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Winter Nail Picks

December 6, 2015


My hands and nails are my pride. They’re the only thing I truly enjoy taking care of: I can’t stand seeing chipped nail polish, and, let’s be honest, manicure sessions are sheer bliss. Now that the weather is cooler and the holidays are around the corner,¬†we started getting a bit festive in the nails department.

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NOTD : Vinylux by CND

February 2, 2015

I’ve never tried shellac, gelish, acrylic or all that jazz. I keep it very traditional when it comes to nail polish; until Vinylux happened. Continue Reading…

NOTD : French Quarter For Your Thoughts by OPI

November 5, 2014

I fell in love with gray nail polish. So what?

I always admired from afar perfectly polished gray nails but never had the guts to go for that light colour. Now that midterms are over, I finally have time to look and think about my nails. I can’t stress enough how shocking that view was! No time for salons and long hour manicures, I had to dig out something really fast: French Quarter For Your Thoughts. 
A total impromptu colour by OPI. I was given this back in summer when it was still too hot for a beautiful slightly blue toned light gray. Not something that I would usually go for as these shades end up looking too blue. 

Quality wise, OPI is da bomb! No surprise there. Two coats are enough for a creamy finish and full opacity. Highly recommend this great neutral for autumn and winter!

Have you ever tried this shade? Any gray polish recommendations?
– Zein xx

Formula X Polish Review

August 29, 2014

“Do I really need Formula X polishes?” is the question I asked myself until I tried them out.

Ladies, they are freaking awesome. I’m just going to put it out there. Application is super easy and smooth, very pigmented, lasts a hell of a long time (and this is coming from a gal with chip-prone nails and that goes mad when nails are not spic ‘n span – excuse my pickiness). If I had to sum up this product in one it would be: OPI’s, Essie’s, Ciate’s and all high end brands benefits in one bottle. Y’know wha’ I’m sayin’?

Two shades caught my attention at a Sephora event: Standout and Infatuated. Standout is a peachy pinky nude with a bit of pearl. Not shimmer. Pearl. It gives more liveliness to the colour and a 3D effect without having that cheap shimmery look that looks horrendous. So gorgeous! And Infatuated is a pastel blue. However it’s not so pastel that it’s almost white. It’s more of a sky blue type of thang. Another beautiful colour.  
Formula X, we’ll meet again. 
Also don’t forget to enter my current giveaway here, it’s ending soon!
Have any of you tried these? Yay or nay? 
– Zein xx