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Saturday, May 21, 2011 18

Still rocking Green and Blue nails to support the Vancouver Canucks!



Base: Sinful Colors Rise and Shine (it dries kind of matte/ suedue/ plasticy...similiar to Orly's Plastix Satin collection)
Stamped Stripes: NYC skintight denim (BEST STAMPING DARK BLUE EVER!!! Cheap and works great)
Image plate: Bundle monster 20

I consider Across the Universe by Deborah Lippmann a Canuck nail polish because it has green and blue pieces of glitter in it =)



 

This is a gorgeous polish but it is super hard to photograph...natural light, flash, outdoors, indoors etc.  It is probably THE hardest polishes that I have ever photographed.
Here is a picture of it with flash and sunlight.  You can barely see the glitter : (  But you can see the jelly texture of the polish :)



I bought my NYC polish from the Canadian Superstore but I'm sure that it is readily available in most grocery like stores for example: Walmart and Kmart.

I have no idea where Sinful colors can be bought (I won this polish in a giveaway) but I assume that one can buy it in Walmart and Kmart? maybe target?

The places that I know you can purchase across the universe from are: Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, http://lippmanncollection.com, http://apothica.com/

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Posts to forward to:
  • black, white, silver acrylic heart nails (www.bornprettystore.com sponsored)
  • Revlon nail buffer review (sample from a magazine)
  • Haul: a few polishes from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection, Lex cosmetics, A Beautiful Life nail polishes, goodies from Lacquered Lizard
  • eyeliner review....I seem to have problem with smudging eyeliners so now that I have accumulated a few different eyeliners from different brands I think it's time for a review.
  • Makeup: before and after picture. I look rather different with make up on it's crazy!
  • nail designs
  • Care of nail tutorial
 PS: I replied to all my comments on my last post =)  Thank you for all your kind comments, you guys are all super sweet!

GO Canucks GO!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011 Category : , , , , , , , 13

I'm back from my mini hiatus and what better way to announce my return than to do a post featuring my number one hockey team:  THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS!!  

 
  The Vancouver Canucks have made it to the Western Conference Final...being from Vancouver...this is HUGE!!!! 

Lately I have been rocking Canucks inspired nails. 
Last year I was sporting Fin, the Canucks orca whale mascot on my thumb:


This year I'm going for a more subtle look (I'm working as a research technician in a private pharmaceutical company so I gotta keep it classy ^_^ ).......I'm going for V for Vancouver, green and blue for the Canucks



 Colors used: OPI Jade is the new black, N.Y.C Skintight Denim 


I have a tutorial for you guys so that you can all rock nails similar to mine:
1. Tape! I used scotch tape and cut the tape so that I would have a clean corner.  This corner decides how wide your V will be.


2.  You need to put the tape on your hand, arm, shirt etc to make it less sticky. If you don't do this, the tape will be way too sticky and can ruin your design.


3. Put the tape on your nail


 4. Paint the section not covered by the tape. Don't worry about how you paint it because the tape will help guide the V shape design.  I just follow along the edges of the tape.


 5. Remove the tape and voila!


6.  For another color,  follow steps 1-5 again

 
 

7. Take off the tape, voila! You can make the V thicker if you want, it depends on where you put the tape.

Polishes used: OPI We'll always have paris suede, Orly Iron butterfly, China Glaze millenium

Mini hiatus

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Off

well maybe not so mini of a hiatus since the last time I posted was April 10!!!! I just wanted to let you guys know that I haven't left the blogworld and I plan to start posting up again. I have so much to blog about but I'm a bit overwhelmed with work/ career stuff happening right now that I haven't had time to focus on the blog....the big thing is tagging pictures.  I have a ton of photos but none of them have been tagged yet so yeah......BUT I still read your blogs and emails!!!! If you want to contact me email me!

What I have been up to is that I have been flying around for interviews.... so my nails have been naked for quite some time..but they all done now so back to some "hopefully" awesome nails

also my sigma contest ended... but no winner yet... people are not replying to my emails.  CHECK YOUR EMAILS PEOPLE!!!!!  you might have won something!


Monique check your email!!!

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