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BravesDiva Polish: 1st Indieversary Trio (plus new multichromes!)


Hope you’ve come for some pretty nail polish, cuz that’s basically all I’ve got for you today.  All other efforting = out the dadgum window. Seriously, I haven’t even changed out of my work clothes yet so I’ve basically been sitting here sans pajamas for the past 8 hours like a crazy person.  Did y’all just check to see what blog this is?  Cuz this one’s having an identity crisis.  Of course, it’s well past midnight and I thought now’s a good time to start a blog, soooo .. maybe not much of a crisis after all.  RELAX GUYS.  Apparently it’s been me in here the whole time, and this story just got a trillion percent less exciting. Weeeee!

Good thing there’s nail polish!  I received some pretties from the lovely Tara with BravesDiva Polish to share with you today, so y’all gonna need to put your focus face on.  Cuz I’ve got metallics and multichromes and all your polish dreams come true, and missing it is completely out of the question.  Take a look at what you’re buying:


BravesDiva is having a birthday!  To celebrate, Tara made us this gorgeous metallic 1st Indieversary Trio, and they are shiny and blingy and PERFECT for party nails.  Or for napping nails, you know, if you’re me.  Regardless, though, you want them, oh yes you do.

Quick rundown of the colors, lest we be in here for the next 18 years.  Lesssss go!


DESCRIPTION:  Coppery rose gold metallic

OPACITY:  Two coats

Well, this is starting out well.  Excuse me while I drool in a thousand buckets.  BRB.

Here’s a shot inside the light box so you can see the underlying color without the distraction of the bling.  Still pretty, although I prefer the other way.  Mo’ metallic, mo’ better.

I know.  STOP IT.  Moving on.


DESCRIPTION:  A platinum rose metallic

OPACITY:  Two coats

This one is my faaaaaavorite!  What a gorgeous pink!  It’s like being Queen of England approved but probably with some whiskey in your teacup.  Not that I’d know anything about that.  CUZ I AM THE MOST BORING PERSON IN THE WORLD.  Ugh.

However, my point:  it’s girly but not, all at the same time.  Get on it, stat.

In the lightbox, less sassy but still lovely:


DESCRIPTION:  A bronze metallic

OPACITY:  Two coats

Okay, well now this one might be my favorite.  Cuz of out of all the medal colors, bronze is the best.  I’d purposefully come in 3rd place just so I could get a bronze medal, which might be the number one reason why I’m not good at sports.  Either that, or because I wear pajamas a lot.

In the lightbox, still lookin’ fly:

Application on all three polishes was nice and easy, but a big o B to get off your skin if you tend you polish with your eyes closed (as happens from time to time).  They also stamp over light and dark colors, neither of which I have to show you cuz someone’s a DADGUM PROFESSIONAL, that’s why.

OMG, I am soooo good at blogging, you guys!

In addition to the indieversary trio, Tara also has a couple of new single polishes for us.  Multichromes are happening!  Jaws are dropping in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..


DESCRIPTION:  A blue/purple/teal multichrome jelly loaded with blue/green/purple multichrome glitters

OPACITY:  Three coats

You done died.  You did.  I can’t even pretend anything ladylike is happening after this.  Lolling tongues, up ahead!


DESCRIPTION:  A violet/blue/green chameleon shifter with silver holo microglitters and a sprinkling of blue/green/purple multichrome glitters

OPACITY:  Two for the most part, but I did three for funsies

So stinkin’ dreamy.  If this one somehow ends up on all the surfaces, no one is surprised.  COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR, if you’re curious.


Both the 1st Indieversary collection and two multichromes will be available for pre-order on Sunday, August 27 at 9pm EST through all day Sunday, September 10, so you have a mere two weeks to organize your life.  Set 17 alarms and put Post-It Notes on everything.  Cuz if you’re gonna be a Crazy Nail Lady, it’s best to do it proper.

At the moment, I don’t have a retail cost for you, but I imagine it will be in the $12ish range based on another multichrome currently in the shop.  However, I will update the blog as soon as I hear and then we can all be amazed by how good I am at guessing prices.

EDITED TO ADD:  Turns out, I’m a flipping GENIUS. The multichromes are $12 each and the trio retails for $21 (not sold individually, but it all works out since you were buying 27,000 bottles anyway).

Where to buy:  http://bravesdivanails.com/

That’s it, friends!  Put your wallets on standby then send over gift cards of gratitude.  Cuz who’s the best damn enabler who’s ever enabled?  I’m not even gonna tell you cuz you already know.

Later, loves!


BravesDiva Polish: Opening Day Collection 


As a child, we do things.  Things we – as adults – would never ever do.  Like play outside all day without a cell phone.  Or learn how to water ski with people watching.  But when you are 10 years old, you are brave.  Invincible.  You are my nephew doing magic tricks at a shopping mall for tips.

However, there are some children who have their wits about them and already know the ways of the world without that sweet, innocent veil of youth.  Here’s me circa 1984:

1. I made deals with God.   Once, I negotiated that He wasn’t allowed to let me die until after I’d ridden the subway.  At that point in my life, the subway was a thing that was so far removed from the reality of living in a town of 600 people, I assumed I outsmarted God with this little bargain.  Fast forward to 2003 when I actually got on a subway, and I’m not saying I wore a maxi pad in case of accidental peeing, but then again, of course I did.  It was a scary day, to say the least.

2. Clearly I was terrified of death.  And I worried about everything.  I would panic during P.E. in case someone jumping-jacked too hard and made themselves sick.  I watched everyone’s faces for signs of doom, like in an uncomfortable, stalking sort of way.  And the only time it actually did happen, I didn’t see it and was nowhere near it, so naturally a meltdown for me was the next logical step.  Cuz I was almost certain you could get a stomach thing through the sheer power of knowing about it.  In the 4th grade, science worked in mysterious ways, and telling me otherwise was a very moot point.

3. Food scared me. Even as an adult, I still have issues.  Just yesterday I handed hubby all my potato chips that had brown spots on them so he could eat them for me even though brown spots = POISON.  I’ve felt this way for as long as I can remember.  My earliest food memory was back when I was 9, 10 years old when I found an almost whole Oreo in my cookies ‘n cream ice cream.  What was wrong with that Oreo?  Why wasn’t it crushed into pieces like all the other Oreos?  Well, obviously it, too, was poison cuz un-crushed Oreos don’t just appear like that without clear evidence of some looney in a lab dropping cyanide in the cookie bin.  Again, SCIENCE, and who’s going to argue with that kind of logic?

Now, although I’ve always considered myself shy and awkward back then, I did have a few moments of bravery.  I did community theatre in 5th grade where I had to pretend go through puberty in front of hundreds of people.  And a couple times I snuck out of class to go invite first graders to the library to watch me be Punky Brewster in a play I hadn’t even written yet.  I have no idea how I got away with that one.  I mean, I guess after I got in trouble for watching a boy pee on the playground, they figured sneaking out to do a play was a step in the right direction.

Regardless, I survived. Basically as an older version of that same self with maybe slightly better coping skills.  I mean, I’ll still spend 8 hours googling if I’ll die from my cat licking me in the mouth, but now I just do it more incognito so I don’t spread the weirdo around.  Well, until I tell everyone on the internet, that is.  

While y’all pretend you don’t know me, let’s look at pretty things!  I received one of the lovliest swatch packs the other day.  Tara from BravesDiva Polish made these adorable little pastel cremes perfect for spring.  Get ready to shed some happy tears!  Take a look:

Cutie pie!  For real, if you aren’t kissing babies and making flower crowns in a field somewhere, well clearly you are a robot.  Or perhaps you have no eyes.  I dunno.  Cuz these things are DARLING.  This is the Opening Day collection, and ya gotta pay real close attention to everything I say.  It’s kind of a polish emergency, just so you know.  Here’s the rundown of all the colors, then I’ll meet you at the bottom.

Big League Chew, a pastel pink creme:

Gatorade Bath, a beautiful creamy pastel orange:

This pastel yellow is called Sunflower Seeds, and it made me look so tan so I lub it lots:

My favorite is Lawn Seats, cuz green.  And pastel. And deliciousness.

Here is Boys of Summer, a blue pastel creme:

Lastly, this is 7th Inning Stretch, a purple pastel:

These polishes are amazing.  They are smooth, they are creamy, they apply like a dream.  The consistency is on the thinner side, which isn’t a bad thing, cuz they are obsessively easy to control, are not gloopy, and they level out like perfection.  They dry pretty glossy too, although I applied quick dry top coat since I can’t sit still for 10 minutes, waiting to dig a paper clip out of the bottom of my purse that I suddenly decided I need.

I used three coats for the pink, yellow and orange and only two coats for the blue, green and purple.  But that will be dependent on how you polish your own nails.  A lot of the other swatchers got them opaque in two coats.  I, however, have a bad case of the OCDs and even when it is clearly perfect, my brain makes me look like 27 more times.

However, the best part about these polishes?  They WATERMARBLE!  So, guys.  I did a thing.  Look:

I spent 18 hours on this watermarble, but it was totally completely worth it.  These polishes are so perfect for watermarbling.  They drip nicely, spread in the water nicely.  They’re basically me in the 6th grade, reading books and following rules.  Well, until I slapped that girl in the ear one time.  

Then I nail arted:

I mean, it’s not an award winner, but I still like it.  Plus I feel like it’s been light years since I did any stamping.  I mean, I suppose it’s only been about two days, but when I’m swatching, sometimes all that exists is just me and my pajamas.  Well, and a husband who keeps asking if I’m done yet.

Used Lina Feeling Shapely 08 plate if you’re curious.  

The round up:

So about that polish emergency.  Listen up!

The Opening Day collection is available for pre-sale RIGHT NOW but just until April 9.  This will ensure you get your polishes before Easter, which happens to be on April 16 – which also means winter will be here soon and I’m already panicking.

Now, if you somehow can’t get your life together by the 9th, you can still stroll in on the 10th or after and make a purchase, although getting it by Easter is a big ole crapshoot.  But why you wanna be the last one in line, well not even science can explain that one.

Here’s the deets:

Entire collection $45

Single bottles $7.50 (or, practically free, to be honest)

Click here for shopping!

Now you can sit back, relax, and put on pajamas, cuz you make good decisions.  I mean, I helped though, so toots on the ole horn for me, too.  And a Starbucks, if you’re not busy.

Later, loves!