Night Owl Lacquer l The Beach Life Collection & Little Owlet Duo l Discount Code

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Since starting my blog almost a year ago, I realized something. I haven’t sat down and wrote in a long time. I use to love writing! The feel of the paper underneath my hand and the smooth lines of a pen. *sigh* I just loved it and I still do! It feels like it has been a life time. I use to write poems, songs, short stories….but its been years. And I find myself missing it more and more. I guess that’s a part of growing up though, your life gets filled with other responsibilities and obligations.

I have also learned that I have a very very and I mean VERY addictive personality. Once I get into something, I get into it full force. Once upon I use to be addicted to coloring, I got big into. I still love it but I don’t do it as often. Nowadays….its Indie nail polish. I have become quite the Indie snob. I never buy mainstreams anymore. But nail polish has such a whole different meaning. It has been my safe haven. I paint my nails to escape, or at least that was how it all started. But one thing that amazes me over and over, are the friendships I have made throughout this nail community.

Which brings me to Lindsay of Night Owl Lacquer. Lindsay has become such a great friend or at least I like to think..haha I still get excited when she asks me to swatch!! I mean c’mon, everything this woman releases is Fan*effing*tabulous! (That’s definitely a word btw) Shes newer to the Indie making scene but you would think she has been around a lot longer because of her amazing customer service and well nail polishes. I just love love love her polish names and collection themes. Most times they make me giggle! Well folks, she recently released a 4 piece collection AND a duo. The duo is a collaboration NOL & my bestie Jenalyn aka @velashaa (Two Girls, One Blush). But don’t get me started talking about her. I would be here all damn day..Haha I also know I have babbled on for way to long now and you guys are ready to see these polishes I am speaking of! Well I aim to please………

First up is The Beach Life Collection:

Life is Good Today  is described as a neon orange base with gold galaxy holo micro glitter, red/gold micro flakies and different sized lime/gold & orange/green iridescent color shifting glitters. I’m not to into orange but dear lord shut the front door. This orange is fun and bright! The added sparkles make it even more gorgeous! This goes on pretty sheer in the first coat but ugh like with a lot of Lindsay’s polishes, that second coat makes it completely opaque. No need for undies! #Freeballin’ Baby! Great formula and it levels out nicely. You can buy it individually here for $9.

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Toes In The Sand is described as a light sandy nude base packed full of gold shift, gold micro flakies and clear galaxy holo micro glitter. This really looks like sand from the beaches by my house! Mind blown! Same great formula and opaque in 2 coats! You can buy this individually here for $9.

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Cold Drink In My Hand is described as  a neon green base with bright green sparks & holo flakies. This one gives me life.It is such a bright fun polish. You know what all of these remind me of? It just hit me!! All four of these colors remind me of those buckets and shovels that you buy for the beach and of course the sand!  You guys know what I am talking about right? Theres a blue bucket, usually a green shovel and then these like crab molds for sand that are usually orange and yellow! Geesh, that just brought back some childhood memories! Any who, easy application, opaque in two coats and self leveling. You can buy it individually here for $9.

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Where The Ocean Meets The Sky is described as a bright blue base with iridescent sparks, neon blue micro flakies and silver holo shreds. Now I love love love this one. I never really thought blue was my color. But my blue drawer in my helmer tells a different story. Haha and this is no exception. Though I feel it photographed a little darker than what it is in real life, I still think it is just gorgeous. As with the other 3 this one too has a great formula and applies smoothly. Also opaque in 2 coats. You can buy individually here for $9.

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So that wraps up this quad! As you see I posted individual links directly to each polish BUT you can buy these as a set as well with a small discount. You can find the set here and it is $33! I will keep this short because we have a duo to get too! Lindsay likes to keep new releases around for a while so don’t you worry about missing these! They will be around for a while! These are totally worth getting! But lets move along to the duo!

Next up The Owlet Duo in Collaboration with Jenalyn (@velashaa)

I am extremely biased when it comes to this duo because well, its between two of my favorite people! Jenalyn is the lovely blogger behind Two Girls, One Blush and known on Instagram as @velashaa. She teamed up with Lindsay to create these two fantastic brown polishes. And these are some of Lindsays first linear holos and though my swatches don’t show them a whole lot….in real life they are even more amazing! You can but the duo together or seperate. The duo is $20.00!

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Bubbly Owlet is described as a medium brown linear holo with copper shimmer, taupe & dark brown micro flakies, white flakes and gold flakes. I love this brown. I’m not sure why but its rare that you see a brown holo polish. Well this duo has two! Smooth application, like always, and opaque in 2 coats. This is available individually for $10.50 and you can buy it here.

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Gloomy Owlet is described as a dark brown linear holo with gold flakes and white flakes. I love how dark and rich this one is. Jenalyn and Lindsay did so great on this duo! This was pretty opaque for me in one coat but I did two because well, that’s how I roll! I think Gloomy Owlet is my favorite from the duo. It’s just gorgeous! You can find this baby right here.

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Phew! A quad and a duo in the same post! I love me some Night Owl Lacquer! These are all available now in Lindsay’s shop. One thing I love is that she sells all of her collections as a set and individually. Lindsay is so consistent. I just can’t say it enough. Constantly releasing amazing polishes! I think I have blabbed enough so I am blowing this joint! But before I go don’t forget to use my code kkna10 for 10% off your order! Make sure to join and follow Night Owl Lacquer, you don’t want to miss anything! All links below:

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Nailed It Nail Polish l Tropic Like It’s Hot Collection l Discount Code

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What a beautiful day it is today! I mean if you take away the blazing sun and oh the dark clouds coming in from the north. I can’t lie though, I am hoping that it starts to pour soon. Haha Bella has a 3 hour practice tonight that I for one do not want to got to. I have way to much to do! I mean, if my kids want to survive summer…..I really need to buy groceries. I just haven’t had the time to go. Between work and kids sports, life has been busy! But as much as i have been stressed out lately, there is always one thing that makes me utterly happy and takes away all the stress. Even if only for a brief moment and I am sure you guessed it. Nail Polish!!!! Swatching and doing nail art is seriously a stress reliever for me. I don’t know what I would do without it. I am sure I would be in a crazy house! Yes it is an obsession, but it could be worse right.

Well the lovely Tia of Nailed It Nail Polish is constantly coming out with a collection. And this time she came up with 4 summer polishes! I love them but I know I can be a little biased because I think Tia is the bomb dot-com. She makes a like of soaps, lotions, balms, and how can I forget….my favorite latex, Bye Girl! Barrier. I use it for swatching as a peel off base and it has made my life so much easier. But let us now talk about this quad! It’s called Tropic Like It’s Hot Collection, and that name just makes me giggle! Now let’s talk polish….

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Seas The Day is described as a blue/green with a golden shift and blue holographic glitters. This of course is my favorite because well teal is #life. Great smooth formula and it was opaque for my in 2 coats. I never really have formula issues with any polishes that Tia sends me so I knew I wouldn’t with these. I didn’t do thick coats either and they dried super fast for me. Which I like. I like to start at my pointer, so once I get to my pinky I can start at the pointer again. I can’t always do that because of dry time but I was able to with this one.

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Resting Beach Face is described as a sparkly pink, with gold glitters, and a sprinkle of holo. This formula was a bit thicker than usual but Tia caught that before i was even able to swatch and fixed it! This pink is so delicate that it would look lovely against a nice tan! I did 2 coats and top coat.

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 Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care is described as a sheer purple with a soft pink shift. It has purple sparks and a touch of pink flakies. This formula was spot on and this too is one of my faves! I mean I am a mermaid and I just don’t care what anyone thinks. Haha hence the full head of teal, green and blue hair! I did 2 coats and it was completely opaque!

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Sun’s Out, Buns Out is described as a mango color with a golden shift and gold flakies, pink sparks, and a holo shimmer. Ugh who am I kidding. I love this one two. Coral colors are one of my top 3 colors…And this one is just perfect. Great formula and a good 2 coater! What more could I ask for! All of the polishes leveled out nicely too.

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Well there you have it. Tia’s summer collection! Make sure to check out her shop! These babies are sold individually or as a set of course. But don’t forget to use killakay15 for 15% off your order! And do NOT forget to buy a bottle of Bye Girl! Barrier…ugh its zee bestest! All 4 polishes leveled out nicely and dried quickly. 2 coats for opacity and top coat for shine since they did dry some what matte! Which one is your favorite? Let me know what you snag! I would love to know! As always links to shop and social media are below!

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Sidenote: For all swatches I used Nailed It Nail Polish- Bye Girl Barrier for a peel off base and I used both HKGirl Top Coat and Matte Top Coat from Glisten & Glow.

Posh Paints Nail Lacquer l Celestial Wonders Collection

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What an ugly and dreary day. Here in the good ol’ sunshine state….it’s pouring cats and dogs. Man I just want to curl up in my bed and sleep! Better yet, I want to curl up and read a book! I have been neglecting this new series i started and i am dying to read more! I am also on Season 10 (more than half way through it) of Supernatural, so I wouldn’t be mad if I watched Netflix either. Haha but alas, being lazy doesn’t pay the bills. So here I am, at work, yet AGAIN. That 3 day weekend just wasn’t enough! I came back and literally went straight to my office. It wasn’t what I planned but I gotta do what I gotta do! Summer is here and that means so is hurricane season! So I need to work as much as possible! Anyways, lets move on from my misery!

I have worked with Courtney from Posh Paints Nail lacquer several times and it is always a pleasure. Her formula is always consistently good! Though I am not a fan of toppers I could not turn down a chance to work with her again for her new Celestial Wonders Collection! And y’all already know I have been on a flakie kick…these beauties did not disappoint! Each polish was inspired by a nebula! And I think she kicked ass. Funny thing is, she didn’t send me the inspiration pictures, I started googling and went based on what the polish looked like and guess what! I was right every time! So that is saying something!

Let us jump right into the flakie madness!

Side Note: I used Mr. Sandman as a black base, which is also made by Posh Paints Nail Lacquer.

Eskimo Nebula is described as having red-gold-green color shifting flakes in a clear base with color shifting glitters and micro holo glitters. This one has a great formula. i did do 2 coats over a black base but I think if I would have done a thicker first coat, I wouldn’t have needed the second. There were flakies and glitter in every stroke! You can buy this individually here.

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Little Gem Nebula is described as having green-blue-fuchsia-gold color shifting flakes in a clear base with color shifting glitters and micro holo glitters. I really ;love the color combination in this one. I did 2 coats over a black base. Talk about flakie packed! Find this one here.

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Wings of a Butterfly Nebula is described as having blue-green-gold color shifting flakes in a clear base with color shifting glitters and micro holo glitters. 2 coats over black. All of these top coats are packed with so much sparkle! Click here.

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Flaming Star Nebula is described as a multi-chrome flake that shifts from violet-pink-gold in a clear base with micro holo glitter, color shifting glitters, and a purple shimmer. I know a few bloggers did build this one and the next to up without a base. I believe they did 3 coats. I of course wanted to see what they looked like over black and wow! I think I love them more. I only needed one coat over black. You can find this here.

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Fire Nebula is described as a multi-chrome flake that shifts from red-bronze copper in a clear base with micro holo glitter, color shifting glitters, and a copper shimmer. I really love how fiery this one is! Ugh Courtney did such an awesome job with all of these! Click here for this one.

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Crab Nebula is described as a multi-chrome flake that shifts from lime-blue-gold in a clear base with micro holo glitter, color shifting glitters, and a gold shimmer. I really love the green in this one. Every single one of them looks like the inspiration picture, I can;t get over it. They all have the same formula and so much sparkle in one coat over black is just yummy! Click here for this green beauty!

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Well that concludes our totally nebular post..Hahaha These are all available in Courtney’s shop. You can find the whole collection here. They are priced at $11.00 each and $61.00 for the set. A little more than Courtney’s usually but that’s only because it has some amazing ingredients! So make sure to snag these! Also if you aren’t already following Posh Paints Nail Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram, make sure to! All links are below:

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Sidenote: For all swatches I used Nailed It Nail Polish- Bye Girl Barrier for a peel off base and I used both HKGirl Top Coat and Matte Top Coat from Glisten & Glow.