel and the mix of patterns. It also gave me a chance to use my new Essie "bikini so teeny" baby blue polish, that I received from the Essie Canada Station at Luminato. 




The package contains 360 pieces, so you can do a lot of nail art with these. I find that these round studs are very versatile and fun to use. If you have never heard of Born Pretty Store, they are basically a Hong Kong based online retailer that sell everything from cute jewellery, phone cases, to make-up at very inexpensive prices. Once you purchase and review their product, you can earn points to put towards your next purchase. These studs cost $3.28 per container. Once you buy 5, it will drive the cost down to $2.92 and when you buy 10, it will cost $2.89! I've been to retail store that sell these product for $8, so getting it through Born Pretty Store is definitely a bargain! $10-$20 can definitely go a long way on this website. In addition, you can use the discount code NVL91 to save 10% off your purchase. The best part is that it is free shipping world wide! For me, I usually receive my package within 3 weeks, which is pretty standard considering it's overseas.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Revlon Colour Stay Event

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On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending one of my first big media event hosted by Revlon Canada. The event was to celebrate 20 years of Revlon's ColourStay and check out all their newly launched products in this established cosmetic line. I brought my fellow blogging friend Jeannie, aka Left in Pink, to attend this event with me.

 
Using Revlon ColourStay Gel Envy in Full House, Jokers Wild, and Lady Luck
Nail Art Design inspired by Alice by Temperley Spring/Summer 2014

We headed up to the Panaroma Lounge on the 51st Floor of the ManuLife building that had the most amazing view of Toronto. We were greeted by lovely reps at Revlon and we were handed a shopping card that detailed all the products in each station. We were to check off what colours we liked so that the products can be placed in our goody bag at the end of the night. While we were playing with different Revlon products, we were offered drinks (cleverly named after their MoistureStain line) and delicious hor d'oeuvres.

 

Friday, May 09, 2014

Floral Spring Nail Art + Born Pretty Store Review

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I know I'm getting repetitive when I say I need to start blogging more frequently, but sometimes life happens and life makes people busy. I've fallen behind on a couple of product reviews and my little pile is slowly growing. I'm hoping to get more posts out this month!

First on the list is Born Pretty Store's "3D Nail Art Sticker Nail Charm Metal Style Round Flower Musical Notes Nail Decoration-1pc". It's essentially a really thin metal nail art decal.


When I received it, I was a little thrown off because I was expecting 3 floral variation of the metal decal. But instead, for $8.57, you get only 1 variation and only 12 pieces. They have a lot of different designs to choose from. This is one of the more expensive product that I've reviewed from Born Pretty Store and I'm sad to say that I'm a little underwhelmed. More so for that fact that for that price, there you can definitely buy a larger variety of nail decals from that store. 

 

If you're interested in checking out this product for yourself or decide to treat yourself to a little haul to this website, be sure to use the promo code: NVL91 to save an extra 10%! 

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