Friday, March 30, 2018

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer March 2018 Releases Swatches and Review Part 1

Sadly, earlier this year Dave of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer announced that he was closing the brand's Etsy shop. I have been a fan and customer of his polishes for years now, and I just refused to accept this sad news. Luckily my persistence in ignoring reality paid off and we are getting at least one more release, as long as Dave need to use up some of his stockpile of ingredients. Yay! These polishes are available until April 6 for order by joining his Facebook group, The Octosquad. I have the first three to show you today. 
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer March 2018 Releases

Thursday, March 29, 2018

3 Oh! 7 Nail Lacquer Romance Collection Swatches and Review

3 Oh! 7 Nail Lacquer has just released some beautiful, classic shades in the new Romance Collection! This nicely edited quartet features a nice variety of shimmer, multichrome and holo for all tastes. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
3 Oh! 7 Nail Lacquer Romance Collection

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Envy Lacquer Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Collection Swatches and Review

I have a beautiful and sophisticated group of polishes to show you today - Envy Lacquer's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Collection. These are available right now at the Indie Shop Atlanta and will be up for pre-order sometime tonight. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Collection

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Envy Lacquer Indie Shop Atlanta March 2018 Exclusives Swatches and Review

I'm over here frantically trying to get pictures edited in preparation for The Indie Shop Atlanta March 2018! This is an event for indie polish makers to meet and greet customers and sell their amazing polishes in person. In the mean time, some of the vendors have already hit the road for the event, which runs from 10AM to 3PM EDT on Saturday, March 24 at the Doubletree Atlanta Buckhead. Tickets are still available, so if you are in the area, do check it out! Today I have the exclusives from Envy Lacquer, the organizer of the event, to share with you.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Indie Shop Atlanta March 2018 Exclusives

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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

This week is release galore! Among the highlights will be Lollipop Posse Lacquer's new series - The Year of Tarot! These are going to be core colors that will be restocked throughout the year, so don't worry if you need to catch up later on some months. Plus there will be a continuation of the monthly limited edition series for those who like limited polishes, but they will now be revealed in advance. These are coming out on Sunday, March 25 at noon EDT, along with a restock of Telephone Ice Cream and Little Lollipops and Premium Little Lollipops (prototypes)! Let's have a look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Lollipop Posse Lacquer The Year of Tarot: March 2018 and Limited Edition

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Anchor + Moon NSYNC Edition Swatches and Review

Two brands I absolutely love have teamed up to play tribute to one of the boy bands of yore, NSYNC! We are never too old to let our old fan flags fly, right? Anchor & Moon Lacquer and Supermoon Lacquer have created a quartet called NSYNC Edition, which I have to show you today, along with a bonus shade that is being re-released, Supermoon Lacquer It's Taryn Up My Heart. Let's go!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Anchor + Moon NSYNC Edition

Monday, March 19, 2018

Essie Desert Mirage Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with the three darker shades in the Essie Desert Mirage Collection. Inspired by the desert and its shimmering light, this collection contains six polishes. Check out the other three here. Let's have a look!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Desert Mirage Collection

Friday, March 16, 2018

Essie Desert Mirage Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Essie has launched the Desert Mirage Collection this winter, channeling the hazy beauty of shimmering desert light. There are six shades in the collection and I have the first three to share with you today. Essie is one of my go-to brands for just the right shades of basics, and this collection doesn't let me down!
*sent by PR for photography and review*
Essie Desert Mirage Collection

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Celestial Cosmetics Greek Goddesses Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I'm back with the second half of Celestial Cosmetics Greek Goddesses Collection. These shades are gorgeous and available now, but sadly this is going to be the brand's last collection, so be sure to snap up what you like as soon as you can! If you missed it, the first part of my review is here. Let's get on to these amazing shimmery shades!
Celestial Cosmetics Greek Goddesses Collection

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Celestial Cosmetics Greek Goddesses Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Tonight's post is incredibly bittersweet for me. Sweet, because Celestial Cosmetics has just released six more gorgeous shades as part of the Greek Goddesses Collection. Bitter, because it is the last release from the brand, after five wonderful years in business. I am heartbroken - there is no other way to put it. Celestial Cosmetics has been one of my favorites since I made my first purchase in the fall of 2013. The quality and creativity has been consistently amazing over the years and I treasure all of the polishes I have from Nicki. It is a hard time for Australian indies - Glittering Elements, another of my main indie squeezes, also has just had to shut down. Mainly, the change in Australian post not allowing direct polish shipments out of the country has made doing business internationally a huge challenge. The added costs and complications of having to make group shipments via DHL has necessitated three-part shipping and U.S. distribution costs that make it hard to stay afloat, especially when most of the brands have simply absorbed the added cost rather than pass it along to us. All I can say is, please support the Australian brands you love - it makes all the difference in the world! You will still have through the end of the month to pick up some amazing polishes from Celestial Cosmetics' international store, including the best neon holos I have ever tried and some lovely shimmers and multichromes. I have half of the newest Greek Goddesses Collection to share today.
Celestial Cosmetics Greek Goddesses Collection

Monday, March 12, 2018

Ms. Sparkle Nail Polish Tales of The Cosmos Collection Swatches and Review

If you love galaxy and space nails, Ms. Sparkle Nail Polish has just released a collection that might be right up your alley! The Tales of the Cosmos Collection features four version of black, holo, color-shifting, glittery jellies that have great formulas and provide you with a variety of options. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ms. Sparkle Nail Polish Tales of The Cosmos Collection

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Once Upon a Villain Collection Reimagined Swatches and Review Part 2

Supernatural Lacquer originally released the Once Upon a Villain Collection a couple of years ago, and Stefanie has decided to revisit it with new an improved versions plus a brand new polish! If you want to see the originals (minus one), you can view them here. As much as I love the first ones, these are even more amazing! If you missed it, I have the first half of my review here. They are available for preorder now through March 11 at 9PM EST. Let's have a look!
Supernatural Lacquer Once Upon a Villain Collection Reimagined


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer Once Upon a Villain Collection Reimagined Swatches and Review Part 1

Supernatural Lacquer originally released the Once Upon a Villain Collection a couple of years ago, and Stefanie has decided to revisit it with new an improved versions plus a brand new polish! If you want to see the originals (minus one), you can view them here. As much as I love the first ones, these are even more amazing! They are available for preorder now through March 11 at 9PM EST. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer Once Upon a Villain Collection Reimagined

Friday, March 9, 2018

Supernatural Lacquer March 2018 Limited Edition Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer's March 2018 Limited Edition is a doozy of a blue! This is on sale now until March 11 at 9PM EST for pre-order, along with a re-imagining of the Once Upon a Villain Collection. Let's get started!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer March 2018 Limited Edition

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Lilypad Lacquer Swatches and Review

Today's blog post highlights three beautiful and complex neutral polishes from Lilypad Lacquer. I placed a large order from Psyche's Beau on the opening day and Phuong was sweet to include these three minis as gifts! I have been a fan of Lilypad Lacquer for years and polishes like these are just the reason why!
*gifts with purchase*
Lilypad Lacquer

Monday, March 5, 2018

Lilypad Lacquer Psyche's Beau Exclusives Swatches and Review

Psyche's Beau has two exclusive shades from Lilypad Lacquer and I got them in my first order. These are soft, work-safe pastels with flakes and subtle shifting shimmer. Let's check them out!
Lilypad Lacquer Psyche's Beau Exclusives