Back to School Chalkboard Equation Nails With Essence

Back to School Essence Stamped Nailart Sunlight

One of the images I never thought I would use from my Pueen Love Box 02 set suddenly appealed to me for back to school nails.  I never thought I would need a scientific equation nail stamp but loved the other images on the stamping plate, especially the plaid which I have used a few times.  Using it for back to school just screamed chalkboard nails.  I know, it should be whiteboard nails but black is appealing to my mood[Read more]

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut Stamped Manicure

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut Stamped Shade Indirect Sun

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut (stamped) – Shade I tend not to wear red polishes very often but Quo by Orly Freshly Cut caught my attention in the clearance racks at Shoppers Drug Mart.  I can’t resist any Quo polishes when they are on clear-out for only $2 and grabbed a few different ones.  Red is not a colour I usually wear alone though so of course, I had to add some stamping.  The black just tones down that in your face[Read more]

Quo by Orly Rooftop Lounge #AlphabetNails

Quo by Orly Color Ampd Rooftop Lounge Swatch Stamping Pueen Fancy Lover Watermarble Stamping Image

The alphabet of nail polish challenge is back this week and for R I chose Quo by Orly Color Amp’d in Rooftop Lounge.  Color Amp’d polishes have flexible technology so they resist dings and scratches, great for when you want to stamp over them in a hurry.  Rooftop Lounge is a gel finish bright teal blue that deepens with additional coats.  Shown here with two coats of Rooftop Lounge, you can still see visible nail line so it definitely benefits[Read more]

Cirque Dear Dahlia Swatch & Nail Art

Cirque Dear Dahlia Swatch Stamped

Taking a break from the alphabet nails series this week to share a retired shade from Cirque with some nail stamping.  I wore this last week and had to take some photos to share. Cirque Dear Dahlia is a fuchsia jelly with multi-dimensional shimmer that shows mostly green but has gold to red shifts.  The shimmer is very evident to the naked eye but did not show well in photos but you can see that pretty shimmer in the bottle.  This[Read more]

Purple Smoosh Mani with Avon Purplicious, Lavender Sky & Sterling

Avon Sterling - Lavender Sky - Purplicious - Swatch Stamped

I loved the smoosh mani I did with the CND Flirtation collection and since the Canadian Beauty Bloggers theme of the month is purple, decided to go for another smoosh for Mani Monday.  This time I used three Avon Gel Finish polishes, Purplicious (darker purple), Lavender Sky (lighter purple) and Sterling (silver shimmer) over a base of white polish.  Then topped it with silver stamping polish, because sometimes, just a smoosh is not enough. The three polishes marbled easily with[Read more]