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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News You Can Use: Blog Changes and Updates

News You Can Use: Blog Changes and Updates

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. As many of you know, on the first of this month I celebrated my 1 year blogiversary…YAY! With a year behind me, I noticed some areas that could use some improvement and new ideas that I want to implement. This post is a high level of what you can expect as I continue to on my blogging adventure.

Changes:

1) This month will be the last and final Center Stage Interview. 

2) The Up Close and Personal series will move from 3rd and 4th Wednesday to 2nd and 4th Saturday starting this month

3) New salutation at the end of the post to include my social media links making it easier for you to find me everywhere.

New:

1) I’ve begun vlogging and started a YouTube channel that features swatches only at this time. 

2) Blogiversary giveaway will be starting on or around June 15 and go thru the end of the month

Polish Subscription Boxes

Hey y’all, happy Monday! I hope you all have an amazing weekend. These last couple of days have been a whirlwind of excitement. I definitely could have used a day off just to relax. But here we are, Monday morning and per the usual I’m lagging. I literally have a tell my boss I’ll be late due to traffic every Monday morning. Now you’re probably thinking, “what’s the big deal about that?” Well truth is…I’m a telecommuter…I WORK FROM HOME! But getting 3 kids out the door for school is no easy feat. I take my hat off to stay at home mothers. 

Any who, my excitement started Friday with my live “relaunch” on my Facebook page. I had gone live before but decided against it psyching myself out of doing anymore because I thought the nail community was too saturated with vloggers. But after much consideration, I decided to give it another go and hush those voices telling me ‘no’. I decided to go the FB live route because I enjoy the live interaction from the viewers and let’s face it, editing is not my thing. 

Saturday was a complete blur. I went to the store to pick a few things, a book signing/launch, the mall and dinner with hubby and the kids. Next thing I knew it was Sunday and we were up getting ready for church. After church back to the store to get groceries for the week, home for a quick lunch and then back out for my sons semiquarter finals play off game, which they won 40-28! Let’s go Cavs!!

Through all of this, I must’ve spaced out and forgot that I was blogger because I didn’t even have a post ready or in ‘draft’ for that matter. Thank goodness I have a notebook of ideas and topics I want to cover. So I pulled out my handy dandy notebook 📓 and tah-da, we have a post! As I’m sure you could tell from the title, this post is all about polish subscription boxes. Now this is different than the other Polish Box post in that these boxes are purchased and mailed on regularly scheduled basis.

Let’s take a look 👀!

Baroness X – Monthly Mythical Mysteries

Native War Paints – Monthly Mystery Box

Black Dahlia – Monthly Subscription

Pretty & Polished – Beauty Box

Glitterdaze – Daze of the Month Box

Level Up Lacquer – Multiplayer Monthly Box

These are all the ones I could find. If you know of any others, please let me know in the comments. I will also be updating the Polish Box and WOC posts in a 2.0 version, so look for those posts coming soon. 

If you didn’t get a chance to tune in live to my ‘Watermarbling with Neons’ video, you can check it out here. Be sure to set an alarm for every Friday, 7pm est/6pm cst for more live videos on my Facebook page. This week…stamping!!!

That’s it for us here at the Queendom! I hope you were able to find this info helpful. Catch ya later!