Tag Archives: manicure

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.


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?

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.

The Daily Polish

9 Nov

When people ask me what colour polish to wear to a wedding, or with a certain coloured dress, I always say red.

That’s right. People ask me those questions.

It’s classic, feminine and goes with everything. The Thrill of Brazil from OPI is a personal favourite of mine. And Eve’s. And Anne-Marie’s. So it has a bit of a following.

Hot off the press: Flare Magazine

4 Nov

The only thing better than parcel Friday, is finding your nail art on flare.com. That is pretty fun too. The neon tiger stripes in the middle are even an editor’s pick. I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds exclusive. So let’s just go with that.

The Daily Polish

1 Nov

One of the perks of my manfriend living in the suburbs is that he happens to live across the street from a Trade Secrets. I’m moving in with him after Christmas, so I have no doubt I’ll be making good friends with the girls who work there. It’s kind of a mecca for the nail polish collector. They have all the OPIs and often have half-off deals on other brands.

I’ve dragged my manfriend in on occasion and he was pretty helpful in the choosing of nail polish. I’ve even caught him showing other dudes photos of my manicures, which I send to him often.

Um. Also, he’s super manly.

I got a super fun parcel on Friday from Trade Secrets and in it was OPI’s Siberian Nights. Which may, or may not, be my new favourite colour. And makes me feel like I’m cheating on Lincoln Park After Dark.

When people ask me what my favourite nail polish is, I always answer OPI. It always goes on smooth and the wide brushes make it easy to cover your nails in 2-3 strokes.

Oh, and the hot pink dots are illamasqua in Collide.



The Daily Polish: glitter crazy

21 Oct

There were a lot of manicures recently, and they were mostly glitter manicures. It’s kind of like when you discover a new favourite outfit and you just keep wearing it over and over again. No? Just me?


OPI Black Onyx and OPI I Lily Love You.

Color Club Age of Aquarius and loose glitter tips.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Black Platinum and Wet n' Wild Part of Five glitter.

OPI Pandemonium Pink and Sephora by OPI Only Gold for Me.