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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Bouquet of Tulips

This rainy evening, I came home to a thoughtful surprise! 🙂

With a charming assortment of imPRESS nails and gorgeous tulips in a myriad of cheerful hues, it’s most certainly a bouquet of beauty!

The imPRESS Press-on Manicure allows you to achieve the look of gel nails in a single step. In mere minutes (and without having to wait for polish to dry), it’s a great solution for those who are always busy and on-the-go.

The patented dual-layer SuperHold adhesive technology ensures solid manicure mileage, even through frequent hand washing. You won’t have to worry about fake nails flying across the dinner table like the escargot that Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman struggled to get out of the shell! 😉

imPRESS nails retail for $9.99 CAD at Walmart, London Drugs, and Jean Coutu.

Tulips and Nails by imPRESS

Doesn’t this scream spring?

These tulips are from Tonic Blooms, a Toronto flower-delivery service.

(You can use the coupon code “KABLOOM” on their website to get 10% off one order. This is not an affiliate code. I don’t get any commission or benefit from sharing this, but I thought I’d let you know, in case you want to brighten up someone else’s day.)

Tulips and imPRESS Nails

The bow is a Kate Spade head scarf!

I love the gold detailing and the sophisticated-yet-playful print.

Years ago, I used to wear head scarves on a near-daily basis. It’s been a while since I’ve worn one, and this will quench the dry spell.

There’s a significant amount of denim used to wrap around the tulips. I’m planning on sewing a makeup bag with it.

Kate Spade Scarf

Kate Spade Head Scarf

A huge thank you to imPRESS and ROI Relations for bringing a huge smile to my face and for reminding me to stop and smell the flowers, no matter how busy I am! 😉

Disclosure: This post contains press samples provided by PR.


KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit

KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit

Hit the summer festival in style with your favourite sunglasses, a fab choker, and stylish nail art!

The KISS Festival Beauty Survival Kit shimmied its way over to Swatch And Learn’s headquarters yesterday.

It contained the following:

  • imPRESS Gel Manicure Press-on Nails
  • KISS Polish Pop Nail Stickers
  • KISS Waterless Nail Tattoos
  • KISS Fix It Up! Silk Wrap Repair Kit

Out of all the items, I am the most excited about the nautical-themed stickers! Not only are they easy to apply, but they’re way faster than nail stamping or painting a freehand design.

Also, the nail repair kit will come in handy if I break a nail. (Even though I’m fortunate to have strong nails, I tend to be very hard on my nails, so it’s only a matter of time before I pull this puppy out!)

See the rest of this post for a closer look at each item and where you can find them.

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KISS 2016 Preview Event Recap

KISS Nails 2016 Preview Event

Yesterday evening, I attended the KISS 2016 Preview at the Omni King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto.

I got a firsthand sneak peek at the latest nail and eyelash products that will be launching early next year!

In this post are photos I took during and after the event, as well as my commentary on the whole experience, including the setup, the food, and meeting celebrity manicurist, Gina Edwards.

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Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Hallowe’en Nails

Halloween Nails imPRESS Manicures

This week, I’m going to share my new step-by-step tutorial for how to create very easy Hallowe’en nail art that anyone can do with little time and just a few supplies most nailphiles already have in their collection. (Hint: It involves just two colours!)

However, in case you wanted to sport more intricate designs on October 31 and don’t have time, I thought I’d show you some of the fun Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Hallowe’en Nails.

Although I don’t wear press-on nails on a regular basis, I have worn them a handful of times as a novelty for special occasions. For Hallowe’en, I may wear a combination of the ones I’ll show you in this post.

What I really enjoy about them is that they fit the size of my nails, which, believe it or not, are small. My fingers are very thin and long, and my nails are therefore proportionately small as well. (But when you see my photos on the blog, keep in mind that you’re seeing them in a photograph that blows them up larger than life. Actually, some readers have voiced their surprise when they meet me in person. They expected my nails and hands to be much bigger, but I’m a petite woman in general.)

To find press-on nails that fit my baby finger, which is extra small, isn’t common. So I appreciated the fact that I can even wear the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-ons! Plus they’re really easy to apply. You don’t need nail glue. All you do is peel off the tab and stick them onto your nails. (The adhesive is already on the underside of the press-on nail, which is really convenient.)

In this post, you’ll see photos that PR was kind enough to send me, as well as the official press release with more information. They show all the Hallowe’en designs including spider webs, ghosts, candy corn, and more. (You may remember seeing a few that I sprinkled in an Instagram post I shared on the weekend.)

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