Canada is turning 150 tomorrow and I'll be turning 26! So I thought it would be fun to share some festive looking makeup and nails with you guys, if you wanted to go all out.
If you like them and want any tutorials just let me know over on Twitter and I'll film them for next week and perhaps mix up the colours.
So I've only JUST started to see photos of the latest "floating/invisible" eyeliner trend and
- oh my god - some of them are STUNNING. I had just enough time between packing for the long weekend and getting my nails done (birthday treat) to try out the look with some red and white. I would play around with it a bit more if I were to film it (or even to do a second eye) but I'm actually really pleased with how it turned out. The silver glitter helped along with the punchy white on the inner portion of my eye (vs. actual inner corner). If I filmed this I would definitely amp it up with some falsies. Of course, I had to go in with some bright red lips and gloss them up at well because red lips go with everything DUH.
Now for the nails, the first look I did while I was playing around with tonnes of different red/white themed designs. This was one of probably 11-12 designs and helped to inspire the manicure I went for while at the salon. I liked some of the other designs I did but since it was a mash up I won't be posting it here but I may post it over on my instastory since I like some but not others aha.
I am excited to try this manicure with different colours and changing up the dots to lines and see how it looks.
If you don't follow my Twitter you probably missed out on my tweets about #nailsalonstruggles. We all know that it can be difficult when you have tonnes of different ideas but for one reason or another they can't/don't get it. So I decided to totally tone down my thoughts and went with a twist on the classic French manicure. I really quite like it even thought it's more "elegant" than what I was aiming for (think white nails - big red design). I've also realized that I think I'lll stick to doing my own nail art vs. doing it at a salon.
Not shown here are my toes! They were up on my instastories the other day - I went simple and did all white and on the big toe there is some silver glitter splashed on. I'm being an optimist that I'll get some colour this weekend and the white will help to make it pop! Even when I'm pale the white helps a lot.
I'm vlogging this weekend - which you'll know if you watched my latest video so be sure to look out for that next week on my channel. So hopefully I'll end up doing all the fun stuff we have planned if the weather holds up. We're having friends up to the cottage for a couples weekend, and aiming to get out on the water for tubing, wakeboarding and seadooing. Plus I have a fun photo booth planned with some Canada props to get everyone in the mood to celebrate!
Let me know what YOU are doing this long weekend for Canada Day and if you're one of our southern neighbours I'd love to know how you celebrate the Fourth of July! It's been many years since I celebrated July 4th in the States but I spent in on a boat watching fireworks so I was pretty impressed.
Regardless of what you are doing - please be safe and responsible! Don't drink and drive, always plan for a safe alternative.