Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Smitten Polish Charity Polishes for October 2015

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Tonight, I have 3 new Smitten Polish charity polishes that are launching tonight at 11 PM CST along with her brand new What a Punny Autumn Collection. I have more details after the jump about these polishes and what organizations they will benefit. All of these charity polishes will only be available during the month of October, so get your hands on them while you can!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Smitten Polish What a Punny Autumn Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Smitten Polish's What a Punny Autumn Collection to share with you! This collection consists of two glittery holos and two glittery jellies in yummy fall shades all with super cheesy punny names (some of my favorite nail polish names are puns, so I love this theme!). These will be releasing tomorrow (September 30th) at 11 PM CST along with some charity polishes that I will be posting about tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pretty & Polished Fall Glitters

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have 8 brand new polishes to share with you from Pretty & Polished's Fall Glitters Collection. This collection is a classic Pretty & Polished Collection full of glitter and flakies in gorgeous fall shades The Fall 2015 Collection launches on October 1 in  Pretty & Polished's shop along with new Halloween shades!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Negative Space All the Nails!

*Some items in this post were press samples*

Hi everyone! It's time for the monthly Paint All the Nails link-up and this time were are doing Negative Space nails! Ok, I'm going to admit...when I first saw that everyone wanted to do Negative Space nails, I was less than excited. My nails are disgustingly stained and I'm always jealous of all of the pretty negative space looks that I see around and I want to know HOW they keep their nails so nice and wear so much polish all the time. I've only done one negative space look before and I remember that I somehow got my nails looking alright then (not great), but now I feel like it's impossible. I decided I soldier on and hopefully I wouldn't be too embarrassed by my yellow nails.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Indie Inlinkz: Favorite Fall Color

*Some Press Samples Included*

Hi everyone! Today I'm doing a link-up with the ladies of Indie Inlinkz, a group of lovely bloggers who do a monthly link-up featuring indie polishes. For this month's prompt, we are exploring our favorite fall color! It's no secret that I'm an orange lover (yes that's me...sitting in the corner by myself), and I've amassed quite a collection of orange indies that are perfect for fall. Whether it be more burnt oranges or bright Halloween oranges, I don't discriminate. I have way more fabulous oranges than this in my collection (MANY that are more summer appropriate), but I picked out 8 great ones to share today that I think are fall appropriate. I'm sure I probably left out some that I love, but this is all my brain could come up with in the wee hours of the morning when I was putting this post together (just being real). These photos were taken anytime from last week to over a year and a half ago, so they are all over the place when it comes to poses, lighting, etc.. so just bear with me! Also I few of them are no longer available, so I apologize for that, but I just had to share them because they are favorites of mine!

Great Lakes Lacquer Friends Collection, Part 2

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Great Lakes Lacquer's The Friends Collection, Part 2 to share with you! Once again, Mariah has paid homage to her fabulous friends with these gorgeous polishes! I was cracking up laughing when I saw the descriptions for these polishes because I pretty much knew who almost all of these friends were right off the bat! The Friends Collection, Part 2 will launch in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop on September 27th at 3 PM EST, along with the October LEs that I showed you on Monday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hare Polish Daddy Warlock for October's A Box, Indied

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have Hare Polish's contribution to October's A Box, Indied. The theme for the September box is "Bewitched!" and all of the polish have a mystical, magical theme that's perfect for Halloween. October's box is also a very special all holo box, so if you are a holo lover you definitely want to pick this one up. Other participants in the October box include Colors by Llarowe, Girly Bits, Serum No. 5, and Different Dimension. The October box releases this Saturday (September 26) at 12 PM MDT on Llarowe's website

Hare Polish Daddy Warlock is a black linear holo filled with multi colored ultra chrome flakes, gold flakes, and reddish/coppery flakes. Formula was super easy to work with and I got full coverage in 3 thin coats. All of the colors look so beautiful swimming against the inky black base and make for a truly magical polish. It's definitely not your average black holo and I would expect nothing less from Hare Polish!

CrowsToes Exclusive Trio for Color4Nails

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have an exclusive trio for Color4Nails to share with you. I'm sure that most of you know by now that Color4Nails is now stocking Crowstoes Nail Color, and to celebrate, Lauri has created a duochrome trio that will exclusively be available there. These launched last week and are in stock now on the Color 4 Nails website, so be sure to check them out! I apologize for not having this post up in time for the launch, but I was on vacation last week.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Great Lakes Lacquer October 2015 Limited Editions

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Great Lakes Lacquer's October Limited Edition polishes to share with you. Both of these polishes are inspired by The Walking Dead, which I'm sure so many of you love (including me) and are looking forward to the new season. The October Limited Editions will launch in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop on September 27th at 3 PM EST, along with the Friends Collection, Part 2 (which I will be showing you SOON).

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Baroness X Nail Care Products: Flair Free Mani Bombs, Swatcher's Balm, and Imperial Fizzies

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have some more nail care products on the blog, this time from Baroness X. Demi, headmistress over at Baroness X, sent me 3 products from her line to try out and I'm excited to share them with you today! All of these products (except the Swatcher's Balm, which is releasing later this month) are available now in the Baroness X shop, so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Falling into Fall: KBShimmer Rust No One

*Press Sample, Previously Reviewed*

Hi everyone! Today I have another older fall polish to share with you, this one from KBShimmer's Fall 2014 Collection. Since the NEW KBSHIMMER FALL COLLECTION went live today, I thought, why not reminisce about last year? (By the way, If you haven't checked out the new collection, check out my post here.) Rust No One was one of my favorites from last year's fall collection and it's actually nice to wear anytime, but I especially love it for fall.

Rust No One is a rusty red linear holo polish. Formula is just perfection, with full opacity in 2 easy coats. This is such a classy color and the orangey undertones make it perfect for fall. One thing that I love is that it is very fall-like without being super vampy, so that's a good change of pace if you wanted something a bit brighter. I wore this recently because it matched an outfit I was wearing to an event perfectly (I know...being matchy-matchy isn't cool...but I just had to!). Unfortunately, I just checked and this pretty has been discontinued in KBShimmer's shop, but another great red holo option for the fall that they DO have in stock would be Men are From Marsala. It's a bit more earthy and less orange than Rust No One, but still a fantastic choice.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Multichrome Monday: Baroness X Quiet Enchantment Collection

*Press Samples, Press Release*

Hi everyone! I have a brand new multichrome collection to share with you and I couldn't resist making it my Multichrome Monday feature (which I've been slacking on lately)! Baroness X is releasing a 4 piece multichrome collection called the Quiet Enchantment Collection. These multichromes contain either flakies or holo shards in them to make them extra special! The Quiet Enchantment Collection will be available on September 18th at 12 PM PST as a set or as single polishes in the Baroness X shop. You guys know I love multichromes, so get ready for TONS OF PICTURES! I've also included the meanings of the names for each polish from Demi's press release since they are very unique!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alopecia Awareness Mani + Glam Polish Bad Hair Day

Hi everyone! I meant to post this yesterday, but I got caught up prepping for my week long vacation and I never got around to it. Today I have a very special mani to share with you in honor of Alopecia Awareness Month! Rachel from Glam Polish is helping to spread education and awareness about Alopecia as well as participating in fundraising efforts to benefit the Australia Alopecia Areata Foundation with a special fundraising polish, Bad Hair Day which I will be showing you at the end of this post. Yesterday (Saturday, September 12), Rachel organized a social media event using the hashtag #bluemanisforalopeciaawareness, so be sure to check out that hashtag and even contribute a blue mani of your own! 

For my mani, I decided to do a dotted gradient. I used a base if Pahlish Ace of Fours II (Bespoke Batch) because I loved that it was white so it made a good base for the dots, but it also was filled with blue flecks. For my dots, I used 4 Glam Polishes: Paradise, Sinister, Illusion, and Book of Shadows. I was inspired to do this dot gradient by The Lacquerologist's recent mani in the 31DC2015.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Scofflaw Autumn 2015 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the Scofflaw Autumn 2015 Collection to share with you. Finch has put together an amazing collection of 9 polishes and 1 duo with a variety of inspirations that are just unique and fabulous. This collection releases on Thursday, September 17th at 8 PM CST in the Scofflaw shop.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Pretty & Polished Dusty Creme Collection (Partial)

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have 6 brand new polishes to share with you from Pretty & Polished's Dusty Creme Collection. There are a total of 10 gorgeous cremes in this collection that are based on Pantone's fall trend colors of 2015. These cremes have fine grey flakes in them that give them a dusty/smoky appearance, so they are very unique. The Dusty Creme Collection launches on Wednesday, September 9th in Pretty & Polished's shop.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pahlish September 2015 Duo: Objects of Curiosity

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have Pahlish's September 2015 Duo to share with you, called the Objects of Curiosity Duo. This duo goes along with Pahlish's The Little Prince-themed Matters of Consequence Collection and they are all releasing tonight at 7 PM CST in the Pahlish shop. The Objects of Curiosity Duo will only be available during the month of September, so grab it while you can!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Glam Polish Wicked Intent Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the limited edition Glam Polish Wicked Intent Collection to share with you. This is a 6 piece collection full of vampy holos full of glitter and contrasting shimmer that are just divine. These (along with the Darkly Dreaming Collection and Alopecia Awareness polish, Bad Hair Day) release today at 6 PM Eastern time.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Liquid Sky Lacquer Cozy Autumn Nights Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Tonight I have Liquid Sky Lacquer's Cozy Autumn Nights Collection to share with you. This collection consists of 4 polishes including 2 glittery jellies and 2 glitter toppers. All of these have ultrachrome flakies in them as well! Fall really gets me in the mood for glitters (I feel like I haven't worn them much at all this summer) so I was very excited for these! The Cozy Autumn Nights Collection launches this Saturday, September 5th at 2 PM PST in Liquid Sky Lacquer's shop.

JORD Wood Watch Gift Card Giveaway!

*Sponsored Giveaway*

Hi everyone! I hope you saw my post yesterday about the gorgous JORD wood watch that I was sent to review (if can see it here). Well JORD was generous enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers so you can have the chance to win one of three gift cards to use toward purchasing your own watch. The wooden watches are so unique and they have a fantastic variety of really cool designs on the JORD website.

Contest Details
-Anyone may enter (US or International)
-3 winners will be selected
-Be sure to fill out the JORD entry form (first entry choice) so 
that they can contact you if you are selected to be a winner
-Contest ends on Sept 10th

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck to everyone!   Watches Made From Wood

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

JORD Wood Watch Review - Zebrawood and Maple

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have a very different review to share with you! I was recently contacted by JORD to review one of their fabulous wood watches. I have admired them on several blogs, so I jumped at the chance to try one myself. A watch made out of wood is not something you see every day and it's certainly gotten a lot of attention since I've started wearing it. It's such a fun and beautiful piece for daily wear! JORD's entire range of wood watches are available from the JORD website.

*EDITED TO ADD* If you want a chance to win a gift card towards your very own JORD watch, they have been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway for my readers!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pahlish Matters of Consequence Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Pahlish's newest release, the Matters of Consequence Collection. This 7-piece collection was inspired by Shannon's favorite book, The Little Prince. This collection, along with the September Duo (which I will have up in a day or two!), releases this coming Sunday, September 6th at 7 pm CST in Pahlish's shop.