Rainbow 🌈 Nails

Good Morning Lovelies & Happy Monday. Today I have a special manicure to share with you in honour of it being Pride Week in Halifax right now — some rainbow nails. This past weekend, I went out to celebrate & attended my very first Drag Show ever! So in honour of that, I wanted to create a design bright & colourful, & with a touch of glitter.

For this design, the polishes used were:

  • Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy
  • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
  • Sally Hansen CSM Let’s Snow
  • Sally Hansen MG Just Maui’d
  • Sally Hansen MG Bourbon Belle
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
  • Essie First Timer
  • Quo by ORLY Pep in Your Step
  • China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Latex Free Make Up Sponge
  • Wet n Wild Clear Polish
  • This design was super simple to create. I started off with a plain white base (my current favourite White polish!) & then sponged each colour over top of the white. Next I took a clear nail polish that would streak the colours together & repeatedly brushed over the nail so they blended. This is a trick I like to use with gradients, sponged looks & dry brushes because it blends them together really well (especially good with gradients!) & then I finish with actual top coat after. I also felt like this design needed a little bit of glitter, so I added some fairy dust as well.

    I really love this combination of colours & the rainbow-ness of it. It was the perfect design for the awesome night I had out dancing! I’m very proud to live in a city which can celebrate Pride with such festivity & inclusivity. There really is an event for everyone!

    What do you think of my rainbow nails? 🌈 Have you ever attended a drag show before? Share you comments down below & let me know what you think!

    SWATCH SUNDAY — OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster

    Happy Sunday my loves. & it really is a Sun-day today! We’ve had a run of beautiful Summer like weather so naturally that means I needed to pull out a Summer colour for today’s Swatch Sunday post. Today’s pick is OPI I Eat Maine-ly Lobster which is a vibrant pinky coral with just a hint of shimmer. This shade was originally released as part of the OPI Touring America collection circa 2011 but I scored my bottle on clearance at my locals Lawton’s.

    For my swatches, I did two coats + top coat (Essie Gel Setter). I probably could have done 3 coats for more coverage, but I feel like it’s not terribly noticeable unless you’re a nail polish addict. The colour itself is just perfection & even though it was originally a Fall collection release, to me it just screams Summer! I mean, who doesn’t like a stunning coral polish?

    Seriously, how gorgeous is this polish? I had been coveting it for a long time & finding it for only $4.99 at Lawton’s was the best scored ever! I don’t know about you–but when I want to but polish, I want a deal. I don’t like to pay full price for nail polish (& to be honest, I rarely do). So a much desired OPI for less than $5? Yes please! The best kind of nail polish find.

    Look how closely it matches my moon cactus? Oh man, if this shade doesn’t scream Summer, I don’t know what does. I’m just obsessed with it! & as you can see from below, it’s the perfect compliment to my newest Summer dress find. It’s a gorgeous pop of colour.

    What do you think of this week’s Swatch Sunday pick? Do you have a favourite coral polish? Let me know down in the comments below!

    Floral Flash Nails

    Happy Tuesday lovelies! I hope you’re enjoying the beginning of your week. Today I’m sharing some brand new nails with you–& yep, more floral! I truly believe you can never wear too much floral. Now if only I had taken more pictures of this design…. sadly I only snapped a few to share with you!

    For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

    • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
    • Top Coat: Seche Vive
    • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In the Sheer
    • Essie Play Date
    • Essie Go Ginza
    • Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Trouble Maker
    • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Super Charge
    • Essence The Green & The Grunge
    • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in Pink
    • China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin
    • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in Black
    • Sally Hansen Royal Hue
    • China Glaze I Sea the Point
    • Bundle Monster detail brush
    • Bundle Monster dotting tool

    It always takes so many polishes to create my favourite florals, but when you see it all put together it’s so worth it. Gosh I love floral designs over almost bare or really sheer polishes. They’re is just something romantic about how they come together. Love love love. Also I felt like I needed some untraditional floral colours–like purple roses. Something just a little bit different from my more recent floral & rose designs. I’m a little bit floral obsessed right now–I just picked up a new floral phone case, & I keep buying floral shirts & dresses. There is just no such thing as too much floral! 🌸

    What do you think of this design? Are you a fan of negative space florals? Share your thoughts down in the comments below!

    Saran Wrap Splatter & Geometric Lines featuring Sally Hansen Canada’s Miracle Gel Pastel Punk Collection 💀🌸

    Hello lovelies & Happy Tuesday. I hope whenever you are, the weather is beautiful & Spring like. Today I’m featuring a design using the brand new Sally Hansen Canada Miracle Gel Pastel Punk collection. I saw this collection in stores & was super excited by all the beautiful colours… & then I was just lucky enough to receive the WHOLE collection courtesy of Sally Hansen Canada themselves. I have a full swatch post coming up (this weekend… stay tuned!) which will show you the awesomeness of the colours on their own, but in the mean time I have the first of many designs featuring these awesome shades!

    First up…. some dry brushing & geometric lines!

    For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

    • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
    • Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat
    • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel After Altar
    • Sally Hansen MG Just Maui’d
    • Sally Hansen MG Ocean Daze
    • Sally Hansen MG I Lava You
    • Sally Hansen MG Shell-ebration
    • Sally Hansen MG Golden Glow
    • Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Black Heart
    • Bundle Monster striping brush.

    This whole collection is full beautiful spring shades & they go together so well. The first design I had to do with them just had to be a dry brush & I love how well these colours compliment each other. & then I love the black lines over top the softness of the dry brush because of how well it pops. It feels like I don’t do my free hand lines nearly enough so I wanted to practice a little. I bought acrylic paint forever ago, but I have zero clue where it is. It probably would have made my design a lot easier to do. I did it using polish & it turned out slightly wonky. Never less, I do love how this pattern turned out.

    I know I said that the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel in Colour collection was my favourite for Spring, but this collection made have beat it. It’s that blue & the shimmers & everything. It’s just so pretty. Even though I don’t wear it nearly as often as I should, I just love a good pink polish. & there are TWO in this collection. & I love, love, love them. 💗 When I get my swatches posted this weekend, you’ll see all the reasons why this collection is amazing. I can foresee a lot of designs coming up featuring these lovely shades.

    have you sought out the Sally Hansen Pastel Punk collection yet? Which shade is your favourite? What do you think of this dry brush & graphic line design?

    Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

    Floral Accent Nails featuring Color Club Eternal Beauty

    Happy Friday lovelies! Two posts in a row, I’m on a roll! Today I’m sharing more floral accent nails because my obsession isn’t dying down any time soon. It’s just a floral kind of week I guess!

    Today’s design features Color Club Eternal Beauty from the Halo Hues collection which I picked up at Winners a few weeks back. It’s a stunning purple holo, so I decided that it would look lovely with some roses. Honestly, I think every polish looks lovely with roses.

    For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

    • Base Coat: Nailtek 2
    • Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
    • Color Club Eternal Beauty
    • Essie Go Ginza
    • Essence Out of Space Stories We Will Spock You
    • Sally Hansen CSM Killer Heels
    • Sally Hansen CSM Red It Online
    • Sally Hansen CSM Rose To the Occasion
    • Sally Hansen CSM Blush Against The World
    • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen in green
    • Quo by ORLY Second Hand Jade
    • Bundle Monster small detail brush
    • Bundle Monster small & large dotting tool

    Check out those rainbows… seriously! Eternal Beauty is such an absolutely beautiful shade & the holo is absolutely vivid & incredible. I finally understand the Color Club Halo Hues obsession & the reason people rave about them so much! They really are just incredible polishes. I really need to go back & pick a few more up before the rest of the world snaps they all up! You can never own enough holos! They make those chilly but sunny days just so much better.

    what are you wearing on your nails on this Friday? Let me know in the comments below!