Friday, June 29, 2012

Zoya - Mischa

Hey guys,

So today is Day 1 of the horse show but I don't ride until tomorrow so there is a good chance there may not be a post until Sunday night or Monday. Just a heads up

This is another polish from Chelsea's collection. I was in the mood for some Zoya so I picked this one out.

I don't know exactly what it was but I really didn't like this polish, whether it's my skintone or maybe it needs to go over a layer of white. This really wasn't my cup of tea. Or maybe it's because it reminds me of Mischa Barton whom I cannot stand. We'll never quite know for sure.

This is
Zoya - Mischa

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Orly - Velvet Rope

Hey guys,

So I'm about ready to just pass out, today was the Beer draw at work and things were just nuts. Then bootcamp, then I gardened a bit and THEN walked the dog.

Poor Briar, today was vet day. Apparently she's 15 lbs overweight... which for normal Akitas 110 lbs is totally standard, but for an Akita with messed up legs 15lbs overweight is a bit much. So no more treats from Grandma haha so diet starts NOW.

This polish is one from Chelsea's collection, that I swatched while babysitting The Cros.
This is

Orly - Velvet Rope

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

OPI So Many Clowns So Little Time

Hey guys,

So this is going to be short and sweet because I just finished a buttload of tack cleaning. Horse show this weekend and of course I realized that I have nothing done, so I panicked.

Moving on, this is a colour I kept meaning to swatch forever.
It's a sheer and we all know I'm not a huge fan of Sheers but they could grow on me.

This is
OPI - So Many Clowns So Little Time

I can never decide what colour this is exactly... kind of pink, kind of peach, kind of white.
If I was more into classic french manis this would probably appeal more to me.

Overall not too bad

Monday, June 25, 2012

Neon Green/Yellow Gradient

Hey Guys,

So I'm just trying to kill some time before everyone's home and I can go visit Breezer, so I figure that as soon as I actually get into this it shouldn't be too much of a wait.

So these are the two China Glaze summer neons I picked up. I love both of them to death and couldn't decide which to wear first so I thought screw it, lets do both.

I'm not sure what I was thinking with the lack of clean up here so sorry about that. Whoops

This is

China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard
China Glaze - Sun-Kissed

my plan was flawed and apparently I did this too fast because I'm still waiting for people. grrr

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A England - Saint George

Hey guys,
Sooo I'm blogging on my phone right now because I'm a bit too comfortable to get up and go turn on my laptop.
I'm going to see Brave in an hour so I'm pretty excited for that!

So today I have another A England polish for you. I can get over how much I love this brand. Seriously it's amazing.

This is A England - Saint George

Friday, June 22, 2012

A England - Lady Of The Lake

Hey guys,
Okay so theres a few things that have been rattling around in my brain lately that I need to get out before the disappear in there and I never get them out.

Okay so first off: New Music.
I finally got around to getting some new music and I am obsessed, I have been listening to nothing else ALL week. It's nuts my current can't live without list isssss:
Justin Bieber - Believe  (yup I'm a big Bieber fan, and proud of it!!)
Carly Rae Jepsen - Curiosity (I came late to the CRJ party and now I'm hooked)
Jana Kramer - Self-titled (I love everything she does, it's about time she came out with a full album)
Tyler Hilton - Forget the Storm (First album in 8 years, LOVE)
Gloriana - (Kissed You) Good Night (Single) <- this has been on repeat and makes my tummy hurt.

Okay now that thats out on to thing # 2
My sidekick started a tumblr! (I'll call it a blog when she starts to ramble on like I do :) )
Check that out here --> Click ME

On to the whole reason you came.

This is
A England - Lady of the Lake

a dark purple Holo... LOVEEEE this colour is so awesome.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Essie - Coat Azure

Hey Guys
So with the sale of some of my jewelry that I made I was able to make an exciting purchase. Now some people would probably invest this into making more, or maybe even just go shopping. Me? I bought dog food! haha so everyone who purchased a ring or a pendant, thanks to you guys Miss Briar Rose can eat for another month!! Woooo
Yeah Yeah we all know I'm a goof.

Okay so technically I'm calling this a swatch of

Essie - Coat Azure

but I felt the need to spice this one up so hence the China Glaze - Lorelei's  Tiara feature nail

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

China Glaze - Moulin Rouge

Hey guys
So I'm gonna make this short and sweet. So exciting news! A few people are super excited about my nail polish jewelry which is super exciting for me!
I'm sure I have more to talk about but I don't have much time.

So this is
China Glaze - Moulin Rouge

okay so obvs Moulin Rouge is one of my favourite movies and I've seen the actual Moulin Rouge in Paris which is cool (I think the original isn't actually the one in Paris but I'm not sure, whatever)

For some reason this polish took me a really long time to actually get around to swatching which is weird because it's red & sparkly.It goes on a bit bumpy because of all the sparkles but overall I like it. (break into Spectacular! Spectacular!)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Criminal Minds Manicure

Hey guys

So Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there.
Well I finally posted all the pictures of the Nail Polish Jewelry that I made this week.
Find the photos here.
Click Me!
If you see something you like let me know.

Anyone who's been around me for the past few weeks has heard me go on about Criminal Minds. Miss Jill got me hooked on that one (actually a repeat is playing in the background as we speak), anyways so I've pretty much done not much other than craft and watch Criminal Minds for the past few weeks (I'm on season 5 and still loving it)

I thought I would do a Criminal Minds inspired manicure. It's obviously not the best "bloody" manicure I've seen but I think it turned out not too bad.

I used
Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers - Black Pearl
Essie - Blanc (as a base for the red)
Essie - Size Matters

Any other Criminal Minds fans out there??

Saturday, June 16, 2012

OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips

Hey guys,
So I know I mentioned something about filling you in on all the exciting stuff last time but I honestly have no clue what-so-ever what I was talking about.
Last night I went out with a bunch of people from work, holy crap FUN. I'm really not a person who goes out very often but I wish that every time that I did was as fun as last night.
I work with such a great group of people.

Anyways so I found this little guy in my stash and had to dig through my photos to find out what this was (I find that's the only problem with the OPI mini's. If you don't immediately record what colour it is then you're pretty much hooped.

Anyways this is
OPI - Kiss Me On My Tulips
from the Holland collection. This is such a great summer colour.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Island Girl - Royal Hawaiian

Hey guys
So I have like zero time to write this right now BUT I'm gonna do it anyways!
Hopefully tomorrow I can sit down and write a half decent post and fill you in on some rather exciting things.

Anyways so while I was housesitting for My little Birdie, Chelsea a couple weeks ago I found this beauty in her stash this little guy is a present from one of her best friends Nicole (not to be confused with MY best friend Nicole) when she went to hawaii after Chelsea had seen the polishes Jill had brought back for me.

This beauty is
Island Girl - Royal Hawaiian

yeah they're super creative with the names but HOLY BANANA CRACKERS!!! I Looooooooved this colour. I pretty much stared at my nails all day even though shortly after these pictures were taken I had to fish a sock out of Crosby's mouth soooo they weren't this perfect for too long.

Anyways Nicole you get 2 polished thumbs up for bringing this beauty back to Canada!!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A England - Avalon

Hey Guys
So umm sorry for the super delayed post! It totally dawned on me today that I haven't blogged in two days. I'm SLIPPING eek! In my defence monday was riding and yesterday was bootcamp (which we totally got rained on and I came home looking like a drowned rat!)

I have another A England polish for you today.
I'm a fan. Yup can't get enough A Engand!! Love them ALL

This is Avalon
a gorgeous purple with a red & blue shimmer so of course it just photographs blue instead of the royal purple it is. I did my best to get it the right colour. This went on like a dream, like all the A Englands so far.

I'm curious to see how this one stacks up next to Prized Possession Purple by Nicole.
Hmm another post for another day!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cotton Candy Manicure

Hey guys

So today marked the end of this weekends horse show. Kel & Timmi finished up with 8 Firsts, 1 Second, 1 Third, 1 Sixth & 1 Reserve.
Out of 12 Classes. Pretty damn good if you ask me.
It was like monsoon pouring all day but I pretty much spent the rest of the day napping so it's all good :)

So after I did these nails I was like holy crap these remind me of that cotton candy ice cream you can sometimes get. That was always my favourite as a kid (there's a little rarely known fact about yours truly)

This is
OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips
OPI Turquoise Shatter

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A England - Dragon

Hey Guys,

So today was a big day! Corporate challenge wrap up/ family BBQ

So. Much. Fun. We totally bit the big one on the power pull but over all the day was a total blast. It was supposed to pour all day but the sunburn I have is proof that mother nature was on our side... or was she? really sunburn? thanks a lot.

This weekend is also a horse show weekend. My boy Timmi is showing with one of my good friends, and as of today he is cleaning up! There's still one more day but here's hoping he doesn't break his winning streak.

Anyways today I have my first A England polish for you.

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge geek for anything Mythological or Medieval or any of that jazz. So I've wanted these for a LOOOOONG time.

This is
a green holo. As far as holos go it's nowhere close to any of the Nfu Oh Holos but I didn't expect it to be. It's gorgeous and beautiful and went on like a BEAUTY! I'm so in love with it.