Monday, September 30, 2019

Noodles Nail Polish Halloween 2019 Trio Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Oh yes, I'm back 2 days in a row. You may notice a trend that I don't post for a week or 2 and then you get a bunch of posts in a row. It just seems that collections come out around the same time, especially when a holiday is coming up. I have a couple more Halloween Collections to share with you over the next week, and they will all be available with plenty of time before the big day. Tonight I have the Noodles Nail Polish Halloween trio to share with you, and I hope you're ready for lots of glitter and flakes. They will be available:

When: Friday, October 4th at 5 PM EST
Price: $9.50 each

 Shall we get a closer look? 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer Falloween 2019 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! I just got back from Dallas where it was the same temperature and less humid than NC. I can't believe it's still 93 degrees here and it's almost October. I'm happy to report this is the last work travel for the year and I'm good with that. Tonight I have a brand I've never reviewed before, Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer. I have the 5-piece Falloween Collection to share with you tonight, and it features shimmers and multichrome shades which are some of my favorites. They are now available as a pre-order until September 9/30 at 11:59 PST.  They retail for $11.50 each, or as a discounted set for $55 which will save you a few bucks. Like most of my posts lately, it is quite picture-heavy, so should we get to some swatches? 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Noodles Nail Polish Fall 2019 Collection Swatches and Reviews

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Hi guys! Apparently fall is in the air, but you'd never guess it from the hot days we've been having in NC. Yeah, nothing feels less like fall than 90 degree days. That said, new fall polish collections can really set the mood! Fall is Natalie from Noodles Nail Polish's favorite season, and it really shows. She has a little bit of everything for this collection: glitter toppers, flakies, holo, and glitter crellies (oh my!). Most collections consist of 6 polishes, but she went ahead and sneaked a 7th one in there just for us. 

When: Friday, September 13th at 5 PM EST
Price: $9.50

This is an extremely picture-heavy post, so you may want to give it a little time to completely load. Without further ado, let's get to some swatches! 

Monday, September 2, 2019

Static Lacquer September 2019 Polish Pickup and Indie Pickup Magic and Alchemy: Dark Mark

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Happy Labor Day! I had a pretty relaxing day all things considering. I was super busy last weekend in San Francisco for work, so a quiet weekend was exactly what I needed. Tonight I have the final PPU shade to share with you, this time from Static LacquerPPU starts this Friday, Sept 6th at 11:00 AM ET and ends on Monday, Sept 9th at 11:59 PM on the PPU website. This month's inspiration is Magic and Alchemy, which seems to have quite the variety of themes and shades available. This month Static Lacquer has a polish for PPU and a new product, a cuticle balm, for Indie Pickup. 

Static Lacquer Dark Mark (2 coats)
Price: $12
Cap: US 200 UK 50

Dark Mark is a blackened green base (leans slightly olive) with green microflakes and a holo finish. It's a beautiful shade that is very fall-like. It was very opaque and needed just 2 coats for full opacity. It dried quickly with no texture and applied flawlessly. Another positive is that it is very easy to remove, too.

Static Lacquer Cuticle Balm in Dark Mark
Price: $4
Cap: US 50 UK 25
Scent Notes: Top: Citrus, Sea Salt, Ozone, Saffron, Middle: Plum, Cardamom, Clove, Incense, Sandalwood, Base: Amber, Dark Musk, Patchouli, Smoke

I'm going to be honest with you, when I first saw the scent notes, I had no idea if I'd like it. When you start throwing in things like incense and patchouli, I start to get scared. I'm happy to report that this is delightful! I cannot distinguish individual notes, but it's definitely a warm scent (likely from the amber and musk) with a bit of ozone that hits the back of the throat (in a good way). It's by no means super perfumey, either. The ingredients for the balm are as follows: 

coconut oil, sunflower wax, shea butter, mango butter, coco butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil, argan oil, sunflower oil, vitamin e and fragrance oil

I don't use coconut oil on my face, but I find it great for the body. You can definitely tell from looking at it that it contains coconut oil. It warms up quickly and nicely moisturizes without being overly greasy. I've been using it every night since receiving it, and it's now a go-to before applying lotion. 

Definitely a couple homeruns from Stacy at Static Lacquer. Don't forget, the website is now open for wishlists, so you can quickly order what you're interested in, and not miss out on any items with a low cap. I'll be ready at 11:00 AM EST this Friday to get my order in. Thoughts? You can learn more about Static Lacquer on their websiteFacebookGroup, and Instagram pages, while you can find more about PPU on their Facebook page and website.

*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*