Sunday, January 29, 2023

Bee's Knees Lacquer A Court of Thorns and Roses 2.0 Collection Swatches and Review

Today I have a collection to share that is a personal purchase and sadly no longer available, but hey, pretty pictures! The Bee's Knees Lacquer A Court of Thorns and Roses 2.0 Collection was originally offered in mystery bags in December 2021 and then later as overpour. I managed to get all of them. I would love to share more personal purchases, but sometimes I wonder if it is worth it, especially when many brands have blanketed coverage with PR. There is a dramatic reduction in traffic for indie polish posts made after release when something has already appeared in a million places already before release. So if I do post personal purchases it is going to be for things where it is hard to find swatches and they were not sent to swatchers before release, or at least to relatively few. It takes a huge amount of time to make a post like this, at least 40 hours of work (painting, photographing, filming, editing pictures, IG reel editing, blog writing, Youtube editing), in addition to the money I spent, and I'd rather read books or write articles for my day job than do that if no one cares, haha. [Insert Cartman "I do what I want" gif here] If there are particular things you are interested in, do let me know, and I can see if I have time to fit it in if I have the polishes. There has really been a shift since I first got into nail posting online 12 years ago. What little is left has trained viewers to think of it primarily as advertising (and worse yet often paid advertising which you will never see here - this blog is not monetized and never will be - I don't work as a paid employee for brands and disregard paid posts as a purchaser myself), but there it is... Okay, enough of my old lady grumblings. I hope if you wanted these you managed to get them and can use these pics to pin to your collections or if not you can find them in the secondary market.
Bee's Knees Lacquer A Court of Thorns and Roses 2.0 Collection

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Wildflower January 2023 Releases Swatches and Review

Wildflower Lacquer has two special edition polishes and the Celestial Collection for the January 2023 release. The Celestial Collection was created with Instagramer The Lacquered Unicorn whose husband is an astrophotographer - the polishes are interpretations of things in the sky he has photographed! Each polish is priced at $12.50 to $13.50 or $87.50 for all seven polishes in the Celestial Collection. There is also a charity polish dedicated to Taylor's grandfather and a re-released 2.0 polish. They are available until noon CST January 10. Let's check them out!
*press sample*
Wildflower January 2023 Releases

Monday, January 9, 2023

Polish Pickup Greek Mythology January 2023 Swatches and Review

Polish Pickup's January 2023 Greek Mythology-themed pre-order is open for a little bit, until midnight EST January 9. My apologies for being late, I unfortunately had a death in my immediate family, as well as a host of other disasters. I hope you still enjoy the pictures! I have items from KBShimmer and Wildflower Lacquer this month.
*press sample*

Polish Pickup Greek Mythology January 2023