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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.

When in France…

31 Mar

I’m not actually in France, and this manicure isn’t actually what I have on my nails right now.

However, a few months ago, I gave myself a french manicure, took pictures, and forgot all about them. So, you lucky readers get to see them now! Voila!

For the white tips, I used two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in ‘Whirlwind White’, as well as nail stickers to keep the line nice and straight. You can buy french nail stickers at any drugstore (I got mine from Shoppers Drug Mart). I don’t remember what kind they were, but if you ask the person working in the cosmetics department, they will be able to direct you to some ample choices for stickers. I painted one coat of Rimmel Lycra+Minerals in ‘442 French Rose’ overtop. This colour is a sheer light pink and is perfect for softening the hard white line. After that, I put one coat of Revlon ‘Extra Life No Chip Top Coat’ on and there you have it!

I just have to say that the Revlon top coat is one of the best I’ve ever used in my life! It makes my nail polish as hard as ROCK! I would recommend it to anyone, anytime, anywhere!

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I hope you enjoyed this post. More to come!

-Sam

Keep calm and swag on.