Maybelline Color Show Nail Tattoos – Brooklyn Collection

Maybelline Color Show Brooklyn Nail Tattoo Swatches

I love browsing Dollarama for items that I have wanted to try but didn’t want to pay full price in case I didn’t like them or discontinued products that are hard to find.  I recently picked up a pack of the Brooklyn collection of Maybelline Color Show Nail Tattoos. I thought it would be worth trying them for $2.50 to see how well they apply.  The Brooklyn design is not my first choice, but you don’t get a lot of[Read more]

Popcorn Nail Art for MTV Movie Awards

MTV Movie Award Popcorn Nail Art

The MTV Movie Awards are far from the biggest and not one that I would usually bother with nail art for, but when I got an email from Trade Secrets mentioning their twitter party with prizes for the awards, I was inspired by the black cups of popcorn. I had started off with the classic red and white bags of popcorn, but my fave small nail-art brush was lost to a chewy cat and I wasn’t pleased with the results.[Read more]

Zoya Lake Swatches & Review

Zoya Lake Review and Swatches

When I saw Zoya Lake in person, I knew I had to have it,  Lake appears almost grey in some light and more blue in others making it very wearable.  Zoya Lake is part of the 2016 Whispers collection which arrived in stores in early February. When I saw the press release for this collection, I knew I wanted Lake, but as early swatches came out, it seemed much brighter so I held off ordering it until I saw it[Read more]

Essie Smooth Sailing & Blanc Nail Art

Essie Smooth Sailing Blanc Nail Art

Essie Smooth Sailing is one of my favourite Essie polishes.  It is a beautiful blue with a slight silvery shimmer that makes it so wearable.  The bottle is fairly old and still not separated or chunky which is always a plus too. Essie describes Smooth Sailing as “set sail on an ocean of this breezy lavender blue polish. with a reflection of pearl for a manicure of hypnotic tranquility.”  Personally, I find it more cornflower blue than lavender, not sure[Read more]

Mariposa Glitter Polishes – Dollarama Find

Mariposa Glitter Pixie Dust Packaging

I was quite impressed with the original set of Mariposa polishes I tried, even though their long wear polish was not great so I thought I would give them another chance.  This latest Dollarama find is their glitter polishes.  A set of 6 mini polishes for $3.  These have a sand/pixie dust type feel to them, slightly matte bases with coloured glitter.  All have decent opacity and much better dry times than the gel versions of Mariposa’s polishes. Mariposa Glitter[Read more]