Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wonderful Wednesdays - Halloween Edition

So, since tomorrow is Halloween (or All Hallow's Eve, hehe) I thought it only appropriate to have a Halloween inspired post! 

This amazing little project makes me smile.
via Odd Things I've Seen 

Apparently this is Tim Burton wearing a costume made by his mom. Enough said.
via MizEnScen

For anyone near the Elora, Ontario region each month in October the town hosts Monster Month where the artist Tim Murton (sounds like Burton, hehe) decorates the place with his cool sculptures. We went one year and it was super rad. Apparently, he adds more creatures each year.
via Sweet Distractions

One of the greatest Halloween episodes for a TV show.
Community Season 2 - Epidemiology

One of my all-time favourite Halloween movies - Hocus Pocus.
 Oh gosh! It's so good!
via weheartit

Hope everyone has an awesome Halloween!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Llarowe Vamp

Vamp from Colors by Llarowe is awesome. It's a gorgeous juicy red, I would say, that's wonderfully holographic. Look at that baby shine!! It doesn't necessarily look vampy to me but it isn't a bright, firecracker red either. It's a slightly deeper red than the traditional. 

I really love this polish. Holographic reds are a pleasant twist on the typical red nail. There are a variety of nail colours that I love but red nails always make me feel great, without a doubt!

I couldn't get enough of this colour in the sunlight. Optimal lighting for catching that holographic shine.

Here's a cute bracelet from Disney Couture which is, alas, no more. I really wish that they would bring that line back and to its former stellar glory.

The inscription on the bracelet reads: "You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think"

How awesome is that? It helps keep the self-esteem up :)

I'll give you another chance to embrace the holo. hehe

Come to the holo side. ;)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Black Gold Texas Tea Llarowe

Black Gold Texas Tea from Llarowe is an awesome polish. 
I like the idea of black nail polish but always find flat black polishes to be too boring. Insert holographic glitter and you've got one bottle of amazingness.

I'd say that this is a classy mani. Gold and black? You really can't go wrong. 
I used Crows Toes Her Goose Got Cooked over OPI's Don't Pretzel My Buttons.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Golden Eyes, Vampy Lips

I've been following the gorgeously amazing, super talented, and wonderfully inspiring makeup artist Linda Hallberg for about a year now and just love how she combines exquisite makeup with great photographs. So, I'm taking some direction from her and trying to get a little more interesting with my photos. 

bitch face? check!
I don't think I'll be up to the same caliber as Linda but this set up should be better, at least.

However, you will have to bare with some of the old style sprinkled in as I have yet to upload some.

I really do recommend Linda's blog because she is seriously my favourite makeup artist!!

Urban Decay - Virgin, Twice Baked
MAC - Amber Lights, Coppering
Urban Decay - Secret Service
Wet N Wild - Cherry Bomb
Physician's Formula
Talc-Free Mineral Face Powder

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shleee Polish Descension and Ascension

This is probably one of my favourite nail designs I've done in a while. I had been getting a little tired of just nails with sparkle top coats or tri-accents so I wanted to try something different. The glitter duo Descension and Ascension by Shleee Polish is amazing and was the inspiration for this design.

I first applied OPI's Play the Peonies as I thought the shimmery white complimented the shimmer base of the two Shleee polishes quite well. Next, I used those paper reinforcer things as a guide for OPI's Mermaid Tears. Ascension and Descension were applied to the lower half of the nail.

I seriously loved this mani, as noted previously, and have to say I was really proud of it :) 
It's the little things!

Yayayayayay. That's all folks!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

CrowsToes Shoot the Butterfly + OPI A Roll In the Hague {Halloween 2013 Mani #2}

CrowsToes Shoot the Butterfly is a gorgeous polish and it also happens to be perfect for Halloween. I couldn't resist pairing this polish with OPI A Roll In the Hague. 

I contemplated layering Shoot the Butterfly over a black but decided to apply 2 generous coats over my top coat. I think it gave a chunkier appearance than I would have liked so I will definitely wear it over a black polish next time. But for such a densely packed jelly polish, Shoot the Butterfly has a lovely formula and wears very well. 

I thought, for old times sake, I would share Shoot the Butterfly with some butterfly hair clips. REMEMBER BUTTERFLY HAIR CLIPS?! So much nostalgia. I would wear like 10 in my hair at one time back in the day. I loved them. I love CrowsToes. Butterflies rule!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fantastic Fridays

Shame on me! I have missed the past two Fantastic Fridays. Not for lack of fantastic things but mostly for lack of my brain! Anyway, I'm here with fantasticness so let's do this!

we heart it
BEETLEJUICE! I sincerely love this movie with my whole heart. I'm very selective about movies and this is one that have loved and will always love. Also, I really want to wear black and white vertical stripes all the time. And Lydia is my spirit movie character (like a spirit animal but a movie character).

we heart it

house vegan
Vegan Cronuts! The genius blogger behind House Vegan made a vegan-ized cronut recipe. I need to make this!

Stay Streets Ahead,

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Cloud Cuckoo

I've said this before and I'll say it again, I LOVE creme polishes with embedded glitter. This polish is NO exception. Like all those bold statements? haha 

I think this polish, despite its delicate, light appearance, is great for fall. The gold and purple glitter is just fabulous. On first coat the base looks white but once you get to the second coat you can detect a slight purple tinge and I just love it!

The formula is pretty great as with the other polishes I've tried from Scofflaw however I had to do more fishing around to get the glitter.

I used Illamasqua Baptiste to make some tri-accents but left that business to one hand only. The colour matched the purple glitters in the Scofflaw but I just wasn't feeling the triangles, they weren't sharp enough. 

Hey I'm realizing now that the jacket I was wearing matched the gold glitters quite well. I bet you're wondering what other items of clothing I paired with my nails, aren't you? 
Just you wait ;)

THIS is cuteness.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wonderful Wednesdays

hope you had/are having a wonderful wednesday!! Mine's been stressful but c'est la vie, huh?

here's what i've been into lately.

Sleepy Hollow. Looking forward to watching this soon!!!

love love love this. would love to try adding a little lime crime lipstick in serpentina to my collection.

ugh!!! there are a whole bunch of disney themed shirts and sweaters i'd love to get my hands on!

currently listening to: an oldie but a goodie = the strokes is this it

Monday, October 14, 2013

Shleee Polish The Great Pumpkin + ORLY It's Not Rocket Science {Halloween 2013 Mani #1}


How can you tell? Our nails are covered with pumpkins, orange, black, and green!

Shleee Polish The Great Pumpkin is the perfect Autumnal polish. Not only is it sparkly, festive, and pretty... it's a tribute to "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"!

(How could you not love this film? Or this polish?)

Luckily, The Great Pumpkin is still available in the Shleee Polish Etsy Shop! We chose to layer Shleee Polish The Great Pumpkin over ORLY It's Not Rocket Science - a murky, gold-green that is absolutely gorgeous with it's glass flecks and shimmer. This combo was so exciting to wear and I really didn't want to remove this mani.


The macro bottle shot totally screams Halloween and Autumn! We can't get enough. Not only is this polish awesome to look at, it applies so well (like every Shleee Polish we have ever tried). We barely had to fish for the pumpkin glitters - bonus! Surprisingly, they lay pretty flat with one coat of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite.

So in love!