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Happy Hallowe’en, Everyone!

Wishing all my ghosts and goblins a very Happy Hallowe’en! :) Have a fun and safe time during fright night.

In case you’re still mulling over what design to paint your nails with, here are just a few of the Hallowe’en nail-art looks I’ve done over the years and shared on the blog.

All of them (except the top left) have step-by-step tutorials, and you’ll be able to see all the colours I used. Links to each are below the collage photo.

Halloween Nail Art Ideas Nails

You can browse through the Nail Art category on my blog, which contains many more designs not shown here, or if you want to see the individual posts for the specific designs shown in the above image, click on any of the links below:

Feel free to tag me on social media, and show me what you’re wearing for Hallowe’en! :) I’d love to see!

P.S. In case you missed it, check out my latest Canadian giveaway. Enter by November 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST for your chance to win 12 Hard Candy nail polishes!


China Glaze Wood You Wanna? Swatches & Review

China Glaze Wood You Wanna Swatches & Review

Brown isn’t at the top of my nail-polish totem pole, but when it has shimmer and when autumn rolls around, I tend to test the waters more.

China Glaze Wood You Wanna? from The Great Outdoors Collection reminds me of a tree from the future or the kind that robots would plant in the year 3000.

It’s a bark-like brown, but because it has so much foil flecks, the overall appearance looks like a metallic taupe.

This is a brown that I was excited to wear and very much enjoyed! It has a cozy look with a lot of oomph – puts me in the mood for autumn. (Oh, who am I kidding? I’m always in the mood for fall, as it’s my favourite season!)

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China Glaze My Lodge or Yours? Swatches & Review

China Glaze My Lodge or Yours Swatches & Review

China Glaze Your Lodge or Mine? is from The Great Outdoors Collection, and it’s a shade that I never craved before, but when I saw it, I was curious about how it would look on my nails. (You know that I-Must-Get-You-On-My-Nails-Now feeling? I felt that the second I saw this bottle.)

It’s a dusty mauve with a grey undertone, and although I haven’t worn many colours like this, it felt nostalgic because the OPI La Collection de France came to mind. (That collection introduced mushroom, taupe, and greyish purple.)

China Glaze Your Lodge or Mine? would definitely have fit into that collection. This colour has an edginess about it, yet somehow it’s still soft and reminds me a bit of a vintage chiffon dress.

Despite the slight bubbling (from my top coat) and accidental nicking of my manicure, I absolutely fell in love. It’s making me want to branch out and try more shades like this.

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Nail Art: Summer Carnival Dotticure

Summer Dotticure SwatchesIf you followed me on social media since Friday, you already saw some photos that took while at the Canadian National Exhibiton (aka the CNE / The Ex) in Toronto.

This Summer Carnival Dotticure is what I wore to the CNE!

It was my first time trying out the KISS Polish Pop nail stickers. (The neon dots are the stickers.)

Everything else, I painted myself and tried to create a cohesive look to incorporate the fun neon dots.

With photos zoomed in so closely on my nails, you can see the transparent outline surrounding the neon dots, but in real life, it’s not quite as noticeable.

They’re worth playing around with, especially if you don’t have dotting tools, a lot of nail-polish colours, or the time to do freehand designs.

The black lacquer I used is China Glaze Liquid Leather, the pink (used on my thumb, which you can see in other photos in this post) is Duri Venom, the green is Duri Summer Rain, and the white is OPI Infinite Shine Non-Stop White.

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China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Swatches & Review (Revisited)

China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy Swatches & ReviewNeon nail polishes are incredible pick-me-uppers any season, and I’ve been known to wear them even in the winter. (Try it – it’s even brighter when you’re surrounded by snow!)

One of my all-time favourite neons that I turn to time and time again is none other than the original version of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, a beautiful, retina-searing coral that’s so bright, if my camera had eyes, they’d be squinting.

I purchased it when the China Glaze Poolside Collection first came out in 2010, and to this day, I still remember what the promo pictures looked like. It was one of the first neon collections I ever tried, and from then on, there was a soft spot in my heart for neons.

I’m halfway through my bottle of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, so I had to shake it up before taking these photos or the bottle would look pretty crusty.

Sadly, the new version of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy is more of a pale peach, not the blazing coral that I fell for back in the day. I reviewed it in 2011 on the blog here. As you can see, my blogging style has changed since then, but there are still many similarities. Also, today’s review has more colour-accurate photos in natural light, in case you were wondering. (While I’m no photography expert, I’ve learned many things through trial and error during my blogging journey.)

I’ve never worn the new version of Flip Flop Fantasy, and I can’t quite bring myself to just yet. I don’t want to be disappointed. Until I finish every last bit of this bottle, only then will I finally crack open the new one.

China Glaze, if you’re reading this, please, please, please bring back the original version. So many nailphiles miss and love it. I know that I’m not the only one!

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Nail Art: Neon Ladybug Nails

Ladybug Nail Art NeonOn Monday night, I painted these Neon Ladybug Nails, and I only took them off on Friday night because the design on my index finger chipped.

It was funny how it chipped. The ‘body’ part fell off in one sheet, but the black tips with the eyes remained. (That finger ended up looking like a robber!)

Ladybug nails are nothing new. In fact, I did a traditional black-and-red variety in 2011, which you can see in the Ladybug Nail Art Tutorial I posted back then.

This time, I wanted a summery twist because I was craving neons, and in particular, I wanted some old neons that I remember loving and reviewing on here from 2010 to 2012.

I used all China Glaze nail polishes in the following colours: Pool Party (reddish pink), Flip Flop Fantasy (coral – the original version), Sun Worshiper (orange), and Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (yellow).

I also used OPI nail polishes: Who Are You Calling Bossy?!? (black) and Angel with a Leadfoot (white).

This is the manicure I wore to the Elizabeth Arden Fall Preview event that I went to on Tuesday. It was held in Toronto’s Financial District on the 31st floor of the Trump Hotel. (The Trump Hotel was rated as the #1 luxury hotel in Canada!)

(I shared some photos on my Instagram. Click the link to see them. You don’t need the Instagram app to view the images. Only if you want to “Like” or comment on a photo do you need to install it on your phone.)

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Worldwide Giveaway: Enter to Win the China Glaze Baby Beats Micro Mini Set

Update (Monday June 22 at 11:46 pm EDT): Unfortunately, since I haven’t heard from Rhonda, I had to use Rafflecopter to randomly draw a new winner, as per the official giveaway rules. CONGRATULATIONS, MANNY! You’ve won! Please reply to my e-mail within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Update (Monday June 22): I sent another e-mail to Rhonda as a reminder to claim her prize. Rhonda, please reply to that e-mail by tonight at 11:30 pm EDT. As per the rules, if I don’t hear from you by then, unfortunately, I’ll have to choose a new winner.

Edit: Congratulations, Rhonda! You’ve won my China Glaze Baby Beats Micro Mini Set worldwide giveaway! (Please reply to my email within 48 hours to claim your prize.) Thanks to everyone for participating, and stay tuned for more fun giveaways coming soon!


China Glaze Baby Beats Giveaway


A while back, I purchased the China Glaze Baby Beats Micro Mini Set. Actually, I purchased two sets – one for myself, and one for a giveaway, so that one lucky winner and I could be nail-polish twinsies! :)

Not only are the mini bottles really adorable, but I find that the brush is perfect for painting toenails. (Since Sandal Season is right around the corner, it’s the ideal time to experiment with bright shades. But, really, dare to wear loud colours whenever you want. Lacquer is about having fun!)

Since I’m a fan of bold colours, I had to share this cute, collectible set with you. It features six mini bottles of colours from the China Glaze Electric Nights Collection.

I’m opening up the giveaway worldwide this time, so hopefully more of my readers can enter.

Please carefully read the rest of this post because it contains the specifics on how to ensure that your entry qualifies.

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