Friday, December 30, 2016

Pretty and Polished I'm Kale-ing it With This Color Swatch and Review

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I've got one last polish from Pretty & Polished to show you this week. She is adding a beautiful shade of green to her line of dusty cremes, and I've got it reviewed and swatched on the blog today! This one will be releasing on January 1st along with her Iconic Video Games Collection. No need to babble on...let's get to it!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Silver Bracelets Swatch and Review

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Gonna keep this short and sweet today. I was sent Turtle Tootsie Polishes Silver Bracelets in a Christmas present. I couldn't wait to get it on. Silver, holo, glitter...what more does one need?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Pretty and Polished Iconic Video Games Collection Swatch and Review

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Are any of my readers also gamers? Chelsea, the creative magician behind Pretty & Polished, decided that her newest collection was going to be inspired by popular video games and characters from some of those games. I have the pleasure of showing you all the Iconic Video Games Collection today. The Iconic Video Games Collection is a set of six polishes including crellies, shimmers, glitters, holo, and even a thermal. You'll be able to purchase this for yourself on January 1st, but if you keep reading you can see what I thought of them. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cupcake Polish Blood Hound Swatch and Review

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Since Christmas is now over, and the new year is upon us, I've got the perfect party color to show you all. This was my first time trying Cupcake Polish, and holy cow...I'm in love!. A friend, more specifically Megan from Mindfully Polished, sent it to me a bit ago. It was a huge surprise, and I totally cried. Keep reading to get a peek at Blood Hound!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Daily Hues Nail Lacquer Alexandra and The Peacemaker Swatch and Review

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Now that my giveaway is over, I wanted to show you all one of my final purchases from Daily Hues Nail Lacquer. Both of these were customs she did for her Facebook fan group. I saw them and knew I had to have them. This was even before she announced she was closing up her shop. We'll keep this short and simple today. It's been a busy month around here. I don't know about you all, but I'm beat! 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pretty and Polished January 2017 Beauty Box Swatch and Review and Day 25 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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Happy holidays to everyone!! It's Christmas Day here in the states. That means it is also the last day of my 25 Days of Polish Giveaway. We've got one of my favorite brands on the blog to help celebrate...Pretty & Polished. You all will get a peek at what this month's Beauty Box looks like. You had plenty of time to get it and be surprised. Now, those of you who prefer to see what you're getting can find out what you're in store for AND you still have 6 days left to buy this specific box! No, one of these isn't what is being given away today, but she was super generous with her giveaway prize, so read the post, then find out what the prize is and make sure you enter! Hope you all enjoy!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Swatch Spam and Review and Day 24 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I'm kind of sad that my 25 Days of Polish Giveaway is almost over. Only two more days left. Anyone else already looking forward to next year?! I published yesterday's post before I found out some amazing news, so I get to share it with you all today! Feedspot listed me as #19 in the top 50 nail polish blogs of 2016!! I cried when I read it. There are some fantastic ladies on that list, and it is an absolute honor to be listed among them. So, thank you to all of you, old and new readers, for sticking along with me over the past...almost 5...years. I couldn't have done it without you!

The lovely Connie from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer sent me some beauties from a past release of small batch polishes to review AND giveaway to one lucky winner! I know a lot of my readers are big fans of purples and blues so you all are in for a treat! 

Friday, December 23, 2016

Different Dimension Homespun Holidays Collection Swatch and Review and Day 23 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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Today is another big day on the blog! The lovely Missi from Different Dimension was beyond excited to be a part of my 25 Days of Polish Giveaway. She said she would giveaway a set of her Homespun Holidays Collection to one lucky winner. She even sent me a set to swatch and show off exactly what you would be winning! This collection is a set of seven polishes that are filled with holo and sparkle. They will bring out the festive spirit in anyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

SuperChic Lacquer Slayeigh the Mountain Collection Swatch and Review and Day 22 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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It's time for a new collection from SuperChic Lacquer!! The Slayeigh the Mountain Collection is a set of six "iced chrome fierce color depth shades that combine both intense linear holographic and sparkling shimmer reflect effects". I was ooooing and ahhhhing all over the place when I was swatching these. You all are in for a real treat...and yes, you even get to enter the giveaway to win the entire Slayeigh the Mountain Collection before it is available to purchase. Keep reading to see what you're in for!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Daily Hues Nail Lacquer, Model City Polish, and Philly Loves Lacquer Swatch Spam and Review and Day 21 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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Today's post is kind of a sad one. I'm showing off some polishes from three brands that are no longer with us. Each one has closed up shop within the past 2 months. I thought it would be fun to bundle all three into one day so one person will win polishes from three brands you can no longer buy from. One of those is even a custom created just for this giveaway. It's a pretty long post so let's get to it! No need to wait.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bad Bitch Polish January Birthstone Duo Swatch and Review and Day 20 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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Starting in 2017, Bad Bitch Polish will be releasing a birthstone duo each month. I've got the January Birthstone Duo to show you all today. In case you weren't aware, the birthstone for January babies is the garnet. Garnets can range from the familiar deep reds to orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink and colorless gems. She took inspiration from the basic, but beautiful, red garnet. Oh, and one of you will win a set of these before they are even available! Keep reading to find out more on the January Birthstone Duo and how to enter the giveaway.

Monday, December 19, 2016

My Indie Polish Swatch Spam Review and Day 19 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I've got a couple pretties from My Indie Polish to show you all today. The only thing with these, is that they are polishes for a special group on Facebook for people who love crelly polishes. If you love crelly polishes, make sure you join the group Crazy 4 Crellies! They do customs, like the ones I'm showing you today, and people are always showing off crelly based beauties from other brands. It's definitely one you want to be a part of. My Indie Polish created the customs this month. I know my photo shows two different sized bottles, but they are only being sold in full sized bottles. I believe these pretties are available until the end of the month, so keep reading to check them out. You still have time to snag these!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tonic Nail Lacquer Swatch and Review and Day 18 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I've got a new to me brand on the blog today. Today, was actually supposed to be Supermoon Lacquer. Sadly, the items she was sending for the giveaway are completely lost in the mail. I thought I was going to have issues filling another day that product didn't arrive for, and I reached out to Tonic Nail Polish. She happily jumped in, but when that item arrived and the Supermoon Lacquer stuff got lost, I knew these would be the perfect replacement. 

Thank you so much to Lindsey, the genius behind Tonic Nail Polish, for jumping in and making such amazing polishes. I told her to send whatever she wanted, and she even sent some stuff for me to swatch for you all. I squealed with delight when I was unwrapping them. These three aren't in the shop right now, and I honestly don't know if they will be restocked or not. This giveaway might be the last way to get these polishes...don't hold me to that. Might is the key word. Keep reading to see what polishes she sent for the giveaway and to check out these swatches!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cameo Colours Lacquers Snowflakes on My Eyelashes Swatch and Review and Day 17 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I've got a super special polish to show you all today. Cameo Colours Lacquers knew I adored the micro holo flakies and she sent me an amazing topper. Such a wonderful surprise!! Well, when it came time for her to try to decide what to giveaway, I knew exactly what she should do. We came up with a name for it and she made another bottle for one of you! So, keep reading to see Snowflakes on My Eyelashes in action and to find out how to win a bottle of it for yourself, as well as a gorgeous polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer

Friday, December 16, 2016

Nouveau Geek Box Diamond Cluster Hustlers Trio Swatch and Review and Day 16 of 25 Days of Polish

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The Nouveau Geek Box is back! It was supposed to be available a lot sooner, but Jennifer was sick for a while and it got postponed. This time around there is only three polishes, but that's ok these ladies did a phenomenal job...and the box is a bit more affordable too! The theme is Diamond Cluster Hustlers Trio, inspired by three lovely comic book villains that we hate to love. Or is it love to hate? Whatever it is, these are a lot of fun and you will definitely find yourself falling for them. The makers this time around are Bohemian Polish, Lemming Lacquer, and BlackLace Cosmetics

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bohemian Polish Limited Editions Swatch and Review and Day 15 of 25 Days of Polish

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I may have some goodies from Bohemian Polish to show you today, but it will not be involved in the giveaway. The giveaway today is from NailNation3000. She was one of the first people to sign on to do the giveaway a couple months ago. But then she got sick and things happened so she wasn't able to get the store reopened in time or send me anything to show to you all. Instead, she insisted I do two giveaways for some gift certificates. One for US residents and one for international residents. 

I had been sent the wrong product for a post you will see tomorrow, so I had to drive to meet up with Jennifer from Bohemian Polish so she could give me the right item. It is nice living so close to a maker. haha She doesn't know what she's in for. She heard I was a bit short for todays post and gave me a couple polishes and cuticle oils to show off. Let's get to it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LE Polish Sharp as an Arrow Swatch and Review and Day 14 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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To you all today might be Wednesday, or even day 14 of my 25 Days of Polish Giveaway, but for is my BIRTHDAY! Since the lovely Allison from LE Polish wanted to giveaway a bottle of the polish I created for her holiday collection, and I've already shown it off to you all HERE, I knew exactly what I had to do...I bought a bottle of her polish that celebrates Sagittarius. It was the obvious thing to do. 

LE Polish has a Birthday Club series where she creates a polish for each astrological sign and releases them on the first day of that sign. If you're a member of her Facebook fan group you even get to help with the creative process. I'll explain more about it later, but it's a blast! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

LynBDesigns 12 Days of Holo Mystery Box Swatch and Review and Day 13 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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LynBDesigns decided to do a little something different this year. She had her fabulous 50% off sale for Black Friday, and she released a darling trio, and had the 4 LE polishes you could either purchase or get via GWP. On top of all that, she decided to release a 12 Days of Holo Mystery Box. One price got you thirteen individually wrapped polishes. Yes, it is called 12 Days of Holo Mystery Box, but the thirteenth item is just a little something extra. Well, there is no way I could pass it up. It was on sale for Black Friday and then the additional 50% off...yes, I just HAD to have it. Her LE polishes are always killer so I knew this would be something special. Before I even got mine I wanted it to do well because hopefully she will do this again next year. It's the perfect gift for yourself or someone else. It could even be used as an advent calendar for the polish lover in your life...yes, we all know that for some that person is just ourselves. Well, it's been a while since it was released, and I know she has a few left in stock, so if you are interested in buying it and being surprised...just skip all the swatches. If you are interested in buying it and want to know what the polishes look like...then keep reading!

No, today's giveaway isn't one of these mystery boxes, but it's still something good!

Drip Drop Nail Paint Swatch and Review and Day 12 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I'm so excited to have Drip Drop Nail Paint on the blog today. I've only ever swatched this brand when it was sent to me in boxes. Jessica was so excited when I asked if she would like to participate in my 25 Days of Polish Giveaway and even offered to send me what she was giving away. You guys...I can't with these polishes. I love that she sent holiday looking colors, but the formulas are crazy good. Keep reading to find out more about these and how to win them!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Room With a View Collection Swatch and Review and Day 11 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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A wonderful brand, that definitely isn't on my blog enough, is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. She has recently released the beautiful Room With a View Collection. It is a set of five bright and bold colors filled with flakies and glitter and even some holo. I won a giveaway from Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish, and one of the items I won was a gift card to Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. I used it to buy this collection. It jumped out at me as soon as I saw it. Then she said she would giveaway a set of the Room With a View Collection. So, you all are in for a treat!! Keep reading to find out more about these beauties and how to win them.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Darling Diva Polish Custom Trio Swatch and Review and Day 10 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I've got a special post for you all today. Carrie over at Darling Diva Polish decided to create a custom trio JUST for this giveaway. She was kind enough to make an extra set for me to swatch and show off to you all so you could see exactly what you're winning. Yup, these are only two of a kind polishes. I own a set, and one of you will win the other set. Keep reading to find out more about these beauties and to find out how to win a set of your own!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Polish 'M Christmas Collection Swatch and Review and Day 9 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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A while back I was drooling over the first nail wheel swatches that Michelle shared of her, then upcoming, Christmas 2016 Collection. I couldn't wait, and I bought myself an early birthday present and got the whole collection. It took everything in my power not to show these too soon because I needed to post them on the day of the Polish 'M giveaway. This collection is a set of ten micro glitter jellies that are named for Christmas carols. You get a beautiful rainbow of colors. Keep reading to find out more about these and to enter today's giveaway!

Anchor and Heart Lacquer December Trio Swatch and Review and Day 8 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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This month, Anchor & Heart Lacquer decided to do something different. Where she normally does her monthly fan favorites duos, she thought doing a trio would be fun for the holidays. Not only that, these were all inspired by pictures that fans submitted, AND they were named by fans. She loves to interact with the people in her FB fan group, and she really listens to their input. If you haven't tried Anchor & Heart Lacquer yet, you need to! She comes up with some beautiful colors and combinations. The December 2016 Trio was released yesterday, but I've got my review and swatches to show you all today. Not only that, but she decided to give you all the chance to win a set for yourself! 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ellison's Organics Mani Defender Review and Day 7 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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The product I'm showing you all today isn't new, by any means, but it is my first time trying this one. So, you all get to hear about it! I've only tried one other kind of nail tape, and it was good, but the smell got to me. The Mani Defender from Ellison's Organics is ammonia free, so I didn't have the smell/migraine issues with it. Keep reading to find out more, and to find out how to win a bottle for yourself!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pahlish Elder Wand Swatch and Review and Day 6 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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It's been a while, but look who is back on the blog today! The incredible Pahlish was generous enough to get involved with the 25 Days of Polish Giveaway. She sent me a bottle of the gorgeous Elder Wand to review and swatch, but she is also giving one of you the chance to win a bottle of this sold out beauty! To see this one in action, and to enter to win your own bottle, keep reading!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Rica Rent the Musical Collection Swatch and Review and Day 5 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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I've got another beautiful collection from Rica to show you all today. This one is near and dear to me as well as Ricarda. I was ecstatic when she told me she was creating a collection inspired by the musical Rent. It's no secret that I adore anything related to Broadway and musicals. The Rent the Musical Collection is a set of six shimmery polishes is beautiful, slightly muted colors. Perfect for year round wear! Keep reading to find out more about these beauties...also you'll be able to enter the Day 5 giveaway to try your chance at winning the whole Rent the Musical Collection

Sunday, December 4, 2016

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

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This month's G.N.O.M.E. Box is special. They are going back to how things originally were with just Rica and Stardust Beauty contributing polishes. I kinda like that they decided to keep it simple thing month. Not only are there only two polishes this month, but the price of the box is lower too. Not too shabby!! If you aren't familiar with the G.N.O.M.E. Box, it stands for Glitter Nerds Of Magical Existence. Pretty much all of us here in the polish community fall under the category of G.N.O.M.E.s. All are welcome here! Go find out more about this one! I think you're going to like it!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alter Ego Body Care Products Swatch Spam and Review and Day 4 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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Gonna take a break from the holiday stuff today with three polishes from Alter Ego Body Care Products. She has recently updated her formula and sent a few bottles to several bloggers for new swatches and updated reviews. I was one of those that received some. I didn't try any of her old formulas, I started receiving the new formulas she had been using when making polishes for specialty and sub boxes. I was thoroughly impressed, so when she asked if I would do this for her I was beyond excited. In addition to that, she has generously donated each of the polishes in this post to one lucky winner for Day 4 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway! Keep reading to find out more about these and to enter the giveaway!

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Elf Collection Swatch and Review and Day 3 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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It's day 3 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway!! I've got the whole Elf Collection from Turtle Tootsie Polishes reviewed on the blog today, and you'll also get a giveaway from her!! Tis the season of Elf inspired collections. It's such a fun holiday movie, and I love seeing how everyone is inspired by it. This Elf Collection is a set of seven beautiful polishes. Some crellies, some jellies, some holo, some flakies, some glitter, but a whole lot of beauty. Ready to get a peek at this collection before it releases tomorrow?!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bohemian Polish Vegas at Night Collection Swatch and Review and Day 2 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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You guys!!! Bohemain Polish is finally back!! This makes me beyond excited. Her stuff is incredible. Yeah, she's been making polishes for specialty boxes, but this is her first full collection since she moved to a new state. This new collection is definitely a sight to behold. She said she is pretty proud of it, and I can see why. The Vegas at Night Collection is a beautiful set of five polishes that shimmer and shine just like the city of Vegas does at night. Or so I imagine. I've never been to Vegas. If I ever get the chance to visit, I know what I'll be wearing!! Keep reading to see swatches of these polishes, and don't's Day 2 of the 25 Days of Polish Giveaway!!