For a girl who got booed on her 21st birthday for sipping a Jagermeister shot like a fancy lady, you’d see me now – all covered in robe, head lolling in the midst of an accidental 8pm nap, mouth agape for extra attractiveness – and think, YEP. That sounds about right.
Listen, all things considered, I’m basically a success story. As Spelling Bee Champion of 1987, you’d expect a little venture down a dark road at some point. But I can ignore peer pressure like it’s my damn job. Cuz having anxiety and thinking everything might kill me sometimes comes in very handy. I’m a goodie two shoes cuz I’m too scared not to be.
In other words, super fun at parties.
Although I do have my addictions, don’t get me wrong. When I find a hobby, I do it super hardcore. I can’t be normal about it. This is how you end up with a duffle bag full of puzzle books and a monthly subscription to 11 different scrapbook kits. Cuz while most rational people might just do things leisurely, I will obsess over it in a credit-card-retaliating, stalker-y, smother-y kind of way. Then sell all of it at a garage sale about 2 months later.
Like a sugar high, the crash comes swiftly. SEND HELP is what I’m saying.
I have some gorgeous polishes from Painted Polish to show you today. First time on the blog y’all, so toots for Lexi for making good decisions! She sent me an awesome set of stamping polishes plus a trio that debuted at Polish Con which is now available to the rest of us. Get ready to die a little. Here we go!
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First up is the Stamped in Spring collection, a set of 5 deliciously springy colors that are either one or two coaters that double as stamping polishes. A two in one! Which means you just saved money, so if there was ever a time to justify the next 1275 bottles of nail polish, now would be it.
Lemme do the rundown of colors, then I’ll meet you at the bottom.
First one is Stamped in Mint, a creamy one coat pastel mint:
I’m trying to keep my chatting to a minimum so we aren’t in this blog all damn day, but the lolling tongues are lurking. Ugh. So pretty.
Here’s Stamped in Starfruit, a springy pastel yellow:
Drool buckets on standby.
This is Stamped in Guava, a fresh pastel coral:
Bad case of the noodle legs. Someone roll me over a little fainting couch! And bring a Starbucks, just in case.
Next is Stamped in Taro, a one coat pastel periwinkle:
OMG, purple lovers! This one has your name on it. Get on it, boo boos.
Lastly, here’s Stamped in Peach, a yummy pastel peach:
How I am still upright, it’s defied all logical explanation. These crèmes are luscious. Ultra smooth, although thicker than your average polish. The lighter colors needed two coats just to make everything level, but the one-coat coverage was phenomenal on all of them. There’s no way you’re getting out of this blog without spending some money, I just know it.
But do they stamp? You tell me:
GUYS. I made a thing. And it turned out so cute! Quick! Someone get me my horn so I can toot it.
I used the Lina Feeling Shapely 01 and 09 plates, Stamped in Mint and Stamped in Peach if you’re curious. (You are this time!) Next.
Effort was made with all that gradient stamping. Goodness. You ask the Baby Jesus just one time for a bit of mojo, and look what happens. Nail art, everywhere.
Used the Lina Mad for Mandalas 01 plate for this one, plus Stamped in Starfruit, Stamped in Guava and Stamped in Taro.
Another favorite! Who am I? Certainly the mojo is halfway out the door by now?
This time I used the Lina Make Your Mark 04 plate, Stamped in Guava and Stamped in Taro. And some peach studs for extra specialness.
Okay, this one almost went the way of stamping all the things but I think I got it together in time. Sometimes when I do nail art, my brain goes away somewhere. The focus face has done took a vacay.
I used the Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate, Stamped in Peach, Stamped in Starfruit and Stamped in Taro. On this particular plate, the images are mostly mix n match geometric shapes, which gives me a touch of the OCDs. So all things considering, this mani is a bit of a miracle. The fact there’s not 18,000 triangles on it is proof.
Last one, and I’m going out on a high note. I think this is darling. If there’s an award coming, no one is surprised.
For this one, I used the Uber Chic Beauty 17-01 plate, Stamped in Taro, Stamped in Mint and one of Painted Polish’s other shades, Midnight Mischief. Recreations (and kudos and accolades) start now!
This was my first time to use any of Lexi’s stamping polishes, and now I think I need them all. They work very well, even stamp over black as another swatcher discovered. If you feel like spending a little money today, right here is a good reason.
In addition to the stamping collection, the PCNY Hipster Trio is coming back. It first debuted at Polish Con, but now all the rest of us get our chance. Take a look at these lovelies:
Who else just peed a little? Squeeeeee!
First up is V-Necks & Vinyl:
This one is a fuchsia ultra holo with added silver holo glitters. So much pretty in just two coats! If you haven’t already drooled in a thousand buckets by now, well here’s where you’re about to get suuuuuuper unattractive. Cuz there’s only so much sexy to go around while this is on yer nails.
Macro, in case more convincing is in order:
Gah! Have you ever? NO. YOU. HAVE. NOT.
Next up is Beards & Bow Ties:
This one is a white crelly base full of fuchsia, orange, gold and sky blue glitters. You know how sometimes when you use a white crelly, and it’s streaky and un-level-y and generally not good? Well, welcome to your new best friend! This white crelly is PERFECTION. Two coats, smooth application, no patches, no gloop, nothing. It’s quite possibly made of magic. And happiness. With a Starbucks on top. I can’t think of a better thing. Unless it comes with a basketful of kitties, that is.
A macro EXTRAVAGANZA!
Lastly, here’s Mix Tapes & Man Buns:
This is the glitter twin to the above crelly. Same glitter mix, but in a clear base. And for such a glitter bomb, it goes on really well! Would also make an excellent counterpart to some fun nail art with the crelly.
So naturally, I didn’t do one for you cuz BEST BLOGGER EVER. Clearly, I didn’t plan that out well.
I brushed on two coats and then did some dabbing with a third just to make sure it was all covered. It’s very blingy, and I think you’ll love it. Cuz you’re a Crazy Nail Lady, that’s why.
Macros, then we shop:
Oh my. Bye bye checkbook.
Both of these collections released yesterday, so you’re all set to spend some money. Here’s what you need to know:
The Stamped in Spring 5-piece set is $45; single bottles are $10 each
The PCNY Hipster Trio is $28. If you go the single bottle route, V-Necks & Vinyls is $12 and the other two are $10 each
Click here for shopping! Then sit back, relax, and stalk the mailman like a proper loon. At this point, you have no choice.
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