Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hey people!

I'm leaving tomorrow for the Canadian Jr. Curling Nationals!  I won't be back for 10 days (missing a lot of school :)
This is the manicure I will be wearing to show off my northern pride (and polishing skills) to the other teams.  They are coming from all across Canada, I'm so excited to meet everyone!

I am also entering the mani in the "Show Us Your Country" contest that Parokeets is hosting.  The chalange is to make either nail art or makeup art (or both) to show your own perception of your country.  I'm excited to see everyone elses country manicures (especialy other people's different takes on Canada!)

I chose to show my favourite part of Canada, the North!  It's a dogsled team :) oh! that's what Qimmusiq means by the way, it's Inuktitut for "dogsledding" (and yes, I did have to use a dictionary to find that :)

I'm actually really happy with how this turned out, hope you guys like it!

OK, wish me luck!
And if you find yourself in the Calgary area this week, why not drop on by and watch some curling? You can find the schedule here.

Friday, January 21, 2011


My exams are over! I had my english exam on wednesday and my french exam today, both are exams that you don't really have to study for, so I didn't get stressed out at all!  Just this year my school introduced this new thing where you are allowed to exempt one exam per semester (there are some restrictions though, obviously), I exempted my social studies exam so that I wouldn't have to study :) .  Now that exams are over I have a whole week of nothing, yay!

Anyway, here are some checkered nails, checkers are always fun and are pretty easy to do...

GUESS WHAT!?!?!?!??!?! I GOT A BLOG AWARD!!!!!!!!!!! Whooooo!

Thank you colorful bottle for giving it to me! MADE MY DAY :D
Now go check out her blog! (psssst! She has some giveaways going on!)

And of course there are rules for every reward:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award

7 things about me:

1. I want to learn as many languages a possible.  So far speak fluent French and English, conversational Spanish, and words of Norwegian, Cree and Inuktitut

2. I went on the subway (in Toronto) for the first time EVER last summer, AND TOTALLY FREAKED OUT.  Have you seen the security in those places? Of course you haven't, because there is none. I kept thinking someone was going to pull out a gun and shoot everyone...

3. Once it was -52`C (with the windchill) and my parents still made me walk to school...

4. I HATE big cities (anything over 100 000 people)

5. I don't like the smell of the sea

6. Last year I listened ONLY to Regina Spektor songs for 2 straight months.  She's still one of my favourite artists

7. I've never dyed my hair.

15 blogs that I think deserve this award:
Kawaii Nail Art
.little green heart.
Beauty by Kayla Shevonne
Bright Lights, Big Colour
Cahillik cok kotu bir seydir
Canadian Nail Fanatic
Cel's Deconails
Emerald Sparkled
My leetle nails
Simply Rins
Nail Talez & More
Starving Nail Addict
Zombie Claws
All of these bloggers do nail art at least every once in a while, that's why I chose them :D
Go look at their blogs now too!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tyger! Tyger!

This mani was inspired by my absolute favourite poem right now: "The Tyger",  by William Blake and by the novel Life of Pi Yann Martel, two works that we just finished studying in English.

Sorry the black lines aren't that neat on some of the nails, I don't have a tiny brush (must pick one up next time I go down south...) so these were done with the tip of a needle :)

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

If you know any good poems you should tell me! PLEASE! I've become a little addicted to poetry lately :P

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Start of something wonderful... ?

Alrighty! Well first off WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

I was inspired by all the nail polishing blogs I read to start my own so that I could share my designs with other people and hopefully inspire them!

It was actually my new year's resolution to start a nail polish blog but I'm a little behind on that, seeing as it's 10 days after new years... better late then never though right?!

I thought I'd start off with one of these quiz things that are always fun :) that way you can all learn about me! (stolen from Hermetic)

What is your dream job?

Actor, a museum display designer / museum tour guide / historian, teacher, some sort of designer.  A job that combined all of those would be bliss...

What is your frangrance for winter?

Honestly I don't where perfume, unless I could find one that smells like cinnamon and pine trees and all the good Christmas-y smells  

How do you take your tea/coffee?

coffee? only in a Timmy's ice cap!
tea - depends what kind it is but I usually only add cream and sugar to Chai tea, my favourite! 

What is your most important beauty secret?

smile and drink water NOT OUT OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR GOSH SAKE!  ask me why, I  dare you

If you had an all-expenses paid vacation anywhere, where would you go?


If a genie popped up in your lap right now and offered you three wishes, what would they be?

- A healthy and long life for everyone I love
- For big CEO guys/girls to stop being idiots and think about people other than themselves for once
- Three more genies :P

If you could only have breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert foods for the rest of your life, which would you pick?

Dinner, you can have anything for dinner, plus in French diner (with an accent) means lunch, so that's means I get both right?

If you were Hello Kitty, what color hairbow would you wear?

I would wear every single hair bow I owned at the same time 

What is your biggest make-up pet peeve?

When old ladies absolutely CAKE make-up on to their face *shudder*

If you could only wear one piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, what would it be?

The cheap black ring that I have been wearing for over a year, my sister bought it for me, I don't care if it was $5 and she had to borrow the money from me :)

What one talent do you wish you had?

I wish I could sing...

Which product will you continue to repurchase?

Um whatever kind of toothpaste I am using right now... it's blue
If you could look into the future, would you? And what would you like to know?


Who is your biggest celebrity crush? (include pictures)

Honestly no one.

Oh wait! Maybe the lead singer from Mariana's Trench... I will find pictures... and his name...

Josh Ramsay:

oh yes, this is so attractive :P 
Instead you should watch the music video for Celebrity Status! The pictures don't do him justice...

 What made you start a blog?

I think I already said that WAAAAYYYY up there ^^^^^ :)

So now look forward to my first actual nails post on FRIDAY!!! Are you as excited as I am?