Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nail Foil Tutorial

One thing that I've been really enjoying lately is nail foils. They are super easy to apply, inexpensive to buy, and look really eye-catching!
 Here's how to get started:  You'll need a similar base colour (to disguise the nail foil from any chips/cracks), nail foil, nail adhesive, and top coat.
The items listed below are :
  • Sally Hansen: Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in colour Celeb City (#4860-13)
  • Avon: Nailwear Pro in colour Gleaming Gold (#N619)
  • Sally Hansen: Diamond Shine: Base & Top Coat
  • Gold and silver nail foil (from ebay)
  • Jengshangmei nail adhesive (from ebay) (also note: you want to get the white glue adhesive and not the quick-drying clear nail glue products sold in most stores that is intended for press-on nails!)
 Cut the foil strips into sizes approximate to your nail width, and then cut the strips in half again.
 Apply base color.
 Apply the nail glue, and wait 5 minutes until the glue turns clear and becomes tacky (it is crucial to wait a few minutes for the glue to dry a bit or else the nail foil won't transfer properly, and it will be a goopy mess!)
 Gently place nail foil onto nails, and buff it into place with a q-tip.
 The foil will then start to peel away like so:

 Apply top coat: the nail foil tends to wrinkle a tiny bit after top coat applications, but to prevent major creases opt for a more slow-drying top coat. This Sally Hansen one works really well for me! :)
 Done! :D


Monday, October 13, 2014

Aerodynamic

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! ヽ(。・ω・。)ノ 
The autumn leaves make such pretty backdrops, thanks to my pro photographer ;). Hopefully I can get more shots in before all the trees start shedding!
The crop top below is probably one of my favorite prints. The geometric pattern in addition to the colour combinations really makes it more unique for me (also big plus that it has back cut-outs!).






Hat - Ebay
Top - Forever 21
Skirt - Ebay
Bag - Ebay
Shoes - Call It Spring
Ring - Forever 21

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tides

This is one of my more casual outfits that I wore to the beach. We came here to watch my friend get baptized in the river, and although I am personally not a religious person, it was a great experience to witness and share with her :)

Jacket - Suzy Shier
Top - Forever 21
Pants - Urban Behaviour
Boots - Urban Planet
Purse - Call It Spring

Monday, September 15, 2014

Season's Call

The days have slowly been getting chillier, and I'm definitely ready for some cool Autumn weather!
This is definitely my favorite jacket that I own. I had been looking for the perfect leather jacket with studs for the longest time when I spotted this one and instantly loved it (big plus that it was also on sale!). The jacket zips up diagonally, and is very form fitting which I like. It gives the perfect edge to an outfit :)







Hat - Ebay
Jacket - Forever 21
Bustier - Forever 21
Skirt - Forever 21
Bracelet - Forever 21
Earring Cuff - Ebay
Shoes - Call It Spring

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tip Taps Tip

Polka dots galore! The skirt below was made a few months ago from a thrifted shower curtain, and I didn't have anything interesting to wear with it until I came across this cute polka dot bustier on an impromptu trip to Destiny USA in Syracuse recently (such a huge mall!). I really like how the two pieces work together without being too match-y and overwhelming in print.









Top - Papaya
Skirt - Homemade
Sunglasses - Forever 21
Belt - Forever 21
Purse - Ebay
Boots - Call It Spring

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Mood

I absolutely love this top, it incorporates my favorite elements in a piece of clothing: teal/mint coloured, cut-outs, open back, and all in a nice peplum lace design. I found it at a little boutique while I was visiting Montreal named LiME, and the top even came with an attached matching necklace.
These pictures were taken at a nearby park where I had a nice picnic with my friends to celebrate their belated birthdays. We go here at least once a year to picnic, catch up, and attempt to do silly things like fail at cartwheels and climb trees.








Top - LiME
Shorts - Urban Behavior
Bangle - Forever21
Shoes - Walmart

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In My City

This is what the field is supposed to look like, green and luscious! I love that there is a small farm nearby my house with large crop fields where I can visit their cows, goats, horses, etc. while still being within 10-20 minutes reach of our busy downtown area. It's the best of both worlds :)
The skirt below is home made with the help of my mumzy, it was originally a tablecloth that I thrifted for cheap at a second hand store. I really love making my own original skirts, there is much more to come!









Top - Sirens
Skirt - Homemade
Collar necklace - Ebay
Bracelet - Ebay
Boots - Call It Spring