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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with the second half of my joint review of the Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection compliments of Preen.me. The two brands will release collections in companion gel polish and regular nail polish shades. This provides options for whichever formula and wear the customer prefers but it is worth noting that the effects can be somewhat different depending on which product you chose. I used the Gelish colors with a peel-off base coat and Gelish Top It Off Top Coat and the Morgan Taylor colors with Morgan Taylor Stick with It Base Coat and Need for Speed Top Coat (both fantastic!) If you missed it, Part 1 is here. Let's have a look!
*sent by Preen.me for photography and review*
Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

I have a different sort of review for you today - a combined review and comparison of the Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collections. The two brands will release collections in companion gel polish and regular nail polish shades. This provides options for whichever formula and wear the customer prefers but it is worth noting that the effects can be somewhat different depending on which product you chose. I used the Gelish colors with a peel-off base coat and Gelish Top It Off Top Coat and the Morgan Taylor colors with Morgan Taylor Stick with It Base Coat and Need for Speed Top Coat (both fantastic!) Let's have a look!
*sent by Preen.me VIP for photography and review*
Gelish and Morgan Taylor Matadora Collection

Thursday, December 7, 2017

MDJ Creations Cuticle Oil, Liquid Nail Tape, and Top Coat Reviews

I have recently been testing some non-polish nail products from MDJ Creations and would like to share them with you today! I received a Lavender Cuticle Oil, Sexy Cuticles Liquid Nail Tape, and Smooth Finish Fast Dry Top Coat. Check out my results after the break!
*sent by the maker for review*
MDJ Creations Cuticle Oil, Liquid Nail Tape, and Top Coat

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Polish Pickup Holidays Around the World December 2017 Swatches and Review

It's that time of month again! Polish Pickup is back with the December 2017 theme Holidays Around the World. This is a pop-up shop that opens for pre-orders of indie polish and products on a theme every month. The preorder is open until December 4 at 11:59PM EST. Today I have Pretty Jelly Nail Polish's contribution to share with you, which celebrates Pi Day!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Polish Pickup Holidays Around the World December 2017


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Holidays Around the World December 2017 Swatches and Review

It's that time of month again! Polish Pickup is back with the December 2017 theme Holidays Around the World. This is a pop-up shop that opens for pre-orders of indie polish and products on a theme every month. This time it is open December 1 at 11AM EST to December 4 at 11:59PM EST.  Today I have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's polish, which pays tribute to the Obon Festival in Japan! The Obon Festival is a Buddist festival for honoring your ancestors, which is a common time to have reunions. Lanterns and the Bon Odori dance are features of the celebration. When I lived in Japan I took part in one of these festivals and learned the Bon Odori!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Holidays Around the World December 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Monthly Awareness Polish Box December 2017 Missing Children Swatches and Review

I'm super-excited to be a guest blogger for the Monthly Awareness Polish Box for December 2017! This box supports a different charity every month and is hosted by Courtney of Swatch Me Go, Lindsay of Night Owl Lacquer, Virginia of Pretty Beautiful Unlimited, and Angie of Sassy Pants Polish. The guest contributors this month are L. J. of All Mixed Up Lacquers, Crystal of PoSHlish, and Issa of Starlight and Sparkles. This month, proceeds will go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I always love a good charitable excuse to buy polish and have bought from most months of the Monthly Awareness Polish Box so far. A nice aspect of this box is that you can buy all six for $52, pick four for $40, or purchase individual polishes for $11 each. It's nice to be able to chip in as you are able to! Let's have a look...
*purchased with blogger discount*
Monthly Awareness Polish Box December 2017 Missing Children

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

MDJ Creations Woman of God Trio Swatches and Review

I'm back with three more polishes from MDJ Creations for you. All of these polishes are available now and you can get 30% off with code IBCFRIDAY until 11/30. Today's selection is the Woman of God Trio comprised of a jelly shimmer/flake, a multichrome flake, and a red holo. Let's have a look!
MDJ Creations Woman of God Trio

Sunday, November 26, 2017

MDJ Creations Swatches and Review

How have your weekends been? I'm not ready for mine to be over! It was so nice to have four days off in a row. Things are calming down sale-wise but luckily a few brands are still running amazing specials. MDJ Creations is one, offering an extended 30% off with code IBCFRIDAY until 11/30! I love that if things were too hectic this weekend that you wouldn't miss out on that one. I picked up a bunch of stuff for myself and have some to show you today, as well. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
MDJ Creations


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Wildflower Lacquer Merry & Bright Collection Review Part 2

I'm back with three more polishes from Wildflower Lacquer's Merry & Bright Collection! Until midnight tonight you can get 25% off these polishes with code SHOPSMALL for Small Business Saturday. Let's check them out!
Wildflower Lacquer Merry & Bright Collection

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wildlflower Lacquer Merry & Bright Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

So many holiday collections! And they are fun, for sure. Today I have the first half of Wildflower Lacquer's Merry & Bright Collection, which is available now and on sale for 40% off until 11:59 PM CST with code BLACKFRIDAYWFL. I'm excited to share the brand for the first time on my blog because I have been a fan and customer since just about the beginning! Let's have a look!
Wildlflower Lacquer Merry & Bright Collection

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Black Friday 2017 Exclusive Swatches and Review

How are you faring so far with the Black Friday launches? I have a pit in my stomach for a few. Nevertheless, there is plenty of gorgeousness to go around. I have another polish to show you that launches tonight, November 23 at 11:59 EST. This is Pretty Jelly Nail Polish's Black Friday Exclusive, which you can get as a freebie with $40 purchase or you can buy it for $10, and the first 30 orders get a free mini. Also, using the Indie Brand Collective code, IBCFRIDAY, you can get a whopping 35% off the store. Heck of a deal!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Black Friday

Ever After Polish Doorbuster and A Wonderfully Awful Grinch Trio Swatches and Review

Hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Are you ready for the shopping extravaganza that begins tonight? I don't know how I am going to be able to be everywhere at once for all the indie amazingness. At 11PM CST one great place to be is the Ever After Polish shop for their $5.50 doorbuster and A Wonderfully Awful Grinch Trio! There will also be a 25% off sale excluding clearance and new release items. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Doorbuster and A Wonderfully Awful Grinch Trio

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Black Friday 2017 Releases Swatches and Review Part 2

Have you started making your Black Friday purchase lists yet? Oh goodness, mine will require military level precision to execute, haha. Well, one place I will be for sure is Great Lakes Lacquer's Black Friday Releases. These will go live on Thursday, November 23 at 11PM EST. She has a new Holiday Collection, a gift with $50 purchase, and a whole ton of small batch polishes. I have three of those to share with you today!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Great Lakes Lacquer Black Friday 2017 Releases Swatches

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Black Friday Releases Swatches and Review Part 1

I will have a couple of posts to share with you for something I am excited about - Great Lakes Lacquer's Black Friday Releases! In addition to her Holiday Collection there will be multiple special and small batch polishes. Those always get my heart rate up! I have a few to share today and more tomorrow. These will go live on Thursday, November 23 at 11PM EST.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Monday, November 20, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer Aurora Borealis Holiday Trio and Photosphere Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer has been shooting rainbows out of cannons again. You can be on the receiving end of this colorful goodness from November 25 at 1PM to November 26 at 1PM, with an introductory pre-order of four new shades at 20% off. Let's check them all out.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer Aurora Borealis Holiday Trio and Photosphere

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Plum's the Word Swatches and Review

I have more lovely fall plums to share with you today - this time from Rimmel's Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour line. Liquid matte lip products are all the rage right now and there are so many nice options. Let's check these out!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour Plum's the Word Swatches and Review


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer always manages to produce collections that have my favorite kinds of muted shades, along with hilarious names that put a smile on my face. The Winter 2017 Collection follows that tradition with some polishes that have riotous backstories that I can relate to. The collection is inspired by Normal Rockwell and also Dave's New England childhood. They are available for pre-order, now!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Winter 2017 Collection

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Paint It Pretty Polish 'Tis the Season Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of Paint It Pretty Polish's 'Tis the Season Collection to show you today - these launch on Friday, November 17. This time we have two shimmer holos and a sparkly flake glitter. I reviewed the other three shades in the collection here. More ahead...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Paint It Pretty Polish 'Tis the Season Collection

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Paint It Pretty Polish 'Tis the Season Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

I've got the holidays coming at you hot and heavy with another seasonal collection that launched this Friday, November 17! Paint It Pretty Polish's 'Tis the Season Collection is comprised of six cheery shades and I have the first three to show you today. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Paint It Pretty Polish 'Tis the Season Collection

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have four more gorgeous shades from the Grace-full Nail Polish Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection! Yup, it's that time of the year again, and if you love sparkles, you might find a few here to pick up. If you missed it, Part 1 of my review is here
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection

Monday, November 13, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Time flies when you're having fun! That means that the holiday collections have started to land. Opening the releases we have Grace-full Nail Polish's Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection. This one is calling for you, microglitter lovers! Inspired by vintage Christmas cards, it has all the sparkle you could want.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Vintage Christmas 2017 Collection

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sally Hansen Plum's the Word for Fall Swatches and Review

Bold is beautiful, right? There is no better excuse to pull out the plums than the fall season. I have really been feeling the creme polishes this time of year and what is better than some richly-hued ones to help us transition to the holidays. Let's have a look at three beauties from Sally Hansen!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Sally Hansen Plum's the Word for Fall

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Le Polish and Supernatural Lacquer The Nightmare Before Christmas Duo Swatches and Review

Are you not ready to leave Halloween behind but still looking forward to Christmas? Le polish and Supernatural Lacquer have teamed up to bring you The Nightmare Before Christmas Duo, so they have you covered! Check out these two dark and complex shades after the break...
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Le Polish and Supernatural Lacquer The Nightmare Before Christmas Duo

Monday, November 6, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall 2017 Collection Part 1 Swatches and Review

I have really been feeling the cremes this fall and Girly Bits Cosmetics' Fall 2017 Collection Part 1 are some of the highlights. I swear I have shirts in every one of these colors, so of course I had to match my outfits to my nails! And these polishes also stamp and water marble, so what else could you want? 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Girly Bits Cosmetics Fall 2017 Collection Part 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Fandoms November 2017 Swatches and Review

It's time for another Polish Pickup! This shopping concept crowd sources inspiration from the Polish Pickup Pack and each month indie polish makers take the inspiration and run with it. The polishes are available for pre-order for a limited period. November 2017 is devoted to Fandoms. Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer picked Ouran High School Host Club. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Fandoms November 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Peg's World Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

Grace-full Nail Polish has just released the Peg's World Collection, a tribute to the adorable Pegacorn who decorates the brands cards, and in this case, bottles! Peg is a mighty special little horsey, because Theresa made some lovely colors for her. If you missed it, Part 1 of my review is here
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Peg's World Collection

Friday, October 27, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Peg's World Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Grace-full Nail Polish is launching a new collection on October 28 at 7PM CDT and I think it might be one of my favorites yet! The Peg's World Collection is inspired by Peg, the adorable Pegacorn that appears on the brand's cards and stickers - and Peg tags along on each bottle of this collection, too! I have half to show you today and half tomorrow...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Peg's World Collection

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Halloween Duo Swatches and Review

Grace-full Nail Polish has a luscious Halloween Duo available now which channel all your sparkly, vampy holo polish cravings, whether they be linear or flake! Let's check them out.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Halloween Duo

Monday, October 23, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Something Is Coming Collection Swatches and Review

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer is launching a quartet of new polishes on October 24 at 3:30PM EDT, the Something is Coming Collection inspired by Stranger Things. These are not a pre-order so they will be there in time for Halloween - if they sell out quickly they may be released at a later date as well. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Something Is Coming Collection

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Literary Lacquers Faulkner Duo Swatches and Review

Literary Lacquers has a new pair of polishes that just released today - the Faulkner Duo is comprised of a lovely creme and a glitter with clear base that can be used on its own or as a topper. I have more about the inspiration ahead...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers Faulkner Duo

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer and Supernatural Lacquer Super Duo: Werewolf Edition Swatches and Review

Something spooky is coming to Supermoon Lacquer's shop this Friday! And no, it is not just the groaning of your bank account. It is the Super Duo: Werewolf Edition in collaboration with Supernatural Lacquer, which will be available for pre-order from October 20 at 6PM CDT to October 24 at 11:59 CDT. It will retail for $22 plus shipping. Let's have a look!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Supermoon Lacquer and Supernatural Lacquer Super Duo: Werewolf Edition

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set Swatches and Review

I'm right back atcha with the Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set! This is the second half of the collection launching on Friday. If you missed it, the Inner Set is here. Let's get started!
Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Outer Set

Monday, October 16, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Inner Set Swatches and Review

The much anticipated release of the Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection is almost upon us! This Friday, you will see two sets of five polishes come to the store. Today I have the Inner Set to share with you. Overall, this contains the lighter and brighter shades of the collection. Let's have a look!
Supermoon Lacquer Sailor Guardians Collection Inner Set

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Holo-Maniacs Custom #31 Swatches and Review

If you are not already a member, I highly suggest the Facebook group Holo-Maniacs! Not only is it a great way to keep up with all the new holo offerings from indie polish makers, but they also have monthly customs open for purchase to members of the group. Until the end of the month, you can buy the October polish from Great Lakes Lacquer, Holo-Maniacs Custom #31. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Great Lakes Lacquer Holo-Maniacs Custom #31

Friday, October 13, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer October 2017 Releases Swatches and Review

Happy Friday the 13th, folks! Supernatural Lacquer has been celebrating the event with a release of limited edition polishes that are sure to delight your shifty hearts. Filled with amazing multichrome shimmer and flakes, these pack all the flash. Let's look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer October 2017 Releases

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ever After Polish Halloween Duo Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is debuting a lovely, shifting Halloween Duo at Indie Shop San Antonio on Friday, October 13. These polishes will also be available online later. The complexity and beauty of these is stunning and shouldn't frighten you away!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Halloween Duo

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ever After Polish Indie Shop Texas 2017 Limited Edition Polishes Swatches and Review

This Friday, October 13, Ever After Polish will be at the Indie Shop San Antonio Texas, which will be from 5 to 10PM. There will be two lovely limited edition polishes available at the event. Any leftover will be listed on the brand's website afterward. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Indie Shop Texas 2017 Limited Edition Polishes

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Night Owl Lacquer Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017 Swatches and Review

Have your raided the Polish Pickup Monsters & Mythical Creatures sale for October 2017? If not, you need to hurry up, as these vanish on October 9! If you have not been tempted yet, let me offer an inducement: Night Owl Lacquer's Banshee Scream, a super-sparkly multichrome. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Night Owl Lacquer Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017 Swatches and Review

Have you set your alarms yet for the launch of the Polish Pickup Monsters & Mythical Creatures on Friday, October 6 at 10AM CDT? I sure have! I have a couple more colors to share with you, too. Today I will show you Great Lakes Lacquer O'Rlyeh?
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Great Lakes Lacquer Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Northern Star Polish Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017 Swatches and Review

I have another amazing polish to share with you from the Polish Pickup. This is a monthly pre-order of a variety of indie polish and nail art producers that goes with a certain theme. This month is Monsters & Mythical Creatures. The sale begins on October 6 at 10AM CDT and runs through October 9.  Northern Star Polish Oceans of Time is inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula. Let's have a closer look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Northern Star Polish Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chirality Polish Monsters & Mythical Creatures Polish Pickup October 2017 Swatches and Review

 It's almost time for the October 2017 Polish Pickup! This is a monthly pre-order of a variety of indie polish and nail art producers that goes with a certain theme. This month is Monsters & Mythical Creatures. The sale begins on October 6 at 10AM CDT and runs through October 9. The first polish I have to show you is from Chirality Polish. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Chirality Polish 1984

Monday, October 2, 2017

Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall (LE) Anniversary Polish Swatches and Review

It's hard to believe, but Night Owl Lacquer just celebrated its first birthday! To mark the occasion, Lindsay has created a stunning limited edition polish that comes with a free wax melt! If you love multichromes and waxes, you might not want to miss this set. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Night Owl Lacquer Nightfall Anniversary Polish

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Night Owl Lacquer In the Dark of the Night Collection Toppers Swatches and Review

I'm back with the Toppers from the Night Owl Lacquer In the Dark of the Night Collection! If you missed it, I already reviewed the lovely cremes here. The collection includes three toppers, a holo, a shifter, and a glitter. Let's look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Night Owl Lacquer In the Dark of the Night Collection Toppers

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Night Owl Lacquer In the Dark of the Night Collection Cremes Swatches and Review

Night Owl Lacquer has just launched a new collection, In the Dark of the Night, comprised of six cremes and three toppers. I have the six cremes to show you today. (I will be back with the toppers tomorro.) I love me some, rich shiny, deep cremes, and these fit the bill!
*sent by the maker for photography and review
Night Owl Lacquer In the Dark of the Night Collection Cremes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Influenster Shimmer VoxBox Review

I have the Influenster Shimmer VoxBox to share with you - this is a sampler box comprised of a mix of products to review, and this edition contains a mix of beauty, nails, and a yummy candy snack! Let's get to it. 
*sent by Influenster for review*
Influenster Shimmer VoxBox

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Smokey Mountain Lacquers October 2017 Collaboration Polish Swatches and Review

I am really excited to share the Smokey Mountain Lacquers October 2017 Collaboration Polish, especially since it was one I got to create with Kim! This will be a series where folks get to work with her to bring their visions to life. For this month, I specifically wanted to channel trick or treating under a crisp fall sky. I have so many wonderful memories of this as a child growing up in Minnesota. Halloween was my favorite holiday!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Smokey Mountain Lacquers Trick or Treating Under the Stars

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Warren Sisters Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I am back with the second half of the Grace-full Nail Polish Warren Sisters Collection based on Charmed. I covered half of the collection on this post. Read on to learn about the last four shades!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Warren Sisters Collection

Monday, September 25, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Warren Sisters Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Grace-full Nail Polish has an amazing recent collection inspired by Charmed called the Warren Sisters Collection. This group of eight polishes has a nice variety of effects, including flakes, multichrome, and even thermals!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Warren Sisters Collection

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Press Release: Polish Con, Afair to Remember, Chicago, September 23, 2017

After a successful event in New York, The Polish Convention, an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, is returning to its hometown of Chicago, IL. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer takes place September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier, Festival Hall is the largest venue for Polish Con to date, and will be filled with over 30 local and international vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ever After Polish Land Before Time Collection Swatches and Review

I still have loads of content to share with you but am going to pause for a bit after this post because POLISH CON! I leave on Thursday and the event is Saturday. I will be driving over 500 miles each way so I hope my car holds up as it will be needed to literally haul polish home, haha. In the meantime, I have Ever After Polish's Land Before Time Collection to show! This will launch at the event and will be online soon after. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Land Before Time Collection