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Polish Pickup April 2018: Across the Universe



Woah. Where have I been?  You know, I’d like to tell you I’ve been busy doing something really cool, like singing in an 80s band or learning how to riverdance, or maybe something even less cool (but CLEARLY AND TOTALLY worthwhile), like dressing the cat up in little outfits and carrying him in a purse through the grocery store.  But seriously, do you even know whose blog you’re reading right now?  Certainly not the blog of a person who goes and “does stuff” for a living, I’ll tell you that much.  YOU GUYS.  It’s me!  And y’all know damn well I’ve been laying on this couch for the past 12 days in the most extreme display of pajamas you EVER did see.


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!


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Polish Pickup September 2017


Seeing as the Polish Pickup is practically over, I figure now’s a good time to write three more blogs about it.  Best blogger ever, guys!  Never forget.  Ugh.

Gotta keep the chatty to like the barest minimum of life, otherwise I’ll be in here telling you things after the things are no longer the things.  And considering how often people just looooooove that, I’m assuming an effort to get the hell on with it would be the most ideal.  So let’s jump into some nail polish!  Here’s something beautiful from Anchor & Heart Lacquer:


Her name is So Cozy, and good news:  you’re buying it!

The Polish Pickup theme for September is Fall Foliage and Fun, and Taryn decided to focus on the fun part.  I fully expected to show you an inspiration picture full of pajamas and couch lounging, but surprisingly it’s just a pile of sweaters.  I mean, still FUN except with less Cheetos.

Look how tiny that photo turned out. Bahahahahaha! More proof I’m suuuuuuper good at blogging, guys!  At least something pretty happens next, otherwise we’d all be worried,


DESCRIPTION:  A dark grey crelly with scattered holo, gold and copper glitter, red/copper/gold chrome flakies, and shifting chameleon microglitter

OPACITY:  Three lovely coats

This polish literally looks like what cozy is.  The gentle grey, the fiery glitters that are like sparks of a bonfire or maybe some crushed leaves.  Y’all know I’m not the biggest fan of fall (cuz it’s too close to winter which ruins FREAKING EVERYTHING), but if I gotta pick something, anything to enjoy about it, it would be how I can take a lunch break out in the car without making a sweat bead mustache.  But this polish is a very close second.  It’s magical perfection.

In other words, you’re gonna need a billion bottles. AT MINIMUM.

Who’s still upright? Not a dadgum one of us, that’s who.

The Polish Pickup sale is open NOW and will stay open all the way thru Monday, September 4. Cost varies between makers, but Anchor & Heart’s polish will retail for $12. Shipping is a flat $3 no matter how much you buy. I recommend all of them, because no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you. Get on it, boo boos!

For more information on the sale and how it works, click here for the FAQs. Cuz I’ve blogged like 7,397 days in a row and the carpal tunnel is so dire.

Where to buy:  https://www.polishpickup.com

That’s it on this one.  Make sure it’s in your shopping cart! You have 2.5 seconds.  Then check back later, cuz this blogging frenzy basically just got started.

Later, loves!


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Through the Stones Collection 


Guess who’s managed to get herself behind on blogs once again?  Ugh.  GUYS.  Something bad is happening.  Who keeps putting me in pajamas and laying a bag of Doritos down within grabby distance when they know DAMN WELL the blogs don’t write themselves?  And now we’ve gone and made things a trillion times worse cuz there’s a POLISH EMERGENCY! among us and I’m just sitting over here ignoring responsibilities like it’s my dadgum job.   Uhhhhhnnnnnnnn.  One of these days, I’ll figure out how to be a Superhuman.

In the meantime, though, it’s business as usual.  Only two days left of one of the most important polish events of your life, and naturally now is a good time to finally write a blog about it.  Best blogger ever?  I think YES.

Multichromes are happening, y’all!  Miss Taryn from Anchor & Heart Lacquer has a STUNNING new collection out that’s packed full of so much shifty business (at least 27 levels) that you’re gonna need every last bit of it.  So FOCUS:  things’re about to get reeeaaaal serious.  Look:


Told ya.  You’re about to spend some money today, I just know it.

Inspired by the engaging characters of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, this is the Through the Stones collection, 7 pieces of luscious multichrome, plus holo, plus flakies, and OMG we’ll never be the same again!  So grab your drool buckets and your smelling salts, cuz we’re all about to get suuuuuper unattractive in 2.5 seconds.  Lessss go!


DESCRIPTION:  A rose pink/gold/orange/green shifter with scattered holo micro pigment, purple holo microglitter and slight metallic finish

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A turqouise base that shifts violet/fuchsia/olive green with scattered holo pigment and a sprinkling of red/pink/gold/green color shifting flakes

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  An emerald green that shifts turquoise/blue/fuchsia and even silver at certain angles, with scattered holo pigment, green iridescent micro glitter and silver holo micro glitter

COATS:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  An orange/bronze/red shifter with magenta peeking through at extreme angles, with red holo micro glitter, scattered holo pigment and gold/copper/red chrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats with glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A purple base with purple/blue/green shift, even silvery light green in certain lighting, with scattered holo pigment, purple holo micro glitter, and purple flashes from iridescent microglitter

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION:  A blue-green base that shifts orange/gold/lime green with metallic gold shimmer, scattered holo pigment and violet/pink/gold chrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


DESCRIPTION :  A deep blue base that shifts emerald/lime/gold/pink with small and micro color shifting chameleon glitter

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat


Who’s still upright?  NOT THIS LADY!  I am a legit puddle of goo.  The polishes got me, guys.  They got me good.

Formula on these is pretty consistent across them all.  Two effortless coats!  The colors are super rich and saturated, and a base coat is highly recommended, especially if you are prone to staining.  I didn’t have any issues myself, which is surprising considering how breezy my life’s been lately.  Bahahahahaha.  Ugh.

All my photos were taken in various lighting situations in order to show off the shifty possibilities.  Only one polish – I Was Born For You – had a completely different look under low light.  Like, where’d that brown come from?!  Heaven, prolly.  I loves me some brown, oh yes I do.

Now here’s where the polish emergency comes in.  These beauties are available for preorder right now through all day Monday, August 28, which means you have roughly 2 days to get your life together.  No sense in setting alarms; going NOW seems like the most logical next step.  Here’s some deets:

Full set retails for $77; individual bottles are $12; happiness is FREE (never forget).

And there’s coupons!  If you are in the US, enter code FREESHIP50 for free shipping with orders of $50 and over.  However, if you order the full collection, you get automatic free shipping and no code is necessary.  If you are international, enter code INTERNATIONAL50 for $7 off your order of $50 or more.

Where to buy:  http://www.anchorandheartlacquer.com

So get on it, boo boos!  Cuz who’s missing out on this collection then?  CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

And now, some click-y business!  Connect with Anchor & Heart:



Fan Group

Later, loves!