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Showing posts with label canadian nail blogger. Show all posts

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamels

I'm just adding another cure-less gel polish to your list of must-haves. 
Don't get me wrong.. I love gel-based cure polishes but the removal is a pain. 
Who has time to stick their hands in acetone or spend time picking it off (damaging their nail beds). 
Not I!

I've been playing with the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel ($8.99 CAN) for a couple months.
I just received the perfect fall nail colour from them in the mail- so I decided to share them.
*******I have other colours, if you would like them swatched*******

So far, I have tried a few polish based gel polish brands. For me, the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel is equal or if not a little bit better (due to the 2 step process) then the L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer. At the bottom of the totem pole is the CND Vinylux polishes

The only con I have about the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy polishes is that you should not add more then two coats of colour. I did it and it took a really long to dry.
Other than that these are pretty fantastic!

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel- All or Nothing

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel- High Stakes
Have you tried these polishes before?

My L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 manicure experience

Gel polishes are on the rise.
Some people want the durability of Gel polishes without the crazy removal time.

I was recently sent L'Oreal's new Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 manicure set.
I had no idea what to expect.

It was a three-step process.
Shake gently. After applying Gel-Primer, apply 2 coats followed by Extraordinaire Gel-Glaze.

Let me start off by saying I love the consistency of the polish.
No bubbling or streaking during my application.

Get the kit here:

All I needed was one thick coat! 
I was extremely impressed with the dry time.

After 7 days

  • No MAJOR chipping.
  • Colour stayed on pretty good for 7 days.
  • No UV light needed.
  • Shine was gone.
  • Visible wear up close.
I will say that the gel-lacquer holds up better than regular polish for me. I just wish that it still had the shine like my regular gel manicures after a week. The removal was a breeze. I used regular nail polish remover. No issues/ damages to my nail beds.

What do you think about my 7 day wear?

Nicole by OPI: Carrie Underwood collection Swatches

I've been eyeing these polishes since I posted the announcement back in early December: 

Nicole by OPI never disappoints.
Creamy finishes and glitter with great coverage!
What more can a girl ask for.

Shop the Nicole by OPI- Carrie Underwood collection:


Lips are Dripping Honey
This multi-gold glitter is sweet on you.

Sweet Daisy
A bouquet of southern peach blossoms.

Party Bus
Celebrate on-the-go with this party-perfect confetti glitter.

Which Carrie Underwood collection swatch is your favourite?

New from Kiss Nail Products: Gel Fantasy Nails & Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit

There are so many nail options out there. Honestly, there is no reason for my nails to bare.
If you see me with bare nails, please scream at me!
These new releases from Kiss products fit right in to my 2014 beauty resolution.

Let's start with the Gel Fantasy Nails kits which I have featured below.
Yes ladies! I'm wearing gel press on nails.
I'm wearing painted veil
Back in Early December, I had the opportunity to meet Gina Edwards. She's a celebrity manicurist who came to Canada to debut Kiss's new nail products for a few select beauty media. Gina complimented me on my nail beds and picked out this oval fantasy gel set for me (seen above).

Shop Kiss Nail Products:

Why gel fantasy nails?
You can sport a sparkling glitter manicure that stays shiny and bright with an ultra-smooth finish, without the hassle of glitter removal! 
Gel removal can be a long process, if you do not know what you're doing. Gel Fantasy gives you the opportunity to get the look you want in less than 10 minutes or less. You can chose to apply them with the mega-adhesive tabs or glue them on. Your preference!

 Each set comes with:
  • 24 Nails 
  • 24 Mega-Adhesive Tabs 
  • Pink Gel Glue (2g) 
  • Mini File Manicure Stick
Check out the eight styles below:

A manicurist from Tips Nail bar which applied the nails and added some extra nail art to jazz them up. The glitters that she used is also from kiss! It's their Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit. 

Create nail designs just like the professionals with this all-encompassing collection of tools and nail art straight from the salon.

It also comes with a Pro Design Guide that gives you nail inspiration from top nail experts!

Each kit comes with:
  • Pre-Cut Nail Art 
  • 6 Glitter Pouches 
  • Design Decals 
  • Faux Rhinestones Charms 
  • Foil Tape 
  • Dotting Tool 
  • 3 Nail Art Brushes
  •  Nail Art Sealer (3.3mL) 
  • Pro Design Guide
Easy nail art at your finger tips!
Are there any styles that you want to see me try? Let me know below.

Have you seen these in stores yet?

My Beauty Resolution for 2014!

Right now, my hands are a serious focal point. Bad nails and a gorgeous ring- DO NOT go together. It’s embarrassing actually! 

No one want to give a disclaimer every single time someone asks to see it! 
My beauty resolution is to take care of my nails weekly. 

I will try my best to use cuticle oil daily, file/shape my nails and give myself manicures!

My favourite product to use is Dior’s Creme Apricot. It’s a rich fortifying cream for your nails. Easy to use- All you have to do is apply the product around your nails and massage it in! I like to use it on naked nails right before I paint them. Perfect product to use right before you go to your bed.
Buy it now.

What is your Beauty Resolution for 2014?

This post was featured on Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

Essie Encrusted Treasures Swatches

Do you know what you're going to wear on your nails this holiday?
If not, I can help! Glitter is in! To me, glitter is the ultimate nail art because it can totally transform your manicure. Plus it's super easy to apply.

If you need help removing glitter: check out this past post How to remove glitter tutorial. Right now, I'm loving Essie Encrusted Treasures collection. Each polish is gorgeous and very unique. I remember going to a meeting at work and someone stopping me mid conversation to tell me that my nails look like jewels! Mission accomplished! All DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.
intricate, multi-dimensional, spectacularly ornate caviar nails. with all the fine detail of the most fanciful gem-encrusted jewel, these six stunning shades take manicures to a whole new richly-sculpted dimension.

holographic jet black lace.
live like a czarina. this richly ornamented jet black nail lacquer is laced with highly textured matte glitter with flashes of rainbow holographics.

hors d'oeuvres
platinum gold with iridescent silver glitter.
nothing says extravagance like this delightful confection of platinum gold nail polish with a touch of iridescent silver glitter.

lots of lux
shimmering lapis lazuli with a superfine matte finish.
pile on the opulence and perfect the art of manicure maximalism in this shimmering blue lapis lazuli lacquer with a sleek matte finish.

on a silver platter
pearlescent gold with holographic violet glitter.
violet holographic glitter and antique silver add bold contrast to this pearlescent gold polish that proclaims: the world is yours for the taking.

peak of chic
alpine white holographic rainbow fringe.
ascend the pinnacle of fashion and freeze your well-manicured assets in this alpine white holographic polish with icy crystal fringe.

ignite the night
sparkling hematite with a superfine matte finish.
the scintillating light from this sparkling hematite nail lacquer with a superfine matte finish fans the flames of passion for luxurious fashion.