Swatch & Review: Tonic Nail Polish – Secrets & Soulmates Collab


Something special happens when friends get together; memories are made and good times are had. Just think about the last time you and a good friend or friends hung out. I’m sure there was laughter and/or crying, maybe some dancing, singing and of course… eating. Good friends are like a rare gem, so when you find them, it’s important to hold on tight. And even through arguments, disagreements and no matter how much time or space passes in between talking, real friendships last.

Today’s feature collection has been a long time labor of love between two friends with mutual loves of design, art, fashion, romance, and of course, nail polish!!

Lindsey and Elena met very shortly after first launching Tonic when she did the first group custom under the newly minted “Polish Revamped” group (link below). Elena kindly remembered Lindsey when she partnered with the Crazy for Crelly’s group to do the special edition “Smoke & Mirrors” box. Lindsey realized Elena had a passion for design and creative concept that she wanted to tap into, and eventually asked Elena to develop some mood boards to develop colors from!! This collection came from Elena’s inspiration boards (shown), was named by Elena, and comes straight from both of their hearts!



Swatch & Review: Tux – Chrome Alone Collection


Well hey there, lemon drop! Aren’t you so glad we are finally at the end of the work week! #TGIF!!! I’m so happy to have for the first time, Dominque of Tux Polish in the Queendom. Tux has a new 6-piece collection, Chrome Alone, releasing on Thursday, Nov. 16th. YAY!!! Today I have swatches and as you may have guessed, this collection is inspired by the 90s holiday film Home Alone. Can you believe it’s been 27 years since this move came out? I was 7!  

Now, I don’t care who you are, where you’re from or what holiday you celebrate, I know you you’ve heard of Home Alone. It’s got to be one of the most iconic holiday movies to date. I have to admit that I lost all interest in little Kevin McCallister and his antics during after Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. But to this day I try to catch 1 and 2 on tv if they come on and wouldn’t you now it, my kids, all 3 of them, curl up right beside me to watch too. My favorite scene has to be when he is prepping the house for Harry and Merv… #classic!

So, I hope you’re ready for a little trip down memory lane!

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The Queen’s Critique: Color Clutch Nail Polish Holder


Hey there! I have a quick blog posting announcement before we get into todays product review. Starting Nov. 16th thru until Nov. 26th the blog will be on vacation mode. While I am on ‘vacation’, I’ll be moving and setting up shop at my new home and plan to be back to my regularly scheduled program on Nov. 27th. I plan to stay active on IG and check in every now and then. So if you’re not already following me on IG, be sure click the link below and follow.

 Now on to the review!

I was sent the Nail Polish Holder from Color Clutch to use and I want to share my thoughts and feedback.

First off, let me start my sharing what it is. Color Clutch Nail Polish Holder is a storage unit that can store 14 bottles of your favorite nail polish. Because of its sleek and clean design it take up just 2″ of space and looks great on a shelf or bookcase! The Nail Polish Holder accommodates almost every brand of polish and keeps polish in its upright position,  preserving the brush and polish life. The large window lets you see every bottle and…… there’s a space on the side where you can swatch each color for easy identification and the magnetic closure keeps bottles secure.

I know I’ve peaked your interest now, keep ready to find out more…


The Queen’s Critique: NailDrama Box – Winter Wonderland


Hey there, suga! So I have to honest, last night I turned my heat on again. *hides head in shame. I’ve been trying to hold out but the house was so cold yesterday, I just could take it anymore. Of course Jason complained it was too hot after the heat had been on for like… 30 seconds but I told him to get over it. You see, I love late September/early October weather. Not hot, not too cold but just perfectly in between. However, if it were up to Jason it would Jan/Feb all year long. He loves the winter and snow and all that jazz.

Because of his love for for all things snow, I showed Jason the newest Nail Drama box he loved it and even gave me a few suggestions on the snowflakes themed mani I created using its contents. Let’s take a look 👀!


Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish – November Release


Well, hello there sugar! I do hope that you all are having an amazing day thus far. I do have to share about my Monday (yesterday). Like any other Monday morning I have to get myself and my girls up a little earlier because my middle one has chorus rehearsal before school. This is a trying feat all in it’s self because they move like snails in the morning. Finally we get downstairs for breakfast, get lunches, put shoes on and head out the door. Weeellll, that would have been ideal except, I locked my keys in the car. Really, Krystal?! Yep! I did! I call my husband who’s about an hour away to see if there is a spare key somewhere in the house. Of course not! That would be too easy. I message my neighbor who graciously took my girls to school. #ittakesavillage. I am extremely blessed to have such god friends and neighbors that will help out in a pinch! 

Today it going much better, I got my keys out of the car and all is well. But it’s still early so I won’t speak to soon…lol

now switching gears to polish, let’s talk Sassy Sauce. To date, Carrie has released more polishes than you can count on both hands and both feet. In addition to the polishes, she has also released 2 stamping polishes with 2 more on the way. If you missed any of the past releases, you can check them all out here!

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish Pt 1 of 3 

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish Pt 2 of 3

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish Pt 3 of 3

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish – August Release

Swatch & Review: Sassy Sauce Polish – September Release

Spoiler alert – you need both of the stamping polishes you’re about to see. Oh who am I kidding, the entire release is stellar and if you keep reading you can get all of them for 1 very affordable price!

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Swatch & Review: Painted Polish – Fall into Zen: The Flakies


Hey sunshine! How the heck are ya? This time change has really given me a boost of energy and like McDonalds, I’m lovin’ it! If you follow me on my personal page on IG or we’re friends on FB, you know how my weekend went. Friday, grandma’s 74th birthday dinner and Red Robin…YUM! Saturday = packing! Thank goodness there were no casualties or fatalities with the ladies, all 10 sisters are still intact! I woke early Sunday, to a rainy, gray skies and went to church. Headed to Sams’ Club to pick up a few things and back home for a #superswatchsunday.

One of the collections I finishes up was the Fall into Zen: The Flakies. Yes, I said flakies! If you’ve been following along, first, there were holo! Then the crèmes, and as if those weren’t enough, Lexi goes and creates the flakies! Launching  this Thursday is the final installment of the Fall into Zen series! The Fall into Zen: Flakies collection features four flakie crellies in the fall favorite palette!

If you missed the holos and the crèmes, be sure to check them out here!

Let’s check out these beauties!!


Swatch & Review: Pretty Beautiful Unlimited – Changing Seasons Collection (Partial)


Hey y’all….. IT’S FRIIIIIIIIDDDDDAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! I feel like shoutin’ and dancin’ and havin’ a good ole’ time! This week has been so long and tiring and I am so happy the weekend is upon us! Tonight I’ll be celebrating my grandmother’s 74th birthday with a family dinner. It’s always a blast when family gathers, laughin’, jokin’ and makin’ memories is what life is all about. Then we have a fun filled day of… PACKING!!! YAY! …NOT! Yep, move day is scheduled for 11/18 and the truck has been reserved, now if only people would volunteer to help us move, life would be sweet as honey. Instead we ‘rebegging and pleading and promising to baby-sit in exchange for moving help.

And just when we thought band was over, we find out that this coming Sunday my son and his high school marching band will be preforming in a Veteran’s Day Parade. Like seriously, I just want one weekend, one weekend where the 5 of us are under the roof at the same time and we’re not asleep, is that too much to ask for?! I guess the day will come soon enough when we’re snowed in and have no choice but to be together.

Speaking of snow, I kid you not, I think Fall as I know is officially over. I think it lasted all of a week. It’s so cold here in MD that about a week ago I had to cut on the heat, just enough to warm up the house, but still.

Today I have 8 of the 10 polishes featured in the Changing Seasons Collection from Pretty Beautiful Unlimited. This collection is all about thermals, so sit back , relax and check it out!


Swatch & Review: Quixotic Nov COTM and Gemstone Collection Part 2


There’s nothing more embarrassing than being a day late, you know what I mean? Wishing someone a happy belated birthday is different than recognizing them on their special day. But then there’s another saying that goes, “better late than never.” So I’m applying the latter saying to today’s post.

While I am a day late, as these polishes launched yesterday, I am still pleased as punch to share with you the newest releases from Quixotic. Today I have the November COTM and the 4-piece Gemstone Collection Part 2.

This month marks the first COTM for Quixotic!!!! COTM will be available for its entire release month ONLY. That means November COTM will only be available until 11/30 at 11:59pm and it’s only $10!! And spoiler alert, you need it! The Gemstone Collection part 2 is equally gorgeous and the first 25 orders that include at least 2 polishes from the Gemstone Collection part 2 will also include a polishes Agate stone and little crown ring… FOR FREE!!!

Let’s take a peek!

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Swatch & Review: November Polish Pickup – Fandoms Part 3 of 3 – Brands Pe – T


Hey friends, welcome back! If you’re just tuning in, let me catch you up. We are the last and final day in our 3 part post revealing the November, Fandom themed polishes/products from Polish Pickup. So far we have seen about 40ish polishes/products from brands A thru Pa, which if you missed any of you can check out here..



Today will feature brands Pe – T and trust me when I tell you, honey…. there’s still a lot more to see. I hope you’re because we’re getting started in 5…. 4…. 3…. 2….


Swatch & Review: November Polish Pickup – Fandoms Part 2 of 3 – Brands F – Pa


Boy, oh boy was yesterday fun, or what?! We got thru 20, yes 20, amazing indie polish and products that will be featured in the November Polish Pickup. If you missed part one, click here to go and check out brands beginning with letters A thru E. If you’re reading this then I suspect you are interested in part 2.

Today I have 20 or so more exciting brands to show you from brands beginning with letters F thru Pa. Now let’s return to our regularly scheduled program!