Monday, November 25, 2019

KBShimmer License to Chill Winter 2019 Collection

Hello! Who else is excited for this week? Yummy food and Black Friday sales- I'm all over it! KBShimmer is releasing a gorgeous new collection just in time for Friday's sales. The License to Chill collection consists of nine polishes in all sorts of shades and finishes. The formulas were all really easy to work with and I didn't have any issues. Even the magnetic shade which I have struggled with in the past from this brand, worked amazingly. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Zoya Twinkling Holiday 2019 Collection

Oh hey, I've got another post! Look at me go! I have a fabulous holiday collection from Zoya to share. All of the formulas were easy to work with with no issues to report. I did switch out the standard brush with the Z-wide brush which always improves application for me. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

KBShimmer Up & Autumn Collection Fall 2019

Hello! Is anyone still there? I know I've been woefully absent from my blog and it may be that way for some time. I have still been doing a fair amount of swatching but instead of posting them here I've been focusing more on my Instagram. Posting one photo at a time is more the pace that I need at the present. So I have shared a few of this collection's polishes already but here are all twelve of them!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Painted Polish Makin' Magic Trio + Mystery Polishes

Hello lovelies! I have a trio of vampy Halloween-themed shades as well as two mystery polishes, all new from Painted Polish! Let's take a look..

Monday, October 14, 2019

ORLY Dreamscape Fall 2019 Collection

Hello lovelies! I have so many posts that are 90% done and I have been struggling to finish that other 10% and have them ready to go. So I'm going to be brief and let you know I loved this collection. The formulas were all really great, no issues at all. Ethereal Plane is now a favorite neutral of mine, I even wore it for my family photos! Let's get to the swatches now..

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Zoya Sensual Collection Fall 2019

Hello lovelies! I have the amazing Zoya Sensual Fall collection to show you and I only have good things to say about it! It may just be my favorite Zoya collection. While not every shade is totally unique and a must have, they all have really nice formulas and I truly liked each one. There are a few stand out shades that I am really loving though. Let's get to the swatches..

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Picture Polish Summer 2019 Releases + Comparisons

*Purchased by me
Hello lovely Society Sisters! I'll be playing catch up for the next couple weeks on some older swatches as I also show you some newer releases. I swatched these Picture Polish shades a couple months back and figured I should probably share them before I post the newest release! There was another collaboration shade that I didn't end up purchasing and a handful of new cremes that I bought after this order. So let's take a look at the five I have here..

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Painted Polish Birds of a Feather Collection + Mystery Polishes

Hellooooooo out there! It has been a hot minute since I've posted here! I am officially overwhelmed with life and blogging has taken a necessary back seat. Last month was my older daughter's eighth birthday and baptism for which my dad came to stay with us for a couple days. I spent a lot of time on the yard, the house, party planning, etc. Also last month my younger daughter FINALLY decided she was ready for potty training so that has been a big focus too. Lastly my fourteen month old has turned into a ball of energy that is demanding the majority of my focus. So although I have been stretched to my limits, life is good! I have SO many posts halfway complete that need to be posted. We'll see if I can be more on top of things..

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Polish Pickup August 2019: At the Carnival

Hello lovelies! This month's Polish Pickup is inspired by carnivals and there are so many pretty shades to choose from! Some of these polishes have a limited amount available so I would get your wish list in order and be ready to go come Friday morning. I know I'm ready! Let's get to the swatches..

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

BLUSH Lacquers In The Garden Cremes + Opposites Attract Shimmers + Wedding Duo

*Press Sample

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I have a real photo heavy post for you today so you might want to grab a snack for this one. BLUSH Lacquers has created six garden inspired cremes (really they're creme/jellies in my book) and six coordinating shimmers that can be worn alone or paired with a creme. I've included photos of them as I just mentioned- alone and paired over a creme. A note about the creme/jelly shades: these formulas are usually a little finicky on the first coat so you need to make sure you don't overwork it. I also have the wedding duo which Victoria has created for her own wedding! So yay! Congrats to her :) Let's get to the swatches..

Friday, July 26, 2019

Colores de Carol Beach Neons

 *Press Sample

Hello lovelies! How are things? Waking up to an overcast sky has me feeling very happy! It's been ages since we've had any rain and I am so ready. Today's post features the new Colores de Carol Beach Neons collection which includes four pastel neon crellies and two colorful glitter toppers. The neon shades are very cute and sweet, and a nice alternative if you aren't into tradition neon shades. I usually expect to have a little trouble with application when using pastel shades and I definitely did with these. I tried applying in thin coats to build them up but still struggled to get them to even out. However if you use a different "hand" in application it may not be an issue for you. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nail Polish Society's July Spotlight: Glam Polish

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I have been really enjoying my monthly blog spotlights, have you? For July's spotlight I am featuring another amazing Aussie brand- Glam Polish! I am always amazed and awed at how many gorgeous shades Rachel creates consistently and often. I have had the good fortune of swatching for her many times and now have the pleasure of finding out a little more about the brains behind the brand. Let's read on..

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Painted Polish At Sea: Volume IV Collection + Treasure Toppers

Hello lovelies! If you are a Painted Polish fan like myself, you will be thrilled with this NINE piece new collection and additional duo! I love Lexi's stamping polishes and was so happy to see three new shades! Every formula was easy to work with and I didn't have any issues. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Holo Hookup August 2019: Great Outdoors

Hello lovely Society Sisters! Once upon a time, summer was my favorite season and I was loathe to see it end. Now that I'm old and curmudgeonly I am celebrating it being halfway over! August's The Holo Hookup box theme is "Great Outdoors", which I plan on enjoying more of once the weather cools down. For now it's one of two options- the swimming pool or inside with the AC cranked up. This month's box features limited shades from the three permanent indie brands- Cupcake PolishDifferent Dimensionand Glisten & Glow- with guest brand Noodles Nail Polish!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Six Year Blogiversary GIVEAWAY

Hello lovely Society Sisters! I can't believe it's been another year and I'm still at this crazy hobby of mine! I guess I must really enjoy nail polish or something :P

Before I've done some reminiscing on past blogiversaries, like my first one (here) where I noticed HUGE improvements and in another post I broke down some facts with a fun infographic. For my fourth blogiversary I selected my top 16 favorite blog posts, which was the smallest number I could whittle them down to! Last year was year five and I had thought I would plan something fun, but my baby #4 was two weeks old soooo... nope. This year I'm just excited to have my life halfway put together. But I figured I could organize a nice giveaway for all you awesome followers who have been so supportive of my blog. Thank you to all of you, old and new alike!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Different Dimension 7 Deadly Sins, POTMs, & Anniversary Sale

Hello lovelies! I have some really gorgeous polishes to share with you today! I mean, don't I always? Different Dimension is celebrating their 7th anniversary with a new collection and sale! The 7 Deadly Sins collection is made up of seven flakie filled crelly shades that span the rainbow. The brighter shades I swatched over a white base to really show the punch of color but they can be worn on their own for a more sheer, flakie filled look. I also have three Polish of the Month shades from May, June, and July. Annnnd.. a limited gift with purchase shade! Let's get to the swatches..

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Colores de Carol Casino Night Collection

Hello lovelies! I have been enjoying the most glorious weather so far this summer. Why couldn't I have been pregnant in this weather and not last year's which was horrid? Ah, such is life. Tomorrow the temperatures are supposed to rise and I will have plenty of time in the next couple of months to be miserable. Today's post is a five piece collection from Colores de Carol. The theme is Casino Night and it's a fun mix of shades and finishes. To be honest I think I would enjoy the darker shades more once Fall rolls around, but they are all pretty regardless. The formulas were all good and I didn't have any staining or issues with application. Let's get to the swatches..

Monday, July 8, 2019

Girly Bits July 2019 CoTM

Hello lovelies! How was your weekend? I finally got some things on my to-do list accomplished. That's always a good feeling! Also I started a book that I'm really enjoying and I can't wait to see how it all ends. Before this month gets away from me, here are the Girly Bits July Color of the Month polishes..

Friday, July 5, 2019

Polish Pickup July 2019: Flashback 2019

*Press Sample/Purchased by me

Hello my lovelies! This post is so late! The holiday has totally thrown me off. Did you all (in the US) have a good Fourth of July? I had a little non-alcoholic hangover from all the fun. Well today's post may look a little familiar because just like last year, Polish Pickup bringing back fan-favorites back to the shop! In addition to those, each participating brand is bringing back a second shade on their own websites. So if you see something you like in this post, read the information carefully so you know when and where to get the polishes.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Cupcake Polish Limited Edition 6th Anniversary Trio

Hello lovelies! After spending most of yesterday recovering from my stomach flu I feel like I'm ready to get back on track with my life. I've got a big to-do list and since this post was meant to be out yesterday, it's coming first. Cupcake Polish is celebrating six years in business this month with a beautiful anniversary trio (and sitewide sale too!). Let's take a look..

Monday, July 1, 2019

KBShimmer PRETTY REVENGE Limited Edition Duo

Hello lovely Society Sisters! How was your weekend? I came down with the stomach flu for the FOURTH time this year. So that was fun. But enough feeling sorry for myself, let's talk about polish. KBShimmer has teamed up with Bestselling author Emily Liebert and created a gorgeous duo inspired by Liebert's new book PRETTY REVENGE. 
 The two shades are named after the two main characters, reflecting their personalities. I was sent the book along with the polishes which was fun to understand the inspiration. The book is a really fast read and grabs you from the start. It's a perfect vacation book- one that you finish in a short amount of time and doesn't take a lot of thought. Let's move on to the swatches..

Thursday, June 27, 2019

China Glaze Body & Sol Collection

Hello lovelies! I have swatches of the China Glaze Body & Sol collection. As a fan of nude/neutral polishes I really enjoyed these! Not all of them were flattering on my skin tone but I used about four of them together for a smoosh nail art mani (here) and see myself combining colors again in the future. The formula and application varied from shade to shade but none of them were real duds. There is one shade though that is one of my new favorite China Glaze's. Can you guess which one?..

Colores de Carol Patriotic Duo 2019

Hello lovelies! Every summer I look forward to the Colores de Carol Patriotic duo, which is always similar but tweaked year to year. I am late getting this posted and they're almost sold out, so let's get to it. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tonic Spring 2019 Neon Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovely Society Sisters! A little while back I purchased this amazing Tonic Spring 2019 Neon collection and finally got around to swatching it for you all. There really was no hesitation about buying these. I mean.. just look! The formulas were all on the sheerer side, to really let that shimmer shine through. They all applied very smoothly and consistently with no issues. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Glam Polish Summer Nights Trio

Hello lovelies! I have a fun and playful glitter crelly trio from Glam Polish to share! Let's get right to the swatches..

Monday, June 24, 2019

Emily de Molly May Releases

Hello lovelies! I have seven awesome new releases from Emily de Molly to share! These have been available for about a month so if you haven't picked any of these up yet, maybe my swatches will convince you :)

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..