I Went To Indie Expo Canada!

Indie Expo Canada Press Preview Overview

You probably already know this since I have not stopped talking about it for the last week or so.  Indie Expo Canada was held at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto and was the first of what is hopefully many Indie Expo Canada dates to come.  I was lucky enough to be part of the official press team so got to look around and meet the makers before it opened and things got crazy.  I was also helping out at the[Read more]

Fiendish Fancies I Want My Cake 2nd Anniversary Polish Swatches & Review

Fiendish Fancies I Want My Cake 2nd Anniversary Thermal Polish Review and Swatches

I had quite the list of polishes to check out at Indie Expo Canada but Fiendish Fancies I Want My Cake was one that I had preordered to pick up at the show.  Released this weekend for Fiendish Fancies’ second anniversary, I Want My Cake is based on the 80’s movie Creepshow.  The Father’s Day scene where the old man comes back to get the cake he wanted before he was murdered.  If you are not familiar with Fiendish Fancies,[Read more]

Polish from a Picture: Izzy by Paint It Pretty Polish

Polish from a Picture - Izzy by Paint It Pretty - Custom Holo Thermal Polish In Memory of Izzy

As some of you will know, we recently lost our sweet female cat, Izzy just a week or so before her fourth birthday.  She had been sick for a while and improving when we found her collapsed one morning and said goodbye later the same day.  I asked around about getting a custom polish in memory of her and several makers said they would make one for me.  So I will be featuring them as I get them over the[Read more]

Moroccan Lantern Stencil Nails – Avon & Kayla Ray Vinyls

Kayla Ray Moroccan Vinyls with Avon Polishes 3

If you are not a member of The Maple Lounge on facebook, you should be.  We celebrate Canadian indie brands and get exclusive discounts and offers.  Recently, Kayla Ray Vinyls offered a discount and I picked up a pack of stencils, some unicorn decals and a pile of extra decals that came as part of the offer. Nail Stencils from Kayla Ray Vinyls are about $6 each or you can get a value pack of three for $15 or six[Read more]

Cuter Cuticles Review For 2017

Cuter Cuticles 207 Glass Bottles, No Free Shipping, Custom Scents

I have mentioned Cuter Cuticles before but they have recently made some changes to their policies and I tried some new scents so thought I would make a new post. Cuter Cuticles used to offer free shipping.  With numerous price increases at Canada Post, this is no longer possible.  So Samantha lowered the prices of the items (which included shipping costs) and now offers free shipping when you spend $40.  Shipping is now based on the size of the items,[Read more]