Nail Art · Nails · Special Occasions

Black, White & Red Canada Day Manicure

Can you tell I’m running out of titles for my series of Canada Day manicure ideas? (This is the 10th one! Check some other ideas out here, here, here and here.). For this look, I injected a little bit of black into the mix. The base colour on my thumb, index and pinky fingers is… Continue reading Black, White & Red Canada Day Manicure

Nail Art · Nails · Special Occasions

French Manicure For Canada Day With Maple Leaf Accent

I’m back today with the first of two more manicure ideas for Canada Day. This one is a classic french manicure, with a maple twist 🙂 This is one of the rare occasions when I didn’t wear a base coat! I made the french tips with Sinful Colours Snow Me White, then neatened the smile… Continue reading French Manicure For Canada Day With Maple Leaf Accent

31DC2017 · Nail Art · Nails · Special Occasions

Simple Canada Day Mani

Hello, again! Here’s a simple stamped mani idea for Canada Day: The base polish is three coats of KBShimmer Yeti or Not, a very pale grey (almost white) holographic polish with a slightly textured finish. I stamped over that with Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Rapid Red and an image of maple leaves from Aliexpress… Continue reading Simple Canada Day Mani

31DC2017 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2017Weekly 17: Glittering French Mani & Canada Day

Hiya, folks! It’s yet another week of the 31dcweekly and it’s the big Canada Day celebration this weekend. I’m super excited, and am looking forward to a day out (amidst potential thunderstorms, yay!??!!) and most of all, the fireworks! So, this week, I’ve combined the 31dc prompt with one of six more Canada Day nail… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 17: Glittering French Mani & Canada Day

Nails · Swatches & Bottleshots

Lilac Duochrome Frankenpolish

Hello, folks! Today I’ll share a nail polish that I frankened a couple of months ago and never got around to posting. For those of you who have never heard of “frankening”, it’s when you mix in other polish colours or tints to a base polish colour (or even to a clear base) to make… Continue reading Lilac Duochrome Frankenpolish

31DC2017 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2017Weekly 16: Primarily Geometric

I’m going through a bit of a nail art slump. I think between this challenge and the daily swatches I’ve been doing for an untrieds challenge on Instagram, I’ve been dedicating too much of my brainspace to planning out nail polish. This was the third manicure I did for the geometric prompt of the 31DC,… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 16: Primarily Geometric

31DC2017 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2017Weekly 15: Delicate Brocade

We’re halfway through with the 31DC2017Weekly! This week’s prompt is delicate print, and not only is the stamping pattern delicate, so is the base polish that shifts subtly from a green-leaning teal to a metallic yellowish-green. If you couldn’t tell from my posts, Tonic Polish is fast clawing its way up to the top of… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 15: Delicate Brocade

Nail Art · Nails · Special Occasions

Canada Day Nail Vinyls Giveaway & Nail Art Ideas

Hello, lovely people! As you may know, Canada’s big 150th birthday is coming up in about two weeks’ time and my beautiful city of Ottawa is a-buzzin’! As part of the celebration, the kind folks at Nail Polish Canada want to make sure that as many people as possible go around sporting Canada Day-nail art… Continue reading Canada Day Nail Vinyls Giveaway & Nail Art Ideas

Curled Piece · Hair

Curled Piece 1: ISA Professional Flat Iron Review & Loose Curls

I once went for a haircut and the stylist asked if she could have a go at curling my long hair. I told her I’d tried several times in the past, and that my hair neither curls well nor can it hold a curl beyond a couple of hours. She assured me she was a… Continue reading Curled Piece 1: ISA Professional Flat Iron Review & Loose Curls

31DC2017 · Nail Art · Nails

31DC2017Weekly 14: Once & Floral

Hello! See what I did with the title? Lame, I know 😀 . I came across it on some webpage recently and just had to use it! I’m actually kind of cheating with this prompt because this is a mani I did back in March for a nail art contest hosted by Moyra (that I… Continue reading 31DC2017Weekly 14: Once & Floral