Saturday, July 30, 2011

Beauty Joint NYX Haul/Review/Swatches

I'm sure a lot of you have heard about Beauty Joint to buy polishes and makeup. I decided to try some NYX products and was debating between Cherry Culture or Beauty Joint. So I put the same things in my shopping cart on both websites and saw that the shipping for Beauty Joint was less! It was less than $5 to ship to Canada which is great! I hate paying for shipping more than anything else in the world! So all you Canadian beauty lovers out there, should definitely check out this website if you want to get your hands on some NYX products or other products as well.I placed my order on June 17 and received it in less than 2 weeks, which is so great for Canada.
Here are some pictures of my haul, as well as swatches!

The package was really nicely packed!

What I got: Jumbo EyeShadow Pencils in Milk, Pots&Pans, and Iced Mocha, Concealer Jar, Eye Shadow Base, Black Long Eyeliner Pencil, and Eye Shadow palette in Champagne & Caviar

Swatches of the Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencils Milk, Pots&Pans, and Iced Mocha (From Bottom to top)

Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone:

Concealer Pot in Glow

Black liner

Eyeshadow pallette (SOO PRETTY!)

Swatches: Top row first and then bottom row (backwards order than from palette sorry!)

So overall, I was really impressed with NYX products and Beauty Joint for such cheap and fast shipping and excellent packaging as nothing broke! :)

What are your favourite products from NYX?
Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Off With Her Red!

So as I have mentioned before, I am not a big fan of red nail polish or so I thought.. :) haha So I got OPI Off With Her Red when I bought Mad As A Hatter on eBay and I thought oh well I will get both because I only have like one red which is from 5th grade probably! So I used this red in my Harry Potter mani, so then I decided to try it again!
I actually really like it! It's not like cherry red as the pictures kind of look, but it's more muted and subtle which I really like. The application was AMAZING! I'm not sure if you can still get this polish, but if you can, I definitely recommend trying to get it :)

Thanks for reading!

ps: thanks for all the blog birthday wishes! :)

pss: I'm thinking of using my Sally Hansen Nail Strips for when I move, to really test out the durability, do you think that's a good idea? Would you guys want to know how they last? Because most peoples reviews are of them wearing them for 10 days but just doing normal stuff! :) Lemme know what you think!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

one year blogger birthday!

HI! on Sunday it was my ONE year of blogging! WOW, time flies! I remember when I started this blog, I had no idea that people would actually be reading this! I know that I'm not a very consistent blogger, but that's okay!

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has taken the time to come and read my blog and check out my nailz! :)

Please leave me a link in the comments below of your blog so I can check out some new blogs!

Thanks again :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

harry potter mani!

Hi! So as you all know, the new Harry Potter movie just came out, and I am a HUGE harry potter fan, so of course had to do something awesome!! Here are some pictures of what my friend and I decided to do.

This is kind of a ruffian inspired manicure but with a little different twist. Each finger a different house represented on it, with their 2 house colours. The thumbs have a little design which you will see further down.

Products used: (you don't have to use these specific ones but anything of the same colour would be good so I'm not going to name the names, but if you want me to, just leave a comment below and I will reply back)

First we painted our fingers with the base colour, we chose the lightest colour for the base.
Then we used the nailene french tip guides to create a line to seperate the two colours. As you can see on the ring finger, that was the final product, the other 3 fingers still aren't dry yet!

And here is the final result! The thumbs are silver with a black deathly hallows symbol, and black with a white lightening bolt.

What do you guys think? Did you enjoy the movie? Can you believe that it's over?!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 11, 2011

giveaway winner!

CONGRATULATIONS TO.... The TraceFace Philes!!

Total there were 103 entries including all the people who got 2 entries for blogging about the giveaway

The winning number was.. 29

I have emailed her, and will be picking up her polishes tomorrow!

Thank you all for entering, and thank you to all of my new followers, I hope you enjoy my blog! :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Purple Plaid

Today I have a Studio M polish called Frenzy. I'm not sure where these are available, but definitely in the US, I've never seen them in Canada though! This purple is darker than OPI Do you Lilac It and lighter than China Glaze Grape Pop. It's probably similar to OPI A Grape Fit, which I don't have so I can't compare!

I then used my konad plate m60 and used the plaid pattern with Nicole by OPI Positive Energy. It was my first time using this design, and to get straight lines it was pretty tricky! I for sure need to practise!

The pictures with the stamping are NOT colour accurate, but the pictures without the stamping are pretty close to accurate! I don't know why, but when I stamped it looks more blue and is coming out wayy more blue on camera than in person! Oh well, you get the idea! :)

Hope you all had a fabulous long weekend those of you in Canada or USA!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway, it closes on Sunday and the winner will be chosen on Monday and polishes sent out in about a week! :)

Thanks for reading!