Girly Bits Exclusive and LE Indie Expo Canada 2017 Polishes

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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!!!

The Red Rocket – Indie Expo Exclusive

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:

Girly Bits - The Red Rocket

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It was inspired by the historic Toronto streetcars:

RR Inspiration

This is one of those polishes that truly glows from within! This polish may be available on the official Indie Expo Canada 2017Β site after the event.

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Come on, you knew I was going to art over it πŸ™‚

Lost in the PATH – Indie Expo Limited Edition

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:

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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!

Lost in the PATH Inspo

Yeah the picture above pretty much sums that up!!!

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And stamped with some super Canadian maple leafs!!!

Sugar BeachΒ – Indie Expo Limited Edition

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:

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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:

Sugar Beach inspo

First of all, I want to be there. Second of all, Sugar Beach is an urban beach park. You read that right!

Sugar Beach inspiration

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You’re probably noticing a theme with the nail art today.

Both Indie Expo Canada Limited Edition polishes will be available on theΒ Girly Bits CosmeticsΒ and theΒ Indie Expo Canada 2017Β sites for a limited time after the event.

Follow Indie Expo Canada on their social media for all of the latest info:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndieExpoCanada/

https://twitter.com/indieexpocanada

https://www.instagram.com/indieexpocanada/

And make sure to follow me on InstagramΒ @thedotcoutureΒ 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!!!

Swatch and Review – Moonflower Polish Spring 2017 Pastels

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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:Β @moonflowerpolish
FB fan group:Β 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.

Swatch and Review – Sweet & Sour Lacquer March 2017 Polish of the Month

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thedotcouture Sweet & Sour Lacquer March POTM

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 everyΒ 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!!

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Favourite Halloween Nail Polishes!

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Halloween (and Autumn in general) is my favourite time of the year. It’s also the time for my favourite kind of nail polishes – HALLOWEEN POLISHES!!!!Β Make no mistake, these polishes are not limited to wear strictly during the haunting season. I indulge in these awesomely spooky polishes year round. From the innovative glitter/base combos to the imaginative (and often punny) Halloween or Autumnal names, these polishes will put you in the mood for pumpkin spice lattes and jack-o-lantern carving in no time!!!

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Swatch and Review: Glam Polish Coven Collection

Hi everyone!!! Today I have an exciting and perfectly-themed October post for you – a swatch and review of 3 of the Limited Edition Coven collection from Australian Indie polish maker Glam Polish!!!! Each polish is inspired by a famous witch antagonist. Perfect for the haunting season that is upon us don’t you think? Let’s take a look!!!!

Glam Polish Coven Collection

ZELENA (from Once Upon a Time)

Glam Polish Zelena
Glam Polish Zelena

Zelena is a fabulously witchy green jelly polish with silver holographic flakies. I’m a huge Once Upon a Time fan and this polish truly captures the persona who inspired it!!!! Beautiful formula, fully opaque in just two coats (plus top coat).

Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Sunlight
Glam Polish Zelena in Shade
Glam Polish Zelena in Shade

Some spooky witch-themed nail art, and matted with a matte top coat: (because I always like to see how a polish looks matted!)

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Glam Polish Zelena With Matte Top Coat
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The Inspiration

Ms Eva Ernst (from The Witches)

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Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst

This is a deep berry/burgundy jelly polish with silver holographic flakies. This is a stunning vampy polish (just like the inspiration’s red lips) – my favourite type of polish to wear!!! It has that β€˜glows from within’ quality for sure. This is two easy coats plus top coat.

Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Sunlight
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Shade
Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst in Shade

Some stamped spiders and a matte top coat:

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Glam Polish Ms Eva Ernst with Matte Top Coat
The Inspiration
The Inspiration

Nancy Downs (from The Craft)

Glam Polish Nancy Downs
Glam Polish Nancy Downs

Nancy Downs is a deep blue/purple (often referred to as blurple) jelly polish with silver holographic flakes. Much like the witch it’s named for, this polish is complex! It’s deep and moody and then bam!!! That sparkle!!! I couldn’t stop staring at my nails. Two coats plus top coat!!

Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Sunlight
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Shade
Glam Polish Nancy Downs in Shade

And more Halloween stamping plus matte top coat:

Glam Polish Nancy Downs Matted
Glam Polish Nancy Downs with Matte Top Coat
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The Inspiration

And then I did a Halloween-inspiredΒ look with all three:

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And with a matte top coat:

Glam Polish Coven Halloween Nail Art

This is a beautiful collection and I love the thought that went into it. The polishes were easy to apply, dried quickly, and removal was easy peasy. I got so many compliments when I was wearing them! I love how spooky and Halloween-y they are, yet these are wearable shades no matter what the season. I will definitely be doing some Christmas-themed nail art with these in the near future, so stay tuned!

All shades are available now from www.glampolish.com.au/products

Shipping rates to USA are $3.80 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish.

Shipping is also available to: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France , Finland, Germany, Hong Kong , Hungary, Japan, Netherlands , New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Southern Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine United Arab Emirates. please visit: http://www.glampolish.com.au/international-shipping

Check out Glam Polish on their social media:Β  Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.

Until next time, happy painting!

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These products were provided to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.