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Polish Pickup February 2018: Sugar Rush

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Time for everyone’s favorite Polish Emergency cuz the February Polish Pickup is coming y’all!  I’m doing things a little different this month as I haven’t had much free time for swatching and blogging like normal (or even lounging about on couches, which is quite possibly the lamest thing ever written).  Work has been very needy lately, what with all the people wanting their tax forms prepared in a timely manner (i.e., most ideal scenario) as opposed to the feet up, desk napping, procrasinating thing I’d rather do.   Ugh.  Fiiiine.  But I swear, if bonus points aren’t headed my way after this .. welllll .. where is Leonardo DiCaprio when you need him?  (SERIOUSLY, WHERE IS HE?)

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Pretty Jelly: Polish Pickup January 2018

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Just because we left two family size tubs of French Onion dip intended for mom’s Christmas party in the fridge (and effectively ruined said party if you want my opinion) and then had to buy gigantic bags of potato chips today so the dip wouldn’t go to waste DOES NOT mean I had a plan this whole time to sabotage the party and have an excuse to eat the chips and dip all by myself. I mean, it only seems suspicious. Cuz I’ve spent a great part of my life with my hand stuck inside a chip bag, and if it somehow wasn’t in a chip bag, well clearly that me wasn’t me but an imposter me and the real me had been kidnapped cuz that scenario seemed far more likely. But this time, I swear I behaved. Which might possibly be the saddest thing I’ve ever written.

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Indie Brand Collective: Black Friday Exclusives

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Ooooh, something exciting is happening! The ultimate pajama lounging experience of your life. A Black Friday to elbow jab all the other Black Fridays. And an opportunity to hoard alllll the things cuz no one does Crazy Nail Lady quite like you. Did your Shopping Hand just get twitchy?  Cuz honestly, that’s only the beginning. Get ready for drools and swoons and 27 other levels of ladylike-type scenarios.  Cuz the Indie Brand Collective is back and it’s about to get some kinda sexy in here, just so you know.

A little rundown on the IBC before we start. Organized by Liz of Pretty Jelly, the IBC is a collective sale site where customers can view all participating shops in one place and use one universal sale code to shop them all during the specific sale period – in this case, Black Friday weekend.  The sale code will mean different things for each shop, so you can visit the IBC site, click on each brand and find all the details regarding sale terms and conditions and convenient links to take you directly to their store. Cuz why waste time in figuring all that out by yourself when Liz has already done the hard part for you?  Liz gets a horn toot, a half of one at least.

Currently there are about 36 brands participating.  More could be added before the sale goes live, so be sure to keep checking the list of shops for changes.  About 14 of those brands are offering exclusive polishes for the sale and that is what I’ll be showing you today.  Y’all ready? Well then lessss go! A Noodle Leg EXTRAVAGANZA! is happening in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..

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See?  You already want all of them.  You’re about to spend some money, I can already tell.

Suuuuuper picture-y blog today with tons of important info, so in an effort to not spend the next 18 years in here, I’ll keep the chatty to a minumum.  For once, maybe I’ll be a proper blogger or something!  Well, we’ll see.  I dunno.  Stupid words tend to come out whether I want them to or not.

Ugh, already wasting time.  GUYS!  The nail polish:

ALTER EGO:  MYSTERY SHOPPER

DESCRIPTION:  A clear base with light olive green microglitter and purple shreds

OPACITY:  Swatch shows 4 coats plus top coat

Intended as a topper, but I’ve swatched Cynthia’s toppers before on naked nails and they always turn out exquisite. And four coats sounds like effort to about the trillionth degree, but they were an effortless four coats and .. well .. you had me at effortless.

Aside from all that, this polish would make for some awesome party manis. Someone do that for me and tag me in it. I’ll just be over here wearing an extraordinary amount of pajamas.

Price:  $9/17ml or $4.50/8ml

Sale code T&C:  20% off entire purchase; free shipping with $50+ purchase; international shipping

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BLACK DAHLIA LACQUER: COMING UP ROSES


DESCRIPTION:  A metallic mauve holographic with silver holo flakies, rose gold glitter flakes and subtle red/indigo/violet shift

OPACITY:  Two coats, but one covered really well

How precious is this color?  Ugh.  As far as pinks go, it’s pretty much pink, level EXPERT.  If you’re not buying this, let’s have a chat about priorities, shall we? Cuz how can you enjoy sitting amongst all that “electricity” and “running water” without this lovely pink holo in your life? Spoiler alert: you can’t.

Annnnnd then!  A double dose of Black Dahlia.  For real bonus points come to LIFE.  Check it out:

BLACK DAHLIA LACQUER: FOUR LEAF CLOVER


DESCRIPTION:  A dark gunmetal crelly with blackened green to purple duochrome shift, silvery blue and dark violet flakies and champagne/red and purple/blue shifting glitter flakes

OPACITY:  Two coats

Formula here isn’t quite as opaque as the other one, but it’s pretty dang close.  About one-and-a-half coats to be exact, except I don’t think that’s a thing.  Regardless, it went on easy and it’s full of yummy deliciousness.  Flakies, guys, FLAKIES.  And for that fact alone, we lub it lots.

Price: $10.75/14ml or $6.75/8ml

Sales code T&C:  20% discount; purchases $25+ get Four Leaf Clover for free; purchases $40+ get free cuticle oil; purchases $75+ will get free top and base coat; international shipping

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BOHEMIAN POLISH:  A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS

DESCRIPTION:  A white crelly with pink and gold chameleon chrome flakies and strong pink shimmer

OPACITY:  Two smooth and silky coats; a Polish Mountain waiting to happen

One swipe down the nail and .. ugh.  DEAD.  This color is STINKIN’ GLORIOUS.  The shimmer! The flakies! The tongue lolling about outside my body!  Told ya it was about to get sexy in here.

My polish is a tribute to the delightfully tacky yet unrefined city I call home.  When I think of how John Waters, our Baltimore hometown hero, would celebrate Christmas, I imagine plastic white trees covered with pink flamingo Christmas lights and just glowing.  I wanted to capture that feeling.

— Jen, Bohemian Polish

And soooo … we’ll take 18,000 bottles.

Price: $12

Sale code T&C:  40% off; free tote to all orders $35+ while supplies last; international shipping

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CRYSTAL KNOCKOUT:  SHELTERED GROVE

DESCRIPTION:  A holographic gold metallic base with subtle green shift, iridescent pink flakies and gold shimmer

OPACITY:  Listen, I did 3 coats.  It only needed 2.  My brain has clearly gone away somewhere.

First time using this brand, and I was quite impressed!  This is a lovely gold and the formula was nice and easy.  A perfect shade for anytime, but it’ll make a great base for some holiday nail art.  Or maybe you just need an excuse to be festive?  These nails are begging for it, let’s just say.  They also say NAP TIME! although that might be just me.  



Price: $10.50

Sale code T&C:  30% discount; first 20 orders get a free 8ml mystery polish; international shipping

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FAIR MAIDEN POLISH:  IT’S LIT

DESCRIPTION:  A super sparkly periwinkle holographic with violet flame and red/gold/indigo shift

OPACITY:  Two coats

Formula was easy although it can get gloopy if you work it too much.  DON’T DO IT.  I mean it.  Just swipe then leave it alone.  It’ll all work out, I swear.  I mean, I go ultra perfectionist and ruin pretty much everything about 97.74658% of the time ALL so you won’t have to.  In other words, I did this mani twice.  Oops.

Lastly, BLING LEVEL is at an all time high.  Mercy.

Price: $5 (or practically free)

Sale code T&C:  25% off entire shop; international shipping

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LEMMING LACQUER:  CRANBERRY FAIRY

DESCRIPTION:  A cranberry holographic with sparkling pink and red microflake shimmers

OPACITY:  Two coats on ring finger and three coats on the rest; the thicker your coats are the less you need (science!)

So glowy! And sexy and vampy and all sorts of drool-y.  Sad we’re still only at the beginning cuz how unattractive am I gonna be later?  (VERY.)

Thanksgiving approached so the fairy prepared / Her cranberry magic, not that sugar plum fare / She made the food delicious and atmosphere merry / Thanksgiving was good thanks to Cranberry Fairy.

This polish is inspired by the Cranberry Fairy who visits every home the night before Thanksgiving to enchant the foods with deliciousness.  Her magic is also the reason many of us pass out after enjoying the feast.  Just don’t mention her sister, The Sugar Plum Fairy.  There’s some sibling rivalry going on there.

— Cassie, Lemming Lacquer

I could use one of those Cranberry Fairies.  Cuz salad with just some lemon squeezed on it is not quite a delicious as you’d expect.  Seriously y’all, this diet is LAME.  Is skinny happening soon?  Cuz the Cheeto withdrawals are a dire thing.

Price:  $12

Sale code T&C: 25% off $20+ purchases

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MDJ CREATIONS:  FROST

DESCRIPTION:  A clear base with blue/violet shifting shimmer

OPACITY:  Swatch shows two coats on naked nails.  At first I tried three coats, but it got too thick and then disaster ensued. I really really suck at nails sometimes.  It was also 2am on a work night and one eye was already sleeping, sooo …

Formula is thicker than average due to all the shimmer packed in.  I mean, SO MUCH SHIMMER!  It dries slightly textured and semi-matte, but once you add top coat – HOLY MOLY!  Complete driving hazard.  Potholes come straight out of nowhere with this one.

One coat over black for funsies!

Price:  $10

Sale code T&C:  30% off entire purchase; no minimum; international shipping

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MY STUNNING NAILS:  TINSEL

DESCRIPTION:  A silver foil with gold and silver flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats

This one is actually opaque in almost one coat, which works out perfect for those who like to do quick nails and then go be productive and accomplish some shit. So, like, opposite of me, then. Cuz I do nails with a splash of other things, like breathing with a touch of dishes thrown in so hubby won’t divorce me.

Price:  $9.95

Sale code T&C:  40% discount; buy three or more polishes and get the exclusive for free

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PAINT IT PRETTY POLISH:  FEELING FROSTY

DESCRIPTION:  A teal/purple/blue multichrome with some sparkly bits; I added that last part (clearly I did)

OPACITY:  Two coats

Easy to apply, medium thick formula.  There really isn’t much else to say about it cuz multichromes make me stoooopid.  Brain’s stopped holding my mouth closed and the Ugly Ecstasy Face is so dire.  If I somehow manage to stay married after this, it’ll be a dadgum miracle.  Y’all need this!

Price: $8

Sale code T&C:  20% discount; surprise gift with every purchase; orders $80+ ship free; ships international

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POLISH ‘M:  INDIGO GLOW

DESCRIPTION:  An indigo purple holographic with iridescent purple/blue shifting glitter, aqua/purple/pink shifting flakies, slight blue to pink shift and a rainbow of chameleon chrome shifting flakies

OPACITY:  Two ultra glide-y coats

Ummmm, do you see all those goodies in there?  How this polish doesn’t cost like a billion dollars defies allll the comprehensions.  Although considering how much we’d pay for a bottle full of magic, even a billion dollars makes sense.  For half a second, but still.  Purple lovers, get on this!

Price: $12

Sale code T&C:  50% discount; first 49 orders that are $49+ will get the exclusive for free; free shipping for $60+ purchases; international shipping

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PRETTY BEAUTIFUL UNLIMITED:  BLACK FRI-YAY!

DESCRIPTION:  A purple/pink/copper/orange multichrome shifter with cosmic holographic flakies

OPACITY:  Two nice and smooth coats

GUYS.  Another multichrome!  Our best day ever just got best-i-er.  That shift is LEGIT gorgeous and then you go tossing flakies on top and OMG, I swear I’ll never be normal again.  If you haven’t drooled in a thousand buckets at this point, I feel var var sad about your brain.

Price:  $11

Sale code T&C:  35% discount; purchases of $50+ get the exclusive for free plus free shipping

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PRETTY JELLY:  BLACK FRIDAY 

DESCRIPTION: A dusty periwinkle with copper shimmer and rainbow multichrome flakies

OPACITY:  Two coats

All you really had to say is copper shimmer and now not much happens after that.  Good thing we’re nearing the end, otherwise we might be sitting in this blog for nigh on eternity.  I mean, there’s plenty of nail polish but barely any mashed potatoes and THAT, my friends, is a nightmare with a travesty and a sad face on top.

OMG what?  Shut up, Brain.  Stupid words have officially come out, which we were all expecting at some point anyway.

Price: $10

Sale code T&C: 35% discount; free 5ml mini polish for the first 30 orders; order $40+ get the exclusive for free; orders $75+ get free shipping; international shipping

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SASSY PANTS POLISH:  BLACK FRIDAY 

DESCRIPTION:  A black jelly base with platinum silver micro flakies and beautiful shifting chameleon glitter

OPACITY:  Three thin coats

Another one just LOADED with sparkly bits.  I’m on the verge of a loss for words. I’ve been writing this post for like 18 years, trying to come up with something clever to say that hasn’t already been said. It’s nigh on impossible. It is what it is: beautiful, stunning, lovely, gorgeous – all of the pretty words poured in a bottle.

Price:  $11

Sale code T&C:  20% discount; orders $50+ get free shipping; first 30 orders of $25+ get the exclusive for free; international shipping

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TURTLE TOOTSIE POLISHES:  SHOPPING SPREE 

DESCRIPTION:  A blackened green jelly with holo and green sparks

OPACITY:  Three coats

Well if we’re gonna end this thing properly, there better be a green one!  And it’s soooo gorgeous you guys.  GAH!  My heart hurts just looking at it.  Don’t mind me!  Just crying over nail polish.  COMPLETELY NORMAL BEHAVIOR, just so you know.

Price: $6

Sale code T&C:  30% discount; international shipping; free Turtle Tootsie pen while supplies last; first 50 orders get a Turtle Tootsie Post-It note folder full of Post-It notes (OMG, dream scenario!  Office supplies:  GIMME.)

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THE ROUND UP

Who’s still upright?  Not a dadgum one of us, that’s who.  All this pretty all in one place all at the same time.  If any one of you has managed to somehow WALK AWAY, well then perhaps you are a robot cuz nothing else seems logical.  Unless Leonardo is involved, that is.  With Leonardo, everyone gets a pass.

Now, FOCUS.  Very important sale info ahead!

DATE/TIME:  Friday, November 24 at 12am EST through Monday, November 27 at 11:59pm EST

DISCOUNT CODE:  Enter IBCFRIDAY at checkout in all participating shops to receive discounts and goodies pertaining to each shop

WHERE:  Shopping takes place at the individual stores, but the collective information can be found in one convenient site by clicking here

During the sale, customers can interact with each other and the various makers by joining the sale group.  Click here and hang around a bit.  Flash giveaways might happen, and you won’t wanna miss it.

That’s it!  We made it!  You may officially get off your no-buys, ladies, cuz a legit justification-type scenario has just landed in your lap like no big deal.  Get your wallets handy and set those alarms!  Cuz who’s missing out on all this yummy Black Friday goodness?  CERTAINLY NOT YOU.

Later, loves!

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Pretty Jelly: All That Jazz Collection + Polish Con Goodies

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Blogging blogging everywhere, and bonus points are coming!  Weeee!  Seriously, guys, even I’m impressed by all the overachieve-y on display.  I think I’ve done like 7,397 blogs in a row, all while one eye’s been sleeping and with one hand in a bag of Cheetos.  Spelling Bee Champion of 1987, and now THIS. How I’m not married to Leonardo DiCaprio at this point is beyond all the comprehensions.

So in an effort to keep the blog train rolling, let’s jump into more nail polish.  I’ve got loads of goodies from Pretty Jelly to share with you today!  Take a look at what Liz sent over:

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Now, swoon!  Cuz hers a pretty lady, that’s why.

This is the All That Jazz collection, a set of eight seductive shades inspired by the musical, Chicago.  Who’s in the mood for some holo and shimmer and super unattractive drool-y scenarios?  Damn near all of us, that’s who.  Quick rundown of colors below!

POP SIX SQUISH!

DESCRIBED as a black jelly with scattered holo, red multichrome flakies, red holographic glitter and aqua shimmer, Pop Six Squish is one of those polishes that you know you’re gonna like, but then you do approximately one swipe down the nail and basically you’ll never be normal again.  Ugh.

I’M GONNA BE … ROXIE!

DESCRIBED as a silver holographic microglitter with red, gold and black micro glitter speckled throughout, I’m Gonna Be…Roxie is one of the nicest glitter bombs of all time.  For my swatch, I did one brushed coat and one sponged coat and and the payoff is legit no joke.  I mean, I’m still picking stray glitters off my body, cuz clearly I’m not very good at nails.

ALL I CARE ABOUT IS LOVE

DESCRIBED as a moss green holographic with green to purple multichrome flakies and pink shimmer, All I Care About is Love is basically all your polish dreams come true.  It’s GREEEEEEN!  All other points are moot.

Oh, two coats!  In case you’re curious.

ALL THAT JAZZ

DESCRIBED as an indigo holographic with fine red and aqua shimmer, All That Jazz is jaw droppingly beautiful!  The color is not your typical blue; it’s just different enough to be special.  So vibrant and holo-y and noodle-leg-enducing.  How we’re still upright, the world shall never know.

GIVE ‘EM THE OLD RAZZLE DAZZLE

DESCRIBED as a rich magenta holographic with pink shimmer, Give ‘Em the Old Razzle Dazzle is just that:  RAZZLE DAZZLE.  It’s four fingers full of Jolly Rancher goodness, although slightly more poison-y.  Do not lick.  DON’T DO IT!

STEP AWAY FROM JAZZ & LIQUOR

DESCRIBED as a warm brown holographic with golden-green and aqua shimmer, Stay Away From Jazz & Liquor is an absolute perrrrfect fall color!  I’m such a sucker for browns, and this one is no exception.  So warm and cozy and Schnapps-in-the-coffee GOOD.  Excuse me while I close my eyes and sigh to myself like a crazy person.

WE BOTH REACHED FOR THE GUN

DESCRIBED as a dark blue-gray holographic, We Both Reached For the Gun is your almost one coat dreamboat.  Of course, I do two coats out of habit and also cuz I have a nail polish problem.

Formula on this one is the thickest of the bunch, but it applied well as long as you don’t overwork it.

THE MISTRESS OF MURDERER’S ROW

DESCRIBED as a blood red holographic, The Mistress of Murderer’s Row is probably my favorite.  Because it’s not exactly a red; there’s a skosh of brown in there, and we all know what happens when you toss in some brown.  Magical things, y’all.  With some smelling salts on top.  Ooooh, it’s getting suuuuuper pass-out-y in here now!

In addition to this colletion, Liz sent over some stuff exclusively for this weekend’s Polish Con event in Chicago.  Who’s going?  NOT THIS LADY!  Bah.

But in case you’re one of the lucky ones, here’s the Chicago World’s Fair Set:

And good news!  You’re buying it!

Each one of these beauties is a perfect two coater.  Formula = excellent.  Colors = swoony.  You = a melty puddle of goo.  If you came for the ladylike composure, you picked a horribly wrong day.

MURDER CASTLE

DESCRIBED as a deep violet holographic with red to green shift and multichrome flakies

I see holo!  I see flakies!  I see my tongue just lolling about so unattractively.  

TESLA’S LIGHT A-FAIR

DESCRIBED as a silver holographic with shimmer and multichrome flakies, Tesla’s Light A-Fair is an unexpected jewel.  It’s less basic silver, more silver plus jazz hands.   Which means, WE LUB IT LOTS.

SPIN THE CHICAGO WHEEL

DESCRIBED as an ultramarine blue holographic with vibrant red to gold shimmer, Spin the Chicago Wheel is hands-down the happiest blue in all the land!  If you somehow find yourself at Polish Con with just $12 left in your pocket, make sure this one’s in the shopping cart.  DO IT.  I mean it.

HOOTCHY-KOOTCHY

DESCRIBED as a multichrome holographic that shifts from garnet to orange with aqua/pink shimmer, Hootchy-Kootchy is sultry and fiery and 27 levels of sexy.  Your date night nails!  Or napping nails, you know, if you’re me.

OMG, is this blog still on?  Certainly we’ve been in here about 18 years by now?

Last polish is the VIP Exclusive.  Let’s end this blog with a bang, shall we?

WILLIS? ARE YOU SEARS?

DESCRIBED as a dusty periwinkle with fine orange shimmer, holographic shimmer and gold microglitter, Willis? Are You Sears? is such an elegantly pretty shade.  I just love the contrasting shimmer – you don’t see periwinkle and orange paired up that often but it definitely works so well!  Unique and lovely!  If this one ends up on all the surfaces, no one is surprised.

THE ROUND UP 

All the important deets:

The All That Jazz collection releases Monday, September 25, which is quite possibly the most advance notice I’ve given you EVER. Look at me, being a proper blogger!

Full collection will retail for $72; individual bottles are $10 each.  However, if you purchase the collection by October 2, you can get 20% off.

Where to buy:  http://PrettyJelly.com

If you’re headed to Polish Con this weekend, you can gain early access to this collection.  Plus all polishes are buy 5 get 1 free, and OMG, who’s excited?!

As for the Polish Con goodies, more important things to know:

The Chicago World’s Fair Set will retail for $40 for all four polishes; individual bottles are $12.  The VIP Exclusive polish will also retail for $12.

If any leftovers remain after Polish Con, they will be available in the Pretty Jelly store on September 25.  Link above, cuz I’ve done enough carpal tunneling for today.

Okay, one last bit of effort!  Connect with Pretty Jelly:

Instagram

Facebook

Whew!  Is Starbucks coming?  I’ll take a thousand.

Later, loves!

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Pretty Jelly: Fantasmic Flakies Exclusive Group Custom

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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:

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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.)

BOYSENBERRY BAY

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:

Instagram

Facebook

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!

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Pretty Jelly: Polish Pickup August 2017

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Once again the evening has gone by wayyyy too fast, and now here we are, blogging after midnight for the 9,375th day in a row.  Seriously, the amount of dedication happening over here is downright superhuman.  If there’s an award coming, send Leonardo with a Starbucks.  You know, if y’all not busy.

Before we all pass out from sheer exhaustion, let’s squeeze in a plug for the Polish Pickup real quick.  In less than 10 hours, it’s about to get suuuuuper elbow jabby, so it’s best to get prepared ahead of time.  Here’s one for the shopping list!  The stunning Singin’ in the Rain by Pretty Jelly:

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Welp, I have no words. This one is the ultimate dreamy blue and you’re buying it. What more reason do you need? NONE. It’s going in the shopping cart. The end.

In case you haven’t heard (or you haven’t been reading this blog, and in which case, I am var var concerned about your brain), the theme for August is Old Hollywood.  Liz was inspired by the movie Singin’ in the Rain, and I can’t think of any better interpretation.  Look at this:

Now look at this:

Basically twins!  NAILED IT doesn’t even begin to describe this scenario.   

DESCRIPTION:  A shimmery blue scattered holographic with gold to green color shifting flakies

This polish is truly special.  It’s soothing to me, calming almost.  The color is vibrant and those flakies will have you running for your smelling salts in 2.5 seconds.  Okay, probably not running, but only because I like pajamas.  I mean, if you somehow see me running, you can just assume there must be an ice cream truck about to turn the wrong way.  In other words, skinny sure is taking its damn sweet time.  Ugh.

But back to the polish.  It’s 18,000 tickets to the Drool Convention.

Told ya.   I don’t even know how I can attempt anything eloquent at this point, cuz half my brain is a bumbling idiot. Uhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnn.  Let’s move on real quick before something stupid slips out (as happens about 97.8658% of the time).

Gorgeous, right? I want it all over my body, HR policies notwithstanding.

(And there’s that stupid thing you were waiting for.)

This one is my favorite.  The color and the flakies and those little peek-a-boos of green is basically all my nail polish dreams come true.  I wanna go buy like a thousand more bottles and that’s not even a typo. I adore it that much. And also, I can’t be normal.

Cost for this one will be $10, which is soooo much less than the billion I expected.  Our BEST DAY just got best-i-er!

The Polish Pickup sale opens on Friday, August 4 (quite possibly today by the time you read this) at 11am EST and will stay open all the way thru Monday, August 7.  Shipping is a flat $3, which is just one more reason to love everything about this scenario. So click here for shopping then!

And 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!

Blog train is still moving, so check back tomorrow for more!

Later, loves!

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PART 2 Polish Pickup July 2017: Cocktails & Mocktails

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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:

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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.  

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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:

Macros:

Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.stellachroma.com

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

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

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TURTLE TOOTSIE POLISHES:  Galaxy Cocktail

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: 

Macros:

Price: $10.50

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.turtletootsiepolishes.com

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

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

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LOLLIPOP POSSE LACQUER:  Gin and Juice

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:

Macros: 

Price: $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://lollipopposselacquer.com

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

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

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SEVENTY SEVEN NAIL LACQUER:  Cherry on Top

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:

Macros:

Price: $11

Linky loos:

Shop http://seventysevennaillacquer.com

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

Facebook http://www.facebook.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:

Macros:

Price: $11.50

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.sassypantspolish.com

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

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

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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:

Macros:

Price:  $12

Linky loos:

Shop http://www.topshelflacquer.com

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

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

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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:

Macros:

Price: $10

Linky loos:

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

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

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

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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:

Macros:

Price: $10

Linky loos:

Shop http://prettyjelly.etsy.com

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

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

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MY STUNNING NAILS:  Mint Julep

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:

Macros:

Price: $9.95

Linky loos:

Shop http://mystunningnails.com

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

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

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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.

Outside:

Macros:

Price: $11

Linky loos:

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

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

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ms.sparkle.polish

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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

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