essie Winter 2015 Collection

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Winter nail polish collections have traditionally included dark burgundies, reds and crimsons, but, over the last few years, essie has shown that winter doesn’t need to be about deep, bold colours. Winter can mean warm and toasty shades like those in the essie matte cashmere collection or last year’s winter 2014 collection. This year, essie has kept with recent tradition and launched six beautiful winter colours for their essie Winter…

More Halloween Nail Art

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I know I just posted one halloween nail art design yesterday (see HERE) but I wanted to create something a little more simple and chic so I came up with this mix and match manicure for today’s look. I love the look of matte topcoat over classic black (in this case OPI Matte Top Coat over essie licorice).How crazy is this pylon orange? It’s called…

Toronto Fashion Week Nail Art Trends

Toronto fashion week spring/summer 2016 might be over but my inspiration for glorious nail art is still very fresh in my mind. Today’s blog post is at Her Magazine and features my favorite nail art designs from Toronto Fashion Week! Until next time,

Getting Ready for Tiff with Red Nails

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The Toronto International Film Festival (aka Tiff) is opening this week and I’m lucky enough to be attending a few different films (details to come). To get into the mood, I’ve polished my nails red and added some fun gold studs. I love the look of classic red nails, so I actually wore these red nails on their own for a few days before decided I needed…

Back to School Ink Spill Mani Tutorial

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Happy Labour Day! I’ve had a really fun filled weekend of barbecues with friends and family, long dog walks and lots off ice cream (check out these cute matching ice cream nails I did with my niece on INSTAGRAM). When I was in nail school over a year ago now, I had the opportunity to meet Rita Remark, lead nail artist of Essie Canada. She’s…

Short Nails Have Fun Too

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Happy Mani Monday! For those who read my Saturday OPI Infinite Shine Swatches, you will be aware of the tragic death of my middle nail. To celebrate the re-birth of my short nails, I’ve created a nail art design that I think only suits short nails for #manimonday! Using three colours from the essie fall collection (see swatches and review HERE), I created some negative space…

One reason to be excited for September: essie fall 2015

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I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I am nowhere near saying goodbye to summer…BUT…that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited for the fall collections that are hitting the streets in August right? Probably my favourite season for new beauty collections is the fall, especially when it comes to nail polish. The dark burgundy tones and warm crisp colours get me every time. Today I had…

OMD3 31 Day Contest: Glitter Nails

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Glitter nails don’t need to be saved for a special occasion. If you’re feeling like your Tuesday needs a little pick me up, why not sport a glitter accent nail? I can’t believe we’ve just finished 7 full days of the 31 day OMD3 nail art challenge!How did that happen? Well so far I’m still alive. I’ve only had one break (hence the new nail…

Who Doesn’t Love Polka Dots?

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I think out of all the nail art I’ve done over the years, my favourite type of nail art is is polka dot nails. Probably my favourite polka dot nails that I’ve ever done were actually for the OMD2 nail art challenge last year. As I’ve told you before, this nail art challenge is not for the faint hearted, as lo and behold I had…

OMD3 Nail Art Challenge Day 3: Silver Nails

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Happy Friday! Depsite the fact that it was a short week for me (with Canada Day being July 1st), I’m exhausted and this day could not have come fast enough. I embrace you my dear weekend. The girls and I are so thrilled with how the OMD3 31 Nail Art Challenge is going. After just two days there are already so many entries from all…