Sunday, December 1, 2019

PPU Alert!: The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

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Hello!


Today we're gonna take a look at another 'winter is coming' polish from Polish Pickup's December sale, this one from The Lady Varnishes...


The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up


The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up


The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up


The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up

Coverage: 2 coats
Formula and application: Gorgeous
Description: A rich dark chocolate with a spray of holo sparkle, flakies, and a olive-cherry-copper shimmer shift. This make me think of the scene in A Christmas Story when the father is trying to fix the furnace--it also makes me think about curling up next to a fire or a stove and reading a good book.


Something about The Lady Varnishes' polishes brings out the vintage in me, so I did a little art nouveau stamping on this one: 

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up stamped with UberChic Beauty Flourishes and Ornaments

The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up stamped with UberChic Beauty Flourishes and Ornaments


The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up stamped with UberChic Beauty Flourishes and Ornaments

Base Polish(es): The Lady Varnishes Furnace Tune Up
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Flourishes & Ornaments
Stamping Polish(es): MoYou London Ginger Rust


This polish will be available from Dec 2nd-6th in this month's Polish Pickup sale; it will sell for $12.50 a bottle and will have a cap of 150. In the meantime, check out Kirsten's other beauties here, and come hang out with us in the Polish Pickup Pack, here!


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Saturday, November 30, 2019

PPU Alert! Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

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It's that time again--time for Polish Pickup! First in the line-up, we're gonna take a look at Supernatural Lacquer's contribution:


Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus



Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus


Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Coverage: 2 coats
Formula & application: smooth and even.
Description: Santasaurus is inspired by the children's book The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas, which I'd never heard of before, but am now buying for my niece, lol. It's an evergreen jelly base with green metallic flakies, UCC flakes, large particle holo sparkle, gold and green micro holo glitters, and a green coloshift flake--which adds up to a super sparkly pretty holiday green!


In fact, I think it's the perfect green for any nail art you want to do that looks like a Christmas tree--let's see if you agree:


UberChic Beauty Happy Christmas over Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

UberChic Beauty Happy Christmas over Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus

Base Polish(es): Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Happy Christmas (Christmas 04)
Stamping Polish(es): UberChic Beauty Essential White


Supernatural Lacquer Santasaurus is available only during December's Polish Pickup sale, between Dec 2-6th. This beauty will sell for $12 a bottle, and is capped at 75 bottles, so snap it up quick! In the meantime, check out the other gorgeous polishes currently on sale in Supernatural Lacquer's shop, and come hang out with us in the Polish Pickup Pack. :)


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Monday, November 25, 2019

SBS: Supernatural Lacquer The Yule Witch

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Hey guys! Just a quick polish here to show you a potential freebie you can snap up...Supernatural Lacquer's The Yule Witch! Details below...


Supernatural Lacquer The Yule Witch














Coverage: 2 coats
Application and formula: Perfect application, no issues
Description: Purple scattered holo base with red-orange-gold UCC flake and gold to copper shimmer.


This is like a plum pudding for your fingernails! You can snap up your free bottle of this if you're one of the first 75 people to spend $30+ on Small Business Saturday (the shop opens November 30th at 2pm, and the sale goes to Dec 2nd at 11:59pm Eastern time.). One per person, and multiple orders from the same person will receive one bottle. So get in their early and snap up yours. :)


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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Stella Chroma Winter Chill Collection

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Hello!


So I've been on a little hiatus while I tackled NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and I emerged victorious! I wrote 50,000 words in 14 days, and now I get to resume normal life, hehe. :)


Stella Chroma's Winter Chill Collection


Today we're going to take a look at Stella Chroma's Winter Chill collection, a five polish winter collection that's like curling up in front of the fire on a stormy winter afternoon. It's inspired by awesome things that make winter cozy and happy...Let's jump on in!


Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Coverage: 2 coats
Application: Perfection!
Description: This is the perfect neutral for winter--it goes with everything but has a little icy holo flakie magic! I have a soft spot in my heard for taupe scattered holos like this--I think they're incredibly classy and sophisticated, while still letting me get my bling on. The color on this shifts a bit depending on the light and your skin tone to have an almost purply feel.



Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket


Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket

Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket

Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket

Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket

Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket

Stella Chroma Fuzzy Blanket
Coverage: 2 coats
Application: Smooth as silk. :)
Description: A gorgeous pewter linear holo inspired by chunky cable-knit sweaters. This is one of those polishes that is bad-ass when you need it to be, but also a pretty holiday look that will complement any outfit. I love how versatile and how holo this is!



Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa
Coverage: 2 coats (you might be able to get away with one!)
Application: Smooth and awesome
Description: I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure someone crushed up espresso beans and magic and mixed them into my polish--this dark chocolate brown has a beautiful, rich holo sparkle that gives it a gorgeous night sky feel. This stole my heart...


Stella Chroma Icy Mint


Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint

Stella Chroma Icy Mint
Coverage: 2 coats
Application: Smooooooth, baby!
Description: This color! I didn't expect to fall in love with it, but I did. A gorgeous frosty sage-avocado linear holo, this makes me think of herbs going into yummy Thanksgiving meals...can you tell what I'm looking forward to? If you need a break from darker winter colors, this'll give you a little splash of color to brighten your spectrum.


Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Stella Chroma Knitted Mittens

Coverage: 2-3 coats; I used two three coats for full coverage.
Application: Excellent!
Description: An icy lavender with magical holographic flecks. this is like a soft, feminine winter's morning, like a gorgeous ballerina's tutu dancing a winter festival.



And while I was swatching these, I had to play a little, do I did a couple of quick and easy looks...


Moyra 78 (Aquatic) over Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater

Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Cozy Sweater
Stamping Plate(s): Moyra 78 (Aquatic)
Stamping Polish(es): UberChic Beauty Black


This color is so elegant, I wanted to do something simple, but really classy, with it. So I did this delicate design in a simple black.



UberChic Beauty Coffee Addict over Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa

Base Polish(es): Stella Chroma Hot Cocoa
Stamping Plate(s): UberChic Beauty Coffee Addict
Stamping Polish(es): Hit The Bottle Polish Taupe-lessly Devoted and UberChic Beauty White

This instant I saw this polish, all I could see was coffee! So of course I had to pull out this plate and have a little fun. :)



All in all, I really love this collection, in both concept and execution. Versatile neutrals are a wonderful way to get through the crazy holiday season with sophistication--while never having to worry about whether your nails match your cute winter looks! And there is something extremely soothing and cozy about this color palette--very well done. And, I've only ever experienced Stella Chroma to be top-notch quality, and this collection is no different.


This collection will release in Stella Chroma's store on November 26th, which is both the Tuesday before Black Friday AND Pam's Birthday! Happy birthday, Pam! In celebration, from November 26th to December 2nd, she will lower her free domestic shipping threshold to $25, with no code necessary, and orders over $40 will receive a secret, limited edition polish to made especially to celebrate her 40th birthday--while supplies last, so get in there and grab yours! Each of the polishes in this collection will sell for $12 individually, or until December 10th, you can buy the entire collection for the reduced price of $54.


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