Leopard Birthday Nails

I have some nail art because it’s my 23rd birthday today! Yay! There was only ever going to be one polish that would be the star of my birthday nails… piCture pOlish Eerie of course! Let’s take a look.

I started with a base of piCture pOlish Eerie on all my nails. Even though I have a few back up bottles, I find myself using it very sparingly. And every time I use it again I fall in love all over again. Eerie is so complex and the formula is just flawless. It covers perfectly in two easy coats!

Then on my middle finger, ring and thumb (not pictured :D) I applied random dots of Il Était Un Vernis Live Love Polish. A gorgeous glittery gold! Then I used a dotting tool to add some leopard print using black acrylic paint. This is my first time using a dotting tool for a leopard print, I really love the different effect!

Then for some extra festiveness I added gold bows on my pointer and pinkie. Finished everything with Glisten & Glow HK Girl to smooth out the glitter and secure the bows. Anyway, I hope you like these as much as I do! I’m off to make some sushi for my birthday (yum!) and enjoy a nice weekend with my family.

21st November, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 20 Comments

I Love Nail Polish – Ultra Flakies

Today I have swatches of six of the new I Love Nail Polish Ultra Flakies for you! These multichromatic flakies have hit the nail polish world by a storm. They’re unlike anything I’ve seen before. They have the beautiful colour shift of regular flakies but with the added opacity which allows them to be layered over any base. They’re also easy to remove just like normal flakies which is awesome. Let’s take a look!

I Love Nail Polish – Gaia

I Love Nail Polish – Gaia

I Love Nail Polish – Gaia

I Love Nail Polish – Gaia: First up is Gaia which is a green to blue multichrome flakie. You can layer these flakies (unlike normal flakies) over any base colour or even layer it on its own. In this post I’ve tried to show off all types of layering combinations. For my Gaia swatch I layered one coat over black. Beautiful as it is, I find black the least interesting layering combination as it makes them look like normal flakies. This is one coat over Cirque Colors Memento Mori and top coat.

I Love Nail Polish – Phoenix

I Love Nail Polish – Phoenix

I Love Nail Polish – Phoenix

I Love Nail Polish – Phoenix: Next up is Phoenix which shifts from a pink/purple to orange. It’s warm and beautiful. I layered one coat over Polish My Life Birthday Suit and added top coat.

I Love Nail Polish – Success

I Love Nail Polish – Success

I Love Nail Polish – Success

I Love Nail Polish – Success: Next up is Success. As I mentioned you can layer them on their own too which is what I did here. I used three coats. There’s still some bare nail peeking through but it’s not as noticeable in person. This one shifts from a reddish green to bright green to blue and purple. A very tight and vibrant colour shift! This is three coats on its own.

I Love Nail Polish – Supernova

I Love Nail Polish – Supernova

I Love Nail Polish – Supernova

I Love Nail Polish – Supernova: Next is Supernova which shifts from a teal green to blue to purple and pink. You barely need to tilt your nails back to see the full colour shift. It’s super strong and vibrant. I layered it over a matching holo. This is one coat over I Love Nail Polish Rehab and top coat.

I Love Nail Polish – Luna

I Love Nail Polish – Luna

I Love Nail Polish – Luna

I Love Nail Polish – Luna: It was requested by some lovely ladies in the ILNP Lovers Anonymous Facebook group (if you join be sure to tell them Emily sent you! :D) to see a layering combination using a multichrome so that’s what I chose for Luna. A matching multichrome drowns the flakies a little so instead I used one with a slightly different colour shift. This is one coat layered over I Love Nail Polish Masquerade and top coat.

I Love Nail Polish – Electric Carnival

I Love Nail Polish – Electric Carnival

I Love Nail Polish – Electric Carnival

I Love Nail Polish – Electric Carnival: Finally we have my favourite flakie with my favourite layering combination! This is Electric Carnival which shifts from a vibrant fuchsia pink to orange to green and blue. I think these flakies come to life if you use a matching dark base colour. Here I layered one coat over Cirque Colors La Vie Bohème (swatches coming soon) and top coat.

You can purchase the new I Love Nail Polish Ultra Flakies from ilnp.com. There are 13 new shades in total! The pre-order ended this week (did you grab some?!) but they will go up for general sale very soon. Make sure to keep an eye on social media or subscribe to the newsletter so you can be the first to know!

Connect with I Love Nail Polish: Homepage – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Newsletter

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20th November, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 20 Comments

Polish Me Silly – Winter 2014 Collection

Today I have (quite possibly) my longest post ever, more than 60 photos, so strap yourself in! I have the latest Winter releases by Polish Me Silly. They’re coming out with new holos, multichromes and glitter (even a leopard spot glitter!). Let’s jump right in and take a look!

Polish Me Silly – Tealing No Lies (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Tealing No Lies (natural daylight)

Polish Me Silly – Tealing No Lies (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Tealing No Lies (direct light)

Polish Me Silly – Tealing No Lies: First up is this dark blue holo, in my opinion not quite a teal though it does have a hint of it. It has to be said that this is the first time ever that Polish Me Silly is doing holos. I can’t quite believe it because these are absolutely amazing! As you can see the holo rainbow is so strong and rich. I’m obsessed! This was three thin coats.

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19th November, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 35 Comments

CANVAS Lacquer – Swatches

I have three CANVAS Lacquer polishes to share with you today. I swatched some CANVAS shades recently and really fell in love with them so I was very excited to swatch for them again. Behind the brand are Lan and Alana, two talented friends that hail from Canada. Let’s take a look!

CANVAS Lacquer – Polar Bear Dip (natural daylight)

CANVAS Lacquer – Polar Bear Dip (natural daylight)

CANVAS Lacquer – Polar Bear Dip (direct light)

CANVAS Lacquer – Polar Bear Dip (direct light)

CANVAS Lacquer – Polar Bear Dip: First up is Polar Bear Dip which is a gorgeous blue holo. Part of the CANVAS The City collection. It leans teal in certain light settings but I would call this a dark turquoise. I think? :D It looks nice and shimmery indoors and the holo doesn’t dull the colour at all. Application was good, I used two coats.

CANVAS Lacquer – Harbourfront Skate Night

CANVAS Lacquer – Harbourfront Skate Night: Next up is Harbourfront Skate Night which is a black jelly with gorgeous multicolored flakies and sparse tiny white hex glitter. Also part of the CANVAS The City collection. It’s very subtle but oh so gorgeous. Really love this one! It was a tad thick but still easy to work with. I used three thin coats and added top coat. Alternatively you could layer one coat over black.

CANVAS Lacquer – Bling It On

CANVAS Lacquer – Bling It On: Finally we have Bling It On which is an awesome gold glitter! There’s fine gold glitter as well as mutliple sizes of gold hex glitter, gold holographic hex glitter, I even spied some sparse pale pink glitter which added nice depth to this shade. Really sparkly! I used three thin coats and added top coat. It should also look awesome layered!

You can purchase these lovely shades from the official CANVAS Lacquer Etsy shop. They are based in Canada and ship to most countries worldwide. They’re currently having a Holiday sale, use coupon code HOLICAN10 to receive 10% off your order from now until Dec 31, 2014.

Connect with CANVAS Lacquer: Etsy – Blog – Twitter – Instagram

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18th November, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 17 Comments

Mint Gradient Nails

I have a quick nail art post today featuring MoYou stamping. Let’s take a look!

On my middle and ring finger I started with Polish My Life Birthday Suit then sponged on a gradient using Girly Bits Cosmetics Mint To Be and Sally Hansen Kiwi Bikini at the tips. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat then added some teeny tiny adorable bow rhinestones from Born Pretty Store. I’m obsessed with them!

On my pointer and pinkie I started with my holy grail black, Cirque Colors Memento Mori, then stamped over it using my MoYou Fashionista 04 plate. I had some problems with my stamper (ordered new ones though) caused entirely by myself (overbuffing) so the image didn’t pick up as well as I wanted to. From a distance it looked okay though, haha. Hope you like it!

17th November, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 31 Comments

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