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Friday, September 23, 2022

Press Release: Zoya Classic Leather Fall 2022 Collection

We are so excited to offer a sneak peak at ZOYA's second Fall 2022 story with the Classic Leathers Collection (vegan leather of course)! Six new, full coverage cream shades, reminiscent of the gorgeous leather handbags carried down the runway in a tapestry of fall fashion colors. 

Zoya Classic Leather Fall 2022 Collection

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer September 2022 Releases Swatches and Review

Wildflower Lacquer's September 2022 Release pre-order has just opened, and you can pick up the new releases through noon CDT on September 25. There is a Charity Polish, Polished Flicks polish, Sanderson Sisters Trio and Sanderson Sisters Limited Edition. Each is priced at $13 individually, but the four Sanderson Sisters polishes have a special price of $50 for all four. Let's have a look!
*press sample*
Wildflower Lacquer September 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Huldufólk Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Huldufólk Collection is inspired by Icelandic folklore and fairytales. It is intended as a fall bridge collection, with smoky earth tones for cooler weather. It is available in the Facebook group The Octosquad from September 14 to 24. Let's check it out!
*press sample*

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Huldufólk Collection

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations September 2022 Swatches and Review

Hella Handmade Creations September 2022 pre-order will open on September 14 at midnight EDT and run through September 21 at midnight HST. I have a lovely duochrome magentic polish to share with you from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited!
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations September 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Tropic of Conversation Collection

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer's Tropic of Conversation Collection released a while ago but I thought I would share my swatches for your viewing enjoyment. There were six shades with varying finishes from neon creme-jelly to jelly flakes. 
*purchased*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer's Tropic of Conversation Collection

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Music City Beauty 9th Anniversary Duo Swatches and Review

Kim of Music City Beauty has just celebrated her 9th Anniversary as a polish maker! I still remember finding the brand, then known as Smokey Mountain Lacquers before Kim's move to Nashville, in my never-ending search for indie holos. I still have my first order receipts in my email inbox - I started out on November 10, 2013 with an order for Forever Classy, a taupe jelly holo and A Walk Through Eden, a forest green shimmer holo. I had to go back again on November 29 for Showstopper, which is the polish I really think of when I reminisce about the beginning of Kim's brand - this was a super-glowy red shimmer holo that was perfectly named. Another huge highlight of my blogging career, and my long time as a customer and blogger of the brand, was getting to work with Kim on Smokey Mountain Lacquers Trick or Treating Under the Stars, which was inspired by my fond memories trick or treating as a kid in Minnesota. It was a black jelly with red/gold multichrome flakes representing fall leaves, and holo microflake for the stars of a clear, crisp Halloween. This was back when these holo microflakes were still kind of a novelty! Anyway, Kim still does customs if you are interested in something like this of your own - she is really good at them. I've rambled old-man style long enough, so let's get to the new duo at hand. These are available through Saturday September 10 for 30% off with code 9YEARS
*press sample*
Music City Beauty 9th Anniversary Duo

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Polish Pickup Scary Vibes September 2022 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup opens for the September 2022 pre-order with the theme Scary Vibes, which will be available from September 2 at 11AM EDT to September 5 at 11:59PM EDT.  In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. This month I have products from Anchor & Heart Lacquer, KBShimmer, Pretty Beautiful Unlimited, and Wildflower Lacquer
*press samples*
Polish Pickup Scary Vibes September 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

Bee's Knees Lacquer Six Crimson Cranes Mysteries and July 2022 Gift with Purchase Swatches and Review

I thought I would post some pictures of polishes from my last Bee's Knees Lacquer order that might be harder to find. Included are two of the Six Crimson Cranes Mysteries that will be available as overpour on August 26 at 6PM EDT, and one of three gift with purchase polishes offered last month. The gift polish is not included in the August launch and I don't know if it will be available for respawn, which is where customers suggest previous polishes for re-release. Let's have a look!
*purchased*
Bee's Knees Lacquer Six Crimson Cranes Mysteries and July 2022 Gift with Purchase

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Buddy Trio Swatches and Review

Dave of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer recently lost his best friend, his pup Buddy, and made a trio to celebrate their years together. One of the shades was limited to nine bottles and already sold out, but two are up for pre-order through August 28 in the Facebook group The Octosquad. Let's check them out!
*purchased*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Buddy Trio

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Invincible and Scarlet Trio Swatches and Review

I have four polishes that were included in the July 2022 Wildflower Lacquer store opening, and these are currently available at Hypnotic Polish for pre-order through August 29. Note that generally Wildflower Lacquer does single runs of polishes, so this is your last chance to get them! Included in this group is the charity polish Invincible, which benefits Nomore.org with $5 from each sale. Three of the polishes are the Scarlet Trio, a tribute to Taylor's beloved elderly poodle, who passed away this past month after a rapid decline in health. 
*purchased*
Wildflower Lacquer Invincible and Scarlet Trio

Monday, August 15, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer August 2022 Releases: 5th Annual Alzheimer Awareness Polish, Indah 2.0 and Up a Creek: Volume 6 Swatches and Review

Wildflower Lacquer's August 2022 monthly pre-order is about to open with six new polishes, including the 5th Annual Alzehimer's Awareness Polish, Indah 2.0, and Up a Creek: Volume 6, a quad inspired by Schitt's Creek. Each polish is priced at $13 individual, and the full quad can be had for $50. The pre-order opens on August 24 at noon CDT and closes at noon CDT on August 27. If you have your eye on these, be sure to purchase during the pre-order, as most releases now are one-time-only. Let's have a look!
*press sample*
Wildflower Lacquer August 2022 Releases

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Rogue Lacquer Mind Your Own Uterus and Purple Polish Swatches and Review

I got my recent order from Rogue Lacquer and thought I would share some swatches. Mind Your Own Uterus is a charity polish for which $5 goes to Planned Parenthood. Purple Polish was a small batch for the Polish and Beauty Expo that made a bit of a splash and is now a limited edition polish. Let's check them out!
Rogue Lacquer Mind Your Own Uterus and Purple Polish

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations August 2022 Swatches and Review

I have Pretty Beautiful Unlimited's August 2022 Hella Handmade Creations offering to share with you today. The pre-order opens at midnight EDT on August 14 and closes on August 21 at midnight HST. Let's check it out!
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations August 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Leesha's Lacquer My Rights My Body My Choice Swatches and Review

Leesha's Lacquer has a charity polish where 100% of the proceeds goes to Prochoiceamerica. The polish is a stunning magenta with some of the strongest sparkly holo I have worn recently and I just had to share it with you. 
*purchased*
Leesha's Lacquer My Rights My Body My Choice

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Press Release: Zoya Metallic Dreams Fall 2022 Collection

Zoya has just released the Metallic Dreams Fall 2022 Collection, featuring three metallic shimmer polishes in pink, gold, and brown tones. 
Zoya Metallic Dreams Fall 2022 Collection

Press Release: Café Creams Fall 2022 Collection

Zoya has just released the Café Creams Fall 2022 featuring five brown toned cremes and a sheer glitter polish that can be worn on its own or as a topper. 
Café Creams Fall 2022 Collection

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Polish Pickup Marine Magic August 2022 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup is about to reopen on Friday August 5 at 11AM EDT with a pre-order running through Monday August 8 at 11PM EDT.  This month the theme is Marine Magic, so prepare yourself for all things aquatic and squishy! In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. 

*press sample*

Polish Pickup Marine Magic August 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Rogue Lacquer Tropical Trio Swatches and Review

Rogue Lacquer's Tropical Trio just released with three flake finishes in bright summer pastel colors. They are all available in the brand's shop now for $11 each or $30 for all three. Let's have a look!
*press sample*
Rogue Lacquer Tropical Trio

Monday, August 1, 2022

Rogue Lacquer Chicago Trio Swatches and Review

Rogue Lacquer released the Chicago Trio at the Polish and Beauty Expo this month, and it is now available on the brand's site. This bright trio is lovely for summer but also nice as we look forward to fall. Let's have a look!
*press sample*
Rogue Lacquer Chicago Trio

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Grace-full Nail Polish Infinity Collection Swatches and Review

Grace-full Nail Polish released the Infinity Collection this month, featuring a rainbow of colors with different finishes. I love a good rainbow and this has a nice variety. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Infinity Collection

Friday, July 29, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Polished Flicks July 2022 and Serein 2.0 Swatches and Review

I have the July 2022 polish in the Polished Flicks series from Wildflower Lacquer to share with you, along with a 2.0 edition of the polish Serein. These are up for pre-order on the brand's site through July 29 at 11PM CDT. Let's check out these green lovelies!
*press sample*
Wildflower Lacquer Polished Flicks July 2022 and Serein 2.0

Rogue Lacquer Polish and Beauty Expo 2022 Small Batch and Limited Polishes Swatches and Review

Rachel of Rogue Lacquer sent me a bunch of the small batch and limited edition polishes from the Polish and Beauty Expo 2022 this week, and I've rushed to get them swatched in time for the listing. Some of these are limited in quantity and others will be back, so I will be sure to indicate which are which. 
*gift of the maker*
Rogue Lacquer Polish and Beauty Expo 2022 Small Batch and Limited Polishes

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations July 2022 Swatches and Review

The July 2022 Hella Handmade Creations pre-order is open now through July 21 at midnight HST. I have the lovely, cool Pretty Beautiful Unlimited polish for the month to share with you!
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations July 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ink Or Swim and Neon Swim III Duo Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has just released a few new polishes and I was able to purchase them in advance to take pictures - there is a new version of the shade Ink Or Swim, which originally released in 2014, and the Neon Sin III Duo. The Neon Sin III Duo is themed on South Korean nightlife and is available for pre-order in the Facebook group The Octosquad through July 18. Let's check them out!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Ink Or Swim and Neon Swim III Duo

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Polish Pickup Rewind and Afterparty July 2022 Swatches and Review

July is when brands can bring back older shades from the Polish Pickup collaboration. The Rewind is a polish offered in the Polish Pickup shop itself, and Afterparty is in the brand's own website. This month I have both polishes for Wildflower Lacquer to share with you!
*press sample*
Wildflower Lacquer Polish Pickup Rewind and Afterparty July 2022

Friday, June 24, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Slow Burn Collection, 3k Group Custom, and Lily's Polish Swatches and Review

Wildflower Lacquer has the June pre-order open, and there is a new collection, a group custom, and a charity polish in memory of a beloved pup. You can check up through noon CDT on June 25. Let's check them out!
*press sample*
Wildflower Lacquer Slow Burn Collection, 3k Group Custom, and Lily's Polish

Monday, June 13, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations June 2022 Swatches and Review

Hella Handmade Creations June 2022 pre-order just opened, and you can go shopping through June 21 at midnight HST. I have the lovely, complex polish from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited to share with you this time!
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations June 2022

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Press release: Zoya Hello Summer Curated Collection Palette Summer 2022

HELLO SUMMER PALETTE | SUMMER 2022

We are excited to announce the HELLO SUMMER Curated Collection Palette:

It's the Brights that Delight! We've curated a collection of your all time, most popular shades from our summer releases. Infused with more color saturation and streak-less, full coverage application for the perfect Summer kickoff!

Zoya Hello Summer Curated Collection Palette Summer 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

KBShimmer Polish Pickup Fairs & Carnivals June 2022 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup Fairs & Carnivals pre-order will be open from Friday, June 3 at 11AM EDT through Monday, June 6 at 11:59PM EDT. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. 
*press sample*
KBShimmer Polish Pickup Fairs & Carnivals June 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Eye Love You Swatches and Review

I was able to buy the lovely polish in this post in advance so I have it to share with you while the pre-order is open through Thursday, May 26 at noon CDT. Wildflower Lacquer Eye Love You is a polish created to help pay for the maker's poodle Scarlet's vet bills, since she is an elderly dog with eye issues who needs to see a specialist. I love that Taylor does tributes to her pets to help them with their bills, since dogs tend not to be the best at paying their own, haha! It is a fun reason to pay tribute to these zany critters whose antics she shares. Let's have a look!
Wildflower Lacquer Eye Love You

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited The In D Box May 2022 Swatches and Review

I have some products by Pretty Beautiful Unlimited for a new collaboration project, The In D Box. The theme for this month, May 2022 is Tropic Like It's Hot. The pre-order is open now through June 3. 
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited The In D Box May 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations May 2022 Swatches and Review

Today is the final day for the May 2022 Hella Handmade Creations pre-order! I have the lovely, complex polish from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited to share with you. 
*press sample*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations May 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Polish Pickup National Parks & Landmarks May 2022 Swatches and Review

It's time for the May 2022 Polish Pickup pre-order! This month the theme is National Parks & Landmarks and it runs through Monday, May 9 at 11:59PM EST. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. I have the products from KBShimmer, and Pretty Beautiful Unlimited to show you this month!

*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Polish Pickup National Parks & Landmarks May 2022

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Press Release: Zoya Pink Palette Summer 2022

Pink Palette Summer 2022

This flattering array of uplifting pinks features five of our classic creams and a shimmering overlay to suit any occasion. From soft slipper hues to warm, punchy pinks, this collection has a pink for everyone, just in time for Mother's Day. Available May 6th, 2022. 

Zoya Pink Palette Summer 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Grace-full Nail Polish Lord of the Rings 2.0 Collection Swatches and Review

Grace-full Nail Polish has just released the Lord of the Rings 2.0 Collection, a revival of their debut collection in 2014! You can see the originals on the blog of the maker, Theresa, here. There are seven shades with mostly glitter finishes, and one smooth holo. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Lord of the Rings 2.0 Collection

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer What's the 411? Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has been working hard to formulate a set of neon pastel polishes with good formulas, and I have them to share with you! The What's the 411? Collection features eight creme polishes for $13.50 each or $100 for the full collection. They are available to purchase in the Facebook group The Octosquad
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer What's the 411? Collection

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer You Spin Me Right Brown Group Custom April 2022 Swatches and Review

I got some polishes I bought early, so I thought I would share the group custom from the Facebook group You Spin Me Right Brown from Wildflower Lacquer, which is still available through April 22 at noon CDT. Join the group to get a code to bring the price down to $13. Let's have a look!
Wildflower Lacquer You Spin Me Right Brown Group Custom April 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Classics Collection and Slug Bug 2.0 Swatches and Review

Wildflower Lacquer has a pre-order open through noon CDT April 22. This month features the new release of the Classics Collection, inspired by female stars, and Slug Bug 2.0, a re-release of a small batch polish that is back due to huge popular demand. Each polish is priced at $13 individually and $87.50 for the entire Classics Collection. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for review*
Wildflower Lacquer Classics Collection and Slug Bug 2.0

Friday, April 15, 2022

Wildflower Lacquer Polished Gamers Box April 2022 Swatches and Review

The April 2022 Polished Gamers Box opens today and I have Wildflower Lacquer's contribution to share! This is priced at $13 and is inspired by Snowboys!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Wildflower Lacquer Polished Gamers Box April 2022

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Hella Handmade Creations April 2022 Swatches and Review

Hella Handmade Creations April 2022 pre-order is about to open on April 14 at Midnight EDT running through April 21 at 11:59PM HST. I have three of the polishes to share with you this month, from Great Lakes Lacquer, Music City Beauty, and Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. Let's have a look!
*sent by the makers for photography and review*
Hella Handmade Creations April 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Anchor & Heart Lacquer April 2022 Releases Swatches and Review

Anchor & Heart Lacquer released a Six Year Anniversary Polish this month (congratulations Taryn!) and re-released three Facebook group customs, one from Orange You Glad to Be Here and two from Multichrome Madness. I love when makers give us a second chance at polishes we may have missed. Let's check out the goodies!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Anchor & Heart Lacquer April 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Polish Pickup Periodic Table April 2022 Swatches and Review

It's time for the April 2022 Polish Pickup pre-order! This month the theme is Periodic Table and it opens for pre-order on Friday, April 1 at 11AM EST and runs through Monday, April 4 at 11:59PM EST. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. I have the products from Anchor & Heart Lacquer, Great Lakes Lacquer, KBShimmer, and Pretty Beautiful Unlimited to show you this month!

*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Polish Pickup Periodic Table April 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Spring '22 Playlist Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has just released the Spring '22 Playlist Collection in the Facebook group The Octosquad through March 20. These are all inspired by the maker Dave's current song faves and each is priced at $15. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Spring '22 Playlist Collection

Monday, March 14, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations March 2022 Swatches and Review

Hella Handmade Creations March 2022 pre-order is open now through March 21 at midnight HST. I have a fun green magnetic polish from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited to share with you this time! Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for review*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations March 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

Press Release: Zoya Abundance Spring 2022

 ZOYA ABUNDANCE | SPRING 2022

Abundance is the color story of new beginnings and a reflection of gratitude for the blooming season of spring. From vibrant hues to soft creams, this versatile collection evokes a feeling of brightness. 

Zoya Abundance Spring 2022


Polish Pickup Makers' Choice March 2022 Swatches and Review

It's time for the March 2022 Polish Pickup pre-order! This month the theme is Makers' Choice and it opens for pre-order on Friday, March 4 at 11AM EST and runs through Monday, March 7 at 11:59PM EST. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. I have the two products from KBShimmer, Pretty Beautiful Unlimited, and Wildflower Lacquer to show you this month!

*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Polish Pickup Makers' Choice March 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations February 2022 Swatches and Review

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited has a sparkly holo flake polish for the February 2022 Hella Handmade Creations. The shop will open for pre-orders on February 14 at midnight EST through February 21 at midnight HST. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations February 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Tremoctopus Trio Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer is re-opening the previously released Tremoctopus Trio again for pre-order this weekend. I bought them before and thought I would show you swatches in case you are interested. These can be purchased in the Facebook group The Octosquad

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Tremoctopus Trio

Sunday, February 6, 2022

KBShimmer Polish Pickup 90s TV February 2022 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup is back with a 90s TV theme for February 2022! The shop is open for preorder through February 7 at midnight EST. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. I have the two products from KBShimmer to show you this month!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
KBShimmer Polish Pickup 90s TV February 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Pretty Guardian Collection Part 1 Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has just launched the Pretty Guardian Part 1 Collection and it is available to pre-order through February 7 in the Facebook group The Octosquad for $15 each. These all feature silver reflective particles, so they sparkle nicely in the light. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Pretty Guardian Collection Part 1

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations January 2022 Swatches and Review

Hella Handmade Creations January 2022 pre-order is currently open through January 21 at midnight HST. I have Pretty Beautiful Unlimited's polish to show you today! Let's have a look.

*sent by the maker for review*

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited Hella Handmade Creations January 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

Polish Pickup Spices & Condiments January 2022 Swatches and Review

There is one more day to check out the Polish Pickup January 2022 pre-order, and the theme this month is Spices & Condiments. In case you didn't already know, Polish Pickup is a Facebook group and pop-up shop that offers monthly pre-orders of indie polish and crafts made to themes voted on by members of the group. The pre-order is open through January 10 at 11:59PM EST.

*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Polish Pickup Spices & Condiments January 2022