Moore Swatches: Leesha’s Lacquer – August OOAK of the Month and 5 Year Anniversary Re-Releases

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Hey Suga! I have 1 question! Who loves purple polish!!!!! I’m so excited because today I have 2 overwhelmingly beautiful purple polishes from Leesha’s Lacquer. August 1st was Leesha’s Lacquer’s 5 Year Anniversary! To celebrate this month, Alicia is re-releasing a throwback polish EVERY FRIDAY, since there are 5 Fridays in August! Only the BEST from the past was chosen to be released ranging from the FIRST EVER polish made, to Fall 2016 and everything in between. And if that weren’t enough, Alicia has continued August with her very limited, small batch OOAK of the Month!

For this re-release, each polish was given to a blogger/swatcher. I was given All That’s Fall for week 3, which is below but I wanted to share week 1 and 2 with you.

Amanda from mannasmanis.com received Oceania from the first EVER summer collection. It’s an ocean inspired jelly has a bright blue base with various shaped and sized blue Glitters. This is still very close to the original formula, it has a lot more glitter added! This

An from thepolishedhippy received Red Viper from my first ever “fandom” collection.  Red Viper was inspired by the red viper in the Game of Thrones. Red Viper is a glitter topper with red holo glitter and iridescent glitter. The only thing different in this formula is more glitter!

So now you should be all caught up! Wanna know about week’s 4 and 5? Sure you do! Check out Leesha’s Lacquer social media pages for up to date swatches and details. And to answer your probing question, yes, weeks 1 and 2 are still available in the shop. Let’s see what’s cooking for August!

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Moore Swatches: August Indie Pickup – Musicals

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Hey Sugas!! I know many of you have been privy to Polish Pickup (PPU) at this point, right? Well…. due to its growing popularity, success and increased desire and interest from other indie made products, Indie Pickup (IPU) was created. Indie Pickup (IPU) follows the same format as its’ sister site, Polish Pickup, but with a twist. IPU brings exclusive, non-polish items based the same monthly theme of PPU and will be available once a month, on the third Friday – Monday.  All purchases are preorder and will ship approximately 3 weeks after order is placed.

About 2 weeks ago, I previewed 13 brands as part of the August Polish Pickup, so I’m sure you are aware that the August IPU theme is… MUSICALS!!! Today I have products from 2 brands featured this month, Alter Ego and LynB Designs.

I have been using both of these products since I received them and I love them. While I am not much for baths, I have been using the crumbs from Alter Ego for my manicures. There is nothing like a nice, warm, 2 minute soak leaving my hands feeling soft and moisturizing.

The personal diffuser from LynB Designs sits uncapped on my desk I my home office and provides a light, refreshing work space.

Be sure to add both of these products to your wishlist!

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Great Lakes Lacquer – Polish Poetic 2.0 Collection and Orange You Glad to be Here (OYGTBH) Facebook Group Custom

Moore Swatches: Great Lakes Lacquer – Polish Poetic 2.0 Collection and Orange You Glad to be Here (OYGTBH) Facebook Group Custom
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Hey Suga! The countdown is officially on! This Friday my youngest will be 7!!! Every morning since Aug. 1st, she has checked the calendar and reminded Jason and I that there are only ‘x’ more days until her birthday. She has decided to invite a few friends from gymnastics to the movies and pizza after. Y’all pray for me, 6 6-7 year olds…lord have mercy…lol! If you don’t hear from me next week, you know why.

On to the polish…

Today I have the 5 piece Polishing Poetic 2.0 Collection AND the Orange You Glad to be Here (OYGTBH) Facebook Group Custom from Great Lakes Lacquer.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: PI Colors – Seashell Quad

Moore Swatches: PI Colors – Seashell Quad
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Hey Sugas! It’s Friday, so how about a quick middle/high school math recap. We all learned that Pi is =3.1459265859 and it explains the special mathematical relationship of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, right? Ringing any bells? Let’s continue… it’s an irrational number, which means that its value cannot be expressed as a simple fraction and it’s an infinite decimal.

Ok, so let’s think about that word ‘infinite’ for just a sec…

The definition of infinite is “limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate.”

LIMITLESS!!! WOW!!! If we think about that in terms of polish, we would have a limitless about of polish. Polish, polish, everywhere!

Well that’s exactly the inspiration behind today featured ‘new to me’ brand, PI Colors. PI Colors was established in Los Angeles, CA in 2017 by Trish Robal, owner and creator. Trish aims to “create an INFINITE array of vegan and 10-free nail colors .” Today I have the Seashell Collection which features 4 polishes influenced by clams, mollusks and shells.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Cupcake Polish – Ice Cream Trio and Radioactive Collection

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Listen up, Cupcake Polish fans, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!!!Cupcake Polish announces their newest trio that will give you nostalgia for those long summer days as a kid and make you sad that summer is ending soon! This trio showcases three gorgeous shades turned up a notch. THEY. ARE. SOLAR!!!

So who’s ready to soak up the remaining sunny days of summer with gorgeous shimmer polishes that change colors magically when charged in the sun or with UV lighting?! 

In addition to these three limited edition polishes, Cupcake Polish has teamed up again with Ginger Fizz Boutique and will be selling a matching wax melt of the month to go along with this trio!  This month’s wax melt is a dreamcicle scent that is amazing!  
Please note, these polishes and the wax melt for this month are VERY limited in quantities and all polishes are single-batch, limited editions that have no recipe and will not be re-released after they sell out!

But wait! There’s more! Sara is also releasing another collection that is filled with amazing flakies, shimmers and other special effects.  These are the polishes we would definitely be wearing in a post-apocalyptic world! Cupcake Polish has created 6 amazing special effect nail polishes that each have a gorgeous and unique finish.  Each polish is carefully handcrafted and all polishes in the Radioactive collection are opaque in 2-3 coats.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Necessary Evil – Empowering Women Quad

Moore Swatches: Necessary Evil – Empowering Women Quad
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Hey Sugas!!! I wanted to open up this post a little differently today because as you can see from the title, todays quad from Necessary Evil is inspired by empowering women. So let’s break that down, shall we?!

Empower and Encourage are both verbs aka action words.

Empower – 1) give (someone) the authority or power to do something; 2) make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights; 3) to give permission, power, or the legal right to do something

Encourage – 1) give support, confidence, advice or hope to (someone) so that they will do or continue to do something; 2) help or stimulate (an activity, state, or view) to develop; 3) to mentally support; to motivate, give courage, hope or spirit.

In layman’s terms, empower = authorize and encourage = inspire

We are living in a world today ladies that it is imperative that we do both. There is no need for hate, no need to tear our self or one another down. As a mother of 2 girls, it is my responsibility to empower AND encourage them so today’s post is dedicated to my daughters, Xylana and Xadrian. As I write these words to them, please know they are you too.

You Are:

  • Beautiful
  • Worthy
  • Talented
  • Important
  • Smart
  • Funny
  • Kind
  • Intelligent
  • Unique
  • Gentle

There are no if, ands or but about it.

There is no one like you. Be unapologetically you. Be imperfectly, perfect because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Promise Polish

Moore Swatches: Promise Polish
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Hey Sugas! I, Queen of Nails 83, do solemnly vow and promise to bring you stunning, amazing, gorgeous polish at all times. I promise to never discriminate on color, shade or hue and love them all equally. I promise to give every finish love and compassion as if I had created it myself. I promise to welcome and create space from the in my heart and home…. until I run out of space and must destash. Furthermore, I promise to support indie brands and makers all the days to come.

Now, with that said, I have 4 polishes from a “new to me” brand, Promise Polish. Promise Polish was established in 2014 in West VA by creator and owner, Deborah (Debbie/Deb) Harper. Promise Polish is 10 free, all tested and approved for cosmetic use and none to her knowledge, are tested on animals.

“My goal at Promise Polish is not only to produce a quality product, but share a passion,” says Debbie.

Debbie goes on to say, “I’m a nail polish junkie. There is no hiding it. I never thought about making polish on a large scale, just a few for my own enjoyment. When the polishes that I made started getting noticed by friends, they encouraged me to start making them so other people might enjoy them as well.” Thank goodness she had those friends, if not, where would we all be today??

On to the polish…

Debbie sent me 4 very different polishes, all which are currently available on the Etsy site, link below. 

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – The Shade of It All Collection

Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – The Shade of It All Collection
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Hey Sugas! Happy Monday, I’m so glad to have you back because I have tea to serve. And no, I am not literally talking about the drink, but by ‘tea’ I am referring to the gossip, the info, the 4-1-1, the details, etc. With me? Good! Let’s proceed.

How many of you watch or have at least heard of RuPaul’s Drag Race??? No? It’s the Emmy-winning series in its milestone 10th season where RuPaul and a host of judges search for America’s next drag superstar. Still nothing?

Ok ummm….let’s not panic. Let me see if I can break it down. It’s an American reality competition television series which airs on currently on VH1 and each season, a cast of 14 talented drag queens compete for the coveted title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000. Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews join Ru on the judges’ panel to decide who stays, who lip syncs for his/her life, or who “sashays away.” RuPaul’s Drag Race has inspired the spin-off shows RuPaul’s Drag U and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.

Got it? ok, now we can get into the polish….

Today, I have the 6 piece collection from LynB Designs inspired by RuPauls’ Drag Race. Yaaassss!

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Moore Swatches: Tonic Nail Polish – Death Proof August 2018 Release

Moore Swatches: Tonic Nail Polish – Death Proof August 2018 Release
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Hey Sugas!! I ain’t gonna fake the funk, I’m just gonna give it to ya straight, no chaser. Today’s featured brand needs no special instruction, no formal entrance because when she comes, she come in with a BOOM!

Lindsey of Tonic Polish has created 9 perfect shades to satisfy your nail palette and give an added boost of sexy! Ladies and gents of the Queendom, please sit back, relax and prepare yourselves for the Death Proof – August 2018 Release from Tonic!

Enjoy!

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Moore Swatches: POP Polish – Oil Slick 360 – The Pastel Edition

Moore Swatches: POP Polish – Oil Slick 360 – The Pastel Edition
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Hey Sugas! Today I have a ‘new to me’ brand from Buffalo, NY. You may know Bianca, owner and creator of POP Polish for her best selling Slick Like That multichrome polish from the Oil Slick 360 Collection or her Liquid Glass Top Coat but today, the Queen of Oil Slick continues to hold reign with her newest, upcoming collection, Oil Slick 360 – The Pastel Edition.

I’ll be the first to admit, when I first saw teasers show up on Facebook, I did not give Bianca enough credit, I thought this was going to be easy, a walk in the park. However, once I received them, before even swatching, my whole perception had immediately changed. I have swatched multichromes before but NOTHING like this. From every angle there is a different or varying shift, I definitely had my work cut out for me.

This collection has taken Bianca years to perfect and is a true labor of love and I for one am appreciative of her efforts and I’m sure you will be too.

Enjoy….

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