Sleeping til 11am does not get a blog written, I’ll tell ya that much. Ugh.
Happy Labor Day to all my U.S. pals! Anyone working? Not working? Lounging on couches? Swatching and blogging til your fingers fall off? ME TOO! I’ve been so far behind on blogging responsibilities, so today is my day for an attempt to catch up. I started a new job that’s kinda sorta thrown my 9-year routine into a skosh of chaos, and my brain hasn’t quite figured out what the hell just happened. I fully expect to stay home and polish nails for a living ANY DAY NOW, but hubby tells me no. Cuz FOR SOME REASON he says I have to keep the job that pays me money since APPARENTLY nail polish doesn’t buy electricity. Well, butttttt … have you tried though? I mean, I’d do all sorts of things for nail polish. Perhaps there’s a lady at the Electric Company who’d manage to keep our lights switched on in exchange for something with flakies in it. I mean, what if – WHAT IF! – the barter system is still a negotiable thing but we’ve just been sitting over here paying cash and being normal and whatnot? How sad is that? (VERY.)
In the meantime, though, it’s business as usual I guess. I’ve got some fun polishes to show off for you today! Michelle with Polish ‘M sent me 6 shades out of 12 from her new Not Really Neons collection, and if you’re into ultra creamy, gloop-free, yummy deliciousness, well then you’re about to get at least 27 levels of drool-y. Take a look at what you’re buying today:
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I know! You want all these, plus extras for SAFETY. Completely normal behavior, if you’re curious.
Before we get into the colors, in order to save time and/or a carpal tunnel-like situation, all of my swatches show three coats. Some of you could do just two coats, as the coverage was really good. But because I overanalyze just about everything in my life, I went with three in case of some invisible unevenness that no one else but me could see. Thus, I may have a medical condition or quite possibly some superpowers, and in which case, this whole Best Blogger Ever thing just took on an entirely new meaning.
Also, a little note from our maker:
Although this collection is marketed as NOT “neons”, they do indeed contain neon pigment. Neon pigment is notorious for fading. PLEASE keep your polishes stored OUT of direct light and sunlight. A closed, dark cabinet is best! Even still, fading will occur with time. That’s the nature of neon pigments. There’s no way to avoid this.
36 combined pigments were used to create the 12 colors. The pigments are broken down by hand, by me. They are then triple strained to get out undissolved pigment chunks. I do not use a mixer; separation CAN happen. It’s nothing a good shake can’t fix!
Y’all set then? Well then lesss go!
DESCRIPTION: A rose pink creme; so girly and sweet
DESCRIPTION: A bright orange-yellow creme; a surprise favorite. Most likely cuz it looks like I’ve had my hand in the Cheetos too long, which honestly isn’t even that impossible of a thing.
DESCRIPTION: A bright lime green creme; the most neon of the bunch
DESCRIPTION: An aqua green creme; probably my favorite. Cuz where there is GREEN, there is me picking my jaw up off the floor 18,000 times.
DESCRIPTION: A royal cobalt blue; brilliant and dreamy and all sorts of noodle leg-y
DESCRIPTION: An orchid creme; purple lovers, PAY ATTENTION!
All of these dry to a semi-matte finish, so I added one coat of glossy top coat and then went and passed out real quick. Cuz sometimes the effort of staying upright is simply too much to bear.
But do they watermarble? Whyyyy, yes they do! Of course, watermarbling has a host of factors and frustrations that go hand in hand with any semi-successful result. Here is what happened when I turned off my air conditioning, dropped polish in lukewarm bottled water, and then stopping breathing for 20 minutes:
A WATERMARBLE ATTEMPT
Not the worst, right?! I’m kinda diggin it. The polishes were super spread-y in the water, which quite possibly might be the only time ever when it’s perfectly okay to describe something as “super spread-y.” But it’s true; these polishes are watermarble champions, and if you’re kind new at this whole thing, this collection might make your life a whooooole lot easier. Prettier, for sure, though.
THE ROUND UP
There’s no way you’re leaving this blog without spending some money. Every single one of these is bright and cheerful and vibrant and yum, so who’s NOT in the mood for basically all the happinesses poured in a bottle? CERTAINLY NOT YOU.
Like previously mentioned, this collection has a total of 12 polishes, so be sure to click here to see them all and then throw every last bit of it in the shopping cart. DO IT. I mean it. Each bottle is $9 and that’s practically free; therefore, no excuse. Plus, if you watermarble, you pretty much have no choice. This collection is up for presale until September 15 at midnight PST, so setting alarms is your next most logical step.
Where to buy: http://www.polishm.com/
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Off to do more swatching and blogging and being surprisingly useful on my day off. If things go well, another blog is happening later. If you don’t see one, you can guarantee someone fell down the Full House rabbit hole. As happens about 97.8767% of the time.
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