Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year Mani Featuring Paint Box Polish Poppin Bottles

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! I didn't do much to celebrate this year, but I was okay with that. I had a long week and I was perfectly happy just chilling at home with my hubby and my dog. It seems as thought I'm going to start out the new year with a new car since mine was declared totaled after a car accident right before Christmas, so that's fun :/  Also, I've done a ton of holiday cooking/baking/washing dishes over the past few weeks and my nails finally all decided to break in protest, so I'm ringing in the new year with shorties. They've either been in a plain creme or naked all week, but I decided I would jazz them up a bit for the occasion.

KBShimmer Office Space Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new collection from KBShimmer called the Office Space Collection! After all of the rich colors and bling of the holidays, KBShimmer has toned it down a bit with some office appropriate shades that are most definitely still fun! The 8-piece Office Space Collection will be launching on January 4th in KBShimmer's shop.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

ILNP Highline

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a recent purchase from ILNP that I just could not resist, ILNP Highline! I have so many duochromes and multichromes that I'm not often drawn to new ones, but this one looked unique to my collection and was simply stunning so I had to purchase! Plus, I do love when ILNP sends those coupons in my e-mail. I think that is a super cool customer appreciation bonus that they are able to provide and they almost always entice me into purchasing. So anyway...on to the polish!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lemming Lacquer Daedric Princes Collection + Monthlies

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new collection from Lemming Lacquer to share with you called the Daedric Princes Collection. This collection, based on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, consists of 12 shades with a variety of complex holo, glitter, and flake finishes. This collection was a true pleasure to swatch as they just kept getting better and better the more I went! In addition to the Daedric Princes Collection, Cassie will also be releasing 4 monthly polishes (September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, and December 2016). These will all be releasing on December 30 at 7 PM CST in the Lemming Lacquer shop

Friday, December 16, 2016

CrowsToes Crowsmas 2016 Collection + Fall Releases

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have two sets of CrowsToes Nail Color polishes to share with you! I have the brand new Christmas Crows 2016 polishes to share as well as some recently released polishes including Murder in the 2nd, Death Warmed OverMjölnir, and Over & Over. Lauri has started a new pre-order system that will begin every Friday at 8 AM EDT to Sunday at 8 PM EDT in the CrowsToes shop. This weekend's pre-order window is open right now, so go and grab these pretties!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Best of Paint All the Nails

*Some Press Samples Included*

Hi everyone! This is a bittersweet post because it will be the very last link-up for Paint All the Nails. I've so enjoyed the time that I've spent with these lovely ladies sharing our nail art, and boy have we as a group posted some glorious manis! For our last link-up, we decided to do a "best of" post, and each of us chose a mani done in a previous link-up to be inspired by. Let's check out my inspiration!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

KBShimmer Winter 2016 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I'm waaay behind, but here is KBShimmer's Winter 2016 Collection! These blingy beauties are perfect for the holidays and beyond! KBShimmer also released some amazing sounding holiday scented bath and body products which would be perfect Christmas gifts (Cocoa and Cookies, Very Merry Cranberry, Spiced Pumpkin, and Gingerbread Men), so be sure to check those out as well. Also, there are fun gifts with purchases of $75 or more including a holo bag, mini crystal file, and a nail polish bottle charm. All of these amazing Winter/Holiday items are available now on KBShimmer's website.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pahlish Harry Potter Polishes

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have some brand new Pahlishes to share with you...all Harry Potter themed! Instead of one giant collection, Shannon has these all split up into mini collections that correspond to iconic Harry Potter themes. Also included in this post is the November Duo, some Bespoke Batches, and some polishes that will be available only as a gift with purchase throughout this pre-order. All of these glorious Harry Potter polishes are available now for pre-order in the Pahlish shop until Monday at 11:59 PM CST. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dreamland Lacquer Holiday 2016 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I have Dreamland Lacquer's Holiday 2016 Collection to share with you today! This beautiful and festive collection is based on the holiday classic film, Elf. If you haven't seen that's definitely one of Will Ferrell's best films! The Holiday 2016 Collection is available now for a pre-order until November 29th at 12:01 CST in the Dreamland Lacquer shop. There is also 25% off of all of the products besides the Holiday 2016 Collection, so you can pick up any polishes you have had your eye on!

Scofflaw Nail Varnish Holiday 2016 Limited Editions

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I have Scofflaw Nail Varnish's Holiday 2016 Limited Editions to share with you today! This pretty trio is available right now for pre-order (through November 27th) so be sure to grab them while you can in the Scofflaw shop.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer Bleeding Teal

 *Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have brand new edition to the Ladies of GLL Series, this time inspired by Traci from Newsie Nail Novice. Traci loves hockey and her team is the San Jose Sharks! Just look at this beauty that Mariah whipped up to match Traci's inspiration! Bleeding Teal is limited edition and will only be available through the end of November, so grab it while you can in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Paint All the Nails Presents: Gilded

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I've been a bit quiet lately, but I'm back today with another edition of Paint All the Nails. This month's theme is Gilded, so we have all of beautiful golden accented manis to share with you! I love adding gold to my manis in the fall, so I have an autumnal gilded mani to share with you today.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Pahlish Happy Holo-Ween III and the Fall Festival Duo for October 2016

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Pahlish's Happy Holo-Ween III Collection to share with you! This third round of Halloween-themed holos is just gorgeous! Shannon also mentioned that all of the former Happy Holo-Ween polishes are makings a comeback, so be sure to check out my posts on those as well and grab the ones that you missed out on previously (Happy Holo-Ween, Happy Holo-Ween II). In addition to these pretty holos, I also have the Fall Festival Duo to share which will be available during the month of October. These will be launching tomorrow night (Sunday, 10-9-16) at 7 PM CST in the Pahlish shop.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Zoya Urban Grunge Cremes

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the cremes portion of Zoya's Fall Urban Grunge Collection. These are all touted to be one-coater cremes, and although they did have fabulous formulas across the board, I used 2 coats for all of them (though it is likely I could have gotten away with 1 coat for a few of them). They also watermarble fantastically as I have already shown you with my watermarble in the 31 Day Challenge. These are available now at and everywhere Zoya products are sold.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Zoya Seashells Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I'm still catching up on Zoyas and today I have the Seashells Collection to share with you. Zoya has released some of my favorite texture polishes ever with their Pixie Dust line but the past few texture collections from them have not lived up to the sugary texture of the originals. The Seashells Collection totally took me back to the originals with a little extra interest of some added glitters/shimmers. If you loved the original Pixie Dusts and haven't nabbed these yet, do it now! I know this is a Summer Collection, but these sugary sparkle polishes are perfect for the upcoming winter too!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lemming Lacquer The Conjure Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I have another Halloween collection to share with you today, this one from Lemming Lacquer! I've been a long-time fan of Cassie's polishes and I am so excited to review these pretties! The Conjure Collection is inspired by Voodoo and Hoodoo, so it's a very different and creative twist on a Halloween collection. The names of these polishes come from the Loa (spirits) that are invoked during rituals as well as some ingredients used in Hoodoo spells. I love that this collection isn't just stereotypical Halloween shades so that they can be enjoyed all during the Fall (or all year!). The Conjure Collection is available now in the Lemming Lacquer shop.

Lollipop Posse Lacquer Things That Can Never Be Unleashed: Halloween 2016 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have a Lollipop Posse Lacquer's Things That Can Never Be Unleashed for Halloween 2016. This sinister quartet of polishes was inspired by one of my recent Netflix binges, Penny Dreadful. If you haven't seen it and you want to see a twist on some classic horror characters, it's definitely worth checking out (though my husband and I are still very sad that it only has 3 seasons). The Things That Can Never Be Unleashed Collection releases today at 5 PM Eastern in the Lollipop Posse Lacquer shop.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

31DC2016 - Watermarble - Zoya Fall Watermarble

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today is Watermarble day in the 31 Day Challenge and I thought I would showcase my newest fall creme collection! Let's take a look!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

CrowsToes Nail Color Hella Holo Customs Exclusives for September 2016

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have 3 Hella Holo Exclusives for September from Lauri at CrowsToes! To be able to purchase these, you will need to join the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group (more instructions for purchase are available there). These pretties will be available until September 30th.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

31DC2016 - Galaxy Nails - Classic Galaxies

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today is always one of my favorite day in the 31 Day Challenge, Galaxy Nails! I love a design that you just can't mess up and that is exactly what galaxy nails are. I love the classic galaxy mani look, so let's check out my design.

31DC2016 - Half Moons - Orange Explosion Half Moons

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! The prompt for the 31 Day Challenge today is Half Moons and I also decided to be inspired by a color! I know "Inspired by a Color" day is coming up, but I'm doing a different color for that day so I had to squeeze in some more orange love somewhere! Let's check out the mani!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

31DC2016 - Glitter - Glittery Neon Dots

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today the prompt for the 31 Day Challenge is GLITTER and I decided to go with both a glitter bomb and some glittery holos for this mani. Let's check it out!

31DC2016 - Geometric - Distressed Shapes

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! For Geometric day in the 31 Day Challenge I did some fun colors and used a pretty hehe plate for something that ended up looking sort of 90's. Let's check out today's mani!

Monday, September 19, 2016

31DC2016 - Delicate Print - Madame de Pompadour Inspired

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! For my Delicate Print in the 31 Day Challenge, I decided to revisit my favorite brocade stamping plate from MoYou-London! I have a Doctor Who design that I have meant to do for awhile (ever since I bought this base polish) and I finally did it!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

31DC2016 - Floral - Monet Water Lilies Inspired

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! For the Floral prompt in the 31 Day Challenge, I decided to revisit a design that I did in my very first 31 Day Challenge that I LOVED. Last time I did Monet Water Lilies for my art-inspired mani, but I thought I would do it for my floral one and I used all KBShimmer cremes in this look!

31DC2016 - Animal Print - Beetle Wings

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! I'm playing catch-up again so I will be posting several times today. For the Animal Print prompt in the 31 Day Challenge, I thought I had a great a super unique idea! Turns out, Emily from Nail Polish Society and I must share the same brain! Anyway, I still love the look so I did it anyway.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dreamland Lacquer Outlander Collection and Halloween 2016 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Dreamland Lacquer's Fall offerings to share with you! There will be two mini collections releasing this month including the Outlander Collection with cozy fall shades, and the Halloween 2016 Collection with beautiful bright Halloween shades! Both of these collections release on September 19th at 2:00 PM CST for a 72 pre-order in the Dreamland Lacquer shop

Great Lakes Lacquer All Those Dreadful Little Cuts

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new edition to the Ladies of GLL series in which Great Lakes Lacquer creator Mariah is collaborating with each of her bloggers to create an inspired polish! This month's collaborator is Jenne from Polished Pathology (be sure to follow that link because she has a great round-up of all of the Polish Con exclusives). This polish will debut today at Polish Con in Chicago (if you are going I'm SO JEALOUS!) and then will be released on the Great Lakes Lacquer website on September 21st.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer A Nude Awakening Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have four gorgeous new shades from Great Lakes Lacquer to share with you. The A Nude Awakening Collection was inspired by Mariah's love of coffee and disdain for mornings (I'm totally there with you on mornings...NOT a morning person). These are all gorgeous twists on neutral shades that are both work appropriate and fun! The A Nude Awakening Collection will debut at Polish Con on the September 17th and will be up in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop on September 21st. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

31DC2016 - Stripes - Freehand Vertical Stripes

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! I'm still playing catch-up and here is the Stripes prompt from yesterday in the 31 Day Challenge. I've been seeing some amazing freehand stripes and I decided to be brave and give them a try in the spirit of stripe day! Let's see how I did.

Monday, September 12, 2016

31DC2016 - Dots - Fall-Inspired Dots

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today for the 31 Day Challenge, our inspiration is Dots. Now it may still be hot as Hades in my neck of the woods, but it is indeed September so it's time to start with a few fall-themed manis. This mani was inspired by some fall-ish shades! Let's check out my easy dot mani.

31DC2016 - Gradient - Subtle Metallic Gradient

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! I got a bit behind this weekend because I've had a cold AND I had to go out of town for a wedding, so I'm just getting to Gradient nails today in the 31 Day Challenge. I wanted something sort of neutral since I've been doing a lot of colors so far, so let's see what I came up with.

Friday, September 9, 2016

31DC2016 - Rainbow - Punched Decals

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today the prompt is Rainbow in the 31 Day Challenge and I've used some amazing water decals in my design. I had the idea a while back to try out a paper punch on some water decals and see how it would work out. Let's take a look at my results!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

31DC2016 - Metallic - Stamped Magnetic

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today we are on to Metallic nails in the 31 Day Challenge, and I decided to use an old polish that is apparently right on with the current magnetic trend right now (plus a little stamping, of course!).

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

31DC2016 - Black and White - Damask Tile

*Press Samples Included*

Hi everyone! Now that we are done with the colors of the rainbow, now we have moved on to Black and White for the 31 Day Challenge! For this design, I went for something classic and beautiful...all while using my favorite stamping plate!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

31DC2016 - Violet - Subtle Layered Swirls

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! We are chugging right along with the 31 Day Challenge and we are completing the ROYGBIV portion of the challenge (we left out indigo), so Violet is what's on the menu today. Let's see what I came up with for the challenge!

Monday, September 5, 2016

31DC2016 - Blue - Tone-On-Tone Blobbicure

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today for the 31 Day Challenge the theme is Blue! I had a gorgeous blue duo from Polish My Life that look just perfect together, so I decided to use them for this prompt. I must add that I have ordered from Polish My Life several times and always with no issues at all. With my last order, Shaneka accidentally sent me the holo from this duo when I ordered the creme. I contacted her and she told me to keep the holo and she sent me the creme right away. Such fantastic customer service and a pleasure to deal with! She is a a stand-up businesswoman.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

31DC2016 - Green - Jungle Vines

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! It's day 4 of the 31 Day Challenge and today is one of my favorite colors...GREEN! Since I'm a green lover, I knew I had to use as many shades of green in my design as possible...and holo of course! Let's take a look at what I came up with.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

31DC2016 - Yellow - Sunflower Nails

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! For day 3 of the 31 Day Challenge the theme is Yellow. I was particularly pleased with how this beautiful mani came together, so let's get on to it!

Friday, September 2, 2016

31DC2016 - Orange - BB-8 Nail Art

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! For day two of the 31 Day Challenge, the theme is Orange! Now ever since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, I have wanted to do some nail art inspired by my new personal favorite droid, BB-8, but I've never have gotten around to it. What better day than orange day to pay homage to the cute little rolling droid!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

31DC2016 - Red - Black Lace Stamping

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! I've decided to jump on the crazy train and join in on the 31 Day Challenge! I've really felt blah lately and I need something to jump-start my creativity. Challenges always seem to inspire me, so I'm going for it! I don't know if I will be able to post every single day, but I'm going to do as many as I can. I'm excited to get started!

Zoya Petals Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! If you haven't figured it out, this week is going to be Zoya week on the blog and I have a long overdue post to share with you, the Zoya Petals Collection. I have had these swatched for ages, but have totally neglected to post them. Luckily, Zoya keeps their collections available year-round so you can easily pick these up on their site and they are beautiful colors that can be worn anytime. Stay tuned because I will be sharing the other Summer Collection (Seashells) as well as the Fall Urban Grunge collections over the next few days!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Zoya Sunsets Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the first part of Zoya's Summer 2016 offerings, the Sunsets Collection. I always look forward to Zoya's Summer cremes because they are so bright and happy and these did not disappoint. I've worn several of them on their own this summer on my tips and toes and they are just gorgeous. These are available now on Zoya's website.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paint All the Nails Presents Color Block

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new edition of Paint All the Nails Presents and this month's theme was Color Block. I have always been envious of ladies who can do clean freehand lines when color blocking, but I've been too nervous to try it. I finally decided to give it a go, and it wasn't nearly as hard as I imagined! Now let's see what my inspiration was!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pahlish August 2016 Releases: Out of Oz Collection, The Second Task Duo, and August Charity Polish Benefitting Reading is Fundamental

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Pahlish's offerings for August! Shannon has released the 8-piece Out of Oz Collection as well as the limited edition The Second Task Duo which will only be available in August and finally The Boxcar Children which is a charity polish that will be benefiting Reading is Fundamental (will be LE for August as well). These polish are all available now in the Pahlish shop

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Girly Bits What Really Happened in Vegas (2016)

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you the 2016 edition of the Girly Bits Cosmetics What Really Happened in Vegas Collection. This is a sparkling 5-piece collection inspired by the annual trip to Cosmoprof in Vegas. Here is a short explanation of the inspiration behind these polishes from creator Pam:
Each year we attend Cosmoprof North America at Mandalay Bay in Vegas. 2016 brings the 3rd collection in the WRHIV series, which have names that are inspired by memories from the coordinating year’s events in Vegas.

With each of the polishes, I've also included Pam's inspiration for all of the polish names with my . swatches. The WRHIV 2016 Collection (along with the LE What Happens in Vegas, Ends Up on Twitter) are available now in the Girly Bits shop.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer Never Gonna Give You Up and Single Pours

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! You are going to see several posts from me today that I wanted to post earlier in the week, but my computer/editing program has been giving me nightmares! I was finally able to get everything working this weekend, so I'm going to start by showing you some new releases from Great Lakes Lacquer including one that I'm particularly excited about...a custom that I collaborated on which is the first in the Ladies of GLL series! Mariah is going to be teaming up with a member of her blogger team each month to create a gorgeous custom which will be available during that month. There are also several single pours going up as well and these will be first-come first-serve so be sure to grab them before they are gone! The single pours and my custom, Never Gonna Give You Up, will be released in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop tomorrow (8/15) at 7 PM EST.  

I have 4 of the single pours to share with you, but Jenne from Polished Pathology and Savannah from Addicted to Polish will be showcasing some as well!  I will link their posts as soon as they are up!

Addicted to Polish - Single Pours 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

KBShimmer Fall 2016 Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to share KBShimmer's Fall 2016 Collection with you today! This 12-piece set is a fantastic mix of traditional fall shades as well as some nice transitional shades that aren't your typical fall fare (and would look wonderful year-round). There are also a great mix of finishes that will be sure to please everyone. The Fall 2016 Collection launches on August 19th on the KBShimmer website.

Celestial Cosmetics Valyrio Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the gorgeous Valyrio Collection from Celestial Cosmetics to share with you. These beauties, which are Game of Thrones-inspired, consist of vivid jewel-toned holos and color shifting polishes. This collection was created with my pal Christine from Serenity Nails and she has done some research on the Valyrian language used in the show and each one of these polishes is named with a Valyrian word. Such a cool concept and the entire collection is so well done! These pretties were released a few months back but are all still available on the Celestial Cosmetics website.

Girly Bits Cosmetics August COTM: Dancing in the Moonlight and Sun Dog

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have my very first Girly Bits Cosmetics Colors of the Month (COTM) to share with you! For August, Pam has chosen two amazing shades to feature and they look so fabulous together! The August COTM will be released as a 5 day pre-order starting on August 6th and running through the 10th on the Girly Bits Cosmetics website. There will be a second and final launch of these shades with limited quantities available on August 24th.