Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Anchor & Heart Lacquer January and February Message in a Bottle Swatch and Review

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Today's post is really special. Taryn, the beautiful soul behind Anchor & Heart Lacquer, was trying to figure out what to do for the new year. Last year, each month had a special duo that was only available for the month. It had a great response, but she wanted to change it up this year. Every time she tried to talk about this current year's monthly special I could sense some frustration. She wasn't 100% happy with anything. I asked her if I could give her a suggestion. When I said that, I honestly had no idea what I was going to tell her, but she needed something. Maybe some back and forth banter would push her to the right idea. Then, it hit me! I mentioned maybe calling them Messages in a Bottle, and having each one named for a mantra or just something that might brighten someone's day. Lately, a lot of us need that extra bit of kind words or show of support. Hearing what we need to hear could be as easy as looking at the bottom of a bottle of nail polish. As I was telling her, my eyes were welling up with tears. When she told me it was exactly what she was looking for, she was crying. It was perfect! It was just what she needed to hear. Now that I've started crying just typing all that out, let's get to the polishes. I hope you like them as much as we do!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Different Dimension Tale as Old as Time Swatch and Review

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A couple weeks ago, I showed you all the My Forever Fairytale Collection from Different Dimension. If you didn't get to see it, my post is HERE. In that post, I said that if you bought the full collection, you'd receive a GWP. GWP is gift with purchase, it's just less than a mouthful. Well, she sent me the GWP so you guys could see just what it was you'd be getting along with your purchase. There's no way I could keep it from you all. Keep'll see!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bad Bitch Polish The Veldt and Mystery Swatch and Review

**Nothing to Disclose**
I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. Kiddo is off school today, and I've got a big week of prepping and packing for a trip we are taking at the end of the week. I got these two pretties from Bad Bitch Polish a while ago, but just haven't gotten to show them off yet. She let me be sneaky and buy the Mystery polish even though it was supposed to be a gift with purchase. Then, when it arrived she tossed in The Veldt. I got so excited. She knows I love greens. Any form. Luckily, The Veldt is still available, so go take a peek!

Friday, January 20, 2017

LynBDesigns Jubilee Limited Edition Swatch and Review

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If you've never purchased from LynBDesigns before, I'm going to show you yet another reason why you should. Not only are her polishes beautiful and unique and very well priced, but she has sales all the freaking time!! Not sales like 10% or 15% off but full blown 50% off sales. A lot of the time, she will have a free GWP (gift with purchase) to go along with said sale. I honestly can't remember if it was last week or the week before, but she had a sale. There was a code for 50% off and if you bought 3 or more polishes you got a free GWP. A polish that you wouldn't be able to buy on its own. This polish is stunning, you have to see it!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

O-My Jewels Mermaid Tales and Onyx Swatch and Review

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I've got a new to me brand to show you all today! O-My Jewels sent me two polishes from her core line to review. I love that she sent me basics. That means the polishes will be readily available to purchase and will more than likely be versatile. I didn't know much about O-My Jewels before she sent the product, so I went in with an open mind. You'll hear my final verdict at the end of this post, but first...let's take a look! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Winter's Kiss Limited Edition Swatch and Review

**Nothing to Disclose**
I've got a very limited edition beauty from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer to show you all today! I bought Winter's Kiss shortly after Christmas, and finally got around to swatching it. When she released it, there was only 22 bottles of it available. Surprisingly it is still available in her shop. When I saw it was still available to purchase, I knew I had to get my post up ASAP so you guys had the chance to snag it and not miss out. So, keep reading to see my review and swatches! I hope you love it as much as I do!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LynBDesigns Jocose Swatch and Review

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It's a new year, and LynBDesigns has decided to shake things up a bit. This year, she will have two limited edition polishes every month. The first one is her Polish of the Month and the second one is a Throwback of the Month. The Throwback of the Month will be chosen by the LynB Loves Facebook group. Each month she runs a poll to see what everyone wants for her to bring back. February's has already been chosen, but join the group so you can be involved in choosing some of the next ones. I'll talk more about the Throwback of the Month a bit later, for now, let's take a look at the first Polish of the Month, Jocose.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Road to PolishCon Different Dimension Heaven From Hell Swatch and Review

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Happy Monday, everyone! It's a wonderful day for me. Not only do I get to show you all an absolutely gorgeous polish, but my kiddo is home from school. It may throw off my day, but I love having her with me. Yesterday, she built a stage so we can put on puppet shows later on. Can't wait to find out what story we will be doing. But first, back to the polish. 

If you haven't heard, there is an event called PolishCon. The next PolishCon will be held in NYC in April. As a little introduction to the different vendors that will be at the event, every week two vendors will be featured with a limited edition polish that will only be available during their week. They are now up to week 6, and the two vendors featured this week are Great Lakes Lacquers and Different Dimension. Both of these makers drew inspiration from the lyrics to Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here". The polish I have to show you today is Heaven from Hell from Different Dimension. It will only be available until January 21st, so keep reading to see my review and swatches. Don't wait too long to make up your mind!! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CoverGirl Outlast VoxBox Review

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I was really excited to be told I would be getting the CoverGirl Outlast VoxBox from Influenster. I'm not one who really stays on top of the newest cosmetic items. So being able to try out new items from CoverGirl made me happy. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, so when I opened the box to see concealer, finishing powder, and a lip color. Simple and basic items that everyone can use. The Outlast line was created to last an entire day without touch ups. Did you know we touch our face over 500 times a day? In addition to the elements and skin type factors, the amount of times we touch our face can effect the look of our make up. I've honestly been aware of exactly how many times I touch my face. I hate it, but it really is a hard habit to stop. Let's go take a look at these!

Different Dimension My Forever Fairytale Collection Swatch and Review

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I've got another Valentine's Day collection to show you all today. This one is more of a combination early Spring/Valentine's Day collection though. Tomorrow, Different Dimension will be releasing her My Forever Fairytale Collection. It is a set of six polishes, some with micro flakes and some with micro glitters, in soft pastels with a dusting of holo. This collection is so ethereal and whimsical, you'll have a hard time passing this one up. I love that it is soft and romantic, but strong and independent at the same time. Perfect for those who celebrate Valentine's Day and those who celebrate Galentine's Day. Ready to get a look at these? Get your calendar ready, because you'll be adding a reminder for this release by the time you reach the end of the post.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Zoya Naturel 3 Collection and Lipsticks Swatch and Review

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Since I've been showing you a lot of color, how about a nice palate cleanser collection? Zoya has released their Naturel 3 Collection. It's the third installment in their Naturel series. A set of six nudes and neutrals cream polishes. Some of these even have a lovely purple tinge to them. On top of the polishes, there are also three beautiful lipsticks that go along with the Naturel 3 Collection. The lip sticks are in shades that pair beautifully with the polishes. I know you've seen swatches of both already, but keep reading to see my review and swatches!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bad Bitch Polish Eff 2016 Collection Swatch and Review

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Last week, I told you all that Bad Bitch Polish was releasing a few new sets of polishes soon. I even showed you one of the sets. So, on top of releasing the Night Out Duo on January 13th, she will also be releasing the Eff 2016 Collection. 2016 was a horrible year for many reasons, she embraced it and and put her sorrow into inspiration. I've already told her it looks like she needs to make a second collection. We lost way too many beloved artists, celebrities, and role models last year. Well, before this gets too sad, let's keep going so you can see what the Eff 2016 Collection consists of. .

Monday, January 9, 2017

Anti-Valentine's Day Duo Swatch and Review

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Who is ready for Valentine's Day collections?! Yes? No? I'm still not sure if I'm ready for anything Valentine's Day related (even though candy and cards have been in stores for over a month here already) but, I've got the upcoming Anti-Valentine's Day Duo from Smokey Mountain Lacquer and Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer to show you all. This duo is so playful. We've got a vibrant neon pink and a shimmery turquoise. As someone who is indifferent to Valentine's Day, this duo is everything! Colors I want to wear year round, polishes I will, for sure, find myself reaching for on numerous occasions. Ready to get a peek? Keep reading!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bad Bitch Polish Night Out Duo Swatch and Review

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The incredible Bad Bitch Polish is releasing some new polishes soon! I've got the first set to show you all today. I give you the Night Out Duo. This adorable pair is a set of creamy, smooth cremes that are practically flawless. To top it off...they stamp! Yes, I'm actually going to be stamping. Don't worry, it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I've been waiting to show these to you for weeks so lets get to it!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Seasonal Indie Box Winter 2017 Swatch and Review

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It's a new year, so it's time for a new box! Three beloved indie brands got together and created the Seasonal Indie Box. There will be one box for every why not start off with winter? Each box will have four full sized polishes from four different brands. There are three constant brands with each box: Anchor & Heart Lacquer, Colores de Carol, and Turtle Tootsie Polishes, and then one guest brand. The guest brand for the Winter 2017 Seasonal Indie Box is Supernatural Lacquer. These four ladies came together and created a beautiful, frosty looking box that you'll have a hard time saying "no" to. Keep reading to see swatches and find out more!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes Breast Cancer Anniversary Trio Swatch and Review

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Hello, all!! Hope your 2017 is off to a great start! This coming Friday, January 6th, is a big day for Chrissy from Turtle Tootsie Polishes. 5 years ago on that date she was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer. Since then, she has battled through chemo and radiation, and is still fighting with neuropathy that was caused by the treatments. To celebrate her surviving the past five years she created a Breast Cancer Anniversary Trio. This trio is beautiful even though it represents a rough period of time. Keep reading to see swatches and find out more.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer January 2017 Collection Swatch and Review

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Well, Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you have a safe and lovely weekend celebrating! Today, I've got the January 2017 Collection from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer to show you all. These will be able to pre-order at a discount from January 6th through 9th. The January 2017 Collection is a set of five pretties varying from jelly to crelly to cream with holo and glitter and flakies. Beautiful colors and combinations! A great way to start the new year! So keep reading, and take notes on what you'll want. Maybe even set an alarm/reminder so you don't miss out on the sale.