essie spring 2017 swatches and review

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I’m so excited to show you the vibrant swatches of the essie spring 2017 collection. Inspired by the beautiful colours of the coastline, essie spring features six saturated cremes. We all know essie makes an excellent creme polish. They’re easy to apply, layer nicely and are shiny beyond belief (i.e. all swatches below are shown without top coat). This collection is no exception. It’s perfect! If…

Interested in Becoming a Nail Technician? Here’s the Low Down for #manimonday

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I thought this post would be perfect this #manimonday for those nailphiles thinking of taking their passion for nails a step further. Thanks to Holly Barry for writing this Guest Post on pursuing a career as a nail technician. Until quite recently, hair stylists and beauty therapists tended to operate quite separately from one another, each having their own salon or treatment rooms. However, things are…

essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that one of my favourite things is to swatch a new essie nail polish collection. When the essie Gel Couture Ballet Nudes hit my desk before the holidays, I couldn’t wait to swatch them! Unfortunately 3 days before the holidays I threw my back out. It’s only today that my back finally feels good enough…

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8 Perfect Pink Holiday Gifts For Her (Or You!)

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I love rounding up my favourite products for gift guides that help you buy something special for your loved ones. But let’s be real. How often do you shop for someone else but manage to pick up a few things for your self? Is there a rule about how many christmas gifts you can purchase for yourself? I’ve been shopping for a few months now,…

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Must Have – Limited Edition Urban Decay Nail Polish

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Urban Decay continually keeps me on my toes! Recent fall launches and holiday must haves (like the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette, Full Spectrum Palette and Vice Lipstick) are all on my wish list. Recently I attended the launch of Canada’s first ever Urban Decay flagship store at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, and discovered another must have – Urban Decay Nail Polish! I guess I’ve been living…

The Perfect Nail Polish For Fall

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This fall is all about dark plums, burgundies and crimson hues. I’m currently in love with anything in those tones – lipstick, eyeshadow and definitely nail polish. When the new Bobbi Brown Wine and Chocolate collection landed on my desk, I couldn’t help but swoon over this perfect polish.Bobbi Brown Wine from the new Wine & Chocolate 25th Anniversary Collection, is the perfect hue for fall. It…

Boo! Halloween Nail Art

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We’re only days away from one of the best Holidays of the year – Halloween! This year I’m going to be on a beach for the special day so I’m going to miss all of the fun of dressing up and handing out candy. Even though I won’t be here, I wanted to stick to my tradition of creating some halloween nail art (see previous designs HERE, HERE and…

essie Winter 2016 – Your First Look

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Not long after our excitement for essie fall 2016, we’re already moving onto the next collection from essie! Inspired by freedom, groovy tunes and shabby chic styles, essie winter 2016 is inspired by the swinging 1960s in London.As usual for essie, this collection bodes 6 fabulous hues that are perfectly on point for any fashionista! essie winter 2016 swatches Above: Ready to Boa is absolutely perfect. The best…

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Huda Beauty x Formula X

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October calls for dark, vampy nails. What better time to introduce the Huda Beauty x Formula X #ColorCurators collection! I’ve really been a huge fan of the #colorcurators nail polish collections this year and I hope Formula X continues the series for 2017. Collaborations with big brands like Formula X and influencers, are such a great way to show how far social media has come…

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Going Neutral with OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016

I start this post with an apology. These swatches from OPI Infinite Shine Summer 2016 are coming to you about 3 months late. BUT – despite them being a summer collection, a good neutral is ALWAYS in fashion so I wanted to show them to you nonetheless. Inspired by the blushes, beiges and pinks from fashion, OPI brings the same muted cool perfection to nails…