Friday, February 13, 2015

Godiva: Year of the Goat Collection + Nail Art

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In celebration of Lunar New Year, Godiva came out with a Limited Edition Year of the Goat Collection. I was fortunate enough to be sent a box of these goodies to try. As a chocolate fiend, it was really hard to share! The chocolate comes with a variety of different flavours and ganaches. Some were asian inspired that incorporated ginger, gui flower, chrysanthemum and others. The others were a variety of different chocolate with more common flavoured ganaches.


Check out the all the flavours after the jump! 


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! 



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