August 31, 2015

Mani Monday: Summer nails with a Twist of Lime

Hello, I'm Sarah from Workaday Beauty and I'm back with another fun nail art post. I promise I put a little more effort into this month's look than last time.


August 30, 2015

Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows: Review & Swatches

Up until recently, my makeup as been a little unorganized and all over the place. I almost forgot that I never posted pictures and swatches of the Make Up For Ever Studio Case which features the 12 Artist Shadows.

August 29, 2015

Kat Von D Haul

If you haven't been to your local Winners, you should probably go before it's too late. Kat Von D items are showing up all over the runway stores at prices that can't be beat.

August 27, 2015

Feeling Glamorous with Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

Yes, it was long to colour in!

I remember reading an article in a magazine (Cosmo?) ages ago that said something along the lines of great makeup doesn't matter if your hair's a mess. It went on to explain that if your hair's nicely done, people will notice if you didn't do makeup, however if you're hair's a mess, they won't notice your makeup at all and just notice the messy hair. That article stuck with me all these years. I'm sure no one will remember your hair if it's nicely coiffed, but your makeup will stand out.

Think about it: You frame a picture before you put it on the wall to help it stand out (and protect it) and the same goes for your hair. Your face is your canvas and your hair is framing it.

August 24, 2015

Mani Mondays: The Dragon Slayer

 I don't have any fancy nail art to show you this week. Instead, I wanted to show you this amazing colour that I've finally got my hands on!

Saint George by A England from The Legend collection.

August 21, 2015

Review + Swatch: essence goes nude for Fall 2015

essence fall + winter 2015

Ready or not, Fall's just around the corner!

essence stepped away from the bold hues of Summer and brought us familiar, yet comforting, subtle nudes. From eyes to lips to nails, essence has what you need to transition into Fall.

August 17, 2015

Mani Mondays: Fails do happen

Due to my nails being damaged from a certain nail strip sticker, I have to give my nails a little break for the week to repair themselves a bit. So, after digging into the archives, I bring you an early attempt at stamping with a holo.

The blue I used was not a holo. It was just a shimmery blue. I decided that I wanted to try to do my stamping in two colours, the shimmery blue and the holo, over black. Well, that didn't turn out so great. I didn't like it.

So instead of redoing all my nails, I decided to re-do only 2 on each hand. I free handed the white, then re-stamped.

Personally, to this day, I still don't like how these turned out. Hence why they were never brought out, haha. But Live & Learn. Things don't always go our way and it takes lots of practice and trial & error to become good. I know I still have quite the ways to go.

Remember, all those pretty nail art gurus had to start somewhere. Do your best and never give up!

August 14, 2015

6 Products that are Worth the Splurge

Hourglass, vichy, MAC, Bite Beauty, Becca

Hey guys! This is Trysh from over at Prairie Beauty Love and I'm really excited to Guest Post here on Gemstone Beauty for this month's Canadian Beauty Bloggers theme of Worth The Splurge! I swear, I tried to think of nail items that I have in my collection that fit the spendy theme, but I'm a junkie for face makeup and skin care at heart and what I really wanted to talk about were a few of the absolute best high end products that I have in my collection! So without further adieu, here they are!

August 11, 2015

Mani Monday: OMG Nail Strips

I realized that my Mani Monday post didn't go up as planned. Sorry guys! Here it is...

I have a quick mani for you today. Well, I actually cheated. Every once in a while, you need something quick and easy that'll look good. Luckily, I had some nail nail polish stripes that were sent to me that I hadn't used yet.

August 03, 2015

Mani Monday: essence gel nails (review & swatches)

essence gel nail polish

Happy Civic Holiday (and anything else that is being celebrated today, it's a long weekend!)

While at the essence cosmetics Fall & Winter preview, I was able to get my nails done, using their new Gel Nail Polish.