February 29, 2016

Blue and Green Polka Dot Nail Art


Picture Polish Honey Moon

Hello readers,
Today I have some easy nail art to share with you.  I applied a generous coat of Picture Polish White Wedding and while it was still wet dripped drops of Honey Moon and Forget Me Not onto the white base.  After repeating this on the rest of my nails, I lay my hands flat so the dots could spread out and self-level.  Once everything was smooth I sealed the design with a coat of Girly Bits Glitter Glaze.  Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.

February 27, 2016

Bioré Baking Soda Skincare Review


Biore baking soda pore cleanser

Hello readers,
Today I have two new products from the Biore Baking Soda skincare line to share with you, a pore cleanser and a cleansing scrub.  Both products emphasize baking soda's ability to deep clean and naturally exfoliate.  Let's check them out in more detail.

February 26, 2016

Dance Legend Melange Collection 270 Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have a new-to-me brand to share with you, Dance Legend.  I snagged a few different shades back when Llarowe closed up shop but somehow I didn't use any of them until now.

February 24, 2016

Aqua and Gold Wave Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Black Stamping Head


Blue and gold nail stamping

Hello readers,
Today I have a nail art look I did using the Black Stamping Head from Born Pretty Store.  This silicone stamper is the same size as the Moyou London marshmallow stamper, and I used the same holder with this one.  As far as squishiness goes, it is not as squishy as the Moyou marshmallow head but squishier than the large head of a more traditional double ended stamper.  I didn't have do any priming to get it to pick up images.

February 22, 2016

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Lip Colour Swatch Spam


hello waffle cosmetics lip swatch
Left to Right: East (Wu Xing), North (Wu Xing), The Pretties in the World (Visage Extra),
My Lips But ... Better (My Lips But ...) and My Lips But ... Berrier (My Lips But ...).
Hello readers,
Today I have swatches of all the lipsticks from my most recent Hello Waffle Cosmetics order.  There are a couple shades from the My Lips But ... collection, a couple from the Wu Xing collection and one Visage extra.  The lip colour formula from Hello Waffle is very moisturizing and creamy.  I did find that most of these shades left a stain on my lips as well which makes the colour last even longer.  Let's take a look at swatches.

February 18, 2016

Reverie Nail Lacquer Winter 2016 Collection Swatches & Review


Reverie Nail Lacquer Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the winter release from Reverie Nail Lacquer to share with you.  This collection features four core shades along with one limited edition polish.  There's a mix of colours and finishes which I love to see in any collection.  Let's check out the swatches!

February 17, 2016

Birchbox Canada February 2016 Unboxing & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have the last ever Canadian Birchbox to share with you.  A couple weeks ago they announced that they were suspending Canadian operations.  I'm pretty disappointed since this is a sub I had liked enough to renew for another.  This month we had a sample choice for which I chose the OCC Black Metal Dahlia lip tar, a shade I have been coveting for a long time.  Let's see what else accompanied it in this month's box.

February 16, 2016

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage February 2016 Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever monthly visage subscription from Hello Waffle Cosmetics to share with you.  I made it to the top of the wait list just before Birchbox Canada announced it was shutting down Canadian operations so the timing was perfect.  This month's theme was the novel Bluebeard by Charles Perrault and focused on a bolder look with strong colours.  Let's take a look at what was inside the February installment.

February 15, 2016

Purple Doodle Stamped Nail Art


Nail stamping

Hello readers,
When I was swatching the Zoya Whispers collection I hypothesized that the Eastyn's pigmented formula would make it a good stamping polish.  I decided to test that theory out in this mani.  I started out with a base of Zoya Dannii.  Then I used Moyou London doodles collection plate 03 and Zoya Eatsyn to stamp on the design.  A coat of Girly Bits Glitter Glaze sealed everything up.  Photos were taken in daylight spectrum lighting.

February 12, 2016

Benefit Cosmetics Highlighter Round Up


Benefit Cosmetics

Hello readers,
Benefit recently came out with a new matte highlighter, dandelion shy beam.  I thought I would round up all the other Benefit highlighters already in my collection and show you how the new addition compares.

February 10, 2016

Zoya Dannii Swatches & Review


Zoya Dannii

Hello readers,
Today I have a Zoya shade from my collection that I hadn't had the chance to try yet to share with you.  I was feeling something a little brighter than traditional winter colours.

February 09, 2016

Products I Finished This Month - January 2016


Hello readers,
January is over, which means winter is one third done! It also means that it's time to go through January's empties.

Hand & Nail


February 08, 2016

China Glaze Dorothy Who? Swatches & Review


China Glaze Dorothy Who

Hello readers,
Time for an oldie but a goodie.  Today I have China Glaze Dorothy Who? to share with you.

February 03, 2016

Cadillacquer Footsteps Fleeing Into Silence Swatches & Review


Cadillacquer Footsteps Fleeing Into Silence

Hello readers,
Today I have a new to the blog brand to share with you, Cadillacquer!  I've been eyeing this brand for a long time and finally had the chance to try them out.

February 01, 2016

Model City Polish Wrapped In Wool Swatches & Review


Model City Polish

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the shades from the Model City Polish 2015 Fall Collection to share with you.  This collection featured five fall colours with holo shimmer and glitter.