Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ice Storm 2013

It's been a while but this is totally worth blogging. So, the Greater Toronto Area was hit by a major ice storm yesterday. Some cities got it worst than others. My neighbourhood was hit pretty hard and here's the aftermath:

There's trees everywhere! The weight of the freezing rain was too much for the poor trees to handle. There's countless amounts of branches and whole trees that are just laying across roads, sidewalks cars, and even houses. I couldn't sleep last night because of the amount of trees that were constantly breaking and slamming to the ground. It was terrifying. There are approximately 250,000 households that are affected by power outages and some may not even have power restoration for another 72 hours.

Hope anyone that was affected by the storm or any sort of winter weather condition stays warm. It's slippery out there and there's still tons of branches falling from trees, so beware.

Drive carefully & stay safe! Today is going to be a long day full of ice scraping and chiselling...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nine Years Eh?

Lipgloss & Black is 9 today, we can't believe it!
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Oxblooood Dress

Like many people...autumn gives me a strange attraction to oxblood articles of clothing...So we got a hold of oxblood bamboo knit and I couldn't be more excited! The first thing I decided to make...skater dress!

Oxblood Skater Dress by Lipgloss & Black

Knee highs paired with Black Velvet Lita by Jeffrey Campbell. Such a great combination.

Now to make everything with this beautiful fabric. yessss

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tutorial - Candy Corn Nails

Happy Halloween everyone! This is my last Halloween manicure tutorial of the year. So I know that you are probably going to be munching on candies and chocolates no matter how old or young you are. What's more suitable than candy corn on your claws?

Here's the triple striped look we're going for.

What you'll need:
-Orange nail polish
-Yellow nail polish
-White nail polish
-Quick dry top coat

Paint first coat of orange nail polish

Do a second coat when the first is completely dry

Cut a strip of tape that's about 1/3 of the length of your nail

Use the first piece of tape to measure the other pieces

Make sure that your nails are completely dry then stick the tape across the centre of your nail. Stick the tape on well to ensure that the colour doesn't bleed

Paint two coats of white nail polish

As well as two coats of yellow nail polish

When your nails are completely dry, peel off the tape carefully

Apply the quick dry top coat

Weeeeeee, candy fingers! Enjoy your treats, Happy Halloween!!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tutorial - Slime Dripping Nails

The other day, when I was working on the Dexter Manicure Tutorial, I really couldn't decide whether I wanted the blood to drip up or down my nails. For that reason, I decided to make a tutorial for the opposite direction but with slime rather than blood.

Here's the look we're going for. Slime dripping from your attractive.

What you'll need:
-A baggy. Sandwich or zip lock - doesn't matter.
-Light green nail poish
-Neon green nail polish
-Thin paint brush
-Quick Dry Top Coat

Paint first coat of the light green base colour. When first coat is dry, apply second coat

Let base colour completely dry

Take the neon nail polish and dab a good amount onto the bag

With the thin paint brush, apply the second colour to your nail. You can start from the base of your nail and paint lines towards the tip of your nail. Vary the length of the drips

Paint a half moon shape at the base of your nail

You can also do it the other way around. Paint the half moon first...

...and then the drips

Dab some dots below the drips

You may allow the thickness of the nail polish can be inconsistent. It makes it look more...slime-like

When your nails are completely dry, apply the quick dry top coat

and that's how you paint slime dripping nails! Spoooooky

Happy Eve of Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial - Beetlejuice Manicure

So today's tutorial is for a striped nails but they're not just for Halloween...seriously. Quite simple and you could fully mix-up the colour combinations!

Here's the look. Just black & white stripes.

What you'll need:
-White Nail Polish
-Black Nail Polish
-Quick Dry Top Coat

Paint one coat of white nail polish. Do a second coat when the first coat is dry.

Cut thin strips of tape. It's all up to you whether you would like super thin or thick stripes. I opted for 5 stripes per nail which means two pieces of tape per finger.

I snipped the tape lengthwise rather than widthwise because the tape wasn't wide enough for my nails.

Ensure that your nails are completely dry otherwise the tape may damage your base colour.
Apply the tape to your nail and try to keep an even distance. With light pressure, rub the tape to remove air bubbles

Repeat on all fingers

Apply black nail polish between tape

When your black nail polish is dry, remove tape carefully


If necessary, remove nail polish from skin

Apply quick dry top coat

Complete, pretty striped nails!

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