the low-down from laura : kiss nails 2015

December 4, 2014By DJMC

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the Kiss Nails 2015 product preview and was very excited, to say the least.

The 2015 line will consist of a few great new products which Gina Edwards, Celebrity Manicurist introduced to us. The new range includes

  • KISS Salon Gel French Nail kit;
  • imPRESS Accent Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails;
  • KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue;
  • KISS Salon Secrets Rococo Veil Kit;
  • Kiss Salon Secrets Luxe Accents; and
  • Kiss Salon Secrets Nail art Pro Tool Kit.

The collection features several items that I just can’t wait to try out like the awesome new impress nail designs and the nail art kit. I was lucky enough to get a complimentary mani at the event, using the Gel French nail kit (available in different lengths and thicknesses), the Rococo Veil kit inspired by french art and a gem from the Luxe Accents kit.

The nails felt comfortable and looked amazing. I also got to walk away with a swag bag and I can’t wait to play! I’m most excited about the nail art collection with the new nail art glue. Gems and jewels have never been easier to apply with this jelly textured product which is the first of its kind and professional grade quality! The glue was designed specifically for nail art and long lasting hold, so now we can all be pro manicurists at home.

Kiss and Broadway Nails also have great Youtube channels where you can check out tutorials and more!

All items will be available February 2015; most items will be available at Walmart, Target, Jean Coutu, London Drugs, Lawtons, Brunet, Familiprix, proxim, pharmasave and Uniprix

Product List and Prices:

  • KISS Salon Gel French Nail kit $13.97
  • imPRESS Accent Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails $10.99
  • Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue $4.99
  • KISS Salon Secrets Rococo Veil Kit $6.99
  • Kiss Salon Secrets Luxe Accents $6.99
  • Kiss Salon Secrets Nail art Pro Tool Kit $16.99

the low-down from laura : flower beauty

November 5, 2014By DJMC

This is the first post from our newest blog contributor, Laura Amaya.

I’ve been wanting to try out the Flower Beauty line by Drew Barrymore for a long time now, so I was pleasantly surprised a few weeks ago when I saw that Wal-Mart Canada has started to stock it! As soon as I heard, I promptly went to and placed an order for some goodies.

As a new mama I’m all about practicality these days – I’m lucky if I get a good 10 minutes to shower and change so simple makeup is key. With that in mind I decided to pick up 3 items which would all help me create a quick and simple 5 minute face:

The BB cream went on very smoothly; I was also surprised at how full the coverage was. It absolutely did the trick for a quick face! The lip and cheek tint is my favourite of the 3 products I purchased, a quick swipe on the cheeks and lips and voila I was done – the texture is very velvety and super bendable.

Lastly, the eyeliner. I’m a huge fan of eyeliner pens because I find them easy to use, so was excited to try this one. It was definitely easy to use however the colour payoff wasn’t that great – I found that I had to press the pen hard for the colour to be very dark, otherwise it came off very light and I personally prefer a dark black liner. Below you’ll find swatches and a picture of the final look.

Overall I did like the products especially for quick every day use. It’s also great they are super affordable! You can find them at Wal-Mart Locations and on