Wednesday, September 15, 2010

giveaway winner

SERENA! from Lacquer Love
Congrats to you Serena!
Serena said her favourite TV show is Pokemon and her favourite nail polish is Misa Toxic Seduction.

Thank you all for entering my giveaway and hopefully I can come back to blogging soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

giveaway update

Hello all,
Yes I am still alive! I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway. Winner will be chosen at random from and announced by this weekend. I will probably have to stop blogging because school is so crazy, but I just wanted to say thanks to all of my lovely readers and to the new friends I've made. I hope I can come back to blogging soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

just checking in

Hello lovely readers,
Just checking in! Hope you guys are having a good weekend! I am moving into my residence tomorrow! Hopefully you haven't been affected by Hurricane Earl, but it hit directly over Halifax and it has caused some power outages and such.

Have a good rest of the weekend!

Hopefully will have some manis this week!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chanel Paradoxal

Okay, so yesterday I mentioned I had a surprise for today! And yes I broke my no polish buy, BUT for those one AMAZING MUST HAVE POLISH! - CHANEL PARADOXAL! YES that is right, I finally bought it, and now I realize what all the hype was about! This polish was actually haunting me and I figured I should buy it before I leave, and totally the best $29 I have ever spent!! I actually went to Holt Renfrew to buy it but she said it was sold out (I speed walked there in like 10 minutes in the 40 degree heat)I was so pissed when she said they didn't have it, SO then I decided to go down the street to Ogilvys (local store) and THEY HAD IT! She said that someone had put it on hold but never came to pick it up, HOW COULD I NOT BUY IT?!!?

Now here are the pictures!

This first picture is pretty "meh" so I wasn't too impressed

Then as I was leaving my bathroom (the place where I take my pictures haha) I looked down at my hand and BAM I saw the amazingness that everyone is talking about!!!

HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!!? haha I'm so glad I bought it! It's gonna be my travel polish, I didn't put top coat on it when I took the pictures, but I have top coat on it now because I don't want it to chip!

So this is gonna be my last post for a few days because I have no more mani pictures to show you + I am moving to a dorm for University! So wish me luck, and hopefully no nail breaks during the move! I should be back hopefully by Monday! Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

ps: Paradoxal: A paradox is a statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies intuition (wikipedia)

pss: why doesn't Zoya ship internationally? I would love me some spoons!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mood Struck

I HAVE 200 followers!! thank you guys so much, and keep joining my giveaway you have 15 more days!

Okay, so this is the second last day before I leave so probably my 2nd last post until I am settled in, so please stick with me! Today I have 2 polishes from my my first swap, these are Mood Struck polishes. They are similar to the Claire's mood polishes (I think, I don't own those) and they change color with heat and coldness. I have 2 out of the 4 polishes that I got, the blue and the pink. I loved both and it was fun watching them change color!!

No top coat, because I like the matte finish as we all know!

I couldn't get a good picture of the pink one changing color, but it just goes darker and outside it looks so bright! I love both of these they are so much fun!

They don't have names but they are available at Meijer in the United States.

Do you like mood changing polishes?

ps: for my post tomorrow I have something very, very, VERY special and SUPER awesome :D (I broke my no buy, but for a great reason)


Monday, August 30, 2010

Another for audrey konad

I realize now that I have done a konadicure with this polish before, oh well what can I say except that I love this polish so much! We went to lunch to one of our relatives houses yesterday (not exactly sure how they are related to us, but they are!) so I thought I should do something less...flashy. So I decided For Audrey + konad! I used konad plate m57 (my favourite) and did this diagonal design that I've never done before, but it was a hit! (with konad special polish in white)

As most of you have experienced before, some polishes are super hard to capture the exact color, and for me this polish was one of them but I figured that is okay because you guys all have this polish anyways!

What do you think? Do you like For Audrey or no?

Today I bought some polishes - NO NOT FOR ME - for my swaps! Gosh is on sale for 4.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart, so you Canadian Gals should hit that up!

I ordered OPI DS Original which came in the mail today - YAY! (I'm expecting 2 more packages which BETTER get here on by wednesday otherwise they will be staying in this house until I come back for thanksgiving (Canadian thanksgiving is in October for you Americans) so I hope they come soon! One is a swap and one is a blog sale buy both from before my self imposed no buy - don't worry)

We had a high heat and humidity warning here :( so depressing but that's okay that meant I could stay inside and watch the Emmy's that I taped yesterday (don't you just hate those commercials). I laughed so hard, man that intro was so epic - GLEE should have won more though! and of course Lost! But I'm glad for John Lithgow and the Dexter writer/director/not sure what he was !

Did you like the Emmy's ? Man I love tv so much

ps: i'm looking to do a swap with someone from Europe who has access to GOSH Holographic (which we don't have here in Canada) and maybe some other European brands like Catrice and H&M polishes - lemme know if you are interested and we will figure something out!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Maybelline Matte Blue

Okay, so I decided to wear this polish for when my family and I went to dinner on Friday night. It looks really nice, and I LOVE the finish, so I wore it for about 30 minutes. What's the problem you may ask? Here look at the pictures first, then I will tell you the problem!

Maybelline Matte Blue:
Okay, so what was wrong? THIS POLISH SMELLED LIKE NO OTHER! Man, I can't even like explain what it smelled like because I've never smelt anything like that before! Everytime I would bring my hand close to my face I could smell it!

Oh well no harm done, not all polish is perfect - I still love the color though! So I took it off and put on Nfu-Oh 65 blue holoness for dinner :)

Hope you guys had a great weekend!
Thanks for reading :)

Do you have any polishes that smell really bad when you wear them??

ps: yesterday we bought LOST Season 6 on DVD - it's so pretty!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Deborah Lippman Bad Romance

Okay, so I know that everyone has seen these polishes and everyone loves them and guess what? I LOVE IT TOO! I had some removal issues, but the wear and application was pretty good! It was hard to get all the hexagonal glitters but if you are patient and move the brush around you will eventually find them!

The $24 (inc. tax) spent on this polish was worth it. I keep it in the box, and it goes on top of my storage boxes because this polish doesn't deserve to sit with the polishes that are less than $10 which pretty much they all are!

Okay, so when I removed this polish (not sure if anyone else as experianced this or not) but THIS is what happened:
I thought it was really funny so I had to take a picture, excuse my nasty nails! The difficult hexagonal glitters didn't want to get off!!!

On another note my Viva La Nails sample pack came in! Has anyone done reviews and then received more products to review like they say they will do?
Hope you guys had a great Saturday, and have a wonderful Sunday! We did errands today and man are those Saturday drivers crazy!!
Thanks for reading!!

ps: I am selling one of my textbooks, and don't you think that money should be used for a Chanel polish before I leave?? I leave on Thursday btw, so no blogging while I'm getting settled in!

Friday, August 27, 2010

nfu-oh 65 - what a beaut!

Beaut = beauty, for those of you who didn't get that! Here is my first Blue Holographic polish and I only have one word for you (besides beaut) AMAZING! what is this! nfu-oh you out did yourself! how did they create such an amazingly perfect holographic nail polish? this is a MUST HAVE for sure if you love blue and you love holos!

Application was amazing, you can tell that this polish is pretty high quality! Drying time was quick and holographicness was SICK!

here is a picture with no Holoness, it is a nice sky blue!

Clearly, I was mesmerized and couldn't stop taking pictures!

Hope you like this as much as I do!
Almost the weekend!

Today my friend and I made coconut macaroons - DELISH!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

dot crazy

Okay so I finally decided to use the dotting tool I had sitting around (I actually have 5 because that's how they were selling them on eBay for like $1!) so I used one and this is what I came up with - multicolored dots!!!!

For this mani I used Sally Hansen Insta- Dri Whirlwind White as a base (after I used OPI natural base coat) and dotted with Joe Fresh Fuchsia, Powder Blue, Coral, China Glaze For Audrey, Four Leaf Clover, OPI Mod About You, and American Apparel Peacock. Topped off with one coat of Seche Vite.

Here is a picture of everything I used:
I'm pretty sure you can figure out which bottle is which!

I love using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White as my base for things because it dries so fast and it's just a base so I don't have to worry about it being perfect! As for the rest of the colors, they all applied really well, and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be! I just put a dab of polish on a piece of paper and then used the dotting tool!

I got a lot of compliments while wearing this people were like "WOW DID YOU DO THAT YOURSELF?!" they loved the left hand, good thing they didn't see the mess that was my right hand! Man I wish I was ambidextrous!!!

Today we packed up all my winter clothes, and then we will do everything else next week! Hope you guys stick along to experience my journey living in residence!

Have a great day, thanks for reading!!!!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

MAJOR haulage + bad luck

OKAY! so today my transdesign order came in + I did some shopping in the morning and bought some goodies (which starting now I'm on a NO POLISH BUY until I move and then of course I will have to hit up Sally's so until September 2nd I'm not allowed to buy any polish, which I'm totally okay with since my containers are filling up)
Today I bought some Milani polishes from Loblaws they don't have limited edition so I only got simple ones! I also got 3 polishes from my friend who went to Isreal (however only two survived - story later). And I bought my first (and probably last) Deborah Lippman polish Bad Romance! (How much of a follower am I!) They did have Chanel's Paradoxal in the store I went to, but the Deborah Lippman polish did enough damage to my bank account so I decided to pass! I can survive without it!
Here are all the pics:

Orly (L to R) Royal Navy, Out Of This World, It's Not Rocket Science, Lunar Eclipse, Charged Up, Purple Pleather
Milani (L to R) Pool Party, Totally Cool, Bolting Blue
Unnamed Isreali Polishes (anyone know what brand this is?) The pink one fell RIGHT after I took this picture! NO MORE PINK :(

OPI Lucerne-taily Look Marvelous, CG Heli-Yum, Deborah Lippman Bad Romance

The bad luck was that when I went to pick up my Joe Fresh polishes for my swap and the Milani polishes, my car battery decided to die! Thank god our car fixer people were right across the street! I called my mom and I was like "MOM I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" major freak out there, but everything got fixed up! That was the first time anything like that happened to me! But I think I handled my self well! :)

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Orly Purple Crush

I got this manicure done in celebration of being finished work! The reason I like getting manicures is because filing and shaping is not my thing I'm really not good at it! Unfortunately this mani chipped after a day, but I'm kinda happy because that means I can switch my polish tonight!!! Yesterday I layered it with GOSH Magic Star. Here are the pictures:
I have no idea why it's called Purple Crush, does this not look pink to you?
bottle pic:
Today I am going shopping with the rentals to get stuff ready for my dorm, and then tomorrow I'm going to go shopping with my friend! I am also going to buy Etude House polishes either tomorrow or Tuesday. Please let me know if you would wanna do a swap with these polishes - I hear they are pretty rare to find! I will need to know in the next week because I'm moving on the 2nd!!!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

my favourite tv shows

No nails today!
Okay, so since I asked this question on my giveaway, I thought I would do a post about television that's what I'm usually doing if I have nothing else to do!
I used to watch A LOT of t.v. so I have acquired MANY favourite shows! Here is a list :) Not really in any particular order

LOST (I know it ended, but it's my all time favourite show, I'm watching it from the beginning with my parentals because I totally got them hooked to it!)
DEXTER (most loveable serial killer ever! Airs on Showtime (USA) and Movie Channel (Canada) new season starts September 26)
GREY'S ANATOMY (best hospital show ever! I love the weird medical mysteries that they show, and then of course Dr. McDreamy is the cutest doctor ever! New season premieres September 23 on ABC)
GLEE (everyone knows about glee! Last year was it's first season and it got so many grand reviews! Can't wait to see what songs they end up singing this year! New season starts September 21 on FOX)
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (so much drama on Wisteria Lane! New season starts September 26 on ABC)
others that I like to watch:
America's Next Top Model - September 8 on The CW
Real Housewives of New Jersey - (already airing on Bravo)
Jersey Shore (FIST PUMPINGGGG) (already airing on MTV - season 2)
Gossip Girl - September 13 on The CW
How I Met Your Mother - September 20 on CBS
CSI Las Vegas - September 23 on CBS
So You Think You Can Dance - on FOX (just ended, and the Canadian one I don't follow)

As you can see I like a wide range of genres and I love stories that continue from beginning to end!

Thanks for reading!
happy saturday!

What shows are you looking forward to starting again in the Fall?

ps: my manicure from yesterday has already chipped on one finger! I am angry, but kinda happy because I need to switch my polish soon I have such bad nail ADD

nailstah's giveaway

Nailstah is having a great giveaway with over 25 polishes! Congrats to her 400+ followers and a happy birthday!
Giveaway open until september 7th, open to international and you can win through GFC, Twitter, and Facebook!

Good luck!

etude house?

Quick question for you guys, so I was walking around with a friend today and we stumbled upon this store that sold Etude House polishes!
Does anyone know how this brand is? Should I grab some of their polishes?


Friday, August 20, 2010

China Glaze Flying Dragon

Okay, so I got this polish in my first swap, it was huge lemming (so thank you Karen!)
Flying Dragon is a purple neon polish with blue, pink, and purple micro glitter! This gives a bumpy effect and since it's a neon it's a dries matte! I didn't put a top coat on because I like the matte effect! You could put a matte top coat on for a longer wear.

Here is a bottle picture (click!):

A big thank you to all of you who have entered my giveaway! There are already over 40 entries, and I have about 20 new followers and it's only been one day! I might end the giveaway earlier than Sept 15, I just am not sure when I am going to be settled in at my new home!

Today I got a manicure to celebrate being done work! (yesterday was my last day!) I got Orly Grape Crush, pictures to come another day!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010



Alright my lovely readers, here is the long awaited 100 followers giveaway! I am doing this giveaway to THANK all the people who have read and commented on my blog, it means so much to me. I didn't think much of it when I started this blog, but it has really entertained me this Summer and taught me so many new things. I've also "met" a lot of really great bloggers who are AMAZING and continue to inspire me to through their blogs.

The fun stuff:
What you will win:
-L'oreal Paris Ocean Breeze
-Sephora Top Coat
-GOSH Flamingo
-GOSH Black Passion
-GOSH Ocean
-Joe Fresh Mint
-Joe Fresh Cherry
-Joe Fresh Powder Blue
-OPI Blue My Mind
-Nicole by OPI Respect The World
-Dotting tool
-Joe Fresh nail file
- I will probably end up adding some more things as well!!
(everything was purchased by me)

Now, here are the rules for this giveaway:
- must be a follower through Google Friend Connect (I will check)
- fill out the form below exactly how the question is stated
- open to international bloggers
- if you have a blog just for giveaways I will probably delete your entry
- the ladies who have been commenting and reading my blog since the beginning will receive one extra entry! (I know who you are!)
- if you post about my giveaway you will get brownie points, but no extra entries!
- same with adding me to your blogroll - it'd be nice to be there but no extra entries!
- winner will be selected at random!

GIVEAWAY WILL END: September 15, 2010 (Date subject to change!)

Joe Fresh Fuchsia and Powder Blue

So here are swatches from my previous haul, Joe Fresh Fuchsia and Powder Blue, pretty self explanatory! The colors are nice (I love powder blue, and Fuchsia is not super unique but nice). The application was great just as all Joe Fresh polishes are!
These pictures have no top coat

Unfortunately I am not sure how the wear on these are since I have only done swatches but I think I will put on Powder Blue today cuz I love it so much!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

haulage + my first swap!

Okay come on guys, FOUR more followers until my giveaway! Don't you want a giveaway?! Guess not!

So today I have for you some one haul from Loblaws, one from eBay, and one swap!

I went to Loblaws to buy Joe Fresh polishes for my giveaway, and of course I had to buy some for me! I also bought a L'oreal Paris polish on sale as well as my first Sally Hansen Xtreme polishes!
Joe Fresh Powder Blue, Buff, Fuchsia, L'oreal Paris Ocean Breeze, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rockstar Pink, Shooting Star

So of course, biggest lemming besides Hidden Treasure and Paradoxal was Mad As A Hatter! So I went searching on eBay and found this AMAZING offer! I bid on it and only paid $36 for Mad As A Hatter, Absolutely Alice, Off With Her Red and two Alice in Wonderland lipglosses (which are not great at all and I will probably throw them out but that's okay) YAY :)
Off With Her Red, Absolutely Alice, Mad As A Hatter

And then last but certainly not least, I did a swap with Karen from Frazzle and Aniploish and it arrived yesterday! It was a great package everything was wrapped so nicely! I got some Mood Struck polishes (my first mood changing polish) a Maybelline polish (my first as well) and my first Claire's polish! I also got China Glaze Flying Dragon which was also a lemming! So thank you SO much to Karen for the awesome swap!!!
Maybelline Matte Blue, Unnamed Mood Struck Polishes, China Glaze Flying Dragon, unnamed Claire's mini

Hope you guys enjoyed this long post! Tomorrow is my last day of work! I am so excited!!!!!! It will be so good for my skin, hair and nails to not have to be in a pool every single day! YAY :)

Thanks for reading!!

ps: I'm only $8 away from becoming a Sephora VIB!!!!!!! Guess that means I'm gonna be making a trip to Sephora next week eh?