Monday, April 30, 2012

AA Polishes!

Hi everyone! I've been already slacking on the posting which is terrible! I've started a new job and while it is only 3 days a week, I start at 7am or 6am those days. So I am pooped! But so far so good =)
Today I'm going to be sharing some American Apparel polishes with you! I bought 5 of these once when there was some coupon online and I don't regret it a single bit =D I love the bottles, I love the brushes and the formula is amazing as well! I'm going to show you 3 of them today, two pretty colours and one which is the coolest glitter topcoat ever!


First off, we have Cameo Blue. I adore this colour. I have recently strayed from wearing cream finish polishes, even though they used to be my fave. (Too many interesting glitter/holo/flakie etc polishes to try out =P) But this colour reminds me instantly of why I loved cream finishes! It is so pretty and dries so shiny. The colour is gorgeous because it is bright but not in a neon obnoxious way! So cool!


Next up is Berry. This isn't a colour that I am super in love with but it is a good staple in my collection! A nice classy looking burgundy colour. I like this as a nice alternative to a good ole red colour!


First off, I HATE this photo. I took over 50 photos and this was sadly the best one. But I really wanted to show you guys this polish because it is 100% my favourite of the AA polishes I have tried. This is called Meteor Shower and it is a mix between a flakie and an actual glitter. It literally looks like flecks of gold. Amazing. I wore it over Berry a couple months ago, like in this picture, and I have never gotten as many compliments on my nails as I did when I wore that mani to work. Not even kidding, it was like every fifth person made a comment. People love their gold ;)

Anywhoo, have you tried any American Apparel polishes? I want to go back and buy a couple more because I am majorly impressed with the ones I've got!
xoxo Ania

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

GOSH Gypsy Blue + Flowers!

Hi everyone! I am back with an attempt at stamping =D I'm not exactly the best at stamping and I know this is mostly due to my lack of practice. I'm one of those people that if it doesn't work out the first time, I never want to try again. So when I stamped for the first time I never wanted to try it again. Horrible! I usually try my hand at stamping once a monthish and this is one of those times. I used GOSH's Gypsy Blue and then used the black Konad stamping polish with the Bundle Monster plate 03. Nothing too exciting but I thought it was nice and slightly springy!
I'm a huge fan of GOSH nail polishes and for some reason have been grabbing for them a lot recently. I think it is time to go buy some more! =P Let me know if you like stamping or if it is too much of a hassle to try and do for most manicures! =)
Hope you liked this simple manicure!
xoxo Ania

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

All of Time and Space

I cannot get over how amazing this polish is. I bought this half on a whim when Nerd Lacquer opened up their shop briefly and I was flailing to purchase the pretty polishes. And I'm SO glad I bought this! Out of the five which I purchased this one has become my favourite, so far! I thought Nebula would steal my heart but All of Time and Space is out of this world (zero puns intended, I swear). All of Time and Space is a mint nail polish with large silver hexagonal glitters as well as smaller purple and silver glitters. I also see some blue and gold glitters in the bottle but I don't pick up any on my nails, so it may just be the way the light is shining. I layered this over GOSH's Silky Mint, which is just a slightly darker mint colour polish. Gorgeous!


I have been wearing this polish for four days now and there is minimal chipping on one nail. WHAT!? Can we talk about a quality polish? Though exams are over tomorrow so it will be back to changing my polish every other night =)
xoxo Ania

ELF Glitter Eyeshadows

I'm one that is always excited when a company comes out with a new product, so when I saw the ELF glitter eyeshadows I quickly snatched up four of them! Glitter is one of my true loves in life and there isn't much I love more than glitter on my eyes. =P There are eight colours currently and they retail for $2 a piece, which is such a bargain! I cannot wait to pick up the rest of these!
Here is just a quick peek at the packaging. It isn't anything special but it does feel sturdy and more durable than what I remember the older ELF shadow packaging to be like. The names of all these colours are written on the bottom.

And here are close ups of all four colours that I bought! (swatches will be at the end)
Beachy Chic
Night Owl

And now quick swatches, with no primer underneath

Shopaholic, Cowgirl, Beachy Chic, Night Owl

I really like these. The formula is great, very good pigmentation and the glitter does translate onto the eye. Hopefully you can pick up some of the glitter beautifulness in the swatches! The only one which gave me a bit of trouble was Night Owl as it isn't quite as pigmented as the other colours. But hey, a subtle black is nice sometimes so I can't complain!
If you get the chance I would try at least one of these! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
xoxo Ania

Monday, April 9, 2012

My Easter-ish Manicure!

Hello loves! I'm trying to squeeze in a little Easter manicure before it becomes midnight here on the west coast! I really should be writing an essay but typing about nail polish is a lot more interesting than typing about social psych. =P

So this wasn't a super Eastery manicure but I just wanted to incorporate some pastel colours and kinda fit the season! Also, I swear I'm not obsessed with putting rows on my nails LOL I just really liked the rhinestones so this time around I wanted to keep up the trend. I thought it was cute and simple and fairly easy to do yet it was pretty eye catching!
The pretty purple is from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear *sigh* line and is called Lacey Lilac. SO PRETTY. It is my new go to purple pastel. I'm officially obsessed. Then I used a Rimmel French Tip nail polish in white and I really like this polish because the tip is super skinny and you can do nail art with it! I have some nail art pens but the polish in those is fairly meh so I like this Rimmel one because the polish is good and opaque! Lastly! I needed some sparkle because glitter makes the world turn. I added a coat of Orly's Prisma Gloss Gold which is one of my favourite polishes. It is such a sheer and subtle glitter and it can liven up any manicure! Loooove it so much. I need a similar polish but in silver. And then all the other colours of the rainbow.... =)
And here is a little close up of the Rimmel brush! I actually bought this thinking it was just a regular white polish but it was a good mistake because I use this so much!
I hope you all enjoyed my spring time Easter manicure! I promise my next manicure won't have a row of any sort of dots on it! (Because it will probably be pictures of Flash Black. I wore it and OOH EM GEEE <3) xoxo

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Rhinestone Lovin!

Hey everyone! I'm going to try and start doing nail blogs a bit more often. It just feel so intimidating! I read copious amounts of nail blogs and most of the girls (and men!?) have amazing photos and it makes me so scared to post my own! I take photos of nearly every manicure I do but I never ever post them because I hate most of them =( But I've decided to bite the bullet. If I don't start posting them, then I will never feel the pressure to truly make them look better!
Anywhoooo, I got some rhinestones in the mail recently so I had to try them out right away. I bought the rhinestones off of evilbay for $2 or so and the nail polish is Illamasqua's Kink. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite, even though I hate it but I knew if I ruined this manicure I'd be hella pissed.


I did something really simple because it was my first attempt but I think it came out alright! It is a pain having rhinestones on my nails though! I can constantly feel them and it irritates me haha. They've been on for two days and it is time for a manicure change. Layla's Flash Black is making some serious eyes at me right now. I think I know what I'm choosing ;)
Lemme know what you think of this manicure and hopefully I'll be back with another soon!