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Monday, June 20, 2016

Guest Post: Gift Ideas a Nail Artist Will Rave About!

Hey guys!

Happy Monday! This is a post from my friend who owns and operates Gift Canyon, a gift-centric website. If you are having trouble looking for gift ideas, you can check that blog out!

Nail art had become so popular among the fashionably inclined teenage and young adult ladies. Those who can do nail art are very rare, though. A person must have both the ability to create colourful, flawless artwork on a very small canvass and the passion for caring for the nails of the hands and feet. Have a nail artist who create such tiny dazzling art on (hopefully, your) nails? Here are some gift ideas a nail artist will geek out at!



1. Nail Art Supplies

Nail polish, glitter and stick-on accents… A nail artist has so much talent and ideas that she cannot have too much of nail arts supplies for her crafts. The beauty of this gift idea is that even if you get a duplicate from her supplies kit, she will eventually run out and will use your gift!

2. Hand and Foot Salve

Good looking nails are nothing on rough and hard hands and feet. Kamay at paang magsasaka? Ew!!!

To help her maintain the surroundings of her art, you can also give her a nice smelling hand and foot salve. My favourite would be the hand and foot salve from Human Nature which smells amazing with its creamy, minty smell. It also takes care of calluses, making them easier to scrub off after just a few days of religious application.

3. Toe-Touch Spa Machine

You know the foot massage machines that manicurists use in salons? They are called toe-touch spa machines. Since a nail artist subjects her feet to stress while doing a lot of nail art, a quick foot massage will help rejuvenate the feet before any new nail polish application. It also keeps the skin of the feet looking nice, which is a big turn on for the boys!

4. A Trip to the Spa

Most ladies love getting pampered, so why not take her to a spa with you? After your spa date, she will have both Instagram-ready face and skin that will go well with her beautiful hands and feet! #nofilter for real!

Also, after the spa date, you can go to a nice dinner to cap the stress-busting night.

5. Create a Blog for Them

Getting them a self-hosted blog with their name as the domain is a nice idea. This will give her the avenue to express herself, communicate with people of the same interest and even earn from her hobby.


And that's it! I hope you liked Kit's post.
For more gift ideas, you can check his website, Gift Canyon

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)


Sunday, June 12, 2016

QT Nail Color x Wow Nails: Easy Denim Nails

Hey guys!

Happy Sunday! What I've got for you today is a very quick and easy tutorial on how to do this super simple denim nails, so enough of me and off to the tutorial!


Here are the products that we need;
*QT Nail Magic Moondust
*QT Mattely Yours, Matte Top Coat
*and some Round Gold Studs (1mm)


First Step is to apply QT Moondust, (On my nails are two medium coats) make sure that it's completely dry before proceding to the next step.

Next step, apply a coat of QT Mattely Yours on each nail.

Last step, while the matte top coat is tacky, place the studs at the base of your nail then press gently, you can use more than two studs on each nail if you like, or you can also experiment with the way you place the studs on your nails.
And that's it! Easy peasy right?

You can buy QT Polishes Online on their FB Page; facebook.com/WeensCosmeticsPhilippines

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

My first Ever Radial Gradient Nail Art

Hey guys!

I was quite busy earlier, but quite lucky too, because I'm able to do a quick nail art post for you guys right now. ;)

What I have for you today is my First Ever Radial Gradient Nail Art. I've been seeing alot of radial gradients on IG these past few months, and that made me want to try the technique myself.


I used 4 polishes (aside from the top coat that I used to smooth everything out) for this mani, all of 'em are QT Polishes, the bottle that I'm holding is QT Dream Girl, ah.. the name of the polish makes me wanna sing the chorus of Shinee's Dream Girl Hehe.. (shout out to my fellow k-pop fans out there!). Other polishes that I used are;
QT Wish
QT Gotta Go and
QT BFF.

This is one of the easiest nail art technique that I've tried (second to dotting), same process with the normal ombre technique, you just apply the polish on the sponge in radial form instead of parallel, then dab away! it can be quite messy though, if you don't own any kind of cuticle shield, liquid palasade etc.. in my case, good thing my younger sister always keeps a bottle of white elmers glue in her art supplies stash (hooray for artsy little sisters!) and that's what I used to prevent the messy aftermath of this nail art.

I'm okay with the finish product, but not super satisfied, there are some part where the colors did not blended well.. it's my first try anyway so I'm hoping that my next radial gradient mani will be more awesome than this one! Should I try a pink mix next time? hehe.

Taken under natural light

w/ Flash

And that's it for today!
Hope you guys liked it!

Oh! you can always tell me what you think about today's featured Nail Art thru your comment. ;)

Know more about QT Nail Color and it's maker Weens Cosmetics Philippines by checking out their SNS accounts;
facebook.com/WeensCosmeticsPhilippines
instagram.com/weens_nailpolish

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)






Sunday, May 29, 2016

UPDATED QT NAIL MAGIC COLLECTION COMPLETE SWATCHES and REVIEW

Hey guys!

Happy Sunday!
What I have for you today is some sort of a continuation of the QT Nail Magic Collection Swatches and Review that I posted last April. Back then, QT's Nail Magic Collection was only a trio of foil polishes ( Cosmic Sand, Angel Dust, and Callisto), the trio was such a hit that Weens Cosmetics decided to add 5  more colors to the said collection, thus the Complete QT Nail Magic Collection was officially launched.

QT's Nail Magic Collection was launched last May 13, 2016, I will be writing a separate story about the launch party on my other blog crazylittlethingsilove.blogspot.com, so watch out for that, for now let's go to the swatches and my review of the collection. ;)

First up is QT Nail Magic Galactica a very stunning Aqua foil, on my nails are two medium coats, no top coat, formula is really good, not too thick nor too thin, drying time is normal, dries to a glossy foil finish.
Under Natural Light

w/ Flash

Next up is QT Nail Magic Moonstone a lovely Denim Blue foil. On my nails are two(2) medium coats, no top coat. same formula with galactica, drying time is normal, dries to a glossy foil finish.
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Under Natural light

Third polish from the collection is QT Nail Magic Kaleidoscope a Dusty, Blue-ish Purple foil. On my nails are two (2) medium coats, no top coat, great formula, not too thick nor too thin, drying time is normal and it dries to a glossy foil finish.
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Under natural light.

Fourth polish from the collection is QT Nail Magic Voyager an elegant Emerald foil. On my nails are three (3) thin coats, no top coat, awesome formula, drying time is normal, and dries to a glossy foil finish.
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Under natural light.

Last but not the least is QT Nail Magic Red Star a cute Pinky Red foil. On my nails are two (2) medium coats, no top coat, same formula with the first 4 polishes, very easy to apply, drying time is normal, dries to a glossy foil finish.
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Under natural light.

And of course even though I already reviewed these three polishes, I re-swatched them for you guys! ;)

QT Nail Magic Cosmic Sand a very sparkly Champagne Silver foil.

QT Nail Magic Callisto an elegant Bronze-y Gold foil, perfect for working girls!

And QT Nail Magic Angel Dust a stunning Grey Silver foil.

And that's all of 'em!

Here are my final thoughts about the QT Nail Magic Collection, I was ecstatic when I saw the additional 5 new colors, ( who doesn't love jewel colors? ). Based on my past experiences with foil polishes, they're very easy to work with but their formula are usually on the thick side, and what makes QT's Nail Magic Collection different from them is the amazing formula, not too thick nor too thin, just the right consistency, super easy to work with.
My ultimate fave from the collection is still Cosmic Sand, though Voyager is a close second, oh! I also liked Moondust because of it's denim like appearance.

QT Nail Color is a 5 Free Nail Polish Brand meaning it doesn't have any DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin. It's also Cruelty Free and it doesn't stain the nails, also safe for kids and expectant moms.
You can know more about QT and Weens Cosmetics Philippines when you follow them on their SNS accounts;
facebook.com/WeensCosmeticsPhilippines
instagram.com/weens_nailpolish

That's it for today!

Hope you guys liked it!

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

*Products featured were given to me for my honest review, all opinions are my own :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Stamped Triangles Nail Art

Hey guys!

Happy Monday! It's been a while, I was quite busy these past few weeks, I finally found some time to post something here today. What I have for you guys is my current mani, my Stamped Triangles Nail Art.

This nail art is actually a Radial Gradient (i'll be writing a separate post about that) stamped with black, stamping plate that I used is BPL-027 from the Born Pretty Store.
Polishes that I used for this mani are all from QT Nail Color;
QT Nail Polish Dream Girl
QT Polish BFF
QT Nail Polish Wish
and QT Nail Polish Gotta Go.

Here's one last shot.
And that's it for today!

Hope you guys liked it!

You can always tell me your thoughts about today's post thru your comments. ;)

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sweet and Simple Candy Nail Art

Hi everyone!

Happy thursday! What I have for you today is another simple nail art that I did, my Sweet and Simple Candy Nail Art.


This Nail Art is actually a simple gradient mani topped with a candy colored matte glitter topper. I've been very busy lately that's why this simple nail art is all I managed to do on my nails this week.

Here's what my gradient base looked like before I added the glitter topper.

Polishes that I used for this mani are the following;
Bobbie Heartstone -Pink
Bobbie Innatelove - Periwinkle
Bobbie Tranquility - Mint
and Etude House Play Nails #116 Sweet Bon-Bon - Glitter Topper

Here's one last pic.
And that's it for today!

Hope you guys liked it.

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Colorful Swirls Nail Art

Hey Guys!

TGIF! This will be very quick, I just want to share to you my NOTD, if you can remember, last Feb, I tried doing some stamping decals, and I got hooked so today, I did another nail art using that technique.

Here's my Colorful Swirls Nail Art


What I actually planned to do over my sparkly base was to draw some cute pastel roses, but I saw some stamping plates and lots of pretty jewel colored polishes, so I ended up doing another Stamping Decal Nail Art.
It was a really exhausting technique TBH, but it was worth it!

The Products that I used for this Mani are all from QT Nail Color, except from the Stamping plate which is from Born Pretty Store.
Base is QT Nail Magic Cosmic Sand.
for the swirls; Yellow- QT Cosmic Gold, Green- QT Moss Green, Pink- 18k Gold, and Aqua- QT Intense Green
TC is QT 3in1 Colorless and I also used QT Polish Dry, Quick Dry Drops.
Stamping Plate is BPL-027

And that's it for today! Hope you guys liked it. ;)

You can always tell me your thoughts about today's featured mani thru your comment.

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

QT Nail Color Nail Magic Collection Swatches and Review

Hey Guys!

Happy Thursday! What I have for you today are the swatches and review of the new Nail Magic Collection from a new Local Brand called QT Nail Color.
For those who just knew about QT today, they're the only Nail Polish brand here in the Philippines that is Big 5 Free, meaning it doesn't have any Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin. QT Nail Color is also Cruelty Free, and doesn't stain the nails, and safe for expecting moms and kids.

Let's go to the swatches!

First up is QT Nail Magic Callisto, it's a bronze-y gold foil polish, on my nails are two(2) medium coats, no top coat, perfect formula, not too thick nor too thin, drying time is normal. Dries to a glossy finish.
Under Natural Light
with Flash
 Next up is QT Nail Magic Angel Dust, a stunning grey silver foil, on my nails are two(2) medium coats, no top coat, same formula with Callisto, super smooth, not too thick nor too thin, drying time is normal. Dries to a glossy finish.
Under Natural Light
with Flash
 Last but not the least, QT Nail Magic Cosmic Sand, a superrr sparkly champagne silver foil polish, on my nails are two(2) medium coats, same awesome formula with the first two polishes, not too thick nor too thin, drying time is normal. Dries to a slightly gritty sparkly glossy finish.
Under Natural Light
with Flash
And that's it!

Here are my final thoughts about QT's Nail Magic Collection, I love all of 'em the formula of all the 3 polishes are really perfect, usually foils are super thick, but not the nail magic collection, they're very smooth, and easy to apply. Of course I won't forget to tell you my ultimate fave from the collection, it's Cosmic Sand, I'm hoping there will be more colors soon, pastels will be super awesome!

If you have more questions about today's post, you can always tel me thru your comment, or DM me at IG: @wownails0816 Weens is also on IG: @weens_nailpolish.

'till next time!

XoXo
Paula ;)

*Products featured were given to me for my honest review, all opinions are my own.