Sunday, June 02, 2013

Rainbow Gradient

Inspired by Kaylah over at The Dainty Squid, rainbow gradient nails!

Essie - In the Cab-ana
Nicole by OPI - Daffy Dill
China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky
Gosh - Flamingo
China Glaze - That's Shore Bright

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kate Spade polka dots

Today is day 3 of wearing this mani, and I went into the Kate Spade shop in Yorkdale mall... I stopped in my tracks when I saw this iPhone case, which 100% matched my nails! hah, talk about reverse inspiration. I am a sucker for polka dots, so naturally I couldn't leave the case behind. 

OPI Alpine Snow
Essie Good as Gold

Monday, May 13, 2013

NOTD: Triangle Colour Block

Tape resist tri-colour block.

NOTD: Foxy

Foxy! I have a thing for animal prints... Not your typical animal prints, like zebra stripes and leopard spots. I love prints that feature the whole animal. My favourite scarf is covered in zebras. I have a cute dress that is covered in mini cat silhouettes. Today I rocked both of these articles of clothing, with these nails and my elephant charm necklace. Hah, I love my style!

Thanks to Emery and Ivory, whose original foxes inspired my manicure. I love Pinterest!


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Polka Dots

Quick NOTD - Made using Sally Hansen polishes and a dotting tool.
Note to self - make sure the dots are reaaallly dry before adding top coat! (sorry, ring finger!)

Monday, April 22, 2013


I love Polish You Pretty (just got their new book!) and tackled their Andy Warhol-inspired tutorial... Love it!

Essie - Turquoise and Caicos
China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky
China Glaze - Liquid Leather

07/27/2013 Edit: I visited Pittsburgh this week and went to the Andy Warhol Museum... I redid this manicure and was flattered that it got noticed! My friend and I spent a good 5 hours at the museum. Such a fun and interactive experience! 

Monday, April 08, 2013

NOTD: Tinted Tips

My friend Sarah came up with this mani. I loved it so much, I had to try it out on myself!
OPI - Heart Throb
Orly - Gumdrop

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

NOTD: Nyah's Nails

My cousin Nyah requested cherries, and cherries are what she got!
Essie - Snap Happy
Essie - Mojito Madness
Sally Hansen - White Tip

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

NOTD: Purples

Deborah Lippmann - Shoshanna
Nails Topshop - AWOL
Nails Topshop - Late Show
Essie - Good as Gold
OPI - The Man with the Golden Gun

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Modrian nails

I've admired Modrian's artwork for a long time. I got to see his paintings at the MoMA in New York:
I love Kate Spade's Modrian-inspired Spring 2013 collection:

And I think that Modrian nail art is the coolest:

I finally worked up the courage to do them myself. This tutorial, although in Korean, was super easy to follow thanks to great photos. A little bit of striping tape goes a long way. 


Monday, January 07, 2013

Neutral Animal Print

Leopard Print made using a dotting tool. 
Base colour - Lime Crime Milky Ways
Accent colour - Sephora X In Like

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to those of you who stumble across my very-neglected blog! 

My NYE mani was super glittery and gold. I wore Incoco nail strips in Stardust, and layered OPI's Golden Eye on the tips for some extra sparkle. 
I've used Incoco strips a few times in the past. I prefer them over Sally Hansen strips... they are more flexible, and come in a wider range of (better!) styles. They are about the same cost as Sally strips, and last long, too. I got mine at Vaughan Mills shopping mall at their booth. They are worth checking out!

Cheers to 2013 :)