Wednesday 25 December 2013

Holiday Mani-Madness Day 3

Merry Christmas everyone!
Today I have day 3 of Holiday Mani Madness to share.
This look was inspired by these purple tree candles that I have sitting on my nail polish box.
I use the top tray as a display case/center piece on my desk and when I found these trees at the dollar store I just knew they'd be perfect. I should also add that the box was a gift from my boyfriend. It's nice to have a man who can build things. 

Essie - Meet Me at the Altar // Northern Lights Silver Holographic Topcoat
Snow: Maybelline - Porcelain Party
Dark Purple Trees: China Glaze - Are You Jelly? // Esmaltes de Kelly - Wolfsbane
Light Purple Trees: Sally Hansen - Raspberry Race // Zoya - Stevie

Let me know what you think of this look in the comments!
Also! I was intending to post Day 4 tomorrow but unfortunately I used
Nail Pattern Boldness - Glitter a peel basecoat and my manicure
peeled before I had the time to photograph it properly :(
I will still be posting a different look but I have to postpone till Friday.
So I'll see you Friday!

Have a very Merry Christmas friends! <3


Tuesday 24 December 2013

Holiday Mani-Madness Day 2

Pink & Cream Ornaments

Hello again! Welcome to Mani Madness Day 2.
Once again I sought inspiration from my beautiful Christmas tree.
This time I went for pink and cream ornaments.

OPI - My Vampire is Buff // Color Club - Miss Bliss // Sally Hansen Pink Blink

Here is a rare shot of my left hand...

 I was really happy with these. It took forever to do but it was so worth it. 
Sometimes all you need is stripping tape.

So that is it for Day 2. Let me know what you think below!
& I will see you tomorrow.

Much love, D.

Monday 23 December 2013

Holiday Mani-Madness Day 1

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the first day of Holiday Mani-Madness.

Last year I ended up doing 10 different holiday themed manicures
throughout the month of December and I had a lot of fun doing it.
But this year I wanted to do something a little different. Instead of all month long I 
will be posting a different holiday manicure every day for the next five days (the 23rd to the 27th).
Each day is inspired by a different piece of holiday decor
and you will not know what they are until I post.
So! here we go with Day One:

Gold & Green Ornaments 

This look was inspired by some of my favourite ornaments from my Christmas Tree.
I decided to do a skittle manicure and then I added Zoya's Solange to do the upside down french.
Solange is just beautiful with topcoat. 

(From Index to Thumb)
Enchanted Polish - Electric Feel // Zoya - Logan // NYC - High Line Green
Revlon - Spanish Moss // Zoya - Hunter

I was really happy with how these turned out. Just enough glam.
Let me know what you think of the look!
& I will see you tomorrow for day 2.

Much love, D.

Friday 6 December 2013

A Neutral Galaxy, The Versatile Blogger Award, & The Blogger Friendship Award

Hey friends! Happy Friday. 

Today I've got a mani that I've had stored away for awhile - a neutral galaxy!

Zoya - Flynn // Zoya - Charlize // Zoya - Solange // Zoya - Stevie
The stars were done with Essie - Blanc

What do you think guys? I was sort of in love.
The Pixie's gave the most amazing sparkle.
I am trying though to find a better way to do the stars.
How do you do your little stars on your galaxies?


I was also recently nominated for two different awards:
the Versatile Blogger Award and the Blogger Friendship Award

I've chosen to combine the 2 together because well... they seem like the exact same thing to me. 
Both ask you to nominate 14 other bloggers and to list 7 random facts about yourself. 
So I've decided to list 14 facts to accommodate both awards, but 15 other bloggers is a hell
of a lot so I'm going to be a telephone an internet rebel and break the chain. 
So here we go, 14 random facts about little old me.

The Facts...

(1) I love to organize. Even if it's just a box and all I did was reorganize it's contents, I always feel more relaxed and like I've accomplished something.

(2) I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 6 years now.

(3) I drink lactose free milk and in general I keep dairy to a minimum.

(4) My mom makes the best cheesecake ever (yes I'm bias but seriously - so good). I always ask her for the recipe but she does it all from memory. I realize this contradicts my last fact but my mom's cake is worth breaking my own rules for.

(5) I have never broken any bones in my body.

(6) My family treats Christmas Eve as a much bigger deal than Christmas day and as a result I get gifts earlier than most people.

(7) I played soccer as a child and continued into high school.

(8) I am bilingual - I speak both English and Polish.

(9) I love the shape of my eyebrows.

(10) I have a scar on my face that I got during my childhood while I was wrestling around with one of my closest friends. It's a battle wound I'm proud of because we were spunky and active and it reminds me of how much fun we always had.

(11) It bothers me when people wear leggings that you can see their underwear through.

(12) I make really good coffee and I very rarely drink more than one cup a day.

(13) I religiously watch The Young and the Restless.

(14) Every time I do a scratch and win I picture what I would do with the money I could win. Usually I picture myself jumping in the air and paying off my student loans. Oh, the dreams of a young adult.

So that's it! 14 random facts about me.
A big Thank you to Glitter Fists and to The Nail Snail for their nominations. You guys are great <3

Much love, D.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Birthdays, Babies, & Belated Holidays

Hey everyone!
So it's been an extremely long time since I last posted. 
It was nothing you did - I just wasn't feeling creative at all and as a result I had a really hard time writing my thoughts.
I have a not-so-secret love for the written word and I just hate producing mediocre work. 
Perhaps it was the Winter Autumn blues?
In any case, here's some of the highlights of what's been happening in my life...

There was my god-daughter's birthday....

Novel Nail Polish - Rainbow Drops (Buy it here)

I polished off a Mildred Pierce HBO series with Gee from InJeebWeTrust ....

Enchanted Polish - Across the Universe // Sally Hansen Insta Dri - Jade Jump
MoYou - Suki Plate 05 (buy it here)

The HBO series was amazeballs by the way. Click here to see the trailer

Halloween happened...

OPI - My Vampire is Buff // China Glaze - Cast a Spell // Zoya - Thandie

Remembrance Day passed...

Aphrodite Lacquers - Rum Runner
(The etsy store is currently closed but you can follow them here on facebook for updates )

There was a baby shower....

Sation - Love at First Lavendar // A England - Saint George
MoYou - Suki Plate 06 (Buy it here)

& it was Gee's birthday...

Esmaltes da Kelly - Wolfsbane (Buy it here) // Essie - Blanc // Sally Hansen - Pink Blink
MoYou - Suki Plate 06 (Buy it here)


Phew. So that's been my life as of late.
Which look is your favourite?
Next up I'll have a fun galaxy to share.
Until next time!

Much love, D.

Sunday 20 October 2013

1 Year Blogiversary


Hey friends!
So sorry to have been away so long. I needed a bit of a blogging break.
When I blog I always strive to blog consistently and to
produce interesting posts, and I just wasn’t in the right mind frame to do either.
But! I’m back and all too quickly I’ve hit another milestone: my 1 year blogiversary!!!
Technically I hit it on the 11th of October but I got swept up in Thanksgiving
madness and didn’t get to posting until today – 9 days later.
But since this is my blog and I can do what I want we’re just going to ignore that fact.

Now onto the festivities. To celebrate this occasion I wanted to provide
you with multiple mani’s just like I did for my 100th post.
I’ve been gone so long, you deserve more than one look, so this time around you’re getting 4.
Let me know which look is your favourite! 

& here's a band I'm a little obsessed with at the moment to get things started.


Aphrodisiac Deco Tips



For this look I used Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Lava as my base
and then I taped off the tips and used piCture pOlish in Aphrodisiac.
I loved the electric pink/glittering gold on plum contrast. 
Total glam.



Hunter in London



This is a look I wore while going out with some friends for tea and pastries.
I wanted something that embraced fall and all it’s deep rich colours.
I used Zoya – Hunter for my base and then on top of that I used Zoya  - London.
To complete the look I mattified the whole thing with OPI’s matte top coat.



Jane Eyre Meets King Arthur



Next up, another dark and sultry manicure.
I used A England – Jane Eyre as my base and then I stamped using A England – King Arthur.
The plate I used was Sailor Collection – 06 by MoYou. You can find all their amazing plates here.
Seriously. If you love to stamp you need some of their plates.
Not only are the designs fantastic but the groves are etched deeply and the images transfer really well.



Fruity Fan-tastic



Last up, another MoYou mani. I wore this manicure for Thanksgiving long weekend
and I was lucky enough to have it last all 3 days of my fatty feast.
Nothing like family and great food to remind me of what I’m thankful for.

For my base I used Barry M – Lychee and then I stamped using A England – Briarwood.
The MoYou plate I used was plate 5 from the Suki Collection.



So that’s it! Hope you enjoyed my one year blogiversary post.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog.
Now let’s get this next year rollin’!

xo, D.

Sunday 29 September 2013

Sunny Booby Dance

Hey all.
Not too long ago I mentioned how much I’m loving Smitten Polish right now.
Today I’ve got two polishes from her most recent collection.
Say hello to Sunny Side Up! and Blue Footed Booby Dance.


& here’s my look:



These colours screamed gradient when I saw them and
since I’m prone to following my instincts I went for it.
I loved the green hue created between the colours.
The final look made me think of lagoons in the sunshine.




So what do you think? Let me know!
& if you want to get some of your own Smitten Polish then click here to go to her etsy store.

Oh! In case you were wondering what exactly the Blue Footed Booby dance looks like, here you go:

Much love, D.

Friday 27 September 2013

Orly – Fowl Play

Hello again!
Today I’ve got a beauty of a swatch for you.
This is Orly – Fowl Play.


I love my little mini bottle!


Fowl Play is the most gorgeous berry purple I’ve seen in a while.
Makes me think of wine and jelly filled pastries.
& the flecks! Blue, red, orange, silver, and even a hint of green! Like little shards of magical glass.

Formula was great & even though this was the mini bottle it still had a great brush.



So what do you think? Let me know!
& I’m sorry that I’ve been posting less frequently recently. To be honest I just kept putting
off doing my editing and now I have a back log of about 5 manis. So you can expect at least one
over the weekend. Anyways! Happy Friday. Until next time.

Much love, D.