The Daily Polish

21 Nov

Once in a while, I come up with a nail polish combination that I kind of want to just stare at all day. This is one of those combinations. I love it. L-O-V-E.

I may or may not have done my nails four times this weekend. I was trying out some new polishes I was sent recently, and I wasn’t loving any of it. Then I did a manicure for a friend, and was kind of jealous of it, which lead to this creation. Essie Carry On from the fall collection and Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper glitter.

It feels like toasted marshmallows on my nails. Or something.


Fancy for Henry: pendant bowl

21 Nov

I’m not going to lie to you. Henry is awesome. He cuddles when I want him to cuddle, he’s cute when I want him to be cute and he’s friendly with strangers. All around great cat qualities.

I bought him ice cream bowls for his food and water, which were super cute until he discovered he could knock the water bowl over and make a huge mess. Then I replaced them with onion soup bowls. The heaviest thing I could find in my cupboard. Not that cute.

But this Pendant Bowl from the Drake Hotel General Store is pretty cute. It contents would probably end up all over my floors, but it’s still cute.

The Daily Polish

18 Nov

I’m not usually into nail polish trends, because they are just that. Trends. They’re cool today and passé tomorrow and I tire of them very quickly. Much like many of the dudes I dated in the past.

But on a recent trip to Sephora I couldn’t NOT pick up a bottle of nails inc. magnetic polish in Trafalgar Square. I felt I owed it to my readers to try it out.

See what I did there?

The formula goes on like any other high quality polish, comes in three colours, and the magnetic part is incredibly easy to do. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

The only downside is that you can only do one design. The magnet that comes with the nails inc. polish produces these wiggly designs, but I wonder if you could use a magnet from another magnetic polish brand to make a different design. Like this star magnet from LCN. I think I’d be more likely to use it often if I could switch up the designs.

What do you think?

A twinkle in your eye: glitter makeup

18 Nov

Wow. I have nail polish that looks like this. Am I prepared to wear the same look on my eyelids? Yes. Yes I am.

See this post on Little Miss Makeup for the step by step instructions.

Winner, winner pants on fire.

11 Nov

Not really. Nobody’s pants are on fire.

But there is a winner of the Konad Starter Kit from and it’s Christina! Congratulations, Christina. I’ll be in touch this afternoon.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I’ll have another one soon with more cool stuff to give away, so please enter again!

The Daily Polish

10 Nov

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On and Deborah Lippman Happy Birthday glitter.

Kind of feeling like eating a spoonful of icing right now.

Lumberjackin’ around: hooded flannel shirt.

10 Nov

There was a time when I was the leader of the anti-schlep revolution. I remember those days fondly. High heels. High-waisted skirts. Ironed button down shirts.

Well, those days are dwindling since I decided to start the all-for-comfort revolution. I’m through with jeans that dig, stretchy shirts that don’t stay where they’re supposed to and shoes that make my feet crack when I take them off.

I’m kicking off the all-for-comfort revolution with a hooded flannel shirt from Aritzia in Rex. Layered over a long sleeve tee, or under an oversize wool sweater, it’s pretty much the definition of cozy.

Excuse me, while I go out into the wilderness and harvest some berries and chop some wood.