Hi everyone! I became aware that the OPI Lisbon Collection had store exclusives and ordered them online right away. Both Sally Beauty and Ulta have 3 exclusive colors each. I ordered mine online so I am not sure if they are in stores or not, but I just checked both online stores and they all seem to be available still (as of my writing this post). There are also some comparisons at the bottom of the post with other Lisbon Collection colors. I am not affiliated with OPI, Sally Beauty or Ulta.
Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is from Great Lakes Lacquer. Unfortunately this was an exclusive polish from January’s Polish Pickup, so it’s no longer available. If you like this one, check out all the other gorgeous things on her website HERE.
If you are not familiar with Polish Pickup, it’s a way for a bunch of indie polish makers (plus wax makers, cuticle care makers and jewelry makers) to get together to do an exclusive polish (etc.) around a central theme, and have them up for sale for just a few days each month.
What I like about this concept is you can try different and ‘new to you’ brands (plus old favorites) and shipping is just $3 within the US no matter how many polishes you buy or how many orders you make within that 4 day period the shop is open. So the shop is open the first Friday through Monday of each month. If you place 4 orders in that time frame, you will only pay $3 shipping (once the extra shipping is refunded). If you buy 20 polishes within that weekend, shipping is still only $3 (and you are very lucky!!) 🙂
The Polish Pickup has really taken off and grew quickly. These days there are often over 60 unique offerings so it’s hard to whittle down your shopping list!! You can read all about Polish Pickup HERE and shop to your hearts desire March 2-5, 2018. That is the next opening weekend for the store. March’s theme is Books and the sneak peeks in the Facebook group look Gorgeous!! This is going to be an expensive month I’m afraid!
I am not affiliated with Great Lakes Lacquer or Polish Pickup.
Hi everyone! Today’s post was a manicure I wore about a week ago. I had to make an emergency trip out of town but I took some quick pictures before I removed this and left town. 1850 Artisan Polish is a relatively new brand. She just launched in January. This is the third polish I’ve worn from her and I am really impressed! You can find this and everything else she has to offer HERE. I am not affiliated.
Hi everyone! I have a quick look at the next Orly Collection for Spring 2018, Pastel City.
I’ve been getting the Orly Collections from the Orly Color Pass. With the Color Pass you sign up in advance for a year’s worth of collections (4 in all) at a discount price. So every three months or so you will just receive in the mail the most current Orly Collection plus some great bonuses with each shipment. You can check out and sign up for the Color Pass HERE.
They also included a way to save $10 off the annual subscription price by using the code PASTELCITY. This is not an affiliate code, just a way to save you some money. I am not affiliated with Orly and will receive nothing by you using that code.
Hey everyone! Today’s polish was made in honor of Bee’s Knees winning a couple of awards in the most recent IndieSwatch Awards. They won for Best New Brand and Best Blue Polish (for House On Haunted Chill). Congratulations Sarah on your win! Bee’s Knees will have a new collection coming out this Friday, February 9 and I think the extra from the prototype sale will be available too! If you like this one, check her website HERE on Friday! I am not affiliated with Bee’s Knees.
Hi everyone! Today I have the polish that Danette, the maker of Don Deeva, made for her birthday last year. What better day to wear this one than on her birthday this year! Danette, if you’re seeing this, I wish you all the very best on your birthday and every day!
Hi everyone! I saw on Facebook this morning that 1850 Artisan Polish was having a specially priced Valentine’s Day Duo with two of her polishes, Santa Monica Pier and Lovely. I don’t have Lovely yet, but I do have SMP and thought, “I wonder what that would look like layered over my bright pink Shleee Polish mani from yesterday?”.
So I tried it… and I love it! I am not affiliated with 1850 Artisan Polish or Shleee Polish.
Hi everyone! Today’s manicure comes from another ‘new to me’ brand. The brand has been around for a long time, I just never ordered from them before now. So I am learning how the brand works with restocks and it seems like she does a weekly release every Friday at 9am EST (which is 6am PST here in California). From what I’m gathering, she has a few new polishes each Friday and it’s kind of a one and done. However, if something sells out and there is enough interest in the polish returning there may be a 2.0 or 3.0 (etc.) version remade. I think there are little tweaks to the subsequent versions, but I’m not positive about that.
Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is from another brand new indie brand, 1850 Artisan Polish. I bought almost all of the polishes from her Debut Collection and the couple I didn’t get, I’m going to go back for!
Nikki is the maker of 1850 Artisan Polish and I asked her on Instagram how she came up with the name for her polish brand. I am paraphrasing, but she replied that she is a California girl and loves her home and that 1850 was the year that California became a state. She also mentioned that most of her polish colors are inspired by her surroundings and the people around her. I just thought you all may be interested in that little tidbit of information about this new brand.
You can find this polish and all her other offerings on her website HERE. I am not affiliated. I have a lot of photos today!
Hey everyone! Today I went way back to 2011!! This was a time before a lot of indie polish brands started popping up and Finger Paints wowed the MakeupAlley Nail Board with their Special Effects Collection. This was a collection of 5 flakie toppers. You’ll see in my pictures my bottle looks like the base has turned yellow, but as far as I can remember, it was yellow when I bought it, all 5 of them were. It doesn’t hurt anything, as long as you use it over a darker color.
In 2014 Finger Paints came out with another flakie topper collection called the Kaleidoscope Collection. That also had 5 polishes and they were in a clear base. I do have those also, but they just never excited me the way this first collection did. I am not affiliated with Finger Paints.