Just for fun

A huge thank you to all of you who follow me, whether it be via my blog,
Facebook or other social media.

And in honour of reaching 1,600 LIKES on Facebook, let’s have a contest!!!!

And here is one of the gorgeous holographic prizes you can win:


Want to see the rest of the prizes? Go to Facebook to enter!

A huge THANK YOU to Llarowe for participating in this giveaway!

(Contest starts at 12 am June 26, 2013 and ends July 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm.)

America’s Funniest Family!

Nicole by OPI and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce Collaboration with
Hit ABC Comedy Modern Family

Nicole by OPI, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, launches 14 new nail lacquers inspired by ABC’s award-winning comedy, Modern Family. The nail line features shades created to capture the show’s colourful personalities, from a classic taupe named after family patriarch Jay, to a sparkly pink hue fitting for toddler Lily.

“Modern Family is not only one of the funniest shows on television, it features a great ensemble cast of rich characters that inspired a range of shades, from pastel hues like sea foam green and periwinkle to brighter colors of cobalt and red-violet,” remarks Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “From studious Alex to bombshell Gloria, to classic (and neurotic) Claire, to flirty Haley, there are shades to represent each of these uniquely fabulous women – and everyone else in the blended family.

“The Nicole consumer embraces the same spirit of diversity and individuality that’s apparent on the show,” explains Weiss-Fischmann. “The colors inspired by Modern Family offer a perfect way to express that spirit!”

Modern Family is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and licensed through Fox Consumer Products. Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products added, “Modern Family is a series that has a massive following. In partnering with Nicole by OPI, we’re not only able to reach our show’s large fan base, but deliver a product that captures the trend-forward elements and unique characteristics of the series.”

The Modern Family Collection includes:

NIF01 Am I Making Myself Claire

Am I Making Myself Claire? Make no mistake…I’m liking this lilac.

NIF02 I Do De-Claire

I Do De-Claire! Let me just say how frosty cool this soft rose is!

NIF03 She's Lily Something

She’s Lily Something Pink, sparkly stars…so Daddies’ Little Girl-y!

NIF04 A Like-Haley Story...

A Like-Haley Story… Typical teenagers (and their moms!) will love this not-so-typical fuchsia.

NIF05 My Jay or the Highway

My Jay or the Highway! This trendy taupe is inflexibly cool. Period.

NIF06 Stand by Your Manny

Stand by Your Manny Be loyal to this periwinkle blue.

NIF07 Alex by the Books

Alex by the Books Look smart in this seafoam green.

NIF08 Haley Good Lookin'...

Haley Good Lookin’… She’s cookin’ up plans for this pink super-glitter.

NIF09 Basking in Gloria

Basking in Gloria This red-violet is the color of passion.

NIF10 Luke of the Draw

Luke of the Draw Chances are you’ll love this gunmetal glitter.

NIF11 A Phil's ParadiseA Phil’s Paradise No fooling…this pewter is the real deal.

NIF12 Candid Cameron

Candid Cameron Call this teal just like you see it…gorgeous!

NIF13 Back in My Gloria Days...

Back in My Gloria Days… This voluptuous violet has still got it goin’ on!

NIF14 What's the Mitch-uation

What’s the Mitch-uation? This cobalt blue demands an update.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Nicole by OPI formulas are long-lasting, fast-drying, and salon-quality. Modern Family lacquers will be available for a limited time beginning January 2013 for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada, Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug.

For more information on this stunning collection, visit, follow them on twitter, and become a Facebook fan!

I am loving this collection and cannot wait to try especially: Luke of the Draw, My Jay or the Highway! or Am I Making Myself Claire?

And now the best part!!!!! Nicole by OPI is giving YOU a chance to enter to win this ENTIRE Modern Family collection!

How? Head on over to my Facebook page and enter the contest! Or enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

(Contest open to Canadian residents only. Contest runs until February 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

Totally NPC (not polish-related) but I wanted to share this. So if like me, you’re into craft projects like this knitting one, please read on. If not… I’ll share more polish-related posts soon 🙂

A few weeks ago, I spotted these amazing fingerless gloves on Instagram and set out to find the magazine they were in, KnitSimple Holiday 2012 edition. Now that I have it, I thought I would share the pattern with you.  🙂




Happy knitting!!! I still have to find the time to attempt these, but I love them!!!

How many of you knit? Crochet?


While I was drafting up yesterday’s post about Dollish Polish’s Go Luigi!, I kept staring at my nails and debating how work-appropriate some of my more glittery looks are. While I personally adore glittery and colourful nail polish, sparkly eyeshadow or blush, red lips as much as nude lips, I often feel hindered by my professional job. I should point out that I do not work in a law firm or a suit-type environment; in fact, my office is quite relaxed and offers a casual dress code; yet I sometimes look at my nails before running out the door in the morning and wonder if I should have removed my polish.

Yesterday’s post with my two-toned Go Luigi! is already off in favour of my next blog post’s colour, but would you wear this to work?

This look was quite demure….

…before I added the sparkly The Many Shades of Mr. Grey:

And how do you feel about this look? Office-appropriate?

Sometimes I even wonder if my simpler polishes are “appreciated” in the workplace:

Thanks to my polish (and beauty products) addiction, I am always seeking my next purchase. Many times I want colours that are different, unlike anything sold in a beauty store, but I purchase and wear it, write a post about it, and then decide it’s not “safe” to wear in “real-life.”

I would love to know how my fellow polish lovers and non-polish-lovers alike feel about this dilemma.

Do you wear some polishes only to blog about them, then immediately remove before your work-day? Do you have weekend and weekday-specific polishes? Or are you bold enough to wear the bright and glittery confections, no matter the place?


The other day I came across this contest that made me do a double-take. Shellac for LIFE??? Umm, yes please!!!

Since I have already entered, I thought it would only be fair for me to share this with you. Have you entered??

Go to Shellac’s page on and enter by telling Nailpolish Canada how winning would change your life. And you could win a lifetime supply of CND’s Shellac (to be exact, a 25-year supply of Shellac, and they even throw in the UV lamp)!

And the best part: this is open to both Canadian and US nail polish addicts, erm, I mean, readers!!!!!



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