Today is my second most favorite Holiday. I love everything about Halloween – scary movies, costumes, make up, fall time of year and candy kisses.  I will be uploading my top 10 favorite scary movies to my YouTube Channel this afternoon, please be sure to tune in and subscribe to my YouTube Channel in preparation for the video. By clicking HERE you will be taken to my Channel.

Top 10 Horror Movie Video

Recent Engagements

I have been on the road traveling the country for Comedy, TV, Professional Speaking and Hosting for the past few months. I have been posting photos and updates on my website and I wanted to share with you where I have been in the last couple weeks.  I had the pleasure of visiting North Nova Education Centre and Northumberland Regional High School, speaking to students about Diversity, Inclusion with the world theme of “Born This Way”.  Speaking to High School students is very important to me, definitely one of my high lights each year.  North Nova Education Centre was so welcoming, I have to show you some great pictures we took while visiting.  Much love greeted me as I entered the front doors, and I was well looked after by everyone, Thank you.

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Its Just Another Mani Monday

Happy Halloween

Fall is my favorite time of the year and Halloween is my second favorite Holiday ever.  This week’s look is inspired by Halloween of course.  The nail applique I am using is called “Batty For You” by Sally Hansen Salon Effects, purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart.


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Halloween in Nova Scotia read about hauntings

Best Halloween movie click here

Be safe, Have fun Follow me on Twitter and tweet me your fun pictures.  I love to hear from  you.


News update for Candy Palmater/ The Candy Show

Good Monday Morning,

This will be the first Monday that we have not posted “Its Just Another Mani Monday”, sorry to you for missing one Monday.  We have a lot of great exciting news though, and for now we are only allowed to share some of the great news.  Candy Palmater has officially resigned from her day job as the Director of Mi’Kmaq Liason Office in the Department of Education, to 100% concentrate and peruse her Entertainment business.  Candy has been traveling the country extensively with her Stand Up Comedy and with her Keynote speech and Hosting talent. Candy will now be able to give all her time and attention to her love and her business that includes: National TV Show “The Candy Show”, Comedy , Writing, Hosting,  Keynote speeches and more up coming projects….. like a Book!  yes, finally, Candy will be able to work on the big book that many people, friends, family and fans have been asking for.

Candy has a special and unique talent, I try to be unbiased, however the truth is the truth. Candy’s ability to reach out to young people, especially aboriginal/ First nation Youth is astounding.  The results of Motivating, Inspiring and helping young people to believe in themselves and to  persevere with their struggles, and conquering fears made Candy realize her own life journey.  To Book Candy please click HERE

Past week News/ Gigs

This past Saturday was NSRAP ( Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project) big Gala night, that Candy hosts every year and has done so now for 6 years.  Here is NSRAP Website, read more about what they do.  Without NSRAP, Candy and I could not legally marry.

Candy was in 6 Nations in Ontario last week for 3 days hosting/ speaking to Aboriginal Youth and educators alike. NPAAMB Website  for details about this annual event.

Tattoo News

Yesterday Candy had Ian Preeper of Classy Tattoo Company  Tattoo a very special piece on Candy’s right arm. A memorial piece for her late brother Billy Palmater in the most vibrant colors. Take a look. This concludes the news from  last week.  More news and pictures will be coming….

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It Gets Better Campaign

Candy speaks out , don;t check out. It Gets Better Video

Candy travels the country visiting schools, first nation communities and events speaking on many topics, but the one that hits her the hardest is anti-bullying and suicide. As a Gay, Native, woman she understands the struggles. Candy shares her stories with the young people and how she still has her struggles today, but she remains triumphant. Candy has achieved much success in life by following her dreams, by allowing those who support her to be around her, true friends, family and positive supporters.  It is not easy, heck, life is not suppose to be easy, life is about making choices that you want, not what others want for you, or try to make you do.  This is your life to live, have fun, dream big, and surround yourself with other people with similar wants and goals. Life is wonderful, don;t leave the world early. Live.  Watch Video

To quote one of my favorite lines in one of my favorite movies, Storm of the Century ( book/ story written by Stephen King), the line is “Pushers get pushed Donnie Beals, Pushers get pushed”, is a line I use often.  Donnie Beals is the son of the small town’s mayor, and little Donnie, like his father, likes to bully and control those around him.  You will have to read the book or watch the movie for this moment, as the entire story is not about the Beals, but something more grand, that involves the town’s people. Which in turn makes even the top town bullies cower…..

I wanted to blog today, as Candy is Hosting/ speaking at a 3 day Aboriginal Youth Conference in Ontario, called ” Dream Walkers gathering” which is a motivational event for Aboriginal youth to stay in school, put on by  the Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal area Management Board.  The problem of youth suicide is astounding, we all have a big part to play in helping to put an end to the bullies that push the victims to death. I feel this is murder, but call it what it is, this epidemic must stop.

For Candy to speak to Young Aboriginal people in your Province, country, city, town or event, please contact us

written by Denise Tompkins – Candy’s wife & Manager



Its Just Another Mani Monday

Good Monday everyone.

I am getting packed to fly to Ontario today.  I have a week long gig and I wanted to have something fun and dazzling on my nails for my travels. This look is Revlon Moon Candy in Galactic.  After I applied lacquer, it did not look how I envisioned it would be until I applied the Top Coat.  Then it worked out well.  Without a top coat this polish is rough and looks like an old manicure on the nails. Top Coat is a must to make this polish look good.

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List Of Materials used:

1. Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy

2. Revlon Moon Candy in the color Galactic

3. Top Coat: Mega Shine by Sally Hansen

I hope you enjoyed this week’s look.  Please be sure to subscribe to my website and be sure to check out my YouTube Channel


Speaking and Hosting Gigs next week

Canada’s only Gay, First nation, National TV personality will be speaking to Aboriginal students next week, as well as Halifax’s Gay community NSRAP Gala night.  Candy is one of kind, she wears a few hats: National TV Host, Comedian and Keynote Speaker.  Candy travels to high schools all around the Eastern Provinces ( right now), delivering powerful messages to students, educators, Principals alike with a message.  The results are incredible, we receive messages every day from students, parents of students and educators showing gratitude for Candy providing the necessary motivation and inspiration the students and those who teach, what they needed to move forward to stay in school and for the teachers, the power to help keep students in class.  Candy’s powerful message has helped bullies from a high school she spoke to, to “turn themselves in” to the Principal!   Incredible results.  To have Candy speak to your school click here Bookings

Candy has been traveling expensively across the country.  Next week Candy will be hosting and speaking at the 3 day event in Ontario for Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board’s 5th annual  “Dream Walkers Gathering”.  This event is to help motivate aboriginal students to help stay in school and graduate.

Candy is the Host and will speak for the 3 days

October 15-19 Candy will be away.

After she is back from Ontario, Candy will be hosting NSRAP ( Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project), Gala Night. October 20th.

Candy is the host for this great event each year

To read about NSRAP, please visit the website to learn more. About NSRAP

October 23rd – Candy will be traveling to New Glasgow area of Nova Scotia to speak to 2 high schools.

For inquiries or to book Candy for your event, festival, school, to host your event, comedy or whatever you need, click here

Laughter is the perfect Medicine, Book Candy Today



Its Just Another Mani Monday

Good morning everyone.

This week’s look is inspired by the Andy Warhol collection by NARS. The paint design on the Incoco nail Applique’s remind me of Andy Warhol paintings. Incoco website

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One more tidbit of information many of my YouTube subscribers might like.  The winner of my first Giveaway has yet to contact me, which means, by end of today if I do not hear from the winner, I will draw another winner!

More exciting news on my TV show and more…. to come.

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WINNER of my first Giveaway on YouTube


Please watch to see who won.  Sorry to all of you who  did not win.  I wish I could make everyone a winner, but alas, there can only be one.  I appreciated each person’s favorite song. As a lover and supporter of Music, I found this part of the giveaway a learning experience, fun and a way to meet all you wonderful people that participated in this contest, plus this made me very happy.  For many of the songs/ artists I did not know, I took joy in searching the artists and music you have as your favorites. Now I am thinking of creating a playlist of the songs and sharing it with all my viewers.  I had so much fun with my first giveaway, I am looking forward to my next one!

Thank you for participating.  See you in my next giveaway.

The Giveaway Winner of Candy’s YouTube Channel contest

Hello to all of you who participated in my first of many Giveaways on my YouTube Channel.  I will posting the winner on YouTube this evening.  I had such a great response from all of you,that I will be running more Giveaways in the future.  As a lover of music, I enjoyed reading about all of your favorite songs, what a joy it has been for me.

Stay tuned,  I will have the winner video uploaded tonight.

Thank you for subscribing and watching my YouTube videos.  You all are fabulously beautiful.


Its Just Another Mani Monday AND It’s Mi’Kmaq Treaty Day

October 1st is Mi’Kmaq Treaty Day

Today is Monday, and is “Its Just Another Mani Monday”

Today’s nail look is colorful and dazzling, kind of celebrating Mi’Kmaq Treaty Day, and my most favored Holiday, Halloween. The credit of the design of this look and is my most favorite Nail Gal on YouTube CutePolish    I hope you enjoy. Below the photo gallery is the list of polishes I used to make this great look.

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First: O.P.I Rodge Filler as the Base Coat

Second: The Nail Lacquer/ Nail Polishes, O.P.I: Alpine Snow, Black Onyx, Big Apple Red and the small bottle has no name, it came in a trial pack. sorry.  China Glaze: Purple Panic and Gaga for Green.  For the Sparkle: Milani Jewel FX 530 Gems and for the fine Black tiger stripes I used Rite Stripe Nail Art.

Third: Top things off with Seche Vite – fast dry top coat, then Sally Hansen Mega Shine

I hope you enjoyed this week’s manicure, I had fun replicating this look, thank you CutePolish!


Today I will be choosing the winner in my first Huge Giveaway on my YouTube Channel.  Good luck and I hope you win!