Happy July everyone! To celebrate summer I have 6 beautiful delicate creme polishes for you from Girly Bits Cosmetics! The Bridal Bliss Collection is not only the perfect dreamy creme for any occasion, they all stamp too!
Hi everyone! Today I have some stunning new releases from indie stamping brand Moonflower Polish. The Vampy Cremes are 5 opaque polishes that were deigned to be vibrant over white while still being opaque over darker colours. And not only that, they double as a one-coat polish on it’s own! Details will be at the end of the post (along with a discount code for you!) but for now, let’s jump into the swatches!
Today I’d like to share with you an awesome anniversary polish from amazing indie polish brand Moonflower Polish!
Moonflower Polish celebrated it’s first anniversary on February 15th and to mark the event Nadia created Sunset, a polish that is a nod to her very first franken stamping polish back in the day. And it is GORGEOUS!
Today I have some beautiful stamping plates for review from Born Pretty Store. Both are rectangular in shape and are mounted on a thick plastic backing. They come with a blue protective film over them that you need to remove prior to use. Born Pretty Store plates are some of my favourite plates because I find them to be pretty much foolproof regardless of your stamping ability, and these plates were no exception!
Happy Sunday everyone! I’ve got the complete 8-piece Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 stamping polish collection from Moonflower Polish! This collection is very personal to maker (and fellow blogger) Nadia (of Mama Hearts Polish) because it’s completely inspired by her home island of Puerto Rico. Continue reading
Hi everyone!!! Indie Expo Canada 2017 is less than 3 days away and what better way to celebrate than with some swatches of the Girly Bits Exclusive and Limited Edition polishes?? Let’s get right into it!!!
First we have the exclusive Indie Expo polish. This is The Red Rocket, a beautiful metallic red with an orange to pink shift. This is two coats plus top coat:
It was inspired by the historic Toronto streetcars:
This is one of those polishes that truly glows from within! This polish may be available on the official Indie Expo Canada 2017 site after the event.
Come on, you knew I was going to art over it 🙂
Lost in the PATH is one of two LE shades. It’s a deep washed-out blurple with a strong gold shimmer and silver holo flakies. This is 2 coats plus top coat:
Lost in the PATH is loosely inspired by the underground shopping walkway in Toronto. If you’re not familiar with the PATH….well trust me when I say this polish is aptly named!
Yeah the picture above pretty much sums that up!!!
And stamped with some super Canadian maple leafs!!!
The second Limited Edition polish is Sugar Beach. Sugar Beach is a sparkling holographic with a strong pink to gold shimmer, pink microglitter, and pink-purple-blue UCC flakes. 2 coats plus top coat:
This polish is super unique. There is a lot going on but it’s not overwhelming or too busy. It’s a perfectly done polish in my opinion! And when you see the inspiration picture you’ll probably like it even more:
First of all, I want to be there. Second of all, Sugar Beach is an urban beach park. You read that right!
You’re probably noticing a theme with the nail art today.
Follow Indie Expo Canada on their social media for all of the latest info:
And make sure to follow me on Instagram @thedotcouture or add me on my brand spanking new Snapchat (thedotcouture) because as you probably gathered from that graphic up there, I’m crazy lucky to have been invited as official press! I will be covering the event real time (or as real time as I can!) on my social media outlets so if you can’t attend this is the next best thing!! If you are attending come up and say hi to me! I look forward to chatting with everyone, meeting other bloggers, interviewing makers, and oogling all the gorgeous products that will be there!!!
Until next time, happy painting!!!
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.
Beautifully opaque pastel pink:
A true pastel blue, reminiscent of one of my favourite flowers:
A bright minty green pastel – I suddenly really want ice cream…
An ultra pale blue-lavender:
And the other four in the collection are:
Lemon (pastel yellow)
Mango (pastel orange)
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.
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!
Don’t forget to check me out on my social media!
Until next time – Happy Painting!!!
Disclosure – these polishes were provided to me free-of-charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Hello all! Today I have a gorgeous polish from indie polish maker Sweet & Sour Lacquer!! Sweet & Sour Lacquer is a 5-free, cruelty-free, hand-mixed polish brand and they do a Polish of the Month (POTM) series where they release a unique Limited Edition polish every month. This is March 2017, it’s a gorgeous peachy-coral pink with holographic and gold shimmer running through it! Let’s take a look shall we? And stay tuned for a bonus swatch at the end!!