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 polihses, 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.

March 14, 2018

Becca Cosmetics Light Chaser Highlighters Swatches & First Impressions


Becca light chaser highlighter review

Hello readers,
Today I have three shades from the Becca Cosmetics Light Chaser Highlighter collection to share with you. I didn't realize that these were limited edition until they went on sales (and sold out very quickly) on the Sephora website. I was able to get three shades, but I had I know they were going away I probably would have grabbed a couple more. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 12, 2018

Live Love Polish The Scarab Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Scarab Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have The Scarab Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six shifty multichromes in a variety of jewel tones. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 09, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics March 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits 29 Holding

Hello readers,
Today I have the March COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features tons of shimmer, tons of shift and a healthy dose of flakies. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 07, 2018

CANVAS Lacquer Ultraviolet Duo Swatches & Review


CANVAS Lacquer Violet Uprising

Hello readers,
Today I have the new Ultraviolet duo from CANVAS lacquer to share with you. These purple shades were inspired by the Pantone 2018 Colour Of The Year Ultra Violet. Let's take a look at swatches.

March 05, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage February 2018 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage February 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Hello Waffle Cosmetics chose Star Wars for their February Visage theme. Let's take a look at what intergalactic goodies were included this month.

March 02, 2018

Fifth Blogaversary Giveaway!


Manicure Manifesto

Hello readers,
Today marks the fifth blogaversary for Manicure Manifesto! Thank you so much for reading from the start, following more recently or even dropping by for the first time today. Five years feels like a big accomplishment so I wanted to celebrate with all of you, and what better way to celebrate with a big giveaway? Read on to see all of the amazing prizes up for grabs from lots of wonderful brands. Thank you to all of them for donating these items! Be sure to make it all the way to the end to fill out the entry form.

February 28, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics As You Wish Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have Girly Bits Cosmetics' contribution to Polish Pickup's March release to share with you. This month's theme is Books and Girly Bits chose The Princess Bride as their inspiration. The name As You Wish comes from the phrase that Westley repeatly says to Buttercup. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 26, 2018

Live Love Polish The Fantasy Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Fantasy Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have The Fantasy Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This collection features six shifty flakie toppers to layer over your favorite base shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 23, 2018

Cuter Cuticles Drink Me Cuticle Oil & Cheshire Grin Mani Bomb


Cuter Cuticles

Hello readers,
Today I have Cuter Cuticles' contribution for March's Polish Pickup to share with you. This month's theme is books and Cuter Cuticles chose Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The inspiration shines though in the two items up for grabs this month. Let's take a look.

February 21, 2018

Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection Swatches & Review


Zoya Pastel Jelles collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Bridal Bliss collection to share with you. This collection features 11 pale and delicate polishes from previous releases along with one brand new shade. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 19, 2018

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 - Florals Swatches & First Impressions


Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 florals swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 - Florals eyeshadow palette to share with you. I grabbed this when it appeared in the Sephora sale section (and it looks like it's still in stock as of this post). I was drawn in by the mix of neutrals and edgier shades. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 17, 2018

Becca Light Waves Highlighter Palette Swatches & First Impressions


Becca light waves highlighter palette

Hello readers,
Today I have the Light Waves Highlighter Palette from Becca Cosmetics to share with you. This palette is only available on Becca's website which made it a little more difficult for me to get my hands on here in Canada. Luckily, I had a friend who was visiting from the US and she was able to order it for me and bring it up with her. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 14, 2018

Live Love Polish The Bold Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish Bold Collection

Hello readers,
Today I have The Bold Collection from Live Love Polish to share with you. This ten shade collection features a little bit of everything, so get ready for lots of pictures. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 12, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage January 2018 Unboxing & Swatches


Hello Waffle Visage January 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' January Visage box to share with you. This month's shades were inspired by The Phantom Tollbooth and features a neutral palette with some surprises. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 09, 2018

Tarte Cosmetics Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter Swatches & First Impressions


Tarte unicorn highlighter

Hello readers,
Today I have the Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter from Tarte Cosmetics to share with you. I picked this up a few months ago when it popped into Sephora's sale section and finally had the chance to swatch it.

February 08, 2018

Illimité Winter Nights Trio Swatches & Review


Illimite Winter Nights

Hello readers,
Today I have the limited edition Illimité Winter Nights Trio from Live Love Polish to share with you. This trio features shimmery shades with a bit of sparkle. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 05, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics February 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits You Look Mauvelous

Hello readers,
Today I have the February COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features a mix of neutral and vamp. Let's take a look at swatches.

February 02, 2018

Brand Challenge: ILNP


ILNP swatch

Hello readers,
I decided to try something new for 2018 where at the beginning of each month I choose a brand in my collection to focus on. This doesn't mean I'll wear the brand exclusively during the month since I have all sorts of fun stuff to swatch and review for you guys, but I'll try to pick something from the brand of the month when I'm picking a polish from my stash to wear. I think this will help me rediscover some shades that are tucked away in drawers and boxes. For January I chose ILNP.

January 31, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics I Licked It, So It's Mine Swatches & Review


Polish Pickup swatch

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

January 29, 2018

Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick in Televator Swatches & Review


Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil review

Hello readers,
Today I have Televator from the Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipstick line to share with you. I completely impulse bought this during the last Sephora Rouge sale when the deep blurple sparkly colour caught my eye. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 26, 2018

Geometric Double Stamped Nail Art


Bundle Monster BM XL212

Hello readers,
Today I have another nail art look where I didn't quite know what I intended the end look to be as I was going. I think I ended up with a bit of a 80's geometric feel. Read on for all the details.

January 24, 2018

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Swatches & First Impressions


Stila Magnificent Metal swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have a selection of shades from stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow collection to share with you. Because of my hooded eyelids, I'm wary of any cream or liquid eye products because they usually crease on me in approximately three seconds. However, I've heard that these wear really well even on hooded lids so I took the plunge, cashed in some Shoppers Optimum points and brought these glittery goodies home.

January 22, 2018

Zoya Kisses Pastel Jellies Swatches & Review


Zoya Pastel Jelles collection

Hello readers,
Today I have the Zoya Kisses Pastel Jellies to share with you. This collection features three new shiny jelly shades along with a coordinating shimmery topper. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 19, 2018

Live Love Polish On The Cover Collection Swatches & Review


Live Love Polish On The Cover

Hello readers,
Today I have the Live Love Polish On The Cover collection to share with you. This collection features six holo polishes in a wide range of colours. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 17, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics January 2018 COTM Swatches & Review


Girly bits act your sage

Hello readers,
Today I have the January COTM shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. This month's duo features some cool toned shades that are a perfect match for the winter weather outside. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 15, 2018

Tonic Polish Peacock Parade Swatches & Review


Tonic Polish swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the Tonic Polish fan favorite, Peacock Parade, to share with you. Peacock Parade has been released in a few limited edition batches. My will power ran out in the most recent (and last) release after seeing so many pretty swatch photos of this shade.

January 12, 2018

Girly Bits Cosmetics Fan Favorites Re-Launch Swatches & Review


Girly Bits Fan Favorites Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have four older shades from Girly Bits Cosmetics that were recently re-released as part of the Fan Favorites collection to share with you. I can tell you right away that Girly Bits fans certainly love their greens! Let's take a look at swatches.

January 10, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage December 2017 Unboxing & Review


Hello Waffle Visage December 2017 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' December Visage box to share with you. This month's shades were inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet and features a mix of neutrals, metallics and jewel tones. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 08, 2018

Cirque Colors New Year Trio Swatches & Review


Cirque Color New Year Trio

Hello readers,
Today I have the limited edition Cirque Colors New Year Trio, exclusive to Live Love Polish, to share with you. This trio features two full coverage shades along with a glitter topper. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 05, 2018

Tonic Polish Becoming Swatches & Review


Tonic Polish swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever magnetic multichrome polish to share with you. Becoming was released as part of the Tonic Polish holiday duo and I was so intrigued I had to buy it. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 04, 2018

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Luna Lament Swatches & Review


Femme Fatale Luna Lament

Hello readers,
Today I have one of the May 2017 Oops shades from Femme Fatale Cosmetics to share with you. Don't stop readying because of the May 2017 date. This shade is still available at some stockists. Let's take a look at swatches.

January 02, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer Girly Bits Cosmetics Shop Exclusives Swatches & Review


Dreamland Lacquer Elfin Gorgeous Swatch

Hello readers,
Today I have the two Dreamland Lacquer shades exclusive to Girly Bits Cosmetics to share with you. Just because they have punny Christmas related names doesn't mean you can't wear them year round. Let's take a look at swatches.