Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Guest Post: Be Powerful with Nail Polish

Hi everyone!

Sorry for lack of posts lately, I've been really stressed out and school has been keeping me busy. Luckily, I have a short-ish break between midterms, so I'm here again! Yay! I'm going to try to get a bunch of posts scheduled earlier, so I don't have to disappear suddenly again. 

Anyhow, today's post is a guest post by Jackie Clark from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. The subject of her guest post is near and dear to my heart.

Just a little nail art I did for the occasion...
Without further ado, here's Jackie:

"Every woman should feel beautiful in her own skin, no matter what her circumstance. Some of us have been dealt a different hand than others, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t cherish every moment and strive to look and feel our best. Women with a cancer diagnosis like mesothelioma, for instance, should still pride themselves on their beauty, both inside and out.

Believe it or not, one of the first steps to feeling good about yourself is feeling like you look good. When you feel confident in how you look, you will exude that confidence. You will be more motivated to tackle whatever the day may bring, and you will be more optimistic. Everybody feels better when she feels good about how she looks.

It doesn’t cost a lot of money to look good. You don’t have to have a star transformation to make yourself feel beautiful. In fact, some of the smallest things you can do to alter your appearance are the most effective in making you feel better about yourself.

For example, one of the simplest things a woman can do to feel pretty is to simply get her nails done. If you don’t have the money to get them professionally done at a salon or simply don’t want to, that’s no problem. There are plenty of nail kits and polishes you can purchase in store.

Painting your nails can help alter your look and give you more confidence. For example, painting your nails a
vivacious crimson red can make you feel powerful, confident, sexy and alluring. Red is one of the most classic
and feminine colors of polish to paint your nails.

For a girly look, try painting your nails hot pink or light pink. Pastel colors of polish can help make you feel flirty and young. Try painting your nails a bright orange or green for a wilder, spunkier look. Add some real flair to your look by applying nail art to your nails.

Painting your nails can be fun for you as well as your friends. It can help you all uplift your spirits. You can start a nail painting group with your friends who have mesothelioma like you do. You can use that time to chit chat, gossip and provide support and understanding throughout treatment. Simply set nail painting dates, or set up dates when you can all meet at the salon and get your nails done together. Nothing makes a woman feel more special than being pampered at the salon. Not only is it a great way for you to socialize, but it’s a great way to relieve stress as well."

Thank you Jackie for your meaningful and informative post! If you would like to read more articles about this, Jackie has more article that can be found here. If any of you reading out there are affected by mesothelioma or any other kinds of cancer, I'm always around and willing to listen. I'm not really the most eloquent person ever, but if you ever need anyone to talk to (or just someone to listen!), my e-doors are always open. Feel free to drop me an email!


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Speciallita Hits Mari Moon Dreamer

Good morning everyone!

I'm feeling rather under the weather today (actually, pretty much all this past week... it figures, I get hit by a cold my week off!) so I'm going to leave you with some pictures of a gorgeous multichrome polish for now and try to work on some other things I need to get done (like figure out how the heck I can get photoshop to work again!).

Without further ado... here is one coat of Dreamer over Cult Nails' Time Traveller (a fantastic navy creme that I absolutely adoring polishing my nails with).

This one is an amazing multichrome. Seriously amazing. Definitely not what I'd call a subtle multichrome at all since it changes colours every time my fingers move and its super captivating. I need more.

That's all for now! Thank y'all for reading! :D


Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge - Anne

Hi everyone! Happy Valentine's Day to everyone who celebrates it, and happy Tuesday to all of you out there who don't celebrate it (like me)!

I'm single, so I don't have a SO to spend the day with, plus I think that V-day has kind of become this huge commercialized... thing. Or you could say that I'm just a crabby person. Either works for me. ;)

My image editing software mysteriously went kaput over the weekend, so I can't show you what is probably my number one polish in my entire stash (which I bought over the weekend). If you're wondering, it's Illamasqua MILF and I freaking love it. Once I manage to fix it, I'm planning on making a new layout for Lively Lacquer's first birthday in April! My birthday is also in April (at the very, very end) so I'm wondering if I should just do a huge giveaway for that month. Hmm. Time to plan! :D

Today I'm going to show you another polish that I really love, which is Rescue Beauty Lounge's Anne!

Love it. Make sure you check it out close up to see the awesome purple shimmer!

Thank you all for reading and I hope y'all have a great day!


Friday, 10 February 2012

My picks from the OPI Holland collection!

Hi everyone!

OMG. I have been dying to get my paws on this collection ever since I saw the first swatches online! I've been stalking my local polish store for the last month waiting, and I'm pretty sure the girl working there is happy that I can stop calling! :D

I got a total of 7 of the 12 polishes that were released (which is probably a new record for me since I usually get a few that really catch my eye and then go back to buy more!), and I loved all of them except one (but we'll get to that later).

There are a lot of pictures in this post, so I'll put it under a cut! Click the link below to read more!
Left to Right: Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI?, Wooden Shoe Like to Know, Gouda Gouda Two Shoes, Red Lights Ahead... Where?, Pedal Faster Suzi, I don't give a Rotterdam, I have a Herring Problem

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge - Catherine H

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the post drought lately, but I've been really swamped with school lately. Never fear though, my reading break starts the beginning of next week! Yay!

Just a quick post (it's pretty late) and I need to get some sleep! When I get back tomorrow from class I'm going to type up a long post on some of the polishes from the Holland collection! More yay!

Anyway, this is a super awesome polish from Rescue Beauty Lounge! From my haul, this has definitely got to be one of the best!

Gorgeous! I intentionally left the last picture really big. I included the first picture so you can kind of see the pink and blue shimmer-bits that make this polish awesome. The actual colour of this polish is in-between the colours of these pictures. They were taken under different lighting conditions, so that's why the colour looks so different in both of them! This is my hands down favourite RBL polish (out of all of the ones I bought) in the bottle.

That's all for now, thanks for reading!


Friday, 3 February 2012

Models Own - Pinky Brown

Hi everyone!

I've been feeling super tired lately. I have a bunch of midterms next week that need studying for, so I'm going to keep this post relatively short! Thankfully I have a week long break the week after next, so I'm hoping to be able to catch up on some sleep!

Today's post is the gorgeous Pinky Brown (the last of the Beetlejuice polishes!). This is another one of my favourites EVER. It's fab.

The above photos are of Models Own Pinky Brown over a black base.
Super-uber-awesomeness in a bottle. Well... if you ignore all of that toluene, that is.

That's all for now! Thank you for reading!