Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tiny Hearts & Hello Kitty

Last week, we did two really adorable private manicures. The ladies showed up with really cute, creative manicure ideas in mind and we did our best to make those dreams a reality!

Check out these adorable neon pink, teal, and purple tiny hearts on a beautiful greige background - such a perfect pattern...and the matching ring! To die for.

This one is a class French Manicure with a BSD twist on the ring finger...Hello Kitty! So cute.

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Sweet Sixteen Nail Party

This weekend, we had the super fun opportunity to participate in an adorable sweet sixteen birthday party. We set up our table and supplies and gave the girls awesome nail-art while the others played charades, ate pizza, and laughed, chatted, and giggled. Check out what the girls asked for!

These nails, belonging to the birthday girl, are accented with neat sugar skulls!

A beautiful pale pink and pastel blue version of the Lana Del Rey nails:

Adorable yellow roses on a periwinkle blue background:

Matryoskha dolls on lilac - cute!

Tiny pink hearts French manicure on a beautiful nude:

The classic, always glamourous, Lana Del Rey:

Sparkly purple Fairy Nails:

A really cool metallic slate gray version of the Lana Del Rey nails:

Here we are painting away!

We also set up a birthday photo booth - here are some of the pics...

Some of the girls (and a mystery guest) showing off their manicures!

Overall, what a sweet time! We simply cannot wait to do another party like this.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wedding Nails!

We had the pleasure of doing the nails of a lovely group of ladies for a wedding...including the Bride! We had so much fun and were so happy to have been included in the Bride's wedding preparations - it was so exciting to be doing their nails the night before she was getting married.

First, we popped over to do Gillian's awesome plum and silver leopard print nails to match her dress.

Then we headed over to the hotel where the bride, her wedding party, and the rest of her family were staying. We were so happy to have the opportunity to set up shop to do the Bridal party's nails. It was neat to be included in the hustle and bustle of a wedding's eve preparations (organizing food orders for the next day, hair appointments, going over the itinerary, planning the honeymoon flights, etc). We really felt like a part of the nervous excitement! 

For this manicure, we used OPI's Dating a Royal with Orly's Tiara. Love it!

A dusty blue with an adorable yellow rose on the ring finger:

 A classic French manicure:

For this manicure, Chanel's Graphite was used...this polish is so awesome it doesn't even need any embellishments!

And, last but not least, the Bride's nails!

Perfect! For this manicure, we used Deborah Lippmann's Naked and Some Enchanted Evening (pink glitter) to create our fairy nails. The colour combination went with the wedding's colour scheme and is a perfect bridal manicure - understated and secretly sparkly!

What a fun time! Bridal manicures are a blast - we love to be part of the action!
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Friday, 17 February 2012

Bunnies & Strawberries

We had the pleasure of doing two sisters' nails last week and, sometimes, the manicures are so adorable and special that we must share them! They requested strawberry nails (an all-time favourite of ours) and bunny nails! We had never done bunny nails before so we were really excited. Plus, with the berry & bunny combination on our minds, we couldn't help think about spring ...is it here yet? Yeesh!

Here is Kristina creating some adorable neon coral strawberry nails:

We used Revlon's Coral Me Wild for the base.


Here I am improvising some bunny nails:

They are coming together! Such a cute seafoam green background - we used Minted by Revlon for the background.


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Monday, 13 February 2012

Pucker Up at Holt Renfrew with Deborah Lippmann

We had an absolute blast at Holt Renfrew this weekend! We were there as part of Holt's Pucker Up event. We teamed up with Deborah Lippmann products to offer custom hand-painted nail art with Valentine's Day in mind. With the purchase of two Deborah Lippmann polishes, customers received a free Beauty School Dropouts manicure! (booked in advance)

We were so thrilled to have the opportunity to play with Lippmann polishes all day long - two nail addicts couldn't have had asked for more perfect a day! With access to all of the amazing glitters and polishes, the possibilities were endless!

The Lippmann spread:

Pucker Up!
One of our manicure stations:
Ready to go!

We also put out a Valentine's Day inspiration board for manicure ideas:

Check out some of the manicures we came up with!

We used Daytripper as the base and I Love the Nightlife glitter on the tips for this adorable version of our Fairy Nails.

For this pink version of fairy nails, we used Shape of My Heart as the base and the awesome gold glitter Shake Your Groove Thing:

We were so excited when the Lana del Rey manicure was requested! We used Naked as the base, My Old Flame on the tips, and Nefertiti as the gold outline.

These sultry Fairy Nails combined Lady is a Tramp as the base and Good Girls Gone Bad on the tips.

We added tiny hearts along the tips of the nails, French manicure style, using Naked as the base and Between the Sheets for the hearts - love this one!

For this heart tips manicure, we used Girls Just Want to Have Fun, a bright coral, and Amazing Grace for the tiny hearts.

We ended up calling this manicure Rain Storm (not Valentine themed but awesome nonethless!). We used Stormy Weather as the base and Today Was a Fairytale glitter on the tips.

For these fairy nails, we used Between the Sheets and Boom Boom Pow on the tips. Love it!

We kept this manicure simple - adding kisses on the ring ringers. We used Naked as the base and Between the Sheets for the kiss mark. We also added a tiny shine accent using Amazing Grace.

We used Naked again for the base on this manicure (our most popular polish of the day - it sold out!), Between the Sheets for the tiny hearts and for part of the rose. We also added accents using Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Some Enchanted Evening, and Fade to Black.

This version of the Kisses manicure has Fade to Black as the base and It's Raining Men for the kisses. Sexy!                                                

This style also looks great with a bright fuchsia base! Here, we used Between the Sheets and Fade to Black.

For this bright red kisses manicure, we used It's Raining Men and Amazing Grace. Adorable and perfect for Valentine's Day!

And, lastly, we did a neat version of Fairy Nails using Dark Side of the Moon and Some Enchanted Evening. A perfect understated version of a Valentine's Day manicure!

Overall, we had an absolutely amazing time meeting new people and doing their nails! The team at Holt Renfrew was incredible and we can't wait to do this again - have a great Valentine's Day!

- Emilie & Kristina Pin It