Friday, December 4, 2020

Polish Pickup December 2020: Everything is Fine

*press release

Hello lovelies! The December Polish Pickup starts today and I have some beautiful polishes to share, plus come hand/cuticle care items. Let's take a look..

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Different Dimension Alt. Collection


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Hello lovelies! Did you check out my post from earlier today? Well both these collections from Different Dimension are releasing on the same day the I can't even pick which one I like better. There are too many gorgeous shades to choose from! Although this 'alt.' collection is making me feel some kind of way, bringing back memories from the good ol' nineties. Once again the formulas are great as I tend to expect from DD. Let's take a look..

Different Dimension Written In the Stars


*press sample

Hello lovelies! I've got a stunning collection from Different Dimension to share! And keep your eyes out for a second collection I'll be sharing a little bit later. The Written In Stars collection consists of six polishes- three with flakies, and three with a strong shimmer. All of the formulas were easy to work with and I didn't have any issues. Let's take a look..

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Painted Polish Desert Dreamscape: Volume II

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Hello lovelies! I have another gorgeous collection to share! Painted Polish is returning to the country of cactus and clay with ‘Desert Dreamscape: Vol II!’ The collection serves as an ode to terra cotta and features a variety of shades and finishes in this beautiful desert hue! All the formulas were good and easy to work with. Even though the base colors are quite similar, there's a lot of variety here! Let's take a look..

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Holo Taco Frosted Metals Collection


*Press Sample

Hello lovelies! I have the Holo Taco Frosted Metals collection to share with you! This collection is very winter appropriate and perfect for all those holiday parties that no one is going to, lol. They are very sparkly and icy looking with the same silver flakes in each shade. The formula applied easily and they build up to opacity in two coats. Let's take a look..

Friday, November 6, 2020

Polish Pickup November 2020: Red Carpet

*Press Samples

Hello lovelies! The November Polish Pickup starts today! The theme this month is "Red Carpet" and the makers were inspired by award show outfits, glam, and glitz. Let's take a look at the swatches..

Friday, October 23, 2020

Cupcake Polish 70's Collection


Hello lovelies! I have really fun and beautiful collection from Cupcake Polish to share! The 70's collection consists of three shimmer and three flakie polishes. The formulas were all easy to work with and I didn't have any issues. My personal favorites are the shimmers because they are such unique combinations. If you love the 70's or the color palette that came from the decade, you will love this collection! Let's take a look..

Friday, October 16, 2020

Painted Polish Ghosted Trio + Mystery Polish


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Hello lovelies! How's October treating you? We've had beautiful weather and I've just been soaking it all up. It's still up in the air of how we'll be celebrating Halloween with our four kids. Not celebrating is simply not an option! Speaking of Halloween, I have a trio of polishes from Painted Polish perfect for this time of year! All of the formulas were easy to work with and the jellies might need an extra coat if you don't want visible nail line. Let's take a look at the Ghosted Trio..

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Polish Pickup October 2020: Animation


*Press Samples

Hello lovelies! I'm a day late with this post but there are still three more days of the October Polish Pickup event! So if you scroll through and see something you like there should still be time to snatch it up. With Animation as the theme there was quite the diversity of colors and finishes (in both my swatches, and the rest offered on the site). Let's take a look..

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Painted Polish Rise & Grind Quartet + Pumpkin Spice & Chill Trio

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Hello lovelies! Painted Polish is kicking off the Autumn season with two gorgeous new collections! First is the Rise & Grind Quartet which consists of four neutral polishes filled with holo microglitters. Although I don't drink coffee, I can appreciate anything inspired by it because I love the smell and love the rich brown shades! The second is the Pumpkin Spice & Chill Trio, consisting of two tawny orange shade with different elements and a gold holo glitter topper. The formulas were all easy to work with except for the glitter topper which takes a little more finessing. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

KOROLEVA On The Contrary Collection

Press Sample

Hello lovelies! Neon season may be coming to a close here in the Northern Hemisphere but really, can't we wear them all year round? KOROLEVA is a new-to-me brand and I was really impressed with the formulation and opaqueness of these neon glitter jellies! Let's take a look..

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Zombie Claw Twilight Saga Quad

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Hello lovelies! Oh look.. another post that was finished and all ready to go, but that just didn't make it to that final step! I hope in this blessed year of 2020 you have left all expectations behind. I know I have. So let's take a look at this Twilight Saga inspired collection. Don't deny it's a guilty pleasure of yours. Oh, and bonus picture at the end!

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Polish Pickup Halloween: September 2020

It's almost Monday and I still haven't posted this! Arggh! This is what I get for getting other things on my to-do list done. Here are my September Polish Pickup swatches. I hope you find something you like and that's it's still available tomorrow (the last day they're of the sale).

Monday, August 31, 2020

ORLY Desert Muse Fall 2020


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Hello lovelies! My kids have been back in school for a couple weeks now (!!!) and it feels so good to be back on a schedule again! I have been getting a lot accomplished around that house. Maybe I'll get more blogging done too? My two year old is still an absolute terror though, so I'm not counting on it. 

ORLY has released a Fall collection that consists of six cremes. The formulas were all perfectly smooth and easy to work with. I recommend this whole collection if the color story is up your alley. Let's look at the swatches..

Monday, August 17, 2020

Rogue Lacquer Cruel Summer Trio

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Hello lovelies! I can't believe this day has come.. my kids are back in school!! With all the adjustments, they did pretty well for the first day. Now let's see how the rest of the year goes. Before summer is officially over, check out this hot trio from Rogue Lacquer!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

August Polish Pickup 2020: Weird Science

I'm getting this out late because I've been on vacation. But as August's Polish Pickup ends tomorrow, there's no time like the present! So please forgive my incomplete post, but enjoy the swatches!

by Dany Vianna Carbonation is a dark brown jelly base with holo flakes and white hex glitters. Shown is two coats plus top coat. Price: $11.50 250 cap (US)/20 (UK)

Different Dimension It's Electrifying is a purple to pink multichrome magnetic polish with blue/purple/pink iridescent flakies. Shown is two coats plus top coat.

Great Lakes Lacquer Can We Not Right Now? is a red leaning violet with pink/red/orange/green iridescent flakes and scattered holo. Shown is two coats plus top coat. No cap.

Indie by Patty Lopes Dark Experiments. is a sheer gray crelly with red round glitters, iridescent flakies, and more. This is a very sheer base and you won't get full opacity. Shown is three coats plus top coat.

Indie by Patty Lopes Meet Me in Montauk is a topper with blue/purple/pink/green shifting aurora shimmer with multichrome flakies and holo pigment. Shown is one coat over ORLY Gotta Bounce.

KBShimmer He Slimed Me! is a neon green jelly with gold/green shifting flakies and micro holo flakes. Shown is three coats plus top coat.

Painted Polish Salt Lake Serenity is a lavender blue crelly with pink/orange/gold shifting iridescent flakes. Shown is two coats plus top coat.

Penelope Luz Crazy Ricky is a baby blue with iridescent flakes and multicolored flakes. Shown is three coats, plus top coat. Price: $13, no cap.

Rogue Lacquer Rainbow Ice Ice Baby is a creamy white base with a rainbow of metallic flakes. Shown is two coats plus top coat.

Rogue Lacquer Take It Off Soy Based Nail Polish Remover is just what the name suggests. This was a first more me, I've only ever used acetone to remove polish. It doesn't dissolve the polish nearly as quickly as pure acetone, but this is a great non-toxic alternative. It's also hydrating for your skin and cuticles. It’s very lightly scented with a tart margarita, grapefruit, and cherries, and is in a travel size 2.0 oz bottle.

Zombie Claw Water Bear is a sheer light pink base with red/gold/blue/green aurora shimmer and delicate holo shimmer. Shown is three coats plus top coat. Price: $13

These items will be available for a limited time ending August 10th through 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Different Dimension Planetary Collection + Space X Duo + Cheer To 8 Years

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Hello lovelies! Different Dimension is celebrating their eight year anniversary with a new collection, duo, limited edition shade, and a big sale! Let's start off with this beautiful Planetary collection!

Friday, July 24, 2020

ORLY Retrowave Summer 2020 Collection

Oh hey there! I'm finally posting this gorgeous summer collection from ORLY! The colors are all great and the formulas are nice and easy to apply. The yellow was the only one that took a little more effort. Let's take a look..

Friday, July 10, 2020

Glam Polish The Witcher Trio

Hello lovies! Once again this post goes under the category of Why Have I Not Posted This? I honestly can't say why except that my blog posts have been sadly neglected. Before I wait another moment, let's take a look..

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Different Dimension Tutti Frutti Collection

Hello lovelies! The love for summery neons is going strong and I am really pumped about this collection! The Tutti Frutti collection consists of six intense neon crellies with shimmer, and two white crellies with neon glitters. I found the formulas to be consistent throughout and they were nice and easy to apply, with exception to the one with large glitters of course which will always take a bit more effort. As a crelly formula they a partly sheer so they can show off that yummy shimmer. Be aware that neon polishes are very hard to capture accurately so you will probably see some variation in others' swatches. Let's take a look..