the nail files: summa, summa, summatime (almost)

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This past weekend, there were blue skies as far as the eye could see and it was a balmy 25-ish degrees. Yes, you read that right. It was basically the first nice day we've had in…well…six months. We sat outside, soaked up the sun (some may have even gotten a little burnt *eyeballs The Remix*) and generally loved life…and then we woke up on Monday morning to rain, which hasn't stopped since.

the greatest bartender on WWHL ever

So in hopes that the summer-ish weather will come back soon, I painted my nails in a super summer-y way with super summer-y colours. Haha! I love putting hyphenated endings on words. It's just the best-est. 

A little while ago, Nail Polish Canada sent me some rainbow honey nail polish to review and the STAND OUT STAR was magic cake. So, when I ran out of my little sample, I bought a full-sized bottle. Because, obviously. I mean, just look at it! It's amazing!! 

 Inside, no flash. 

To start, I did three coats of I'm With the Lifeguard (sooooo streaky), and then two coats of Skinny Dip, and Paper Mache. Why did I choose these colours? Because of the summer-y names, of course! Err…well, aside from Paper Mache and magic cake. Haha! After all the base coats were dry, I did 1.3 coats of magic cake, which means that I did one full coat and then filled in the gaps by picking out a few bits with a small nail art brush and applying them, where needed. 

Outside, no flash.

So the only weird thing is that the pink bits in magic cake are hot pink, not the purply-pink it photographs as. I guess it's kind of like China Glaze's Flip Flop Fantasy, in that it just doesn't look the same in pictures. Anyhoo, the pink in magic cake is a true hot pink and it's freaking amazing.

Also amazing? I'm With the Lifeguard. I've seen it for a while but didn't think much of it, but now that I have a bottle (shout-out to Sally's BOGO sale last month, haha) I can't believe I lived for so long without it. It's the brightest apple green ever and totally worth doing the three coats. It just POPS guys and gals! And it matches the flicks in magic cake perfectly! Woot!

So here's hoping that this weekend will have some of the same beeeeeeeeeeautiful weather we got last weekend! And if you're lucky enough to have a long weekend, HAPPY LONG WEEKEND!


  1. We have also had that flip flopping weather and so I keep planning going to the lake I keep getting stuck inside watching the trees blow around in the wind.

  2. sorry to hear you are getting sucky weather. At least you have bright nails to cheer you up

  3. lol yes here's to hoping for some beautiful weather! It hasn't stopped raining since Wednesday for us after having a gorgeous weekend & Monday.

    Frustrating when polishes don't photograph correctly. I love China Glaze but definitely doesn't pick up in pics. Love how you brought out the colors of the magic cake in your other polishes :)

  4. WHOOOOOOO SUMMER NAILS! You always pick such exciting colors to use together :) Magic Cake is such a cool glitter, and I looove the name of it. Like I want to serve it alongside a scoop of ice cream. #nom

  5. Magic cake is super cute. I need a new white polish, maybe I'll get that Finger paints 1.

  6. OW! My eyes!!
    We just ended a gorgeously sunny week with pouring rain this weekend (*sigh* of course), so I feel your pain. Here's the hoping that bright mani brings the sun back for you!


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