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BLUSH Lacquers: Polish Pickup October 2017

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Vacation is over and everything is back to normal cuz it’s 2am on a work night and obviously it’s TIME TO WRITE A BLOG!

Now fast forward approximately 22 hours later, and the second sentence of this blog has officially been born.  Sooooo … if you’re interested in wasting a whooooooole lotta time, I got tips and pointers complete with 17 charts and graphs and maybe an Excel spreadsheet, to be safe.  Cuz you don’t get to Lazy, Level EXPERT by doing things in a timely manner.  Ugh.  Seriously, someone needs to come save me from me.

And now SUDDENLY! the Polish Pickup has already started and OMG, THE HIVES ARE LURKING! I’ve only got 2 polishes left to blog, so this is some kinda IDEAL SCENARIO if you ask me.  

In other words, let’s get the hell on with it before the things are no longer the things.  Take a look at what Victoria with BLUSH Lacquers has made for us this month:

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Well, now that’s just stupid pretty, is it not?  Gah!  I’m not even gonna pretend normal things are happening over here.  Cuz someone just tossed in a bunch of shifty business and I’m basically a big ole puddle of goo.  Plus drool.  And 27 other ladylike-type scenarios.  OMG, am I still married cuz seriously I don’t even know.

As mentioned in my previous post, this month’s Polish Pickup theme is Monsters & Mythical Creatures. Victoria was inspired by a Percy Jackson version of a hippocampus. Check it out:

So then naturally, she made us something beautiful. It’s legit time to toss all composure out the freaking window, just so you know. 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE SEAHORSE

DESCRIPTION: A navy based polish with a shifting orange-gold-green micro flake shimmer, shifting green-blue-purple-pink flakies and a light touch of scattered holo

OPACITY:  Two coats, three if you’re crazy; obviously, I did three

Gah! I just love how those glittery things catch the light. Distracting, to say the least. Cuz you forgot you were reading this blog, didn’t you? Cuz I forgot I was even writing it.

Seriously, this polish is nothing short of STUNNING. Victoria always makes us such pretty things, but if we must choose favorites, this one is definitely at the top.  Formula is magical perfection.  And the Ugly Ecstasy Face is a dire thing.

More proof below!

Who’s still upright?  Not a dadgum one of us, that’s who.  I know y’all have 50-ish polish and polish-related things to choose from this month, but if this beauty isn’t somehow in your shopping cart, well then CLEARLY you are wrong.

So about this Polish Pickup thing, I’ll give you a brief rundown of talking points:

WHAT:  A crap-ton of indie brands all coming together for a one-stop shop event; you buy one or all, it’s up to you! Flat $3 shipping no matter what. 

WHEN:  Right now thru all day Monday, October 9

WHERE:  http://www.PolishPickup.com

If you’d rather read the more eloquent version, click here for the FAQs from the PPU website.

The prices vary from brand to brand, but BLUSH Lacquers’ retails for $11.75.  But happiness is priceless so that point is moot.

To join in the fun of future Polish Pickup theme nominations, voting and sneak peeks, click here for the Facebook fan group. DO IT. I’m serious.

To be continued, loves! One more PPU to go!

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BLUSH Lacquers: A Polish Con EXTRAVAGANZA!

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It’s probably a realllly terrible idea to attempt a blog while watching Dancing With the Stars, but Multi-Task Mode has been engaged and so quite honestly, I have no choice.  However, if my brain happens to go away somewhere, you’ll know exactly where it is:  having a Debbie Gibson-style 9th grade flashback complete with hairbrush microphone and awkward dancing.  Seriously, it’s a good thing hubby’s on a business trip, otherwise divorce is lurking if I’m not mistaken.

Quick blog for you tonight cuz time is running out, and I figure I need to tell you about the things before the things are no longer the things.  Polish Con is happening in a mere 5 days and I assume you’d like to know what you’re buying BEFORE the polishes go away forever.  Professional blogger EXTRAORDINAIRE?  I say YES.

Let’s get into it; lots and lots of goodies to share!  I’ve got everything you need to know from Victoria with BLUSH Lacquers, so put your FOCUS face on; there’s some serious business up ahead.  Here we go!

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Purple lovers, pay attention!  All your dreams just came true.

This is the Magician’s Trick limited edition trio, three gorgeous purple-toned beauties inspired by the three acts of a magic trick.  Perfect two coat dreamboats!  You want these, oh yes you do.

THE PLEDGE

DESCRIBED as a lavender base with a red shimmer and scattered holo, The Pledge is the beginning or first act of the magic trick where the magician shows you something ordinary.

Soooo … this one should be like a see-thru beige or something right?  Cuz this polish is NOTHING close to ordinary.  The shimmer in it is jaw dropping.


THE TURN

DESCRIBED as a plum base with brown simmer and scattered holo, The Turn is the middle or second act of a magic trick where the magician takes the ordinary something and turns it into something extraordinary.

Okay.  EXTRAORDINARY.  Yep, that sounds about right.  I’m always a fan of deeper shades as they play nicer with my skin tone, and then you go tossing a BROWN shimmer in there, and OMG, excuse me while I go pass out for a second.


THE PRESTIGE

DESCRIBED as a deep purple base with coppery-bronze shimmer and scattered holo, The Prestige is the third and most difficult act of a magic trick where the magician brings it back, because it isn’t enough to just make something disappear.

Unless you count Cheetos, cuz that one is totally worth it.  I’m not even gonna pretend I don’t have one hand blogging and the other in a chip bag.  Why skinny is taking so damn long, I’ll never know.


This trio is a limited edition for Polish Con, but any leftovers will be sold on the BLUSH website.  No restocks are planned, so if you’re headed to PC, there better be 27 trios in your shopping cart, otherwise you are WRONG.

The Magician’s Trick trio retails for $28 for the set or individually for $10.

Next up is the Polish Con exclusive shade.  Check out this gorgeous thing:

IT’S A BREEZE ON THE TRAPEZE

DESCRIBED as a robin’s egg blue base with pink shimmer, It’s a Breeze on the Trapeze is inspired by the bright sparkling circus costumes of trapeze artists.

Another perfect two coater!  But then again, Victoria made it so we already knew.  

This one will ONLY be available at Polish Con; no leftovers will be sold in the BLUSH store.  That means if you’re not able to attend PC, you better find a shopping buddy otherwise it’s a sad state of affairs for you.  Cuz we hoard ALL the BLUSHes ’round here, that’s why.

Cost:  $12

Lastly, there’s a FREE gift with purchase!  And who doesn’t love free things?  (Crazy people.)

THE ARCHER AND THE APPLE

DESCRIBED as a deep apple red holographic with bright red shimmer, The Archer and the Apple is inspired by William Tell and impalement art circus acts where an archer or knife thrower hits an apple target off a person’s head.

YOU GUYS.  If you need one good reason to toss a whoooole lotta nail polish in the shopping cart, this here’d be it.  I stinkin’ LOVE this red.  The shimmer in it creates the most amazing inner glow.  Plus a dire case of the noodle legs.

This polish is only available with the purchase of 5 or more BLUSH polishes.  It cannot be purchased individually, and once stock runs out, there is no substition gift with purchase offer.  In other words, head to the BLUSH table first.  You know, for SAFETY.

And don’t forget!  The Road to Polish Con polish I reviewed for you a few weeks ago will be available once again.  A refresher:

TIP-TOE THE TIGHTROPE

And in case you wanna check out my in-depth review of it (orrrrr, blog full of nonsense), you can click here

That’s it y’all!  For all you lucky people heading to Polish Con this coming Saturday, first of all, I only hate you a tiny bit. But also, make sure you add these beauties to your shopping list. DO IT. I mean it.

And in case leftovers are happening, be sure to follow BLUSH Lacquers’s social media so you don’t miss out.  Here’s the linkies:

Instagram

Fan Group

Shop

As always, thanks for stopping by!  More pretty things tomorrow so come back and have your wallets handy.  Cuz this shopping thing we’ve got going on has barely gotten started.  Let’s spend more money!  Weeee!

Later, loves!

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The Holo Hookup: October 2017 – Ballroom Dance

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GUYS.  If there was ever a time to hoard some nail polish, right now would be it.  Cuz the October Holo Hookup is almost here, and you’re gonna need one box plus 27 backup boxes at minimum.  Anyone in the mood for a bit of completely rational behavior?  NOT TODAY!  An insane amount of holo is happening in 3 … 2 … 1 …

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Still upright? Just checking.

So this month’s theme is Ballroom Dance, and I swear the HH ladies were thinking of me when they came up with this one.  I started dance class the summer before 6th grade after a humiliating experience refusing to show school spirit during cheerleading try-outs.  Even at that young age, I couldn’t bring attention to myself.  I could hear all the other girls inside the gym, one by one, as they turned cartwheels across the floor,  rah-rah-rah-ing as if middle school football solely depended on it.  Seriously, I’m pretty sure the birth of my anxiety started right there in the library while I waited my turn to make a fool of myself.

Needless to say, you don’t make cheerleading by walking in the room all ladylike and proper, reciting an over-rehearsed cheer only slighter better than a robot, and then walking back out like QUIET CHEERING is a thing and I just invented it.  So in an effort to console my broken heart, mother signed me up for ballet, tap and jazz, and I stayed there, mediocrely dancing (and only a skosh less quietly) for the next 8 years.

And now I’m blogging the Ballroom Dance-themed Holo Hookup box, so life’s officially come full circle.  How I’m not married to Leonardo DiCaprio by now defies all the comprehensions.

Here’s the inspiration pic:


In related news, my dancing career looked approximately ZERO percent like that.  Unless you count that time where I dressed up like Dick Tracy in a yellow trench coat.  Soooo, maybe ZERO point 2 percent then.  Plus an unlimited supply of sweat bead mustache cuz pliés are hard, people!  SO. HARD.

Trying to not get too chatty in here, as I need to get this posted sometime before 2037. A polish emergency is among us and for some reason, the blog don’t write itself. So let’s get into the goodies, yes? YES.

Perhaps the best part of this box? My girl, Victoria, with BLUSH Lacquers is October’s featured brand!  I’ve said this a trillion times over, but I’ll say it again:  Victoria’s a DADGUM polish magician.  If you don’t own any BLUSHes, my first thought is WHAT?! WHY?! but then my second thought is, Here, lemme fix it.  And then this blog post just falls in your lap like no big deal.

BLUSH LACQUERS: CHA-CHA-CHA!

DESCRIBED as a copper-toned orange holographic with coppery pink shimmers, this one is so full of drool-y type scenarios, we may never be normal again.

The nail art:

And I actually like it!  Used the new Uber Chic Beauty Lovely Leaves 2 plate for this one, and I have a feeling I’m going to wear the dang thing out.  It’s sooooo good!

CUPCAKE POLISH: PASO DOBLE

DESCRIBED as a red holographic with heavy silver shimmer and silver holo flakies, and it’s exactly how I take my reds.  I mean, regular red is nice and all, but toss a bunch of goodies in it and HAND MODEL! is happening whether we want it or not.

More nail art I like:

I don’t quite understand how I’ve done two good ones in a row.  Certainly the mojo is halfway out the door by now?

Used the layered flower image from the new Uber Chic Beauty 20-02 plate, in case you’re curious.  (You might be this time!)

DIFFERENT DIMENSION: SAMBA

DESCRIBED as a plum holographic with silver flakies and silver holo microglitter, this one has one of the prettiest rainbow effects that ever lived.  It’s glorious!  If it ends up on all the surfaces, guys, NO ONE is surprised.  

And then this happened:

Bye bye mojo!  Well, it was only a matter of time.

GLISTEN & GLOW:  RUMBA!

DESCRIBED as a medium turquoise holographic with silver holo microglitter and subtle flashes of blue shimmers, this one is a bonafide ocean of lovely.  Makes my sad white sausages look less sad and sausage-y, and for that fact alone, we lub it LOTS. 

An attempt to redeem myself:

Well, I don’t hate it, so bonus points are coming, surely.  Used the new Uber Chic Beauty 20-01 plate here and a jumbo sized gold stud because I do nail art with my eyes closed.

More art-y things using all four polishes together. Some overachieve-y on display:

A striping tape EXTRAVAGANZA!  Plus some color blocking that took roughly eons to do.

And now, more effort:

A smoosh mani PLUS stamping?  What blog are you reading, cuz it’s certainly not mine.

THE ROUND UP 

Pre-order for this box starts on September 21 at 9pm EST and will run thru September 28 at 9pm EST. Which means, you have just ONE WEEK to get your life together before the polish goes away forever. Are you properly panicked? Well, you should be.

Cost is $40 and shipping will begin October 12th or so. Click here for shopping! (Well, not right now. The 21st. As in Thursday. We’ve been over this already.)

And now, some linky loos:

Holo Hookup Instagram

Holo Hookup Facebook Fan Group

Lastly, set some alarms and put Post-Its on all your surfaces. Cuz who’s missing out on this incredible box? CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Later, loves!

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BLUSH Lacquers: Color4Nails Exclusive Duo

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Took a two day blogging break and fully expected to come in here today and all the blogs would be done.  Guess what?  Ughhhhhh. Why you no write yourself?! So rude. 

In my defense, I put pants on (against my will) and did a social thing on Saturday in an attempt to stay married. Hubby and I went to one of those movie theaters where you get food and alcohol all while laying down in a recliner – and I don’t know about you, but if my life could be summed up in one big picture, it’d be me lounging about all over that recliner with an afghan covering me all the way to the neck.  Most likely, I appeared highly inappropriate and  a bit TOO lounge-y for public, but I did somehow manage to leave the robe at home, soooo .. if bonus points are coming, that sounds about right.

Happy Monday y’all!  I have some pretties from BLUSH Lacquers to share with you today!  Victoria has partnered up with Color4Nails as an additional shopping outlet for customers worldwide, and to celebrate – an exclusive duo has been born. Take a look at these two stunners:

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Squeeeee!  Look at all those jaws, just dropping like no big deal. Gah!  Victoria never disappoints. Ever never never. Anytime a new BLUSH comes out, we are all a drool-y mess. Beautiful colors, glorious mix of glitters and flakies and holo and OMG, ladylike composure = out the dadgum window.

Anyway, while I attempt to get it together, here’s some pics of what you’re buying today:

SNOW SQUALL

DESCRIPTION:  A brown/gold/green multichrome shifter in a dark grey base, blue/green/purple shifting iridescent flakies and scattered holo

I did three coats here, but two might be just fine for some people. Formula was so smooth and fluid and a nerdy pleasure to apply. I could’ve sat there all day playing with this one, except there’s 7,397 other polishes left to do. Ugh. Responsibilities.


ARCTIC CHILL 

DESCRIPTION:  A dusty blue base with green, gold and purple flakies and scattered holo

Again, I did three coats here but two coats could’ve been plenty except sometimes I can’t stop polishing. I mean, do you see those flakies in there? DO YOU SEE?!  Your brain just goes away somewhere, I swear it. 


THE ROUND UP 


Now that you’ve officially lost all semblance of a proper lady, it’s time to spend some money.  This duo is available now exclusively in the Color4Nails store.  Cost is $12 each, which is practically free considering how much we’d pay for a bottle full of magic.

Where to buy:  http://color4nails.com

In addition to this duo, there’s a whole host of polishes from BLUSH available so if you’re missing any, go ahead and toss ’em all in the cart. Cuz today is not the day to be rational.

Later, loves!

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BLUSH Lacquers: The Road to Polish Con

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Current status:  wayyyyy past the Full House rabbit hole.   It’s officially 2 a.m., Friends is on, and now seems like a really great time to write a blog.  Seriously, can we not even be normal for like half a second at least?  (NO.)  Sleep would be nice, but apparently that’s for other people.  Ugh.

But because I don’t feel like spending the next 18 years in here, let’s go ahead and do a quick one.  It’s basically a Polish Emergency anyway, and I am a DADGUM PROFESSIONAL.  Take a look at what Victoria with BLUSH Lacquers sent over:

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Gah!  Pretty, right?  And holo-y and blingy and suuuuper pass-out-y.  Of course, it’s BLUSH, so we all knew there’d be some noodle legs lurking.

This is Tip-Toe the Tightrope, Victoria’s contribution to The Road Polish Con series.  She’s in the spotlight for Week 10 which means come Week 11, this stunner goes away.  You properly panicked?  Well, you should be.  Tossing some polish in the cart all willy nilly would be your most logical next step.

TIP-TOE THE TIGHTROPE

DESCRIPTION:  A silver holographic with bright pink shimmer

OPACITY:  A yummy two coats plus glossy top coat

And now, an extraordinary amount of overachieve-y.  Lots more photos (i.e., drool-y opportunities) up ahead:

Yep, you’re buying it.  But then again, you have no choice.  Here’s all the deets:

WHO:  You

WHAT:  Hoarding all the polish

WHEN: Now through Saturday, September 9 at 11:59pm EST

WHERE:  http://www.thepolishconvention.com

HOW MUCH:  $10

In case you miss it – although WHY WOULD YOU?! is the actual question – this polish will be stocked at Polish Con in Chicago, and if there are any leftovers, they will be sold on the Blush website.  However, leftovers are not guaranteed, so if you want it, SNAG IT NOW.  Then give yourself a horn toot for making good decisions.

Okay, that’s it for this one!  Keep the wallet handy though, cuz more blogs are coming.

Later, loves!

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BLUSH Lacquers: Polish Pickup September 2017

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Wasn’t I just in here doing the Polish Pickup?  I swear I was, but somehow another month has flown by and here we are again, about to hoard us all some polish.  Not too shabby of a way to spend a few days, that’s for sure.  Plus, my birthday is tomorrow and I’m fully expecting Leonardo to show up and hand me a Starbucks.  Cuz when hubby asked me what kind of gift I wanted, I’m almost certain he knew I meant EXACTLY this.  Otherwise, turning 43 may start off on a very wrong foot.  Although, maybe a Christian Louboutin-clad one, which in that case:  I forgive you.

In related news, hubby just loooooooves being married to me, I’m about 23% certain.

Oh, but yeah.  The Polish Pickup.  It’s happening in a few days, and you need to be prepared.  Put your focus face on, people!  Cuz there’s some serious business up ahead.  Presenting Lakeside Manor by BLUSH Lacquers, also known as the first thing you’re buying:

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Gah!  So pretty!  Of course, anything Victoria does is pure magic.  If you’ve never owned one of her polishes, well now is not the time to continue doing what other thing you’ve been doing besides buying all the BLUSHes.  In fact, you’re tossing 18,000 bottles in the cart to make up for it.  Completely rational behavior?  NOT TODAY!

For the month of September, the Polish Pickup theme is Fall Foliage and Fun.  If there’s one thing I love about fall, it’s the color of it.  So cozy and warm and comforting.  Soothes my soul like nothing else.  And as long as I can enjoy it from the inside of my house, covered in a crap ton of toasty blankets, me and fall:  well, we’s best friends.

Here’s the inspiration photo for Lakeside Manor:

Whyyyyy, that’s a beautiful foggy morning on a lake!  If I had something like that to wake up to every day, there’s a .179568% chance I’d make it to work on time.  As opposed to the negative one billion I’m currently doing.  Ugh.

LAKESIDE MANOR

DESCRIPTION:  A light grey-blue base multichrome with shifts of coppery-bronze, gold and green

OPACITY:  Three effortless coats

And it’s FREAKING DREAMY.  That shimmer is insanely pretty, and I kinda sorta want it all over my body.  For real, you guys, if anything ladylike happens next it would be a damn near miracle.

More drool-y opportunities below!

How unattractive are you right now?  (VERY.)  It’s a drool bucket EXTRAVAGANZA! with a side of noodle legs, at minimum.

So about this Polish Pickup thing, I’ll give you a brief rundown of talking points:

WHAT: 42 indie polish brands all coming together for a one-stop shop event; you buy one or all, it’s up to you! Flat $3 shipping no matter what. 

WHEN: Friday, September 1 at 11am EST thru all day Monday, September 4

WHERE: http://www.PolishPickup.com

If you’d rather read the more eloquent version, click here for the FAQs from the PPU website.

The prices will vary from brand to brand, but BLUSH Lacquers’ will retail for $11. Although a billion dollars would be fine too.  COPPER SHIMMER, guys.  Now what is your question?

To join in the fun of future Polish Pickup theme nominations, voting and sneak peeks, click here for the Facebook fan group. DO IT. I’m serious.

To be continued, loves! Only 7,347 polishes to go!

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BLUSH Lacquers: Polish Pickup August 2017

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Guess what sale went live this morning all while I still have THREE blog posts left to do?  Gah!  If there was ever a time to freak the FRACK out, now would be it. See what lounging on couches does for you?  Not write a blog post, that’s for damn sure. 

And surprisingly doesn’t make you skinny either, which makes ZERO sense. Bah!  SCIENCE.

Oh, so yeah, the Polish Pickup sale is open. Who’s ready to get elbow jabby?  (All of us, to be clear.)  Go go go!  Cuz if I’m blogging on my lunch break instead of the napping I’d rather do, then you’re throwing polish in your shopping cart like money ain’t a thing.

Here’s what BLUSH Lacquers has up for grabs. Presenting, Hop on the Bandwagon:

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If you haven’t been able to determine from the last six posts that the theme for August is Old Hollywood, I mean, I get it. It’s Friday. Half my brain is home in pajamas right now.   I probably won’t function properly til at least 4 minutes til 5.

Victoria took her inspiration from the Fred Astaire/Cyd Charisse movie, The Band Wagon. I haven’t heard of this movie (Cuz why again?  THAT’S RIGHT. Leonardo is nowhere.) but I am assuming it involves some sort of dancing.  Proof:


Or perhaps she just fell and they both went ultra dramatic about it in a Mary Katherine Gallagher SUPAHSTAH! kind of way.

OMG, what is happening?  Shut up, brain.

My point is, Victoria used to be a professional ballroom dancer and she worked at a Fred Astaire franchised studio so if there’s an expert in this blog right now, it’d be her.

I, on the other hand, shall sit here and drool like a good girl. Cuz look:

DESCRIPTION:  A light silvery blue holographic with a golden green shimmer and red and blue holo glitters

You’re about 2.5 seconds away from HAND MODEL! with this one. Cuz under the lamps, it’s time for some jazz hands. Check it:

My eyes, my eyes! If you’ve come here for the ladylike composure, you’ve picked a really terrible day. 

But then I put pants on. An outside shot, just for you:

Best blogger EVER, is what you’re thinking.

More photos cuz CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP.  Let’s seal this deal!

I’m never surprised by anything Victoria makes. They are all consistently good. Formula is perfection, never gloopy, and the combos of colors and glitters and shimmer and goodies are unique and breathtakingly beautiful. Serious, if you’ve never used a BLUSH polish before, chances are you’re about to get addicted in a smother-y, stalker-y kinda way.

As mentioned before, the Polish Pickup store is officially open and will stay open until Monday at 11:59pm EST.  DO 👏🏼 NOT 👏🏼 SLEEP 👏🏼 ON 👏🏼 THIS.  Cuz who wants to wake up on Tuesday, sad and polish-less?  Damn near no one, that’s who.  

To shop: http://www.PolishPickup.com

Cost:  All the makers set their own pricing; BLUSHes will run you $12. But happiness is priceless, and that’s all that matters.  Shipping is a flat $3 fee no matter if you buy one or a billion.

Okay, deep breath. Only two left to do. Hang in there with me guys, then wine coolers later! To be continued …

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