Going Red With OPI’s Older Polishes *Swatches*

While shopping the other day, I spotted a sign for OPI polishes at 3/$10 in the nail salon.  I can’t turn down a sale on nail polish so started rummaging through the bottles to find some I don’t own.  Most were reds, I am fussy about red polishes as many don’t suit my skin tone and there were no testers so went with some of the darker ones and this cute purple: OPI Meet Me On The Star Ferry is[Read more]

Mermaid Effect Nails With Essence Aquatix

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I tried these out a while back and then couldn’t find any of the limited edition collection since so was excited to see Essence Aqauatix Mermaid Effect Nail Stickers on the clearance shelf at Shoppers Drug Mart.  I love blue polishes and these mermaid stickers adds a nice effect you rarely see. The stickers in the packaging do not look very special, in fact when I first saw them, I put them back thinking what does pink have to do with[Read more]

Easy Nail Art Looks with Quo by Orly Water Transfer Nail Art

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If you do not have a steady hand or are new to nail art, water transfer sheets are amazing.  I can do cute designs on my left hand but as soon as I have to duplicate the design on my right?  It looks like a 5 year old did my nails!  So I am a huge fan of water transfers.  These are not those stickers for nails, they go on like a temporary tattoo, just wet the backing as it[Read more]

Zoya Naturel Satin Swatches: Rowan, Sage & Tove

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As most of you will know, Zoya is one of my favourite brands of nail polish, they rarely disappoint.  The Zoya Naturel Satins collection is a transitional collection that is meant to ease you from Winter shades to brighter Spring shades and has some great nude colours. Zoya Satins are “low-sheen”, not quite matte but not the usual shiny finish of Zoya polishes.  Due to the finish, you are not supposed to use a top coat with them, which reduces[Read more]

The Essence of Affordability: Four Nail Polishes For $10?

I was planning a beauty stock up shop this past weekend when I saw that Shoppers Drug Mart was offering 20x Optimum points, but decided to stock up on some Essence when they sent me a weekly coupon for an extra 20x points on Essence nail polishes.  Essence nail polishes are already super affordable at $2-3 each but with 40x Optimum points, they are crazy cheap. If you haven’t tried Essence polishes, do not be put off by the price[Read more]