Wildflower Lacquer ~ PPU Dec. ’18

*Provided for review

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And just like that, we are on to December PPU polishes! I hope you all got everything you wanted this past shopping weekend πŸ™‚ I also hope you saved a little extra cash for the PPU weekend coming up. There are some gorgeous polishes and every one of them will have a cap this month! Let’s get to the polish then we can go over the deets.

Nemophilist “meaning ‘one who is fond of forests or forest scenery’ is an indigo jelly with copper shimmer, UCC flakies that shift from red to gold, purple to blue, and scattered holographic flakes.” How fantastic is this polish?! The base is jelly so yay! It has holo and flakies and shiftiness. It dries nice and smooth. It’s just sooo good. I used 3 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. This polish will be $12.50 USD with a cap of 67!!

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I loved the art with matte top coat. I don’t always matte my art, but this screamed to be matted! Don’t forget, there are only 67 bottle of Nemophilist. Polish Pickup is not pre-order this month. Every maker has a set amount of product and shipping will begin right after the buying window closes. Make sure you prepare your ninja fingers! PPU will be open December 7th – 10th. The theme; Enchanted Forest, has brought about some beautiful polishes so don’t be late πŸ™‚ Links below ❀

 

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Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: Glisten & Glow Mother Moon & Mother Fauna, Bundle Monster (now Maniology) plate BMS187.

Stella Chroma ~ Constellation Trio

*Provided for review

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Hey! I hope everyone’s holiday shopping has gotten off to a good start! I also hope you left room in your budget to treat yourself. I have 3 multi-chrome, magnetic, flakie polishes to share with you that I am pretty sure you are going to need. Shall we?

Gemini “is a black jelly polish with green-gold-red shifting magnetic flakies.” The base for these polishes are sheer but they all build up nicely. The formula is smooth and applies wonderfully. Pam shared a blog post with me that helped me immensely with these magnetics. I will link it at the bottom. I followed it to a T, so if you have any questions please check that out! I used 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Gemini will be $13 USD.

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Perseus “is a black jelly with gold-red-violet shifting magnetic flakies.” This one turned out to be an unexpected favorite. For me, this one had the most shifty-ness. The flakies seem a little bigger in this polish so maybe that’s why. Either way it is fabulous. Again, the formula is flawless. I am REALLY starting to be spoiled by all these amazing polishes lately ❀ I used 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Perseus will be $13 USD.

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Orion “is a black jelly polish with violet-blue-green shifting magnetic flakies.” This was the one I thought would be my favorite. I still love it, don’t get me wrong, Perseus just stood out to me ❀ This is the exact multi-chrome I always go for. The purply-blue-green one πŸ™‚ Now I have the option to magnetize it and I am super happy about that! Super smooth look once its dried down. Formula is spot on. 2 thin coats with a 3rd thicker coat and glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Orion will also be $13 USD.

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You can get these polishes singly at the prices listed above or you can purchase them as a set for $36 USD. There will also be a variety of magnets to purchase as well starting at $3 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.” Overall, I am extremely happy with these. I wasn’t into the magnetic thing until I had them on. It really is a 3-D look that is mesmerizing. Don’t miss out! Links below πŸ™‚

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Holy Grail Blog Post For Magnetic Polish!

Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: Gemini; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Winstonia plate W417. Perseus; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Born Pretty plate BP-64, Winstonia plate W419. Orion; SinfulColors Gold Medal, Pueen plate 18. *Links where available.

Stella Chroma ~ LE Holiday Duo

*Provided for review

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I missed Black Friday 😦 I have been sick for a few days now. I really thought I could push through it to get things done in a timely manner. I usually don’t get sick so my time management was terrible and I apologize. Without wasting anymore time, let’s check out Pam’s LE Holiday Duo!

 

RosΓ© Til Champagne “is a luxe rose gold metallic foil polish with shining silver flakes.” Luxe is right! This polish feels so high class on the nails. So flashy and eye-catching. It lays flat on the nail and dries smooth. It is pretty opaque without being thick or clumpy. The silver flakes are the absolute perfect touch to this polish. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats. RosΓ© Til Champagne will be $13 USD.

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Merlot Ho Ho! “is a rich burgundy red with a unique holographic shimmer.” This color is the definition of black cherry. Like a perfect exact color match ❀ I love this so very much. Formula is impeccable and it pretty much polishes itself. 2 perfect coats with glossy and matte top coats. Merlot Ho Ho! will be $13 USD.

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The LE Holiday Duo is available now through the end of 2018. You can get them singly at the prices listed above or you can get the set for $24 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.” Don’t forget to show some small business love today ❀ Links below. Stay tuned for the magnetic polishes also from Stella Chroma!!

 

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Live Swatches

Products Used For Art: RosΓ© Til Champagne; SinfulColors Black On Black, Winstonia stamping plates W112 & W117. Merlot Ho Ho!; SinfulColors Snow Me White & Gold Medal, Beauty Big Bang plates 13 & 15. *Links where available.

Stella Chroma ~ The Nutcracker Trio

*Provided for review

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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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Live Swatches:

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.

Glisten & Glow ~ Black Friday Duo

*Provided for review

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It’s that time of year!! Even if you don’t leave your house, chances are that you’re already making your Black Friday shopping/wish list. I have tons to show you this week so let’s jump right in with Jill’s Black Friday Duo!!

 

T-Day Turns To B-FriYAY! is a medium heathered teal crΓ¨me based linear holo with red/blue/purple ucc flakies, bronze/red/copper ucc flakies,red/blue/pink unicorn shimmers, and a light dusting of silver galaxy holo microglitters. It sounds like tons but it all goes together perfectly. These 2 polishes might have the best G&G formula I have used yet. If you polish thick enough these could easily be 1 coaters. I used 2 immaculate coats plus Glisten & Glow glossy and matte top coats. As for the art, I wanted to do sweaters πŸ™‚ Black Friday is definitely always at least sweater weather ❀ This polish will be $11 USD.

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$hopping Is My Cardio is a light heathered purple crΓ¨me based linear holo with blue/purple ucc flakies, bronze/red ucc flakies, a strong red/blue/pink unicorn shimmers, and a light dusting of silver galaxy holo microglitters. It seems like I say this a lot lately, but this is now in my top 10 polishes. This has every single thing I love in a polish ❀ It’s just rainbows on rainbows without blinding you!! I am wearing it now and I just can’t get enough! Like I said above, the formula is absolutely flawless. 2 thin coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats. The art sticks with the sweater theme. This polish will be $11 USD.

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LOVE!! This duo will be sold as a duo for $20 USD or singly for the prices listed above. Not to mention that these are eligible for the Black Friday discount!! The code and all info is included in that last pic πŸ™‚ Make sure to keep extra room on that wish list! Much more to come ❀ Links below. Have a great Sunday y’all xoxo

 

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Live Swatches:

Products Used For Art: Glisten & Glow polishes Mother Fire and Mother Wind. Beauty Big Bang holiday plate 14.

LevelUP Lacquer ~ PPU Nov. ’18

*Provided for review

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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™‚

 

LevelUP Lacquer: Shop: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram: Twitter:

Polish Pickup: What It Is: Shop: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram:

Live Swatch

*Instagram Swatch

Moonflower Polish ~ PPU Nov ’18

*Provided for review

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Hello! I am so happy that this month is Bad Ass Women month over at Polish Pickup! As a woman, there isn’ t anything quite as powerful and uplifting as another strong female ❀ The polishes that have been created this month are just beyond amazing. “Moonflower Polish chose Carrie Fischer as Leia Organa. It’s important to make the distinction that MFP is using the actress as well as the character she’s most known for. As a person, Carrie was one of the most badass women in Hollywood. And huge mental health advocate, she was unapologetic about her issues and struggles. Nadia deeply admired her wit and passion about life. Yes, she had plenty of faults, but no one ever said she was perfect, and she never tried to be. That was one of the things she loved about her.
The character she played, was even more important to Nadia. From her first encounter with Darth Vader right at the beginning of New Hope, you knew this girl was a spitfire and more than she seemed. When Luke, Han, and Chewie are trying to rescue her, and she says “this is some rescue, you broke in here and don’t have a plan to get out”, then grabs the blaster from Luke and ends up rescuing them all instead…that’s when you knew she was not a princess in need of rescue. If you stop to think about it, she had just endured what could possibly be the most traumatic thing a person can experience, the destruction of her home planet, everything and everyone she knows and loves, gone in an instant, only to then be tortured and thrown in jail. Yet she never falters, she never quits, she never breaks, she has a mission and won’t stop till it’s completed. Years later, when we see her again in The Force Awakens we know her life between Return of the Jedi and then has had it’s share of heartbreak and struggles. Yet she’s still there, leading The Resistance and the fight against The First Order.
And that is why, for Badass Woman, Nadia did not want to use Princess Leia in her white outfit with buns in her hair or the skimpy gold bikini, she used to promotional pictures of her in The Last Jedi, as General Organa, leader of The Resistance.”

The General is a blueish gray creme base with red to gold color shifting aurora shimmers and scattered holo. Dual purpose, use for stamping or wear as regular polish in 1-2 coats. Dries semi-matte. The first thing I have to say about this is the formula was spectacular. Like totally flawless. The shimmer looked more hot pink than red to me. I actually paired it with pink 2 times without even realizing it. It stamps perfectly ❀ I have tons of pics to share with you for this one. It pairs with everything. I used 2 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Please add this to your list. If you don’t, you will regret it and we don’t want that!! It is easily one of the best polishes I have ever used! Alone or for stamping. PPU is open November 2nd – 5th, 2018 so set those alarms πŸ™‚ The General will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 150 bottle so don’t wait πŸ™‚ As always links below. Have a fantabulous weekend ❀

 

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Live YouTube Swatches

Glisten & Glow ~ Rainbow Connection 5 Year Anniversary Polishes

*Provided for review

 

Hey! Are we ready to make this Monday fantastic? I have some Glisten & Glow LE’s to brighten up your day! Just recently, Annette from Rainbow Connection UK, celebrated 5 years in business ❀ Jill from G&G was one of the first brands offered on RCUK so it was only fitting she make some special polishes for the occasion πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look.

Do What You Love is a deep berry holo polish with glowing flashes of purple/blue ucc flakies and a light undertone of pink shimmers. The flakes in this give me life! Seriously so eye-catching. This is a great polish for fall! Formula was wonderful as per usual for Jill’s polishes. I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Escape To Somewhere Magical is a deep purple holo polish with pink/copper/orange/bronze ucc flakies and a robust copper shimmer. To be completely honest, when I opened the package I thought this one was nice but the other one was amazing. After swatching them I realized they are both amazing but this one is better than amazing! Escape To Somewhere Magical has so many looks due to the always changing flakies. When matte, it looks like it is on fire from within. Perfect formula ❀ I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Don’t you just love them? I could just stare at these all day. Gimme all the flakies ❀ These polishes will be available on October 7th 2018 at 7pm EST. Each polish will be $11 USD. Don’t forget about Glisten & Glow’s product of the month for October: CTRL – ALT – DEL Latex Barrier! Links are below πŸ™‚ Have a great Monday ❀

 

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Nailed It! Nail Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

*Provided for review

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Hi! Back again with another Polish Pickup polish! Tia from Nailed It! Nail Polish has decided to use Crowley from Supernatural as her inspiration. Do you watch this show? I have not. Looks like I really need to. I started to once but I never kept up with it. Gonna have to get on that! For now, let’s get on to lookin at this polish!

 

King Of The Crossroads is “a deep midnight blue with a strong shimmer that shifts from red to orange to gold, accented with flashes of electric blue sparks, red/gold ucc flakies and a subtle linear holo sparkle.” Strong shimmer is correct! The polish looks purple most of the time. It’s so shifty and wonderful. The formula was up there with some of the best πŸ™‚ Super easy to use. You could use 2 coats but I used 3 thin coats (SHOCKING!) with glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

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Will you be picking this one up? This polish will be $12.50 USD and there will only be 120 bottles available. PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. Don’t miss it! Links below πŸ™‚

 

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Live YouTube Swatches

Moonflower Polish ~ PPU Oct. ’18

*Provided for review

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Hey guys! I have more polishes for you from this months Polish Pickup. The theme for October is Villains! Nadia from Moonflower Polish has chosen to take on Star Wars Grand Admiral Thrawn. “My love of sci-fi really became an obsession when I read the Heir to the Empire Trilogy (also known as the Thrawn Trilogy) by Timothy Zahn as a pre-teen. I consider them to be necessary reading for any Star Wars fan. For decades, the books, comics, and video games of the Star Wars Expanded Universe was all SW fans had until the prequels and new Episodes came out. Sadly, after Disney’s acquisition of SW, they re-branded all these materials as “Legends” and declared them non-cannon in April 2014. However, not all hope is lost as a few characters have made their way back, including Thrawn who was once again introduced as a villain in the Disney SW Rebels cartoon show. Thrawn is a humaniod alien in the Star Wars Universe, one of the few to rise the ranks in the Empire. He’s described as having blue skin with red eyes and black hair, and is known for his brilliant strategic mind and ruthlessness. My polish is inspired by his appearance and uniform.” I know that’s kind of a lot but I think it’s necessary. I am a Star Wars fan (not HUGE HUGE but still) and I had no idea this character existed. I am really happy to have this info and I want o have it out there for anyone else like me who didn’t know. Now that you have been here forever, you might as well get some pretty pics!

 

The Grand Admiral “is a bright cerulean blue creme with red shimmer, red-pink-gold aurora pigment, and gold, gunmetal, and red microflakes, with scattered holo.”Β  Fun fact: cerulean blue is my all time favorite color. I used to pronounce it ser-you-lean… I was like 10 lol. Anyways, this blue is so perfect for it’s inspiration. Like the exact color! Nadia’s polishes are always on the thicker side since they are specifically made for nail art and stamping. The Grand Admiral wasn’t too thick at all. Perfectly creamy and smooth. It could totally be a 1 coater. I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coat for my swatches.

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It’s so bold stamped over red ❀ I am really glad I have this for my collection. Make sure you add it to yours! PPU will be open October 5th – 8th. This polish will be $13.50 USD and there will only be 75 full sized bottles available. Links are below! Have a great day!

 

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Polish Pickup: Shop: What It Is: FB Page: FB Group: Instagram:

Live YouTube Swatches