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.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Spring 2014 NARS & Shiseido Warehouse Sale!

The coming weekend is the NARS & Shiseido Warehouse sale!
I might not make it this time (sadface) but maybe you can and show me your hauls!

The info is below!



Dates:
Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 9am to 3pm

Where: 
303 Allstate Parkway
Markham, ON
L3R 5P9

Payment methods accepted: Visa, Mastercard, and Debit.

I heard this year there's isn't VIP Friday? But my friend's friend received a ticket so who knows?! haha

Additional info I messaged a friend with so you kinda get a jist of the warehouse sale..


They have a huge selection but the colours are very random.. nothing of the super sellers such as orgasm and super orgasm..

they have eyeshadows - singles, duos and trios in creams and powders
Blushes - cream and powder
eyeliners - very small batch of black, mostly other colours
nail polish (of course)
Foundations and concealers (mostly liquid)
Lipsticks, glosses and pencils
some skincare.. such as the remover, and that square moisturizer
some kits Usually the year's past collection.. like last time they had the andy warhol stuff..

Usually I go there I pick up a few nude shades etc.. and I picked up most of the Night polishes.. like Night Porter, Night rider etc..

Shiseido.. is mostly skincare, the SPF stuff, moisturizes.. the really expensive ones u have to ask for it at the end..
lipsticks mostly..
cotton pads (popular item)

small selection of bare minerals kits..


haircare is joico etc..random perfumes like issey miyake etc.
Theres a random blue brand called V2 or something.. really cheap 2-4$ .. stay away.. their dry shampoo was complete crap!

Have fun,

Mir

Friday, 16 May 2014

OPI x Coca-Cola Preview (Hi-Def Images)



I'm backkk with higher quality pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Now I want them even more!! :D

Click below to see the images.
They are pretty big so wait a bit for them to load :)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

OPI x Coca-Cola Preview

When I first saw the preview for this, they only showed one "classic coke" red, and people wanted to see more, not just red because...come on..OPI has a million reds out!
To our pleasure, I got another sneak peek of this new collaboration and there's a whole range coming!
I have to say I am excited, I love a nice dark vampy purple and OPI makes the best ones!!! (Lincoln Park After Dark anyone??)


I'm going to throw in some information from the press release so enjoy! I also took a screenshot of the new range, hoping soon I'll be receiving better pictures..

Click to view more..

Monday, 5 May 2014

Kinetics Magnolia Spring/Summer 2014 Collection Part 1

Hello dear followers, with spring finally looking like it's making it's way here I have another Spring/Summer collection from Kinetics, this set is the Magnolia collection. It consists of 10 shades mostly comprised of soft spring pales and bright summer red tones. This collection was released in March (I do apologize for the delay of reviewing these polishes!).

Source: Kinetics
Source: Kinetics

Today I have half of the collection swatched and ready to share.
Click to see more...


Just Married
Just Married is a off white creme polish, it isn't stark a white but has a touch of grey in it. I feel like it would be similar to OPI- My Friend Scales The Walls. I always steer clear of white polishes because I worry it would look like white out on the nails but I was pleasantly surprised at how flattering this shade was. Like with most white polishes, this one was a little finicky too and I had to use 3 coats for full coverage.




Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine has got to be my favourite from the collection, in the bottle it looks like a pastel periwinkle and dried just a touch lighter. It is quite sheer on the first coat but can be easily built up to a strong opaque shade in 3 coats. The colour reminded me a beautiful sunny spring day, the blue is soft yet vibrant. Totally worth the work of 3 layers.


 

Mint Sky
Mint Sky is a shade I can't say we haven't seen before. The popular mint green seems like a colour that has been popular for many seasons. This shade leaned more towards a greyish pastel green. I would say China Glaze - At Vase Value would be a close dupe of the shade, Mint Sky being a touch more saturated in green. Application was super easy and went on like butter, I used 2 coats for opacity but I'm sure you could use 1 thick coat for almost the same result. I wish ALL polishes were formulated as great as this one.




Never Too Late
Never Too Late is a vibrant kelly green, it reminds me of China Glaze - Four Leaf Clover. I used 2 coats in my swatches but again, this shade could pass off as a 1 coater and dries to a glossy finish. That is one great thing about Kinetics nail polishes, they always dry to a super duper glossy shine so a topcoat is never a  requirement. Love it!
Note: This colour was much more green in person, my camera would not capture the accurate colour  no matter what I did.




Narcissus
Narcissus is a bright sunflower yellow, it is very vibrant and makes me think of the summer sunshine! Like white, yellow is another shade of polish I have difficulty with. It isn't a colour that I would pick out first and I find isn't the most flattering on my pale skin. I think this yellow would be best suited for darker skin tones or if I had a tan. A little difficult to work with as well, I had to use 3 coats to cover all the streaks. At first I thought this shade was the glossy version of Lemon Drop from their Hello, Ice Cream! Collection but clearly not, Narcissus is brighter while Lemon Drop is more neon.




L-R: Lemon Drop, Narcissus with matte topcoat, Lemon Drop with topcoat, Narcissus

Once again Kinetics has come out with a high quality collection of polishes that don't disappoint with performance. Some of the colours in this collection may not be colours we haven't seen before but I think the quality gives the polishes more appeal. Each bottle is 15ml/ 0.5fl oz in size.




Stay tooned for part 2!
Until Next Time,

Annie



*** These products were provided in exchange for my honest review.***