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!

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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.

Colors by Llarowe – CbL Addicts Blue Me Away

Juggling adult life has never been easy for me. I can multi-task sure but to actually have to be in 2 or 3 places at a time, has been nothing but a struggle. Well today…is that day. I am of course working my ass off when I get a call. Bella has a 6:30 game tonight about a 30 min drive away, okay fine no problem. I will get her there by 5:45 like they want…Ha if only that were all. But no just wait there is more! Daniel has his first 50/70 baseball game tonight. At this point I am side eyeing my phone, and scrambling around trying to figure out how the hell am I going to get him to his game by 5:30…..which is almost an hour away! Yeah at this point I want to cry. Well do not fear because grandma Nana saves the day! Divide and conquer baby. Did I mention I am working late tonight? So Oscar will take Daniel and my mom will take Bella, all while I am sitting at work! But problem solved and I am a happy mama.

Life has obviously been super crazy lately and I havent had the time to use a few polishes that were sent to me as a gift from a dear sweet friend. I have a few CbL’s but not many at all, and this said friend felt the need to fix that. CbL Addicts Blue Me Away were one of the polishes she sent me and just wow. I can’t say it enough! Wowza!

CbL Addicts Blue Me away was originally made back in Feb 2014 as a group custom. At that time, I had no idea what indie polish was. I have since fell down that rabbit hole and am what most would call an Indie Snob. No shame whatsoever either. I knew Leah Ann’s formula was good but wow, for a polish that is 3 years old, it applied like it was made yesterday. I can NOT believe that it was opaque in one coat. Do you guys hear me, ONE COAT. She has her formula down, that’s for sure. I also purposely flooded one of my cuticles, because well blue, it stains. It did no such thing! It came right up. To say I was impressed is an understatement. But here let me show you what I am talking about.

 

Isn’t this polish just gawgeous! A deep rich blue but it still seems bright to me. Of course I took a macro or two. Haha

And because I am me and can’t leave well enough alone…I stamped over it. *gasp* I know, I know. It is just oh so beautiful on its own! I used a Lina Nail Art Supplies plate : You’re a Damasque! 01, I also used Fancy Gloss: Snow Queen, and my favorite Big Blue Stamper that I got from AliExpress! Ugh I just got 2 new ones yesterday and they pick up the image perfectly straight out the packaging!

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I have a confession to make and I am not sure how y’all are going to take it…..I just realized that this is my first ever post that is nOT a press sample!! Well I am hoping to keep post more frequent, i have been working on my time management skills…so far so good.

Anyways, I know this polish is no longer available in Leah Ann’s shop but even though it’s an oldie, it’s a goodie. I am sure you could find one in a destash, even though I have no idea why someone would want to give this yummy rich polish up! One coater you guys, one damn coat. Smh, yes I am still stuck on that! Haha Even if you can’t find this one, I still strongly suggest you check out Leah Ann’s shop, she has plenty of other pretties that I am sure you i will love. Well i think that about does it, i will share all links below:

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June Polish Pickup-Under The Sea Theme-Part2

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Look at that! I am already back with a ton more polishes to share! It has taken me a little longer than I planned to get this up because I had to feed the monters…I mean children. Hot dogs and mac n cheese had to have been the easiest meal I have made all week! Ha who am I kidding. I rarely cook anymore. I just don’t have the time! But let’s get back down to business. I have already posted the first 10 polishes on my blog yesterday. You can find it here if you didn’t get a chance to read it. Again, I am going to try really hard to keep the random talking to a minimum….really really try! I will share all links on where to purchase and what not at the end, like I did in the last post! Lets get this show on the road! <3

Seaweed is Always Greener by LE Polish is described as a bright green with blue shimmer and micro glitter. I really love how green this one is! So bright and yummy. The blue micro glitters contrast so well with the bright green base. I always love working with Allison, she is such a sweet person and she makes gorgeous polishes! This polish was an easy 2 coats and dried semi matte. Glossy top coat really brought out that sparkle! This one retails for $10.

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Sea Secret by Lollipop Posse Lacquer is described as a deep, blue-leaning teal creme with a strong linear holo flame. Karen wanted to keep the musical theme that she has going for her brand and instead of using an inspiration picture for this polish she used a song! Sea Secret was inspired by Tori Amos’ “Liquid Diamonds“. Karen makes some beauties and this has got to be one of my favorites from her! I did 2 coats and it was completely opaque. This one will retail for $12.

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Conch Shell by My Stunning Nails is described as a light pink base with a strong gold shimmer and various size/shape glitters. this is my first time working with Lisa and she was extremely easy to work with. This polish had a good formula and is opaque in 2 to 3 coats depending on how thick you apply it. This one retails for $9.95

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With Fronds Like These Who Needs Anemones by Night Owl Lacquer is described as a blue base packed with bright purple sparks, purple and bright blue micro flakies and scattered holo. I love Lindsay. Point. Blank. Period. She came on the Indie scene only last year and collection after collection she has slayed! She is a sweet heart with a heart of gold. And this polish…this polish is a blurple gold, if that makes scense. Haha She has her formula down pat and this beauty is a perfect two coater. This one retails for $9.

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Seawitch by Northern Star Polish is described as a dark grey that leans a bit periwinkle due to the pink micro flakes included, there are also teak/purple/green and orange/red color shifting flakies along with pink shimmer. This one is jam-packed with all types of goodies! This one was opaque in 2 easy coats. I had no issues at all. This retails at $9.00

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Whispers Of The Sea by Sassy Pants Lacquer is described as a  bisque shell crelly with blue-green shifting shimmer and blue and taupe micro-flakies. This one had a very nice formula. Applied very well. I did a thin first coat but I did apply a more generous second coat. Dried semi matte. This one retails for $11 .

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Holopod by Seventy Seven Lacquer is described as a gray to black base filled with various holographic and iridescent glitters, shimmer and micro-flakies. This is most certain completely filled with tons of glitter! It does dry very textured so I did do 2 coats of glossy top coat but it seemed fine after that!I was pleasantly surprised that it only took 2 coats to be completely opaque for me. Formula was a little on the thicker side but c’mon aren’t most glitter bombs. But after speaking with Connie, she immediately stated she will be tweeking the formula a bit. Which for me is HUGE, I love when a maker corrects a problem immediately. Connie is so easy to work with! This one will retail for $11.99.

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Pacific Dreaming by Smokey Mountain Lacquer is described as a  light blue with a green lean base with a gorgeous rose gold shimmer and scattered holo. Kim’s formula on this was silky smooth! I really like the application on  this one. It seriously just glided over my nail. Haha. I love the shimmer in this too, it compliments the base well. I did 2 coats for this one and it dried down pretty matte but the shimmer still showed up! This one retails for $11.

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Caribbean Storm Cocktail by Top Shelf Lacquer is described as a denim blue shimmer with pink to gold to orange to green color shifting flakes with a pink flash. This one is so gorgeous, I just can’t handle it. i have been on such a flakie kick lately that I have fallen deep into love with several of these polishes. This one included. Amy is such a sweetheart and I just love her brand name. Only top shelf baby! Or I will be dead the next day with a hangover haha anyways..the polish has a great formula and applied very easily. Only 2 coats and this baby was ready! ell that plus a top coat of course! This one retails for $12.

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Sea Turtle by Turtle Tootsie Polishes is described as an olive green base with gold/bronze flakies and gold shimmer. I love this shade of green and I think this theme was perfect for Chrissy! She got to do a turtle!! Haha How perfect is that! Formula was great, no pooling and not to thick. Just right! 2 coats and this one was completely opaque. Dried pretty fast too, which is always nice. This retails for $10.50.

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*Along with all these polishes, there will also be 2 nail art/ non-polish items!

Lantern & Wren formerly known as Ellison’s Organics contributed her Liquid Latex Shield. This was my first time using this brand and let me just say, I was very happy with the product. The latex dried fast and when i peeled it off, it came off clean. It didn’t leave any latex residue behind.

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Toadarrific Vinyls contributed mermaid scale stencils, under the sea sticker decals and this oh so amazing mermaid sticker for helmers, walls, cars, or wherever you want to put it! Yup it is on my helmer! I have never used this brand before and my first impressions were good. The vinyls peeled from the sheet nicely. I didn’t have to do any weeding, which in my book is a win! They adhered to my nail good and were pretty easy to remove. These are all priced separately so the mermaid decal will be $3, The Under The Sea Decals & Mermaid Scale Stencils retails for $5!

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Phew! That was a lot wasn’t it! But you guys have made it to the end! Thanks for riding out this long ass post with me! But tell me, did you decide on what you will be picking up next weekend? Shop opens June 2nd at 11am EST, and get this the first 100 purchases get this cool mermaid scale charm! Yeah I will be buying a few! I also want to mention 3 other brands that are participating, Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, Lilypad Lacquer, and Girly Bits will all have polishes available in the Polish Pickup Shop! Psst, those will be the ones I purchase! Haha Anyways, I guess now would be a good time to tell you that you only have 3 days to shop, it closes Monday June 5th at midnight. So make sure to snag what you want, because once it closes they are gone forever!!! I want to end this post and say what an honor it was to work with so many talented and amazingly sweet people. I have not one bad experience whatsoever. Each and every maker was kind, helpful, and just plain awesome. 23 makers in total! Thank you all so very much from the bottom of my heart and to all my readers who deal with me on the regular, I love y’all to pieces! <3

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Closes: June 5th at 12am (midnight) EST

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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.

June Polish Pickup-Under The Sea Theme-Part 1

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Hey loves! I want to warn you ahead of time that this is going to be a really long post! I will keep my blabbing to a minimum, I promise. Haha. Today I am going to be sharing a ton of polishes from the June Polish Pickup. Not everyone knows what that is, so let me elaborate a bit. The Polish Pickup is hosted by the ladies of Fair Maiden Polish. Each month there is a theme that was voted for by everyone in the Polish Pickup group, and then makers sign up to participate for that month. What is different about this than a subscription box? Well YOU get to pick which polishes you want! You can pick 2 or 10, it doesn’t matter. Plus shipping is only $3 for US & Canada! Pretty awesome right. There will be 2 post because well, my host isn’t allowing me to post all the pictures I want to post for each maker and I feel every picture is needed to show off the awesomeness of each maker/polish!  So lets jump right in shall we..

Courtney’s Frogspawn Coral by Alter Ego can be worn as a topper or on its own. It has a clear base with small green glitters and iridescent flakies that shift between purple and blue. I used a black base for my swatch and only needed one coat of the polish. I did do a swatch video for Instagram and for some reason it seemed I had a lot of trouble with the green glitters but I honestly didn’t have THAT much trouble. Haha I mean with any glitter you usually have to do a little placement but not how that video showed. It was a great formula and applied evenly. Cynthia was inspired by Courtney’s (From 6hart Polish) aquarium (which is pictured). This one will retail for $7 .

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Snail Shells and Mermaid Tails by BLUSH Lacquers is described as a light blue base with a green-blue-purple shifting shimmer and a linear holo. Victoria’s formula is spot on and this applied so smoothly. I did two coats and it was completely opaque. Victoria mentioned that she was inspired by abalone snail shells. This one will be $12.75 for a full-size.

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Deep Rising by Chirality Polish is a gold linear holo. It is absolutely stunning. Amanda’s formula is great and I really thought it might take three coats to get to the opacity I like but nope, the second coat was enough! This one will run you $10.

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Lucky Star by Contrary Polish is described as a cobalt blue filled with gold glass fleck shimmer. Carrie got her inspiration from a picture of a Blue Linckia starfish. She did a fantastic job with this polish! I did get the chance to meet Carrie at Polish Con New York and buy a few polishes but this is the first Contrary polish I have been able to actually use and I was blown away with the smooth formula! It applied like buttah! I did 2 coats and it was completely opaque! This one will be $10.50 .

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Righteous! by Darling Diva Polish is a topper. It’s a clear base packed with iridescent flakes. I used Lucky Star by Contrary Polish as my base and did one coat of Righteous! it was plenty! I love the coverage and the formula was smooth. Carrie is always a pleasure to work with and this time was no different. Carries suggested I use a blue base and I can see why, I mean just look at this beauty! This retails for $10.

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I Shall Call Him Squishy by Ellagee is a pink base with a slight magenta undertone and blue shimmer. It was opaque in two easy coats. I absolutely LOVE Laura’s box that the polish came in! Formula was flawless and it was a smooth application. This will retail for $12.

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Rainbow Acans by Envy Lacquer is described as having a purple leaning blurple base with multi chrome flakies and linear holo. This polish is so gorgeous and I feel I couldn’t capture this one (nor most of the others) as well as I would have hoped. In real life they are all so much more gorgeous in my opinion! I did two coats and it was opaque. Formula had a good consistency. This one will be $11 .

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Ready For This Jelly by Fair Maiden Polish is described as a bright magenta with blue-violet shimmer, holographic sparkle and color shifting iridescent glitter aqua-sea green. This polish is such a gorgeous color! Great formula and oh man, Sarah and Adrienne are such dolls! I didn’t make it to their table during polish con BUT I did get to meet them once they were packing up and they were just dolls! But that is beside the point. They make some amazing polishes and this is no exception. I did two coats. This one retails for $11.

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Euphotic by Jior Couture Polish is described as a sea green/blue with gold shimmer and scattered holo. I am very familiar with Sacha from Jior and her polishes are always great. The formula is nice and smooth. The application is always flawless. Opaque in 2 coats. Because this one leans a little more teal than the rest, it is one of my favorites. But I do love them all! This one will be $8.

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Mermazing by Leesha’s Lacquer is described as a light blue base with a strong gold shimmer and iridescent glitters. This is another new to me brand like so many others on this post. But Alicia’s polish had a good consistency and was opaque in 2 regular coats. That gold shimmer really shines through! I did not receive an inspiration picture for this one though. This one retails for $10.

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So this wraps up part 1. There are 10 more polishes that will be in part 2. My overall experience while working with the above 10 ladies has been nothing short of amazing. Never in a million years did I think that I would get an opportunity like this! I am so excited to share with you not only this post but part 2 as well!!! I’ve never needed to do two parts haha. Anyways, enough about me. If you need more information on the polish pick up, click here. I hope this long post didn’t bore you to death and that you now know which polishes you want to pick up! These will all be available for pre-order June 2nd until June 5th. Once this window closes they will not be available again. So make sure to snag the ones you want. What is also really cool is that these will all be available in one central place so that you don’t have to go to several sites and what not. Link will be below. I am off to start on part 2 my loves so I shall see you soon!

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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.

Night Owl Lacquer – Collapsed Star – Polish Pick Up

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Oh man, today was a shit show. I had 16 patients to draw and it felt never ending. I usually dont mind it and love all the work. But I am defientely exausted from this past weekend. I have fallen behind so this post wont be as long as I normally would like. Just know that I am working hard to catch up!

Lindsay from Night Owl lacquer sent me her polish Collapsed star which is apart of the Polish Pick Up. The Polish Pick Up is a really cool concept too! Instead of commiting to buying a box and not wanting all the polishes, yo can pick and choose which you want. There is a monthly theme that is chosen and every month there are different makers, though there are a lot of makers that sign up monthly!

The theme for May was science and Lindsay’s inspiration picture is gorgeous and she hit it out the park!

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Collapsed Star is described as a black polish with green shimmer, black holo micro glitter, blue & green galaxy holo glitters and electric blue flakies. This polish is perfect. The formula is nice and smooth. It dries semi glossy and though the first coat was somewhat sheer, the second coat made it completely opaque. This will be $9 and avaiable May 5th until May 9th so make sure to mark your calenders!

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If you arent a member of the Polish Pick Up group you should definetly go join! So many makers are making beautiful polishes for this theme!! Make sure to check out the websie on May 5th at www.polishpickup.com There is more information about Polish Pick Up in the pinned post in the group as well! Make sure to joina and follow Night Owl Lacquer too. All links below:

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Firecracker Lacquer – Candle Salad Collection

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 Oh my gawd….anxiety has started to kick in and I am on the verge of a panic attack! But instead of being a bad one, it’s a good one if there is such a thing. I leave for New York in 24 hours! I am a ball of nerves! I tried to pack my suitcase last night and umm….lets just say that was a major fail! I don’t even feel like I am bringing much! But apparently my suitcase says otherwise. I will be there until Monday night and then up bright and early for work Tuesday! But I don’t care. This is my first plane ride as an adult ( I don’t remember the one time I flew as a child) and my first time going to the Big Apple! I am super excited and can NOT wait to meet all my fellow indie polish lovers!

But enough about me! I was given the opportunity to work with a  new to me brand, Firecracker Lacquer, besides the fact that I absolutely LOVE the name, Kendahl is such a doll to work with. She communicated with me quickly and I just love her sense of humor. If you haven’t googled the collection name yet, you most certainly should. I will even make it easy for you, just click here and be prepared to laugh! More information on the release will be at the bottom as usual babes!:) Lets get this picfest rolling, shall we!?

Blow Me Raspberries is described as a bright berry pink, brimming with pink and holo microglitters in varying sizes. As y’all know, I ma not the biggest glitter fan, but I can get behind these! I was so very pleasantly surprised when this polish was completely opaque in 2 coats. The formula was great, it wasn’t thick like a lot of micro glitters can be sometimes. I didn’t need to sponge AT ALL! Say whaaaat! Now these microglitters are some thirsty chicas. So I would recommend 2 thin coats of top coat or one generous coat. I also want to add that for it being a glitter polish, clean up wasn’t crazy stupid hard! I mean it didn’t just slide off but I only needed a little elbow grease pose to having to soak them off!

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Cherry Poppin’ is described as a raging red, filled to the rim with red and holo microglitters in varying sizes. I personally love this red! I feel like some of the reflection in it give it a scattered magenta color. Absolutely stunning! This one only needed 2 coats as well and no sponging. But the other 2 microglitters in this collection also only needed 2 coats and all 4 of the micro glitters are thirsty as all hell. So make sure to apply enough top coat But also make sure everything is dry in between coats. Also I wanted to say that in the matte photos I was a little trigger happy and took pictures before the matte top coat was completely dry. Totally my fault! So ignore my eff you finger..Haha <3

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Eggplant Emoji is described as a pleasant purple, packed full of purple and holo microglitters in varying sizes. Same formula as the other two. Same need for top coat too. I like this purple, it really reminds me of the crayola purple. Oppmf..these are so much more sparkly in real life. I did 2 coats and a thick top coat.

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Stick & (blue) Berries is described as a brilliant blue, bursting with blue and holo microglitters in varying sizes. I really love this blue because it’s a true darker blue. Not navy leaning or even indigo. Its simply blue! 2 coats and top coat! Dont you just love these names…if You havent looked it up yet, you should because well….the names would make more sense! Haha

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Taste My Rainbow is described as a scintillating silver foil lacquer stuffed with shifting flakies and holo microglitters in varying sizes and colors. This one is my favorite! As much as I love the holo and opaqueness (new word?) I have been on a real flakies kick! This is such a cool polish. Because it isn’t heavily packed with micro glitters I really thought this one would be a thinner polish and I was right but the formula was still amazing. I was so pleased that it too only needed 2 coats. The only difference is that she’s not a thirsty girl like the other 4. Haha.

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Well that brings this funny named collection to an end! It was a pleasure working with Kendahl and I hope we can again in the future. Firecracker Lacquer is an amazing brand and if you haven’t tried them out, I definitely recommend you do so now with the Candle Salad Collection! Each polish will be $11 and will release May 4th at 8:00pm EST. All 5 of these colors are so cohesive and you will need them all! I love polish collections you can use together! Haha I mean most are like that, but not all!

I am off to go try to find a jacket because now it’s saying it’s going to be in the 50s in New York, so I was not prepared! I live in FL -_- no need for jackets, just a light sweater a handful of times a year! Ha But anyways, make sure to join Kendahls Fan group on Facebook and follow on IG for all the latest happenings! Links are below.

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Side Note: I use Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat for all Glossy photos and Jill’s Matte Top Coat for all matte pictures. I also use Bye, Girl Barrier as a peel off latex which is by Nailed It Nail Polish.

Le Polish – Polish Con Limited Edition Trio

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I can not believe that in 7 days I will be heading to New York! You guys, I am legit starting to freak out. I don’t do planes. I flew in one when I was 11 and lets just say, I don’t remember a damn thing except I chewed a lot of gum! But I am 27 and about to go on a plane for the first time in my adult life, so please wish me luck. Lord knows I need it. Lmao. I am going with my sister-in-law and it will be both of our first times there. We have so much planned in our little four-day stay! Saturday, April 29th, is dedicated to all things Polish Con though and she knows that! I can’t wait to meet the makers and fellow nail artist/bloggers! One of the ones I am really looking forward to meeting is Allison from Le Polish.

I have been swatching off and on for Allison for a little while now and just love her polishes! And I have to say, her press releases are amazing! Haha So detailed and organized! A bloggers dream! Allison reached out to me a little while ago and asked me if i could do a swatch and review of her Polish Con Limited Edition Trio. I am so glad I said yes, because she has yet again blown my mind! Each polish in the trio has a different finish so it makes the trio very unique! Now these will be releasing at Polish Con NY but she will have a small window for pre-orders. I will post all those details at the end. So keep on reading!

Be (Polish)Confident is described as a dusty purple full of shimmer and microflakes. Allison also mentioned that this polish is a sister to the Road to Polish Con favorite Polish Con’t Go (This polish is no longer available but Allison will have a few at Polish Con!). Be (Polish)Confident had a good smooth formula and applied easily. I did 2 coats and top coat. It dried fairly quickly and had a semi glossy finish when completely dry.

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(Polish)Conquer the World is described as a navy blue crelly with color-shifting glitter in blue, green, and purple. This one is kind of squishy! I absolutely love the depth in this. The glitters disbursed evenly! I really love this polish and it was almost my favorite until I tried the last one in the trio! The first coat of this one is pretty sheer and I was thinking I would have to build it up with 3 to 4 coats but no. The second coat brought this polish completely opaque. Which blew my mind! It has so much depth, I just want to dive right into it!

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