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Posh Paints: Celestial Wonders Collection 

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I swear, if I scroll Facebook one more time and then SNAKE! happens without any warning, I’m gonna karate chop someone in the throat. Cuz I don’t need to see what you find out in your backyard while mowing. You need to be indoors in pajamas like a normal person.  How will you ever get to Lazy, Level EXPERT by being overachieve-y anyway?  Blah. 

In Michigan last week, hubby made me go “do stuff outside” and RUUUUUUUUDE doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.  I mean, I’m on VACATION, so clearly exercise has nothing to do with it.  But because I made him stop for 15 “eternity-like” seconds at the Michael Jackson birthplace in Gary, Indiana, that means I owe him favors of all shapes and sizes, and apparently hiking was one of them.  Ugh.

GUYS.  I am the world’s girliest hiker.  Everything was either a snake, spider or poison ivy.  And there was dirt, and IT. WAS. EVERYWHERE.  I got a bit of it on my cute Sketcher tennies, and I was seriously done for. Do people cry while hiking? I mean, is that a thing people do?  Just asking. You know, for a friend.

Got a lifetime’s worth of calisthenics done, though, and even if I wanted to take off my wedding ring and hand it back to hubby, I couldn’t cuz my fingers were ultra sausage-y at that point.   But on the even bigger plus side:   DADGUMMIT, I did it.  And only complained about 97.85769% of the time.  Toots on the ole horn for me then.  Woot!

Here’s a photo of me pre-hike, exhibiting composure to the trillionth degree:

There is no after photo cuz I died a little bit. I don’t sweat like a lady, let’s just say.

Good thing there’s polish, or else I don’t have much else to brag about today.  I received some gorgeous shades from sweet Courtney with Posh Paints, and if you love flakies and you love toppers, well you’re about to have a var var good day. Lessss go!

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Yes. Things are starting out well. If angels start singing, no one’s surprised.

This collection is split into two groups: three full coverage flakies and three flakie toppers. So I don’t repeat myself (cuz, NO TIME. VAR BUSY.), I brushed three coats on top of naked nails for these first three shades, then for the toppers, I did two coats on top of a black base.

First up is Flaming Star Nebula:

This is a multichrome flakie that shifts from voilet to pink to gold in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters and a purple shimmer.

For real, tongue lolling. Already. 

Serious business up ahead:

Formula was great. No gloop. Nice flakie distribution.  Since I brushed on the coats, the opacity wasn’t 100%, but you couldn’t tell that much in real life. However, sponging on coats two and three probably would’ve yielded a better result. 

Naturally, I have no proof. BEST BLOGGER EVER, obvs. 

But I did nail art, and it’s not hideous. Hooray!

Isn’t that the cutest? (Yes.)  I really love how it turned out, which doesn’t happen that often.  Oh, mojo, my dear sweet friend. 

Used the Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate and a matte top coat for funsies.

Next up is Crab Nebula:

Ummmm, FAAAAAAVORITE! But of course, you already knew. Cuz where there is green, there is me picking my jaw off the floor like 18,000 times. 

This one is a multichrome flakie that shifts from lime to blue to gold in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters, and a gold shimmer. I love everything about it, and I want it on all the surfaces, stat.

ALL NORMAL BEHAVIOR, in case you’re curious. 

Another epic display of photography skill:

Cuz I MEANT to go blurry, that’s why.  Although you are distracted by green, are you not?  Now FOCUS. Art is coming. 

Not bad, right? I’ve done worse. If there’s a nail fail happening, chances are I’m on the front row. BUT NOT TODAY!

I used the Powder Perfect Art Deco 01 plate here, just so you know. 

Now here’s Fire Nebula:

This one is a multichrome flakie that shifts from red to bronze to copper in a clear base with holo microglitter, color shifting glitters, and a copper shimmer. 

Who’s all set for a prim and proper tea with the Queen? Bahahahahaha. NO ONE. Although if there’s a Drool Convention nearby, that sounds about right. 

An insane display of flakie:

Gah! Just gorgeous.  You’re buying all these, by the way. 

More good nail art. What is happening to my life?

Certainly mojo’s got one foot out the door by now?

Used the Lina Feeling Shapely 09 plate for the baby triangles and the Uber Chic Beauty 17-02 plate for the hairy chevrons. Shhhhh, that’s what they are, I swear it. Okay, 23% sure.

Now onto the toppers!  Again, two coats over a black base. I know I said  up top I wasn’t going to repeat myself on this, but I know someone out there has just jumped into this blog in the middle like a crazy person.

Quick rundown of the colors then I’ll meet you at the bottom. First up is Little Gem Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of green/blue/fuchsia/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter.

Another angle, cuz NERD:

 Next up is Wings of a Butterfly Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of green/blue/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter. 

Lastly, here’s Eskimo Nebula:

This one has a clear base full of red/green/gold shifting flakies with color shifting glitters and holo microglitter. 

Every single one of these toppers is distinct from one another, and I freaking love that. You can clearly see one is pink, one is green and one is more orange. For those that also care about these things: high fives all around!

Easy to apply formula. No gloop on these either. OMG, is Leonardo coming next?! Cuz this day can’t get much better. 

The round up:

This collection released just yesterday, so no waiting required! Go ahead and toss all these in your cart plus 27 backups. Cuz there’s no sense in being rational at a time like this. The deets:

Set of 6:  Retails for $61

Individual bottles (again, moot point):  $11

Happiness and joy and pajamas for everyone:  PRICELESS

Go treat yourself today. You deserve it. Click here for shopping!

Later, loves!

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Posh Paints: Holiday 2016 Collection 

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Someone needs to come take my internet away.  Ugh.  Who else spent all their husband’s paycheck on nail polish?  In my defense, I wanted them all.  And I was wearing pajamas.  A dangerous, dangerous combo.

I mean, how easy is it to shop from home? (Very.)  Stores never close.  I can do it in the bathtub or with one eye watching a Full House marathon.  And there’s zero shopping carts, zero elbows, and zero karate chops in the throat.  In other words, no crazy people and an extremely successful Black Friday (depending on your definition of successful; hubby may disagree).

While we wait for the mailman to stuff my tiny mailbox with a hundred different packages, let’s look at some pretties!  I received the Posh Paints Holiday Collection to review for you today.  We’re about to get in a festive mood!

As much as I do not enjoy winter weather, I do love a pretty holiday nail polish.  All that red and green and BLING.  My heart can’t take it y’all.  I’m gonna need some smelling salts and a Victorian fainting couch.  And prolly a Starbucks, just to be safe.

First up is Win-Tree Weather:

Green, oh glorious green!  Has there ever been a lovelier color?  Of course a holiday collection wouldn’t be right without a green in it.  (Seriously.  I checked.)  And nobody wants to break rules this close to Christmas, now do they?  Stay on your best behavior – at least until after the gifts – is a wise rule to live by.

So we have a beautiful green jelly base filled with micro holographic flakies and gold shimmer.  Formula was super easy and effortless – two ridiculously smooth coats – and now you have time to go run your errands, drive your kids around, be Parent of the Year if you damn well please.  I, on the other hand, will just go sit over here and pick cat hair off my sofa for a minute.  In other words, var var busy.

Then I did this nail art thing:

Sometimes I do cute things.  I like this star mani!  Used some silver and gold stamping polish from Powder Perfect and a cute star charm from the Cosette Nail Shop.  Very quick design, which is hands-down my favorite kind.

Next up is All That Glitters is Snow:

My eyes, my eyes! Man, that’s sparkly.  This is definitely a party polish.  Perfect for people that have a life and go “do stuff.”  Or the opposite of me, if you’d rather.  I’m sorry.  I’m well aware that doing nothing doesn’t make you skinny, but it does give you an excellent manicure, which is a good trade in my opinion.

I mean, see?  Laying on couches has its advantages and now you have proof.  Pajamas for everyone!

Base on this one was clear but so full of holographic flakies and glitters, that the coverage was excellent.  No undies, no sponged coats.  Just apply like a regular polish and get your party on (or your Netflix marathon; whatever).

More nail art:

Just some simple stamping.  Used the Make Your Mark 02 plate from Lina Nail Art Supplies and made a surprisingly un-Christmasy design. In my head, this looked much more festive.  Naturally that’s the case.  My daydreams are always better than my reality.  You should see how young and thin I am up there. Oh, and Leonardo!  Such a good husband.

Now here’s S is For Sledding:

What a sexy little thing!  Phwoar!  Or a fat santa suit.  Either way.

I’m telling you: these polishes are all so dang pretty.  If you like sparkle, these are your new best friends.  And normally, I don’t gravitate towards red.  But throw in a few holos and flakies, and I’m basically a puddle of goo.

Same formula here as the green one. Jelly base.  Ultra easy to use.  Effortless.  What more could you ask for?  Well, besides a warm blanket and a lap full of kitties.  Maybe some butterscotch schnapps in your coffee.  But after that, nothing.

Someone’s feeling festive:

This is the holiday mani I intended to do, but my brain got sidetracked.  Well, Leonardo was holding a Starbucks and a Visa gift card up there, and so obviously nothing else mattered at that point.  Gimme.

Next up is ‘Tis the Season:

How the momentum just keeps going and going is beyond me.  Another beauty.  Another heartbeat, skipped.  Lordt.

Again, perfect for parties or other social events.  It’s times like these that I wish I cared enough to put pants on.

So. Much. Bling.  There’s loads.  Gold base, gold holo glitters, holographic pigment AND gold shimmer.  If it was any more gold-er, you could use it to barter with. You know, in case you have a need for raccoon pelts or a goat or something.

OMG, what am I even talking about? Shut up, brain. I almost deleted all that, but I’m keeping it in there as proof of my lunacy. Cuz in case I spend all my life savings on nail polish, I have evidence of my medical condition and therefore JUSTIFIED.

The only snow I’ll ever accept:

Okay, I love this one.  It’s super simple, but I love the gold and black contrast.  I used the B. Loves Plates Let it Snow plate, and I highly recommend it.  Lots of cute snowflake images.  Comes from Poland where I assume it snows year round, which probably isn’t a very sound assumption (cuz NAIL POLISH not geography, ugh), but regardless, I’m pretty sure they’re experts on snow.  Thus excellent snowflake stamping plates.

Sorry.  Lunacy.  We’ve discussed this already.

Last but not least, here’s Meet Me Under the Mistletoe:

Told ya this collection was festive.  Absolute perfect holiday polishes.  And this one is a straight up glitter bomb.  Top photo shows the separate glitters, but it’s the one below under direct lighting that takes it to the next level.  Look:

Sparkly!  The base here is holographic glitter (obvs) and then loaded up with green, red and gold glitters of various sizes.  Very easy application once again.  I love that!  I want this all over my body like stat.

TMI?  Not in this blog!

Ummmm…

WTF is this one?  Dunno.  Lithuanian flag probably.  Sorry, guys.  I ran out of steam.

The round up:


Ooooh, don’t those look so pretty lined up like that?  You guys gotta get this collection.  Each polish is $9 or you can get the collection for $40.  That’s a discount for those not mathematically inclined.  You can buy them by clicking here.  Available December 1 at 12pm EST.  Set an alarm!  (Cuz I’m the boss of you, that’s why.)

And then you have some Instagram obligations to take care of.  It’s the right thing to do.  And this friendship is reciprocal whether you like it or not.

Posh Paints – click here

Me – click here

Now that’s the holiday spirt.  Later, loves!