Indie Expo Canada 2019 Cocktail Reception – Alter Ego Exclusive

Alter Ego IEC Cocktail Dinner Exclusive

New to Indie Expo Canada this year is a cocktail reception on the Saturday night. For just $50, you get dinner (cash bar), and a swag bag with an exclusive Indie Expo Canada polish plus other goodies. One of those extras is this event exclusive from Alter Ego Nail Enamels. It doesn’t have a name, […]

Alter Ego T’s Double Shot Acetone Additive (IEC Exclusive)

Alter Ego Ts Double Shot Acetone Additive IEC Exclusive 2

If you have ever used 100% acetone, you know how strong it is. Using occasionally is fine, but if you soak off gel polish (or worse, acrylics) or change your polish a lot, it can really dry out your cuticles. Alter Ego Acetone Additives are made with glycerin, Vitamin E oil and fragrance oil. It reduces […]

Fall Nails with Beyond The Nail Cherry Beach

Fall Nails with Beyond the Nail Cherry Beach and MdU Chocolate 2

This week, we chose fall nails as our #CBBxManiMonday prompt.  It is a little early to be doing full fall nails so I decided to go a little lighter with Beyond The Nail Cherry Beach as my base.  Cherry Beach was a VIP bag polish from Indie Expo Canada this year and one of those […]

Paint it Pretty Polish I Don’t See The Attraction Swatches (Magnetic Collection)

Paint It Pretty Polish - I Dont See The Attraction - Swatch in Sunlight

Another polish from the upcoming Paint It Pretty Polish Magnetic collection.  I Don’t See the Attraction is a magnetic blue to purplish-blue duochrome.  Plus it is Canadian so a great time to skip worrying about potential tariffs along with regular customs at the border.  I have had these since Indie Expo Canada and it has […]

Cuter Cuticles Lemon Cupcake Trio

Cuter Cuticles Lemon Cupcake Collection

Sweet scents from Cuter Cuticles are always an excuse for sweet treats for props! So I was delighted to hear that the Indie Expo Canada exclusive from Cuter Cuticles was Lemon Cupcake.  It is a scent that is available in their store if you order a custom (join the Cuter Cuticles fan group on Facebook […]

I Went To Indie Expo Canada 2018

Indie Expo Canada 2018 VIP Bag

This post is so late but I took so many photos and the post just seemed too picture heavy so I cut it down to the basics.  Like last year, I received an official media pass for Indie Expo Canada.  That means I got early access and a VIP bag.  Which was great as I […]

Why Use Acetone Additive + Girly Bits OMG Becky, Look at Her Acetone! Review

Why You Need Acetone Additive - Girly Bits OMG Becky Look At Her Acetone Reviews

While pure acetone is certainly more effective at removing polish, the drying effects are fairly obvious.  That nasty white residue and dry cuticles, especially when you use a lot of acetone swatching.   This is where acetone additives come in.  Many indies make them and they vary a little by brand, but are generally scented glycerin […]

Paint It Pretty Polish Purple Royale Swatches

Paint it Pretty Polish - Purple Royale - Swatch

A final sneak peek of polishes you can find at Indie Expo Canada.  Paint It Pretty Polish’s Purple Royale is part of the core collection so you can buy this one direct too.  They have a a number of multichromes and this one shifts from blue to purple.  In some light, you get more of […]

Alter Ego Clever Girl Swatches (Velocirapture Collection)

Alter Ego Clever Girl Velocirapture Collection

Alter Ego’s newest offering, the Velocirapture collection is inspired by Jurassic Park and will debut at Indie Expo Canada this week.  A rare time that us Canadians can get our hands on an Alter Ego collection first.  This chocolate brown with a chrome base is Clever Girl.  The inspiration comes from this clip in the […]