Indie Expo Canada 2018 V.I.P. Bag Polishes Swatches & Review + Live Swatch

Happy Wednesday!!,

I am so glad we're halfway through the week already. I had this post typed and saved to be posted earlier today but when I came back to add the video to it EVERYTHING was gone. I was so sad because that meant that I would have to do everything over again! So here I am retyping this post lol. Today I don't have a Watermarble Wednesdays to share as I had really wanted to get these gorgeous polishes on my blog. Last year I attended the Indie Expo Canada 2018 and honestly I had a blast. It was nice meeting makers as well as other bloggers. Of course, when I had wanted to share the polishes that were in my V.I.P Bag other things came up and I just ever got the chance too. So I figured I'd try and get these up before this year's Indie Expo Canada lol. Also, keep your eyes out as I'll be sharing the polishes from the event eventually as there was A LOT! 
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In the bag, there were various brands but for the most part, all of the polishes had really good coverage, with great drying time between coats and built very nicely to opacity. Some needed two coats while others needed three but I will let you know which were two or three coaters! 
Turtle Tootsie Polishes - A Rose Is A Rose
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A Rose Is A Rose is a gorgeous rose crelly polish with scattered holo! This one was so pretty and girly. I did have some slight vnl at the second coat but if you don't mind or you have shorter nails you could very easily stop at two. I used three coats and sealed everything with a glossy top coat! 

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Beyond The Nail - Cherry Peach
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Cherry Peach is a peach crelly with bright orange flakies! There are some colours that I don't draw to because I personally just don't like them. This was one that I was very unsure about looking at it from the bottle. But got it onto the nail and I loved how it looked against my complexion especially with the flakies!! I was able to achieve full opacity with just two thin coats and a glossy top coat! Also, I did notice that once this had some sun exposure while on my nails the colour did get darker and I'm not sure why that happened. 

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Fiendish Fancies - Kaiju
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Kaiju is a lovely green polish with red and blue flecks throughout. The first coat was a bit on the sheer side with this one and I thought it was going to take quite a few coats to get full opacity but that wasn't the case. Shown is two thin coats with a glossy top coat! 

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Paint It Pretty Polish - Only @ Expo Eh?
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Only @ Expo Eh? is a purple polish with blue, pink and aqua sparks! Now, most of you know that purple is my favourite colour so there was no doubt that I didn't fall in love with this one! This was another polish that did have a sheer application but there was no issue trying to get it to full opacity. This beauty also did dry a bit on the matte side but that's nothing some top coat can't fix. Shown is three thin coats with a glossy top coat! 

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Alter Ego Polishes - Poised Heroine
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Poised Heroine is a gorgeous dark purple jelly polish with burnt orange micro metallic flakes! I just can't formulate the right amount of words of for this one! I was ecstatic to have this in my bag. As with most jelly polishes, this did have a sheer application but there was no problem getting it to full opacity. There was a significant flakie payoff with each brushstroke. Shown is three thin coats with a glossy top coat. 

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Ever After Polish - Seaweed Facials
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Seaweed Facials is a bright neon lime green squish creme polish with crystal flakes, micro flakes and a hint of green shimmer! This one gets me super excited for the summer just because of how bright it is. I can really say I don't own anything like this in my collection and was glad to be able to add it. Shown is three thin coats with a glossy top coat! 

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Girly Bits Cosmetics - Very Important Polish
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Very Important Polish is a beautiful teal shimmer polish with a purple/pink flash! This is such a beauty. It also has that glow from within feel. This is another polish that is like no other in my collection! Shown is two thin coats with a glossy top coat! 

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Colors By Llarowe - You Like Eh?
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You Like Eh? is a fabulous fuchsia based polish with micro holo flakes and a strong blue flash! This makes me so happy!!! Absolutely gorgeous and something I can see myself reaching for again and again. This beauty was almost a one coater for me but if you happen to do thicker coats you could very easily get away with one. Shown is two thin coats with a glossy top coat! 

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So there we have it! All the polishes that were included in my V.I.P Bag! What are your thoughts? Do you have a favourite?? As these were exclusive polishes to the event you never know who may be selling them on their personal destash! So keep your eyes open.





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10 comments

  1. Your swatches really showcases these all so beautifully. Love them all 😍

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  2. That Alter Ego polish is so unique!

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  3. Cynthia DeckerMay 24, 2019 8:31 AM

    Thank you for all your detailed reviews! Your manis and photos are fantastic!

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  4. Great swatches! Makes me excited for this year’s event!

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  5. Beautiful swatches! Love the brighter colored ones.

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  6. Thanks!! I know me too. I hope that I'll be able to attend.

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