Up Close and Personal with Shawnta’ Joseph of Col’e Cosmetics 

img_20160818_012748 Name: Shawnta’ Joseph
Location: Deltona, Florida
Birthday: May 19th

Favorite subject in high school and why?
Science, because I love experimenting, I’m very creative and I’m good with my hands making different things.

If you were given a superpower, what would it be?
Healing Power

If your life were a reality tv show, what would the name of your show be?
The hardest working woman in America, Lol!

Favorite childhood memory?
Watching my mother sew/ make clothes

Describe yourself in 5 words
Loving, Caring, Ambitious, Outspoken, Intelligent

What are your top 3 favorite things to do? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)
Spending time with my family and friends, Cook, and Reading

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line?
I decided to add nail polish to my business because it was an needed necessity to my current business (Event Planning) at the time.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?
My customers would be surprised to know about me is that I’m shy and I like to be behind the scenes.

What advice/tips/best practices would you give someone wanting to start their own polish company?
Research, Implement a business plan, and Find your target market

Besides your own, what other brands do you own/wear?
Opi nail polishes

How did you come up with your company name and logo?
My company name actually comes from my middle name which I changed around. My logo came from a vision I had of what I wanted my logo to be I’m a person who loves color and my graphic designer brought those colors to life in my logo design.

If you weren’t in the indie polish business, what’s another product you would have liked to create?
Besides the indie polish business I would love to have my own shoe line.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?
Be Bold, Be Different, Be You

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?
The process of creating and making my own colors

What is your greatest accomplishment to date with your brand?
How far we’ve come in 3 years (our anniversary is on May 14th) and how it allows me to continue to do what I love because we’re reaching new customers everyday.

What is one challenge you’ve faced in business and how did you overcome it?
One challenge I’ve had to face in business was getting out there and bringing ​awareness to my brand and being accepted as a real business owner/ entrepreneur. I over came it by working harder turning the No’s into Yes, beating on closed doors until they opened.

Favorite nail art technique?
The color changing technique

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Swatch & Review: Great Lakes Lacquer – Indie Expo And June Limited Editions

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Hey guys, hope your Monday is off to a fantastic start! Just to bring you up to speed, there are a lot of changes coming to the Queendom in the next month or so and I am super excited for them. I took last week off to relax and start preparing, and now I’m back and with a vengeance!

Before I get into today’s S&R, I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the outpouring of birthday and Mother’s Day wishes and blessings, it truly meant a lot to me and I give it all right back!

Unless you’ve been under a rock, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of or read about Polish Con and Indie Shop which are U.S. based events for indie polish makers to sell polishes. As I’m sure you imagined, it was only a matter of time before this type of event spread to other countries, yep you guessed it, Canada 🇨🇦 is getting in on the action too. Indie Expo Canada is hosting its inaugural event June 3rd-4th 2017 in Toronto. This 2 day event is “Canada’s premier event for small businesses in the beauty industry. Experience the ultimate in independent beauty brands under one roof. Indie nail polish, cosmetics, skin care, bath & body, and more. Mingle with the brands you love. Browse their products in person. Take part in workshops, demos, meet and greets, and Q&A sessions with top bloggers and Youtube vloggers, and participate in nail art competitions.”

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So it seems as though Mariah has been hard working in the lab doing what she does best…making magic! Today’s swatch and review features the fruits of her labor created for Indie Expo and June Monthly Limited Editions.

Let’s take a look 👀!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid and Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Indie Expo

The Jewel of Ontario (LE) – $12 USD/$16 CAD

A rich blue based multichrome linear holo that shifts from emerald green to sapphire blue

All The Beautiful People (LE) – $10 USD/$14 CAD

A rich pink leaning orchid with orange/gold sheen

Indie-cent Exposure (Exclusive) – $12 USD/$16 CAD

A dark blurple (cold) to taupe (warm) thermal filled with a purple to orange shifting sheen and scattered holo

June Limited Editions
 
Wandering NYC In A Coral Coat

A hot pink leaning coral with blue sheen and shimmer

I Miss Grass

A grassy green with gold, green, and aqua shimmer

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: I Miss Grass had a minor issue of fallout aka shrinkage of shimmer during swatch process. Mariah as been notified/made aware and the release batches have been fixed so there are more blue sparks. Other than that, stellar formula and application.

Opacity: 2-3 coats

Overall: How’s that for stunning polish?! In true GLL fashion, Mariah created 5 gorgeous polishes. If you haven’t already guessed, you need them.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ!!!

*Indie Expo Limited Editions will be available online after the show for 2 days only starting June 9th at 2 PM EST.

*Indie Expo Exclusive only overpour will be available on the Indie Expo site. Details will be announced at a later date.

*June LEs will be available online starting June 1st at 2 PM EST to July 2nd at 2 PM EST. They will also be available at Indie Expo.

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Up Close and Personal with Courtne King of Little Black Dress Polish

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Name: Courtne King
Location: Odenton, Maryland
Birthday is July 22

Courtne, (without the ‘y’), is a local, to me, DMV gal with 2 sons, two female cats, and two male birds. The boys out number the girls, ‘but we’re smarter,’ she says. With her birthday on the cusp of Cancer and Leo and she has equal traits of both.

Favorite subject in high school and why?
I don’t recall having one, but high school is where I learned that science isn’t really my thing. I think for me it was Spanish.

If you were given a superpower, what would it be?
This is an easy one because my kids and I determined our powers because they’re in a superhero phase. I can telepathically push people to do and say what I want. That way my kids will be good obedient little robots. Because that’s what all parents really want.

If your life were a reality show, what would the name of your show be?
My reality show would be called Jack Of All Trades: What’s She Gonna Try Next. In each episode I’d talk about a job, subject, craft, or activity that I’ve obsessed over. That would run 5 or 6 seasons.

Favorite childhood memory?
Any time spent with my mom or dad.

Describe yourself in 5 words
crafty, humorous , over-stressed, creative, wise

What are you top 3 favorite things to do? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)
My favorite things to do are spending time with my sons (getting rare now that they’re teens), read, and hang out with coworkers (I know, not very exciting).

When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line?
I’ve always wanted to do something “extra” with my life. Something beyond working everyday and raising a family. When my husband died a few years ago, his absence left a huge whole that I could fill with sorrow or with something positive and useful. I chose positive.

What makes your brand different?
My brand is geared towards women of all ages and all walks of life. I create unique neutrals for those who prefer a more subdued look, glitters for those who want a little sparkle, and a variety of creams, shimmers and other finishes to accessorize any woman, for any occasion.

What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?
You might be surprised to know that I love making and selling polish, but I don’t paint other people’s nails. Friends ask and I decline. I feel like I’m just artistic enough to make designs on my own nails, but not anybody elses. I made one exception when my oldest sons girlfriend asked me to do her nails for prom. I couldn’t say no. She’s such a sweetie.

What advice/tips/best practices would you give someone wanting to start their own polish company?
For people who want to start their own polish business my suggestion is to do your research, and record all formulas even if they fail. You can learn a lot from a botched attempt.

Besides your own, what other brands do you own/wear?
I almost exclusively wear my own polish because I’m always in some phase of testing. As for other indies I have KB Shimmer, Literary Lacquers, Pretty Jelly and Digital Nails.

What is one of you favorite collections or polishes you created?
My favorite collection is my Back to Black collection because the inspiration came from my favorite recording artist Amy Winehouse.

If you weren’t in the indie polish business, what’s another product you would have liked to create?
If I weren’t making polish, I might have gone back to jewelry making or some form of it since I have all the tools. Lately I’ve considered making dangle charms for planners.

Any spoilers that you care to share about future collections, products, etc?
Spoiler alert: I’ve been working on a cuticle gel and cuticle oil for almost a year now. When I’m satisfied with my formula I’ll add them to my shop. I want to work on them this summer.

How did you come up with your company name and logo?
I used to make jewelry and I had an Etsy shop called Little Black Dress Accessories. When I decided to open my polish shop I came up with a long list of names. I had a hard time deciding on one so my coworker, now also my assistant, said, “why don’t you just use your old shop?” It worked, so I did. I came up with the logo because it was feminine and it fit the name of my shop.

In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?
Little Black Dress…because every woman needs one

What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?
I have to express my creativity. I mean literally. I have to be learning a craft or making a craft. I have to have a project to work on. I think I might explode if I wasn’t creating something in some form or another. Making and selling polish fulfills all my creative needs. And I get to learn more about running a business.

What other brand (just 1) would you like to collaborate with?
I can only choose one?!? OK, after much deliberation I choose Pam Heil of Girly Bits Cosmetics…and Christy Rose of KB Shimmer. Ok, I cheated, sorry.

Favorite nail art technique?
My favorite nail art technique is stamping because it’s easy to do when you don’t have time to put a lot of work into a design. Second favorite is the ombre effect.

What is your greatest accomplishment to date with your brand?
My greatest accomplishment to date is surpassing my estimated income this quarter.

What is one challenge you’ve faced in business and how did you overcome it?
I don’t believe I’ve overcome any significant hurdle aside from getting the business up and running. There are several challenges coming up in the near future, but I’ll tackle each one as it comes.

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Center Stage with Crystal Jones of Seriously Lacqueing 

Name: Crystal Jones
Age: 28
Location: Rolla, Missouri

What TV show best represents your life?
I think a mix of Friends and Gilmore Girls.

Ideal way to spend 3 day weekend?
During this time of year probably gardening, at the pool or the river, and just relaxing with my boyfriend and kiddo.

What period of time would you go back to if you could?
The Roaring Twenties – I could definitely pull off being a goofy fun flapper.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee

Describe yourself in 3 words
Bouncy, Creative, Fun

How many hours per day do you spend on social media?
Maybe 1-2 total, I usually check it during morning and the evening and only at other times if I have a notification that requires a response.

What can you not get right, no matter how many times you try?
Free handing any kind of straight line. It looks like a drunk chipmunk drew on a nail with sharpie.

What are 3 of your strengths?
I’m motivated and kind of a perfectionist so is that two, if so then I’m also very loyal and if it is only one then I’m headstrong as hell.

Favorite 90s song and/or artist
Helena by My Chemical Romance

How did you get started doing your nails?
I actually got started after getting a manicure and pedicure and it costing over $100 it was frustrating, chipped after only a couple days, and the color selection sucked. I ended up starting off by buying some OPI at Wal-Mart then by joining nail groups on Facebook and stuff got into nail art and learned about indie brands and vinyls, and stamping, and all this amazing stuff that you could do on your own and be so much more creative than a salon anyday.

What was the first brand you swatched for?
I don’t actually swatch for any brands right now I just got started around 6 months ago swatching and doing YouTube and IG, but the first thing I swatched on my own was a new collection from ILNP, and then the Colors by Llarowe Fall/Winter, and so on and so forth to all the ones I buy and swatch. I’d like to swatch for some of my favorite brands someday but there are always so many other amazing people out there too wanting to swatch, it’s intimidating sometimes.

What is your ‘go to’ cuticle oil?
My go to is Bliss Kiss Simply Pure used in combination with Vapid Nail Sauce in the Pegasus Poots scent.

You’re going on vacation for 2 weeks and can only take 3 bottles of polish(not including base or top coat). What do you take?
Oh no, only 3, are you sure we can’t like negotiate that, this is like a hostage situation! But definitely XO by ILNP, and Tell Me About It, Stud from Glam Polish, and Berries in the Snow by Colors by Llarowe. 

What tips would you give an aspiring swatcher?
Just keep practicing, if you go back on my Instagram all the way to the beginning you can see me own progression from sort of half okay cell phone pictures to badly posed, short horribly shaped nails and poses, up to where I am now. If it makes you happy then keep doing it, always do what makes you happy.

What’s one nail related item you can’t live without?
Nail art related would be vinyls, and nail in general related would probably be cuticle oil/nail sauce.

If you were to start an indie line of polish what would you name it and what would the first collection be inspired by?
Probably Seriously Lacqueing because I don’t have too many strokes of genius for naming things, and the first collection would likely be based on either my favorite songs or television shows.

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Forget Me Not: March – May

Happy Birthday to yours truly…..ME!!!! Good Morning and happy Thursday and yes today is my birthday. It’s the day I’ll be stuffing my face with a glass of wine, chocolates and my favorite foods. Oh wait, that’s everyday…lol. I’ll do it with my special birthday crown…to make it extra special.

My original post for today has been cancelled but I told you I’d be posting everyday this week and by George, I’m a women of my word and I have to keep my commitment. 

So, I had to dig deep and bring you all something, right? and the only thing I could think of was some swatches and nail art designs from March thru May that I still had on my phone. If you follow me on IG and/or FB, you may have already seen these pictures but if not, then you’re in for a real treat.

Buckle in because I have quite a few different looks to show you. 

Don Deeva

Top: Cute & CreepyMiddle l to r: Cardiac Arrest’ed and Vodka & Vicodin
Bottom: Bottled Violence w/ macro 

Lacquester

l to r: Black Tulip and 2 Faced Cherries

Color Club

Over the Moon

le Polish

l to r: Starving Artist and A Secret Garden 

Contrary Polish

Sunset Gates w/ macro

Vapid

Cyber Punk w/ macro

Virago

l to r: 12″ Single, Monstrous, Rancid

Painted Polish

l to r: Card Tricks & Carousels and Rustic Rendezvous

Bohemian Polish

Makin’ Bacon Pancakes

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Great Lakes Lacquers

It’s Apple Pie Moth F#*@&%

Blush Lacquers

Banana Taffy

Different Dimensions

No Sleep Til Brooklyn

Nail Art and Design

Featuring gradients w/ stamping, watermarbling, smoosh and dotticure

Just a heads up, some of these polishes are exclusives or LE and therefore MAY NOT be available. However, others are a core polishes and still available for purchase.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, drop it in the comments section and I’ll be sure to address is ASAP!

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Swatch & Review: Blush Lacquer – Flower Gathering Collection

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Good Morning and happy Wednesday! Before we get into today’s S&R review I just wanted to say that I am BIG on family! It is extremely important to me and I love spending time with my hubby and kids. Dinner is one of the few times we can all sit together in one place, without electronics and talk. We discuss our day, goals, funny jokes…anything, and it doesn’t hurt that we can enjoy a good meal too. This week has been cray-cray with gymnastics, concerts, GOTR, basketball, homework, school, etc. Everyone is coming and going at different times so it’s been hard to sit and enjoy dinner together, but not tonight, tonight, even though my son has basketball practice, I am determined to make sure we are all at the table TOGETHER!  Best part is, dinner is already marinating in the fridge, so you know its gonna be good!

But that’s enough about me and my craziness, let’s talk polish! Today I have the six piece collection, Flower Gathering, from Blush Lacquer. I had the amazing pleasure of meeting Victoria at Polish Con, and let me just say, she is just as amazing in person. You all know I loooove me some Blush Lacquers, primarily for the amazingness that Victoria puts in a bottle but second to that is the AWESOME brush. I have a wider nail bed so the wide bush is exactly what I need. This collection features super sparkly, holographic shimmers in delicate spring shades inspired by Victoria’s favorite poem, Flower Gathering by Robert Frost.

All the polishes were named after lines in the poem. 🙂

I left you in the morning,

And in the morning glow

You walked a way beside me

To make me sad to go.

 

Do you know me in the gloaming?

Gaunt and dusty grey with roaming.

Are you dumb because you know me not?

Or dumb because you know?

 

All for me? And not a question,

For the faded flowers gay

That could take me from beside you

For the ages of a day.

 

They are yours and be the measure

Of their worth for you to treasure,

The measure of the little while

That I’ve been long away. 

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid, QDTC by 2-Bit (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Ages of a Day: A soft seafoam-aqua green base with a blue shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes. (May see a purple shift in shimmer)

Know Me Not: A soft rosy pink base with a blue shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes. (May see a red/purple shift in shimmer)

 All For Me?: A soft lavender base with a pink micro flakie shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes.

 Faded Flowers: A soft ballet slipper pink-nude with a red shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes. (May see a pink-purple shift in shimmer)

 Gloaming Roaming: A soft cornflower blue that leans a little purple base with a blue-green shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes. (May see a purple shift in shimmer)

Measure of Treasure: A soft lime green with a red micro flakie shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes.

Morning Glow: (This is the FREE polish with purchase of the other 6, not available individually). A soft mauve-y pink base with a golden green shimmer and holographic flakies of varying sizes. (May see a blue shift in shimmer)

 Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: no issues to report. formula is easy to apply and builds up well in 2-3 coats. Please note that some of the larger holographic flakies are actually glitter. I have not found them difficult to remove, as I think they are cut thinner than most typical glitters. 

Opacity: 3 coats. Please note, I have a very pronounced nail line/free edge and have found that most, if not all, polish require for me to do 3 coats. This may very for others and may only need 2.

Price: $61.50/set or $10.25/each (Morning Glow is a free polish with purchase of other 6, not available individually)

Availability: current

Overall: I adore this collect! I was hesitant at first because of the larger glitters, I was afraid of them drying too textured but with a good, glossy tc, everything laid flat and smooth. I also think its a perfectly suitable collection of office jobs and occupations that require a subtle mani.

 When posting your manis on SM of the Flower Gathering Collection be sure to use these #s

#blushlacquers #blushflowergathering #blushmorningglow #blushgloamingroaming #blushknowmenot #blushallforme #blushfadedflowers #blushagesofaday #blushmeasureoftreasure

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Swatch & Review: Moonflower – Spring 2017 (partial)

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I’m baaaack! I hope you all are having a terrific Tuesday and you’re ready for yet another S&R.

Today I have a partial review of the new preorder release, Spring 2017 Pastel Stamping Polish Collection from Moonflower Polish. Nadia Velez is the mastermind creator and maker behind this brand which recently launched Feb 2017. That launch took the stamping world to the next level with its inaugural collection, Rainbow Cremes (also stamping polish and currently available). You can see how these polishes stamp here.

In true Queendom fashion, let’s find out a little more about Nadia. Blogger at Mama Hearts Polish since 2014, she began creating her own line of polish has something she’s always wanted to do. It’s the best to combine her love of nail art with her background in fine arts and knowledge about pigments and color.”

“Born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, a lot of her polishes will pay homage to my island and culture, mainly through the use of Spanish for the names.”

“Nadia is currently based in Longwood FL and when she’s not mixing polish or blogging, she can be found working on her full time job as a stay-at-home mom of 2 kids and a dog.”**

With that said, I think it’s the prefect time to jump into some PASTELS!!! Because after all, what would Spring and Summer be without them!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid, QDTC by 2-Bit (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Colors are: 

Moonflower- a shimmery white with red/gold/green sparkle*

Strawberry – pink with a hint of shimmer.*

Mint – a bright blue/green with just a hint of silver shimmer.*

Periwinkle – pastel periwinkle with subtle blue shimmer.*

Mango – peachy orange with a hint of golden shimmer.

Lemon – bright lemon yellow with a hint of sparkle.

Apple – a bright apple green with subtle golden shimmer.

Hydrangea – pastel blue with golden shimmer.

How do they stamp?img_9167img_9166Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: amazingly opaque. When used as a regular polish, I did have some streaking but they evened out perfectly with a second coat. When used in their intended form, a stamping polish, they pop over both black and white.

Opacity: 2 coats

Price: full size (15 ml) $70 set/$9 each

Mini size (7 ml) $38 set/$5 each

Availability: Preorder thru 5/12

Overall: I really love these stamping polish. I didn’t experience any smearing or dragging and they show up extremely well over light and dark colors. No harsh smell and are 5 free. 

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Swatch & Review: BBP – May 2017 Indie Shop LE Trio

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Hey y’all, thanks for joining me back again for another week of daily posts. Yep, another 5 days of new reviews and interviews, hey, that rhymes…lol! No seriously, next week I’ll be returning back to my normal posting schedule but things got a little hectic here at the Queendom and I had to make sure I brought you all the polish news on time. 

This week we are counting down to Indie Shop!!! You may be asking yourself, “what is that? To get all the details, click here and join the Facebook group. High level, it’s a vendor show hosted by Melody Mandegar of Envy Lacquer. Like Polish Con, various indie polish makers take over a city and #sellalltheirbeautifulthings. Those that have attended both Polish Con and Indie Shop events have said that while both are great to score event exclusives and meet the makers behind the polish and internet friends, they differ in that Polish Con is busy and twice the size of Indie Shop which is smaller and more intimate allowing more time to meet and greet. Either way, both sound like a vacation to me and another reason to #buyallthepolish. Seriously though, one day I’d love to attend Indie Shop but until then I’ll live vicariously through others.

This Saturday, May 13th marks the 5th Indie Shop taking place in Torrance, CA. That’s right baby, Indie Shop takes over L.A and this time things couldn’t be sweeter with an event theme focused on candy shop. This event will feature such makers including; Stached Polish, EverAfter, Lavish Polish, KBShimmer and many more. Of those “more” is Bad Bitch Polish (BBP)!!! Of course my girl Britt Pearson will be in the building with an amazing trio of polish. All three are matte finish jellies with slight holo effects.

Let’s take a look!

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid, QDTC by 2-Bit (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Poncho Punch

Louie-Bloo Raspberry

Alexander the Grape

 Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: perfect BBP formula. Great consistency and smooth application

Opacity: 2 coats

Price: $11 each or $30 for trio

Availability: At Indie Shop, May 13th or online May 14-20. Online orders will be pre order only.

Overall: I love the trio! It’s fun and playful and perfect for Indie Shop. I say if you’re looking for a pink, blue and purple trio, this is the one to get. The shades are soft but bold enough to wear any time of the year.

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Swatch & Review: Tonic Polish – Spring 2017 Releases

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Hey y’all, happy Friday! I’m gonna keep this post as short and sweet as possible because there is a lot of polishes and info to cover regarding the upcoming Tonic release. And let’s face it, you guys are more interested the polish than reading about my week or my weekend plans.

This post contains the 10 new Tonic polishes releasing this Sunday, May 7th. Collection/sets include Spring 2017, Femme Fatal/Tonic Collab: Four Seasons (only Tonics shown) and the May Baby Duo. I don’t know how Lindsey continues to create stunning polishes for each release, but as long as she does, I will continue to be a fan. If you’re not a member of the fan group, PLEASE JOIN!!!!, a little birdie told me there may or may not be another surprise polish being added to this release, but you didn’t hear that from me. Just join!!!

Let’s jump right in…

**All swatches are done using Commitment Issue Peel-off Base Coat by Vapid, Tonic Topper by Tonic (shiny) and Matte Me topcoat by Jior Couture (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Spring 2017

I Pink You Blue Me Off

A bright cream blue with pink shimmer that shifts to yellow

Endless Shrimp

A soft coral cream with pale green shimmer that’s all but impossible to show on camera!

Deep Sea-crets

A bright turquoise cream with peachy-pink shimmer that shifts yellow.

Aurora Sunrise

An orchid-leaning pink jelly with strong turquoise-purple shifting shimmer and ultra holo micro glitters. This one may benefit from a third coat if you really don’t like VNL.

Titanium Orchic

A member of the “Lumichrome” family, which includes colors Incandescent, Luminescent, and Greenglow. A pale metallic multichrome that shifts from cool lavender to peach to gold with scattered holographic shimmer.

Foxfire

A metallic Rosegold to Yellow gold shifting multichrome with scattered holographic shimmer.

Femme Fatale / Tonic Collab: The Four Seasons

Inspired by Vivaldi’s violin concertos, Sophie and Lindsey each chose seasons to model our colors after. “Promise of Spring” is of course inspired by the fresh, light-hearted playfulness of the Spring concerto, and Bleeding Heart Sunset was inspired by the intense, sultry heat of the Summer concerto. Femme Fatale polishes include winter and autumn inspired colors, Ice-Kissed Grove and Woodland Mosaic. 

Promis of Spring

A pale metallic yellow-green Lumichrome that shifts to mint green and blue with a scattered holo shimmer.

Bleeding Heart Sunset

An orchid-lavender base with strong glowing pink multichrome shimmer that shifts to peach and gold with scattered holo shimmer.

May Baby Duo

In honor of Lindsey’s son Nico who turns 4 in May! His favorite color is green, the May birthstone is emerald, and one of our favorite books to read together is “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.

The Places You’ll Go

Emerald green base with green-blue-purple-pink-gold shifting multichrome shimmer. Very sheer on the first coat but builds very quickly!

You’ll Move Mountains

Straight up glowing emerald green.

 

 

Overall Thoughts

Formula / Application: while I didn’t have any issues, please note all Tonic polishes are formulated to apply thickly and self-level.

Opacity: 2-3 coats

Price:

Spring 2017

  • I Pink You Blue Me Off – $10
  • Deep Sea-crets- $10
  • Endless Shrimp – $10
  • Aurora Sunrise – $12
  • Foxfire – $12
  • Titanium Orchid – $12
  • Whole Spring 2017 Set – $60

Femme Fatale/Tonic Collab: Four Seasons Set

  • Winter (Femme Fatale) – Ice-kissed Grove ($10)
  • Autumn (Femme Fatale) – Woodland Mosaic ($10)
  • Spring (Tonic) – Promise of Spring ($12)
  • Summer (Tonic) – Bleeding Heart Sunset ($12)
  • Set of all 4 colors: $40

May  Baby Duo

  • You’ll Move Mountains (emerald green shimmer) – $10
  • The Places You’ll Go (emerald multichrome) – $20 available only as a set with a special matching necklace from the wonderful Brittany Drake of the Holo Pineapple!!

The Whole Spring Shebang! 

  • A small number of listings for the entire set of new release colors: The Femme Fatale/ Tonic Collab: Four Seasons Set, May Baby Duo (including Holo Pineapple necklace), and the whole six-piece Spring 2017 collection. $138!!! That’s 12 stunning polishes a necklace for $138!!!

Availability: May 7th at 2:00pm CST

Overall: it’s simple #buyALLthetonics!!!!

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