Sunday, July 15, 2018

What I Bought: Polish Pickup May '18, 1990's

Backstreet's Back, ALLRIGHT!  Haha, just kidding...but it's a song from the 90's and this post is all about the polishes I picked up from the 90's themed PPU in May.  I loved the month, it was probably my favorite.  It was a total throw back to my middle school/high school/early college years.  I knew the inspiration for every single item in the shop and wanted to buy them all, but settled for a select few.  You won't be able to find any of these unless you hunt them down in the PPU sales group, but the August PPU is just around the corner and from all the sneak peeks it's got to be a great month for shopping!  Okie dokie, lets jump on in and see the plethora of pictures I have of each polish!

*nothing to disclose*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook


Envy Lacquer + Never Enuff Polish; TIS San Francisco Duo, Boat Snack & Beyond the Reef

Morning dears!  Exciting game this morning!  Who are we rooting for, Croatia or France?  Truthfully neither are "MY" team so I am just enjoying the game. Anywho, looking through old polish I haven't swatched/shared with you and realized I didn't do anything from The Indie Shop that was in San Francisco last summer.  It was a really fun event, mermaid themed, my daughter enjoyed it as well.  I really hope they plan on coming back to the Bay Area soon!  So this was a duo available at the show, created by Envy Lacquer and Nvr Enuff, I think they actually came with a cute frosty blue shot glass but I don't remember where I put that.  They were inspired by the movie Moana.  Of course these aren't available now, but both shops have lots of gorgeous polish to pick from so head over to their sites to check them out.  

*nothing to disclose*

Envy Lacquer: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
Nvr Enuff Polish: Shop, Facebook, Instagram
The Indie Shop: Facebook, Instagram



Friday, July 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, July 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Dragon Queen

OMGeeee you guys!  I just got home from dinner and I am about to explode!  I just had the yummiest Indian food ever!  Lots of leftovers came home with me so I will be eating it again for lunch tomorrow.  So I'm currently resting and letting my full tummy rest, no better time to share a post with you!  Now I was quite un-queen like with the way I pigged out at dinner, but this polish is regal enough for the nails of Daenerys herself.  And thus we have the Dragon Queen, the next installment of the Stella Chroma Queens of Westeros collection.  This gorgeous polish will be available exclusively through the Hella Handmade Creations from 7/14-7/21 for $12, no cap.  Let's go ahead and jump in because I want to look at nail polish!

*press sample*


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fit Snack Box; March 2018

Howdy y'all!  I was at the pool today so i didn't get to watch the World Cup semi-finals for England v Croatia live.  I'm watching the replay now and have avoided Facebook and texts from friends.  I have no idea how this will play out but its a good game so far!  So while I watch this I'll leisurely type up a post for a past Fit Snack Box that was delivered when I was dying from morning sickness.  If you follow my blog at all you know by now, Fit Snack is a great subscription box full of healthy snack alternatives to what you typically find on your grocery store shelves.  The awesome thing is that now that I am familiar with so many brands in this fab box, I see so many of these products on the shelves that I never noticed before!  So don't be put off by thinking that you can only order them, lots are available at your local grocer.  If you want to give Fit Snack a try you can save 30% off your first box using my link HERE!  As usual, I have my 6 year old daughter, Naomi helping me out with the taste testing.  Let's jump in and check out the treats!

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer; First Lines Collection

Good morning!  Hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July and celebrated with loved ones.  I spent the morning at a local race (yes, I am still plugging along at 20 weeks pregnant), then went to San Francisco with the fam for fresh seafood lunch.  Low key evening playing with sparklers, bbq and s'mores.  All in all, it was a chill day and I really enjoyed it.  But today is back to the grind, camp and taking care of the house, chores AND the blog!  Actually that all may take a back seat because I am hungry and a bagel sounds great.  So let's make this quick!  Lollipop Posse Lacquer will be releasing the brand new First Lines Collection.  This collection was inspired by the first lines in favorite literature.  I love the idea behind the collection and the shades themselves are gorgeous and unique!  The First Lines Collection will be available for pre-order starting 7/6 at noon EDT through 7/31.  Remaining stock will be available on 8/1 (but do you really want to chance it?).  Individual shades will be $12, the collection will be $60 shipped (inside the US until 7/31).  Ok, I think that's all the info I need to provide so let's check out the pretty polish!  

*press sample*

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: ShopFacebook, Instagram

Monday, July 2, 2018

July '18 Polish Pickup; Fan Favorites

Evening beauties!  I have a fun post for you tonight.  MOAR of the Fan Favorites from the July PPU!  In case you are like what the what, the quick run down is that Polish Pickup is having a month of returning polishes from previous months.  These were polled in private groups and selected by the fans and now we get to rejoice that the pretty polishes we may have missed are back.  So I have 4 more to share with you, ones that caught my eye and I purchased when they wren originally released. I figured it might help you make buying decisions if I let you know how I liked them!  Like my Round Up post HERE, I will link you to each makers individual page where you will be able to purchase the polish.  So let's jump in!

*nothing to disclose*

Polish Pickup: shop

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fit Snack Box; June 2018

Hullo everybody!  You know, I think I am really taking this "I'm pregnant, I don't want to do anything" to a new level.  Granted during the week I walk, run, go to the gym, but once the weekend hits I don't want to get out of pajamas or off my couch.  But I'm really not doing nothing, I tidy up, do laundry, and blog!  If you don't blog/review products you probably don't realize how much time actually goes in to each post.  There's pictures, testing, taking notes, editing, watermarking, preparing it all on the blog, emailing links to the company, then sharing it all over social media.  Phew!  Takes hours up on hours!  But when it's a Fit Snack box it feels like less work because I have fun tasting all the treats out with my kids.  Plus it gives me really great ideas of things I can get for lunch boxes and quick on-the-go snacks.  So that makes it worth it.  Today (tonight for you East Coasters) I have the June 2018 box to share with you. This box had a few repeat items I have tried before and lots of new things!  I do have new info to share with you though!  Instead of saving $3 off your first box you can now save 30% off (for first time box purchasers).  That's a great savings for a subscription box that was voted the Best Snack Box of 2018!  Use my link HERE to save and get healthy foods to nosh on.  Let's jump in and see what the June offerings were.

*press sample*

Fit Snack Box: WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitter

July '18 Polish Pickup: Roundup of the Fan Favorites

Hullo there dears!  Today's post is a bit different than most I share featuring the Polish Pickup.  The July theme is Fan Favorites and each maker will be bringing back one of their most popular shades!  There were polls posted across all the individual fan groups and the people have spoken...now we get to re-shop for those items we missed, or regret skipping!  I don't have a plethora of selections to share with you but I am happy to show the ones that I did previously blog about.  So stick with me for a couple pictures and links to those posts!  This PPU is a bit different because items will be available through each individual shop so be sure to grab the provided links for the polishes you want.  You'll be able to purchase the Fan Favorites through the month of July, you can check with the PPU site for links and other pertinent info regarding each sale.  Alright, let's jump in!
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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Zoya; Jelly Brites

Good morning!  The sis a super lazy Saturday because I am still in pajamas and on the couch watch the World Cup.  The Portugal/Uruguay game is just about to get started and I think it's going to be a really good game.  Who are you rooting for?  I'm Portugal all the way!  So while I sit here being my lazy self I figured it was a nice opportunity to to share a quickie post with you.  Zoya recently released the Jelly Brites collection, a trio of pretty jellies for some juicy Summer nails!  You'll be able to purchase these for $10 each or $30 for the set.  Let's go ahead and get started with the review!

*press sample*


Friday, June 29, 2018

KBShimmer; Sugar Scrub in Tide Me Over

Good morning!  I wanted to get right back to you with another hand/body care product.  This time it's a great Sugar Scrub from KBShimmer!  If you remember, a few months back when KBShimmer relaunched her brand with new packaging, she also released new scents.  I previously shared my thoughts on the Cuticle Cream and Body Lotion (you can see that post HERE) so today I'll show off the fun Sugar Scrub!  There are 7 scents available and they are all packed with oils and butters that melt in to your skin leaving you not only soft but also moisturized!  You can pick up a 9.5 ounce Tide Me Over or any of the other scents for $10.  Time to check out the scrub!

*press sample*


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Zoya; Naked Manicure Hydrate & Heal Dry Skin Kit

Evening beauties!  I've got a zillion posts sitting in my que but I've been tired and lazy and enjoying Summer so posting hasn't been as normal.  So let's try to get a fire started under my butt and see if I can get my self back on a regular schedule.  Let's start with the Zoya Naked Manicure - Hydrate and Heal Dry Skin. This is the Retail Try Me Kit, so it's smaller sized bottles, 2oz spray and 3oz lotion.  It's a great size to get started and really give the products a chance and see how they work for you!  The kit ranges from $21 - $56 depending on the bottle sizes you choose.  So let' jump in and check out the items!

*press sample*


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alter Ego; Ego Maniacs Group Custom, Champagne Taste, Beer Budget

Morning dears!  My Thursday started off great!  Why you ask?  Because I had to be out early for an appointment and ended up in the neighborhood of the BEST donut shop in the area, Stan's Donuts!  This place makes all kinds of donuts but what they're known for is cranking out hot, glazed donuts that literally melt in your mouth.  Mmmmmm.  Now that that very useful information is out of the way let's talk about nail polish.  Alter Ego has a very pretty new polish coming out soon.  It's a fantastical lime green loaded with a UP-esque shimmer.  Champagne Taste, Beer Budget will only be available to members of the Alter Ego Maniacs fan group on Facebook.  I don't know the exact price, I don't know if it's LE, but I do know it will be available on 7/6!  So let's jump in and check it out.

*press sample*

Alter Ego: Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Born Pretty; Lemooc Dream Angels Phone Case for iPhone 7

Morning!  Back again with something a little different!  I have never reviewed a phone case before and I am happy to share one with you today!  I received this cute iPhone 7 case from Born Pretty Store and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of it!  If you head over to the Born Pretty Store there are quite a few phone cases to chose from and they all have fun patterns, if you like the Dream Angels one I am sharing today HERE's the direct link to it.  As always, the price is great, only $1.99! Don't forget you can save 10% off your order using my code JTOW10.  Let's check out the phone case!

*press sample*

Born Pretty Store: ShopFacebookInstagram

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear; Spectra Holos Collection (Partial Review)

Good morning beauties!  Hope your Tuesday is going swimmingly!  I am enjoying the Summer already, sleeping in, lounging about in pj's all mooning, watching the World Cup games!  So while I sit here and enjoy the beautiful game I thought I'd drop a post for ya!  Haven't had a chance to do so since last week because I headed out on a weekend trip to Vancouver, WA for a family wedding.  Now I'm back to playing catchup.  Today I have a partial review of the LeChat Spectra Holos for you!  These are a gorgeous collection of linear holos that give off that amazing holo flame that we have all grown to love!  The Spectra Holo Collection is a 12-piece collection, I was sent 6 but Gemini broke in transit thus I only have 5 to show you today.  I would love to get my hands of the remaining 7 because they are really beautiful and unique shades too.  You'll be able to purchase the Spectra Holos for $11.95 each on the LeChat site.  They are available now!  Let's jump in and check them out.

*press sample*


Thursday, June 14, 2018

KBShimmer; Wanderlust Collection, Summer 2018

Evening friends!  Sorry for the night time post, it was a busy first day of Summer with my kiddos home.  So I am finally sitting down and can share this fabulous Summer collection with you.  Wanderlust is the strong desire to travel.  I definitely have a bit of the Wanderlust bug, wanting to see new places, experience new things, try new foods. KBShimmer will launch the Wanderlust Collection on 6/15 and the polishes will be $10 each, or the bundle of 8, including a sweet multi chrome zipper bag, for $90.  Let's jump in and check out these Summery shades!

*press sample*


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, June 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen Regent

Evening friends!  It is officially Summer but my husband and I keep wondering when GoT will be back?!  They really expect us to wait until 2019??!!  I swear there is nothing good on TV right now and Summer time is the worst, nothing but reruns.  Well, Stella Chroma is also a fan of GoT and created a series of polishes inspired by the strong women of the show.  This month we've got Queen Regent, inspired by Cersei Lannister.  I am not going to go in to a character analysis because that's going to take forever!  Queen Regent will only be available through the Hella Handmade Creations from 6/14 - 6/21 for $12.  Let's jump on in and check out this beauty!

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Fit Snack Box; April 2018

Good morning again!  Today is my kids last day of school.  I'll be out and about most of the day trying to get things done and attending grade level"graduation" parties, but before any of that happens I want to drop another Fit Snack post with you.  I hadn't realized how much my kids missed helping me with the taste testing portion of these boxes.  And I'm so grateful that they are all willing to try new snacks and for the most part enjoy them!  It gives me healthier ideas for their lunch boxes and after school snacks.  So as I mentioned in my last Fit Snack post, I had been on a hiatus due to morning sickness, and have a few months of boxes to catch up on.  Today I have the April box!  Keep in mind, the box you order will have different products in it, but I always share the company link so you can purchase products individually if you want to try them.  As always, you can subscribe to Fit Snack with a $3 discount using my link HERE!  Time for snacks!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stella Chroma; Summer Diversions, Summer 2018 & Where The Sky Meets the Ocean, Stella Chromatics FB Group Custom

Morning friends!  Hope you got enough beauty rest last night.  My kids are hanging on by a nail at this point...Summer is SO close!  I am pretty much over the whole morning routine anyways so I am happy for the break.  Plus it means there are going to be so many gorgeous, bright Summer polishes to share with you!  I've already started with a post last week and today I have another for you.  Stella Chroma put together a great rainbow of colors and called it the Summer Diversions Collection.  You'll be able to pick up the Summer Diversions on 6/15....almost time!  In this post I also have the Facebook fan group custom, Where the Sky Meets the Ocean.  You'll only be able to purchase this if you are a member of the Facebook fan group.  Where the Sky Meets the Ocean will also be available on 6/15.  All polishes will be $12 and you can start buying at noon EST.  And remember to use my code MNPO for 15% off your total order.  

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Fit Snack Box; May 2018

Morning friends!  It's been a while since I've shared one of these posts with but for good reason.  I found out in early March that I am pregnant with my #4 baby.  Leading up to finding out I had been sick sick sick.  It continue for a good 2 months.  I was living in misery people, nauseous like no other, barely getting off the couch or leaving the house.  Sheer torture for someone like me who is uber active and always on the go (torture for anyone regardless of their pre-pregnancy routines actually).  So the last thing I wanted to do was eat let alone look at the snacks showing up in my Fit Snack boxes.  Which is really a shame because who know, maybe I would have found some snack that tasted good and made me feel better.  Anyways, I have a bit of a backlog of Fit Snack boxes to share with you now that I am feeling more like my normal self and back to a bit of an exercise routine I am going to tackle these to share with you! I'll start with the most recent and go backwards - so today I have the May box to share! As always, you can subscribe for the Fit Snack with a $3 discount using my link HERE!  Let's get to snacking!

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

LeChat Dare to Wear: Indie Fest, Summer 2018

Evening lovelies!  How was your Saturday?  The kids and I went to a birthday party, then a real barber shop for cuts and now we are enjoying a movie night and eating as much popcorn as we can humanly stomach - which so far is 2 bags between us.  So since I can't just watch a movie as I always have to multitask, I've got a post to share with you.  Actually I've got a few things lined up so I'm going to start sharing Summer collections!  Woot woot!  Makes sense since next week is my kids last week of school - oh yeah!  Tonight I have the brand new LeChat Summer Collection, Indie Fest.  Aptly named to reflect all the fun festivals that occur during the hot summer months.  This 6-piece collection is full of fun and interesting colors.  The Indie Fest Collection is available now and are $6.95 each (hello bargain!).  Let's jump right in to the post to enjoy some beautiful nail polish!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Colors by Llarowe Hella Handmade Creations, June 2018 - The Lazy Song

Hey hey!  It's Friday and you know what?  Today I don't feel like doing anything...I just want to stay in my bed.  You know what I mean?  Well if you don't, that's how the Bruno Mars The Lazy Song goes.  It's one of his earlier songs but it's great, I love the melody and his voice.  Seriously, Bruno is one my favorites and I was so stoked to see him in concert earlier in the year - he was amazing!  But this post isn't about Bruno, well it kind of is.  Colors by Llarowe is participating in the Hella Handmade Creations group monthly polish release and selected Bruno Mars as the inspiration.  Hence the polish The Lazy Song.  This gorgeous polish will be available from 6/14 - 6/21 over on the HHC website.  It will be $11.  So lets jump on in and check it out!

*press sample*

Colors by Llarowe: ShopFacebook, Instagram
Hella Handmade Creations: Shop

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Born Pretty: Rose Gold Nail Powder

Good morning!  Hope you had a nice beauty rest.  I'm back today with another great product from Born Pretty, a pigment powder.  Specifically a Rose Gold Pigment Powder!  These pigments are all the rage right now, they're an easy way to add a cool effect to your polish and fairly simple to use.  You can purchase this Rose Gold Nail Glitter HERE for $1.29.  Pretty screaming deal if you ask me, and you don't need to use much of the powder to it's going to last multiple manis!  And don't forget you can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Shall we jump in to the review?  Perfect, let's go.

*press sample*

Born Pretty: ShopFacebookInstagram

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Born Pretty: Recall from the Mermaid Shell Series & Fairbanks Arts from the 3D Magnetic Series

Evening beauties!  I am very excited to share this post with you!  Born Pretty Store launched some new collections today and they are pretty fabulous!  The shades are all very pretty and the new bottles are cute.  I have 2 shades from different Series to show you now.  They range in price from $2.99 - $5.99 depending on the Series collection.  I have a polish from the 3D Magnetic Series (HERE) and the Mermaid Shell Series (HERE).  Don't forget you can use my code JTOW10 for 10% off!  Let's jump and check them out!

*press sample*

Born Pretty: ShopFacebookInstagram

Monday, June 4, 2018

Alter Ego: Velocirapture Collection

Good morning!  Are you guys fans of dinosaurs?  Maybe a bit obsessed with the JP movies?  I will admit that I am hugely obsessed with these movies, I will literally watch them again and again even thought I have seen them all over a hundred times.  Ever since I was in Kindergarten I have been fascinated with dinosaurs and it never died out, even in to my adult hood.  #dinonerd and proud!  Alter Ego's fan group had a naming game, fun quotes from the first movie and along came the Velocirapture Collection!  I can rattle off a ton more memorable quotes from this (or any of the movies in the series) but I am really happy one of my names made it and I'll share it with you when I get to it.  The Velocirapture Collection will debut at the Indie Expo Canada this weekend (6/9 - 6/10) and then online on the 10th.  These will be available in minis and full sizes.  Minis will be $4.75 each, $20 for the collection.  Full size will be $9.50 each, $47.50 for the collection.  Perfect timing for some great dinosaur inspired nails and art for the upcoming Jurassic World movie.  Ok, let's check out the collection!  

*press sample*

Alter Ego: Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram  

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Born Pretty: Thermal Stamping Polish

Good Evening, it was a fine Sunday!  The weather reached high temps so I packed up the kids and headed off to the pool for a few hours.  It was so nice! With this warm weather and cool AC inside, it's a great time to wear a thermal polish!  Better yet, a thermal stamping polish!  You heard me right, THERMAL-STAMPING-POLISH!  There are several colors available at the Born Pretty store but I specifically liked this dusty mauve/purple shade.  You can pick up the polish with this direct link HERE for $3.99, and you'll see the other 12 color choices too!  You can save 10% off using my code JTOW10! Let's jump in and check out the polish!

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Born Pretty: ShopFacebookInstagram

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Zoya; Bridal Bliss Collection, Wedding Season

Evening beauties!  Can you believe it's June already!?  Summer is literally here and I am so happy, especially because I just got a new bikini and it's so comfy!  I think I'll wear it at the beach tomorrow!  While Summer is all about vacation, beach, pool, BBQ vibes, I think it's also wedding season.  So I held off on sharing the Zoya Bridal Bliss Collection until now because it made more sense to me (I don't know many people that get married in the Spring - the weather is so unpredictable).  So here are the 12 soft/pastel shades that make up the Bridal Bliss Collection.  They are all quite pretty and can be used in many ways, even for art.  But they are also perfect for a neutral, less noticeable mani, because you want people looking at your ring, not your nails!  You can purchase any of these now for  $10 each.  Let's check them out. 

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

KBShimmer June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Insert Coin

Evening friends!  I've finally come to my last post featuring a polish from the Polish Pickup. Are you excited for tomorrow? I'm going to load up my wish list tonight with all the pretties!  One you definitely want to add to yours is KBShimmer Insert Coin.  Insert Coin is inspired by the old days of video games that you had to feed quarters (or coins) to in order to play.  Now it's just a card swipe and play, meh.  If you've been into all the magnetic polishes coming out you are going to like this one...gorgeous magnetic finish with interesting colors.  You can purchase Insert Coin with the magnet for $14.50 or without for $11.50.  Available from 6/1 - 6/4.  No cap.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Stella Chroma June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: For the Paint Schemes & Coconut Citrus Sorbet Emulsified Sugar Scrub

Morning dears!  Today isn't the best day.  I've got 2 kids home from school sick, did I mention we picked up a bug from our weekend vacation?  Le sigh.  Hopefully we will all be feeling much better come Saturday but until then it's toast, apple juice, chicken noodle soup and lounging on the couch.  At least it gives me time to share some posts! I'm down to only a couple PPU shades to share with you and up first is Stella Chroma For the Paint Schemes.  This polish was inspired by the game Grand Theft Auto and how you can customize your car any way you want.  The June PPU was a Video Game themed month so there are so many great polishes and throw backs to games I played as a kid!  For the Paint Schemes will be available from 6/1 - 6/4 for $12 and there is no cap.  Stella Chroma will also have one of her fantastic emulsified sugar scrubs available, Coconut Citrus Sorbet scented and mmmm smells so delicious.  You can get a 2.5oz bottle for $5.50.  You've got the details, so let's jump in and check out the goods!

*press sample*

Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Alter Ego June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Vegas Gift Giver

Good afternoon!  Are you enjoying my "drink from the water hose" method of sharing PPU shades with you?  I supposed I could put them all into one post, but I feel like they each deserve a post of their own.  So this post features Alter Ego's contribution to the June 2018 Video Game themed PPU.  Cynthia doesn't do video games, but she did enjoy playing the phone app MyVegas, which earns you credits to use towards meals and shows while in Vegas.  That's a pretty cool concept if you ask me and I might have to try it out next time I go.  You'll be able to buy Vegas Gift Giver from 6/1 - 6/4 for $8.  No cap.  Let's check out this amazing polish!

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Alter Ego: ShopFacebookInstagram  

Dreamland Lacquer June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Evil Pig Bag Acquired

Good morning beauties!  It's a lovely Wednesday morning and I'm happy to share another gorgeous PPU polish with you.   June has the honors of having a Video Game theme so all the polishes are inspired by your favorite games (and games you've never heard of before).  When I was younger I played very few games; Mario Bros 3, Rampage and Shinobi.  What games did you play?  Dreamland Lacquer pulled inspiration from the PlayStation game Tomba and created Evil Pig Bag Acquired.  You'll be able to pick up Evil Pig Bag Acquired at the Polish Pickup from 6/1 - 6/4 for $12.  There is a 200 bottle cap for this polish.  Let's check it out!

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebook
Dreamland Lacquer: ShopFacebookFan GroupInstagram

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Darling Diva Polish June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Whip It Good

Afternoon!  I hope you not mind but I'm going to be on overhaul, sharing posts for the upcoming June PPU.  If you didn't catch it yet, the Video Game themed June PPU will be open from 6/1 - 6/4 and is loaded with tons of fantastic polishes.  This post features a stunning shade from Darling Diva Polish called Whip It Good and it was inspired by the game Castelvania.  I'm not familiar with this game, but I know the polish is gorgeous!  Since the listings aren't up yet I will come back to update price and cap.  

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Polish Pickup: ShopFacebookInstagram 
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Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: Welcome to the Coast (FFXIV)

Good morning dears!  Hope your Tuesday isn't too Mondayish.  I'm slow moving today, feeling pretty tired from getting poor sleep on our mini vacation.  But that's not going to stop me from sharing my excitement over the June Polish Pickup!  The June theme is video games and there are some seriously great shades available, including this stunning one from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer.  This is called Welcome to the Coast (FFXIV).  I actually know these Final Fantasy games because early on in our relationship, my hubby played them and I'd watch like it was a movie.  Welcome to the Coast will be available from 6/1-6/4 and will be $12, no cap.  Let's check it out!

*press sample*

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Colors by Llarowe June Polish Pick Up Exclusive: The Great Escape

Phew, we had an exhausting weekend!  We were here, there, everywhere! And I slept so poorly every night.  I typically sleep bad the first night then I'm ok, but every single night was bad, ugh.  Do you have issues sleeping comfortably in a hotel room?  Anyways, I'm home now so hope to get a better nights sleep in my own bed (I may have already taken a long nap).  Ok, the real reason I am here tonight is that the June PPU is THIS WEEKEND!!  Sales will be from 6/1 - 6/4 and I've got several gorgeous polishes to share with you...I'm starting off with a stunning shade from Colors by Llarowe.  This is called The Great Escape and will be $11 with no cap!  This color excited me so let's jump right in to the post.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Morgan Taylor; Platinum Collection

Afternoon friends!  It's actually still morning here but it's close enough.  Sadly it's pretty overcast here today, lots of clouds a few sprinkles.  But the other day had some nice sunshine so I jumped on the opportunity to swatch these gorgeous holos from Morgan Taylor.  The Platinum collection launched a few months back but it's always a great time for holos, especially the Summer sun is bright and hot!  So if you haven't picked up this collection yet there's no better time than now.  You can pick up the Platinum Collection now for $11.99 each.  Let's jump in and check out some holo!

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer: 5th Anniversary Atlanta Graffiti Collection

Good morning dears, happy Friday!  I'm away for the long weekend with my fam-bam, riding water slides and running amok and all fun things like that.  But I am happy to share a brand new collection with you from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer.  The Atlanta Graffiti Collection comes in collaboration with the BEGL 5th anniversary!  The Atlanta Graffiti Collection will be available today (not a preorder), 5/25 at 3:30pm edt.  There is also an anniversary sale going one!  35% off all items in the shop, excluding the new releases and charity items.  Ok, you have all the deets, lets jump in to the polish!  

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dreamland Lacquer: Dream Weaver

Afternoon beauts!  Happy Thursday, hang in there, one more day and then it's the weekend!  Today has been fairly uneventful for me, but my day doesn't really start until 2:30 when the kids get out of school.  Then I'm busy busy busy!  For now I can share a beautiful new polish from Dreamland Lacquer.  Dream Weaver is an LE, multichrome magnetic beauty created to celebrate DL's 6th anniversary!  You'll be able to preorder this on 5/18 at 2pm CDT for 48 hours.  Dream Weaver will be $12 with the magnet, $11 without.  Ok, let's jump in to the post!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Alter Ego: Fan Favorites Collection, Spring 2018

Evening friends!  I have a nice, big post for you tonight, featuring the new Alter Ego Fan Favorites collection.  Well it's not huge, but it's a nice rounded out 6 piece set.  The Fan Favorites collection is available now and you can either pick up the set for $51 or individually for $9.50.  There is also a mini bottle option available for individual and sets, with a smaller price tag.  The Fan Favorites has a nice array of colors and finishes, definitely something for everyone.  But enough of the chit chat...let's jump right in and see the polishes.  

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stella Chroma Hella Handmade Creations, May 2018 - Queens of Westeros, Queen of Thorns

Evening all!  Wanted to jump on the blog tonight to share a beautiful polish with you!  You may have noticed that the Hella Holo Customs group made a change last month, they are now the Hella Handmade Customs group.  I can only guess that means the polishes don't have to be holographic and it's opened up the products to other handmade goods.  They also changed the way they do sales, not 2 sellers a month, but multiple sellers that pick a theme and create polishes to release individually over multiple months.  Stella Chroma went with Game of Thrones as her inspiration, specifically the strong women from GoT.  The first one is Queen of Thorns, inspired by Lady Olenna.  You'll be able to purchase this polish from 5/14 - 5/21 and it will be first of 6 polishes paying tribute to the Queens of Westeros.  Queen of Thorns will be $12.  

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Ethereal Lacquer: Oasis Collection

Morning dears!  Happy Friday to you!  Dropping another slightly large post for you today, hope you don't mind.  Since I know you are all members of Facebook polish land and Instagram you were probably aware that Ethereal Lacquer has returned after a fairly long hiatus.  I was fortunate enough to swatch her return collection called Oasis.  Most are still currently available and if you join the Facebook fan group you will get sneak peeks of the pretty shades she has lined up for future releases. All the shades I have in this post are $12, I will mention which are available and which are sold out at the moment. 

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Lollipop Posse Lacquer: The Sylvia Plath Quad, The Year of Tarot May 2018 and Single Pour LE The Dancing Girl Throwback

Hullo, hullo!  I have a mighty big post to share with you right now and it's packed full of beautiful polish!  This is my first time reviewing for Lollipop Posse Lacquer and I was really impressed.  So there are a few "collections" coming out and I have them all in this one post for your convenience.  First we've got the Happy Birthday, Lollipop: Sylvia Plath Quad.  4 polishes paying homage to the author Sylvia Plath.  These range from $9.50 - $12.  Next we've for the Year of Tarot May 201 shades.  There are 2 polishes to add to this on-going collection and they are adapted from tarot summaries.  These will both be $12.  Finally there is the May Single Pour Limited Edition: The Dancing Girl Throwback.  If you loved the LPL inaugural collection or wish you had a chance to get any of the polish from this collection, here's your chance!  This one will be $12.  These all launch on 5/11 through the Lollipop site, both regular and international shipping.  Color4Nails will take over international shipping on 5/17.  

Alright, I know I just fed you from the firehose so let's jump in and I'll break it down for you with each section of pictures!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Born Pretty: Gemstone Stamping Plate

Today was a nice day.  The weather was perfect.  I visited with my grandpa.  My kids were all good.  Thank you Tuesday for not being awful.  I'm back to the old blog and chain tonight with a quickie post featuring a super fun plate from Born Pretty.  Took me a little while to really get decent at stamping and I feel that I am no longer a novice at it.  Maybe I'll start trying to double stamp and reverse stamp.  I think I can do it!  Anyways, this is a great little gemstone plate, lots of loose stones and jewelry and all kinds of fun.  I can't seem to locate this particular stamping plate but there are so many fun ones in the shop right now!  You can save 10% using my code JTOW10.  Alright, let's check it out.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Born Pretty: Silver Holographic Nail Polish

Evening dears!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Mind didn't entail too much excitement.  A break from soccer games, but that meant an upswing in house cleaning.  Thankfully the whole family was involved so it went pretty fast.  I did get lots of swatching done so I'll be bombarding you with posts in the coming weeks (YAY!).  Let's start with a Born Pretty post!  I haven't tried too many polishes from Born Pretty, actually I think this one is my first!  I picked out a fabulous silver holo and I was taken back to the heyday of the ultra linear holos!  Loved it!  There are several shades of the holo polish available and they are great for stamping too!  You can pick up silver or any of the other Born Pretty colors of the Holographic Stamping Polish now for $5.59 HERE.  You can save 10% using my code JTOW10. Let's jump in and check it out.  

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer May Polish Pick Up Exclusive: The Ancient Power

Good afternoon!  Hope your Thursday is going well.  I just got home with all my kiddos and pretty soon will be off to my taxi mom life.  But with the Polish Pickup starting tomorrow I want to show you one last polish I have.  It's a stunner from Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer and it was inspired by one of my all time favorite shows, Charmed.  Personally, I liked the show better when Shannen Doherty was on it but oh well, guess she's hard to work with.  Anyways, if you were out of the loop, the May PPU theme is all about the 90's!  You'll be able to purchase BEGL The Ancient Power from 5/4 - 5/7 for $12, no cap.  Are you ready?  The power of three will set us free.....

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ellagee Regina Phalange

Morning y'all.  Today I am tired.  Legit exhausted.  I think I went to bed too late but it couldn't be avoided.  I'm paying the price for it now.  Thankfully I can be a lump on a log until it's time to pick up the kids from school.  So while I sit here on the couch watching movie after movie or take a nap I wanted to get a lovely polish in front of you!  Laura initially created this polish for the Polish Pickup, but recently had to pull out of the May theme.  Fortunately for us, this beauty inspired by Friends called Regina Phalange, will be available in the ellagee shop in the future.  The date is TBA so keep your eyes peeled on the ellagee fan page for details.  Regina Phalange will be $11.  Let's jump in and check it out.

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