Moore Swatches: Bee’s Knees Lacquer – Opal Minded

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Hey Sugas! There is something to be said about a white polish. Its crisp, clean and pure. No matter the season or time of day, a white polish is… perfect. The admin and creator of Lacquered in White, Polishes Beyond the Pale Facebook Group must have thought the same thing because in March of this year the new group was created.

This month, the Lacquered in White group presents its first group custom featuring Sarah from Bee’s Knees Lacquer. Opal Minded will be $12, available for 1 week only on the Bee’s Knees Lacquer’s website (through the secret link which will be posted in the group).

Enjoy….

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Moore Swatches: Different Dimensions – Do You Believe In Magic Collection & New Cuticle Oil Scents

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Hey Sugas! You know I love me a good magic trick. Not the run of the mill rabbit in a hat or infinity scarf trick. But one so good it leaves you with your jaw on the floor, speechless.

One thing about magic or illusion acts is the vernacular. There is a universal language that when spoken you know something mysterious is happening. Words like Abracadabra and Viola are synonymous with magic and no matter your age, there is a joy and excitement one feels.

Today I have the 8-piece collection from Different Dimensions that is all about the love of all things magical and features an array of special effect polishes including thermals, magnetics, glowing shimmers and holos. The Do You Believe in Magic Collection was debuted at Polish Con but is releasing to the masses this Sunday, July 1st.

In addition to the polish, Missi is also releasing 6 new cuticle oil scent perfect for the summer season.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Cupcake Polish – Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Trio & Celebration Sale

Moore Swatches: Cupcake Polish – Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Trio & Celebration Sale
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Hip-hip-Hooray! Hip-hip-hooray! Let’s give a big ole’ Texas sized cheer to Sara and Cupcake Polish for celebrating their upcoming 5th year business anniversary! What started in 2013 as a hobby has grown over the past 5 years into a standout brand known for special effect and holographic nail polishes. 

Cupcake Polish creates nail polish that is bright and vibrant which allows customers an outlet to express their full creative potential – literally down to their fingers and toes!
Cupcake Polish has been dedicated to creating special effects nail polish since the beginning- which is why Sara created an amazing trio showcasing a variety of special effects just for the 5th anniversary celebration! 

These polishes are limited edition and will only be available from 7/1/18 to 7/31/18. In addition to launching this beautiful new trio, we are also having a HUGE SALE to celebrate! Everything in our store will be 30% off from 12am CDT on 7/1/18 until 11:59pm on 7/5/18. The discount code for this sale is 5YEARS. And yes, the trio polishes are eligible for the huge store-wide sale! 

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs POTM and Geekish Glitter Lacquer Collab

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Hey Sugas! By the time you read this, I will be officially on my 2nd day of vacation and far away from my computer!! But my current reality is, it is Sunday evening, way past my bedtime and I have washed 4 loads of laundry, packed for vacation, enjoyed dinner and I’m preparing the scheduled posts for the Queendom aka my blog. After all of that I am feeling very accomplished and this vacation is well deserved.

Today I have a collab inspired by the 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comic, Ant-Man. Before I divulge any more info, what would you think if I said LynB Glitters or even Geekish Designs???? It has a ring to it right? I do hope Jennalyn of LynB Designs and Lexi of Geekish Glitters make this a regular thing.

And if that wasn’t enough, I also have the July POTM from LynB Designs inspired by the July birthstone, Ruby.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Tonic Nail Polish – July 2018 Release and Retro Rewind Facebook Group Custom

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Hey Sugas! Just when you thought is was safe to put away your credit card and shut down your Paypal account, Lindsey from Tonic has gone and done it again with a new release, a group custom AND much more!!!! 

New to the Tonic line up is EMPRESS, “Pepper’s Naughty Royal Sister”, Sapphire, 2 new undies that can be used with Pepper and Empress and the Retro Rewind Lounge Facebook Group June 2018 group custom, Capture Time.

*deep exhale

That was a mouth full.

Please note, that you must be a member of Retro Rewind Lounge Facebook Group to order Capture Time. And while Empress is being released ahead of schedule, she will be returning in August with more new colors.

Also, look out for the inaugural Polish Palette collab with Rogue Lacquer!! This is a preorder collection that includes all 4 colors: Antarctic, Gobi, Saharan, and Sonoran! Unfortunately, Rogue was delivered while I am on vacation so, I’ll have a full post on Monday, July 2nd.

*TONIC BASICS*

Colors that will be available in the Tonic shop at all times unless discontinued!! Joining the  current basics are a few new additions to help with layering and nail art!

  • Tonic Topper $7
  • Detox $10
  • Jinkx $11
  • Sapphire $9 *NEW* – A deep sapphire blue shimmer with a lovely glow! Fully opaque in 1 coat. 
  • Pepper Undies $9 *NEW* – A grey(ish) cream to match previously released Unicorn Pee polish, Pepper.
  • Empress Undies $9 *NEW* – A purple cream to match new Unicorn Pee polish, Empress.
(Undies – can be used as a base for Unicorn Pee toppers or used on its own in 2 coats for full opacity!)

*BACK FROM THE VAULT (BFTV)*

Previously released Tonic colors back for a short time! The following colors are pre-made and ready for release! Because it’s such a massive list of colors, each of them have limited quantities!! ***THIS IS NOT A PREORDER***

  • Enchanted Elixir $12
  • Dragons at Dusk $12
  • Light of Lyra $10
  • Rainbowfish $12
  • Tides of Perseid $12
  • Lula $10
  • Polish Con or Bust! $12
  • Windy City $12
  • Light of Alexandria *OOPS!* $10
  • Silent Storm $12
  • Alchemy $12
  • Slitherin’ $12
  • Dragon Tears $12
  • Incandescent $12
  • Stars at Twilight $12
  • Come Wander $13
  • The Places You’ll Go $12
  • Peacock Parade $14
  • Spectre $13
  • Ambrosia $13
  • Angelfish $12
  • Love Yourself First $12
  • Superstar $13
  • Becoming (magnetic) $13
  • Uba Tuba $15
  • Dulcinea $12
  • Fecundity 10 $10
  • Lagniappe $12
  • Novitiate $12
  • Verklempt $12
  • I Dig Your Vibe! $12
  • You’ll Move Mountains $10
  • Marilyn $10
  • Extra-ORD-inary $13
  • I Glitterally DGAF $12
  • Lemons & Cream $10
  • Helpless (magnetic) $12
  • Titanium Orchid $12Enjoy!
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Moore News You Can Use: Polish Con NY 2018 Recap

My day started at 5 am! But it wasn’t just one of those awful, wake up and go to work mornings when I would normally moan and groan all the way to my desk. It was POLISH CON DAY!!! I literally jumped out of the bed, ran to the shower and was ready to walk out of the door in 25 mins….that’s a personal best for me. I was like a kid on Christmas morning!

I could smell the polish in the air. I had been looking forward to since the NY location was announced in January. It was the day when I was to unite with my fellow polish sisters and enjoy the creations of the indie polish makers. Nothing could go wrong that day!

Although I wasn’t looking forward to the 4.5 hour drive, my friend Yvette of Yvyvernis made it all better as we were able to chat about polish.  Jason is a good sport and all, but I swear sometimes he tunes me out.

White Plains bound and ready to get the show on the road!!

As we entered the main ballroom of the Crowne Plaza were Polish Con was being held, it was like entering… paradise. A smile came over me that I swear could be seen in outer space. I squealed like a 13 year old girl being asked to the school dance.

Pictured L-R: Miranda of Ever After Polish, Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer and myself 

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Jason and I put our stuff down and received our marching orders from Mariah whose table we were helping at and then we had some time to tour the room and do a little shpping… while it was still quite. Some of the vendors were already hard at work and others were done!

Not too long after, there was a vendor meeting led by Miranda

Shhhhhhh……. TOP SECRET!!!

Allow me to present your

Polish Con NY 2018 Makers

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CHECK-IN

I must warn you now, this post is picture heavy but loads of fun! As if you couldn’t already tell….

Enjoy!!

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Moore News You Can Use: Summertime Skincare

Moore News You Can Use: Summertime Skincare

For most of us, summer is in full swing which means lots of sun all day long! As you enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family, it’s so important to remember to protect your skin from sun damage. Yes, we all know that it’s really important for our face and body — but don’t neglect your hands too! This article from StyleCaster points out that our hands are a huge age giveaway. Arms are very important too: those who drive on a regular basis are exposed to substantially more sun on the left side of the body, making the left arm, neck, and face more susceptible to certain skin cancers.

 The team at Reviews.com suggests looking for a sunscreen with these features…

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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – Shimmer Me This

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Hey Sugas! If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Just when things were running smoothly, here comes a curve ball. There I was yesterday evening, minding my business, preparing for the beach and Jason informs me that ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ with our van. Our 2006 Honda Odyssey may need the belt replaced. Seriously?! I just can’t!

Now, I’m not a car person, I know how to put the key in the ignition and drive so immediately I’m thinking that it’s going to cost us hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to fix. We don’t have that kinda money just lying around, I just got back from Polish Con and we leave for the vacation in 5 days.  So here I am with a bum neck and shoulder and we’re down a vehicle. I know it will all work itself out and I hope when we have it looked at on Friday, it’s something simple and doesn’t cost a small fortune to fix, but can I just say, I am looking forward to this vacation more than ever now. Sorry, for the rant, I just needed to vent.

Let’s talk polish…. 

Do you absolutely love gold, rose gold, silver, pewter, platinum, copper, chrome, gem and jewel polishes?! Then Facebook has just the group for you to share and now buy!!! The Precious Metals, Gems & Jewels Polish Goddesses Facebook Fan Group was created in April of this year and is launching its first group custom featuring LynB Designs. Because Shimmer Me This is a group exclusive, you must be a member of the group and use a special code provided in the group to purchase. Let’s take a look!

Enjoy… 

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Moore Swatches: Sassy Sauce Polish – June 2018 Release

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Hey Sugas! I woke with the worst neck/shoulder pain EVER!! #ugh I have been dealing with soreness and limited mobility in the same spot for a few months but I am terrified of going to the doctor to get it checked out. But I guess it’s time I suck it up and make an appointment. I’ll keep you updated but in the meantime, just send good, positive vibes my way.

Pain or not, this time next week, I’ll be sitting oceanside at VA Beach on vacay with Jason, the kids, my mom and my cousin and his family. I’m so excited for this trip. We have been planning it for months and finally, it’s almost here. This will probably be the highlight of my summer because the kids will occupy the rest of it with their endless activities and events. But as much as it might sound like I am complaining – and most times I am, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Let’s talk polish….

Today I have 10 new polishes from Carrie of Sassy Sauce Polish. She is releasing her Matte Top Sauce, which if you’ve been playing attention, I’ve been using for months with my swatches. Carrie also has 3 new Stamping Sauces being added to the lineup, 3 Sassy Sauce Sistas Facebook Group customs, 2 June Releases and the Lacquer Collab June Exclusive Contribution.

Enjoy….

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

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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.

Enjoy…

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