Just $15 In “Recommended” AliExpress Products: Real vs Advertised

AliExpress Real vs Advertised

So I saw this in various youtube videos so decided to give myself a $10-ish USD budget and see what the recommended products on AliExpress had to offer.  It knows me pretty well for cheap nail stamping plates so a few days before I went through and clicked on various things I would buy to make it not all about the stamping. I chose only options with free shipping and set a limit of $3 per item so I could[Read more]

Colors by Llarowe Oh Canada & Hit The Bottle Holo There Beautiful Canada Day Mani

Colors by LLarowe Oh Canada - Stamped with Hit The Bottle Holo There Beautiful - Canada Day Nails - IECl

Another polish from Indie Expo Canada! The lovely Leah Ann gifted me a bottle of Colors by Llarowe Oh Canada.  This was their VIP shade but she had a few bottles left over and I am so glad I got one.  I usually stay away from reds but this gorgeous bottle of bright red holo is perfect for Canada Day. My second Canada Day manicure for 2017 is beautiful looking but fairly simple.  Two coats of Colors by Llarowe Oh[Read more]

Fiendish Fancies Sleep Eludes Me Canada Day Manicure

Canada Day Mani - Fiendish Fancies Sleep Eludes Me - Kayla Ray Vinyls Maple Leaf

I was lucky enough to get a mini bottle of Fiendish Fancies Sleep Eludes Me at the press preview at Indie Expo Canada.  I knew I had to keep it for a Canada Day manicure.  The name of this polish was so perfect as Lara and I had mentioned earlier that morning that we got no sleep the night before the event.  Sleep Eludes Me is part of the Nevermore collection and is inspired by the illimitable dominion of the Red Death[Read more]

DAVIDsTEA Tea The North Tea Review (Canada Day 2017 Limited Edition)

DAVIDSTEA Tea The North

Earlier this month, DAVIDsTEA released a limited edition tea for Canada Day.  Tea The North is a white tea with melon, pineapple and coconut.  Unlike the maple scented Oh Canada of last year, Tea The North doesn’t scream Canadian to me.  The Canadian angle comes from the ingredients which are mostly white and red including the white tea base.  Coconut makes me think more beachy resorts than Canada though! DAVIDsTEA Tea The North Ingredients and Steeping Instructions Ingredients: Melon (melon, sucrose,[Read more]

Ever After Polish Diamonds Are Forever (Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition Polish)

Ever After Polish Diamonds Are Forever Swatch Sunlight - Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition VIP Polish

My first Ever After polish is a beautiful one! Diamonds Are Forever is one of three polishes made by Ever After for Indie Expo Canada 2017.  It is a sky blue crelly packed with silver hex holographic glitters, gold micro flakes, and holographic shimmer.  The blue base is very light dependent and can appear much lighter or darker.  I seem to be on a bit of a blue kick this week so capping it off with this gorgeous VIP special to add[Read more]