swatches

The Ancient Power | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer May PPU

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Hi everyone!

I have Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer’s May Polish Pickup offering to share with you today – The Ancient Power. This month’s Polish Pickup sale is already underway, so don’t delay! You only have one more day to pick up this pretty polish. Painted Fingertips | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - The Ancient Power May PPU - header (more…)

Monster in a Turbulent Star | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer April Polish Pickup

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There’s just one week to go until April’s Polish Pickup! April’s theme is Across the Universe, and today I have Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer‘s polish for the April theme to share with you.

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Age of Aquarius | Northern Star April Polish Pickup

The polish in this post was provided for my honest review.

Hi everyone!

Can you believe that March is almost over already? I don’t know what’s happening to the time lately! I just know that I don’t have enough of it! In any case, that means that April’s Polish Pickup is almost here. Today I have Northern Star’s polish for April’s Polish Pickup, Age of Aquarius, to share with you.

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Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer | Atlanta Indie Shop Exclusives

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Hi everyone!

I have 3 gorgeous polishes from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer to share with you today! You’ll be especially interested to see these if you’re attending the Indie Shop in Atlanta tomorrow. All three will be on sale at the event, all 3 are limited edition, and one is a shop exclusive.

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Moonflower Polish Spring Collection Swatches

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Hi everyone!

Remember the stamping I showed you last week using the Moonflower Polish Spring collection? Well, the 4 polishes from this collection can also be worn as regular polish and they are all gorgeous on their own! In fact, wearing these as regular polish allows you to see a lot more of the lovely shift these have. The set is described as iridescent duochromy holos in a jelly base. Don’t let the ‘jelly base’ part scare you – keep in mind these can even stamp effectively, so they are nice and opaque. Each polish also has an iridescent flakie that shifts in the same coordinating colour. These will also look amazing if used together in nail art! I can see a stained glass type look being done with them.

I’ll start off with my favourite from the set, Moonflower Polish Tortuga.

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Tortuga swatch

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Moonflower Polish | Vampy Cremes Swatches

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Hi everyone!

Remember the amazing vampy stamping polishes from Moonflower I showed you the other day? Well, it turns out they can do more than just stamp. Today I have swatches of the 5 vampy cremes on their own as regular polish and they are amazing like this too! Before I even start showing you the pictures, I need to let you know that I used only ONE COAT for each of these 5 polishes. They are incredibly pigmented and while force of habit – plus wanting to make sure I didn’t miss any spots due to poor application skills – generally makes me want to use 2 coats for any polish, these really, truly only need one. Let’s take a look at these beauties!

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Plum bottle macro

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Because of my Character | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer March PPU

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Hi everyone!

It’s almost time for the March Polish Pickup to start! Can you believe it’s already March? The sale with plenty of book-themed polishes available is starting tomorrow. Today, I have a swatch of one more polish you probably need to add to your wishlist! This is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Because of My Character.

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Family Secrets | Northern Star Polish March PPU

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Can you believe that it’s already almost the end of February? In a couple of days, it’ll be March, and with March comes the books theme for Polish Pickup! The books theme was a long time coming, almost making it in over the past couple of months and then just being voted out. Finally, the books theme won, and I for one am really excited about it! I have been seeing a few books that I know and enjoy, and others that I haven’t read before – along with lots of pretty polish!

If Polish Pickup is new to you, here’s how it works: prior to each month’s Polish Pickup weekend, there is a period for nominations, and then voting for a theme. These are announced in the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook group, if you’d like to keep up with them there. Once a theme has been selected, participating makers all make a nail polish or other nail care and related items according to the theme. These are revealed in the weeks leading up to the pickup weekend. Finally, on the first weekend of the month, all of the items are available for purchase in one convenient shop. For March, the shop opens at 11 am EST on March 2 and is open for three days, until March 5. That is the only time that this nail polish is available! Enough talk – time for swatches!

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Moonflower Polish | Vampy Cremes Stamping

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Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share this post with you! A short while ago, Nadia of Moonflower Polish approached me and asked me if I could showcase a few of her polishes on my blog. Of course I leapt at the opportunity! Most polishes made by Moonflower are intended as stamping polish, so of course they are perfect for me with all of the nail art I do. In fact, just the other day I was thinking that I needed something fresh in my stamping repertoire and purchased a few new plates. These stamping polishes were perfect to add to that and I think you will like them too!

Today I have 5 brand new Moonflower polishes to share, the Vampy Cremes. These are releasing tomorrow morning, 23 February, at 9 am EST on the Moonflower Polish site. They are all dark creme bases with complementary colour shifting shimmers. They will be priced at $8 for a 15 ml bottle, or $38 for the set of 5. They are also available in mini bottles at $5 each or $23 for the set of 5. Do note that since these are highly pigmented, they may cause staining of nails, skin, or stampers; however I personally have not had any issues with staining while using these as stamping polishes.

I have tested each of these stamping polishes over both a light and a dark colour, so there are no less than 10 stamped looks to follow! It is a long, picture-heavy post, but worth it. Keep on scrolling to see how amazing each of the stamping polishes looks!

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Vampy Cremes stamping - Dark Green

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