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..