Sunday, July 3, 2011

Canada Day Nails and some neat, new goodies, awesome Klean Colour nail art duos

I started with a base of silver chrome polish from Sally Hansen, then applied straight french tip guides and added 2 coats of a pretty shimmery red from Icing. I removed the straight french guides and added the silver glitter to the silver area. I added a coat of clear = I planned to add some more embellishment to these nails as they seem kinda plain; but i ended up leaving them as is.

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Canada Day!

If you are a nail blogger and I do not have your nail blog on my blog roll - please feel free to link it in the comments. I still cannot follow you for whatever reason - but not to worry i am working on fixing that.

For the month of JULY I hope to avoid using acetone as much as possible. Sorry for the sloppy paint job but I plan on being cuticle friendly this month. Applying a small amount of moisturizer around my cuticles usually prevents polish mistakes for sticking and I find in these summer months with the air conditioner and washing my hands so much my cuticles can look damaged. So I plan on avoiding using acetone as much as possible.

So i am proposing JULY as cuticle awareness and care month.

here is a few things I have purchased recently. I am still focused on not acquiring so much stuff and I have done well over the last 2 months - pretty proud of myself.

This is the other set that was available from The Bargain Shop that I did not purchase when I saw it and regretted. I found this at Winners for $6.99. The pink, purple and teal are the same as the other set. The yellow and orange are decent but I may add a few drops of white to them. I plan on frankening the other 3 = just slightly so they are just a tad different possibly darker or lighter.

These are coooool! on the right is a base polish with a normal brush, and on the left is a fine tipped nail art brush, I found these at my favorite dollar store in town for $1.99, there were 6 different sets - and if there is any left the next time I pop in that store I will likely grab a few more. They are from the brand Klean Kolor.

I haven't seen these in the nail blog world..... anyone else spotted these?

l-r; klean kolour duos, and the 5 nail art polish's from Winners (TJ Maxx)

stuff I used for my boring Canada Day Manicure

started with a base of silver

used straight french tip guides and painted lower half of nails red

added glitter and clear polish, then TC - pardon moi polish mistakes


lindsaylemon said...

They look cute! It's nice to see another Canadian nail blogger! :)

Toyomi said...

Gorgeous simple mani .

Minty said...

I really love the manicure! I also agree about the Acentone. I switched to Acetone free nail polish remover a few weeks ago and love it. My skin is not as rough and dry.

seedchan said...

Omg, another Canadian blogger! I've been going through your archive like mad in the last week or so. I love your nail art! (Also so jealous about the availability of nail polish in your dollar stores...)

My nail blog is :)

Keep up the awesome work!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous :D
it's not boring... at least you did yours the right colours - mine were green.. lol

btw i also linked you to two of my posts for inspiring me to do sponging! hope you don't mind :)

Jill said...

I love those Sally Hansen Chromes! I just started up my nail blog last month and the link is:

That's great that you link other blogs. Currently I only have one follower haha so I appreciate it very much!

Aimee said...

They look really pretty!
And thank you soo much for following my blog, it means alot :D