Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Street Flair (559) Swatches & Review

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel 559 Street Flair Swatches Full Sunlight

Another Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and Street Flair brought me back to the same great formula of the first one I tried, Frill Seeker.  Street Flair is an older shade and was released a few years ago but has managed to stay part of the main lineup so you can tell this dusty purple is a fan fave.  For some reason, this shade dries slower than any of the other Miracle Gel polishes I have tried.  Not super slow, just slower some[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]

Born Pretty Store Big Ben Water Decal Nails

big Ben London Nail Decals Born Pretty BLE Nail Sticker - Non Transparent 37307

I have had these travel themed water decals sitting in my nail art stash forever.  Since the Canadian Beauty Bloggers theme of the month is British Beauty, seemed like a great time to try out the Big Ben decals from this pack.  The travel pack has a mix of London, Paris and Pisa decals even though it is named the Big Ben Pattern.  I am pretty sure by British Beauty, they meant British brands but whatever… I want Big Ben[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]

Born Pretty Store BP-W19 Decals Over Quo Color Ampd Best Dressed

Born Pretty BP W19 Turquoise and Purple Water Decals with Quo Best Dressed

Most water decals need a white base or have a coloured base themselves.  So what about putting them over coloured polishes?  If you use a light colour, they can work.  The colours will not be as bright as on white, but something glittery can give some oompf.  I tried the top turquoise and purple design from Born Pretty’s BP W19 water decals over Quo Best Dressed from the Color Amp’d Line.  This glittery metallic silver is perfect as a base[Read more]