-->

Friday, 23 June 2017

Swatches // Sinful Colors #PRIDE 2017 Collection

* Press Sample



Hello loves! Happy Pride! In celebration of the season (and the Toronto Pride Parade this coming Sunday!) I have a super fun new collection to share with you from Sinful Colors. This is their Pride 2017 Collection and it is being released with inspiration from international singer and songwriter Era Istrefi! The collection has a mix of new and old shades but my favourites are the 5 new Limited Edition glitter polishes in a rainbow of colours. A shade for every mood!

Check out my swatches and more info below, and then let me know what you think! How would you use these colours to paint a rainbow across your nails? :)

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Swatch // Chirality Polish A Lot of Circles from the April Polish Pickup


If you haven't heard yet, Polish Pickup is a shop where you can nominate and vote on monthly themes and indie makers make polishes based around that theme which you can then pick up in the shop! It's been running for a few months so far and I love it - the way they set it up you can buy as many or as few polishes as you want, and there's $3 flat rate shipping to Canada and the US! Hooray!

I've been able to try out a BUNCH of new indie brands because of this which is awesome. The polish I have to share with you today is from the April Polish Pickup theme of 'Works of Art'. I'm sorry to say I can't remember which painting this was inspired by, but I can tell you it's from a brand that is brand new to me: Chirality Polish!

Monday, 19 June 2017

Review // Unboxing a 99¢ Born Pretty Store Three Item Lucky Bag Secret Gift Pack


So the longer I blog, the more I seem to love receiving mystery boxes or mystery packs. I don't know what it is! There's just something so fun about throwing a bit of my money at someone and getting something that's a total surprise in return. Is it just me??

Today the mystery item(s) we're looking at are the ones I got in a recent Born Pretty Store 99¢ mystery pack. I usually pick up a mystery pack with every order I make at BPS. They sometimes have mystery stamping plate sets, mystery packs (like this), mystery decal sets... All sorts of things! They usually cost between 99¢ and $2 so it's not like they break the bank, either.

The pack I'm sharing here was one of the Three Items Lucky Bag Secret Gift Packs and I've added the link just there in case you decide you want to pick one up for yourself after reading this post. ;)

So let's open it up! 

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Press Release // My Little Pony by China Glaze Color is Magic! Collection

* Press Release 



Oh man, who is ready to run to the store to pick up some new China Glaze shades? I am with the release of this collection! I'm not a huge My Little Pony fan but some of the glitter polishes in this collection have me drooling!

Check below the cut for the full press release and official bottle shots, and then let me know which ones you are going to get for yourself!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Paper: My First Holo Foil Nails


It is the last day of DD week and to be honest when I sat down to do these nails I had NO idea what I was going to do. Originally I was going to do a newspaper mani (where you apply newsprint to your nails with rubbing alcohol) but I couldn't find any newspaper in my house and it was too late to go out.

So instead my eye caught on the foil nail kit by Finger Paints that I picked up on clearance from Sally's ages ago and went "Foil is a form of paper. Foil nails it is!" I've never used foil paper successfully so I was a bit nervous, but these turned out awesome!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Paper: Baroque Sheet Music Nails


I feel like this week I'm alternative complicated looks with simple looks, which I am totally okay with. Today I have a more simple look for you - just some bold black on white stamping that is supposed to inspire the idea of Baroque-period sheet music. :) That fits for the theme of 'Paper,' right?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Paper: Pop Art Comic Nails

* Contains Past Press Samples


I am back with my third (and favourite) Digit-al Dozen 'Paper' look! I decided to go with a comic which is definitely one of the things I think about when I think of paper.

Guys... I LOVE THIS LOOK SO MUCH! The bold colours, the implied story across the nails, that red lippie... Pure love. Amazing. Best nails, every other nail can go home. Haha.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Paper: Stamped Crossword Nails


Sometimes you have an idea in your mind, but when you execute it it just doesn't work out how you pictured... That's how I'd describe today's mani. I was imagining a really rich, gradient background with crisp and bright stamping on top. But I got this instead. Haha. Ah well! They can't all be winners. :)

This is my second fill for this month's DD week with the theme of paper - when I think of paper, crosswords is one of the things that comes to mind! So I decided to use my new Moyra stamping plate from Beautyometry (part of my VIP Bag from Indie Expo Canada) which has a lovely crossword image.

Let's take a look!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen Does Paper: Scribble Paper Nails


You guys I have missed doing nail art so much! Things have been so busy that I just haven't had time, but sitting down to paint my nails and come up with some designs for the Digit-al Dozen theme for this week was so fun and relaxing! I love it. 

This month our theme is 'Paper,' and I decided to start with a fairly literal take on it. :)

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Shopping Roundup // My Indie Expo Canada 2017 Haul!


Hello lovely readers! I'm trying to get most of my IEC2017 posts up this weekend because next week is a Digit-al Dozen week which means I will be neck-deep in nail art, so today I'm sharing my shopping haul post with you! I haven't had time to swatch any of these beauties but I have some gorgeous bottle shots to share. :)

Take a look and let me know which you would like me to swatch first!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Event Recap // My Time at Indie Expo Canada 2017!


Helloooo and sorry for the radio silence! Indie Expo Canada (aka the focus of this post!) took a lot out of me and there's lots of other things going on in my life on top of that, so my writing got a bit delayed. But never fear, I am back!

Did you attend Indie Expo Canada Toronto 2017? If so, did you come by to say hi?:) If you didn't, that's okay! This post is gonna let you live vicariously through me, hooray! I will also have two or three other posts coming up in the next couple weeks with my shopping haul, a look at the VIP bag, and a look at what I covered in my tutorial table. So keep an eye out for that!

Now, let's go! Pretend it's 11am on a mild Sunday morning and click the 'read more' below!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Press Release // New MoYou London Tropical Collection Plates

* Press Release 


While I recuperate and prep my blog posts from Indie Expo Canada I have some other posts that have been waiting in the wings to share with you!

Today I wanted to share a quick press release from MoYou London featuring new plates from my favourite collection - The Tropical Collection! These plates (of which there are 10, not 8 as their banner claims) have a fun mix of lettering, full nail designs, layering designs and FLAMINGOS! :O

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Nail Art // Geometric Mani Swap with IG SuperSmiley457

* Contains Past Press Samples


I have a quick post to share with you of a mani swap I did with another blogger I met on instagram! The two of us have been planning this forever and finally got our butts in gear to post tonight! Haha. Check everything out below!