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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

Monday, September 18, 2017

Ever After Polish Polish Con Limited Editions Swatches and Review

In less than a week, Polish Con Chicago 2017 is upon us! On Saturday, September 23, you can grab the Ever After Polish Polish Con Limited Edition polishes. There are two lovely, candy-inspired shades - let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Polish Con Limited Editions

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ever After Polish Brave Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is about to release the newest installment in their Princess Series of holo polishes. This one is Brave, channeling Merida's lovely hair. This will release at Polish Con on September 23. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Brave

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is about to drop the Fall 2017 Collection and you might just be here for it! This collection is a bit unusual in that it explores some toppers and a sheer shade instead of just regular polishes. They will launch on September 20. Let's have a look!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Fall 2017 Collection

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of the Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection to show you today! I reviewed the other half of the collection yesterday here. This collection was based on pictures submitted by members of the brand's Facebook group, Celestial's Stars and voted on, for six group customs. And better yet, they are on sale for half off right now! Let's look at them!
Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

I'm excited to share with you the newest collection by Celestial Cosmetics! The Stars Collection is inspired by images submitted and voted on by Celestial Cosmetics' facebook group Celestial's Stars. It's a fun way for everyone to get a whole lot of customs at once! Let's check them out...
Celestial Cosmetics The Stars Collection

Monday, September 11, 2017

Julie G Nails Bohemian Dreams Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with the second half of Julie G Nail's Bohemian Dreams Collection. This set of six amazing fall cremes in complex colors is available now as a full set for $9.95 or for $3.99 each. This special release has cool wood-grained brush handles I love! If you missed it, I have Part 1 of my review here
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Julie G Nails Bohemian Dreams Collection


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Julie G Nails Bohemian Dreams Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Julie G Nails has a lovely collection of six cremes for fall entitled the Bohemian Dreams Collection. These rich, complex, deeper colors are lovely on their own and perfect for nail art. They also feature special wood-grained brush caps that are just gorgeous! Check out the first three on this post!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Julie G Nails Bohemian Dreams Collection

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-L060 and Stamping Polishes Swatches and Review

When I first started stamping it was a struggle, but let me say I have more than made peace with this nail art technique and indeed have tons of fun with it! Today I will be reviewing and showing you some manis I did with Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-L060 and three Born Pretty Store Stamping Polishes. Let's go!
*stamping plate provided by maker for photography and review, all other products purchased*
Born Pretty Store Stamping Plate BP-L060 with Stamping Polishes #2 Silver and #3 Black

Friday, September 8, 2017

Essie Core Colors Nail Art

I've got some nail art looks to share with you using the Essie core collection polishes that I reviewed here and here. These were sent to me as part of the Preen.me VIP program and I wanted to see how they would perform for various nail art techniques.
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Core Colors Nail Art

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Essie Core Colors Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with five more classic polishes from Essie's core color line. These came to me as part of the Preen.me VIP program - while I review a lot of indie polishes on this blog, I still love my mainstreams as well and it was refreshing to wear these shades. 
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Core Colors

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Essie Core Colors Swatches and Review Part 1

Recently, as part of the Preen.me VIP program, I tried out some core collection colors from Essie. These included many famous shades that I have been seeing and admiring for years! I have the first five creme shades to share with you today.
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Core Colors

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer September 2017 Releases Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer has just launched a couple of amazing, vampy flake polishes with matte finishes. OMG, I love my vamps year round, but these take it to a whole new level. They are both available for pre-order now so let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer September 2017 Releases

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Purple Ghost for Polish Pickup September 2017 Fall Foliage & Fun Swatches and Review

It's almost time for another Polish Pickup! This concept store provides indie makers with a theme and lets them go wild. Customers can pick up all or only a few of the polishes, a nice departure from the polish box concept where you may end up with some polishes that are not your taste. The theme for September 2017 is Fall Foliage & Fun and the preorder runs from September 1 to 4.  Mardi of Supermoon Lacquer made an amazing purple named for the Japanese Ghost Maple. Let's look at it!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supermoon Lacquer Ghost Maple for Polish Pickup September 2017 Fall Foliage & Fun

Friday, August 25, 2017

Born Pretty Store No Wipe Gel Top Coat, Gel Polish, and Chameleon Holo Flakes Powder Swatches and Review

I have several Born Pretty Store products to share with you today, mainly that I used to test their No Wipe Gel Top Coat. Since this product is frequently used in conjunction with powders, I used a Born Pretty Store Gel Polish #79 and Chameleon Holo Flake Powder #1. Let's have a closer look!
*No Wipe Gel Top Coat sent by the maker for review, all other products purchased*
Born Pretty Store No Wipe Gel Top Coat, Gel Polish, and Chameleon Holo Flakes Powder

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Press Release: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fall Collection

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COLOR: SALLY HANSEN’S COMPLETE SALON MANICURE® FALL COLLECTION
Inspired from street style near and far, embrace color with Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure® Fall Collection
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Fall Collection

Monday, August 21, 2017

Literary Lacquers August 2017 Limited Edition Polishes Swatches and Review

Literary Lacquers has two limited edition, special polishes coming at you on August 24 at noon MDT, available until September 8. This includes a new book club polish for the fan group Literary (&) Lacquers and the Birthday Polish.  Let's look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers August 2017 Limited Edition Polishes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies #1 Swatches and Review

Today I have another product that can be layered over either nail polish or gel, the Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies in the the shade #1. I was very intrigued because the promo pics showed a ton of shift and I wanted to see the results for myself. So how did they do?
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies #1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Moonflower Polish Multichromes Collection Swatches and Review

I have a mega-post today of stamping fun courtesy of Moonflower Polish. Nadia recently released the Multichromes Collection comprised of five gorgeous multi/duochromes that work on their own and for stamping. I chose to use them all together and they were stunning this way with the changing shifts. Let's have a look!
Moonflower Polish Multichromes Collection

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ever After Polish Flake It Up Jelly Collection Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is about to drop the Flake It Up Jelly Collection at 7PM CDT on Wednesday and jelly (and drinks) lovers better be on it! This collection is comprised of four lovely, rich jelly flake polishes plus a topper. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Flake It Up Jelly Collection

Monday, August 7, 2017

Born Pretty Store Holographic UV Gel #1 Swatches and Review

I haven't covered it a whole lot so far on the blog, but I am a huge fan of gel polishes! Generally I get only a day or two out of regular nail polish, so gel is great for me when I am traveling. I will also sometimes wear it with a peel-off base coat for quick changing. Today I will share with you one of Born Pretty Store's new Holographic UV Gel Polishes
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Born Pretty Store Holographic UV Gel #1

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics for Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes Swatches and Review

I have a mega post for you today showing the Celestial Cosmetics Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes. This set of five shimmery holo stamping polishes are exclusive to online retailer Color4nails. I have been testing them for several months now and am happy to say these are tremendously easy to use, not to mention fun! Let's have a look.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Celestial Cosmetics for Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Singin' in the Rain for August 2017 Old Hollywood Polish Pickup Swatches and Review

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish is once again a contributor to the Polish Pickup! This is a monthly indie collaboration in which a variety of makers produce polishes on a given theme. You can pick and chose what you pre-order and there is no stress or risk of sellout. I love it, but let's be honest, it costs me a lot of money each month because I can't resist!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Singin' in the Rain

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Boysenberry Bay for Fantasmic Flakies Swatches and Review

I have the August Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom from Pretty Jelly Nail Polish for your enjoyment today! This lovely flakie-stravaganza packs so many colors in it that it blows my mind. This polish will be available from August 1 to 31 for members of the Facebook group Fantasmic Flakies. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Boysenberry Bay

Friday, July 28, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer July 2017 Holo of the Month and Logan Swatches and Review

Dave from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer just opened a pre-order for a couple lovely shades until July 30 at 12PM EDT. These are the first edition of his new Holo of the Month series and a custom he made for a fan that is being shared with all of us - yay! Let's go check them out...
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer July 2017 Holo of the Month and Logan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of Envy Lacquer's Mermaid at Sea Collection to share with you today! If you missed it, Part 1 is here. This collection will debut at Indie Shop San Francisco on July 29 and online on August 2. Let's have a look at these lovely, shimmery shades!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection

Monday, July 24, 2017

Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Envy Lacquer has a new release coming up, the Mermaid at Sea Collection, which will debut at Indie Shop San Francisco on July 29 and online on August 2. These lovely, complex polishes channel the shimmery, sparkly goodness you would expect of one of our favorite mythological ocean creatures! I have the first half to show you today and I will be back soon with the second half.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Swatches and Review

Matte lip products are all the rage right now and while I am not normally much of a matte lippie person I have bought a fair share of them. I got to try the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink version through Influenster and I was curious to see how they held up according the the qualities I expect of lip products. Check out my results after the break!
*sent by PR for review*

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer July 2017 Releases Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer is releasing two gorgeous new polishes on Friday, July 21 at 9PM EST. These include an amazing pink neon that helps raise money for Cuddles for Clefts and the July monthly polish. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer July 2017 Releases

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marbles for Polish Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Marbles for Polish has just released a gorgeous set of five polishes for Summer 2017. The shop is in vacation mode at the moment but will be back next month. They have really interesting contrast flakes and a dash of scattered holo for a beautiful flash of color for summer.
Marbles for Polish Summer 2017 Collection