Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: August 2017 Pusheen Mermaid Nail Art

Partial Press Sample

This Pusheen Calendar Series really reminds me that time is flying by! We are 2/3 through the year and this is the 8th month. To celebrate the end of the summer, Pusheen is a mermaid. Basically, it's a reminder to go back to the ocean one more time for me! Also, I'm feeling Pusheen overload LOL.

Pusheen Calendar Series: August 2017 Pusheen Mermaid Nail Art

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes Trio, Swatches and Review

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I'm sharing the most amazing luxe multichromes, which is appropriate since these are the Luxe Chromes from Stella Chroma. These babies are super limited edition, available 8/31 until they are gone. As always, I've got my non-affiliate coupon code at the bottom of the post. Let's check these out. I shared with you my nail art that I wore for a week, and these did not chip. Check out my gradient HERE.


Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes Trio, Swatches and Review

Monday, August 21, 2017

Milk and Sass Hair Macarons with Morgan Taylor Nail Art

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Who doesn't love macarons? And hair products shaped like them? YES. Milk & Sass's lastest product is a special hair brush shaped like the yummy treat! Let's get to it!

Milk and Sass Hair Macarons with Morgan Taylor Nail Art

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stella Chroma Luxe Chrome Trio Gradient with Stamping

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Today is Saturday. I put this manicure on Monday, and I am still wearing it. No chips. I love Stella Chroma!! So Pam from Stella Chroma shared a post from Nails by Yatyara and she did a gradient of the three new Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes that will be available 8/31 (swatches to come next week!). Seriously, go look at her Instagram! After I picked my mouth off the floor, I couldn't get that gradient out of my head! So I needed to do it, just like her :)


Stella Chroma Luxe Chrome Trio Gradient with Stamping

Friday, August 18, 2017

Girly Bits August CotM: I Truly Azure You and Depeche A La Mode

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It's Friday!! It's the second to last Friday before life gets hectic for me as the semester will be starting. We have incoming storms and the humidity is 1000% soooo I'm staying inside. I want more BBQs before summer is over. Anyway, I have the Girly Bits August Colors of the Month. I love seeing consistent releases from Girly Bits. It's nice to get a duo each month, so you can keep buying without going broke! LOL. This duo is really pretty, so let's not delay.

Girly Bits August CotM: I Truly Azure You

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pusheen Box Summer Box 2017 Unboxing

Nothing to Disclose

It's no secret that I love Pusheen. I mean, I do a Pusheen manicure each month! LOL. So for my birthday, a group of amazing nail polish friends ordered my a year subscription to the Pusheen Box! This is a quarterly box based on each season of surprise Pusheen stuff! It includes exclusive items, or items before they are released. SPOILER ALERT, AS THIS IS AN UNBOXING. I think you can still order the summer box, but here it is!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs: One Holo-of a Storm, Pinking of Paradise, and That Goes Without Cyan

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It's hump day, which also happens to be holo day here on the blog! It's also syllabus day, since I spent all morning updating my syllabus for the upcoming semester. We have a new textbook, so I have a lot more reading to do! Anyway, KBShimmer is teaming up with Hella Holo Customs again, bringing us three sunset inspired polishes with, of course, holo! These three polishes can be purchased only if you're a part of the Facebook group, which I've linked at the bottom. You don't want to miss these, and you only have until the end of the month to grab them!


KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs: One Holo-of a Storm, Pinking of Paradise, and That Goes Without Cyan

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis, Holo-Maniacs Custom

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Stella Chroma is back with another gorgeous Holo-Maniacs custom! This beauty will only be available until August 30th, so run to Facebook, join the group, and grab this pretty!

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis, Holo-Maniacs Custom

Monday, August 14, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Alter Ego Enamels Does the Ducky Derby

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Polish Con comes back to Chicago in September, and each week, brands will be participating in the Road to Polish Con. This is a build up to the main event! I'm still trying to decide if I can make it work and go, but I probably won't decide until right before. LOL.

Alter Ego Enamels Does the Ducky Derby

Friday, August 11, 2017

Vacation Nails and Products

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So I just got back from vacation and I wanted to share a few go to products I used, while also sharing my nails. I wanted to share a wear test, but also thought I would tell you about some products I used! Below is a small portion of what I saw over two weeks! Devil's Tower, Yellowstone Geysers, Badlands National Park, and I fed a prairie dog!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chevron Nail Art with KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

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Hello All! I'm officially back from my two week vacation! I flew out to Portland, Oregon and then rented a car and drove to Rapid City, South Dakota. We drove a total of 2105.3 miles and went through 4 states and I think 9 National Parks! WHEW! Before I left, I planned on chopping my nails off, and then my middle (ALWAYS MY MIDDLE!) nail decided to break! Guess it was meant to be! Anyway, this was the last manicure I wore before leaving on my vacation, and now I get to share it with you!

Chevron Nail Art with KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection


Monday, August 7, 2017

Fair Maiden Swatch Spam

Gift with Purchase

So I've been meaning to share these for a while, but I'm finally around to it! I received these as a gift with purchase while at Polish Con in NYC. I actually already wore and blogged about one of these colors, but I wanted to give proper swatcjes!

Fair Maiden Swatch Spam

Friday, August 4, 2017

Born Pretty Chameleon Flakies

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Hiii! Today I have more chameleon flakes. I absolutely looooove these flakies and have been having a lot of fun playing with them. I think I need ALL the colors! I'm so glad there are affordable options.

Born Pretty Chameleon Flakies

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Target Popsicle Nail Art with Essie Polish

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If you shop at Target, then you probably hit up the Dollar Spot. That place is full of fun finds and stuff I realllly don't need! But I tend to buy unicorn banners, holo stickers, and this popsicle note pad. When I saw it, I knew I needed to do nail art based off of it!

Target Popsicle Nail Art with Essie Polish

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Born Pretty Stamping Stencils

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Today I have an interesting product.  Stamping Stencils! This is a first for me, and granted, it takes some practice, but I wanted to share my experience with it!

Born Pretty Stamping Stencils

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

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I'm back with another Polish Pickup contribution from Alter Ego. She's been creating some amazing polishes for this exclusive group, and her exclusive pricing of $7 can't be beat! August's theme is Old Hollywood, which is such a glamorous theme. Well, Alter Ego knocked this one out of the park, so let's see it!

Alter Ego Enamels Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Monday, July 31, 2017

Press Release: Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017

Press Release

Last day of July! Tomorrow is August and that means all the Fall collections are showing up! Before we know it, it will be September. Zoya has us prompted with a big collection of cremes with some shimmers. I'm ready!


 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Colors By Llarowe August PoTM: It's Your Destiny

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It's almost the first of the month, so that means the Colors by Llarowe PoTM is about to be released. This polish has an awesome formula, and the jewel tones is readying me for fall!

Colors By Llarowe August PoTM: It's Your Destiny

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: July 2017 Pusheen Ice Cream Nail Art

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July Pusheen is doing what we all want to do...sitting in AC eating massive amounts of ice cream in the summer heat. Pastel Pusheens are so cute! I can't handle it.

Pusheen Calendar Series: July 2017 Pusheen Ice Cream Nail Art

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Born Pretty Violet Galaxy

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Good Morning! By now, I'm on a plane, off to start my vacation. I have lots scheduled though, so I'll still be around! I needed to share this polish with you, because you need to get it. I'm in love. Let's let the pictures speak for themselves.

Born Pretty Violet Galaxy


Monday, July 24, 2017

KBShimmer Summer Vacation, Swatches and Review

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What better way to kick off a week than with KBShimmer's brand new Summer Vacation collection. I shared the press release last week, and since the polishes are available this Friday (7/28), time to make those wish lists available! All the colors are loaded with that special holographic flake that lays completely flat!

KBShimmer Summer Vacation, Swatches and Review

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review


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As promised, I'm back with 3 of the Metallux collection! This collection released in June and contains 6 multichrome shifting polishes. I feel like this is the summer of multichrome. I've been featuring so much of it! These have great shifts in 2 coats, so let's check them out!


Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals

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Today I have a cute plate from Born Pretty! I adore cat images and this plate cracks me up! It reminds me of that image that went viral of all the penguins and there was one panda (or something like that). Well, this is the same! It's a bunch of cats with a random bear and dog lol. I don't know why, but this image cracks me up!

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Mood Polishes, Swatches and Review

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Happy Wednesday! I recently received a sampling of some Dare to Wear polishes from Lechat. First, I'm showing off 3 MOOD polishes! I've been wanting to try these for a long time, but had no idea where to buy them. Well, guess what?! They just opened up their site for e-commerce and you can browse the huge collection of colors. The MOOD polishes have 48 colors! I have three cremes, but they have glitters, shimmers, and cremes!


Lechat Dare to Wear Mood Polishes, Swatches and Review

Monday, July 17, 2017

Blush Lacquer The Golden Hour with Floral Stamping and Beauty Big Bang Multichrome Gems

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Oh hello! So I just found out I'm going on vacation! It was in the works but officially booked AND pushed up to July 25! So I'm trying to schedule some posts, but if you see a more quiet blog in August, that's why! I'll be on the road for 2 weeks traveling and decided not to bring any laptops/tablets. Anyway, today I have a pretty manicure with multichrome everything, so let's get to it.

Blush Lacquer The Golden Hour with Floral Stamping and Beauty Big Bang Multichrome Gems

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Holographic Multichrome Loose Powder

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Good Morning! All the rage in the nail world are these loose powders. I had so much luck with the loose flakies from Beauty Big Bang, that my next order, I went with holographic powder. Since I don't really use gel (despire having two lamps, and about 75 gel polishes LOL), I tested this with regular polish. Well, I have more to learn, so I figured I would share my experience with you!


Beauty Big Bang Holographic Multichrome Loose Powder

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stella Chroma Amortentia and Draught of Peace, Swatches and Review

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Today, you are in for a treat. Multichromes are all the rage right now. If you remember back in October, a tiny group called Multichrome Madness formed, and Paint Box Polish was the first to make a custom. Well, Paint Box Polish is now Stella Chroma and she's re-releasing the coveted Amortentia, along with a gorgeous new release! These are available only through July! If you like multichromes and exclusive polishes, you will want to join the group HERE.

Stella Chroma Amortentia and Draught of Peace


Press Release: KBShimmer Summer Vacation

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Oh Hello! I'm here to share the highly anticipated Summer Vacation collection from KBShimmer! If you remember the Polish Con exclusive, We Make Your Dreams Come Blue, you know everyone freaked over the awesome finish! Now we get an entire collection of this finish!!






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Color Clutch Nail Polish Storage Organizer

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If you are a nail polish addict, storage solutions can be tricky! While I have my IKEA Helmers for my main storage, I actually take nail polish to friends and family to do their nails. I usually toss it all in a makeup bag, but now, I can be much safer with Color Clutch! 

Color Clutch Nail Polish Storage Organizer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Gold Leaf with KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

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Do you ever have accidental manicures that you become so obsessed with? I loooooooooove this manicure! Something between the base color, the sparkle, I love it!!

Beauty Big Bang Gold Leaf with KBShimmer Take Back Ctrl

Monday, July 10, 2017

Jessica Phenom Dancing Queens, Swatches and Review

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Hello to a brand new week! I'm kind of in shock that it's basically mid July already. Summer is basically over haha. Okay, I'll slow down! Jessica Cosmetics has a Phenom collection, which I've shown before. Phenom is like gel without the curing. It's supposed to last for 14 days! Now, I can't remember the last time I wore a manicure more than 7 days, but this polish definitely lasts on my nails!

Jessica Phenom Dancing Queens, Swatches and Review

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Dried Flowers with Purple Polka Dot Nail Art

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Happy Saturday! Today is particularly happy because it's my niece's first birthday!! I'm totally confused where time goes! To celebrate her birthday, I'm rocking these nails! Her bedroom is purple and apparently the cupcake frosting will be purple, so I followed suit! I received these dried flowers from Beauty Big Bang, and thought it would be a great addition!

Beauty Big Bang Dried Flowers with Purple Polka Dot Nail Art

Friday, July 7, 2017

Girly Bits CotM: What the Hell Was I Thinking? and Let's Do This Again!

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I'm here today with the June CotM from Girly Bits. No, I'm not late posting, because these pretties will be available for all of July. I actually love the CotM! I look forward each month to see what Pam will come up with and the punny names she always has! This one was inspired by her Indie Expo event! She put so much work into it, and I hope to go next year!

Girly Bits CotM: What the Hell Was I Thinking? and Let's Do This Again!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Colors By Llarowe July PoTM: Rebellion

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I have the Colors by Llarowe July PoTM, which will be available on July 10th for a 24 hour period. Rebellion is a great festive red jelly to welcome July and summer! I love red pedicures and I can see this on my toes ASAP!

Colors By Llarowe July PoTM: Rebellion

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beauty Big Bang Neon Glitter Placement

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Are you recovered from yesterday or your long weekend? Today, I'm playing around with neon glitters from Beauty Big Bang. Beauty Big Bang is an online beauty shop that has tons of makeup and nail accessories. The best news is that this is my second order, and it arrived in 2 weeks! I love that it's so much quicker than other stores!

Beauty Big Bang Neon Glitter Placement


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Nail Art: 3D Stamped Stars

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Happy Fourth of July! Today marks our country's independence so you've probably been seeing a lot of red, white, and blue manicures! I usually try to do a few nail arts but this time, it's just the one. I did these last night and I'm wearing them right now! I love when I'm actually blogging a manicure I'm wearing. 
Fourth of July Nail Art: 3D Stamped Stars

Monday, July 3, 2017

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

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I am loving the Polish Pickup theme for this month! Cocktails and Mocktails leads itself for so much inspiration! I love Moscow Mules, but I've never had a blackberry one! I love that Stella Chroma took her inspiration from it. This is one amazing polish. You DON'T want to miss it. I mean it.

Stella Chroma Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Polish Pickup: Alter Ego Silver Cocktail

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Hi All! Let's give a giant hello to July! Today I'm sharing Alter Ego's contribution to The Polish Pickup which has a theme of Cocktails and Mocktails! I swatched this before my nail break, hence why my nails are so long! Which nail length do you prefer?!

Polish Pickup: Alter Ego Silver Cocktail

Friday, June 30, 2017

Despicable Me 3 Minion Nail Art

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Happy Friday! Today, Despicable Me 3 is released so of course, I had to do some festive nail art! I adore this movie franchise and minions are pretty cute! I love Agnes though. Ok, on to the nails!

Despicable Me 3 Minion Nail Art

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: June 2017 Chef Pusheen Nail Art

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Wow, we are halfway through 2017! Pusheen manicure reminds me of the months passing by and whattttt?! This month, Chef Pusheen gives us an important lesson on cooking.

Pusheen Calendar Series: June 2017 Chef Pusheen Nail Art

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Random NOTD's

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Back in 2012 when I first started blogging, there weren't that many indies, and there really wasn't a thing such a press samples unless you worked with a few of the major brands. We would post our NOTDs (Nails of the Day) and whatever art we did rather than swatches. So I figured I would show you what I've been wearing in between swatch fests and bring back the good ol' NOTD!




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Smoosh Manicure with Stamping

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Hi All! Do you ever have a manicure in mind that you want to do but keep forgetting?! I originally planned these for my birthday nails 3 weeks ago, but decided on Tie Dye! I finally got a chance to do these and eeee, I love them! I wore them to a Third Eye Blind last Friday and loved it. By the way, Third Eye Blind just started their summer tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album and it was amazing! I highly suggest going!

KBShimmer All the Bright Moves Smoosh Manicure with Stamping

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stella Chroma Premier Collection

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Happy Monday! Today's post is very special! Paint Box Polish completely re-branded, but her polish is the same amazing formula and finishes. This premier collection is a trio with amazing formulas and I think it's a perfect way to kick off this re-branding! I have news of a giveaway, a coupon, and swatches of this gorgeous trio!

Stella Chroma Premier Collection

Friday, June 23, 2017

Literary Lacquers The Happy Prince, Feather Family, and more!

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As promised, I have three more polishes from Literary Lacquers. These are both returning polishes and special polishes that will return when Literary Lacquers re-opens today! So keep reading for all the details!

Literary Lacquers The Happy Prince, Feather Family, and Orgasm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Literary Lacquers The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

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Hello! I had a busy day today so I apologize for the late night post! I wanted to share the new Literary Lacquers trio that will be part of the brand's Grand Re-Opening. I'm kind of disappointed in myself that I haven't tried Literary Lacquers until now. I mean....I have two degrees in Literature and teach it. Shame on me! Well this trio is inspired by Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I actually have this book waiting on my bookshelf! I absolutely loved reading Coraline  and listening to him speak, so I don't know what I'm waiting for!


Literary Lacquers The Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

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Before I stash away the Zoya Wanderlust collection and focus on other summer collections, I wanted to share a few comparisons in this heavy pink collection. When Zoya releases so many colors, it's easy to say hmmmm, isn't that like this one? Well, I've done what I think are the closest colors so let's see who is a dupe!

Zoya Wanderlust Comparisons

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

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Good evening! Tonight I'm sharing a scrub from Simple Sugars! I actually finished a jar of this scrub and now I'm on my second jar, so this is a testament to how long I've used the product and I'm going to explain how I used it now!

Simple Sugars Lemonade Sugar Scrub

Monday, June 19, 2017

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

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Hi All! I had a feeling when I swatched Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection HERE that they would stamp. I was particularly excited for the yellow and green polishes! Well, I tested them out so let's see. 

Stamping with Jessica Cosmetics Prime Collection

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day Nail Art

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Happy Sunday! Today in America, is Father's Day! I did a MOM mani for Mother's Day, so I had to do one for DAD! My dad absolutely loves the color orange, so this is my little tribute to him!

Father's Day Nail Art

Friday, June 16, 2017

Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes

Nothing to Disclose

Here's something a little different! I do enjoy a sub box every now and then but don't really like committing every month. I end up hoarding samples and toss them. I like Target boxes because I can see what's in them and pick and choose. I've skipped them for a while now, but grabbed June's boxes. Remember when these used to be free but then only included samples and coupons?! While these may not be available anymore, I thought I would share since every month, there's a new box (usually first Monday of each month).


Target June 2017 Beauty Boxes