August 18, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Opalescent Collection Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Opalescent

Hello readers,
Today I have the Femme Fatale Cosmetics Opalescent collection to share with you. This collection features polishes inspired by various forms of the opal stone which means lots of flakie goodness. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 16, 2017

A Little Bit Of Everything Nail Art


Born Pretty Store BP-L014

Hello readers,
I didn't really have much of a plan going into this nail art look. I gathered some polishes with a cohesive mix of colours and it turned into a mix of glitter crelly, metallic and stamped gradient.

August 14, 2017

Holo Geometric Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Galaxy Flakes


Born Pretty Store Galaxy Holo Flakes

Hello readers,
Today I have some holo nail art flakes from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I also just bought some Moyra Foil Stamping Polish from Beautometry and thought this would be a great chance to try them out together.

August 07, 2017

Iridescent Jellyfish Nail Art


Creative Shop stamping plate 28

Hello readers,
Have you ever been to an aquarium where they have a big jellyfish tank lit with soft coloured lights? The jellies end up looking like they are glowing and that's exactly what inspired this nail art.

August 04, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Luminous Matter Swatches & Review


BEGL luminous matter swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have one of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer exclusives for members of the BEGLove facebook group to share with you. I have a lot (like a lot) of navy blues in my polish collection so something in that colour family has to be really unique for me to need it. The combo of shimmer, shift and flecks in this polish is just that.

August 02, 2017

Leafy Stamped Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Plate BP-L047


Born Pretty Store BP-L047 stamping plate

Hello readers,
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I love natural themes, so this plate featuring an assortment of leaf designs was right up my alley.

July 27, 2017

Cirque Colors Vice 2017 Collection Swatches & Review


cirque vice 2017 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the cirque Vice 2017 collection to share with you. Nail Polish Canada just got these shades in stock and were kind enough to send me them to review. This collection features six limited edition cremes along with a holo topper. Let's take a look at these perfect for summer shades.

July 26, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage July 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage July 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' July Visage box to share with you. This month was inspired by Little House In The Big Woods which translated to a neutral earthy palette. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 25, 2017

Tonic Polish Enchanted Elixir Swatches & Review


Tonic Polish swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever shade from Tonic Polish to share with you. This brand has been on my radar for a little while, and the maker seems to love jewel tones as much as I do. I finally took the plunge at Indie Expo Canada and added some Tonics to my collection.

July 24, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage June 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage June 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Summer is here in full force, and I got a bit distracted by the sunshine and nice weather which means June's visage review was a bit delayed. No matter! There are still some really nice products in here to share with you. This month's inspiration was The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

July 23, 2017

Floral Stamped Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Wine Stamping Polish & Plate BP-L067


Born Pretty Store BP-L067 stamping polish

Hello readers,
Today I have another shade from the Born Pretty Store stamping polish collection along with one of their stamping plates to share with you. You can never go wrong with a floral motif.

July 21, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Swatches & Review Part II


Zoya wanderlust collection

Hello readers,
A couple weeks ago I shared the first half of Zoya's 12 shade Wanderlust collection for summer 2017. Today I have the remainder of the shades to show you. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 19, 2017

Oil Slick Nails Featuring Born Pretty Store Chameleon Flake 2734


Born Pretty Store Chameleon flake

Hello readers,
Today I continue my experiments using gel effects flakes over regular polish. Last time I tested a different shade of Born Pretty Store's Chameleon Flakes I incorporated them into some nail art. This time I tried out a full coverage look with shade 2734. Let's take a look at how things turned out.

July 17, 2017

Clionadh Cosmetics First Impressions & EOTD


Clionadh paleo

Hello readers,
Today I have a new to me indie cosmetics brand to share with you. I was introduced to Toronto based Clionadh Cosmetics when I attended Indie Expo Canada. They were kind enough to give me a sample from their Aftershock highlighter collection. I also returned to throw my money at them and pick up some more irresistible shades. Let's take a look at what got added to my makeup collection.

July 14, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics July 2017 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits Sand Of A Beach

Hello readers,
Today I have the two Girly Bits limited edition COTM polishes for July to share with you. These shades instantly make me think of the beach; golden sand and turquoise water. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 13, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection - The Lipsticks


Zoya wanderlust collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the three Zoya Perfect Lipsticks that were released alongside the new Wanderlust collection. These pink hues are great low maintenance options for summer. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 12, 2017

Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation Review


MUFE Water blend Y325 flesh

Hello readers,
Today I'm testing out the Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation. This formula promises to be lightweight with sheer to buildable coverage. I'm a 'foundation is for special occasions' kind of person, so I was looking forward to testing out this foundation as an option for those days when my skin needs a little something more than powder.

July 11, 2017

Beyond The Nail Enchanted Unicorn Horn Swatches & Review


Beyond The Nail Enchanted Unicorn Horn

Hello readers,
Today I have a shade from the Beyond The Nail Mystical Dreams collection to share with you. This collection features complementary flakie and creme polishes in a variety of spring colours. Enchanted Unicorn Horn fills the spot of purple flakie. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 07, 2017

Born Pretty Store Dark Blue Stamping Polish & Plate BP-L060 Review


Born Pretty Store BP-L060 stamping polish

Hello readers,
I have another shade from the Born Pretty Store stamping polish collection along with one of their stamping plates to share with you. Let's take a look at the nail art I created using them both.

July 05, 2017

CANVAS Lacquer Northern Lights Swatches & Review


CANVAS Lacquer Northern Lights

Hello readers,
I recently reviewed (and loved!) CANVAS Lacquer Moonrock. Today I have its teal cousin Northern Lights to share with you. Get ready for some minty flakie goodness.

July 04, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics June 2017 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits Let's Do This Again

Hello readers,
Today I have the two Girly Bits limited edition COTM polishes for June to share with you. June's shade names were inspired by the range of emotions the GB team went through planning Indie Expo Canada. Don't worry if you see something you like, these are still available for sale until the end of July. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 30, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Collection Swatches & Review Part I


Zoya wanderlust collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the first half of Zoya's 12 shade Wanderlust collection for summer 2017. This collection features a mix of cremes and shimmers. It ranges from bright pinks to muted greens so there's definitely lots to choose from. Let's take a look at the first six shades.

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.