Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nouveau Geek Box Harry Potter Theme Swatch and Review

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After a month's hiatus, due to the main maker involved moving to a new state, the Nouveau Geek Box is back! This month's theme is Harry Potter! Much excite!! For those of you who don't know what the Nouveau Geek Box is a box that has a different fandom theme each month, each with five indie brands. The brands vary each month, you'll see some repeats, but the brands aren't all the same every month. This month, the brands involved are Bohemian Polish, Ellison's Organics, Black Lace Cosmetics, Sassy Pants Polish, and Firecracker Lacquer. These ladies did a lovely job with this month's theme, and I can't wait to show them off...let's get to it! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique I Am Cannibal Collection Swatch and Review

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I am back! I wanted to do this post last Thursday or Friday, but my mom decided to show up for an impromptu visit. I didn't get to finish typing it up. So, here it is for you! Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique is releasing her sophomore collection on September 1st! This collection is called the I Am Cannibal Collection. Each of the eight polishes are named for a line in the song Cannibal by Ke$ha. I've included the song below so you can listen to it while looking at all the pretties! I had a hard time trying to decide the order to put them in, so I just put them in the order they are talked about in the song. You all are going to love these!! Let's get to it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Indie Polish Fall 2016 Collection Swatch and Review

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I've got the upcoming Fall 2016 Collection from My Indie Polish to show you all today. The Fall 2016 Collection is a set of 6 polishes perfect for the upcoming season. If you're anything like me, you are beyond ready for fall and winter! These colors made me super happy! You may notice that one of my bottles is a mini. She was running low on product, so she sent a mini to get it swatched. It isn't a special polish, or a gift with purchase or anything. Just imagine that it is a full sized bottle. In addition to the Fall 2016 Collection, she sent a couple other products for me to test out. I can't wait to tell you about those as well! Let's just jump into it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

le Polish Back to School Trio Swatch and Review

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My little girl started the 2nd grade yesterday. Why in the world do kids grow so fast? I refuse to accept that fact that she will be 7 in just 3 weeks. 7 years goes by way too quickly. Well, to ease my pain, I've got an adorable trio from le Polish to show you all today. She took inspiration from the movie Billy Madison to give us the Back to School Trio. It's been far too long since I've watched this movie, but I think it's about time I popped it in the DVD player again. As much as I giggled at the names of these, I just about peed my pants laughing trying to find the right gifs to add to each one. This movie will never get old. Ready to see these?! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

LynBDesigns Big Number Collection Swatch and Review

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I have been waiting almost 2 years to show you all this post!! I went to Jennalyn from LynBDesigns and said we need to do a musicals collection. She agreed and we set to work. I came up with a list of stuff and some ideas and sent it off to her. She took my list and had her way with it. Tweeking and vetoing and changing and swapping. After issues hunting down specific glitters, and issues with glitters bleeding and curling, and extensive testing to make sure those issues didn't happen again, the Big Number Collection is finally complete. Come Friday, it could be yours! She worked her magic, and I'm in love! You ready to see all of these?!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Supernatural Lacquer Heliosphere Swatch and Review

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Ok you guys, we are keeping it simple today! Yesterday, I had a long post, and I'll have another big one tomorrow. Unfortunately, this post will also fill you with regret. At least, it will if you weren't able to get the stunning Indie-Galactic Box that was released a month or so ago. I saw swatches and was instantly drawn to the Supernatural Lacquer polish in it...Heliosphere. I immediately knew it would be my splurge item and quickly hunted down others to split the box with. Keep reading to see how gorgeous this polish is.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pretty and Polished Connie and Carla Collection Swatch and Review

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Today's post is full of love and frustration. Pretty & Polished has created a collection inspired by a movie I absolutely adore...Connie and Carla. If you've never seen it, find it and watch it. Two theater-loving ladies are on the run from the mob and end up hiding out undercover as drag queens. Yes, there is a lot of singing, but there is a lot of laughs! It's great! How can you pass up Toni Collette and Nia Vardalos?! Yeah, you can't! As you can tell, I love this movie. She told me what she was doing and I literally squealed with delight. Typing this post was the frustrating part. If you are a regular reader, you know I love adding pics and gifs when there is inspiration. There was only one gif I could find, and forget about finding pics of exact inspirations. It was near impossible. So please, watch the movie. You won't regret it, and you'll get a kick out of the names so much more. You'll find yourself giggling as you're applying the polishes. Ready to see?! Keep reading!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rica Blood on Her Lips LE Swatch and Review

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It's Friday!!!! A good friend of mine is getting married today so I've got to run around getting dolled up. It's been almost three years since I've stepped foot in a hair salon (by hair salon I mean Hair Cuttery haha) and 8 months since I've gotten a pedicure. So I've got a hair appointment and a pedicure appointment AND someone offered to watch the kid. It's like a dream day for me! So, we are going to keep this short and sweet. I've got the most recent Monthly Mystery polish from Rica to show you. Don't get your hopes up, it has already sold out. I just want you to see what you're missing out on when you skin one of her mystery polishes.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The G.N.O.M.E. Box August 2016 Swatch and Review

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It's already time for the next G.N.O.M.E. Box!! My, oh my, how time flies!! For those of you who don't know G.N.O.M.E. stands for Glitter Nerds Of Magical Existence. Yup, that pretty much sums up anyone who is obsessed with nail polish. Such a fitting name for this box. The G.N.O.M.E. Box is a monthly box where you get three full sized polishes. The two brands that you get in every box are Rica and Stardust Beauty. There is a guest brand every month, and this month's guest is Dreamland Lacquer! Ready to see what these beauties look like?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Polish M La Quinta Swatch and Review

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Every May, several indie brands get together somewhere in California for the Indie Shop. Several indies, in one place, where you can shop your favorite polish brands as easily as going to the mall. Sounds exciting right?! Well, on top of that, each brand creates a super duper limited edition polish that you can only get if you attend...or if you have a polish mule that is prepared to snag polish for you. I saw swatches of a lot of the LE polishes from this event (and was even lucky enough to swatch a couple for some of the makers), but knew I'd really only be able to get one polish. When I saw this beauty from Polish 'M I knew I needed it. This year, all the LE polishes were named after California cities. Luckily, a friend, who is a maker, was attending and this wasn't on the list of polishes she wanted to get for herself. I sent her money and she snagged it for me. Keep reading to see the swatches!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NailNation3000 Miscellaneous Swatches and Review

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Today I have several polishes from NailNation3000 to show you all. SO.MANY.POLISHES. Maria sent me a mixture of twelve polishes from a few of her collections. My love for NailNation3000 started off rocky. I gave them a second chance though, and I just keep falling in love with her formulas. If you haven't given them a chance yet, I am hoping your mind is changed after taking a peek at a few of the polishes she has to offer. Let's jump right in...there's a lot for you to see.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ever After Polish 2 Peace in a Pod Swatch and Review

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I've got a post today that you're probably going to be mad at me for, but I don't care. When you're not in these fan groups you miss out on a lot of special pretties! Like this one from Ever After Polish. She created this one after several people voiced that they wanted a dupe for YSL's Peace Green. I missed out on it, but it turned out that a friend got it and it didn't look right on her. She let me buy it from her...THEN...I got a surprise package from someone. It was a second bottle of it. Beyond excited!! The moral of this post is to show you what you're missing out on when you aren't a member of brands' FB fan groups. Let's get to it!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Magic 8 Box September 2016 Swatch and Review

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I figured we would finish this week with a bang! Did you realize it is already time for the next Magic 8 Box?! Yeah, neither did I. But here we August...getting ready to take a peek at September's Magic 8 Box. UGH! I need Hermione's time turner necklace. If only to try to make time stand still for a moment or two. Anyway...the Magic 8 Box...this month's theme was Hello from Around the World. When I found out what the theme was I was really excited to see what they would do to bring these countries alive. Knowing that they could take inspiration from practically anything...or nothing...kinda made me giddy with excitement. Each maker chose a country. From there, they chose a greeting native to that country and named their polish accordingly. I've even included pronunciations and translations. Maybe you will learn a little something new in addition to enjoying the beautiful polishes!

As usual, the four permanent makers in the Magic 8 Box are: Philly Loves LacquerSmokey Mountain LacquerRica, and My Indie Polish. The four makers they invited to go on this month's journey with them are: Doctor LacquerScofflawLollipop Posse Lacquer, and Drip Drop Nail Paint. I was happy that I had three new (to me) brands to try this time around. Such a fun way to get to try new brands!

Ready for a little tour around the world?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

DaniPro Swatch and Review

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Today, I've got some polishes from DaniPro to show you all. I've not tried this brand before, this was my first experience with them. I was excited about some basic cremes, but I have to tell you that the excitement dwindled quickly. Keep reading to find out more...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Anchor and Heart Lacquer August 2016 Fan Favorites Duo Swatch and Review

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I've got more pretties to show you all today. This time it's from Anchor & Heart Lacquer. There will be several items available to pre-order, but the big stars are the two pretties that make up the August 2016 Fan Favorites Duo. I've got that duo swatched and reviewed, as well as a special limited edition
beauty. We are going to keep this short and sweet, so let's get to it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bad Bitch Polish Tequila Trio Swatch and Review

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Well, guys, the day has arrived. I have the last installment of the Liquor Cabinet series from Bad Bitch Polish to show you all today. The last one is the Tequila Trio, and of course the color theme for tequila is green. Margaritas anyone?! I'm kind of sad to see this series ending. I have been loving the mix-and-match fun of the Liquor Cabinet series. I really hope she does more. (Hey, Brittany, I need bloody mary ingredients please!) Go mix or pour yourself a drink and read on! Lots of swatches ahead!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stardust Beauty Hot Wheels Partial Collection Swatch and Review

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How in the world is it already August?! I refuse to believe that my kid starts school in 3 weeks. This summer flew by! As I'm trying to wrap my head around this, I've got four new pretties from Stardust Beauty on the blog today. Later tonight, she will be releasing her Hot Wheels inspired mini collection. I've got my review and swatches of them all to show you. There is a little something for everyone in here. Be prepared to love at least one of these! Let's get to it!