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(Mostly) Spring Favourites

1 Apr

These are some of my favourite polish colours for spring and summer of 2012.

From left to right: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry “Whirlwind White”, “Pink Blink”, and “Fuchsia Flare”. Essie “Little Brown Dress”, “Sand Tropez”, “Play Date”, “St. Lucia Lilac”. Essie Luxeffects Topcoat “Shine of The Times”. Revlon “Extra Life No Chip Top Coat”.

Little Brown Dress is a bit too dark for spring, but it works well for an accent nail!

This is a swatch of Essie “St. Lucia Liliac”, which I painted on my mom’s nails earlier today. It is definitely one of my favourite Essie colours of all time! Perfect for spring. This is two coats of St. Lucia and one coat of the Relvon Top Coat.

This is a swatch of Essie “Sand Tropez” which I have on my nails right now. I have searched high and low for a beachy, nude nail colour for spring, and I think I hit the jackpot with this one! It’s the perfect mixture of grey and brown. It looks exactly like sand! This is two coats of Sand Tropez and one coat of Revlon Top Coat.

Here are some of the colours up close so you guys can see their beauty for yourselves!

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in “Whirlwind White”.

Essie in “Little Brown Dress”.

Essie in “Sand Tropez”.

Essie in “St. Lucia Lilac”.

Essie in “Play Date”.

Essie Luxeffects in “Shine of The Times”.
This is such a beautiful slightly holographic glitter that I had to add more than one picture! 🙂

And last, but not least, my favourite top coat of all time! Revlon “Extra Life No Chip Top Coat”. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. There is NOTHING like this top coat! It makes my nails hard as rock and you can sleep on it without worrying if your nails will have ‘pillow prints’ on them the next morning! Fabulous stuff!

That’s it for today.

Have a lovely day, my dears!

-Sam

Keep calm and swag on.

Hot Water Hurts

14 Mar

I did such a stupid thing today. It started out with me putting water in a teapot to boil. Once the water had boiled, I put a teabag in my cup and held the cup up while I began to pour water into it. Then, only for a split second did I look away from what I was doing to talk to my mother, and that’s when it happened.

I screamed in pain, bolted to the bathroom, and let a waterfall of cold liquid run over my hand while trying to hold back my tears.

I accidentally poured searing hot water over my thumb, which now feels like its being jabbed by a thousand needles every second. So I bought some Ozonol and gauze wrap and made myself a mini-thumb-cast.

Moving right along, I tried out the new Nicole by OPI “Disco Dolls” colour from the Kardashian Kollection and I love it! Here is a picture of the colour, along with my poor, throbbing thumb. 😦

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Enjoy your evening (or rest of the day, for wherever you are in the world)!

 

-Sammy

Keep calm and swag on!

It’s Almost My Birthday!

11 Mar

I am turning 21 in exactly 9 days! Too bad I don’t live in the United States, then it would probably be a bigger deal.

Here are some old swatches I’ve done in the past that I’ve actually had time to take pictures of, as well as some nail polishes I bought.

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This was done at a friend’s house and I’ve completely forgotten the names of the colours. I know for sure that they were both Sally Hansen InstaDry nail polishes though. I had this wild idea to paint my nails entirely one colour, put a piece of scotch tape over them diagonally, and paint another colour overtop. This is how it turned out! I got complements on my nails every day after wearing it out!

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These are three China Glaze polishes I bought at Sally’s one day after I first heard of shatter/crackle nail polish. I was sooo excited to try them out. They do work really well, but I’m not as big a fan of the crackle as I thought I would be. From left to right we have China Glaze Crackle Glaze in “Tarnished Gold”, China Glaze Crackle Glaze in “Crushed Candy”, and the last one is just a regular black polish, also China Glaze.

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After Christmas (whence I had been given a Sephora giftcard) I decided to go to Sephora and buy the one and only thing I will never get tired of; nail polish. These two are both beautiful colours. The first is a medium cool grey called Sephora by OPI, “Frankly, I Don’t Give A-dam”. The second is a red jelly-based, bright crimson and silver sparkle polish called Sephora by OPI, “What’s Your Poison?”. In order to get a good coverage in the red, it does require at least two coats, preferably three.

This is what “What’s Your Poison?” looks like in natural sunlight:
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Alright everyone, hope you enjoyed this post! There are many more to come.

 

-Sammy

Keep calm and swag on!