Friday, July 22, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents Contrary Polish in Stormy Grey (inspired by J Herbin Stormy Grey Ink) | Swatches and Giveaway!

*press sample*


Hi guys! Welcome back to yet another week of Nibs & Nails where we ask indie polish makers to dupe or simply be inspired by popular fountain pen inks with shimmer or sheen. There's still a few hours left in the Great Lakes Lacquer giveaway, and both polishes are now for sale in their Etsy store. Go purchase the duo for $15 or individually for $8.50. Tonight we invite a new brand to the blog...I've wanted to purchase from Contrary Polish for a long time, so I'm super thrilled to be able to work with Carrie. If you know anything about Contrary Polish, you know that she can rock a shimmer polish.

Up until now we have only looked at the ink brand Diamine, but there are other companies on the shimmer and sheen bandwagon. J Herbin is a French company and they were the first company to release an ink with shimmer and it's called Stormy Grey. I love grey polishes, and I love shimmer, so you can only imagine excited I am about this polish! Carrie was kind enough to provide a second polish for a giveaway, so stay tuned to the end of the post to enter!

As always, my husband has thoroughly reviewed J Herbin's Stormy Grey ink on his blog called Inkdependence. Let's get a better look at the ink and polish, shall we?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Polish 'M Summer 2016 Rest & Relaxation Collection Swatches and Review: Do Your Best and Push Pause


Hi guys! Don't forget that the next installment of Nibs & Nails will be this Friday. The giveaway for the 2 custom Great Lakes Lacquer polishes will also end (followed by the release of the polishes in her shop on the 22nd). Tonight I have 2 polishes from Polish 'M's Rest & Relaxation collection which will be restocked this Friday at 11 AM PST on her website. Michelle is also celebrating her 4th year in business, so congratulations to her! This celebration happens to come with a special pre-order for a polish called 'The 4th Year' which goes from July 22-29. Oh, and the summer cuticle oil scents will be on sale for $5. Ok, enough with the information overload; let's get on with some pictures!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Polish 'M Spring 2016 Spring Collection Prototypes: #21 and #27 Plus Discount Code


Hi guys! I hope your week is off to a great start! Don't forget that I have another giveaway going until this Friday (when the Nibs & Nails polishes will also be released in the Great Lakes Lacquer store). I bought several polishes from Michelle at Polish 'M with the 30% off code Right30. Feel free to use the code as much as you want (minus Polish for Pit Bulls). The two spring prototypes I have to show tonight are still on sale for $3 each ($2.10 with the discount code) so you may want to buy them soon if you are remotely interested in them. Let's take a look!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Nibs & Nails Presents Great Lakes Lacquer in Lightning Streaks Blue and The Shimmering Gold Sea (Inspired by Diamine) Swatches + Giveaway!

*purchased with a blogger discount*



Hi guys! Welcome back to yet another week of Nibs & Nails where we ask indie makers to dupe (or just be inspired) by popular fountain pen inks. Don't forget, last week's giveaway from Heather's Hues ends tonight at midnight so enter now! Tonight I welcome one of my favorite brands, Great Lakes Lacquer. If you haven't seen my swatches of her 1-year anniversary collection called The Great Ones from this past Sunday, you can see those here. Obviously she can rock a blue polish, so I asked her to work on 2 inks from the Diamine Shimmertastic set called Blue Lightning and Shimmering Seas. Stay with me to the end of the post to see how you can win these polishes (you will also be able to purchase your own set from Great Lakes Lacquer next week)! 

As always, my husband has his reviews of the inks on his blog (Inkdependence), so feel free to click here for more about Blue Lightning and here for Shimmering Seas. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LeChat Dare to Wear Rustic Retreat Collection Swatches and Reviews: Down to Earth, Hazelwood, and Wild Berry


Hi guys! Don't forget to enter my 2 giveaways that end later this week. Spoiler alert, there's another giveaway coming later this week! I'll be the first to admit that my swatches tonight aren't my best work. It happens, but I don't really have enough time to redo them. They come from the Rustic Retreat collection from Dare to Wear which is the polish side of LeChat. LeChat is best known for their Perfect Match gel line that you may have seen at your local nail salon. The brand can be a little hard to find (I found these at my local nail supply store), but if you still haven't found it locally, you can still purchase these on Transdesign. The entire 6-piece Rustic Retreat mini set will set you back a whopping $4.95. Yeah, you read that right. Swatch time!