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Monday, June 18, 2018

Indie Lacquer Volume 4 Swatches and Review

Indie Lacquer is a newer indie polish brand that launched in December 2017. I have had my eye on the brand since the beginning and bought all the shimmers and holos so far - they have been so pretty and well done! Not only that, but the price point is amazing - only $7 per polish. Let's check out Volume 4, the fourth collection, set to release on Friday, June 22
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Indie Lacquer Volume 4

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Hella Handmade Creations June 2018 Swatches and Review

The Hella Handmade Creations June pop up is now live and Great Lakes Lacquer has a lovely, shimmering green for this month's release. These are available for pre-order until June 21 at 11:59PM EDT. Let's have a look!
Great Lakes Lacquer Hella Handmade Creations June 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fathers Day Polish Swatches and Review

 Connie of Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer came up with a fun way to help her kids earn money to buy a Father's Day gift for their dad this year - they got to design their own polish in tribute to him! This is such an adorable idea and they did a fantastic job creating the polish. Let's have a look...
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Seventy-Seven Nail Lacquer Fathers Day Polish

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ever After Polish The Greatest Show Collection Swatches and Review

It's less than a day until Polish Con New York! Event organizer Ever After Polish will have a new limited edition The Greatest Show Collection, plus an event exclusive! I have five of the six shades of the new collection and plan to pick up the last one, a green, when the collection comes online. Let's check them out!
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Ever After Polish The Greatest Show Collection

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Limited Editions Swatches and Review

Anchor & Heart Lacquer is heading off to Polish Con New York with two gorgeous event Limited Editions! These polishes will be available at the event on Saturday, June 16 for $11 each and online June 22. Let's check them out!
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Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Limited Editions

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Press release: Essie Soda Pop Shop Collection and Here to Stay Base Coat

Essie is releasing a new 50s-inspired collection and sticky base coat in June and I have the press details to share with you today!
Essie Soda Pop Shop Collection

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Trio, Topper, and Exclusives Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer has some lovely offerings for Polish Con New York 2018 and I have pictures of some of them to show you today. Stefanie of Supernatural and Allison of le polish are sharing a booth and will also be offering a Duo together in addition to their own special edition polishes. Supernatural Lacquer has a Polish Con New York Trio, as well as a topper that comes with the full set, and a special show exclusive. Let's have a look!
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Supernatural Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Trio, Topper, and Exclusives

Le polish Polish Con New York Trio Swatches and Review

Le polish has a lovely Polish Con New York 2018 Trio that you can pick up at the table Allison will be sharing with Stefanie of Supernatural Lacquer! This trio has polishes that can be purchased individually or as a set with a free vinyl. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Le polish Polish Con New York Trio

Le polish and Supernatural Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Duo Swatches and Review

Le polish and Supernatural Lacquer have long been one of my two favorite indies and they have joined up for the Polish Con New York 2018 Duo! The ladies behind the brands, Allison and Stefanie are going to be sharing a table so you can hit up all of their offerings at once. I will have more from each brand soon, but let's start off with the duo!
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Le polish and Supernatural Lacquer Polish Con New York 2018 Duo

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Water Colors Collection Swatches and Review

Polish Con is coming right up and I will be sharing collections and releases that will be available there on Saturday, June 16. Great Lakes Lacquer is celebrating their third anniversary and will be launching the Water Colors Collection, inspired by things that can change the color of water. This is a fantastic and innovative collection - let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Great Lakes Lacquer Water Colors Collection

Ever After Polish Polish Con June 2018 Exclusive Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish, the organizer of Polish Con, has a lovely exclusive for the June 2018 Polish Con coming up this Saturday, June 16, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York! Tickets are still available, so if you are in the area, check it out. Let's have a look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Polish Con June 2018 Exclusive

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ever After Polish Indie Expo Canada 2018 Exclusives Swatches and Review

Indie Expo Canada 2018 is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10 in Toronto. Saturday will include a variety of workshops about indie cosmetics and techniques and Sunday is for shopping! Ever After Polish will be there with a new collection launch and two lovely exclusives which I have to show you today. 
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Indie Expo Canada 2018 Exclusives

Friday, June 8, 2018

Rogue Lacquer Sirens of Summer Collection Swatches and Review

Rogue Lacquer is back with another nicely edited and beautiful release - the Sirens of Summer Collection! This trio of three flake jelly polishes will be available at Indie Expo Canada on June 10 and also the brand's website the same day at 8PM EDT. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Rogue Lacquer Sirens of Summer Collection

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Grace-full Nail Polish The Faraway Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I am here to show you the second half of Grace-full Nail Polish's The Faraway Collection, comprised of seven polishes inspired by The Faraway Tree series of children's novels by Enid Blyton. If you missed it, I have the first half here. The colors on this post are of the cool-toned shades, and some of my favorites! These polishes are all currently available in the Australian and international shops.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish The Faraway Collection

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Grace-full Nail Polish The Faraway Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Grace-full Nail Polish has recently released The Faraway Collection, comprised of seven polishes inspired by The Faraway Tree series of children's novels by Enid Blyton. This collection has a diversity of finishes and colors sure to appeal to many tastes, and it is available right now from both the Australian and international shops!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish The Faraway Collection

Monday, June 4, 2018

Leesha's Lacquer OOAK June 2018 Swatches and Review

Leesha's Lacquer has been doing a series of single-pour polishes each month and I have June 2018's OOAK to show you! This is made in a 16 oz. batch, releases on June 6, and when it is sold out, it will not be restocked. I am a huge fan of deep greens and shifty colors so I love this one! Let's have a closer look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Leesha's Lacquer OOAK June 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

We're down to the final countdown for the opening of Polish Pickup! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. This month the theme is Video Games. My last review of this release is certainly not the least - Supernatural Lacquer pulled out all the shifty, glimmery stops this month.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

We're in the final countdown to Polish Pickup Video Games for June! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. Now I have Pretty Jelly Nail Polish's gorgeous aqua polish to share!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

One more day until the Polish Pickup Video Games-themed festivities begin! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. Next up I have Pretty Beautiful Unlimited's luscious red. Virginia does such spectacular flake polishes and this one is a doozy! Let's have a look!
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Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Heather's Hues Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

It's time for more Video Games-themed Polish Pickup! Tonight's post is about a versatile flake shimmer polish that works on its own and as a topper, from Heather's HuesPolish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Heather's Hues Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

I'm back with more Polish Pickup! This time the polish is a mega-holo stunner from Great Lakes Lacquer. Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Great Lakes Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ever After Polish Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish has a couple items for the upcoming Polish Pickup Video Games for June 2018. There is a polish, and my perennial fave, the Cuticle Crelly! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Don Deeva Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

Three more days until the Polish Pickup opens for the Video Games themed June release! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. This post is all about Don Deeva's offering, which is packed with holo, shimmer, glitter, and sparky aurora pigment!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Don Deeva Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

More Polish Pickup June polishes coming right atcha on the blog! This month the theme is Video Games and the makers have gone overtime on the creativity interpreting all the brilliant colors and textures. Next up is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's contribution! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018 Swatches and Review

It's hard to believe, but we are almost ready for the June Polish Pickup! This month, the theme is Video GamesPolish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. The shop will be open from June 1 at 11AM EDT to June 4 at 11:59 PM EDT. Today I have Anchor & Heart Lacquer's contribution to share!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Pickup Video Games June 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Atlanta Graffiti Collection Swatches and Review

I am off at my second professional conference this week but had to take a moment out to share an exciting collection from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer for the brand's 5th anniversary celebration! The Atlanta Graffiti Collection will launch on Friday, May 25 at 3:30PM EDT and at the same time everything in the store that is not a new launch or a charity polish will be 35% off for the event! The Atlanta Graffiti Collection has four new polishes plus overpour of the neon yellow shimmer East ATL Rainbow polish from Indie Shop in the BEGLove member's only section of the shop. It is inspired by wall art all over Atlanta. Let's have a closer look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Atlanta Graffiti Collection

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Hella Handmade Creations May 2018 Release Swatches and Review

Have you checked out the Hella Handmade Creations store lately? This shop has evolved from a monthly custom format out of the Facebook group Hella Handmade Creations to a monthly pre-order based on themes that the makers follow for four months. Let's have a look at Great Lakes Lacquer's May contribution!
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Great Lakes Lacquer Hella Handmade Creations May 2018
First a little more about the themes for this month's pre-order, which is active now until May 21 at 11:59PM Hawaii Standard Time. Here's a message from the team:

As many of you are aware we have decided to venture into something new in HHC. This month we are rolling into our second month of our new series/theme adventures! What does that look like?
Each brand featured in HHC has signed up for a minimum of 4 months and chosen a theme/series they will follow over the next few months. Each brand will make 1 polish per month inspired by their chosen theme/series.
For May we have the following brands and themes/series:
BLUSH Lacquers - Pushing Daisies
Colors by Llarowe - Bruno Mars
DRK Nails - Despicable Me
Emily de Molly - Astro Boy
Femme Fatale - Stranger Things
Girly Bits - Harry Potter
Grace-full - DC
Great Lakes Lacquer - Lord of the Rings
Heather’s Hues - Steven Universe
JReine - New Orleans
Lollipop Posse - The Magicians
Ms Sparkle - Trolls
Quixotic - Parks and Recreation
Sayuri - Studio Ghibli
STELLA CHROMA - Game of Thrones
Supernatural - Firefly
Turtle Tootsies - Marvel Super Heroes
Under A Hula Moon - The Beatles
Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass is Gandalf the Grey in polish form! It is an ash gray jelly with holo shimmer, orange-to-gold duochrome shimmer, and red-to-green multichrome iridescent flakes. I wore it in three thin coats for maximum depth. It is a quick-drying polish with a good formula. 

Price: $12.50
Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass

Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass

Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass

Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass

Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass

Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass
Great Lakes Lacquer You Shall Not Pass is available from the Hella Handmade Creations store for pre-order until May 21 at 11:59PM Hawaii Standard Time. You can chose from an interesting variety of makers and I picked a lot of them up myself! Have you shopped the store yet?

*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Hella Handmade Creations is a themed pop-up shop with pre-orders of indie nail polish and products. It is run by Dawn and Aubrey and based in Hawaii. 


Social media:
Facebook group, Hella Handmade Creations: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HellaHoloCustoms

Great Lakes Lacquer is made in Michigan by Mariah. Find her at:


Social media: 
Facebook group, Great Lakes Lacquer Lovers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/508394052649579/

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Virtue and Vice Duo Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has another micro-release pre-order available to members of The Octosquad until May 19! These two shimmery polishes are inspired by Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights and I couldn't be more happy about it, being a Dutch art major! Let's check them out...
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Virtue and Vice Duo

Friday, May 11, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer May 2018 Year of Tarot and Monthly Limited Edition Swatches and Review

Lollipop Posse Lacquer has just launched the newest additions to the Year of Tarot Series plus the Monthly Limited Edition and Sylvia Plath Quad. There are so many amazing, shimmery options to chose from this release! Let's get started...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Lollipop Posse Lacquer May 2018 Year of Tarot and Monthly Limited Edition

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Sylvia Plath Quad Swatches and Review

Lollipop Posse Lacquer has an amazing release coming this Friday, not only the next Year of Tarot and Monthly Limited Edition, but a quartet of purple polishes, the Sylvia Plath Quad to celebrate the brand's anniversary. Happy birthday, Lollipop
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Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Sylvia Plath Quad

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Group Custom #9 Swatches and Review

One of the delightful things about indie nail polish nowadays are the Facebook groups that bring together polish lovers to talk about their hobby and crack jokes. Supernatural Lacquer's group, Polish Idjits - SPNL Fan Group is a particularly nice, laid back one. The brand has a series of group customs available to members, and I am featuring the ninth one on the blog today, which has a hilarious backstory!
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Supernatural Lacquer Group Custom #9

Friday, May 4, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup is live and ready to hoover up your polish budget! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from now until 11:59PM EDT May 7. My final post is for Supernatural Lacquer's contributions, a polish and acetone additive. Without further ado...
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Supernatural Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Moonflower Polish Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

We are closing in on the final rounds of items for the upcoming Polish Pickup! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from 11AM EDT, May 4 to 11:59PM EDT May 7. Moonflower Polish is a newbie to Polish Pickup and her first offering is a mega-hot neon stamping polish with shifting shimmers. Let's look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Moonflower Polish Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supermoon Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

I'm continuing on with my coverage of the May 1990s theme at the Polish Pickup! This post is a double header, since Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supermoon Lacquer teamed up to make a pair of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air polishes! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from May 4 to 7. Let's have a look!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Lollipop Posse Lacquer and Supermoon Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Heather's Hues Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

Weeee! It's time for more Polish Pickup, in this case Heather's Hues polish and delicious WiTS Lotion. Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. This time the inspiration is the 1990s! The products are available for a pre-order, this time from May 4 to 7. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Heather's Hues Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ever After Polish Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

Next up for my Polish Pickup reviews is Ever After Polish, which is contributing both a polish and a Cuticle Crelly and Cuticle Oil combo! This time the inspiration is the 1990s! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from May 4 to 7
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

It's about to get hot and heavy around here with Polish Pickup offerings - today is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. The Polish Pickup is back, and this time the inspiration is the 1990s! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from May 4 to 7
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Wildflower Lacquer Alzheimer's Awareness Charity Polish Swatches and Review

I have a gorgeous polish for a great cause to show you today! This is Wildflower Lacquer Alzheimer's Awareness Charity Polish for 2018 and it is a beauty! $5 of every bottle sold will go to the Walk to End Alzheimer's of the Alzheimer's Association. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review - I made donation of the price of the polish to the charity directly*

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018 Swatches and Review

It's that time of month again! The Polish Pickup is back, and this time the inspiration is the 1990s! Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop up shop that involves indie polish and craft makers producing items based on themes voted in by the group. They are available for a pre-order, this time from May 4 to 7. Today I have Anchor & Heart Lacquer's polish to share with you!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Anchor & Heart Lacquer Polish Pickup 1990s! May 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Indie Polish by Patty Lopes at Psyche's Beau Swatches and Review

I'm super excited to share three creations of Indie Polish by Patty Lopes! This is a Brazilian brand I had been eager to try for years, but it was not carried by any United States stockists. The good news is that Phuong at Psyche's Beau has stepped up to bring us this gorgeous brand, and she ships internationally. Let's check out three amazing shifters from the new lineup (out of 41 shades stocked - wow!)
*sent by the distributor for photography and review*
Indie Polish by Patty Lopes at Psyche's Beau

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Moonflower Polish Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom Swatches and Review

Moonflower Polish is normally known for her stamping polishes, but she does also produce regular polishes! This one is a group custom for the Facebook group Fantasmic Flakies and it is available to purchase right now for $10. Let's check it out.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Moonflower Polish Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Year of Tarot: April 2018 and Limited Edition Swatches and Review

Lollipop Posse Nail Lacquer is releasing three more polishes in the Year of Tarot Series plus a monthly limited edition polish this Friday, April 20 at 8PM EDT. If you hadn't heard of it, Karen's Year of Tarot is inspired by the major arcana, and the polishes, released month by month, will be available all year. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Year of Tarot: April 2018 and Limited Edition

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Supermoon Lacquer #SorryNotSorry Collection Swatches and Review

Hey folks, I'm back with a new collection from Supermoon Lacquer that is dropping on April 19 at 6PM CDT. The #SorryNotSorry Collection is inspired by Demi Lovato. These five shades are not even sorry for being so pretty, I tell you...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supermoon Lacquer #SorryNotSorry Collection

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rogue Lacquer Spring Punk Collection Swatches and Review

I'm thrilled to share the debut Spring Punk Collection from Rogue Lacquer. This is a new brand started by Rachel, formerly of Ever After Polish, with a grittier steampunk aesthetic! The first release contains four polish shades, wax loaves, and wax bark. The shop launches on Sunday, April 15 at 7PM PDT. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Rogue Lacquer Spring Punk Collection