My favourite Nail products & accessories


Hello beauties, 

We recently moved into a new house! Best part this house has the perfect room for a great nail room! I plan on doing a full nail room tour… so for now here’s a sneak peak:

Desk set up ๐Ÿ˜! 

Bath and body works candles are my favourite so having them set up in my office was an obvious must!

While printing off wedding photos the other day I found this cute frame with the perfect quote in it and I knew it was perfect for the office! 

Okay now some of my product favourites!


The Ugly duckling gel polishes & gel top coat are some of the best I have used.  Along with my ugly duckling gel brush and crystal blinger. 

The Light elegance 100/150 nail files and the ugly duckling coarse nail files are two of my favourite files out there. I feel they actually help shape and file without pressure. Where as a lot of other files I’ve tried aren’t as nice. 

Enailcouture  sparkles so gorgeous!!! And you can use them as a textured sparkle or put the top coat over top for a smooth feeling. The cuticle oil smells like pineapples ๐Ÿ which speaks for itself! 

 Light elegance gel polishes are also right up there with the ugly duckling they are creamy and go on very smooth. 

My stamping plates are from Bundle monster !  They have some awesome collections and designs! 

Of course my Swarovski crystals, unicorn skin and unicorn chrome from Beauty Big Bang . 

I have more art stuff on its way from amazon, eBay and other online shops, so once it all gets here I will do a nail haul. With pricing and where I got it all from. 

Oh I almost forgot to tell you about the marshmallow hand and cuticle scrub by Deborah Lippmann (C$33)! I got it from Sephora ! This makes your hands feel like you just had a spa experience!  I also have the Deborah Lippmann cuticle remover (C$23) and it works like a hot damn! 

Last but not least, I also love this st. Ives lotion! I make sure to put it on before and after each nail client to make sure my hands stay soft and moisturizers through the day! 


Stay gorgeous 

See you next time ๐Ÿ˜˜

Nail industry tag!ย 

Hello beauties ! 

I was watching one of my favourite youtubers/nail techs today and saw her and another one of my top favourites did a nail tag together! So I figured why not participate! 

Check out their pages

I have wanted to do the nail course since I was in high school and four months ago I finally took it and I am not only proud of myself but grateful I had the chance! 

Alright lets jump in! 

1. How long have you been in the nail industry and what inspired you to be a part of it?

I have only been a nail tech for 4 months but have been inspired to be one for the past ten years. I have always been in love with the beauty industry 


2. Have you ever wanted to give up and what made you change your mind (any advice to those who struggle)?

No I haven’t wanted to give up however, again I have only been doing it for four months! It’s been my dream though so I am not sure I ever will! My advice to those who might be struggling with that- remember why you started! Follow your passion! 


3. What part of doing nails has been the biggest struggle to master for you and what has been your strongest point? 

My biggest struggle so far has been trying to master french nails. My strongest point I would have to say is how quickly I adapted to shaping! 


4. Who is your biggest inspiration in the nail industry and why/how do they inspire you?

I would have to say my teacher Suzie has been my biggest inspiration!!! I have been following her for years and love her work! But I also love her she is just one of the nicest, genuine and brilliant women I have Met! 

Check out Suzie’s YouTube here


5. What’s your least favourite color
and peice of art to use and your most favourite?  

My least favourite colour to work with is black! It is really hard to work around the edges/cuticle area. My least favourite piece of art to work with is dried flowers. My favourite colour would be any pastel! My favourite piece of art is striping tape or crystals! So beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ 


6. How has using social media helped you in all these years ?

Social media has been wonderful over these past four months it has helped me connect with my clients and potential clients! I also get to connect with other specialists in the beauty industry! 


7. What is one nail art skill youโ€™ve seen others do that you could master yourself that you currently feel you canโ€™t do?

French or flower inlays


8. Starting today money and educations not an issue: if you had to stop doing nails what would you want to do instead?

I would want to stay in the beauty industry probably something with lashes…. although I may do that anyway! 

That or be a realtor. Lol


9. What do you think the next big trend in nail art would be? (Something
we havenโ€™t seen yet)

The next big nail trend- who knows ….. 

Jam nails – instead of a flower inlay or aquarium nails have jam in them… 

ridiculous hahaha 


10. What are some of your nail goals you have set for yourself for this year?

Some of my nail goals over the next year 

  • Work mostly doing nails
  • Master what I feel weak at now 
  • Further education 
  • Take a lash extension course
  • Lash lift and tinting course 
  • Bikini wax course


BONUS question: why do you think nails is the bottom of the barrel? Everyone is willing to pay 100$ for a full set of lashes but gasps
when nails cost more then 60 why?

I believe it’s because as nail techs we don’t believe in ourselves enough to charge What we are worth. I don’t think we really think about all that goes in to it.  Cost of product, time, therapy hours ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

Really there is so much to a set of nails that I feel as a tech I shouldn’t be charging more than $60 unless they are perfect and no ones perfect. It’s a never ending battle with yourself . 

As a client you know that! Even if a few of us start charging what they are worth clients will leave to go to a different cheaper tech – where lash techs mostly charge the same. 

Are you a nail tech? Lets hear your answers!
Until next time 

Stay beautiful xoxo

2 weeks away!ย 

Hello beauties! 

The wedding day is only 11 days away! (Oh my) ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ we are so excited yes I believe we are nervous too! (Atleast I am) ! 

There is so much to do for a wedding that I never even thought about ! (I’ll be writing a blog post all about it after the honeymoon!) 

I have the greatest support system making sure this day goes perfectly. My mom and dad, their friends and my bridal party (especially my maid of honour!) 


This weekend we planned out what the flowers are going to look like! Oh my are they beautiful! (I’ll share the bridesmaid bouquet but the maid of honour and bride bouquet will have to wait ) 

I am so in love ๐Ÿ˜
I am so grateful for everyone and what they have done! I’m already a stressed cranky mess I can’t believe what I’d be like without them! Mostly my mom! 

But of course I am super grateful for my hubby to be! He is the sweetest, kindest, most charming man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and the honour of falling in love with! 

Like seriously how adorable am I . Just kiddin! 

But seriously I am so excited for the big day to finally be here and to celebrate with our family and friends. 


This is the summer to remember 

#halpin2017 

#summer2017 

Lets do this! 

Okay stay tuned for wedding sneak peaks, advice and what not to do if your planning your own wedding! 

More posts coming soon! 

Xoxo 

Stay beautiful 

Bachelorette in Tofino โค๏ธ

Hey beauties, this past weekend a few of my girlfriends and I headed up to Tofino for a few nights for my bachelorette! 

It was a great time! The resort is gorgeous and right on Mckenzie beach ๐ŸŒŠ 


(Not my photos^) 

We arrived on Friday and got straight in to the drinks and hot tub! It was a great way to wind down! 

These girls are my rocks! They made sure my weekend was great and stressfree! As we get older it’s harder and harder to spend time with just your girls, but a girls trip is a great way to remind yourself that even with your busy life and partners you still need your girls! 

The beach was gorgeous. if anyone knows Vancouver islands weather… well Tofino is like it’s own space, the weather is unpredictable and can go from sunny to pouring down rain in all of two seconds! 

The sand on the beach though made it feel as if you were in some tropical place! 
Crystal cove was amazing, the cabins are quaint and stocked with everything your going to need. They leave you a bottle of wine and chocolates. If you have a pet they give you everything your going to need for them. Best of all there was a Starbucks in the office building ahaha. So even in Tofino I could get my caramel macchiato! 

All in all the girls and I had a fabulous time, we bonded, spent a lot of quality time in the hot tub and really just unwinded ๐Ÿ˜˜
I can not wait to go back with my future husband and maybe some of the girls even ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒŠ
Until next time stay gorgeous 

Nails

Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Just wanted to share some of my work โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ 
Enjoy 
Stay gorgeous xo

What’s been going on?ย 

Hey lovelies! 

It’s been awhile! 

So much has happened in the past two months ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Nail tech and waxing course 
  • Moving 
  • Bought a new car 
  • Got a new job 
  • Quit itworks 
  • Fell in love with yoga and essential oils 
  • And so much more…. 

It has been a busy two months and I would not change any of it. 

I started off by opening a door to my new career of nails! Let me tell you it’s been a dream since I could Remember and now I’m living it!!!!!

We moved into a new place and while the commute to work isn’t my favourite I love the neighbourhood โค๏ธ 
We bought a new car – for our new upcoming adventures (Tofino, Banff and more) 

….this coming weekend is my bachelorette party in Tofino with some of my favourite girls. I can’t wait to take photos and share them with all of you. Yoga on the beach, wakeboarding, visiting the gems of Tofino, drinks and board games!



I feel unstoppable these past couple of months! I am living the life of my dreams. I have an amazing support system, great friends and I’m marring the man of my dreams! We live a privileged life and I’m blessed and thankful! 

I am so excited to be back at this blog! It’s a new beginning and I am so excited! 

Until next time 

Stay Beautiful xox

Top 6 youtube beauty gurusย 

Good morning gorgeous people! 

Today I am going to be talking about my top 6 favourite beauty gurus on YouTube!

1) Jaclyn Hill 

This gorgeous lady is seriously talented, gorgeous and so funny! She might be an acquired taste however, I absolutely adore her! Her makeup tutorials are easy to follow and gorgeous. They are meant for anyone! She hasn’t steered me wrong on products yet! 

https://m.youtube.com/user/Jaclynhill1

2) Megan Leigh 

Formally known as Ciaoobelllaxo. She is sweet, talented and her makeup tutorials are amazing! While she isn’t as passionate about her makeup channel as she used to be I still really enjoy watching her older videos as well as her vlog channel. 

https://m.youtube.com/user/ciaoobelllaxo

3) Tati

Tati is one of the first youtubers along with Jaclyn hill and Megan Leigh that I started watching! I was obsessed with her wedding series and now that I’m planning my own wedding I appreciate it that much more! 

https://m.youtube.com/user/GlamLifeGuru

4) Brye Ashley 

I love Brye, she is so honest and inspiring! I love the fact that she will straight up swear and tell you her honest opions! You know she’s always being honest and I love her! Plus hello gorgeous! 

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCeHaQ8rELtB5HFH-Px-Q3Xg

5) Kristen Kaye 

Along with Brye Ashley, I love how down to earth Kristen is! Her makeup looks and reviews are on point! Besides being gorgeous she also has my dream job at sephora lol ๐Ÿ˜˜

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCalCbIbwOsDTMFH6GDlzETg

6) Kelly Strack 

Last but certainly not least Kelly is a newer YouTube channel I found! I was looking for wedding inspired looks and I found her! She’s gorgeous and her tutorials are easy to follow! She is also down to earth and super sweet! 

https://m.youtube.com/user/mak3upbarbie
I hope you all enjoyed this post! 

Check out these gorgeous ladies and comment below who your favourite YouTube beauty guru is! 

Stay beautiful xox