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Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Midwinter Midnights Collection and the Really Effing Brutal Trio


Black Friday is only four days away and guess who still has roughly 2,957 blogs left to write?  GAH!  After that decades-long post I did on the Indie Brand Collective sale, I accidentally took a one-day blog break and simultaneously gave myself about 17 Polish Emergencies. Well GREAT.  So looks like no sleep for me until the year 2037.  Cuz although the fitness app only has 252 steps on it, I guarantee the sweat bead mustache via a speed blogging frenzy will be at an all-time high.  I swear, if I’m not skinny after this, someone gets a karate chop.  SCIENCE, that means YOU.

Let’s focus, shall we?  Nail polish is happening and you’re first in line.  I’ve got new goodies from Karen with Lollipop Posse Lacquer to share with you today!  Get ready for a dire case of the Grabby Fingers, but try to stay a lady about it at least.


Just kidding.  Ladylike composure = officially out the dadgum window.

This is the Midwinter Midnights collection, a set of 5 sultry, sexy shades that you’re gonna need like a billion times over. Karen says each polish is inspired by a song that brings to mind frosty winter nights, which quite honestly is the only way I take my winter:  in nail polish form, possibly with some flakies on it.  All other forms – brown grass, snow covered in dirty tire tracks, leaving the house in a thousand pounds of sad, unattractive clothing – can not-so-kindly have a seat in the back.  Oh Winter, my evil friend.

But yeah.  These polishes.  They make winter look like not such a bad idea after all.  I mean, maybe by just half a point, but I’ll take 18,000 bottles anyway.  You know, FOR SAFETY.  Here’s your rundown interspersed with Karen’s music inspiration.  We’re about to set a mood, just so you know.


DESCRIPTION:  A metallic silver base packed with red to purple shifting shimmer, silver holographic pigment, flakies and microglitter and red to purple shifting chameleon chrome flakies

OPACITY:  Three coats for me

Roll the windows down / This cool night air is curious / Let the whole world look in / Who cares who sees anything

— Defttones ft. Maynard James Keenan, Passenger


DESCRIPTION:  A green/brown/gold holographic multichrome with sparkling taupe micro flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

So pure / So rare / To witness such an earthly goddess / That I’ve lost my self control / Beyond compelled / To throw this dollar down / Before your holiest of altars

— A Perfect Circle, Magdalena


DESCRIPTION:  A darkened, juicy raspberry magenta holographic creme packed with teal shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

Venomous voice tempts me / Drains me / Bleeds me / Leaves me cracked and empty / Drags me down like some sweet gravity

— Tool, H


DESCRIPTION:  A dark blue/purple multichrome shifter packed with scattered holographic particles and a smattering of sapphire/purple/red shifting chameleon chrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

I come along but I don’t know where you’re taking me / I shouldn’t go but you’re wrenching dragging shaking me / Turn off the sun pull the stars from the sky / The more I give to you the more I die

— Nine Inch Nails, The Perfect Drug


DESCRIPTION:  A rusty red/brown/gold multichrome shifter packed with holographic pigment

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

You move like I want to / To see like your eyes do / We are downstairs / Where no one can see / New life break away / Tonight I feel like more

— Deftones, Digital Bath

For real, y’all.  This collection has left me speechless.  First things first, formulas were perfection.  No issues of any kind, and for that fact alone, we lub them lots.  But those flakies!  DEAD.  That spectacular shiftiness!  MORE DEAD.  All five of these beauties is one very good example why we’ve all got a nail polish problem.  Karen has voodoo’ed everyone.  She done did.

Prices are $11 each except for Some Sweet Gravity – she retails for $10.

In addition to all that business up there, Karen has brought back a Black Friday tradition – the single pours!  These next three shades are ultra exclusive and even more ultra drool-y.  Each color has been mixed and poured one time only, and once they are gone they are gone for good.  AAACK!  Time to panic, in case you didn’t know.

Inspired by the show Metalocalypse from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, each of these polishes were named and themed by Mr. Lollipop himself.   Take a look at what else you’re buying:

Ooooooh!  More sexy!  More sultry!  More swoon-y scenarios!  This is the Really Effing Brutal Trio, three vampy shades for when you want to feel less sweatpants-y but also still be in sweatpants, which is all we ever want out of life anyway.  Although, maybe with some mashed potatoes on top.  I dunno.


DESCRIPTION:  A magenta-leaning crimson packed with blue shimmer and holo sparks

OPACITY:  Two coats, even though one coat covered really well


DESCRIPTION:  A blue/teal/purple multichrome holographic with purple microflakies

OPACITY:  Three coats for me


DESCRIPTION:  A dark grey with touch of steel blue, gold shimmer and blue and purple sparks and microflakies

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

Formulas on these three were consistently good once again, cuz I swear Karen’s got this nail polish thing on LOCK.  Pricing for each is $10, which might as well be free considering how much we’re buying.


Welp. Toss ’em all in the shopping cart. There is no other way.  Cuz getting out of this blog without a crap ton of nail polish?  WRONG times LAME divided by BRAIN MALFUCTION. In other words, God is watching.  Good decisioning is in order, or else.  The deets:

Both of these collections release on Thanksgiving night, November 23 at 11pm EST.  Remember, the single pours are extremely limited edition so don’t go waiting til 11pm and 1 second like a crazy person.  First in line, as previously decided.

More Black Friday deals:

* Full website restock

* Full bubble bar restock

* $4 clearance bath scoops

* $5 and $7 polish

* FREE full-sized Pixie Puke polish with any $40+ purchase before shipping!  Pixie Puke is a hot pink/magenta crelly packed with holographic sparkle and silver/pink/purple glitters.  You need!  Cuz we love free stuff, oh yes we do.

The Black Friday sale ends on Monday, November 27 at 11:59pm EST so plan accordingly.  The Midwinter Midnights collection will still be available to order after the sale; however, why delay happiness?  All of it, IMMEDIATELY.  Cuz I am the boss of you, that’s why.

Where to buy:  http://www.lollipopposselacquer.bigcartel.com/

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Later, loves!


Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Polish Pickup November 2017


Day 17 of not being a super model, and I don’t know whose bright idea this was but it’s some kinda RUDE shenanigans if you ask me.  Cuz I somehow managed to eat only one piece of Halloween candy last night before bed and then effectively gained .2 pounds this morning.  Why, Universe, whyyyyyy?  So here I sit drinking a DIET FREAKING STARBUCKS, and officially I am the saddest of all things sad.  And science … well, SCIENCE wins again.  Booooo.

Back to the Polish Pickup today!  There’s a drool-y EXTRAVAGANZA! happening in about 2.5 seconds and you’re gonna want a front row seat for this one.  Take a look at what Karen with Lollipop Posse Lacquer made for us:


Welp, I don’t hate that one bit. Just the lovliest thing you’ve ever seen, prolly.  Cuz you just don’t toss in an explosion of flakie goodness and expect anything normal to happen next.  1000 drool buckets?  YEP.  That sounds about right.

As previously mentioned, this month’s theme is Fandoms. Karen was inspired by Chihiro/Sen and Haku from the movie, Spirited Away.  Check out the inspo pic:

Ummmm, basically NAILED IT doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario. That picture, this polish.  TWINS.  Karen is a freaking magician, I swear it. 

Spirit of the Kohaku River is the embodiment of Haku’s true form in a nail polish bottle. At the end of the film, Chihiro helps Haku remember that, before Yubaba took his name, he was the spirit of the Kohaku River. 

— Karen, GENIUS polish maker and all-around good gal, Lollipop Posse Lacquer 

Who is Haku?  Who is Yubaba?  Cuz I’ve never seen this movie, which isn’t all that surprising considering how much Leonardo isn’t in it.  Seriously, I should watch more movies, you know, so y’all don’t think I’ve been living in some kind of Gilbert Grape fantasy world. (Although clearly, I HAVE. Duh.) 


DESCRIPTION:  A blue crelly with a green/blue duochrome shimmer, scattered holographic pigment and a smattering of pink/gold/bronze/green multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Three thin coats but could’ve done a billion

STINKIN DREAMY. I want like 18,000 bottles. That’s not even a typo. Just toss ’em all in the shopping cart, stat. Cuz now is not the time for rational behavior.

Formula was nice; application was smooth and trouble-free.  No gloop!  Which is basically all we ever want in a polish anyway.  Well, that plus a basketful of kitties.  But after that, not much else.

Let’s seal this deal!

DONE. In the cart she goes! Weeee!

I typed it all out in my last post, but no one’s in the mood now for a skosh of carpal tunnel so if you’d like more info on the concept of the Polish Pickup, you can read the FAQs here.

The sale opens on Friday, November 3 at 11am EST and will stay open all the way thru Monday, November 6. Cost varies between makers, but Spirit of the Kohaku River will retail for $12.  Shipping is a flat $3, which is just one more reason to love everything about this scenario.

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

This particular polish is capped at an undisclosed amount, although Karen says it’s very generous.  However, cuz we don’t take risks when it comes to nail polish, getting in line first seems like the most ideal.  What are you doing at 11am and 2.5 seconds?  Spending some dadgum money, that’s what.  Lollipop up top!

Don’t forget: to get connected with future sales and to participate in the nomination and voting of themes, join the Polish Pickup group on Facebook. Click here!

Okay, that’s it for this one. Four more polishes to go and two days left before the sale.  While I figure out the math, you’re setting alarms and putting Post-It Notes everywhere.  Cuz that’s how this thing works.

Later, loves!


Lollipop Posse Lacquer: The Magicians Trio


I’ve been writing this blog for about five hours now and my brain has officially gone away somewhere.  GUYS.  This is what happens when they take the potato chips away.  Time no longer exists; normal function = GONE.  And surprisingly skinny STILL takes its damn sweet time.  I’ve been expecting SUPER MODEL! since about Diet: Day Two but something has clearly gone terribly awry.  I mean, I just ate a salad with just some lemon squeezed on it, i.e., the worst kind of ranch dressing that ever freaking existed, so if this weight thing can move the hell on out now, that’d be great.

While we wait (albeit crankily and impatiently), let’s look at pretty things.  Karen with Lollipop Posse Lacaquer sent me yummies!  Take a look at these drool-y little scenarios:


YEP.  At least 1000 buckets for this one!

This is the Magicians Trio, a set of three gloriously shifty, shimmering dreamboats that you’re gonna need like 18,000 times over. They’re sexy.  They’re vampy.  They’re magical perfection in a bottle.  And they’re all headed for the shopping cart, just so you know.

Inspired by the tv show, The Magicians, Karen does what she does best:  sets a mood, tells a story, brings fantasy TO FREAKING LIFE.  For real, y’all, if you don’t own any Lollipop polishes, welllll … you’ve got a crap ton of catching up to do.  Have your billion dollars handy!  But at least start with these three.

Here’s your color rundown, otherwise known as a prelude to the Noodle Leg Epidemic that is happening next.  Get ready for the swoons!


DESCRIPTION:  A teal crelly with a red to green shifting shimmer and scattered holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Two easy coats

The shimmer in here is similar to Unicorn Pee, and it looks absolutely breathtaking against the dark base.  My jaw might’ve dropped a little. And then some drool came out.  Seriously, I’m quite the catch in case you’re curious.

Look down.  You’re on the garden path.  Stay on, the Beast will kill you, kill everyone.  Step off the path, or …

— Jane Chatwin, The Magicians, Season 01, Episode 01: Unauthorized Magic


DESCRIPTION:  An inky blue crelly with a red to green shifting shimmer and scattered holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Another two coater

More of that Unicorn Pee-dupe goodness and just like that, ladylike composure = out the dadgum window.  I’m hardcore in love with this color!  Glowy blue polishes always get me good.  But then you toss in a bunch of shimmery, shifty yummy deliciousness, and for real you guys, I may never be the same again.

You’re not as good as I’d hoped.  But you’re better than you know.

— Alice Quinn, The Magicians, Season 01, Episode 13: Have You Brought Me Little Cakes


DESCRIPTION:  A blackened purple crelly with purple to red shifting shimmer and scattered holographic sparkles

OPACITY:  Two coats once again; I sense an epidemic

Ummmmm, purple lovers, you seeing this?!  How freaking gorgeous is she?  (Very.)  Seriously, if you aren’t properly convinced by how much you’re buying this trio, well CLEARLY you are wrong.  But just in case you’re still on the fence, enjoy these last three pictures.  Cuz the fence is no place for a lady, that’s why.

Fillory and Further is a series of five novels written by fictional author, Christopher Plover, found in the novel and television series, The Magicians, by real-life author, Lev Grossman.  Series character Quinten Coldwater obsesses over the books and is shocked to discover just how real the world of Fillory is after he is admitted to the magical college of Brakebills.

— Karen Sloan, NAIL POLISH Magician, Lollipop Posse Lacquer


This trio previously released last month (or so), but it’s up for it’s final restock before it disappears FOREVER.  Erlack!  Panic!  Anxiety!  Sweat bead mustaches for no dadgum good reason!  The level of unattractive that is happening over here is at an all-time high.  Cue the hives cream!

Your shopping deets:

Pre-order starts Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm EST and will run until November 8.  Each polish retails for $12 each, but happiness is FREE and that’s all that matters.

Turn around time for shipping is about three weeks.  Or an eternity.  When it comes to nail polish, anything longer than instantly is basically a lifetime of waiting.

Where to buy:  http://www.lollipopposselacquer.bigcartel.com/

In addition to this trio, Karen is also restocking I Remember When I Lost My Mind, One Hundred and Eleven Fish, Telephone Ice Cream, We’re Gonna Serve and Lock the Doors Tight.  Don’t worry about the lack of swatch pictures on those; just toss ’em all in the cart with your eyes closed.  Cuz no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you.

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Remember yesterday:  I blog, you shop?  Same deal today.  Cuz who’s missing out on all this pretty?  CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Later, loves!


Indies Outside the Box: Fan-Tastic Customs 3rd Edition


GUYS.  I went to bed before midnight last night cuz for an extremely brief moment, I thought I had my life together.  Swatches were done, blog was done, and all my tiny baby pandas had been set free from their bubble traps.  So I laid myself down, snuggled deep into my pillow, and about carpal tunneled myself via a high-fiving frenzy.  Are trophies coming, y’all?  Cuz, logically, that sounds about right.

And then I proceeded to scroll Instagram under the covers until after 1am because VICTORIES ARE A THING FOR OTHER PEOPLE.  Ugh.  Seriously, someone needs to come take my internet away.  Except don’t, or I will cut you.

Beautiful things are on the blog today!  I’ve got the latest edition of the Indies Outside of the Box collaboration, and it’s basically a box full of perfection.  Who’s ready for a one way ticket to the Drool Convention?  (All of us, to be clear.)  Take a look!


And just like that, wallets are flying out of purses everywhere.  Weeeee!

The Indies Outside of the Box collab is a quarterly box created from inspiration photos submitted by the members in their fan group.  The box features two constant brands – Top Shelf Lacquer (love!) and Lollipop Posse Lacquer (more love!) – and two featured brands.  For this 3rd edition, Fair Maiden Polish and Polish ‘M have joined the fun, which basically means you’re buying this box.  At this point, you have no choice.

Here are the photos that were chosen:

And then magic happened …


DESCRIPTION:  A bright pink matte base with pink and gold flakies

OPACITY:  Two smooth coats

I stinkin’ love this one.  There’s just something about matte polish that gives me a dire case of the Grabby Fingers.  And then those little flakies peeping through?  Gah!  GIMME.

Then I did a couple of glossy versions, cuz SOMEONE’S a dadgum professional:

Top is under the lamps; bottom is in indirect lighting.  Either way, we lub it lots!


DESCRIPTION:  A blue-aqua crelly with pink shimmer and a touch of holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Two easy coats

Seriously, are angels singing?  Cuz I hear angels.

Karen with Lollipop always makes such lovely polishes.  This blue is no exception.  And then that pink shimmer is this extra layer of magic, and suddenly your brain has gone away somewhere.  So. Freaking. Dreamy.  


DESCRIPTION:  A deep dusky purple holographic with magenta/orange/copper shifting flakies and a subtle violet/red shifting flame

OPACITY:  Two yummy coats

I won’t lie, I kinda wanna lick this one.  Except SOCIETY says no.  Booooo.

I mean, I know it tastes like poison and it might actually kill me, but what if – WHAT IF! – it doesn’t? What if it’s a grape Jolly Rancher and I’ve just been wasting so much time sitting here being normal and whatnot? What is the point in life if you can’t eat a bit of nail polish every now and then? I ask you, WHAT IS THE POINT?

But aside from all that, I’ll just be over here reattaching my jaw to my face about 18,000 times. BRB.

And then I went outside for this one.  The overachieve-y is in FULL EFFECT:


DESCRIPTION:  A rose pink base with gold shimmer, gold micro flecks, rose iridescent flakies, rose gold microflakies and touch of scattered pink galaxy holo

OPACITY:  Two beautiful coats

OMG.  It’s time to roll the couches over cuz we’re all about to get suuuuuper pass-out-y in here.  Cuz you can’t just toss in all those goodies and then expect anything ladylike to happen next. Nope, it’s sweaty to, like, the trillionth degree.


Now here’s where it gets serious.  This box is only available for the next four days, so now is not the time for lounging on couches.  FOR REAL.  Don’t 👏🏼 sleep 👏🏼 on 👏🏼 this!  If you miss it, it’s a sad state of affairs for you.

Here’s some deets:

Cost for this box is $40 plus shipping

Pre-sale ends August 14 at 1159pm EST, and then the box goes away forever.  Are you properly panicked yet?  Well, you should be.

Expected ship date is August 30, which also happens to be my birthday.  Write it down in your book in case there’s a quiz.  Or if you’re in a Starbucks and a gift card just falls in your lap like no big deal.  

Available at http://www.topshelflacquer.com RIGHT NOW, so get on it, boo boos!  Cuz it’s Friday and you’re most likely wearing sweatpants doing nothing anyway.  Well, if you’re me.

Later, loves!


Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Summer Mix Tape – Overdrive Edition 


Hubby had to go into work today so I’ve laid in bed for the past four hours waiting for food to just magically appear and it never freaking did.  So now I am sitting in the Schlotzsky’s drive-thru, blogging into my phone like a crazy person and sadly wearing pants.  Ugh.  Too much effort for a Saturday.

The only good thing about having the house to myself is that I can write without distraction.  Cuz as soon as someone turns the TV on, I’m done for.  And it doesn’t even matter what show it is.  I know I talk a lot about Full House, but there could be a documentary on about a snake that eats people and suddenly my brain just goes away somewhere.  Which, if you have 7,397 blogs to write, this scenario is the least ideal.  Not much gets done while lying comatose on the couch, let’s just say.

Welcome to Speed Blog #2, y’all!  I’m home now and still trying to get caught up, which at this point is proving to take light years, plus eons and eternities on top.  I mean, I’ve just turned on my iTunes and taken about 15 dance breaks since writing this sentence.  Seriously, who’s in charge here?  Cuz they are about 97.8566% CRAP at their job.  Blah.

I have the new Lollipop Posse Lacquer Summer Mix Tape: Overdrive Edition to share with you today!  And trust me, guys:  YOU. WILL. LOVE.  Grab some smelling salts and go lock yourself in a room alone – you’re about to get suuuuuuuuper unattractive in about 2.5 seconds.  Take a look:


And what do we do when new Lollipop’s are coming?  Pass the hell on out now, that’s what.  

This collection was created in collaboration with Karen’s husband, Mr. Lollipop, and inspired by their mutual love for the alt rock scene of the late 90s/early 2000s.  Yes, yes and more yes!  Plus, I love that her hubs got in on the action and they made something cool.  In my house, we’d collab on something food related, most likely involving potato chips or gravy on things.  So yeah, like, LESS COOL, clearly.

And now, the rundown of colors in 3 … 2 … 1 …

But My Hands are Busy in the Air – $9.50

The world’s a roller coaster / And I am not strapped in / Maybe I should hold with care / But my hands are busy in the air

— Incubus, Wish You Were Here

DESCRIPTION:  A turquoise crelly that is filled with purple shimmer and a bit of holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Two coats

She Lives on the Borderline – $12

She lives on the borderline / That they call hazel / And the tent that she lives in / Has the name of her lover / As she lays down to rest

— Wolfmother, White Unicorn

DESCRIPITION:  A multichrome crelly that shifts between green/red/copper and even blue at extreme angles, with iridescent red/green/gold color shifting glitters and micro holographic sparkles

OPACITY:  Two coats

I Remember When I Lost My Mind – $9.50

I remember when / I remember / I remember when I lost my mind / There was something so special about that place / Even your emotions had an echo in so much space

— Gnarles Barkley, Crazy

DESCRIPTION:  A royal purple crelly with ocean blue shimmer and iridescent sparkle

OPACITY:  Three coats

My Heart’s in Overdrive – $9.50

Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel / My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel

— The Darkness, I Believe in a Thing Called Love

DESCRIPTION:  A hot pink crelly packed with blue shimmer, holographic microflakies, micro holo sparkle and silver flakies

OPACITY:  Three coats, although two was very close

The Future is Coming On – $11

I ain’t happy / I’m feeling glad / I got sunshine in a bag / I’m useless / But not for long / The future is coming on

— Gorillaz, Clint Eastwood

DESCRIPTION:  A steel-colored chrome base that suspends red/green/gold color shifting iridescent glitter and a healthy dose of iridescent sparkle

OPACITY:  Three coats, but two was close

Pleasantly Caving In – $9.50

I drift along the ocean / Dead lifeboat in the sun / And come undone / Pleasantly caving in / I come undone

— Queens of the Stone Age, No One Knows

DESCRIPTION:  An ocean blue crelly that leans cobalt with red/violet shimmer and a scattering of holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Two coats, although under the lamps it appeared like it could’ve used a third

Help Me Burn Out Bright – $9.50

I’m looking to the sky to save me / Looking for a sign of life / Looking for something to help me burn out bright

— Foo Fighters, Learn to Fly

DESCRIPTION:  A fiery glitter topper that consists of two sizes of color changing, iridescent hex glitters and a sprinkling of holographic sparkle

OPACITY:  Only one coat over a dark shade required for excellent glitter payoff

The round up:

And we are all just big puddles of goo.  Anyone still upgright at this point, well clearly you are WRONG.  Cuz you can’t have this much glitter and flakies and delicious iridescence without at least a minor case of the Noodle Legs.  Unless you don’t like pretty things.  Or you have no eyes.  I dunno.

My favorite is She Lives on the Borderline, which y’all already knew, cuz where there is green there is me loving it in a smother-y, stalker-y kind of way.  Plus, I’m a sucker for multichromes.  Ladylike composure = out the window, each and every dadgum time.

This collection just released last week, so you’re all set for shopping.  Individual bottle pricing is listed above next to each polish name, but if you’re feeling the grabby fingers, full set is $65.  Let’s spend some money today!  Click here and be happy.

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Thanks for hanging in here with me while I try to write a blog without writing a blog (with jazz hands).  It’s hard to just give you a description and show you pictures and then move on to the next one like I ain’t a big drool-y mess and this is all NO BIG DEAL.  Cuz it IS a big deal to the trillionth degree, let me assure you.  Lollipop Posse Lacquer is legit no joke, and Karen is the QUEEN.  In other words, you’re buying 18,000 bottles.  Weeee!

Later, loves!


PART 2 Polish Pickup July 2017: Cocktails & Mocktails


Wasn’t I just in here blogging?  I swear I was.

Welcome to Part 2 of the insanity, guys!  In case you just jumped in here in the middle like a crazy person, there’s a whole other Part 1 you need to read first.  DO IT.  I’m serious.  Click here.

Brief reiteration of what we’re doing.  I got chosen to blog for the Polish Pickup for the month of July and I’ve got a crap ton of polishes to show you before the carpal tunnel sets in.  Trying to keep things short and sweet, as I know we all don’t lounge around on couches doing nothing like me.  You and your fancy life.  Ugh.

I’m about to get 97.7668% more chatty, so let’s reel it in.  Here’s 10 more things you’re buying:


The theme for the July Polish Pickup is Cocktails & Mocktails, so everything in here is inspired by a drink.  Considering I can make one wine cooler last a whole three hours, I’d say 1) they chose the PERFECT month for me to blog, and 2) I’m super fun at parties.  


STELLA CHROMA:  Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule

DESCRIPTION:  A nude crelly with green/purple ultra chameleon chrome flakies and a heavy dose of copper flakies

COATS:  Only needed two

This one is one of the most unique polishes of the bunch.  I don’t normally wear nude polishes cuz my sad white sausages look even more sausage-y when I wear neutrals.  HOWEVER.  The flakies in here are unreal!  They completely transform this polish and now I want to wear it on all FIVE fingers like a normal person.  The thumbs are about to get some luvin’!

Under the lamps:


Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.stellachroma.com

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Facebook http://www.facebook.com/stellachroma



DESCRIPTION:  A blurple holographic with pink shimmer and blue and purple chameleon flakies

COATS:  Excellent coverage in one, but needed two to make it perfect

Seriously, those little dots of blue peeking through, I want a trillion more of those!  I love those unexpected little surprises that only indie brands can do.  Plus, no one hates a blue and purple combo now do they?  Unless you don’t like pretty things, or maybe you have no eyes.  I dunno.

Under the lamps: 


Price: $10.50

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.turtletootsiepolishes.com

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DESCRIPTION:  A holographic gold to green duochrome that suspends gold flakies

COATS:  I did three coats although two might’ve been fine, but when I’m using one of Karen’s polishes, my brain just goes away somewhere.

Side note:  the more thin your coats, the better the flakies show up.  Also, Snoop Dog was the inspo for this polish although Karen said it’s not official.  But he is, I’m sure of it.  And lastly, the drool is getting ridiculous.  Bah!

Under the lamps:


Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://lollipopposselacquer.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/lollipopposselacquer 

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Lollipop-Posse-Lacquer-720218501425617



DESCRIPTION:  A bright coral base with red, orange and slightly pink shimmer

COATS:  Formula is very sheer but builds up nicely. I did three coats and my nail line is still only slightly visible but not enough for me to do a fourth coat. Effort on a Sunday? No thank you!

This color is a hot little mama!  So vibrant and bold, and about 2.5 seconds away from HAND MODEL! if you ask me.

Under the lamps:


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://seventysevennaillacquer.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/77naillacquer

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SASSY PANTS POLISH:  Anything But Blue in Hawaii

DESCRIPTION:  A vibrant blue jelly base with blue/green shifting shimmer and sprinkling of iridescent flakies

COATS:  Three thin coats as formula is pretty sheer, although it builds up well. Can get thick if you add too many coats, so go thin!

Mannnn, do I have a soft spot for jellies.  I want to swim in a huge bathtub full of this one.   The blue shade is bright and cheerful but very bold.  Who’s sticking their fingers in stranger’s faces and making them look at mah nails!  THIS LADY.  Clearly, I need supervised.

Under the lamps:


Price: $11.50

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.sassypantspolish.com

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TOP SHELF LACQUER:  Flaming Sambuca Shots

DESCRIPTION:  A bluish black base with blue/purple/red shifting shimmer and multicolored shifting ultra chameleon chrome flakies

COATS:  Two, full of magic

The July Polish Pickup wouldn’t be proper without a Top Shelf polish in it.  Amy’s brand is all about the cocktails so naturally the universe done tipped sideways til we knew for sure:  TOP SHELF IS COMING, and now we can all breath again.  Thank God, too.  I was trying to be a trooper, but I can hold my breath for 17 seconds just fine until I’m told I HAVE to hold my breath for 17 seconds.

Aside from all that, though, flakies flakies everywhere, and in the cart she goes!

Under the lamps:


Price:  $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.topshelflacquer.com

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LE POLISH:  The Bees Knees

DESCRIPTION:  A white crelly with purple and yellow microflakies and gold shimmer

COATS:  Three, although two probably looks just fine. I felt like maybe I could see a bit of sheerness at two, but I was also painting with one eye closed so what do I know really?

There are so many flakies in here, that the white base looks lavender to me.  Again, I was in the midst of a 9 hour swatch fest, so perhaps I was painting with BOTH eyes closed at this point.  Trust me, it’s happened before.  This mani is the result of a damn near miracle.

Under the lamps:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.lepolish.bigcartel.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/lepolish

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/lepolishnailpolish


PRETTY JELLY:  Old Fashioned 

DESCRIPTION:  A burnt sienna jelly with holographic flakies and red/gold shimmer

COATS:  Two, extremely smooth and flowy

The fact the ice cream truck drove by at the exact moment I was using this and I somehow managed to not get up and run down the street in pajamas is a testament to the gloriousness of this polish.  It’s the color of sunlight through a glass of bourbon, so basically, NAILED IT doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

Under the lamps:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://prettyjelly.etsy.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/prettyjellynail

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DESCRIPTION:  A pastel pearlized green base with a beautiful mix of powder and green, gold and silver hexagon glitters

COATS:  Two! This polish appeared to be thicker than it actually was, and it went on very smooth and easy.

Another new to me brand!  This one is a fun one, for sure.  I don’t think I’ve ever used a pearlized base before, and the finish of it is super cool. And although it has a different look to it, with top coat the surface dries completely glassy.   Well, and don’t even get me started on those tiny green glitters.  Cuz I could just sit here and love them for the next 37 years.

Under the lamps:


Price: $9.95

Linky loos:

Shop http://mystunningnails.com

Instagram http://www.instagram.com/mystunningnails

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mystunningnails


MS SPARKLE:  Unicorn Frappe

DESCRIPTION:  A purple-ish neon red with blue shift, teal iridescent glitters, black iridescent microglitters, spectraflair, baby blue microshreds, aqua shreds and unicorn flakies

COATS:  Three.  Formula was thin and a little goes a long way, so be careful unless you feel like cleaning up your cuticles for nigh on eternity.

This little lady is BRIGHT.  My camera had issues and about just shrugged its shoulders and walked straight out of the room.  But we persevered y’all!  Or at least an attempt was made.  For real, I know I just won an award and everything, but if you’re handing out Starbucks to celebrate all the overachieve-y happening over here, I’m pretty sure that sounds about right.

But also: this polish is really beautiful.



Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.mssparkleboutique.etsy.com

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Once again, the Polish Pickup shop opens Friday, July 7 at 11am EST and will stay open until Monday, July 10 at 1159pm EST.  You can click here for shopping, but you’re reading Parts 1 and 3 first.  Cuz by now you’ve invested some time, and quite honestly, it’s the right thing to do. 

Part 1

Part 3


Lollipop Posse Lacquer: Polish ReVamped Group Custom Trio


Staying on task is hard, you guys.  Considering the sheer amount of pajamas happening every evening after work, you’d think I’d manage a to-do list with just two things on it like a dadgum champion.  Instead though, it’s like SQUIRREL!, SHINY QUARTER! and then suddenly I’m head-lolling in the midst of an accidental 8pm nap, mouth agape for extra attractiveness.  Seriously, if time-wasting was a sport, I’d be sooooo freaking skinny by now.

And in other news, I’m still married!  Apparently all this chaos makes me adorable.  Who knew?

Let’s look at pretty things! I received a most amazing trio of polishes from the lovely Karen with Lollipop Posse Lacquer to share with you today.  If you’re in the mood for something dark and gorgeously sexy, get your focus face on cuz it’s serious business up ahead.  Take a look!


I’ll admit I was expecting something a little more Leonardo-y. But this is okay too.

The Polish Revamped group on Facebook has Lollipop Posse Lacquer on the radar this month and I’m so so excited!  I was gonna say something sexy to describe the customs Karen made for us, but today is not the day for a Rude Husband Laughing-type scenario.  So here’s what Karen has to say instead:

We worked closely with the group admin, Elena, to create an amazing trio of Summer Playlist favorites intended to bring to mind the heat of a summer night … That slow, easy feeling.  Neon lights on wet cement.  Sensuality, and that midnight buzz in the air.

— Karen, Lollipop Posse Lacquer

See?  Just try leaving this blog without spending some money.  It’s nigh on impossible.

First up is Earthcrosser:

It’s two a.m. and it’s quiet again / Where’s my lip gloss? / And the ringing in my ears from playing too loud / I hear the ocean, I hear the crowd …

— Veruca Salt, Earthcrosser

This one is a matte-finish teal crelly that suspends microflakies and green, gold, teal and blue shimmer.  If you’ve never tried Karen’s matte shimmers, well guess who’s about to have a BEST DAY EVER?  (You, to be clear.)  They are some of the best polishes I own.  Perfect, smooth formula, opaque in two coats, ultra matte but with this insane mesmerizing glow.  For real, it’s 18,000 tickets to the Drool Convention with this one, AT MINIMUM.  If there was ever a time to close your eyes and smile to yourself like an idiot, now would be it.  

Oh, the Ugy Ecstasy Face.  It is so dire.

Next up is Passion Fruit:

Listen, seeing you got ritualistic / Cleansin’ my soul of addiction for now / ‘Cause I’m fallin’ apart, yeah / Tension between us just like picket fences / You got issues that I won’t mention for now / ‘Cause we’re fallin’ apart …

— Drake, Passionfruit

Here we have a smokey purple crelly that suspends a blue/green shifting shimmer.  Do you see why I love Karen?  DO YOU SEE?  Everything she does is magical.  The mix in this polish is stunning to the trillionth degree.  There may be some random hand modeling scenarios later with this one, pretty sure. Cuz running your fingers languidly over toasters and clock radios just happens sometimes whether you like it or not.

You want this, oh yes you do.

Lastly, here’s Crave You:

I walked into the room dripping in gold / Yeah, dripping in gold / I walked into the room dripping in gold / Dripping in gold / A wave of heads did turn, or so I’ve been told / Or so I’ve been told / My heart broke when I saw you kept your gaze controlled …

— Flight Facilities, Crave You

This one is a red/magenta based multichrome that suspends large gold flakes and smaller holographic microflakies.  Excuse me while I drool in a thousand buckets.  Cuz hers a pretty lady, that’s why.

In a market where multichromes are everywhere and they all start to sort of seem the same, Karen has managed to make this one completely unique and jaw droppingly beautiful.  I mean, the FLAKIES, guys.  The dadgum flakies!  If this one somehow ends up on all the surfaces (mine AND yours), no one’s surprised.

You need to scroll back up and look at those again, just to aid the convincing.  And if you’re still not sure, I’m var var sad about your brain.  Also, the fence is no place for a lady.  

The round up:

These polishes were made exclusively for the members of the Polished ReVamped group on Facebook.  To snag you some bottles, here’s your to-do list:

Click here to join the group, then click here for shopping – that’s it.  Easily manageable, unless you are me.  I’ve been writing this one sentence for the past 18 minutes cuz the Full House Marathon Distraction Epidemic is legit no joke.

Prices vary depending on the polish.  Earthcrosser and Passion Fruit retail for $9.50 and Crave You (cuz she fancy) retails for $11.    But happiness is PRICELESS, so 27 bottles in your cart, stat.

Okay, get on it boo boos.  This trio is only available until June 30, and then they will be gone forever.  You do not want to be that person on July 1 wondering what has become of your life, i.e., trio-less and sad.  If you have to write 7,856 Post-It Note reminders, so be it. Now is not the time for rational behavior. 

Later, loves!