Wednesday 27 February 2013

Gie Gie With Some Zuzz

Hello friends!

Today's post went a little girly...
I wanted to use one of my polishes from the Zoya Lovely collection
& I ended up choosing Gei Gei.
(chances you said that with a French accent are pretty good I'm guessing.)

I paired Gei Gei with some glitter that gradients from pink to purple to black.

Gei Gei is a frosty pink, not something I typically enjoy
but I sort of fell in love with the swatches so I gave it a go.
& must say Gie Gie is pretty darn gorgeous.
Especially in the sun.

Let me know what you think below!
Until next time,


Friday 22 February 2013

Fondue Inspired Water Marble


So I had mentioned in my previous post that I was going out with InJeebWeTrust.
We went for tea and fondue at Capstone tea & fondue 
and decided to theme our nails for the occasion.

Each of us was to pick an item off the menu to be inspired by.
I ended up being inspired a photo of a cheesecake that
 they have up on their website (which didn't end up on our tray).
From what I could tell it was a berry cheesecake 
so I took my love for purple and rolled with it.

I used Sally Hasen Insta-Dri - Beige Blast as my base colour. 
Then for the actual water marble I used Maybelline Express Finish - Plum Intense
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Pronto Purple, & Maybelline Color Show - Porcelain Party

Water Marble is quite a bit of work but
I really love how it turned out. 
Each nail is like a different slice of cake! 

That's all for now.
Feel free to comment and
let me know which is your favourite nail!

Hope you all have a great weekend! 
And make sure to check out InJeebWeTrust 
to see what she did with her inspiration.

xo, D

Monday 18 February 2013

Hockey Night Gradient


So I've had an awesome last few days. I had a great anniversary 
with my boyfriend (5 years!!) and then over the 
weekend I did a little shopping and went to a hockey game.
 I recently bought OPI - I Saw..You Saw.. We Saw.. Warsaw
 from OPI's newest collection and I figured the hockey game
 would be a good time to pull it out since 
 the team I support has blue jerseys.

 I ended up deciding to do a gradient which ended 
up looking more aztec-y and dip dye-ish (totally not words..) 
but! It turned out alright. Super easy too!

I paired Warsaw with Zoya - Charlize.

Right hand..

Left hand..


Let me know what you think below!
My next mani will be a fun one.
I'm going out with InJeebWeTrust and we decided to theme our nails.
That's all the info you're getting for now since I don't want to give too much away.
Post should be up Friday if all goes as planned.

P.S. Here's a partial outfit post from what I wore out to dinner.
I say partial because I was stupid and didn't take the photo
with my shoes or leather jacket on. Oh well.
If you like the idea of more outfit posts let me know
because if there's a demand I'll definitely
do more AND I'll do a better job. I swear.

Have an awesome week!
xo, D

Friday 15 February 2013

Sparkly Valentine

Hello everyone!

Hope you had a good week and a great Valentine's Day.
If you didn't celebrate well then I hope you had an awesome Thursday!

As mentioned before, this mani was the one I would wear for 
my anniversary so I definitely wanted to make it a little more glitzy.
Boyfriend made me dinner last night since I had a midterm 
at the end of the day so I didn't want to go out.
Tonight though we're going out to make up for it 
& I've decided to post the outfit I wore in my next post.

Anyways! Back to the nails...
To set the mood once again,a little bit of MJ:

I used Maybelline Color Show - Bold Gold
piCture pOlish - O'Hara
& then I used gold glitter to do the design.

 O'Hara is super gorgeous. It definitely differs from 
piCture pOlish's other fabulous red Dorothy.
This one is a lot brighter, more of a bright cherry red. 
And the glitter is a bit more subtle.

Right hand.....
Left hand (the gold on my index finger looks waayyy better in reality.) ....
Bottle Comparison.

These were a lot of fun to do and I would definitely recommend 
you try using glitter if you have the patience for it. 
I can't wait to see how far I can push myself by using them.
Sound off in the comments and let me know what you think!
Next post will be on Monday!

xo, D

Monday 11 February 2013

Sweet Valentine

Hey everyone!

So for part 2 of my triple shot of love I decided to go sweet.
For me that means brighter colours and keeping it simple.
Scroll on down and tell me what you think.

To set the mood:

 For these nails I used Revlon - Mad About Mango, 
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Pink Blink, 
& Maybelline Color Show - Porcelain Party.


 My favourite part? The fact that I used a scented Revlon polish. 
I wouldn't say it smells exactly like mangos, 
more like super sugary candy that's mango flavoured. 
They smell awesome!! 
I wish there was a way I could demonstrate it to you. 
If you're interested in trying out the Revlons I would highly 
recommend it. I own 2 and they both have really great scents.

Right Hand.....

Left hand....

bottle comparison.

I feel like the scent really adds to the theme. Do you agree?
Feel free to comment!
Next post will be on Friday.
Enjoy your week!!

xo, D

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Sultry Valentine


So here we go, part one of my triple shot of love challenge.
For this look I wanted to use darker colours because
that's what I picture when I think "sultry".

 But I kept it PG, I swear.

First, I was thinking about having a different song go along with
each theme so here is Darlin' Darlin' by Pillowfight to set the mood.

Now on to the nails!!

I figured it was the perfect opportunity to use   
OPI - Stay The Night from the Mariah Carey collection.
Special shout out to InJeebWeTrust for lending me this polish, I was dying to try it.
I also used L'Oreal Paris - After Hours on each of my ring fingers.

I love them. The texture of the liquid sand is awesome. 
& that sparkle!! I die.

Let me know what you think!

xo, D

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Triple Shot of Love

Hello lovelies!
So I came up with a little mini series.
Surprise! It's for Valentine's Day. (Insert gasp here!)
It'll be a series of three posts.

A Triple shot of love, my loves.

Each is a different theme (duhh) but each one must include a heart.
It is the main symbol associated with the day after all, although I 
always wondered why we draw it the way we do when really 
it's a giant pulsing muscle-y lump. Oh well.

I must admit I have a soft spot for the holiday because for me it's really 
all about my anniversary (insert cheesy love song here). 
So day 3 will be extra special. 
Let me know if you'd be interested in a partial outfit post because I'm considering it.

Day 1 - Sultry Valentine
Day 2 - Sweet Valentine
Day 3 - Sparkly Valentine

Look forward to the first post tomorrow!

 xo, D

Saturday 2 February 2013

Logan + Birthdays

Hey everyone!

Yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday and we're continuing the celebration tonight so I knew I needed to do a special mani for the weekend.

I asked him for inspiration and all I got was that he wanted me to use my Zoya - Logan since it shares his name. I was left on my own after that. 
Logan is a beautiful deep shade of green with lots and lots of gold and light green sparkle.
I spent a lot of time just trying to figure out what colours I should accent it with because I really did NOT want it to go Christmas-y.
I ended up pulling out my dotting tools and doing a side french in 2 colours: Wet n Wild Fast Dry - Silvivor and Wet n Wild Megalast - Bird Bath.
Take a look see and let me know what you think!