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Mmmmmh cupcakes. If they weren’t so damn messy, they’d be my go-to sweet treat. I, however, make messes like a 5 year old child so I’ll just stick to ice cream and call it a day. These polishes, though. They make me want to try baking again… Maybe. I tried to make angel food cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday and went through 4 boxes of batter (THEY ALL BURNED) before I gave up and decided that maybe I shouldn’t be baking. Angry tears may have happened.

MOVING ON. Polished for Days has teamed up with Illyrian Polish for a monthly themed box that features a third indie maker. I’d passed up the last few boxes, but as soon as I saw that Cupcake Polish was the featured maker, I had to snag a box. That, and cupcakes. Yes, good. May’s theme was Cupcakes for Dessert!

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Game. Of. Thrones. My heart. It’s gone. Destroyed. Nothing. He held the damn door.

Now that our hearts have been completely shattered, let’s take a look at some gorgeous happy polish, eh? Celestial Cosmetics, an awesome Aussie maker, recently released their Valyrio Collection and I was able to get my hands on two of the six from Color4Nails so it wouldn’t take a bajillion years for international shipping. Hallaluler, thank goodness for international stockists. Y’all the real MVP.

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I don’t know why it took me so long to fall in love with Cupcake Polish. I ordered Berry Good Looking a few months ago because the internet was raving about it, and it was love at first sight. When I first saw the Butterfly Collection on instagram, I knew I had to have it. It’s holo. It’s bright. It’s perfection in tiny glass bottles. It was going to be mine.

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It’s been a while since I’ve had PCNP on here, hasn’t it? That needs to change! I’ve got a cute little spring crelly to share with y’all today – Fruit On Top. It’s one of the bajillion polishes that I won in the giveaway that Naked Without Polish hosted and I absolutely adore it!

Kristen from Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish made FoT a few months back and I’d been eyeing it. I’m not one for glitters or crellies, but I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. It reminds me of the pistachio ambrosia salad that my grandma made when I was a child and I’ve now got a serious craving for some ever since I wore the polish. Do y’all remember it? So. Dang. Yummy.

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Ah, Ygritte. One of my favorite Game of Thrones characters. This was the moment that I fell in love with them as a couple. They’re just… so… FANTASTIC. Ugh, GoT, why you gotta break my heart?

 

Anywho. Illyrian Polish! A new-to-me brand and so awesome! I found this polish on Instagram a few weeks ago and I had to have it. Mark and I marathon’d Game of Thrones in the few weeks leading up to this season’s premier since I hadn’t seen any of it and now I’m slightly more than a little obsessed. SO GOOD. Now I need to get my hands on the books.

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I have some amazing friends in the indie polish community. From makers to bloggers, there’s no shortage of love. I was lucky enough to win Becky of Naked Without Polish‘s 4 year blogiversary giveaway and it’s put me in touch with some fantastic people. We had a slight issue with one of the prizes (though, there’s no complaints here – I’m one lucky gal!) and Chelsea from Pretty & Polished stepped up and sent me something extra (on top of the collection I won in the giveaway[!!!]). I damn near cried opening the package the other day. These two women are incredible, seriously.

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I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Two posts in less than a week? AW YISS making habits. And stuff. Or actually just trying to be good at this blogging thing. Anywho. I’ve got another CNC goody to share today and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s got to be one of my absolute favorites from Emily so far.

This polish, as classy as it looks, is inspired by one of the sassiest shows ever, Shin Chan. Emily from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics has a fantastic sense of humor. If you’re friends with her on Facebook, you’ll see the hilarious things she shares. From King of the Hill/Studio Ghibli crossovers to tiny crocheted potatoes, it’s great. After getting to know her over the last year, it’s no surprise that she’d make a STUNNING polish based on this tiny, chaotic human:

 

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Happy Saturday, nerdlings! I’m currently curled up in my bedcave, fighting off a nasty cold, but I couldn’t deny y’all the awesomeness that is this collection from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics.

My favorite way to end the day (other than curled up next to my man, catching up on stuff on Netflix), is to scare the absolute hell out of myself by reading NoSleep stories. r/NoSleep is my favorite subreddit. Has been for years. I’m a huge fan of paranormal and supernatural stuff, so naturally, I love reading user-created stories. If you’re curious, one of my favorites is the Boothworld series. Oh man. It’s glorious. And chill-inducing. So good, I promise.

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