Essence The Gel Nail Polish - Island Hopping, Feels Like Birthday, Perfect Match, Dreaming of Love, Jeans On

Nail Polish is not something I tend to focus on here on the blog. It’s not that I don’t like wearing Nail Polish I just generally don’t make the time to worry about it too often. Which, when you consider the amount of nail polish I own, is pretty silly. Out of all the nail polish I own, the ‘Essence The Gel Nail Polish‘ ($2.99 CAD each) line is hands down my favourite.  There are currently 24 different shades in the line, in a wide variety of colours. View Post


[disclaim]I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.[/disclaim]

imPRESS Manicure 1

So early last week I got a notice in my inbox that I had been selected to take part in the imPRESS Press-on Manicure VoxBox.  I may have done a little happy dance because this is my first time participating in a VoxBox campaign.  Imagine my surprise when I went to the mailbox on Thursday afternoon and my shipment had already arrived!  HUZZAH! View Post


So here is a confession.  I have horrible, horrible nails.  I wish I could say that it was solely genetics, but it’s not.  While genetics plays a large roll in my issues, a bigger role is the fact that I don’t take care of them…at all.

On top of them being a weird shape, and paper thin (thanks dad), I bite them, never file them or do manicures, don’t take care of my cuticles and regularly stick my hands in water without gloves.  All in all, it a recipe for disaster.

Enter one of my 2014 New Years Resolutions and I have resolved to take better care of them.  Part of that is to give myself a proper manicure every week.  Will I stick to it?  Who knows, but I’m hoping that having a feature on the blog where I have to show said manicure every week will keep me on track.  Fingers crossed that this works. *side note* I didn’t start last week like I planned because I was sick as a dog and never got around to taking a photo of my nails.

So for my first New Mani Monday feature, I chose to showcase the manicure I am wearing for my first full week back at work after the two week holiday period.  This week it is all about Lots of Luxe from the Essie Encrusted Treasures Collection.

essie - lots of lux View Post