19 Oct 2014

Swatch - Spell Polish: Jump Up Jump Up and Get Down


Hi,

I've got something super sparkly to share today; Jump Up Jump Up and Get Down from Spell Polish's semi-new DJ! Just Dance collection. This is a five-piece glitterbomb collection, and when I say glitterbomb, I mean it. You might recognize this one as the accent glitter I paired with my quatrefoil nails (find that post here) but I used a lighter touch/coat there and a completely different base colour. I figured it deserved its own post, so here we go! 

I used: Spell Polish - Jump Up Jump Up and Get Down* / Doctor Lacquer - The Smoke that Thunders* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt



More after the jump!

17 Oct 2014

Matte Silver Spiderwebs


Hi,

A while ago I won a giveaway on Magnifique Nails' blog - thank you Ana! - where one of the prizes was a $20 Born Pretty Store credit, so I picked up a few things I had been eyeing for a while. I chose two types of stampers, one being the large rectangular stamper that is quite popular. The stamper I use now (actually the only one I have ever used) is the firm round stamper from Essence, the Konad dupe, that comes in their little stamping kits. I thought it'd be fun to do a stamper battle of sorts but I'll show you my first experience with the rectangular stamper first. The rectangular one is definitely squishier than the one I use now so that will take some getting used to.

I used: Aly's Dream Polish - Garnet Dreams* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in silver / Bundle Monster BM-H07 stamping plate* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt 

Halloween Nail Art Silver Spiderweb Stamping | Squeaky Nails


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14 Oct 2014

Bundle Monster Fox Cabochons


Hi,

I have lots of swatch and review posts planned but I have a monster headache today and feel like I'm getting a cold so I'm going to keep it short. I wanted to show you how I wore the cute fox cabochons Bundle Monster sent me. They are pretty much the cutest things (look at those ears and the rhinestones on its tiny face!) ever and while charms/studs aren't the most practical style of nail art, they're really fun to use. 

These little guys come in a pack of 10 (you can find them here) and are lightly curved on the back. If your nail beds are curved like mine they will probably still stick up at the sides but a drop of nail glue can work wonders. I like that charms like these are reusable, they will definitely get a lot of wear!

I used: Canvas Lacquer - Nuit Blanche All Nighter* / Bundle Monster Fox Cabochon* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat 



*Press Samples. Please read my full disclosure policy here  

12 Oct 2014

Black Cats with Bundle Monster


Hi,

I thought I'd join in on the Halloween nail art challenge Bundle Monster is hosting this month! I love Halloween and want to make an effort this year to create some fun nail art. I was sent the 2013 Holiday Collection by Bundle Monster a while ago and I'm super excited to start showing them to you! The Holiday Collection has 25 stamping plates with images for pretty much every holiday you can think of. Expect to see a lot of stamping here in the near future, haha. Today's challenge theme is black cats.

By the way, the base colour I'm wearing here is one of Doctor Lacquer's new ChromoZones multichrome polishes which I received in the mail this week. I'll be swatching and reviewing all of them, soon, but consider this a little preview for now! 

I used: Doctor Lacquer - The Head of The Sky* / Essence - Stamp Me! polish in black / Bundle Monster BM-H08 stamping plate* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat / Hema - Top Coat Matt 

Black cat stamping nail art with Bundle Monster Holiday Collection | Squeaky Nails


*Press Samples. Please read my full disclosure policy here 

10 Oct 2014

GIVEAWAY - Mont Bleu Nail File Set


Hi,

I've got an exciting giveaway to share with you today! I have teamed up with the lovely people over at Mont Bleu to give you the chance to win a gorgeous set of glass nail files! You know how much I love those, right? I've written about their files a bunch of times but in case you missed it, here's my review.

So here's what you could win - a 3-piece (small, medium and large) glass nail file set in Mont Bleu's signature waterfall style.

giveaway - squeaky nails mont bleu



Entering is easy, just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below! The first two entries are mandatory, but there are a couple more to increase your chances of winning. You can find the terms and conditions at the bottom of the Rafflecopter widget!


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8 Oct 2014

Swatches - Canvas Lacquer: Mother of Dragons, Nuit Blanche All Nighter & Orchids


Hi,

Like I said in my previous Canvas Lacquer swatch post, I received three more shades from them to try out. These three are all from different collections that are currently in stock so I feel I got a great selection to sample.
I picked one of these myself (can you guess which one looking at the pic below?) and the other two were picked by Canvas Lacquer - I just told them I love moody, sparkly shades! You ready for some sparkly, autumnal beauties?

Here are Mother of Dragons / Nuit Blanche All Nighter / Orchids

Canvas Lacquer Mother of Dragons, Nuit Blanche All Nighter and Orchids | Squeaky Nails


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6 Oct 2014

Simple Leopard


Hi,

When I swatched the Girl Gang Trio by Canvas Lacquer (find the swatches here if you missed that post) I decided I wanted to enjoy the shades a little longer so I did some simplified leopard spots over the gorgeous nude/champagne shade Flaunt It! using just one colour and a dotting tool. I skipped the top coat because I liked the texture! 

I used: Canvas Lacquer - Flaunt It!* / Bys - Black Satin / Dotting tool from Bundle Monster*

Simple Leopard Nail Art on Canvas Lacquer Flaunt It | Squeaky Nails


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4 Oct 2014

Swatches - Canvas Lacquer: Girl Gang Trio


Hi,

I've got swatches of an exciting trio of polishes from a fairly new Canadian indie brand for you today; the Girl Gang Trio by Canvas Lacquer. Canvas Lacquer is a brand that caught my eye a while ago on Instagram (Instagram is amazing for discovering new brands) so I was super excited to be approached by them! I am always drawn to interesting, graphic branding and unique colours, and Canvas Lacquer definitely fits the bill there.

From left to right: Blood Sisters / G.I. Jane / Flaunt It!

Canvas Lacquer Girl Gang Trio swatches | Squeaky Nails


Follow the jump for my review and swatches!

2 Oct 2014

One Stroke Flowers? Maybe...


Hi,

Ahh, one stroke flowers... I wasn't sure I was going to share these photos here but I figured this blog is where I document my (attempts) at nail art, right? Along with the other items I received from Bundle Monster there was a set of 7 nail art brushes that looked perfect for one stroke flower nail art. If you are unfamiliar with this technique you should really take a look at some Youtube videos explaining it (like this one or this one here), it's quite magical and mesmerizing to watch! It's also a something I have been wanting to try for ages. While my first attempt isn't exactly as magical as I hoped, I do quite like the overall visual effect of it.

I used: Essence - I Got a Crush on Blue! (from the Love Letters collection / Acrylic paint / Nail art brush by Bundle Monster* / Essence - Quick Dry Top Coat



More after the jump!

29 Sep 2014

Swatches - Starrily: The Headless Horseman & Sleepy Hollow


Hi,

I have two polishes from a new-to-me brand to show you today; Starrily. I've been following them on Instagram and Twitter for quite some time so it was very exciting to be asked if I was interesting in swatching for them! I received two shades from the Halloween 2014 collection, The Headless Horseman and Sleepy Hollow. I already loved the names so let's just dive right in and see if the polishes are as awesome! 

On the left is The Headless Horseman, on the right Sleepy Hollow



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