Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Revlon Charming & Avon Iridescent nail glitter

I got this amazing super reflective glitter and wanted to use it instantly and this is what I did with it!
I won't be making a picture tutorial of it yet because I am super busy with school but here are the steps!

Things you will need:
Base coat (optional)
Base colour of your choice
Glitter of your choice (the more reflective the better)
A piece of paper creased in the middle
A brush (I used a blush brush that I'm not fond of)
Top coat (optional, I did not use one to keep the rough texture)

1. Use a base coat if you wish.
2. Paint one nail any colour you wish. I used a lavender.
3. While the nail is still wet, dip your nail directly into the tub of glitter. 
4. Take your finger out of the glitter and with the nail above the glitter facing the tub, tap the underside of your finger with your other hand to remove the excess glitter.
5. This won't get rid of all the glitter so after you got rid of most of it, tap your finger nail on the piece of paper to get rid of more glitter.
6. Continue to do this with the rest of your hand. Before starting on the other hand, take the brush and lightly sweep the nails to get rid of the glitter around your nail, under your nail and on top of your nail.
7. You may use a top coat if you wish
8. There will be a lot of glitter fall out so once your nails are completely dry, sweep them again with the brush and make sure you tap the glitter out of the brush between each nail or the glitter will get everywhere

And that is it! It seems like a lot of steps but it was very easy and took me 2 minutes to do. You don't need to paint your nails perfectly because the glitter will cover most of it.

Here's a video of how reflective this glitter is!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Change Room Diaries: Studded Peplum Skirt

Top: Print top & Maroon blouse ; Bottom: Multi-studded peplum skirt ; Shoes: Platform ankle boot with zip

I don't usually wear skirts but this one really caught my eye.  I LOVE STUDS. Honestly you can stud a rug and I'll wear it...somehow lol. So I paired the skirt with a print top inside a maroon blouse with these sand coloured booties. I love the different textures in this outfit and the colours are great for fall! All these pieces were from Zara. They always surprise me with very unique designs which is why it's one of my favourite stores. I thought this outfit would be perfect for a girls night out. :)


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sometimes just a Tee


Top : Zara t-shirt ; Bottom : H&M faux leather pants ; Shoes : Nine West leather bootie

 Hey guys! I have to apologize for the lack of posts I made recently.  I've just been swamped with work but I'm back :) and hopefully I can make more posts!  Lately I've been rushing in the mornings to get to class so I just throw on a t-shirt and be done with it.  This is one of my favourite t-shirts at the moment because of the thick cotton material and the jewels on the shoulders.  I just wish there were more jewels!!  Other than that, this a super comfy outfit I like to go to school in.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Change Room Diaries: Abstract Peplum Top

Change Room Diaries is a series we are starting where we put together outfits and show you how we style different pieces at our favourite stores. I always think about how many different ways I can wear a particular piece of clothing before I purchase it. We'll be showing you how we style a certain piece in different ways or we will just be putting a full outfit together. Hope you enjoy!

Abstract Peplum Top $49.95
This shirt is the most comfortable shirt I've ever put on. The material feels like spandex or a really soft bathing suit. It's magical and it fits wonderfully!

Velvet Pants
I've been looking for affordable velvet pants for a while! These go along great with this shirt if you want to go for more of a casual look but still keep it classy. Mixing textures is a great way to spice up your outfit.

Pink Trousers
Matching your bottoms with a colour in your shirt is an easy way to create a very put-together outfit. Trousers are great for when you want to wear something more roomy when your top is form-fitting. Trousers can also make an outfit look more sophisticated.

 Burgundy Shorts
This would be a cute look for a night out in the summer. Shorts or pencil skirts look great with peplum and it's a matter of experimenting to see if different colours work with the top or not. The burgundy, to me, works because the top is dark and the colours on the top are mostly on the red side of the colour wheel. Blue shorts would work as colour blocking to the orange on the top.

Velvet pants $59.95 ; Pink Trousers $69.95 ; Burgundy Shorts $34.95

Hope you guys enjoy the Change Room Diaries! We might not blog all Change Room Diaries, so follow us on Instagram if you want to see more! @neonvoltage
Have a great week!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fur & Denim

Top : Local Boutique dress, fcuk denim vest ; Shoes : Jeffrey Campbell lita boots ; Accessories : H&M fur collar, JewelMint Raven bracelet
Lips : Revlon Lip Butter Fig Jam ; Nails : China Glaze Up All Night

I decided to try something new today.. Be a little ballsy and wear some knee high socks. I always see pictures of girls who wear knee high socks and it looks so cute in a very non-slutty way. I decided to give it a shot. I'm normally very comfortable in whatever I decide to wear for the day, but today was different. I think knee high socks will need some getting use to for me since I did have a bad experience with them when I was little which has scarred me for life. I will not discuss this.. but yes :( I'll never forget.. Another thing that made me uncomfortable was the fur collar. It's really short and always slides off one shoulder. Not one of my favourite outfits but gotta keep this blog alive! *cough v cough*

If you would like to see more pictures, we made an Instagram! Just because we don't always have access to a photographer and it would be a lot easier to upload stuff instantly through instagram. Follow us on Instagram! @neonvoltage
Farewell for now!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Autumn Circus

Top : H&M sweater ; Bottom : Winners (THX Thanx Collection) pants ; Shoes : Topshop wedges ; Accessories : Gucci belt, Winners necklace
Lips : Wet N' Wild 522A ; Nails : OPI Mrs. O'leary's BBQ + China Glaze Matte Magic

Today I was told that I looked like I was standing on stilts... well I dont give a flying leaf because I love this outfit. I had two of my favourite fall colours on, oxblood and olive green. When I found these pants at Winners, I was attached. I hoped oh-so-badly that they would look okay on me. To my surprise, I don't think they look too bad. :) These pants are so versatile because you can wear them pretty much all year round (except the snowy days). When it gets cold, like today, you can wear a pair of leggings or some skin tight pants underneath for the extra warmth (I do that under maxi skirts or harem pants too). And in the spring or summer, these pants would look great with a sleeveless button-up shirt loosely tucked in. Well that's all for today. Sorry for the lack of posts. We had a mini Hurricane Sandy attack here, not as bad as New York, but it's been raining all of last week. I've also been busy with midterms, still am, but I will try my best to post more! Thanks for sticking around!