Tagged: for the LOVE of indies

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Y’all. We’ve gotten to the point of the night that the nerds are playing H1Z1 and making the dumbest jokes ever. Like. They’re not even good jokes. It’s just stupid puns and phrases turning into lines from random songs. (That doesn’t sound all that bad now that I’ve typed it out. Just believe me on this one.)

I’m far too sober for this. I’m really glad that Mary from MTK Design makes some gorgeous polishes named after yummy adult beverages. I may or may not be needing a few of them while listening to this madness. Lord help me.

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If y’all love holo as much as I do, you need to join Holo-maniacs on Facebook. Seriously. Like. Yesterday. Megan from Mindfully Polished has managed to wrangle up all of the holo hussies of FB and stick them in one group together. It’s glorious. And dangerous for my bank account. I REGRET NOTHING. Since the group started a few months back, she’s been working with several indie makers to have some beautiful customs made for us. HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG.

May’s maker was Anonymous Lacquer  and Mildred friggen knocked it out of the park. This was my first purchase from AL and it certainly won’t be my last. She was tasked with creating a purple holo and oh my. I want to bathe in it. I seriously regret not buying backups.

 

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Cutie-Cle Oils. Y’all. How cute is that name? I’ve been working with the oh so lovely Heather from Heather’s Hues for the last few weeks to review her cuticle oils. After almost 3 weeks, I’m in love. I’d wanted to use them for a while before saying one thing or another. I’m glad I did. I’ve seen such a huge improvement in my nails, it’s wonderful.

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Ohay y’all! There’s a super neat trio releasing today from 3 fantastic makers and I’ve got some of it to share with you fine folks! The USPS may or may not have eaten the other packages, so swatches for the other two will come later in the week, but for now, I’ve got a STUNNING shimmery creme from Northern Star Polish ready to share. :D (Btw, did y’all miss seeing Kristin on my blog? ME TOO!)

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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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I can finally share the last (but not least) part of the STUNNING NoSleep collection from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics with y’all! We had a slight mishap with my brush for the bottle, but Emily was right on it and super quick to fix it. I love her so.

I’ve got swatches of Hunter’s Moon and I couldn’t be more excited. As soon as the brush came in, I ran upstairs to get it alllll up in that cap so I could paint my nails. I may or may not have made a mess since the lid had polish in it already. #noragrets

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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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