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BLUSH Lacquers: Oil on Canvas Duo + Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom + Black Friday December Deals

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Well, let’s see:  it’s wayyyy after midnight and I’ve got one eye on Full House and the other eye sleeping while simultaneously saving baby pandas trapped in little bubble cocoons and missing a bag of Cheetos like a DADGUM PROFESSIONAL, soooooo … it’s time to write a blog! in case you didn’t know.

I swear, can I not ever be normal, not even for a little bit?  Apparently, NO.  Cuz while most people are in bed, tucked in burrito-style and dreaming of Starbucks and Leonardo, I gotta be up til the crack of dawn multi-tasking stupid stuff and attempting (for the trillionth time) to be a proper blogger for once in my life.  Clearly, THAT is turning out quite well considering how much you thought you were reading some Tolstoy just now.  GUYS, it’s me!  You’ll see.  Something dumb is about to happen, I’m about 97.4856% sure of it.

SHALL WE READ MORE? WE SHALL!

BLUSH Lacquers: Polish Pickup December 2017

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Reason #237 why this diet thing is lame:  rice cakes taste NOTHING like Cheetos.  Ugh.  I’m trying so hard to be good, but this potato chip-free HELL we’re in is about to reach a breaking point.  Cuz one cannot live on food that tastes like a wad of chewed up paper – coated in zesty ranch flavoring, but still.

So excuse me while I go cry into a bowl of baby carrots (again).  It is a sad state of affairs for ME.

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BLUSH Lacquers: BLUSH Beauties Fall Collaboration Collection 

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Welp, my medical condition, i.e., the end of Daylight Savings Time, has kicked in and I am officially the saddest of all things sad.  Goodbye sunshine.  Goodbye green grass.  Hello things so brown and crunchy.  Seriously guys, I wish more than anything I could be one of those cute girls wearing Uggs and holding a latte.  But instead, I’m speed walking across the parking lot saying shit shit shit all the way to my office door. Cold AND classy. I’m not even sorry for it.

So seeing as it’s practically winter outside, I figure now would be a good time to write a blog about some fall nail polish you’re buying.  BEST BLOGGER EVER?  I say YES.  Here’s pretty things from Victoria with BLUSH Lacquers:

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OKAY.  These colors make fall about half a point more bearable.  Which is saying A LOT because fall NEVER gets bonus points.  In fact, points get taken away.  Unfortunate proximity to winter?  Minus ten points.  Pumpkin-ing all the things, even though pumpkin tastes like dirt rolled in nutmeg?  Minus ten points.  Stepping outside into a 40-degree day and hubby telling you it feels soooooo AMAZING!  Ugh.  Minus a BILLION freaking points.

In other words, the only thing good about fall is this dadgum fall nail polish collection.  Victoria, you get a horn toot!  Otherwise, I’d never get out from under all these blankets.

Now FOCUS.  I have a job to do.  This is the Fall Collaboration Collection, a set of 8 spectacular seasonal shades made with flakies and holo and shimmer and MAGIC – all the goodies you could ever want in a polish.  Plus a side of Leonardo.  Or else I dreamed that.  I dunno.

All of these polishes were made in collaboration with the members of the BLUSH Beauties group on Facebook, who submitted inspiration photos and polish names, and then Victoria breathed them into life.  Take a closer look:

FLORAL ENGAGEMENT 

DESCRIPTION:  A deep berry purple with a shifting green/blue/red shimmer, holographic pigment and gold/red/green flakies

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

THE LAST CARNIVAL

DESCRIPTION:  An olive base with gold shimmer, gold flakies and holographic pigment

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

SPICED COCOA

DESCRIPTION:  A deep chocolate brown with an orange/red/gold/green shimmer

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

COLLIDING CONSTELLATIONS 

DESCRIPTION:  A dark teal blue jelly with iridescent orange glitters and gold and copper holographic glitters

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

FROSTED FOLIAGE

DESCRIPTION: A black/grey jelly base with a strong red-orange/gold/green shifting shimmer, linear holographic and red/orange/gold shifting flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats plus glossy top coat

THE SCENIC ROUTE

DESCRIPTION: A creamy yellow crelly with copper/gold/bronze shifting flakies

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

FALL FLAME

DESCRIPTION:  A tangerine base with subtle red tones, a sparkling orange/gold/green multichrome micro flake shimmer and a light touch of holographic pigment

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

FALLING UP

DESCRIPTION:  A faded teal with a pink/bronze shifting shimmer, small orange holographic glitters and a touch of scattered holo

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

THE ROUND UP 

GUYS.  How perfect is this collection?  Like, out of all the best fall colors, Victoria has captured every last one of them.  I can’t think of anything better she could have done.  Other than that Leonardo thing, that is.  One day though, he’s coming, I’m sure of it.

But GOOD NEWS:  it’s all available now.  Time to spend some money in 3 … 2 … 1 … 

Full set of 8 polishes retails for $73

If you go the single route, prices are:

Colliding Constellations, The Last Carnival and The Scenic Route – $8 each

Falling Up, Floral Engagement and Spiced Cocoa – $9 each

Fall Flame – $10

Frosted Foliage – $12 (cuz hers a pretty lady, that’s why)

Although, why stress yourself out with all the decisioning?  Buy all 8 then get in pajamas – you chose CORRECTLY and now life = succeeded.

Where to buy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/blushlacquers

International stockists include Girly Bits Cosmetics and Color4Nails, so whatever excuse you had for NOT shopping is hereby officially canceled and deleted.

And now, the linky loos! Connect with BLUSH Lacquers:

Shop

Instagram

Fan Group

All done!  Off to swatch about 9000 bottles of nail polish just so I can blog again another day.  YOU ARE SO EXCITED, I can already tell.

Later, loves!

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BLUSH Lacquers: Polish Pickup November 2017

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I fully intended to be sipping a celebratory wine cooler right about now, but my time wasting skills are officially at an all-time high.  Cuz guess what accidental napping and lounging on couches does for you? Not write a blog post, that’s for damn sure.  GUYS.  The Polish Pickup starts in like 9 hours and I have 7,397 blogs left to write soooo … if y’all got any hives cream handy, I’ll take like a thousand tubes.  

Okay, FOCUS.  In an attempt to post something, anything, here’s my best 2-in-the-morning-and-with-both-eyes-closed kind of effort. Hope nothing stupid comes out!  Take a look at this beauty from BLUSH Lacquers:

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We’ve got a green one!  Plus a whoooole lotta shifty goodness, so if it’s moan-y throat noises from here on out, well that sounds about right.  Uhhhhhhnnnnnnn.

The theme for November is Fandoms, and Victoria was inspired by Batman’s rival, Bane, as played by Tom Hardy in the movie The Dark Knight Rises.  Here’s the pic:  

Well, I don’t hate that one bit.  I mean, he’s no Leonardo but ummmm … you know … HE’LL DO.  There might be drool-y situation in progress, let’s just say.

Speaking of drool-y, you’re about to get suuuuuuper unattractive in about 2.5 seconds.  Cuz there’s only so much sexy to go around while lolling your tongue inside a bucket. Now, SCROLL!

BANE OF MY EXISTENCE 

DESCRIPTION:  A muted multichrome that shifts olive/gold/caramel brown in certain lighting but then shifts brighter green/gold/red-brown in other lighting; it’s magical!

OPACITY:  Three thin coats plus glossy top coat

Formula, as usual, was absolute perfection.  Victoria’s polishes never ever fail.  And the brush, ohhhh THE BRUSH!  It’s literally the best brush in the biz, flat and super spread-y, which quite possibly might be the only time ever when it’s perfectly okay to describe something as “super spread-y.”  But for real, one stroke down the nail and basically DONE.  Perfect for those who don’t have 17 hours a day to do nails like me.

Blah.  You and your fancy life.

Anyone still ladylike?  NOPE, not even close.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again:  this is how this thing works. The Polish Pickup shop goes live Friday, November 3 (today) at 11am EST. At approximately 11am and 1 second, you’re tossing in a bottle like no big deal. Plus 27 backup bottles, you know, for SAFETY.

In case you’re unable to prioritize properly, the shop will stay open until Monday, November 6 at 11:59pm EST. After that, every last one of these polishes: GONE. Forever. As in POLISH EMERGENCY! so be sure to get your life in order or else it’s a sad state of affairs for you.

Prices for the polishes are all different; BLUSH’s in particular will retail at $13. Shipping is a flat rate of $3 no matter if you buy one polish or if you buy all of them. Plus, if you place an order and then go back and place like 42 more orders, they combine shipping for you.  Who’s a fancy lady now?  That be YOU, to be clear.

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

Now only two blogs left to write and zero days to write them.  I think I did this wrong.  Which surprises no one, pretty sure.

Later, loves!

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BLUSH Lacquers: 2017 Hella Holo Customs Kokua for Charity

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There’s a slight possibility I might go to bed before 3am on a work night, so excuse me while I attempt to write a blog with no words in it.  Cuz there’s a gorgeous nail polish, an opportunity to donate to charity, annnnnd you’re buying 18,000 bottles.  Basically, all you need to know.  So enjoy the best blog post you’ve ever NOT read in 3 .. 2.. 1..

Ugh.  Fiiiine.  A few words then.  And a crap ton of pictures.  Then probably gotta go clear the acorns out of my fake garden real quick.  Plus Full House marathon.

DAMMMMMITTTTT.  I may never go to sleep again.

Let’s talk polish! Victoria with BLUSH Lacquers is participating in the Hella Holo Customs annual Kokua for Charity event, and she sent me her lovely contribution to share with you today. Take a look at this pretty thing:

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Kokua is the Hawaiian word for “to help” and the ladies at Hella Holo Customs have put together a charity sale with the help of 8 indie brands to help raise funds for the charity of their choice.  And in case you don’t math well, that’s like 16 reasons why you’re about to spend some money today.

Now FOCUS.  BLUSH Lacquers is in the spotlight, and wallets are flying out of purses, everywhere.

Proceeds from this polish will go to the Hoosier Veteran’s Assistance Foundation (HVAF) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. HVAF helps homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency and engages at-risk veterans to prevent them from becoming homeless by providing supportive housing, case management, food, hygiene and clothing as well as other essential services. 

— Victoria Greathouse, BLUSH Lacquers 

Sooooo, we’re definitely doing this, then.  I can’t think of any logical reason why not.  And about those 18,000 bottles in the shopping cart? YEP.  That sounds about right.

To aid the convincing, there’s a ginormous amount of effort on display. Seriously, who’s the most professional blogger in all the land? (Me, to be clear.)  A 17-hour photo sesh up ahead!

NO SOLDIER LEFT BEHIND

DESCRIPTION: A yellow-gold holographic in bright sunlight with a touch of mustard in the shade, with gold flakies and gold holo glitters

OPACITY:  Two deliciously smooth coats but could’ve done a billion; a nerdy pleasure to apply

Welp, it’s a bye bye checkbook-type situation for you.  Here’s your shopping deets:

No Soldier Left Behind retails for $11.50

As mentioned up top, 20% of the proceeds from the sale of this polish will go to the Hoosier Veteran’s Assistance Foundation. To read more about HVAF, click here.

Now, here’s where it gets serious.  In order to gain access to this polish, you must be a member of the Hella Holo Customs group on Facebook. Join the group here, then look for Dawn’s post with all the the sale info and shop link. 

This sale only runs until October 31 at 11:59pm Hawaii time (or the wee hours of November 1 for most of us); after that, the polish goes away FOREVER.  Aaaack!  Are you properly panicked?  Well, you should be.

And don’t forget, in addition to the BLUSH Lacquers offering, there’s 7 other brands and charities available. Be sure to take a look at all of it then toss every bit in the shopping cart. Cuz now is not the time to be frugal, that’s why.

Finally, the linky loos!  Connect with BLUSH Lacquers:

Instagram

Fan Group

Shop

Alright, 8 days left.  EIGHT DAYS.  Get on it, boo boos!  Then send gift cards of gratitude cuz I’m the best dadgum enabler who’s EVER freaking enabled.  I like Starbucks, just so you know.

Later, loves!

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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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