Essence Nail Art Stampy Set

Essence Stampy Nail Art Set - Whats In The Box

Nail stamping can be an expensive habit so I was interested when I saw Essence’s Nail Art stampy set at Shoppers Drug Mart for only $5.  It seemed like it would be good for starting out and for people who are not sure if stamping is for them.  I picked up the be creative (01) kit which was the only one currently available. Stamping is fairly straight forward and the box does have instructions with a link to the video.  They have[Read more]

How To Prime A Nail Stamp Head With A Magic Eraser

Prime Stamp With Magic Eraser - Eraser and Stamp

I have been interested in using a Magic Eraser to prime a stamp head for ages after seeing it on youtube but since all of my stamp heads were stamping perfectly, I didn’t want to risk ruining one trying.  So when I picked up a new stamp recently to try out and it stamped terribly, it was the perfect time to try out that Magic Eraser that has been sitting in my polish drawer for months. Usually, I have primed a[Read more]

Mani Monday: Stamping With MoYou The Pro 6 Plate

Mani Monday MoYou The Pro Collection Plate 6

With the cold weather, I thought I would do a brighter mani to make me feel like it was closer to Spring.  I picked up MoYou London The Pro 06 from Trade Secrets before Christmas (heads up, their website shows The Pro XL 06 but they stock the regular 06 plate with smaller stamps).  i thought the plant/leaf type designs would be a nice change and a fresh bright look. I used Zoya Logan over Essence Wild White Ways and[Read more]

X Files Nail Art

X Files Nail Art

I know I can’t be the only one excited for the new X Files revival and with episodes starting tonight, I couldn’t resist doing my nails to match. Polishes used Mariposa black with a slight silver shimmer (since they have no names) Zoya Opal effect coat Essence Wild White Ways Essence The Gel base coat Essie Let It Shine top coat Nail dotting tool This one is fairly simple, paint your nails black (two coats).  I used the Mariposa polish I[Read more]

THEFACESHOP Trendy Nails GLI016 Swatch & Review

thefaceshop Trendy Nails Glitter GLI016 swatch

The final of the four gold toned polishes I picked up at THEFACESHOP, Trendy Nails in GLI016 has gold, blue and green glitter with larger gold hex and square flakes in a clear base. While less obvious in this image, I got lots of compliments when I wore GLI016 over Zoya Logan which picked up more of the green base.  Other images are shown with a base of Dose Pill Stormy. As you can see, the blue-green glitter picks up the[Read more]