October 17, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 7: Halloween

The end of the October Nail Art Challenge is finally here. Day 7 brings us Halloween and I couldn't be any more excited.

October 16, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 6: Gradient

I've had a grand vision of a beautiful black and gold gradient, sparkling in the light, capturing everyone's attention as they oooh'd and ahhh'd over my nails...

October 15, 2015

October 14, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 4: Abstract/Geometrical

I was not too pleased with the person who picked this category (oops, that was me!). I had such a hard time. When I finally figured what I was going to do, I realized that my good stamper was missing. Back to the drawing board!

I finally decided to take a little inspiration from a very well known Halloween candy: Candy Corn.

October 13, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 3: Fall

Day 3 of the October Nail Art Challenge is probably one of my favourite manicures so far. I absolutely love Fall. Having lived up north for most of my life, I've seen so many beautiful trees. The colours are just gorgeous. So I wanted to translate that into this manicure.

October 12, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 2: Ghosts

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends & readers! I hope you're all having a great time with family and friends. At the Gemstone Beauty household, we're cooking our very first turkey!

Instead of Mani Monday, I'm bringing you a different themed nail each day of the week! Take a look at yesterday's nail and make sure to check out other participants' nails as well! (Link at the bottom)

Day 2 of the October Nail Art Challenge brings us Ghosts. First thing my mind goes to are the Boo ghosts in Mario. It was a love/hate relationship with those levels.

October 11, 2015

October Nail Art Challenge Day 1: Black

Today marks Day 1 of the CBB October Nail Art Challenge. A small group of us got together and came up with some fun ideas for this time of year (Sarah, Chantal, Miranda and myself). We invite everyone to join in; whether you blog, or just want to showcase it on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to use #CBBOctNails so we can take a look at your creations!

October 07, 2015

Beauty & Makeup Haul

Hey guys!

I'm finally getting myself back together and I have so many review, swatch and look posts for you guys that I barely know where to start. So for now, here's a little sneak peek at my haul. It's all things beauty related that I purchased in from August 28 - September 28.

So, any requests? 

October 05, 2015

Mani Monday: Metallic Gradient

I have several polishes that are just hanging around, looking pretty and untouched. I decided that I needed to crack them open and use them. But what happens when you can't just pick one?

Pick two and create a gradient!

October 04, 2015

Toronto IMATS + Haul

The International Makeup Artist Trade Show is a yearly event that makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts look forwards to every year. Held at different times and locations throughout the year, IMATS offers a place to be around others with a similar interested while offering some great discounts or access to brands that you might only be able to purchase online.

October 02, 2015

US Haul + Sigma Visit

Hi beauties!

It's been a hectic two weeks. Between visiting a very close friend, going to the Mall of America in Minnesota and some work stress, it's been chaotic. I had to step away from everything for a bit, relax, regroup my thoughts and then get right back at it!

While up north visiting my dear friend Christina and trying on a bridesmaid dress, we spent the weekend in Minnesota. Nothing like 2 hot chicks, Starbucks, a muscle car and the open road. Ohhh yeah!

I know you just want to see my haul and other pics, so I wont go into too much details about our trip. Went to the Cheesecake Factory - it was delicious! First time going to Ulta, and not only did we visit the Mall of America, but it is the home of the ONLY Sigma store in existence.