Hey Sugas!!! The iconic, fictional character, who we all know and love, born Harry James Potter on July 31st 1980 to Lily and James Potter big 3-9!!! Yep, it’s Harry Potter’s birthday! How shall we celebrate??? Well, the with the annual Cast a Spell hosted by Night Owl Lacquer. And the theme… spells used in the HP books & movies.
Grab your wand, hop on your broomstick, and join Night Owl Lacquer, Stella Chroma, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Nvr Enuff, Bee’s Knees and Ribbits Stickits on July 31 as they explore the inspiration behind Harry Potter, one of the world’s most beloved characters, and his magical world. Author J.K. Rowling, who set this whole universe ablaze with the release of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 1997 shares the same birthday as Harry himself. Coincidence?
This weekend has been nothing short of amazing! It started on Friday with celebrating my Pastor’s adult-only, 1950’s themed, 50th birthday at a lounge overlooking the Virginia skyline. Sugas…. it’s was a blast from the past! Jason and I went as Danny and Rizzo from Grease and other guests truly embodied the era in polka dots, polka dots and more polka dots. Saturday was had a family reunion and here we are today having a blessed Sunday of church and basketball!
But I realized today, that I didn’t share with you all the 3 polishes of the July Release from Sassy Sauce Polish. So surprise…. here we are! On a Sunday sitting in a hot, sweaty gym blogging and watching basketball. Let’s check out the polish, shall we?!
Hey Sugas!!! From the brand that brought you Oil Slick 360 and Oil Slick 360 Pastel, now brings you 2 new oil slick collection to join the family.
Featuring…. the Hybrid Oil Slick and Pastel Oil Slick Collections!!!! Currently, the “oil slick” family has 20+ polishes and with the addition of these TWO, yes 2, 6 piece collections, that will skyrocket the current number to over 40 oil slicks. Watch out cause things are getting slickery. And fun fact… July is the birth month of Bianca, the fearless maker-extraordinaire of POP Polish!!! So all wish her a Happy birthday and go out and buy oil slicks!
The Hybrid Oil Slicks is the brainchild of the Original Oil Slick and the Pastel collection and just a heads up, these MAY BE limited edition, so don’t delay! The Pastel Oil Slicks are DYNAMITE!!! They are super shifty and the pop of colors is unexpected.
Hey Sugas!!! Before we jump into the polish, I am so excited to share that today is the mast day of my smothie detox/cleanse and starting tomorrow I am back on solid foods!!! I know this may seem a little…unnecessary, but I am stoked to finally eat a salad. So tomorrow begins phase 2 of my healthy, clean eating lifestyle change.
Ok… now on to the polish!
Today I have 2 collections and a duo from Blush Lacquers totaling 14 polishes so settle in and get comfy, you’re in for a real treat!
First up is the In The Garden Cremes Collection! This 6 piece collection features red and green toned ombre shades inspired by flowers and garden plants. These versatile cremes can be worn alone, as a base color for nail art or to top with the coordinating Opposites Attract Shimmers Collection.
Next up, Opposites Attract Collection which showcases 6 red and green toned ombre shades with contrasting shimmers. Aptly named, this collection features all sorts of “opposites”. Red and green are opposite each other on the color wheel. Not only do you see that in the base colors, but also the shimmer colors. The names for these collections are based on “cliche” phrases that humorously oppose each other as well.
- Eucalyptus Mint coordinates with Sorry Not Sorry
- Thyme After Thyme coordinates with Green With Envy
- Vining Ivy coordinates with Go With The Flow
- Peaches & Peonies coordinates with Kiss And Make Up
- Darling Dahlia coordinates with Kill ‘Em With Kindness
- Pickin’ Poppies coordinates with Stop In The Name Of Love
But wait! There’s more, the Wedding Duo are polishes that will be worn by Victoria for her own wedding! Polishes are inspired by the groom’s suit (a deep navy) and the wedding dress (taupe and white lace).
Continue reading “Moore Swatches: Blush Lacquers – In The Garden Cremes Collection, Opposites Attract Shimmers Collection and Wedding Duo”
Hey Sugas!!! Was I right? Or was I right? These holos from A-England are out-of-this-world. The flame is EVERTYHING and more! As promised, today I have the British Subcultures Collection available from Psyche Beau for all my US based nail polish lovers.
And just on the off chance you missed the London Vibes Collection, it’s only a click away!
Hey Sugas!!! Everyone knows that diamonds are a girls best friend…. or at least that’s how the saying goes, but what if I told you that I think I have a collection of holos that may have just claimed the title of “best friend”?! But first….
I’d like to introduce for the first in the Queendom, A-England and Psyche Beau. A-England is the creation of Adina Bodana founded in 2011. To find out more about the Adina, click here. A-England is available in the US via Psyche Beau, a California based stockist housed with products from over 10+ brands.
Today I have one of the newest collections available from A-England via Psych Beau, London Vibes. This 4 piece set is inspired by London’s streets!!! So what road will you find yourself travelling?
Also, be sure to tune in tomorrow for more from A-England and Psyche Beau with the British Subcultures Collection!
Hey Sugas!!! They were so good the first time around, Great Lakes Lacquer (GLL) decided to bring them back for a version 2. That’s right, the highly sought after Polishing Poetic Collection is back! All of the polishes had to be reformulated due to finding new pigment with the same shifts and therefore almost all of the polishes are re-named with ‘v2’. The only one not coming back is ‘Leaves No Step Had Trodden Black’ and it’s being replaced with ‘I Have Been Her Kind’.
In addition to the fan favorite collection, a new duo from Great Lakes and Scofflaw is releasing. Mariah of Great Lakes, along with Lauri Salzman (whom we lost this year), created the Love Letter to Scofflaw Facebook Fan Group a year or so before she started her brand.
“I couldn’t think of a better way (or person) to celebrate GLL’s 4th Birthday than Finch,” says Mariah. The duo will launch on July 12th thru August 3rd at 9pm et. Please note, these will not be restocked at a later date and will not be available individually.
***Music blaring in the background – Celebration by Kool & the Gang***
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)
Sorry, let me turn my music down….
Hey Sugas!!! It’s time to party! Put your dancing shoes on because Different Dimension is celebrating lucky #7!!! In honor of the 7th anniversary, Different Dimension is releasing an amazing new collection, 3 new POTM AND having a HUGE sale!
And a party just ain’t a party without gifts. but instead of us giving, Different Dimension is offering a gift with purchase (GWP) during the anniversary celebration for the FIRST 100 ORDERS!!
For fun, comments the year you turned 7. I’ll go first, I turned 7 in 1990.
Hey Sugas!!! It’s been just over a week since I’ve changed my diet and I’d be lying if I said it was easy. My cheat meal turned into a cheat weekend but I am proud to say that I have started again. This week – SMOOTHIES!!! For 3 meals a day, smoothies only. No coffee. No tea. No nothing that I love; just greens and fruit… yum.
In the world of indie polish news, Rogue Lacquer is gearing up for a restock and launch. Starting TODAY, Tuesday July 9th at 4pm pacific through the end of the month, Rogue Lacquer will launch the polish pickup (PPU) throw back, God of Mischief along few a few fan favorites and launch the new Christmas in July Duo. God of Mischief will be available with no cap for $12!! Unicorn Blood, Ugly But Interesting and the Arizona topper will all be restocked as well. And as for the duo – well just keeping reading.
Hey Sugas!! Why is it that vacations go by so quickly but when you’re at work the hours just seem to drag on and on. I’ve looked at the clock a million and a half times this morning and only 6 minutes have passed. Sheesh!
Oh well, I guess that just means that it’s high time I share the 20+ offerings from the upcoming July 2019 Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) release. And being as though we are 1/2 way through the year, I think it’s also a great time to share what HHC is and how it works.
Hella Handmade Creations is a Facebook group w/ corresponding Instagram page, where nail polish lovers, both customers and makers alike, gather, share and discuss there love for all things polish. HHC got a total makeover in April 2018, when they completely revamped the way they offer their exclusive group customs. Each month, makers will make 1 item, polish, wax, etc, based on a theme of their choosing and offer it from the 14th-21st on the Hella Handmade Creations online store.
So there you have it, HHC in a nutshell. Now let’s check out the goods!