Ok so I’ve missed a quarter of the year with this one. I got pretty busy with my day job. Most of my Mondays are spent at work now instead of being at home and enjoying a manicure
How about we play catch-up and I give you the next 3 consecutive Mondays of January to make up for the last quarter of 2012?
Welcome to the 2013 Manicure Mondays!
Sinful Colors & The FaceShop
Sinful Colors: Silver Glitter
The FaceShop: BR801 (It’s really unfortunate that they do not take the time to make up names for their polishes! Numbers are very hard to remember.)
I got these nail stickers for free when I bought a nail kit from The Face Shop in Asia years ago.
I decided to only use the stickers on my thumb and ring finger just to give the blah color a bit of a punch!
Have a great Monday everyone!
Hello everyone! Today is that random Monday I picked for the month of August for our ManicURE Mondays!
I’m still testing one of the Sinful Color bottles I picked up a few months ago.
This one’s called “Stella” and it’s a shimmery brown/taupe polish. It’s a nice calm fall/winter colour I think, but a bit too bland for the summer.
We still have a few more weeks of summer after all (hopefully), so I decided to add some more sparkles on the already sparkly number.
I used an H & M nail polish called “Spark me up”, which has red, blue, silver and light blue glitter sparkles, on a clear coat base.
Check out my pinky right above with the glittery sparkles. It made such a difference from the plain brown polish I had.
I think this boring autumn nail colour was transformed into a more appropriate colour for the hot summer days we’ve been having lately!
I have to add that with about 2 coats of the “Stella” and another 2 coats of the “Spark me up”, this manicure lasted me 2 full weeks and that’s even with working almost everyday and cooking too!
(A tip for those who’ve tried it before and find it chips quickly, make sure to apply a very thin first coat and let it dry thoroughly to touch, then apply a thicker second coat and then repeat thorough air drying, after which a colorless topcoat, to make it last long)
That being said, I think Sinful Colors nail polish is definitely worth a try!
I’d love to hear from you if you’ve tried this brand before or if you have another new brand you’re testing out!
Have a great Monday and an even better week ahead!
It’s MANIcure Monday and I just made it in time for the last Monday of July!
This is Midnight Blue #13, of Sinful Colors Collection.
Under bright lights and natural sunlight, it becomes a rich iridescent royal blue.
When it’s dark, it becomes a very deep blue.
I’m sorry the photos don’t really do my nails any justice.
I say it’s a pretty good nail color to choose if you have a long day out, because of the dual tone it gives.
During the day, you have bright blue summer nails and later if you have an evening party to go to, you’ll have dark, tame nails that suit evening affairs.
Have a great start of the week everyone!
I’ve missed a MANICure Monday post in the month of May! I apologize for not being able to consistently post recently. I will get back to a good rhythm again very soon and I will let you know what’s been keeping me busy aside from the new job.
So let’s talk about this new color that’s been ever so popular this Spring 2012! It’s a salmon pink, almost with an orange tinge, very bright and perfect for a summer prelude!
It dries up pretty fast so I’m very happy with it. It’s a very matte finish though when it dries up, unless you put a top coat to make it shiny and/or glittery (which I did). Some people are a fan of matte polish though, my sister Belle, being one of them. I don’t get it. When the polish becomes dull when it dries, it’s like using markers on your nails.
Anyways, I ended up having nice, shiny, fashionable nails in no time, with this fast-drying new polish discovery. I know it says 1.99$ each on the Walgreens website, but I got mine from London Drugs (yes it is a store here in Canada, and they don’t only sell meds, they even have furniture and small appliances and computers!), 5.99$ buy 1 get 1 free.
They have very vibrant colors perfect for the upcoming summer months! I hope you find them on sale somewhere near you!
Have a great MANICure Monday!