Review by: Jenny Potter
With a shop full of bright, glittery polishes and super cute nail decals, Krystyn and Maddy Scrbic are the queens of trendy, eco-friendly nail art.
The Toronto sisters started selling their hand-mixed nail polishes on their Etsy shop, Beyond the Nail, earlier this year.
Jenny tries out Beyond the Nail Neon Pink polish. (Jenny Potter/QMI Agency)
They really set themselves apart by selling premium polishes free of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene — harsh chemicals found in some other polishes.
Guest review by Nicole Feenstra
Make the back to school blues a good thing with bright, nautical nail polishes that keep the happy summer vibrations going well into fall.
Nicole tries out Santorini Blue by Ceramic Glaze, Jungle Gem by Sally Hansen, and Blue My Mind by Rimmel London. (Nicole Feenstra/QMI Agency
I put three blue nail polishes to the test – Ceramic Glaze’s Santorini Blue, Sally Hansen’s Jungle Gem and Rimmel London’s Blue My Mind – to find out which one had the best hue and lasted the longest. All three colours reminded me of tropical waters and summer beach trips, but these three polishes definitely weren’t created equal in terms of performance.
Celebrities attending the Toronto International Film Festival will be walking away with heavier suitcases (and, we’re guessing eyelids), thanks to some serious swag.
Olivia Wilde receives IMDb’s First-Ever STARmeter Award during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 9, 2013. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for IMDB/AFP)
The Bond Girls Liquid Sands Collection. (Handout: OPI)
Thanks to OPI we gave our nails the Bond treatment — James Bond, that is. The Bond Girls Liquid Sands collection features six colours named after famous Bond girls and though we’re not often hurling guns or climbing out of the ocean in stringy bikinis, we do like our nails done. Check out our reviews.
Review by: Meghan Mitchell, QMI Agency
A well-manicured set of nails is one accessory that never goes out of style. However, it can be a time-consuming process to do it yourself and sometimes the results are lacklustre. I recently tried the Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips gel manicure starter kit in the shade Shell We Dance.
Sally Hansen Salon Insta Gel Strips gel manicure starter kit. (Meghan Mitchell, QMI Agency)