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Polish Pickup April 2018: Across the Universe



Woah. Where have I been?  You know, I’d like to tell you I’ve been busy doing something really cool, like singing in an 80s band or learning how to riverdance, or maybe something even less cool (but CLEARLY AND TOTALLY worthwhile), like dressing the cat up in little outfits and carrying him in a purse through the grocery store.  But seriously, do you even know whose blog you’re reading right now?  Certainly not the blog of a person who goes and “does stuff” for a living, I’ll tell you that much.  YOU GUYS.  It’s me!  And y’all know damn well I’ve been laying on this couch for the past 12 days in the most extreme display of pajamas you EVER did see.


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!


PART 1 Polish Pickup July 2017: Cocktails & Mocktails


GUYS. After all the blogs I’ve written, assuming an award would be coming any day now – either for a miraculous not-hideous nail art or maybe just because I wore pants on a Sunday –  well FINALLY all that efforting has paid off.  Cuz a legit no joke award has officially come.  I’ll be honest:  I was just thinking maybe y’all would get me a Starbucks or something.  But OMG, NO; it’s wayyyyy better.

Sarah and Adrienne, the awesome gals behind the Polish Pickup (as well as Fair Maiden Polish), asked me to be the designated blogger for the month of July.   Whaaaaaa?!  For real, are angels singing?  Cuz I swear I hear angels.  And a full toot on my own horn, at the minimum.  Cuz I rarely win anything.  I mean, I guess I did win 48 rolls of toilet paper in the work raffle, but that point is moot.

So listen, this is gonna be a super big blog post.  There are 29 polishes to go over that’ll take at least 18 years to read, so make sure you have snacks and some diabetic circulation socks handy cuz basically you’re not moving for a really long time.  I mean, if I’m about to give myself a wicked case of carpal tunnel, you’re about to look at some nail polish for nigh on eternity.  Who’s getting excited then?  EVERY DADGUM ONE OF US, that’s who.  Lessss go!


For those who aren’t familiar with the Polish Pickup, I’ll give you a very brief synopsis.  Each month there is a theme that is nominated and voted on by the members of the Polish Pickup group on Facebook.  The makers who participate will create exclusive polishes based on that theme, the shop goes live on the first Friday thru Monday of the month, and then we all thank Baby Jesus for the internet, otherwise there’d be some Black Friday-style elbow jabbing happening everywhere.  Come Tuesday, the shop is closed and the polish goes away forever.  Are you properly panicked?  Well you should be.  It’s a  POLISH EMERGENCY! at it’s most finest.

To read more about it, click here.

Okay, no more chatty.  There’s some serious business up ahead.  EVERYONE:  prepare for the noodle legs, cuz it’s about to get suuuuuper pass-out-y up in here.   This month’s theme is Cocktails & Mocktails, so if you need a reason to have a wine cooler on a Sunday morning, this here’d be it. 


ALTER EGO:  Silver Cocktail

DESCRIPTION:  A silver holographic base with just a hint of gold

COATS:  Opaque in two; ultra smooth 

I reallllly love this color.  It’s a simple and elegant shade, but that holo is straight up ridiculous.  About 27 levels of gorgeousness.  And Queen of England-approved, in case y’all are having sandwiches later.  As happens from time to time.

Under the lamps:


Price: $7

Linky loos:

Shop http://wisconsinsoap.com

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

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


ELLAGEE:  Hard Cider

DESCRIPTION:  A luscious warm brown holographic with flashes of honey gold plus copper, bronze and gold microflakies

COATS:  Opaque in two; easy to apply

Did someone just wrap me up in a thousand toasty blankets and hand me a bunch of kitties?  Might as well have!  This polish is a comfy cozy dreamboat, and we lub her so much.

Under the lamps:


Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://ellagee.com

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

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


POLISH MY LIFE:  Passion Peach Sangria

DESCRIPTION:  A light peach/mild orange crelly with white and rainbow flakies for the perfect shimmer

COATS:  Formula was thicker than average so I added several drops of thinner to ease application. Two coats was good coverage but I did three to smooth everything out. 

The flakies in this one are a bit shy to capture, but in person you can see them easier.  I mean, it’s not a flakie EXTRAVAGANZA! or anything, but sometimes you just want something a little more chill.  We’re not always feeling our jazz hands, now are we?  And this peach color has just enough darkness in it to not wash out my see-thru skintone.  Bonus!



Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.polishmylife.com

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

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



DESCRIPTION:  A yellowy neon green base with bright green sparks and ultra chameleon chrome flakies that shift red/copper/green/gold

COATS:  Three easy ones

If you’ve read this blog before – although WHY HAVEN’T YOU?! is the actual question – y’all know I have a thing for green.  Green is my happy place.  I mean, where there is green there is me picking my jaw off the floor like 18,000 times.  And then you go tossing flakies in it like NBD, and I swear I’ll never be normal again.

Under the lamps:


Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.nightowllacquer.com

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

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



DESCRIPTION:  An ocean blue base with red microflakies and blue shimmer

COATS:  I got opacity in 2, but some may need 3

This is my very first Northern Star polish, but it’s absolutely not my last.  Formula on this is beyond amazing, so fluid and practically silky.   The deep saturated color was a one way ticket to the Drool Convention, and I swear if I there weren’t like 24 more polishes to get through, I’d just go ahead and pass on out now.

Under the lamps:


Price: $9

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.northernstarcosmetics.com

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

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


MY INDIE POLISH:  Goodnight Puppy

DESCRIPTION:  A pink base with lots of depth and a neat green spark

COATS:  I did three even though two probably would’ve been just fine; no formula issues at all

This one makes me smiley, although not very adorably.  No, I’m just sitting here with my eyes closed, smiling to myself like an idiot cuz polish does things, and they’re not always pretty.  The Ugly Ecstasy Face, guys!  It’s getting very unattractive over here. 

Under the lamps:


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://myindiepolish.com

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

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


POLISH ‘M:  Ripped in Rio de Janeiro

DESCRIPTION:  A red/orange leaning coral with gold microflakies, red/gold microflakies and red and gold scattered galaxy holo

COATS:  Two of the smoothest of your life!

Oh, but this one!  What a spectacular shade for summer.  Seriously, you’re buying one bottle plus 27 backup bottles in case of accidental polishing of all the surfaces.

Under the lamps:


Price: $9

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.polishm.com

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

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


NAIL HOOT:  Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise

DESCRIPTION:  A berry holographic with a hint of a purple flash

COATS:  Opaque in a quick two

Nail Hoot was the very first indie brand polish I’d ever purchased over two years ago, and it’s because of Brandie that I even have this indie addiction.  Basically, if it wasn’t for Nail Hoot luring me into this fantastical new world, you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now.  It simply wouldn’t exist.  So now we all owe Brandie our firstborn childrens cuz I think that’s how this thing works, right?  I might be thinking of something else.  Either way, though, Brandie, THANK YOU!

Under the lamps:


Price: $9.75

Linky loos:

Shop http://nailhoot.com

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

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



DESCRIPTION:  A mulberry purple linear holographic with added color shifting pigment and a gorgeous pink flash

COATS:  Opaque in basically one coat, but I did two to smooth out my strokes

Uhhhhhhhnnnnn.  Words have left me.  It’s seriously moan-y throat noises from here on out.  Purple lovers, you die!  How this blog is getting finished, well, wouldn’t we all like to know?

Under the lamps:


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://differentdimension.us

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

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


FAIR MAIDEN POLISH:  Sparkling Sangria

DESCRIPTION:  A berry holographic with red flame and holographic sparkles

COATS:  Pretty much a one coater but I did two cuz CAN’T STOP POLISHING.

This is the perfect ending to Part 1 of the blog cuz nothing has you beggin for more like a sultry, sexy little red.  Seriously, are you hot?  Cuz I’m hot.  Don’t mind me and my sweat bead mustache.  Ugh.  Good thing I’ve got this Trophy Wife deal on lock, or else we’d all be worried.   

Under the lamps:


Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.fairmaidenpolish.com

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

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


The Polish Pickup shop will open on Friday, July 7 at 11am EST and will run thru Monday, July 10 until 11:59pm EST.  Click here for shopping, but only after you read parts 2 and 3.  WE ARE NOT DONE.  In fact, we’ve just gotten started.  Weeeee!

Part 2

Part 3


Nail Hoot: Birthstone Trio – April May June


Oh, the never ending game of catch up, how you elude me. You’d think by now I’d finally be checking off that last item on the list, but for whatever reason, some 9 year old girl comes on tv singing the Titanic theme song and suddenly NOTHING ELSE FREAKING MATTERS.  What is blogging?  What is swatching?  What is DADGUM RESPONSIBILITY?  All the things I should be doing instead of the crying like a baby that I’m actually doing.  Ugh.  Where is Leonardo when you need him?  (Oh, but seriously, WHERE IS HE?)

Trying to make up for it tonight by being ultra focused.  Came home from work, locked myself in the bedroom, and sat down to write.  Then my phone notifications lit up, my Popcorn Snowballs are ready!, and so it’s off to the fake Bakery for nigh on eternity.  For real, someone just need to take my phone away.  Except don’t, cuz I will cut you.

Time for polish!  Brandie with Nail Hoot reached out to me asking if I’d like to review her most recent addition to the birthstone collection.  Ummm, is this Silly Question Day?  Of course I would.  BRING IT.  Cuz you don’t get to Crazy Nail Lady by just lounging on couches.

Or maybe you do.  Seriously, I don’t even know.


Brandie has been working on a collection of birthstone-inspired polishes, and with the release of these three, the year is officially complete.  Who’s collecting these or planning to collect?  I love buying sets of things, but I’m not very good at finishing it out.  I once tried to collect TV Guides back in like 1985, but only ended up with about 4 of them in an empty dresser drawer.  Although perhaps it was the wrong kind of collecting, cuz I do have about 3,497 bottles of nail polish threatening to fall through the floor of my house at any moment. Soooo…

First up for April, this is Diamond:

This beauty has a linear holographic base with a delicate clear pink diamond look and filled with clear scattered holo for added dazzle.  It’s sparkly and blingy and basically your standard everyday driving hazard.  Distracting, but in the best way possible.

Macro time!

GAH!  I just love how those holos catch the light.  You see what I mean by distracting?  You forgot you were reading this blog, didn’t you?  Cuz I forgot I was even writing it.

Next up for May, this is Emerald:

This one is a stunning, rich green linear holographic, and honestly, do I have to even say it?  When is the last time a green was thrown in here where I didn’t trip all over myself trying to get to it first?  Like, anyone in the mood to get drool-y and suuuuuper unattractive?  Me! Me! Me!, almost 97.58676% of the time.  That is not a typo.  Where there is green, there is me reattaching my jaw to my face 18,000 times.

Under the lamps, for maximum holo effect:

Do I hear angels?  I’m pretty sure there’s angels.

Now grab the smelling salts!  In case of accidental pass-out-y, it’s good to be prepared.

Oh, don’t mind me.  Just smiling to myself with my eyes closed like an idiot.  Sigh.

Lastly for June, this is Pearl:

This one has a delicate white base filled with shimmer and small golden flakies, topped with a pearlescent sheen and pinch of clear scattered holo. I just love whites all dressed up and fancy like this.  Capturing all the goodies was hard, though, cuz my camera is lame and I give up easy.  Bah!  Goals are for other people, let’s just say. 

More macros cuz we haven’t drooled enough today:

Well, technically I have, but I’m not normal. If you see me and somehow I’m not in the midst of a thousand drool bucket extravaganza-type scenario, just assume I’ve been kidnapped cuz that seems more likely.

I reallllllllllly love nail polish, is what I’m saying.

The round up:

And now good news: these polishes are available now, so get to clickin’ y’all!  You were just hanging around in your sweatpants doing nothing anything.

Trio retails for $24.99, and if you make a purchase by midnight on Sunday, June 25 you get a free cuticle oil pen.  Whyyyyyyyy, we LOVE free things!  Oh yes we do.

You can, however, get these as single bottles.  Diamond and Emerald are $9.35 and Pearl is $7.49.  But no cuticle pen, so this point is moot.  RIGHT? Right.  All three, in the cart they go!

Click here for shopping!  Then stay tuned for more pretties cuz this blog train is NEVER stopping.  Assuming this fake bakery situation gets under control, that is.  In other words:  WE’LL SEE.

Later, loves!