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Polish Pickup March 2018: Books



Time once again for everyone’s favorite Polish Emergency cuz the March Polish Pickup is coming y’all!  Annnnd, YOU GUYS … We got us a good one.  This month’s theme is Books and I am the happiest of all things happy.  Books, gloriously smiling-to-myself-like-an-idiot BOOKS.  My first love, my best friend, the whole reason it takes me three hours to drink one tiny wine cooler.  Cuz while all the cooler kids went to parties, I read books like it was my dadgum job and quite honestly – I got the better end of the deal.  I mean, the fact I have no idea how to sip a shot of Jagermeister without holding my pinky up like a fancy lady is beside the freaking point. 


Polish Pickup February 2018: Sugar Rush



Time for everyone’s favorite Polish Emergency cuz the February Polish Pickup is coming y’all!  I’m doing things a little different this month as I haven’t had much free time for swatching and blogging like normal (or even lounging about on couches, which is quite possibly the lamest thing ever written).  Work has been very needy lately, what with all the people wanting their tax forms prepared in a timely manner (i.e., most ideal scenario) as opposed to the feet up, desk napping, procrasinating thing I’d rather do.   Ugh.  Fiiiine.  But I swear, if bonus points aren’t headed my way after this .. welllll .. where is Leonardo DiCaprio when you need him?  (SERIOUSLY, WHERE IS HE?)


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Polish Pickup January 2018



Cooking is not the same as riding a bicycle:  if you don’t do it often, you forget how altogether – and quite SPECTACULARLY if you want my opinion. Let’s just say – completely random example of course – you get married to a chef and pretty quickly get relegated to 1,825 days worth of dish duty cuz of the ONE TIME it took 15 years to cut an onion. And then let’s say that husband goes to work on New Year’s Eve and leaves you alone to fend for yourself (i.e., nightmare scenario) and you decide to make a casserole (with Dorito crumb topping!) cuz we like it effortless ’round here.  So far so good, except … wellll, sometimes things ensue (again, LET’S JUST SAY).


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Polish Pickup December 2017



Judgy eyes, LOOK AWAY!  I know the Polish Pickup has already started. I know the blogs aren’t done. I know that proper blogger attempt has failed ONCE AGAIN with a big fat ZERO on top. Ugh. In my defense (cuz I always have one), this disturbing lack of Cheetos has got my brain all sorts of stoooopid.  And then I went and did actual work at work today and all lunchtime blogging plans = out the dadgum window.  Not sure whose idea it was to have me walking around the building doing things I get paid to do, but someone needs to STOP IT.  Cuz sadly – and surprisingly – the blogs don’t write themselves.  Booooo.


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Polish Pickup November 2017


They’ve installed a TV in the office this week, soooo .. I’m not sure how any work is gonna get done now, but on the plus side: FULL HOUSE FOR EVERYONE!  Seriously, if anything’s gonna bring harmony amongst the co-workers, it’s a lenient pajamas at work policy. But then after that, some Uncle Jesse never hurt.  Cuz JOHN STAMOS, that’s why.

More Polish Pickup beauties to share! Take a look at what Taryn with Anchor & Heart Lacquer sent over:


Welp. There goes all semblance of a classy lady. Cuz one does not look so good whilst the tongue is lolling about outside the body. Drooling, Level EXPERT, let’s just say.

In case you haven’t been reading the blog – although, WHAT?! WHY?! – the theme for November is Fandoms. Taryn was inspired by the mystery shack from the Disney cartoon, Gravity Falls.  Here’s a pic:

Another show I’ve never heard of, and it is officially quite clear I don’t lounge as properly on the couch as expected. Cuz certainly I would’ve found this show by now. I mean, if I can stumble across a documentary about a snake that eats people, i.e., nightmare scenario #1, I’m pretty sure a Disney show would be a no-brainer.


DESCRIPTION: A blackened green with holographic pigment and multichrome shimmer that shifts purple/green/orange

OPACITY: Two easy peasy coats

Mannnn, I just love me some dark nail polish. Makes my sad, white sausages not so sad and sausage-y, and for that fact alone, I need a billion bottles of this one. Rational behavior?  NOT TODAY!

But then you add a whooooole lotta shifty business, and now NO ONE is upright. It’s a Noodle Leg Epidemic, each and every time.

More photos for ultra convincing scenarios:

Wallets are officially flying out of purses, everywhere. This one better be in the shopping cart or else we need to have a chat about your brain. 

If you need info on what the Polish Pickup is and how it works, click here for FAQs. The shop opens Friday, November 3 at 11am EST and will be available thru all day Monday, November 6. Make sure you don’t miss it! Otherwise who wants to be you on Tuesday, November 7? Damn near nobody, pretty sure.

Mystery Hack will retail for $12, in case y’all like to budget instead of toss polish in the cart all willy nilly like me.

Where to shop: http://www.polishpickup.com  

Stay tuned, loves. This ride ain’t over yet!


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Mining for Multichromes 


Jumping straight to the polish tonight cuz hubby and I just got back from a Bruno Mars concert where we were both forced to stand up and be awkward for about 3 hours straight and now EXHAUSTION has properly ensued.  Seriously, do people not sit in chairs anymore?  I mean, not even one time?  And then we were standing right next to a group of girls who felt the need for a soft pretzel every 15 minutes, so it was scoot back, scoot up, scoot back, scoot up for nigh on eternity.  Ugh.  SO. MUCH. EFFORTING.  A legit sweat bead mustache situation in full effect.

Now we’re back at the hotel, and I’ve got one eye already sleeping and the other is not too far behind.  So in an attempt to write a blog before incoherent typing happens, I figure getting the hell on with it seems like the most logical next step.  Grab your smelling salts; multichromes are coming in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..


Back to back Anchor & Heart Lacquer blogs, and you’re officially having your BEST DAY EVER. Taryn’s been a busy little bee this month, making polish, being fabulous, so naturally here we are again tossing A&Hs in the cart like no big deal. Weeee!

This is the Mining for Multichromes collection, a custom quad made exclusively for the members of the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook.  These beauties are named after Australian opal mines, which are known for producing some of the most amazing opals in the world.  So if you’re thinking you’re about to get suuuuuuper unattractive in about 2.5 seconds, well YOU ARE CORRECT.  Time for drooling!


DESCRIPTION:  A pink/rose gold/gold/orange multichrome with scattered gold microglitter

Do you hear angels? I hear angels. How stinkin gorgeous is this?  (Very.)  Most definitely one of my favorite multichromes of all time; she’s a shifty little dreamboat for sure.  And you’re buying like 18,000 bottles cuz now is not the time for rational behavior. 


DESCRIPTION:  An ultramarine blue base that shifts green/gold/yellow; straight multichrome goodness!

Guys, we gotta green one!  I won’t lie; I kinda want to lick it. Cuz I’d be surprised if it didn’t taste just like a green apple 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.  


DESCRIPTION:  A blackened purple base that shifts plum/maroon/orange/gold with purple holo microglitter, rose gold micro flakies and a scattering of iridescent chameleon glitter

The holo!  The flakies! The ladylike composure out the dadgum window!  We are all just puddles of goo at this point.


DESCRIPTION:  A purple/blue/turquoise multichrome with sapphire blue holo microglitter and iridescent purple/blue micro flakies

Is this thing glowing?  I swear it’s glowing. Gah! Those little pops of blue have me holding my own mouth closed like someone is paying me to do it lest the tongue falls out and divorce accidentally ensues.


DONE. Dead. We are past the point of smelling salts, let’s just say.  

All of my swatches show two coats plus a glossy top coat.  I had zero issues with formula; all four are perfection to like the trillionth degree.  Who’s ready to spend a little money then?  (That be YOU, to be clear.)

This collection is available now through October 31, which means we are in the midst of a Polish Emergency in case you didn’t know.  Nine days.  NINE DAYS.  Get your life together, or else it’s a sad state of affairs for you.  Here’s important deets:

Full quad retails for $40

Single bottles are $12

To order, join the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook by clicking here. Once approved, head over to the Anchor & Heart Lacquer store and toss nail polish in the shopping cart.

AND THEN! A coupon. Seriously, this best day ever just got best-i-er. Enter code FREESHIP50 for US orders over $50 or INTERNATIONAL50 for $7 off international orders.

Time for clicking! Connect with Anchor & Heart:



Fan Group

Alright, y’all.  Get to shopping!  Cuz who is missing out on all this yummy multichrome deliciousness?  CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Later, loves!


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom


Another weekend trip, another stroll through the hotel lobby wheeling suitcases full of nail polish behind me like a dadgum weirdo.  Seriously, if I could ever vacation like a freaking normal person, it’d be a damn near miracle.  In my defense, if the swatching can’t get done then the blogs can’t either, and if y’all about had yourself a little heart attack just now, well that sounds about right.  No blog = saddest of all things sad, cuz you love this thing in case you didn’t know.

But in an effort to stay married at least while we’re on this trip, I’ll make this blog quick.  Received a most glorious thing from Taryn with Anchor & Heart Lacquer to share with you today, and OMG the ladylike composure is already out the freaking window.  The flakies got me guys!  They got me good.  Take a look at what I mean:


Gah! See?!  It’s a flakie EXTRAVAGANZA! all chillin’ in a pool of orange-y deliciousness for extra drool-y scenarios.  Seriously, can I not ever be sexy, even for just a little bit?  NOT TODAY!  Especially while this lovey is nearby.  The Ugly Ecstasy Face is officially at an all time high.

So Anchor & Heart Lacquer is in the spotlight for October, and Taryn has created a most amazing custom polish exclusively for members of the Fantasmic Flakies group on Facebook. Y’all ready to spend some money today?  Is there a Starbucks and a Cheetos bag sitting in front of me, mocking this stupid diet thing I’ve suddenly found myself on?

In other words, YES.


DESCRIPTION:  An orange-red jelly with green/indigo shifting shimmer and purple, green, copper, gold, red and fuchsia ultra chrome flakies

This polish is inspired by the Sanderson sisters, the witches from the Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus.  And obviously this beauty would make an amazing base for some cool Halloween-y nail art, but it’s also just this yummy shade of orange perfect for fall.  I swear, it’s colors like this that make fall almost bearable for me.  I mean, I still hate it due to it’s unfortunate proximity to the hell that is winter, but this nail polish gives fall like maybe half a bonus point at least.

More photos to aid the convincing:

If you’ve reminded yourself at least 18 times that THIS IS NOT FOOD well then you may continue to read this blog.  Cuz YUMMY DELICIOUSNESS doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

This polish is only available until October 31, so now is not the time to lounge about. Here is your To-Do List all typed up so nice and neat. Best blogger ever? I say YES.

1. Join the Fantasmic Flakies group on Facebook by clicking here;

2. Head over to the Anchor & Heart Lacquer shop;

3. Throw polish in the cart all willy nilly;

4. SISTAHS is priced at $11.00, which is practically free in case you didn’t know;

5. Add your Facebook name in the notes section at checkout so your Fantasmic Flakies membership can be verified;

6. Then sit back, relax, and stalk the mailman like a proper loon.

Hey!  Only six steps to happiness!  Who knew?

Now, some clicking opportunities. Connect with Anchor & Heart:



Fan Group

And good news, guys!  I have more Anchor & Heart to show you tomorrow.  Another Polish Emergency that you’re gonna need like 18,000 times over.  GET EXCITED.  Cuz I am the boss of you, that’s why.

Later, loves!