nails

Want a manicure that lasts for a full week?

Some of you may know by now how amazing ImPress Press On Manicures are. These are some seriously simple press on nails that last for a full week, stay shiny the whole time, and only take minutes to apply. 

 Over on Pretty Chatty, I shared my obsession for these pretty ImPress nails, so go check out the post for a full review on how great these nails are. I applied them last Friday and they are still on!

Read the full post here

Three Pretty Nail Polish Shades For Spring

Spring is coming (slowly but surely) and I am really excited about the new beauty launches it brings. With warmer weather we tend to reach for brighter and lighter colours, and I love the new nail polish shades that are hitting the shelves for next season.

To me, Spring reminds me of grass, blue skies, and bright flowers. The Body Shop Colour Crush nail polish totally embodies that image and brings to life some bold Spring shades that I can’t wait to wear.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Mad About Blue, Apricot Kiss, and Sunny Affair

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Mad About Blue, Apricot Kiss, and Sunny Affair

From a pop of yellow to a range of blues, the new nail polish line has a range of upbeat shades that will be great for Spring. As with the other Colour Crush polishes I’ve tried, the formula is smooth and flawless. It applies easily and dries quickly, and gives a great shine even without a topcoat. Most shades are pretty opaque and two coats will do just fine.

I have three pretty shades to show you that are just perfect for Spring. Mad About Blue is a gorgeous bold blue shade that looks like an ocean. It’s bright and has a pop of colour but it still looks chic. Apricot Kiss is a medium to light orange hue, and it hits the spot right in between subtlety and notice me. Sunny Affair is a bold yellow with little flecks of golden shimmer. It’s a bright one and it will definitely draw attention.

You can see all of the Colour Crush polishes here at thebodyshop.ca and pick your perfect Spring shade!

Formula X Nail Polish Is Amazing!

I just tried my very first Formula X Nail Colour last night and I am so impressed with it! I had always seen the brand while browsing at Sephora but I never really paid any attention to it. The other day I made an order online and there was a Formula X shade in the sale section that was calling my name so I added it to my cart. I didn’t know what to expect but now that I have tried it I am really impressed.

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

Formula X Nail Colour in Impeccable

The shade I got is called Impeccable and it’s described as a cocoa bisque on the Sephora site. It actually is a soft, pale mauve shade which is really nice and neutral. It isn’t quite nude but it has a bit of a pink/beige tone to it. You can check out all of the shades here at sephora.ca.

The formula is what really blew me away. For such a light colour I was anticipating a few coats to get it opaque but with one coat it was perfect. The formula was smooth and applied so easily. It was pretty much a one stroke wonder. It also dried super fast and even though I bumped my nail about 30 seconds after painting it, there was no dent, scratch, smudge, or anything!

With a crazy fast formula, flawless application, and a huge range of colours I will definitely be picking up more Formula X Nail Colour soon.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish: One Coat Wonder

One of the greatest things in a beauty-addict’s world is when you find a nail polish that only needs one coat. It’s a simple thing but it makes manicures so much faster and easier. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a great formula comes along and really wows me, and The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish definitely has that wow-factor.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Smoky Rose, Deeply In Love, and Almond Kiss

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Smoky Rose, Deeply In Love, and Almond Kiss

The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish line has 24 shades of bright, bold, and basic colours. From classic nudes to bold berry tones, this nail polish has something for everyone. And the best part is the formula! The three polishes I have tried were all one coat wonders. The formula was the perfect blend of creamy opaque colour and it was such a breeze to brush on a single coat and be done.

Oh yeah, one more bonus about these nail polishes – they’re vegan!

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Smoky Rose, Deeply In Love, and Almond Kiss

Swatches of The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in Smoky Rose, Deeply In Love, and Almond Kiss

The three shades I’m showing you are Smoky Rose, a basic black, Deeply In Love, a medium toned berry fuchsia, and Almond Kiss, a light nude beige. All three of these had great formulas and are really shiny without a top coat.
I was really impressed with these nail polishes from The Body Shop since I typically associate that brand with only body products. Now that I know how great these polishes are I am definitely interested in trying more makeup from The Body Shop.
If you’re looking for that one coat wonder, or want to add in a few pretty polishes to a holiday gift, check out the full line of Colour Crush Nail Polish (only $6 each) at thebodyshop.ca.

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

Glitter Giveaway!

I know its only November but I’m already in the holiday spirit. I’m ready for festive music, decorations, and Christmas baking. Since it might be too early for that stuff I decided to do something else with my holiday spirit – host a giveaway!

This week I will be hosting a Glitter Giveaway, meaning the prizes are all sparkly! I’m giving away three great nail polishes that will be sure to add some holiday sparkle to your look this season. The three polishes are Midnight in NY from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line, Rouge Red, from the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Glitter Effect line, and Glam Roc, from the Julep Stardust Finish set.

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway! Win these three nail polishes: Midnight in NY, Rouge Red, and Glam Roc

These three polishes are glittery and gorgeous, and you can win them all by clicking the link below and filling out the form! This giveaway ends on Sunday November 16, and I will announce the winner on the following Monday. Good luck glitter-lovers!

The Beauty Badger Glitter Giveaway: Enter Here

Check Out These Super Cute ImPress Press-On Manicure For Halloween

For a quick and cute Halloween nail art look the latest collection of ImPress Press-On Manicure is perfect! The Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection has 6 themed designs and the three shown here are just so adorable aren’t they?!

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Nails Halloween 2014 Collection

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection

The styles shown above are Sweet Pea, Treasure Island, and Dazzle Me.

I love using the ImPress Press-On Nails when I have a bad break or don’t have time for my own nail art. They only take a few minutes to apply and they last a full 7 days for me. There are tons of different styles, plain colours and patterns. They also come in a variety of lengths so you can find your best fit. You can read my previous post on how to apply them and find your best size here.

These Halloween ones are really cute and have some sweet designs that I could never draw myself. There are also three other designs that are a bit spookier. I snapped a few pictures on my cell phone from the set I was wearing the other day. They were a little too long for my taste so I trimmed and filed them after I applied them.

Broadway ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection: Hollywood Satin

Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection: Hollywood Satin

Do you see my awesome pumpkin mug in the background? How cute is that!

All of the Broadway Nails ImPress Press-On Manicure Halloween 2014 Collection are cute, festive, and perfect for the holiday. I hope you all have a great Halloween, eat lots of candy, and stay safe!

The Three Best Halloween Nail Polishes

One of the best nail polish brands out there is the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line. The polishes are awesome opaque colours and dry in 60 seconds. They only need two coats (sometimes even one if you’re lucky) and they always deliver bold pigmented shades. I love how quick and convenient they are, and the range of colours is really great. You can see the whole line of shades here.

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

The Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection consists of three perfect polishes for the holiday. They are only $4.95 each so you’ll have to scoop them up quickly before they’re gone. The three shades are  Pumpkin Queen, a perfect medium-toned orange, Night Fright, a shiny jet black, and OMGhost, a crisp bright white.

Swatches of the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

Swatches of the Sally Hansen Limited Edition Insta-Dri Halloween Collection Nail Polishes: Pumpkin Queen, Night Fright, and OMGhost

They’re all awesome on their own but they can also be used for some cute Halloween nail art ideas. I’m thinking a ghost with the white and black for the eyes, or a jack-o-lantern with the orange and black.

All three of them are super opaque and only needed two coats for perfection. I probably could have gotten away with just one quick coat but I was being extra careful so I went with two. The brush is pretty large and has a rounded tip, which I love. It covers my whole nail in one stroke so application couldn’t be easier!