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 News You Can Use: 2 Year Blogiversary

How did I get here?! This is not a rhetorical question, I am seriously inquiring on how I got to 2 years of blogging because honestly, I never thought I’d make it through 6 days, let alone 6 months or even a year… now 2?! I’m still in shock!

This journey has been more than just polish, it has taught me things about myself that I never knew existed like I can commit to something for an extended period of time without getting discouraged or bored…lol. I have learned to not fall into what others want me to do but instead stand firm whether people like it or not. I have established real friendships, I have learned new techniques and this journey has taken me all the way out of my comfort zone with doing live videos and host the watermarble table at PC last year.

I thank each of you for your love, encouragements and support along the way!

Keep reading to find out more of what’s been happy and what’s to come!

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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 News You Can Use: Polish Con – 2018-19 Schedule

Moore News You Can Use: Polish Con – 2018-19 Schedule

I’m pleased as puddin’ to announce the upcoming Polish Con events!

Please note this post is fluid and as new info is available it will be updated. Be sure to check back often and join the Polish Con Facebook Group for all the latest updates!

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Moore News You Can Use: Polish Con Tutorials and Workshops

Moore News You Can Use: Polish Con Tutorials and Workshops

I can barely contain my excitement about this post, I literally was about to bust at the seams when I found out what’s in store for the very popular tutorials at Polish Con (PC).

Last year at PC NY 2017, I had the pleasure of hosting the watermarble table, which was PHENOMENAL!! We had a lot of laughs and those who thought they couldn’t…DID! That said, you can expect to see the following tutorials making a reappearance at PC NY 2018 in June.

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Press Release: Polish Con NY 2018

Press Release: Polish Con NY 2018

The Polish Convention Returns To New York!!!

Polish Con (PC) will be held June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY from 2pm EDT – 6pm EDT, depending on ticket level. 

After a successful fall show in Chicago, The Polish Convention is returning this spring to New York. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish takes place June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY. Polish Con will be filled with over 20 vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators.

Keep reading to find out more…

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Manicure Must Haves 2.0

About a year ago I brought you my essentials for doing a salon quality mani in the comfort of your own home, which you can find here. Well, I’m pleased to return with a 2.0 version! And while most of my tips have stayed the same, some have changed along my journey as I have found new products that I prefer. I also prefer a water manicure vs waterless, because the sugar scrub allows me to wash away that nasty dead skin. Tips to both included,

Enjoy….

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News You Can Use: Women of Color Swatchers and Bloggers – Part II

News You Can Use: Women of Color Swatchers and Bloggers – Part II

We did it again, we scoured the interwebs for more Women of Color (WOC) swatchers and bloggers. Last year, in Part I of Women of Color Swatchers and Bloggers, we featured multiple WOC from all races, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds to assist makers in their efforts to present their beautiful creations of polish on a vast array of skin colors and shades. To date, that post is and has been my highest viewed post with over 800 views. So I thank all of you for helping to get the word out about these amazing ladies!

 

Here are more talented swatchers and/or bloggers who are willing and ready. If you’re not a maker, be sure to show them some love with a like, follow or comments on their social media platforms.

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News You Can Use: Women of Color Indie Polish Makers

Back in June, I was asked by a friend of mine, Tanya aka Tanyatopia_too on IG, if I had a list or post of Women of Color (WOC) indie nail polish makers and sadly, I replied, “no”. When I started my blog in June of 2016, I had a post that focused on WOC swatchers/b(v)loggers because I felt there was a need for us in the indie nail polish community. My intention was always to feature WOC nail polish makers too, but it never got off the ground until now because ….life, ya know.

WOC encompasses all shades of #browngirlmagic and this post is not to exclude a race but to honor and share the spotlight with all ethnicities and races, because let’s face it, beauty is like nail polish we all come in different, shades and finishes

So here we are, and after doing my research and scouring IG, FB and the interwebs for every search term and hashtag known to man, I send out 30+ emails to WOC indie polish makers. I am excited to highlight those who responded back. Below you will read about a few amazing WOC indie polish brands, who they are and what makes them so different.

 

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