Necessary Evil Polish – The Samurai // 2018 Summer Metals and Multi Chromes Collection


Hi everyone! Today I have another ‘new to me’ brand, Necessary Evil Polish. I bought my first one a couple months ago on Polish Pickup but they were at the Indie Shop last week and I grabbed a few more.

The Samurai’s collection was debuted at The Indie Shop and will be coming to her Etsy store soon, I don’t see it available just yet. You can find the shop HERE. I am not affiliated.

Necessary Evil - The Samurai -- 2018 Summer Metals and Multi Chromes Collection
Necessary Evil Polish – The Samurai // 2018 Summer Metals and Multi Chromes Collection

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Bee’s Knees Lacquer – The Reaper // Arcana Chronicles Collection


Hey everyone! Today’s manicure is from Bee’s Knees Lacquer. This is part of the Arcana Chronicles Collection and it is still available on her website, which you can find HERE. I am not affiliated.

Bee's Knees Lacquer - The Reaper -- The Arcana Chronicles Collection
Bee’s Knees Lacquer – The Reaper // Arcana Chronicles Collection

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Ethereal Lacquer – Shattered Seas // Prototype


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is a special one from Ethereal Lacquer. A couple weeks ago Ethereal Lacquer put some prototypes up for sale. I was just frantically adding them all to my cart and checked out. After the fact, I realized that two of them were One of a Kind prototypes and I was so fortunate to have gotten both of them! My ninja fingers were working well that day! This polish today is one of those One of a Kinds!

You can find Ethereal Lacquer HERE. She just had a pre-order so everything is showing as sold out right now, but there will be more to come! Follow her on Instagram or join her Facebook fan group to get all the upcoming info on what’s coming! I am not affiliated.

Ethereal Lacquer - Shattered Seas -- One of a Kind Prototype
Ethereal Lacquer – Shattered Seas // Prototype

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1850 Artisan Polish – Once Upon A Dream // Summer 2018 Dreams Really Do Come True Collection


Hi everyone! May 19th was the latest Indie Shop event in Anaheim, CA. The theme this time was “TISneyland”.  I went and had a great time! Nikki from 1850 Artisan Polish was there with her newest collection, Dreams Really Do Come True. I believe this collection will be available on her website on May 26. I picked up a couple polishes from this collection and this pretty pink thermal was my first choice to wear.

Nikki is just the sweetest person! You can find her shop HERE. It’s closed for right now, but should be back open soon! I am not affiliated. As always, I have a lot of photos today.

1850 Artisan Polish - Once Upon A Dream -- Dreams Really Do Come True Spring 2018
1850 Artisan Polish – Once Upon A Dream // Summer 2018 Dreams Really Do Come True Collection

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Quixotic Polish – Shiny New Seahorse // Color of the Month January 2018

Hi everyone! Today I have another ‘new to me’ brand, Quixotic Polish. This was the Color of the Month for January 2018 but it is still available in the webstore (as of my writing this post)! I am so impressed with this polish, I cannot wait to try some more! I’m really looking forward to the new Vibes Collection coming out on May 20th! You can find this brand HERE. I am not affiliated.

Quixotic Polish - Shiny New Seahorse -- COTM January 2018
Quixotic Polish – Shiny New Seahorse // Color of the Month January 2018

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Catrice Cosmetics – ICONails Gel Lacquer // Nail Polish Now Available to the USA!


Hi everyone! Catrice Cosmetics is a brand from Europe that has not been available to those of us here in the USA, at least since swapping overseas has become so difficult. I have many Catrice polishes from back in the day that are so pretty and unusual.

Quite awhile ago I saw that Catrice Cosmetics had a US website for some of their makeup and I messaged them asking if they would ever bring any of their polish over and they said to keep watching. Quite a few months later I got an email that nail polish was available on their US website! I rushed right over to take a look (and place an order of course!). Mostly they have cremes available with one duochrome shimmer. They also have a few LE glitter polishes under the “Dazzle Bomb” then “Dazzle Nail Lacquer” headings under “Limited Editions”. These polishes are made in Luxembourg and are  10.5ml (ICONails) or France and they are 10ml (Dazzle Bomb).

So I picked out 6 polishes plus one of the Dazzle Glitters and a peel Off Basecoat to try out. You can find Catrice Cosmetics HERE for the US. I am not affiliated. Here are my picks.

Catrice Polish - My picks (3)
Catrice Cosmetics – ICONails Gel Lacquer Nail Polish // My Picks

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OPI Pop Culture Collection – Summer 2018 // Swatch and Review


Hi everyone! Today I have the new/upcoming 6 piece Pop Culture Collection from OPI. You all are going to think I’ve lost my mind when you see the photos below, but I am not hating this collection! Keep in mind you are seeing up close and expanded photos and they don’t look all that appealing, but in real life, at arm’s length, these do not look that bad. I actually really love a couple of them and at least one of them I would not wear again.

Now, I am a big fan of textured polishes. I have all the Zoya PixieDusts, OPI Liquid Sands, and a few from L’oreal among others. You do have to be a fan of gritty texture or just turn away now, these are not for you! In my opinion, these do not look good with topcoat and even worse with matte topcoat. They actually are not as bumpy and obnoxious if you layer one coat over a similar base color either. I will show you all of that below.

I bought these from PolishPick.com. You can find them HERE. I am not really affiliated, I do buy the polish from them but I am a choice in their drop down menu of where you heard about the company. I don’t get any perks if you do or don’t pick me, but please choose my name if you do make a purchase! I am not affiliated with OPI.

I do have a lot of photos today!

OPI Summer 2018 Pop Culture Collection (1)
OPI Summer 2018 Pop Culture Collection

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Comparison: Cirque Colors Earthen vs Cirque Colors Wildflowers // Spring 2018 Desert Bloom Collection


Hi everyone! Last month Cirque Colors had mystery bags for sale and to get to free shipping I wanted to add two polishes from the Desert Bloom collection so I chose Earthen & Wildflowers. When I first opened the package I was a little disappointed because they seemed so close in person. Granted, they are both gorgeous and you really can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose, but in my opinion, unless you are a diehard Cirque Collector you really only need one of these. So I’m going to do a comparison of the two so you can make your own decision on which one (or two) you need.

Comparison Cirque Colors Earthen vs Cirque Colors Wildflower ~~ Spring 2018 Desert Bloom Collection
Comparison: Cirque Colors Earthen vs Cirque Colors Wildflowers // Spring 2018 Desert Bloom Collection

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Stamped Mani: Using China Glaze Ma-holo At Me, China Glaze Glamletics and Pueen Fairytale Lover Collection Plate #1


Hi everyone! I have a quick post today. For today’s manicure I tried stamping. I think this may be my third attempt at stamping. I thought this turned out pretty well and wanted to share it. I love tone on tone stamping . I am not affiliated with any brands used today.

China Glaze Ma-holo At Me stamped with China Glaze Glamletics using Pueen Fairytale Lover Collection Plate #1 (3)
Stamped Mani: Using China Glaze Ma-holo At Me, China Glaze Glamletics and Pueen Fairytale Lover Collection Plate #1

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