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Gel Manicure at home

 


Do you ever wish that you could have gel nails all the time without breaking the bank or spending the time to head to the salon every 10 days? I sure did. Don’t get me wrong I love to get a manicure at the salon every now and then. But I never seem to set time aside for myself to do that. So when a friend mentioned to me that she did her own at home, I couldn’t help but have to try it out for myself. So after watching a few You Tube videos and ordering some supplies I was ready to go.


I ordered this uv light from Amazon for $54.99
and this Shellac base and top coat from Amazon for $31.45
along with this Shellac color coat in Wildfire for $12.65

 

 

As for the manicure supplies, I already had most of that at home. I watched this YouTube video for some guidance and away I went. I typically stick with one brand per application. I tried using a regular nail polish as my color coat and the results were…let’s just say…not ideal. I’m thinking it’s because the polish has to be bone dry before you put on the top coat. Don’t think mine was dry enough. It started to bubble after one day 🙁 Maybe one day I’ll attempt that again. Gelish also has a base and top coat for their polishes. I purchased that as well for when I use their colors  The results were pretty good. It’s still nice to go to the salon to get manicured nails, but this just makes the polish application last longer.

 

 

 
 


My favourite color during the holidays was good gossip by Gelish. It is so sparkly and pretty. I got so many compliments on it.
 
 
 
For our upcoming vacation to Florida and for summer, I’m ordering flip flop fantasy by Gelaze. A friend recommended it to me and after looking it up, I’m thinking this color looks so nice. It’s probably amazing against sun kissed skin. I’m ordering it like right now. I’ll let you all know how I like it.
 
 

 

 
 


Thanks for reading,

Amanda <3

Cute and Clean Spring Look….

 
 
Top- Jane Norman open front peplum top $23 janemorman.co.uk
Jeans- Joe’s ankle length straight jeans in coral mist $99.99 sacksoff5th.com
Blazer- white striped print cropped blazer $43 newlook.com
Bag- Market tote $57.50 (on sale now) jcrew.com
Sandals- Gianni Bini crowne jeweled flat sandal $89.99 Dillards.com
Chain- Stella and Dot Fortuna stone pendant $70.00 stellaanddot.com
Cuff- Becker cuff $79 stellanddot.com
Nail polish- Back in the limo $8.50 essie.com
 
I am so in love with this set! It’s so classy yet casual and fresh looking. So great for a spring shopping day. 
 
Amanda <3

Outfit Inspiration ~ Soft Whites & Chambray

 

Dress- bebe Chambray jacquard dress $129.00 bebe.com
Necklace- R.J Graziano faux pearl cluster necklace $55 Sacksoff5th.com
Blazer- Single button long sleeve slim-cut blazer $38.99 choies.com
Shoes- Joe’s ‘Pete’ Toe Pump in off white leather $134.95
Handbag- Tori Burch cross body bag $432 farfetch.com
 
So I kicked off the evening with some time at the hockey rink again. Tough loss tonight of our Atom team. It was a close one. I had some spare time while waiting for the game to start and I came across this adorable dress. I started to put some pieces together and came up with this.
The pieces in this look are so versatile. The Chambray dress from bebe can be dressed up or down. I really love every piece in this outfit. Back at the rink tomorrow. I think I’ve got my eye on another piece I’d like to style 🙂

Puddles here I come…

 

Coat- H&M Trenchcoat $69.95
Scarf- Burberry silk scarf $395
Shirt- Tommy Hilfiger dainty dot shirt $50
Handbag- Michael Kors $358
Boots- Hunter Original adjustable gloss rain boots in navy $158
Jeans- Current/Elliott stiletto jeans in sunfade $198
Nailpolish- Nars nail polish in Paradiso $20
 
There’s something about a trench coat and a scarf (not to mention adorable rainboots) that makes me look forward to rainy days. Staying dry and stylish never looked so cute. I am so looking forward to spring right now. It’s like -99 degrees right now…lol, well not that cold but it still feels like it. And, there’s like a ton of snow. Oh, those great Canadian winters…. (sigh).
 
 
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