F is for CND Fragrant Freesia

CND Vinylux Fragrant Freesia Stamped Nail Art

I reviewed the entire Flora & Fauna collection by CND last year and was surprised to find I really liked Fragrant Freesia as I tend not to wear a lot of nude polishes or pinks.  It is least pigmented of the collection but is absolutely beautiful when worn.  A pearly nude pink with light flecks similar to those found in Wild Moss from the same collection. It is fairly sheer, so three coats are needed to get full opacity and hide[Read more]

Hard Candy Sky Stamped Manicure

Hard Candy Sky Stamped Mani Swatch

Each month, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers choose a theme for new posts in case the group needs some prompts or a theme for new posts.  For May, we are posting about pastels.  I tend to go bright over pastel for my nails, but one of my long time faves that I was so glad to see back last year is Hard Candy Sky nail polish. Keeping to the pastel theme, I went with a white stamp design to tone down[Read more]

Essence Don’t Be Shy Swatches + Nail Art

Essence Don't Be Shy Stamped Gradient Swatch Sunlight

When I started the Alphabet Nails series a few weeks ago, I did not expect the letter D to be a difficult one.  I figured I would have multiple polishes to choose from each week, at least until the more unusual letters at the end of the alphabet.  I do have a few D polishes including the beautiful Zoya Daul, but I used that a while back for Pi Day nails so wanted to share something else. Essence’s Don’t Be[Read more]

Paris Ooh Lalaa! Mani Monday

France Paris Themed Nail Art

I am not always the hugest fan of pale or pastel nail polishes, but I fell in love with the Hidden Stories collection by Essence the second I got my claws onto them.  The base of this stamped Mani Monday design is Essence Where Did I Park My Unicorn?  If I had unicorns, I think Paris would be a great place to park them.  Random but I had just received the stamping plate at the time. Paris Themed Nails Essence[Read more]

Newspaper Nail Art With Essence Enter Wonderland

Essence Enter Wonderland Newspaper Nail Art Mani

Enter Wonderland from Essence’s Hidden Stories collection is a beautiful off white matte polish that just calls for newspaper nails. Except I didn’t have any newspaper as we only get a digital copy so I decided to do them with Born Pretty’s BP-76 text stamping plate. Supplies: Essence Hidden Stories Enter Wonderland Essence Rock My World Essence Satin Matt top coat Born Pretty BP-76 stamping plate Trusty old Messy Mansion stamper Starting with a base of two coats of the off[Read more]