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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah. It’s a little wonky. I tried.
Anywho. HOLO. Fantastic summery holos. HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG. Hella Holo Customs is amazing at bringing the best out of brands (not that they don’t do an awesome job of that themselves!) and this is no exception.
For the month of April, they partnered with Dreamland Lacquer (formerly known as Smitten) to bring us three gorgeous polishes that are holotastic. I ordered two, Coral of the Story and Dragonberry. Holy shit. They. Are. Beautiful. No, no. That’s an understatement. They’re… exquisite. And perfect. And everything you need in life.
This post is going to be something a little different, and it’s a little long, I’m sorry. I’m going to try to post several green manis over the next month, but it’s the information about the reason behind them that y’all need to hear.
Afternoon! A few months back, Potion Polish announced that they were closing down and they’d listed several polishes at a lower price to clear out inventory. I panicked. Ever since I tried two from the fall line last year, I’ve been in love. Such beautiful polishes, perfect formula, and a ton of holo packed in. I was devastated. There were two that I’d been eyeing for a few months, but just hadn’t ordered because I kept putting it off. I knew I couldn’t wait any longer. They had to be mine.
And now they are.
Luckily, for all of us, they’ve decided to continue making polish for special occasions in small batches. AW YISS. For those of you who haven’t tried them yet, seriously. Go place an order. I haven’t seen a polish from them that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.
I’m beyond happy with the two that I picked – Satin Panties and Sweater Weather is Better Weather. I’m a holo hussy from now till the day I die, and I want to dive into these. Blue and green tend to scare me away, but SWisBW is just plain stunning.
Ugh, isn’t that bottle gorgeous? Demi from www.baronessx.com is such an artist with everything she does. Jewelry, polish, cuticle balm, mani fizzies. Everything. Her bottles are my absolute favorite (not to mention how awesome her brushes are!).
Vino y Rosas is stunning and beyond perfect for a soft and romantic Valentine’s Day manicure. It was created for Terra of My Lacquer Cabinet and has since been released! It’s a delicate mauve holo with little blue flakies that tie everything together. The formula is amazing, just like the rest of Demi’s polishes and went on in two thin coats.