Moore Swatches: Pahlish – Mukashi (Once Upon a Time) Collection (Partial)


It’s just before 8am est on Friday morning and I have already been asked, what are we doing today… twice by 2 different children of mine *insert sigh here*. Like don’t siblings communicate and select one lucky one to ask the questions? I have no personal experience being an only child, but I always thought that’s how it went. No?

Yes, Jason and I were nice enough to allow the kids not to go to school today and start their summer break early. Yippee! *said in my most sarcastic voice ever!

You see, Jason gets to leave out of the house for work. I, on the other hand, only have to travel to the basement to work. That means I get to hear the yelling and fussing that is sure to take place this summer…for 11 weeks.

So couple that with being up since 4:30am after getting to bed at almost midnight means that I need coffee, and lots of it, to make it through the day. But I should look on the bright side….

I’ll let you know when I find it.

On to the polish…

Today I have 3 of the 10 polishes from the Mukashi (Once Upon a Time) Collection from Pahlish. Inspired by Japanese folklore and fairytales, this set is comprised of soft shades and bright neons. I’m sure you can tell which I have for you today. Let’s jump in.


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Moore Swatches: Great Lake Lacquer – Polish Con LE Trio and The Water Colors Collection


Hello, hello 👋🏾! I know it’s late but please bare with me. Before I leave for Polish Con on Saturday, I had to tend to my mom duties and well…. it took a little longer than expected🤦🏾‍♀️. Now it’s after 10pm est and waaaaayyy past my bed time for any grammatical errors are not my fault and I’ll go through tomorrow and make it look nice and neat . Until then, I’m able to relax, eat popcorn 🍿 and watch America’s Got Talent đź“ş. As I’m watching it, I’m thinking to myself, yeah, they that’s cool you can do magic and yes your dance crew is really good and wow, you can sing 🎤 very well but indie polish makers are the talented ones.

Tonight, I have the LE Trio and Water Colors Collection from one the talented, Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer. The LE Trio is an homage to NY, where PC is taking place and the 5 piece Water Colors Collection is filled with summer fun that plays off things that can change the color of water. It’s also inspired somewhat by the colored logo and made to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Great Lakes Lacquer.


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Moore Swatches: June 2018 HHC – Blush Lacquers and Great Lakes Lacquer

Another month of Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) continues with new polishes and today I have the contributions from both Blush Lacquers and Great Lakes Lacquer (GLL).
Victoria of Blush Lacquers continues to use inspiration from the ABC television show, Pushing Daisies specifically Ned aka “The Piemaker” while Mariah of GLL carries on with Lord of the Rings (LotR)… a fan favorite!
For a complete overview of all the polishes being offered, be sure to join the Hella Handmade Creations Facebook Fan Group (link below).
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Moore Swatches: Painted Polish – Keep Calm & 30 On Trio


Hey Sugas! I tried to be really shazzy and have Steve Wonder’s Happy Birthday playing when this post was viewed buuuuutttt… I’m not all that technologically advanced so I guess you’ll have to settle for this picture I made – hehehehe! Hey, it’s the thought that counts right?!


Regardless of picture or song, I can’t keep calm and neither should you because today I have the Keep Calm & 30 On Trio in celebration of Lexi from Painted Polish’s 30th birthday!!! And of course, in the spirit of friendship and love and kindness, I’d like to share it with you!

This trio features three shades of amethyst in three different finishes!


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Moore Swatches: Anchor & Heart – Polish Con 2018 Event Limited Editions


Ahoy Matey! Is that weird that I started the post with pirate jargon? I don’t know why Anchor & Heart always makes me think pirates? Maybe it’s the logo, but whatever it is, let’s just go with it because this a all hands on deck situation.

Avast ye because today I have Anchor & Heart booty, PC LE polishes! Trust me, you’ll be wanting to walk the plank if you miss them. So fire in the hole matey, I have 2 live ones for ya!!!

So for all you who don’t speak pirate, today I have the 2 Polish Con event limited editions featured from Anchor & Heart. See…not so cool in layman’s terms.

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Moore Swatches: Girly Bits – Polish Con June 2018 Event Polishes


Hey Sugas! So you know how excited I was about Saturday because of PC?? Well, I glanced at the school calendar and WHAM-O…Friday is the last day of school. 11 weeks with the kids…FUN! NOT! Kidding, I’m kidding. I am excited to spend quality time with the kids at home, about as excited as if I were going to the dentist. 11 weeks of constant eating, activity planning and pool…meh, I guess it’s not all bad. I just signed the girls up for a “Girl’s Scout” workshop next week and Xavier will have band camp starting in August. We also have the beach to look forward to – a week with family making memories and sandy butts. Ahhhh…what joy!

But I digress, let’s talk Polish Con. Pam from Girly Bits has created three event LEs and a VIP.  And if you are not able to attend PC, the LEs will be available on the Girly Bits website for a limited time starting early July and the VIP will be available in very limited quantities at PC and on the GB website IF over pours are available.


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Moore Swatches: Bee’s Knees Lacquer – Polish Con Polishes: VIP Bag Exclusive, Seelie & Unseelie LEs and A Court of Thorns and Roses Collection pt 2


You guys, what happened to the weekend? I seriously think I missed it?! Is that possible? Is it possible for the 48 hours to go by in a flash?

Nevertheless, no complaints because this only means one thing. We are one day closer to PC!!! I have finalized my road trip plans with Yvette and are raring to hit the road. To think, I, me, Krystal, will be shoulder to shoulder with Sarah of Bee’s Knees Lacquer (BKL) – it’s a dream come true!

Yep, I’ll be polish deep at the BKL table as there are a few things that Sarah is bringing with her that I NEED like The Magician, Fauna, The Reaper, The Emperor and The Red Witch to round out the Arcana Collection.

Whether you are attending or not, you’ll need to pick up the Seelie and Unseelie Collection, an 8 piece set featuring 2 quads – the Seelie, the sparkly, sheer top coats and the Unseelie, the crèmes….FUN!!! And as previously mentioned, in the Indie Expo Canada post, A Court of Thorns and Roses series part 2 along with PC VIP bag exclusive, all of which I have for you today.  


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Moore Swatches: Alter Ego – Velocirapture Collection

Moore Swatches: Alter Ego – Velocirapture Collection

Jurassic Park was one of those movies I thought I would hate going into but it turned out that I genuinely enjoyed them – so much so I went out and purchased the box which included the first 3 movies.

Well, slap me twice and call me Susie! Inspired by Jurassic Park, the new Velocirapture Collection from Alter Ego, is just perfect! The collection name was suggested by a Facebook fan group member and each polish name is a direct quote from the movie and the color created from a scene to correspond with the name.


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Moore Swatches: Ever After – The Greatest Show Collection


Let me just say that the makers/brands involved in Indie Expo Canada and/or Polish Con are holding no punches with the VIPs, exclusives and limited editions polishes they are creating. If you don’t have a polish fairy yet, make sure you get your list together and find someone attending that will pick the beauties for you.

I may’ve never seen The Greatest Showman but I have been to the circus so I know exactly how exhilarating and exciting it is with the light, acts and costumes. The Greatest Show Collection from Miranda of Ever After is as equally spectacular is the critically acclaimed movie/musical it was inspired by.

The collection features 8 brand new colors (7 pictured here) that will be debuting at Indie Expo Canada and Polish Con. There are 6 limited editions (LEs) and 2 event exclusives.


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Moore Swatches: All Mixed Up Lacquers – Drink On My Nails


I hope you are not tired of neons yet, because the party is just getting started as we enter the summer season of 2018!!! And if you’re like, you can wear neons in October and January and be happy.

So previously LJ gave us 2 bright, explosive, in your face neon crème collections with Neon Addicts Anonymous and Hot Southern Mess, well this go round, she has added a little twist.

Today’s featured collection is a 6 piece collection of neons with…wait for it…. SHIMMER!!! Drink On My Nails is like being laid out on a white sandy beach with a pina colada in hand…. paradise!


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