Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
And follow if you haven't already!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
For anyone who has not been aware, I am switching over to a new blog. Thanks to all who have, I am up to 120 followers now and I love every one of you.
I also have some great reasons for everyone else to switch over. I am hosting a giveaway! The link to enter is on the top left of the new blog, and it ends this Thursday so hurry.
Also, I just posted my take on the Serena Willliams OPI Glam Slam Set with Red Shatter... ouuuh! Check it out with the link below.
Thanks again, hope to see you all over there soon!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
If you have not yet moved onto my new blog, here is a great reason to do so, a giveaway!
I am hosting a giveaway over there, you can find the link on the top left of the blog.
Also, I posted a polish page and would love to hear your comments about the polishes I have.
Check it out here http://love4lacquer.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-stash.html and switch your following to that blog!
Thanks so much to everyone who switched and I hope to see everyone else over there soon.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I am so happy my new blog is up to over 80 folowers now!
Thanks everyone for switching over, and I hope more of you do soon! It is about half of my followers from this blog, so for this other half still hesitating please help me out and support a fellow nail blogger :)
Here is my latest post http://love4lacquer.blogspot.com/2011/05/swap.html
Thanks everyone, love to you all
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I have another post up there,
So check it out and start following if you aren`t already.. This blog will be deleted soon.
Thanks for all your support!!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Amazing Konad done at Wow Wow Nails downtown Toronto!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Start following! :)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Okay maybe not but I do have a Nubar polish review on my new blog, please check it out and start following me over there.
Thanks everyone <3
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
There is another post up now, and although you've seen it before I think it is one that got a good response.
Check it out & follow over there please, I will be getting rid of this blog shortly.
Thanks again lovelies <3
Saturday, March 26, 2011
So today I posted my first mani on my new site, so if you'd like to check it out heres the link.. http://love4lacquer.blogspot.com/2011/03/black-holo-zebra.html
Hopefully if you want to continue following me you will all switch over there with me, because I am going to get rid of this one eventually.
Thanks for all your support, xo
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I just wanted to take a few moments to update you on what my plan is for the next few weeks.
I originally mentioned a few post ago that things would be slower around here due to exam times and school stuff. Overall this is the same message today, but there is another part I feel like I should inform you all of.
There are a lot of things I didn't know when starting this blog, I kind of dove into it head first without really taking time to get a plan and get settled. Now that I look at my own blog I really don't feel happy with it. Sure a few posts I do like, but I can't shake the feeling that I can do much better. With this thought, I have decided that i want a fresh start. Any manicures or posts that I really like I will switch over, but most will be left behind. I am planning on starting my new blog hopefully by the end of March.
I sincerely hope you guys will all make the switch with me, and that this new blog can be done better for myself and better for you all. You deserve my best efforts and I hope that you will come with me to the new part of my journey, whenever that may be.
I am starting some ideas for my new blog now, so by the time it rolls around there will be watermarbles, more Eyeko products, and more Konad than you can imagine. I thank you all for following this blog, and truly would appreciate if you switched over to my new one when the time comes.
Thank you for your patience and support and dedicated following, you can never understand how much that means to me.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Need I say more?
Really does it need words?
I don’t think it does…
But I guess I’ll give some anyways.
This is my latest love, a Lipastick Glossy Lip Pen from Eyeko. This one is in Loud Mouth, a hot pink colour, and I bought it online with a few other things. I have done a review of a couple other Eyeko products, such as this Blush Duo and London Lips Lipgloss.
This is like a lip crayon type of product (don’t know why it is called a pen, not inky at all…very creamy actually), but it really surprised me. It was so silky smooth and soft I was really impressed. It is creamy like a chapstick, but has the colour intensity and pigment of a lipstick. It is not dry at all and actually stays like that for most of the wear time. It was still smooth and blendable when I rubbed my lips together even after wearing it for a few hours. The colour did fade over time. but it was so amazingly soft to apply that I enjoyed reapplying throughout the day.
The image below shows how blendable this product is. From the short line I swatched on my hand I could blend it out all the way from my knuckles to back past my wrist. That really proves that this pigmented colour can go a long way, and you can change the intensity of the pink by rubbing some of it off.
I never thought I could be one to wear hot pink lips, I am pretty shy and reserved, and although I love fashion and beauty I am not the type to wear statement making pieces. This however did surprise me. I have been wearing it on and off for a few weeks and love it every time I see myself. In the reflection of the elevator I can’t take my eyes of my lips!
I wore it for a presentation in one of my classes and I felt so empowered! I felt like people listened to what I had to say because it was coming from such a bold looking mouth.
This really makes me feel so pretty when I wear it, maybe because it is such a girly pink colour. Eyeko’s website says this “Rosy pink lips always looks polished and effortless” and I agree. I felt like I looked very stylish and sophisticated, yet still so feminine. And it was effortless, just a simple lip product and my whole entire look changed drastically. It reminded me of a retro look, which I have been sporting with this product lately. Big ringlet curls on my dark hair, liquid black eyeliner, and this hot pink pout.
Anyways, I really really love this product and everything about it. Colour, quality, texture, and more importantly how it makes me feel when I wear it. I know I said that picture didn’t need words, and now I think I rambled, so thanks to anyone who stuck through this post!
If you’re interested in buying this product or any other from the Eyeko site, use my Ambassador code (right hand side of my blog) and you’ll get a free gift in your order!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Even though Valentine’s Day is over, I still have some cute nail designs for the holiday. This one was done with Claire’s mood polish, in Awesome/Silly, which is pink in both temperatures, so I found it to be perfectly suited for Valentine’s Day theme.
I used Konad image plate m3 for the tiny hearts, done in Konad Special Polish in White. These are so cute and dainty for the pale pink colour, they remind me of heart shaped clouds in a pink sky. Very Valentine’s-ey to me..
I think this is a really soft and sweet girly manicure, which fits perfectly for the holiday. When I think of this day i think everything girly and pink and very lovey dovey. This mani says all of that to me.
The image above is the cooler temperature, where it is a really really light pale pink shade. The image below in in water, so it is sort of in the middle of changing. I thought this was a cool shot so I added it in the post.
Now below is the warm temperature colour for the polish,. This one actually was hard to show because I had to use really hot water and it was burning my hand. You can see the water drops left on my nails because it would turn right back to cold if I dried them. This shade of pink is much warmer and I think it suits my skin better than the really pale one. It also shows the hearts a bit better as the white has more contrast against this darker pink.
Other than the length of my nails (don’t you hate when one breaks and then the rest all follow…) I really like this mani. I am definitely a fan of using mood polishes and Konad together because it completely changes the stamping and look of the design with a new background colour.
What do you guys think?
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Anyways, what I love right now is my manicure at the moment. I used a polish by Faces, number 139. I wish they had names, those are my favourite parts about nail polishes haha, the silly or cute name that goes with each colour.
But this colour is really pretty, even without a name. It sort of looks like a rosy pinkish purple colour, leaning more towards the pink but still that hint of mauve. It isn’t crazy bright but is bold enough that it doesn't look dull. I stamped using black to add more sharpness to the mani, but I can see it being softer and sweeter had I used a pale pink or white to stamp with too.
The stamping I did was with Wet N Wild Black Creme, my go to black stamping polish. I seriously have tried about five others but this one always wins out. Even over the Konad Special Polish, I always choose this one. The image plate I used was m73, the little heart tip pattern on the side.
Overall I love it, and hopefully you guys feel the love tomorrow too.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Thanks so much for following my little blog, it means so much to me!
I've been getting sick lately so my posting schedule is looking very empty for a while, and midterms at University don't help matters.
I just wanted to thank you guys for your support and interest so far, and ask you please stick with me in the coming weeks. When i get my time back I'll open my giveaway so hopefully everyone will stick around until then.
I very much appreciate every one of you.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This is a design I am actually so excited about! I used Konad plate m69 and two different Claire’s mood polishes. Using the mood polish as a base and the stamping colours makes this mani change colours together. The whole thing looks different every time the temperature of my hands change.
This is the mani when two fingers were one temperature (one colour option) and two were the other. This was a struggle to photograph, since I had to get only two of my fingers under the hot water and two of the fingers cold.
The base colour is two coats of Awesome/Silly and the stamp colour is Calm/Wild. In one temperature The mani is two shades of pink, while the other it is a pink and purple combo. Pretty simple post here, just so happy with this mani, or the idea of using colour changing polishes to stamp with.
Here is a quick shot of the supplies used. I would really like to know what you guys think of using mood polish to stamp with.
So guys, let me hear your thoughts, have you ever used mood polishes for stamping or the base to make your designs change colours?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This compact comes with a small flat brush, but I quickly decided that my large fluffy powder brush is better. I used this over the course of three weeks on and off, and found that it is very much a highlighter on me, and less so a blush.
Here you can see even on the brush it picks up the two elements. On the left side is the pink colour, and the right side is more of the shimmer. They do mix on the skin, but I thought it was kind of cool too see them on the brush.
On the website it says that the colour I have, Glow Getter, is a “pinch of colour for pale skinned beauties” or a “flattering highlighter for dark skinned honeys”. I can see both as being true, since I fall somewhere in the middle and get a mix of both options. My skin is medium tanned, or olive toned. This colour shows up with a slight hint of pink, but would definitely appear more pronounced as a blush on someone with lighter skin. The iridescent highlight shows up on me as well, but more so as a shimmer in certain lights. On somebody darker it would probably be more contrasting to their skin, and therefore show up better to highlight.
For the application of this product I really like they way it can be lighter or darker for each individual preference. I used it on casual days with just one swipe of my brush, and on days where I wanted more shimmer (such as Christmas Eve and New Years Eve) I applied more. The more I brushed on the more shimmer I got, but the colour didn’t really get any more visible on me. It did get slightly darker, but mostly it was the visibility of the shimmer that got more pronounced.
Unfortunately this product was hard to capture in a photo, but here is my cheek with Glow Getter applied the way I wore it on regular days. The photos are hard to see the but both the pink blush colour and the shimmer are very visible in real life.
Overall I really do like this product, but I would not qualify it as a blush. For me this product is more like a shimmer powder, and works best lightly with my normal day to day makeup or more layered for a night out with more sparkles. I love the way this product applies and how light it feels on my skin. As always, super cute packaging and I would surely advise other to try an Eyeko Cheeky Colour Blush Duo, but pick your own shade accordingly ladies.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This mani was from a long time ago, and I just stumbled across the picture. I actually meant to post it right away because I really liked it, but this just proves how busy my new University life is.
I am definitely liking the colour choice for fall (yeah it is more like winter now, but it was from way back). I used a new to me polish by OPI, Mauving to Manitoba. This polish was from the Canadian Collection, which I feel (sort of) close to. Although I do not live in Manitoba, the colour and the fact that it had something to do with Canada made me buy it a few weeks back. I have used it a couple times since, and always hover over it when choosing my next polish colour, so it stood the test of repetition.
The colour is different, its a pinky purple shimmer metallic shade and the formula is really good. It was pretty much opaque but my application sucks so I had to use 2 coats to even it out. In different lights it looks much lighter or darker, clearly this is the dark version (anyone else notice how dingy the lights in a dorm room can be? Clearly polish swatching is not a normal University dorm activity…). The lighter it gets the more pink it seems, and the darker the light it turns more to a purple maroon colour. At least in my eyes.
I don’t have any other colour like it, so I’m happy I bought it then. For this mani I used Wet N Wild Black Creme to stamp with on Konad plate m69. Originally I was drawn to this plate for the flower design, but have come to notice I use this one much more often.
Anyways, I really like the colour and the stamping pattern, so I ended up happy with the combo.
What do you guys think?
Monday, January 3, 2011
This is my first review of Eyeko products, and as I have mentioned before I am falling in love with this brand and all the products. The packaging is so adorable and sweet. The cute little face of the girl with the butterfly in her hair is the Pretty London logo and really draws me to the products. Browsing the website is really enjoyable and all the products are fun to look at.
So the product today is London Lips in Shoreditch, which is a lipgloss in a squeeze tubes. The look is super cute with little pictures of London icons on the tube, including Big Ben and Double Decker busses. This particular colour, Shoreditch, claims to be a “creamy rose” colour. And in my eyes it comes pretty close. Its very much a sweet pink colour with enough pigment to not qualify as a baby pink but not cross the line to a red. Its a really pretty colour and I like think its very versatile since it isn’t too light or too dark.
Now, I feel a little awkward posting such close up shots of my lips, but I’ll give it a go. Here are my lips completely blank.
And here with a coat of Shoreditch. You can really see the pretty pink glossy colour, but what you can’t tell is the yummy smell it has. Its so fruity and delicious I want to eat it almost. I love it because it looks and smells great, and is so cute and simple to put on. It definitely shows up a lot lighter on than in the tube, which may be bad for some who would be expecting a different colour. I however was pleased with it because in the tube it looks a little too pigmented for my liking. I really love the rosy pink girly colour.
The wear on this gloss is really nice, and follows through on the claims from the company. The website says that it will be “long lasting colour and non-stick shine” and I found that to be all true. It applied really smoothly and creamy with a great consistency for a lip gloss. Sometimes they are too thin and watery, and flood all over the place, while other times they are thick and goopy and just unpleasant. This one was thick enough to have good coverage and colour, but not sticky or goopy at all.
Overall I really love this product. I wore it for three weeks on and off (I can’t stick to the same lipgloss for that many days in a row) so I got a lot of experience with it. It worked with many different makeup looks and even layered well over other lip products. Its creamy and smooth and not sticky at all. It smells deliciously fruity and sweet, and has a really nice soft rosy pink colour. Way to go Eyeko, you’re getting me hooked!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Okay ladies (and gentlemen…do I have any?) here is a brand I fell in LOVE with. Yup thats right, capital letters too. That means its a big deal!
I am pretty sure most of you have heard of Eyeko but if not please check it out here. So many things about this brand add up to make it so amazing to me. The adorable packaging, the affordable prices, and the range of funky yet very useful cosmetics. I first heard about the nail polishes by Eyeko, which have been on blogs around the world and got a lot of attention earlier this year. I went to check them out and really liked a lot of the colours, and the names are really fun. For example, the glittery pink polish is called Chi Chi Polish For Girlie Nails. I’ll show this one later on in the post. Super cute colours, adorable names, and the price? Only 5.50$ for 8.5ml, which is really good for polish in Canada. Once I had decided all of the polishes were wish list worthy, I went to check out the rest of the products.
I had only known the name Eyeko in relation to nail polish, so imagine my surprise when I saw everything from lip stains and glosses to bronzers and tinted moisturizer! All of these items follow suit with cute names and even cuter packaging. My love was growing, but this was only from the website. I wasn’t sure of the products themselves, so I kept debating with myself whether or not to buy anything just yet. Over the course of about two months I visited the website almost every other day, admiring and planning what I would purchase whenever I finally decided. About three weeks ago there was a tweet from Eyeko saying that there was a surprise grab bag type of thing. I decided now was the time, and for only about 15$ Canadian (it ended up 22.50 with shipping for me) they promised to send at least 30$ worth of product.
London Lips in Shoreditch, Cheeky Colour in Glow Getter, Chi Chi Polish, Magic Bronzer Brush in Rio
When my package finally arrived I was really excited, and upon opening I was even more so. These are the items (in the cutest little baggie) that I received in my grab bag surprise set. To make sure they followed through on the promise, I looked up prices of the items sent. Nail Polish 5.50, Bronzer 8.00, Blush 14.00, Lipgloss 10.00 for a total of 37.50$, beyond what they had even advertised! So now with my great deal, the only other test was of the products themselves. This post is three weeks after for a reason, I wanted enough time to be using these items daily over time to see if they really stand up to my approval. In my results, they exceeded my expectations!
Since this was a lot of talk, I will save the actual review post for tomorrow, starting with the lipgloss, London Lips in Shoreditch. These London Lips claim to be long lasting colour and non-stick shine. I’ll let you know tomorrow the full results, but for now let me tell you I am slowly becoming obsessed with Eyeko.