Kitlife Planner 2017 & CND New Wave Collection for Spring 2017

Kitlife Planner 2017 CND New Wave Collection

I’m planning great things for next year with my cute Kitlife Planner (Festival Edition) and favourite Staedtler Fineliners!

I used to use the Erin Condren Life Planners, but decided to switch it up because the Kitlife Planner has a full page for each weekday, which allows me to write more and still have space to decorate, if I want to. (Also, Kitlife shipped the planner super fast to Canada. We’re talking just a few days!)

Until December 4, on the Kitlife Planner website, you can enjoy 15% off everything with the coupon code “CYBERSAVINGS15”.

Also, I’m loving the CND New Wave Collection for Spring 2017, which includes colours that are inspired by the electric 80s. It launches in January 2017.

Not long ago, I attended a PR event and was cordially treated to a professional CND Shellac manicure in Blue Eyeshadow from this collection at the TIPS Nail Bar in Greektown.

I wore it for about 10 days straight, and it was still going strong. However, I finally removed it, so that I could swatch the collection of 6 Vinylux shades.

Swatches are coming soon, so stay tuned! 🙂

Are you also a planner? What are your favourite planner supplies? Have you ever tried bullet journaling? (That’s something I want to get into.)

Cyber Monday Deals: Tarte Grav3yardgirl Swamp Queen Palette & Lip Paints

Cyber Monday deals are no doubt flooding your inbox, but just in case you missed it, there are goodies to be snatched up on the Tarte Cosmetics website.

For today only, Tarte Cosmetics has:

  • Deals starting from as low as $5
  • 25% off everything else with the coupon code “MONDAY”

Also, if you’re a fan of Bunny Meyer aka YouTube sensation, Grav3yardgirl, you’ll be excited to know that her two limited-edition Tarteist Lip Paints and Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette are on sale.

  • Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint: $15 CAD (Shades: Texas Toast & Swamp Family)
  • Tarte Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette: $30 CAD

There’s free shipping, if you spend $75+ CAD.

Back in June and July, I did in-depth reviews on two products from the Bunny x Tarte collaboration: the Texas Toast Lip Paint and the Swamp Queen Palette.

Click on the links or the below images to see each review that includes swatches, photos, and my honest opinions.

Tarte Grav3yardgirl Tarteist Lip Paint in Texas Toast Review & Swatches

Tarte Tarteist Grav3yardgirl Texas Toast Lip Paint

 

Tarte Grav3yardgirl Swamp Queen Eye & Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Tarte Grav3yardgirl Swamp Queen Palette

Did you do any Cyber Monday shopping? Will you be snatching up anything during Tarte’s Cyber Monday sale? Are you on a No Buy?

Michael Wekerle from Dragons’ Den

Michael Wekerle Dragons' Den

This isn’t beauty-related like my usual posts are, but I still wanted to share this because it made me so happy!

Who can transform an ordinary TTC subway commute into an extraordinary one? Michael Wekerle!

Friendly, spirited, and always a sharp dresser, Michael Wekerle totally made my day yesterday when I was taking public transit in Toronto!

You may know him from the TV show on CBC called Dragons’ Den. It’s a show that I enjoy watching because it encourages everyone to be creative, think outside the trapezoid, and follow unconventional dreams and ambitions.

Visions can become a reality, if we work hard, are driven by passion, and are humble enough to never stop learning.

Hearing the pitches on the show by entrepreneurs and being entertained by the Dragons inspire me!

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MICHAEL, for putting a huge smile on my face and for calling me “the next Dragonette” when we met! 😀

Sometimes, even the smallest words of encouragement from another is enough to raise a person’s spirit. Let’s continue to pay it forward!

Here are some more poses from our impromptu TTC subway ‘photo shoot’! 😉

Dragons' Den Michael Wekerle

Michael Wekerle from Dragons' Den

Hope that you all are having a wonderful day today! 🙂 Wishing you love and light!

Zoya Black Friday 2016 Deal

Zoya Black Friday 2016 Deal

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Google+, you may have seen that yesterday, I gave you the heads up on a mind-blowing Zoya Black Friday Deal!

Since not everyone is addicted to social media like I am, I decided to share it on the blog today. 😉

This Friday November 25th only (until 11:59 pm Eastern), enjoy 70% off your Zoya.com order when you use the coupon code “YAY”!

If there are some shades on your holiday wish list that you’ve been itching to get your hands on, this is the ideal opportunity to snatch them up and round out a collection. Plus the holiday season is right around the corner, and Zoya nail polishes make excellent stocking stuffers!

Need some colour inspiration?

Check out my Zoya nail polish reviews and Zoya lipstick reviews!

Also, in case you’re interested and missed it, I swatched their newest winter/holiday 2016 collection recently.

Click the link or the below image to see my Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches & Review!

Zoya Waverly Swatch Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches

Zoya Waverly from the Enchanted Collection

The Zoya Black Friday deal is valid only for Consumer Accounts in the USA.

Although I’m Canadian and have fellow Canadian readers, I’m still sharing this because I also have many American readers who’d love to take advantage of this awesome promotion! Fingers crossed that next year, Zoya will include Canadians!

EDIT (November 23, 2016): Zoya decided that they’ll be extending the Black Friday deal to Canadian Consumers, too! YESSSSS! (Standard Canadian shipping and international fees apply.)

Will you be doing any Black Friday shopping this year? What are some Zoya shades that are on your wish list? Are you excited about the new PixieDust polishes in the Zoya Enchanted Collection?

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection Swatches & Review

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's Collection Swatches Review

If you’re a fan of classic films from the 60s, romantic comedies, and iconic stars like Audrey Hepburn like I am, you’ll be squealing for nail joy because the OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Collection is the latest must-anticipated holiday launch!

With the gift-giving season around the corner, I’ve swatched 12 shades from the collection to help you decide which might make good stocking stuffers for the special nail junkies on your list.

(There are also six Infinite Shine nail polishes in this collection, and I may swatch those at a later date. Let me know if you’d be interested in seeing those.)

I’ve also included the official press release, in case you want to read the colour story behind the polishes.

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Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches & Review

Zoya Enchanted Collection Swatches

The Zoya Enchanted Collection for Winter/Holiday 2016 is like the Little Drummer Boy who doesn’t miss a magical beat!

Although green nail polish makes my heart race, I can’t seem to pick an ultimate favourite out of the bunch.

Featuring four new textured lacquers in the popular PixieDust formula and two shades with a fun flash of colour, the Zoya Enchanted Collection makes a great stocking stuffer for the nail junkie on your Christmas list.

They all offer great pigmentation and full coverage with just two coats. Additionally, the top-notch formulas were what I have come to expect from Zoya. (This brand’s consistent!) They glide on easily. The shimmers are effortless, and the PixieDusts apply evenly.

As with most textured nail polishes, the PIxieDusts dry rapidly, which makes them a great choice for when you need a quick manicure and to be out the door. They’re also easy to remove, so you won’t need to scrub your poor fingers.

Zoya certainly hits a home run with this collection. There’s not a single dud among them, in my opinion. There’s a wide variety of colours, which helps to appeal to people with different preferences, and even if you don’t care for textured nail polishes, just slap on a layer or two of a thick glossy top coat to get a glass-like finish.

I really like how this collection doesn’t scream, “Traditional Christmas!” with lots of reds. I enjoy reds, but sometimes it can feel too predictable for a holiday collection.

If you’d like to learn more about the colour story, check out the official Zoya Enchanted Collection press release that I published on the blog a little while ago.

What do you think? Would you have preferred to see a red here, or are you also happy that the Zoya Enchanted Collection offers something a bit different?

Check out the rest of this post to see my swatches and bottle shots!

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OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails Swatches & Review

OPI Suzi The First Lady of Nails Swatch Review

OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails from the Washington DC Collection is a polarizing geese-poop green. You’ll either love it (like I do), or you’ll think that it’s one of those fugly shades.

Earthy greens like OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails is a comfort colour in my manicure repertoire. This is totally a “me” hue, and I’m never at a loss when it comes to pairing it with anything in my wardrobe.

With understated elegance, this olive green commands attention without being flashy, and that’s why I’m drawn to it. It expresses mature sentiment while still offering a youthful twist. This dichotomy intrigues me in nail polish and in general.

P.S. Loyal readers will note my little hiatus. A while back, I broke one of my nails very badly in an unfortunate accident. It was the first time that I had ever done that! My nail tore very deep, halfway down the nail bed horizontally, and it was very painful! It has now grown out past the nail line, so I feel comfortable going forward with swatches. (The swatches of OPI Suzi – The First Lady of Nails in this post were taken before my nail broke. Stay tuned because in the near future, I will have new Zoya and OPI holiday nail swatches!)

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