Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Beauty by Kayla Shevonne: One Year Blogiversary giveaway

Beauty by Kayla Shevonne is having a giveaway.
She's giving away 2 deborah lippman's.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Guest nails - OPI Log onto love

My hand and my grandma's

Over the weekend, i visited my grandpa & grandma - my mom's parents.  15-20 Years ago my grandma  loved to get her nails done and she would always have some nail art on an accent nail or thumb.  But now health problems/older age has keep both her and grandpa inside the house and not driving or venturing out.  I am sad that i wasn't hooked into the nailart/polish world at the same time and can you imagine how good i would be now if i start to creating my own art when i was still in highschool.

As they live in my hometown which is 1.5 hours away, i visit when i can, i have promised her that each time i visit i bring her nail color chose and do her nails and i really think she looks forward to it. (she told me that i was very good/steady at painting nails, but i think she was lying as grandmas sometimes do to boost up the esteem)  She loves butterflies but i wanted to try to go with some nailart polish so the mani would last longer than the butterfly polymar rhinestones i attached last mani.   She's funny, she saved both butterflies, she said "they just kept showing up,but that's how butterflies are with me they didn't go down the sink water".  ( grandma also gave me her love of butterflies)  She wanted to give them back to me to reuse, so i took them and some scrapbooking tape and stuck them onto the kitchen mirror to add to her butterfly sticker collection.

Base - OPI - Log onto love
Tiny flowers - Sally Hansen Nail art pen with Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
Rhinestones - dollarama with a dap of Seche vite to adhere
Top Coat - Seche Vite

That reminds me i need to write her an actual letter to mail, but with our Canada Post lock out i will have some time to write it so no real rush.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Canadian Nail Fanatic - 300 Follower Giveaway

Canadian Nail Fanatic 300 follower giveaway

Contest closes on June 19, three prices will be drawn, check out the link above for more details and how to enter. Some pretty sweet polishes could be won!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Relay Nails - Patchwork

My Nails for Relay.  This was after one day of wear so please forgive the tipwear.
Thank you to Kayla for the tutorial.  I wanted all three colors for Relay and i wanted to try to show each of them equally on each nail.

Colors used
Base - Funny Bunny 2 coats (not best but as OPI was most other colors felt it was the best base)
Orange - Brights Power - OPI Brights collection
Blue - No Room for the blues - OPI
Yellow - Mellow Yellow - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear
Black lines - Black silkline & Kiss Nailart
Top coat - Seche Vite

As per Kayla's pictures tutorial the first step was making the black lines for the template.  And the last step was also making the black lines again.  I found some nails i was horrible at coloring in the space and running my colors on top of each other or painting overtop the black line.

I got lots of people commenting on this design, and the time it must have taken to do it, i found it was an easier design to do, but as my nails are still on the short side i used my paintbrushs to fill in the colors the nailpolish brushes were too wide.  It was amazing even at the end of the Relay (6:00 am) it still didn't look too bad, lots of chips but i only had 2 casualty nails in all the hauling and packing and unpacking of stuff.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Today is my Birthday

OMG, last night while i had some insomnia i wrote this post, previewed it, then tried adjusting colors and accidentally deleted it, so i thought let's get out and see if the draft was saved.  But off course it wasn't.  Then noticed the preview was still in another window so i quickly took a screen shot.  Sorry i'm too lazy to retype this you will just have to read it like it is.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Where i am at

Hey everyone, i want to post more, swatches and nailart etc.  But our Relay for Life is occuring next Friday and i have a ton of things to do and anxiety to try to combat.  As some of my readers know- i'm the chair for our Saskatoon event - i feel the cause is worth my volunteering time to help fight the world of cancer - more of my story can be found on my participant page....if you are interested.

If you wish to view my participant page and make a donation for the cause, here is the link:
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Here is more information about Relay for Life.

Join me in the fight against cancer by pledging me for my participation in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life.
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight non-competitive relay that celebrates cancer survivors and pays tribute to the lives of loved ones. It involves teams of 10 people who take turns walking, running or strolling around a track to raise money to support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society. It's a night of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Every step you take in Relay raises money to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives.
Funds raised through Relay For Life make a difference. They help the Canadian Cancer Society fund the most promising research projects in the country, provide information services and support programs in the community and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it. Join the Fight by pledging my participation in Relay For Life – just click the link at the bottom of this message to view my personal page and look for the orange "Donate now" button to support me in this event. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Society money by reducing administrative costs. No amount is too small, or too big.
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