Jun 16, 2011

Silver Shatter Nails

I recently came across OPI's Silver Shatter crackle nail polish, and of course I had to buy it! I waited a few days to try it because I was working with some heavy adhesives that would ruin my nails in a day.  It was worth the wait, this is my new favourite polish! I really want to try out Sally Hansen's Crackle Overcoat, but I don't think it's available in Canada yet.

OPI Silver Shatter over one coat of Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Black Out

Jun 12, 2011

FOTD: Matte Tropical Cut Crease

This is my face of the day look, with a fresh haircut. I wore this look to the lame Star Trek convention and the the awesome Super 8 movie today. This ST convention was nothing like what you've seen in Trekkies (if you've seen it, if you haven't, you HAVE to watch it).

Urban Decay Primer Potion - Sin
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
MAC e/s - Chrome Yellow (lid colour)
MUFE e/s -  #92 (crease colour)
NYX e/s - Black (crease colour & liner)
MAC e/s - Gesso (outter corner line)
MAC e/s - Brulle (brow highlight)
Ardel #120 demis

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC40 mixed with Strobe Liquid
MAC Studio Fix Powder C40
MAC Studio Fix Powder C7 (contour)
MAC Blush - Gingerly

MAC Lipglass - N3

Jun 11, 2011

My Recent Nails

Recently I decided that I am not going to use my blog to just post my makeup tutorials, but I am going to use it to post reviews, FOTDs and nail polish fun. So saved some photos this week of my nails. I usually paint my nails 2 or 3 times a week.

Sorry for the dry hands, but I've been working with plaster all week and it sucks the moisture out of your skin like nothing else!

This combo is one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Purple Gala on top of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out. Purple Gala is gold reflects in a purple base.

The next combo is one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Purple Gala on top of  one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Grape Going.

Finally I tried out the newspaper print technique from videos on YouTube. Jazziebabycakes tweeted a photo of her nails and I had to do it!! It took a little but to get the hang of it, but I think I finally got it on the last nail or two! I used Catrice Cosmetics Am I Blue or Green as the base colour (which is an amazingly opaque polish BTW).

Anyway, I hope to be posted quite regularly as I am constantly experimenting with makeup and nail designs/colours. :)