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Hey y’all! I’m currently all up in my feels between watching Fringe and applying for jobs, so I’ve got some calming wax melting and I’m bundled up in my favorite hoodie waiting for the boyfriend to get dinner going. I put out au gratin taters, veggies, and thawed pork chops. Let’s see how much of the puzzle he can put together, haha! In all seriousness, he’s an absolutely fantastic cook, and spoils me with delicious dinners when we have the time. I’m one lucky gal, that’s for sure.

While things outside of my lacquered-life are a bit messy, I know that there’s plenty of polish to help make things better, including the wonderful folks that make it. Lindsay, from Night Owl Lacquer is totally one of them. She sent me an awesome birthday package this week with a card that totally made me tear up. I’m beyond blessed to have her in my life, and I don’t know how I made it 25 years without her friendship.

Aside from the mushy stuff you just read, I’ve got her BEAUTIFUL contribution to the August Polish Pickup: Fierce & Feisty! This one is incredible, and quite possibly my favorite Night Owlet, so keep reading if you’d like to see more of it!
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Good evening, my lovelies! I’m sitting here, sipping on my homemade sangria from the 4th and watching iZombie, debating making some mac and cheese and having a sweet little tub journey. Yeah, that sounds like a damn good night. Though, I just discovered that there’s a hair splinter in the bottom of my food, and I’m not quite sure that I’ll make it through the night. Shoot, my nails are naked and nubby. What a shame. Just bury me with my collection, kay?

Whaaaaatever. While I’m sitting here, counting down until I expire, I want to at least show y’all Night Owl Lacquer‘s offering for the July Polish Pickup (Cocktails & Mocktails): Dragon Blood. If you’d like to see lots of pictures and read some of my silly babble, read on!
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Evening, friendos! I’ve had the last few days off and it was glorious! Mark has to be up in Indy all week till Monday, so as soon as I dropped him off at work this morning, I went back and took a nap. I was up for a few hours playing WoW and then decided I wanted to take another nap. It. Was. Glorious. I miss him muchly, though. Thinking about going to the gym for a little while tonight to A) kill some time and B) have a healthy distraction. Oooooor I can stay in my pajamas and eat cocoa crispies. Decisions decisions.

Tonight, I’ve got Northern Star Polish‘s contribution to the July Polish Pickup to share! If you’d like a bit more info on how it all works, you can check out this post with a buncha details. It’s a pretty neat polish program and I’m super happy to see it doing so well! This month’s theme is Cocktails & Mocktails and I mean really, what better way to start off my birthday month than with yummy drinks and gorgeous nail polish? Alllllll the yaaasss.
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You guys. I worked a morning shift and I didn’t cry. I did the thing. I did, however, take a nap after stuffing my face full of triscuits and lemonade. Adulting at its finest, right? In other news, I found another creepy thing to watch online. Apparently, this last Fall, Fox aired a series called The Exorcist, and I have just discovered it. My creepy little heart is happy, y’all. I’ve been watching it nonstop all day. While watching, I also had the chance to swatch some pretties, so today is like a total win.

For June’s Polish Pickup, Dave from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer created a GORGEOUS cobalt jelly that I’m excited to share with you guys tonight!
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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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Hey babes! I hope y’all have had a wonderful week so far! It’s been a blur here. It’s been raining nonstop (thanks, universe, for the endless torrential downpour when my window is still out in my car. APPRECIATE IT) and it’s the perfect cuddle up weather. That being said, that hasn’t happened. At. All. Boyfriend and I got up early yesterday after maybe two hours of sleep to go pick up a car from his dad’s, a new(to him) RX-8 and then ran around doing laundry IN THE RAIN. I don’t even care, though. Seeing the smile on my boyfriend’s face is so worth it. He had an older model that needed a bit of work, but his dad found this awesome one for him and he’s in love with it. Makes my heart happy.

Annnnnnnyyywho! Today is the 4th! As in MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! And I’ve got a special science-themed lacquer by Night Owl Lacquer to share with you guys. Now, it’s not a Star Wars polish, but I couldn’t resist waiting to share this on this magnificent day. The Polish Pickup is back this month with a science theme, and man. The creations from each maker are all amazing. If you’re unsure of what the Polish Pickup is, be sure to check out my post from last month on it here.

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Hey y’all! I hope you’ve had a lovely week so far! I uh… my days are still completely off. So, Monday, I worked until 11pm. I clocked back in yesterday at 5am (by choice, I did the trade) and then out again at 1pm. I tried to nap, and it just didn’t happen. I don’t know. I’m a total sun’s up, I’m up kinda gal, and we have blackout curtains but they didn’t help one bit. I managed to pass out on the sofa later in the evening while watching The Rite AND THEN had to get back up to be at the dentist by 7:30. Like. Why, Jenalyn? Why do you do this shit? </whine> I mean. It was worth it. I had today off, and had the time to sleep a little more AND! I’m getting my daith pierced tomorrow. You guys, I’m so excited. I’ve gone through too much excedrine with no real relief, so I’m hoping this will take some pressure off and allow my head a break from the migraines and headaches. HNNNNNG. Ah, now I’m rambling. Let’s get to the polish, yeah?

The Polish Pickup goes live this Friday at 11am EST, and for my last post on it, I’ve got a gorgeous shimmer from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer to share!
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Happy April 4rd! I uh. Words are hard for me. Like, at all times. I had copypasta’d a message to the makers I worked with for the Polish Pickup asking which days they’d be okay with, and in doing that, I forgot to swap out 3rd and 4th properly. I didn’t realize it until after I’d sent Allison the message. Bless her heart. She deals with my frazzled self SO well!

Okay, so I’m back again, but super early because my dumbass decided to pick up a 4:30am shift. Like. Y’all, that’s normally my bedtime. Mistakes were so so so so so made. But! At least I’ve got pretty things to share to help keep me awake. Right? Riiiiiiight.

For this glorious Tuesday morning, I’ve got le polish‘s contribution to the April Polish Pickup! If you’d like a bit more info on this project, I’ve got it explained all out in my post from yesterday!
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Y’all. It’s Monday. I think. Probably, right? I changed my shifts all around and my brain can’t brain any of this stuff. But! It’s already April, and that means Spring and bright colors and hella rain. I can dig it. With the new month, comes shiny new things and you guys, I’m completely stoked. The lovely gals behind Fair Maiden Polish are helping to host a new monthly lacquer shop called the Polish Pickup. It’s a neat idea because there are monthly themes where folks like you and I get to vote, and then makers can choose to participate if they want. And even better? Shipping is a flat $3 to the US and Canada. So, with all of the different creations, you can pick which ones you want, and then the gals over at FM will ship them your way after the preorder window.

The theme for April is famous works of art, and all of these makers completely outdid themselves. I’ve got a few to show y’all over the next few days, but first, let’s take a look at Northern Star Polish‘s contribution!

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