Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 Review // My 5 Most Visited Posts

Happy New Years Eve! Last post of 2015 and I think it's a nice note for us to end on. This is a look at the five most visited posts over this past year. The posts themselves aren't all from 2015 (there are a few from 2014) but they're the ones that took off this year and I think it will be fun to look back at them. :)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 Review // My Top 10 Mainstream/Drugstore Polishes

* Contains Press Samples

Happy (almost) New Year! I don't have many year-end posts for this year, but I did put together a look at my favourite 10 mainstream/drugstore polishes from the past year. I think it's interesting to see that this gives a good look at the changes in my photography from the past year, too!

Check out my top 10 below and then let me know what you think! Are there any you think I missed? :)

Monday, 28 December 2015

HPB Presents: Needle Drag Poinsettia Nail Art

Needle Drag Poinsettia Nail Art with Zoya Nail Polish

This look didn't turn out quite like I expected but I've decided to share it with you as my contribution for this month's Hobby Polish Bloggers Linkup anyway. Two things I learned from this quasi-nail fail: trust your gut, and be selective with your colours! Argh. Haha.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Swatch + Review // Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

Swatch of Essie Starry Starry Night from the 2016 Retro Revival Collection

It's here! (Well, actually it's been "here" for me for about a week - things just got in the way of my posting. Oops!) What's here, you ask? Essie Starry Starry Night!

This is the much-anticipated re-release of a shade from 1985 that has had the polish world all a-flutter since it was announced, and today I have swatches to share with you along with a giveaway for your very own bottle! Hooray!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Julep Maven January 2016 Selections are Open - New Year, Fresh Look Collection

* Referral Links

As pictured on Julep

January already, oh my gosh. Well, time to get a move on with the new year I guess. Julep's starting our 2016 with a decent selection of items though nothing to write home about.

Oh hey, speaking of all of this - you may have noticed I've gotten lax in my Julep swatches these past few months. I actually have I think 4 or 5 months of boxes that I haven't shared with you yet because life got in the way... Is there interest in me going back to swatch and share those boxes? Or would you rather I just continued sharing future boxes? Let me know! :)

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Julep Gradient Christmas Tree Nail Art

Christmas tree nail art on a green gradient background

Hello loves! I have my first holiday look of the season to share with you today! I'm kind of behind on my winter/Christmas looks this year, but that's because I've been in a bit of a funk recently. I think I need to re-read my post on dealing with burnout to help myself move with motivation into the new year. Anyway, enough of my mini sob story. On to the look!

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Swatch // Sinful Colors Holiday 2015 Glitz and Garlands Collection (Partial)

Swatches from the Sinful Colors Holiday 2015 Glitz and Garlands Collection

Ho ho ho! It's time for some Christmas spirit on this blog! :) Today I have a look at four of the shades released (well, re-released) in the Sinful Colors Holiday 2015 Glitz and Garlands Collection! I saw this pop up at my local PharmaPlus a couple weeks ago and grabbed up a few of the shades that drew my eye. Check my swatches under the cut and then let me know which you like best! :)

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Swatch and Review // Nails on a Budget with Kozmic Colours Glitter Crelly Polishes

Swatches of Kozmic Colours Glitter Crelly Polishes

Everyone seemed to really like my last Nails on a Budget post featuring some Mariposa polishes from Dollarama so I decided to do another installment with some fun glitter crelly polishes I found a while ago! This time the brand is Kozmic Colours and I'll admit I had a nerdy Canadian rush of excitement to see they spelled colour with a 'u'! That combined with the fact that they were glitter crelly polishes (my second favourite type after matte) made me think I might end up pretty pleased with my $3 purchase...

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Canadian Nail Lover Holiday Gift Guide 2015

* Contains products previously provided for review

Canadian Nail Lover Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The holidays are just around the corner and to help you figure out what to buy for those nail lovers in your life I'm here with my 2015 Nail Gift Guide! If you want you can check out my guide from 2014 first, and when you're done you can take a peek under the cut to see what I'm suggesting this year! Items are listed in price from lowest to highest, so you can choose what fits your budget. :)

Please note all prices are in CAD and rounded to the nearest dollar. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Black with Gold Floating Squares Nail Fail

* Press Sample

Oh man, you guys. This is a design that seemed at first like a good idea but then failed when it came to the execution. I tried to get away from pastels and rainbows and this is what I got. :/ Ah well. Every failure is a chance to learn, and I've already decided how I'm going to give this look a second take! Check under the cut to hear more about it.