Moore Swatches: Cupcake Polish – Cacti Trio

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Straight out of Dallas, TX, Sara, owner and creator of Cupcake Polish announces the newest trio that will give you all the southwest summertime feels! The Cacti trio features three glorious polishes that are packed with shimmer and intrigue.

These polishes showcase a variety of special effects which makes it even more special! Desert Bloom is a gorgeous thermal polish that transitions between 2 brilliant, summery shades, Prickly Pear is the second ever solar nail polish and Succulent, is a magical teal jelly polish. Whether you are cooling off by the AC or soaking up the summer sun, these babies are magic in a bottle and the true definition of beauty! 

In addition to these three limited edition polishes, Cupcake Polish has teamed up with Ginger Fizz Boutique to create a matching wax melt of the month to go along with this trio!  This month’s wax melt is an agave nectar scent that is amazing!

Please note, these polishes and the wax melt for this month are VERY limited in quantities! All polishes are single-batch, limited editions that have no recipe and will not be re-released after they sell out!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Different Dimensions – Let Freedom Ring Duo with Cuticle Oil and May & June POTM

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*singing*

“My country, ’tis of thee;
Sweet land of liberty;
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died;
Land of the pilgrims’ pride;
From every mountainside;
Let freedom ring.”

I love starting a blog with a song and I know most of you sung or hummed along in your head…lol! Memorial Day may be over but there are so many holidays coming up that are screaming “Red and Blue”; Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and plain ole’ “Just Because Day’. As we remember those past and present that serve(d) and fought for our country and its freedoms, let us do so with a gorgeous mani!

We all know and love the song ‘Let Freedom Ring’, well it’s time to show our patriotic support and let our nails do the talking! Different Dimensions is releasing the Let Freedom Ring Duo just in time for Independence Day! And if 2 polishes weren’t enough, this duo also includes a cuticle oil pen for 1 very low shipped price.

But wait – there’s more…

The May AND June POTM are releasing too and they are too good to be missed.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Tonic Nail Polish – June 2018 Release

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Hey Sugas! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! And what better way to start a short week than with a brand that is a regular here in the Queendom. This brand most certainly needs no introduction and because of all the amazingness we need to get through, I’ll just say, these polishes are not to be missed. Help me welcome Tonic to the stage as today features the 13 new polishes releasing June 3rd! Most colors will be available till the end of July 

Enjoy!

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Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 11

Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 11
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Cha-ga! Cha-ga! Toot-Toot! Hey Sugas! We are literally down to the wire with RTPC! Aren’t you excited?! Ending RTPC only means that PC is right around the corner! As week 10 pulls out of the station with Dollish Polish and Bee’s Knees Lacquer, a new lineup of polish makers is eagerly awaiting arrival.

Week 11 features Carrie from Contrary Polish and Natalie from Noodle Nail Polish! I had the pleasure of meeting both these lovelies at Con last year and let me just say, a good time was had by all. I am counting down the days of reuniting and buying polish. For those that are unable to make it, know that you are with us in spirit and you CAN get in on the action with their RTPC LEs. And for those that plan to attend Con, don’t wait to pick these up, grab them NOW…. well on Sunday, you know what I mean.

***Reminders***

For the official Polish Con Press Release and info about Polish Con NY 2018, check out my post here. Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to Miranda Kraft by email at miranda.kraft@thepolishconvention.com

And lastly, don’t forget to use my unique blogger code, QUEENOFNAILS (weekly shipping) or QUEENOFNAILSHOLD (hold shipping), at checkout to receive a free gift with purchase!!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Ever After – The Stampers

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Hey Sugas! It’s Friday Eve and today, in MD, we have SUN with an expected high of 85!!! I’m so happy! It’s not quite time to hit the beach for the holiday weekend, because they are calling for rain Saturday-Monday, but I’ll celebrate the small wins!

On a personal note, I am so tired, honey! These kids got me runnin’ ragged. Monday was pretty chill but Tuesday…. each of my kids had an event to attend. I was so ready to ‘hire a parent’ because there is only 2 of us and 3 of them. Xavier, my son, had is spring concert band performance. Xylana, my middle one sung with her school chorus as a baseball game and Xadrian, the little one, had a gymnastics banquet. Can you guess who drew the short straw and didn’t have a parent in attendance? Yep, Xavier 😦 We told him we’d made it up by going to his basketball tournament this weekend. So y’all pray for me that a break is comin’.

So on the polish…..

Today I have the 7 neon stamping polishes from Ever After. I believe they debuted at The Indie Shop (TIS) – Anaheim on 5/19 but Miranda is releasing them live in the shop on June 1st!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: June Polish Pickup – Video Games

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I don’t know much about video games because most of my time as a kids was spent out doors; riding bikes and playing at the playground and if the weather were bad and didn’t allow for outside adventure, I get lost for hours playing with my barbies and cabbage patch kids. My cousins had video games though and I remember the few times they would let me play Sonic the Hedgehog on Sega, Duck Hunt or Super Mario Bros on Nintendo. When I got older, I my parents bought me a Gameboy and I played Tetris for hours on that thing.

While I never got into COD, Legend of Zelda, Mindcraft or the new one….ummmmm… Fortnite, video games are one of those all-American pastimes that will never fade. This month the members have spoken and selected video games as the theme for the June Polish Pickup (PPU). And if your new to PPU, here’s how it works:

What is Polish Pickup?

Polish Pickup offers a fun, interactive experience that allows you to submit theme ideas, vote for your favorite theme, and selectively purchase your favorite polishes every month.

How does it work?

1. SUBMIT – Theme ideas! Examples: flowers, butterflies, a movie, a tv show, a musical group, etc.

2. VOTE – Organizers will choose the top 10 theme submissions and the fan group will vote on their favorite. Please note that you will be voting for a theme that will be released 2 months later. Example: Voting for May’s theme/release will take place in March.

3. SHOP – You can pick which polishes you would like to purchase from the chosen theme. There is no box commitment. Purchase one or purchase them all! Shipping will take approximately 2-3 weeks.Easy! Right?! Good! June PPU is right around the corner and shopping begins June 1st and today I have 8 of the polishes that will be available!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – June 2018 POTM

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Hey Sugas!! I know the first day of summer is June 21st this year, but it’s time to sit poolside, fire up the bbq and sip iced tea or lemonade this weekend as we welcome the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day! Oh, who am I kidding, here in MD we are expecting clouds, rain and thunderstorms, but a girl a dream right?! Nevertheless, whatever the weather may be or what plans you have, there is one thing you won’t want to miss…..

The June POTM from LynB Designs!!! WOOHOO!!!!

Inspired by one of the June birthstones, Alexandrite, Alexandrine will be available this weekend along with a Memorial Day sale!

 Enjoy… 

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Moore Swatches: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer – Atlanta Graffiti Collection

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the home of the Braves, Falcons and Hawks, just to name a few. Atlanta has great food, culture and of course graffiti. This month Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer’s (BEGL’s) is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary – on 5/18 to be exact! – and Julie, located in ATL is planning to have some fun stuff happening in the BEGLove group (direct link below), so be sure to join if you’re not already in the group.

This month’s collection is called the Atlanta Graffiti Collection and the 5 piece collection was inspired by the gorgeous wall art all around Atlanta.  

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Sassy Sauce Polish – May 2018 Release

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Not to long ago I was asked ‘why indie polish? It’s so expensive and you have to pay for shipping.’

My simple response was… #indiesdoitbetter!

But that was not the whole reason or the entire truth. So I thought about it and wanted to use my blog to explain my answer to this question.

The fact of the matter is, indie polish makers are those women AND men that make nail polish out of hobby/personal interest and to help support their families. They are not polishes thought up my some focus group and mixed in a big factory. Everything from mixing to bottling and shipping is done most times in their home. I love supporting small business and to know that my purchase is helping to make a difference. The makers actually have a passion for the industry and it shows in the polish. They use the best ingredients and most mix by hand in small batches to ensure a quality polish, not quantity. The $8-$13 for a bottle is more than just polish, it’s the relationship I have with the maker. I love the little smiley face on my invoice or when they are on social media they know me simply from an order I placed. It’s the uniqueness of the polish that I am not likely to find in a bottle of the big box guys. You tell me where else can I get a multichrome, magnetic polish or a thermal flakie with shimmer. I’ll wait.

So I say all that to say, if you have not tried indie polish, do yourself a favor and be like Nike… #justdoit! You’ll thank me later! And if you don’t know what to get, let me entice your nails with the 5 new polishes from Sassy Sauce Polish. Carrie, owner and maker, is releasing new polishes this Friday. And wouldn’t you know it, there are 3 thermals, 1 magnetic and a duochrome!

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The Queen’s Critique: Pretty Beautiful Unlimited – Cuticle Oil

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Look, just because the weather is teetering on the verge of warmer weather, that does not mean that we should neglect our nails and cuticles. It’s just as important now as it is in December to protect our nails and cuticles because breaks, cracks and splits can still happen when it’s 90 degrees outside. And let’s face it, chapped, dry, painful, cracked skin and cuticles are not cute, honey and greasy fingers are not an option.

Healthy cuticles are happy cuticles and happy cuticles comes when we spoil them with the best of the best. After working endlessly to find the perfect combination of the best oils, Virginia of Pretty Beautiful Unlimited has cracked the code and as has created a soothing, healing, moisturizing oil that also penetrates quickly. 

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