Sunday, August 24, 2014

PANDORA'S Makeup Box Nail Polish Review & Contest


I recently met with the wondeful Susan Kirsch of Kirsch Cosmetic Studio and creator of PANDORA's Makeup Box. I was given these two unnamed polishes (you can name them and win them - see below for contest link!) as a gift and have them here for review today. 

 

This was my first time trying PANDORA'S Makeup Box nail polish and I was thoroughly impressed. Susan was passionate about her product and it shows. Both polishes applied easily and were self-levelling. I needed only 1 coat for each colour for full opacity. They dried very quickly and, as you can see from the pictures, are naturally glossy and shiny (my photos are without top coat). Both colours wore well without chipping and there was minimal tip wear. 

 

As these two polishes are part of the Fall 2014 collection, they will be available online or in-store at Kirsch Cosmetic Studio in Toronto at the beginning of September. In the meantime, you can win a bottle by naming these two gorgeous polishes. 


 Be sure to enter PANDORA'S Makeup Box Naming Contest (ends August 28th, 2014) for your chance to win these gorgeous polishes:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Colors by Llarowe - Nice Melons



My itty bitty nails haven't been on the blog in a while and I couldn't let any more time pass before I uploaded photos of this awesome polish! It truly is, in my opinion, the perfect Summer polish. 


Nice Melons from the Colors by Llarowe Summer 2014 collection is a pretty neon coral (that leans a bit orange) PLUS it's holographic. I love coral anything really. It's such a beautiful colour and just screams beachy vibes to me.  

In shade. 
All of these photos (except the last one) were taken under direct sunlight. It's really hard to capture the true colour/amazingness of this polish on camera but hopefully you can get the overall impression.

I applied two coats of polish then topped my nails with the top coat
from KBShimmer. Without top coat the polish dries somewhat matte, as most neons do. Despite my love of this colour, it did chip after the first day of wear. I always find neons to be a bit of a bugger in that sense but nonetheless I still love this polish! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz


PIZZAZZ! Now, this polish has pizzazz! 


I present to you Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz which is a fine holographic microglitter polish made of various purple glitters and an overall blue flash.  


This is one heck of a stunning nail polish. If you love purple then you will want to check out this nail polish! I used 2 coats for these photos and 1 coat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lynnderella Galaxy Nails


They have been done a million times but I just love Galaxy Nails! I love the way you can create such depth on your little nails with nail polish. 


This is a "cheater" galaxy nail manicure - a life hack, if you will. There was no marbling or fancy brushes required. I simply used glitter polishes and layered them. 


Here, I used Zoya Storm for my base; secondly, I did one coat of Lynnderella Moonstone Magic; and finally, to top it all off, one coat of Lynnderella When the Moon Was A Star.


GALAXY NAILS! Try them yourself and see what glitters you might have in your stash that you can layer to create the ultimate galaxy on your nails.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Girly Bits Neutron Dance over China Glaze Peonies and Park Ave.


A match made in heaven! Girly Bits Neutron Dance over China Glaze Peonies and Park Ave. were made for each other! I used 2 coats of Peonies & Park Ave. as my base and 1 coat of Girly Bits Neutron Dance over top. 

 

Neutron Dance by Girly Bits is the real star here because it's this amazing neon pink base with neon yellow, orange, and green hex glitters PLUS there's some holographic pigment in the polish for good measure. 

 

I really loved wearing these polishes together and I got good wear out of both of them, though China Glaze is prone to chipping so I found some chips after about 3 days, which is still pretty good! I think it's best to layer Neutron Dance so as to avoid a chunkier/thicker look... though if you were to layer it, you would get more glitter than I did... so it's your call!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Win a Bottle of Butter London Molly Coddled - The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014!


We love Butter London Molly Coddled! We have both worn it before and loved it. Now you can win your very own bottle from Nail Polish Canada! Click below to enter through the Rafflecopter link :)






China Glaze A Lily Bit Floral French Manicure


I can't take credit for this beautiful manicure, it was done completely by the other half of Streets Ahead Style - Ms. Riley! Well, I pained my nails with a base of China Glaze In A Lily Bit (2 coats) and then Riley used China Glaze Lotus Begin and China Glaze That's Shore Bright. The centres of the flowers are Color Club Harp On It. 


This is a fun twist on the classic French Manicure, where the flowers are painted on the top of the nail with a dotting tool and the rest of the nail is a solid colour. It's fun, it's summery and it's cute. What more could you ask for?!