The Marble Mani of Your Dreams

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Okay, picture overload because HOW AMAZING IS THIS MANI? So amazing. As the title says, it’s clearly the marble mani of your dreams. Well, mine at least. And guess what? I didn’t use one drop of water for this look. So say hello to no-water marble nails! You can thank me later, because I already have a tutorial for this technique up here. This is seriously my go-to for when I’m extra lazy but want insane looking nail art in like, five minutes. Guys, you have to try it! People will look at your nails and stare in wonder at how you achieved something so damn beautiful. For realz. Even if you tell them how easy it is, no one will ever believe you. And you’ll be a mysterious nail art goddess. Who doesn’t want to be a mysterious nail art goddess?

Want to get this exact look? I used all Zoya nail polish for this design. Here’s the list:  Ali (neon pink), Purity (white) and Monica (purple). Honestly, Zoya is one of my absolute favourite nail polish brands. Every single colour I’ve tried from them, I’ve loved and they never fail to impress me. Only thing is that they need a nail polish named Natacha (with a C), and it definitely should be holographic and glittery (hint hint, Zoya).

I would love to know what you think of this design! Please leave a comment down below to express the wicked emotions you’re feeling. It’s okay, I felt the same ones every time I’d look at my nails. Oh, and if you try it out –you SO should– tweet me photo or tag me on Instagram (my links are off to the side, babes →)! You know I love that shit. x

 

NEW! Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Polishes: Worth the Hype?

Remember that Revlon event I told you about yesterday? Well, along with makeup we also got to take home some polishes (YAY), these new Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy ones included. And I tested them out to let you know if they’re really worth the hype.

So first thing’s first, these aren’t gel. You don’t need to cure them or use a special base and top coat combination. They’re gel-like, which means they’re meant to stay on, without chipping, for a good number of days. The coloured polish itself is a base + colour combo, so no base coat required. The line, however, does have a separate top coat to purchase.

I tested out showtime for, like, three days because girl has got swatching to do… but here’s what I love about these colours: the brush is magnificent. You know that usual, skinny mini brush that most Revlon polishes have? Well, they’ve doubled it for Gel Envy. So you get a nice, smooth application right away that covers the whole nail. Revlon, please double-brush all your polishes from now on, kay? As for the colours I received…

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 11.07.58 AMRevlon Gel Envy - Showtime

Showtime was a great colour, but it looked more purple in the bottle and much more blue on the nail. I preferred what I saw in the bottle, but it was still a nice, opaque shade with lots of shimmery specks in it. Not something I’d reach for often, but I do like it. Dupe-wise, it’s very similar to OPI’s Grape, Set, Match, but the OPI one is much more true to colour on the nail and actually comes out purple.

Revlon Gel Envy - Dealers Choice

Dealer’s Choice was really gorg. The teal colour has a silver shimmer going through that added a nice touch, rather than just a simple cream. It was more watery than I expected and the first coat wasn’t as opaque as I’d like, but it definitely built up to be super pretty.

Revlon Gel Envy - Winning StreakWinning Streak was probably my favourite because look, it’s lavender! This is easily one of my all time fave colours, so as soon as I pulled it out of the bag I knew it was love at first sight. It went on great on the nail. Super easy to apply and looked really cute on. Totally spring-perfect.

The bottom line: Like I said earlier, I only wore Showtime for a few days, but in those few days it held up pretty well. I paired it with their topcoat and only noticed a tiny, tiny chip on my index finger when I went to take it off, which, by the way, these polishes can all be taken off with regular polish remover. I do think they would’ve lasted another couple of days unscathed, but realistically, you won’t get gel results without getting gel nails, so don’t expect these to last two weeks and be perfect. It wont happen, sista. So really, if you guys like a few colours I’d say pick ‘em up!  For $7.99 you can’t really go wrong. There’s 30 colours to choose from (which all have fun casino-related names like Lady Luck and Jackpot –cute!) and they’re out May! Will you be trying these new polishes?

NEW! Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Lippies

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Parisian Passion

Oh my gosh! My first makeup post. And those are my lips up there… awkward. But anyway, today’s all about Revlon. I was lucky enough to attend a little event Revlon Canada had for some bloggers up in my hood where they gave us a sneak-peek into what’s to come (and it’s exciting!) at Revlon HQ. Plus, we also got to take home a party bag. Except there were no plastic bead bracelets or candy here, just sweet, sweet makeup. These new Colorstay Moisture Stain lippies included. I got me some Parisian Passion and LA Exclusive, and here’s what I think:

LA Exclusive
This is one of those colours that I’d totally see in the display and grab, because it’s a pretty pink that seems do-able. It’s not crazy flashy and it’s not boring, either. Just right. So I was defs excited to try this out. I’m not going to lie, when I first put it on I was a little let down. But girls, you need to like, let it settle. It will get better. So it first applies really, like, chalky and kind of thick? I don’t know how to describe it (AKA I need to blog about makeup some more!) but the colour just doesn’t look right. Once you get it on, smack your lips together a little and leave it be, it looks much better within a few minutes. The only disappointing thing is that it’s not as pretty as it is the bottle. And it kinda feels like paint on my lips. But it’s definitely cute if you’re looking for something a little more subtle.

Parisian Passion
How pretty is this thing? I’m actually terrified of dark colours on my lips because for one, they’re thin (don’t let the photos fool you) and I feel like dark colours only make them look thinner. No bueno. Two, I’m literally so pale it hurts. And I don’t think goth suits me. So this deep plum totally scared me. While I don’t yet love it on me yet, I think it will so grow on me. Me and dark lip products need time to get acquainted. For summer, not so much. But come fall it’ll be so damn perf. It also leaves your lips with a pretty, subtle stain.

These babies are available come June in 12 different shades and retail for $12.95. What do you think of them?

Okay! So that concludes my first makeup post. How did I do? Would you like to see more of these types of posts? Don’t get me wrong, I love my polish, but sometimes it’s nice to do something a little different… Tell me what you think below!