Monthly Archives: May 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer: Polish Pickup June 2017


Wasn’t I just in here blogging? I swear I was.  If there’s some kind of award coming, no one’s surprised. Cuz Best Blogger Ever, at the minimum.  Although if Leonardo happens instead, well who’s arguing with that surprising turn of events? NOT THIS LADY. 

Okay, no chatting lest we accidentally spend the next 18 years in here.  I’ve got more goodies for the Polish Pickup this weekend!  Take a look at what our pal, Dave, from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer made for us:


Gah! So pretty. 

Again, this month’s theme is Under the Sea so Dave went all ROCKET SCIENCE for it and named his polish Luciferin after the light emitting enzyme/compound found in organisms that emit bioluminescence.  Like this octopus thingy down below:

Or I assume so.  I dunno.  I can tell you who won Dancing with the Stars every season since 2005, though, if you’re interested.

So this is a navy/cobalt blue jelly with a modest sprinkling of iridescent glitters. I did three coats in my swatches, although you may think about stopping at two. DON’T DO IT. That third coat is like angels singing. The depth of color is absolutely divine. Did someone just hand me a basket full of kitties? Might as well have. 

Here’s some macros to aid in the decisioning:

DONE. In the cart she goes!

I typed it all out in my last post, but no one’s in the mood now for carpal tunnel so if you’d like more info on the concept of the Polish Pickup, you can read the FAQs here.

The sale opens on Friday, June 2 at 11am EST and will stay open all the way thru Monday, June 5. Cost varies between makers, but OPNL’s polish will retail for $11. Shipping is a flat $3, which is just one more reason to love everything about this scenario. So click here for shopping then!

Don’t forget: to get connected with future sales and to participate in the nomination and voting of themes, join the Polish Pickup group on Facebook. Click here!

Okay, that’s it on this one. Stay tuned for more pretties!  You don’t wanna miss out on any of it, so setting 17 alarms sounds about right. 

Later, loves!


Top Shelf Lacquer: Polish Pickup June 2017


Oh good gracious, I’m behind again.  You know how hard it is to get back into the swing of things after a vacation?  Like, I spent an entire week lounging in pajamas (well, except for that disastrous hiking escapade forced upon me against my will .. ugh); having to get back to my normal state of pajama lounging but with a side of swatching and blogging is proving to be nigh on impossible.

In other words, brace yourselves for 18 years worth of blog posts today, cuz there’s a huge mess over here, and WE. ARE. IN IT.  Lessss go!

It’s time for the Polish Pickup again, and I have several offerings to show you today.  Who’s ready to hoard some pretties?  (Answer:  YOU.  Every dadgum time.)  Here’s something beautiful from Top Shelf Lacquer:


The theme for the month of June is Under the Sea, and Amy made us something glorious! A non-traditional take on the theme, but fits perfectly within the Top Shelf Lacquer brand. She’s named it Caribbean Storm Cocktail, which is quite honestly the only outdoor water-related activity I’ll accept anyway.  Cuz last time I tried to be a sport, I cried in front of strangers since snorkeling IS JUST NOT NATURAL. No, it’s simply good logic to set me up under a cabana and have me look as cute and sweat-free as possible.

Take a look at the inspiration:

Now get a load of this:

Whyyyyyyy, practically twins!  Amy, you’re magic.  Is Leonardo happening next? You know, while you’re making dreams come true and all …

So this one is a denim blue shimmer with pink glass fleck and pink to gold to green color shifting flakies. It’s a mouth gaping, tongue lolling, drool EXTRAVAGANZA!  Get it on yer nails, stat. 

Under lamps:

Macros, in case staying upright is too much effort to bear. Cuz noodle legs, everywhere. 

Yep, you’re about to spend some money, I just know it. Bye bye checkbook!  Although a perfectly justified reason cuz polish emergency = trillionth degree.

I know we’ve discussed the premise of the Polish Pickup before, but in case you need a refresher, click here for the FAQs.  The Cliff Notes, though? Well, here then:

WHAT:  27 indie polish brands all coming together for a one-stop shop event; you buy one or all, it’s up to you!  Flat $3 shipping no matter what. 

WHEN:  Friday, June 2 at 11am EST thru all day Monday, June 5


The prices will vary from brand to brand, but Top Shelf’s Caribbean Storm Cocktail will retail for $12. Although a billion dollars would be fine too. FLAKIES, guys. Flakies.

To join in the fun of future Polish Pickup theme nominations, voting and sneak peeks, click here for the Facebook fan group. DO IT. I’m serious.

More polishes coming up. Stay tuned, loves!


Posh Paints: Celestial Wonders Collection 


I swear, if I scroll Facebook one more time and then SNAKE! happens without any warning, I’m gonna karate chop someone in the throat. Cuz I don’t need to see what you find out in your backyard while mowing. You need to be indoors in pajamas like a normal person.  How will you ever get to Lazy, Level EXPERT by being overachieve-y anyway?  Blah. 

In Michigan last week, hubby made me go “do stuff outside” and RUUUUUUUUDE doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.  I mean, I’m on VACATION, so clearly exercise has nothing to do with it.  But because I made him stop for 15 “eternity-like” seconds at the Michael Jackson birthplace in Gary, Indiana, that means I owe him favors of all shapes and sizes, and apparently hiking was one of them.  Ugh.

GUYS.  I am the world’s girliest hiker.  Everything was either a snake, spider or poison ivy.  And there was dirt, and IT. WAS. EVERYWHERE.  I got a bit of it on my cute Sketcher tennies, and I was seriously done for. Do people cry while hiking? I mean, is that a thing people do?  Just asking. You know, for a friend.

Got a lifetime’s worth of calisthenics done, though, and even if I wanted to take off my wedding ring and hand it back to hubby, I couldn’t cuz my fingers were ultra sausage-y at that point.   But on the even bigger plus side:   DADGUMMIT, I did it.  And only complained about 97.85769% of the time.  Toots on the ole horn for me then.  Woot!

Here’s a photo of me pre-hike, exhibiting composure to the trillionth degree:

There is no after photo cuz I died a little bit. I don’t sweat like a lady, let’s just say.

Good thing there’s polish, or else I don’t have much else to brag about today.  I received some gorgeous shades from sweet Courtney with Posh Paints, and if you love flakies and you love toppers, well you’re about to have a var var good day. Lessss go!


Yes. Things are starting out well. If angels start singing, no one’s surprised.

This collection is split into two groups: three full coverage flakies and three flakie toppers. So I don’t repeat myself (cuz, NO TIME. VAR BUSY.), I brushed three coats on top of naked nails for these first three shades, then for the toppers, I did two coats on top of a black base.

First up is Flaming Star Nebula:

This is a multichrome flakie that shifts from voilet to pink to gold in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters and a purple shimmer.

For real, tongue lolling. Already. 

Serious business up ahead:

Formula was great. No gloop. Nice flakie distribution.  Since I brushed on the coats, the opacity wasn’t 100%, but you couldn’t tell that much in real life. However, sponging on coats two and three probably would’ve yielded a better result. 

Naturally, I have no proof. BEST BLOGGER EVER, obvs. 

But I did nail art, and it’s not hideous. Hooray!

Isn’t that the cutest? (Yes.)  I really love how it turned out, which doesn’t happen that often.  Oh, mojo, my dear sweet friend. 

Used the Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate and a matte top coat for funsies.

Next up is Crab Nebula:

Ummmm, FAAAAAAVORITE! But of course, you already knew. Cuz where there is green, there is me picking my jaw off the floor like 18,000 times. 

This one is a multichrome flakie that shifts from lime to blue to gold in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters, and a gold shimmer. I love everything about it, and I want it on all the surfaces, stat.

ALL NORMAL BEHAVIOR, in case you’re curious. 

Another epic display of photography skill:

Cuz I MEANT to go blurry, that’s why.  Although you are distracted by green, are you not?  Now FOCUS. Art is coming. 

Not bad, right? I’ve done worse. If there’s a nail fail happening, chances are I’m on the front row. BUT NOT TODAY!

I used the Powder Perfect Art Deco 01 plate here, just so you know. 

Now here’s Fire Nebula:

This one is a multichrome flakie that shifts from red to bronze to copper in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters, and a copper shimmer. 

Who’s all set for a prim and proper tea with the Queen? Bahahahahaha. NO ONE. Although if there’s a Drool Convention nearby, that sounds about right. 

An insane display of flakie:

Gah! Just gorgeous.  You’re buying all these, by the way. 

More good nail art. What is happening to my life?

Certainly mojo’s got one foot out the door by now?

Used the Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate for the baby triangles and the Uber Chic Beauty 17-02 plate for the hairy chevrons. Shhhhh, that’s what they are, I swear it. Okay, 23% sure.

Now onto the toppers!  Again, two coats over a black base. I know I said  up top I wasn’t going to repeat myself on this, but I know someone out there has just jumped into this blog in the middle like a crazy person.

Quick rundown of the colors then I’ll meet you at the bottom. First up is Little Gem Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of green/blue/fuchsia/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter.

Another angle, cuz NERD:

 Next up is Wings of a Butterfly Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of green/blue/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter. 

Lastly, here’s Eskimo Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of red/green/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter. 

Every single one of these toppers is distinct from one another, and I freaking love that. You can clearly see one is pink, one is green and one is more orange. For those that also care about these things: high fives all around!

Easy to apply formula. No gloop on these either. OMG, is Leonardo coming next?! Cuz this day can’t get much better. 

The round up:

This collection released just yesterday, so no waiting required! Go ahead and toss all these in your cart plus 27 backups. Cuz there’s no sense in being rational at a time like this. The deets:

Set of 6:  Retails for $61

Individual bottles (again, moot point):  $11

Happiness and joy and pajamas for everyone:  PRICELESS

Go treat yourself today. You deserve it. Click here for shopping!

Later, loves!


Monthly Awareness Polish Box: June 2017


Current status:  in a hotel room in Chicago.  Wrapped in a pink fluffy robe, iPad in the window, typing away à la Carrie Bradshaw and feeling super fancy.  Hair piled on top of my head, drinking Voss water out of a wine glass, and a gorgeous view of skyscrapers is all around me.  OMG, am I in a movie?  Let’s see, three empty Starbucks cups, a no-pants situation in progress, and Leonardo is nowhere to be found.  Still wearing orthopedic shoes and skinny is taking its damn sweet time.  I mean, I caught a view of my butt in a the Bathroom of a Thousand Mirrors, and now I’m just gonna sit here and cry for the next 37 years.

In other words, NOPE.  Just real life in all it’s forgot to shave my legs glory.  Weeeeee!

A quick blog for you today, so afterwards I can get my life back on track or something.  I have the Monthly Polish Awareness Box for June to review for you all, and like usual, every last one of these is headed for your shopping cart.  Cuz how often do you get the chance to hoard all the polish and donate to charity all at the same time?  Like never, I swear it.  Anyone in the mood for some serious legit justification then?  Well, here you all go…


Each month, the Monthly Awareness Polish Box partners with six awesome indie brands who create exclusive, customized nail polishes to fit the theme of that month’s charity.  For June, Courtney has chosen to donate to the PTSD Foundation of America, a non-profit organization mentoring combat veterans and their families with post traumatic stress.  I can’t think of a better way to spend some money today.  Take a look at these:

Well, isn’t that one of the prettiest things you ever saw?  Seen?  You’ve ever seen?  Ugh.  One can’t grammar at a time like this.  The point is, you lub it lots.  Now let’s focus; there’s serious business up ahead.

First up is from Alter Ego:

This is Look Past the Sun, a dark yellow jelly with holographic red and black fine glitter.  It’s a pretty sheer one; my swatch is three coats and you can still see my nail line.  But it’s quite a unique shade – I don’t have a single one like it – and after roughly 1500 polishes up on my shelves at this point, that’s some good odds.  So, there may be a lottery ticket EXTRAVAGANZA! later, which makes sense considering the sheer amount of normal behavior on display over here.  Superhuman, to say the least.

Close up of the goodies:

Gah! You want!

Next up is from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited:

This is Overcoming Nightmares, a medium red holographic with lavender shimmer, silver and pink glitters and micro shreds, blue to purple shifting micro glitters, and a smattering of crystal chameleon flakes.  Whyyyyy, that’s a whole lot of pretty all in one place!  Plus magic, plus happiness.  If it came with a side of Starbucks, no one’s surprised.  PERFECTION, is what I’m saying.

Two coats; lookin so fly:

A delicious macro:

Who wants to lick that one?!  Except SOCIETY says NO.  Boooo.

Now here’s one from Darling Diva Polish:

This is I’m a Survivor, a topper loaded with Pegasus pee, a light sprinkling of holo, color shifting glitters and holo flakes.  My swatch shows it not as a topper, cuz I don’t plan things very well.  Instead, I applied three coats over naked nails, and while it’s still kind of sheer, the ethereal quality of it is jaw droppingly stunning.  Like, a puddle of goo scenario is happening next, I’m quite certain.

Check out that glow:

Macro, for extra drool factor:

If you’re not super hardcore in love with this right now, we need to talk about some things.  

From Night Owl Lacquer:

This is Not All Wounds are Visible, a luscious teal with bright purple shimmer, purple to blue shifting iridescent shreds and a nice dose of scattered holo.  GUYS.  It’s time to roll the couches over cuz it’s super pass-out-y in about 2.5 seconds.  Bring the smelling salts and one of those cute boys holding a leaf fan.  Cuz you can’t just toss in a purple and blue dreamboat and then expect anything ladylike to happen next.  Nope, it’s sweaty to, like, the trillionth degree.

Everything Lindsay makes is perfection.  I dare you to determine otherwise.

An ocean of lovely:

COMPOSURE:  out the window.

Next up is from Sassy Pants Polish:

This is Don’t Trigger Me, a bright hot pink jelly with assorted iridescent glitters and white holographic microglitters with a blue shimmer.  And aside from all that, I’ll just be over here reattaching my jaw to my face about 18,000 times.  BRB.

My eyes, my eyes!  That blue shimmer is so glowy and those glitters give me a severe case of the GRABBY FINGERS.  At minimum.

Doh!  How will I ever remain upright again?

Lastly, from O-My Jewels:

This is There But Not, a creamy pale blue with holographic sparkly microglitter.  All you blue lovers, pay attention!  This one has your name written alllllll over it.  (Seriously.  I checked.)  Walking out of this blog with approximately 27 bottles of this beauty in your cart?   Sounds about right.  Cuz you don’t get to CRAZY NAIL LADY by being rational, let’s just say. 

To seal the deal:

Oooooh, you’re about to spend some money I can already tell.  Best day EVER coming up next!

The round up:

Pre-sale for this box opens on Friday, May 26 and will run until June 9. Cost is $52 + shipping and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTSD Foundation of America. You also have the option to just buy one polish or a set of 4, although that point is moot since we’ve already decided. All six, darlings!

To purchase, click here. Then stalk the mailman cuz it’s the most logical next step.

If you’d like to keep up to date on future Monthly Awareness Polish boxes (and you do), go give their Facebook page a like (click here) and follow them on Instagram (click here). And then as long as you’re clicking on stuff, here’s more fun:

Alter Ego

Pretty Beautiful Unlimited

Darling Diva Polish

Night Owl Lacquer

Sassy Pants Polish

O-My Jewels

And now you may get back into pajamas. Cuz good decisioning is hard work sometimes.

Later, loves!


Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Terrible Twos Anniversary Trio


That dadgum Instagram advertising!  First thing, I’m minding my own business, scrolling and napping with one eye closed.  Next thing I know, I am the proud owner of a pair of shoes that look like gardening clogs and something orthopedic had a baby.  I tried to wear them the other day and be all cool about it, start a new thing maybe, but it felt like any moment I’d be pulled into a diner kitchen to haul some raw chicken around.  ABORT ABORT!  My attempt at high fashion has failed rather miserably.  Which surprises no one, considering how long I ignored that jelly stain on my robe before I was forced to wash the dang thing.

But I used to be quite the fashionista, I swear it.  I mean, a Beastie Boys record around the ponytail doesn’t just happen to everybody, ya know?  Even in the 7th grade, I knew I had the gift.  The fact I did not start a hot new trend exploding throughout the middle school is beside the point.  Cuz later I owned a pair of hammer pants and well, what other proof you need then?

Nowadays, I’m feeling slightly less fashion-y.  Like, if it doesn’t have some Dr. Scholl’s-type padding in it, I’m not much interested. And the more material my underwear can have, the better.  Things need hoisted at this point in my life, let’s just say.  OMG, am I still married?  I don’t even know.

Good thing I’ve got this nail polish thing on lock.  Take a look at these pretty little sausages:


Miss Karen from Lollipop Posse Lacquer sent me some beauties to review for you today.  The business is turning two, and to celebrate, the Terrible Twos Anniversary Trio is coming your way!  Did you just pee a little?  Cuz I sure did.

This trio is inspired by one of Karen’s favorite literary characters: Delirium, from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels.  Let’s take a look!

First up is Telephone Ice Cream:

Have you ever spent days and days making up flavors of ice cream that no one’s ever eaten before?  Like chicken and telephone ice cream? … Green mouse ice cream was the worst.  I didn’t like that at all.”

— Delirium

This one is a stark white crème packed full of various sizes of blue and purple shimmer.  It’s slightly sheer at two coats but three coats was pretty close to opaque, and unless you’re walking about with your microscope and a pack of people all up in your business, no one can tell much about the sheerness anyway.  It’s a really pretty, delicate shade; all smooth and creamy.  Shimmer was a bit shy in my photos, but it’s much more evident in real life.

Close up of the goodies:

See, there’s that shimmer!  Drooling has officially commenced.

Next up is One Hundred and Eleven Fish:

It was then that Delirium noticed that she had absentmindedly transformed herself into a hundred and eleven perfect, tiny, multicolored fish.  Each fish sang a different song.  And as she put herself back together again, unable for the moment to remember whether the silver flecks went in the blue eye or the green one, she decided that a dog would be a nice thing to have. And then it occurred to her that there had been a dog around at some point, hadn’t there?  A nice doggie.  And she went off to look for it, trailing occasional fish …

— Neil Gaiman’s The Kindly Ones

This one is a magenta crelly that suspends blue to green shifting simmer and blue/green/purple ultra chrome flakies.  This is the very first UCC flake Lollipop Posse has made available to the public, and so now we need a trillion more cuz that’s how this thing works.  Isn’t it freaking glorious?  I want this on all the surfaces.  Mine AND yours.  

Under the lamps, it’s a Grabby Fingers epidemic:

Brain has officially stopped holding my mouth closed. The Ugly Ecstasy Face is so dire. 

DEAD.  Someone pass the smelling salts, stat.  Cuz the flakies got me.  They got me good, guys.

Lastly, here’s Scathed Enough in Her Time:

Despair:  You cannot seek Destruction and return unscathed.

Desire:  Delirium has.

Despair:  Delirium has been scathed enough in her time.

— Despair and Desire, from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” graphic novels

This one is a violently violet, blurple leaning linear holographic with a neon blue arc in the holographic flame.  Which is secret polish lingo for GET IT ON YER NAILS.  It’s magnificent.  Seriously, you think she’s just your basic purple holo, but NOT EVEN CLOSE.  Under the lamps, that blue comes out and she a fancy lady, at minimum.

Gah! Who’s still upright? Nope, me neither.

Let’s seal this deal:

If you’re somehow turning your back on all this pretty, I feel sad about your brain. Cuz it’s a blue and purple extravaganza! and I can’t think of anything better. Unless this trio comes with a side of Leonardo, that is. 

The round up:

The Terrible Twos Anniversary Trio will release on May 23 at 8pm EST, which is the exact date of Lollipop Posse’s anniversary.  So if you need an excuse to have a wine cooler on a Tuesday, this here’d be it. 

Trio price is $33.50 with free shipping, plus discounted international shipping for the first 24 hours after launch. Whyyyyyy, that’s a polish emergency if I ever heard one. Get your focus faces on, then. First in line? That’s YOU. 

Single bottle prices are:

Telephone Ice Cream $9.50 / One Hundred and Eleven Fish $12 / Scathed Enough in Her Time $12

You know, in case you’ve misunderstood how much you’re buying all three. 

Click here for shopping!

Later, loves!


SwatchFest 2017: The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer


Hubby’s gonna have to put his book on astrophysics somewhere else less close to my stack of US Weeklies, cuz if there’s a dumb one in the family it sure as hell ain’t me.  I mean, I know what he’s doing cuz it’s the same thing I was doing when I had that Benjamin Franklin biography sitting on the coffee table for about 18 years.  SMART PEOPLE LIVE HERE, in case y’all need proof.

However, I haven’t read a proper book since 2015.  Long gone are the days when I was up to my eyeballs in historical fiction, novels about the Kings and Queens of British royalty, and dramas set during World War II.  You know, meaty stuff, good for the brain.  Nowadays, my reading material is slightly less impressive.  A memoir about a man born with two weenies, then?  GIMME.  Although surprisingly less scientific than expected, I can read it with one eye napping, and that’s about all the attention span I can manage.

I did download a book on my Kindle the other day, and made an attempt to get into over the weekend.  I went to my bedroom, and made such a show of it.  Robe, check.  Wine cooler, check.  Propped up by about a thousand tiny pillows, check.  And things were going so well.  One page done.  Swipe left.  Two pages done.  Swipe left.  Three paaa ge s don eeee, swwwww …… zzzzzzzzzzz.


Still working on finding that balance.  Clearly I’m not doing so well.

But the polish!  GUYS.  I got a really nice PR pack in the mail from sweet Mardi with The Howling Boutique’s Supermoon Lacquer, and y’all are just gonna trip over yourselves trying to get in line first .  Thank goodness for online shopping, cuz it’s about to get super elbow jabby in here, I just know it.


Gah!  Do you see?!  It’s a Black Friday-style frenzy, at the minimum.  WANT, WANT, and NEED.  That’s your new motto.

First up is from their inaugural Ready to Launch collection, inspired by astronomy and space.  Here is Mystic Mountain:

Do you hear angels?  I hear angels.

For the nerds:  Mystic Mountain is a region observed in the Carina Nebula where newly formed stars fire off gas jets from within the peaks of this towering dust pillar located roughly 7500 light years from Earth.

For the Crazy Nail Lady (you, to be clear):  This one has a strong purple multichrome base with green to orange shifting shimmer and turquoise/purple/red chameleon shimmer.  ORRRRRRRRRR! Just a bunch of delicious things in a bottle.  Either way.

Under the lamps, even Science just shrugs it’s shoulders and goes back to bed:

Macro, for extra drool factor:

I mean, COME ON. How you’re able to walk away now is beyond me. Don’t make me grab the basket of kitties. Seriously, don’t do it.

Next up is from the Chosen Collection.  Here is Fight Your Demons:

All polishes in this collection were voted on by members of the Wolf Pack, the Howling Boutique’s group on Facebook.  Which means you have 2.5 seconds to join the group or else we need to have a talk about your brain.  Cuz I am the boss of you, that’s why.  Click here!

This one has a reddish brown multichrome base with gold and copper sparks, gold to green shifting shimmer and red/orange/gold chameleon shimmer.  I don’t know what it is about a brown polish, but it’s about 27 bottles away from ending up on all the surfaces.

More macros, in case you haven’t died enough today:

It’s a noodle leg epidemic!

Another one from the Ready to Launch collection.  This is Pistol Star:

For the nerds:  A blue hypergiant – a really bright star showing signs of losing mass at a very high rate – that’s named after and illuminates the Pistol Nebula.  It’s one of the most luminous stars in the Milky Way.

Well, that sounds about right.

For those with the lolling tongues:  This one has an intense bright blue duochrome base with turquoise to red and blue to purple shifting shimmer and some scattered holo.  I love glowy blues like this so much.  For real, there goes my ladylike composure, and quite honestly, no one’s surprised.

Macros, to aid the convincing:

Yep.  In the cart she goes!  No other choice.

Lastly, another one from the Chosen Collection.  Here’s my ultimate favorite, Green Goddess:

This one has an olive green multichrome base loaded with copper sparks, gold shimmer and copper/green/gold chameleon shimmer.  NOW PAY ATTENTION.  Cuz green is happening.  OMG.  You guys.  This one has me picking my jaw off the floor like 18,000 times.  If hubby walked in right now, he’d be so sad about the puddle of goo he’s married to.

A ridiculous display of pretty:

Seriously.  The Ugly Ecstasy Face is so dire.  The tongue is never going back in, I swear it.

The round up:

If you’re still upright at this point, you might be a robot.  Cuz DANG.

Here’s your shopping deets:

Mystic Mountain retails for $10 and will be restocking this week (or so)

Fight Your Demons retails for $10 and is available now

Pistol Star retails for $11 and is also available now

Green Goddess retails for $10 although should be a billion, and it’s available now too

Mardi says all of these polishes will be continually restocked, so if you miss out an any of them, keep checking back.  Set 27,000 alarms cuz no one has time for rational behavior.

Click here for shopping!

And now, some linky loos:

Facebook Page – click here

Facebook Fan Group – click here

Instagram – click here

Etsy store, where you can find Mardi’s jewelry – click here

Leonardo DiCaprio, where you can find me hiding in a stalker-y, smother-y kind of way – click here

Later, loves!


Nailed It!: Mother’s Day Collection 


For the one who hosted the Mother’s Day cookout, you’d think it would’ve gone better.  Cuz for some reason, my sister left her 27,000 calorie coconut cheesecake at my house, and now I am forced to eat that delicious thing for dinner for nigh on eternity.  In other words, I’m not getting skinny any time soon.  Ugh.

Gotta be quick with the blog tonight so I can attempt to go to bed like a normal person.  We’ll see how that goes.  Cuz every time I think it’s finally gonna happen, the episode where Uncle Joey gets his tongue stuck in a Coke bottle comes on, and then it’s a Full House extravaganza whether I like it or not.

But here we go anyway …

Tia from Nailed It! sent me this gorgeous Mother’s Day collection to review for you all.  Who’s in the mood for a basket full of pink things?  (You, to be clear.)  Take a look:


Welp, let’s get the smiling like an idiot part out of the way first, shall we?  Perhaps you need to go off by yourself for a second, lest someone walk in on you while you’ve got your eyes closed, looking stupid. Seriously, I have to blog in a separate room otherwise hubby be there lurking with the judgy eyes.  I mean, can he not just hold the remote and look straight ahead like a proper husband?  Blah.

First up is Because I Said So:

This one has a nude pink base with gold and rose gold flakies.  And it’s DELICIOUS.  I’m not usually one for neutral shades, but the flakies, guys.  The dadgum flakies!  Everything else is moot.  Two smooth coats and a thousand buckets to drool in.  At minimum.

Close up of the goodies:

You done died.  You did.

Next up is Wine O’clock:

This one has a brown-toned wine base with a touch of red and lots of pretty gold holo.  It’s my faaaaaavorite!  I love this darker shade so much.  Cuz anytime my sad white sausages can look anywhere close to HAND MODEL!, we’re shoving them in stranger’s faces in about 2.5 seconds.  Completely normal behavior, pretty sure.

Yep, you’re getting this:

There’s no other option at this point.

Now here’s Hot Mess Momma:

This one is a glitter bomb full of pink and silver holo glitters in a clear base.  I did three coats on top of naked nails for my swatches, but it would look so good as a topper if you’d rather go that route.  I’d show you myself but I don’t plan things very well.  BEST BLOGGER EVER, is what you’re thinking.

Although, I did go outside for this shot.  Effort = made.

Points for putting pants on!  Sooooo, hopefully a Starbucks is coming.

Macro, in case you want to pass out a little:

Okay, that was nuts.  Whew!

Lastly, here’s Mums the Word:

This one has a pink cream base with a pink shift and holographic sparkle.  It’s super girly and just plain adorable.  If you’re holding tiny sandwiches next, no one’s surprised.  Tea with the Queen?  BRING IT.

Let’s make it official:

All of it, in the cart.  Stat.  Despite my clear expert photography skills, cuz a blurry macro just happens sometimes.  I might’ve gotten sidetracked by another dadgum piece of coconut cheesecake, but who honestly knows.

The round up:

This Mother’s Day collection is available now, so if you feel like spending some money at this very moment, well you’re about to have a var var good day.  Here’s the deets:

Full 4-piece set retails at $30

Single bottles are $8.50

And don’t forget, I have a discount code!  Use dianna15 at checkout to get 15% off your order.  That is your prize for reading all the way to the bottom.  Toots for you!

Click here for shopping, then congratulate yourself for the good decisioning.  Pajamas for everyone!  And maybe half this cheesecake, cuz I refuse to be the only one sitting here with her fat hanging out.

Later, loves!