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Saturday, 30 June 2012
Tomorrow is Canada Day! In honour of the fireworking-BBQing-swimming-drinking-be-jollying day, I thought it would be appropriate to come up with a red & white manicure. I couldn't decide on a single design to use so I went for mix&match. It turned out pretty cute! Check it out!
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Strawberry nails are one of my favourite nailart designs because they are easy (for everyone) and absolutely adorable and perfect for summer. I have done them before and figured it would be great timing for a simple how-to post. Check it out!
The leaves are the easy part! You could use a toothpick or a small paintbrush for this step. Just draw a few tendrils on the tip of the nail - they don't have to be perfect so don't be intimidated! And voila. Adorable strawberry nails! Go for it.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
My set up
I genuinely love working with AA polishes - they have amazing colours that go on very opaque (an important quality in a polish), have bold and awesome glitters, and perfect neons. The possibilities were endless! I had such an amazing time painting everyone's nails and making your nail-art ideas happen! Check out some manicures below with the corresponding AA polishes.
For this leopard print manicure, I used Gold Flash for the base, Cocoa for the spots, and Hassid for the accents.
For this blue rose manicure, I used Summer Peach for the base, American Denim and Mount Royal for the rose, Crescent Heights for the leaves, and Hassid for the accents.
For this adorable fairy nails manicure, I used Coney Island for the base, Light Year glitter on the tips, and T-Shirt for the tiny bow on the ring fingers.
For this girly bow manicure, I used Angeline as the base and Hassid for the bows.
This lovely girl was headed to the Carivibe Festival and wanted to represent Jamaica on her nails - this is what I came up with! I love these nails. I used Hasid, Neon Green, and Sunshine State.
For these rose nails, I used Mount Royal as the base, Poppy and Rouge for the rose, Crescent Heights for the leaves and Coney Island for the accents.
Love the twist on the classic French Manicure here...I used Dance as the base and Gold Flash as the tips.
I absolutely love this version of the Lana del Rey manicure! This manicure is universally flattering and has an uber-cool factor thanks to the lady who first wore it. I used Dance as the base, Passport Blue on the tips, and Gold Flash for the accents.
What a great day! Plus, being surrounded by AA clothes was not so horrible either...other than the fact that I was tempted to spend my entire life savings on summer clothes ;)
Can't wait to do this again! Thanks to all the ladies who came out and the superb AA employees who helped make my day awesome.
Thanks for having me!
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Last Friday evening, from 4-7, I set up at Magpie Jewellery's Rideau Centre location to offer free manicures! We all had a great time - staring into the depths of Alexis Bittar's stunning jewellery and trying out fun nail art ideas.
Me - ready to go! (Taken by the lovely Gaelyn of Magpie Jewellery)
Nude fairy nails
Purple leopard print
Geographic white tips with tiny black hearts
Matte black with glossy French tips
Classic red roses
I had such an amazing time - we always love doing nails in new environments and I was thrilled to be surrounded by such a special store filled with creative and beautiful jewellery. I can't wait to do more events like this in the future!
Friday, 15 June 2012
Hey guys! We will be doing pop-up manicures tomorrow, Saturday June 16th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at American Apparel in the Rideau Centre.
We are so excited to have access to all of their ah-mah-zing nail polish colours! Come on out and get a FREE manicure - first-come-first-served!
Thursday, 14 June 2012
Hi everyone! We have amazing news for tomorrow! I will be setting up shop at Magpie Jewellery's Rideau Centre location. As part of their hosting of a Designer Showcase featuring Alexis Bittar jewellery, we will be offering FREE manicures. We cannot wait. We absolutely love Magpie and all of the jewellery they carry...I am sure I will be drooling over all the great pieces on display.
I will be there from 4:00pm-7:00pm so make sure to stop by. First come first served, ladies, so show up early! I will bring an inspiration board of nail-art ideas and be sure to check out the blog for ideas if you are stumped! Also, I love a challenge and will jump on any nail design idea you can come up with.
See you there!
Monday, 4 June 2012
Here is another how-to as seen on our spot on CTV. These nails are an adorable idea - especially for summer. Plus, they are super easy.
Start with any blue base. Here, I used Deborah Lippmann's On the Beach.