Pink Stamped Reindeer Nails

Hello lovelies & happy Monday!

Hope everyone is well caffeinated. Today I’m starting off the beginning of this week with some fun stamped sweater nails. It’s been quite a while since I last pulled out my stamper, & this time of year always makes me want to use it more often.

Today’s stamping plate combo is one I’ve used before, but I love the sweater print with the reindeer head. I also pulled a polish shade from deep, deep in my stash (definitely pre 2009) but it still applies like a dream! You’ve got to love that.

For this manicure, the polishes I used were:

  • Base Coat: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails
  • Top Coat: Essie Gel Setter
  • NYC Color Lexington Lilac
  • Revlon Iconic
  • Starrily Vantablack
  • Born Pretty Store Stamping plate BP-L032 (item #23268)
  • Born Pretty Store Stamping plate BP-L018 (item #19373)
  • NailStuff.ca Clear Stamper (COFFEE10 saves you 10% site wide!)

I had totally forgotten about this pretty polish. I picked it up years & years ago, I think at Zellars (for my fellow Canadians, who remembers Zellars?!) & probably only wore it once or twice. I also really like this untraditional sweater colour scheme. Sometimes, even this time of year, I just really feel these pale muted colours.

Also be prepared to see this stamped reindeer head over the next couple months, because it’s one of my favourites!

What do you think about this stamped design? Do you love this colour scheme as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a happy Monday!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Revlon Iconic 390

Hello lovelies & happy Sunday! & happy November 1st! We’re officially down to two months of this year, & here’s hoping the last two months of 2020 is a gentle ride.

Today I’m starting off this brand new month with some pretty grey nails: Revlon Iconic. The perfect November nail polish pick!

2 coats + top coat

This shade was (is?) part of the permanent Revlon nail polish collection, although Google has been less than its usual helpful self. As you can see, I scored my bottle on clearance for only 99 cents.

The polish itself is a dark grey with almost teal/ greenish undertones. The shade itself very much screams late Fall to me — it’s the perfect transitional shade as we leave the beauty of early Fall behind, but aren’t quite ready for our Holiday polish picks & designs yet! (Just a whole lot of sweater nails — get ready

I must say, the formula on this shade was pretty freaking flawless. It was almost completely opaque on the first coat, but I applied 2 just so no spots were missed. & finished off with some glossy top coat, just to give it some extra lasting power & shine.

I’ve always been a fan of Revlon nail polish, as they have great classic colours, & the formula seems to last well on my nails. Plus, they’re always a great affordable drug store brand to grab when you’re out & about. It’s not often they’re not on some kind of deal at one of our local drugstores!

What do you think about this beautiful grey shade? Do you own Revlon Iconic in your nail polish stash? What polishes do you usually reach for during this month? Are you starting your Christmas looks early this year?

Let me know in the comments below!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Revlon Cherries in the Snow

Good morning, & happy February. Can you believe we are already a month into this year? It’s crazy! & it also means it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day nails. We all know Red is one of my favourite nail polish shades to wear, so I always have a wide variety of polish picks when it comes to the love-iest day of the year. ♥️

& I’m honour of that, I thought I would pull out one of my lovely red shades Cherries in the Snow.

For my swatch, I did two coats of polish over my base & finished it off with top coat. Sometimes I find red can be hard to build, but the formula lead to opacity really well.

Now technically I think this shade is a red leaning pink (at least it’s photographing as such) but depending on your skin tone it could probably go either way. Which, personally, I think makes it a fantastic pick for your V-Day Manicure!

I picked up this polish at my local Walmart about 2 years ago & it’s my understanding that it’s been discontinued. That being said, Google tells me that it’s still available on a couple sites online including nailpolishcanada.com so if you’re dying to get it in your collection, you still have time!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Revlon Color Stay Fall Mood

Happy Sunday! Today I’m feeling some Fall polish — I think it’s the fact the weather is getting a little bit cooler in the morning, I’m really feeling more Fall & jewel-toned polishes.

& thankfully my urge for new polish was granted thanks to the ever so sweet @helloluli_, who sent me a package of 33 new to me polishes! The sweetest gesture anyone has ever done for me, without a doubt. ♥️ & this bronzed gold was one of those polishes that arrived, so I knew that I needed to try it out ASAP. This shade by Revlon Color Stay is called Fall Mood, & you now what… I definitely am in a Fall mood now!

For my swatches, I did two coats + top coat. I probably could have gotten away with one coat as the formula is pretty awesome, but I went with two to ensure full coverage. Unlike some metallic shades, I had no issues with brush strokes. I did add top coat, but with out it there was a bit of a soft finish–not quite matte, but definitely not glossy.

Oh man, this polish makes me so happy. It makes me think about all my favourite things about Fall–Sweater dresses & pumpkin spice lattes & over the knee boots & polishes in deep purple & gold & navy blue. I know we’re not even in September yet, but my heart is so, so ready for Fall. It’s most definitely my favourite time of year!

What do you think of Revlon Color Stay Fall Mood? Are you ready for Fall Polish? 🍁🍂 Share your absolute favourite shade down below!

SWATCH SUNDAY — Revlon Magnetic

Hello lovelies & happy Sunday. Technically it’s a long weekend here in Halifax, but thanks to retail life I only have tomorrow off. It’s okay though… I still managed to get a Swatch Sunday post ready for today & she’s a beauty!

Today’s polish pick is one from the stash I’ve never actually worn: Revlon Magnetic. I’ve owned this shade for a while (I think I picked it up last Fall) but it’s been sitting untouched in my stash since then, just waiting for the right moment to shine.

Revlon Magnetic is a fairly sheer purple shimmer with a slight duochrome shift & blue microglitters. The polish on its own would take a lot to build to opacity, so for my swatches I layered 2 coats over a base of Color Club Pucci-licious. Sadly I struggled to get the duochrome to show up in my pictures, but it motion you could really see the shift. I share a video on my Instagram stories & ooooooh it looks so gorgeous in motion!

You know how I love a good purple & I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to actually wear it. Part of the reason I reached for it, is because it kind of reminded me of the new Essie Retrograde shades they released in the states. Sadly, I don’t have one to compare (I wish!) but this makes a great alternative. If you do have both to compare, let me know how close they actually are. I’m very curious!

I’m loving how all these cosmic themed 🌌 polishes are coming out right now. At work we have a whole collection of cosmic themed shades for the Fall–I’ve already bought 2 so far, & I have at least one more if not two I’m going to need to buy next. It reminds me why I fell in love with duochrome polish in the first place!

What do you think of Revlon Magnetic? Do you own this shade in your stash? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!