December 11, 2010

Green Gradient Nails & Another FOTD

Finally got a much-needed break from the stress of finals and papers. I would so much rather be shopping for Christmas presents and relaxing! December 17 can't come soon enough...

Sheer Blouse: Zara
Jeggings: Paige Premium Denim
Boots: Aldo

In the spirit of the season I also decided to adapt my pink gradient nails with a more holiday-appropriate green colour palette. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would!

Products used: Nicole by OPI Sheer Fun; Nicole by OPI Nicole...Spotted!; Essie Sew Psyched;
Revlon Galaxy Top Coat; Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

And while I was at it with all the picture-taking, I figured I might as well do a FOTD too. I've been getting a lot of use out of my MAC Tartan Tale palette (it really does make the perfect purple-hued smoky eye).

Benefit Dr. Feelgood
Everyday Minerals Foundation in Golden Medium

MAC Beauties Play It Cool Palette: Silverwear, Hold My Gaze, Magic Moor, Heather Belles (reviewed here)
Sephora Eyeshadow in Alpine Snow
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero
Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost Mascara

Rock & Republic Blush in Tease (reviewed here)
NARS The Multiple in Copacabana

MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick


  1. your gradient nails look awesome and i love the green color! your makeup looks beautiful in the last picture. love the lipstick especially!

  2. wow your nails are absolutely fab!! and the boots from aldo also :)

  3. @Kileen, Vegas Volt is soooo out of my comfort zone - I have to blot it like crazy!

    @Hazel, thank you! I like those boots so much I own two pairs!

  4. Yup same here. It seems that most people are using it as a concealer more than anything else but I've tried better concealers for less :/

    Ooh another Canadian blogger! There are not too many here hehe ^^

  5. Those nails are so pretty! I've never seen anything like that before. Very festive for the holidays. :)

  6. Your Zara top is so pretty! And so is your makeup :) I love the highlight on your eyes :)

  7. I like your nails. I keep mine painted in the winter. I have on "Herringbone" from Avon.

  8. @Ms. Givens, as I'm sure you've noticed, I keep mine painted ALL the time! :D

  9. i love the gradient nails! the sparkles definitely add more festive holiday cheer. hehe

    i also really like the flowers you added to your hair. definitely a cute pairing with your purple smokey eye.


  10. @thedemuremuse, thank you! I almost never wear hair accessories... but thought I might as well ;)


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