Friday, December 25, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Polar Duress Swatches and Review from the Collaboration Duo with B.I.T.C.H by Jaclyn

On Saturday, December 26 at noon EST, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is releasing a set of four duos. Yesterday, I posted one with Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, and today I have the OPNL half of a duo with B.I.T.C.H. by Jaclyn. This will be sold as a pair, but I only have the OPNL to show you. It is worth a look after the break!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Polar Duress

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer X Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Collaboration Duo Swatches and Review

Happy Christmas everyone! Hope you are having a good time if you celebrate. I am out visiting my father's family's homestead in Connecticut for the last time before it is sold. Speaking of Connecticut, I am in the home state of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer! And Dave has an amazing launch for us on Saturday, December 26 at 12PM EST. A quartet of Collaboration Duos! This is Octopus Party Nail Lacquer X Carpe Noctem Cosmetics. It's pretty nifty, so let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer X Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Collaboration Duo

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Influenster Unilever Dry Spray VoxBox: Degree Motionsense Dryspray Review

I received my second Influenster VoxBox recently and was pretty excited for the chance to try something new/old: spray-on antiperspirant, in this case Degree Motionsense Dryspray. While I mostly have covered indie nail polish so far, and still will, I will occasionally be featuring other beauty products on the weekends since I love to test things. Yeah, I am one of those people who wanders around Walmart randomly looking for new products, lol. Catch my thoughts following several weeks of testing after the break...
*sent by Influenster for review*

Degree Motionsense Dryspray Influenster VoxBox

Friday, December 18, 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas Collection, Part 2

Today I have the second half of Grace-full Nail Polish's Christmas Collection to show you - this edition has a holo and three jelly glitters. (If you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. ) More details after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas Collection


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas Collection, Part 1

I have half of Grace-full Nail Polish's Christmas Collection to show you today - this post will concentrate on the metallics and jelly tints. These provide a fun opportunity for seasonal flash and nail art. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for swatch and review*

Grace-full Nail Polish Christmas Collection

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2015 Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is launching the Winter 2015 Collection on Sunday, December 13 at 6PM EST. It contains four luscious holo shades in both light and vampy parts of the spectrum. Let's check them out!
*sample and blogger discount*

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2015 Collection

Friday, December 11, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics LE November and December 2015 Swatches and Review

I have the last two monthly polishes of 2015 from Celestial Cosmetics to share with you tonight! These are both still available on the brand's international web store, but not for long, so let's have a look!

Celestial Cosmetics LE November and December 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sayuri Nail Lacquer Ella Ann Cosmetics Exclusives Swatches and Review

On Friday, December 11 at 9PM EST, the web stockist Ella Ann Cosmetics is releasing two new exclusive shades from Sayuri Lacquer. These are classic brights with a twist. Let's check them out after the break!
*sent by the distributor for photography and review*

Sayuri Nail Lacquer Ella Ann Cosmetics exclusives

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Liquid Sky Lacquer Nail Whisperer Exclusives Swatches and Review

I have a trio of polishes to show you are that exclusives from the American brand Liquid Sky Lacquer for the new Singapore online nail polish retailer Nail Whisperer! Eugenia has burst on the scene with some lovely indie brands and fantastic customer service. These polishes came in my first order, which was beautifully packed and shipped. Eugenia cares a lot about her business and she even checked in to make sure everything arrived alright. I was super impressed!  And of course the polishes are lovely so let's have a look!

Liquid Sky Lacquer Nail Whisperer Exclusives

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Polished Hippy's Polish Lab: Chameleon Pigments Swatches and Review, Partial

I have a post for you today that I have had in the works for a couple months now. Hobby polish making has been one of my passions for several years now, and I am starting a new series of reviews about polish making supplies! The first episode will cover a selection of the Chameleon Pigments from Spectraflair4u. Next I will begin working my way through some micas that are also carried in that store. It is an exciting prospect, but intimidating as it is a lot of work! I have literally dozens of bottles sitting in testing for stability and suspension and just ordered 200 more mini bottles for the next batches. Yay to new adventures! Let's have a look at the first episode...

Spectraflair4u Chameleon Pigments

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ever After Polish 'Tis the Season to Sparkle Collection Swatches and Review

Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! For me it was just as I like, quiet, at home, alone, time to sit back and relax. Well, except for all the indie shopping madness, haha! Boy have I been busy with that. One new set of polishes that just launched is the Ever After Polish 'Tis the Season to Sparkle Collection and there is even a discount code for 20% off at the end of the post!  Yay!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish 'Tis the Season to Sparkle Collection
Ever After Polish 'Tis the Season to Sparkle Collection

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ever After Polish Facebook Fan Group Customs Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is launching a new collection on Friday, November 27, at 12:01AM (which I will have to show you soon) plus introducing two new Facebook fan group customs! If you haven't done so already, please join us at Polished Princesses - an Ever After fan group, where you can get the details on buying these customs plus some awesome sale info not available outside the group. Let's have a look at these two beauties, as if you need any more reason to join!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Ever After Polish Fan Group Customs

Monday, November 23, 2015

MidWest Lacquer / Top Shelf Lacquer Holiday Collection Swatches and Review

I have a gorgeous collaboration between MidWest Lacquer and Top Shelf Lacquer to share with you today, a four-piece set for the holidays that will release on Black Friday in the Top Shelf Lacquer store. The entire set will be $40 including shipping and includes two holographic shades, a glitter topper, and a multichrome flake jelly. Let's have a look!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*

MidWest Lacquer Top Shelf Lacquer Holiday Collection

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Savvy Naturalista Mani Mochis Review

I have a beautiful and effective hand care product to share with you today, Savvy Naturalista's Mani Mochis. These are hand scrubs that come in pretty little cakes that almost look like cookies! You simply break off a small piece and rub on your hands with a bit of warm water for softening and smoothing. A little goes a long way!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Savvy Naturalista Mani Mochis

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Black Friday Nail Polish Blogger Giveaway!

It's that time of the year again! All the indies are releasing amazing holiday collections and the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are approaching. Since we spend much of our time enabling you, we thought it would be nice to also give you a chance to win some money to take advantage of the fun!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The First Gift of Christmas Collaboration Box Swatches and Review

The season is approaching for snatching up wonderful gifts for others (and yourself) and I have something to show you that might fit the bill. The First Gift of Christmas Collaboration Box features four indie polishes, plus some extras, for the wonderful price of $40. The theme is The Polar Express. Let's check it out!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
The First Gift of Christmas Collaboration Box

Monday, November 16, 2015

Darling Diva Polish Hellraiser Collection Swatches and Review, partial

I have some of the polishes in Darling Diva Polish's Hellraiser Collection to share with you today. This collection has been out for several weeks and sadly a couple of the polishes are now out of stock after the big blowout sale recently, but the majority are still around. Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Darling Diva Polish Hellraiser Collection

Saturday, November 14, 2015

OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection Nail Art

I have three simple nail art looks to share with you today using some of the OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection I received from Preen.me. I am a nail art noob and have pretty shaky hands, so if I can do these, so can you!
*sent by Preen.me for photography and review*

OPI Starlight Collection nail art

Friday, November 13, 2015

OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection Swatches and Review, Part 2

I'm back with three more shades from the OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection, sent to me via Preen.me. My last post had some *adventuresome* glitters in it, but this post has some more classic shades. Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by Preen.me for photography and review*
OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection Swatches and Review, Part 1

I have three out of the 18 polishes in the OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection to share with you today, and will have three more and some nail art for you soon! These were sent to me via the Preen.me VIP program. You can upload and view your nail, hair, and makeup looks on Preen.me. My profile is here. I had just started experimenting with some a few months ago!
*sent by Preen.me for photography and review*

OPI Nail Lacquer Starlight Collection

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics Memories Collection Swatches and Review

Today is the day! Celestial Cosmetics opens their new U.S. site today at 5PM PST. I will definitely be picking up all the new Bollywood Collection shades and the LE November 2015. I have pics to share of three of last month's polishes, now available to U.S. and international customers with the launch: the Memories Collection. Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Celestial Cosmetics Memories Collection

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics Witchy Duo Swatches and Review

I have exciting news for U.S. fans of Celestial Cosmetics! On Sunday, November 8 at 5PM PST the brand's U.S. distribution site will open. Earlier, she had to discontinue international shipments due to postal returns. There will be limited amounts of the Witchy Duo available, which has already sold out on the Australian site. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Celestial Cosmetics Witchy Duo

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Fragments and Chaos Collection Swatches and Review

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer just released a four-piece tribute to Studio Ghibli! The Fragments and Chaos Collection features all the goodies, from glitter, to color-shifting flakes, to ethereal pale shades, to pure vamp! Check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Fragments and Chaos Collection

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fae Polish Thanksgiving Family Jewels Collection Swatches and Review

Fae Polish is a new indie on the scene and has just released her second collection. The Thanksgiving Family Jewels Collection features four rich, holographic shades - let's check them out after the break!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Fae Polish Thanksgiving Family Jewels Collection

Friday, October 30, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2015 Collection Swatches and Review, Part 2

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is releasing Part 2 of the Fall 2015 Collection on Saturday, October 31 at midnight EDT! And the good news is that they are a pre-order. So yo, you can pick them up almost right now! The pre-order will run through 3PM EDT. There will also be limited re-releases of Part 1 polishes But Not in Vein, Fenrir, and Indikon, and pre-order of Metaphysics. Polishes also being released from other collections are Universal Loner (pre-order), EVIL LIVE! (pre-order), No Wane (pre-order), and Rake It Or Leave It (small batch). Let's check out the newbies after the break!

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2015 Collection Part 2

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's Guiding Light for Depression Awareness 2015 Swatches and Review

On Saturday, October 31,  Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is hosting a charity event for Depression Awareness benefiting I Need a Lighthouse, Inc. There will be auctions of limited edition Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers, as well as guest contributions from Alter Ego, Northern Star Polish, Monster Polish, Ever After Polish, Superficially Colorful, Girly Bits, Paint Box Polish, The Polish Bar, Chaos & Crocodiles, Super Chic Lacquer, Holochondriac Polish, and more! The auctions hosted will last four days on Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's Ebay account. There will also be one Buy It Now Special Edition Siren's Guiding Light, which will cost $12. Let's have a look at that one after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Siren's Guiding Light

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and The Polish Bar The Haunted Destination Duo Swatches and Review

The new Haunted Destination Duo from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and The Polish Bar launches today at 3:30 PM EDT. This set features one vampy microflake and a flake topper. Let's check out the details after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and The Polish Bar The Haunted Destination Duo

Monday, October 26, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Spooky Siren Swatches and Review

This Wednesday, October 28 at 3:30PM EDT, Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is launching a new collection, Destination Duo, and a limited edition, numbered Siren polish. For those who are not familiar with the Sirens, they are a collectible series that brings a new offering each month. Generally they go pretty quickly, so if you like this one, be Johnny on the Spot! Let's have a closer look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Spooky Siren

Celestial Cosmetics LE October 2015 Swatches and Review

The LE October 2015 polish from Celestial Cosmetics pays tribute to the opal birthstone. This one can be worn on its own or as a topper and has a lovely ethereal quality. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Celestial Cosmetics LE October 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Top Shelf Lacquer Harvest Brews Collection Swatches and Review, Part 2

I'm back with the last three polishes in Top Shelf Lacquer's new Harvest Brews Collection, releasing on Friday, October 23. These are just as beautiful as the other four polishes in the collection, which you can see here. Let's have a look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Top Shelf Lacquer Harvest Brews Collection

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Shelf Lacquer Harvest Brews Collection Swatches and Review, Part 1

Top Shelf Lacquer is releasing a new collection on Friday, October 23. The Harvest Brews Collection features seven vampy shimmer holos. I have the first four here and will be back soon with the last three polishes. Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Top Shelf Lacquer Harvest Brews Collection

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fair Maiden Polish October 2015 Charity Polishes Swatches and Review

I have two more creations from Fair Maiden Polish to share with you today - these both benefit charity and are available through the end of October via pre-order! One benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with a 25% donation of the sale price and the other sends 25% to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Want to shop for good causes? Join me after the break!
Fair Maiden Polish October 2015 Charity Polishes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fair Maiden Polish Fright Night Collection Swatches and Review

I've got four new shades from Fair Maiden Polish that are sure to thrill the horror show fans out there - the Freak Show Collection! This launches on Saturday, October 10 at 12 noon CDT.  Since I know you are all dying to see the colors, let's get on it!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*

Fair Maiden Polish Fright Night Collection

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2015 Collection Swatches and Review, Part 1

Dave of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is dropping his Fall 2015 Collection Part 1 on Saturday, October 10. The best news? It is a pre-order! Yay! You can pick your shades at leisure from 11AM EDT to 11PM EDT). Let's check out the four new shades after the break, plus look for a chance to win them at the bottom of the post!

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2015 Collection

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ever After Polish Miranda's Birthday Duo Swatches and Review

I've been in heaven with Ever After Polish's latest offerings and this one might be the most fun yet! It celebrates the the 30th birthday of Miranda, the body and skin care maker of the line! Miranda wanted a turquoise cream and she got a beauty, along with a pink flake holo polish that can be used as a topper as well. Let's check them out...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Ever After Polish Miranda's Birthday Duo

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ever After Polish Peek-a-Boob for Hella Holo Customs Swatches and Review

I have a very special polish to show you today - this is Peek-a-Boob, a custom made by Ever After Polish for members of the Facebook group Hella Holo Customs. 20% of the sales of the polish will benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Let's check it out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Ever After Polish Peek-a-Boob


Monday, October 5, 2015

Ever After Polish Feminine Chic Collection Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish has released the Feminine Chic Collection, packed with flakes and shimmers in soft, fall-appropriate bases. This collection is notable for the complexity of the finishes within a more conservative color story. Let's check out the goodies after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Ever After Polish Feminine Chic Collection

Friday, October 2, 2015

Awesome Sauce Indie Box You're Invited to the Mash! Swatches and Review

Hey hey, the Awesome Sauce Indie Box is back! This time it is Halloween-themed and entitled You're Invited to the Mash! I am reviewing the mini version of the set (with one exception) so you can see what those look like. I love having a cheaper option with so many boxes out there. Let's check it out...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Awesome Sauce Indie Box You're Invited to the Mash!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and Model City Polish Destination Duo Swatches and Review

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and Model City Polish are launching a Destination Duo on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:30PM EDT, 2:30 PM CDT. The polishes are lovely, soft, and complementary shimmers. Let's have a closer look after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer and Model City Polish Destination Duo


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Swatches and Review, Part 2

Celestial Cosmetics Chocolate Factory Collection has seven polishes paying tribute to aspects of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I covered the first four shades here. Let's check out the last three, including one of my all-time favorites from the brand!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection Swatches and Review, Part 1

Celestial Cosmetic's Chocolate Factory Collection is dedicated to a book close to my heart, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! I first learned about from the 1971 movie adaptation, which was one of my favorites growing up - who doesn't love a good helping of psychedelia mixed with snark, lol. There are seven polishes and I have the first set to show you today...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Celestial Cosmetics The Chocolate Factory Collection


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Polished Hippy: My Favorite Fall Color Featuring Ever After Polish Vamptress

It's time for another episode of Indie Inlinkz, where a bunch of us bloggers share posts based on a theme. Today we are talking about our favorite fall colors. Well, I can't say I have a precise fall color, but one general category that I am guaranteed to love - anything vampy! Dark jewel tones, verging on the black, in any finish, holo, shimmer, or creme. It just happens that my Ever After Polish mystery holo arrived and fit perfectly - its name is even Vamptress! Let's check it out after the break...


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celestial Cosmetics LE September 2015 and Swill Merchants Swatches and Review

It's time again for some beautiful polishes from Celestial Cosmetics. Today I have the stunning LE September 2015, which you have a couple more weeks to pick up, and also Swill Merchants from the It's All Happening Collection, which I picked up in my last order. Have a look after the break!
*one polish sent for photo photography and review, one purchased*

Friday, September 18, 2015

Glam Polish Bad Hair Day for Alopecia Awareness Swatches and Review

Today I'd like to share a lovely Glam Polish whose purchase will fund a AUD$7 donation to the Alopecia Areata Foundation of Australia to buy wigs for children and educate against bullying. I bought it the day it launched and can say it is a beautiful polish for a beautiful cause! Let's check it out after the break...

Glam Polish Bad Hair Day

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Ultra Multichrome Flakie Collection Swatches and Review (Partial)

Today's feature is brought to you by rainbows, magical unicorns, and Pretty Jelly Nail Polish! Well, really I mean the Ultra Multichrome Flakie Collection that she just released. It took me a while to get this post together because there was too much awesome going on and I took over 1000 pictures to try to capture it and narrowed it down to 30 >.< . I have three out of the twelve polishes in the collection represented in this post, layered over neon holos from Pretty Jelly's Back to School Brights Collection  (reviews Part 1 here and Part 2 here) and also sponged on by themselves, a new technique to me. Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Ultra Multichrome Flakie Collection

Monday, September 14, 2015

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Back to School Brights Collection Swatch and Review, Part 2

I have three more polishes from Pretty Jelly Nail Polish's Back to School Brights Collection here for you today! The first half of the collection is here. These are some beautifully formulated neon holos with names reminiscent of school days. Check them out after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Back to School Brights Collection

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Back to School Brights Collection Swatch and Review, Part 1

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish just released a Back to School Brights Collection  comprised of neon holographics. Now, I have almost every polish the brand has releases over the last two years and these definitely meet my expectations for quality and finish! Let's check out the first part of the review after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Back to School Brights Collection


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish What a Girl Wants Collection Swatches and Review (Partial)

I have part of a collaboration collection between Grace-full Nail Polish and the US distributor Ella Ann Cosmetics. The What a Girl Wants Collection was inspired by pictures submitted by Ella Ann customers, which Theresa made into a reality! Let's check them out after the break...
*sent by the distributor for photography and review*

Grace-full Nail Polish What a Girl Wants Collection

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Lilypad Lacquer Ella Ann Exclusives Collection Swatches and Review (Partial)

I have three of the six polishes from the Lilypad Lacquer Ella Ann Cosmetics Exclusives Collection to share with you today. This set is comprised of five scattered holos is bright neon/pastel shades with microflakes and holo and one glitter holo. These restock periodically on the Ella Ann Cosmetics site and usually sell out fairly quickly so keep an eye on their social media for updates on restocks. More after the break....
*sent by the distributor for photography and review*