December 29, 2014

What can I do for YOU ?

Every year, we make resolutions for ourselves. This year, while I am making one for me, I'd also like to make one for you.

I'd like to do more of what you like to read about. Of course, it wont be purely what you want, but have more of that in.

What would you like to see more of in 2015 from Gemstone Beauty?
Other (please specify in comments)
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December 28, 2014

Merry Christmas to All!

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! (sorry I'm late!)

Apparently I've been a good girl this year since I received a Clarisonic Mia 2! Needless to say, a review on that will be coming up in the future.

I also have quite a few items that I'll be reviewing in the New Year. As you can see, I received quite a few items in about a 3-4week span. Most of the items seen are from the Spark Sessions gift bag and a large prize that I recently won. There's a few items in there that were provided to me for review as well.  As always, I'll let you know what was sent to me for review and what was purchased or won, etc.

What did you get for Christmas?
Is there anything you'd like me to review?

December 18, 2014

The final week of Nail Art with Miranda

Hard to believe we started this 5 weeks ago. It really seems like yesterday Miranda & I were just chatting about it, getting our themes in place, and now, Christmas is next week.

 NEXT WEEK! Can you believe that?  I'm still having a hard time wrapping my head around it myself.

Holiday Characters have been on my mind since the day we put this together. I was eager to get this one started!

I couldn't decide on just one, so I went with 4.You can wear them all together, or you can just do one of the characters as an accent nail, etc.

I really enjoyed doing this set. The Santa hat was a tutorial I found here.

 I tried to make Rudolph's nose look glowy by using red sparkly polish. I think it worked.

Go take a look at Miranda's nails!  Our Rudolph are almost identical! Except both of ours have eating disorders (mine's chubby and she thinks her's is a little anorexic ;)  )

From our family to yours, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and an amazing New Years!

December 11, 2014

Miranda & Sam's Nail Art Challenge: Week 4

One more week left! Where has time gone?

For this week, I knew I wanted something simple that you'd be able to wear with whatever you wanted.

I took the french manicure and wrapped it up!

Simple yet elegant, this was the perfect choice. You can easily use whatever colours you want. I went with the double accent nail since I couldn't make up my mind between green or purple.

Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my tools. Since I recently won and received the Ceramic Glaze, I had to try them out!

- Sally Hansen in Gray-t Escape (beige/nude)
- Ceramic Glaze Ruby Bling (red)
- Ceramic Glaze O Holly Night (green)
- Ceramic Glaze Sugar Plum Sparkle (purple)
- Ceramic Glaze 24 Karats (gold)
- OPI Alpine Snow (white)
- Rhinestones
- a small brush

Now, unfortunately my cat also decided to step on the green nail while I was waiting for the top coat to dry. Ugh, cats!

Go take a look at Miranda's cute gradient sparkle gift wrapped nails. I love sparkly wrapping paper :)

I've already started the last set of nails and I cant wait to show them to you!

December 07, 2014

Holiday Nail Art Challenge Colab - Week 3

I'm a little late, sorry! It's been hectic these past few days, but I'm here.
This week's Christmas Decorations theme was a challenge. I really wasn't sure what to do. So while staring at my dinner table one day, it hit me. Blue & silver and balls!