Saturday, June 04, 2011

Friday Favourites Round 3

I've missed a few Fridays, but I haven't stopped collecting my favourite posts! Here are some of YOUR amazing posts that inspire my passion for nail polish!(also, I hate how Blogger has formatted this post - if it bothers you as much as it bothers me, I'm sorry, I've tried and I can't fix it!)

Liquid Jelly's Once a Cheetah, Always a Cheetah - I have passed by the $OPI Safari Luxe collection a zillion times and never wanted anything from it, but this post makes me want to get OACAAC! It looks so pretty on Liz's nails, and her photography really captured the glow. Beautiful. 

Rebecca Likes Nails' Gradient Zebra - Speaking of Safaris...! Rebecca's nail art is so well done, it looks amazing. I love that she has used relatively inexpensive polishes (Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear) to create this awesome Zebra print mani. Plus the tutorial is very detailed and helpful. Wow! 

Diana's Green and Glitter Nails - It's the colour that really attracts me to this design. I love the mint base paired with the green Konad accents. I have the fishnet (lace?) image plate, I am excited to try this design out.  I also find it amazing that the glitter topcoat is called Edward, and that it has a pair called Bella. LOL.

Fashion Polish's Essie Lapis of Luxury with Effects - Adding the Golden Rose scale effect (aka FLAKIE!) to an already beautiful colour and then mattifying it - WOW. I could wear this every day for the rest of my life, it's THAT pretty. 

Emily's Twist on the Traditional Leopard Print - I have seen lots of leopard print manis, and a lot of them are non-traditional, and I pretty much love all of them. This one catches my eye especially because it is monochromatic - black, white and grey. The unexpected glitter accents are so pretty :)

Kayla's Cherry Blossoms - This is flawless. Just stunning. <3 I want this now. 

Let Them Have Polish's Mermaid's Tears - Another fishnet/lace design (I see a trend in my favourites this week), Cristina took the name of the polish literally when designing her manicure - Mermaid's Tears! Duh, why didn't I think of this?! The sponging effect paired with a clever use of the newly-named fishnet/lace/fishSCALE image plate, and a few clear rhinestones - voila. Very cool.

Nicely Varnished's Time for Summer! - This nail art it so awesome! I rarely see such bright neons put together in such a nice way. Very summery indeed.

Once Bitten's Snakeskin Nails - I love where the inspiration for this manicure came from - an actual snakeskin manicure that cost over $300. Once Bitten made her faux snakeskin design for much less moola by carefully blending colours and stamping. Very creative and well-done!

Gotham Polish's Milky Glitter Mani -  A Friday Favourite post wouldn't be complete without a link to Gotham Polish! I love this girl's photos and unique perspective of NYC. I love her sense of humor. AND I LOVE THIS MANICURE! I am calling it Milky glitter, because that's what it reminds me of (Amy, I hope you don't mind!) The bright and bold glitter of Milani Gems takes on a whole new pastel look. Win! 


  1. Thank you for such a nice review of those blog's. It's always nice to see what other people are loving. :)

  2. thank you! i'm happy you enjoyed my tutorial :)

    also i noticed you're in ontario, do you know of any polish places i need to visit in toronto? i'm going in august! hehehe

  3. Hmm, are there brands that you are looking for in particular?

    At Holt Renfrew you can get London Butter and Deborah Lippmann (there are Holts downtown and at Yorkdale and Sherway Gardens malls)

    There are Trade Secrets scattered around where you can get some Essie (limited display), Zoya (limited) and OPI (LOTS!)

    At Sally Beauty Supply you can pick up ORLY, Finger Paints and China Glaze.

    If you want to travel for polish, go to the Pacific Mall north of the city in Markham (about 30 minutes by highway). It is a huge Chinese mall, there are lots of very cute shops. I also get super confused every time I go there, but it's worth the confusion! There are about 3 good shops in the mall... Plus WOW WOW Nails in another mall across the street for KONAD supplies and lots of China Glaze (I found IDK there!), Nubar and OPI. There is a WOW WOW Nails downtown TO too, but their polish supply is limited. You can Check out their website for what they have to offer!

    My favourite place to shop for polish is Sherway Gardens mall.. it's on the outskirts of Toronto but very accessible by highway. I always hit up Soho Salon & Spa for their GINORMOUS Zoya display... plus Trade Secrets, Holts, and a few other salons.

    I am sure that there are a million other places to get polish, I just haven't discovered them yet! Let me know if you have any other Qs, I'd be happy to

  4. ooh, thank you for all the info! i will save it on my computer for future reference.
    i will need to hit up a zoya retailer!
    and it sounds like i am going to Sherway Gardens.
    thanks :D

  5. Hey girl thanks for the shout out!!! Milky glitter is perfectly fitting name for this style :)