Quo by Orly Color Amp’d Best Dressed

Quo by Orly Color Ampd Best Dressed Silver Foil Nail Polish Stamped

A good silver polish is hard to find.  So many are glittery and the foil finish ones often show brush strokes.  So Quo by Orly Color Amp’d in Best Dressed was a nice surprise.  It applied like a dream and while almost a one-coater, the second coat deepened the opacity without those terrible brush strokes.  The silver is not overly white looking and does have a subtle shimmer that makes it wearable, even on my lobster toned summer hands. Quo by[Read more]

Alphabet Nails: Julep Joanna

Julep Joanna Bombshell Nail Art

I can’t believe I am already on J in my alphabet of nail polish challenge.  For J, I chose Julep Joanna – Bombshell, a lilac frost. I have never had a Julep subscription, so must have received this as a gift or in a polish swap.  I am not sure I would have chosen it had I picked polishes, but it is really really nice colour with great application. Also, a little happy dance, look how much my nails have[Read more]

Ten Born Pretty Stamping Plates You Need

Ten Born Pretty Stamping Plates You Need In Your Collection

Born Pretty has a decent selection of stamping plates at low prices, but if you are just starting to expand your collection, here are ten plates you should add that will cover most of your nail art needs. Born Pretty’s BPL006 is a classic plate with chevrons, lines and other geometric patterns as well as some plaid designs, animal print and some cute add-ons along the bottom.  Makes a great starter plate for any nail art design. The BPL018 plate[Read more]

Pi Day Nail Art

pi day nail art swatches canada

Clearly my blog doesn’t agree with daylight savings and decided to take yesterday off leaving a post hidden away, so you get two nail polish posts today!  Since it is Pi Day, it has to be Pi themed nails and a cute Born Pretty text plate I bought before Christmas happens to have Pi symbols so I thought an easy stamping look would be perfect. Pi Day Nail Art Polishes & Tools Zoya Daul polish Mo You London White Knight[Read more]

Valentine’s Day Nail Art – Kisses & Hot Lips

Valentine's Day Nail Art - Kisses Hot Lips

Moving away from the stark white of my heart beats Valentine’s Day look, I went for a softer pink for this kisses & hot lips look.  This one is all Essence The Gel polishes with Shany nail stamping plates for the kisses. Lips & Kisses Nail Art For Valentine’s Day Polishes/Tools Used: Essence Wild White Ways Essence Sweet as Candy Essence Lucky Essence Fame Fatale Shany plate #205 & #2018 Born Pretty stamper Essie Gel Setter top coat I was[Read more]