Essie Sweet Souffle Swatches & Creative Shop 71 Gradient Stamping

Essie Sweet Souffle - Summer 2017 - Swatch

I recently won a set of the Essie Summer 2017 collection in Intense Polish Therapy’s bloggiversary giveaway so will be sharing them with you this week.  The collection is inspired by the sweet pastels and glittering sugar confections of Paris’ most opulent cafes and a great mix of shades.  Starting with Sweet Souffle which I have […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Playoffs Nail Art

Toronto Maple Leafs Nail Art with Essie Starry Starry Night - BP-L024 and MdU Bones - swatch natural shade

Since the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs, I thought I would do nails to match.  He has been bugging me to do these for a while.  After the Blue Jays lost after I posted post season nails for them, you think he would have quit but anyway… Base colour: Essie Starry Starry Night Stamping […]

Ciate Risky Business Swatch & Review

Ciate Risky Business - 3 Coats Sponged On over peel off base coat - naturall light showing purple shift macro

A weird angle, I know but you needed to see the beautiful purple shift in Ciate Risky Business.  It has a colour shifting base of blue to purple with blue gloitter “sequins”.  Risky Business looks a lot more opaque in the bottle but is really sheer so better as a topper or effect coat.  To […]

Galaxy Nail Art #31DC2016

31DC2016 Day 19 - Galaxy Nails Swatch Sunlight - Polishes Used

After a few prompts that i was not overly excited about, we have galaxy nails today.  I love galaxy nails, they are a pain to do but always look great and are not overly complicated despite the final look.  I feel that these look a lot like the last galaxy nails I posted but if […]

Advanced Nail Stamping Flowers #31DC2016

31DC2016 Day 13 Flowers - Born Pretty - Quo Runway Ready - Swatch of Floral Stamping using Essie Highest Bidder

I will admit, I am a little in love with this look and didn’t want to take it off to work on day 15 of the challenge.  Especially since Jazz freaked out at a shadow and ripped my hand apart so it hurts to do any nail art.  Day 14 of the challenge is flowers […]

Essie Starry Starry Night & Set In Stones #31DC2016 Day 5

Day 5 of #31DC2016 - blue nail polish prompt using Essie Starry Starry Night and Set in Stones

No stamping for day 5 of the #31DC2016 challenge!  The prompt is blue nail polish and I went for an easy look using Essie Starry Starry Night and a topper of Set in Stones.  Keeping it simple since I am just catching up with the others.  Since this is glitter heavy, I started with a […]

31 Day Challenge – Days 1 – 4 #31DC2016

Days 1 through 4 of the #31DC2016 31 Day Challenge hosted by Chalkboard Nails

I had planned on participating in #31DC2016 but somehow September just crept up on me and before I realized it, it was the 3rd and I had not done any of them.  Not giving up, I spent my day playing with nail polishes and making a huge mess.  Since I am behind, I cheated a […]

Blue Essie Gradient Nails For WinkDay

Essie Blue Gradient Nails Natural Light with Private Weekend - Salt Water Happy - Pret a Surfer

Today is #WinkDay, an awareness day of the blues faced by many people battling cancer across the country.  Wink Day is a campaign by Beauty Gives Back, the charitable arm that combines the power of many of the beauty and cosmetic companies in Canada.  They run programs like Look Good Feel Better where they teach women […]