Nail Art, Reviews, and Random Thoughts


February 2018

Sugar Coated Memories

Emily de Molly is back for it's second month participating in the February Sugar Rush Theme for Polish Pickup. The Polish Pick up is a monthly collection where makers have a theme picked for them create custom polishes to match... Continue Reading →


Women’s History Month by 1850 Artisan Polish

1850 Artisan Polish has come back with a kick ass release, after releasing a stunning debut collection, (See Part I and Part II). Creator, Nikki curated the stunning Women’s History Month collection, composed of five new shades releasing Thursday, March 1st... Continue Reading →

Not for Consumption

Mariah from Great Lakes Lacquer make me seek blueberries, blueberry cobbler and anything blueberry when she posted this as her inspiration picture for her February Sugar Rush contribution on Polish Pickup. The Polish Pick up is a monthly collection where... Continue Reading →

Birthday Bitch ’17

As we anxiously await the shipping of BB18, I was able to get my hands on the BB17 during the year end purge. I just discovered this brand last year and never had a chance to get this polish during... Continue Reading →

Tonic: Helpless

Lindsey at Tonic Polish has been releasing some very interesting multi chrome magnetic polishes lately and Helpless is the latest addition to her offerings. Note: If you purchase this polish you will need a magnet, your refrigerator magnets will not work... Continue Reading →

Tonic: Ambrosía

Lindsey from Tonic Polish was inspired from previous releases in her latest polish line up. Ambrosia was inspired by Emberlight. While I appreciate Emberlight I absolutely love Ambrosia. Ambrosia is a teal blue base with red-gold shimmers and scattered holo.... Continue Reading →

Tonic: Tonicspiracy

Tonic Polish created this polish to give to customers at Polish Con last year, if you don't know about Polish Con its a bi-annual event where makers from across the country are all under one roof for your purchasing pleasure.... Continue Reading →

Tonic: Happenstance

Over fall last year there was a color released by Tonic that caused a quite the stir in the nail community, the release of Serendipity. This polish was sought after around this community that auctions were held to claim one.... Continue Reading →

The Rush of Brightness

For the January HHC group of customs Great Lakes Lacquer and Pahlish accepted the challenge of creating a polish from an inspirational picture. The Hella Holo Customs group on Facebook, is a group that highlights two makers every month where... Continue Reading →

For The Love of Polish

This trio is my very first FTLOP box and I couldn't be happier! In it I have 2 new to me polish brands that I have been lusting after for some time now. This month the featured maker is Blush... Continue Reading →

Chameleon Flakes

PRESS SAMPLE Flakies are great! Born Pretty sent me some of their Chameleon Holographic Flakes to review. I chose color #6 which has rose, gold and green flakes. These flakes are super shifty multi-chrome flakes that can be dabbed on... Continue Reading →

Energy Crystal Soap

The January Crystals and Gems theme over at The Polish Pickup brought many gem inspired nail polish, but what is a soap maker to do?!? Angie from Handmade Natural Beauty answered the question with Energy Crystal Soap. The Polish Pickup is a... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Stamping Plate Part II

PRESS SAMPLE For Valentine's Day, I have another V-Day Plate to review for Born Pretty Store, I recently reviewed Valentine’s Day Plate BP-L0002 today I have Valentine's Day Plate BP-L001. This plate is more floral romantic than the last plate. I love... Continue Reading →

Skin Care Routine

Skin Care As you get to your thirty's most women will agree, you have to make sure you are taking care of your skin. Your skin is the best makeup you will ever need. I am not one to wear... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Stamping Plate

PRESS SAMPLE BornPretty sent me 2 of their Valentine's Day stamping plates, today I am reviewing plate BP-L002. This plate is only $2.99 when you order directly from Born Pretty. This plate is very fun to use, I created 3... Continue Reading →

Sally Hensen Pacific Blue OG

A friend of mine recently brought in a blue polish she said was in a box from her High School days, after reminding her it's been almost 2 decades since I was in high school and rolling my eyes a... Continue Reading →

Aurora Neon Unicorn Pigment

PRESS SAMPLE Born Pretty sent me their Aurora Neon Unicorn Chameleon pigment for review and I am pretty impressed. This powder costs $2.99 for 0.3g weight box, I used color #3. The instructions do recommend that the pigment be used over... Continue Reading →

Betraying Phalanges

Let's talk about how my nails have been betraying me lately and I've been too down to care. If you've noticed, heard me whine or follow me you'll know my nails have been short of infuriating over the past month.... Continue Reading →

IndieSwatch Winning Proto’s

This year for the best of 2017 IndieSwatch tallied up all the votes and Bee's Knees Lacquer won in three categories. Best Newcomer 1st Place Best Blue 2nd Place  Best Holographic 3rd Place To thank her Bee Hive, Sarah created... Continue Reading →

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