Summer Pedicure Picks

Summer Pedicure Picks

While July may be over there is still lots of flip flop weather ahead of us. With that in mind I thought I’d share a few of my favourite nail polishes to use for a summer pedicure! I like choosing colours that are fun but will go with as many of my outfits as possible. My picks are all quite different from each other but they are the ones I go back to frequently! Continue reading

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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Drugstore Haul

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Hi guys! I ventured into Shopper’s Drugmart yesterday and found quite a few items that I’ve been thinking about purchasing on sale so I decided to take some of them home with me. I almost never go into Shopper’s Drugmart to buy makeup since if I buy anything drugstore I usually just grab it while I’m grocery shopping. However, I saw over on Stashmatters’ Instagram that she spotted a NYX display at her local Shopper’s so I had to see if we had one too. I was super surprised to see that we did!

I had been wanting to try the NYX Micro Brow Pencil for quite some time so that is the item I went for when I saw the NYX display. It is supposed to be a dupe for the ABH Brow-Wiz. I’ve only ever swatched the brow-wiz in a Sephora (they didn’t have my colour in stock so I couldn’t take it home with me) but they do seem very similar. I can’t wait to try penciling in my brows with it! I purchased the shade taupe.

The Maybelline Colour Sensational Creamy Matte Lipsticks is another product from the drugstore that I’ve been eyeing up. They were on sale (and super picked-over) but I managed to grab one in the shade Mesmerizing Magenta. It’s a very pretty bright pink shade and it definitely felt creamy to apply when I swatched it on my arm. Continue reading

January Favourites

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Hi guys! Welcome to the first favourites post of 2016! To switch things up from the usual I’ve done a video this month. This is my first video-style favourites video so it is very short. I was so surprised when I saw how much footage I had because favourites videos are notoriously super long! I think it will take some time to get used to talking to the camera. My apologies in advance for my bratty dogs. This basically sums up why I’ve been doing all voiceover style videos.

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Mani Monday

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Hi guys! It’s time for another Mani Monday post! After I removed the gel polish I was previously wearing I wanted something quick and easy to put on. I’ve had this polish for years but I never wear it, but today an all-in-one polish seemed appealing.

I found this polish needed to be built up to achieve opacity so I had to use three coats. Dry time was okay, but would have been faster if I had topped it off with a fast drying top coat. I never get good wear time out of Sally Hansen so I’m sure it will be off in a few days. I find the polishes that wear the best on me are OPI, Zoya and Cult Nails.

Products Used:

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure in Wet Clay (3 thin coats)

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

xoxo,

Robyn

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Mani Monday #2

Hi guys! Today for Mani Monday I am throwing it back to a manicure that I did last summer and loved. I’m currently testing out a nail product that I will be featuring in an upcoming Mani Monday so I had to rely on an oldie.

This manicure is a nice solid blue with a pink floral and polka dot accent. I love any manicure that involves polka dots as they are so simple to do, but depending on what you do with them, look impressive. Even the flowers are made of dots. I always use a set of dotting tools to do my polka dots, but you could also use a bobby pin if you do not have a set.This is the set that I use.

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For this manicure I used:

OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy Maintenance (1 coat)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue (the original formula)
OPI Live.Love.Carnival (flowers and polka dots)
OPI Banana Bandanna (centre of flowers)
Cult Nails Wicked Fast Top Coat (since Cult Nails is no longer is in business, Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Top Coat is a great alternative)

The original Pacific Blue from Sally Hansen is gorgeous. It didn’t have the best wear-time but it was easy to apply. It’s a shame they changed the formula. If you can get your hands on the original, it is worth picking up!

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

xoxo,

Robyn

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