Some simple rainbow nails with a touch of gold!
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Some samples I have been working on!
p.s my birthday is coming up soon, so hopefully I will get a better camera to take pictures with!
This week I received my order from Born Pretty as well as picked up a few things from lawtons & shoppers
From Born Pretty I received
- A 3 piece nail art Mani/pedi kit which contains an under oil with calcium, cuticle softener and nourishment oil
- A 4 sided nail file
- 4 nail art brushes
- A gold glitter polish
- Nail art rhinestones
- Practice tips
Over all I have been super satisfied with every order I have purchased with born pretty store, the quality is great, the prices are cheap and shipping is free!
Moving onto Lawtons, I picked up
- Milani- Jewel FX Gold
- OPI- I Lily Love You
- OPI- Last Friday Night
- L.A Colors art deco- Silver Glitter
At shoppers I got alot of great deals, there was a %70 off bin from which i bought
- GOSH- Gold
- GOSH- Gasoline
- Nicole by OPI- Nicole's Nickel
- Borghese- Maraschino
- Borghese- Presto
Posted by SamanthaLee at 07:21
Monday, 29 August 2011
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
So lately I have found myself over whelmed with photos of beautiful nail art! and I have decided instead of hogging all of this amazing work I'm going to share with my readers!
so for now, here are a few little rays of sunshine to brighten your day!
None of the above photos belong to me, I have provided links for each photo which will bring you to each artists page!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 15:16
Sunday, 24 July 2011
This is my very first attempt at a technique I have been in love with for sooo long!! I am actually really impressed with how it went, I thought it would be a very messy disaster! However, I love the colors, I love the brightness, and it only took me maybe 10 minutes to do! I got my inspiration from both Kayla Shevonne as well as Sandra from My World
This week I decided to do something simple yet girly. For the base color I used Rimmel Londons - Silver bullet, I then applied L.A Colors - Fuel and Claire's - Snowball, finally to add a bit of sparkle I used L.A Colors - Ice Breaker
Friday, 15 July 2011
I haven't made many posts in the last little while so here is a quick update on what I have been up to!
I made a few purchases, which consist of:
Sally Hansen Crackle - Distressed Denim
Sally Hansen Crackle - Cherry Smash
Sally Hansen Crackle - Snow Blast
Sally Hansen - Lickety Split Lime
Sally Hansen - Brisk Blue
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen - Neon Pink
Claires - Snowball
Claires - Bedazzled
Gosh - Miss Grey
Wet n Wild - Saved by the Blue
Rimmel - Silver Bullet
p.s I'm working on convincing my boyfriend to buy me a better camera so I can take better pictures! *fingers crossed!* :)
Posted by SamanthaLee at 18:37
Sunday, 10 July 2011
I stumbled across Mad Manis blog when Kayla Shevonne named Mad Manis blog of the month for June. I fell absolutely in LOVE with her dandelion nails and just had to try them out.. mine didn't come out quite as well as hers and my cuticles are absolutely horrid... but I was pretty pleased with the end result!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 11:45
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
I haven't had a post in a couple of weeks now, so I figured I better make up for it! I've had a few days off of work and since the weather here hasn't been very nice, I've had some time to pick up a few new polishes and just mess around!
For the first day of summer nails I decided to do some little lady bugs after coming across one in my bedroom, so it seemed fitting!
I've also been messing around with my OPI - Black Shatter, trying to figure out which colors I like best.
I heard today that one of our local beauty stores is getting rid of LCN nails, now I was getting ready to apply to take the course so I'm pretty disappointed...however, I was told that they are bringing in two new lines of nails, China Glaze Nails and OPI Nails.. so far the only research I have done on these is typing it in on Google, with no luck of course. So has anyone out there in blog world had an experiences with these nails? If so good or bad? would you get them again? I would love to have some input!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 12:45
While browsing through my pictures I came across a set of nails I done a few weeks ago, I completely forgot to post them! I actually entered these skittles into an online competition (just for fun of course, on Blue Kaffee)
So here are my silver and black skittles!
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Ive been super busy the last few weeks and I have been neglecting my nails and blog, so I am going to try something a bit different!! I am going to set a goal for myself, one set of nails a week!! So this weeks nails are just a simple Rainbow tipped skittles! I actually really love this style because it is so simple yet so fun! I was going to add a few polka dots, or maybe an additional color but I decided against it, what do you think?!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I haven't had a chance lately to do any updates, but just a little quick post here before i get back to my ridiculously busy week... All of my online purchases have arrived!! I was mostly satisfied with everything except my stamping kit... I cant seem to get the designs to stick to the stamper, I have tried buffing it down a bit but nothing seems to work... i guess I will have to keep at it! other than that I was really impressed by the quality of everything i purchased! I will post some pictures hopefully later today!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 05:43
Friday, 13 May 2011
I done some very simple silver nails with a black matte French tip. On the thumb I done a simple swirl with some pink jewels. I'm still patiently waiting for my online purchases to arrive, but unfortunately Canada Post is expecting a strike on Monday so I have a feeling I will be waiting a while :(
For this mani I used :
LA Colors - tropical storm
Revlon - Black Star
Joe Fresh- Matte Top Coat
LA Colors Art Deco - White
Posted by SamanthaLee at 15:56
These are my stained glass inspired nails! I absolutely LOVE them, maybe because they are so different, who knows! Stay Tuned!
China Glaze - 108 degrees
Sally Hansen - Jade Jump
LA Colors - Fun in the Sun
LA Colors Art Deco - Yellow
LA Colors Art Deco - Ice Breaker
Posted by SamanthaLee at 15:38
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
So my nails are finally back to normal and I plan on spending the afternoon experimenting with different nail designs! So stay tuned for a major picture overload!
First up is my animal print nails.. Ive got different colored leopard print along with a simple zebra print.
I used :
Sally Hansen - Jade Jump
L.A Colors - Fun in the Sun
China Glaze - 108 Degrees
L.A Colors Art Deco - Yellow
L.A Colors Art Deco - Black
L.A Colors - Wired
Posted by SamanthaLee at 06:36
Thursday, 5 May 2011
So while I am unable to paint my own nails, Ive decided to just fool around (to fill the void in my life..) and do some simple nail art on artificial nails! :)
This afternoon I decided to try some simple cherry blossoms, as well as a New York Yankees design dedicated to my boyfriend, the Yankees biggest fan. haha
For The Cherry Blossoms I used:
2 Sally Girl polishes, a pale purple & pale green(base)
L.A. Colors - Energy Source
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Black
Joe - Base & Top Coat
L.A. Colors - Energy Source
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Just a little Hello to my new followers! Just wanted to thank you guys for visiting and following my blog!! I swear it is not always this boring, but my nails are allmmoosst better and I will be back with more posts, reviews and hopefully some video tutorials! So please stay tuned!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 05:03
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Since I have been unable to provide you guys with new photos, Ill just give a quick update on whats been going on!
My nails are on their way back so fingers crossed that they will be better very very soon! But to keep me busy and to fulfill my addiction, I have been shopping online! In addition to my purchases on www.bornprettystore.com , I have also purchased China Glaze - Towel Boy Toy from ebay, and also made a few purchases from www.eyeslipsface.com ,which included ELF- Coral polish, ELF- Mint Cream polish, ELF- Red Velvet polish, a new nail block and I also decided to try out a nourishing cuticle pen.
Im super excited to recieve my items and im looking SO forward to being able to do my nails
Posted by SamanthaLee at 09:34
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
I was cruising around the internet looking at some different nail art and i came across this design! I fell so in love with them I wanted to try them out! so here they are, my comic strip-ish nails haha
the picture quality sucks, my camera broke :(
Posted by SamanthaLee at 05:25
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
So I have been dying to buy some Zoya matte polish but since they don't sell it where I live I decided to buy something to hold me over until I can order some online!
I bought a bottle of Joe Fresh - Matte Top Coat, which is actually pretty awesome. I have been doing some experimenting and so far so good!
along with my matte top coat, I also purchased a bottle of Joe Fresh - Grape and Joe Fresh Base and Top Coat, also another bottle of L.A Colors Art Deco- Ice Breaker.
On another note, I have been asked to do a nail art tutorial for a local online magazine http://envymagazine.ca/, Who you can also follow on twitter and facebook! So keep an eye out for an upcoming video tutorial!
Now s this blog isn't all words, here is my nail of the day!
L.A Colors - Wired
Joe Fresh - Matte Top Coat
L.A Colors Art Deco - Ice Breaker
Posted by SamanthaLee at 08:48
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Awesome news! Just received conformation that my hello kitty stamp plate DIY kit is on its way from www.bornprettystore.com !
also on its way from the same fantastic site is a 7 piece Nail Art Brush set + Dotting Pen,
a White Coloured Matt Polish, a Violet Coloured Matt Polish and a Leopard & Lace Design Stamp plate. I am super excited to receive this stuff so keep posted for some new nail designs!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 15:23
Friday, 15 April 2011
My current nails, you cant tell in the picture how vibrant the blue is, but it is BRIGHT!
I love, love love
O.P.I -Black shatter, it adds so much more life and such a great texture to your nails! Coming out in may OPI will release another line of shatter, in blues! Can not wait! Stay tuned for more updates!
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Just a quick post here before I start making supper!
Just a little something I was working on today, my Easter/Spring Skittles!
Ive got an easter basket on my thumb, my pointer is rockin the rabbit, middle finger is a decorated easter egg, ring finger has some sping-y flowers and my pinky has some simple polka dots!
Now onto the giveaway!
Girly - Addictions has a great line up of prizes, from nail polish to cleansing cream!
Not only is her giveaway awesome, her nails are always beautiful! So do yourself a favor and check out her blog!
Posted by SamanthaLee at 12:25