The Queen’s Critique: Peel Off Base Coat Comparison

The Queen’s Critique: Peel Off Base Coat Comparison

What do apples, oranges and bananas all have in common? Right, they’re all fruits. Easy right?!

So what does Cuticula, IMK Nails and Vapid all have in common?

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Ok, I gave you long enough. For those that said peel-off base coat, you are the lucky winner!!! If you didn’t get it right, that’s ok, you still loved.

Cuticula, IMK Nails and Vapid all offer their own version of a peel-off base to aid with removal of stubborn finishes like glitters and quick changes during a swatch fest and today I have all 3 to compare. Now that’s not to say I don’t love all of them, because I do, they all offer something different and special.

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Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 10

Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 10
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Hey Sugas! I gotta know. Are you #teamyanny or #teamlaurel? And how many of you are looking forward to the royal wedding? My invitation must’ve gotten lost in the mail… lol – but it’s ok because the big day I’m looking forward to is coming soon. I ain’t even gonna lie, this rain and grey skies has me feelin’ some kinda way. The only thing keeping me sane is the fact that we are official inside the 30 day countdown to PC! Can I get a ‘HECK YA’?!

RTPC week 10 is pulling into the station with Dollish Polish and Bee’s Knees but not before we say ‘see ya’ later’ to week 9 featuring Flirtin’ Cosmetics and Girly bits Cosmetics. And I hoped you enjoyed the Up Close & Personal 2.0: Polish Con Edition Live Q&A with the Sham and Pam because next week I’ll have Dolly and Sarah. Find out all about them, their brands and what you can expect at Polish Con!

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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!!

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Moore Swatches: All Mixed Up Lacquers – Neons, Neons, Everywhere!


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All week here in Maryland we have experiencing rain. But not just your run of the mill rain, I’m talkin’ unrelenting, down pours. In the downtown area of Frederick there has been flash floods and road closures due to sink holes. Many homes are with out power and have damage to their homes. I’m hoping after all the rain we will get some neon… I mean sunshine.

Whoever said all neons were created the same obviously has not seen the 2 neon collections from All Mixed Up Lacquers. LJ Stanford, owner and creator, is re-releasing Neon Addicts Anonymous (NAA) AND a new neon collection, Hot Southern Mess On Friday, May 18th! Get your sunglasses boys and girls, this is gonna be a bright one!Enjoy… 

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Moore Challenges: Go Gray in May 2018 – Midway Check-In

Moore Challenges: Go Gray in May 2018 – Midway Check-In

Hey Sugas and happy Wednesday! We are at the 16th day of May, midway through my #gograyinmay challenge and I wanted to do a quick check in. So far, so good! I have managed to do a different gray swatch each day AND post to IG! Don’t believe me, keep reading for a collage of days 1 thru 15

I also wanted to take a moment to thank all the ladies and gents, near and far, that have not only done a gray mani, but for all your thoughts, kind words, prayers and virtual hugs – they mean more to me than you know. Due to the amazing response of gray manis, I will be posting multiple collages at the end of the month on IG of those that took part in the challenge with me – rust me, they will know your socks off!

If you haven’t already done a gray mani, there’s still time! Keep reading to find out all the details and how you can help spread awareness, support the cause and treat yourself to some great nail polish and nail care items from 2 amazing indie brands!

For the full story of my dad, Michael, visit my original blog post, here.

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The Queen’s Critique: Beauty Big Bang

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Hey Sugas and happy Tuesday! Today I have a review – ah I hate calling it a review, let’s say ‘my thoughts’ on 3 products I was sent from Beauty Big Bang. Because I love all things nail polish and nail art, I selected a stamping plate, clear stamper and cotton claw.

I own a lot of plates from different brands with all kinds of images and sizes and I am glad to say that I will be adding Beauty Big Bang to that lineup. I absolutely love the clear stamper; is very easy to use and has a larger, very transparent stamping head. The cotton claw is a must in any nail addicts arsenal.

Keep reading to see this products ‘in action’ and….. to get my unique blogger code good for 10% off anything in the store!

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Moore Swatches: Lacquer Collab – Glitter & Glam

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It’s all glitter and glam until someone or something gets hurt and the only THING getting hurt around here is the bank accounts.

Dominque of Color Infinity (formerly known as Tux Polish) is the originator of the Lacquer Collab Box which will feature up to 12 indie makers every month. Each maker will create a polish based on a theme selected collectively by the makers. Shoppers can purchase as many, or as few, colors from the box as they wish and the debut box will launch Friday, May 18, at 1:00pm est! Preorder will end at 11:59pm est on Tuesday, May 22nd and this months’ theme is ‘Glitter & Glam’

Today I have 3 of the polishes that will be available and let me be the first to say… glitter and glam never looked so good!

Enjoy…

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The Queen’s Critique: IMK Nails – PeelEze Peelable Base Coat

Ok – what the heck is PeelEze? I’m so glad you asked because I am here to spill the tea!PeelEze is a water-based, cruelty-free, odor-free, colorless peel off base coat to be applied to your nails before applying regular or gel nail polish.  

But let’s take a step back! In late November 2017, Karin of IMK Nails, started mixing her own concoction of peel off base coat out for personal need. “I started thinking that I just did not want to buy another bottle because it was pricey and it can take awhile to be received and sometimes availability was questionable,” says, Karin.

As a self proclaimed ‘DIY dabbler’, Karin started thinking about what is in that product that makes it different from the other base coats that I had been using. She went to work and finally her formula performed quite well, as intended and over time she noticed some improved nail health as well.

So of course you know I had try it for myself – right?! When you change your polish as often as I do, aka daily,  it means one thing, the use of LOTS of acetone and additives. ….plus Karin was running a special and it only seemed logical…lol! The following is my personal experience of  PeelEze!    

  Enjoy…

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Moore News You Can Use: Indie Shopper Guide

If you’re like me, shopping is your #1 pastime! I love shopping for things like nail polish and clothing to wax melts and personalized trinkets. Over the course of my shopping, I have been able to try some really amazing brands and acquire custom goods made with love and compassion not only for the product, but the customer alike.  

I say all that to say, shopping INDIE is THE only way to shop! Say ‘so long’ to those big box retailers and say ‘hello’ to the innovative women and men in small business. Whether you’re shopping for yourself of someone else, shop great – buy indie!

#indiesdoitbetter!

Happy Shopping!

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Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 9

Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 9
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Hey Sugas! Have you read the news about the tutorials/workshop and the upcoming Polish Con events? I’m so excited, it’s all starting to feel a lot more real, we have about 5-ish more weeks until the big day but those days are filled with RTPC polishes that will take us into the first full week for June.

Speaking of RTPC, hopefully by now you have been able to get your hands on week 8 polishes featuring Great Lakes Lacquer and Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish. If not, the clock is ticking, but you have time… just not much.

Before ya know it, the week 9 polish featuring Flirtin’ Cosmetics and Girly bit Cosmetics will be available and I assure you, THEY NOT TO BE MISSED! But while you’re passing the time in between orders, make sure you check out the Up Close & Personal 2.0: Polish Con Edition Live Q&A with the maker, creator and owner of Flirtin’ Cosmetic, Sham and Pam from Girly bits. Find out all about them, their brands and what you can expect at Polish Con!

***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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May 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.): Adoption & Orphan Awareness

May 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.): Adoption & Orphan Awareness
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International or Intercountry adoption is the process by which an individual or couple become the legal and permanent parent(s) of a child who is a national of a different country and then bring that child to their country of residence to live. International adoptive parents are subject to laws and must meet the legal adoption requirements of their country of residence AND those of the country whose nationality the child holds.

Thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad, providing them with loving homes, supportive families, and a world of happiness. One thing is clear, though the process may be complex, holding your new child in your arms is the ultimate reward.

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Love Without Boundaries (LWB) is not an adoption agency. It is an authentic international charity that provides hope and healing and is passionate about helping every orphaned child in finding a permanent family whenever possible, whether through domestic or international adoption. LWB began in 2003 to help save the life of one tiny boy in China and now operates ongoing programs in Cambodia, China, India, and Uganda to orphaned and vulnerable children, and their underserved communities, through its education, nutrition, medical, and foster care programs.

It is LWB’s vision to provide the most loving and compassionate help possible to orphaned and impoverished children, and to show the world that every child, regardless of his or her needs, deserves to experience love and be treated with dignity and care.

Enjoy… 

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