Friday, 30 September 2011

Strawberries! ^.^

Hey lovelies! How have you all been? I'm still ill, but not nearly as gross as before! :)
This is my latest venture in nail art. I used LA Colors in Cranberry Red, LA Colors Art Deco in Yellow, and Pure Ice in Wild Thing as the main colours in this tutorial. So, let's get started!

Step 1: Apply a base coat, and two coats of your base colour (LA Colors CR.) 
 Step 2: Apply white (I used a Sally Hansen french tip polish.) polish in the shape of leaves. The white makes the green of the leaves require fewer coats. You can make the angles more intense if you wish, but I like them curved for a kind of cartoon shape.
 Step 3: Add your pipits! (LA Colors Art Deco in Yellow)
 Step 4: Apply the green of your leaves. My suggestion is to use thin coats and build up the colour so that your leaves don't become goopy and gross. (No one wants a goopy strawberry)
 Step 5: Add glitter, because you can! (Sinful Colours Opal Glitter)
 (Blurry so that the glitter is visible :3 )

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Forever 21 Love & Beauty

         When I saw that Forever 21 sold nail polish, I decided that I would try it out. I wasn’t expecting much from the polish, considering that it is $3.80 and from a clothing store, but I decided to check it out anyway!  I got the polish in a very pretty blue, appropriately named Baby Blue.

 One Coat

 Two Coats
 Three Coats

         It could have used maybe one more coat, but I wanted to go to bed and didn’t feel like waiting for it to dry! The formula of the polish is better than expected, it’s pretty creamy. The brush is wide enough and doesn’t shed (like so many other cheap polish’ brushes do!).  All in all, I was quite impressed with the quality of it.
As for how chip resistant it was….

 Day one of full day wear
Day two (my polish OCD kicked in and I peeled the rest off because they all had huge chips out of them….)

         I need to get a better top coat. I’m currently using just a clear coat that I found in the bathroom after I lost my good top coat. I alternated between nails for top coat so that I could ~experiment~. I noticed that the polish with my crappy top coat on them peeled easier than the ones without! Hmm…
         Some people say that the F21 polishes are a rip-off of L.A Colors (*echem* colours) in a different bottle. What do you think? Do you own and Love & Beauty polishes?

Wednesday, 21 September 2011


I'm Josephine, 16 years old, and I live in New Brunswick, Canada ^.^ I started this blog because a lot of the girls on PAA kept asking if I had one! Now that I made one, I can say yes! :) I won't be posting solely nail art though. I will be posting a plethora of girly things, such as fashion and make-up!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me whatever you please!

To start off, this was my first attempt at nail art! Laugh at me if you want! I think it was alright as a first try! :)