Saturday, June 08, 2013

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

NOTD: Meow

Why? Well, why not?

NOTD: Solitare

OPI's Liquid Sand in Solitare, 
and ridiculous ring from Michaels Craft Store. haha

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

Spring Flowers

Lovely inspiration led to this...

Thanks Mr. Candiipants.


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 :)