June 18, 2018

Indie Expo Canada VIP Polish Giveaway

Indie Expo Canada

Hello readers,
A couple weekends ago I had the chance to attend the second Indie Expo Canada in Toronto, Ontario as part of the official press team. Head over to today's other blog post for my full coverage of the event. I know that not everyone who wanted to could make it out in person, so today I'm giving you the chance to win some of the polishes from IEC 2017 and IEC 2018 VIP bags. Make sure to fill out the entry form at the bottom of the post.

Indie Expo Canada 2018 Coverage

Indie Expo Canada

Hello readers,
A couple weekends ago I had the chance to attend the second Indie Expo Canada in Toronto, Ontario as part of the official press team. My willpower was certainly challenged by all the goodies for sale and I managed came away feeling semi-responsible. If you weren't able to attend in person, make sure to check out today's other post for a chance to win some of the VIP bag polishes. Right now, let's take a look at who was there and what they had up for grabs.

June 15, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Addicted To Love Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Not Common Mules

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Hella Handmade Creation's June release to share with you. This is the third polish from Girly Bits' Harry Potter HHC series. This month's shade was inspired by the love potions for sale in the Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes shop. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 14, 2018

KBShimmer Harlow & Co Exclusives Swatches & Review


KBShimmer Coral Of The Story

Hello readers,
Today I have the two new KBShimmer shades exclusive to Harlow & Co to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 13, 2018

Zoya Sunshine Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Sunshine collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Sunshine collection for summer 2018 to share with you. This collection features a mix of cremes and shimmers along with a couple sparkly toppers. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 12, 2018

Beautometry My Mani Box April 2018 Review


Beautometry My Mani Box Review

Hello readers,
Today I have April edition of Beautometry's My Mani Box subscription to share with you. April's box featured a mix of nail art supplies, an exclusive polish and hand care. Let's take a look at swatches and the nail art look I put together.

June 11, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Polish Con New York LEs Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Polish Con New York 2018

Hello readers,
Today I have the Limited Edition polishes Girly Bits Cosmetics is bring to Polish Con New York to share with you. See if you can figure out the inspiration for the shade names, they're quite clever. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 08, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage May 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage May 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' May Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the movie Spirited Away. I personally haven't seen it, but the themed artwork this month is especially pretty. Let's take a look at what was included and swatches.

June 06, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Swatches & Review


Paint It Pretty Polish review

Hello readers,
Today I have some more shades from Paint It Pretty Polish to share with you. I already showed you the LE and exclusive polishes they're bringing to Indie Expo Canada this year. Now it's time for some shades from other collections. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 05, 2018

Beautometry My Mani Box March 2018 Review


Beautometry My Mani Box Review

Hello readers,
Today I have March edition of Beautometry's My Mani Box subscription to share with you. March's box was filled with springtime themes and pastel shades. Read on to see the nail art look I put together.

June 04, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics June 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly Bits What A Bunch Abalone

Hello readers,
Today I have the June COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features two pale shimmery colours with a dash of holo to to show off in that summer sunshine. Let's take a look at swatches.

June 02, 2018

Acure Organics Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask & Seriously Soothing Micellar Water Cleansing Towelettes Review


Acure Organics Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask Review

Hello readers,
Today I some more products from Acure Organics to share with you. Clay masks and makeup wipes are staples in my skin care routine so both of these items have great potential for me.

June 01, 2018

Live Love Polish Party Favor Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Party Favor

Hello readers,
Did you know there was a National Nail Polish Day? I sure didn't. Turns out it's today, June 1st! To celebrate, Live Love Polish created a limited edition polish, Party Favor. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 31, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Indie Expo Canada LEs Swatches & Review


Girly Bits IEC 2018

Hello readers,
Today I have the Limited Edition polishes Girly Bits Cosmetics is bring to Indie Expo Canada to share with you. These shades capture some Canadian themes to celebrate the indie scene up north. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 30, 2018

Illimité Pop Art Collection Swatches & Review


Illimite Van Gogh

Hello readers,
Today I have the Illimité Pop Art Collection to share with you. This collection features two thermals and two shimmery shades in bright saturated colours. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 29, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Put Your Strap On Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's June release to share with you. This month's theme is video games and Girly Bits chose the Nintendo Wii and Wii Sports as their inspiration. Consider this a tribute to all those Wii remotes that have been flung across rooms because people forget to put their wrist strap on. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 28, 2018

BlackLace Cosmetics Jenova Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have BlackLace Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's June release to share with you. This month's theme is Video Games and BlackLace Cosmetics chose the game Final Fantasy VII and the related movie Advent Children as their inspiration. The character Jenova serves as the inspiration for this shade's name and definitely contributed to the colour palette. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 26, 2018

The Green Beaver Company Boreal Body Lotion & Lip Balm Review


The Green Beaver Company Boreal Body Lotion Review

Hello readers,
Today I have a couple more items from The Green Beaver Company to share with you. The Green Beaver Co. is a Canadian brand specializing in products made with natural ingredients that are good for you and good for the environment. I liked the items I've tried before from this brand, so I was looking forward to trying out even more natural products.

May 25, 2018

Hedo Cosmetics Swatches & First Impressions


Hedo Cosmetics Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have a new-to-me Canadian cosmetics brand to share with you, Hedo Cosmetics. I was really drawn to their rainbow of matte eyeshadow shades and bought two 6 shadow bundles during a recent sale. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 23, 2018

Live Love Polish Luna Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Luna

Hello readers,
Today I have Luna, a new holo shade from Live Love Polish to share with you. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 21, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Indie Expo Canada LE & Exclusive Swatches & Review


Paint It Pretty Polish IEC

Hello readers,
Today I have the the exclusive and limited edition shades that Paint It Pretty Polish is bringing to Indie Expo Canada this year. If you didn't know, IEC is happening June 9-10, 2018 in Toronto. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 19, 2018

Emily de Molly May 2018 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly May 2018 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's May 2018 release to share with you. This collection has everything from shimmers to magnetics to glitter crellies. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 18, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Sparrow Of The Dawn Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Sparrow Of The Dawn

Hello readers,
Today I have the newest addition to the Girly Bits Cosmetics Concert Series to share with you. Pam, the maker behind Girly Bits, loves is obsessed with the band Greta Van Fleet. Sparrow Of The Dawn comes from the lyrics of the song Flower Power and was inspired by the album art for From The Fires. Check out the listing for even more details about the inspiration behind this shade. For now, let's take a look at swatches.

May 16, 2018

CANVAS Lacquer Simpsons Forever Collection {A Selection} Swatches & Review


CANVAS Lacquer Violet Uprising

Hello readers,
The Simpsons is one of my favorite TV shows of all times, and the makers of CANVAS lacquer love it just as much as I do. Get ready to geek out with me about the Simpsons moments that inspired these Simpsons Forever polishes.

May 11, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Not Common Mules Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Not Common Mules

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Hella Handmade Creation's May release to share with you. This is the second polish from Girly Bits' Harry Potter HHC series. This month's shade was inspired by the centaurs in the forbidden forest who state that they are not common mules. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 09, 2018

Live Love Polish The Mojave Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Mojave

Hello readers,
Today I have the Live Love Polish Mojave Collection to share with you. This release features six desert inspired shades in creme and jelly finishes. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 07, 2018

Brand Challenge: Emily de Molly Samples


Emily de Molly swatch

Hello readers,
For this round of shopping my collection, I chose to focus on Emily de Molly; specifically samples. Every so often Emily de Molly holds a sample sale where you can buy prototypes/testers/etc. that are perfectly good polishes that just aren't making it into a full release. I'm a sucker for these sales since they're such a good deal and you often get one of a kind shades.

May 03, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics All The Wayans Back In The 90's Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's May release to share with you. This month's theme is the 90’s and Girly Bits chose the sketch comedy show In Living Color as their inspiration. Created by the Wayans brothers, In Living Color pushed censorship limits and launched many notable careers. Let's take a look at swatches.

May 02, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage April 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage April 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' April Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the novel The Alchemist. This is a story that I read relatively recently and I can see the tale's desert backdrop showing through in the rich neutral shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 30, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics May 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Slushie Lips & Tips

Hello readers,
Today I have the May COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features bright shimmery colours to get you in the mood for the warm weather ahead. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 27, 2018

Illimité Van Gogh Collection Swatches & Review


Illimite Van Gogh

Hello readers,
Today I have the Illimité Van Gogh Collection to share with you. This collection features a mix of shades and finishes inspired by the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 26, 2018

Gradient Stamped Nail Art


Gradient Nail Art

Hello readers,
Today I have a couple of stamped nail art looks I did recently to share with you. I experimented with using multiple stamping polish to created a gradient and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Read on for all the details.

April 23, 2018

Live Love Polish Bouquet Trio Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Bouquet

Hello readers,
Today I have the Live Love Polish Bouquet Trio for Mother's Day to share with you. This trio features three floral inspired shades with soft shimmers and holo sparkle. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 20, 2018

EOTD Round Up


EOTD tutorial

Hello readers,
Today I have a few EOTD looks that I've put together over the last few months to share with you. I liked them enough to take pictures but didn't really have a specific post that they were aimed, so I've rounded them all up here. If you're wondering what the shadows above are, they're an assortment of singles from Clionadh Cosmetics which I ended up using in several of the looks below.

April 18, 2018

Live Love Polish Cottontail Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Cottontail

Hello readers,
Today I have the Cottontail collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This trio features three spring shades in a shimmery flecked finish. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 16, 2018

Emily de Molly April 2018 Release Swatches & Review


Emily De Molly April 2018 collection

Hello readers,
Today I have Emily De Molly's April 2018 release to share with you. I'm pretty picky about my polishes, and this is one of those rare collections where every single shade appealed to as I took the bottles out of their boxes. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 13, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage March 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage March 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle's March Visage box to share with you. This month's selection was inspired by the animated film The Secret Of Kells. Though I haven't seen it myself, looking up imagery online I can definitely see where the rich earthy tones this month came from. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 11, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics No Fawkes Given Swatches & Review


Girly Bits No Fawkes Given

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Hella Handmade Creation's April release to share with you. HHC (formerly Hella Holo Customs) recently switched things up a bit. They used the have two makers per month release a selection of holo polishes. Now, each month will feature more brands releasing a single polish each. The holo restriction has also been removed for more creative freedom. Each brand gets to pick a theme unique to them and will return for several months with a new polish tied to the same theme. Got all that? Let's take a look at swatches of Girly Bits' first Harry Potter inspired polish.

April 09, 2018

A England Tudoresque Collection Swatches & Review


A England Tudoresque Collection

Hello readers,
Beautometry recently sent me the A England Tudoresque Collection to share with you. This collection features a mix of holo shades inspired by the people and themes of Henry VIII's court. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 06, 2018

Live Love Polish Pitch Perfect 3 Collection Swatches, Review & Giveaway


Live Love Polish Pitch Perfect 3

Hello readers,
Today I have the Pitch Perfect 3 Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features four full coverage shades and two glitter toppers. Make sure to read all the way to the end for a chance to win the full collection. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 05, 2018

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Peppermint Shave Bar & Rosemary Mint Shampoo Review


Rocky Mountain Soap Co Review

Hello readers,
Today I have a couple items from a new-to-me brand to share with you. Rocky Mountain Soap Company is a Canadian brand that focuses on skin and hair care products that are handmade with natural ingredients. Let's take a look at their Peppermint Shave Bar and Rosemary Mint Shampoo.

April 04, 2018

Zoya Thrive Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Thrive collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Thrive collection for spring 2018 to share with you. This collection features a mix of six pastel and bright shades to get you through spring and into summer. Let's take a look at swatches.

April 02, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics April 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits My Peony Has A First Name

Hello readers,
Today I have the April COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features hues of white, purple and pink to help you transition from winter to spring. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 30, 2018

Brand Challenge: A England


A England swatch

Hello readers,
Continuing my challenge to myself to shop my collection, I chose A England as the brand to focus on for March. Let's take a look at the polishes I chose and lots of swatches.

March 28, 2018

Chirality Polish Galactic Core Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Chirality Polish's contribution to Polish Pickup's April Planets & Galaxies release to share with you. Chirality was inspired by the galactic center of our milky way galaxy. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 26, 2018

Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest Of The Sea Swatches & First Impressions


Tarte rainforest of the sea swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea eyeshadow palette to share with you. There have been a couple sequels of this palette in the Rainforest of the Sea collection, but this one is the original. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 23, 2018

Live Love Polish On The Rocks Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish On The Rocks Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the On The Rocks Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six glitter filled jellies in a variety of shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 21, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Felt With The Heart Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's April release to share with you. This month's theme is Across The Universe: Planets & Galaxies. Girly Bits went a little creative with their interpretation and chose The Little Prince as their inspiration. In this story in which the title character visits many different planets and meets different kinds of people to learn the importance of looking beneath the surface to find the real truth and meaning of things.

March 19, 2018

Lise Watier Eden Tropical Eyeshadow Palette Challenge


lise watier eden tropical swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have another eyeshadow challenge to share with you; seven looks with the Lise Watier Eden Tropical palette.

March 16, 2018

Essie Treat Love & Color Indi-Go For It! Swatches & Review


Essie Treat Love Color Review

Hello readers,
I got the chance to try out a shade from essie's Treat Love & Color line from ChickAdvisor. I was immediately drawn to the soft blue that is Indi-go For It! and today I have swatches and thoughts on this polish to share with you.