Friday, June 14, 2019

Zoya Barefoot Collection, Swatches and Review

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I have a few more summer collections to share with you all! I figured we are still technically in spring, so I'm not too late! Barefoot consists of 12 colors--mostly cremes. I have to say, the formula on this collection is amazing. A yellow that's two coats?! WOW. Read more below for all the details!
Zoya Barefoot Collection, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

7th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Dots

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Oh my! Today marks my blogging anniversary! My inaugural post was June 12, 2012 and I can't believe I've been blogging for 7 whole years! Cheers to that! Well I should have done a wool-themed manicure (LOL) for the traditional anniversary, I actually always post my birthday manicure on my blogging anniversary, since that's how I started! So as I cheers to another year and move into my eighth year blogging, let's talk about my nail art!

7th Blogging Anniversary: Rainbow Dots

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

KBShimmer Seas the Day Collection, Swatches and Review

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I love pastel neon polishes. To me, they are much more wearable than straight neons. They are bright, but light! So when Christy of KBShimmer previewed one of the colors in her Instagram stories a few months ago, I was like GIVE ME. To be honest, I already need a backup of one of these, because I have worn it FIVE times. I'm not even kidding. Ok check out my blog post to find out which one!

KBShimmer Seas the Day Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, June 10, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Waves Nail Art

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Cheers to a new week! I meant to share this on Friday, but decided to take a long weekend for my birthday. Why not? I'm trying to remind myself to blog when I want to and not out of obligation. So I've been wearing art for a while, and not swatching as fast. I'm just taking my time! From my last post to now, I decided to chop chop my nails! I shared swatches of the Jessica Cosmetics California Girly collection last week (check them out HERE). Now I'm back with art!

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Waves Nail Art

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Summer 2019, Swatches and Review

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June means it's definitely almost summer. Our weather isn't quite sure what it wants to do. Some days it's scorching hot, others it's a high of 64. I really do need some consistency please! LOL. I've been wearing the Jessica Cosmetics summer collection for a few weeks. I've done some pedicures, some art, and overall enjoying the colors!

Jessica Cosmetics California Girl Summer 2019, Swatches and Review



Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Alter Ego June CotM: Stone by Day, Warrior By Night

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I think this might be my favorite Alter Ego color of the month yet! This month, Cynthia allowed group members to create the color! Sometimes the colors are based on Cynthia's inspiration but sometimes, she lets the group create the color! This is a gorgeous color and finish, so it's awesome. It's special for June, and you can grab her exclusive with Makers Dozen color too!

Alter Ego June CotM: Stone by Day, Warrior By Night

Monday, June 3, 2019

June 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Weather Phenomena

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 I meant to post this last week, but hey, here's your friendly reminder that  Polish Pickup resumes this Friday, June 7th. The theme for June is Weather Phenomena. Who chooses these? LOL! Well, I know it's voted on, but who initially came up with this? Anyway, what seemed like a meh theme really brought out the awesome and today I'm sharing a few gorgeous colors and IPU items!

June 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Weather Phenomena




Saturday, June 1, 2019

Beauty Big Bang Polar Ice Stamping

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So I'm continuing my blogging of that lost Beauty Big Bang package. I was supposed to review this plate in February LOL hence why I picked it. It has nice autumn and winter images. Well, it's winter in June today, because I'm sharing some adorable polar bears! Click read more to find out about this plate and reverse stamping!

Beauty Big Bang Polar Ice Stamping

Friday, May 31, 2019

Morgan Taylor Rocketman Collection for Summer 2019, Swatches and Review

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Hello All! Sorry for my unexpected absence. I've been very sick and even though I had my swatches done, I really couldn't bring myself to look at a computer. I wanted to get up the Summer collection from Morgan Taylor since it's in collaboration with the film Rocketman, which releases today! Are you planning on seeing the film? I feel like artist biopics are all the rage right now and this one is about Elton John. It includes seven shades inspired by his life and career. Let's check them out!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Alter Ego Island Hopping, Makers Dozen

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Hello All! I'm kicking off this Tuesday with a new series, Makers Dozen. Each month, 13 makers will contribute one color for the theme. Each maker is assigned a color, that way there is no crossover. Well, Makers Dozen will kick off with Vacation Destinations and Alter Ego is Island Hopping! More details below.

Alter Ego Island Hopping, Makers Dozen


Friday, May 24, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cool Cat

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Yesterday, I shared the What's the Scoop Collection from Jessica Cosmetics. When I saw the May Pusheen image, I noticed the purple backdrop to this cool cat and decided it was perfect to do some quick art with the collection. The formula is so great, you'll see that they really pop over each other!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Cool Cat

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Jessica Phenom What's The Scoop, Summer 2019 Collection


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The minute I saw this Phenom trio, I was like YUP! Ice cream inspired cremes? Love that! I love me some neons in the summer, but I also like to mix it up! These three cremes are bright without being neon and I really love the color palette. These colors are part of the Phenom system, which I'll explain below and they are available now!

Jessica Phenom What's The Scoop, Summer 2019 Collection

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fault Line Mani with Beauty Big Bang Glow Glitter

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I follow some cake decorating Instagram pages. Although it's cake, I am always inspired by their decor for nail art! Well, the newest trend is fault line cakes! They are cake with literally a "fault line" which is so terrible to explain lol. Just google it. They are pretty fun though and I took the fault line of sprinkles and created that with glitters! DUH!

Fault Line Mani with Beauty Big Bang Glow Glitter

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Beauty Big Bang White Stamping Polish

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This post is a long time coming! This package arrived in the US on February 20. It's still in the sorting center at JFK. THANKS! lol. So Beauty Big Bang graciously sent me another package with my items, but then I was so backlogged so now I'm finally tackling these items! It's been so long that I forgot what I even ordered haha. But I'm so glad it's stamping! I haven't gotten new plates in a while and frankly, I was in need of some new images and this plate is gorgeous!

Beauty Big Bang White Stamping Polish



Monday, May 20, 2019

Girly Bits Not Waterlilies

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Good evening! Today was a whopping 87 degrees and I am not happy! We went from winter to summer. Where's spring? Where's some 70 degree days?! Anyway, I'm coming from an excellent weekend! I finally saw Endgame, and I got to see Beetlejuice and King Kong on Broadway! I love living in NYC, as I wake up in the morning and go to the box office to buy cheap tickets! Lastly, I'm starting to get back into running and 6.5 miles (and got my first sunburn UGH!). So today, I decided to sit down and get some swatching done! The last three weeks I've been wearing one art a week, wow!

Girly Bits Not Waterlilies



Friday, May 17, 2019

Neon Dry Brush with Stella Chroma Basics Collection

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I really wanted to return to the Stella Chroma Basics Collection, which debuted with High Noon and New Moon (and wink wink, more to come). Black and white are just such versatile nail polish colors and I wanted to show how they work. I absolutely love the contrast of black and white with bright neon colors and I love this look! It sort of has 90s vibes, and I'm down with that!

Neon Dry Brush with Stella Chroma Basics Collection


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Handpainted Magnolia Nail Art

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Another Irotoiro look today! I won't lie, I have a folder filled with looks from that Instagram. I posted a look last week of roses and some whimsical flowers and now I'm back with another look. This one I went pretty different and more stayed with the color story of the art. Something about the sage struck a chord with me. But in the end, I opted for way less detail but still loved these!

Handpainted Magnolia Nail Art

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Alter Ego Roasted Eggplant, Holy Shift Thermal Custom

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Thermals are legit all the rage right now. I've been swatching so many of these and it's a reason I've been trying to keep my nails longer. So if you're into thermals, you'll want to join the Holy Shift Thermal group! They have monthly thermals from different makers and this month, Alter Ego did a custom!

Alter Ego Roasted Eggplant, Holy Shift Thermal Custom

Monday, May 13, 2019

Girly Bits Springles Collection, Swatches & Review

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Cheers to a new week. This is my last week of classes and for the first time in a long time, I'm looking forward to it. Something about this semester just dragged me down! I also felt I lost my mojo a bit with my nails too but I've been happy these last few weeks ONLY doing art! But I did swatch the new Springles collection and wanted to share it with you! The moment this collection landed in my possession, I immediately did a gradient, which I shared HERE. I knew swatches of this collection were floating around, so I'm finally getting around to it!


Girly Bits Springles Collection, Swatches & Review

Friday, May 10, 2019

Jessica Metallic Duo with Stamping

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I shared the Jessica Cosmetics metallic duo last month and now I'm back with some simple art! They do stamp lightly but I decided to use the metallics as my base and stamp over them. I feel like I've been seeing more and more metallics lately, so they must be having a moment in nail polish trends. I love these classic colors, so why not?!

Jessica Metallic Duo with Stamping

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Handpainted Floral Spring Nail Art

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I am absolutely in love with Irotoiro Nail art on Instagram. The designs are sort of vintage and Nordic-inspired. When I saw the design I just linked, I was like YUP, I'm all over that and decided to re-create the look! The looks on that page are so whimsical and just make me smile. I loved this manicure so much that I wore it for nine days and I have a wear test for you!

Handpainted Floral Spring Nail Art

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Alter Ego May CotM: Cheers for 7 Years

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Alter Ego celebrated 7 years in business in April, and although she's a little late, she's still celebrating! I can't remember when I started working with Cynthia, the creator behind Alter Ego, but it definitely had to be within 1 year of her opening (my blog will also be 7 in June!). It's been fun to see her bottles change, logo, formula, and more! So for 7 years, she is cheer-sing all of us with this polish!

Alter Ego May CotM: Cheers for 7 Years

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Girly Bits X Und8ables: Girl, It's Not You & it's definitely him

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Girly Bits has partnered with Megan Edwards and Janet Reynolds, The Und8ables,  to create a custom polish duo inspired by their book called Girl, it’s not you, it’s definitely him. This is so awesome! If you head to their Facebook, you can check out their book and what they are about. They have gorgeous dresses in the promo and it explains the colors behind this duo!

Girly Bits X Und8ables: Girl, It's Not You & it's definitely him

Monday, May 6, 2019

Floral Holo Nail Art with Girly Bits Spring Holos

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I'm just chilling here, wondering when it will stop raining so I can go outside and enjoy walks and look at pretty flowers. The east coast has just been pummeled with rain and it seems to always be on the weekend. Thanks, nature. So instead of waiting for spring, I figured I would pull out Girly Bits Spring Holo collection and create some springy art!


Floral Holo Nail Art with Girly Bits Spring Holos

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Born Pretty Dip Powder with Yellow Stamping

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Hey all! Hope you had a great weekend! I'm just catching up with the blog after taking a few days off. I'm in the middle of grading final essays and I'm behind. It happens. Ten more days and I'm all done! Woo hoo! Anyway, I have two packages from Born Pretty, so I wanted to finish up this first one before I started the second. I have two different products, so let's look at them.


Born Pretty Dip Powder with Yellow Stamping

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Stella Chroma Basics: High Noon and New Moon

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In addition to the Americana Collection, which I shared HERE, Stella Chroma is coming out with a black and white creme. Any nail polish lover knows the importance of having these two colors in their collection. I use black and white for art, bases for flakes and powders, bases for smoosh manis and other art that might include neons, or if I just want something classic and clean to wear. So, with that, let's check these out.

Stella Chroma Basics: High Noon and New Moon


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Aurora Lacquer Senior Prom Collection

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Aurora Lacquer has a new 10 piece collection coming out and it is filled with awesome microglitters. If there's anytime to go all out with sparkle, it's during the sunnier days. Of course, New York City has been legit April showers, and sun was like NOPE. But even with indoor OTT lighting, these babies are SPARKLY! So get ready for some super fun polishes!

Aurora Lacquer Senior Prom Collection


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Indie Pickup May 2019

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Hello All! I have a short bath and body post today! I totally forgot to put these in my Polish Pickup post, but good news is that these are being released May 3-May 6. Indie Pickup is the non-polish items and I have two for you today!

Indie Pickup May 2019


Monday, April 29, 2019

KBShimmer Suns Out Collection, Swatches and Review

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Today is a big post so sit back! KBShimmer is releasing a collection of nine tri-thermals. These all include aurora shimmers too! It really took forever to swatch these so I really hope you check them  out. I didn't get pictures of the shifting shimmers, but just trust me, they exist haha. I really wanted to show of the three colors of each polish, so that was my focus.


KBShimmer Suns Out Collection


Friday, April 26, 2019

May 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: 1980s

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Polish Pickup returns next week with a theme of 1980s. They did 1990s not too long ago, but I guess people couldn't get enough of decades. So for the 80s, we have lots of fun colors and the inspirations are super fun. I didn't grow up in the 80s, since I was born late into them, but I still know much about it due to my older siblings and cousins. Happy to report I know these inspirations! Ok, let's get to it!

May 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: 1980s


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Pusheen Calendar Series: Sitting in the Rain

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Today, Pusheen is sitting in the rain. She's chilling with her sister, staring at the bad weather outside. That seems to keep happening here too. And always on the weekend, sigh. Another forecast of rainy weather. But it will bring May flowers, right? It feels like forever since my last Pusheen mani. So I guess April has been forever!

Pusheen Calendar Series: Sitting in the Rain

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Girly Bits Polish Con Limited Editions

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I have more from Girly Bits today! During Polish Con on April 6th, she had a few limited editions. Well don't be sad if you didn't go to the event. You can buy the Limited Editions still! But hurry, as these will only be available until around May 12th. I suggest joining her Facebook group for an exact date. All three polishes are super dimensional and flakie, so let's get to the photos.

Girly Bits Polish Con Limited Editions

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Stella Chroma Americana Collection for Spring 2019

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Stella Chroma has a brand new collection out and I'm all about it. I love to travel and one of my goals is to visit all 50 states! America is just so diverse and filled with all these fun locations. I'm proud to say I've been to all the places the polishes below were inspired by. I hope she expands the collection as time passes. Click "Read More" below for swatches and my stories about each location.

Stella Chroma Americana Collection for Spring 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Girly Bits April 2019 CotM: Blooper Reel & April Fool's Gold

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Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend, whether or not you celebrate Passover or Easter. Otherwise, it was just a pretty weekend here! Before the month ends, you might want to grab the Girly Bits April CoTM. If you don't know, she releases a duo every month! Usually group members of her Facebook group suggest names and it's a fun little contests. Well you have just over a week to grab these, so let's show them off!


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Girly Bits Springles Gradient with Floral Stamping

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Happy holiday weekend! Friday was the start of Passover and today is Easter. I just really needed time off for that reason, and although I planned separate Easter Art, I ended up wearing this over a week. And for today, I ended up wearing one of the colors in this mani! Okay, let's check it out!

Girly Bits Springles Gradient with Floral Stamping

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Girly Bits Spring 2019 Holo Collection, Swatches and Review

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While I plan to post art today, I really wanted to get the new Girly Bits collection posted since it will release on April 19 and there's a discount for one week! The Spring 2019 Collection consists of 6 shimmery and holo-y polishes. 3 of the colors are on the warmer side, and 3 on the cooler side. All of my swatches show off the sparkle in these so let's check them out.

Girly Bits Spring 2019 Holo Collection, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Plaid Nail Art with Sunflower Stamping

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I told you I had another Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party nail art and it's also another springy look! I'm feeling all the florals and I really can't wait to do more. I had to squeeze in one floral mani ASAP so I had to grab this new Born Pretty plate and I am digging it!

Plaid Nail Art with Sunflower Stamping

Monday, April 15, 2019

Easter Nail Art: Gradient Dots


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I'm going to attempt to do a week of springy art! I've been enjoying doing art and leaving it on for a week at a time. It's just been what I've been in the mood for. I told you I was loving the Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party Collection and I've just been doing loads of art with it. I have also been in a dotty look so I went for an old favorite, gradient dots!

Easter Nail Art: Gradient Dots

Friday, April 12, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics Metallic Duo

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It's Friday! I have lots of weekend plans. Tonight, I'm heading to an academic society I belong to for a lecture (it's fun, I promise! And there's wine and cheese lol). And Sunday, I'm finally seeing The Book of Mormon! I've been wanting to see that show forever. In between, I'll have 30 papers to grade and hopefully catching up on swatching but LOL, I'm so behind! I have these two metallic polishes from Jessica, so let's look at them!

Jessica Cosmetics Metallic Duo

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Born Pretty Wooden Shadow, Swatches and Review

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I wanted to tackle a few of the Born Pretty items I received. One of the items I chose this round is a tri-thermal. I first tried one a few months ago and was pretty successful in seeing all three colors. I really wanted a spring color, so I chose the yellow based thermal! Yellow screams spring to me.

Born Pretty Wooden Shadow, Swatches and Review

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Born Pretty Black Stamping Polish in Throne with 90s Stamping

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Since I had a bunch of my Jessica Cosmetics polishes out while I was re-organizing, I grabbed a bunch of bright colors, my new Born Pretty Plate (L002) and a new Born Pretty stamping polish. I sat down and got to stamping to create this funky 90s look. I'll do another review of this plate, but I figured I would start with a two for one!

Born Pretty Black Stamping Polish in Throne with 90s Stamping


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Jessica Phenom Blushing Beauty Collection Ombre Gradient

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When I shared the Jessica Phenom Blushing Beauty Collection yesterday, I promised you art! I feel like this art was somewhat  predictable. This trio just lends itself to be a beautiful gradient and well, it does! I also mentioned the 11 day Phenom claim. While I didn't wear this for 11 days, I did wear it for 7 days and had no chips! So I feel like yes, I could have gotten their 11 days! Anyway, let's get to this simple and palette cleansing art.

Jessica Phenom Blushing Beauty Collection Ombre Gradient

Monday, April 8, 2019

Jessica Phenom Blushing Beauty Collection, Swatches and Review

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I am very much still loving and playing with the Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party Collection, but I took a little break to check out them Phenom line's new trio. The phenom line is different from their regular line. The formula cures in the sunlight and can last up to 11 days with their system. I can't remember the last time I wore a polish for 11 days, but I always have excellent wear with the Phenom line! Ok, let's get to the colors!

Jessica Phenom Blushing Beauty Trio

Friday, April 5, 2019

KBShimmer Launch Party 2019 Trio


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Happy Friday! To kick off the weekend, I'm sharing the newest trio from KBShimmer which will be releasing on Monday, April 8th! One year ago, KBShimmer took a leap forward and launched a new look to celebrate the anniversary of our 10th year in business! We debuted our new logo and packaging featuring holographic accents by bringing you Launch Party, a beautiful magnetic space-themed collection! Now, we celebrate the one year anniversary of KBShimmer's new look - which we love even more today! - by bringing you a new magnetic top coat trio! These shifty stunners require lots of photos, so let's get to it!


KBShimmer Launch Party 2019 Trio


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party Rainbow Mandala Nail Art

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The Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party Spring 2019 Collection landed at my front door right before my Spring Break. I didn't have time to swatch them but immediately sat down and did some art! Then I didn't get a chance to post it because of all the Polish Con polishes. I posted swatches yesterday (on my shorter nails) and now I'm sharing art one. I already did more art since this post! You can purchase The Tea Party Collection here.


Jessica Cosmetics Tea Party Rainbow Mandala Nail Art


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Jessica Cosmetics Spring 2019, Tea Party Collection

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I love cremes, pastels, and spring collections. When I saw previews of this collection on Instagram, I was like Yes, please!! Something about bright pastels just get me. As soon as this collection landed, I immediately did some art (come back tomorrow) and then I finally got to sit down and swatch these! Well, I immediately did some more art after cause I just love these colors! So let's get to the Tea Party Collection!

Jessica Cosmetics Spring 2019, Tea Party Collection
 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alter Ego Unakite, April CoTM

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We're pushing through the first week of April. I hope your month is off to a good start and you didn't experience any pranks! April 2nd means I have one month of classes left to teach. WHAAATT?! Anyway, I have Alter Ego's April color of the month and it's so pretty! With all the events happening, you might want to budget in this color!

Alter Ego Unakite, April CoTM

Monday, April 1, 2019

April 2019 Polish Pickup Offerings: Famous Works of Art

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Happy April! I'm kicking the month off with Polish Pickup, which will debut on Friday! I have a few offerings, in addition to an IPU item. I can't even believe it's April already. For me, April is like the end of the year. Just one more month of teaching. Where does time go?! Anyway! I'm ready to kick off this month with some gorgeous polishes.



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Ever After Polish Con New Orleans Polishes

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Today's post includes all of the offerings from Ever After Polish. This post includes the VIP polishes (spoiler alert, but you can purchase it so you'll probably want to see it!), exclusives, and other deals! Holos, shimmers, and flakes. What else do you need? So sit back and check out these swatches!

Ever After Polish Con New Orleans Polishes

Friday, March 29, 2019

Poetry Cowgirl Polish Con New Orleans Polishes

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Happy Friday! Before we kick off the weekend, let's check out all the limited offerings and new collection from Poetry Cowgirl that will be debuting at Polish Con in NOLA on April 6th. There's a ton of polishes, so let's just get right to it!

Poetry Cowgirl Polish Con New Orleans Polishes