Hello! Back with a nail post today. About a week ago I ordered Essie First Timer and Sand Tropez from Nail Polish Canada. On a side note, I would definitely recommend ordering from them because the prices are fab, and they shipped my package to me in two days.
I decided I was going to paint my nails with First Timer since it’s spring and I wanted something bright! Here was the result.
Application was very smooth, and I had full opacity with two coats! But, I decided I wasn’t done yet. I wanted to add a gold and silver glitter fade!
So here is the end result! What do you think? I drew inspiration from a few pictures on Pinterest I had pinned a while back!
What are you nail polish favourites? Have you tried any other colors from the Resort 2013 collection? Let me know in the comments!
Sorry! Last week was crazy. It was my last week at school and then my first at a new job! I went into Zara last night so I thought I would blog what I found.
- Shirt: Faded Grey Chambray Shirt, $79.90 (couldn’t find it online, but this is a pretty close match).
- Skort: Fold Over Skort in Black, $49.90 (I’ve been seeing this all over blog-land, and I seriously wish I bought this!)
Hope you enjoy!
Hello! I went shopping the other day and I found a few pairs of high-waisted shorts. Last summer I was on the hunt for a good fitting pair, but after months of searching I didn’t end up finding any that were a good price or fit properly. So, I ended up going into Garage, and it turns out they had a really good selection. I hesitated buying them in the store that day, mainly because I was in a hurry and I shouldn’t have stopped to try them on anyway. Here they are.
Surprisingly the denim ones fit looser than the black fabric ones. I found that if I went up a size (or two), they were much more flattering and didn’t cut off at my waist or thighs. I ended up buying them online that same night, and coincidentally Garage had a 15% off sale plus free shipping, so that was a win!
If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I posted a picture of the denim ones on the weekend!
I’m really excited to wear these once the weather warms up. I unfortunately can’t get away with wearing these at work, so they will be after-work/weekend attire for sure! I see myself pairing them with a loosely fitted tank or t-shirt!
What do you guys think about high-waisted shorts? Do you have a pair or two? Let me know in the comments!
Hello! Here today with a nail post. On Sunday I decided to paint my nails with Essie Fiji.
Fiji is a pinky-nude colour that is wonderfully opaque with three coats. The first coat went on slightly streaky, and a second coat might have been just fine, but I evened everything out with a third. I noticed the formula is a bit thicker than Essie Ballet Slippers, but it just might be the bottle I got. I really love this colour, and I think it’s perfect for work!
What nail polish have you been loving lately? Let me know in the comments!
Hello! Just thought I’d pop by to let you know there have been some small changes to The Silhouette Style over the weekend!
First up, you might have already noticed the new banner! I whipped that bad-boy up in Photoshop on Saturday after some not-too-long deliberation. I decided I wanted a new gravatar image, so I killed two birds with one stone.
Next, with the work of some simple HTML, I added some new social media buttons off to the upper right hand column of the page. Again, pretty simple change, as long as you know your coding basics. Now, you can link directly to my Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Blog Lovin’, and…
Facebook! Yes, I created The Silhouette Style Facebook page. It’s a good way to keep up with posts if you don’t check back here every day. You can “like” the page right from here since I added a Facebook stream to the main page (it should be over to the right, underneath the “Follow Me!” button.
Thanks for stopping by, and now back to your regularly scheduled programming…
Hello! Today’s post is all about the products I use on my hair on a daily basis! I only use a few products, and they somewhat vary depending on how I’m styling it. But, this is what I use!
First up is Aveda’s Damage Remedy. I’ve actually been using this product for over three years. I go through periods where I will use this everyday, and then forget about it for a while. I’ve picked it up again, and I’ve been using it for about three months straight now. You can buy it in any Aveda store, online, or through any Aveda salon.
When I get out of the shower, all I do is squeeze a dime-sized amount in the palm of my hands and then apply it evenly in my hair starting from about the ears down. That’s it! It definitely helps smooth down any flyaways when I’m blow drying my hair. Plus, it smells great too. Aveda describes the product by stating, “Our daily leave-in treatment instantly repairs damaged hair by 26%, helps protect from heat styling and detangles to help prevent further damage.”
Next up is Alterna’s Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist. This is just a sample size that I got as part of a VIB 500-point perk package from Sephora last summer/fall. I used to use this product on my hair when it was dry, but I found it smoothed flyaways better if I applied it when my hair was damp and I blow dried it with a large round brush. Again, I apply this product from about the ears down to avoid oily looking roots. I tend to avoid spraying it directly onto my hair to prevent any accidents (i.e. applying way too much to one area). I have fine hair, and this product does not weigh it down at all. I’ve actually received a few comments about how nice and shiny my hair looks whenever I use this.
Back with a quick nail update. This past Saturday I got around to painting my nails with the nail polish I bought last week! On my nails I have Sally Hansen’s Barracuda with Kissed at Midnight by Nicole by OPI on my ring finger.
The application of Barracuda was a tad streakier than I expected, but was better with a second coat. Only a few nails needed a third coat just to even everything out. Kissed at Midnight is such a complex glitter and is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! I love it so much. I used probably about two full coats and then I went back in with a toothpick to cover up any bare areas, which you can see in the pictures at the end of this post.
So, what do you think of the colour? And, what are some of your nail polish favourites? Let me know in the comments! More pictures are below.