Shark Week Nailart #NOTD

shark week nailart - tea & nail polish #NOTD

I was painting my nails with Hard Candy Sky when one of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers mentioned that it was Shark Week and we would have a linky for our shark week themed makeup and nailart looks. While almost everyone has heard of Shark Week, if you are not familiar with what it actually is, Shark Week is an annual, week-long programming block on the Discovery Channel which features shark-based programming, real and fictional.  Shark Week has been around since 1988[Read more]

Ipsy Swatches: Formula X Nail Polish, Tre’StiQue & OFRA Eyeliners

I figured it was about time that I share the swatches of the items in my June 2015 Ipsy bag.  You can see the products here for more details. Starting with  Formula X nail colour in Power Source.  As I mentioned in the unboxing, I was surprised this was chosen for me as I have all of my options set for pale skin and Power Source is the feature colour in the Formula X set for medium-deep skintones.  That being[Read more]

Canada Day Nails #NOTD

Canada Day Nailart Nail of the Day

Canada Day needs matching nails for the celebrations, so I thought I would give you a look at my Canada Day look. Base: Essie Blanc Accent Nails: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet Nail Decals: Canada Day Maple Leafs from NailFun2U on Etsy It has been a long week and I do not have the patience to try hand-painting a maple leaf, especially using my left hand to paint a matching leaf on my dominant hand, so I am glad I picked up[Read more]

Hard Candy 20th Anniversary Nail Polishes Review & Swatches: Mint, Sky & Claws Up

Hard Candy 20th Anniversary Nail Polish Sky Mint Claws Up

I can still remember wanting a bottle of Hard Candy Sky back in the 90s.  That iconic blue polish worn by Alicia Silverstone was hard enough to find on this side of the pond without finding it in the UK and Hard Candy was more of an indie brand back then, certainly not found in Walmart stores.  A relative in the US sent me a bottle and I pretty much stalked the “postman” (we don’t call it mail in the[Read more]

Ipsy June 2015 Unboxing

Ipsy Subscription Box June 2015 Unboxing

This is my first ipsy box.  Compared to some other subscription boxes, ipsy has some great products but I hate how they are all over your social media accounts.  When I first signed up, I was wait-listed.  Share ipsy with five friends and get this month’s box, except I shared and still had to wait a month.  Compared to my recent Birchbox subscription where my first box was sent within days, it put me off ipsy a little. Then they[Read more]