Saturday Events, Presentations, and Workshops

The first ever indie polish making workshop, presented by Indie Expo Canada.

10:00 am, Saturday June 03, 2017 - Studio D


Making your own nail polish

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own custom nail polish? It can seem intimidating and overwhelming at first, and just getting all the supplies can be daunting.

We are here to help you!! Join our team of indie polish experts and sling some glitter and sparkles with your favourite Indie Polish Makers!!!
We are pleased to present you with the opportunity to learn how to mix and bottle your own custom nail polish! Under the direction of several of our uber talented Indie Polish Vendors, you will be given basic knowledge and direction so that you can blend TWO bottles of your own custom colours. We will supply the *materials and the know-how, and you supply the inspiration.
*Materials provided include necessary equipment, suspension base, colourants, shimmers, and glitter. Specialty finishes like holo and flakes can be added for an additional cost of $5 each, that day.

Open to everyone (kids are welcome- but kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also taking the workshop)

Saturday June 03 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$55 CAD each for non-Indie Expo Canada ticket holders
$45 CAD each for Indie Expo Canada ticket holders
* Specialty finish materials such as flakes and holo can be added for an additional cost of $5 each, that day.

***Seats are currently full. If more seats become available, you can Claim your seat HERE

Purchase your ticket to the Main Event at Indie Expo Canada and save $10 on the full price of the polish making workshop. Ticket info found HERE

Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 1J9
Entrance on Widmer Street
GPS/Parking Address: 2 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario
Tel: +1 416 343 1234


Informational Presentations

Following the glitter and shimmer slinging workshop, we welcome the following speakers to grace us with their knowledge and experience, in a casual and semi interactive format. These sessions will offer you a wealth of knowledge about successful blogging, as well as carving out your spot in this industry we call 'Indie' whether you are a blogger, a vlogger, an entrepreneur, or even if you are just starting to think about blogging or starting a brand. This will be a highly informative afternoon for you, and give you a great set of skills to boost your blog, and polish your brands.

2:00 - 2:20 pm in Studio D

Nail it as a Hobby Blogger, with Caitlin, of Streets Ahead Style

Caitlin - Streets Ahead Style - Saturday speaker

You might consider Caitlin a serial hobby blogger. In 2010, Caitlin started Kitchen Grrrls. with her sister to document and share photos and recipes of delicious vegan treats. Caitlin’s food photography has been featured on BuzzFeed on several occasions. In 2013, she added another blog to her portfolio, Streets Ahead Style, where she shares with the world her obsession with colour and sparkle in the form of nail polish. With an MA in Women and Gender Studies, Caitlin is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion and currently works in the world of non-profit communications and fund development. Caitlin’s spare is spent painting her nails, cooking, baking (obviously!), doing yoga and volunteering with youth.

Caitlin's presentation will include a discussion of the key considerations you should make when starting your own "Hobby Blog." Whether or not you want to start a nail blog, fashion blog or fishing blog (hey, it's all about sharing your passion!), Caitlin wants you to feel like you have all the information you need so that you can create a blog that reflects who you are and how you want to share your passion with the world. Bring your questions and concerns about starting your own hobby blog and Caitlin will be available to answer any questions to the best of her ability!




2:20 - 2:50 pm in Studio D

5 Easy Steps to Become a Successful Beauty Blogger/Youtuber, with Zenorah


Zenorah is a Trinidadian born Canadian Beauty Youtuber and Blogger. She has a huge passion for all things beauty and you'll find an assortment of beauty related videos and blog posts consisting of Makeup Reviews, Skin Care Routines, 

Get Ready with Me, Live Swatch & Reviews of Nail Polish Collections, Nail Polish Wear Tests, Seasonal Nail Polish Picks etc. She has worked with brands such as Lancome, Essie Canada, ZOYA, Pacifica, Bite Beauty, Sephora Collection, Biotherm, Vichy Canada, Pretty Serious Cosmetics, Nine Zero Lacquer, just to name a few. As well, Zenorah was featured on New York Times Square on September 2016. 

Zenorahs topics of discussion include:
1) Branding 101
2) How to Maintain Authenticity Online & Building Brand Partnerships
3) Time is money.
4) Engagement is Online Real Estate.
5) Brands and Bloggers- Developing a great relationship.






 Blog -

 Instagram -  

 Twitter  -!/Zenorahs_Life

 Facebook  -

 SnapChat - Zenorah

 Email -


3:00-3:45 pm in Studio D

How to stand out from the competition, with Red Carpet Sales Coach SOTHEA YI

Sothea Yi Red Carpet Sales Coach

Sothea has been with Andrea Ivanka International from the beginning and has helped it grow to an international platform. He’s worked with leading companies such as CIBC, Equifax, Mazda, BMW Financial Services, Brookfield Real Estate and many more. After generating over $300,000 in sales in just 3 months a lot of the clients wanted to learn how he did it. Together with Andrea, he became the Red Carpet Sales Coach, where his expertise is fine tuning anyone’s sales process from beginning to end. Sothea truly believes that selling can be fun while being authentic and his passion is to teach entrepreneurs how this can happen. After all, sales is essential in any business.


How to stand out from the competition with an easy elevator pitch

Today’s market is fully saturated and it is getting more and more competitive. It’s critical that your customers know exactly how you help them. Most of them will only give you a few seconds and that’s your chance to stand out and shine!





What you will walk away with:


  1. How to craft a powerful money making elevator pitch that stands out from the competition
  2. How to use the elevator pitch for different situations and to highlight different products
  3. How staying authentic will make you different and build more valuable connections


My promise: you will get my elevator pitch template that has helped our clients make thousands of dollars through authenticity and integrity.


We are very excited to share this valuable information with you! Instead of a registration fee to secure a seat for these presentations, this is a 'pay what you can' event, and we are requesting a contribution of your choosing to our Paint it Forward initiative, launching on Sunday June 4th, 2017 at the main event with a silent auction in the foyer outside the Regency Ball Room. 100% of  proceeds from Saturday afternoon's presentations and the silent auction will support the Marvelle Koffler Breast Center at Mount Sinai in Toronto.

I'd like to extend a personal thank you to our presenters for contributing their time and expertise, and providing us with a fun afternoon of learning!


Please fill out the registration form below.


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