Hey Sugas!!! Today I am over the moon excited to share 4 amazing polishes from a “new to me” brand, Dimension Nails Premium Lacquer. The reason I am so uber excited is because this brand has been on my list of “must try” for a loooooooong time, so when I was asked to swatch a few colors, I jumped at the chance.
But first…. about the brand. From what I can gather, Stephanie, brand owner and creator is based out of Florida and has a heart for all things animals. Not only are all of the products 100% vegan and 10-free, but they are also cruelty free and certified by PETA. Dimension Nails is not just nail polish, the shop also offers gel polish/builders, cosmetic grade glitters, glass crystals and charms just to name a few.
Upon opening the my swatch package, I was absolutely floored by the 4 glorious crèmes I was sent. Initially I opened each one and ran the brush against the neck of the bottle. Come on… I’m not the only one who does that. Anyway, I noticed how velvety smooth the polishes were, no odor and well mixed. I could immediately tell I was going to love these polishes and this brand. Let’s take a look.
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Hey Sugas!!! The one thing I absolutely love about the Queedom is not just sharing exceptional and stellar polishes but the knowledge I gain by doing research on the inspiration/theme of the polishes.
Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a lively celebration of deceased ancestors which originated in Mexico but is recognized and celebrated throughout many Latin-American countries. Between Oct. 31st and Nov. 2nd several traditions and customs take place including preparing special foods in honor of those who have departed and building beautiful altars (ofrendas) in each home. They are decorated with candles and flowers including marigolds. Calaveras or Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the ofrendas and gravestones of the deceased.
Today I have the 6 piece collection from Necessary Evil, Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Each polish and color in this collection are traditional colors one might see during the celebration and has a personal and meaningful significance to Tamara as she and her family (familia) celebrate and remember.
Please note, the shop is currently in vacation mode but scheduled to return to its regularly scheduled program on Wednesday, Oct. 31th!
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Hey Sugas!! Today I have 2 Facebook Group Customs and the November POTM from LynB Designs.
The first custom was created for Indie Positivity. The purpose of the group is to promote positivity within the nail community. All are welcomed to share their manis and comment on others in an effort to build each other up.
The second custom was created for Rainbows and Unicorn Pee. This group is to share the elusive and amazing awesomeness that is…. Unicorn Pee. Unicorn Pee is a shift, shimmery pigment found in several indie polishes.
If you’re not a member of either of these groups ,I highly recommend you join because as you know, there will be a special code for group members to order the customs and just an FYI, the custom for Rainbows and Unicorn Pee has a cap of only 80 bottles. ACT NOW, DON’T DELAY!!!
As for the November POTM, Jennalyn, created a polish that is inspired by the November birthstone, topaz. The POTM will be available for all to purchase beginning Friday, Oct. 26th.
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Hey Sugas! I love a good Netflix day just as much as the next person. I promise to you that I have probably watched all 14 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning on Netflix about 7 times. Hey… don’t judge me. Keeping me in front of the tv keeps me from shopping…lol. I’m doing myself a favor and saving money!
Speaking of Netflix, I know there are other streaming services out there for movies and/or tv but today I have Zaftig’s upcoming 4 piece collection inspired by the hit 2017 Hulu series, Harlot. Harlot is about a brothel owner, Margaret Wells, as she struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
This now brings us to our queendom question of the day. What is your preferred tv/movie streaming service and why? And second, what show are you currently binge watching? Let me know in the comments.
Hey Sugas!! I am having a serious case of the Mondays 😦 ! Thank goodness my work day is officially over because I don’t think I could’ve handled another hour. If you keep up with my posts then you know last week I was in training and so all my work sat there for 5 days…. untouched and aging. Not to mention that I got locked out of one of the major systems I used daily AND, to top it off, I was hung up on after sitting on hold for 25 mins. So yeah, I am in rare form this evening and I looking forward to spending time with my hubby and children and a hot plate of spaghetti.
I smell my hot cup of evening tea waiting for my upstairs so let’s get on with the polish…
If you attended Polish Con (PC) MN Fall 2018, then you had the opportunity to see the Star Wars Storm Troopers in person. Carrie of Sassy Sauce was able to pull some strings to get them there and she is continuing in that same vein for her upcoming 7 piece Fantasy Fandom.
Hey Sugas!!! The Vampire Diaries was an American supernatural drama television series based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009, and concluded on March 10, 2017, airing 171 episodes over eight seasons.
The series captures the lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the fictional town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl, Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).
I say all that to say, today I have the 6 piece October blogger collab from Sacha of Jior Couture and Lelia of GrnEyeGoddess7. The set was inspired by the Vampire Diaries… as if you didn’t already realize that. Let’s see what these two cooked up.
BOO! Did I scare you? LOL!!!
Today I have a ‘new to me’ brand to share with you, Illyrian Polish!!! Please help me welcome Vanessa, brand owner and creator, to the Queendom! Proudly hand-made in Houston, TX since 2014, Illyrian Polish is a 5 Free, cruelty free brand striving for uniqueness in a land already full of sparkle and beauty!
I am excited to share the upcoming Halloween 2018 Collection that will debut at The Indie Shop (TIS) – San Antonio this Saturday, Oct. 13th and online at 8pm cst. This 6 piece collection is loaded with flakies of all colors and shifts that will blow your mind.
Let’s take a look!
Hey Sugas!!! Day 3 of 5 of my training is officially in the books. YAY!!! I’ll be happy as a kid in a candy store once this week is over.
Today I have the American Horror Story 5 piece Collection from Bee’s Knees Lacquer as well as the Ouija Trio. All 8 polishes, plus a Trick or Treat Exclusive, will debut at The Indie Shop (TIS) – San Antonio this Saturday, Oct. 13th and on the site in November (exact date TBA).
Being as though Halloween is quickly approaching, exactly 3 week from today, what do ya say we have a little fun. Let me know in the comments your best/favorite Halloween costume that you’ve had. If you don’t celebrate or recognize Halloween, what your Oct. 31st tradition is.
I’ll start first. When I was younger, my only costumes were a cheerleader and a black cat. My mom would dress me in a black shirt and black jeans and break out the old trusty cat ears and tail. As I’ve gotten older, we really don’t celebrate it anymore. Instead we attend a Fall Festival complete with games and candy.
While you’re thinking and pondering, let’s check out the polishes!
Hey Sugas! I hope you’re sitting down because……..
THIS! IS! HAPPENING!
Today I have the Fall/October Polish Palette which a quad collaborated with Tonic and Rogue Lacquer. Please remember this is a quarterly release and has a week long preorder…. DON’T MISS IT!!!
Hey Sugas!! You guys would not believe the morning/afternoon I have a had. Today is day 2 of my 9am-5:30pm training and my computer decides to lose connection not once, but 4 times. So at this point I am livid and frustrated. Nevertheless, here I am… but just in case my computer decides it wants to cause more problems, let me jump right into the October 2018 Release from Tonic.
This Sunday, October 14th, Tonic will be releasing 9 new colors and 4 BFTV!! Of course, this is in addition to the joint venture quad with Rogue Lacquer, the Fall Polish Palette. So, if you’re doing the math, that’s 16 polishes!!! Now, for the details for the October 2018 Release…
- This is NOT a preorder and polishes will be capped
- There will be NO purchase limits
- This is a ninja fingers situation, but restocks will be scheduled
- There will be a whole SHEBAG option for the 9 new polishes
Now, on to the polish…