Cuteberry Lacquers Returns From The Dead! Sneak Peek For July 1 Launch~

Hi all!

If you’ve been following my blog since I first started writing in January 2013 (thank you!), then you know that I launched my own indie polish shop a few months ago. At the time I was having so many issues with shipping internationally and getting supplies shipped to/from that I had to put everything on hold.  I am very pleased to announce that I’m starting up shop again, as I’ve found an affordable shipping provider for US and international orders! Rejoice! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I’m still working on getting a better price for Canadian shipping right now – unfortunately it’s very hard to ship parcels to my fellow Canadians. I have found a shipping provider that ships for about half the price of Canada Post! But now I can ship worldwide as long as it’s legal for them to receive such things in the mail.

On July 1, I’ll be re-launching Cuteberry Lacquers on my Etsy shop with a great sale! Between July 1 and Jule 8, use the coupon code HelloWorld at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order . Initially 10 polishes will be available, with more colours and collections coming out over time. I tried to make this set of colours varied – there’s clear glitter topcoats, jellies, flakies, and cremes.

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❤ Chelsea

Nail of the Day: Candy-Coloured Leopard Print Stiletto Nails

Hello everyone! Just wanted to show off a cute stiletto nail set I made this weekend.

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Nail Polishes and Materials Used:

  • Pink – Innisfree #116
  • Blue – Etude House #CBL601
  • Purple – China Glaze Sweet Hook
  • Yellow – Etude House #CBE101

(Oops! You can still see the nail glue…)

At first, I really hated stiletto nails. I thought they looked tacky and silly. But then they started to grow on me…and now I just adore them! They’re edgy and chic. Of course, they’re completely impractical for day-to-day tasks at this length. I tried to type this post with the nails on and hit about 4 different keys at once, haha ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ And so far my office job has been tolerant of my wilder manicures (neon stripes, gradients, glitter, you name it!) but I’m not sure if I could show up wearing inch-long stiletto nails.

Anyway, this set is also available on my etsy store!

❤ Chelsea

The Cuteberry Nail Challenge

Hello everybody!

I’ve decided to make my own version of the 31 day nail challenge, except I’m lazy so it’s only 30 days. Haha~

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Each day, do a manicure based on your favourite…

  1. Dessert or candy
  2. Drink or cocktail
  3. Comic book character
  4. Textile or fabric
  5. Sea creature
  6. 4 seasons
  7. Celebrity
  8. Album cover
  9. Piece of clothing (or jewellery, shoes, accessory, etc!)
  10. Nail polish
  11. Music video
  12. Planet
  13. Flower
  14. Cartoon character
  15. Work of art
  16. Movie
  17. Gemstone
  18. Shape
  19. Holiday
  20. Novel or comic book
  21. Colour
  22. Sports team
  23. Flag
  24. Landmark
  25. TV show
  26. Ice cream
  27. Fruit or vegetable
  28. Childhood toy
  29. Song
  30. Star Sign

How the challenge works is very simple. Every day, do a nail art design inspired by your favourite thing in the day’s challenge category. For example, Day 7 is Celebrity, so I would do a manicure inspired by my favourite celebrity. My favourite celebrity is Bom Park. Her nails are always so perfect! She goes to Tsuya Nail Shop. I don’t want to steal their photos, so please check the link for some amazing, beautiful Japanese nail art.

Anyways, good luck with the challenge and show off your lovely creations. I’m excited to see!

❤ Chelsea

31 Day Challenge: Day 30 (Inspired by a Tutorial)

Hi all! Today’s challenge is Tutorial. I chose the Vintage Rose nails tutorial by Cutepolish! It’s a simpler way of doing roses than I normally would, but it’s much faster and still looks very cute.

I actually did these a long time ago, but I never got around to posting them. I’ve been so bad about posting lately! This is mostly because I’ve been busy with my job (I’ll never get used to working full-time and long commutes ´⌒`) and my Etsy store, and just…life in general I suppose, haha~  Anyway, onto the nails.

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Nail Polishes and Materials Used:

  • Dark purple – KIT Spring Awakening
  • Light purple – China Glaze Sweet Hook
  • Green – Etude House CGR701
  • Black – Sation Black
  • White – Acrylic ink
  • Topcoat – Seche Vite
  • Silver studs

It’s finally sunny/warm enough to take photos outside!! No more crappy, blurry photos…at least for a few months.  ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I might be posting rather sporadically over the next week or two because I’m going to be ultra busy (convocation, yay!) and I may not have access to my camera. I’m getting a new phone with a 12 megapixel camera this week if all goes well, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. However, you guys can look forward to seeing a huge batch of great posts coming up. Here’s a little list of what I have in the works for June and July:

  • A new nail art challenge!
  • Cheeky Jumbo nail stamping plate review
  • Comparison between resin/acrylic vs. glass/crystal/Swarovski rhinestones for nail art
  • Etude House Love Prism nail polish reviews
  • Stamping plate/nail polish raffle giveaway
  • Nail art tutorials: perfect ombre/gradient, studded flowers, peacock feathers, jewelled bows, princess tiaras, animal prints, pastel grunge, cute animals, and more!
  • A beginner’s shopping guide for nail art materials
  • A guide to choosing the best nail shape for you, and how to file your nails into that shape
  • A master list of places to buy nail polish, including obscure/indie brands

Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll enjoy the great content I have in store!

❤ Chelsea