Tuesday, August 31, 2010

LA Girl Matte Baby Pink

We have another heat wave here in Montreal. It's awfully hot!!!

Today, I have on on of my new polishes, LA Girl Matte Baby Pink. I've been wanting KO Calamine for a while now, but the price tag always made me hesitant. I think MBP is a pretty good alternate!

The color can be described as... matte baby pink! I think that it's be the perfect matte pink for this season. It's very summery,cute and fresh!

The formula did not dry as fast as the other mattes that I own. It dries considerably less quickly than the OPI matte formula or the Nubar's; and the finish is not as flat as the OPIs. If I had to describe the finish, I would say that it looks and feels like I just put on a coat of Essie Matte About You on a baby pink polish. It's deifnitely not chalky nor flat like the OPI matte or suedes. In addition, the formula was a bit thin, so I needed 3 coats for opacity.

I'm off to confront the heat, now and get some last-minute preps for school done!
Enjoy the day, everybody!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Left home with 6...

You guys might remember that I left for vacations with 6 bottles of polish... Well, I went insane on the trip and bought 10 polishes.

I got my hands on my first-ever bottle of Butter London and H&M polishes! I am dying to try them on!!

Here are my purchases:

From L to R: Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe; Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance and Butter London Old Blighty

From L to R: L.A. Girl Live on Stage; Deep Sea Mica; Matte Baby Pink and Matte Blue Twilight

From L to R: Color Club Age of Aquarius; Ms Socialite and H&M Blue my Mind.

I'm so so happy with my purchases! I haven't been able to find Butter London here in Montreal, but got lucky went I went to Toronto. (I didn't know they have them at Holt Renfrew!?).

The bottles of nails polish from the last two picture I got for less then 20$! Needless to say, I am a happy gal!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Home sweet home

Ok, so I lied. This post was supposed to be live from Florida, but the wi-fi at the beach house wasn't working properly so I couldn't update anything. My apologies.

I changed my manicure only once and I just kept a clear coat on for the rest of the trip-my nails are still bare as I'm typing.

I'll be back with pictures as of tomorrow, for now, I have to unpack and sort through all the things that I purchased!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

Another Miss K post! Yay!!

I named this manicure Strawberry Fields Forever, after the Beatles' song that I love so much.

A little story about this konadicure:
Miss K wanted a desert (or something) but her boyfriend didn't want to get it for her so she decided to satisfy her cravings by konading strawberries on her nails. The next day, the sweet boyfriend took her for a yummy breakfast and they had strawberry waffles!! Oh the coincidence ;) haha

Konad plate used: M55.

Have a great week! The next post will be live from Florida!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Packing for summer vacations...

Hey guys!!
Finally I get to go on vacations!! I've been waiting for this since the beginning of summer. The sun, the beach, the waves..... We're going to Miami for 2 weeks, so it's gonna be fun in the sun!

I've decided to bring along 5 nail polishes with me. Here they are:

From left to right: 
My base coat of choice: Nubar Nu Nail;
Zoya Pippa;
OPI OPI on Collins Ave;
Orly Mint Mojito;
OPI No Room for the Blues ;
and Orly Blushing Bud.

-- I've decided last minute to add Zoya Renee--

Hopefully, I can find some time (and remember) to take pictures for you guys!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The return of Miss K!!!

Finally I get some news from my best-fellow-nail-polish-lover-friend Miss K!!
I haven't heard from her for a while so I was pleasantly pleased to hear about her nails :)

She tried something new this time, going for some more abstract-y nail art. She used Nubar Champs-Elysees Pink and Nubar Baby Blue.

Cute, isn't it?!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Zoya Posh

Finally catched up on all the new polish collections! I haven't been up-to-date with the nail polish world in a while, so it feels good to look at the new colors!! Some are absolutely gorgeous and have gone straight to my shopping cart!! Fall collections are my favorite to look at (and to buy!), since I love dark colors.
Gosh, I can't wait to put my order in!!!!!

In the meantime, here's Zoya Posh, a gorgeous matte red shimmer.
This was 2 coats!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Orly Rio Nights

Morning dear readers!!

I'm off to work this morning, a top coat bottle in my hand. I haven't had time to put some on last night and woke up to some pillow marks on my nails.. Anyways, I can't believe how excited I am to go to work today. Yesterday, the other students and I had loads of fun messing around with an old trophy that has been lying around in the office. Let's just say I'm glad our bosses didn't see anything.... Also, it's one of the girls' last week, so we're all going out for lunch together today. Fun times!

My present nail color is Rio Nights by Orly, and nice purple creme. (Please excuse the marks on my nails)

Pictured: Three coats
The formula here was thin and watery, so coverage was not great. Although I applied three coats on most nails, I still had some uneven spots here and there. However, I really like the color, and since I'm a sucker for purple polish, I didn't mind the extra work!

Have a great day!