Hey Sugas!! How about we start off the week with a “new” brand. When Jessica, owner/maker, of M.L.F Lacquer reached out to me to swatch her debut collection I was super excited because what’s better than a NEW brand launch?!
“M.L.F. Lacquer stands for Much Love Forever and was inspired by a love for colors, creativity, and nail polish. The initials are also a tribute to my daughter, Makayla, as they are her initials. She passed away from kidney cancer in 2017.”
“I will strive to release a quality product with reasonable prices and innovative colors. My goal is always to provide top notch customer service.” ~ Jessica
Jessica Bumgardner is currently a work full time nurse, but has and is putting a lot of time and energy into launching her new business. She has a passion for helping others especially in times of trouble, helping others find the beauty in themselves and of course, nail polish.
MLF Lacquer is a brand new, 1 women show. Her small business launched today, Monday, Feb. 4th and the debut quad, Lovers Collection, was inspired by Taylor Swift’s song You Are In Love.
Hey Sugas!!! Last month, I introduced the first installment of the 26 piece Queen Collection from Necessary Evil Polish. Hopefully by now you’ve had an opportunity to purchase, but if not, it’s ok, because I have part 2, polishes 5-7, to share with you today. If you had an opportunity to join my live swatch party, then you saw how amazingly these preform. If not, feel free to take a gander here. Either way, keep reading to check out my swatches.
As a bonus, Tamara, is also releasing The World Is Your Oyster, a gorgeous white metallic stamping polish.
Continue reading “Moore Swatches: Necessary Evil – The Queen Collection Part 2 and The World Is Your Oyster Stamping Lacquer”
Hey Sugas! Inspired by the earth, moon and sun, The Celestial Collection from at Cirque Colors is a trio of thermal nail polishes that change colors based on temperature. These polishes are packed with vibrant shimmer pigments (with a dash of holographic sparkle) that give them a unique, multidimensional finish, unlike any other!
Continue reading “Moore Swatches: Cirque Colors – The Celestial Collection”
Hey Sugas!!! Pardon my tardiness, but today I have been a busy little BEE… get it?! I know corny, but what do you expect from at almost 8pm est, especially after I’ve already eaten dinner. Nevertheless, I’m not as busy as the team at Bee’s Knees Lacquer (BKL) as they have conjured up 8 new polishes for the LOVE-ly month of February all inspired by magic.
Hey Sugas!!! With the month of February fast approaching, here are 5 fun facts about our month of love;
- It is the shortest month of the year. Duh!
- The month is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.
- The largest American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, is held in February
- February 2 is Groundhog Day
- Originally, February was made the last month of the calendar year! Eventually (c. 450 BC), February was moved to its place as the second month.
And one more, bonus fact, Girly Bits is releasing 2 new COTM, Budding Romance and Steel My Heart, both named by FB group member, Bethanee C. Let’s check them out, shall we?!
Continue reading “Moore Swatches: Girly Bits – February 2019 COTM”
Hey Sugas!! I think one of the most notable Valentines Day song for me would have to be My Funny Valentine sung by Etta James. If you know if it, please sing along with me…
“My funny valentine,
Sweet comic valentine,
You make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
Yet, you’re my favorite work of art.
Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don’t change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine’s Day”
Today I am uber excited to share with you the 6 piece Valentines Release from Tonic Nail Polish. And for fun, leave a valentine song in the comments.
Mickey & Minnie, Thelma & Louise, Tom & Jerry, Bert & Ernie, Burgers & Fries, Bonnie & Clyde, salt & pepper, or heck what about nail polish and acetone… lol! The list goes on and on of great duos and pairs.
For February, the Polish Pickup theme was duos and pairs and the makers took an interesting twist using one of the following options:
a) PPU/IPU – brand created a polish for PPU and a product for IPU. Please note, IPU will be available 2/15-2/18
b) Partners – 2 makers paired together to each create a polish inspired by a famous duo/pair.
c) PPU/brand site – maker created 2 polishes. One will be sold on PPU site and the other will be sold on their brand site during the same timeframe as PPU
d) Single polish – maker created a single polished based on a famous duo/pair
I hope this all makes sense but what can I say, it’s Friday and I’ve already had my lunch so I’m running on fumes… lol!
And just for giggles, leave your favorite duo or pair in the comments. (No, it does not have to be one featured on this post).
Hey Sugas!! I took a very impromptu break for no other reason than to relax. Since Monday was a holiday and I didn’t have to work, I kicked back and enjoyed a Law & Order: SVU marathon. But I’m back and I have some great things lined up starting with a ‘new to me’ brand, Louise Lacquer.
After years of research combined with trial and error, Louise Lacquer launched in August 2018. Based in Northeastern Connecticut, Louise Lacquer is a 10-free, vegan and cruelty free independently run artisan nail polish company handcrafting each bottle in small batches.
Today I have the Valentine’s Day Collection along with 3 additional polishes all of which are currently available. And in case you didn’t know, Valentine’s Day holds a special place in my heart as it is my anniversary. February 14th, 2014, Jason and I said ‘I do’! So celebrate with me and enjoy this amazing collection and learn a little French while you’re at it.
Hey Sugas!! Well I survived the first snow of the season and of the new year… yay! We weren’t hit too hard but it was enough for the schools to close. While the kids and Jason enjoyed their day off, I was still working…. blah!
As you may or may not have noticed, I didn’t post yesterday as I was trying to recuperate from the Road to Polish Con New Orleans Spring 2019 post that I put up on Monday. Featured in that post was 13 of the 26 brands that will be represented at Polish Con and as you may have guessed, Sassy Sauce is among them. And fingers crossed, I too will be at Polish Con hob-knobbing with the who’s who of the indie polish world.
But today I am back with the 4 new polishes from January 2019 releases. Let’s check them out!
Hey Sugas!!! The moment we’ve all waited for is finally upon us… Road to Polish Con (RTPC)!!!! If you’re like me, it seems as if the last Polish Con was a lifetime ago when in reality is was only 8 months ago.
But alas, here we are, in the countdown to one of the most sought after indie nail polish conventions in the US. I am doubly excited because this spring, Polish Con is taking over my dream state of Louisiana!!! That’s right, Polish Con is taking over the BIG EASY!!! Then I heard the news last year, I promised myself that this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to shop indie polish and walk Bourbon St. all in the same weekend, so this is a MUST for me!!
The Polish Convention New Orleans
Sat, April 6, 2019
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
Ponchatrain Convention & Civic Center
4545 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065
But before we get to Polish Con (PC) we have to take a road trip on the Road to Polish Con. This year things are being done slightly different in that the brands have been separated into 2 groups for RTPC sales. Group A features 13 of our favorite brands and will be available starting Friday, January 18th thru Sunday, February 3rd. Be sure to act fast, these exclusive polishes will only be available for a limited time and overpours may be offered at the event (at maker discretion).
So without further delay, here are your Group A RPTC brands and polishes…