Swatch & Review: Road to Polish Con Chicago 2017 – Week 10

Swatch & Review: Road to Polish Con Chicago 2017 – Week 10
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Top of the morning to ya! As I’m sure you guessed, today I have the week 10 RTPC polishes to show because it’s…..THURSDAY, aka Friday Eve!!!! But before we get into the polish, can I get a ‘HECK YA’ for the simple fact that my kids have less than a week before they are back in school!!! September 5th my house will return back to the peaceful, serene and tranquil place that I can enjoy for 6 hours BY MYSELF!!! The only thing that would make it a better day is if I didn’t have to work, but as we all know #adultingsucks and we gotta do, what we gotta do.

Tomorrow marks the 1st day of September and September is the month that leads to cool weather, PSL and Polish Con! Can you believe that in 23 very short days, Chicago will be filled to the brim with polish lovin addicts and makers?! Just 23 days! Sadly, I wont be in the mix but I know it will be an event of the ages. Every Thursday since June 29th, I, along with fellow bloggers and swatchers, have been bringing you the highly sought after RTPC series showcasing event exclusives BEFORE the event. So even if your like me and will sitting on the couch on the 23rd, you can get in on the action with these polishes.

If you haven’t made a RTPC purchase yet, don’t worry because you can still get your hands on week 9 until 9/2 and get week 10 which I’ll show you right…. NOW!

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Swatch & Review: September Polish Pickup

Swatch & Review: September Polish Pickup
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Hey there and welcome back! Today I have a quick round up of the 3 polishes I received as part of the September Polish Pickup. As we get closer and closer to September, we are also getting closer and closer to Fall Foliage and Fun, which is the theme for these polishes.

Fall, or Autumn, is my favorite season of the year! Cool, crisp mornings, hayrides and apple cider are in my very near future all while wrapped up in a comfy hoodie. Ahhhh, yes, the season is upon us, and I for one, will be embracing it with open arms.

So enough of the jibber-jabber, lets take a look at what Alter Ego, Blush and Pahlish have in store for the September Polish Pickup
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Swatch & Review: Glisten & Glow – 1950’s Nostalgia Collection

Swatch & Review: Glisten & Glow – 1950’s Nostalgia Collection
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Did you know that in the early 1950s the price of a new car was around $1500, a one carat diamond ring sold for $399 and cheese was $.45/lb? Neither did I! During the 1950s one would hear Elvis Presley on the radio and watch I Love Lucy on the tv. In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii were made the 49th and 50th US States.

A lot happened in the 50s that helped shape the world we live in today and today’s collection from Glisten & Glow is an ode to that time. Jill focused on one area in particular as inspiration for the upcoming 5-piece crème collection…. Appliances! From Doo-Wop to Route 66,  these polishes are synonymous with the decade.

If you missed my live IG swatch, watermarble and stamp action with this collection, check it out here!

Now let’s take a look at the 1950’s Nostalgia Collection… ya dig!

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Swatch & Review: Bad Bitch Polish (BBP) – September Birthstone Duo

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Hey y’all, today I’m back with another Birthstone Duo from Bad Bitch Polish. According to the American Gem Society, “September’s birthstone is the sapphire, a precious gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. This stone is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers.”

Did you know, blue sapphire belongs to the mineral species corundum family and can be a pure blue but range from greenish blue to violetish blue? Yep! It’s true! The name “sapphire” can also apply to any corundum that’s not red and doesn’t qualify as ruby. Besides blue sapphire and ruby, the corundum family also includes so-called “fancy sapphires.” They come in violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. Sapphires can even be gray, black, or brown.

Interesting, huh? Well, now that you know more about this beautiful gem, let’s take a look at the polishes Britt created.

 

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Swatch & Review: Turtle Tootsie – September Birthstone Trio

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Hey y’all, welcome back! Things sure are heating up as we come into the tail end of the Birthstone Trio series from Turtle Tootsie. Today I have the September trio featuring a gorgeous shade of blue in 3 ways, a glitter crelly, glitter topper and a holo.

Let’s take a look!
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September Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Ovarian Cancer

September Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Ovarian Cancer
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Good Morning, loves! September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and In Loving Memory of Mrs. Annette Boyce 2/22/61-2/06/11, sister of Anetress Malone of Dainty Digits, I dedicate this post.

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Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers and an estimated 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Each year, approximately 20k women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14k women will die from ovarian cancer 

You may be asking yourself what can you do to help it? Donate! Support! Volunteer! Raise Awareness! Cancer is a terrible, disgusting disease and it affects too many. Too many, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children! WE must stand up and fight to find a cure!

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Swatch & Review: Road to Polish Con Chicago 2017 – Week 9

Swatch & Review: Road to Polish Con Chicago 2017 – Week 9
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We are at the tail end of the Road to Polish (RTPC) Chicago 2017 series with the final 3 week countdown!!! Who’s pumped and ready for the culmination which is Polish Con (PC)??? If you haven’t kept up with this Thursday series on my blog, then allow me to fill you in. If you think of it in terms of football, RTPC is the regular football season and PC is the superbowl. All season long you enjoy game after game for weeks, in this case it’s polish. For the past 8 weeks, makers have been creating exclusive polishes that even if you are unable to attend PC you can get during their allotted timeframe. Then it all comes to the big day…. the championship aka POLISH CON!! But instead of seeing 2 great teams play each other in the for a trophy and bragging rights for a year, everyone is a winner…. the makers, the attendees, EVERYONE WINS!! Instead of a halftime show there will be tutorial tables where some of the most amazingly talented people will be showing off their skills like stamping, hand-painting and watermarbling just to name a few. Side note, be on the look out for signups in the PC Facebook group (link below). There is also polish press!! Yep, there will be official bloggers that will be at the event and bring us blow by blow coverage. How exciting is that?!?!?!?

Before we delve into the upcoming week 9 polishes, featuring Girly bits, Fair Maiden and Bad Bitch Polish (BBP), I must give you my PSA… don’t forget to order your week 8 RTPC polishes featuring Don Deeva, Nvr Euff and Bluebird Lacquer!!! Ok, done, now let’s take a look.

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Swatch & Review: Love Potion No 9 – Purple Pizza

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I have 3 words for you….. ONE COATER CREME!!! These words are just as satisfying and heart-filling as Taco Tuesday or Pizza and Wings. I come on, you can’t get much better than a 1 coat crème.

Sorry, I’ve jumped the gun, so to speak, but my excitement over this polish… I just couldn’t hold it in anymore. Today I have 1 of the many polishes available from a ‘new to me’ brand, Love Potion No 9. I found out about this brand during my search for WOC Indie Nail Polish Makers. If you haven’t read that post, be sure to do so here, trust me, it’s worth the read. 

Carter, maker, creator and brand owner sent me this polish for review and SPOILER ALERT…it’s stunning!!! “Love Potion No. 9 Lacquér promotes Self-Love via D.I.Y Manicures. We encourage women to set aside 9 Minutes to Lacquér w| Love and enjoy the burst of colour. Lacquered Nails are the best display of self-love next to your Smile.”

“Our Nail Lacquér is of superior quality made in the USA from FDA-approved ingredients. It is “5 free,” meaning that the polish does not contain Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate) and Camphor. Additionally we are 100% vegan and not tested on animals.”

Let’s take a look at Love Potion No. 9
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Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish – August Release

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish – August Release
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Hello and welcome! It’s Wednesday and we are smack dab in the middle of the week and today I have new polishes to show you that are sure to make your day better and also give you another reason to look forward to FriYAY!!

Just over a month ago Carrie Duffy of Sassy Sauce Polishes released not 1, 2, 10 or 15 polishes but 22. You can read all about them and see swatches here, here and here. How many makers release that many polishes at once? Only a mad person right? Well you can say that again, because Carrie is releasing 4 more polishes this coming Friday! 

I can hardly contain myself, so let’s just take a look!
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