Hi there, my darlings! Just your friendly, neighborhood polish addict dropping by really quick tonight! I'm back in the Western World and back in touch with some of my favorite indies! One the very first to welcome me back to the fold was Miranda of Ever After Polish. Her warmth, love and support never fails to touch me deeply s today's post is all about EvP--the first of many to come! Let's start off by playing catch-up to see what Miranda has been up to in regards to her contributions to the Polish Pickup, an indie service that features different indie makers on a monthly basis who in turn contribute custom polishes for a particular theme. Polish lovers can then go on the site to pick and choose any or all of their favorites. Restraint is hard because shipping is INCREDIBLY affordable. Here's a look at EvP's creations for the past couple of months!



To Infinity & Beyond (PPU April 2018) is described as "a charcoal black creme with blue/green and burgundy shift holo and black galaxy holo glitters that glows aqua in the dark. Best of charged by sunlight or UV Blacklight. Glow will be brightest for first 10 minutes then will gradually fade over next few hours."

3 easy, almost jelly-like coats for full opacity, topped with 1 coat of Glisten & Glow's Top Coat. Such fabulous application, this was a breeze to work with, especially since each coat dries so quickly! I absolutely love the depth and sparkle to this black! Now, I didn't manage to get a GITD shot but stay tuned for that on my social some time soon!










With flash!




Towanda the Avenger (PPU March 2018) is described as "Ever After Polish's contribution to the Books theme for March's PPU theme. Inspired by Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, it's a silvered olive green holo with flakies galore"

3 smooth coats for full opacity, topped with 1 coat of Glisten & Glow's Top Coat. I'm not one for greens in any form but this one, I actually like a lot! It wears more silver than olive on me and the flakies are super pretty!










With flash!




So there you have it, my darlings! You can find monthly themed polishes on Polish Pickup's website HERE. Check them out!


For more EvP creations, don't forget to follow Miranda of Ever After Polish through the social media outlets below for more info on their collections and exact restock times :

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***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.****



Hi there, my darlings! Happy Fri...YAY! Well...kinda sorta! It's unfortunately not the end of the week for me since I'm gonna be working straight through to til the middle of next week, if not longer. But, after days of shockingly bad weather here in Toronto, the sun is finally out! YAY! Dare I say it? Spring might truly be just around the corner! Even if prematurely, I decided today is the perfect day to celebrate the coming of Spring or, at the very least, anticipate it, with a few products from Model's Own that will definitely help you bring that Spring glow. All currently available at your local Ulta! Take a peek!


SCULPT AND GLOW Highlighting Shimmer Bronzing Powder  ($11.99):

Glow with the flow and bring the sunshine with this Models Own Sculpt & Glow Highlighting Shimmer Bronzing Powder.




SCULPT AND GLOW Liquid Highlighter ($11.99):

Dance in the moonlight with this Models Own Sculpt & Glow Liquid Highlighter that totally lifts your look. Beautifully smooth, it glides onto skin for the girl who loves to stand out from the crowd.





Now, I usually tend to stay away from any kind of bronzer, just because I have enough warm color year round! But, this one is a happy exception, just because it's so lightweight and bendable. You can layer it for just the right of warmth for YOUR individual needs. Also, I really like the added depth from the shimmer! Shown below (right) in Deep Golden Brown.

Speaking of layering, that is also the reason I LOVE the Liquid Highlighter! A little goes a long way but you can totally build it up to a blinding glow! And you can literally use this baby anywhere you heart desires! Shown here in Luster.




SCULPT AND GLOW Contour Palette  ($16.99):

Get your game face on with this all-in-one contour palette that suits all skin tones. With blusher, highlighter and bronzer that can be blended for sculpting perfection, this is all you need to face the world.




I love this little palette for several reasons. One, the price! When can you get a good amount of product in a palette for a price like this?! Hardly ever! Secondly, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how flattering all three shades are in the palette, which is a rare occurrence in my world--I'm inevitably stuck with a palette that has one or at most, two shades I love and that works with my skin tone. But all three? Rare indeed! Lastly, it's got to be the convenience factor--everything you need to highlight, contour AND blush in one little compact palette! Perfect for travel or just everyday when you don't have time to go digging through 12 different products!




So there you have it, my darlings! You can pick up any of these glow-ssentials exclusively in stores or on Ulta's website HERE. Shipping within the US is free over $25 at Ulta!


Not in the US? Model's Own ships globally through their UK site HERE. Free shipping over £15 n the UK and starting at just £7.99 worldwide.


You can find Model's Own through the social media outlets below for all the latest about their products:

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Which of these products catches your fancy? Tell me why in the comments section below!








***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***








Hi there, my darlings! Spring seems to be taking its own sweet time this year...I mean, come one, what's with this weather?! But, we're all looking forward to Spring...when it finally does arrive! Warmer weather, for sure, but for many of you, Spring might bring a different and more exciting kind of celebration--namely wedding season! Keeping all you brides-to-be in mind, Zoya Nail Polish and Treatment has curated a lovely collection of favorites that would be perfect for a Spring wedding!


The Bridal Bliss collection consists of 12 fan-favorite polishes in pretty light and neutral shades.  Across the board, I found the formula of just about all these polishes to be quite lovely--most of them are lighter shades, even pastels, so I used three coats to achieve the perfect, fully-opaque finish.  Unless specifically mentioned, all the swatches below show just 3 thin coats of each polish by itself on the index and ring fingers and 3 coats plus 1 thin coat of topcoat on the middle and pinkie fingers, for the sake of comparison.


Snow White is described as "a pure white creme that's as clean and bright as freshly-fallen snow". The perfect, bright white to match  white bridal gown!






Rue is described as "a full-coverage, boudoir blush cream". I love how flattering this nude is!






Blu is described as "a full-coverage, soft and delicate pale baby blue with a glossy creme finish".If you need a "something blue", look no further!






Avril is described as "a soft neutral pink with light brown undertones in a milky creme base". Similar to Rue, this one could be her sister in terms of both shade and how it looks on my skin tone!






Bela is described as "a ballet slipper pink in a sheer, milky creme finish". One of my faves, I love this delicate shade!






Chantal is described as "a delicious full-coverage, French, Nude vanilla cream". Although still a nude, this has just enough of color to give it a twist!






Abby is described as "a light lavender cream". Perfect Spring pastel for the bride that wants something just a little less traditional!






Leia is described as "a sheer, opalescent white with flecks of fuchsia, green and gold". One of my all-time faves from Zoya, I love how this beauty is equally gorgeous as a topper over just about any polish of your choice or layered on for a magical finish!










McKenna is described as "a refined pearl in a soft almond". Application-wise, this was a little finicky but I do like the pearlized finish!





Loretta is described as "a light beige with a sheer creme finish". I know a lot of people don't really like sheer finishes, but personally I find them lovely! Great for a French mani or a bit of nail art!






Brighton is described as "a full coverage, diamond holographic soft nude". I like to think of this as an office-friendly holo--a pretty neutral shade until you go out in the sun when the holo really makes it shine!










With flash!




Erika is described as "a soft, girly pale baby pink with lots of fine gold shimmer".The shimmer in this is what really makes this polish special!










So there you have it, my darlings! The Zoya Bridal Bliss collection is available now on Zoya's website HERE for the price of $10 for a full-size, 0.5 oz bottle.

Oh and do not miss Zoya's annual Earth Day exchange! Details below:

From April 2, 2018 - April 28, 2018 (11:59pm EST:

1.) Visit Zoya online and add a minimum of 6 bottles of your favorite polish colors (no more than 24 bottles) to your cart – Consumer Accounts Only

2.) Apply code: HEALTHY and a 50% credit will be deducted from your exchange order - FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED! (OPEN TO US AND CANADA ONLY)

3.) Complete checkout and you’re all set! If you need further instructions on sending back your unwanted polish, see below.


Don't forget to follow Zoya through the social media outlets below :

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What do you think of this collection? Any instant faves? I would love to hear from you in the comments section below!









***Products were sent to me for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.***
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