Monday, September 01, 2014

Godiva Mid-Autumn Festival Gift Box + Nail Art

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Hi my name is Samantha and I am a chocolate addict. My friend just gave me a small container full of mini Lindt chocolates and it's pretty much gone after 2 days. My personal vice is Ferrero Rocher. Even from childhood, I can finish a whole box in one sitting. It's just so good! Seeing as indulging in too much chocolate is rather fattening, every time I received a box of Ferrero Rocher, my mom would literally hide it. Pretty cruel right? Then she would we forget about it, the chocolate would harden and the wafer would go stale. Now that I am an adult, I eat it as a please, so ha! But being older and trying to be a little more health conscious, I try limit myself to a maximum of 3 whenever I do have a box to myself. I try to savor it in a longer time span than over indulging in one instance. Again, key word is "try". So when I was contacted by my good friend's ad firm to try Godiva Mid-Autumn Festival Gift Box, I immediately said yes.


Mid-Autumn festival is traditionally celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. This year, it will be celebrated on September 8. During this celebration, mooncakes are indulged and exchanged between friends and family. Mooncakes are a form of Chinese pastry that is filled with either red bean or lotus seed paste that encompasses an egg yolk inside. I am not the biggest fan of the traditional mooncake (likely because I don't like the texture of the hardened yolk), so I think it's great that some companies have put a modern spin to this traditional bake good. There are "mooncakes" that incorporate unique flavors or simply a different kind of dessert inspired by the shape of the mooncake. I remember celebrating Mid-Autumn and my uncle brought us Haagen-Dazs ice-cream mooncake with a harden chocolate shell. It was really good!

Godiva first introduced these limited edition mooncakes seven years ago. Before it was only available to selected US markets. Now that it has proven it's popularity and success, this mooncake collection is available through US and Canada! It is only available until September 8. If feel like indulging, pick one up while you can!


Check out what the flavors are after the jump!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Duri Rejuvacote: Nail Strengthener Review

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If you suffer from brittle nails like me, I found a product for you! NailPolishCanada.com sent me a bottle of Duri Rejuvacote to test out and I must say, it did wonders. Honestly, not sure why my nails are getting so weak. It peels and it breaks easily. My nails were in bad shape overall. To test out this product, I've given my nails a couple of weeks to "breathe" by only wearing this strengthening polish. So that explains my hiatus from nail art blogging. That and just life.


If you're unfamiliar with NailPolishCanada.com, it is a website that will fill all your nail needs. They have nail art tools and a huge collection of nail polishes that range from indie brands to more well known brands.  They offer free shipping to all orders within Canada, so that is a pretty awesome bonus.


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.


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