Mani Monday

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Hi guys! After missing Mani Monday last week, I’m back to share another manicure with you! I’ve said this a few time now, but I’ve been drawn to bright colours. I think I’m trying to compensate for the dreary/cold/snowy spring we have had here so far. Zoya’s Robyn is one of my go-to bright blue polishes. I absolutely love this polish. Not just because of the name, but it is smooth and is really close to being a one-coater. I probably could get away with just one coat if I was in a rush. I’ve found this to be the case with most of the Zoya polishes that I own. They are just incredible to apply and they wear really well too.

Products Used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy in Original (1 coat)
Zoya Robyn (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top-Coat (1 coat)

What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Mani Monday: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

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Hi guys! I don’t really go out of my way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day, but I do partake in the tradition of wearing green and I usually incorporate it into that week’s manicure. This year I didn’t really feel like going too fancy, as it is hard to paint your nails when there are four dogs in the house (2 of my own, dog-sitting 2) so I went pretty basic and did green with a gold accent nail.

Products Used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Original (1 coat)
OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window (2 coats on all fingers except ring fingers)
OPI Goldeneye (3 coats on ring fingers only)
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Mani Monday

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Hi guys! I’m back with another Mani Monday! I feel like I’m getting more inspired to paint my nails again. There was awhile where my nails were in such bad shape that I just didn’t enjoy it. Everything was chipping because of how much my nails were peeling. They still need a bit more TLC but I think they are improving. Plus, I’m keeping them shorter, or at least trying to. They grow so fast!! Continue reading

Mani Monday

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Hi guys! Welcome back to another Mani Monday! I think I finally have my nail polishing groove back. There was awhile there were I just looked at my nails and felt uninspired. But lately I have been really craving dark purple vampy nails. I was going to do my go-to which is OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark but I decided to bust out Siberian Nights which is a touch lighter and a bit more purple.

Products Used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Original Formula (1 coat)
OPI Siberian Nights (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Top Coat (1 coat)

What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Mani Monday

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Hi guys! I’m back with another Mani Monday! Last week I included the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure shade Commander in Chic in my Drugstore Haul. I didn’t wait too long before putting this beautiful polish on my nails. It’s such a unique purple/brown/grey colour. It looks just as beautiful on the nails as it looked in the bottle.

Products Used:

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat (1 coat)

My only complaint with the last polish I used from this line was that it look forever to feel completely dry. Due to that I kept denting and ruining the polish while I was waiting for it to dry. This time I put a fast drying top coat on in hopes to fix that. It did help with the dry time but I noticed on my right hand (not pictured) the polish looked like it shrunk quite a bit at the tips. I’m thinking I either didn’t top coat fast enough, or I didn’t wrap the tips well enough. It was a bit weird! It didn’t look that bad though so I just left it be. Other than that, I’m much happier with the dry time and I’ve had it on for about 4 days now and just have minimal chipping. Most of which is on my right hand.

What do you have on your nails today? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Mani Monday

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Hi guys! Today’s manicure is kind of a random one. I didn’t really know what I was doing when I did it, I just started playing and went with it. All I knew was that I wanted to combine the soft pink with teal. I’m undecided if I actually like the results, but it was fun to sit down, clear my head and just play with polish. I haven’t done the in awhile.

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Mani Monday

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Hi guys! I’m back with another Mani Monday! I’ve been sick so I’ve been neglecting my nails but I finally have them painted again and it makes me so happy! I dislike my nails when they are left natural, it just looks wrong to me. They are seldom left natural, but my priority lately has been napping.

I went to see the new James Bond movie last week which reminded me of the OPI Skyfall collection from 2012. My favourite shade from the collection is the title shade, Skyfall which is a gorgeous oxblood cream shade. Am I the only person who goes to see James Bond and then ends up thinking about what colour I need to paint my nails?

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Mani Monday #6

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Hi guys! The manicure I am currently sporting is the one that I did for the wedding that I went to on Saturday. To see the rest of the look from that day click here. Since I wore a red dress, I chose silver as it would be fairly neutral but also has a touch of dazzle. I love silver nail polishes, they seem to go with almost anything and they don’t need anything extra to make them sparkle. I was going to do a glitter accent nail but I ended up not liking it so I took it off and left it alone.

Products Used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Maintenance (1 coat)
OPI Haven’t the Foggiest (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Top Coat (as always!)

The formula for Haven’t the Foggiest was quite pigmented. I almost could have gotten away with one coat, but I like doing two to make sure everything is covered. It was a little bit on the watery-side so I tried to use thin and controlled coats to avoid flooding the cuticles.

What are you lovelies wearing on your nails today? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Mani Monday #5

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Hi guys! It seems like I’m in a definite vampy-nails place right now. Just like last week I am rocking another vampy manicure. I actually do love vampy nails all year round, but probably wear them the most during the fall and winter. This manicure combines two of my favourite things, vampy nails and the colour purple, and it is another very fall-appropriate manicure.

Products Used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Maintenance (1 coat)
OPI Vampsterdam (2 coats)
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Top Coat (as always!)

Vamspterdam has a great formula. It applies like butter and isn’t at all patchy. With the addition of HK Girl, my nails were dry and I was able to use my hands (with some limitation) in about 10 minutes. This top coat is seriously amazing.

What is your favourite kind of manicure to wear (ie. brights, glitters, shimmers, nail art, etc)? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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Holy Grail Products

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Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a few of my ‘Holy Grail’ products. What I mean by this is that it is an item that is a favourite that I swear by. It is something that definitely ranks high in your makeup collection. Holy Grail products can be a very personal choice as everyone is different with their preferences.

Let’s get into it…

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Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation by L’Oreal Paris

As someone with oily skin, I have a hard time finding a foundation that doesn’t make me shine like a disco-ball halfway through the day. I’m constantly trying out new foundations to see if I can find something that fits my needs. The first time I tried this foundation, I knew it was going to become a favourite. This foundation looks pretty close to perfect at the end of my work day (and I don’t normally wear primer!). Even on days when I go to the gym after work and sweat, it still doesn’t end up looking gross and shiny afterwards. This foundation gets a A++ in my books.

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Orgasm Blush by NARS

This is definitely a favourite of mine when it comes to blush. It is a shimmery peach colour that goes with pretty much everything. It is nicely pigmented and is buildable. While I’ve only tried it on myself, quite a few people have claimed that it works with any skin tone. I also find it lasts throughout the day so it does not need to be touched up.

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Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original Formula) by Urban Decay

Before using this, my eyeshadow never lasted throughout the day. It would fade, crease and clump up. Ever since I started using this, my eyeshadow looks exactly the same when I take it off at night as it did when I applied it in the morning. This stuff is just that good. I’ve tried other eyeshadow primers but I didn’t like the formulas as much as this one. This one is creamy and a little goes a long way. The only thing I don’t like about it is the wand. The last tube I had did not have one, but since then Urban Decay has added it. I find it harder to get out of the tube, but it is manageable. I normally buy the smaller travel size and it provides me with approximately 6 months of daily use.

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Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced

This mascara gives me very fluffy and volumized lashes. It is not clumpy and separates my lashes nicely. I find it also lengthens my lashes as well. Basically, it fits all of my needs. I also don’t experience any flaking when I use it. The only thing I don’t like is how big the brush is which can make it trickier to work with. A little bit of caution and patience reduces making a mess with the big wand.

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Audacious Lipstick by NARS

This is by far my favourite line of lipstick. The quality is just incredible. They are pigmented, soft and long-wearing. It dries down to a demi-matte finish that is comfortable on the lips. While they aren’t as long-wearing as a liquid lipstick, they last impressively long for this kind of formula. They are very pricey, but with how pigmented they are, a little goes a long way. Another A++

Note: If you are looking for a more budget-friendly lipstick, I also absolutely adore the Colourpop Lippie Stix. They have a huge range of colours and they look incredible. They don’t last as long, but they are pretty fantastic for only being $5.00 

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HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Clear Top Coat by Glisten & Glow

This top coat dries faster than anything I have ever worked with. It is shiny and fairly easy to work with. The only issues I have with it is that if I apply a bit too much small bubbles will form and if I’m not careful it may shrink a bit. These are both application errors though, it isn’t as forgiving as some formulas. However, when applied properly the shine and the fast-dry makes it well worth it. I do prefer Cult Nail’s Wicked Fast Top Coat but since they have gone out of business, this has had to take it’s place.

Well, those are my current Holy Grail products. Holy Grail Products do sometimes change if a new product comes in and blows the competition away. When that inevitably happens, I’ll be sure to post all about it!

What are some of your Holy Grail products? Do you agree with any of my choices? Let me know in the comments down below!

xoxo,

Robyn

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