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The weather is disgusting. IT’S 96 DEGREES HERE IN NARNIA. THE REAL FEEL? 106. I left the South to ditch the heat and I swear, it just followed me up here. I had a wax package out for delivery, and freaked out trying to make sure Mark grabbed it off the porch before it could melt. Bless his heart. He puts up with my insanity and the barrage of texts day in and day out. He’s such a good egg.

I’m back this afternoon with some more Literary Lacquers goodness! If you missed my post from Monday on some of the returning favorites, you can check that out here. This Friday, the 23rd at noon MST, they’re reopening the shop with a ton of older favorites as well as a new core trio and a special gift with purchase polish. I’ve got the latter two on the blog today, so let’s jump in, yeah?
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I’m actually awake before 4pm. This. This doesn’t happen often. And what’s more? I’ve even showered already AND I’m blogging. I feel like a whole new person!

…Okay, maybe that’s stretching it. But, today is my day off, and I figured why not get a blog post up before we leave this evening? Connie over at Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer created 5 gorgeous small batch beauties for the month, and I was lucky enough to swatch them.

Now, when I say small batch, I mean small batch. Once these are gone, they’re gone for good and that’s sad because I’m pretty sure there’s a few here that every nail lacquer-loving human should have. Trufax. Anywho. LEHGGO.

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Hey loves! I’m super backlogged on swatching, so this is going to be quick, but you’re going to love all of it, I promise. Ella Ann Cosmetics, one of my favorite stockists, has decided to close her doors and step back from the polish world. Kristen has done a wonderful job over the last 3 or so years, and I sincerely hope that she has a blast with whatever her next venture is!

As a send off, of sorts, Dave, the octo-overlord from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, has created a 5 piece tropical collection as a final collab with EAC, and that’s what I’m here to show you tonight! These are 5 tropical jellies with soft holo. They’ll be going up for preorder on June 9th at 9pm EST, so make sure to set your alarms!

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Happy Monday, folks! I have recently been informed that it is Memorial Day, and I hope that everyone is having a lovely day resting and taking the time to remember our fallen military folks. I’m scheduled to work today, but that’s totally fine with me. Overtime and the ability to be lazy in my favorite pajama pants along with a very yummy coffee-scented wax melting in my warmer. All in all, not bad!

For this evening’s rambly blog post, I’ve got a new-to-me brand to share with y’all, and I’m super excited. Tee M. from Necessary Evil Polish sent me some of the polishes that she’s got in her shop on Etsy. Her brand is Necessary Evil Polish, and oh man. These are fantastic. I love the idea behind the brand, too. Tee’s motto is that nail polish and lacquer are an accessory that every gal needs, and our quest to own all of the colors becomes an evil obsession (I SO can confirm!), hence the name, Necessary Evil Polish. I love it! And there are cute little skulls on the bottles. Makes my dark little weirdo heart happy. Let’s get into it, yeah? Yeah!
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Y’all. I’m tired. I’m fighting the urge to curl up on the sofa for the rest of the day. As usual, I didn’t fall asleep until close to 5am. That’s fine, it’s whatever. I needed to be up by 10, because, you see, while Mark was gone last week, I impulse ordered 6 bottles of wine with unicorns on them. It was a moment of weakness. I regret nothing. However, an adulty adult has to sigh for the package, and the delivery window was 10-2 today. 5 minutes before my alarm for 9:20 goes off, I hear banging on the door downstairs. Maintenance. You know why? Our light fixture flipped out and starting blowing bulbs within just a few minutes of them being on. I put on the order that we’re okay with them walking in if nobody answers. Dudebro comes in at 9:15 in the friggen morning and just starts SCREAMING to get someone downstairs. Repeatedly. THAT’S COOL.

Hobie, one of the roommates, went downstairs to have the dude hakuna his tatas because I was searching for clothes to make myself look decent, and figured he may as well get ready for work. As he went to leave, he noticed that someone threw a big ass rock at his windshield. Funny that it’s just a few weeks after my window was broken in the same way. So now I’m up, waiting for UPS, eating cocoa crispies and trying to not fall asleep. May as well get a post up, right? At least I’ve got some gorgeous neons to share! They’ll for sure brighten up anybody’s day.

Okay, okay. Enough babbling. I’ve got the 3rd trio from the JulieG Spring polish line from Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics. Dang, that’s a mouthful.
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Happy Monday loves! I’m sorry for the absence, I kinda took the last few days to relax and sloth it up while the boyfriend was away for work. Many tub journeys were had, I can tell y’all that. But he’s back, and my heart is full. Ready to get back into our normal routine, y’know? I’m back to start the week off with some gorgeous summery, springy, pastely neons!

A few weeks ago, I shared the first Spring trio from JulieG, so now we’ll go ahead and take a look at the second one. These colors are actually quite friggen pretty. I’m a broken record, I know, but cremes aren’t my thing. Usually. These are slowly helping to change my mind (well, these and our beloved indies).

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MY DUDES! It’s Wednesday. AND I’M WORKING LIKE WHAT EVEN IS. Ugh. Boyfriend had to go to NJ for work through the end of the week, so instead of being mopey (don’t judge, I don’t like being alone in the house), I picked up some hours. And by pick up, I mean I traded so I should have the day off the day he comes back. Or something. I forsee plenty of naps and bubble baths over the next few days.

Speaking of a bubble bath. He told me last night to have a “nice tub journey”…

???

I cackled. Hard. Bless his sweet heart.

So uh. Wanna see some pretty polish inspired by a kickass human and awesome music?
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Purchased by me.

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve shared something I purchased, huh? Even better, this is a new-to-me brand! I had the chance to pick out some KBShimmers last year when I won Naked Without Polish‘s giveaway, but honestly hadn’t worn them yet between moves and swatch fests (no complaints, please don’t get me wrong!). I continued buying all things pretty because hot damn, y’all know I love me some pretty polishes, and I clearly have no self-restraint. They’ve got their very own shelf in one of my helmers and I make sure they’re tucked in properly each night before bed. I’m a good polish hoarder like that.

Annnnnnnd moving on…

When the Nauti by Nature collection came out, I snagged the 6 holos so damn fast that my bank account didn’t know what hit it. They’re just so pretty, and honestly unique. Holographic polishes are still my favorite, and I’ll keep buying them, even if I may have dupes, but these. These are such rich and vibrant shades, I couldn’t resist. I didn’t have these exact colors, sooooo they came home with me. It’s bad for my wallet, living in the same town as KBShimmer. Seriously. I’m glad I have my car up here now. I can sneak to pick up an online order without my boyfriend having to take me. IT. IS. GLORIOUS.

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Hey loves! It’s Friday and the sun is finally shining and all is good here in Narnialand. Well, I kinda want the rain back, but at least it’s nice and cool outside. I hope alllllll y’all lovely folks are enjoying your day! I’ve got a few of the new pastel stamping polishes to share with you guys from the lovely Nadia, aka the goddess behind Moonflower Polish. I’ve played with them nonstop since they came in the post, and I’m in love. I’ll definitely be snagging the full set at some point!

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Hey y’all! Happy Friday! I know I’ve been quiet all week, and I’m sorry for that. I had my first migraine since the piercing (on the opposite side, ugh) and my internal clock is all sorts of off. I had a few days off in a row, but did I sleep properly for it? NAW. Nope, I binge-watched 13 Reasons Why, and me and my feelings are still recovering. I did, however, get to swatch some gorgeous shifty nail polish and even try a little art with them, so I’ve got that going for me.

Connie from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer has launched a shifty new collection and y’all aren’t going to want to miss it. The indie world is currently obsessing over duochromes and multichromes, and I love seeing makers add their own personal flair to their contributions – what our beloved 77NL maker has created adds something special to the craze.

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