Showing posts with label long nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label long nails. Show all posts

Essie Loves Tattify

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend Fashion week at David Pecaut Square.
One of my highlights was visiting Essie's media-exclusive backstage lounge to get some #essielove.
My nails were done using one of the newest spring 2015 collections!
I choose "picked perfect" as a base with an accent of "garden variety" from the flowerista collection! This collection marks the first collaboration with designer Rebecca Minkoff. 
She's essie's global color designer.

To jazz up my manicure we used Tattify!
Tattify sells temporary tattoos and nail art wraps.
Definitely a trend that we will see everywhere in the upcoming months.

After all of that was done, I went into the mani cam for my close up!

Do you like my nails?

DIY nails with MICRO Nail

Right now I'm really into beauty treatments. 
I do think it's important to go to professionals for major treatments but 
for the times in-between why not DIY? 

I was excited when I got an email to try the MICRO Nail ($59.99).
MICRO Nail electric polisher buffs and shines in seconds, instantly revealing brilliantly natural, shiny nails. Rotating at 360 degrees and up to 1,800 times per minute, the MICRO Nail has two patented rollers.
It comes with a few rollers. There is the ‘MICRO Smooth’ roller. It's designed to buff away imperfections and stains. This is a common issue with people like me who get gel polishes.

The other roller ‘MICRO Shine’ is the miracle worker! It gives you the natural shine. You can wear your nails without polish or add your fave colour on top!

I used my mom as my nail model. 
The device was gentle on the nails and the process was really quick.

MICRO Nail is battery operated and can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart or

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?

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?

Did CND Vinylux polishes live up to the hype?

I have seen some of my fellow beauty bloggers trying out the CND Vinylux polishes recently and I was excited to get my hands on the line.

I'm a huge fan of CND shellac polishes. We all know how popular they are in the nail salons. 
I expected the same thing out of the Vinylux line. 

My biggest attraction to the polishes is the fact that they come off like regular polish.
I got the 7 piece The Forbidden mini collection from nailpolishcanada.
Blue Rapture, Night Glimmer, Burnt Romance, Steel Gaze, Dark Dahlia and Tinted Love.

When applied with CND Vinylux Topcoat, Vinylux shades lasts for a week on the nails. Vinylux is a simple two step process that requires no base coat and is applied like regular polish. First, apply 2 layers of colour then apply Vinylux Topcoat. With natural light exposure the Vinylux Topcoat gets more durable resulting in a week long manicure.

It's beautiful! So creamy and vibrant.
If I had to score it on just formula, It would get a 10!

This is where I get baffled. I did everything the bottle said.
Some nails would stay almost chip-free and others would look horrid after day 3.
I have no idea what happened.
I'm still on the fence about this product. 

Has anyone else had the same issue with the CND Vinylux polishes?
Is there a technique that I should be using?