Misadventures In Stamping: Summer Flowers Edition

I mentioned my misadventures in stamping in my recent “New Year” post. So, I figured I’d kick things off with a post about that exact subject. I’ve been delving a lot more into stamping lately and trying to spice up most of my manicures with it. I have a special spot in my heart for Pueen stamping plates because the Love Elements set from them were the first stamping plates that I bought. Recently, I purchased the Stamping Buffet set from them to add to my growing collection. Boy! I am so in love with these plates.

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The plate that I am the most in love with is Pueen 72. It has this amazing Hawaiian feel to it. I instantly feel summery when I use this plate. I’ve actually used it twice since getting the set at the beginning of the month. I love that this is a full plate design and that you can pick and choose the areas that you want from it. Every nail will be different but it still gives a cohesive look. Continue reading

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The Owl’s Return In Time For Fall

I’ve recently discovered a love for Butter London’s polishes. The application is dreamy and smooth and the colours are outstanding. I’ve found that I tend to need three coats for opacity but that could be a combination of their formula with my application. Either way, I’ve fallen in love. It’s terrible for my bank account but my nails are very happy with me. Because of this, I’ve been snapping some more up when some of the ladies I know have been wanting to part with theirs. It’s nice to only have to pay $10 instead of $15 or $17 for them. A note to all the Canadian ladies here: The Bay sells Butter London polishes for $15. It’s a discovery that I was happy to make.

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This beauty is “Yummy Mummy”. The name itself doesn’t do much for me but it is a great neutral creme. I’ve been looking for a good one ever since my mini bottle of Sephora by OPI “Don’t Feed The Hand Models” has started to get down to the last leg of its life. It’s not an overly unique colour but it is lovely. If you have the chance to snap it up for less than full price, I’d say go for it. If not I’m sure you can find an OPI, Chine Glaze, or Zoya that is probably very similar for cheaper. I don’t know of any dupes off the top of my head but I am sure that they are out there. Continue reading

Disco Biscuit Gives Me Disco Fever!

After reading a bunch of reviews online for “Disco Biscuit”, I was concerned that it might be too sheer. I wanted to love it and I’m a girl who can forgive a little bit of visible nail line. So, when a friend had this polish up for swap, I jumped at the opportunity to own it. I’m so glad that I did. “Disco Biscuit” is a lovely bright fuchsia pink with very fine blue iridescent sparkles in it. It’s not quite a shimmer but not quite a glitter look either. Either way, I love the colour of “Disco Biscuit”.

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Is This The Life Of A Fishwife?

If Butter London’s “Fishwife” is a glimpse into what being a fishwife is like, I can get on board with that! I lucked out so much when I girl I know put this polish along with another Butter London I really wanted up on her swap board. I snatched both of them up about as quickly as I saw them. I had previously seen swatches of “Fishwife” and was completely in love with it!

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A Quick Update & A Devious New Plan!

I’m here to officially apologise for my lack of posting this morning. I had intended on writing it last night before going to bed nice and late. This is because I had Monday-Thursday off work this week when I was making these plans. Silly me should always know that you really shouldn’t make plans for things like “late night writing”. While running errands yesterday, I got a call from work and all of a sudden I had to be at work at 7:00am both today and tomorrow. I’m not complaining about having to work. I enjoy being busy and could definitely use the extra moolah! This is what got in the way of writing the would be brilliant morning review of Rainbow Honey’s “Fire Spring”

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I’d Like A Little Crema de Limon Please!

I apologise for my lack of posting over the last couple of days. I needed a mini vacation from my vacation in Las Vegas. This is a catch up post for me though. I had intended on writing it before I left but ran out of time in the pre-vacation craziness. I received this adorable little Lime Crime polish a while ago from a girl in my swap group. I was lemming it ever since I’d heard of Lime Crime. When a girl had one up for swap, I immediately wanted it. Sadly, I was too slow and another girl snatched it up. Lucky for me, there was another lovely lady who saw my desire for this polish and offered it up for me. I snatched it up as soon as the offer came through. I apologise for the slightly blurry pictures. These ones are a little bit older due to when I wore the polish. Going forward I’m working on making my pictures better.

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