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Y’all. Narnia is finally cooling down! It’s only supposed to be 65 tomorrow. HOOOOOODIE WEATHER, HALLELOO. Watch, now that I’ve said that, it’s gonna be hot as balls. Shoot. My bad, folks. My bad.

 

Whatever. The heat never bothered me anyway.

 

…That’s a damn lie. It gets above 70 and I start melting and whining.

 

Bubutbutbut to bring in the cooler weather, I’ve got an AWESOME Halloween Collection from a super neat new-to-me indie! Posh Paints Nail Lacquer joined the indie world back in January, and Courtney has created some gorgeous things since, no lie. I need to get my hands on her holos, my goodness.

This collection is absolutely fabulous, it’s bright and dark all at the same time and a ton of fun. Made up of 5 polishes, there’s two crellies/jellies, one fantastic glitter bomb, and two cremes. The collection is also currently up for preorder from now until September 29th! Just wait till you guys see the names, you’re going to love them. Cheeky without being vulgar. Do like!

 

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Ghoul Please! is a fun white crelly with a mix of orange, black, green, purple and holo silver glitters. Keep an eye out, folks! The other two with glitter are made up of the same glitters, just in different bases. I love it! They look similar, but then again not at all. Ghoul Please! went on really easily and I didn’t have to fish for glitters. Had my nails been shorter, I totally could have gotten away with two coats, but my VNL is so… well, visible, I had to use three. Bah. It wasn’t too thick, though!

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Creep It Real; a black jelly base with a mix of orange, black, green, purple and holo silver glitters. The tiny black glitters were a tad hidden due to the base, but the sparkle from them could totally be seen! I only needed two thin coats and top coat and I was good to go! I’ve never been one to like crellies or jellies, but these two have totally changed my mind. they’re just so fun!

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Fright This Way;  a mix of orange, black, green, purple and holo silver glitters in a silver holographic base. OH MY. I want to use this as a topper for each Halloween mani. It’s so fun and flashy, it is life. My photos show it as two coats alone with top coat.

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That’s My BOO! is a Prince-worthy purple creme. It went on in two buttery smooth coats, and the shine is out of this world. This purple is my favorite kind. It’s warm, but dark and cool at the same time? Color theory. I don’t know it. But purdy. That I do know. It’s definitely also worth mentioning that it did not stain! EEE!

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Witch Better Have My Candy; an orange creme. THE NAME. The name alone makes this my favorite out of the collection. The color, though, man. It went on in two coats and is perfect. Not quite neon, not too dark. I’ve decided that it’s like a happy traffic cone color, but Halloween edition. Ugh, I need backup bottles of this one for sure.witchbetterhavemycandy-3witchbetterhavemycandy-2

 

I also attempted to art with these in the form of a simple smooshy mani. I kinda really dig it, yo!

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The whole collection is pretty great, huh? You can snag it now for preorder until the 29th for $40 or individually for $9 each. The Halloween Collection will fully launch on October 1st. All shipping will start on the 3rd! I promise, y’all want this collection to kick off the fall season.

 

Oh! Also, my dear Courtney sent me some of her base coat to try, and I’m not having a whole lot of luck so far. THAT BEING SAID. Base coats and how polish wears on folks totally depends on body chemistry. I don’t have much luck at all with base coats these days, but I’m going to keep trying it out!

 

And now for all the links!

Any favorites from the collection? I’m definitely digging on the cremes for sure!

 

I’ll be back in a day or two, after I’ve had some time to enjoy the cooler weather and my pumpkin spice ALL THE THINGS.

 

Velasha out!

 

 

***These polishes were sent to me in exchange for an honest review, which can be found above. All opinions are my own.***

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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn Demi, back at it again with the gorgeous polishes!

 

Yeah, I went there. Fits though, eh? Anywho. I’m currently on my way to Polish Con 2016 in Chicago (keep an eye on my instagram for photos and shenanigans throughout the day!), but this gorgeous little blue polish, Gleam, releases today, so I wanted to get a post up in time to show it off.

Gleam is a part of The Lost Coast Collection from www.baronessx.com, which releases today. It’s made up of 5 different mind-blowingly gorgeous polishes and the first 50 orders of the full set will include a salty, fizzy foot soak and hydrating matte lotion in the scent Hot Buttered Rum. The collection was inspired by the Lost Coast near Fort Bragg, California. The photo in my header was taken back in 2012, and just wait till you guys see the whole collection when it goes live later. Every single polish can be seen throughout the inspiration photos that have been posted on BX’s IG. Ashley from Pretty Lush Nails has a review of the collection if you’d like to see all of them in their beauty!

This polish, y’all. It’s everything. I was super excited when Demi told me she was sending it my way to swatch because shimmer, shifty, (subtle) holo. She took inspiration from the sun setting and reflecting off the waters, and it totally shows in Gleam. Also, if you’re a fan of La Luz 2.0, this is her long lost cousin! They’re similar, but totally different (much like my eyebrows, ugh).

Ready to see it? ME TOO. Be sure to keep an eye out for the delicate peach shimmer! It. Is. Wonderful. It likes to hide, however, so it was super difficult to capture in photos. But the glow that you see? That’s from the peach!

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Gleam is a little on the thicker side, but I had absolutely zero application issues. With the thickness, I only needed two thin coats (or one thick one if that’s how you like to roll) for full opacity.

 

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Unf. Purdy, huh? If you’re a blue lover, you need this. Hell, the whole collection would fit right in with everyone’s polish arsenal!

So, the details. Let’s get to ’em.

  • The Lost Coast Collection launches today, September 17th at 5pm EST.
  • $10-$13 for individual bottles, $50 for full size set (15ml), or $30 for mini size set (8ml).
  • www.baronessx.com

Be there. Or be square. Or not, because you’re a grown-ass adult and you do you, boo. But seriously, y’all ain’t gonna want to miss this collection!

 

And with that, I’m off for the day! I hope you lovely nerds have a wonderful day, and if you’re going to be at Polish Con, come say hi! <3

 

Velasha out!

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You guuuuuuuuuys! I GOT TO WORK WITH THE BIG DOGS ON SOMETHING SPECIAL! I.. I.. I’m still fangirling almost two months later.

I’m super lucky. I was chosen as a blogger for this quarter’s Color Box and was paired with Julie of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. And you know what color was chosen? GREY! HNNNNNNNNNG! No lie, about 75% of my closet is made up of grey clothing. I’m so jazzed that I was picked for a favorite color!

Haven’t heard of The Color Box? Lemme learn ya a thing straight from the website!

The Color Box is a quarterly collaboration between 5 brands and 5 bloggers who create 5 different polishes of the same color theme. The polishes are then packaged in a box and sold together for a limited time. This is done in pre-order fashion, meaning there is no quantity limitation and each box is made to order.

The color theme for each box is voted for by members of The Color Box group on facebook.

History:

The box was an idea that Manna posted in a facebook group wishing for a box of all purple polishes. Jen saw the post and wanted to make the box a reality, so she began tagging brands and asked Amanda to help her tag indie brands. Julie from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer was the first brand to volunteer and before we knew it, the box was born!

 

I took quite a few photos, so let’s get to it, eh?

Okay, so. The photo I used for inspiration was one that I took about two years ago at St. George Island in Florida. Annnd now I’m gonna share it because damnit, I’m effin’ proud. I seriously want to get this on a canvas one day to hang.

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Julie from BEGL and I decided to name the polish Squall at St. George, which is perfectly fitting. It’s a blue-grey tight linear holographic with strong fine orange shimmer, orange shimmer, gun metal microflakies, and red microflakies. It’s super pigmented and went on pretty much in one coat, but I did two out of habit. It’s also got a satin finish, so if you’d like to see it shiiiiiiiine, you’ll need top coat. Ugh, I love it so. I’m almost tempted to buy a second box just for a back up. It’s got everything I love: grey, holo, flakies. unf.

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Amanda Loves Polish | Lollipop Posse;  Glittery Grey Matter – Pale grey, almost white crelly with blue and purple shimmer and a scattering of holo micro flakies. I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy this one since I like darker colors, but I fell in love with it quickly! It’s a bit on the thicker side, but I needed three coats for full opacity since my nail line is super visible. It went on a little unevenly, but settled beautifully! The shimmer in this is PERFECT.

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Manicured & Marvelous | Poetry Cowgirl; Scarlet Dusk – medium grey crelly with bright cherry red matte glitters with black and burgundy micro glitters. Maaaaaan, this one is fantastic for fall! The grey mixed with burgundy is friggen LIFE. I want an outfit based around this polish! I used two coats for full opacity, and was super pleased with how evenly the glitter distributes. It dries to a slightly textured finish because of the glitters, so I did two coats of Seche Vite on top to keep my anxiety at bay.

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Manna’s Manis | Polish M; Manna’s Magnificent Masterpiece – Medium grey with scattered holo, pink/purple to blue/green UCC mega flakies and a purple to blue shifty pigment. These flakies, y’all. Holy crap, they’re stunning. The polish itself is on the darker side, but the flakies give it such depth that I just want to swim in it. Two coats and top coat shown here! Formula was awesome and opacity was on point!

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xoxo, Jen | Contrary Polish; Fly Free – Pale grey with linear holo with green and purple shifting shimmer and black microflakies. Inspired by the Rock Dove. Fly Free is absolutely stunning. Makes me think of a rainy day in Washington State. The flakes, the holo, the shift. P E R F E C T. And it was fully opaque in two coats!

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Aren’t they all lovely? Grey for fall is AWESOME. jfkjalkdjfskljf I seriously hope y’all love this box as much as I do. And if y’all wind up getting it, you’d best tag me in photos in instagram and stuff so I can see my baby on everyone’s nails!

Price & Availability: Pre order begins September 19th and ends September 26th. Price is $45 + shipping. Ships internationally!

 

And now I need to head out and get ready for Polish Con! Are any of you fine folks going? I EVEN ADULTED AND HAD BUSINESS CARDS MADE!

Later loves!

 

Velasha out!

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Mythical mysteries, y’all. Aw. Mothatruckin’. Yiss.

Purple is my weakness. It’s just too damn pretty in nearly every form and I want everything in my life to be purple in one way or another. If you were to log into my WoW account, you’d see that all of my transmogs are based around purple. I can’t help it. I was super excited when Demi from www.baronessX.com sent me the June Monthly Mythical Mystery to swatch. I squealed as soon as I opened the box. I’m completely head over heels in love.

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Hey loves! I’m in Georgia! I should be packing, but am I? Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell naw. My apartment is a mess. But that’s okay, because my nails look and feel amazing. Let’s hope I don’t break any. Ugh.

 

I’ve got a super new-to-me brand out of Hawaii to share with y’all! Nailed It! Nail Polish is a 5-free indie that makes some seriously gorgeous polishes, and some kick ass nail care products.

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I’m so tired, y’all. This move is going to kill me. Sure, it’s relatively small (stuff going into storage), but I’m a little human with large furniture in an upstairs apartment. Send help. I don’t fly out until Sunday, but I’m already tired thinking about moving in the summer heat that is Georgia. Ugh.

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