Thursday, 14 August 2014

KKCenterHk Baby Blue Circle Nail Art Studs Review

Hello again dear followers! Today I have a sample generously sent to us by KKCenterHk that I'd like to share with you all. I'm no pro at nail art but I always have a soft spot for it, particularly anything dainty and sparkly. So when the chance came to review nail art studs I couldn't pass it up.

I have the N.NAIL Sweet Series Baby Blue 2mm Circle Nail Art Decorations to share today. The studs are a very pretty shade of iridescent baby blue that shine a slight purple/red colour at different angles. The only thing I didn't like about the studs was that I found that they sort of became invisible if they were placed on a similar base colour. The studs almost felt like they became translucent and slightly invisible. They are quite small at 2mm so they are difficult to place unless you had tweezer or a wax tipped pencil to help with precision placement.

The pack contains approximately 100 pcs and is priced at $2.50USD which is quite reasonable with the amount you receive.






Souce: KKCenterHk


Click to see a couple looks I came up with...

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Swatches

Hello dear followers! Today I have a follow up to Mir's Revlon Colorstay Event post. I will be swatching the polishes I received in my goodie bag at the end of the event. If you would like to read Mir's original post you can do so here.

All my swatches were topped with the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Topcoat which I forgot to take a picture of. The topcoat did a great job adding a gel like shine to my nails and dried fairly quick. I was quite impressed with the overall quality of the polishes. Many only required one coat for opacity and dried quickly with a glossy shine.

Onward to the swatches...


Monday, 4 August 2014

New Point Rewards from Sephora

Today, I came home to see a list of new rewards from Sephora. Now I know there's a lot of un-fairness with some of Sephora practices in regards to their pricing etc BUT I still get excited seeing these rewards. Sadly when I came home, most of them were either unavailable or not up for grabs yet.
I'm not including their 100 / 500 point perks since those are more common and always there..
In regards to their 5000/10000 points, they're not as amazing as the previous ones, (such as the 5000 points from before for a Marc Jacob bag and Marc Jacob beauty products!!!!!!!)

1000 points
For 1000 points this one is alright if you're looking for help with your look. I personally don't care for this one. With my shopping habits and overall 100 points etc redemptions I have most of those deluxe samples pictured and with my VIB ROUGE status, I get unlimited access to the beauty studio. If you're interested in spending 1000 points, I would point you to the Marc Jacob Love & Lust Lip duo which includes a full sized Cabaret lipstick and Shooting Stars lipgloss. Review for that is coming up.


5000 points
 This one is my favourite, 5000 points for 12 months of 500 point perk boxes AND double boxes for Oct-Dec. Meaning in total 15 500 point perks. I've been loving their 500 point perks and I would monthly mail from Sephora lol!! I've received their NARs one recently. I loved it so much, I bought two! Sadly by the time I saw it, "Add to Basket" was not available :( sadface
10000 points
This one is pretty amazing, I totally have a soft spot for SF. So for 10000 points, you get 2 roundtrip tickets to SF, a hotel room, a bag filled with goodies and access to Sephora Backstage experience. The date is already set for October 24th-26th!





There you have it, which ones do you like best? or are you going to break down the points to get a bunch of 100 point perks instead? If so, I am eyeing Marc Jacob deluxe gel-liner crayon! :D

Cheers!

Miranda


Photos and information was screencapped from sephora.com via my account.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Revlon Colorstay Event (Toronto)


Thank you Revlon for hosting this event!



The cut is early since this post is very picture heavy!
Click below to finish reading what fun we had!

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014 [NPC x A.M. Polishes]

As many may know, Nail Polish Canada is hosting The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014.

1 (amazingly lucky) winner can win up to 200 polishes!!! *sets out drool buckets*

Yours truly has thrown in a prize to the pot and it's... *drum roll*...

credit: NPC

Our first choice was going to be my ultimate favourite butter LONDON's All Hail The Queen, but I've heard amazing things about this 'miracle' Duri 2 and just had to pick it. 

If you've tried it before, here's your chance to win a back-up, if you haven't, this is your chance to win it! (your nails will thank us later ^_^)..

I am pretty excited to see all the prizes that will be up for grabs..

GOOD LUCK! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you could also like our blog, for more fantastic giveaways and posts that would be great.. ^_^..



We are not responsible for the shipment of this polish. We participated by hosting a rafflecopter and selecting a probable prize. This giveaway is hosted by NPC. Any issues may be emailed to ampolishes@gmail.com. In doing so, we have the right to forward the information to relevant parties to resolve the issue. You may also contact NPC directly. Thank you and good luck. 

Monday, 30 June 2014

Fancy Mystery Box Free Shipping Promotion!

Fancy is having a special promotion for their Mystery Box. If you are not familiar with their Fancy Mystery Box, they are boxes that come in $10, $20 and $40 varieties that have a mystery selection of items in them. Each box contains a different assortment of products. 

Starting Monday, June 30th, Fancy will be offering free shipping on all Fancy Mystery Box for 24 hours. 

All you need to do is go to Fancy.com, purchase a mystery box, and enter the code at checkout. 
US only.



Enjoy ^_^



Tuesday, 10 June 2014

KKCenterHk Black Lace Water Decals

Hello dear readers! Today on the blog I have water decals from KKCenterHk to share with you all. The N.NAIL Noble Gorgeous Black French Lace Nail Water Decals comes on one sheet with 20 water decals and is priced at $4.00USD. I personally love water decals because they're very easy to use and comes in endless images. I chose this lace pattern because it's something I could never recreate with any fine tipped brush or nail art pen. I also have a soft spot for intricate and delicate looking lace.

Photo Source: KKCenterHk
To use the water decals first remove the protective plastic and cut the image you want to use from the sheet. Then place the image into water letting it soak for at least 10-15sec until the decal loosens from the backing. You will then be able to either separate the decal by using tweezers or rubbing it between your thumb and index. You can now place the decal in place on your nail, I find having your nail wet makes positioning the decal easier and gives you more work time. Once it is placed where you want it dry the decal with some tissue. Seal with topcoat and ta-da!


I used Essie Sand Tropaz for the base colour, on my ring finger I used saran wrap and dabbed on Urban Outfitters Holo Silver and Revlon Black Magic.


KKCenterHk offers worldwide shipping, shipping prices and times are dependent on where you are located. They not only sell nail items, they also have cosmetics, wigs, false eyelashes and clothing. They were extremely kind enough to give our readers a 10% coupon code. Just put the code ampolishes while checking out, this code is good until the end of the year!



Until next time!
Annie







***This product was provided to us in exchange for an honest review***

Sunday, 25 May 2014

KKCenterHk Silver Star Nail Studs

Hello again friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend last week. Mir and I went to the cottage with a couple friends and did time fly! It was our first time in Tobermory, ON and had an awesome time. We just wished we could've stayed longer. 

Today I have super cute silver star shaped nail studs from KKCenterHK. The stars are about 2mm in size and the product page says they come in a pack of 100 but I would stay there was at least 200! The stars came in a handy screw top jar. This makes picking out stars much easier than trying to fish them out of a bag.



The studs were easy to handle and held in place nicely. I used a dotter with a little topcoat to pick up the studs and secured them in place with a thick layer of topcoat. While I had them on they held in place and did not fall off. 

Photo Source: KKCenterHk


If you're like me and like to stretch out your nail art supplies you can remove and clean the studs with non acetone remover and reuse them. However for $4.50USD you really do get your money's worth and the amount of studs you receive will last you a long time.

Click to see some ways I used the studs.