December 24, 2014

NOTD: December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas! Here's my holiday themed mani! This is two coats of Wet N' Wild SaGreena the Teenage Witch with Quo by Orly Instant Artist Gold on the accent. I used Orly Top2Bottom as the base to keep my nails from staining!

What polish is on your nails for the holidays?

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December 20, 2014

NOTD: December 20, 2014

A silvery blue polish! This is Lac Attack's Moony! Named for one of my favourite HP Characters Remus Lupin! Couldn't resist! This is 2 coats of Moony over NYC Matte Me Crazy and under Revlon Multi-Care Base+Top Coat

My camera isn't quite doing this polish justice as there are smaller darker blue flecks within this polish that add so much depth!

To me this shade not only evokes the moonlight over water, but also the iciness of winter, perfect for late December in Canada!

Do you have any HP nail polish?

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December 16, 2014

Indie Polish Black Friday Haul!

Here's what I picked up during Harlow & Co.'s Black Friday sale:

L to R: KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie, Vanilla Fragrance Nail Polish Remover Pads, Kolt HD Key Pad, Arcane Lacquer Erudite Charm

This was only $25! What a steal! Excited to try 2 new indie polish brands! And am hopeful that the nail polish remover pads actually smell like vanilla and also work!

Have you bought anything from Harlow & Co.? Did you buy any indie polish on Black Friday?

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December 13, 2014

NOTD: December 13, 2014

An attempt at some nail art! This is 2 coats of Wet N' Wild in Vain with Sparitual Looking Glass dotted on the accent nail. I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base and Revlon Multi-Care Base+Top Coat as the top coat.

This is a pretty crappy purple, still translucent after 2 coats. But I was impressed with how opaque Looking Glass was, definitely will have to see how it works on it's own!

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December 11, 2014

NOTD: December 11, 2014

This festive mani is two coats of nails inc. St. Martin's Lane and Julep Greta (from this haul). I used Orly Top2Bottom as the base and top coat.

Although in the bottle Greta is more of a red with gold shimmer, on the nail it comes across a dark rose gold, but I'm liking it!

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December 09, 2014

20% Off Sephora Haul

Another Sephora haul! This haul took so long to ship that Sephora credited me 250 points (just enough to keep me happy), this is what I picked up in early November when Sephora was running it's annual 20% off event

L to R: Tocca The Naughty List Rollerball Set, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosmetics Color Pencil in Anti-Feathered, Josie Maran Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil Duo, nails inc. Autumn Winter Collection

I was definitely intrigued to try 3 different scents from a new-to-me brand! The scent descriptions for the Naughty List appealed to me more, being described as more sweet and vanilla than floral. Upon first sniff they're a bit muskier than I'd like, but they just might grow on me!
I love the idea of cream cheek colours and enjoy using Josie Maran's Coconut Gelee formula, so I figured I'd pick up this mini set as well (they're tiny!).
Of course I can never say no to nail polish, and was intrigued by the bright blue and deep burgundy-ish purple in this nails inc. set.
The final item added to my cart was this clear lip liner from OCC, as I've been eyeing clear lip pencils for a while to keep my lipsticks from sliding all around my mouth, and I bit the bullet and decided to start with a good brand whose lip products I've reasonably enjoyed.

Here's a closer look at the products outside of their packaging:

L to R: Cleopatra, Margaux, Colette, Everlasting Honey, Timeless Coral, Regent Street, Old Bond Street, St. Martin's Lane, George Street, Oxford Street, and Kensington Place

Here are the freebies I got:

L to R: Origins GinZing Energy-Booster Moisturizer, Urban Decay Urban Obsessions Set, Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, Formula X A+, Pharrell Williams GIRL

Here's a closer look at the Urban Obsessions Set:

L to R: Skimp, Bust, Guilt, Oil Slick, bottom is Zero

Overall I think I got good value for my money here! And I'm loving the Urban Decay set!

What did you pick up during this sale?

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December 07, 2014

NOTD: December 7, 2014

This is definitely a classic mani! This is 2 coats of butter London Petrol Pink (from this haul) which looks a bit more silver in the bottle, but more reddish pink on the nail. It's still beautiful though and super flattering for my skin tone!

I started this mani with NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base and topped with Revlons Multi-Care Base+Top Coat.

This look is perfect for a fancy Christmas party or just hanging out around home!

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December 05, 2014

NOTD: December 5, 2014

Here's my second indie polish NOTD! This lovely polish is Girly Bits Save Your Scissors (from this haul). I used NYC Matte Me Crazy as the base, then applied 2 coats of Save Your Scissors and topped it with my Revlon Multi-Care Base+Top coat.

I know this is more of a spring colour, but I couldn't let this beauty sit untested on my dresser any longer!

Next time I'll be more careful with the placement of the large glitters, but overall I'm happy with this mani!

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December 03, 2014

Sephora Sale Haul

This is a bit delayed (partially Sephora's fault for taking 2 weeks to ship me my order), but here's what I picked up recently from Sephora's sale section!

L to R: butter London British Spice Set, Tarte Eye Opening Eyeliner Set, Formula X Hyped, Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Here's a closer look at the items:

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case

Top to Bottom: Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colour in Scandal, Eyeshadows, 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion

Eyeshadows L to R: Redemption, Fray, Vaporize, Provocateur, Revolt

L to R: Fetish, Quickie, Craze

Nail Polish

L to R: Tramp Stamp, The 444, Hyped

Eyeliner Set

L to R: Golden Plum, Hunter Green, Chocolate, Navy, Antique Gold, Black, Bronze, Jungle Green, Charcoal, Plum, Nude


L to R: Make Up Forever Mist & Fix, Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, Dermadoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Exfoliating Scrub, DKNY My NY, bareMinerals Best in Show set

Closer look at the bareMinerals Set

L to R: Blush in Beauty, Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Speak Your Mind, READY Eyeshadow 2.0 in TheTop Shelf

What did you buy during the 20% off sale?

December 02, 2014

NOTD: December 2, 2014

I've had less free time recently due to an increased workload at my job, hence the lack of NOTD posts. I think I'm starting to balance the increase so hopefully the NOTDs come more regularly!

This is two coats of OPI Grand Canyon Sunset, a perfect orangey pink with a gleam of shimmer in it! I used my Orly Top2Bottom as the base and top coat.

This polish is definitely a fall or summer shade, and although I've never been to the Grand Canyon, this polish lives up to its name of an unreal sunset!