Stella Chroma ~ The Nutcracker Trio

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Hi polish lovers πŸ™‚ Do you see these? FLAKIES! Each polish here has a different type of flakes and Pam knocked them out of the park ❀ This is The Nutcracker Trio. Sit back and enjoy some flakie goodness.

 

Sugarplum Fairy “is a delicate, pale lavender crelly with red-green-purple iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” This one is super delicate and feminine. The flakies give a soft glow from within. They are like little flecks of pastel colored glass. Just breathtaking. It is a little sheer but has a great formula. 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Sugarplum Fairy will be $12 USD.

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Mother Ginger “is a bright blue jelly polish with red-orange-blue iridescent flakies and green-yellow shimmer.” Holy mother of everything ❀ Do you see the flakies in the bottle?!?! I couldn’t stop moving my fingers while swatching. The shift is just intense! The squishy factor is off the charts ❀ For a jelly, the formula is phenomenal! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. Mother Ginger will be $12 USD.

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Herr Drosselmeier “is a pale grey crelly packed with red-orange-yellow iridescent flakies and red-gold shimmer.” Yup, this one is my favorite. It’s just simply stunning. It’s shifty, flakie, and has a base color that goes with everything ❀ I don’t really have words for this one. I just love it!! 3 thin coats with glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. Herr Drosselmeier will be $12 USD.

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Can you tell that the last nail art is a nutcracker? As I have said before, I am definitely not a good artist lol. Ugh, I just looked again and wow… I suck 😦 The Nutcracker Trio will be available on Black Friday (November 23rd) at Noon EST. You will be able to buy these as a set only through December 7th for $33 USD. “A portion of proceeds for the last quarter of 2018 will be donated to GirlStart, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that has after school and day-long camps to help young girls develop a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Black Friday and Holiday deals… We will lower our free domestic shipping threshold from $50 to $25 Black Friday – Cyber Monday. No code required. We will also offer a free upgrade to domestic priority shipping December 14th-19th. December 19th is the last day to order with arrival by Christmas.” Now that you have all the info, click on the links below and check it all out! There are some amazing things in Pam’s shop ❀ Happy shopping y’all πŸ˜‰

 

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Products Used For Art: Sugarplum Fairy; SinfulColors Black On Black, Joy Lacquer Pink Door, Stella Chroma Merlot Ho Ho!, Pueen plate 13, Winstonia plate W420. Mother Ginger; SinfulColors Snow Me White, Beauty Big Bang plate 14. Herr Drosselmeier; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Coffee, Stella Chroma Gala, Bundle Monster (now Maniology) plate S209. *Links where available.

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LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU Nov. ’18

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Hello! It’s Monday :/Β  I have just the thing to make you feel better about that though! This Friday, PPU Bad Ass Women opens! Ashley from LevelUP Lacquer has brought THE cutest back story to her choice of inspiration ❀ It is her Gram!! Ready for the story? “Keys to the Fridge is inspired by my Grandmother. She was the most incredible woman I’ve ever known. She taught me about aliens, astrology, out-of-body experiences, reincarnation and love. She returned to cosmic dust 4 years ago and I miss her each day. When we were little she made us ask for β€œkeys to the fridge” so we could get something to eat or drink. There was no real key, she would produce an invisible key, sometimes from her pocket or purse, and press it into our open palms. As I grew older I still asked for the keys. But more to see her smile and feel the warmth and love as she laughed and pressed the key into my hand.” Omg are you tearing up? I totally did! Let’s have a look at Keys To The Fridge ❀

 

Keys To The Fridge, a “blue leaning purple crelly base is inspired by her whimsical flowing skirts, the copper and turquoise glitter is inspired by her jewelry.” I love the mix of colors in this polish. The copper glitters look more orange to me but that’s totally fine. The formula is even better, very even and smooth. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches plus glossy and matte top coats. *My pics did not capture the slight purple-ness of this polish! Please watch my Instagram swatch for true color!!!

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Polish Pickup will be open November 2nd – 5th. Go get your wish lists ready!! Keys To The Fridge will be $10.50 USD and will not have a cap πŸ™‚ Links below! Let me know what’s on your wish list πŸ™‚

 

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LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU September 2018

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Hey guys! How’s it goin’? Have you had the chance to see this movie? I just watched it the other day and wow. There isn’t much else to say about it but WOW! I am the type of person who has seen every horror movie I can get my hands on. This one still made my jaw hit the floor. I actually watched it while swatching this polish. Ashley has again steered me in a great direction for a new movie/show. The polish she came up with is just as great πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look!

Family Ties is a “gray crelly with orange and black glitters with a shimmery copper flash. 2 or more coats for good coverage. Top coat is highly recommended for smoothing out glitter. This polish looks amazing matted!” I definitely agree with the top coat to smooth out the glitters. I actually used 2 thin coats of top coat for my swatches. It also does look amazing matte πŸ™‚ The amount of glitter did make the formula a bit chunky but not hard to work with by any means. I used 3 coats with a glossy and matte top coat for my swatches. If you have seen the movie, you will get the art πŸ™‚

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What do you think? I think my favorite crelly color is gray so this is awesome for me. And the fact that it is so well suited for Halloween as well makes me so very happy πŸ™‚Β  This polish will be $10.50 USD and there will not be a cap! As usual with PPU there will be a small window to shop. Make sure your alarms are set for September 7th – 10th! Links below so don’t miss it πŸ™‚ Have a great day ❀

 

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Polish Pickup June 2018 ~ LE Polish

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How have you all been? I have been on a crazy emotional roller coaster. That’s all for another post though. Today we are here to take a look at LE Polish‘s contribution to this upcoming Polish Pickup! The June theme is Video Games! The excitement in the group for this one is palpable. I, myself, am beyond happy to see Mario characters. As far as video games go, racing is my thing and Mario Kart is my favorite πŸ™‚ This specific polish was inspired by Mario Paint! Specifically the Gnat Attack mini game.

 

Paint is a blue green crelly with purple-blue shifting micro flakes and giant silver flakes. I swatched this last week and I still haven’t taken it off. The base color is fantastic!! I used 3 thin coats plus top coat for my swatch. Even with the giant silver flakes, everything layed nice and flat. After a full week I don’t even have tip wear. It’s a wonderfully perfect polish. First coat was a tad sheer, but it builds with beautiful depth.

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Isn’t it breathtaking? This type of color is my all time weakness. Didn’t even realize until my husband mentioned not needing another “minty color” lol. This polish will have a cap of 150 bottles and will be $11.50 USD. Don’t miss out on this one. Polish Pickup is open June 1st 2018 – June 4th 2018. As usual, set you alarms because once the time passes that’s it! Links are below ❀ Have a great weekend!

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Polish Pickup May 2018 ~ LevelUP Lacquer

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Hi everyone! I am sure you are all busy making your Polish Pickup decisions. Let me throw 2 more things at you real quick! I know it’s last minute but I didn’t want this to get lost in the flow of things. It is an amazing crelly polish and glitter gel! How freaking 90’s right?! Ashley is always so very good at matching her theme pics! So let’s see what we got shall we?

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Who played this??? I did not own this system so I sadly did not. BUT, I have seen it played by friends. Does that even count? Anywho, Shaken, Not Stirred is a soft grey crelly base with gold crushed glitters, gold flakes, and a scattering of large black flakes. So .007!! I used 3 thin coats for my swatch with top coat. As usual, you could totally get away with 2 coats. I just polish differently I think.

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How about another 90’s icon?

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Almost every girl out there has seen this version of Cinderella. Except me of course. I don’t do well with movies that make me cry. I’m more of an out loud sobber lol!! Which has kept me watching scary and/or action movies. Either way, this moment here gives me chills. I can feel how she is feeling and it’s intense. To go with the chills and mood, Ash brings you a glitter gel to match Drew Barrymore! It looks just like this glittery gif and it only has 3 ingredients! 100% pure unscented aloe gel, liquid glycerin, and cosmetic grade glitter! You can use this gel anywhere you want except near you eyes and mouth for safety reasons. It’s awesome in your hair!! Once dry this glitter will stay put until you wash it off with soap and water. Rub it in with your fingers or use the included sponge for a more intense look.

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Now for the deets. Shaken, Not Stirred has NO CAP!!! This polish will be $10.50 USD. The body glitter will be $6.50 USD and WILL BE CAPPED at 150 2oz. jars. Polish Pickup opens tomorrow May 4th and will close May 7th! DON’T MISS THESE. Links are below. Have a great day my loves ❀

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The Rhinestone Housewife Presents: Joy Lacquer; Jet City Burlesque Collection Part 1

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Hello! How are we on this bleh Monday? I can help with that bleh! I have pretties πŸ™‚ A 10 piece Valentine’s Day collection called Jet City Burlesque. Whether you are into celebrating or not, this collection has something for you. Holo, shimmer, glitter, texture, creme, jelly… am I missing anything? Seriously, some of the best quality polish I have tried! Have you used Joy Lacquer? I have and they are fabulous! I will say that these were all a tad thick. It could be the cold or maybe just the makers formula but either way they are workable without any tweaking! They are just thick for my taste. It’s all about preference. That being said, they are super smooth and the thickness makes for amazing stamping polish. Let’s get into the first 5!

Pink door is the first one. “Whether triple, colored or hidden, burlesque performances happen behind many different doors in the Seattle area. Every collection needs a soft pink hue and this one fits the bill as perfectly as the ballet pink slipper it was inspired by. Soothing and pleasant, Pink Door has a true creme finish and is opaque in 1-2 coats.” This is exactly right. Totally a 1 coater actually if you polish carefully. And she stamps! I used 2 coats with top coat for these pics. This one will be $10.00 USD.

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I added some mermaid art with vinyls from Toadarrific Vinyls! I also used The Rhinestone Housewife also from this collection.

 

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The next polish is also a crΓ¨me! Stage Kitten: “This is the term used for the stage assistants that are responsible for gathering the performers garments after they strip out of them. The true unsung heroes of burlesque! Stage Kitten is a warm taupe, almost leaning mauve. The color looks as soft as a kitten and it’s finish is a rich true creme, similar to the color of a perfect vanilla latte.” Again, this is easily a 1 coat polish and it stamps. Joy’s crΓ¨me polishes level out beautifully! This one will also be $10.00 USD.

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The art I added to Stage Kitten also used Toadarrific Vinyls. Adorable unicorns using a few polishes from this collection!

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Lost A Pastie! is up next. “Equal parts titillating and horror inducing, losing a pastie happens. You never know when or where but it strikes terror in the hearts of club owners in the Seattle area due to liquor laws. Lost a Pastie! the polish, is a marvelous interpretation of nude encrusted with Swarovoski crystal. It’s packed with holographic silver and gold glitter that appeals to the sparkle fanatic in all of us. It also contains a range of ultra-luminous orange, pink, teal and purple opalescent glitters. The nude polish base contains a light blue flash that subtly complements the abundant glitter effects, and creates a truly exhilarating finish. Full opacity is reached in 3 coats or you may try applying one coat over Stage Kitten, a similar nude base color. This color is optimally applied lightly for the first 2 coats, allowing it to dry slightly between each.” I used 3 thin coats for my swatch. it will have a slight glitter texture to it so make sure to use a good top coat! Also, a peel off glitter for easy removal! This will be $12.50 USD for a full size.

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And again with the Toadarrific Vinyls… This time a little wintery. I used Show At Midnight for that gorgeous dark sparkle.

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The Rhinestone Housewife is a favorite of mine from the Jet City Burlesque collection. “A tagline given to Hottie McNaughty, it embodies everything that Hottie stood for. A sparkly house with a quirky gem-of-a-hostess. This raspberry color is the pink cousin of our luscious red Glitter Lips polish. It sparkles and shimmers with facets just like that of it’s namesake. Silver sparks with a chrome effects are scattered in with copious amounts of pink holographic microglitter in shades of magenta, punchy pink strawberry and bubblegum. This mouthwatering shade is a must-have for pink polish lovers.” This one has a slight texture to it. You can leave it textured or add a good top coat to smooth it out. I used 2 coats with top coat to make that sparkle pop! Sooooooooo pretty! This will be available full size for $12.50 USD.

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Yay!! Some stamping πŸ™‚ I love stamping. It’s my favorite. I added some bling to the bling!

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Lastly for today we have Hottie McNaughty. “A local Seattle performer, Hottie has been described as the love child of Bugs Bunny and Carol Burnett. Hottie was known for using humor and ‘giving good face’ in her performances and performing to odd and unique music. One of her signature stage colors being orange, the polish made to represent her started with a fire-y tangerine base semi-creme base. It’s scattered with orange and contrasting purple iridescent glitter ranging from medium to large sizes. The more subtle elements include blue, orange and gold microglitter shimmers, giving this crelly (creme-jelly) a fantastically cheerful finish. For optimal application it’s recommended to use 1-2 thin coats, first avoiding most larger iridescent glitters and before the final coat, close the lid and roll the bottle again. For the last coat, permit any and all orange/purple glitter to be caught on the brush, allowing it to lay smoothly on the top layer.” That is all accurate and good advice. Definitely use a good top coat to smooth the glitters! I used 2 coats with top coat. Full sized bottle of this will be $12.50 USD.

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And back to vinyls lol!Β  I used Show At Midnight to contrast the bright orange!

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So, what do you think so far? I freaking love them and this is only half! This collection will be available in a mini (8 ml) set for $72.00 USD. Full sized (13 ml) will be available singly for the prices listed. They will also be available as a full size set for $110 USD. They are exclusive to The Rhinestone Housewife shop! “This collection was inspired by the Seattle burlesque scene that I was part of way back in the day. The burly-Q revival was fabulous and vibrant and I will always have fun remembering how we used to race from one gig to another on a Saturday night.” These will be releasing on February 14th, 2018. Which is your favorite so far? Head over to my YouTube for a swatch video for the first 5 polishes. Or, you can check my Facebook and Instagram for quick single swatches! Come back tomorrow for part 2 πŸ™‚ have a great night ❀