Mariposa Gel Nail Polish Review

Mariposa Gel Nail Polish Dollarama Canada Packaging

I recently picked up a set of Mariposa nail polishes at Dollarama and was impressed with them so when I saw they had a new set of gel like nail polish, I had to try it.  Mariposa Gel is just $3 for three polishes and the long wear top coat.  As with other no UV light needed faux gels, it promises up to 14 days wear. They only had one set of colours at my local Dollarama.  Neutrals with a[Read more]

Zoya Whispers Preview

zoya whispers preview bottles

I have been looking forward to the new releases of polishes.  While there are some outstanding shades in the winter/holiday collections, very few of them screamed buy the whole collection to me.  So when this picture of the new Zoya Whispers collection showed up in my inbox with pretty but everyday wearable shades, I was happy to see something I really want. Most of you will know that I am not a big fan of collecting 100s of similar neutrals.  I[Read more]

December Birchbox Inspired Nail Art

December Birchbox Inspired Nail Art

My December Birchbox arrived just as I was about to sit down to do my nails.  The packaging was so cute, I decided to do some nail art inspired by my Birchbox. The outside of the box is white with a silver embossed design.  Not really sure what the yellow is about, I think it would have been cuter with the silver to match the top, or the blues from inside the box. The box also included insert cards, one[Read more]

Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Favourites Nail Polish Swatches

crabtree & evelyn c and e festive favourites holiday collection beautyberry cranberry wine orchid swatches

As much as I love nail polish, I am always coming across brands I never knew had polish lines.  I recently received a press release for Crabtree & Evelyn Festive Favourites, four new nail polishes for the holidays.  Since the store near me had closed down, they are not as visible, but it turns out that they still have stores but also sell in other stores.  The festive favourites collection includes four C&E polishes perfect for holiday parties but also[Read more]

Essence Mountain Calling Nail Art

Essence Mountain Calling Blue Snow Nail Art

Last month, Essence’s Mountain Calling collection finally made its way to Canada.  I always want new Essence collections because they are amazing for the budget price tags and always such cute colours, but this collection came with socks, so I stalked my local Shoppers Drug Mart stores until my favourite cashier said they were in the back to be put out that day and would grab me one of everything. Essence Mountain Calling – Snow Alert! I already mentioned Snow Alert![Read more]