November 28, 2016

Fall 2016 Blog Sale!

Hello readers,
My nail polish collection was getting a bit too big (who knew it was possible!) which means it's time for a giant destash! Please read the details below regarding how to contact me to buy some polish and shipping costs. Happy polishing!

The Details

A lot of the polishes have a buy x/$X price. Feel free to mix and mach between brands in the same price group. There are also some free with purchase polishes. These free polishes still count towards your item total for shipping quotes. All polish and shipping prices are in USD. To place an order please email manicuremanifesto@gmail.com with a list of the polishes you'd like along with your full mailing address for a shipping quote. I am in Canada and will be shipping via Canada Post. See below for shipping options. If you would like a shipping option that doesn't come with tracking, I require payment via paypal family&friends. If you choose a shipping option that comes with tracking, I can send a paypal invoice.

November 24, 2016

Hello Waffle + Howl Cosmetics Lipsticks Part II - The Bolds & The Brights


Howl Cosmetics Lipsticks

Hello readers,
I'm back with the seconds half of the Howl Cosmetics core line now being sold by Hello Waffle Cosmetics. Check out my post from earlier this week featuring the more neutral shades along with some general info on formula and finish. All caught up? Let's take a look at swatches of the bright and bold shades from this collection. All the following swatch photos we taken in indoor lighting so keep in mind the colours may lean a bit warmer than natural shaded lighting.

November 23, 2016

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Just Like A Dream Trio Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Just Like A Dream Trio

Hello readers,
Today I have the Just Like Dream collaboration trio from Femme Fatale Cosmetics and The Polishing Life. This is a limited edition release but there are still some shades available through stockists. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 21, 2016

Hello Waffle + Howl Cosmetics Lipstick Swatches & Review Part I - The Neutrals


Howl Cosmetics Lipsticks

Hello readers,
A few months ago Howl Cosmetics announced they would be closing up their storefront and giving the rights the Howl name along with their recipes to Hello Waffle Cosmetics for future sales. Hello Waffle has been testing and experimenting for some time now and the revamped Howl lipsticks are going to be released this week. Today I have the six neutral shades from the new line to share with you.

November 20, 2016

A Little Bit Of Everything Purple Nail Art


Marble nail art

Hello readers,
I've made it to week three of four for Beautometry's Next Top Swatcher competition. For those of you who voted for me in past weeks, thank you! This week's theme was 'purple' and you know I love purple polish. I couldn't quite decide which nail art technique to focus on so I mixed a little stamper marbling, some gradients and some stamping to come up with this look.

November 18, 2016

Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux Swatches & Review


Bite Beauty Best Bite Redux

Hello readers,
Today I have one of Bite Beauty's holiday sets for 2016 to share with you. The Best Bite Redux set features four bold and bright shades of their Matte Creme Lip Crayon in a mirrored tin. These lip crayons are 60% of full-size and give you the chance to try out some new colours without breaking the bank.

November 16, 2016

Color Club Midnight Muse Collection Swatches & Review


Color Club Midnight Muse collection

Hello readers,
Up until now I thought you could only buy Color Club online in Canada, but it turns out that Trade Secrets carries them in store. Today I have a new limited edition collection to share with you. The Midnight Muse collection features a mix of classic cremes, intriguing shimmers and glitter toppers to mix things up. Get ready for a picture heavy post. Let's look at swatches!

November 14, 2016

Freehand Owl Nail Art


Owl nails

Hello readers,
Today I have my entry for the second week of Beautometry's Next Top Swatcher contest to share with you. This week's theme was 'Owls' and I decided to try some freehand nail art. I used the southern white-faced owl as inspiration.

November 11, 2016

Products I Finished This Month - October 2016


Hello readers,
November is here which means it's starting to get chilly outside. Today I have the products I finished up in October to share with you.

Face


November 09, 2016

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Jam, Rhubarb & Mauvember 2016 Swatches + Giveaway


Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche

Hello readers,
Today I have three more shades from the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick collection to share with you. Jam and Rhubarb are part of the permanent lineup but Mauvember 2016 is only available during November of this year and proceeds go to support the Movember Foundation. Make sure to read until the end of the post for your chance to win this year's Mauvember shade. First, let's take a look at some swatches.

November 07, 2016

Lucky 13 Lacquer Pretty Like Poison Swatches & Review


Lucky 13 Lacquer Pretty Like Poison

Hello readers,
Lucky 13 Lacquer recently added a new shade to their core line up that lets us know that neon isn't just for summer.

November 06, 2016

Fall Leaves Nail Art


Leaf nail stamping

Hello readers,
I've been slacking when it comes to nail art the last couple months, so I when Beautometry announced a 'Next Top Swatcher' nail art contest I used it as an opportunity to gain some nail art motivation. This week's theme was 'Leaves' so I took inspiration from the trees outside for this look.

November 02, 2016

Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Enchanted Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have this year's holiday collection from Zoya to share with you. The Enchanted collection features two shimmers and four textured PixieDust shades. I love the crystallized look of the PixieDust finish so I'm glad to see them in this collection. Let's take a look at swatches.