There is music stuck in my head that I literally can’t get out. All day, every day, every song. And it’s not like it’s music that makes any sense as if I’d just heard it on the radio or something. No, it’s random in the worst possible way. This evening as I was driving home from work, it started with the Sesame Street theme song, transitioned to Hanson’s MMMBop, then finally settled on She Works Hard For the Money as sung by I don’t even know who.
I could blame it on the acetone I inhaled the previous night for 12 hours straight (swatch party!), but I’ve been doing this for several years now. Someone can say a word that will trigger a song verse which will stay with me until someone else says a word that triggers a new song.
What happened to the good old days when I would just read a book out loud and in a British accent, even the Southern fiction ones? Cuz that’s not weird at all.
But we aren’t here to discuss my bizarre personality tics. You want polish. So I give. Here is the new Flashes of Fall collection by Little Nail Girl. Behold:
All your most happy moments are flooding back to you right now, aren’t they? Ugh. Fall colors. The most comfy, cozy, smile-inducing colors ever invented. I have no idea how I’ll ever finish this blog post now, what with my eyes closed in ectasy and all.
Except I am a DAMN PROFESSIONAL and that’s what we do. Soldier on.
When Heather at Little Nail Girl offered to send me this collection for review, she asked for my suggestion for a collection name, as it was, at that moment, nameless. I was both honored and petrified. I can only be clever by accident. When I try on purpose, I’m like that girl who smells her own fingers out of panic. And then end up telling my male boss I like tube-shaped packages, when I was only referring to an actual tube mailer for a poster, but it came out of my mouth so very very wrong.
However, as soon as the polishes arrived and I fully took in the shimmery, multi-chromey, metallic-y goodness, Flashes of Fall immediately came to me. And that was the end of that.
Campfires, turning leaves, crisp air. What’s not to love about this polish? It has a surprising depth to it as well, and it’s basically my new favorite color. It’s also a one-coater and amazingly smooth. Of course, I did two coats out of habit, but for those who aren’t as annoying as me, you can get away with just one.
I was asked to do some nail art as well, and I knew I had to do something fall-related. I had just received the new Lovely Leaves stamping plate from Uber Chic Beauty, and this polish practically begged for it.
It’s pretty cute if I do say so. Do you hear tooting horns? No worries; it’s just me congratulating myself on a job well done.
The little leaf charm came from Winstonia if you’re interested. I don’t know if they always have them or if it’s just a seasonal thing, but it came with like 4 leaves and a pumpkin. Figured I’d better get some use out of them while I can.
Next is a most glorious nude shimmer. It’s called Skinny Dip, and look how lovely it is!
Had to take two shots of this one so you could see it under the lamps as well. It’s really just the prettiest nude. I normally don’t wear polishes this color because my skin is too pale and it doesn’t flatter me at all. But this one is a warm-toned, golden nude which is PERFECT for gals like me.
That shimmer up close! Heart eyes times a BILLION.
Plus, this shade is the perfect base for some nail art. I did this autumn tree with falling leaves design:
Again, I used the Lovely Leaves stamping plate from Uber Chic Beauty, which is the perfect plate for the season. Get it! But buy this polish first.
Last but not least is this fabulous multi-chrome shade called Ride or Die!:
It’s gray, then it’s purple, then it’s green. Changes colors with every angle. I love shifty queens like this. They’re simply magical. Pretty much a one-coater on this one too. Ultra smooth and a joy to apply. Seriously. That’s not just me being a super dork. Sometimes certain polishes will just pull you in. This is one of them. I want to stick my fingers in everyone’s faces and make them look at my nails. Except that’s frowned upon in most societies. Personal space, and whatnot.
Now for something precious:
Look at that little owl baby! I used another new Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate, Who Give a Hoot, and did a little reverse stamping action. Happy to say it turned out pretty cute, although this was my second attempt. First attempt I did my owl upside down. That’s not annoying AT ALL.
The round up:
Okay, I’m serious when I tell you this – but you HAVE to buy this trio. It’s non-negotiable at this point, right? However, if these swatches weren’t enough to convince you AND the fact I named the collection myself weren’t either, then how about a discount code? People love coupons. For real, there’s a show about it and everything. And I’m not even making fun of coupon-ers. I understand obsessions. In fact, I understand obsessions like I invented the dang thing.
But back to the point, use my code DSETT for 10% off your purchase of anything in the Little Nail Girl store. And if you want this collection, it will be available to you on September 16.