Press samples ahead!
Ohay y’all! I didn’t get nearly as many posts up this week as I would have liked to, but that’s okay. I clocked out of work last night for the last time, and I’m not sure how I feel, other than meh. It’s sad seeing all of my fellow Agents post about going sleeper, and it all just made it that much more real. Mark was super nice and listened to me ugly cry for a little and then poured me a big ol’ glass of wine and put up with me babbling about nonsense until 11am. Bless his heart. He’s too good to me. It’s weird, though, thinking about no longer being a Geek Squad Agent. I’m hoping that I’ll hear back about a position that I applied for, but I’m not too hopeful since there’s so many that applied for it. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed my time, and I know that no matter what, I’ll be Agent 52638, even if in sleeper status.
Okay, okay. Enough sads. Instead, let’s focus on some gorgeous jelly flakies! All Mixed Up Lacquers is a new-to-me brand and dude. LJ’s polishes completely blew me out of the water. I’m super excited to share these with y’all. They’re available now, so keep reading if you’d like to see all of these magnificent polishes in all of their glory!
The Touch of Magic Collection is this 7 piece jelly polish set with microflakies, scattered holo glitter, and loads of different UCC flakies. Just so I’m not repeating myself over and over, these all applied flawlessly. The formulas were all wonderful and all the same – squishy and self-leveling and pretty opaque for a jelly base. I’m not a big fan of jellies, truth be told, but these are totally changing my mind!
Glittery Pumpkin Guts; a muted pumpkin orange jelly (with all of the flakies and glitters – they all have that, so if I don’t mention it, it’s just so I’m not repeating myself 7 times, haha). The color of this is the jelly embodiment of fall, and it’s got me totally excited for the start of the season! My swatch shows two coats plus top coat.
Damn Poison!; “Imagine Snow Whites mesmerizing poison apple with a hint of ucc flakie death.” < LJ, I’m stealing that because it’s just too good. The polish is very much so the perfect candy apple red and the flakies are just delicious. With my VNL, I needed three thin coats, but I’m pretty sure everyone else would be able to get away with just two.
Power of the Stones; also known as Jenalyn’s favorite shade of purple. Seriously, look at it. Just. Look. It’s my dream purple where it’s got this hint of warmth to it, but it’s vampy and mysterious. The flakies in it make me think of the natural cracks and blemishes you see in crystals and geodes. Two coats and top coat here!
Bibbidi-Bobbidi Blue B****; a vibrant almost neon blue jelly packed with holo glitters and UCC flakes. The name, I die. I love it so. I used to get clients that would connect to me, wanting me to REMOTELY FIX THEIR WASHING MACHINE OR THEIR CRACKED PHONE. I would joke that I was going to “bibbity boppity boo that shit into working, all with my wand” (of course, not to the clients, but in group and team chats) because it blew my mind that folks thought we were THAT magical. This blue, it’s gorgeous. It was on the sheer side for me… I guess not really sheer, but my VNL needed three coats. The formulas for these are all spot on and I’m hella impressed.
Dancing Sprites; a beautiful emerald green jelly base that is just magical, really. The name is fitting, I think. It’s a lovely representation (in my mind) of a forest, with the sun filtering through the leaves. So so pretty! This one was a bit more opaque than the others, so it went on in two buttery smooth coats.
Cabin in the Forest; a chocolate brown jelly that’s very appropriately named. Seeing it side by side with Dancing Sprites, they go together super well. I need to see about some art with them! This one was also a two coater and the gorgeous flakies in it were just swimming and adding SO much depth.
Fallen Stars; a warm medium grey polish that just sings with the holo and flakies! By now y’all know my love of all things grey, and this fits right in with my favorites. It was perfectly opaque in two coats and just… It’s like a rainy day in the fall, where you’re wearing your favorite comfy clothes and sipping some tea or coffee and relaxing. A soothing color, if you will.
This whole collection makes my heart happy. It’s a wonderful transition into fall filled with flakies and magics.
There’s 4 ways you can get your hands on these polishes. Individually – $8.75 for full size, .5 oz or $7.25 for mini, .35. OR if you’re wanting the whole collection, it can be purchased for $58 for the 7 full sized polishes, or $48 for the 7 minis. Not too bad, yeah?
What do y’all think? Are you swooning like I am? I don’t know that I’ll ever truly tire of these, especially with those yummy flakies!
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Thanks for stopping by, loves! I’m going to head out and read or soak or… something. Something fun. I’ll be back with some more pretties in the next few days, too!
***The nail polishes mentioned in this post were sent to me in exchange for an honest review and photos, which can be found above.***