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Nail Hoot: Polish Pickup January 2018



YOU GUYS.  We did it.  ON TIME AND EVERYTHING.  Seriously, whose blog is this cuz it’s certainly not mine.  Cuz only a superhuman can write TWELVE blogs back to back to back and somehow get them posted BEFORE all the nail polish goes away.  Soooo, on the off-chance this is my blog after all, well then who’s the Queen of the Carpal Tunnel, hmmm?  I mean, I’m not saying it’s me, butttt … it’s probably me.  Are bonus points coming?  Only about a trillion, pretttty sure.


Nail Hoot: Polish Pickup December 2017



I am literally (once again) sitting here blogging with my eyes closed.  I’m not even sure what is happening right now.  Might be blogging, might be dreaming.  Honestly, it’s a crapshoot.  In my defense, I just spent all evening updating the blog and making it fancy, and because I don’t know how to do any of that, it took me years and years and years.  Feel free to go look and then send kudos and accolades cuz that was some kinda effort to like the trillionth degree.  And now it’s well after 2am so HEY! Let’s start a blog! cuz that makes a wholllllllle lotta sense right about now.


Nail Hoot: Polish Pickup October 2017


I was 2.5 seconds away from buying my cat a unicorn horn hat souvenir but thankfully George Lopez walked down the hotel lobby and I got properly distracted by FAMOUS PEOPLE! for the next couple hours.  Hubby gave me the secret eye signal, you know, the one that says SIMMER DOWN, CRAZY without drawing attention to the fact that someone is clearly not simmering down.  Seriously though, hubby just needs to look away from time to time cuz when someone famous is nearby, I am the best dadgum lurker that EVER freaking lurked.  But FOR SOME REASON, that’s not a very attractive quality.  Ugh.  Hubby is ZERO fun sometimes.  Good thing I’m such a Trophy Wife or we’d all be worried.

So while I sit here behaving all sorts of stalker-y, let’s get to the point. The October Polish Pickup is just around the corner, and I know y’all just dying to get out your grabby fingers. There’s about 50-ish brands participating this month with some pretty amazing polish and polish-related things, so if there was ever a time to get off your no-buys, right now would be it. It’s a bye bye checkbook type situation for you, in case you didn’t know.

Here’s the gorgeous contribution from Brandie with Nail Hoot:


Drool-y Scenario #6534589, and we all got our buckets on standby.  It’s about to get suuuuuper unattactive in here, I can already tell.

The theme for the month of October is Monsters & Mythical Creatures, and Brandie chose this awesome picture as her inspiration.  Take a look at this:

Now look at this:


Basically, NAILED IT isn’t even close.  A whoooooole lotta jaw dropping, though?  Welllll, that’s better.

DESCRIPTION: A stunning, dark golden linear holo with medium red flash throughout

OPACITY:  Two luscious coats plus glossy top coat

This color is so comfy cozy brown-y gold, but those glittery bits?  UGH. I gots the noodle legs y’all and the Ugly Ecstasy Face is in full effect. I’m a walking pile of sex, just so you know.

More shots, but not for licking:

Even though you want to! But the judgy eyes, they are everywhere.

So in case you are new, this is how this thing works. The Polish Pickup shop goes live on Friday, October 6 at 11am EST. At approximately 11am and 1 second, you’re tossing nail polish in your shopping cart like a dadgum crazy person. Plus 27 backup bottles for SAFETY. Then get back into pajamas cuz you’ve had a hard day.

In case you’re unable to prioritize properly, the shop will stay open until Monday, October 9 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; Skyward Gryphon in particular will retail at $9.75.  Shipping is a flat rate of $3 no matter if you buy one polish or if you buy all of them. I don’t do the maths too well, but I’m thinking that’s a pretty good deal.  Also, you can make multiple orders over the course of the weekend, and the lovely PPU ladies will combine your shipping.  Who’s royalty then? That be YOU.

To get in on sneak peeks and future voting for monthly themes, click here to the join the Polish Pickup Facebook group. Then when October 6 rolls around, click here for shopping! DO EEEEEET. I mean it.

More PPUs are coming, so be sure to stick around.  Later, loves!


Nail Hoot: Haunted Mansion


Real quick blog for you this afternoon since I’ve kinda got a streak going, posting things early, being a proper blogger and whatnot. Figure I oughta get in here while the gettin’s good, cuz distractions are always about 2.5 seconds away.  Hubby’s got his finger on the remote about to switch over to reruns from the 1980s, and lord knows not much else gets done after that.  How I’m not skinnier, the world may never know.

Got something pretty from Nail Hoot to share with you today!  Every year, Brandie comes up with a fun polish for Halloween, and this time around we got a purple one!  Who just got swoon-y?  Pretty much all of us, that’s who.  Take a look:


Ooooooh!  That’s a bunch of goodies!  The glitter, the holo, the yummy purple deliciousness.  Gah!  Excuse me while I attempt to get control of my brain.  

This is HAUNTED MANSION, a stunning purple to black duochrome crelly with dashing orange and blue glitters and a pinch of scattered holo.  It is an absolute perfect polish for some Halloween nail art, which naturally I have none to show cuz CLEARLY I don’t plan things well.  However, I’m imagining the nail art, and certainly that gets half a horn toot at least.

Formula on this was pretty good.  Not overly thick, which is good considering all those glitters.  I did two coats for my swatch plus two layers of top coat in order to smooth everything out.

And now, a crap ton more pictures.  Can’t stop won’t stop!

Are you properly convinced?  Well, you should be.  27 bottles, and in the cart they go!

This polish releases today at 7pm CST, which is roughly 20 minutes from now.  Remember up top how I said I was posting blogs early?  I mean, streak’s still going, albeit just barely.  Bonus points?  YES PLEASE.  Here’s more deets:

Cost:  $7.35, i.e., practically free

Where to buy:  https://nailhoot.com/products/haunted-mansion-halloween-indie-polish

In addition to Haunted Mansion, Brandie is also releasing her Flakie Feathered Friends collection, so be sure to snag those up as well. 

The linky loos! Connect with Nail Hoot:



Fan Group

Okay, y’all!  Go get your pretties!  Then come back later cuz I’m attempting another blog tonight.  Bahahahahaha.  We’ll see.

Later, loves!


Nail Hoot: Polish Pickup September 2017


Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting over here crying into a cupcake cuz I’m freaking 43 years old today and didn’t even wake up skinnier or prettier or NOTHING. What kind of rude birthday shenanigans is that?  Then hubby had a business trip to take this morning, so I was forced to walk about a thousand miles across the other end of the building to go get my own coffee.  Ughhhhhh.  GUYS.  I’m old now; I’m pretty sure I need to be lounging about as much as possible.  Pajamas on, feet up, and coffee just appears out of nowhere.  You know, in case the Universe needs a DADGUM REMINDER.

Good thing there’s nail polish!  We’re working our way through my Polish Pickup haul, desperately trying to post some time sensitive blogs sometime before the year 2037.  It’s going pretty well, but as y’all know, distractions are always lurking.  I’m one Full House episode away from falling down a rabbit hole.  In other words, we better get started.  Here’s the Nail Hoot contribution:


Oh, well now that’s just lovely.  I see shimmer!  I see flakies!  I see me picking my jaw up off the floor about 18,000 times.  If y’all came by for the ladylike behavior, clearly how WRONG you must be feeling right now.  Are you sweaty?  Cuz I’m sweaty.

Again, the Polish Pickup theme for September is Fall Foliage and Fun.  Again, the colors of fall make me a noodle leg-y mess.  How we’ll make it to the end of this blog, seriously I don’t even know.

Check out the inspiration for Brandie’s polish:

Told ya.  BIG. PUDDLE. OF GOO.  Who doesn’t want that over all their surfaces?  Crazy people.  People who don’t like happiness.  People who have no eyes.  Robots.  All the rest of us though:  GIMME.


DESCRIPTION:  A cherry red jelly with gold, pink and orange flakies

OPACITY:  Two delicious gloop-free coats

Listen, if I’m wearing a red, it’s gonna be a red like this one.  A red one with goodies in it.  This is truly one of the prettiest polishes in the sale this month.  Legit no joke.  Get it on your shopping list, stat.

More convincing up ahead:

Then I put her under the lamps cuz we haven’t drooled enough today:

Now, under the mood lights for ultra sexy scenarios:

Welp, you’re buying it.  At this point, you have no choice.

I typed it all out in my last post, but no one’s in the mood now for 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, September 1 at 11am EST and will stay open all the way thru Monday, September 4. Cost varies between makers, but Autumn Fire will retail for $9.75, which is practically free in case you’re curious. Shipping is a flat $3, which is just one more reason to love everything about this scenario.

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

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.  More coming tomorrow.  Prolly double up on the blogging fun, cuz I’m starting to get anxiety.  Responsibilities are dire, people!  But the lure of the couch is some serious business.  (SEND HELP.)

Later, loves!


Nail Hoot: Polish Pickup August 2017


Full House is on, the cat has suddenly laid down right next to me without coercion of any kind, and there’s a bag of chips that taste like biscuits ‘n gravy within grabby distance.  I’ll be honest:  the distraction level at the moment is at an all time high.  Will this blog even get written before the year 2037?  Seriously guys, I don’t even know.

Welcome to your Bonus Blog!  Polish Pickup is still in effect, and the effort to post everything BEFORE the sale ends (you know, most ideal situation) is officially cranked in high gear.  Hope y’all are still awake and reading along cuz your BEST DAY EVER is about to get even besti-ier.  Nail Hoot is in the house, and if there was ever a time for the smelling salts, now would be it. Take a look at Don’t Call Me Sugar:


Where my blue lovers at?  Cuz this one’s got your name written allllll over it.  Quite possibly in French and attached to a Starbucks, cuz not much else gets better than that.  Unless it comes with a side of Leonardo, that is.

You might’ve heard already (assuming you’ve read this blog before), but this month’s theme is Old Hollywood.  Brandie was inspired by the movie Gone With the Wind, most specifically Scarlet’s dress in this scene:

So naturally something beautiful happened: 

Gah!  Did you just die?  Cuz I sure did.

DESCRIPTION:  A soft and beautiful cobalt blue holographic with slight pink flash

And under the lamps, it gets even better.  The color deepens and the holo’s got its jazz hands on:

Oooooh, someone’s about to spend some money, I can already tell.

Close up of that shimmer:


It’s a subtle flash of pink, but it is definitely there.  And the formula is pretty good too.  A nice, smooth, effortless two coater.  Jaws are dropping, people, and we’re all about to get unattractive.  However, on the plus side, if I hold my mouth open long enough, someone might just put some mashed potatoes in there cuz I AM THE LAZIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.

OMG, WHAT?  Honestly, something has happened to my brain.  Nail polish makes me stoooopid.

Don’t Call Me Sugar will retail for $9.75, which is a pretty cheap deal for so much happiness.  Now, here’s more deets:

Polish Pickup FAQs – click here

Polish Pickup shop – click here

Now here’s where it gets serious. The Polish Pickup sale opens Friday, August 5 at 11am EST and will run through all day Monday, August 7. So if you can’t manage to get your priorities straight in a mere three days, well it’s a sad state of affairs for you then. In other words, setting 17 alarms makes the most sense. Cuz no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you.

To be continued for all of eternity.  More polish tomorrow, loves!


Nail Hoot + Top Shelf Lacquer Collaboration Duo


When your husband asks you what your plans are for his birthday and you answer “painting my nails,” just be aware the reaction you get isn’t quite as exciting as you’d expect.

So now I’m forced to do stuff outside the house this weekend, which requires slightly less pajamas than originally planned. Ugh. I suppose if there’s any one thing worth putting pants on for 72 hours, it’d be him.  He’s a good guy. He pulls 18,000 nail polish packages out of the mailbox and only gives a skosh of a side eye.

Until then, though, it’s business as usual. Swatching and blogging and Full House marathons. Eating Funyuns, locked alone in a room, and wondering why skinny is taking so damn long. You know, if I wasn’t such a Trophy Wife, we’d all be worried. 

Here’s something pretty:


This duo is a collaboration between Brandie with Nail Hoot and Amy with Top Shelf Lacquer, which started out as a joke.  Brandie had a naming contest in her Facebook group, and Amy suggested the name “Hoot This Way.”  For every contest after that, Amy continued to submit “Hoot This Way” as her entry.  Finally, Brandie agreed to the name as long as she could name one of Amy’s polishes, and VOILA! a duo is born.  And good news, guys:  you’re buying it.  Weeeeee!

First half of the duo is from Nail Hoot. Here is – FINALLY, in all its glory – Hoot This Way:

Worth the wait.  Yes?  YES.

DESCRIPTION: A rose gold holographic with strong gold flash

COATS:  Two, but good coverage in one

If you’re a fan of neutrals, you’re gonna love this one.  It’s the perfect polish for elegant, hand model-y, tiny cappucino cup holding scenarios.  As we all do from time to time.

I did some nail art:

I might’ve accidentally got my birds confused on this one, cuz the longer I look at my ring finger, the more I am convinced that’s not a flamingo.  Either that, or there’s some serious leg envy happening with the other flamingos.  Ring Finger Flamingo is my baby sister who is lovely and lithe; Other Finger Flamingo is me who has a problem with potato chips.  Ugh.

Used the Lina 4 Seasons – Summer 02 plate in case you’re curious.  

The last half of the duo is from Top Shelf Lacquer. Here is Drunk & Disorderly:

Ooooh!  There’s an accidental painting of all the surfaces lurking, I just know it.

DESCRIPTION: A medium blue crelly with scattered holo, a subtle purple shift and color-shifting chameleon flakies

COATS:  Two, nice and smooth

But back to those flakies.  Are they not divine?!  Seriously, if you came here for the ladylike composure, well now is not the time for a flakie display.  Cuz the amount of drool buckets happening over here is quite alarming to say the least.  OMG, am I still married?  I don’t even know.

Some mediocre mojo:

Do not ask why I did sharks.  Sometimes when I nail art, my brain just goes away somewhere.  I mean, it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever done, but an award is definitely not coming this time.  Although I’ll take a Starbucks anyway, you know, if y’all not busy.

Used the Lina 4 Seasons – Summer 02 plate again in case recreations are in order.  (They’re not.)  NEXT.

The round up:

This precious little duo releases this Friday, July 14 so make sure you set approximately 17 alarms cuz rational behavior is for other people.  There are 25 sets ready to go for immediate shipping, and POLISH EMERGENCY doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario. However, in case your priorities aren’t properly categorized, alphabetized and assorted by size and color then pre-orders will be taken until August 15.  Targeted ship date on those is August 30, otherwise known as FREAKING LIGHT YEARS AWAY.

In other words, you better snag those first 25.  DO IT.  I mean it.

Price for the duo is $18 and they will ship internationally, so it’s an equal opportunity good day for everyone!  Click here for shopping,

Some linky loos:

Nail Hoot – InstagramFacebookFacebook Fan Group

Top Shelf Lacquer – InstagramFacebookFacebook Fan Group

And while you’re in a clicking mood, follow me on Instagram.  Cuz at this point, it’s just the right thing to do.

Later, loves!