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Anonymous Lacquer: Multichrome Madness Group Custom Trio


Can someone eat a whole bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos right before bed and let me know how it turns out? Cuz I’m about 2.5 seconds away from a junk food extravaganza, but figure midnight is not the time for a science experiment.  However, if YOU try it first and somehow manage to NOT gain 27 pounds of salt retention while you sleep, then for real you guys:  there’s about to be a Grabby Fingers to the trillionth degree-type situation happening over here.  Also known as BEST DAY OF MY DADGUM LIFE.  Weeeeee!

Pretty sure I have a problem with potato chips.  I mean, clearly I do.  On Sunday, I bought a bag of dill pickle-flavored ones and it wasn’t even on accident.  Cuz NO ONE buys chips that taste like pickles, except for those who lose control of all rational behavior once the shopping cart gets one wobbly wheel length down the snack aisle.  Seriously, did I just walk into a room full of one thousand Leonardos all handing me a Starbucks?  Might as well have.  DREAM SCENARIO, is what I’m saying.

So while one hand’s been stuck in a bag of Doritos, then other one’s been swatching nail polish.  GUYS!  Multichromes are happening, and if there was ever a time to get real serious about spending some money, now would be it.  Look what I got:


You done died.  You did.  How the rest of this blog is getting written I don’t even know.

It’s time for the August customs for the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook, y’all!  This month, Mildred with Anonymous Lacquer is in the spotlight, and she created such a lovely trio.  There’s a blue and a purple, and so far so good, but then she tossed in a glorious green one, and basically I’ll never be normal again.  Ugly Ecstasy Face in full effect, yo.  And my brain has officially stopped holding my mouth closed.  If anything sexy happens soon, we’d all be surprised.

And now, a quick rundown of the colors plus more shifty beauty than you can handle.  Brace yourselves.  There’s serious business up ahead.  Lessss go!


DESCRIPTION:  A teal to blue to purple shifter

OPACITY:  Two delicious coats

Then I turned on the mood lights, and OMG, have you ever?!  NO. YOU. HAVE NOT.


DESCRIPTION:  A green/gold/blue/blurple shifter

OPACITY:  Two smooth coats

And here’s where all our jaws just fell right off our faces.  Ladylike composure?  NOT TODAY!


DESCRIPTION:  A green/gold/purple shifter

OPACITY:  Two of the yummiest coats of your life

This is my favorite color combo, and I want it on all the surfaces.  Mine AND yours.  Completely normal behavior, in case you’re curious.


WANT, WANT and NEED, that’s your new motto.  And good news, guys:  you’re buying alllll this!  Cuz where there is multichrome there is you, having a var var good day right now.  Hooray!

To order, you gotta be a member of the Multichrome Madness group on Facebook. Click here to join, then head over to the Anonymous Lacquer store by clicking here. This trio is only available until August 31, so if you can’t go now – although WHY NOT?! is the actual question – be sure to set some alarms so you don’t miss out. Cuz who wants to wake up September 1st so very sad and trio-less? CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Single bottles retail for $12

Trio retails for $30

However, happiness is PRICELESS.

And now, more clicking opportunities.  Connect with Anonymous Lacquer:



Fan Group

Later, loves!


Pretty Jelly: Fantasmic Flakies Exclusive Group Custom


Before y’all go thinking I’m living some sort of charmed life full of pajamas and nail polish, let me reassure you.  I just burned my boob while leaning over my bathtub faucet to wash my hair with no shirt on. I’m not even sure that was proper grammar, but honestly, the only other word I know right now is OUCHIE, so the rest are just bonuses.

Happy Monday, guys!  Although, most likely Tuesday by the time you read this cuz YET AGAIN I’ve decided to blog right before midnight.  Ugh.  If stupid words come out soon, no one’s surprised.  Cuz one eye is sleeping and the other is watching Full House.  Who is doing the blogging then?  Seriously, I don’t even know.

Time for polish!  Liz with Pretty Jelly sent me a most glorious, magical thing.  Who’s in the mood for a legit no joke flakie EXTRAVAGANZA!?  Damn near all of us, that’s who.  Take a look at this beauty:


Well hell.  Already with the tongue lolling.  If anything ladylike happens next, it’d be a dadgum miracle.

So long story short, Liz just made all our flakie dreams come true.  Cuz Pretty Jelly is in the spotlight for August, and Liz has created a most amazing custom polish exclusively for members of the Fantasmic Flakies group on Facebook.  Y’all ready to spend some money today?  (The answer to that question is always YES.)


DESCRIPTION:  A red-toned purple jelly with aqua to pink shifting shimmer, multichrome flakies, and aqua shards

SO. FREAKING. PRETTY.  One bottle, in the cart she goes!  Plus 27 backup bottles in case of accidental polishing of all the surfaces.  As happens from time to time.

My swatch shows three thin coats plus top coat to smooth everything out.  Applied very easily, which was a nice surprise considering all the goodies in there.  And then I spent the next 24 hours somehow NOT putting my fingers in my mouth, so if an award is coming, well that sounds about right.

Macros, for extra drool-y-ness:  

Gah!  Bye bye checkbook!  Cuz hers a pretty lady, that’s why.

This polish is only available until August 31, so now is not the time to lounge about.  Here is your To-Do List all typed up so nice and neat.  Best blogger ever?  I say YES.

1.  Join the Fantasmic Flakies group on Facebook by clicking here

2.  Head over to the Pretty Jelly shop

3.  Throw polish in the cart all willy nilly

4.  Boysenberry Bay is priced around a billion dollars, but if you use coupon code FFAUG2017, you’ll bring it down to $10 (practically free!)

5.  Then sit back, relax, and stalk the mailman like a proper loon

Finally, more clicking to do.  Connect with Pretty Jelly:



Basket full of kitties – click here, just because

Annnnnd we’re done!  More pretty polish tomorrow, so be sure to come back.  Thanks as always for reading my weird little blog. Y’all make all the carpal tunnel so completely worth it.

Later, loves!


Tonic Polish: Unicorn Pee Collection 


OMG, you guys.  I’m not even gonna waste time with this blog and just get right to the point:  Tonic Polish has a new collection coming out and suddenly BEST DAY EVER doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.  A legit no joke hoarding situation is lurking, my friends!  Gimme all the Tonics.  Plus 27 backup bottles, at the minimum.

And now your best day is about to get best-i-er cuz this collection is full of UNICORN PEE.  As in, the most special and rare pigment in the entire world, discontinued for years and only found by sheer luck and/or superhuman effort to the trillionth degree.  Lindsey’s admin and lovely friend, Chris, has scoured the earth from end to end and found us a few bottles, so now we all owe her our firstborn childrens cuz I think that’s how this thing works, right? I might be thinking of something else. Either way, though, Chris and Lindsey, THANK YOU!

It’s about to get suuuuuper elbow jabby in here in about 2.5 seconds.  Brace yourselves.


Cuz nobody does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you.

Well, in our defense, you can’t just release new Tonics out in the world and then expect anything normal to happen next.  Ladylike composure = out the freaking window with this one.

So before I get too chatty in here and accidentally take 18 years to write this blog, let’s go ahead and get started.  I’ll try to keep things brief, cuz I figure the more I keep talking, the higher the likelihood of something stupid coming out.  Collective jaw drops in 3 … 2 … 1 …  


DESCRIPTION:  A squishy royal cobalt blue

Thought I’d start with this one as it’s the only polish in the collection not containing unicorn pee.  Because true to its name, it is the BEGINNING.  The base.  The foundation on which to build your Unicorn Pee dreams.  It’s the freaking glue that holds everything together, people!  In other words, YOU NEED HER.

Plus, all you blue lovers just died a little.  Seriously, you did.

I used two regular coats for my swatch, but some people may need three, especially if you have longer nails.  Also, because of the rich blue pigment in this one, it has that delightful skunky smell that we’ve all come to expect from similar polishes.  IT IS COMPLETELY NORMAL.  No need to google search symptoms of poisoning because y’all know I already did that.  Turns out, blue dye just stinks.


DESCRIPTION:  A unicorn pee topper

For once, I’ve actually shown you a thing!  I put one layer of this topper over my Happy Beginning base because I seriously tried to be a real blogger this time.  And now you have proof I think things through from time to time, sooooo … certainly an award is officially coming.

Then I turned on the mood lights for extra drool-y scenarios:


DESCRIPTION:  A warm toned purple with red to green shifting unicorn pee

Again, I did two coats and got pretty good opacity, but those with longer nails might need three coats.  This color is an ode to one of Tonic’s best sellers, Lula – so if you loved that one, you’ll love Serendipity.  Seriously, this purple is ridiculously yummy.  Like, if I didn’t have 7,397 blogs left to write, I’d just pass the hell on out now.  Gah!

Mood lights = grabby fingers:


DESCRIPTION:  A blue toned purple with red to green shifting unicorn pee – an ode to another classic, Huckleberry Sparkle

Two coats for this one too, but some may prefer three.  That’s the deal about my short nails – visible nail line (VNL) isn’t much of a thing for me.  Although, I could easily go to Polish Mountain with any of these colors. One layer, two layers, three layers, infinity.  I swear, nail polish makes my brain just go away somewhere.  Suddenly, I’m 9 years old in a room full of office supplies.  DREAM SCENARIO, is what I’m saying.

On the other hand, Polish Mountain requires effort, and the last time I attempted effort, I got rug burn in my buttcrack and not even for a very good reason.  LAME.  In other words, I gave up after two coats.  Clearly, I’m also not very good at goals.


DESCRIPTION:  A sheer red jelly base full of unicorn pee

Because of my short nails (blah blah blah), I got opacity in three coats.  But this polish is intentionally made sheer, so some of you may never get opacity.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if I did an additional mani to show you this polish used as a topper over Happy Beginning like I did with the other one?  Cuz of that carpal tunnel-enducing high-fiving frenzy from earlier, y’all think I could keep up that “thinking things through” charade for more than 5 seconds?  Have you read this blog before?

You don’t get to Lazy, Level EXPERT by going the extra mile, is what I mean.

Regardless, I really love this red.  I think it is STUNNING on it’s own.  The UP shows up so nice and pretty; it simply glows.  But in case you wanna see Uniporn as a topper, click here for my friend, Amanda’s, blog.  Towards the bottom she posts some lovely photos of this one over Happy Beginning that you’re just gonna swoon over.  Take your drool bucket, though, just in case.


DESCRIPTION:  A warm toned violet creme with red to green shifting unicorn pee shimmer

Since this one is a creme, two coats easily achieved opacity for me.  Goes on so smooth and yummy!  The UP is a bit more subtle, although I think the whole bit of it is absolutely lovely.  If you love purple, or pretty things in general, this one has your name written alllll over it.  (Seriously, I checked.)

Also, this polish is the official Tonic Facebook Fan Group custom.  Usually, membership is required to purchase these customs, but Lindsey is opening this one up to everyone.  HOWEVER, because at this point it’s the only logical next step, click here to join the group.  DO IT.  I mean it.


To. Die. For.  That’s not even a typo.  Every single one of these polishes is a noodle leg epidemic waiting to happen.  Formulas are perfection, colors are rich and beautiful, and, well – there’s that thing about unicorn pee.  Basically, if it’s rare, limited edition, discontinued, never to be seen from again, I want it.  Could be a bottle full of dog poo, but that’s beside the point.  Not that this is anything compared to dog poo, but you know what I mean.  Hopefully.  Right?

Well there’s that stupid thing we were talking about earlier.  Clearly I’ve rambled on a skosh too long.  UGH.  Shut up, Brain.

Order deets:

Price for Happy Beginning is $10; the others are $14 each

Because these are super limited edition and will NOT be restocked, customers can only order one bottle of each color for the moment.  After the first 48 hours, if there are still bottles left, the sale will open back up for multiples.  In addition, every new Tonic release seems to break the dadgum internet, so make sure you’re first in line.  Cuz getting NO BOTTLES is not an option.  Are you properly panicked yet?  You should be.  

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

When:  Sunday, August 13 at 2pm CST

Don’t miss out, guys!  

And now, the linky loos.  Connect with Tonic Polish:



Fan Group

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom once again.  Your continued readership makes all this carpal tunnel-slash-no sleep thing utterly and completely worth it.  Hugs and internet kisses for all of you! XOXO

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!


KB Shimmer: Summer Vacation Collection 


Current status: sitting in the bathtub, writing a blog, eating a Schlotzsky’s sandwich.  Seriously, if I could be even a skosh more overachieve-y, I might be President of the Universe by now.  Which, considering how well I manage my own life on a daily basis, it might not be too shabby of a deal.  You get pajamas, and you get pajamas, and YOU get pajamas … Happy days ahead for everyone!

A most exciting blog for you today!  I received this glorious swatch pack from Christy with KB Shimmer, and I swear, did Leonardo just walk in here and hand me a Starbucks?  Might as well have.  Cuz BEST DAY EVER doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.

And then SOMEONE tossed a bunch of glowing holo flakies on everything, and we all just died a thousand tiny deaths.  Ugh.  Ladylike composure = completely out the window.


See?!  How we all gonna act normal in here now?  The flakies got me guys.  They got me good.

So this is the new Summer Vacation collection, a set of 8 beachy, rainbow-y, shimmery shades with this cool inner glow to them that’ll have you lounging on couches with your drool bucket, smelling salts and 27 levels of sexy, at minimum.  Who’s ready to spend some money today?  Every dadgum one of us, that’s who.  Lessss go!

Rundown of the colors first:


DESCRIPTION:  A raspberry pink base with glowing holo flakies and a sizzling copper shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  A coppery orange base with glowing holo flakies and rose gold shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  A lemon yellow base with glowing holo flakies and orange leaning copper shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  A kiwi green base with glowing holo flakies and grass green shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  A deep teal leaning turquoise base with glowing holo flakies and blue shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  An orchid base with glowing holo flakies and violet shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  An indigo leaning grape base with glowing holo flakies and inky blue to deep purple shifting shimmer


DESCRIPTION:  An onyx black base with glowing holo flakies with blue to purple shifting shimmer 


Each of these polishes had a consistent formula, very smooth, easy to apply, no gloop! I did three coats for my swatches even though two would probably be just fine for most of you. But because I have a nail polish problem, I always end up doing more coats than necessary. CAN’T.  STOP. POLISHING. Story of my life. 

The colors really do have a glowy property to them, especially the darker shades. I didn’t even know glowing holo flakies was a thing, but imma need a trillion more bottles, pretty much. Cuz when I love something, I do it in the most smother-y, stalker-y way possible.

I’ve shown you swatches in indirect lighting, under the lamps and under the mood lights so you can get a feel for how these polishes look in multiple situations. The color shifts and shimmery surprises are drool-worthy and noodle leg-enducing.  Might also cause moan-y throat noises to come out, so make sure you schedule things according. Moans during work functions might violate some sort of HR thing, I dunno.

So good news, guys! You’re buying allllll this!  Here’s the deets:

Full Summer Vacation collection retails for $70

Single bottles are $9.25 (but this point is moot, obviously; all eight, in the cart they go!)

Oh, and they’re available now so there’s no excuses. Click here for shopping!  Then go revel in your good decisioning. 

More clicking opportunities! Connect with KB Shimmer:



Fan Group

I’ll be showing more KB Shimmer goodies soon, so stayed tuned.  Cuz those 7,397 blogs left to write?  Barely a dent. One of these days, I’ll figure out how to be a Superhuman.

Later, loves!


Color4Nails Spotlight: Illyrian Polish – Summer 2017 Collection 


Now that the Polish Pickup blogs are over, we can officially focus on the next most important thing: my month-long birthday celebration.  Cuz I don’t know about you, but if you’re forced to be one more year established into your 40s, the least my husband can do is:

Gimme back rubs. Make me lots of coffee with Schnapps in it. And let me put my feet on him without giving even a skosh of disgust.

If we’re not doing any of that, the joy is basically SUCKED right out of the room, then. The point of birthdays is gifts; otherwise, we’re all in here just getting old for no DADGUM good reason.


I went to the dermatologist last week for my annual skin check. Here is the conversation (pretty much verbatim) on how that went down:

THE SCENE: Me, practically naked, arranging myself on the table in the least fat roll-inducing way possible.  Dermatologist walks in and proceeds to exam.

ME (pointing to a thing): So this one has a little crust on it that I can just scrape right off with my fingernail. 

HER:  Uh-huh, totally normal thing as we age. 

ME (pointing to another thing):  Well this one has been there for a while, and it doesn’t look any different, but what do you think?

HER:  Yep, a sun spot. You get those as you age. 

ME (pointing to yet another thing):  Okay, well this one, though.  Certainly we don’t like this one!

HER:  Ummmm, looks fine. Just a spot caused by aging.

OMG, AM I IN HELL?! Is there someone in this room who is aging?!  Seriously, I’m var var confused right now.  Cuz last time I checked, I was a Trophy Wife EXTRAORDINAIRE!, or in less science-y terms, One Who is AGELESS. 

On the bright side, I remembered to not wear my extra large underwear like I did at my last appointment. Although I exchanged it for my super orthopedic bra, but that is beside the point.

Again, no one is old. CLEARLY.

To kick off Birthday Month Extravaganza, I had the pleasure of blogging for Color4nails for the very first time, and I swear if Leonardo suddenly popped out from around the corner somewhere, it would only make sense. Cuz BEST DAY EVER, that’s why.

So excuse me while I squeeeeee! a little bit. Just look at these pretty things instead:


Sisi sent me a most gorgeous collection from Illyrian Polish to review for you, and when I say I didn’t know if my tongue would ever find its way back inside my mouth, well you can only imagine how unattractive things were being over here.  Am I still married, cuz seriously, I don’t even know.

But yeah – the Illyrian Polish Summer 2017 collection. Get on this, stat.


DESCRIPTION:  A cerulean blue base packed with holo sparkles and a gorgeous teal/blue/purple shifty shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats for me

Sooooo, I figured we’d start off with a massive case of the Grabby Fingers.  Cuz look at it. LOOK 👏🏼 AT 👏🏼 IT.  Basically magic in a bottle. No one’s getting out of this blog without spending some money, I already know. 

Under the mood lights:

That shift!  Have you ever?  NO YOU HAVE NOT. 


DESCRIPTION:  A subtle turquoise to blurple thermal with an intense turquoise/teal shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats, three if you’re crazy; obviously I did three

Y’all know me and thermals. We’s best friends!  Cuz nothing says chummy pals quite like an anxiety enducing, hand in ice water, racing to take a pic before the temperature changes kinda photo sesh.  Plus sweat bead mustache for bonus points. Ugh.

Regardless though, I think things turned out okay. I give you the best five photos out of the 7,397 I took. Enjoy!

Transition between hot and cold:

Warm state only, the turquoise:

Cool state only, the blurple:

And then macros in transition, cuz BEST BLOGGER EVER:

As mentioned, the transition is subtle and blends together seamlessly. You buying this one, just so you know. 


DESCRIPTION:  A sky blue jelly base packed with holo sparkles and a strong green to coppery rose shifty shimmer

OPACITY:  Two coats

I know the base is blue, but all I see is beautiful, glorious green.  And now my brain has officially stopped holding my mouth closed. Drooling, Level EXPERT, in case you’re curious. 


DESCRIPTION:  A deep teal jelly base with a strong glowy violet shimmer and tiny holo sparkle

OPACITY:  Two coats

So. Much. Pretty. Seriously, all you blue lovers just died a little bit. 

And now, more mood lights:

Dreamy!  That shimmer truly is glowy, and we are all basically just big puddles of goo by now. 


DESCRIPTION:  A bright raspberry tinted pink base packed with a strong fire coppery orange shimmer and holo sparkles

OPACITY:  Two coats

Quick! Lick the screen while no one’s looking. Now act natural.

Good job. Seriously, if you came here for the ladylike composure, you’ve picked the wrong day.

I love they’ve put a pink one in the midst of all this blue-y purple. She’s definitely an eye catcher, a stunner, a one way ticket to the Drool Convention.

The color pulls more red on me, but other’s swatches show more pink.  Either way, though, we lub it lots.

More ultra drool-y scenarios coming up in 3 … 2 … 1 …


DESCRIPTION:  A deep blue toned purple base packed with a teal/blue/violet shifting shimmer and tiny holo sparkle

OPACITY:  Two coats

Super vampy!  The teal part of the shimmer reallllly stands out and is just glorious. Makes my sad white sausages look less sad and sausage-y, and for that fact alone, we want 27 bottles. 

So let’s end this thing on an exclamation point. Last polish, up ahead!


DESCRIPTION:  A deep teal blue base with holo sparkle and pink/red/gold shimmer flecks

OPACITY:  Two coats

And in case you’re still on the fence, here’s some macros:

Cuz the fence is no place for a lady.  18,000 bottles, in the cart, stat! Rational behavior?  NOT TODAY!


Every single one of these is fabulous. From formula to saturation of color – I had zero issues whatsoever.  It was my first go with Illyrian Polish, but definitely not my last. In other words, I’m about to get suuuuuper stalker-y, I can already tell. 

This collection is available now at Color4nails.com, so you’re all set for shopping!  Each bottle retails for $13, which is on the pricier end – although worth every penny if you need some justification.  However, my top faves are Polaris, Lyra and Phoenix, in case you’re being forced to, like, buy groceries and some electricity instead. Boooooo.

Happy Monday! Go buy some nail polish. Then come back later and buy some more. You deserve it. 

Later, loves!


Anchor & Heart Lacquer: Polish Pickup August 2017


GUYS. We’ve made it. Officially nine blog posts in a little more than 5 days, and if there was ever a reason to have a wine cooler on a Sunday morning, this here’d be it.

One polish showed up last minute or else I SWEAR this blog would be on time.  But then hubby and I went out of town and forced me to go be social against my will, so the blog was delayed even further. AND THENNNNNN! We went to a Guns N Roses concert that lasted almost five hours, and 7,397 electric guitar solos later, well, naturally some napping ensued. Y’all, I’m old. I can swatch and blog until 4 in the morning, but anything other than that? CRAPSHOOT. 

Regardless, here’s one last polish you need from the Polish Pickup. FOCUS! Cuz it’s Polish Emergency plus jazz hands. And some serious business up ahead. 

Presenting Falling in Love With…Chad by Anchor & Heart Lacquer:



In case you’ve forgotten the last eight blogs I’ve posted, the theme for August is Old Hollywood. Taryn was inspired by Elvis Presley’s character, Chad Gates, from the movie, Blue Hawaii. Take a look at this:

And now this:

It’s a purple EXTRAVAGANZA!  All the colors from the photo are in here people, cuz Taryn is a freaking MAGICIAN. Seriously, she has a store full of other gorgeous polish to prove it.  

DESCRIPTION:  A warm purple holographic with blue flame, holo microglitter in pink, purple and blue PLUS iridescent shifting flakies in aqua/purple/pink and blue/green/gold

That’s a lot of goodies!  If this one somehow ends up on all the surfaces, no one is surprised. 


Gah! Do you see that jackpot flakie?!  Uhhhhhhnnnnn.  Excuse me while I lick my screen real quick.  Judgy Eyes (aka, hubby) needs to just LOOK AWAY lest divorce happen by accident.

I mean, who’s acting normal at this point anyway?  If you haven’t drooled in a thousand buckets by now, well clearly you are WRONG.

Here’s where the emergency comes in.  The Polish Pickup sale is almost over. You have today and tomorrow only to snag this beauty, and then it goes away FOREVER. And I swear, if you’re waking up on August 8, sad and polish-less, I am var var concerned about your brain.  CUZ WE’VE BEEN OVER THIS BEFORE, that’s why. 

To read up on the Polish Pickup, what it is, what it does, click here to read the FAQs. Then while you’re in a clicking mood, join the Polish Pickup group on Facebook (click here!) so you can get in on theme nominations, voting, interacting, and being social all while lounging on couches.  Weeeee!

Oh, and this polish retails for $12 and comes with a side of Leonardo.  Or else I just dreamed that. I dunno. 

Click here for shopping, then go be happy.

Later, loves!