Who doesn’t like surprises? I love them (the good ones, bad surprises I can do without). It was super nice to come home today and see this package. Did I forget I ordered something I thought to myself? Upon closer inspection I saw that there was a sticker on the side saying Revlon Selects. That got me excited and opening the box reviled Revlon’s Spring Runway Nail Sensations! Everyone already knows I’m obsessed with nail polish and nail art so this surprise couldn’t be anymore perfect!
|…Is not this! As much as glitter and sequins are appealing, to me it doesn’t pair up with everything. Read on for my basic basics!|
I found this cute gradient (or gradiant as the french would say) nail art tutorial here and thought I would give it a try. It turned out pretty well! I wanted to let go of my dark polishes and paint some nice pastel colours for spring. Can’t wait to break out the coral, but baby steps first.
What I used:
- Deborah Lippmann Turn Back the Time base coat
- White nail polish – InstaDry Sally Hansen
- Mint Green, Purple nail polish – China Glaze
- Rockin Pink – L’oreal
I’ve had these Revlon products for a while now from their Revlon Selects promo and after finally using them all, I have to say that I like the majority of them.
Eyeshadow PhotoReady palette in Metropolitan: love the neutral tones, the dark brown may look shimmery but it actually applies quite matte which I like. I originally thought that the primer in the pallette would be creamy kind of like my UD eyeshadow primer but its more of shimmery wash of colour to even out the skin tone, so I was slightly dissapointed by that but I loved all the colours. The only thing that was annoying was the glittery topcoat, because the primer wasnt sticky/creamy it had nothing to stick to and had a lot of fallout; but when paired with my UD primer it looked great.
Nail Expressionist nail art duo: love the dual ended thing going for it. I’m a HUGE fan of nail art and I love the thin brush applicator with the gold. I wish both the blue and gold were more pigmented so I didnt have to apply multiple coats.
Nail polish moon candy duo: The flaky top coat is okay, I have others from china glaze and essie which I prefer because the flakes are more evenly distrabuted and smaller. But this one does pair well with the matching polish. Looks great on top of black as well.
Diamond Nail file: LOVE IT! I’ve been meaning to get a new nail file for a while, and this worked great. Love the silver glitter (I like shiny sparkly things, so sue me :P)
Lipstick ColourStay Ultimate Suede: Love the dark colour, I’m not one to wear lipstick a lot so I use this more as a stain and apply is by dabbing the colour onto my lips for a light sheer application. I’ve been keeping this in my purse and grabbing for it a lot! It stays REALLY well as a stain, I don’t know about it being actual lipstick…I’ll have to test it out. I find that it does dry my lips a bit, but applying balm over top doesn’t smudge it and will keep your lips moisturized so it isn’t really a problem for me.
Overall: Products are pretty good, highlight of the package for me would be the introduction of the nail expressionist dual ends, I love that nail art is becoming more main stream! I’d most likely repurchase them in all the different colours and the lipstick. The palette, I may try in a different colour but I would prefer more matte colours.
If you’ve tried out these products, let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below!
My first attempt at a video DIY tutorial, let me know what you guys think! Click here to view the tutorial.
You may have seen sequin sweaters floating about the internet, and I bet you that the majority of the ones you’ve favourited, pinned, saved and hoarded are probably by non other than Markus Lupfer. I am IN LOVE with his sequin sweaters, super chic and comfortable which is perfect for any lazy day. I love it when its comfortable to be in fashion, screw the whole pain for beauty or what ever the saying is, I love my no fuss comfortable clothes! Granted, I poked myself an insane number of times with the needle while making this sweater….so I guess that does fall under the pain for beauty and fashion category. Anyways, onwards with the tutorial! It’s quite time consuming, but the result is nothing if spectacular!
Among all the holiday madness of Christmas shopping I saw these window displays at the Bay downtown Toronto. They were beautifully handcrafted puppets with seasons from a Christmas Tale. It reminded me of my childhood when we could watch the Nutcracker and read Christmas Stories 🙂 I know Christmas has passed, but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos!
|DIY Gold Flake Nail Polish|
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…..
The holidays are just around the corner and a lot of us are probably way behind on our holiday gift shopping (or maybe it’s just me?) Malls are crowded, parking lots are a nightmare, and signs of sales keep on distracting us. If you’re looking for a cute stocking stuffer, why not try nail polish? Even better, real GOLD flake nail polish! It looks AMAZING over dark jewel tones that are popular this fall/winter season.