Monday, October 15, 2018

The Holo Hookup November 2018: Dragons

Hello friends! I have the new The Holo Hookup box November and I am loving the theme- Dragons! Each shade really captures the theme with gorgeous rich colors. This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Nvr Enuff!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

What's Up Nails Fall Plates and Stencils Review

Hello my spooky friends! I've created six seasonal/holiday looks with What's Up Nails new stamping plates and vinyl stencils. I have a range from super simple to more advanced stamping. So there's a little something for everyone. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cirque Colors Fall/Winter Metropolis 2018 Collection

Hello lovelies! I have a fabulous new collection by Cirque Colors to share! The Fall/Winter Metropolish 2018 collection consists of six silky smooth cremes that are very Fall and very retro. And if you love ugly/pretty colors, have I got the brown for you!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Emily de Molly October Release

 *press sample

Hello friends! I have eight new shades from Emily de Molly to share. Once again Hayley did what she does best- created some unique and unexpected shades that you've never seen before. The formulas are always great and I didn't have any application issues. Two of these shades are magnetic though and for me they were very subtle in the magnetic effect. I'm interested to see other swatchers' photos to see if it was just me. Let's take a look..

Monday, October 8, 2018

Colores de Carol Halloween Birthday Duo 2018

*press sample

Hello lovelies! I have a fun and festive duo to share. This sold out before I was able to complete my swatches, was restocked again, and I think one shade has sold out again. So my apologies if you fall in love and aren't able to get your hands on it! 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Glam Polish IT Collection (Limited Edition)

Hello lovelies! I am happy to share with you another Glam Polish collection that is releasing next week! The IT collection consists of ten polishes of varying finishes, five of which I have here. I've never read or watched IT as I'm not a fan of the horror genre but I can enjoy gorgeous polishes inspired by it! The formulas were all consistently smooth and easy to work with, just as I come to expect from this brand. Let's take a look..

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Polish Pickup October 2018: Villains

*press sample

Yay! It's time for the October Polish Pickup and this month's theme is a perfect fit- Villains! If you are new to the Polish Pickup, it's a four-day event each month where dozens of indie nail polish brands create limited edition polishes inspired by the chosen theme. They're all available in one place- which makes it convenient and cuts the price of shipping. Some polishes are in more limited quantity than others so you want to come prepared! Let's look at the four that I have to share..

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Emily de Molly Halloween Trio

Hello friends! I have a new trio from Emily de Molly to share! It's Halloween themed, in a unique way that EdM is known for. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Painted Polish You're a Gem and Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Quartets

*press sample

Hello lovelies! I have two delicious collections from Painted Polish to share! Lexi always hits it out of the park and these polishes are no exception.

Painted Polish is bringing all the Fall and Halloween feels in one big launch! The combo launch features the Fall 'You're a Gem Quartet' along with the Halloween 'Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus Quartet!'

Monday, October 1, 2018

Glam Polish Halloween Horror Shop 2018

Hello lovelies! I have five stunning polishes from Glam Polish's Halloween Horror Shop to share! For the fourth year Glam Polish has created amazing polishes for this shop in limited quantities and they sell fast! I unfortunately wasn't able to get this post up until now and one shade is already sold out. But I highly recommend checking out all of the shades (I have five out of the 25 or so created) because they are gorgeous and have flawless formulas. Each polish was swatched with two coats and top coat. Let's take a look..

Friday, September 28, 2018

Girly Bits October 2018 CoTM

Hello! I have the gorgeous Girly Bits October CoTM duo to share! These are limited edition as usual so if you see what you like make sure you don't miss out. Let's take a look..

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cupcake Polish Magic Trio and Facebook Group Customs

Hello my friends! I hope I don't jinx this but my baby is actually sleeping for more than five minutes so let's get this done! I have two beautiful trios from Cupcake Polish to share today. The first is a Facebook Group Custom trio that was created to celebrate reaching over 2K members (more on how to get these at the end of my post). Next is the Magic Trio, each with a black jelly base and packed with a generous helping of color shifting shimmers and
a rainbow of iridescent flakies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

UberChic Beauty Moroccan Beauty, Art Deco Chic, and Cultural Rhythm Stamping Plates

*press sample

Hello lovelies! I have three plates and one holo storage binder to share today. These were released a couple months ago and I finally got a few moments to play with them. Getting any moment to myself lately has been quite the challenge so let's get right to it!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

KBShimmer Falloween Collection

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! I've teased part of this collection on Instagram and I'm excited to show off the whole thing now! I have for you the ten-piece Falloween collection from KBShimmer that consists of mega flame, glitter crelly, linear holo, and many more finishes. I love that every collection that Christy makes is so unique and never predictable. You are going to want to get your hands on these polishes, I tell you what!

Friday, September 21, 2018

What's Up Nails Stamping Plates, Stencils, and Glitter Review

Hello lovelies! I have some beautiful What's Up Nails nail art to share with you! It's taken me awhile to get this review finished so you may have seen most of these looks on my Instagram as I've been working on it. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Polish 'M Fall 2018 Collection

Hello lovelies! I have a nine piece Fall collection from Polish 'M full of glittery, flakey, holo-y goodness! If you like really complex polishes, these are for you. The formulas were really nice and consistent too. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Colores de Carol Helsing's Trophies Collection

Hello friends! I am patiently waiting for the temperatures to cool down for it to finally feel like Fall. My kids are ready for me to put out the Halloween decorations but I don't like to jump the gun. But while I am waiting for October to arrive, let's take a look at the new Colores de Carol Helsing's Trophies collection!

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Holo Hookup October 2018:Things That Go Bump In the Night

Hello friends! I have the new The Holo Hookup box and it is so perfect for Halloween! October's theme is "Things That Go Bump In The Night" and the contributers are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Emily de Molly!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Girly Bits September 2018 CoTM + HHC Exclusive

I have three gorgeous Girly Bits polishes to share today! My hands are literally full right now (baby is not napping well today), so let's get right to it..

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Zoya Element Fall 2018 Collection

 *purchased by me

Hello ladies! I'm excited to share the Zoya Element Fall collection with you! I purchased it a few weeks back when Zoya had an awesome deal (essentially buy one, get one free). At first glance it may seem a bit boring and repetitive with all the pinks, reds, and purples. Honestly though I was pleased with almost every shade and there are many that I can't wait to wear again. It seems to me that the creme formulas have changed to be a bit thicker. I don't mind that much, I just wasn't prepared for it at first. I know I had some staining from one/some of the darker shades but can't say who is the culprit because I noticed it later. That's no surprise though with dark reds. Well let's get into it already..

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ORLY The New Neutral Collection (Fall 2018 Color Pass Box)

Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of ORLY's The New Neutral collection to share. This collection is part of the Fall 2018 Color Pass Box that also included silver and gold nail art foils and quick dry drops. The Box is a really great deal for those who love to buy full collections, plus if you read on to the end I have a discount code for you! Each shade had a great formula and I didn't have any issues with application. Let's take a look at the swatches plus some nail art!..

Monday, September 3, 2018

Polish Pickup September 2018: "Horror Movies"

Hello friends! I have some beautiful limited edition polishes for the September Polish Pickup "Horror Movies" theme. It's been years since I've watched a horror movie. I used to enjoy them (somewhat) but finally got to a point where I found no pleasure in being deeply disturbed. I love me a good thriller (think Hitchcock), but introduce anything demonic and I'm done. There are only five polishes in this post but it's a longer one because of two thermal polishes and a little nail art at the end! 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

UberChic Beauty Halloween 04 and Lovely Leaves 03 Stamping Plates + Tools Review

Hello lovelies! I have new UberChic Beauty plates and tools to share! I was especially excited for another Lovely Leaves plate because they are some of my favorite to use year round. Let's get right to it..

Thursday, August 30, 2018

OPI Peru Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovelies! I love sharing OPI collections, though I don't always get the chance to. When I first spied the Peru collection I though I knew I wanted to purchase it right away. Although the individual shades aren't all that original, I'm a sucker for a pretty palette! The formulas were all on the thinner side but still built up nicely. So on the whole I'm still happy I snatched these up. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

BLUSH Lacquers Beachside Sunset Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovelies! Today's post is bursting with gorgeous shimmery goodness! When BLUSH Lacquers released the Beachside Sunset collection I fell in love and knew I needed all of them. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed! The collection consists eight sunset and beach inspired shades with strong shimmer and subtle shifts. The formulas are consistent and easy to work with. I also love the large flat and rounded brush that makes application extra easy. Are you ready to check out what is probably my favorite collection of the year?

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Colores de Carol Into The Wild Collection

Hello Society Sisters! The lovely Carolina of Colores de Carol has created a beautiful six piece camping-themed Fall collection. Even though I haven't done much camping as an adult, I have fond memories of all the times I did during my childhood. So the theme holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I always look forward to Carolina's Fall collections and this one did not disappoint. She has a knack for creating a lot of variety in finishes and the formulas were all wonderful. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 27 Stamping Plates Review

Hello my polished peeps! It's been a minute since I've reviewed new UberChic Beauty products. They've released a number of plates and more since I took a little break so I am working towards catching up with everything. I'm starting off with the three plate Collection 27 where I found a good number of images that I was really drawn toward. Let's take a look..

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Holo Hookup September 2018: Ch-Ch-Changes

Hello friends! Fall is creeping up on us- my kids go back to school next week- and The Holo Hookup is ready for the transition with their September "Ch-Ch-Changes" box. This month in addition to the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- we have guest brand Spell Polish!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Girly Bits August CoTM + Hella Handmade Creations August 2018 + Rogue Lacquer Exclusives

Hello ladies! Although you may have already seen my swatches on Instagram, I am getting behind on my blog posts. Little baby doesn't want to nap more than 20 minutes at a time and my hands are full most of the day. So finally here are some more gorgeous polishes from Girly Bits shades as well as two Girly Bits store exclusives from Rogue Lacquer!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

KBShimmer Throwback Collection

Hello my polished friends! This month KBShimmer is celebrating 10 years (!) in business. As part of the festivities they are releasing a limited edition throwback collection of eight of their fan's favorite shades from 2012 and 2013. The formulas are new and improved while still staying true to the originals.

The release of this collection is really exciting for me because I never had the chance to try the originals! I started my blog in 2013 and I was just barely getting acquainted with indie brands. Whether you're a long time fan or late to the scene, I think you'll like these too!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Girly Bits CoTM July 2018

Hey there! I have two stunning limited edition shades to share! Normally the Girly Bits Color of the Month shades are only available during their calendar month, but since these were released late in July, they will available until the end of August! Let's take a look..

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Painted Polish 5 Year Anniversary Duo + Mamma Mia! (Polish Pickup August 2018 Exclusive)

Hello friends! I have three gorgeous polishes from Painted Polish to share with you today! Painted Polish is celebrating 5 years in business- yay! To celebrate Lexi created a beautiful green duo that includes a stamping polish that is as perfect as I expected. The third polish is for this month's Polish Pickup. The theme for the August Polish Pickup is musicals and this shade was created with the original ‘Mamma Mia!’ movie musical as inspiration!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Savannah Lacquer Stayin' Alive (Polish Pickup August 2018 Exclusive)

August Polish Pickup is just around the corner and this month's theme is "Musicals"! I don't like all musicals indiscriminately, but the ones that I do like, I love! Savannah Lacquer is joining in the Polish Pickup for the first time and the inspiration for this shade comes from Saturday Night Fever. Who doesn't love them some BeeGees? Let's take a look..

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Essie Treat Love & Color Swatches and Review

Hello friends! I had the pleasure of reviewing some shades from the newer Essie line- Treat Love & Color. These polishes have been designed as a one-step nail treatment that strengthens your nails and provides beautiful color at the same time! No base or top coat needed. The Treat Love & Color line offers a few dozen shades, the majority of which are neutrals, but with some darker and more colorful ones thrown in the mix. I have six that I reviewed in a variety of very sheer tints to full coverage shades.

Friday, July 20, 2018

piCture pOlish Summer 2018 Release + Comparisons

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! Today I have six new shades from piCture pOlish, four of which are collaboration shades with some really talented ladies! I absolutely love how all six of these look together, and they're all beautiful on their own as well. I knew I had to buy them all! Let's get to it..

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Holo Hookup August 2018: Tea Party

Hello friends! I'm back with swatches of the July The Holo Hookup box! This is my second time reviewing the box and as I explained last time, The Holo Hookup is a monthly box with exclusive holographic polishes created in collaboration with three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- along with a guest maker. This month's guest is the Aussie based brand Grace-full and "Tea Party" is the theme!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Polish Pick Up July 2018: Fan Favorites

Hello lovelies! This month's theme for the Polish Pick Up is "Fan Favorites" and some amazing polishes are making a return! The PPU powers that be are taking this month off, so each maker is making available a previous shade that was voted on by their fans to be brought back one more time. Some of these you have seen on my blog before, and some are ones that I previously purchased but haven't shown off yet. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cupcake Polish 5th Anniversary Trio

Hello lovelies! The month of July marks Cupcake Polishes 5th anniversary! I'm happy to participate in the celebration because they're an awesome brand, but also because it'll be my 5 year blogiversary next month. So lots of celebrating all around! For the occasion Sara has created a limited edition trio that will be available throughout July. In addition the whole shop will 30% off with the code 5YEARS. Let's take a look at the trio..

Friday, June 15, 2018

Painted Polish Keep Calm & 30 On Birthday Trio

Hello lovelies! Today I have the ‘Keep Calm & 30 On’ collection in celebration of Lexi's (Painted Polish creator) 30th birthday to share with you! It consists of three beautiful shades of amethyst, in a holographic, crelly, and creme finish. The formulas were are terrific and any purple lover is going to want to get their hands on these!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Holo Hookup July 2018: Nostalgic Board Games

Hello friends! I am just thrilled to have the chance to review The Holo Hookup box this month! If you're not familiar, The Holo Hookup is a monthly box with exclusive holographic polishes  created in collaboration with three permanent indie brands- Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Glisten & Glow- along with a guest maker. This month's guest is Polish 'M and the theme is one of my favorite pastimes, nostalgic board games!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Glisten & Glow Summer Livin' Collection

Hello lovelies! Who is ready for some seriously bright Summer polishes?! I have for you the Glisten & Glow Summer Livin' collection which consists of five blinding neon shades that are eye-catching when worn alone, and also work great for nail art! I've photographed each shade with both Glisten & Glow Top Coat (glossy) and their Matte Top Coat. These shades were applied over plain base coat, no white undies are required to make them appear this vibrant.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Girly Bits Polish Con NY LE's and Sparrow of the Dawn (Concert Series)

Hello friends! I'm back with Part 2 of my Girly Bits post. This one includes four shades that will be available at Polish Con in White Plains, NY this weekend, and one shade from the rebooted Concert Series. Make sure to read to the end of this post for more details about availability for each one!

Friday, June 8, 2018

KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection

Hello lovelies! KBShimmer is releasing a new collection inspired by the laid-back vibes of Venture, California, with its seaside location, lush nature, and calming beaches. It consists of eight shades in various finishes- holographic, shimmer, flaky, and creme. The Wanderlust Collection will expand as new locales are explored and provide further inspiration! 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Colores de Carol Patriotic Duo

Hello lovelies! Today's post is for all you glitter lovers! I have the Colores de Carol Patriotic Duo, two glittery explosions of red, white, blue, and holo! Let's take a look...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Girly Bits CoTM Duo June 2018 and Indie Expo Canada

Hello lovelies! I have a number of new releases from Girly Bits to share! Because they're not all part of one collection, and there's a lot of info to go along with them, I'm splitting them up into two posts. Part 1 features the two Color of the Month shades for June and three shades that will be launching at Indie Expo Canada coming up this weekend. Make sure to read the end of this post if you want to know how to get your hands on these beauties!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Glam Polish You’ve Got A Friend In Me Collection (Limited Edition)

Hello lovelies! Today's post features one of my favorite brands that sadly hasn't appeared on my blog as of late. I have too many of their polishes sitting in my ever growing untried pile! The Glam Polish You’ve Got A Friend In Me collection is inspired by Pixar and consists of ten shades, five of which I have to share with you. Each shade is filled with gorgeous unicorn shimmer (my favorite part), holo glitter, and flakies (which I like in some shades better than others). The formulas were all consistently good but I did give a little effort into flaky placement so they weren't all gathered at the tips of my nails.  

Friday, June 1, 2018

H2Oh! Water Decal Review

Hello lovelies! I am so pleased to share with you a new-to-me water decal brand, H2Oh!, created last year for Russian stockist LakoDom. The decal images are all original, designed by three very talented Russian nail artists- @freiliiegend, @sasshhaaaa, and @nailtard. When offered a chance to review these, I browsed the selections and found it almost impossible to choose! The artistry is seriously amazing, and above and beyond any decals I've ever used. 

Each pack includes 28 images with two complimentary designs. The white areas in the decals are clear so they look best when applied over a white base polish. Of course you can experiment with other base colors to achieve a different effect. I found these really easy to work with and there is a good range of sizes in each pack to fit any nail. One last thing- many of my photos make the decals appear to be pixelated, but that's only the result of my camera/editing. Now let's take a closer look..

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra

Hello lovelies! Today's post is a review of the limited edition Essie Gel Couture Wedding collection by Reem Acra. If you didn't know, Reem Acra is a bridal designer and she's teamed up with Essie to create these six shades. While there are a couple shades I like, I feel like the majority of them are very "mature" looking and the formulas aren't the best. That's my opinion though! Let's take a look..

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 11

Hello lovelies! Week 11 of the Road to Polish Con brings us two stunning polishes that you don't want to miss! I was really impressed with both of them and they look even better in person. Also, next week is the last of the RTPC series and then it will be time for the actual Con! Let's take a look...

Friday, May 25, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 26 and Bottoms Up Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! UberChic Beauty just launched their new website as well as a new Collection 26 and Bottoms Up single stamping plate. I found lots of images that I wanted to use as usual from the three plate collection. I kept it down to just four manis so that I could get them done in time for the launch. The Bottoms Up plate posed a little more of a challenge for me to figure out what images to use. The majority of them are alcohol and coffee themed, none of which I consume, so I had to get a little more creative. I'm pretty happy with the nail art I've created from these plates! Let's take a closer look..