Monday, June 1, 2020

Polish Pickup June 2020 Cocktails and Mocktails Swatches and Reviews

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Long time, no blog! Tonight I've got 4 products from this month's Polish Pickup which is coming in hot. The inspiration is Cocktails and Mocktails and I don't actually drink. I mean, I did back in the day, but alcohol interferes with the medication I take these days so my husband tends to do the drinking (he's into craft beer). It's fine with him because he always has a designated driver. That said, I think this is a really fun theme as there are drinks in all the colors of the rainbow. New to PPU? If so, here's how it works:

Definitely join the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. You don't necessarily need to actively participate in the group, but it will give you a look at the polishes that will be available in the coming month. PPU themes are chosen by the people, often a few months in advance (brands need time to find their inspiration and test their polish). Any indie brand that has been around for at least a year can participate and each has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. Oh, and shipping is a flat-rate of $3 to the US (more for international and they just had to increase the pricing to Canada). Recently they also opened a UK site which you can find here. Since all orders are pre-orders, shipping will take place about 3 weeks after the end of the pre-order.

PPU starts Friday, June 5th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, June 8th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a cap and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website. Guess what next month is?? PPU Rewind! Each brand gets to bring back a shade (or product) from a previous month for the PPU website, and a different color they can sell on their website if they're interested. 

The website is currently open for wishlisting, so go check out this month's offerings STAT. Time for swatches!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Static Lacquer 2020 Stained Color Theory Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Guys, remember years ago when OPI came out with their Sheer Tint set back in 2014? Here's a photo of them to refresh your memory: 



I know some people had issues with them changing color over time, and I'm so excited that Stacy from Static Lacquer is coming up with her version of sheer tints in primary colors to make any color you can imagine. Let your imagination flow while using these for your watermarbling, dry brush art, or reverse stamping. These will be available this Friday, May 8th at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST). Not just that, there's also a gorgeous silver holographic shade that can be used as a topper or base. Each polish will retail for just $8 each, or get the quad at a discounted price of $32 + shipping. Let's get a closer look at these. 

Static Lacquer 2020 Sunset Trio Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Tonight I'm back with the first of 2 posts for a couple trios from Static Lacquer releasing this Friday, May 8th at 5 PM PST (8:00 PM EST). The first trio is full of shifty shades inspired by beautiful sunsets. These will retail for $11, or get the trio with a discount for $37 + shipping. Shall we go ahead and look at some swatches? 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Mother's Day 2020 Limited Edition Polish Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Don't forget, Mother's Day is this Sunday! I know with days running into each other it can be easy to forget important days. Tonight I have the Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Mother's Day Limited Edition polish to share with you. This one is available now here, and retails for $12 and comes with a free surprise gift with purchase. This one is limited with approximately 200 bottles available until sold out. Shall we get to some more swatches? 








 Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Mother's Day Limited Edition 2020 (3 coats)

Those flakes! That squish! This one is a rich purple jelly base with a mix of various multichrome flakes. This one is chock full of flakes, so when applying, you need to make sure none of them push past the free nail edge. I had that happen on a couple nails which happens; I just had to take a finger and tap the edge. This one looks like it would dry with texture, but the flakes laid completely flat and had very minimal texture and smooths out with one coat of topcoat. I used 3 thin coats for full opacity since this one is a jelly. It was easy to remove, too. 

This one is available now, and I can't wait to find out what the special surprise is in the fan group. You can find out more about Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer on their websiteFacebook pageFacebook Fan Group, or Instagram pages. Have a great week! 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Polish Pickup May 2020 Candy Land Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I hope you guys are staying healthy mentally and physically right now. I haven't been sleeping well, but I'm fortunate that's my only issue at the moment. Tonight I've got 3 polishes and one IPU product to share with you for this month's PPU. This month's theme is Candy Land (more candy in general than the game, but some makers did use Candy Land the game for inspiration) and I must confess, I LOVE candy. Like, love it. My biggest indulgence is sour and gummy candy. New to PPU? If so, here's how it works:

Definitely join the Polish Pickup Facebook Group. You don't necessarily need to actively participate in the group, but it will give you a look at the polishes that will be available in the coming month. PPU themes are chosen by the people, often a few months in advance (brands need time to find their inspiration and test their polish). Any indie brand that has been around for at least a year can participate and each has their own specific inspiration picture and polish for that month. All you need to do is go to the Polish Pickup site during the pre-order window (the first Friday-Monday of the month) to make all of your purchases of these exclusive polishes. There's no need to pay for multiple shipping charges; since this is a pre-order, all polishes get sent to Polish Pickup and they send you the polishes you ordered. Yup, it's that simple. Oh, and shipping is a flat-rate of $3 to the US (more for international and they just had to increase the pricing to Canada). Recently they also opened a UK site which you can find here. Since all orders are pre-orders, shipping will take place about 3 weeks after the end of the pre-order.

PPU starts Friday, May 1st at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, May 4th at 11:59 PM (but if a polish has a cap and sells out before the end of the pre-order, it's gone, unless you get lucky and the cap gets raised...which is rare) on the PPU website.

The website is currently open for wishlisting, so go check out this month's offerings STAT. Time for swatches!