China Glaze Hot Flash

I’m in a bit of a nail polish rut – can you believe that last week I only wore Orly Nailtrition on my nails and called it a day? No nail polish for a whole week! 😮 This polish is the one I wore this during my cruise vacation as my pedicure. In fact, these photos were taken before I went on vacation… 😛
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For my trip, I was looking for a bright shade and China Glaze Hot Flash certainly delivered!

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China Glaze Let’s Jam

I always take advantage of a short work week to wear something a little more “daring”, so last week I wore China Glaze Let’s Jam:
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I picked this up back in May – this is part of the Lite-Brites collection that I was so excited for, and I was so happy to have found this – along with a few others from the collection – at Winners. This is part of the reason why I went over my budget so much in May! 😛

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Wet n Wild Yo Soy

I mainly became interested in this polish after hearing from fivezero that some WnW polishes are made in Luxembourg so I have to find out for myself!
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I don’t often buy nail polishes that come packaged with a cardboard backing – I think these were repackaged specifically for Dollarama – as you can see, this cost $1.50. The bottle contains 12.3ml of polish.

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Zoya Meadow

I received this from the lovely Polished and Inspired when we met up in May! Thank you again for this polish, it’s so “me”! 😀
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With the summer days winding down, I thought this was a nice summery shade to wear before the heat died down!

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Essie Delhi Dance

I was in the mood for a bright fun colour since the weather forecast for last week called for thunderstorms and rain.
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Delhi Dance was part of Essie’s Resort collection for 2016, here are the rest of the colours from the small collection:
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This was a recent addition to my collection, as part of my birthday haul, I got this for $2.99 at my favourite salon supply store in downtown Toronto, called Toronto Barber & Beauty Supply, or TBBS for short.  It’s a favourite haunt of fivezero‘s as well!

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China Glaze Change Your Altitude

This was part of the China Glaze Fall 2015 “The Great Outdoors” collection that was all about camping. There were many beautiful shades in the collection and I was happy to have found this at Winners (or Marshalls, I forget now!) in January.
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China Glaze regularly sell for ~C$11 here and I got this for $6.

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The Body Shop Nail Polish in Got the Blues

Last week I wore The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in #620 Got the Blues, which I got during the makeup 50% off sale back in May.
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This normally retails for $8 for a 6.8ml bottle.

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Review: Essie Gel Couture Pinned Up & Top Coat

Finally, Essie comes out with their version of the “gel” nail polish. I normally dismiss gel polishes that do not require UV lamps. I’ve paid close attention to reviews on the recent slew of “gel” polish releases that tout: Amazing shine! Smooth finish! Long wearing!  Ultimately, they turn out to not to be any different than regular nail polishes. Except they’re more expensive – I call that a money grab! :/ I started to pay attention when Essie’s new Gel Couture collection was making the rounds online and, one after one, the reviews were coming in with raves about how long wearing it was. Essie is one of my favourite polish brands, so I just had to try it for myself!
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After much deliberation, I landed on #60 “Pinned Up” as my test subject.  I set out to wear this for 2 weeks.

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Unlabeled Mystery OPI Nail Polish (Help Me ID It!)

I showed this unlabeled OPI polish in my birthday haul recently:
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I applied this on my toes over the weekend and it’s bugging the heck out of me that I don’t know what the colour is. There was no label on the bottle. Can you help me identify it?

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OPI Go With The Lava Flow

I’ve challenged myself to commit to one nail polish post per week, since I’ve got so many untrieds in my stash! I change my nail polish on a weekly basis but I’m not always disciplined enough to take photos of the manicure. I’m hoping to change that! This week I’m sharing with you the mani that I wore last week, OPI Go With The Lava Flow.
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This shade was part of the OPI Hawaii collection from Spring 2015. I picked this polish up for $5 when I hauled a bunch of OPIs.

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