essie winter 2018 swatches

essie winter 2018

I’ve missed doing nail polish reviews and swatches. It’s been a while, but I’m determined to get back into it. When Ellie sleeps, I get some ‘me time’ and I find polishing my nails so relaxing (clearly sleeping is a priority too). What better time to get back into ‘swatching’ than to review the essie winter 2018 collection? essie winter 2018  Ring In The Bling – A…

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Man Ray For Nars Holiday 2017 Collection

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First off I’m soooo sorry for being MIA recently. The last few months of pregnancy and the early arrival of Baby Ellie on November 28th (stay tuned for the cutest newborn pics) has been a bit ‘challenging’ should we say? More on that soon…Today though, let’s talk about makeup. I’ve been dying to review all of the amazing collections that I have a backlog of….

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How The Color We Choose For Our Nails Can Affect Our Mood

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I’m happy to publish a guest post today by Lynda Le from Polish Perfect. Lynda has 20 years of experience in the nail and beauty industry. In today’s post she shares how selecting different colors can affect your mood. Here’s Lynda… If you’re searching for the perfect nail polish, you may be thinking about what colors are in season or best match your skin tone….

Must Have Newborn Essentials

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Since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve carefully treaded the fine line between over preparing and not preparing at all. Have any other first time moms experienced this phenomenon? On one side I have family and friends saying “you don’t need all that all that stuff”, “wait until the baby is born”, “you won’t use half of what you buy before the baby is…

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MAC Next To Nothing Foundation

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One of the hardest things to pull off for the ‘non-makeup’ artists among us is the natural, no makeup look. Unfortunately, it’s also one of my favourite ways to wear makeup. I want to look natural, but at the same time I need to even out my skin tone, give myself colour and make my lashes look longer! Do you know what I mean? I’m…

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Transitioning Into Fall – Red Gingham Dress

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Transitioning from summer to fall fashion is often a challenge. The weather can be hot, hot, hot in September, or feel like you need to get your snow boots ready. I found the perfect red gingham dress that is just right for this time of year. It is cool enough for those hot fall days, yet can easily be layered with a jean jacket, scarf…

Sally Hansen X Crayola – Back To School Nails

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Labour Day weekend is drawing to a close and children and parents are getting ready to go back to school tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that four years from now the little one in my tummy and I will be doing the same thing. I always love creating themed nails to mark a significant occasion, so today I painted some fun crayon nails. Back to…

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My Go-To Sunscreen for the Long Weekend

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I can’t believe it’s already Labour Day Weekend! Where did time go? And don’t tell me that summer is over – it’s not – we still have until September 21st – ok? Why is it that we only think of sun care in the summer anyway? I don’t know about you, but in my 30s, my skin is changing constantly (dark spots anyone?). Add on…

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essie fall 2017 swatches & review

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While I hate saying goodbye to summer, I do love saying hello to new fall nail polish collections. The 6-shade essie fall 2017 collection is definitely one to look forward to. Inspired by the 1990s, these 6 hues have something for everyone from grungy metallics to soft creams. essie fall 2017 swatches All swatches are shown with 2 coats and no topcoat! dressed to the…

I Admit It – I am not a Magical Pregnancy Unicorn

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I’ve been trying to get pregnant for 7 years. 7 years! That’s a long time right? I won’t take you through the ups and downs of the numerous losses, the failed fertility attempts, the invasive surgery and the relationship stress. The fact is –  trying to get pregnant can be an emotional nightmare for some, and it was for me. The Test Was Positive! The…

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