Happy Valentines Day!

Author: marta  //  Category: Sally Hansen, SCRATCH

Hello Lovely Ladies:

It is the day of the lovebirds… though I am not doing anything special with my husband this year, I am going through the day knowing that I am one of the lucky few to marry my best friend, who makes me feel like it is valentines day every day (as cheesy as that sounds, it is true) ;) .

For today’s manicure I use the traditional red tones along with a non-traditional base… turquoise:

(red accents are actually transparent SCRATCH nail wraps)

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Sally Hansen NEW Triple Shine shades

Author: marta  //  Category: Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

A quick Press Release share from Sally Hansen with more shades to their Triple Shine line :D

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Loaded Lacquer – Steampunked

Author: marta  //  Category: BundleMonster, China Glaze, Loaded Lacquer, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Happy St. Nicholas Day Everyone!

Guess what I did yesterday?  I had a lovely chat with an ASTRONAUT!  No joke.  My local Costco was hosting a book signing with Chris Hadfield’s, a renowned Canadian Astronaut who wrote the book “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”.  What a neat experience, and he was so friendly with my little guy, Jackson- a very approachable and personable individual who has done what very VERY few people will ever get a chance to do.

~

Today’s feature shade is out-of-this world, I hope you like it:

Loaded Lacquer Steampunked:

(stamping inspired, in part, by The Nail Boss)

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Sally Hansen and Katy Perry Red Carpet

Author: marta  //  Category: Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Last week I received a press release email for Katy Perry’s most recent Red Carpet look using a new line of Sally Hansen products… this peeked my interested and I thought it would be awesome to share the press release with you AND to re-create this easy-to-do but ultra chic red-carpet look ;)

And the original manicure on Katy Perry (photo made available to me via PR):

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Cult Nails – Feedback

Author: marta  //  Category: Cult Nails, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Yesterday I wrote my toughest exam of this semester and it feels sooo good to have it behind me (one more left to write tomorrow).  I appreciate all of your well wishes and support.  I am excited for a month off of school to build up my holiday spirit, kick back with a good book (or two… I intend on devouring a few novels), and to show you some really exciting shades/stamps that were sent my way for review.

Today I would like to show you how I wore Cult Nails Feedback:

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May I offer you some Green Tea?

Author: marta  //  Category: Jessica Cosmetics, Sally Hansen, Uncategorized

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Yesterday I shared with you some of the things that have kept me busy.  I met with a close friend of mine to finalize a few details of my assignment and I’m in a much better mood today (thanks to her expert advice and reassurance) ;)

For those of you who blog, you will know that blogging -though very rewarding and fun- can be time consuming and sometimes challenging (to come up with new ideas, to keep up with new products and reviewing demands, to stay true to who you are, etc).  I really do see blogging as my outlet, a part of my day that allows my creativity to flow out just a little and to take the attention off of the daily “rush” of life.

I really appreciate all of you for tuning in, for leaving me comments (or sending me private emails and introducing yourselves to me).  That is what makes blogging to enjoyable to me and it has been a while since I formally said:

THANK YOU!

Thank you for spending this little part of your day with me on ChitChat Nails, for fueling my passion for nail art, for opening up to me through comments, etc. :D

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My Style

Author: marta  //  Category: BornPretty Store, Fingrs, piCture pOlish, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

You know the feeling of life rushing past you, and before you know it, you look in the mirror and your hair is showing a good 3 inches of roots?  Yeah!  That was me earlier this week, and thankfully I was able to pencil in a visit to my hair dresser.  I feel like a million bucks with my fresh new highlights :D

*insert cheesy transition into today’s post*

You know what else makes me feel like a million bucks?  Today’s post.  It is probably one of my top favourite looks of all time (of my own creation):

(I wore this look two weeks ago- and am just getting around to posting on it today).

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Over at The Nailinator!

Author: marta  //  Category: Animeniac, OPI, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

I hope you all had a great weekend (it was a long weekend here in Canada), and we had such a relaxing few days up at my sister’s cottage.  It was a great way to celebrate the last day before school starts.

This year, four year old Maya is starting school and she keeps saying “I’m just a little nervous, mommy”.  I hope her “little nervous” turns into “lots of fun” :D  This means that both of my girls will be in school (Olivia is starting grade 1), and I will have more alone-time to spend with almost-three-year-old Jackson (I see a lot of “choo-choo” moments in my near future, as his newest obsession is everything Thomas the Train).  I too am starting my second semester of Human Resources today- eeeek.

Today I would like to show you a guest post that I did for the super sweet Rachael from The Nailinator.  She is a fairly new blogger on the blogging-scene but her nails are gorgeous, as are her manicures.  Please check out her blog, and read more about my guest post:

(click HERE, or on the image above to be taken to the guest post on The Nailinator)

I wish all of you who are starting school (or have children/siblings) in school as successful and wonderful school year.

THANK YOU FOR READING!

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New from Sally Hansen

Author: marta  //  Category: Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Today I would like to share a press release for two new collections from Sally Hansen:

* Fuzzy Coat Textured Nail Colour

* Sugar Coat Textured Nail Colour

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Instagram Copycat

Author: marta  //  Category: Cult Nails, Hot Ticket, OPI, Sally Hansen

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Can you believe it is MAY 1st already!?  I officially start school again in five days!  I won’t lie that I’m a little nervous; I’ll be working on getting my Human Resources credentials online… but with textbooks in hand, and the first day just around the corner, I am as nervous as nervous gets.

BUT, I do have a bright and fun manicure to share with you, and this one was highly inspired by @rachell_rachell on Instragram who did THIS manicure eons ago… ever since I first saw her look I knew I wanted to copy it :D

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