Sunday, December 18, 2016

Snowflake Manicure

 Hi everyone!!
Hope you're enjoying this Holiday season so far. This mani is an entry for Nail Polish Canada's Holiday nail art challenge 2016. I was almost too late to submit! I always have such a hard time with challenges...trying to come up with something awesome......I kinda failed to come up with something original (I reaalllly did try!) so snowflakes it is!! 

I used Cirque Tanzanite for my base..which is an amazing scattered holo that applies better than the majority of polish' I own. I stamped with Cirque Don't Forget the Cannoli and Cheeky Plate K.
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Femme Fatale But A Dream

But A Dream

I have the very delicate But A Dream thermal here and I love it! For those of you that want total opacity..this might not be the polish for you. It has the least amount of color shift from cold to warm but for some reason i'm perfectly fine with that; I can also see layering this as an option as well. It's a really pretty aqua jelly with intense pink's NOT shy. This is a thermal that I won't mind when the thermal pigment stops transitioning because I like both colors..they're very similar. Unlike some other ones that have a clear or gold warm state..not too fond of those unless they have something else going on. Anyway...onto the pics!

But A Dream-warm & Cold

But a Dream-cold state

But a Dream-warm state

But a Dream-cold state

But a Dream-warm state

But a Dream-warm state

I really loved how this mani turned out!! I sponged on some Femme Fatale Two Days Wrong (another amazing flakey thermal), stamped with Messy Mansion plate 42, Konad Purple and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Co-Bolt Blue. I honestly didn't want to take this off!!

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Polished by KPT Being in the Pink

Being in the Pink

Hmm...where to start..this is a perfectly lovely thermal polish and if I hadn't seen online swatches making it look super bright and vibrant and i'd be pleased..but I did and I can't. This feels like no matter how many coats you apply the color doesn't build up..watery almost for lack of a better term. It really wasn't very saturated at all and I found the same thing with Do You Wanna Fanta. It's difficult because the first thermals I used were from Femme Fatale and those were highly pigmented and saturated. Don't get me's a jelly formula but usually even they can build up coverage, Ok..enough..onto the pics.

Being in the Pink-warm transitioning & cold

Being in the Pink-cold state

Being in the Pink-warm state transitioning at tips

Well..there you have it. I do like the polish but if i'm reaching for a thermal i'm likely going to go for the more pigmented one..well in any polish for that matter. I will say that the color changes easily on this one and that's always nice! I also really loved Same Fall, Different Beginning and Mars Escapade from this brand so i'm hoping for more like those and less like this!

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Femme Fatale A Fortune Teller's Charm

A Fortune Teller's Charm

Another amazing thermal from Femme Fatale! Sophie, the creative genius behind the brand does thermals like no other...well any polish really! This thermal from The After Light Gala Collection is so dazzling!! It has a really nice formula even though it's packed full of stuff..and I mean packed. Onto the pics!

A Fortune Teller's Charm-warm, cool & cold

A Fortune Teller's Charm-cold state

A Fortune Teller's Charm-cool state

A Fortune Teller's Charm-cool state

A Fortune Teller's Charm-warm state

A Fortune Teller's Charm stamped with Uberchic 1-02 & A england  Saint George

A Fortune Teller's Charm, Uberchic 1-02 & A england Saint George

Well, what do you think? Does this polish scream beachy to you like so many others? It certainly has an under the sea quality going on that I LOVE! 

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Femme Fatale Love Potion

Love Potion

This is a thermal polish from the Valentines Sweet Secrets Trio 2016 and she's so lovely!! I'm not typically a fan of red or berry tones but this is just magical so I couldn't help but love it. The shimmer..OMG the shimmer..flawless formula! Never mind my drooling over here..i'll get onto the swatches!

Love Potion-warm, cool & cold <3

Love Potion-cold state.

Love Potion-cool state.

Love Potion-warm state.

Love Potion-artificial lighting *shimmmmer*
This last pic I love sooo much! This is what it looked like most of the time on me..because i'm in's cold and there's a lack of daylight! lol The other pics are all taken in natural lighting with no direct sunlight...well no sun at all really! Don't forget to click on the pics so you get a better closeup :)

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Femme Fatale Blue-Within-Blue Eyes

Blue-Within-Blue Eyes....

What can I say? I have no words that could properly convey this polish' beauty so I won't bother trying...onto the swatches instead and you can decide for yourself if you're as smitten as I am.

Blue Within Blue Eyes-warm, cool & cold <3

Blue Within Blue Eyes-cold state

Blue Within Blue Eyes-cold state

Blue Within Blue Eyes-cool state

Blue Within Blue Eyes-cool state

Blue Within Blue Eyes-warm state

So what are your thoughts? It's easily one of my Femme Fatale favorites and I snagged a back up bottle so I don't have to worry about running out :)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gehwol Products Review

So today i'm reviewing a few products from the brand Gehwol. I generously received one product to review from Nail Polish Canada and the others I have picked up at my beauty supply store. This brand has been around since 1978 and is loved for their use of natural ingredients and essential oils. As someone that dabbles in essential oils I can attest that they're using the real deal and you can tell as soon as you open a product. There's no "fake" smells going on here! Just real peppermint, rosemary, get the idea ;) It's so natural that whenever I have anything on my feet my dogs AND cats want to sniff it and lick it off! That's certainly not a normal thing....well the cats anyway!
First up...

So the first product i'm reviewing is their Leg Balm and i'm actually on my second tube because I enjoyed the first one so much. So this is their claim:
Gehwol Leg Balm is a gentle, non-oily herbal balm for the care of the legs and feet. It freshens the skin, leaving it beautiful, soft and supple. Dry skin, skin blemishes, discolouration, infections and premature skin ageing are prevented.

It's absolutely non-oily which I LOVE! Absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft just like it says it will. I have pretty dry calves and this definitely keeps them moisturized. It smells lovely as well...another bonus! I can't speak for the other claims as I don't have any of those issues on my feet or legs but with the ingredients Allantoin, Bisabolol, Panthenol, Menthol and Witch Hazel Extract I can see how it would work on those issues. All of the above ingredients are great for the skin, inflammation, irritations, soothing..just to name a few. Since my tube is almost empty i'll likely purchase another. The only con is that the product is pricey and it's a smaller tube for legs but Google some of those ingredients and you'll know it's worth it.

Next up is their Balm for Normal Skin. Their claim is: With a soothing, deodorizing action; helps to prevent infections. Cooling menthol and natural essential oils of rosemary and lavender have a refreshing, revitalizing effect. Sore, tired feet have a new lease of life. Tried and tested anti-microbial substances give lasting protection against foot odour, help to prevent infections and keep the feet hygienically fresh. Gentle, soothing substances such as jojoba oil and aloe vera leave the skin smooth, supple and resistant.

This one smells even better than the first one. This feels refreshing but not in an icy cool sort of way. A little goes a long way and it absorbs quickly and leaves your feet smooth and non-greasy feeling. This one is supposed to go in between your toes as well to prevent infections/fungus ( rosemary essential oil is anti-microbial and has antiseptic properties ). This one would be a great one to apply before putting on footwear and because it's non-greasy it's flip flop approved. I generally have hot feet all the time so I love wearing something like this in my shoes..feels good and i'm happy knowing they won't stink ;) Jojoba is probably one of the best oils out there for your skin as it's so easily's the number 1 ingredient I look for in cuticle products so i'm happy having it in my foot care products as well. As for the tired feet,,,new lease on life..I think if it was a touch more on the icy cool side it would work better but that is my only con for this product. 

Next up is their  Med. Salve for Cracked Skin. Their claim is: Caring ointment for excessively dry, hard, rough and cracked skin. They suggest using 2x daily and for quicker relief use after a Gehwol foot bath ( which I have but haven't used yet..sorry! When I do i'll add that to this post. )

This one definitely smells medicinal and you will likely want to wash your hands after applying. It doesn't stink but it sure doesn't smell like the rest of the ones i've tried. This is a thicker ointment type feel and a little really goes a long way. It does feel greasy after so I would likely use this at night or with socks. This is definitely a treatment and you can tell the difference after just one use. I can see why it would work well in conjunction with the foot bath and a foot file. Take off the dead skin and then apply this salve. It really works very nicely and as a Nail Tech and someone that's done my fair share of pedi's I would absolutely use this on myself and clients.

Lastly is their Fusskraft Mint Cooling Foot Balm. This is the product I received from Nail Polish Canada for my honest review..and honest is what you'll always get if you've read any of my other posts. So their claim is: Fusskraft Mint vitalizes and freshens your feet. Cooling menthol ensures invigorating icy freshness, essential oils from asian mint, mountain pine and lavender fortify tired aching feet spontaneously. It's absorbed rapidly without leaving a greasy residue.

So this one smelled the best out of all of amazing! If you love pine and mint you'll love this. It does absorb quickly and doesn't leave a greasy residue..flip flop approved ;) So when I picked this one to review it was because I was hoping for some icy mint action but again it was mildly cooling. I mentioned earlier that I always have hot feet so maybe it's me..and just to see if it was, I actually applied Biofreeze to my feet as well...not kidding. Interestingly enough that felt just as icy cool as Fusskraft Mint so I think it's safe to say I have molten lava feet and this product would probably do fine for most feet. I think this is a very refreshing product, the smell alone provides that! I think this would also relieve tired feet as it has that asian mint which is wonderful for alleviating pain. This is another one I would wear with shoes. It would keep my feet cool and smelling awesome. 

So that's it. I really enjoyed these products and because of them i'll likely want to try many more products from this line. As a licensed Nail Tech i'm lucky to be able to buy them at beauty supply stores for professionals but the average Joe can't as easily get access to these so it's great that you can purchase them from Nail Polish Canada! Here's the link:
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See you next time :)