Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Hearts and Glitter

Hey loves
I haven't been feeling very inspired with my nail art lately, I keep trying to come up with something and I fail. Today I just decided to do something super easy, so I went with this heart design and used some gorgeous glitter by China Glaze.





I actually really don't like this, but it was something new.. and I tried!
I absolutely hate that I can't seem to think of anything to do for designs, so if you have any ideas please let me know!!

Thanks for reading xox

Monday, 25 February 2013

Swaps anyone?

Hey loves, yes I'm posting again!
I've been dying to do a swap lately, I feel like it's been so long.. so does anyone feel like swapping? It seems like most people don't want to ship to Canada, so I always miss out on swaps. :(
If you're interested please email me - nailtopia@hotmail.ca

Thanks loves!

Lush Lacquer - Dream On


Hey lovelies!
I showed you my recent haul the other day, so today I'm going to show you one of the gorgeous polishes I got.
This is Lush Lacquer - Dream on, it's a creamy base packed with glitter of various sizes in green, purple, and blue. For this swatched I used 1 coat over a white base, and I love it. The glitter came out really well, and all the glitter colors compliment each other nicely.



I'm also really impressed with the quality of this, it's the second Lush Lacquer polish I've tried so far and I will definitely purchase from them again.
You can purchase this polish, as well as many others on Lush Lacquer's Etsy shop, they are $9.45 CAD.

Thanks for reading loves! xox

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Recent Hauls and Julep Cupids Mystery Box!

Hey loves.
I realized I haven't done a haul post in awhile, and a lot of you seemed to want to see more of these (according to my giveaway entries).


Lets start off with the stuff I bought in stores.
Last weekend my fiance and I went to Toronto (I live about 20-30 mins away from Toronto), and we went to a local mall, Yorkdale. I had to force myself to not buy everything, because I was definitely in Nail Polish heaven!

I grabbed myself my very first Butter London at Holt Renfrew (I wanted so much stuff there), and of course it's The Black Knight, such a gorgeous polish.

Then I went to Sephora where I came across an end cap that had Sephora X Collection polishes, which we don't have at my work, so of course I had to grab one. I got Chaotic, which is a black and white glitter. I tried it the other day and it's AMAZING.



I forgot to take a picture but I also found an Essence Breaking Dawn Part 2 polish, Alice Had A Vision. It's beautiful and I found it at Shoppers Drug mart, but can't seem to find anymore.

Now onto the polishes I bought online!
First up is Rainbow Honey. I have been trying to figure out what polish to buy from them, and finally I just did it. Obviously 20% cooler had to be bought, then I grabbed 2 mini's - Pinkie Promise (which you saw a few days ago), and The Worst Possible Thing. I also decided to grab the cuticle sticks in Vanilla dream, and Summer juice. The cuticle sticks smell absolutely amazing, I love these. I throw them in my purse and use them on the go!



I also bought my very first Lush Lacquers!! I have been debating buying some for awhile, and I finally decided to just do it. I grabbed a full size bottle of Lite Brite, which I've been eyeing forever, and then 4 mini's - Dream On, Party Hearty, Lovey Dovey and Mr. Bubble. These are gorgeous, I'll be posting a swatch of Dream On soon.


Lastly, my Julep Cupids Mystery Box arrived this week. I was super excited to get it, but I'm not too sure if I like the colors at all. In the box I got 4 polishes and a lip gloss (not photographed). The polishes are - Jane, Audrey, Susie and Alfre, and the lipgloss was Poppy. The colors aren't really me, but I will swatch them and if I don't like them.. maybe give them away? The lipgloss is also not me, it's very orange and that doesn't work too well on me.



I also bought a few things this week that haven't arrived yet, some Glitzology polishes (which are currently 50% off on Etsy), as well as some Different Dimmensions. So look out for those soon!

Thanks for reading lovelies! xox

Monday, 18 February 2013

Rainbow Honey - Pinkie Promise

Hey lovelies!
A few weeks ago I purchased some polishes from Rainbow Honey, I swatched them all, and then lost everything on my computer... so sad. So I finally decided to reswatch them, starting with this gorgeous color.
I swatched them over 2 shades of pink by Color Club.



I really should have bought a full size of this because it's just stunning, but then again all Rainbow Honey polishes are.

Thanks for reading! xox

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hey guys

Hey everyone.
I want to apologize for not posting the past few days. On Thursday my computer ended up crashing and I literally lost everything, I was so angry. I had about a months worth of swatches on there that I hadn't posted yet and now it's all gone. The only good thing is my fiance ended up getting the computer to work, so I should have posts for you again this week (Thank god!)

I just got some Lush Lacquers, a Butter London, Sephora X Collection as well as some Rainbow Honeys.. so look out for those!

Thanks! <3

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Kisses for Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone!
I hope you're having a nice day with your loved ones, whether its your significant other, family, or a close friend.
I tried to do something different today, so I went with some kisses on my nails. I got the idea on youtube, and I really like the way it looks.



This design was done free handed, no stamping!

I hope you have a nice Valentines Day, what are you doing?
I'm spending the day with my fiance, then working all night (lame).

Thanks for reading! xox

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Hearts and Holo

Hey lovelies!
Only 1 more day till Valentines Day! Of course I have some more Valentines Day nails for you today.
I used: Gosh - Holographic, Color Club - Berry and Bright, a dotting tool, and some striping tape!




This was so easy to do, and anyone can do it if they have a dotting tool and tape.

Also, thank you to everyone who has been sharing my giveaway, I'm gaining some new followers and my facebook page is almost at 300 likes now!

Thanks for reading! xox

Monday, 11 February 2013

Pastel Hearts

Hey loves.
Of course I have another Valentines Day mani for you today. I just did something quick and simple, and went with colors that weren't "typical" Valentines day colors.




I did the hearts with dotting tools, and I really wish they turned out better. Oh well.

Do you love or hate Valentines Day?

Don't forget about my giveaway! xox

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Gosh Swatches

Hey lovelies
I was recently at Shoppers Drug Mart and I came across a sale on Gosh Polishes (2.99) so of course I had to grab a few.

Miss Minty - A gorgeous creamy mint green. This covered perfectly in 2 coats, its such a gorgeous shade of mint green.




Wild Lilac - A creamy pastel purple. This color reminds me a lot of China Glaze - Spontaneous. I got full coverage in 2 coats.




Blue Balloon - A vibrant bright blue, I'm pretty much in love with this. It is a lot like Julep - Claire, only this is a little brighter. Great coverage in just 2 coats.




I usually don't buy Gosh polishes, probably because I don't go to Shoppers often, but these are so pretty. I'm really happy with these polishes, and I will definitely be purchasing more.

Have you tried Gosh?

Thanks for reading! xox

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Valentines Day Cloud Mani

Hey lovelies!
Valentines Day is fast approaching so of course I needed to do some nail art. I grabbed some nice Valentines Day colors, pink and red obviously, and did this.



I'm not a huge fan of cloud mani's, I'm not too good at them.. but oh well, I tried!

Thanks for reading! xox

Monday, 4 February 2013

Purple and Nude Leopard Print

Hey loves.
I've been reading some of the suggestions in my giveaway and a lot of you asked for more nail art, so here I have my favorite.. leopard print!
For this I used: Color Club - Nomadic In Nude, China Glaze - Spontaneous, China Glaze - Liquid Leather, and Nails Inc. - Matte Top Coat.



I love leopard print, it's so easy to do but looks so good. I like the colors together, and the matte top coat just pulls it all together.

Whats your "go to" nail art design?

xox

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Tulips - Tribute to Amanda (Nail Polish Enthusiasts) Mom

Hey my loves.
I have a very special post for you today, and this post is dedicated to a friend of mine in the blogging communities mother. Today is the 10 year anniversary of her mothers passing away and a few of us bloggers have decided to help pay tribute to her.

Amanda told me a few things to help me get inspiration to do this, her mothers favorite flowers were tulips, and her favorite color was red.. so of course I had to do red tulips!




You can head on over to Amandas blog to pay your respects, as well as see the other people participating in this tribute.

Also, you can purchase Lex Cosmetics - Tuileries which was created by Amanda in honor of her mother. Such a beautiful idea, and it's a beautiful polish. 10% of it goes to Lung Cancer Research, because Amanda's mother passed away from Emphysema.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I give my condolences to Amanda. <3

Friday, 1 February 2013

NAILTOPIA'S SPECTACULAR GIVEAWAY!

Hey loves
The day is finally here for my giveaway!



As you know I have been gathering stuff for this for awhile now, so I've decided to have 2 winners for this giveaway. The first winner will get the prize they choose, and the second winner will get the prize that's left.

Here is a picture of Prize 1:


And Prize 2: 



The rules are simple. You must be following Nailtopia via GFC, or you will be disqualifed. You must live in the US or Canada (sorry international followers, the shipping is too much). The giveaway will run until March 8 2013, and then I will choose winners using Rafflecopter. The winners will have 48 hours to respond, if they don`t then I will pick a new winner.

Good luck everyone! xox

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