Monday, April 23, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 25 and Woodland Chic Stamping Plates Review


Hello ladies! Who is ready for some new stamping plates? I have yet another three plate collection from UberChic Beauty and an adorable Woodland Chic plate that I think you'll love! Let's get to it..

Friday, April 20, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 6


Hello ladies! It's week 6 already in the Road to Polish Con! Today's post will be short and sweet because there's only going to be one polish available next week. No matter, it is a stand out shade all on its own!   

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ILNP Swatches and Review

*press sample

Hello friends! I was so surprised and pleased to find in my mailbox a package from ILNP containing these gorgeous polishes! It's been a while since I've featured ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) on the blog and I'd say it's about time something was done about it. I've always had good success with this brand and these three shades were no exception. If you're looking for super sparkley holographic polishes with flawless formulas, this is where it's at!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Emily de Molly Little Hero (Hella Handmade Creations Exclusive)


Hello peeps! Today's post is going to be quick as I almost forgot about it! I have another Emily de Molly creation, this time it's a limited edition that will only be available through Hella Handmade Creations (previously Hella Holo Customs). If you've never purchased with HHC, I highly recommend joining their Facebook group to keep up-to-date on all the recent changes and each new release. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Emily de Molly April 2018 Releases


Hello lovelies! I have eight new shades from Emily de Molly to share with you. Hayley is the master at one of a kind polishes that really go outside the box. There are a lot of must-haves here in my opinion! Let's take a look..

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 5


I'm back with more Road to Polish Con shades as the series resumes with Week 5! I have two more new-me-brands that I got the chance to try out. Both have good formulas and their flakey game is on point! Let's take a look..

Friday, April 13, 2018

Savannah Lacquer Springtime in Savannah Collection


Hello lovelies! I have the newest collection from Savannah Lacquer called Springtime in Savannah. It consists of six glitter crellies that capture the moodiness and emerging colors of Spring. I was pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of this collection as a whole, and the inspiration was apparent in each shade. As far as the formulas go, they are all on the thin side so the glitters spread pretty effortlessly. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Essie Spring 2018 Collection


Hello friends! I am so pleased to share the Essie Spring 2018 collection with you! The collection has a nautical theme and I think the color palette reflects that for the most part. I have a real soft spot for anything nautical so my heart was already in it before I even tried them on. The best part is that the formulas were all fantasic- really smooth, with nice opacity, and I didn't have any issues with application. Let's get right to it..

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What's Up Nails New Stamping Plates and Water Decals


Hello lovelies! I have some nail art I created with new plates and water decals from What's Up Nails. I am really happy with what I came up with and I think you'll like these manis as well. Let's get right to it..

Thursday, April 5, 2018

piCture pOlish Spring 2018 Shades Swatches and Comparisons



Hello lovelies! I had been patiently anticipating piCture pOlish's new Spring releases and was blown away last month by how gorgeous each one was! I knew I had to buy them all! Fortunately one of them (Embrace) is a re-release that I already owned so it saved me a few pennies. Along with my swatches I've included some comparisons that I hope you find helpful. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Polish Con New York 2018 Press Release


The Polish Convention Returns To New York!
June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY


After a successful Fall show in Chicago, The Polish Convention is returning this spring to New York.  This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish takes place June 16, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY.  Polish Con will be filled with over 20 vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cirque Colors Desert Bloom Collection Spring 2018


Hello friends! I warned you yesterday that this week's post would leave you poor and destitute. But in the end it will all be worth it because you'll have the most gorgeous nailsThe Desert Bloom collection consists of nine desert-inspired shades, including six shimmers with subtle holo, and three neutral speckled cremes. Honestly Cirque Colors did such a fantastic job with this collection! They had me drooling with each shade. No surprise either that the formulas are flawless. You'll just want to give the shimmers a little more drying time between each coat. Let's take a look..

Monday, April 2, 2018

Painted Polish I Love Blush Collection


Hi friends! I apologize in advance in case you all go broke after this week's posts. I have some seriously awesome collections and products to share! Now that you've been warned.. Today I have the new Painted Polish collection -  ‘i love blush.’ The collection features 5 different polishes within the blush color family - each with a different finish! If you're looking for something feminine, work appropriate (without being boring!), or just light neutral shades for Spring, you're going to love these!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Colores de Carol Happy Spring Trio


Hello lovelies! I'm here with my third Colores de Carol post of the month. She keeps knocking out beautiful polishes and I can't wait to see what's in store for next month! The Happy Spring Trio consist of three soft crelly shades. They're perfect for Spring and all have a variety of delicate glitters, flakies, and/or shimmer. The formulas are on the thin side so you build up to nice, even coverage. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 22 and Got Chevron? 01 Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! I have some UberChic Beauty stamping plates to share with you today! There were so many images I loved in Collection 22 that I had to do two from each plate. The Got Chevron plate has some pretty good images too, but I was hoping to see just a couple more traditional chevron images from it. I kept each of these looks pretty simple so they're all totally recreate-able. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Painted Polish By Grabthar's Hammer (April 2018 Polish Pick Up Exclusive)



Hello lovelies! Here is the last April Polish Pick Up shade I have to share with you and I think I may have just saved the best for last! Painted Polish will be participating in the PPU for the first time and their contribution to the "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies" theme was inspired by the movie "Galaxy Quest". I still have never seen this movie, so maybe it's about time I do.  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Colores de Carol Jupiter's Twin (Polish Pick Up April 2018 Exclusive)


Hello lovelies! Here I am with another shade for April's Polish Pick Up! Going along with the theme "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies", Carolina was inspired by this photo shown above. This polish may have been inspired by a distant planet, but it's totally wearable and perfect for Spring!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rainy Days With Zoya


Hello lovelies! It's been a lazy week spent inside watching the rain, wind, and lightning storms. All this wet Spring weather has put me in some kind of mood, and I've found myself reaching for polishes that reflect that with moody shades. I pulled together these four Zoya polishes that seemed to be made for each other and created some rainy day nail art. Before we get to that I wanted to show them each off individually.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Emily de Molly Created By Man (Polish Pick Up April 2018 Exclusive)


Hello my peeps! I have another Polish Pick Up shade to share today! I mentioned yesterday that April's theme is "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies" and Hayley of Emily de Molly was inspired by the above photo from Battlestar Galactica. This is a thermal polish so I have a gazillion photos showing it off!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

KBShimmer Hubble'd Together (Polish Pick Up April 2018 Exclusive)


Hello lovelies! Are you ready for the April Polish Pick Up? If you're new around these parts, let me explain. The PPU is a monthly shop open for four days only where 30+ indie polish makers create an exclusive polish based on a theme. April's theme is "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies". The photo Christy chose for her inspiration is fantastic and this is what she has to say about it-

"Hubble, the world's first large, space-based optical telescope, has taken many beautiful pictures of
the planets and stars. Our April Polish Pick Up contribution pays homage to the Hubble, with this
polish based on a photo it took of Jupiter, its three moons and their shadows."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Colores de Carol Spring 2018 Collection (Thermals)


Holy cow, do I have a photo heavy post for you! Although there are only six polishes in the Colores de Carol Spring 2018 collection, I included MANY photos for each shade. They are all thermals so I wanted to capture the shift of colors from warm to cool, with a transition in between. I am totally captivated by this collection! The formulas were all great and each shade has a unique mixture of glitters, shimmers, and flakies. I also love how this brings be back to my childhood as I see the shades reminiscent of Hypercolor tshirts (never owned one, always wanted to). Do you see it too?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Road To Polish Con New York 2018: Week 4


Hello there! I apologize for the delay in this post. There was a little mix up and then I have had a busy weekend. It's week 4 and even though the Polish Convention is still months away, I wanted to remind you that tickets will be available for purchase soon! The event date is June 16, 2018 at Crowne Plaze Hotel, White Plains, NY. Tickets go on sale April 7 and will be available in five ticket categories:
VIP Plus: $125
VIP: $75
Early Access: $30
General Admission: $15
Children 12 and up: $5, (free for ages 11 and under)

Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite and a link will be listed at ThePolishConvention.com when tickets become available.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Emily de Molly March 2018 Releases


Hello peeps! For those on Instagram you'll have already seen a couple of these new polishes from me, and possibly you caught my live video last night where I showed them off. If you missed it, never fear, I have all eight of the Emily de Molly March releases right here! There are so many fabulous shades this month, get ready to fall in love..

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

KBShimmer Core Shades (Rebrand Launch)



Hello lovelies! If you remember from my Launch Party post last week, KBShimmer is getting a makeover! That post was all about the gorgeous new multichrome magnetic collection. This one is back to the basics. I've swatched five of the core collection polishes with their fancy new updated bottles. You may already be familiar with these shades but they're all worth a revisit!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Road To Polish Con New York 2018: Week 3


Hey hey! It's week three of the Road to Polish Con and I have two new-to-me brands to share this week. They both just happen to be deep vampy shades but are quite different. Let's take a look..

Thursday, March 8, 2018

KBShimmer Launch Party Collection


Fasten your seat belts and prepare for takeoff! Indie brand KBShimmer is celebrating 10 years in business in a major way! They've updated their logo, packaging, and bath and body line with flare and style. To introduce this rebranding overhaul they are releasing an eight piece duo/multichrome magnetic polish Launch Party collection, plus one holographic top coat that complements the other shades perfectly. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UberChic Beauty Welcome Spring and Collection 24 Stamping Plates Review


Hey peeps! It's time for new UberChic Beauty stamping plates. Yay! You know I'm always telling myself I'm going to work on my skills with other nail art methods. But honestly it's hard to spend the time when stamping is so quick and easy. Well, it's all relative. Let's get to the new plates.. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Road To Polish Con New York 2018: Week 2


Hello lovelies! I have two stunning Road to Polish Con shades to share today! If you missed my Week 1 post you can see it here. Remember I'll be posting the Road to Polish Con series on Fridays. So make sure to come back each week so you don't miss out on any of these limited edition polishes!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

What's Up Nails Spring Stamping Plate and Water Decals


Hello everyone! I usually plan out the color schemes of my reviews better, but somehow every mani here turned out to be green! I think my brain was receiving subliminal messages and I just had to go with this Spring theme full on. I have one stamping plate, two water decals, and a tweezer from What's Up Nails to share with you. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Painted Polish Shades of Taupe Collection



Hello lovelies! I recently got my ninja-quick grabby hands on this wonderful taupe collection by Painted Polish, because TAUPE. There were a couple of polishes in the collection that were limited edition and have sold out already (their crellies always sell out fast!) so unfortunately they're not available anymore but one will be restocked tomorrow! I wanted to share them with you anyway because they are so shareable.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

KBShimmer If You Want My Bodice (Polish Pick Up March 2018 Exclusive)


Hey hey! I'm here with another shade for the March Polish Pick Up book theme. Christy from KBShimmer was inspired by this fantastical cover of a romance novel, otherwise known as a "bodice ripper". With a cover this ridiculous I can only imagine what the book is like! Haha!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Colores de Carol Sayuri (March Polish Pick Up 2018 Exclusive)


Hello and happy Monday! It's nearing the end of the month which means the Polish Pick Up is right around the corner! I don't know about you, but my wish list is getting longer and longer. And if it's not already, this Colores de Carol shade should be at the top of yours!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Road To Polish Con New York 2018: Week 1


Hello loves! I'm really excited about today's post because it's the first of many to come just like it. I am really lucky to be an official swatcher for the Road To Polish Con series leading up to Polish Con New York 2018 coming this June. I have yet to get the chance to attend a convention, but it's a big goal of mine! In the meantime since I can't go and meet all the makers, each week I get to try out new-to-me brands and share them with you! So make sure to tune in every Friday to check out the different offerings from each vendor attending the convention.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

UberChic Beauty Got Chevron 02 Stamping Plate Review


Hello lovelies! Today's post is short and sweet. I have just one stamping plate to share with you- the UberChic Beauty Got Chevron 02. The images I chose were giving me some trouble initially using my firm clear stamper. I decided to try my sticky and squishy stamper and that helped me get the images perfectly. I am really happy with both these looks and hope you enjoy..

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Savannah Lacquer Salt Water Taffy Part 2 Collection


Hello friends! Today's post features a new-to-me brand (though I've been wanting to try them for some time), Savannah Lacquer. The Salt Water Taffy Part 2 Collection consists of six beautifully bright pastel neon shimmers. I am a little obsessed with this color palette! These polishes were designed to watermarble so the formulas are very sheer jellies. Because I don't really like my visible nail line I swatched each one over a white base. It still required three coats of each shade to get the color evened out. Unfortunately the white base made my photos hide the shimmer more than it's visible in person. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Madam Glam Cat Eye Gel Polish + More


Hello lovelies! Today's post is a rare one- a gel polish review! I reviewed Madam Glam's gel polish once before last year (here) and I'm at it again. I am still a gel polish newbie and honestly am still trying to get my technique right. So I'm not going to get detailed on the formulas as I don't have anything else to compare to. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Emily de Molly February 2018 Releases


Happy Friday everyone! I have eight new shades from Emily de Molly to show you today and I think you'll fall in love with one or two.. or more like I have! The formulas were all great and I didn't have any issues. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Colores de Carol St. Patrick's Day Duo and Prosperous


Ni hao and dia dhuit to you! Colores de Carol has created three fun and festive internationally themed polishes. First up is a St. Patrick's Day duo and then a Chinese New Year glitter topper. Let's start this party!

Monday, February 5, 2018

What's Up Nails Stamping Plates and Water Decals Review


Hello friends! Today's post is a review of new stamping plates and water decals from What's Up Nails. I had really good success with each one and am very pleased with the looks I've come up with. I hope you enjoy them too..

Friday, February 2, 2018

14 Perfect Pink and Red Polishes for Valentine's Day



Hello lovely Valentines! It's that time of year where everything is swathed in pinks and reds and twitterpation is in the air. Well, maybe not for everyone, but romantic love isn't the only reason to celebrate Valentine's Day. I've always found it a fun holiday to show my affection to friends and family, and hopefully receive some in return. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 23 Stamping Plates Review


Hello ladies! I have another fabulous UberChic Beauty stamping plate collection to share with you today! Let's get straight to it...

Friday, January 26, 2018

Colores de Carol Nerd Alert (Polish Pick Up February 2018 Exclusive)


Hello friends! I'm back as promised with another Polish Pick Up shade for February. This is Colores de Carol Nerd Alert and as you can see, Carolina was inspired by rainbow nerds. As yes, I have been eating the nerds in the photo. I'm not much of a candy person, but I couldn't resist! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

KBShimmer Rock This Way (Polish Pick Up February 2018 Exclusive)


Hey indie polish lovers! Are you on board the Polish Pick Up train? If not, you are really missing out! It's my favorite thing to have happened to the indie polish world since its inception within the last six month. It's a great place to try out new-to-you brands, and favorite brands alike. The only problem is that the website (which is now hosting dozens of brands) is only open for four days each months. So you have to be on your game to snag these exclusive polishes. I am thrilled that for the first time KBShimmer will be joining the line up! February's theme (there's always a theme for PPU) is "Sugar Rush" and Christy was inspired by rock candy. Let's look at the swatches..

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Colores de Carol Valentine's Day Duo 2018


Hello ladies! How is your week treating you so far? The sun is out today so I'm feeling pretty good about life. I'm also feeling pretty good about this duo I have to share with you from one of my favorite brands! The Colores de Carol Valentine's Day Duo consists of one glitter crelly and one linear holographic flake polish. Both have great formulas and look pretty fantastic. Let's take a look..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 04 + Collection 21 Stamping Plates


I've got nail art today!! It's been so long and I've missed it. Did you miss it too? I reviewed the UberChic Beauty Love & Marriage 04 and Collection 21 stamping plates. There were so many great images on all of them I had a difficult time choosing! I hope you like what I've come up with. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri (16 New Shades)


Hello friends! I've got a big post for you today! I have 16 new shades from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line. Not only are there new shades but the bottles have been revamped so the lids match each polish. I have been a fan of the Insta-Dri line for a long time because I use many of the shades for stamping. There are a few here that are essentially one coaters and will work great for those purposes. If you've never used these before you may be thrown by the large size of the brush. It used to bother be but luckily I have large nails and I've come quite accustom to them now. Let's take a look..

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Emily de Molly Super Holo Collection


Hello ladies! Here's another collection I swatched weeks ago that has been patiently sitting in my draft folder. The Emily de Molly Super Holo collection consists of nine pure, unadulterated linear holographic shades. If holo is your thing then you can't miss out on these! The formulas are all flawless so you can't go wrong. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

KBShimmer The Holo-Day Collection 2017


Hello my long lost friends!! It's been a couple of months but my hiatus is finally over. I'm ready to jump back in the saddle and share lots of gorgeous creations with you all. Let's start with this amazing collection that I swatched weeks and weeks ago. The KBShimmer Holo-Day Collection 2017 is an eight piece collection that consists of wintery sparkling holographic shades in different finishes. They are all beautiful with great formulas and there are a couple that really stand out to me. Let's take a look..