Showing posts with label Enchanted Polish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Enchanted Polish. Show all posts

06 February 2014

Lynnderella Oh Canada!

Hi everyone! I've said this before, I'm hesitant when it comes to showing polishes that are exclusive, rare, and/or hard to find. But at the same time, when something is so awesome, it's hard to keep it to myself! Oh Canada! is a custom Lynnderella polish - a few other Canadian Lynnderella fans and I went in on it together. And boy, am I glad I did, I'm so happy with how it turned out. :)

03 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go, Day 2: Distressed Jewel Toned Nails

Hi everyone! Missy of Gnarly Gnails has created a nail art challenge for February called Nail-Art-A-Go-Go. I really love it because there is a lot of art and art historical themes. Unfortunately I can't do every challenge - there's one a day for the month of February - so I'm going to be somewhat of a casual participant and jump in every so often. My goal is to do two or three of the challenges each week.

Distressed jewel tone nails

25 January 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: I've GOT the Blues

Hi everyone! This week's GOT challenge was blue, and you may think that it would be difficult to pick out one blue, given that I have so many. Surprisingly it was easy. I knew right away that I wanted to use one of the more unique, and hard-to-find polishes in my collection...Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles!

Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles

I also did some grungy, distressed flowers on top. But I'm on the fence as to whether they turned out or not, so I think I'll let you be the judge of that!

06 September 2013

Enchanted Polish Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I recently reached 1,000 likes on Facebook, and to celebrate such a special milestone I thought I'd put together a small giveaway and token of my appreciation.

Recently Nail Polish Canada had a restock for Enchanted Polish, and I was lucky enough to snag four of these special polishes. It was one of those restocks where everything sells out within minutes, and I feel fortunate because many people were not able to get anything. I know that Enchanted Polish is getting increasingly difficult to buy, and for some people too expensive, so I thought I'd share the wealth. One winner will receive two polishes by Enchanted Polish - Hot Chocolate and Castle on a Cloud.

Here's a few more pictures of the prizes:

Please only enter if you really want these prizes, not if you plan to resell them on Ebay. I really can't stop someone from doing so, but if I find out that the winner has put these up for sale on Ebay, I will block them from future giveaways.

Please read all the rules and qualifications before entering. This contest is open internationally.

And finally, good luck everyone!! Thanks so much for supporting my blog. :)

The Prize

  • One winner will receive:
    • One (1) bottle of Enchanted Polish Hot Chocolate
    • One (1) bottle of Enchanted Polish Castle on a Cloud
Both polishes are brand new and purchased by myself.

Official Rules
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.

  • Giveaway begins September 6th, 2013 and ends on September 22nd, 2013.
  • Entries are collected via Rafflecopter.
  • All prizes were purchased by me (Meghan - Will Paint Nails for Food) 
  • Approximate retail value of the prize is $30 CAD
  • The prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash
  • The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on or about September 23rd, 2013.
  • Will Paint Nails for Food is not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors which impact entry.
  • Winners will be notified by email. If potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway is open internationally. Will Paint Nails for Food is not responsible for packages that are lost or damaged in the mail, or for any customs fees or charges. I will pack things up as best as I can, but once it is out of my hands I am no longer responsible for it. Tracking is not available for packages sent outside of Canada.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY must be 18 or with parental permission.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

03 April 2013

Born Pretty Store Review: Simple Striping Tape Manicure

Hi everyone! I'm running on about four hours of sleep and I don't know if I can stay up until this evening (it's about 4pm here), so I'm posting earlier than I normally do. Yeah for getting things done!

Along with the clear rhinestones that the Born Pretty Store sent me a few weeks ago (you can find that review here), they also sent me a roll of striping tape to try out. Since I had never done a striping tape manicure before, I decided to keep it simple. For my inspiration I headed over to Pshiiit blog. Camille has many beautiful designs using striping tape, and most of them are very simple, yet beautiful nonetheless.

Simple striping tape manicure

About the tape: This is a single roll of silver striping tape. It has a holographic effect, which I really like. It's about 1mm wide and you get a sizeable amount on one roll. I know you can find cheap striping tape on eBay or Amazon where you get 12 rolls of tape, but I like that you can get them individually. That way you can only buy the colours you want, or just buy one roll to try it out first.

Simple striping tape manicure

Overall, the striping tape worked well, and it does what it's supposed to do. However, since this is a new thing for me, keep in mind that I have nothing to compare it to. But I'd like to hear from you. Have you tried striping tape from different retailers? Are they generally the same in terms of quality or do you find that there's variation depending on where you buy it from?

Simple striping tape manicure

About the design: Since it's also Autism Awareness month I wanted a design that was predominantly blue. I started with three coats of Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles. It's a beautiful pale blue scattered holo with a subtle golden/peach shimmer. Unfortunately though I don't think this one is still available. I applied a coat of Seche Vite, waited for it to dry then taped off the sections where I wanted the darker blue. For that I used Lacquer Lust Pow Chica Wow Wow, a navy blue linear holo. The striping tape was applied when everything was dry. I just made sure to line up the edge of the tape on one end, then trim with small scissors on the other end. On my accent nail I used Fanchromatic Nails Broken Holo Theory, a silver holo glitter topper with micro-glitter and shards.

Simple striping tape manicure

I found the striping tape very tricky to use, and I'm hoping it will be easier with more practice. But it might be a while before I get the patience to try something like this again!

You can get this striping tape from the Born Pretty Store. Don't forget to use my coupon code MSL91 for 10% off!

What do you think of this? Do you like striping tape manicures?

*Product provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

17 March 2013

Cirque Cape Liz and XX

Hi everyone! I have this simple mani today using two great polishes from the Cirque Objet d'Art collection. I've only tried a few Cirque polishes and so far I'm loving them! I can't wait to see what they come out with for their next collection.

Cirque XX and Cape Liz

For this design, I started with Cape Liz as my base, then I used a makeup sponge to apply XX to the tips of my nails. On my accent nail I did a fracture pattern with Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker. This is a beautiful dusty blue holographic polish, and I really need to do a swatch of this one day. But keep reading for more on these Cirque polishes!

Glitter gradient with Cirque XX and Cape Liz 

Glitter gradient with Cirque XX and Cape Liz 

Cape Liz is a pale blue-grey, very similar in colour, but a tad darker than China Glaze Sea Spray. It has a very subtle iridescent shimmer. I used three coats here and the application was great. It does dry a bit dull, so I recommend doubling up on the top coat or using a combination of Gelous + top coat.

Glitter gradient with Cirque XX and Cape Liz (direct light)

XX is a gorgeous glitter topper, I really love this one! It's got a clear base and is packed with holographic glitter, over 20 kinds according to the Cirque website. The glitter is tiny to medium in size and there's hexes, squares, and diamonds. Although the glitter is holographic, there seems to be an overall pastel colour scheme to the glitter, making it perfect for spring. I had no problem getting some of the larger shapes out.

Glitter gradient with Cirque XX and Cape Liz 

Maybe it was the diamond glitter in XX, but I decided to add some variation with an accent nail. I love how this turned out, the holo effect in XX and Bruised Nutcracker really make this special. :)

What do you think of this? Do you own any Cirque?

23 December 2012

Advent Calendar Nail Challenge, Day 16: Inspired by a Christmas Song

Hi everyone! I'm really excited about what I came up with for today's post, but I should also warn you that this post is a bit picture heavy! The theme I chose to do for today is "inspired by a Christmas song," and I'll admit that at first I was really at a loss for what to do. I'm not really into many Christmas songs, but I decided to take the song Silent Night as my inspiration. It is one of the few Christmas songs that I like.

Nativity stained glass nails

Nativity stained glass nails

When I was a child, I remember Christmas Eve being a very special time. Several years we went to midnight mass at church (I'm Roman Catholic), and afterwards my sister and I would get to stay up late and open one Christmas present early. Talk about serious anticipation! Knowing that you had to wait another several hours until morning before you got to open the rest of your presents. Sometimes I miss those moments. The holidays really change when you grow up.

But back to the nails. Taking the theme of Silent Night - the Nativity - I decided to depict it in the style of stained glass. I really love stained glass, and especially stained glass in churches! So from left to right I painted the manger, Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus, the Star of Bethlehem, and the Chi Rho symbol.

Nativity stained glass nails

Here's the list of colours that I used:

Sephora by OPI, Living in Cin-namon (for the brown areas)
Essence A Piece of Forever (gold)
Nicole by OPI, Pretty in Plum (for the purple areas)
piCture pOlish Cosmos (blue)
Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker (blue)
piCture pOlish Kryptonite (green)
Zoya Blaze (red)
Essie Sand Tropez (for flesh tones)
Sally Hansen White On (for star and Chi Rho)
Stripe Rite Black (for all outlines)

Nativity stained glass nails

I won't go into details about process because it's pretty simple. Basically I painted in all the colours and then went over everything with the Stripe Rite black. But while it wasn't complex in terms of process, it was very time consuming. I worked slow so that I could get the details right. In total, I think I spent about three hours on this mani.

Nativity stained glass nails (with top coat)

Some of these pictures are taken without a topcoat. I like this because you don't get the reflection in the photos. Others were taken with a top coat - Seche Vite. Overall I love how this mani turned out. Because I used a lot of shimmery colours, it's even more glittery and sparkly in person. It really does look like I have little stained glass nails.

What do you think?

22 December 2012

Advent Calendar Nail Challenge, Day 21: Water Marble

Hi everyone! So it looks like the world didn't end today, lol, but I guess that means I still need to finish my dissertation. Darn! I was kind of hoping for a good ol' fashioned apocalypse to get me out of that one! ;)

I decided to do today's challenge instead of doing one of the ones that I missed. Today is water marble, and so I did mine with three polishes that I just bought from Harlow & Co.: Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker and Ballerina Sprinkles, and piCture pOlish Cosmos. These are gorgeous polishes and I can't wait to show you them on their own.

Enchanted Polish Bruised Nutcracker, piCture pOlish Cosmos,
and Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles

Let me qualify these pictures by saying that this is my very first water marble manicure. It's true! I say that because I know that this isn't a perfect water marble. There are many mistakes including some bubbling, and I messed up on the pinky, hence the strange blobs.

Water marble manicure

But I'm also very proud of it. It was water marbling that first got me into nail art and nail polish. I remember seeing it on a friend's blog and my initial reaction was something like, "OMG, how did she do that??!!!" I looked up tutorials on YouTube, and remember being so enamoured by the process. After that I started reading nail polish/nail art blogs and collecting polish. And it's all been downhill from there! Just kidding! But despite the fact that I've been interested in water marbling for some time (that was about six-seven months ago), I never attempted to do a water marble mani. That is, until today. So I am proud of myself for finally taking the plunge.

Water marble manicure

I'm not going to go into the process of doing a water marble mani, there are plenty of tutorials by people more experienced than myself. But it was easier than I thought. I suspect that the problems I had would improve with practice. I do think this is not bad for a first attempt. I also love the colours that I used and how well they go together.

Water marble manicure

What do you think? Have you ever done a water marble?
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