Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Victorian Christmas Collection Swatch and Review and Day 1 of 25 Days of Polish Giveaway

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It's a big day, y'all!! It's December!! Hard to imagine it is already here. Is it just me or did this year fly by? Doesn't seem like it was all that long ago that I started the 25 Days of Polish Giveaway. Well, that is starting back up again today! 

But first, I get to show you the gorgeous Victorian Christmas Collection from Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish. It's so nice to have this brand back on the blog. It has been far too long (since my anniversary giveaway I believe). The Victorian Christmas Collection is a set of seven polishes...mostly metallic shimmers with a crelly and a topper mixed in there. Each color and name is inspired by various Victorian Era Christmas things: songs, decorations, clothing, games, etc... I don't know much about this era, but the polishes are rich and elegant. Both words I definitely use to describe the Victorian Era. Keep reading to find out more and to enter the giveaway.

Spellbound Nails Dementor Swatch and Review

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I'm going to keep this short and sweet today. Tomorrow brings the start of my 25 Days of Polish Giveaways and a lot of goodies. But first, I recently made my first purchase from Spellbound Nails. I was reading some blogs when Dementor caught my eye. It comes from her Harry Potter inspired collection. When I saw it I knew I just HAD to have it. Keep reading to find out more.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ellison's Organics Make My Wish Come True Swatch and Review

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I've got a lot coming up on the blog, so we will keep today short and sweet. I have a very special polish from Ellison's Organics to show you all today. Carleigh makes some amazing polishes, but this one is extra special. A portion of each bottle sold will benefit Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch. They provide equine therapy for kids with ASD, ADHD, MS and more. Such a wonderful cause! Keep reading to find out more.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Polish for Pit Bulls Holiday 2016 Duo Swatch and Review

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Can you believe it's already been a year since Cameo Colours Lacquers and Polish 'M started the Polish for Pit Bulls charity duos? They've been able to give so much back to two charities that are very near and dear to their hearts because of you all. They've decided to do something a little different this year for the Holiday 2016 Duo. Instead of having a set amount premade, it will be available to pre-order for one week. I think it's a great idea! They also decided to do a nod to their original duo and use silver and green as their colors since it was gold and red last year. Ready to get a peek at these?! 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Black Friday Trio Swatch and Review

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The big day is finally here! BLACK FRIDAY!!! I've shown you a few new collections and told you about some fabulous sales. I've got the last little set of goodies for Black Friday to show you all today. This time I've got Turtle Tootsie Polishes Black Friday Trio. This isn't her holiday collection, trust me, you'll be seeing that one soon! She said only 50 sets were made, so jump on your chance and don't miss out! But before you make up your mind, keep reading to find out more though!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cameo Colours Lacquers Winter Evolution Quartet Swatch and Review

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Happy Turkey Day to all!! We don't really celebrate as we are very thankful year round, but we go out to dinner and a movie as a family every year. Hubs actually even has the day off so he gets to see Moana with us. Kiddo is happy. I don't know how happy he is though. haha He had no interest in the film. But before we head off to do that, I've got the gorgeous Winter Evolution Quartet from Cameo Colours Lacquers to show you all today. This collection is inspired by four stages of Winter. Not necessarily the main stages of winter, but still ones that leave a mark on our memories. The beauty of fog on a brisk morning, frost covering your car making it difficult to go anywhere until it thaws, the embers of a fire you used to warm yourself one night while watching the kids play in the snow, and the beautiful blue sky that lets you know Spring is just around the corner. Ready to get a look at these?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Holiday Trio 2016 Swatch and Review

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It's been a while since I've had Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer on the blog, but I'm excited to show you all the Holiday Trio 2016. It is another unconventional holiday collection, but I love that! It evens things out in the field. To be honest, these are the colors we use to decorate our tree every year. It made me super happy to see these when they arrived. Ready to find out more? Keep reading!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Bad Bitch Polish Dysfunctional Family Holiday Collection Swatch and Review

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Well, Bad Bitch Polish decided to go there with her holiday collection this year. Yes, most people love the concept of the holiday season, but the dreaded forced family time that just causes stress and drama is NOT anyone's idea of fun. Britt decided to bottle her holiday frustration and gave us the festive Dysfunctional Family Holiday Collection. The Dysfunctional Family Holiday Collection consists of four polishes, two toppers and two crellies, filled with flakies and sparkles. Grab a cup of eggnog, warm spiced cider, or your holiday drink of choice and keep reading to find out more. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

LynBDesigns Affinity for Elf Culture Trio Swatch and Review

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I know some of you are a bit confused. The title says trio, but there is definitely more than three polishes in the main photo. LynBDesigns decided to combine her holiday collection, the Affinity for Elf Culture Trio, with her Black Friday limited edition polishes. Since they all go together, I wanted to keep them together for one post. If you can't tell from the name, she drew inspiration from the movie Elf for the holiday polishes. I don't care how many collections are inspired by this movie, I will love each and every one of them. This movie will always make me happy. I'll give you more details throughout the post. Keep reading...you won't regret it!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pretty and Polished December 2016 Beauty Box Swatch and Review

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Yes, I have MORE Pretty & Polished to show you all today. This time, I've got the December 2016 Beauty Box to show you. If you haven't bought one of these bad boys yet, THIS is the one you'll want to start with. I am completely smitten with it. Yes, it looks like a traditional Christmas trio, but it is traditional in an unconventional way. Chelsea nailed exactly what we are all looking for in a good holiday trio! Keep reading, you're going to want to see these swatches! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

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Can you believe it is already time for November's G.N.O.M.E. Box?! For those of you who do not know G.N.O.M.E. stands for Glitter Nerds Of Magical Existence. Yup, pretty much sums up all of us polish people. Every month, Rica and Stardust Beauty invite an indie brand to join them in creating a polish for that month. This month, the guest brand is Drip Drop Nail Paint. This month's box is incredibly warm and inviting. A perfect fall trio. Let's get to it!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

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Well, I've kept quiet long enough. I try to hold off posting about the Anchor & Heart Lacquer Fan Favorites Duos until mid month so you all have a chance to get them as a slight mystery if swatches are a big late. She had plenty of swatches, but now it's my turn to show these beauties off. Taryn doesn't always have a theme for her duos, but this month she took inspiration from Mindy Kaling and her dedication to empowering other women. Personally, she's definitely someone I'd want in my corner. And with that slightly weak set up, I give you the November 2016 Fan Favorites Duo! Keep reading...you won't regret it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pretty and Polished Winter 2016 Collection Swatch and Review

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Well, Pretty & Polished has done it again! I've got the entire 12 piece Winter 2016 Collection to show you all today. Let me tell you, she didn't leave anything out. A little something for everyone...crellies, glitters, holo, toppers, jellies, and shimmers. Even better...they're all under $10!! Yeah, I know, good stuff! Everything Chelsea puts out is wonderful, but I love that this collection is a bit unconventional. Not the normal reds and greens you're used to seeing this time of year. She had a blast with these! Just keep reading to find out for yourself!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

LE Polish 12 Days of Polish Day 3 Candyland Cathedral Swatch and Review

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I have a super fun post for you all this Monday. Allison, the wonderful spirit behind LE Polish, decided that it would be fun to do a collab collection with bloggers for her holiday collection. The bloggers involved are a mix of ones that blog for her and ones that she admires. This collab collection has a little twist though. There are twelve bloggers, each one sent Allison a picture for inspiration, and worked with her on their vision for the polish. We were all sent our polishes to approve and review, and have a date to release each one for you to see. There in we have the 12 Days of Polish Collection! On this 3rd Day of Polish, I get to show you my contribution...Candyland Cathedral.

I've always had a fascination with St. Basil's Cathedral in Russia. I was little and came across pictures of it in a National Geographic magazine, I believe. I thought it looked like the castle in the board game Candyland. It's silly thinking back on it. It doesn't look like the castle at all, but it is so incredibly whimsical. I'm not normally one to draw inspiration from pictures, but since it was how Allison wanted to handle things, I knew it would be the perfect thing for this. I found a stunning picture of St. Basil's Cathedral in the snow at Christmas time (you'll see the picture soon, I promise) and I got all warm and fuzzy inside. It was perfect! Ready to see it?!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Darling Diva Polish Batshit Crazy Collection Swatch and Review

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It's been a crazy week, so I'm feeling that showing off the Batshit Crazy Collection from Darling Diva Polish seems quite appropriate. This collection was inspired by Orphan Black. It is a set of eight polishes in a variety of bases, colors, shimmers, and glitters. A little something for everyone. We're all a little batshit crazy here...right? I am so tired I can't even continue rambling. Let's get to it! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Illyrian Deadlights Swatch and Review

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Keeping this short and sweet today. My daughter and I spent yesterday recovering from our trip to Philly on Monday. Considering the outcome last night, I'm really happy we were able to attend the rally. No matter what happened, it's time to move forward. No time to dwell on hate, fear, or anger. Time to try to think happy thoughts. I decided to show you a beautiful polish I just new I had to have the moment I saw it. Illyrian's Deadlights was from a recent For the Love of Polish Box. I was super lucky to find someone who was willing to split the box with me. I'm not going to keep you any longer. Let's get to it!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Rica Farewell My Lady LE Swatch and Review

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Keeping things short and sweet today. I decided to pull my daughter out of school tomorrow for some good ol' fashioned hands on learning. I'm taking her up to Philadelphia for a Hillary Clinton rally. She's old enough to have payed attention, asked questions, and form her own opinions. I'm very proud of the little lady she's becoming. I couldn't pass up an opportunity for her to experience this. 

So, today, I'm ending the mystery of Rica's Monthly Mystery polish. It used to be a monthly thing, but she decided to spread it out a bit. After a couple months the Monthly Mystery is back and there are only a few left! I figured it was time for an unveiling as a final push. I give you Farewell My Lady!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Pretty and Polished Throwback Collection Swatch and Review

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Chelsea from Pretty & Polished just doesn't know when to quit! On November 1st, when she released her 5th anniversary polish, sugar scrubs, and bath bombs she also started a pre-order for Throwback Collection. This collection is a set of four polishes that are reformulated versions of older polishes with the same names. The Throwback Collection will only be available to pre-order. If you don't have the original versions of these, you definitely won't want to miss out on the newer versions. And if you do have the originals, of course you need the new ones! So, keep reading, browse the polishes, and make notes. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique The Chosen Collection Swatch and Review

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Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique is back with her third collection. Her collections have been so amazing its hard to imagine she has only been selling polish for a few months. Mardi, the creative wizard behind Supermoon Lacquer by The Howling Boutique, decided to have some fun with this collection. She made a ton of polishes and couldn't narrow them down herself, so she created a way for the members of her FB fan group to narrow down to their favorites. After it was narrowed down, she let the members suggest names. Then she narrowed it down and did a poll to find out the names. She let her fans choose every aspect of this collection. What better name for it than The Chosen Collection? Keep reading to find out what names every one chose!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Polish M La Magie and Ghost Camp Swatch and Review

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Anyone heading to The Indie Shop in California this upcoming weekend? If so, there is a beauty from Polish 'M that you will want to snag while you are there! It isn't an exclusive, there will be a limited amount available to purchase when The Indie Shop is over, if you're a member of her FB fan group. Don't take my word for it, keep reading to check it out!! In addition to that, I decided to torture you with swatches of a polish that is no longer available. Yeah, I'm going to be that person. You'll thank me later...when you realize you need to buy all the Polish 'M polishes to ensure you never miss out on anything. Ok, done babbling...go take a peek!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pretty and Polished Cuticle Butter, Bath Bombs, Sugar Scrubs, and 5th Anniversary Polish Swatch and Review

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You guys, did you know that Pretty & Polished had bath and body products? They mostly sell at their pop up shops, but she decided to add them to the website's inventory for the holiday season. And why not? These sorts of items make amazing gifts and stocking stuffers!! I still can't believe the holiday season is officially upon us. It kind of hits you like a truck that first moment you sit down after walking around for hours taking candy from your neighbors. It's really happening! We've got two months until the end of the year. Where did time go?! I've got three of her five bath and body products to show you all today: bath bombs, cuticle butter, and sugar scrubs. She didn't want to overwhelm me, so she only sent these. The other items will be on their way soon, so prepare yourself for that post. In addition to all the delicious smelling products, I will have one polish to show you all today as well. Pretty & Polished is now, officially, celebrating 5 years of beautifying nails all over the world. To honor their anniversary, she created a limited edition beauty that you're going to fall head over heels for. 

Let's get to it!