Indie Expo Canada – June 3-4 2017

Indie Expo Canada 2017

Hello my fellow nail polish addicts!!! Today I have some exciting news, in particular for us Canadians (or my American readers near the US / Can border), and especially for us Ontarians!!!

Oh so many times I get asked who makes those beautiful polishes I use in my manis. And more importantly, “where can I get them??” Now just imagine you could not only oogle all these lovelies in one place, but you could talk to the makers behind these amazing polishes? And even better, BUY SOME FOR YOURSELF??? You’d probably say something like “Where Jenny? Where is this fantastical place?”

Indie Expo Canada of course!

Indie Expo Canada 2017

Pam, the lovely creator behind Girly Bits Cosmetics has organized an incredible Indie event which is taking place June 3rd and 4th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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There will be workshops and tutorial tables, and you will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with industry YouTubers, Bloggers, and of course the makers themselves!

Tickets start at $24.07 (all fees and taxes included) and are available at eventbrite.ca. This will give you access to a TON (and I mean TON!) of Indie vendors (from all over the world!) Not just nail polish either. There will be cosmetics, skin care, hair care, all kinds of amazing brands showcasing their products!!!

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So come on over and check it out….I will be there and I’d love to meet and hang with my fellow nail addicts!

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WOOHOO! I’m all official and stuff! I will be there covering the event and I think it’s going to be an amazing experience for us all!!!!

Stay in the loop by connecting with Indie Expo Canada on their social media:

Instagram: @indieexpocanada
Twitter: @IndieExpoCanada
Facebook: IndieExpoCanada

And if you can’t make it, stay tuned because I will have lots of info and reviews happening, as well as coverage during the June 4th portion of the event! I do hope to see you next weekend though!!!! I’m super friendly I promise!

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Twitter:@thedotcouture
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Until next time, happy painting!

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Swatch and Review – Moonflower Polish Spring 2017 Pastels

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thedotcouture spring 2017 pastels moonflower polish

Hello everyone!! Today I’m reviewing 4 polishes from the new 8-piece Spring 2017 Pastel collection from indie stamping polish maker Moonflower Polish!!!

All of my swatches were stamped over Sinful Colours Black on Black and OPI Alpine Snow, and were topped with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. I used Bornprettystore Plate BPL-024 and a clear silicone stamper.

Strawberry

Beautifully opaque pastel pink:

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Moonflower Polish Strawberry Stamped Over Black and White

Hydrangea

A true pastel blue, reminiscent of one of my favourite flowers:

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Moonflower Polish Hydrangea Stamped Over Black and White

Mint

A bright minty green pastel – I suddenly really want ice cream…

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Moonflower Polish Mint Stamped Over Black and White

Periwinkle

An ultra pale blue-lavender:

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Moonflower Polish Periwinkle Stamped Over Black and White

And the other four in the collection are:

Lemon (pastel yellow)
Mango (pastel orange)
Moonflower (white)
Apple (pastel green)

As you can see, these pastels are vibrant over white yet SUPER opaque over black, which is just so hard to do!! These polishes stamped like an absolute dream, I didn’t have to fiddle around with different stampers or plates, nor did I have to adjust my stamping and scraping techniques at all. And the best part is they are 5-free, and hand-poured with love!!

The Spring 2017 Pastels are available for pre-order May 5th – May 12th, with a 2 week turnaround time prior to shipment.

The Details

Shipping to both Canada and the US:

Full size: $9 USD / 15 ml bottle
$70 USD for the full 8-piece set
Mini: $5 USD / 7 ml bottle

Make sure to follow Nadia on her social media platforms for news, release info, and swatches!

Instagram: @moonflowerpolish
FB fan group: Painted Moonflowers
And because you stuck around until the end, I have a bonus swatch for you!!! This is Strawberry over Zoya Dream.
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Moonflower Polish Strawberry

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Until next time – Happy Painting!!!

 

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Disclosure – these polishes were provided to me free-of-charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.