June 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.): Alzheimer’s Awareness

June 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box (M.A.P.B.): Alzheimer’s Awareness
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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a neurological brain disorder named after a German physician, Alois Alzheimer, who first described it in 1906. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and behavior, eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and those with Alzheimer’s live an average of eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others. Survival can range from 4 to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not a “normal part” of aging, it is not just a disease of old age. Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s).

Alzheimer’s has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. That’s where you and I come in.

Keep reading for more info on how you can help.

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The Queen’s Critique: Ginger Fizz Boutique

The Queen’s Critique: Ginger Fizz Boutique

It’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to the ‘other wax guys’! The days of big box, store brands and other wax makers are O-V-E-R!!!

Let me tell you a little story…

As Jason was bringing in my package from the mail box, he says, “whatever is in this box must’ve spilt or leaked because I can smell it through the box.”

I simply replied, “it’s wax!”

Jason: “Whatever I smell right now is what I want melting in the ‘man cave’.”

We literally spent a 15 mins trying to figure out which one HE liked the best… because you know it’s all about him…lol. He couldn’t narrow it down so he says “warm them all”!

As someone who used the sell wax for a direct sales company that shall remain nameless, I thought I had seen it all and smelt it all. But man, was I wrong.

When I tell ya #indiesdoitbetter that statement speaks volumes! It’s like trying to compare store bought chocolate chip cookies to grandmas 👵🏾 fresh, from scratch, right out the oven cookies 🍪. Those store bought can’t hold a candle.… no pun intended.


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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – Polish My Fandom Facebook Group Custom


Ok, I did it! 3 posts – 1 day! I think there should be a gold medal or something. Better yet – chocolate! Everything is better with chocolate and I do believe there is come chocolate milk in fridge with my name on it. No literally with my name on it so the freeloaders aka my kids don’t drink it! So not that I am rushing or anything, but what do ay say we get on with it.

Image my excitement when I learned of a group on Facebook created specifically to celebrate fandom inspired nail polish. Like duh! Where have I been since February. So let’s break down this fandom thing. Wikipedia defines a fandom as “a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest” and other searches returned, “the state or condition of being a fan of someone or something.”

Based on that, I would have to say Grey’s Anatomy is my fandom because I am simply put, OBSESSED with the show and have been watching since the beginning and I have binged watched it over and over on Netflix. And you could add OITNB to the list to.

I’m sure you get the point. Today’s featured Psych fandom inspired polish is I’ve Heard it Both Ways by LynB Designs and yep it’s a group member pre-order exclusive. Meaning you must be a member and a special code will be provided in the Polish My Fandom Fan Group to purchase.


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Moore Swatches: Blush Lacquer – 2 Year Indie-versary Customs and 1,000 Members Facebook Group Custom


Hey Sugas! Post #2 and you’ll want to make sure you pay extra special attention to this post because there is a LOT of info regard availability, dates and pricing that is extremely important so you don’t miss out on the 2 Year Indie-versary Customs and 1,000 Members Facebook Group Custom from Blush Lacquers.

First off, I’d like to give a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Victoria on such an exciting milestone. The first few years are rough but well worth the challenges. And I’m sure you all can agree because she has created some truly amazing polishes that we all have come to love.

The same holds true as Victoria has created 2 polishes to celebrate her indie-versary and because all great things happen in the Facebook Group and because being a member has its perks, she has also created a group custom!!!


So with that being said, here is what you need to know….

  • 2 Year Indie-versary Customs are not limited and are expected to stay on the site for 1 year and may eventually make their way to stockists. As of this moment, stockists are not carrying them.
  • The 1k Facebook Group Custom will only be available until the end of the month, Friday, June 8th at 7pm EST to Saturday, June 30th at 11:59pm EST and only on the BLUSH Lacquers website. There will be a secret link and password in the BLUSH Beauties group to purchase this custom as it is only available to our group members


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Moore Swatches: Rogue Lacquer – Sirens of Summer: Bright Summer Fun


This post is the first of 3 for the day so be sure to stick around today because boy oh boy do I have some treats in store you! And as a shameless plug, if you haven’t already, subscribed to my blog, now is a great time to do so that way you’ll get email notifications of the all posts and all polish!

Back to the polish!

By a show of hands… or wait, I guess in this case, post likes, who else wanted to be a mermaid after watching The Little Mermaid for the first time? Yes, a mermaid/merman – an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a human and the tail of a fish!!

No? Just me?!

Well, I finally gave up on that idea some time ago…sorta….kinda but now that it’s officially beach season, I still really want to be a mermaid. How cool would be? Can you picture it? Me, Krystal perched on a rock or swimming off in the horizon with an amazing multichrome tail with flakies and holo goodness glistening in the sun. We’ll see how it goes when I head to the beach later this month. If I return in July, still plain, old Krystal, there will be disappointment and probably a few tantrums.

 If that happens, at least I know I have polish to keep me happy. More specifically, the Sirens of Summer: Bright Summer Fun trio from Rogue Lacquer. If you’re in the Rogue Lacquer Facebook Fan Group – Gone Rogue or even follow on Instagram (don’t worry, links are below), then you have already started seeing pictures and swatches of this perfect summertime trio.  They scream beach and mermaids and the colors are fun, exciting and will have you saying, ‘Beach please! 


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Moore Swatches: Zaftig Lacquer – Launch Trios


I’ve been chomping at the bit to release this post about a new brand making its launch with 3 incredible trios. So if you’ve done the math, that’s 9 polishes. Zaftig Lacquer is a 5-free, vegan nail lacquer out of MI created by the Janice Miller, mother of Jennalyn Miller of LynB Designs. Instead of blood, I think polish really does run through their veins.

True story, as I was online searching for the online shop to add this link for shopping, posted below, I ran across the definition of Zaftig.




North American – informal
  1. (of a woman) having a full, rounded figure; plump.

I totally LOL’ed because this describes me to a ‘T’, I prefer the term ‘fluffy, but zaftig is nice too.

As part of the inaugural release, any order placed from the 8th to the 14th will get a free sticky base coat with your order.


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Moore Swatches: Bee’s Knees Lacquer – Blurple ~ Winkle Polish Lovers Facebook Group Custom and Indie Expo Canada (IEC) Polishes


Hey Sugas!! Happy Monday to you all! I hope you all had a great weekend! We are definitely getting down to the wire with both Indie Expo Canada (IEC) and Polish Con (PC) and Sarah’s of Bee’s Knees Lacquer (BKL) obviously doesn’t sleep because she is buzzing away. Today I have 11 new polishes she has created! For IEC, Sarah has created a Supernatural themed trio and A Court of Thorns and Roses Series part 1 (7 polishes).

In addition to today’s IEC polishes, I also have the Blurple ~ Winkle Polish Lovers Facebook Group Custom, which you guessed it, you have to be a group member to get.

We have a lot to get through so I’ll shut up now because let’s face it, you’re here for the polish. Get your pen and pad and prepare to make your wishlist. Please note, that BKL PC polishes will be featured in a separate post next week, Monday, June 11th.


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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 Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 12

Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 12

Hey Sugas! This is my final RTPC NY Spring 2018 😭! It has been one heck of a journey but all good things must come to an end.

But wait… we still have the ultimate of ultimates right around the corner! 16 days and counting and you’ll find me headed to White Plains, NY to experience one of the best days ever – POLISH CON NY 2018!! Can you smell the NY subway, taste the pizza, imagine the polish?! We’re almost there…promise!

Until then, we have one more week of RTPC featuring Courtney from Rise and Shine Nail Polish! Though she is our final stop on the RTPC train, you still have a few hours to snag Week 11 featuring Carrie from Contrary Polish and Natalie from Noodle Nail Polish!


I’ll be helping out with some press while at Polish Con so be sure to tune into my Facebook Page for live check-ins throughout the day. I plan to get some live, face to face Q&A with the makers and the attendees.

Jason and I will also be helping out Mariah at the Great Lakes Lacquer table, so stop by and shop with her!

To checkout what tutorial tables and workshops are being offered at Polish Con NY 2018, visit my post here and for the next destinations for PC, visit my post here.

For the official Polish Con Press Release and info about Polish Con NY 2018, check out my post here. Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to Miranda Kraft by email at miranda.kraft@thepolishconvention.com

And lastly, don’t forget to use my unique blogger code, QUEENOFNAILS (weekly shipping) or QUEENOFNAILSHOLD (hold shipping), at checkout to receive a free gift with purchase!!


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Moore Swatches: Cupcake Polish – Cacti Trio


Straight out of Dallas, TX, Sara, owner and creator of Cupcake Polish announces the newest trio that will give you all the southwest summertime feels! The Cacti trio features three glorious polishes that are packed with shimmer and intrigue.

These polishes showcase a variety of special effects which makes it even more special! Desert Bloom is a gorgeous thermal polish that transitions between 2 brilliant, summery shades, Prickly Pear is the second ever solar nail polish and Succulent, is a magical teal jelly polish. Whether you are cooling off by the AC or soaking up the summer sun, these babies are magic in a bottle and the true definition of beauty! 

In addition to these three limited edition polishes, Cupcake Polish has teamed up with Ginger Fizz Boutique to create a matching wax melt of the month to go along with this trio!  This month’s wax melt is an agave nectar scent that is amazing!

Please note, these polishes and the wax melt for this month are VERY limited in quantities! All polishes are single-batch, limited editions that have no recipe and will not be re-released after they sell out!


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