Illyrian Polish – Supreme // July 2018 Mystery Grab Bags


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is from Illyrian Polish. A couple weeks ago she opened up her shop and had some three polish mystery grab bags available. You have to be kind of fast at her restocks/launches sometimes, but it is always worth it!

The website is down right now before another big launch this week but you can check out their Facebook page to get all the information! You can find the FB page HERE. I am not affiliated. I have a lot of photos today!

Illyrian - Supreme -- July 2018 Mystery Bag.
Illyrian Polish – Supreme // July 2018 Mystery Grab Bags

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Sinful Colors – Shimmy Shimmy // 2018 Vanessa Hudgens Collection


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure was a tough color for me to get my hands on! Originally the Vanessa Hudgens Collection was sold at Ulta; it was super easy to find and purchase. This color however didn’t make it due to some production problems. A couple months of excuses and people getting sent free ones from Sinful Colors (if they were lucky enough) and finally there was a release at Walgreens (maybe other stores also, but I know many people were able to get this at Walgreens). Unfortunately for me, my Walgreens stores have not got any new Sinful Collections all year and my Walmart no longer carries ANY Sinful Colors! It’s very difficult for me to ever find Walgreens or Walmart releases. This is why I really wish Sinful Colors would just open an online store. It would be so much easier that way for many of us!

I’d congratulate the people on the Sinful Colors FB fan page when they were sent free ones or won drawings for them but would put my wish out there hoping that I could get my hands on this color. Then a polish fairy who goes by @walkofnails came to my rescue! She’d seen my posts of wanting this one and not being able to find it in my area so when she found some at her local Walgreens, she thought of me and messaged if I’d like one.

That’s why I love the nail polish community. People are always looking out for each other and helping each other out. So that is my story of getting my hands on this color. Thank you Amy for helping me!

Sinful Colors - Shimmy Shimmy -- 2018 Vanessa Hudgens Collection (20)
Sinful Colors – Shimmy Shimmy // 2018 Vanessa Hudgens Collection

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Polish ‘M – O Pal! What A Gem! // January 2018 Polish Pickup Crystals & Gemstones


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure has actually been my manicure for the last 4 days! I just took my pictures this morning (day 4)! It has really held up well!

This polish was a very limited polish back in January’s Polish Pickup and I missed out on it. I kept watching destashes and hoping to find it. Finally someone posted in the Polish Pickup buy/sell/trade FB group to list any past PPU shades you were wanting. I guess they had quite a few they were wanting to destash. Well, I never heard from the original poster of that post, but someone else messaged me they had it and would sell it! My day finally came! If you are ever wanting a HTF polish, never give up hope! You never know when or how you may be able to get your hands on it!

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Polish ‘M – O Pal! What A Gem! // January 2018 Polish Pickup Crystals & Gemstones

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Ethereal Lacquer – Whimsy // June 2018


Hi everyone! We have family visiting from out of town so I’ve been working on this post for about 3 days now. This manicure is from Ethereal Lacquer. She took a hiatus for a couple years, but she is back and I am so happy I get to enjoy her pretty creations! You can find her store HERE. It would be best to follow her on Instagram or join her Facebook page to get the updates on when she has a restock. I am not affiliated, just a fan!

Ethereal Lacquer - Whimsy -- June 2018
Ethereal Lacquer – Whimsy // June 2018

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Polished For Days – Willow // Spring 2018 Enchanted Forest Collection


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is a gorgeous polish from Polished For Days. If you love strong contrasting shimmer, this may be one for you! You can find this polish and much more at the website HERE. I am not affiliated.

Polished For Days - Willow -- Spring 2018 Enchanted Forest Collection
Polished For Days – Willow // Spring 2018 Enchanted Forest Collection

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Cadillacquer – Alaska // May 2018 All I Need Collection


Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is another ‘new to me’ brand. I do have an older color from Cadillacquer but it’s still untried (from 2015). Cadillacquer is made in Zurich, Switzerland and doesn’t seem to have a dedicated web store, but they have many national and international distributors, so no matter where you live, you should be able to get your hands on this brand! You can find them at Hypnotic Polish, Lakodom, Whats Up Nails, and Color4Nails. The last is where I purchased mine from. I am not affiliated.

Cadillacquer - Alaska -- All I Need Collection May 2018
Cadillacquer – Alaska // May 2018 All I Need 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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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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Finger Paints – The Fantasy Collection Spring 2018


Hi everyone! Today I have a collection of 6 polishes from Finger Paints to share with you. Finger Paints are only found at Sally Beauty stores. I checked my store in the middle of April and this collection was not out yet, but I went again a couple days ago and a full, new collection was out on the shelves. Even better, the polishes were Buy 1 Get 1 50% off! You have to love a polish sale!

If you love contrasting shimmer like I do, this is the collection you have to see! I am not affiliated with Sally Beauty or Finger Paints.

Finger Paints Summer 2018 The Fantasy Collection (1)
Finger Paints – The Fantasy Collection Spring 2018

 

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