December 30, 2017

My Ten Favorite Nail Polishes Of 2017



Hello readers,
After much deliberation, here are my favorite ten polishes that I tried in the past year. Some new to me brands, some tested and true and lots of shimmer and sparkle!

December 29, 2017

My Ten Favorite Beauty Products Of 2017


Favorite beauty items

Hello readers,
Today I have my ten favorite beauty products of 2017 to share with you. This list features a mix of staples I can't live without and new products that I fell in love with this year. Let's take a look at what made the cut.

December 28, 2017

My Five Favorite Nail Art Designs Of 2017



Hello readers,
What I learned when going through nail art posts from this past year is I use a lot of blue! Here's a look at my five favorite designs from the past year.

December 25, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Talk Turkey To Me Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Talk Turkey To Me swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the polishes released during Girly Bits Cosmetics' Black Friday sale to share with you. This glowing green shade screams Christmas to me, and how can I resist a name like Talk Turkey to Me? Let's take a look at swatches.

December 24, 2017

Illimité Pale Fire & Live Love Polish Cake Pop Swatches & Review


Illimite Pale Fire

Hello readers,
Today I have two limited edition GWP shades from to Live Love Polish, to share with you. Illimité Pale Fire is a brand new shade, and Live Love Polish Cake Pop was originally released for LLP's third anniversary, but is making a brief reappearance. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 22, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Maze Of Mirrors Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Maze Of Mirrors

Hello readers,
Today I dug into my older Femme Fatale shades and pulled out Maze Of Mirrors from The Afterlight Gala collection.

December 20, 2017

Flakie Gradient + Stamped Nail Art


Creative shop 44

Hello readers,
Today I have some nail art I threw together when I couldn't quite decide what I wanted to do. I let my boyfriend pick which design to stamp and then combined it would some shifty flakie gradients. Read on for all the details.

December 18, 2017

Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette Challenge


Tarte tartelette swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever eyeshadow palette challenge to share with you. I found myself having way to many options and feeling a bit overwhelmed in the mornings, which meant I was often just skipping eyeshadow all together. The thought of a challenge where I limit myself to a single palette for shadow choices really appealed to me because it makes the decision of 'what should I use' much less daunting. For my first challenge I chose to put together seven looks from the tarte cosmetics tartelette palette.

December 15, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics New Beginnings Collection Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale New Beginnings collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Femme Fatale's New Beginning collection, exclusive to Live Love Polish, to share with you. This collection features six colour changing thermal polishes in sparkly and shimmery finishes. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 14, 2017

Christmas Tree Forest Nail Art


Holiday nail art

Hello readers,
Today I have my entry for the Nail Polish Canada Holiday 2017 Nail Art contest to share with you. I went for a soft forest scene with pops of colour and Christmas trees. Be sure to head over to check out all the entries and vote for your favorite.

December 13, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Winter Whispers Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Fantasmic Flakies swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the new Girly Bits Cosmetics' polish exclusive to members of the Fantasmic Flakies Facebook group to share with you. This flakie filled shade captured the group submitted inspiration photo perfectly. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 12, 2017

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum Swatches & Review


Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum Review

Hello readers,
Today I have the Amuse Bouche holiday shade from Bite Beauty to share with you. The Amuse Bouche line in general has been mostly cremes, with the occasional fine shimmer in the past so I was intrigued by this shade which has a much stronger flecked shimmer. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 11, 2017

Emily de Molly December 2017 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly December 2017 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's December 2017 release to share with you. This seven shade collection features everything from neutral shimmer to neon thermal. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 07, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage November 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage November 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' November Visage box to share with you. This month was inspired by The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow and features some classic autumn shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 06, 2017

Stamped Nail Art With Nail Effects Powder


Bundle Monster BM-2181

Hello readers,
Today I have the results of a nail art experiment to share with you. For the most part, I've been using effects powders in full nail looks, but today I tried them in combination with some nail stamping to get a shifty metallic design. Keep reading for all the details.

December 04, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Girly Bits Cosmetics Shop Exclusives Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Girly Bits exclusives

Hello readers,
Today I have three new shades from Femme Fatale Cosmetics to share with you. These polishes are available exclusively at Girly Bits Cosmetics, their Canadian stockist. Let's take a look at swatches.

December 01, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics December 2017 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits Slay Belle

Hello readers,
Today I have the December COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo sticks with some classic Christmas shades and definitely brings some sparkle. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 30, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Festival Of Lights Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's December release to share with you. This month's collection was inspired by holidays around the world and Girly Bits chose the Hindu festival of Diwali. Part of the celebration involves lighting candles and lights in homes, outdoors, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. All those little lights coming together inspired this shimmery sparkly polish.

November 28, 2017

F.U.N Lacquer Moonlight Gala Collection Swatches & Review


FUN Lacquer Moonlight Gala collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the new F.U.N Lacquer Moonlight Gala collection, exclusive to Live Love Polish, to share with you. This collection feature a mix of shimmer and sparkle perfect for the holiday season. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 27, 2017

Chirality Polish After The Bonfire Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Chirality Polish's contribution to Polish Pickup's December release to share with you. This month's collection was inspired by holidays around the world and this polish was inspired by Guy Fawkes Night. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 24, 2017

Zoya Party Girls Collection Swatches & Review Part II


Zoya Party Girls collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the second half of the Zoya Party Girls collection for the 2017 holiday season to share with you. If you missed the first half, you can check it out here. All caught up? Let's take a look at swatches.

November 22, 2017

Tonic Polish Come Wander Swatches & Review


Tonic Polish swatch

Hello readers,
Today I'm digging into my pile of untrieds and have another Tonic Polish shade to share with you. If holos with a little something extra intrigue you, read on.

November 20, 2017

Double Stamped Nail Art


Creative shop 60

Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever attempt at double stamped nail art to share with you. I tended to avoid this style in the past since I hadn't found a clear stamper that I was really happy with. However, after playing around with the Clear Jelly Stamper I got from Beautometry over the last few months, I finally got the hang of it.

November 17, 2017

Zoya Party Girls Collection Swatches & Review Part I


Zoya Party Girls collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the first half of the Zoya Party Girls collection for the 2017 holiday season to share with you. This release features a mix of cremes, shimmers and metallics so there's lots to choose from. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 15, 2017

CND Creative Play Royalista Swatches & Review


CND Royalista

Hello readers,
Today I have a polish from a new-to-me line to share with you. I had tried the CND Vinylux line before but hadn't yet tried their Creative Play line which I've seen popping up in more places recently. Let's take a look a the shade Royalista.

November 13, 2017

Beyond The Nail Good Grief Swatches & Review


Beyond The Nail Good Grief

Hello readers,
I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to Beyond The Nail from Spilled Polish and used it to snag a bottle of Good Grief. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 10, 2017

Emily de Molly November 2017 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly November 2017 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's November 2017 release to share with you. This nine shade collection is a holo lover's dream with nine rainbow filled shades to pick from.

November 08, 2017

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Paper Clouds Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Paper Clouds

Hello readers,
Today I have the Femme Fatale Cosmetics September 2017 COTM to share with you. It's springtime in Australia right now, so I'm switching it up from the darker fall colours I've been wearing lately. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 06, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall Collection Part 1 Swatches & Review


Girly bits Fall 2017 collection

Hello readers,
A couple weeks ago I shared a bunch of stamped nail art looks I put together using the polishes from Part 1 of the Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall Collection. If you missed it, you can check them out here. Today I have the other half of my review using these five fall cremes as regular polishes to share with you.

November 02, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Wait For It Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's November release to share with you. This month's collection was inspired by fandoms and this polish was inspired by one of Pam's favorite shows, How I Met Your Mother. You probably already guessed that based on the name though. Let's take a look at swatches.

November 01, 2017

Essie Gel Couture Caviar Bar & First View Swatches & Review


Essie Gel Couture Review

Hello readers,
Today I have a couple shades from the essie gel couture line to share with you. Though I switch up my polish pretty regularly when I'm at home, I always intrigued by long wearing options for when I travel and don't want to lug a bunch of nail supplies in my suitcase. Let's take a look at how these fared.

October 31, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics November 2017 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits Slay Ghoul Slay

Hello readers,
Today I have the November COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. These polishes will definitely get you in the mood for Thanksgiving dinner. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 30, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage October 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage October 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' October Visage box to share with you. This month has a very halloween-ey vibe, which makes sense since it was inspired by the song of the witches scene at the beginning of Shakespear's Hamlet. Double, double, makeup and trouble.

October 27, 2017

Zoya Perfect Lipsticks Fall 2017 Swatches & Review


Zoya wanderlust collection

Hello readers,
Zoya recently added seven new shades to their Perfect Lipstick line up. Along with some classic pinks and berries I was really excited to see an adventurous blue shade in the mix. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 25, 2017

Stamping With Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall 2017 Collection Part 1


Girly bits fall 2017 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the first half of the new Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall 2017 Collection to share with you. These polishes are described as one coat cremes that are also great stamping polishes. I'll test out the one coat aspect in a different post. Right now let's take a look at how they stamped.

October 23, 2017

Tonic Polish Alchemy Swatches & Review


Tonic Polish swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have another Tonic Polish shade to share with you. This one is a bit of a chameleon so if shifty polishes are your thing, be sure to read on.

October 20, 2017

Weleda Evening Primrose Skin Care Review


Weleda evening primrose

Hello readers,
Today I have a selection of products from the Weleda Evening Primrose skin care line to share with you. Having just turned 31, but still suffering from the occasional breakout, I'm pretty picky out what I put on my face. Let's see how these three items from Weleda worked for me.

October 18, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics October 2017 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits Slay Ghoul Slay

Hello readers,
Today I have the two COTM shades for October from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. These polishes are the perfect mix of fall and halloween.

October 16, 2017

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Dealer's Choice Swatches & Review


Revlon Gel Envy Dealer's Choice swatch

Hello readers,
My recent trip to explore the mountains and canyons of southwest Utah provided the perfect opportunity to test Revlon's long wear Colorstay Gel Envy formula. Let's take a look at swatches and I'll let you know how it wore on me.

October 13, 2017

Emily de Molly October 2017 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly October 2017 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's October 2017 release to share with you. This eight shade collection has a little bit of everything in terms of colours and finish, so let's get straight to swatches.

October 10, 2017

Emily de Molly Halloween Trio 2017 Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly Halloween

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's Halloween 2017 trio to share with you. This release mixes some classic Halloween shades with some less traditional colours. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 03, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics & Femme Fatale Cosmetics Collaboration Swatches & Review


Girly bits aussie what you did there

Hello readers,
Girly Bits and Femme Fatale just released a limited edition collaboration quad of polishes featuring two complementary shades from each brand. Today I have the Girly Bits half of the release to share with you.

September 29, 2017

BLUSH Lacquers Frosted Foliage Swatches & Review


Blush Lacquers Frosted Foliage Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have my first even BLUSH Lacquers polish to share with you. Frosted Foliage is part of the upcoming BLUSH Beauties Fall Collaboration Collection that was inspired by photos submitted in the Blush Beauties facebook group. I was lucky enough to have my name suggestion picked for this shimmery flakie filled shade.

September 27, 2017

Spiderweb Stamped Nail Art


Spiderweb nail art

Hello readers,
Today I have a quick nail stamping look to share with you. Girly Bits Cosmetics Butterbeer Latte was quite pigmented on its own, so I thought I'd test it out as a stamping polish. Verdict? Success!

September 25, 2017

Emily de Molly Looks Can Kill Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly Looks Can Kill Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have a polish from Emily de Molly to share with you. Looks Can Kill is made up of colours that I'm not normally drawn to. It's one of those shades that shouldn't work, but does. Who thought the mix of muted berry and green shimmer could look so good together.

September 22, 2017

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage September 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage September 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' September Visage box to share with you. If you hadn't heard, the Hello Waffle brand is now being run by Caitlin of Shiro Cosmetics. This month's visage is the first one fully curated under the new ownership, brings together the Shiro and Hello Waffle brands, and was inspired by the tale of The Princess and the Pea. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 18, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Polish Con Chicago 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 Chicago to share with you. The two LE shades What The EL? and Chicago Fair-ever will also be available on the Girly Bits website after the event, but the exclusive, Bean Me Up Scotty, will only be available at Polish Con itself. Let's take a look at swatches so you can start writing your shopping lists.

September 13, 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Flakes #2734 Swatches & Review


Born Pretty Store Chameleon Flakes 2734

Hello readers,
Today I tried combining gel effect flakes with nail vinyls to create some super shiny nail art. It didn't turn out quite like I had hoped, but I definitely learned some things along the way. Let's take a look at what worked and what didn't.

September 11, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Collection Swatches & Review Part II


Zoya Sophisticates collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the second half of the Zoya Sophisticates collection for Fall 2017 to share with you. If you missed the first six shades, check them out here. Let's take a look at swatches for the remaining polishes.

September 08, 2017

Mary Kay Fall 2017 Color Collection Swatches & Review


Mary Kay eye color palette

Hello readers,
Today I have the new collection from Mary Kay for Fall 2017 to share with you. This release includes three nail polishes, two eye color palettes and two lip suede lipsticks. Rose and plum shades dominate this color palette, which definitely fit my personal style. Let's take a look at swatches.