From the Stash: Claire’s Red Carpet 

Every so often I like going through the many polishes in my stash, and pulling out polishes that I may have forgotten about. Today I have Claire’s Red Carpet (circa 2010ish?) a pretty glittery red that is kind of perfect for this time of year! 


Red Carpet is a glittery red polish which applie perfectly in 2 coats for full coverage. And even after 6 years, this polish has no formula issues! I love red nail polish, but I find a lot of them don’t always cover my nail line or take too many coats. That’s not an issue here, I’m guessing thanks in part to the dense micro glitters. 


For this mani, I used a peel off base coat for removal so I can’t comment on ease of removal, but like any glitter I’m sure it’s fun. Never the less, I’m totally in love with the colour and I’m so glad I rediscovered this polish (just in time for the holidays!) 

Anyone else have this polish (or other oldie but goodies!) hiding in the back of their stash? I’m going to try and start featuring of my old favourites every so often. 

Stay tuned tomorrow for what I created over this polish. 

QUO by Orly Best of the Best Holiday 2016 6 pack collection 

Hello lovelies! It’s been a while (too long!) but I’m back and I have some swatches to finally share.  A few weeks back I was sent some QUO by Orly products for review, and I finally have swatches of one of the two sets to share!


The Best of the Best 6 polish collection contains 6 creme and crelly mini bottles of polish. I’m a huge fan of these mini sets because you get a great selection of polishes to try out and fall in love with! The only downside is there are no names to go along with the polishes.

Now onto the swatches! For each swatch I used a base coat (always), two to three coats of polish, and finished with top coat.

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31DC2016 Day 1-5

Happy Labour Day loves! 

 I decided for the month of September to take on the   31 Day Nail Art Challenge created by Chalkboard Nails. You might remember I made a stab at this challenge early in this blogs life, but never finished. So I decided that it was about time I gave it another go! Instead of blogging my manicures lately, I decided to break it down to groups of four manis to make it easier to post. You can however always check out my daily nail art posts on my Instagram

Day 1: Red Nails 


Products used for this mani: 

  • China Glaze Seduce Me
  • Fingers Paints Surreal Sunset 
  • My Nails Did nail vinyls 
  • Essie Gel Setter 

Day 2: Orange Nails


Products used for this mani:

  • Essie Haute As Hello
  • Essie Sunshine State of Mind
  • Essie Gel Setter 

Day 3: Yellow Nails 


Products used for this mani:

  • Cosmetics Arts unnamed grey 
  • China Glaze Metro Pollen-ton
  • China Glaze Sun Upon My Skin
  • OPI Good Greif 
  • Essie Gel Setter 
  • Bundle Monster dotting large and smaller dotting tool. 

Day 4: Green Nails 


Inspired by @ameliasaccount and @polishpeach

Products used for this mani: 

  • ORLY Decades of Dysfunction 
  • Sally Hansen I ♥️ Nail Art pen  in green. 
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Kiwi Bikini. 
  • OPI Who You Callin’ Bossy?!
  • Essie Gel Setter. 
  • Small nail art brush from Bundle Monster. 

Day 5: Blue Nails 


The products I used for this mani:

  • Zoya Blu 
  • Revlon Plunge Pool 
  • Essie Gel Setter 
  • Born Pretty Store Clear Jelly Stamper 
  • Born Pretty stamping plate  
  • Born Pretty liquid nail tape. 

So what do you think of my manis so far for the 31 Day challenge? Are you currently participating? I’m definitely enjoying the challenge of coming up with new and different designs! 

Fall Hearts 

Good morning!

It’s been starting to feel a lot more like Fall lately, which means two very exciting things: PUMPKIN SPICE and Fall manicures. While Pumpkin Spice isn’t quite out, I have been pulling out as many Fall inspired colours as I to play around with. Fall is by far my favourite season–I love sweater weather. And I also love the beautiful burnt oranges, berry reds and deep forest-y greens that always pop up this time of year.

 

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • OPI Bronzed Perfection
  • OPI Just Be-Claus
  • OPI My Address is Hollywood
  • OPI First Date at the Golden Gate
  • OPI My Favourite Ornament
  • Essie Gel Setter
  • My Nails Did Heart Vinyls

I’m seriously in love with this colour combination–it just screams Fall to me. I’m also definitely going to need to stock up on some Fall themed nails vinyls so hopefully I get some soon for even more Fall manicures! I’m also working on a post featuring my favorite Fall colours which I will hopefully have done for you soon! In the meantime, let me know what your favourite Fall colour is in the comments below!