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Friday, June 23, 2017

Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Moonflower Polish has just released La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection, a set of eight slightly duochrome shimmery stamping polishes inspired by Nadia's home island of Puerto Rico. I have four of the polishes to show you today and will be back with the second half soon. All of them work as both regular polishes and for stamping so I used them together. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Literary Lacquers Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio Swatches and Review

I am back with three more new polishes from Literary Lacquers.  If you missed it, I had a post about the newest group custom and gift with purchase here. The three on the blog today are the new Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio, inspired by the book of the same title by Neil Gaiman. Let's have a closer look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Monday, June 19, 2017

Literary Lacquers June 2017 Gift with Purchase and Group Custom Swatches and Review

Literary Lacquers will be back on Friday, June 23 at noon MDT with some special edition polishes available through through July 9. There will be 24 previous releases returning, a new core trio, a gift with $20 or $50 purchase, and a group custom for the Facebook fan group, Literary (&) Lacquers. Today I am going to share the latter two polishes with you.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers June 2017 Pop Up: Gift with Purchase and Group Cu

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer Vamp for the Summer Collection Swatches and Review

Bluebird Lacquer launched the Vamp for the Summer Collection a few weeks ago and I am all about that life. I love my dark polishes and I'm gonna wear them year round. Also, this collection comes with a heavy dose of nostalgia for this '90s polish collector since these bring me right back to 1994-1999 colorwise. Remember when the Goths and the fashion kids had all the coolest nail polish? Yup, they looked like these! The collection will be restocked on May 23. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Bluebird Lacquer Vamp for the Summer Collection




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Influenster Daisy VoxBox Review

I've recently got to try out a variety of products in the Influenster Daisy VoxVox. This included some beauty and self-care items, along with a snack! Let's have a look at how these products stacked up...
*sent by Influenster for review*
Influenster Daisy VoxBox

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

Grace-full Nail Polish's Roaring Twenties Collection launches at Aussie Indie Con on June 17, with a later release in the U.S. on May 23 at 7PM CDT. This set of seven polishes was inspired by slang of the era of The Great Gatsby. I shared the first four of the polishes yesterday, and have the last three to show you today. Check out these three lovely holos after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Grace-full Nail Polish is debuting a new collection at Aussie Indie Con on June 17, with a later release in the U.S. on May 23 at 7PM CDT. The Roaring Twenties Collection is a set of seven polishes using 20s slang, inspired by The Great Gatsby.  I have four of the seven to show you first, and I've gotta say, I love these because my grandmother went to high school in the 1920s and she used to use these sayings! Let's get started...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mahalo Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer  has a new collection of bright, jelly holos coming out as a grand finale to his long-time collaboration with e-tailer Ella Ann Cosmetics. Ella Ann is shutting down, sadly, but will be running a pre-order for this lovely group of polishes. The open period will be between June 9 at 9PM EDT through June 11. Let's check them out!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mahalo Collection

Monday, June 5, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches Swatches and Review Part 2

Tomorrow at 6PM CDT, Supermoon Lacquer is selling overpours of the Lupi Batches. These were small batch concepts that came back by popular demand. They will be back again later after the maker moves, as well. Yesterday I covered the first half, which you can read about here. This part of the review covers the shimmer holos and one last shifting shimmer. 

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches Swatches and Review Part 1

A little while ago, Supermoon Lacquer released some trial batch polishes that were such a hit that they were restocked. This Tuesday, June 6 at 6PM CDT, some overpour bottles will be released. Don't worry if you miss out - they will be restocked again in the future after the maker, Mardi, moves. I was one of the lucky folks to get all of the Lupi Batches, as they are called (get it, her main store is called Howling Boutique?) so I thought I would share my pictures with you (first half today and second half later). Check them out after the break...
Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 4th Birthday Releases Swatches and Review

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer has just had its 4th birthday! Today you can get 3 new polishes, some oldies re-released, and a Destination Duo with Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 4th Birthday Releases

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Deep Sea Jelly Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with the second half of Pretty Jelly Nail Polish's Deep Sea Jelly Collection, a set of eight vibrant jelly holo flake polishes with a touch of shimmer. If you missed it, the first half of my review is here. I love both the inspiration and the execution of this collection and the squish factor is superb on these jellies. Let's look at more!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Deep Sea Jelly Collection

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Deep Sea Jelly Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish has a new collection launching on May 31 that pays tribute to some of our squishy ocean friends - jellyfish! The Deep Sea Jelly Collection is comprised of eight shades (half shown today) inspired by jellyfish - they feature lovely shimmers and holo flakes in vibrant bases. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Deep Sea Jelly Collection

Friday, May 26, 2017

Celestial by Christine Get Nourished Cuticle Balm Review

Celestial Cosmetics has a new line of beauty and scented wax products called Celestial by Christine - it is created by the lovely Christine of Freckles in Suburbia, who is also a professional nail tech. You can buy Celestial by Christine products on both the Australian and international websites (the balms are currently on the Aussie site but will be on the American site soon). Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for review*
Celestial by Christine Get Nourished Cuticle Balm

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 3 Swatches and Review

I have the final Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack to share with you today - this is number 3. It has the most richly-toned neons of the special sale 3-packs, which are available until May 27. So if you like what you see, be sure to pick this up for $10 for all three polishes! I also tried these with a water marble. Check it all out after the break...
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 3

Monday, May 22, 2017

Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 2 Swatches and Review

I'm back with Spring 2017 Pack 2 from Julie G Nails! This is a special deal available now on the Jesse's Girl Cosmetics website until May 27. You get all three colors for only $10, saving nearly $3 off the individual prices. Let's have a look at the colors and then I have some nail art for you. 
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 2

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 1 Swatches and Review

Julie G Nails has some awesome deals for us, available until May 27! There are three Spring Packs, comprised of Spring 2017 Collection polishes, that are available on the Julie G site for a budget price of $10, around $3 off the normal price. I have Spring Pack 1 to share with you today, along with some nail art!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Julie G Nails Spring 2017 Pack 1

Saturday, May 20, 2017

2X Super Chip Resistance Review

I have a different sort of product to share with you today - this is not a nail polish, but a treatment that can help your nail polish last longer. Now, I usually change my nail polish every day because I am constantly reviewing new colors, but when I want to wear a polish longer, my thin flexible nails frequently let me down. I am lucky if I can get one or two days without a chip. So I was intrigued to find out if 2X Super Chip Resistance could help - and it did! I've got more about it after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
2X Super Chip Resistance


Friday, May 19, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Ultra Holochrome Fine Powder Swatches and Review

One of the most popular and stunning effects you can achieve with nail powders is the ultra-linear holographic look. Girly Bits Cosmetics has just released a new Ultra Holochrome Fine Powder that is the most smoothly linear holo look possible. Let's have a look!
*powders sent for photography and review, all gel, nail polish, and top coats purchased by me*
Girly Bits Cosmetics Ultra Holochrome Fine Powder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Mirror Chrome Effect Powder Swatches and Review

I'm continuing my series of reviews of Girly Bits Cosmetics nail powders with the Mirror Chrome Effect Powder! This will yield a silver, metallic effect and can be used with both gel and regular nail polish! 
*powders sent for photography and review, all gel, nail polish, and top coats purchased by me*
Girly Bits Cosmetics Mirror Chrome Effect Powder

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics SFX Multi-Chrome Powders Swatches and Review

I'm back with more effect powders from Girly Bits Cosmetics! Last time I showed you the SFX Duo-Chrome Powders, and now I have the SFX Multi-Chrome Powders. These have a much stronger shift and pigmented base colors. Let's have a look now...
*powders sent for photography and review, all gel, nail polish, and top coats purchased by me*
Girly Bits Cosmetics SFX Multi-Chrome Powders

Monday, May 15, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics SFX Duo-chrome Powders Swatches and Review

Nail powders have quickly become one of the most popular ways to achieve an interesting chrome look. In the last year, the options have blossomed from the initial silver powder through a whole spectrum of duochrome, multichrome, holo, and flake palettes. Girly Bits Cosmetics has just released several lines of powders that can be used over either gel or regular nail polish to enhance its look. Today I will be showing you the SFX Duo-chrome Powders over both gel and regular nail polish and offering some tips and tricks for application! 
*powders sent for photography and review, all gel, nail polish, and top coats purchased by me*
Girly Bits Cosmetics SFX Duo-chrome Powders

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Polish Con Brooklyn Spring 2017: Dream, Sparkle, Shine Recap

This past April 29 marked the second ever Polish Convention, or Polish Con, a large sale event for indie nail polish, this time based in Brooklyn, New York at the Grand Prospect Hall. The theme was Dream, Sparkle, Shine, and it sure lived up to the name! Over 500 indie fans and customers had the chance to hang out, meet one another, buy polish, and watch tutorials by talented IG and blogging nail artists. I will share a bunch of pictures of the events with you, plus link to a downloadable drive with images, as well as coverage by my blogging colleagues. Let's get started!
Polish Con Brooklyn Spring 2017: Dream, Sparkle, Shine

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ever After Polish Seasons of Love Trio Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is debuting the Seasons of Love Trio at Polish Con on April 29. This set of three multichrome ultra-holos is inspired by Rent! These all have a marvelous shift and are totally on trend. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Seasons of Love Trio Swatches

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Anonamaker Collaboration Project Fourth Edition Swatches and Review

The Fourth Edition of the Anonamaker Collaboration Project is upon us! It will be available for pre-sale on May 3 to 13 and 5 boxes will also be available for immediate sale at Polish Con on April 29 in the Contrary Polish booth. This box, hosted by Ellagee, pays tribute to the nail polish Facebook chat group Acetone Alley. The group has a feature where members can ask questions or make statements via an anonymous Suggestion Ox submission, which is then posted by the admin. Let's just say the whole thing can become no-holds-barred and result in some pretty hilarious moments and phrases. In the Anonamaker Collaboration Project, five makers contribute polishes anonymously with names inspired by quips and catchphrases in the group and customers only discover who made what polish when the order arrives. This month we have contributions from Cameo Colours Lacquers, Contrary Polish, Cuter Cuticles, Ellagee, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, and Pretty Jelly Nail Polish
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Anonamaker Collaboration Project Fourth Edition

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer Shiner Duo Collaboration Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer, who are the folks behind the organization of Polish Con, have collaborated on the Shiner Duo in celebration of the event, for which the theme is Dream, Sparkle, Shine! The set will include polishes from each brand and an apple-scented cuticle crelly. Let's have a look!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer Shiner Duo Collaboration

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Pony Parade Collection Swatches and Review

I have one more upcoming Fair Maiden Polish collection to share with you! This is the Pony Parade Collection, paying tribute to some of our childhood favorites - My Little Ponies! I remember when they first came out and I LOVED the ones I got. So much fun with their little tattooed butts and rainbow manes and tails. I still remember the smell of the brand new plastic, because I am weird that way, lol. Let's have a look at the polish version...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Fair Maiden Polish Pony Parade Collection

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Sex and the City Limited Edition Polishes Swatches and Review

Fair Maiden Polish has a special quartet of limited edition polishes launching at Polish Con inspired by Sex and the City! These four take cues from the different personalities of the main characters - you are sure to find one you like! 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Fair Maiden Polish Sex and the City Limited Edition Polishes

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Polish Con Limited Edition Polish Swatches and Review

We are closing in on time for Polish Con Brooklyn - less a week to go now! Fair Maiden Polish has a new collection launch, a set of limited editions, and a stand-alone limited edition polish that will be launching at the Con. Shopping Is My Cardio is the stand-alone limited edition and boy does it pack a punch!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Fair Maiden Polish Shopping is My Cardio

Saturday, April 22, 2017

le polish Polish Con LE Trio Swatches and Review

I can't believe it is only a week until Polish Con! Yikes, I still need to find my camera bag and pack. In the mean time, let me amuse you with pictures of le polish's Polish Con LE Trio! They will both be available at the even on 4/29 and as a pre-order for those of you staying home, from 4/28-4/30
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
le polish Polish Con LE Trio

Friday, April 21, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection Swatches and Review Part 3

I have the final installment of my review of the Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits to share with you today! This is a collection of nine amazing ultra-linear holos in vibrant shades. If you missed it, I have the reviews of Part 1 here and Part 2 here
Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with three more shades in Celestial Cosmetics' new Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection. This is a set of nine amazing ultra-holos with fantastic formulas. If you missed it, Part 1 of my review is here.
Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Celestial Cosmetics has just released a set of holo polishes that will knock your socks off! I am a huge fan of Nicki's holos and this collection has a fair number of the rich, vampy shades I like, along with some amazing brights. Let's get started with the Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection!
Celestial Cosmetics Good Girls and Bad Habits Collection

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Fourth Anniversary Polish Swatches and Review

It's hard to believe, but Celestial Cosmetics is turning four years old! It still feels like yesterday when I first picked up polishes from the brand at various stockists before she had a US warehouse. And I could not think of a more action packed way to celebrate that this polish!
Celestial Cosmetics There's a Party In My Polish & You're Invited

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #colorofthemoment Pink and Coral Swatches and Review

I'm back with more Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polishes in the pink and coral family, along with some simple tape mani nail art! Since Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen's Global Color Ambassador, rocks the tape nail art, I thought I would also give it a try. 
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #colorofthemoment Pink and Coral

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Miracle Gel #colorofthemoment Grays and Neutrals Nail Art

I have three nail art looks to share with you today incorporating the Sally Hansen gray and neutral shades I reviewed here. I have always had great luck using Sally Hansen for nail art and I tried these for three different types - reverse stamping, dotting, and water marbling. Let's get started!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Miracle Gel nail art

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Miracle Gel #colorofthemoment Grays and Neutrals Swatches and Review

I have a few selections of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Miracle Gel polishes gorgeous grays and neutrals to share with you today! These are simple, refreshing shades that are destined to suit your fancy when looking for a minimalist or a strong graphic look. Let's check them out!
*sent by pr for photography and review*
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure and Miracle Gel #colorofthemoment Grays and Neutrals

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ever After Polish The Villains Collection Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is releasing a set of four vampy contrast shimmer ultra holos on April 7 and they are diabolically good! The Villains Collection captures the shifty mystery of some of your favorite Disney villains...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish The Villains Collection

Friday, March 31, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Inlet at Dusk for the Polish Pickup Swatches and Review

I have another polish from the Polish Pickup to share with you today, this one is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Inlet at Dusk, inspired by Calanque (six heures du soir) by Lucien Levy-Dhurmer. The Polish Pickup is where a group of indies come together to create polishes on a theme voted in by members of the Facebook group Polish Pickup Pack. For the launch, which is a pre-order from April 7 to April 10, we have Famous Works of Art. The upcoming theme for May is Science. Let's have a closer look!
*sent by maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Inlet at Dusk for the Polish Pickup

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature for the Polish Pickup Swatches and Review

An exciting new indie concept is coming your way! The Polish Pickup is where a group of indies come together to create polishes on a theme voted in by members of the Facebook group Polish Pickup Pack. For the launch, which is a pre-order from April 7 to April 10, we have Famous Works of Art. The upcoming theme for May is Science.  It's a great idea, and you can pick up as many or as few of the polishes as suit you.  Northern Star Polish chose Edvard Munch's The Scream. Let's have a closer look at her interpretation!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Northern Star Polish Scream of Nature

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection Stamping and Watermarbling Nail Art

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's We Saw the Stars Collection has several creme polishes that were designed to also stamp and water marble - and they do just that! I tried out a few looks to test them and have the manis to show you today.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection Stamping and Watermarbling Nail Art

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection Swatches and Review Part 3

I have the last of my reviews of the twelve piece We Saw the Stars Collection by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer to share with you today. This collection is available for pre-order until April 3 at 11:59PM EDT. If you missed them, Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here. Today's post includes some lovely cool shades!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection

Monday, March 27, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's We Saw the Stars Collection is available now for pre-order until April 3 at 11:59PM EDT. This collection of 12 polishes has a wonderful variety of finishes, including holo, creme, duochrome, and glitter. I already covered Part 1 here, so lets move on to the second part!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Game of Thrones Trio Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer and the ever-epic Emmalee of Liquour N Lacquer have teamed up to bring you the Game of Thrones Trio, available for pre-order from Midnight EDT, Saturday, March 25 to 10PM EDT, Sunday, March 26. This set of three shifty, dark polishes were customs made for Emmalee and they are stunners. Let's have a look!
*purchased with blogger discount*

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Game of Thrones Trio

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer Mythical Egg Trio Swatches and Review

 Supernatural Lacquer's Mythical Egg Trio launches as a pre-order on Friday, March 24 9PM EDT through Sunday, March 26, 9PM EDT. In addition to this trio, there will be an introduction two new fan group customs, Demon Blood Junkie 2.0, and Ostara in Bloom. The Mythical Egg Trio is a set of white-based flake polishes - you can pick up each one for $11 or the set for $31. Let's have a closer look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer Mythical Egg Trio

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer Matte Effects Topper Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with three more polishes from Bluebird Lacquer's Matte Effects Topper Collection! If you missed it, you can see the review of the others here. These polishes are all filled with duochrome flakes and can work as both toppers and on their own. More awesome coming right up...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Bluebird Lacquer Matte Effects Topper Collection

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer Dark Matter and Matte Effects Topper Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Bluebird Lacquer is going matte in a big way! The Matte Effects Topper Collection just launched with a variety duochrome flake finishes that also double as amazing polishes on their own. And there is the first of a series of great, opaque matte bases. I have tons of pics so I've split the post in two - let's get started!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Bluebird Lacquer Dark Matter and Matte Effects Topper Collection

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Powder Perfect The Midlands Collection Swatches and Review

Powder Perfect's Midlands Collection, inspired by Robin Hood, launched last Spring and is now on sale on both the US and Australian stores. I did this review last year and was horrified when I went to check out the sale I realized that in the midst of a busy conference I had forgotten to push the post live! I apologize for my tardiness and hope that you can pick up a few of these for a great deal!
Powder Perfect The Midlands Collection

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

I have the first of three posts introducing the new We Saw the Stars Collection by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. This twelve piece collection debuted at The Indie Shop Atlanta and will be available for preorder on March 27 3:30PM EDT to April 3 at 11:59PM EDT. Let's get started!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer We Saw the Stars Collection

Friday, March 10, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer March 2017 Encore Sirens Swatches and Review

For quite a while Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer had a Siren Series that was named for the mythical ladies. While it was discontinued as a permanent feature of the brand, a few Encore Sirens have popped up! I have two of them to show you today...
*sent by the maker for photography and review and purchased*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer March 2017 Encore Sirens