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Evening loves! I hope all y’all had a lovely week with minimal monday-feely-weekdays. I feel like I worked a ton and yet did nothing. YAY for moving to a 4 10hr shift work schedule! I swatched quite a bit, so y’all will be seeing that stuff soon, but I also played a TON of Guild Wars 2. They recently announced the next expansion and they’re ADDING MOUNTS. The beta is up and the first one they’re demoing is A MAGNIFICENT DOGGO RAPTOR. Please hold for gifs. Because I ugly happy cried running around all day with mine. I. Can’t. Wait.

But but but I know y’all aren’t here for that. I just couldn’t help but share. Mark plays too, and he’s excited, but he’s not nearly as into these daggum raptordoggos as I am. ANYWHO. I’ve got the new Bohemian Dreams Collection by JulieG from Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics to share tonight! There’s 6 GORGEOUS cremes with LE wood-grain-esque handles, and they are, in my opinion, the perfect transition into autumn. Just so I’m not repeating myself, these are all nearly one-coaters. I went back for a second on each just to level everything out, but these are deliciously opaque in one coat.
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It is the most Mondayest Friday to ever Friday. About 5 blocks on our street are blocked off due to them tearing up the roads, so no traffic will be going in front of our house for a few weeks. I like it, especially considering how busy our little neighborhood is. All week, I’ve had swatch mail and takeout (okay, just one night for pizza, but still) delivered without any issues. The USPS decided to deliver mail today, but included a little peach slip stating that they had no access to the front of the house to drop off the pillows that I ordered (that should have been here three days ago)… The sidewalks aren’t blocked. And I mean. If they were, how would they have slipped the mail in the box on our porch?!

 

Like. Listen, I know you deliver an actual shit ton of mail, and you’re probably sick of my daily packages but I ordered pillows because ours are flat and not doing any sort of good and I JUST WANTED NEW PILLOWS TO USE ON OUR CLEAN SHEETS AFTER SHAVING MY LEGS LIKE IS THAT SO WRONG

Alright. Meltdown complete. Mostly. Tub journey for woosah is much needed after work. Might include some spoons of vanilla frosting for sanity. MOVING ON.

I’ve got two gorgeous polishes from Necessary Evil Polish‘s California Dreaming Collection, and I’m super excited because I’m most definitely homesick for SoCal. Tee just returned from her vacation abroad, and she’s already back in the lab creating more pretties. You guys are going to love them, I’m sure!
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Happy Monday, friends! This weekend was a hot mess but oh so much fun. I had a few drinks at the house for my birthday before Mark had to work, and they were so good! This is the recipe in case you’d like to check it out! Once we got there, one of his friends stopped in to say hello and decided that we should go to the bar/restaurant on the other side of the street for my obligatory birthday fishbowl which, by the way, WAS AN ADIOS MOTHERF**KER. Y’all. Mistakes. Were. Made. I mean. I don’t think I drank too much, I know my limit AND it was super spread out, but come 8am, I was a mess and wound up getting super sick. We’re fairly confident that it was either a bug or food poisoning and my happy ass curled up in the bathtub for an hour and now my ribs hurt from getting sick. Neato. At least it waited until 8 hours into being 26, haha.

Now that I’m feeling a bit better, I wanted to share these 5 gorgeous polishes from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer that are up for sale now!
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Happy… Saturday? It doesn’t feel like a Saturday. It feels like… Tuesday? I have no idea. My schedule is super out of whack and I managed to work my way into a morning shift today. Mistakes have been made. Naps shall be taken to rectify this, however. But before that, I want to share another of Baroness X‘s Monthly Mythical Mysteries with y’all! This one is alllll the way from November 2017, so if y’all pitch a fit about spoilers, I’m totally going to send glittery gummy peens your way. Just sayin’.
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I’m not sure what to tag this one as. It’s not so much a press sample as a gift, but still. DISCLOSURE. Either way, I’m baaaaaaaaack. I’m on my last day of work before a few days off and man, it’s been a struggle. I’m going to knock out laundry and shipping some packages out tomorrow and then my ass is taking one hella long nap. May go get a few watermelons, too. Yup. That sounds like the perfect time off. Sleep and watermelon and movies. YAAAAASS.

Before the sleepening and the laundering happens, I’ve got a gorgeous grey to share with y’all that’s only available through August 7th. Because I love alllllll of the grey polishes, I created a facebook group, which can be found here. Lindsay from Night Owl Lacquer and LA S. (another nail lacquer lover!) also help wrangle in the fanatics. Welllll, we recently held a giveaway and one of the prizes was this incredible grey that Lindsay made as a one of a kind (or… 4OAK since she made all of us admins one as well) for the winner. It was so well-received that Lindsay offered to open it up as the first group custom and that’s what I’m here to share this evening.
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Afternoon, folks! I’ve missed you guys greatly, I just haven’t had a whole lot of energy lately. Work has taken a very unawesome turn so I’ve just been trying to lay low. That being said, I have so so so many things to share, so it’s not logical to keep hiding. Today I’ve got an awesome new primer that I’ve been testing for about 3 or 4 weeks, and I’m pretty sure you’re all going to love it!

Since I tend to swatch several polishes each day, I’m not looking for longevity in my wear time. Usually. Now and then, however, I’d like to have some manis last, usually when we’re going out somewhere and I won’t have time to redo my nails. This primer from 2x has been PERFECT.
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Evening loves! Mark is finally back home and it’s SO nice. Little breaks from your SO now and then are totally fine, but I missed that man something fierce. I know he didn’t sleep a whole lot during the convention and 16hr days, so I lowered the AC upstairs down to 70, put up blackout curtains, had some Coconut Lime Verbena melting, and turned the box fan on so we could nap. He’s been asleep since, poor thing is so tired. It’s adorable, really. I figured I’d get a post or two set up while he’s sleeping before I curl back up.

And on that note, I’m back with two more polishes from Necessary Evil Polish‘s Galactic Line! Tee has been sending me packages every few weeks with new goodies to swatch, and these two might be my favorite yet. I’ve got two more to share as well, but they’re not from this collection, so I’ll share them in a day or two. You’re all gonna love them, honestly.
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Evening loves! Did y’all miss me? It was kinda super nice having a week off, but I definitely missed sharing stuff with you guys! We got back from Cedar Point eeeeearly Wednesday morning. We were aiming to be back by midnight on Tuesday BUT. Our friend that drove us up there, his car died on the way back, 21 miles from the Indiana state line. It was comical, really. We had to call Mark’s dad to come get the 5 of us, drive us to Indy, and then give us a car to get back home. It was a hot mess, and we were all exhausted on top of some hellacious sunburns and back pain after wooden rollercoasters, hah. It was really a lot of fun, though, and I only cried like three times on some of the scarier coasters and dealt with a little motion sickness. TOTALLY WORTH IT THOUGH.

For tonight’s late-night blogging session, I’ve got a gorgeous grey polish that’s from an awesome group box from le polish! This box is exclusively for members of the le polish lovelies group on Facebook, and is only limited to 35 (at this time), so you’re seriously going to want to join up and set some alarms. Ready to see it?

YEAH, ME TOO.

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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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