Thursday, 28 April 2016

Wedding Nails, Neutral Gradient

Hey Dolls!

I have a soft, neutral gradient mani to share with you today that I think would be perfect for the upcoming wedding season.  It is super soft and romantic with the peach tone, while still looking crisp and clean with that bright white.  I created this for a wedding manicure collaboration with Salon Supply Store.

The colors I used are OPI Stop I'm Blushing! and Essie Private Weekend.  I used a sponge and Liquid Palisade (see my review here) so the gradient was a breeze.



For my own wedding 14 years ago, I wore a classic french manicure.  What did you wear for your wedding day, or what WILL you wear on your wedding day?!  Have a great day loves!

Anne xo

Monday, 25 April 2016

Sally Hansen Play It Neutral This Summer 2016

PRESS SAMPLES

Hiya Dolls!


I have 6 Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes to share with you today and they are all neutrals for Summer!  The 88 shades in the Complete Salon Manicure collection have a formula that incorporates a keratin complex to help reinforce nail strength.  It boasts up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip-resistant wear.

Shell We Dance?  is a verrrry sheer bone white shade.  I used 3 coats and it didn't build the color up much but helped with the streakiness.  It dried super quick in between coats which is a bonus.



Sweet Talker is a sheer soft pink.  I think this is the perfect 'bridal' color!  Again, I used 3 coats to help with streakiness.




Arm Candy is a sheer bone white that is so similar to Shell We Dance?  I used 2 coats and topcoat for my swatch.



Nude Awakening is a Canadian Exclusive Shade! Go Canada!!  It's a gorgeous latte colored cream with a perfect formula.  I ended up doing 2 coats but you can easily get away with 1.  It has a mauve undertone which I love!  



Au Nature-al is a sheer peach cream.  It had a great formula, 2 coats and no streaks.



Pink Pong (cutest name!) is a dusty mauve pink that I can't seem to get enough of this year!  The formula was great, 2 easy coats.



You can purchase Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes at Superstore, Walmart and London Drugs in Canada and they retail for $9.50

Have a great day loves!

Anne xo


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

GERmanikure Nail Files Review

SAMPLE

Hiya Dolls!

I have been using GERmanikure nail files for a couple of weeks now and loving them.  They are a Florida based company that ethically make crystal glass nail files and cuticle nippers.  The cuticle nippers are handmade by skilled, fairly paid adult artisans in Solingen, Germany.


I only use glass nail files when I file my nails (I never use nail clippers).  You can see my full nail routine here.  These nail files are great quality, the grit is super fine and leaves your nails with a smooth sealed edge.  I have sued many nail files over the years and some nail were so rough that they were tearing up my nails.  Not all files are created equally that's for sure!  You can definitely tell that GERmanikure are good quality.


I have never owned cuticle nippers before since I don't ever cut my cuticles, but these have actually come in handy!  I use cuticle softener once a week and push back my cuticles, and these nippers are great for just getting in to take away the cuticle bits that slough off.  I've always been a bit scared of nippers, I've heard some horror stories!  These nippers are extremely sharp so use caution!  You should never ever cut your live cuticle!

You can purchase GERmanickure products here.


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Gradient Manicure, Liquid Palisade Review

Hey Dolls! 


I have a gradient/glitter/messy polish game changer for you guys!  I think I'm a little late to get on this band wagon, but oh man, I am ON IT now!  Kiesque, Liquid Palisade is like painter's tape for the nails!'  You can use it to get a nice clean line around your cuticles whether you are using glitter or just wanting a nice crisp line without the need for clean up!


I knew right away that I wanted to try a gradient using Liquid Palisade.  I love the look of gradients but loathe the clean up!  This makes it an absolute breeze!  First, you paint the Liquid Palisade all over your cuticles and let it dry.  You know it's dry when it turns a darker purple.


Once it's dry you paint/dab away with your regular polish and then just peel away the Liquid Palisade to reveal a perfectly crisp polish line!  So easy right?


I also received a French Manicure Liquid Palisade that has a long thin brush that you can use right on your nail to create an easy french manicure tip.

So how many of you have already used this product?  I am so glad that I found it and that it's actually easy to use and works perfectly!

You can purchase Liquid Palisade at Sephora.com and they retail for $17.00 cnd
For further instructions and videos please visit kiesque.com or LiquidPalisade.

*Samples provided for reviewing purposes
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