Friday, August 30, 2013

Vote for Nail Polish Canada to Win Best E-Tailer!

Big news! My most favorite Canadian nail polish online store has made it to the finals of Canada Post's E-Commerce Innovations Awards. Can I get a woot woot!? I have purchased quite a few polishes from them already so when I received an e-mail from Joy asking if I could share a press release with my readers, I was more than happy to help!
See, they need our votes to win the coveted title of Consumer Champion, which is the best e-commerce company in Canada. And, as a thank you, they're offering prizes for those who vote for them and 2 huge prizes (24 bottles of Enchanted nail polish and a $1000 shopping spree on their website) if they win the contest! Check out the details below and don't forget to vote guys!

For immediate release:
Nail Polish Canada (almost) the best e-tailer in Canada is close to being named the best e-commerce company in Canada as part of Canada Post’s E-Commerce Awards and needs your help. was selected as a finalist for best e-tailers in Canada by a panel of judges including executives at Facebook and Google (So yes Dad, nail polish is a “thing”!).
As for who will be crowned the Consumer Champion it now comes down to a vote
“It’s been thrilling to work with so many great customers and bloggers over the past few years. So thank-you all for building into a company worthy of such an honor. Sam even teared up a little bit as he wrote this sentence pretending to be me.” - Nikki, VP Glitter.
To encourage everybody to show their support and vote, is offering up to $2000 in prizes!
How it works
Vote for NPC
You can vote every day. Voting runs from August 28th to September 20th 12:00PM.
You must record your vote to enter & win at Nail Polish Canada’s vote page here.

Voting & prizes are open to Canadian and U.S. residents.
Daily Draw
There is a daily thank-you draw for everybody who voted that day for awesome prizes!
Bonus: If Nail Polish Canada Wins the Vote
This is the kicker, if wins Consumer Champion then we’re having a huge giveaway with two winners!
Grand Prize #1: 24 bottles of Enchanted Nail Polish
Grand Prize #2: $1000 shopping spree at Nail Polish Canada
Both prizes are awarded separately and every day you voted for us as Consumer Champion is one entry to win.
Prizes are only open to Canadian and U.S. residents. See for full details.
For further info please contact  (she's very nice...I swear!) 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments Review and Swatches

Good news pigment lovers! Maybelline has expanded its Color Tattoo line and introduced the Color Tattoo Pure Pigments for summer 2013 (is that cheering I hear?!). 

I have been a huge fan of Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows since day 1 (which are amazeballs! Truly one of my makeup bag must-have. I have already repurchased Bad to the Bronze, my favourite of the far! Just bought three of the new LE summer shades....stay tuned for swatches), so I couldn't wait to see if these pigments truly were Color Tattoo line worthy. 

First, let's take a look at what the Maybelline's website tells us:
Double-dipped pigments create intense eyeshadow colour intensity. Superior staying power (up to 24 hr), for crease-proof wear all day long. Explosive pure pigments in a crease-proof formula.

Wear time : Granted, I always take off my makeup at night, so I can't really comment on their 24 hr claim, but happy to report that they do last 10hr + (all day wear for me) worn with eye primer or over a Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow. 

Formula : Pigmentation rocks for most shades. A shame that the line didn't include more matte shades (I think the only semi-matte shade is the royal blue one called Brash Blue). Some shades are rather sheer (for example, there is nothing potent about Potent Purple worn on its own, and Buff & Tuff is just chunky glitter in a very sheer nude shade), but for the most part, pigmentation is great and colours are fun and vibrant. 

I did play around with them a lot before writing this and, even though the sheerness of a few had left me bummed out, I was happy to see that they looked a lot better over a cream eyeshadow or applied wet vs dry (HUGE difference in colour payoff!).

On to swatches! I have received 4 for review and bought 2 more shades.

From left to right: Never Fade Jade #5, Wild Gold #25 , Black Mystery #30, Breaking Bronze #35, Buff & Tuff #60, Potent Purple #15.

Finger swatches - how stunning is the emerald shimmer (hello Pantone colour of the year!) in the shade Black Mystery!!?? LOVE!


Even though not all shades wowed me (I'd skip Buff & Tuff), I still think these are definitely worth adding to your makeup bag if you love pigments (Never Fade Jade will be a definite must for Fall, you can even use it as a liner with a little bit of mixing medium). At the budget friendly price of $8.99 CAD, these are a great bang for your buck.

Have you bought any of the Maybelline Color Tattoo Pure Pigments? Which ones are your favourites?