June 28, 2017

Seashell Gradient Stamped Nail Art


sharpie marble nail art

Hello readers,
I met Therese and Teresa from Beautometry (and representing Hit The Bottle) at Indie Expo Canada and they were kind enough to give me the limited edition stamping polish and Clear Jelly Stamper to test out. I also couldn't resist buying some more stamping polishes and a Creative Shop plate that had been on my wish list for a long time. Let's take a look at how it all came together.

June 26, 2017

White & Teal Chevron Nail Art


Konad white stamping polish

Hello readers,
Teal and white are one of my favorite colour combinations so I decided to incorporate it with some chevrons for this nail art look.

June 23, 2017

Ever After Polish Mother Of Dragons Swatches & Review


Ever After Mother Of Dragons

Hello readers,
I had the chance to meet Rachel and Miranda from Ever After Polish at Indie Expo Canada and they let me pick a polish to review on the blog. It was a tough decision, let me tell you, but I ended up choosing Mother Of Dragons because crelly + flakies is one of my favorite finishes. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 22, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer June 2017 LE Swatches & Review


Great Lakes Lacquer Wandering NYC In A Coral Coat

Hello readers,
Today I have the June limited edition polishes from Great Lake Lacquer to share with you. I got these at Indie Expo Canada but they are also available on the GLL website. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 21, 2017

Watercolor Flower Accents


sharpie marble nail art

Hello readers,
Today I have some sharpie marble floral accent nails to share with you. This was a bit of an experiment but I think it turned out nicely.

June 19, 2017

CANVAS Lacquer Moonrock Swatches & Review


CANVAS Lacquer Moonrock

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the shades I bought from CANVAS Lacquer at Indie Expo Canada. I'd been drooling over it on their website for a while and was so happy that it hadn't sold out before IEC so I could throw my money at them in person. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 16, 2017

Born Pretty Store Black Stamping Polish Review


Born Pretty Store Stamping Polish

Hello readers,
I really liked the Green Stamping Polish from Born Pretty Store and my go to bottle of China Glaze Liquid Leather ran out so I decided to try the black stamping polish from the same BPS collection. Let's take a look at how it performed.

June 14, 2017

Fiendish Fancies The Sugarplum Fairy Swatches & Review


Fiendish Fancies Cabin Fever

Hello readers,
Today I a new-to-me brand and polish to share with you. I met Lara from Fiendish Fancies at Indie Expo Canada and she was kind enough to give a polish from the upcoming Cabin Fever collection to try out. Let's take a look at swatches and my first impressions of this brand.

June 12, 2017

Green & White Glitter Squish Nail Art


Konad white stamping polish

Hello readers,
I recently reviewed the Sequins & Satin Pants collection from Girly Bits Cosmetics. The Hustle was one of my favorite shades and I really wanted to pair the bright sparkly green with some fun stamping.

June 09, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Indie Expo Canada 2017 Limited Editions Swatches & Review


Great Lakes Lacquer All The Beautiful People

Hello readers,
Today I have the limited edition polishes that Great Lake Lacquer brought to Indie Expo Canada to share with you. Don't worry if you weren't able to get them in person. They will be available on the GLL website for a limited time. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 07, 2017

Indie Expo Canada 2017 Coverage

Indie Expo Canada

Hello readers,
This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Indie Expo Canada in Toronto, Ontario as part of the official press team. It was so much fun getting to meet so many fellow polish addicts, makers and bloggers in person. Of course I also had a great time shopping and picking up lots of new goodies for my collection. Let's take a look at who was there and what they had up for grabs.

June 05, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Inlet At Dusk Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's contribution to the first ever Polish Pickup release inspired by famous works of art to share with you. Unlike most nail polish limited edition boxes, Polish Pickup allows you to pick and choose the shades that appeal to you. I absolutely love the concept and picked this up along with a couple other polishes from the initial release.

June 03, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Indie Expo Canada Polishes Swatches & Review


Girly bits IEC polish swatches

Hello readers,
Today I have the exclusive, limited edition and VIP bag shades Girly Bits will be bringing to Indie Expo Canada this weekend to share with you. I'll be there on Sunday covering the event and of course buying some goodies for myself. Let's take a look a some of the polishes you'll be able to snag.

June 02, 2017

Emily De Molly Garnet Fire Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly Garnet Fire

Hello readers,
Today I have a new-to-me shade from Emily De Molly to share with you. My love for vampy reds has grown significantly over the last little white and Garnet Fire definitely falls into that category.

May 31, 2017

Chevron Impressions Nail Art


Chevron nail art

Hello readers,
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer recently celebrated their fourth birthday and as part of the celebrations hosted a nail art contest. I pulled a few shades out of my collection and came up with a cool-toned chevron look for my entry.

May 29, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Multichrome Madeness Customs Swatches & Review


Girly bits multichrome madness

Hello readers,
Today I have three polishes from Girly Bits Cosmetics available exclusively to members of the Multichrome Madness Facebook group. Pam aimed to create something unique, with some Girly Bits style, and a variety of finishes so that there would be something for everyone. Let's take a look at what she came up with.

May 26, 2017

Born Pretty Store Thermal Polish #110 Swatches & Review


Born Pretty Store thermal polish

Hello readers,
Today I have another thermal polish from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I love flecked shimmers, so I couldn't resist trying this flecked shimmer thermal.

May 24, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sequins & Satin Pants Collection Swatches & Review


Girly bits Sequins and satin pants swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the new Sequins & Satin Pants collection from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This collection is inspired by classic disco songs and features sparkly jellies filled with holo microglitters, shimmer, and holo flakes. You won't be able to read the shade names without getting a song stuck in your head. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 22, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage May 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage May 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
How is it already May?? Spring is flying by. Today I have May's Hello Waffle Visage to share with you. This month was inspired by The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time. You know there's going to be some green. Let's see what other shades made it in the mix.

May 19, 2017

Mermaid Water Drops Stamped Nail Art


mermaid nail art

Hello readers,
Today I let my boyfriend pick a stamping pattern to add to my existing manicure. I should do this more often because the results were magical! My fingers feel very mermaid-esque.

May 17, 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Nail Polish #33 Swatches & Review


Born Pretty Store multichrome

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the shades from Born Pretty Store's Chameleon Polish collection to share with you. The extra green glitters in #33 made it a bit different from multichromes I already owned, so I decided to give it a try.

May 15, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage April 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage April 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
I'm running a bit behind with my Hello Waffle Visage reviews, so let's just pretend we're still in April for this post. This month's theme was the book Where The Wild Things Are, one that I fondly remember from childhood. Let's see how the inspiration translated into this month's products.

May 12, 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Mirror Powder #684 Swatches & Review


Can I use chrome powder with regular polish?

Hello readers,
Today I continue my experiments using powders meant to accompany gel polish with regular polish. Before I tried out some metallic multichrome flakes and was rather successful. Today I'm trying some Chameleon Mirror Powder from Born Pretty Store.

May 10, 2017

Constellation Nail Art


Star nail stamping

Hello readers,
It's spring outside, but I couldn't resist trying out one of the new vampy sample shades I recently bought from Lucky 13 Lacquer. Bright stars were the perfect addition to the inky blue shade.

May 03, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Rockpool Whorl Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Rockpool Whorl

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the new Hypnotic Polish Femme Fatale exclusives to share with you. Rockpool Whorl is blue and shimmery. I couldn't not have it.

May 01, 2017

Teal Multichrome Flake Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Chameleon Flakies 2345


Multichrome flakie nails

Hello readers,
Today I have my first foray into the world of loose multichrome flakies to share with you. All of the ones I've seen, including these, have been advertised for use with gel top coats. However, I figured I have sticky base coat, flakies stick to sticky things, let's try and make this work!

April 28, 2017

Jungle Leaf Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Green Stamping Polish


Leaves nail art nail stamping

Hello readers,
Today I have some lush green nail art to share with you. I wasn't quite sure what look I was going for with this combo, but the result reminds of trying to peak through tree leaves to see what's behind - so jungle leaf nail art it is!

April 27, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Polish Con 2017 LE's & Exclusive Swatches & Review


Girly bits polish con exclusive swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the three new shades that Girly Bits is bringing to Polish Con 2017 in NYC to share with you. The two LE shades Walking On The Wild Side and The Room Where It Happens will also be available on the Girly Bits website after the event, but the exclusive, Grand Prospect Haul, will only be available at Polish Con itself. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 26, 2017

Peacock Accent Nail Art


Girly Bits Robin Me Blind

Hello readers,
Today I have some peacock feather nail art to share with you. I wasn't quite ready to take off my Emily De Molly A Peony For Your Thoughts mani, so I switched things up with some stamping and some glitter.

April 24, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Eternal Sunset Swatches & Review


Hella holo customs grace-full nail polish

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the Grace-full Nail Polish shades from the May 2016 Hella Holo Customs release to share with you. Originally I passed on this shade, but realized my mistake during the summer surplus inventory sale and took advantage of the second chance to buy it.

April 21, 2017

Emily De Molly A Peony For Your Thoughts Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly A Peony For Your Thoughts swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the Emily De Molly shades exclusive to Femme Fatale Cosmetics to share with you. A Peony For Your Thoughts is a soft pale pink with a contrasting green shimmer that's perfect for spring.

April 19, 2017

Zoya Perfect Lipsticks Swatches, Review & Giveaway


Zoya perfect lipstick review

Hello readers,
Today I have the entire line of Zoya Perfect Lipsticks to share with you. I've swatched a few of these in the past as coordinating shades to new polish collections, but now I have the rest of the colours to show you. Get ready for lots of pictures. Make sure to read all the way until the end for a chance to win them all for yourself!

April 17, 2017

Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in Lolita Swatches & Review


Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner Lolita review

Hello readers,
Today I have the new Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner in the shade Lolita to share with you. I was lucky enough to get this through Influenster and thought the family gatherings over Easter weekend with lots of food and wine were the perfect chance to test it out.

April 14, 2017

Art Deco Gradient Nail Art


Art deco stamping plate

Hello readers,
Remember last when I couldn't decide of my plum massacre nail art was a success or an epic failure? I decided to add some stamping to complete the look. I definitely think it pulls everything together.

April 12, 2017

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Araneae & Orly Galaxy Bound Swatches & Review


Pretty Serious Aranae swatch

Hello readers,
Today I've got another shade from the Pretty Serious Midnight Manicures collection along with an Orly glitter that's been sitting in my collection for years. Old meets new!

April 10, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics April 2017 COTM Robin Me Blind Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Robin Me Blind

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the Girly Bits' COTM polishes for April to share with you. Each month there's a contest in the Girly Bits Polish Lovers facebook group to name the upcoming COTM shades and I was lucky enough to have my name, Robin Me Blind, picked this month.

April 07, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Stars Of Heaven Falling Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Little Mermaid Collection swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have another shade from the Femme Fatale Little Mermaid collection to share with you. Lots of interesting multichromes have been appearing in recent indie collections recently, and this one is no exception.

April 05, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Green's Alexandrite With Me Swatches & Review


The Color Box Green Box

Hello readers,
Today I have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's contribution to The Color Box's green edition that came out last December. I managed to snag this second hand but it's also still available by itself in the Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer shop. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 03, 2017

Plum Massacre Nail Art


Essie silk watercolor swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have some jelly gradient nail art to share with you. I originally had a fishtail gradient in my mind, where each extra stripe of jelly polish would create darker and darker sections. Then end result? Not so much. It looks like a attacked a family of plums with my bare hands ... hence, Plum Massacre.

March 31, 2017

Koi Pond Nail Art


Koi fish nail art

Hello readers,
The sparkling aqua of Femme Fatale Cosmetics Among Daughters Of Air called for some aquatic nail art so I used it as the perfect opportunity to do some koi fish stamping.

March 29, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage March 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage March 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
It may still look wintery outside, but it's definitely springtime in Visage land. The shades in this month's box were inspired by Humpty Dumpty. Let's see what egg-cellent things were included.

March 27, 2017

Zoya Violette Perfect Lipstick Swatches & Review


Zoya charming swatch

Hello readers,
Last week I shared the polishes from the new Zoya Charming collection with you. Today I have the coordinating lipstick, Violette.

March 24, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Among Daughters Of Air & Ready For Dreamland? Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Ready For Dreamland?

Hello readers,
Today I've got a couple of shades from some recent-ish Femme Fatale collections to share with you. Among Daughters Of Air comes from the Little Mermaid collection and Ready For Dreamland? comes from the Total Recall collection. They just complement each other so perfectly that I had to wear them at the same time.

March 21, 2017

Pahlish L'Or Blanc Swatches & Review


Pahlish l'or blanc swatch

Hello readers,
Today I'm shopping my collection with an older shade from Pahlish. Interesting neutrals - I can never have enough.

March 17, 2017

Lattice Stamped Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L003


Blue and black stamped nail art

Hello readers,
Today I have some nail art featuring my newest stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. A mix of shimmer, metallic and geometric patterns? Yes please.

March 15, 2017

Zoya Charming Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya charming collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the new collection from Zoya to share with you. The Charming collection features a spring palette with a mix of creme and shimmer finishes. They've also added a new coordinating lipstick shade to their Perfect Lipstick collection. Let's take a look at the polishes they've come up with for Spring 2017.

March 13, 2017

China Glaze Dashboard Dreamer Swatches & Review


China glaze road trip

Hello readers,
Today I have swatches of a new-to-me but older shade from the China Glaze Road Trip collection. A good pale blue is a must for any collection.

March 08, 2017

CANVAS Lacquer Be Like Barb Swatches & Review


canvas lacquer stranger things

Hello readers,
Today I have another shade from the Canvas Lacquer Stranger Things collection to share with you. If you've seen the show, you know that a burnt orange is the perfect shade for Barb.

March 06, 2017

Zoya Harlow Swatches & Review


Zoya harlow swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have a Matte Velvet polish from Zoya to share with you. Harlow had been on my personal wish list for a long time and when I saw it in the Nail Polish Canada boxing day sale, I finally made it mine.

March 03, 2017

Acure Organics Argan Oil, Body Lotion and Quick Fix Correcting Balm Review


Acure argan oil review

Hello readers,
Today I have a selection of skin care staples from Acure Organics to share with you. These certified organic products are effective while still being good for the planet.