MDJ Creations: April 2017 Restock (and a few newbies!)

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Today’s post is a big one.  Not sure what you had planned for the day, but calling in sick might make the most sense.  Cuz you ain’t getting out of this blog without at least a carpal tunnel-type situation.  But also your brain may stop holding your mouth closed, and lolling tongues amongst co-workers is usually some sort of HR violation.  Drool buckets = NOT APPROVED.  And judgy eyes are everywhere.  Blah.

By the time you finish all this, you might’ve died about 18 times from all the pretty, anyway, so staying home seems appropriate.  Impromptu vacation for you then!  Pajamas for everyone!  Also, best blogger ever (with her impeccable timing).  Toot toot!

Let’s get this drool party started!  I have loads of polishes from MDJ Creations that have recently been restocked.  Since this is somewhat kinda an emergency – one shade has already sold out since I started writing (as y’all know it takes me like 18 years to get the dang thing written) – we’re gonna get right into the polish with very little chit chat.  Cuz if I waste too much time, it’s a sad state of affairs for all of us.  Engage:  Shopping Hand.  Now lessss go!

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First up is Hope Begins:

This one has been around for a while, but now she’s back and still so lovely.  Holo holo everywhere, and in the cart she goes!  Cuz her’s a pretty lady, that’s why.

Aside from all that, this polish is a charity one, and 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Naomi’s Village, an orphanage in Kenya.  Y’all know how much you love to buy polish plus donate to good causes with one tiny click.  Today’s your lucky day then, cuz you’re about to do a whoooooooole lotta fabulous right about now.

Also, this one has a dusty antique holographic pink base with some delicious coppery amber undertones.  You want it, oh yes you do.

Next up is the 7-piece Multichromatic Flakie Holo Toppers collection.  Previously, this was just a 5-piece, but Melissa added two new ones for this restock.  And I can see why – they’re STUNNING.  Gonna do my rundown of colors then I’ll meet you underneath.

Something Magnetic (new):

This one shifts through magenta, amber, and gold with flashes of copper, green and teal.  Jaw dropping, right?  Make sure you scroll through the rest of these in private.  Cuz Ugly Ecstasy Face is a dire thing.

A macro EXTRAVAGANZA!:

Something Fantastic (new):

This one is a fiery amber gold that shifts to bronze with flashes of copper and red.  If you kinda passed out for a second, well then you’d be correct.  Cuz what choice did you have really?  I mean, if Leonardo was standing in your living room handing you a Starbucks, would you continue to be normal and upright and whatnot?  The answer to that question is always NO.

More macros for loving:

The rest of this collection are the restocks, first of which is Something Majestic:

This one is a purple, violet, magenta, amber, gold, chartreuse, teal, green, and blue flakie.  Basically all the colors. And happiness.  Lots and lots of happiness.

An insane display of flakie business:

Next is Something Electric:

This one is electric blue, cobalt, royal purple, violet and magenta with flashes of gold, copper and teal.  Seriously, who’s tired of flakies right now?  NOT A DADGUM SOUL.  Flakies make everything better.  World problems?  Throw some flakies on it.

A galaxy of loveliness:

Now here’s Something Volcanic:

This one is a pink, amber, copper, gold, chartreuse, teal, violet and blue flakie.  I’m about 2.5 seconds from sticking my fingers in people’s faces, but SOCIETY says no.  Suprisingly, strangers don’t wanna look at mah nails! quite as much as expected.

Are we super unattractive and drool-y yet?  Well, just in case not, here’s lemme fix it:

Next up is Something Metallic:

This one is gold, copper and bronze with flashes of green, silver and teal.  Want, want and NEED; that’s your new motto.

Are you hot?  Cuz I’m hot.  And sweaty, which causes divorce if I’m not mistaken.  I don’t sweat like a lady, let’s just say.

Lastly, here’s Something Aquatic:

This one is an electric blue and purple, amber, teal, turquoise, and rich green flakie.   See that jackpot flakie on my ring finger?  I kinda wanna eat that one.  Also, someone needs to save me from me.

A macro to seal the deal:

You’re buying all those, just so you know.

I put all these flakie toppers on my naked nails – no undies – and got decent coverage in three layers.  However, over black they are next level ridiculous.  Seriously, you might need some smelling salts handy; they are super pass-out-y.

This next one is a new shade called DaVinci – and it’s beautiful and stunning and sparkly and fabulous – and SOLD OUT cuz of course it is.  It’ll be restocked at some point, though, so consider this your sneak peek.

This one is a dark teal with gold and bronze flakies and holo for extra drool factor.  It’s amazing guys.  Next time it comes around, who’s first in line then?  (You, to be clear.)

EDITED:  About two seconds after this post went live, Melissa announced a restock of this shade at 5pm CST TODAY (April 17).  This is the most important thing you’ll do all day, in case you’re making a list. Set alarms!

A macros for funsies:

The counterpart to DaVinci is Michelangelo:

This one has a pale turquoise base with bronze flakies and a bit of holo.  It’s a restock that sold out pretty quickly in the past.  At the time I am typing this, it’s still available.  A polish emergency is what I’m saying.

Will the macros ever end?

NO.

Lastly, this is the Come Alive Collection, a 4-piece sparkle-fest with two restocks and two newbies.

First up is Vitality (new):

This one is a rose golden bronze, one of the most rose gold shades Melissa’s ever made.  And for that reason alone, you’re buying one bottle of this plus 27 back up bottles in case of accidental painting of all the surfaces.  Oh, and there’s flakies and holo in there, too.  DEAD.

A macro:

Next is Humility (new):

This one is silver with gold flakies and holo.  And a cat hair hanging off my pinky.  Seems about right.

Now here’s Purity (restock):

This one is a silvery white with gold flakies and more holo and drool.

Is your tongue lolling about outside your body?  MINE TOO!  Here’s a macro:

Lastly, here’s Unity (restock):

This one is a taupe nude flakie with holo, the most dainty of the bunch and Queen of England-approved in case you need to hold tiny sandwiches later.

Last macro, and then we all go lay down for a bit.  Cuz drooling in a thousand buckets is var var hard work.

The round up:

I know I said I didn’t have time for much chit chat, but nail polish just happens sometimes, and the brain goes away somewhere.

But are you ready to have the best day ever?  Click here for shopping, then!  In addition to all these restocks, there’s a 4-piece multichrome flakie crelly collection and their new Smooth Finish fast dry top coat, of which I just threw like 18 bottles in my cart cuz you don’t get to Crazy Nail Lady by being reasonable.

EDITED:  Don’t forget, DaVinci is back in stock at 5pm CST today (April 17). Hopefully you’ve got Post-It notes on all your surfaces. 

Thanks for hanging out today.  It’s going to be a blog-heavy week this week, so hope you’ve planned accordingly.  Pajamas all day, at the minimum.  And lounging on couches, but not in a sexy way.

Later, loves!

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Night Owl Lacquer: Light & Bright Collection 

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Someone found a dead bat in their salad last week, and this is why I eat chips.  I mean, if there was ever a reason to justify an entire bag of Funyuns and a whole lotta private time, this would be it.  Cuz no one ever got rabies from Funyuns.  No one got skinny either, but that is beside the point.

In other food related news, hubby and I were splitting a donut in the car after work and my half was sitting on a napkin on his leg.  Then he moved half an inch (because he doesn’t love me, probably) and my donut fell onto the floor where nail polish peelies and weird ends of french fries (you know, poison) go to die.  It was seriously like a scene from the saddest movie you ever saw.  I tried super hard not to cry and hubby felt so terrible because – of course! – he got to eat his half of the donut, with extra moan-y food noises and everything.  But now I get a pony so I guess it all worked out.

Aside from all that, it’s the weekend.  What I lack in donut, I make up in happiness.  It’s hard to be sad when I can have schnapps in my coffee for two days straight.  And 48 hours worth of pajamas.  Hooray!

To celebrate, let’s look at pretty things!  I have the new Light & Bright collection from Night Owl Lacquer to share with you today. It’s neon season, so naturally you’re gonna want every last one of these.  Cuz no one does crazy nail lady quite like you!  Take a look:

My eyes, my eyes!  Seriously, how in love are you right now?  Like super hardcore, bordering on unhealthy, maybe?  I mean, it’s the only logical reaction, pretty sure.

This collection contains six gorgeous cremes plus four awesome glitter toppers – that’s ten whole polishes in case you don’t math well.  We’ll look at the toppers later; the cremes already have their jazz hands on.  Lessssss go!  Here’s a rundown of all the colors, in rainbow order cuz you don’t get to OCD, Level EXPERT by doing things in a stupid way.

First up is Persist, a light neon pink crème:

Next is Inspire, a neon coral crème:

This is Imagine, a light neon yellow crème:

Drool break!

Now, FOCUS.

Here’s Wish, a light neon green crème:

This one is Dream, a light neon blue crème:

Lastly, here’s Believe, a light neon purple crème:

These neons are delicious!  The formula on each is a two coat dreamboat, goes on smooth and levels out all by itself.  Consistently good across the board and jaw droppingly pretty.  I don’t know what you’ve got going on neon-wise at your house, but every last one of these is going in the shopping cart cuz that’s how this thing works.  I show you pretty things, and then you die a little.  After that, you buy 27 backup bottles in case of accidental painting of all the surfaces.

As mentioned already – but we’ve all drooled in a thousand buckets since then – Lindsay has added four sparkly toppers.  Take a look at these:

Gah!  You should see the situation is this room right now.  Ugly ectasy face sounds about right.

First up is It’s All Rainbows & Unicorns, layered on top of Persist:

This topper has a clear base packed full of various sizes of crystal rainbow shifting flakies.  Ugh, did someone say iridescence?  I’m officially a puddle of goo.  Bye bye.

Next is Sunshine, layered on top of Inspire:

Sunshine has a clear base full of gold galaxy holo glitters.  It is sparkly and blingy and a complete driving hazard.  Seriously, the curbs come out of nowhere with this one. 

This is Moonlight, layered on top of Imagine:

How am I still upright?  The sheer amount of perseverence on display right now is downright superhuman.  Fainting couches for everyone!  And cute boys holding leaf fans.  I mean, as long as we’re making a list.

Imagine is a clear base full of silver galaxy holo glitters.  I’m about 2.5 seconds from sticking my fingers in peoples’ faces, although strangers don’t wanna look at mah nails! quite like you’d expect.  What, with being normal and all that.

Another shot of Sunshine, layered over Wish:

Last topper is Light Up the Shadows, layered over Dream:

This is just the cutest thing!  And it was super spread-y, which is nice for a topper with larger glitters.  Cuz I don’t feel like spending 18 years doing manual glitter placement, cuz that is EFFORT, and I don’t take kindly to that kind of thing.  I mean, if there’s effort to be done, it better involve mashed potatoes at the very least.  

OMG, what?  Shut up, brain.

Light Up the Shadows is a clear base with various sizes of matte black and white glitter and opalescent glitter.  Some of the glitters in here appeared blue which is why I paired it up with this polish.  But it was just a weird lighting situation.  Or a science experiment in progress.  

Another look using It’s All Rainbows & Unicorns, this time layered over Believe:

The round up:

The Light & Bright collection released just a few hours ago, so who’s having the best day ever now?  (You, to be clear.)  And if you’re not properly convinced how much you need these (possibly due to no eyes or a black soul), here’s three things you might enjoy:

1. The crèmes glow in blacklight, which will come in handy for those with a more exciting life than me.

2. They watermarble, which naturally I have zero nail art to show you.  Best blogger ever, is what you’re thinking.

3. They stamp. Officially, all your dreams just came true.

Here’s the deets:

Individual bottles $7

The entire set of 10 polishes retails for $60

Set of 6 crèmes only is $38

Set of 4 toppers only is $26 – and for real, this is a great, must-have set of toppers

ALSO:  I have a discount!  Use code SOR10 for 10% off your order cuz you read all the way to the bottom.  Internet high fives for you!  (And kisses for the cute ones.)  Click here for shopping!

Later, loves!

Top Shelf Lacquer: Multichrome Madness Custom Quad

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Sounds I like:

1. The toilet shutting off after you’ve flushed.  Cuz after four years of just jiggling the handle, hubby has finally completed a DIY project.  I no longer have to inform guests of proper protocol of the sad state of affairs in our bathroom, or leave a note for the housekeeper that the toilet is even more broken than ever (due to failed DIY attempt #1).  NOPE.  All fixed.  Who’s a fancy lady now?  (ME, to be clear.)

2. Your cat’s purring up close after he accidentally mistakes your lap for something he loves.  This happened to me twice yesterday, and I posted a picture in yesterday’s blog as proof.  I’m not certain what he was doing cuddling up to me, but regardless, I am var var concerned about his brain.  He jumped off about 2.5 seconds later, cuz either he realized what he’d done or he sensed a hug was coming.  He no likee the hugs.

3. Silence.  Unless it’s after dark and I am alone.  Cuz that’s when the hauntings start.  I can sit in a house with no TV on, windows open and a nice breeze blowing through, joyously minding my own business.  But as soon as I hear a random noise from somewhere back there, well, basically it’s time to move.  I mean, I know there ain’t no one going in that laundry room for fun.  In other words:  GHOST.  There is no other logic for that one.

4. Bananas inside someone’s mouth. Oh wait, that’s just a punishment for bad people.  Cuz whatever kind of torture you’re into, listening to the smack of a banana being mooshed around with a tongue is enough to make me confess to anything.  That is not a typo.  Blech.

Now that I’ve grossed everyone out good and proper, it’s time for nail polish.  I have some of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see on the blog today.  Ready to hand over your wallet and look suuuuuuper unattractive in the process?  Get your smelling salts handy, then, and take a look at these: 

Told ya.  I hope you’ve locked yourself in a room in case of accidental divorce cuz there’s only so much sexy to go around while holding a drool bucket.  It’s best to keep that private just in case.

This is the Multichrome Madness group custom quad made special for the members of the Multichrome Madness Facebook group.  One of my favorite brands, Top Shelf Lacquer, is in the spotlight for April, and Amy has seriously blown me away with what she came up with.  Seriously, NAILED IT doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.  You like holo and glitter and shifty little dreamboats?  Well, today is your lucky day.

First up is Tequila Mockingbird:

Do you hear angels? I hear angels.  How stinkin gorgeous is this?  (Very.)

This one is a blue to purple shifter with the most delicious square holo microglitters.  As a person with a touch of the OCD, squares soothe my soul like nothing else.  Cuz how you gonna line up round things all snug and Tetris-style?  As an expert organizer, I can tell you it’s nigh on impossible.  Even as a child, I knew.  I mean, I couldn’t kick a soccer ball to save my life, but if you needed your cart of groceries organized, I was a dadgum champion.  So, basically same thing, is what I mean.

Under the lamps, the purple comes out much better:

Macros of all the goodies:

Did you just die?  Cuz I sure did.

Next is Help Me Straighten Mai Tai:

In case you were unaware, Top Shelf Lacquers names their polishes after drinks and drink-related things.  It’s all very clever.  The polishes in this quad were named and voted on by members of the Multichrome Madness group, and lemme just say there are some smarty pants in that group.  Not me though cuz my brain was like WINE COOLER! and then had itself a little seat in the back.  Apparently sipping on one drink for three hours straight doesn’t bode well for the expertise.  Plus, I need 18 hours minimum to come up with genius things.  That is why blogging is hard.

So this one is a purple to red to bronze shifter with those same square holo microglitters.  You should see the situation in this room right now.  Ugly ecstasy face sounds about right.  Blah.

Under the lamps, it’s a much more brighter purple:

A square glitter EXTRAVAGANZA!:

Mercy, that’s pretty.

Here’s Schnapp To It:

Oh my goodness, will the drooling ever end?

NO.

This one is a super shifter that goes from green to blue to purple with the occasional flash of red. More glitters too cuz there’s literally no end to this.  All the glitters, all over my body.  Or just on my nails cuz SOCIETY with their judgy eyes.

I think this one is my favorite.  The colors in it are fabulous, and the shift on it is unreal.  The green, it got me.  It got me good, guys.

Under the lamps, purple says hi:

Now for macros:


I won’t lie; I kinda want to lick that one.  Cuz I’d be surprised if it didn’t taste just like a Jolly Rancher.  I mean, it’s probably more poison-y than expected, but who’s to know for sure?  Being normal is zero fun sometimes.  

Lastly, here’s Now Watch Me Sip…My Chardon-Nay Nay:

This one is another super shifter that goes between pink, orange, gold and green with more square holo microglitters.  Seriously, words have left me.  It’s moan-y throat noises from here on out and I have no idea how the rest of this blog is getting done.

Uhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnn.  See?  Ugh.

Aside from all that though, it’s probably one of the best named polishes of all time.  You’re buying it for that reason.  But also cuz it’s pretty.

Under the lamps, the pink tone has its jazz hands on:

You’re about to spend some money, I can already tell.

The round up:

This quad is available now, but you gotta be a member of the Multichrome Madness Facebook fan group to get it.  Here’s your to-do list:

Click here to join the group, then head over to the Top Shelf Lacquer store and throw every last one of these in your cart.  Click here to shop.  DO IT.  I mean it.

Single bottles retail for $12 for full size or $8.50 for 8ml polish shots

Full set of 4 costs $46 for full size or $32 for polish shots

The quad is only available until April 30, so if you immediately thought POLISH EMERGENCY, you are correct.

While you’re in the clicking mood, join the Top Shelf Lacquer Facebook fan group as well.  Stay up to date on sales, specials, group customs, sneak peeks and general coolness.  Click here please, then toot your own horn cuz you make good decisions.

Also, check out all the Instagrams!  Top Shelf Lacquer can be found here, Multichrome Madness can be found here, your favorite blogger in all the land can be found here.

In addition, this set is available in two alternative finishes – a straight multichrome or a holo version.  These are not part of the group custom but will be available on the website if you’re not a fan a glitter.  Although WHY AREN’T YOU?! is the actual question. 

Welp, you’ve made it to the end so high fives for you then.  I know sometimes my blog posts are wordy and ridiculous, and make zero sense most of the time.  So I appreciate that you’ve taken time out of your day to come say hi and die over nail polish with me.  You’re the best and I lub you lots.

Later, loves!

Nailed It!: Sprung Into Spring Collection 

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Hubby left to go play golf and now I’m just sitting here wondering if I’m expected to make my own dinner or what?  Cuz it’s been at least six years since I’ve cooked anything, and I’m certain if it’s not a cup of instant mac ‘n cheese, things will not turn out well.  Or it’ll take nine years to chop up a garlic clove, and honestly, I just don’t have much commitment in me.  I sit down for a living; if I’m moving around at all, it’s cuz someone put a Starbucks in the other room or something.

I suppose it’s all my fault about the golfing.  I encouraged it.  I mean, hubby bought golf clubs during a “just in case” kind of moment, so when the opportunity came, I practically shooed him out the door.  I said all sorts of supportive wifely things, such as have fun, be good, and do you need an instruction manual?  Cuz I’ve known him since 2011 and golf has happened approximately zero plus never divided by what is golf, exactly?  In other words, there’s a comedy show down at the golf course if y’all’s not busy.

So while we wait for food to magically appear, I’ve got more pretty spring things to share!  I received the new Nailed It! Sprung Into Spring collection, and they are beauties!  Plus an opportunity for a glitter topper that justifies spending all your money.  You excited?  Well, you should be.  Take a look:

All your favorite Easter colors all lined up so nice.  Each with subtle sparkly, flakie-y effects.  You want them all, just so you know.    Cuz you’re the best crazy nail lady there ever was.

First up is Lovely Lilac:

This one is a lilac creme with a delicate dose of purple and blue flakies.  Tiny touch of holo to make it special-er.  Also, two quick coats cuz you have busy lives to tend to.  Not everyone lays on couches like me.

Close up of the goodies:

Dreamy!  You purple lovers just died a little.

Next up is Spring Fling:

This one is a soft pink creme with golden flakies and touch of holo.  It was hard to capture the sparkle cuz it was honestly pretty subtle.  In person, though, you can see it much better.  Now I did three coats here since pink is much lighter, but also I was swatching while sleeping cuz naps happen all by themselves whether I like it or not.  I kinda failed at this one, is what I’m saying.

Lolling tongue alert!

It really is a pretty color.  Darker than pastel, which makes my see-thru skin look sooooo much less unattractive.

Now here’s Blue Skies Ahead:

This one is my favorite, I think! I’m loving this bright baby blue creme.  Add in a touch of purple sparks and bit of holo shimmer, and can someone please help me hold my mouth closed?  Cuz my brain has stopped working.

Another macro in case you wanna pass out for a second:

This one was a smoooooooth two coater.  It’s lovely.  If you’re buying just one – although LOGIC, STRAIGHT OUT THE WINDOW – then I recommend this one first.

Well, no more blogging I guess:

Seriously, who’s cat is this?  Cuz mine wouldn’t dare, not even when I’m covered in Popeye’s chicken crumbs, which happens more than you think.  Although perhaps he’s trying to kill me, which in that case, makes 100% more sense.  Cuz CLAWS.  Ouchie.

Lastly, here’s Poppin’ Periwinkle:

This one is a pastel periwinkle blurple-y shade with pink, purple and blue flakies and more of that holographic sparkle.  So stinkin’ pretty.  If you love purple, then this one is calling your name.  Most likely in a French accent and handing you a Starbucks cuz what could be more perfect than that scenario?  Besides, Leonardo in your living room with a basketful of kittens that is.

Let’s seal the deal:

Do you hear angels?  I hear angels.

And in case you’re still not convinced properly, here’s one more thing:

The cutest glitter topper you ever did see!  It’s called Bloom and it’s full of different sized glitters in varying shades of purple and aqua and I’m thinking there’s silver in there too.  Here, I’ve layered it over Poppin’ Periwinkle and it looks dang fabulous.  You a fancy lady now!

An insane display of pretty:

You’re about 2 seconds away from sticking your fingers in people’s faces.   Look at mah nails!  Surprisingly, society isn’t as interested as one might think.  SOCIETY is zero fun sometimes.

Some nail art I did:

Get a good look at these, cuz this is literally as good as it gets.  I used the layered floral image from Uber Chic Beauty 15-02 plate right on top of Lovely Lilac, and I think it turned out so cute.  High fives were everywhere, which is the only logical reaction to a brief moment of mojo.  Then the Universe said SIMMER DOWN CRAZY, and bad things started to happen.

So, do NOT look at this one:

I said don’t look!  Ugh.  

I used the Uber Chic Beauty Yay Spring plate on top of Blue Skies Ahead on the middle finger, then I attempted some dry marble decals for my other fingers.  NOPE doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

OMG, mojo has done took a vacay.  Keep scrolling.

I used the Uber Chic Beauty Yay Spring plate again, this time over Spring Fling, and I’m thinking someone needs to take the stamping plates away.

Okay, I kinda like this one:

Actually, I really like it.  The most simplest one of them all; go figure.

I used the Lina Make Your Mark 03 plate with Poppin’ Periwinkle and the Bloom glitter on top.  Recreations are in order, yes?  YES.

The round up:

The Sprung Into Spring collection released a couple days ago so you’re all set for shopping!  Here’s the deets:

Entire 4-piece collection is $30

Single bottles $8.50 (if you must)

And remember, the first 10 people to order gets a free Bloom glitter topper, so go right now. POLISH EMERGENCY! At the minimum.
Also, in case you weren’t already having the best day ever, use code dianna15 and get 15% off your order.  That is your reward for reading all the way to the bottom.

Click here for shopping!  And if you have a horn handy, give yourself a little toot.  Cuz you make good decisions, that’s why.

Later, loves!

Blush Lacquers: Flower Gathering Collection 

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I am so far behind on my to-do list and I don’t even know how it happened. One minute it was all under control, then after I about strangled myself with my own bra last week, everything’s gone awry.  There is chaos and IT. IS. EVERYWHERE.  Either that or my laziness has finally caught up to me.  Cuz I assume not much gets done while lounging on couches.  Besides napping and getting chubby cuz SCIENCE is a big ole B sometimes.  Blah.

So now I’m sitting here trying to write 18 blog posts and swatch 97 nail polishes, PLUS! somebody informed me it was time to scoop cat poop, but basically he is WRONG.  Cuz I did it just two days ago, and I haven’t been told the minimum of 27 times yet.  Responsibilities are hard, you guys.  SO HARD.

However, some things did get accomplished.  Here’s a list of three:

1. I made some very hideous nail art (coming soon!) .. Although this isn’t entirely surprising.  Me and nail fails, well, we’s best friends.  For real, I’m not sure if Baby Jesus has more important things to do with his time, but apparently mojo for me isn’t high on the list.

2. Shaved my legs so I can continue to stay married.  However, the hoisting up and bending over and sweating in the bathtub should qualify as separate accomplished things.  Cuz when you sit down for a living, using your body for other activities is not as easy as expected.

3. I went outside and jumped on the trampoline, which also means I put on pants.  And I only peed a tiny bit, which is another miracle.  So if you’ve been doing math (cuz who isn’t? is the actual question), that’s a whooooooole lot of overachieving on my part, honestly.  In fact, laying on the couch for eons makes total sense about now.

Well, that’s a busy weekend, really.  Even though I’m swimming in swatch jobs and the blog isn’t writing itself for some reason, I got a lot done, considering.  Please tell me Starbucks is coming cuz I can’t think of any better way to celebrate all this success.  Send Leonardo too, just in case. 

While we wait, let’s get to the polish!  I have the new Flower Gathering Collection from Blush Lacquers to share with you today.  If you haven’t been ready for spring for roughly light years like me, then here, lemme fix it.  Take a look:

Look at all those pretty sausages!  Every single one of them: beauties.  Seriously, Victoria has once again captured a mood.  You’re about to spend some money, I just know it.

This collection consists of six super sparkly holographic shimmers in delicate spring shades.  It’s inspired by Victoria’s favorite poem, Flower Gathering, by Robert Frost and each polish is named after a line in the poem.  Y’all ready?  Well then lessss go!

First up is Gloaming Roaming:

This one has a soft periwinkle lavender base with a delicious blue/green shimmer and loaded with holographic flakies.  All my purple lovers just died for a second.  For real, you did.

Time for macros!

The flakies!  They got me good.

Next up is Know Me Not:

This one is a soft rosy pink with blue shimmer, loads of holographic flakies, and a ridiculous display of pretty.  Also, it’s Queen of England-approved in case you’re both having sandwiches soon.  As happens to all of us from time to time.

A macro EXTRAVAGANZA! up ahead:

You okay?  Need a rag for your forehead?  I know.  Nail polish makes you sweaty sometimes.  I get it.

Now here’s All For Me?:

This one has a soft lavender base with a pink micro flakie shimmer and more of those holographic flakies were are officially hardcore in love with.  Cuz flakies make everything better.  And prettier and skinnier too, prolly.

Grab your drool bucket:

Okay, it’s about to get suuuuuper unattractive in here.  Victoria, what are you doing to me?  Cuz I do not look good with my tongue lolling about outside my body.

This one is Faded Flowers:

This is a soft ballet slipper pink/nude with a red shimmer and holographic flakies.  The shimmer here looks more pinkish purple to me, but then again, I think I look good in 24 hours worth of robe, so what do I know really?

More macros, more drool:

You’re buying these; you already know.

Next up is Ages of a Day:

This one has a soft seafoam green base with an amazing blue shimmer and more holographic flakies.  Seriously, the flakies never end.  It’s a flakie epidemic.  No cure.

Oh well.

Are you hot, cuz I’m hot.  Someone needs to point a fan at me, stat.  Otherwise, DIVORCE.  I don’t sweat like a lady, let’s just say.

Lastly, here’s Measure of Treasure:

This one is a soft lime green with a red micro flakie shimmer and holographic flakies.  If you haven’t drooled in a thousand buckets at this point, I am var var concerned about the state of your brain.  Cuz no one does crazy nail lady quite like you.

Get ready to paint all your surfaces:

You need 27 backup bottles, at the minimum.

Now for your prize.  If you buy the entire collection (and you are), you get this little beauty for free.  Take a look at Morning Glow:

She’s got a soft mauve-y pink base with a gorgeous golden green shimmer and (you guessed it) some holographic flakies.  Since she’s a freebie, you cannot purchase her.  She is priceless princess and we shall treat her as such.

Let’s seal the deal:

Fainting couches for everyone!

The round up:

I can’t think of any better way to spend your evening than throwing all these in your shopping cart.  Honestly, you were just gonna put on sweatpants anyway – might as well be useful about it.  This collection is available now, so it doesn’t get more convenient than that.  Here’s the deets:

Price is $61.50 for the whole set, plus you get the 7th polish for free.

Single bottles are $10.25 each, but we’ve already discussed the plan (all six, darlings!) so I’m telling you this cuz I don’t know why.  Click here for shopping!  Otherwise, it’s a sad state of affairs for you.

Headed to do a couple more swatches before bed which will most likely end up a 4 hour polish party.  And then naps at the desk for me tomorrow!  HR loves that, I swear.

Later, loves!

Little Nail Girl: Celebrate! 3 Year Anniversary Polish

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Hubby should really stop working on Saturdays cuz I’ve sat here for the past six hours and no one has brought me any food.  It doesn’t just magically appear in my hands like you’d expect.  So it was either starve to death or put pants on, and well, you know how decisioning goes around here.  Easy way out?  Yes, please.

Things I’ve done today except for eat:

1. Swatched a thousand bottles of nail polish.  I’ve gotten pretty busy suddenly within a matter of a week, so I’ve got nail polish strung all across my table.  Trying to stay organized so I bought an $80 planner to write things down in but my OCD has gotten the best of me and now I supplement my planner with a back-up Excel spreadsheet with charts, graphs, and a science experiment.  Someone needs to come save me from me.

2. Scooped cat poop without being asked 18 times per day.  OMG, guys!  Starvation affects the brain.

3. Stared at the dadgum door. Where is Leonardo DiCaprio when you need him?  (Seriously, WHERE IS HE?)

So I don’t know if food is ever coming, but the nail polish never stops.  I have a real beauty to share with you today.  Little Nail Girl turned three years old this past week, so Heather created this super blingy polish to help celebrate the occasion.  In case you need an excuse to drink a wine cooler on a Saturday afternoon, take a look at this:

You’re about 2.5 seconds away from party nails, I just know it.

Celebrate! is a clear based polish loaded with sparkling silver holo glitter and some random silver stars.  You can use this polish as a topper in one coat, or you can do what I did and brush it on naked nails in 2-3 coats and get a more opaque look.  And then you can go out and do some stuff, or stay home and take naps if you’re me.

Here’s three coats:

There is a bit of manual glitter placement but for the most part, the glitter payoff is nice.

And then I went outside.  GUYS, I put pants on.  Do you see what I go through for you?  DO YOU SEE?  Best blogger ever is what you’re thinking.

Time for drool!

Ugh.  Did you die?  Cuz I sure did.

Cost for Celebrate! is $9 and it’s available right now.  In the cart she goes!

Little Nail Girl polish is made 7-free so if you need a bit of justification to hoard all the polish, consider this your green light to toss in 27 more bottles.  And then use my code DSETT (all caps) and get 10% off your order.  Who’s having the best day ever, then?  (You, to be clear.)

Click here for shopping!

If you need inspiration, here’s some past Little Nail Girl posts.  All polishes listed are still available.  Hooray!

Holiday Vibes Duo

Flashes of Fall Collection

My first LNG post

Also, get the neons.  They’re good too.  And buy me a Starbucks, you know, if you’re not busy.

Happy weekend! Later, loves!

Blush Lacquers: April 2017 Polish Pickup

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Who’s in the mood for a Black Friday-style elbow jab to the face?  NOT ME!  In fact, I steer clear of most outdoor activities.  Cuz EFFORT.  Also PANTS.  And Lazy, Level EXPERT.  I can’t even tell you the last time I went out shopping.  The idea of it makes me tired.  Buying myself clothes is a nightmare with a meltdown and a pity party on top cuz what is cute on the rack is a frumpy hobo in the dressing room.  That’s not even a typo.

However, I do buy things cuz occasionally I am forced.  Like, when I run out of underwear and laundry is a not a decision I feel committed to.  Or maybe it is my mother’s birthday and I need to have a panic attack in the middle of Bed Bath and Beyond.  But sometimes a shopping opportunity just falls in your lap – and it requires no effort, no chaos, and most importantly NO PANTS.  I’m talking about Polish Pickup.  Otherwise known as all your nail polish dreams come true, plus pajamas.  Well, if you’re me.

Polish Pickup is the best new thing.  It’s a cross between a collaboration box and a pop up shop, and a most awesome way to buy polish from several favorite indie makers all at once.  I’m so freaking excited, I’ve got my maxi pad on in case of accidental peeing.  I mean, one never knows when the mood to gleefully jump up and down will strike.  Even this comatose body forgets to sit still every once in a while.

Aside from the polish, us customers can get in on the fun from the beginning.  Each month, we all submit and vote on a theme and then the makers create polishes based on that theme.  I missed voting on the first two themes, but I’m totally tossing Ode to Leonardo in there for next time.  Cuz a polish named Gilbert Grape just makes sense.

So the party’s getting ready to start and it’s basically a polish emergency, so y’all need to focus now.  I have the Blush Lacquers offering for the month of April and you’re gonna want this all over your surfaces.  Here’s Modeled in Marble:

Told ya.  How you’re getting out of this blog without 27 bottles minimum defies allllll the logic.  Even the rocket scientists are like I dunno.

April’s theme is Famous Works of Art, and Victoria chose Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa as her inspiration.  Take a look at this:

Now take a look at this:

Ummmm, what?  NAILED IT doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

This polish has a delicious grey-green base with a blue to purple shifting shimmer and these spectacular gold and holo flakies.  It’s so unique and one of the most beautiful things I ever saw.  Seen.  Have ever seen.  Ugh.  One can’t grammar at a time like this.  

Grab your drool bucket!  Now scroll:

Gah!  I just died.  I done did.

So here’s the deal.  This polish along with 17 others are in the April shop.  Shop opens Friday (today, by the time you might be reading this), April 7 at 11am EST.  You have until Monday, April 10 at midnight to shop, then every last one of these polishes are gone.  FOREVER.  As in, a sad state of affairs for you if you don’t prioritize immediately.  Are you properly panicked?  You should be.

Each polish in the shop has a variety of prices, and Modeled in Marble retails for $11.50.  You can buy one polish or all 18 of them – it’s up to you – and shipping will only be $3.  Why, that’s practically free!  And we love free things, oh yes we do.  Click here for shopping!

To get in on the action, or for updates and sneak peeks, join the Polish Pickup Facebook group by clicking here.  For real, DO IT.  I’m serious.

Congratulations on your good decision.

Later, loves!