What happened to the weather? It was like 80-degrees yesterday, and then poof! just like that it’s freezing. Couldn’t we have eased into it at least? Like, maybe have a month or two more of nice, balmy days before gradually slipping into ONE solitary snow day, then we can bound back like lions into spring. Who’s got the power to make that happen? Let’s call him.
I might’ve mentioned it before, but I am not a fan of winter. And fall isn’t much better due to it’s unfortunate proximity to winter. I realize we’ve had an unusually warm fall this year, which has been great, but since I’ve had roughly 12 hours to get used to this 40-degree temperature difference, I’m feeling winter weather is rearing its ugly head and the end of the world has begun. Am I being a skosh dramatic? NO. It will never be warm again, I just know it.
At least I have these six pretty polishes, though. Won’t keep the snow away or bring back summer, which WHY NOT is the real question, but I still love them and will wear them and force them upon everyone I know. Get ready: here’s the fall collection from Frenzy Polish:
Is everyone okay? Anyone need a chair, a cold rag? Cuz these polishes are downright knee-buckling beautiful. I swoon, I swoon! The colors here are the only reason why fall is bearable. This is not a typo: the ONLY reason. And since I don’t go and pumpkin everything like 97.8676% of the rest of the world, you know what I’m saying is true.
Speaking of, here is Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice:
Who wants a candy bar? I do, I do! What a lovely brown holo. Makes me sigh out loud just looking at it. But get her under the lamps, and she transforms into something so much more special:
See those deep orange undertones? Squeeeee! It’s a good thing I’m by myself right now, otherwise people would be very very concerned by how much my mouth is hanging open right now.
As always, a macro:
And then I did some nail art:
It’s pretty basic, but I think it’s cute. I call it Leaf French Tips cuz somehow that makes it sound fancier and more complicated. But I just stamped on a simple leaf image from the Lina Nail Art Supplies 4 Seasons-Autumn 01 plate. And added some really terrible freehand leaf veins. Cuz it wouldn’t be MY nail art if I didn’t muck it up in some way.
Next is Sapphire Skies:
Don’t you just love blues like this? What a rich, intense shade. Looks exactly like a winter night sky or the deepest part of the ocean. And those flakies! Look:
Just floating in there right under the surface. I die! They practically glow and I can’t get enough of it. I’m struggling here to express myself more eloquently, but this collection has got me stupid. I’m like a little kid in a room full of office supplies, which is my DREAM SCENARIO cuz I’ve never been normal, not even back then.
And more nail art:
Decided to do a snowflake mani since I got this little charm from Cosette Nail Shop and kinda felt it went perfect. Again, a pretty simple design. Just some stamping using the Let it Snow plate from B. Loves Plates. I managed to not go overboard and stamp all the things like usual. Go me! I deserve a gift card.
Now here is Shadow Dahlia:
The name of this polish alone makes me want it. What is a shadow dahlia? Dunno. But it sounds mysterious and lovely.
(It’s a burgundy flower. I googled it as you knew I would. I am nothing if not thorough.)
Under the lamps:
Oooooooh. Even better! This one has a beautiful burgundy base and loaded with red, pink and gold flecks and holo glitter. It’s stunning. If I didn’t already own this collection, I’d be all over it at this point. Also, you’re buying this. I’ve decided for you. I don’t know if you were on the fence about it, but honestly, the fence is no place for a lady.
I love this macro:
Goodness, that’s pretty.
Here’s some mediocre nail art:
I am quite aware I went too far. I like the bronze strip, but after that, I should’ve just walked away. Damn me and my experimental moods. Not that I did anything too drastic. Once, in 7th grade, I wore a record in my hair, so I’ve most definitely done weirder things. I was a strange child.
Now for my favorite, Sage Advice:
Oh, green. You never fail me. My favorite color at all times, but fall green is my favorite. Such a bold, deep, warm little soul-soother. It’s all the happy words poured in a bottle.
Under the lights, it just gets more ridiculous:
Gah! I’m done. Dead. A puddle of goo on the floor. The blue iridescent flakies have ruined me.
But then I went and failed all over it. Utterly and completely. Just scroll right past this nail art, thanks.
Ugh, you stopped. In my defense, I was doing nails at 2am, and although the eyes may be open, sometimes the brain has already gone to sleep. Let’s unsee this, shall we?
These last two polishes are revamps from last year’s fall collection. Rachel redid them, replacing the large glitters with flakies instead, making the formulas on these so much smoother and more delicious. First, here is Falling Leaves II:
I get it; white crellies can be scary. A lot of times they are too milky, uneven, streaky and dumb. However, give this one a try. It is flawless. Three thin coats here, and effortless. And those autumn colored flakes and glitters: divine.
Here’s two lovely macros so you’ll know I’m serious:
The other revamp, and the last polish in the collection is Fireside Therapy II:
Want. NEED. This is your mantra.
Those flakies look exactly like a crackling fire or crushed leaves. This is the ultimate autumn polish. I can’t think of anything more appropriate for this collection. This and a pumpkin spice latte (well, and prolly some Uggs), and you win at fall. Congratulations, you may get back in pajamas now.
A parting macro:
And some nail art I’m actually proud of:
I used both Fireside Therapy II and Falling Leaves II plus some stamping using the Uber Chic Beauty Lovely Leaves plate and B. Loves Plates Leaves of Happiness. I went all out on this one, and luckily it didn’t turn into a scary hot mess. Every once in a while, things work out. The Fall Gods are watching.
The round up:
Here they are, guys! Look how lovely they are all lined up like that. How are you able to walk away? (Spoiler Alert: you can’t.)
Each polish retails for $9 or you can get the entire collection for $50. If you’re any good at math, you know that’s a pretty good deal. Every one of these was a two coat dreamboat except for the white crelly but that’s expected of a crelly – and the formula was fabulous anyway so we’re all good here. The colors are so lovely and you need them in your life. Go ahead and click here to order, and make yourself happy. Then go buy me a Starbucks cuz we are best friends whether you like it or not.