Thursday, March 21, 2013

BB Couture Sea of Cortez

This is another "oldie but goodie", purchased during my first year of nail blogging. I don't remember where I first saw it, but when I did, I was like, "Whoa!" 
(In other words, totally inarticulate)

Sea Of Cortez is a beautiful cerulean blue jelly, packed with iridescent glitter. Actually, if I were to count them, I would say the majority of  polishes in my BB Couture stash are glitter. (I'm secretly a magpie)

Sea of Cortez is a classic, and if you love the colour blue, you really need to get your hands on this!
Like Venice Party, the glitter dries a little gritty, but the payoff is worth it.
I used 3 coats in these photos, but two also looks great. 

two photos are with flash, an two are without. (See if you can guess because I have no idea)

Happy Thursday!
Ginger-OK, Zoya Remove is my favourite nail polish remover. HANDS DOWN!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Playlist of The Week: Popular on The Internet

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I haven't done one of these in a while, so I wanted to make it something good/annoying. So, without further delay, here is a list of songs that became popular on the internet...just because.

I hope you'll all still like me tomorrow :P

  1. Gangnam Style-PSY (Could not not include this one! My grammar is awesome)
  2. Call Me Maybe-Carly Rae Jepsen 
  3. Harlem Shake-Baauer (Truth be told, I thought this song was only 30 seconds long)
  4. I Knew You Were A Goat When You Walked In-Taylor Swift (parody) (Hilarity!)
  5. Teach Me How To Dougie-Cali Swag District (There's a dance too)
  6. Friday-Rebecca Black (How dare you besmirch my favourite day of the week? How dare you!)
  7. Thrift Shop:-Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz)  (This one is one of my favourites, actually)

OK...that's enough.

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BB Couture Venice Party

...And I'm back! (Again)
With all of these disappearances and reappearances, I'm beginning to feel like a soap-opera character. (Do they still have those? Soap operas, I mean) I was supposed to post last week, but my most recent photos were deleted from my computer (still can't figure out that one), and I was so frustrated that I called the whole thing off altogether.
I found the memory stick they were on, so after much debate--and soul/stash searching--I'm going to be blogging regularly again. (Yay?)

Today's swatch is a re-post of a manicure I did during my very first year of blogging. (I'm not linking because, lazy) I was new to the scene, and had no idea what an indie brand was. (Back then, I wore OPI exclusively) I don't remember how I was introduced to BB Couture, but once I discovered them, I was hooked.

3 coats, lightbox, no topcoat

with flash

...I think this one is also with flash, but I don't remember.
Venice Party is one of my favourites by them. It is an iridescent glitter, complemented by a light-indigo base. My previous swatches don't do it justice, but these ones come pretty close.

I love this colour. The polish itself is of a nice consistency and dries slightly gritty, but it can be smoothed out with a topcoat.
As far as I know, Venice Party is still available for purchase at, and it retails for $10.95.

Happy Tuesday!
Ginger-Speaking of which, I haven't purchased any BB Couture in ages! That must be rectified.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Winter Hands Survival Kit

Hello All!

I feel as though this blog is mostly me apologizing for not posting enough. But I have two good reasons for not posting any nail photos. 1. I'm saving money and looking at swatches of nail polish is not helpful, and 2. My hands look like crap. 

Most of you will say, "That's okay, we don't mind." But, I, as a blog reader do not like to enlarge photos to see hangnails, blisters, and torn cuticles,  no matter how pretty the nail polish is. That's the look I'm currently rocking because I live in Canada, and no matter how well I take care of my hands, the cold weather makes them revert to their default setting: dry and cracked.

Fortunately, I have three 'holy grail' products that have worked wonders. My hands aren't as bad as they used to be since I've made these a staple in my make up bag.

#1. Burts Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream I didn't think I'd love any cream as much as Lush's Lemony Flutter, but I was dead wrong. This stuff is amazing, and it keeps my dry cuticles under control.

#2. L'Occitane Shea Butter in Vineyard Rose

Not only does this make my hands soft, but it smells nice too. I think this particular version has been discontinued, but there's also an 8ML honey scented version that retails on the website for $10.00.

#3. Vaseline I figured I'd add an inexpensive classic. Since my skin is very dry, any lotion I have to use has to be as really thick and creamy. I prefer Vaseline (my favourites are Baby Powder and Cocoa Butter) because the emollient effects last longer. (Plus, it keeps away the "ash". It's a brown girl thing)

That's all I have for now. Happy Wednesday!

Ginger-Illamasqua has the best customer service. That is all.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Drugstore Fabulousness:Maybelline Downtown Brown

How typical of me to feature a Limited Edition Fall nail colour in the middle of winter! Anyway, unlike most nail polish lovers, I love the colour brown. I love most shades of it, particularly when they're unique. Maybelline Downtown Brown definitely fits the bill.

3 coats, SV topcoat, CND Stickey basecoat
It's a chocolate brown with a green iridescent shift. In the bottle, it shifts to purple, but that doesn't translate to the nail. I don't mind though because the colour is gorgeous enough on its own.

I don't know if this shade is still available in your neck of the woods, but I definitely saw it in the drugstore a few weeks ago. If you like brown, this one is a nice addition to your collection.
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I'm Back!

Hello All!
Is anyone actually still out there?
Anyway, if you are out there, thank you for sticking around. I have had a lot of time to sit and think, and I have decided to continue posting. I started this blog to practice writing, and to share my love of nail polish. That goal hasn't changed. I still love nail polish, though I have limited the amount I buy significantly. This is just a teaser post to show you what you can expect.

New-To-Me Brand: Butter London. (love them!)
Sloane Ranger, Posh Bird, Fishwife, and Scuppered

Hits No Olimpo Dionisio-One of my favourite purchases last year. A gorgeous holographic purple.

Color Club First Looks topped with OPI Goldeneye.

Just so you know, I am a failure at nail art. I can stamp, but that's about it. Also? I'm not detailed about formula descriptions. The best I can do is come up with interesting names for common colours. (Puce, anyone?) I like to post playlists and the occasional video because I like music. A lot. This won't be the best blog you will ever read, but it will be sassy and long-winded. But those of you who have been reading for a while know this all to well.

Thank you again,


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