Sunday, August 31, 2014

Smokey Mountain Lacquer Fall Collection 2014, part 2

Today I've got the second half of Smokey Mountain Lacquers' Fall Collection 2014. This batch includes two smooth shimmers, a metallic, and a divine shimmer/fleck jelly. Also, until Monday 9/1 at 9PM EDT you can get full sizes of any of these for only $5. Check them out after the break!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Gold Crush Duo

Today I've got a limited edition set to share with you - this is a paired set of a gold holo and gold holo glitter that comes with a cute Octopus Party Nail Lacquer cloth baggie, gold vinyl logo sticker, and a 20% off code for one full size bottle of polish from the shop. Check out The Gold Crush Duo after the break!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marbles For Polish Seven Deadly Sins Collection

Ah, the Seven Deadly Sins Collection by Marbles For Polish is one close to my heart... Not that I make it a point of over-indulging in sins, but I am a huge fan of Dante's Inferno, which is where I learned of the various punishments in store for medieval sinners. And in my dorm freshman year, we did Deadly Sin-O-Meters, which were pie-charts graphing the proportion of sinfulness in each of us. Mine was easy, just divided down the middle into Wrath and Sloth. LMAO. I've calmed down a bit since then, but yeah, Sloth... And yes I was in the intellectual nerd dorm, natch! In general, the formulas on these dried quickly and were easy to work with. Check out the details after the break...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Fall Collection 2014, Part 1

Today I've got the first half of the Smokey Mountain Lacquers' Fall Collection, which releases on Monday. There are eight colors in total and yes, you should be excited! There are two multichromes, one holo, one creme, and four shimmers. I love how on-trend these are, with some great basics and more adventuresome shades. Check them out after the break...

*two sent by maker for photography and others purchased*


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pretty Bitch Polish swatches

Pretty Bitch Polish launched last year and I was on board for the very first pre-order. Jac, the maker, is a model and professional writer. She even poses herself for some of the brand's collection campaigns! Pretty Bitch's base is custom-blended to Jac's specifications and reminds me of old school nail polish in terms of the scent and application, but is completely five-free. Many of the polish names are NSFW, and are a totally tongue-in-cheek poke at naughty language. Let's just say they can inspire some pretty humorous conversations. Let's have a look after the jump...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Special Feature: Blog Roll!

I am obviously a huge fan of nail blogs and I read literally hundreds of them!  It has been over six years since I discovered nail-specific blogs and I am just floored at how high the standard has become for photography and design. Over the last couple weeks I have been scouring the interwebs for some of the best ones for my blog roll. It now has over six hundred, including many different nationalities, languages, skin tones, and styles. There are indie, luxury, nail art, and drugstore-focused blogs. Some are photo-driven, others tell wonderful stories. Many, many times I have found amazing new blogs to read in the blog rolls of others, and I encourage you to take a look - you might just find a few new favorites! You can find it on the right sidebar of the blog, below the social media links.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lilypad Lacquer blues, purples, and greens!

Lilypad Lacquer was one of the first Aussie brands I bought and I can't help but keep coming back for more. Ive got some cool colors here for you today. Every one of these had a perfect formula and dried quickly. I don't know how Nicole keeps coming up with so many amazing colors, but she has released more that 200 so far. I'm not gonna tell you how many of them I own, but Nicole has some idea of it :D Check out more pics after the break...

Friday, August 8, 2014

Colors By Llarowe swatches

Last summer when Leah Ann Llarowe debuted her Colors By Llarowe line I knew I had buy them. As a polish retailer for several years already, she had seen quite a bit of what was on the market. I had also picked up a franken of hers on a blog sale that was absolutely amazing. I may have skipped a few glitter toppers, but for the most part, I've got the whole line. Yikes, that means I should start photographing them, right? Well, here are six from various releases. Aren't they lovely? All of them have perfect formulas, I might add. More pictures after the jump...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Polish Luv swatches

Polish Luv is a fantastic newer brand you can find on Storenvy. She is also a blogger!  I am telling you, these are some of my very favorite indies.  There are beautiful holos and multichromes, two of the finishes I love best.  She has a similar taste to mine when I make my own hobby polishes, but just does them better, lol. The formula on all of them are on the thicker side, but I had no problems at all and they self-leveled. The wear was excellent.  Let's have a look at some colors, more after the jump...