October 22, 2018

Brand Challenge: Tonic Polish II


Tonic Polish Review

Hello readers,
I'm back with round two of going through my untried Tonic Polishes since I still had lots left after my first round. Let's take look at swatches.

October 18, 2018

Zoya Jubilee Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Jubilee collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Jubilee Collection to share with you. Along with the usual cremes and shimmers, this release brings back the PixieDust formula and introduces a new Leopard Spot Topper. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 15, 2018

Pink & Purple EOTD Round Up


Pink Purple Eyeshadow Tutorial

Hello readers,
Whenever I do my eyeshadow on autopilot I always end up with a look that mixes neutrals with purples or pinks. Sometime even when I try to go in a different direction I end up with that colour combo. Today I have a few of those pink and purple looks to share with you.

October 12, 2018

Illimité Picasso Collection Swatches & Review


Illimite Picasso

Hello readers,
Today I have the Illimité Picasso Collection to share with you. This collection features six shades inspired by the life and works Pablo Picasso. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 10, 2018

Emily de Molly October 2018 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly October 2018 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily de Molly's upcoming October release to share with you. As is the usual EdM stype, this collection has a wide variety of colours and finishes. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 08, 2018

Live Love Polish Marrakesh Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Anniversary

Hello readers,
Today I have the Marrakesh Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This trio features three foiled shimmers in vibrant shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 03, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage September 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage September 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' September Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the book (and movie) The Princess Bride. Let's take a look at swatches.

October 01, 2018

Brand Challenge: Polish Pickup


Polish Pickup Review

Hello readers,
For September's challenge to myself to shop my collection, I switched things up and focused on a source rather than a specific brand. Polish Pickup does a release once a month that features a variety of indie polish brands selling polishes inspired by a common theme. Let's take look at some of the shades I've purchased from PPU this year.

September 26, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics October 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly Bits COTM 1

Hello readers,
Today I have the October COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. Fall is officially here which means rich deep shades and Halloween vibes. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 24, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Half As Well As You Deserve Swatches & Review


Great Lakes Lacquer Half As Well As You Deserve

Hello readers,
I ended up taking an impromptu break last week after getting back from some traveling and catching up day to day life. However, I'm back at it and today I have a Great Lakes Lacquer shade that was released earlier this year from Hella Handmade Creations to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 14, 2018

Violet Voss Flamingo Eye Shadow Palette Swatches


Violet Voss Flaming Eye Shadow Palette Review

Hello readers,
I realized it's been a while since I've swatched a full eyeshadow palette for you. The Violet Voss Flamingo palette is full of bright and vibrant shades and I grabbed it shortly after it was released at Sephora. Though this feels like predominantly a summer palette I think the golds, oranges and reds could transition into fall too. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 12, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Thermal Trio Swatches & Review


Paint It Pretty Polish review

Hello readers,
Today I have three new thermal shades from Paint It Pretty Polish to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 10, 2018

Live Love Polish Maritime Myths Collection Swatches & Review



Live Love Polish Maritime Myths

Hello readers,
Today I have The Maritime Myths Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features everything from thermals to glitters in ocean lore inspired shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 07, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics August 2018 Visage Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage August 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' August Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the movie The Road To El Dorado and includes a mix of neutral and bold shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 05, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Dying To Get Here Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Crelly Crate

Hello readers,
Today I have the Girly Bits Cosmetics contribution to the upcoming CrellyCrate Bespoke Trios. All of the polishes from this crelly collection were inspired by Tim Burton films. For Girly Bits, The Corpse Bride was the inspiration behind Dying To Get Here. Let's take a look at swatches.

September 03, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Was Summer A Dream? Swatches & Review


Paint It Pretty Polish Was Summer A Dream

Hello readers,
Today I have the inaugural shade in the Paint It Pretty Polish Pretty Polish of the Month series to share with you. Seeing as how I still can't quite believe September is here, Was Summer A Dream? is the perfect name for what I'm feeling. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 31, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics September 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly Bits The Day Shift

Hello readers,
Today I have the September COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. We're getting ready for the fall weather with deep purple shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 29, 2018

Live Love Polish Bottoms Up Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Bottoms Up

Hello readers,
Today I have The Bottoms Up Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection is the follow up to the On The Rocks Collection. It has been out for a while and got a bit buried in my to-swatch pile. However, most of the shades are still available so I thought it was still worth showing you. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 27, 2018

Brand Challenge: Tonic Polish


Tonic Polish Review

Hello readers,
I'm continuing my challenge to myself shop my collection more. For August I picked Tonic Polish as the brand to focus on since I had a pile of untried shades from them growing on my coffee table. Let's take look at swatches.

August 24, 2018

Weleda Cuticle Softener Pen & Nail Care Pen Review


Weleda Cuticle Softener Pen

Hello readers,
Today I have a a couple of nail care items from Weleda to share with you. I've really enjoyed other skincare items from this brand in the past, so I was excited to try these out. Let's take a look at how they worked out.

August 22, 2018

Live Love Polish Group Chat Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Group Chat

Hello readers,
Today I have The Group Chat Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six squishy glittery shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 20, 2018

Zoya Element Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Element collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Element collection for Fall 2018 to share with you. This collection features a mix of softer shades along with some vampy and metallic fall classics. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 17, 2018

Born Pretty Store Round Sponge Brush Cleaner Review


Sponge Brush Cleaner Review

Hello readers,
Today I have the Born Pretty Store Round Sponge Brush Cleaner to share with you. This is the makeup tool I didn't realize I needed until I tested it out. Now, I don't think I could go back to not having one.

August 15, 2018

Live Love Polish Crazy Rich Asians Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Crazy Rich Asians

Hello readers,
Today I have The Crazy Rich Asians Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six shades inspired by the upcoming Movie of the same name. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 14, 2018

Born Pretty Store Stripe Magnet & Magnetic Aurora Series Aurora Borealis Swatches & Review


Born Pretty Store Magnetic Aurora Series Review

Hello readers,
Today I have a shade from Born Pretty Store's Magnetic Aurora Series along with their Stripe Magnet to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 13, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics July & August 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly Bits July 2018 COTM swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the July and August COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. Normally I'd only share one month at a time, but since these are all available for the rest of the month I thought I'd show you everything that's up for grabs in a single post. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 10, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage July 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage July 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' July Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the series of children's books The Boxcar Children. I read every one I could get my hands on when I was in elementary school so this month's box was nostalgic for me. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 08, 2018

Emily de Molly August 2018 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly August 2018 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily de Molly's upcoming August release to share with you. This collection has a little bit of everything in it. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 06, 2018

Rogue Lacquer Girly Bits Cosmetics Shop Exclusives Swatches & Review


Rogue Lacquer Puns Of Steel

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

August 03, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Underwater Secrets Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Underwater Secrets

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Hella Handmade Creation's August release to share with you. This is the fifth polish from Girly Bits' Harry Potter HHC series. This month's shade was inspired by the merpeople, a colony of which lived in the Black Lake on the ground of Hogwarts Castle. Let's take a look at swatches.

August 01, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Remember My Name Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's August release to share with you. This month's theme is musicals and Girly Bits chose Fame as their inspiration. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 30, 2018

Live Love Polish Just Desserts Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Just Desserts

Hello readers,
Today I have The Just Desserts Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six vibrant creme shades that are perfect for summer. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 27, 2018

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Prince Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Scofflaw Nail Varnish's contribution to Polish Pickup's August release to share with you. This month's theme is musicals and Scofflaw chose Purple Rain as their inspiration. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 25, 2018

Brand Challenge: Girly Bits Cosmetics Mystery & OOAKs


Girly Bits Mystery swatch

Hello readers,
The last few months have been so busy that I haven't had much of a chance to shop shades from my collection. However, I renewed my challenge to myself in July and dug into my pile of untried Girly Bits. Specifically, I aimed for polishes I received as part of Mystery Packs or Mystery One Of A Kind (OOAK) listings. These are often small batches for which there's no recipe, custom overpours, testers and concept bottles. Overall these are all perfectly good polishes that just aren't going to make it into a full collection or regular release. I can't resist a mystery and have bought several of these over the years.

July 23, 2018

Iridescent Leaf Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-156 & Chameleon Holographic Flakes


Born Pretty Store BP-156 stamping plate

Hello readers,
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I love the stained glass look of this animal plate.

July 20, 2018

Zoya Jelly Brites Swatches & Review


Zoya Jelly Brites collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Jelly Brites trio to share with you. This collection features three new shiny jelly polishes in bright summer colours. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 18, 2018

Jewel Stamped Nail Art Featuring Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-L089


Born Pretty Store BP-L089 stamping plate

Hello readers,
Today I have another stamping plate from Born Pretty Store to share with you. I love the stained glass look of this plate. Let's take a look at the nail art I put together with it.

July 16, 2018

Summer 2018 Blog Sale


Hello readers,
It's time for me to get my collection under control which means it's time for a blog sale! Please read the details below regarding how to contact me to buy some polish and shipping costs. Happy polishing!

July 13, 2018

My Indie Polish IEC 2018 Blogger Exclusive Thermal & My Perfect Matte Top Coat Swatches & Review


My Indie Polish Review

Hello readers,
I had a chance to meet Tanya from My Indie Polish at Indie Expo Canada a few weeks ago and she was kind enough to give me a few products to share with you. If you missed my IEC skin care round up be sure to check it out for more info on My Indie Polish's Lavender Chamomile Salve. Today I have a polish and a top coat to share with you.Let's take a look at swatches

July 11, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Magnetic Collection Swatches & Review


Paint It Pretty Polish review

Hello readers,
Today I have some new shades from Paint It Pretty Polish to share with you. Paint It Pretty has an upcoming collection with mix of holo and multichrome magnetic shades and I have three of them on the blog today. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 10, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Concert Series New Additions Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Sparrow Of The Dawn

Hello readers,
Today I have three new additions to the Girly Bits Cosmetics Concert Series that debuted at Indie Expo Canada to share with you. These polishes are all based on concerts that Pam, the maker behind Girly Bits, has attended and these new shades were inspired by Guns & Roses, Rob Zombie and Coldplay. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 09, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage June 2018 Unboxing & Reivew


Hello Waffle Visage June 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' June Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the short story (or perhaps it is best termed a poem) A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman and features tones of mauve, taupe and purple. Let's take a look at swatches.

July 06, 2018

Beyond The Nail Popping Periwinkle Swatches & Review


Beyond The Nail Popping Periwinkle

Hello readers,
Today I have a shade from the Beyond The Nail Soft Neon Collection which came home with me from Indie Expo Canada to share with you. The Soft Neon Collection features eight cremes that are simultaneously soft and bright. Let's take a look at swatches of Popping Periwinkle.

July 04, 2018

Bee's Knees Lacquer House On Haunted Chill, You My Chimichanga & Tough, Young, and Morally Flexible Swatches & Review


Bees Knees Lacquer House On Haunted Chill

Hello readers,
Bee's Knees Lacquer is a relatively new indie brand who got on my radar when Girly Bits Cosmetics started stocking them in Canada. I had the chance met the Bee's Knees team at Indie Expo Canada a few weeks ago and they we kind enough to give me a few shades to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches

July 02, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Bridal Bliss Collection Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Polish Bridal Bliss Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Bridal Bliss Collection from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This release features six delicate pale cremes perfect for that special day ... or really any day. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 29, 2018

Live Love Polish Shark Week Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Shark Week

Hello readers,
Today I have the Shark Week collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features four shimmery thermals shades inspired by these amazing creatures. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 27, 2018

Indie Expo Canada Skin Care Round Up


Indie Expo Canada

Hello readers,
While Indie Expo Canada had a main focus of nail polish, there were also a lot of skin care vendors and items for sale. Today I have a round up of all the bath and body products that came home with me from the event.

June 26, 2018

Fiendish Fancies Princess Without Voice & The Wraith Swatches & Review


Fiendish Fancies Princess Without Voice

Hello readers,
Today I have a couple polishes from Fiendish Fancies to share with you. I got both of these and Indie Expo Canada. Princess Without Voice was kindly provided for review, and I purchased The Wraith myself. It had been on my wish list ever since I reviewed The Sugarplum Fairy from the same collection last year. Let's take a look at swatches