Category: Indie Polishes

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Evenin’ owlets! I’m back tonight with part two of today’s posts. Well, more like my final swatch of October’s Polish Pickup., or something like that. Whatever. We won’t worry about formalities. I soaked and didn’t read one damn bit, but it was super relaxing. Now I just want hella foods and sleep. Most definitely a cheap date these days, but I ain’t complaining one bit!

Lindsay from Night Owl Lacquer is just cranking out beautiful and good smelly things left and right, dudes. Between this polish, Nightfall, and the In the Dark of the Night collection, I honestly don’t think I could love her any more. She’s a bit of a whimsical sci-fi nerd like I am, and so she was super excited for the October Polish Pickup with the theme being Monsters & Mythical Creatures.
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Hihi! Today is going to be another double post day because life took over yesterday, but after y’all see both polishes, I think you’ll forgive me. Mark is off today so we grabbed groceries and lunch and then came back to play Rockband 4 and have yummy drinks. I’m not even gonna lie. I begged him to play Cake By The Ocean so I could sing it while I sipped my drink of the same name. I have thoroughly enjoyed my day so far. Once this post is up, I think I’m going to do a conditioning treatment with my red Overtone and soak with a drink and book. Oh man, that sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

But before that, let’s take a look at what Karen from Lollipop Posse Lacquer created for the October Polish Pickup! As you may have gathered from my previous posts this week, the theme is Monsters & Mythical Creatures, and Nothing Ends fits with it perfectly. She had asked if I could swatch it since I’d be at Polish Con so we could see each other and avoid shipping. I most definitely said yes and came home with some more bubble bars and a Magicians-themed trio. Lord help my wallet. Mrs. and Mr. Lollipop are wonderful folks, y’all. Seriously. This was my second time seeing them, and it was an absolute pleasure.
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Two posts in one day‽ Yeah dudes. That’s just how much I have to share with y’all, and I’m seriously loving it. I took a nap, I made a meaty pasta sauce (and cooked the noodles in our rice cooker. Livin’ in 3017 over here, folks), and now I’m watching Ghost Adventures. Definitely enjoying life right about now.

I’ve also been playing loads of World of Warcraft. I mean, I normally do that, but this time I kinda have a purpose. Kinda. There are story campaigns for each class in the game, and each yield a class-specific title and all that good stuff. With the extra time I’ve had off, I’ve also been able to level the rest of my characters to 110 (with the exception of some lowbies that don’t have flying which makes leveling HELLA unfun), and then started working on their campaigns. I know it’s just a game, but damnit, I feel accomplished. 8 110’s all with the campaign completed and I’m working my way toward having the class mounts, which were added as an extended campaign. WHY CAN’T I BE THIS DEDICATED AND SHIT IN REAL LIFE?

Speaking of WoW, I’ve got an incredible multichrome polish to share with y’all that is inspired by Illidan from the Warcraft lore. Moon Shine Mani is participating in the Polish Pickup for the first time this month and this is their contribution for the Monsters & Mythical Creatures theme. To say that I’m excited would be a very gross understatement. Phoebe, the MSM mastermind, also plays WoW and based on that fact alone, I’ve decided that she and I are friends. Just sayin’.
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Hey y’all! The mass bloggening continues! I was awake before 2pm and I’m not entirely sure what to do with myself aside from edit photos and run around aimlessly in WoW. We knocked out laundry and I ought to do dishes, but a nap sounds super awesome. That may have to happen. But first, nail polish!

I’m back with another gorgeous offering for the Polish Pickup that opens this Friday! Jennalyn from LynBDesigns drew her inspiration from the sirens of the sea for the Monsters & Mythical Creatures theme this month, and she knocked it out of the park! I’ve had these swatches done for a little bit now, but I keep coming back to them because I’m honestly super in love with the shade. I think it’s time to break it back out for another wear, and I think all y’all will agree after you see the polish for yourselves.
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Good morning, y’all! I’m getting ready to go to bed, but I wanted to see if I could get some editing and a post up before I knock out. Trying to convince myself that I don’t need to go scavenge for foods before slee- WAIT OH MY GOD THERE’S PIZZA BLESS YOU UNIVERSE. Might have to go warm that up…

But, before that, I want to show y’all this polish because holy mother of eff, I’m actually in love. Remember when we were kids and the go to was, “if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” I would if I could, my friends. I SO would.

Now that the month of Halloween has started, it is the perfect time to break out the warm neutrals, vampy colors, and everything in between. The theme for the Polish Pickup  this month is Monsters & Mythical Creatures. So perfect for October! Chrissy from Turtle Tootsie Polishes came up with another incredible shade that I need everyone to grab this weekend. Seriously.
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Hey loves! I hope y’all have had a great weekend so far! I’ve been watching The Magicians and napping and reading and it’s been glorious. I could totally get used to not working for the rest of forever. …just kidding. I feel hella useless, haha. It is a nice break for sure, though. Gives me plenty of time to work on alllll the blog things, annoy the nerds, and not clean the house. I’m slacking on tub journeys though. I need to fix that…

Anywho. Remember when I blogged about that gorgeous Alzheimer’s Awareness Polish a few weeks back? Well, Taylor from Wildflower Lacquer and I have been speaking almost daily since then, and she’s a damn doll. I’ve been showing her the ways of the indie world between peel-off base coats and acetone additives, it’s way more fun that in probably should be. She’s also a night owl like I am, so it’s super nice having someone to talk with at 5am when sleep just isn’t happening. Before I left for Chicago, Taylor asked me if I’d be interested in swatching her Halloween trio and there was no way that I could turn her down. No way in hell, y’all.
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Y’all, this is going to be a quick and dirty review because there’s SO MANY PRETTIES. There’s going to be a ton of photos as well as probably too much babble because we know I suck at keeping things concise. I had planned on this going up earlier, but my internal clock is still all sorts of off since Chicago. So uh… Ooops! I’ve been trying to catch back up on swatches, but had to redo some that were completed before the trip because I managed to break a nail at PC last weekend. Thanks, universe. Deadlines are more like loose guidelines, right?

In addition to that gorgeous multichrome I shared last night, Lindsay also created a beautiful 9 piece collection just in time for autumn! It’s made up of 6 vampy cremes and 3 magical toppers – the collection has been aptly named In the Dark of the Night and I’m so in love! They’re all available now so while you scroll on through, you can make your shopping list, yeah? YEAH BUDDY.
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My little owlets! I’ve missed y’all dearly! I’ve been back from Chicago for a few days and I’m still completely wiped. I’ve slept WAY more than I probably should have and still haven’t had the chance to go through my Polish Con haul. Times is hard, y’all. So hard. It was a wonderful trip, but I’m more than happy to be home. I missed Mark and his sass way too much. I’m excited, though, because I have a TON of gorgeous things from PC to share in the next few weeks.

Before we get into that, though, I’ve got some amazing new things from my love Lindsay over at Night Owl Lacquer! Her 1 year anniversary as a brand is coming up and I don’t have nearly enough words for how excited I am. Over the last year, while swatching for the brand, I’ve gotten to know her and I’m thrilled to call her one of my best friends. Seeing her brand grow as much as it has has been nothing short of rewarding, and her anniversary polish is a step into something new that I think everyone will love. I’m super proud.
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Ohay! Y’all, I’ve been up since 7am. As in, I did not stay up that late BUT went to bed relatively early (morelike5amdontlietothem) and woke up at that time. It’s almost noon and I’m fading fast. Today is going to be a struggle for sure. Before I knock out for a few hours, I wanted to share this beautiful lacquer from Cupcake Polish with you guys because ohmygooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood it’s perfect. When Sara asked me to swatch this, I may or may not have flailed and/or happy peed a little. I was so completely stoked to be able to share an exclusive with everyone and also rock it at Polish Con for everyone to see.

I feel so bad, she had sent me a shirt as well to wear on Saturday and the shipping software that she uses picked my old address instead of the current one even though I’ve ordered from this one recently-ish. As soon as the email came through, I sent one back to see if it’d already been handed to USPS… and it had. She’s so sweet, though, and sent a second to the new address immediately. The first package didn’t even get forwarded (with that feature enabled) and it was delivered to the old house, which is luckily only two streets over. I had Mark drive me over at 9:30 to knock on their door to ask for my package. It was some frat boys that looked thoroughly confused as to why I was holding my ID out, trying to prove that I was the intended recipient. I was shaky as all get out, too, because my blood sugar was off. I’m sure I looked like an addict of some sort. That was not my finest moment.
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Hey loves! I hope y’all are all doing well on this balmy Tuesday evening! Instead of packing like I probably should have, I took a nap and it was glorious. Now I’m up and editing and swatching and listening to the boyfriend play the new Marvel game on his arcade-like fight stick. He’s entirely too cute for me, and I’m going to miss him something fierce all weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, LynBDesigns will be launching a fantastic 9 piece collection at Polish Con. They’ll be there and discounted for the convention, and then will go up online on the 30th. Keep reading if you’d like to see more of the You’re Punny Collection!
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