Sunday, September 24, 2017

Born Pretty Mermaid Powder with Mermaid Stamping

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I know I don't normally post on the weekends like this, but I'm trying to get everything in before October so I can focus on nail art for me! Even though October is next week, I'm still melting in heat. I WANT BOOTS AND JEANS AND VEST WEATHER. Ok, I'll relax and instead share some mermaid powder with you!

Born Pretty Mermaid Powder with Mermaid Stamping

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Born Pretty Raging Fire with Paisley Stamping

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As I mentioned yesterday when I shared Raging Fire, the awesome flakie polish from Born Pretty, I would share it with some stamping! This is a large stamping plate from Born Pretty, with a lot of design options, so let's take a look!


Born Pretty Raging Fire with Paisley Stamping

Friday, September 22, 2017

Born Pretty Raging Fire

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Before you head off to enjoy your weekend, I wanted to show off a gorgeous NOTD that I wore last week. I'll share some stamping over it tomorrow, but it's just so pretty on its own. Are you getting slammed with heat? The boyfriend and I went down to San Gennaro Feast today since tomorrow is going to be like 88 and it gets so crowded. Tony Danza gave me an eggplant parm. It was yummy. I was sweating. Now I'm back in AC. lol.

Born Pretty Raging Fire


Thursday, September 21, 2017

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives: Bean There, Done That and The Age of Aquarium

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I'm back with more Polish Con exclusives! At the NY Polish Con, I was working at the KBShimmer table and it was so much fun to interact with other polish lovers! KBShimmer created two exclusive colors that were inspired by Chicago landmarks and they are gorgeous!

KBShimmer Polish Con Exclusives: Bean There, Done That and The Age of Aquarium

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Born Pretty Holographic Nail Studs with OPI This Isn't Greenland

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I like nail studs since they can be a quick addition to your manicure. The following manicure added about 15 minutes to do my entire mani, and for me, that's cool! I also paired it with one of the new OPI Fall colors, so let's get to it.

Born Pretty Holographic Nail Studs with OPI This Isn't Greenland

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Polish Con Exclusives: Hot Times in Old Town and Da Bears

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Polish Con Chicago is right around the corner, occurring this Saturday 9/23! I fully had plans to go but wanted to make a vacation out of it to see Chicago. Unfortunately, this week is a holiday, so I ended up having to skip! But I still want to share some exclusives in case you are going!

Alter Ego Polish Con Exclusives: Hot Times in Old Town and Da Bears

Monday, September 18, 2017

KBShimmer High-Rise to the Occasion, Ehmkay Nails Collaboration

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Today is a great day! It's my father's birthday and later, I'll celebrate with him! My father means the world to me and this year was a milestone for him for so many reasons. I'm so happy to celebrate with him later. It's why I also waited to reveal my collaboration shade with KBShimmer!! The Fall 2017 KBShimmer collection is a special one, and it features 12 bloggers! I was so honored when Christy asked me if I would be interested in this collaboration. Of course! I'm really bad at custom polishes. I just don't know what I want! But Christy nailed my inspiration and I can say, she perfectly brought a special moment to life! 

KBShimmer High-Rise to the Occasion, Ehmkay Nails Collaboration

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Born Pretty Mood Changing Nail Polish

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It's the end of another weekend and I have a little NOTD to share with you! It seems that thermal (or "mood") polishes are coming back something fierce! They've been popping up everywhere. I have one from Born Pretty today. Green is one of my favorite colors and so, that's what I've got.


Born Pretty Mood Changing Nail Polish

Friday, September 15, 2017

Alter Ego Princess Rose, Holomaniacs Custom

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Friday calls for a purple holo, I think! I think all the Holo-Maniacs customs that I have swatched have been variations of purple holos! That's what the crowd wants, and that's what they are going to get! Well, all of them have been very different, and this one is not exception! Alter Ego Princess Rose is definitely for any purple lover!

Alter Ego Princess Rose, Holomaniacs Custom


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates Comparisons

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You knew it was coming! I had to pull out some oldie core Zoyas and do a massive comparison post to show you what's truly new and what might be too close for comfort. I won't lie; I feel like I hoard all the Zoyas just for these comparison posts! But I hope my lack of space makes it worth it to you!

Zoya Sophisticates Comparisons

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017, Swatches and Review

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Good Morning! It's Hump Day and what better than to look at Zoya's new collection? This 12 piece fall collection has cremes and shimmers and some super gorgeous dusty colors! I'm showing you the whole collection at once, so sit back and relax!

Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017, Swatches and Review

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Born Pretty Floral Plaid Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Collection

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I am so in love with the Modern Muse collection! I obviously love to do nail art and cremes are the best for art, in my opinion. The art comes out so crisp! I knew the colors would mesh with the image on a plate from Born Pretty. I loved Felicity, and I really wanted to showcase the color in my art!

Born Pretty Floral Plaid Stamping with Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Collection


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Girly Bits Butterbeer Latte and Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons

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Goodbye weekend. You went by too soon. When I saw Butterbeer Latte, I knew I had to put it on right away. I also had a new Painted Polish and I realized they coordinated, so why not! Before I move on, Butterbeer Latte is on early bird special just through tonight, so go and grab it. Check out my swatches HERE.

Girly Bits Butterbeer Latte and Painted Polish Diving for Doubloons

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Fall 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

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I'm rounding out the week with a fabulous fall collection. I only just started working with Lechat Dare to Wear, and I'm so happy they have an online store now so I can purchase more cremes! The Exposed collection was 6 bubbly neutrals and the Modern Muse collection is a great mix of darks but also leafy colors for autumn!

Lechat Dare to Wear Modern Muse Fall 2017 Collection, Swatches and Review

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Homer Simpson Donut Nail Art

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Happy Thursday! Today is a special Thursday because it's my lovely boyfriend's birthday! I have a tradition of baking him something special every year even though he's a plain cake kind of guy. Well, I baked him a "plain" Funfetti cake, but I'm decorating it by painting Homer Simpson on it! I have to finish decorating it, so hopefully it's not a fail.


Homer Simpson Donut Nail Art

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Girly Bits September CotM: Butterbeer Latte and Meteor Shower


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Good evening! Today's a later post because I'm now back to my teaching schedule. If I don't get my posts up the night before, it seems to get delayed. Well, I wanted to share the Girly Bits CotM while you could still get the discount. One of these might be my favorite polishes of the year! Obsessed! Ok, details below. 

Girly Bits September CotM: Butterbeer Latte and Meteor Shower


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

KBShimmer Unicorn Pee Collection, Swatches and Review

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Hello there!! Did you enjoy the long weekend? I hope you did! If you have been living under a rock, then you may have missed that KBShimmer released a limited edition Unicorn Pee collection! I posted swatches in the KBShimmer Facebook group, so make sure you join! If you love the discontinued pigment which shifts from red to gold to green, then you want to snatch these up. 


KBShimmer Unicorn Pee Collection, Swatches and Review

Monday, September 4, 2017

KBShimmer Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

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I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't like anything leopard print except nails! It's sort of like gold. Don't like gold jewelry but I love gold nails! When The Daily Nail posted a neon leopard manicure on Instagram, I commented how I needed to do it! I've done neon leopard HERE before, but I need to do it MORE!


KBShimmer Neon Leopard Print Nail Art

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Press Release: Polish Con


Press Release
 The Polish Convention Returns To Chicago

 Polish Con to be held September 23rd, 2017 at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL
After a successful event in New York, The Polish Convention, an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, is returning to its hometown of Chicago, IL. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer takes place September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier, Festival Hall is the largest locale for Polish Con so far, and will be filled with over 30 local and international vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators. 





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Press Release: Zoya x Henri Bendel LE Set


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Just wanted to share a quick press release! If you love Zoya, you don't want to miss out on this LE set! This is only available at Henri Bendel, so read the rest of the post for details!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Back to School Paper Nail Art

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Monday is Labor Day which means most schools in my area start school on Tuesday. Even though I began this past week (I'm in high ed), I'm still freshly in the back-to-school mood. What's fun about the class I teach in the fall is that I teach an 8:30am (first one of the day) class on Monday to first years. That means I was the students' first college class ever. I take more pride in that than I should 😂😂😂 Anyway, I wore these nails to welcome them to college.

Back to School Paper Nail Art


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Stella Chroma Fireside Light, September Polish Pickup

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Oh hello last day of August! September is tomorrow which means I'm fully into autumn looks! Halloween will be soon and YESSSS. September brings us an autumn-themed Polish Pickup and I'm seriously contemplating buying one of each LOL. I can't do that (if anything, for lack of space!), but Stella Chroma's contribution is one you don't want to miss.

Stella Chroma Fireside Light

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Alter Ego Rime Time, September Polish Pick Up

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I'm very excited for Polish Pickup for September. A fall theme means beautiful jewel tones! But Alter Ego went in a different direction, which I love! I'll tell you about her inspiration in the post!

Alter Ego Rime Time, September Polish Pick Up

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection Nail Art

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You knew I had to do nail art with a collection of dusty cremes that can be opaque in one coat?! I saw a manicure from MelyNe Nail Art on Instagram and I loved the look of it, despite being so simple! I knew I wanted to re-create it, but I kept running out of time. The Julie G Bohemian collection was perfect for it!
Julie G Bohemian Collection Nail Art

Monday, August 28, 2017

Julie G Bohemian Dreams Collection, Swatches and Review

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Happy First Day of My Semester! I realize you may not be a teacher or kids, but today officially kicks off my 8th (whhaaaaat?!) year of teaching! I'm kicking it off with some delicious cremes that can easily be one coaters, so let's get to it.


Julie G Bohemiam Collection, Swatches and Review

Friday, August 25, 2017

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis Galaxy Nail Art

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When I posted swatches of  Aurora Stella-ealis, I mentioned it was a perfect galaxy mani base. Well, I got to do some nail art because it's so awesome. This polish is a special polish available only until 8/30, so grab it now!!

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis Galaxy Nail Art

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Exposed Collection, Swatches and Nail Art

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One of my favorite polishes (before my collection massively grew) was a sheer neutral from a mainstream brand. Then, indies blew up and I was all about the glitter and sparkle. Yet, I always love a good neutral and I still do! There's nothing better than a classic neutral (or palette cleanser). I also love them for nail art. The Exposed collection consists of 6 great neutrals and I have 5 today (one was not in my press sample box--I'm assuming they just forgot it!). I'm missing Innocence (an ivory creme), but lots of other bloggers have swatches!

Lechat Dare to Wear Exposed Collection, Swatches and Nail Art

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: August 2017 Pusheen Mermaid Nail Art

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This Pusheen Calendar Series really reminds me that time is flying by! We are 2/3 through the year and this is the 8th month. To celebrate the end of the summer, Pusheen is a mermaid. Basically, it's a reminder to go back to the ocean one more time for me! Also, I'm feeling Pusheen overload LOL.

Pusheen Calendar Series: August 2017 Pusheen Mermaid Nail Art

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes Trio, Swatches and Review

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I'm sharing the most amazing luxe multichromes, which is appropriate since these are the Luxe Chromes from Stella Chroma. These babies are super limited edition, available 8/31 until they are gone. As always, I've got my non-affiliate coupon code at the bottom of the post. Let's check these out. I shared with you my nail art that I wore for a week, and these did not chip. Check out my gradient HERE.


Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes Trio, Swatches and Review

Monday, August 21, 2017

Milk and Sass Hair Macarons with Morgan Taylor Nail Art

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Who doesn't love macarons? And hair products shaped like them? YES. Milk & Sass's lastest product is a special hair brush shaped like the yummy treat! Let's get to it!

Milk and Sass Hair Macarons with Morgan Taylor Nail Art

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stella Chroma Luxe Chrome Trio Gradient with Stamping

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Today is Saturday. I put this manicure on Monday, and I am still wearing it. No chips. I love Stella Chroma!! So Pam from Stella Chroma shared a post from Nails by Yatyara and she did a gradient of the three new Stella Chroma Luxe Chromes that will be available 8/31 (swatches to come next week!). Seriously, go look at her Instagram! After I picked my mouth off the floor, I couldn't get that gradient out of my head! So I needed to do it, just like her :)


Stella Chroma Luxe Chrome Trio Gradient with Stamping

Friday, August 18, 2017

Girly Bits August CotM: Let Me Azure You and Depeche A La Mode

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It's Friday!! It's the second to last Friday before life gets hectic for me as the semester will be starting. We have incoming storms and the humidity is 1000% soooo I'm staying inside. I want more BBQs before summer is over. Anyway, I have the Girly Bits August Colors of the Month. I love seeing consistent releases from Girly Bits. It's nice to get a duo each month, so you can keep buying without going broke! LOL. This duo is really pretty, so let's not delay.


Girly Bits August CotM: Let Me Azure You and Depeche a la Mode


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pusheen Box Summer Box 2017 Unboxing

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It's no secret that I love Pusheen. I mean, I do a Pusheen manicure each month! LOL. So for my birthday, a group of amazing nail polish friends ordered my a year subscription to the Pusheen Box! This is a quarterly box based on each season of surprise Pusheen stuff! It includes exclusive items, or items before they are released. SPOILER ALERT, AS THIS IS AN UNBOXING. I think you can still order the summer box, but here it is!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs: One Holo-of a Storm, Pinking of Paradise, and That Goes Without Cyan

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It's hump day, which also happens to be holo day here on the blog! It's also syllabus day, since I spent all morning updating my syllabus for the upcoming semester. We have a new textbook, so I have a lot more reading to do! Anyway, KBShimmer is teaming up with Hella Holo Customs again, bringing us three sunset inspired polishes with, of course, holo! These three polishes can be purchased only if you're a part of the Facebook group, which I've linked at the bottom. You don't want to miss these, and you only have until the end of the month to grab them!


KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs: One Holo-of a Storm, Pinking of Paradise, and That Goes Without Cyan

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis, Holo-Maniacs Custom

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Stella Chroma is back with another gorgeous Holo-Maniacs custom! This beauty will only be available until August 30th, so run to Facebook, join the group, and grab this pretty!

Stella Chroma Aurora Stella-ealis, Holo-Maniacs Custom

Monday, August 14, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Alter Ego Enamels Does the Ducky Derby

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Polish Con comes back to Chicago in September, and each week, brands will be participating in the Road to Polish Con. This is a build up to the main event! I'm still trying to decide if I can make it work and go, but I probably won't decide until right before. LOL.

Alter Ego Enamels Does the Ducky Derby

Friday, August 11, 2017

Vacation Nails and Products

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So I just got back from vacation and I wanted to share a few go to products I used, while also sharing my nails. I wanted to share a wear test, but also thought I would tell you about some products I used! Below is a small portion of what I saw over two weeks! Devil's Tower, Yellowstone Geysers, Badlands National Park, and I fed a prairie dog!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Chevron Nail Art with KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection

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Hello All! I'm officially back from my two week vacation! I flew out to Portland, Oregon and then rented a car and drove to Rapid City, South Dakota. We drove a total of 2105.3 miles and went through 4 states and I think 9 National Parks! WHEW! Before I left, I planned on chopping my nails off, and then my middle (ALWAYS MY MIDDLE!) nail decided to break! Guess it was meant to be! Anyway, this was the last manicure I wore before leaving on my vacation, and now I get to share it with you!

Chevron Nail Art with KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection


Monday, August 7, 2017

Fair Maiden Swatch Spam

Gift with Purchase

So I've been meaning to share these for a while, but I'm finally around to it! I received these as a gift with purchase while at Polish Con in NYC. I actually already wore and blogged about one of these colors, but I wanted to give proper swatcjes!

Fair Maiden Swatch Spam

Friday, August 4, 2017

Born Pretty Chameleon Flakies

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Hiii! Today I have more chameleon flakes. I absolutely looooove these flakies and have been having a lot of fun playing with them. I think I need ALL the colors! I'm so glad there are affordable options.

Born Pretty Chameleon Flakies

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Target Popsicle Nail Art with Essie Polish

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If you shop at Target, then you probably hit up the Dollar Spot. That place is full of fun finds and stuff I realllly don't need! But I tend to buy unicorn banners, holo stickers, and this popsicle note pad. When I saw it, I knew I needed to do nail art based off of it!

Target Popsicle Nail Art with Essie Polish

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Born Pretty Stamping Stencils

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Today I have an interesting product.  Stamping Stencils! This is a first for me, and granted, it takes some practice, but I wanted to share my experience with it!

Born Pretty Stamping Stencils

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Alter Ego Enamels Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

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I'm back with another Polish Pickup contribution from Alter Ego. She's been creating some amazing polishes for this exclusive group, and her exclusive pricing of $7 can't be beat! August's theme is Old Hollywood, which is such a glamorous theme. Well, Alter Ego knocked this one out of the park, so let's see it!

Alter Ego Enamels Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra

Monday, July 31, 2017

Press Release: Zoya Sophisticates for Fall 2017

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Last day of July! Tomorrow is August and that means all the Fall collections are showing up! Before we know it, it will be September. Zoya has us prompted with a big collection of cremes with some shimmers. I'm ready!


 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Colors By Llarowe August PoTM: It's Your Destiny

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It's almost the first of the month, so that means the Colors by Llarowe PoTM is about to be released. This polish has an awesome formula, and the jewel tones is readying me for fall!

Colors By Llarowe August PoTM: It's Your Destiny

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pusheen Calendar Series: July 2017 Pusheen Ice Cream Nail Art

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July Pusheen is doing what we all want to do...sitting in AC eating massive amounts of ice cream in the summer heat. Pastel Pusheens are so cute! I can't handle it.

Pusheen Calendar Series: July 2017 Pusheen Ice Cream Nail Art

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Born Pretty Violet Galaxy

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Good Morning! By now, I'm on a plane, off to start my vacation. I have lots scheduled though, so I'll still be around! I needed to share this polish with you, because you need to get it. I'm in love. Let's let the pictures speak for themselves.

Born Pretty Violet Galaxy


Monday, July 24, 2017

KBShimmer Summer Vacation, Swatches and Review

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What better way to kick off a week than with KBShimmer's brand new Summer Vacation collection. I shared the press release last week, and since the polishes are available this Friday (7/28), time to make those wish lists available! All the colors are loaded with that special holographic flake that lays completely flat!

KBShimmer Summer Vacation, Swatches and Review

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review


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As promised, I'm back with 3 of the Metallux collection! This collection released in June and contains 6 multichrome shifting polishes. I feel like this is the summer of multichrome. I've been featuring so much of it! These have great shifts in 2 coats, so let's check them out!


Lechat Dare to Wear Metallux Collection, Swatches and Review

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals

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Today I have a cute plate from Born Pretty! I adore cat images and this plate cracks me up! It reminds me of that image that went viral of all the penguins and there was one panda (or something like that). Well, this is the same! It's a bunch of cats with a random bear and dog lol. I don't know why, but this image cracks me up!

Born Pretty Cat Plate: Reverse Stamping Decals