Monday, 27 October 2014

Triple CANVAS Gradient!


This gradient uses all 3 of our soft holographic shades. It's beautiful and I am so proud to say that these are our lacquers!!

This is Flaunt It! Hand of the King and Polar Bear Dip.

aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! love it!
I was initially going for something more tribal print, and I think I may have possibly achieved that had I stamped with black. Obviously going with the white gives it a wintery holiday sweater/tights kinda vibe. Yes, a bit early - but I don't care cuz I luuurrvs it anywayzzz
This image is from BundleMonster 102 and I used Rica Whiteout. I'm finding this polish much easier to use than my Konad White!!!

These 3 shades are all available at our Etsy store right now!


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Facebook and Flea!


I know, I know - we probably should have done it ages ago, but finally - CANVAS lacquer has a facebook page!
Please like us. We'll be your best friends.

And for those of you in the Toronto area, please come check us out at the Annex Flea on Sunday, October 26th at the CSI building at 720 Bathurst St (just south of Bloor). Not only will there be polish deals, but we'll also be showcasing our collabs with Keepsake Jewellery and 10/10 Nail Design. Here's a taste!


CANVAS x 10/10
CANVAS x 10/10
So in conclusion - come visit us on the interwebs on Facebook, and then IRL at the Annex Flea on Sunday Oct 26.

See you soon!


Friday, 17 October 2014

Winter of '99 - CANVAS the City


Do you love sneak peeks as much as I do?!

Here's a look at a soon-to-be-released glitter topper we're working on.

Stay tuned!


Polar Bear Dip - CANVAS the City


Check out these awesome swatches of our just released POLAR BEAR DIP.
Available at our Etsy store now!

Direct light
Diffused light

Each photo is two easy coats, no top coat. I find topcoat (seche vite) does dull the holo glow a tiny bit, but it also deepens the shade and really makes the shimmer pop.

Obviously we love all our creations, but wow, I am so head over heels for this one!


Thursday, 16 October 2014

You CAN Keep It! Collab with Keepsake Jewellery


Exciting news - we are collaborating again!
Not only are we available on acrylics for 10/10 Nail Design, we are also available on unique, handmade rings.

Keepsake x CANVAS Yorkville Splurge
We teamed up with our friend and colleague Deborah Kanfer from Keepsake Jewellery. She creates handmade pieces featuring her own fine art photography. We both find a lot of inspiration here in Toronto, so we make a perfect pairing.

Keepsake x CANVAS Winterfell & Caribana Parade
These one-of-a-kind pieces will soon be available at both of our Etsy stores. We will also be at the Annex Flea on October 26th for any of those who are in the Toronto area.


Sunday, 5 October 2014

Peacock Leadlight and Spooky Spiderweb


Follow 1010naildesign on Instagram for the details on these manis!


10/10 Nail Design X Mother of Dragons


Do you love nail polish but can't grow long nails? Or maybe you're looking for that perfect something to add to your costume - or maybe you just wanna love the spirit of the season all month long...
Whatever your reason, you can now have a CANVAS lacquer Mother of Dragons almond manicure in minutes!

There is a set with silver scales and a set without scales available now at my bigcartel site.

I'll be adding tons more seasonal sets to the store soon - including some GLOW IN THE DARK set painted with CANVAS lacquer Beyond the Wall.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

31C2014 Day 23 - Inspired by a Movie


yeah, yeah, yeah - not even close.
To be fair I did, and posted this on Instagram on the right day - it's just taken me awhile to get the details here - sorry guys!

OMG TOTORO!!! Seriously, if you can't find anything charming about Miyazaki or anything else from Studio Ghibli, you have no heart. My Neighbor Totoro is a fave of mine, but the dust sprites are also featured in my other fave Spirited Away. Yes people - two movies in one mani - can I collect extra points? Anyway...

I started with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff.

Next I freehanded the soot sprites with Essie Licorice (black) and Sally Hansen White On. Totoro is Misa Paint My Nails @Work, Licorice, White On and Sally Hansen In the Groove (green).
I stamped the stars using pieces of an image from VividLacquer 014 and used In the Groove, Sally Hansen Brisk Blue and Sally Hansen Presto Pink.

I was absolutely gleeful with the way this turned out! I don't do 'cutsie' very often, but I'll always make an exception for Totoro.


CANVAS the City Fall/Winter Previews!


We have been brainstorming/working like crazy and will be restocking sold out shades and releasing new shades very soon!

Here's a sneak peek at two shades for Fall/Winter.

Harbourfront Skate Night is our first black and our first flakie lacquer! There's a ton of subtly shifting flakies of all shades, and just a hint of white microglitter - like the reflection of stars on the black ice! We are so in love with this for winter.

Next we have an awesome glitter topper. This is Yorkville Splurge - a unique combination of matte white and blue hexes, copper hexes, rose gold squares and a good dose of holo dust. We've layered it over a smokey grey that we're working on (more on that to come!) and then over plain black.
Treat yo'self to this one!

Rather than releasing all 6 shades at once we will be trickling them out. Nuit Blanche All Nighter was the first release and is available here.

Look out for tons more stuff from us soon!


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Introducing 10/10 Nail Design!


A little something different today...
My nail art is now for sale! 10/10 Nail Design is my new start up that will be selling sets of hand painted acrylic nails. I will be offering a huge variety of looks, shapes and lengths... eventually!
The shop is live but still under constant construction - you can check out my first few offerings at

This is also now the identity I will use as a nail artist. Yes, you can hire me to get yo nails did!!!
Contact me at

There will definitely be plenty of CANVAS lacquer collabs, but I'll be using lots of different polishes, both and indie and major, and using lots of different nail art techniques and accessories.

Both CANVAS lacquer and 10/10 Nail Design will be at the Annex Flea, October 6th at the Centre for Social Innovation on Bathurst. Our collaborative collection with Keepsake Jewellery will be featured at our tables - such perfect gift ideas!  Further details to come soon!

Here's a galaxy set that's available for sale now:

If you follow CANVAS on Instagram for the nail art, please follow me @1010naildesign to keep seeing all the art details!

Thanks for everyone's support!!!