Essie Gel Couture Find Me A Man-nequin Swatches & Review

Essie Gel Couture Find Me My Man-Nequin Swatches

I have a love hate relationship with Essie but I think their Gel Couture range may have changed that.  I have fairly big nails.  Not that they are extra long or anything, but they are not teeny tiny and that Essie brush drives me crazy.  Just requires too many brush strokes which can make some polishes look worse.  They have some great colours, good formulas but a brush makes all the difference.  Which is why I have not tried the[Read more]

China Glaze Life’s Grimm (Happily Never After – Halloween 2017)

China Glaze Life's Grimm Swatch - Happily Never After Collection

I originally thought that Life’s Grimm from the China Glaze Happily Never After collection for Halloween 2017 was black with gold based on the press images.  But turns out it is a beautiful blackened hunter to dark olive green with green and gold in it.  Out now at Sally’s in Canada, I found a bottle at Winners for $5.99.  Nail Polish Canada also has the full collection if you want them. It goes on a little darker than the bottle[Read more]

Trying Beyond The Nail Ahead of Etsy Made In Canada Mississauga 2017

Beyond The Nail Unicorn Nails - supplies

I was lucky enough to get to try some of the Beyond The Nail polishes that will be available at the Mississauga Etsy Made In Canada show this weekend.  I find handmade polishes at craft shows can be a little hit and miss.  Some are outstanding, usually the ones that come from straight polish / nail art sellers like Beyond The Nail.  While others see polish flying off the tables and think I can do that and you get boring[Read more]

Color Club Happy Go Lucky Mood Polish Swatches & Nail Art

Color Club Happy Go Lucky Mood Polish Swatches - stamped with MdU Brick and BPL015

Color Club Happy Go Lucky Mood Polish doesn’t look too bad here.  My hand was in front of the AC so you see more of the peachy pink cool state but can be bright saffron yellow when really warm.  And my hands tend towards very warm so… Happy Go Lucky from the Color Club Pastel Mood Polish has no real formula issues but is the one I will probably never reach for from the collection again.  Why is it that[Read more]

Color Club Enlightened Mood Polish Swatches & Nail Art

Color Club Enlightened Mood Polish Swatches - Transition State with Bottle

I wore Color Club Enlightened Mood Polish to the office and since I rarely wear pink, everyone noticed.  My coworker spent the day singing I’m A Barbie Girl to me.  Which sums up this polish, very Barbie girly pink.  Color Club goes from a lighter pink, a touch darker than baby pink when warm to a deeper Barbie pink when cool.  The transition temperature on this one is decent and I could see some of the darker pink naturally without[Read more]