Maybe I should’ve vacuumed all the nail polish peelies from my cup holder before handing my car over to the valet. Cuz today, I found one of them laying on my floorboard, which means at some point a peelie was stuck to some stranger’s finger before they flung it off, and most likely they are grossed out and judging me right now. I don’t know why, but I’m less embarrassed by the empty Funyun bags and car door full of used Kleenex.
It’s not like I’m collecting nail peelies in my car or anything, although I’m certainly not making much of a case for myself at the moment. It’s just on my way home from work, I have a couple minutes to be useful (aside from the driving and not dying and whatnot). I figure by consolidating my time, multi-tasking and being efficient, the whole 30 seconds I saved by removing my polish in the car means I won’t be up until 2am doing nails on a work night. Not once has this proven to be true, but that is a moot point.
I used to put the peelies on my leg and then hand the whole lot of them to my husband when I was done. He didn’t really enjoy that, though, even though it was a gift and a part of me I loved. So now I’ve started tossing them in the cup holder with all good intentions of cleaning them out more often than zero times in the last six months. Maybe this whole valet thing will kick me in gear, but then again, my level of procrastination is damn near EXPERT so who honestly knows. I mean, I bought my car 3 year ago and have only gone through the car wash approximately 7 times.
Pretty sure that’s not normal.
So while you contemplate that sad bit of news, let’s look at pretty things. Another awesome collection from Night Owl Lacquer coming your way today! I have their new Love Trio plus their very first Facebook group custom polish to show you. And a special little prize for those who read all the way to the bottom. Get ready! Lesssss go!
Welp, this is starting out well. This is the dark side of Valentine’s Day and I freakin love it! Gimme all your blacks and your reds and your deep, vampy purples. I’m the happiest of all things happy right now. Lindsay is a real pro, and she knows exactly what I like. And so now we are best friends whether she wants it or not.
First up is Love Hate:
Nom, nom, nom! Jelly! Good gracious, I want to lie in a huge bathtub full of that. Is that weird? Prolly.
This one is a black jelly with red holo micro glitter, red holo shreds and silver flecks. I can’t think of any better interpretation of a love/hate relationship than this one right here. It’s glorious! Easy application with two coats of perfection. Made of magic, voodoo, and loads of fairy dust. Why this thing doesn’t cost a BILLION DOLLARS is beyond me.
My attempt at Valentine’s nail art:
Well, it’s not the worst thing you’ve ever seen right? Cuz that’d be my cup holder full of nail peelies, or so says the valet.
Lip image is courtesy of the Lina All About Love 01 plate. If you haven’t picked up this plate yet, you are not very good at goals, then.
Next up is Love:
Are you hot? Cuz I’m hot. I’m just gonna lie down on the floor here and pass out for a second, okay? BRB.
This sexy little mama is a bright red jelly packed with silver holo shreds. My favorite way to wear red – dump in a bunch of sparkly things. This one is perfect for your Valentine’s date night with your sweetie. You’ll be hand modeling all night with this one. Pointing at menu items with your flashy fingertip. Holding a wine glass or a salt shaker like you’re about to give them away as prizes. For real, Vanna White only wishes she were you.
Not as good Valentine’s nail art:
I don’t hate it, but its definitely not as cute as the first one. The lines in this image were pretty fragile, and didn’t wanna behave very well. I suppose it turned out alright in the end – you can tell those are hearts inside those little circles at least. Unlike what usually happens when I nail fail. Take a look at this owl I painted and tell me he’s not on meth. Click here for a laugh.
The plate I used on this one is the Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage 02 plate. You know, if you’re taking notes.
Last polish in the trio is Unicorn Love:
You done died. You did. For real, how are you even standing upright anymore?
This one is a deep purple jelly with blue, pink and violet holo shreds. The macro showing off the goods is plain ridiculous. For real, the amount of willpower on display over here is quite superhuman if you ask me. Cuz seriously, I’m about two wine coolers short of wearing this all over my body. But HR is watching; they are alwaaaaaaays watching.
And then I did this thing:
Again, not terrible, but no award winner. However, I do love the way this polish looks with a matte top coat. For that fact alone, I give this a half-hearted toot toot! on the ole horn. Not a full blown toot because I am humble and wise. And best blogger ever in case you’re curious.
Used the Lina All About Love 01 plate on this one, by the way. An awesome plate, but we’ve discussed that before. You read this blog from the top down, right? Didn’t just jump in here in the middle somewhere like a crazy person.
Finally, here is the very first Facebook group custom that Lindsay has ever done. I give you, The Fire Within:
Straight up DREAMY is it not? One of my absolute favorite color combos. It’s such a striking mix and gives me massive feels. Looking at this soothes my soul, makes me close my eyes and smile like an idiot. A sigh might come out and incoherent throat noises. Words are leaving me, people. Just moans for the rest of the day.
On this, we have a medium grey creme with bright red shimmer, red holo shreds and silver flecks. You almost get a sense of purple or taupe when the red reflects off that grey, and that’s my absolute favorite part.
See? DONE. Get me one of those old fashioned fainting couches cuz I need to lay down, stat. Bring Leonardo, just in case.
Final nail art:
Super simple look, but I think it’s rather pretty. Plus, the matte top coat I used here just took this polish to Crazy Town. Who wants to matte all the things now? I do I do!
The rose stem image came from the Uber Chic Beauty Love & Marriage 02 plate, another favorite. Clearly, I’m very easy to please.
The round up:
Get ready, guys, cuz this collection plus the Facebook group custom all release TONIGHT, February 10 at 10pm MST (or midnight EST). Which means you have less than 24 hours to get your priorities straight. Night Owl Lacquer up top, y’all! I’m not even joking.
Don’t forget – if you want to order The Fire Within (and you do), you gotta be a member of the Facebook fan group. So here’s your to-do list:
Click here to join the group.
Once approved, view the pinned post at the top. There’s a 20% off coupon in there you don’t want to miss. Offer is valid until 2/17, so now is a good time to go. Not an emergency, but it kinda is.
Then click here to purchase all your pretties.
How easy was that? And you get polish at the end of it. Don’t you wish all errands came with nail polish? I guarantee dishes would get done roughly 17 times a day.
Retail price is $25 for the Love Trio set and $9 for single bottles and the group custom. Done, done and done. You won’t be sorry, I swear.
Last but not least, if somehow you fail to complete your to-do list in a timely manner, FIRST, something is wrong with your brain. Then second, I have a coupon code you can use if the other one has expired. Type in SOR10 during checkout and save 10% at any time. Best day ever then? A billion percent yes.