Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NOTD: My Red Wings-Inspired 'Dotticure'

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great Easter weekend. My Easter weekend consisted of time at my cottage (the weather was amazing!), a Raptors basketball game, organizing an Easter egg hunt for my little cousins, and consuming way too much cheap chocolate (I honestly woke up with a chocolate hangover this morning...time to get my clean eating back on track). 

Besides buying and playing with makeup, baking yummy clean eating treats and watching copious amount of trashy reality TV, one of my favourite things to do is to watch, and cheer on my hockey team, the Detroit Redwings. Having been a fan for over 20 years, I have been lucky enough to go to my fair share of Redwings games, and have been known to force my family and friends to wear some fairly embarrassing, Redwings-inspired outfits (see collage above). 

This Thursday my sisters, my Dad I will be driving to Detroit to see the Red Wings play the Boston Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Having already planned our outfits (we will be recycling some of our old 'costumes') and our sign 'Girls Don't Get Flirty With Bruins Who Play Dirty' (rhyming with the word dirty is harder than you would think), I decided I wanted to do something fun and 'festive' with my nails. So, what better than a red and white 'dotticure'?!

To create this look, I, or rather my nail lady, started with two coats of Dior's 'Captain', a beautiful cherry-toned red that is set to release with Dior's new Summer 2014 'Transat Collection'. Next, she used my favourite double-ended dotting tool, essence's 'Duo Stylist Nail Tool' and a thick white nail polish (sorry I didn't get the name) to create a smattering of various sized dots. 

While the look is fairly simple (nail art for dummies), I love it and can't wait to show off my nails at the game on Thursday (because the Red Wings will obviously looking into the stands to see who has the best manicure). 

What do you think of my Red Wings inspired 'dotticure'? Are you a hockey fan? Who is your favourite team? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Huge NYC Haul

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Thursday! As most of you know, I spent last week in New York City celebrating my birthday with my Dad. The trip was amazing and I had so much fun exploring the city, seeing 'The Book of Mormon' on Broadway (this is a must see show!) and hanging out on the TMZ Tour Bus (my Dad even won himself a TMZ T-shirt). Of course, a lot of our time was spent shopping, and I managed to pick up A LOT of makeup and accessories. Below is a haul video showing you everything I bought on my trip to NYC. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NOTD: Graffiti Nails

Hey Everyone, 

Happy Tuesday! This morning Mother Nature decided it was time to shake things up a bit, and after a couple of days of beautiful Spring weather, hit us with frigid temperatures and more snow (will Spring ever get here?!). 

To help cure my Winter blues, I decided it was a good day to play around with some of my new nail products and, after a little experimenting (note to self, nail wraps are not your friend), came up with a fun graffiti-like combination I absolutely love. 

To start my graffiti nail look, I used two coats of Dior's new Spring 2014 nail polish in 'Junon'. A gorgeous dusty blue-grey, this creamy polish applies beautifully and opaquely in two coats (you could probably get away with one, as this polish is very well pigmented). 

After letting the base coat dry for a couple of minutes, I applied two coats of Formula X's Nail Effects Top Coat in 'Turbulent', one of the items I picked up while in NYC. A clear base with various sized turquoise and black matte glitter, 'Turbulent' is one of the coolest nail polishes I have ever used, giving the nails a splattered paint, graffiti-like finish (I seriously want this top coat in every shade available). 

While not your typical Spring pastel look, I absolutely love this nail combination and will be rocking this look throughout the Easter weekend. I have, at this point, had nothing but good luck with the Formula X brand and, if you are a nail polish addict like me, highly recommend checking the line out. 

What do you think of my 'graffiti nail' look? Have you tried any of the polishes from the Formula X brand? Any shades you recommend I check out? What will you be wearing on your nails this Easter weekend? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.