Friday, June 21, 2019

The Holo Hookup July 2019: Festival Fun

Hello lovelies! I swear these months are just flying by like crazy. Already we upon July's The Holo Hookup box which features a colorful palette and fun festival theme. This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Great Lakes Lacquer!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Nail Polish Society's June Spotlight: Painted Polish

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! It is time for June's Spotlight (can you believe we are halfway through the year?!). This month I had the pleasure of interviewing the wonderfully talented Lexi of Painted Polish. If you are uninitiated, this girl creates beauties that make you want them all. Correction, make you NEEEEED all the Painted Polish. I died when she asked me to swatch for her a couple years back, but I think I played it cool, haha. I really enjoyed getting to know Lexi better and I'm sure you will too. Let's read on..

(Oh, and when you're done check out my Instagram for a special giveaway!)

Painted Polish 6th Anniversary Trio

Hello lovelies! I have a gorgeous trio from Painted Polish to share today. And if you like these shades (duh) I have a special treat on my Instagram coming very soon where you could have the chance of winning all three!

Painted Polish is celebrating 6 years with an ‘Anniversary Trio’ that draws inspiration from the Pantone Color of the Year - Living Coral!

Friday, June 7, 2019

KBShimmer Seas the Day Collection

Who else is in the neon-all-the-things mode? Bright colors make my heart happy! KBShimmer has created seven beautifully toned bleached neon cremes and three bright multichrome flakie toppers in this vacation-ready collection. Of course the last time I went somewhere tropical was about 15 years ago, but I can dream! Now neon shades are notoriously tricky so these don't self level magically as most KBShimmer cremes do. I took some care and some time to do three thin layers with most of them. But maybe with a different application style you could do two. I am willing to put in a little more effort with these because the colors are just so dreamy. Let's take a look..

Thursday, May 30, 2019

ORLY Euphoria Collection (Summer 2019 Color Pass Box)

Hello lovelies! I wish I could say I'm looking forward to Summer but I'm really actually dreading it. The heat, the kids home from school and their boredom, the trouble sleeping at night... no fun. But I am loving all the bright fun polishes so there's that! The new ORLY Euphoria collection consists of four creme polishes with excellent formulas and two fun matte glitter toppers. If you purchase their Color Pass Box you will also receive the ORLY Bonder base coat and some nail art decorations (my box was missing them). Let's take a look..

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Polish Pickup June 2019: Weather Phenomena

Hello hello! For some untold reason my baby has decided to fight every single nap this week so posting has been difficult. The Polish Pickup goes live tomorrow though so I better get this post up! I have been voting for the weather theme for months so I was very happy when it was finally chosen. I am fascinated by weather phenomena, especially storms, and just knew there'd be some gorgeous polishes this month. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 24, 2019

Nail Polish Society's May Spotlight: Cupcake Polish

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I was hoping you didn't notice but I'm still feeling guilty for skipping my Spotlight Series for April. I think this month's one will make up for it though! I had the pleasure of interviewing the kind and talented Sara of Cupcake Polish! If you're familiar with the brand you know she consistently creates beautiful shades with signature delicate formulas. If this is a new-to-you brand, do yourself a favor and check out this post. Let's meet Sara..

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Painted Polish Donut Worry, Be Happy Collection

Hello lovelies! I have a beautiful new collection from Painted Polish to share! I really, really loved each one- the rosy color story is right up my ally.

The ‘Donut Worry, Be Happy’ collection features four coordinating polishes inspired by donuts and all their glazed and sprinkled goodness! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rogue Lacquer Come Ride With Me and Rogue-aversary Duo

Hello lovelies! Are you ready for some more beauties today? Is your wallet suffering like mine this month? All of these gorgeous summer colors are making my heart happy! I have six shades from Rogue Lacquer to share that were debuted at the Indie Shop in Anaheim this past weekend. The four neon shades are from the "Come Ride With Me" collection inspired by well loved Disneyland rides. These are creme/jelly formulas- heavy on the jelly- that are sheer to really make those color shifting flakies shine. The other two crellies are the Rogue-aversary duo with light creamy bases and fun, colorful components. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Colores de Carol Highlights Collection

Hello Society Sisters! I have the blinding new Highlights collection from Colores de Carol to share! It consists of six neons with shimmer and a hint of holo and one funky black shread glitter topper. The colors are all on the sheer side which makes them apply nice and evenly, you just want to build them up for the full punch of color. Let's take a look..

Monday, May 20, 2019

Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019 Collection

Hello lovelies! I have the new Zoya Barefoot Summer 2019 collection to share! There are twelve shades in all- including cremes, shimmers, and one glitter topper. Most of the formulas were good, and a couple took a little more effort. I wish I had the Z-wide brush for all of them because I think that would have made a difference in application. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 17, 2019

Colores de Carol In the Garden

Hello lovelies! How gorgeous is this collage of colors! Looking at these bright and happy shades makes me warm and fuzzy inside, lol. I have a stunning eight piece collection from Colores de Carol to share as well as a new nail care product. The six solid colors are on the sheerer side to really let those shimmers and glitters shine. There are also two glitter toppers that are really fun and colorful. Let's take a look..

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Metallic Matte

Hello lovelies! Today I have some new Sally Hansen Insta-Dri shades to share! All six of these shades are matte but I personally preferred the sparkly look with glossy top coat. I included swatches of both so you can see for yourself. I'm a fan of the Insta-Dri line (I swear I own most of them) but the brush is always the one thing that I think could be improved on. While it's just a bit to big usually, all of these brushes were cut unevenly :(. Let's get to the swatches..

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cupcake Polish The Pirate Collection

*press sample

Yes! I am catching up! Two posts in one day! I have a gorgeous new collection from Cupcake Polish to share. All of the formulas were fabulous with no issues to report. Imma gonna get right to it then..

"Cupcake Polish is excited to announce our first full collection of 2019! The Pirate Collection is a brand-new collection of 6 holos that represent the fast and carefree lifestyle of your favorite swashbuckling pirates. This collection is filled with gorgeous holographic nail polishes that fill a spot in our hearts for both basic, timeless colors and some colors that are just a little bit flashy. What can we say - that’s just the pirate way! Grab your nearest bottle of rum and be prepared to enjoy this beautiful collection."

Girly Bits Springles, Spring 2019, NOLA LEs, April CoTM, & The Und8ables

Hello lovely Society Sisters!! I was so happy to get a new post out yesterday that it's given me hope that I can still catch up with all the ones I'm behind on! Thank goodness for my Instagram account because I am still pretty consistent at posting about five times a week. So many factors have collided together lately that has seriously slowed me down. A few weeks ago I got the stomach flu for the THIRD time this year! That was enough to really set me back but also.. my baby is SO active and I'm chasing him around more and more. Spring around here is such a short season, I've been spending more time outside working on my yard before it becomes too hot. I've also dedicated a lot more time to working out and getting in shape. So some bad, but mostly good things! Okay story time is over, I hope you enjoy this long post of recent Girly Bits releases!

BTW please forgive me for the major formatting issues in this post. Blogger is a piece of junk and I can't figure out how to fix them without starting all over.. >:(

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Holo Hookup June 2019: Amazon Rainforest

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! Junes's The Holo Hookup theme is "Amazon Rainforest" and it's so wonderfully colorful! This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Indie by Patty Lopes!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Polish Pickup May 2019: 1980's

Hello Society Sisters! Of course being an 80's baby, I have to be excited about this month's Polish Pickup 1980's theme! In case you are unfamiliar, the Polish Pickup is a four-day event each month where dozens of indie nail polish brands create limited edition polishes inspired by the chosen theme. In addition to polishes there is the "Indie Pickup" on the same website which offers cosmetics, hand & nail care, jewelry, etc, during the same dates. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Emily de Molly May Releases

Hello lovelies! Hopefully I don't need to explain how beautiful these are and that they'll just speak for themselves. They're all marvelous with very nice formulas. I could say more but I need to crank this out already! Let's take a look..

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Glam Polish Cast A Spell- The Sea Witch Collection (Limited Edition)

Hello lovelies! Sorry it's been awhile! I'll skip story time right now so I can just get this posted already. Let's see some swatches..

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Colores de Carol Mother Earth Trio and Mother's Day Duo

 *Press Sample

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I have another post for you today, five new shades from Colores de Carol! First is the Mother Earth trio which consists of three unique and pretty glitter crellies. The Mother's Day duo consists of two soft, muted holographics. Let's take a look..

Essie Spring 2019 Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovelies! I have really liked the collections that Essie has made this past year. This Spring collection was no exception so I bought all six shades. The formulas were all nice and although not every one flattered me personally, I think they're all pretty in their own way. Let's take a look..

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Holo Hookup May 2019: Dreams and Nightmares

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! May's The Holo Hookup theme is "Dreams and Nightmares" and I love what each maker has come up with! And if you like blue and gray, this box is for you! This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Quixotic Polish!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Different Dimension Out of This World Trio, POTM's, and B(EARTH)day

Hello lovelies! I have six new shades from Different Dimension to share! The formulas were all very nice and I didn't have any issues with application. I am especially loving the soft pastel shades at the end of the post. Oh and if you like multichromes, there is a really special magnetic you will love. Let's get to the swatches..

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Sally Hansen Mega Strength Nail Color

Hello lovelies! I have six new shades from Sally Hansen in their Mega Strength line to share, as well as a base and top coat. The colors all applied well with really nice formulas. I don't test out polishes for wear time or strengthening claims so I don't have much to say about that. However I did experience the top coat picking up the reds on the brush which was kind of a pain. I personally prefer fast dry top coats that are thicker and float over color better. Let's get to the swatches..  

Monday, April 8, 2019

China Glaze The Arrangement Spring 2019 Collection

Hello lovely Society Sisters! How was your weekend? Mine was great but now that's it's Monday I feel so ill prepared for the week. But I have pretty polishes to look at, so oh well! China Glaze's The Arrangement Collection consists of twelve shades of various finishes. I found the shade choices so interesting because there is a pretty good mix with many of them being not at all what you would expect for Spring. Maybe the goal was to appeal to people in both hemispheres? The downside was that most of the creme shades were more jelly like and very sheer. Color wise though, there are some very pretty selections!  

Saturday, April 6, 2019

KBShimmer Launch Party 2019 Trio

Hello lovelies! I am running on fumes right now so forgive me if any of this sounds like gibberish. I have a gorgeous magnetic flaky trio from KBShimmer to share with you! Magnetic polishes can be hit or miss with me. I wasn't able to get a visible effect with these, but it does make a subtle transformation. I've seen many other swatchers able to get the effect so it must just be a problem of mine. Either way, these are just stunning. 

"One year ago, KBShimmer took a leap forward and launched a new look to celebrate the anniversary of our 10th year in business!  We debuted our new logo and packaging featuring holographic accents by bringing you Launch Party, a beautiful magnetic space-themed collection! 
Now, we celebrate the one year anniversary of KBShimmer's new look - which we love even more today! - by bringing you a new magnetic top coat trio!  This trio features magnetic multichrome flakes and vibrant micro holo flakes for a celestial look that is out of this world!  Best worn over black or other dark colors when used with a strong magnet, this trio can also be worn alone in 2-3 coats when not magnetized for a unique multichrome finish."

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Rogue Lacquer Adventure Awaits: Isle of Wight Collection & New Orleans Polish Con 2019 LE's

Hello ladies! I've featured a couple of Rogue Lacquer polishes on my blog previously but today is my first dedicated post to the new-er indie brand. If I'm not mistaken they've been in business now for a full year now and I've been pretty impressed with what's been produced. So I was excited when Rachel reached out to me to review her new shades! I have seven new polishes- four from the Adventure Awaits: Isle of Wight Collection, and three that were created for the New Orleans Polish Con. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Polish Pickup April 2019: Famous Works of Art

Hello lovelies Society Sisters! I have five polishes from the April Polish Pickup, all inspired by famous works of art. In case you are unfamiliar, the Polish Pickup is a four-day event each month where dozens of indie nail polish brands create limited edition polishes inspired by the chosen theme. In addition to polishes there is now the "Indie Pickup" on the same website which offers cosmetics, hand & nail care, jewelry, etc, during the same dates. Let's take a look..

Friday, March 29, 2019

Cirque Colors The Metropolis Spring/Summer 2019

Hello lovelies! I have the very unique and unexpected Cirque Colors The Metropolis Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, a 5-piece creme collection inspired by New York. The formulas as expected from this brand are all really good and even though I gave some of these shades the side eye, I really like how they look together. Let's get to the swatches..

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Nail Polish Society's March Spotlight: Girly Bits Cosmetics

Hello lovely Society Sisters! Have I got a treat for you! March is almost over but trust me it was worth the wait for this month's installment from the Spotlight Series. For March I have interviewed the amazing Pam of Girly Bits! Pam makes some seriously beautiful nail polish and in addition is very involved and accessable in the polish community  If you don't know much about the brand or the talented creator behind it, buckle up because you're about to be educated. Grab a snack and let's read on..

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Glam Polish Magical Creatures 2.0

Hello lovelies! How's your day going so far? It's Spring Break for my kids this week and I'm trying to come up with entertainment for everyone. Thank goodness the weather just keeps getting nicer so we can spend time outside. Today I have five new shades from Glam Polish's Magical Creatures 2.0 collection! The ten piece collection is made up of reformulated shades inspired by the creatures from the Movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Colores de Carol Ice Cream Parlor 2

*Press Sample

Okay you guys, I have so many blog posts planned for the next couple of weeks. Please cross your fingers that no one else gets sick! This one was going to go up on Saturday but I my son came down caught the stomach flu from me. Germs be gone! Anyhoo, remember how fun the recent Colores de Carol Ice Cream Parlor collection was? Well she created four more playful and unique glitter crelly shades! Let's take a look..

Thursday, March 21, 2019

UberChic Beauty Secret Garden & Cultural Harmony Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! I have some new UberChic Beauty plates to share and I love each nail art look I've created with them! The Secret Garden plate has some really pretty vintage type floral images which are very on trend. I'm hoping there will be more of these to come. And there is a third "Cultural" plate with more really great patterns. Let's take a look.. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Emily de Molly March 2019 Releases

Hello lovelies! Boy howdy it has been a revolving door of viruses in my house! I feel like the last six months my blog has been a journal of all my illnesses. So sorry about that. Silver lining is that I just lost five pounds from the stomach flu! Well lets talk about these nine new shades from Emily de Molly. This month she has really outdone herself. Each shades is so gosh darn beautiful! The formulas are all fantastic too with no issues to speak of. Let's get to the swatches..

Friday, March 15, 2019

Hehe Stamping Plates Review Part 1

Hello lovelies! If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen me post most of these look already. I have six Hehe plates to share today, but more to come in the next few weeks. If you're unfamiliar with the brand (it's been a long time since I've posted a review of them!), they are based out of China and have some really amazing and unique plates. Their designer is so creative! Let's take a look..

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Holo Hookup April 2019: Mythical Creatures

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! April's The Holo Hookup theme is "Mythical Creatures" and each one is magical and ethereal! These light shades are perfect for Spring without being obvious pastel shades. Because of the light and delicate quality of these polishes they were especially hard to capture all the little details. So just trust that the photos don't do them justice! This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Illyrian Polish!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Colores de Carol Easter Basket Collection

*Press Sample

Hello lovely Society Sisters! Last week was a real doozy and I only got one review posted. Let's see how much catching up I can do this week! I have the Colores de Carol Easter Basket collection which consists of six glitter crellies is pretty pastel Spring shades. These all have thin but smooth formulas with black glitters and subtle shimmers. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Painted Polish Rainbow Realm Collection + Re-Releases

Hello lovelies! I know my lead photo shows four polishes but I actually have six to share! New from Painted Polish is the four piece Rainbow Realm collection consisting of three crellies and one glitter bomb. I also have two perfectly St. Patrick's Day worthy green re-release shades. I intended to have these done a couple days ago but boy have I had my hands full this week! So let's get right to the swatches..

Friday, March 1, 2019

Savannah Lacquer Fairytale Collection

Hello lovelies! How are you doing this fine March day? I am feeling so optimistic now that the dreariness of winter is behind us and I'm starting to see signs of life outside. This collection from Savannah Lacquer captures some of that anticipation and curiosity with five beautiful spring shades. It consists of four crellies and one glitter topper Let's take a look..

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Girly Bits March 2019 CoTM

Hello lovelies! Well the day is almost through and I thought I already posted these. I guess that's what happens when you try to make exercising a priority for once. So let's get to the swatches..

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

UberChic Beauty St. Patrick's Day, Basketball Love, and Soccer Love Stamping Plates Review

*Press Sample

Hello lovelies! I have an unusual (for me) mix of stamping plates from UberChic Beauty to share. I am not a team sports athlete or fan but I know many of you are so I hope you enjoy the looks I've made with the new basketball and soccer themed images. I also have a couple looks I've created with the new St. Patrick's day plate which have me looking forward to the holiday. Let's take a look..

Friday, February 22, 2019

Polish Pickup March 2019: Album Covers

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! I have seven beautiful polishes and one yummy sugar scrub from the March Polish Pickup to share! There is so much goodness I think we should just get right to it..

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Glam Polish Big Bang Trio (Limited Edition)

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I have the CUTEST glitter crelly trio from Glam Polish to share! The Big Bang Trio was inspired by the ladies of The Big Bang Theory- Penny, Bernadette, and Amy. I am loving this finish of polish at the moment, the glitters just make me happy.
A quick update about my baby in case your wondering: After a long day of administering medicine for his fever and ear infection and expelling mucus (sorry, gross, I know), he finally slept well last night! He still has a lot of gunk to clear out but is doing much better. Thank you for the well wishes! Now for the swatches..

Monday, February 18, 2019

Emily de Molly February 2019 Releases

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to share these gorgeous new shades from Emily de Molly! I've said it many times but it bears repeating, Hayley makes to most unique and unexpected shades! Speaking of, did you see the Spotlight post (you can check it out here) on Emily de Molly? While not every one is always going to be my style, there are some real must haves here! Once again, if this is full of typos please forgive me. Last night was the worst one yet with my sick baby. I took him to the doctors this morning and he has RSV :(. I'm going a little crossed eyed here so let's get to the swatches..

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Holo Hookup March 2019: London Calling

Hello my lovely Society Sisters! March's The Holo Hookup theme is "London Calling" and I think the polishes match it so well. Of course this is coming from someone who's never been to London or the UK, but I think I've watched enough British movies and tv shows to know ;). Also as someone who's from Seattle I think this could have worked with that city if you swapped the red shade with green. Real quick, if this post is full of mistakes please forgive my sleep deprived brain. My youngest two are sick and I am so out of it! This month the contributors are the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand 'Ard As Nails!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Girly Bits Hella Handmade Creations and Road to Polish Con Swatches

Hello lovelies! I have two limited edition Girly Bits shades releasing this month. These are available at different times and different sites so make sure to read all the info below to find out when are where! Let's take a look..

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Nail Polish Society's February Spotlight: Emily de Molly

Hello Society Sisters! I am so excited for the second installment in my Spotlight Series! This month's spotlight is on Hayley, the talented creator of Emily de Molly. Hayley established her brand in 2012 and is based out of Canberra, Australia. She has a real gift for creating beautifully unique and unexpected shades and all of her polishes are 5-free, cruelty free, and vegan. Let's meet Hayley..

Monday, February 11, 2019

Colores de Carol Ice Cream Parlor Collection & Lucky Me (St. Patrick's Day LE)

Hello lovelies! I am currently on a glitter crelly kick and couldn't be happier with these new shades from Colores de Carol! I love to incorporate these into nail art looks because there are so many colors from the glitters to coordinate with. I've posted a couple nail art manis using these polishes on Instagram (if you're not following me you should check them out!). Let's get to the swatches.. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

ORLY Radical Optimism Collection (Spring 2019 Color Pass Box)

Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of ORLY's Radical Optimism collection to share. This collection is part of the Spring 2019 Color Pass Box that also includes a full sized ORLY Nailtriation Nail Growth Treatment and a deluxe sample of Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm. The moisturizer has a yummy scent that I would rather have in a lip product and not all over the face, but I'll give it a try anyway. OH! And a sticker! I am obsessed with stickers and that seriously was the most exciting part about this box for me. I've stuck it to my Helmer organizer alongside my other stickers. Now let's not forget about the beautiful nail polish. I am enjoying the happy color palette and the formulas were consistently good for all six shades.

"These sophisticated yet bright tones harness the power to calm the senses, while simultaneously energizing the spirit. Fresh colors like aqua blue and light coral work to alter out moods by igniting a sense of hope and renewal for the season. This spring, spark your imagination and awaken your psyche with a healthy dose a Radical Optimism."

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cirque Colors Celestial Collection

Hello Society Sisters! Today's post features the Cirque Colors Celestial Collection, a 3-piece thermal collection inspired by planetary bodies. It may be a small collection, but I have lots of pictures showing of each stage when in different temperatures. The formulas were just about flawless and built up to opacity really easily. Let's take a look..