GUYS. I went to bed before midnight last night cuz for an extremely brief moment, I thought I had my life together. Swatches were done, blog was done, and all my tiny baby pandas had been set free from their bubble traps. So I laid myself down, snuggled deep into my pillow, and about carpal tunneled myself via a high-fiving frenzy. Are trophies coming, y’all? Cuz, logically, that sounds about right.
And then I proceeded to scroll Instagram under the covers until after 1am because VICTORIES ARE A THING FOR OTHER PEOPLE. Ugh. Seriously, someone needs to come take my internet away. Except don’t, or I will cut you.
Beautiful things are on the blog today! I’ve got the latest edition of the Indies Outside of the Box collaboration, and it’s basically a box full of perfection. Who’s ready for a one way ticket to the Drool Convention? (All of us, to be clear.) Take a look!
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And just like that, wallets are flying out of purses everywhere. Weeeee!
The Indies Outside of the Box collab is a quarterly box created from inspiration photos submitted by the members in their fan group. The box features two constant brands – Top Shelf Lacquer (love!) and Lollipop Posse Lacquer (more love!) – and two featured brands. For this 3rd edition, Fair Maiden Polish and Polish ‘M have joined the fun, which basically means you’re buying this box. At this point, you have no choice.
Here are the photos that were chosen:
And then magic happened …
TOP SHELF LACQUERS: PINEAPPLE MATTE-RS
DESCRIPTION: A bright pink matte base with pink and gold flakies
OPACITY: Two smooth coats
I stinkin’ love this one. There’s just something about matte polish that gives me a dire case of the Grabby Fingers. And then those little flakies peeping through? Gah! GIMME.
Then I did a couple of glossy versions, cuz SOMEONE’S a dadgum professional:
Top is under the lamps; bottom is in indirect lighting. Either way, we lub it lots!
LOLLIPOP POSSE LACQUER: EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU
DESCRIPTION: A blue-aqua crelly with pink shimmer and a touch of holographic sparkle
OPACITY: Two easy coats
Seriously, are angels singing? Cuz I hear angels.
Karen with Lollipop always makes such lovely polishes. This blue is no exception. And then that pink shimmer is this extra layer of magic, and suddenly your brain has gone away somewhere. So. Freaking. Dreamy.
FAIR MAIDEN POLISH: PASSION PLANET
DESCRIPTION: A deep dusky purple holographic with magenta/orange/copper shifting flakies and a subtle violet/red shifting flame
OPACITY: Two yummy coats
I won’t lie, I kinda wanna lick this one. Except SOCIETY says no. Booooo.
I mean, I know it tastes like poison and it might actually kill me, but what if – WHAT IF! – it doesn’t? What if it’s a grape Jolly Rancher and I’ve just been wasting so much time sitting here being normal and whatnot? What is the point in life if you can’t eat a bit of nail polish every now and then? I ask you, WHAT IS THE POINT?
But aside from all that, I’ll just be over here reattaching my jaw to my face about 18,000 times. BRB.
And then I went outside for this one. The overachieve-y is in FULL EFFECT:
POLISH ‘M: AT FIRST BLUSH
DESCRIPTION: A rose pink base with gold shimmer, gold micro flecks, rose iridescent flakies, rose gold microflakies and touch of scattered pink galaxy holo
OPACITY: Two beautiful coats
OMG. It’s time to roll the couches over cuz we’re all about to get suuuuuper pass-out-y in here. Cuz you can’t just toss in all those goodies and then expect anything ladylike to happen next. Nope, it’s sweaty to, like, the trillionth degree.
THE ROUND UP
Now here’s where it gets serious. This box is only available for the next four days, so now is not the time for lounging on couches. FOR REAL. Don’t 👏🏼 sleep 👏🏼 on 👏🏼 this! If you miss it, it’s a sad state of affairs for you.
Here’s some deets:
Cost for this box is $40 plus shipping
Pre-sale ends August 14 at 1159pm EST, and then the box goes away forever. Are you properly panicked yet? Well, you should be.
Expected ship date is August 30, which also happens to be my birthday. Write it down in your book in case there’s a quiz. Or if you’re in a Starbucks and a gift card just falls in your lap like no big deal.
Available at http://www.topshelflacquer.com RIGHT NOW, so get on it, boo boos! Cuz it’s Friday and you’re most likely wearing sweatpants doing nothing anyway. Well, if you’re me.
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