For anyone who is in the Vancouver area, I will be teaming up with a couple of other local nail bloggers to lead three nail art workshops at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby over the next month! The workshops are by donation with 100% of the proceeds going towards Beauty Night, an organization that builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty. I’d love to meet some of you and have some fun with nail polish too!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This season is all about texture and I have had the OPI Bond Girls Liquid Sand Collection in my possession for quite awhile and now that the 31 Day Nail Challenge is over I can swatch again! I have officially run out of room in my IKEA Helmer for polishes, so I am on a bit of a buying ban! For today, I am wearing OPI-Pussy Galore and I have to admit that I like these textured polishes more than the China Glaze ones. I really love the fact that this polish has a bit of a shimmer to it!
Monday, June 17, 2013
When it comes to nail art, not everyone has the time, tools, patience or steady hands to create some of the masterpieces we see out there. Nail art is incredibly trendy right now as evidenced by the sudden influx of quick ways to have perfect nail designs with nail strips, wraps, gel nail strips and of course, press-on nails. The press-on nails I’m used to seeing are the ones that destroy your real nails once you’re done with them so when I started seeing imPRESS Press-On manicure kits in drugstores, I wondered if they were both safe for my nails and easy to use. They are also intended to last for one whole week as well which is pretty impressive for something that won’t harm your actual nails!
There are quite a number of different press-on manicure designs with everything from a plain colour to the wild and crazy which is what I chose to go with today. Go big or go home, right?! I chose “Punch Bowl” as my pattern to try as I love leopard print and bright colours in a medium nail length. Right away, I loved the packaging as the nails come in a plastic container shaped just like a nail polish bottle!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
As many of you have seen, there’s a new beauty box player on the block! Wantable is the latest American beauty box shipping to Canada and promises all full sized products. With Wantable, there are two options: makeup and jewellery. I prefer not have jewellery as I find it to be extremely personal and I tend to have very specific taste. Each Wantable box is $40 or $36 with a monthly subscription. Canadians do pay an extra fee for shipping and duty which ended up being around $9 for me.
What I love most about Wantable is the customization factor. I am now sick of receiving mascaras or neutral-coloured polishes so when I filled out the extremely detailed makeup profile, I explicitly stated NONE OF THAT and I am now guaranteed to never see those products in my Wantable box! I was VERY pleased with my first Wantable box as well as the customer service!