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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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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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Hi! Happy Tuesday, folks! Unless it’s not Tuesday… if that’s the case, just tell me to go the hell to sleep. BUT. Just in case it is Tuesday, I’ve got a TON of nerdy lacquers to share tonight!

I don’t know how many of y’all are into tabletop gaming and the like, but I’ve been a huge fan of DnD for a very long while. I haven’t played in years, but Geek and Sundry has helped fill that d20-sized hole in my heart for the last few years with their Critical Role show!

Voice actor Matthew Mercer leads a group of fellow voice actors on epic Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. These familiar voices bring the audience into the full experience of D&D, allowing imaginations to soar as the characters embark on adventures. This is Critical Role!

Watch live on Thursdays at 7PM PT on Twitch or the live enhanced version on Alpha.

Cal over at Dragonsworn Cosmetics has created a gorgeous 10-piece set inspired by our beloved Critters. If we’re being honest, I’m WAY behind on the show. I was putting it on in the background while working, but it was difficult to pay attention to the dice rolls and plot while helping folks, so I stopped. I need to pick it back up, though. They held last week’s episode live off-site at GenCon and I skipped out because hella spoilers. So if you’re behind like me, this post won’t spoil anything for you. There’s one character that I don’t recognize, but it just means one more gorgeous polish in the collection and a teaser for what’s to come.

Now, with this having 10 polishes and my need to include gifs that match, this post is going to be long. And wordy. And babbly. You’ve been warned.
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I spent the first 6 hours of my day thinking it was Thursday. That’s how well this Tuesday went. My new work schedule is from 4p-2a EST and it works with my sleep schedule, but I’m having such a hard time adjusting to it, I’ve been dragging ass all day. It’s unreal. I did, however, receive a kindle for my birthday (Anna, you’re still in trouble for that) and I spent a good chunk of time looking up creepy books, and I’m SO excited to get back into reading, y’all. SO. SO. EXCITE. I seriously can’t wait to curl up in bed and read tonight. Do y’all have any book suggestions?

Tonight, I want to share with you lovely folks some flakie goodness from a new-to-me brand, Paint it Pretty Polish! These release on Friday the 4th and they’re absolutely delicious. Ready to see them?

ME TOO, THANKS.
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Good evening, my little nerdlings! Today is my day off and I’ve been a complete bum. Mark had to go out of town for work again (just till tomorrow, thank goodness), so I curled my lazy ass up in bed and went back to sleep. Got up to get some yummy Chinese food, get this post up, and then I’m debating curling back up after a lovely tub journey. I’ve never really been one to just lounge around and relax. I’ve never been good at it, but man. This is nice.

This weekend starts June’s Polish Pickup launch for the month and I’m super excited because there’s some super gorgeous polishes that’ll be available. If you’re not familiar with the idea, it’s pretty neat! Each month, folks get the chance to vote on themes and then makers will create gorgeous polishes based on the chosen theme. From there, the weekend that they go live, you can pick and choose which polishes you’d like to purchase. Shipping is a flat $3 to the US and Canada regardless of how many polishes you purchase. Definitely beats buying a box for only one or two polishes and then hoping you can sell the other ones in the box that you didn’t wish to buy. I’ve got full details in an older post here just in case you’d like to learn a bit more!
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It’s almost Friday, folks. We’re almost there. If you made it through the day without taking a nap, I’m proud of you. And even if you didn’t, I’m still proud. You did the thing. I, personally, failed and took several naps. I’ve been studying up on the Indiana driver’s test because in order to get my license here, I have to retake the test. Y’ALL. IT’S BEEN LIKE 9 YEARS. I DON’T REMEMBER THIS STUFF. There’s some online tests that give questions that are on there. I’ve failed them so many times, it’s comical at this point. That may or may not be what led to naps. Ooops. I think we’re going to try it tomorrow, I’ve held off on getting it transferred over long enough. Now that I’m bored with studying and editing the thousands of photos that I need do, I’m here to show off some pretties!

After a small break thanks to life, Courtney from Posh Paints Nail Lacquer is back with a GOOOORGEOUS shifty collection! It’s made up of three multichrome flakies and three flakie toppers and they’re launching this Sunday, the 28th! I’ll have a bit more info on that toward the end. Let’s get to the pretties, shall we?

Before we get into it, I wanted to let you guys know that I also matted these to pull the colors out, and holy eff, they’re life. I used Glisten & Glow’s matte TC and my bottle now has a scary fill line. Shit’s serious, y’all.
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Happy Tuesday, folks! I’m so so so so so behind on editing. Like. I should probably be working on that, but I’ve got so many posts this week, that I ought to at least get one up, right? I was hanging out with my boyfriend earlier at the LAN Center that he works at, and uploaded about 600 photos. Mind you, this is before editing. I save all of the originals just in case, and then narrow them down, and edit them from there. I’m excited, though. This week means that you guys are going to see a TON of gorgeous polishes, from indies and mainstream alike.

I’ve got a few more polishes from Mardi over at The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer for this lovely evening! They’re three holotastic duochromes from her 3rd collection, called the Chosen Collection. They’re gorgeous, and I love that Mardi incorporated suggestions from the members from her fan group on facebook. Small things like that make me absolutely adore her!

“Each of the polishes in this collection were voted on by members of The Howling Boutique’s Wolf Pack group on Facebook. A total of thirty-six colors were narrowed down to twelve via member voting, and from there I picked my favorite seven to make up the final collection. Wolf Pack members then commented with color names and I chose three per polish, before the Pack then voted to choose the ‘winning’ suggestion. Hence the collection’s theme and name (The Chosen).”

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Happy Wednesday (well, Thursday by the time y’all read this), loves! I’m back with some bright-ass neons to get us through this glorious humpday. The weather is warming up (help me, I’m melting), the pollen is out in full force, and… and I have no idea where I was going with that. IT WARM and I hate it. I love the longer days, don’t get me wrong, and I totally love not wearing a sweater 24/7, but it’s already 70 and I clearly can’t handle the heat. My roommates are going to kill me if I turn on the AC already. So uh. I guess I’ll just distract myself with pretty things to get me through it.
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Hey babes! I’m sorry I’ve been pretty MIA here and on Instagram. I’ve had a headache/migraine mutation thing that is going on day 7 now, and everything is a struggle, even sleep (though, my insomnia isn’t a shocker, not for anyone, but it’s not helping now). I’ve managed to find dark themes through Chrome for most websites, but unfortunately, I can’t install any of it on my work laptop. Luckily, we have so many dispatchers that it’s been relatively easy to find folks to help take over my shifts, and my boss is super understanding. Ah, but you’re not here to listen to me drone on about my head hurting, are you? Nope. You’re here for the polish. Meeeeee tooooo. So, let’s get to it!

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