Since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve carefully treaded the fine line between over preparing and not preparing at all. Have any other first time moms experienced this phenomenon? On one side I have family and friends saying “you don’t need all that all that stuff”, “wait until the baby is born”, “you won’t use half of what you buy before the baby is…

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Boo! Halloween Nail Art

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We’re only days away from one of the best Holidays of the year – Halloween! This year I’m going to be on a beach for the special day so I’m going to miss all of the fun of dressing up and handing out candy. Even though I won’t be here, I wanted to stick to my tradition of creating some halloween nail art (see previous designs HERE, HERE and…

Chevrons on the Mind

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Three YSL nail polish shades inspired today’s look: (7) Prune Minimale: A Gorgeous deep burgundy (4) Corail Colisee: Orange-esque coral (8) Fuchsia Cubiste: Deep Red with a Cool undertoneBurgundy nail polishes always feel good in the fall and winter seasons and this beauty is no different. As with all YSL nail polishes, Prune Minimale is perfection and applies seamlessly. A beautiful, dark cream polish that…

More Halloween Nail Art

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I know I just posted one halloween nail art design yesterday (see HERE) but I wanted to create something a little more simple and chic so I came up with this mix and match manicure for today’s look. I love the look of matte topcoat over classic black (in this case OPI Matte Top Coat over essie licorice).How crazy is this pylon orange? It’s called…

Bonita Colors Gel On Polishes

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Bonita Colors has jumped on the long-lasting, non-UV light needed gel-like polish bandwagon and launched a new collection of affordable polishes. What’s the price tag attached to one of these? Well, if you’re living in the US, you can pick up a Bonita Colors Gel On polish at Rite Aid for less than $3! If you live abroad, you’re a bit out of luck, because I don’t…

Short Nails Have Fun Too

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Happy Mani Monday! For those who read my Saturday OPI Infinite Shine Swatches, you will be aware of the tragic death of my middle nail. To celebrate the re-birth of my short nails, I’ve created a nail art design that I think only suits short nails for #manimonday! Using three colours from the essie fall collection (see swatches and review HERE), I created some negative space…

Dreaming of the Sea…

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I’m daydreaming of the seaside and wishing I was sitting on the beach with a good book, a cold pina colada and fantastic nails! Unfortunately, this image is definitely just a dream, but I did have fun playing with my new LVX polishes to create some sea inspired nail art. I thought that LVX avenal (mint/pistachio) worked well as a beachy base. I then sponged caicos…

Stormy Weather means Lightning Nails!

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Happy Saturday lovely readers! Today’s prompt for the OMD3 Nail Art Challenge is: WEATHER. I struggled with this one a little and had a few ideas, but I settled on lightning nails, as I had a few lightening nail vinyls from Snail Vinyls to use. It’s also supposed to thunderstorm in Toronto tonight, so I thought these nails would be weather appropriate. I wanted to…

My Nails are on Fire!

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Today I’ve been playing with fire and this is the result…OUCH! OK so obviously I didn’t REALLY light my nails on fire, but since today’s prompt for the OMD3 Nail Art Challenge is: FLAMES, I created some FIRE NAILS. For my fire nails I used two different techniques. For the ring and baby fingers, I sponged various red, orange and yellow polishes on a dry…

OMD3 31 Day Contest: Glitter Nails

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Glitter nails don’t need to be saved for a special occasion. If you’re feeling like your Tuesday needs a little pick me up, why not sport a glitter accent nail? I can’t believe we’ve just finished 7 full days of the 31 day OMD3 nail art challenge!How did that happen? Well so far I’m still alive. I’ve only had one break (hence the new nail…

Summer Neon Nails with essie Gel Setter

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Happy Saturday lovelies! I’m sorry I’ve been m.i.a. for a week (wow it’s been that long?). It’s been a little crazy with work and I’ve also been busy planning some really exciting top secret things for the blog. Don’t worry though because I haven’t forgotten about you and I’m working on a number of stories so stay tuned! There’s been a number of launches over…