Old Nail Polish Made New

Hi lovelies!

Do you ever put products away that you rarely use to make room for new ones, and then later find those products and fall in love with them!? It's a feeling I know all too well, and one I experienced again this evening!

A long long time ago I purchased OPI's "Matched Luggage" polish. It's this sort of off-white shade that I found hard to wear because it requires more than one coat to look "finished". Well, after not wearing it more than maybe once, I put it to the back of my nail polish "shelf" and forgot about it.

Now, with winter snowing down upon us here in Montreal, my nails are in need of some desperate TLC. So, while watching this week's episode of Gossip Girl, I decided to add a strengthener and try to get them back in good condition. I looked for a nail polish to pair with it (and to mask the cracks and splits!) and decided (with a little trepidation) to try Matched Luggage again.

I am super impatient when it comes to waiting for nail polish to dry - there is a reason they associate watching paint dry with utter boredom...same applies to nail polish in my opinion. But the nice thing about watching a TV show while painting your nails is that you are distracted while the polish dries and so you (I) don't fidget with stuff and try to accomplish something while my nails are still wet...and then I mess them up (this always happens!)

AND, this was the finished product! (WARNING - My nails are pretty short compared to how they looked in the nail video I made...gotta love winter, eh?)

This is what my nails now look like after two coats of Sally Hansen Continuous Treatment "Strength" and two coats of OPI's Matched Luggage.

Needless to say, I am in love with this colour now! I will definitely be wearing it again.

Let me know! Which products have you re-discovered and fallen in love with all over again?!

My Favourite Things

Hi everyone!
In my latest YT video I talked about my favourite products of 2010...I had to be relatively concise and "cut-out" a lot of products I love so that I would not take a good 50 minutes discussing the products I just can't get enough of.

SO! I have been inspired by Allure Magazine and am doing my own version of their "Beauty Awards". A lot of you have been asking what my favourite [INSERT BEAUTY PRODUCT HERE] is, so here is your chance to find out!


PRIMER: Smashbox Photofinish Primer Original
EYE PRIMER: MAC Shadestick in Beige-ing
FOUNDATION: Cover FX Water-Based Natural Liquid Foundation (my shade: M20)
CONCEALER: Cover FX Creme Foundation (also M20)

POWDER BLUSH: NARS Orgasm Powder Blush
CREAM BLUSH: MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush
HIGHLIGHT: MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell
CONTOUR: Cover FX Powder Foundation in M70 (so really, I just use a darker foundation in powder form - more natural looking than bronzer in my opinion!)
BRONZER: Victoria's Secret Bronzer in Goddess

MASCARA: L'Oreal Voluminous Original in Black
SHADOW (highlight): Stilla Shadow in Kitten
SHADOW (regular colour): MAC Shadow in Amber Lights
EYELINER: MAC Eye Pencil in Ebony
LIQUID LINER: Revlon Liquid Liner in Black
LASH CURLER: Shu Uemura Original
BROW: MAC Eye Brows (pencil) in Lingering

LIPSTICK: Clinique Lipstick in Poppy Love
LIPGLOSS: Victoria's Secret Lip Gloss in Intimate
LIPLINER: (I don't wear them really - once or twice a year haha so I don't really know!)
BALM: Rosebud Salve

POLISH (Light): OPI in Italian Love Affair
POLISH (Dark): OPI in Bergota Berry
STRENGHTENER: OPI Natural Strengthener

SHAMPOO: Macadamia Repairing Shampoo
CONDITIONER: Macadamia Deep Conditioning Masque
HAIR MASQUE: Macadamia Deep Conditioning Masque
STYLING PRODUCT: Macadamia Leave-In Oil OR Frederik Fekkai Glossing Creme

DRYER: T3 Featherweight Dryer
STRAIGHTENER: Chi 1" for Breast Cancer
CURLING IRON: Bellezza Conical Wand
EXTENSIONS: Luxy Hair Extensions

FACIAL CLEANSER: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
FACIAL MOISTURIZER: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
FACIAL SCRUB: Kiehl's Papaya Scrub
BODY EXFOLIANT: Beautisol Scrub OR St. Ive's Apricot Scrub
BODY MOISTURIZER: Johnson's Baby Oil

SELF-TANNING LOTION: Beautisol Summer Glow
SPRAY TAN: SiennaSol
GRADUAL TAN: Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Moisturizer

EAU DE PARFUM: Fragonard in Belle de Nuit
PERFUME: Calvin Klein Eternity Moment

So that's it! Let me know your favourite products of 2010 or of all time by commenting below!

Thanks for reading ! xx