Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Easy Floral Nail tutorial

Hey ladies
I finally filmed another tutorial! :)
check it here or on my youtube channel "Kassie May"

"simple floral design I did this week. I'm not too into fall nail art trends, but I've
been loving micro floral designs."

Bonus Blog Picture :)

Hope you enjoyed the video.

And remember to share you recreations with me on instagram using #inspiredbykass :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Covergirl XL Nail Gel Swatch & Review - Rotund Raspberry

This is going to be my first review blog post, and I'm not so sure how to start or what to include, but here it goes!

I used my OPI Natural Nail Base Coat before applying this polish to protect my nail. 
The bottle shows the colour to be more pink than the deep red that it turned out to be. 

This is as true to the colour that I could get.

  • So smooth and easy to work with. 
  • Pretty opaque
  • Needed two coats to even out.
  • Dryed fast
  • An initial high shine with out top coat
Since this line claimed to have the "gel nail effect", I decided to not top coat the polish,

to keep the finish like a gel nail. Personally, I do not think that it had that finish, although it was shinier than most other polishes. 

I wore this polish for 4 days. I use may hands a lot and I am always jamming my nails into things at work so polish tends to chip on me quite easily. While I had this polish on, I managed to rub my nail on my bathroom counter, and you could see where I had dragged my nail because it left colour behind. I'm just assuming this is because I didn't have a top coat on. 

Here are the chips I had after the 4 days of wear....


  • The shine dulled after the first day of wear.
  • Colour transfer when rubbed against another object.
  • Chips if you use your hands a lot.
  • Will not last the 2 weeks it claims to.
  • Very, very slight staining (this could have just been personal to me. I usually get stained from deep red colours)
I still really like this polish despite the cons since I think a lot of them can be fixed with a top coat. They also have really nice colours in this collecting!

alright, I guess that's enough of me rambling about this polish! 

Hope you have a great day :)

xx - Kassie

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Saturday, 4 October 2014


Wooo! finally a successful watermarbling try! :D
I absolutely love how this turned out *insert heart eyes emoji*

What I have found that works the best is using room temperature distilled water. The polishes also have a lot to do with the out some of the marbling, some don't spread as well as others. You just have to try out the ones you have to see what works best for you!

In todays design I used:
OPI Base coat, China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, and DISTILLED water.

SinfulColors in Snow Me White

SinfulColors in Black on Black

ColorClub in Pucci-Licious

"Was I successful? I THINK SO! So Happy with the outcome of this water marbling :)"

Blog Bonus Picture :)

Here are two pictures of what the polish looked like on the water, I just thought it looked uhh-mazing! but then again, I am easy impressed ;)

I'm not sure is you can tell but my favourite polish is Pucci-licious. Love everything about it, it is literally the most perfect nail polish ever, but I haaate the name.

I hope you liked my watermarble!

I hope you have a splendid day :)

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Blue & Orange Chevron Native inspired design

First blog post of September, and it's the last week of the month. I've seriously been slacking on making blog posts. If you want to see the designs I've done this past month, you can click here to go my instagram profile :)

I today's design I used:
OPI Base Coat, China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, SinfulColors White on White, and Sally Hansen's I Love Nail Art fine tip Black pen.

Color Club in Coral Cascade

Color Club in Endless Summer

I thought I'd try something newto mewith this post in a form of a pictorial!
I start off, I applied my base coat. When that dried, I applied three thin coats of my white polish. After the polish was dry, I sealed it in with my fast dry top coat.
1. When the top coat was dry, space you nail vinyls like you can see above.
2. Fill in the first two sections with orange and remove the middle nail vinyl.
3. With Blue, carefully paint the white section next to the orange, and don't forget the tip of your nail.
4. Remove the remaining nail vinyls.
5. When your nail is completely dry, line all of the chevrons. Only do 2-3 coloured sections with designs.
6. Wait to top coat so the black won't smudge. Clean up with remover, then top coat!

"This is about as "fall time inspired nail" art as I'll. You're welcome. I hate fall. Yuck. 
Alright, moving on. 
I used the wonderful @stickmenails chevron vinyls to help me out with creating the lines 
for this one. To find out how exactly I did these nails, in a step by step written format, 
head over to my blog!"

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Purple & Gold inspired by BadGirlNails

Hey! It's been a while since I posted on my blog because my life got a bit more busy this month with starting my new job, weekend trips and summer activities :)

Since I was not on instagram much this past month I didn't feel inspired to create something of my own. 
One of my favourite accounts in instagram is badgirlnails, she is honestly amazing. This design is inspired by her. Enjoy :)

I used:
OPI Base coat and China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat

China Glaze in Sweet Hook
L'Oreal in The Statement Piece

Bonus Blog Picture
"First design of August and it was inspired by the brilliant@badgirlnails. She is seriously amazing. Her original design was
nude, white and gold. I thought I'd put my own spin on it
and make it purple, white and gold"

I give all credit to badgirlnails for this design and I encourage you to go over to instagram and follow her.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

KeshiaLilly inspired design

Aloha!! :)

Today's design is inspired by KeshiaLilly from instagram. She is a super nice lady that I am always inspired by. Enjoy! ;)

I used: 
OPI Base Coat and Color Club Fast Dry Top coat

OPI in Elephantastic Pink

"I really like how this turned out, but it definitely cannot stand against @keshialilly's 
almond shaped original! I honestly don't think there is anything better than 
black, white and pink designs"

Bonus Blog Picture

In the comments below let me know your favourite top coat, I'd love to try some new ones! 

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

Katy Perry inspired nails

Hey Ladies!
I'm so overwhelmed and still completely stunned that I got to see Katy Perry this past Friday (July 18th, 2014) at the Air Canada Centre. Katy is one of my top 3 favourite artists (Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande are the others in case you wanted to know)  and has been for 2 or 3 years now. If any of you has seen someone you really love in concert after waiting for such a long time, I'm sure you know how I was feeling before, during, and after the concert. I would like to thank my best friend, Natalie, for taking me along with her, love you girl!

I'd like to share a few pictures with you all before we get into the nail stuff if that's alright ;)
We had these special glasses that made lights look
like spectrum's from a prism. I looked super cool!
She entered the stage from inside a triangular prism
And her first costume was super cool too

Kitty Purry as Katy Perry
Another shot of the prism effect

Her exit from the stage :)
She did come back and do two more encore songs
 that were Birthday and Firework

And now onto the nail stuff ;)
For this design I used Essie's Grow Stronger Base coat and Color Club Fast Dry Top Coat

OPI in Barre My Soul
China Glaze in Take a Trek

Instagram Post :)
"This past Friday I went to Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour.
I can safely say it is was the best concert I have been to, and
one of the best nights of my life so far!"
Bonus Blog Pictures

I used the same nail vinyls in my last post to get the chevron on my ring finger 

This was inspired by Katy's 'MTV European Music Awards Costume, here it is....

Obviously mine is not the same as her costume. I felt like it looked better on my nails if the shapes were straight edged. If you haven't seen her performance, you should definitely check it out, I'll even give you a link ;)

In the comments below let me know what your favourite singer or band is and your favourite concert experience you've had, I'd love to hear your stories! :)

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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Purple Aztec

Heres is a colourful aztec inspired design!

In today's design I used:
OPI's Base Coat, Color Club's Fast Drying Top Coat and Black acrylic paint

Color Club in Pucci-Licious

Color Club in Take Me To Your Chateau
Color Club in Twiggie

Color Club in He Loves Me

"Aztec inspired design :)"
Bonus Blog Pictures

Ahhh! Can I just say that I love this so much, it's just so pretty! I did this design with the help of StickMeNails chevron nail vinyls. I placed the points of two strips together creating the diamond shape which I then lined with Twiggie and then removed the vinyls with tweezers. After that, I followed the chevron pattern with the other colours I listed above to fill up my nail while leaving some white spaces.

If you like this design be sure to follow my instagram for more of my pictures! If you want to recreate this, use the hashtag #inspiredbykassie in your post and I'll follow you :)

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