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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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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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Good evening! We’re just a few days away from Chicago Polish Con and I can’t wait! I’m meeting up with Kaylyna on Thursday after she flies in and then we’re driving up for the weekend. SO EXCITED! It’s going to be a nice vacation and a much needed distraction that’s a lot better than sleeping WAY too much, right? Now I just need to get through the next few days and hope that I A) don’t forget anything and B) get as much swatching done as possible. Guess it’s a good thing I’m off work right now, haha!

For Fall 2017 (which is in 4 days, you guys. F O U R D A Y S. This is not a drill.), Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has a 5 piece set inspired by Haitian Vodou that’ll go up for preorder on the 20th (well, all but one, but I’ll explain that here in a minute). These 5 polishes speak to my creepy little soul, and they’re perfect for the upcoming witchy season!
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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!
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Hihi! Hope y’all are having a fantastic Friday night! Boyfriend and I wound up staying up all night because I had to fast before blood work early this morning. He works overnights again this weekend, so we figured it’d be a good start to flipping his sleep schedule. After running a few errands and coming back, neither of us wanted to sleep just yet. Which, I’m down with. I’m to the point that I have to be absolutely exhausted in order to be able to sleep, so I was hoping that being up for 22 hours would help. Sleepiness happened, which was awesome. BUT. I woke up 3 hours later wide awake. I think I’m just going to hang out, swatch some stuff with movies going in the background, and then soak before trying to become one with the dead for a few extra hours of sleep. Sounds pretty damn good, especially if I can manage to sneak the air down a few degrees so I’m not roasting.

Before I knock out hard for the next 10+ hours, I wanted to share an AWESOME box with y’all! It’s seriously a nail blogger’s/nail artist’s dream come true, and it’s fall-themed, which makes it like a million times better!
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Hi loves! I’m sorry this is up a little later than usual, boyfriend wound up having to work till midnight on his day off. Lameness, but it gave me time to edit stuff and run around on Argus in World of Warcraft now that it’s open. My brain has been a mess all day, I’m kind of surprised that I’m not ugly crying in a tub journey at the moment. I was notified back in the middle of July that my position at work was terminated (literally out of nowhere, 400+ of us are losing our jobs starting September 16th) and out of all the jobs I’ve applied for, I’ve either been turned down or haven’t heard back yet. For the most part, that’s okay. I’d like to take some time off (once my severance comes in) and focus on getting my brain in an okay place as well as see what I can add to the blog. At the same time, though, I think it’s finally hitting that my time as an Agent is over and I’m torn between full on panic and full on otherworldly sadness. I know I’ll be okay in the long-run, but shit dude. I’ve loved this job and put so much into it and have been able to watch it grow into what it is now. That, and I work from home for a reason. Crippling social anxiety and hella depression? THE OUTSIDE WORLD IS WEIRD AND THEY REQUIRE REAL PANTS. Bullshit, right? I thought so too. But, for the next 10 shifts, I’ll rock it out, paint alllll the nails, and melt alllll the waxes. Anywho. That was an info overload, but I finally felt like I was in an okay enough headspace to put it out there. Shoot, I even feel a bit better. Grabbed some oatmeal and a diet pepsi and I’m ready to show y’all one of my favoritest polishes. EVER.

By now, I think y’all know that the Polish Pickup opens up tomorrow, the 1st and you’ve seen two of the four polishes that I was lucky enough to swatch. Well, get ready to have your socks blown off. Mardi of The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer completely knocked the Fall Foliage & Fun theme out of the park. Seriously.
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Happy taco Tuesday, my friends! For the first time in our relationship, Mark and I decided to do a taco Tuesday. And by that, I mean that he saw tortillas at the grocery store and got super excited. He cooked tonight since I’m working, which I totally appreciate. It’s been super funny, though. He had been anxiously awaiting  TT since Saturday, but I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he got the wrong size of tortillas. What he got was too big for tacos and too small for burritos… We had a quesadilla tuesday, dudes. Super yummy, but bless his heart. It was hilarious watching the gears turn as his brain finally understood that the tortillas were wrong.

Oh, I love him so. I really have no room to talk. My blind ass thought that a semi was a train and was disappointed that we’d be stuck waiting for it to cross. The kicker? IT WAS ON A STREET THAT WE LITERALLY HAD JUST GONE OVER 5 MINUTES BEFORE. As soon as the words left my mouth, I heard “Jenalyn Kayleigh, just. CHILL.” Mistakes were made, okay? Okay.

Dumb comments and wrong tortillas aside, I’ve got another gorgeous Polish Pickup offering to show y’all, and it’s also packed with something that I love: holo.
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Hihi! It’s Monday and boy does it feel like it. I’m still feeling all the feels from Game of Thrones and wishing winter would come here. We’re 25 days away from autumn and I’m pining for it something serious. I’m itching for cooler weather and the changing of the leaves. What about y’all?

Luckily, September’s Polish Pickup has a TON of fall goodness! The theme is Fall Foliage & Fun and I’m loving it. There are so many fantastic polishes that’ll be available this weekend. No, that’s an understatement. They’re incredible and I’ve got four of them that I’ll be sharing over the next few days.

First up is from a new-to-me brand, Fanchromatic Nails! I’ve been looking over her shop and I’m super excited because Lynae draws inspiration from all things nerdy and geeky and there’s approximately 42 polishes that need to be in my life ASAP.
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Hihi! Hope you fine folks are having a lovely Thursday evening! Remember that nap from yesterday? Yeah, it wrecked me. I didn’t sleep last night. MISTAKES WERE MADE, Y’ALL. I’m working for a few more hours and then off for two days, so that’s not too bad. Boyfriend works the overnights this weekend (they’re currently putting the store back together from GenCon), so I’m hoping we can have some time to hang out and maybe play Rockband tomorrow. Aw yisssss.

But, before I wrap up my shift, run around in Guild Wars 2, and have a nice tub journey before knocking out, I’ve got a kickass trio from my bestie Lindsay over at Night Owl Lacquer that’s launching tomorrow night. So, sit back, stare at the photos, and put some awesome tunes on. Might I recommend Style Like You by GoldFord? That’s good shit. We’ve got hella babble and a discount code, so scroll on!
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