Moore Swatches: April Fandom Flakies – Harry Potter’s Triwizard Tournament and the Goblet of Fire

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Happy Monday, Suga! Welcome to the inaugural Fandom Flakie Box featuring box co-creators, Sarah from Bee’s Knees Lacquer and Lindsay from Night Owl Lacquer. This fandom themed, bi-monthly box will include 3 flakie-filled LE polishes , 1 from each of the staple 2 makers and 1 from the guest maker. 

For April, Sarah and Lindsay are proud to announce guest maker, Lynnae of Nvr Enuff! And the theme for the first box is the Triwizard tournament from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!Enjoy….

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Moore Swatches: Paint It Pretty Polish – Criminal Minds Collection

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Hey Sugas! Here we are… Friday! TGIF!!! I found this on IG and it said,

“Dear Friday,

I’m so glad we are back together. I’m sorry you had to see me with Monday-Thursday, but I promise I was thinking of you the whole time.”

This totally mad me smile and gave me quite the chuckle as I thought about how true it is.

Today I have the upcoming quad collection from Paint It Pretty Polish. Criminal Minds is inspired by the show, Criminal Minds. The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation’s most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

The show is currently in its 13th season and although the cast and characters have changed over the years, the most notable ones are those highlighted in this quad, Derek Morgan played by Shemar Moore, Spencer Reid played by Matthew Gray and Penelope Garcia played by Kirsten Vangsness 

Enjoy… Keep Reading!!

Moore Swatches: Pahlish – Ponyville Collection and Desert Bloom Duo

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I’m not gonna lie, today’s featured collection from Pahlish had me feeling…very… seasoned…lol! When I realized that I had no idea about the new My Little Ponies I had to call in reinforcements, my daughters. They kindly explained to me that the “new” ponies are an upgraded version of what I used to watch in the “old’n days”… seriously, who are they calling old?!

Nevertheless, this 6 piece collection of flakie crellies and holo flakies /multichrome shimmer did bring a since of nostalgia as I remembered watching the cartoon on TV and collecting the ponies. The Ponyville Collection is an amazing representation of the cartoon classic that is a hit no matter the generation.

As for the Desert Bloom Duo, these polishes display the truly beauty that lives in what is most times considered a desolate place.Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Tonic Nail Polish – April 2018 Release

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Well hello, Suga! I’m so happy you’re back! Today I have a little story to tell about about a brand and maker.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away in…. Iowa, there lived a lady by the name of Lindsay Luck. Lindsay was a wife, mother, daughter, sister and loved by many.

 

Lindsay always had a great love of nail polish and a desire to do something where she could be creative. One day Mrs. Luck had a brilliant idea…

 

Become a mastermind indie polish maker and thus, Tonic Nail Polish was created.

 

From her initial launch in 2016 Tonic was a hit and huge success but Lindsay would not rest until she had total nail polish domination *insert evil laugh here*.

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Here we are today ladies and gents, coming up on 2 years and Mrs. Luck is still taking our breath away with the beauties she continues to create. Today I have the 11 April Release polishes featuring magnetics, crèmes, holo and UP. So get your pen and paper ready, your shopping list may get might long.

Enjoy!

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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.

 

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Moore Swatches: Lemming Lacquer – Heroes Never Die Collection

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Yes, I’m late posting this collection, but all hope is not lost as today’s featured collection is still available!!

Today I have the 12 piece collection, Heroes Never Die from Lemming Lacquer. The collection is inspired by the female playable characters of the video game Overwatch. 

 

The game’s simple premise is to capture the point or to push the payload to it’s destination while fighting the defending enemy team. The game excels at having multi-dimensional and diverse characters as well as a fountain of lore and history between characters.

“I love that the game is so inclusive regarding ethnicity, background, sexuality, and even personality types,” says Cassie, creator and owner of Lemming Lacquer.

For example the flagship character, the “face” of Overwatch, Tracer, is a lesbian.  Symmetra is on the spectrum and Orisa is a robot built by a little girl trying to protect her home.  There’s Ana, Pharah’s mother, who never wanted her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Also, there is a brand new character, Brigitte, who hasn’t been fully released to the live severs. Currently there isn’t a polish inspired by here for this collection that but there will in the very near future. 

For now, I give you Heroes Never Die!

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Moore Swatches: April Polish Pickup – Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies

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Sometimes I am so smart. Sometimes…lol! But I definitely made the right call to take a few days off and give myself a long weekend. Today is my Friday ladies and gents and I for one, could not be happier! I am elated that tomorrow I can awake on my own time, no alarm, and lay in bed until I decide to get up. Yes, I am looking forward to my 4 day weekend! Definite gonna spend some time with my family and hopefully enjoy some time out doors. But until 5pm, it’s still business as usual and before I go off and enjoy my weekend, I must leave you with my April Polish Pickup (PPU) Roundup.

I hope you are ready to blast off across the universe to experience planets and galaxies in polish form! But not only do I have polishes, I also have plates, drying drops and so much more. This trip to the unknown frontier will sure to have you light headed but not from the zero gravity but from the gorgeousness these makers have created. As you may have seen or even guessed, the April PPU theme is Planets & Galaxies and this polishes give a whole new meaning to the phrase “Far Out”.

So sit back and prepare yourself to soar above the clouds.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Smokey Mountain Lacquers – April Blogger Collab

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It’s always an honor when you are given the opportunity to work with a maker to swatch and review their polish(es). It’s something extra special when you collab with a most awesomely, amazing maker to create a polish. I was afforded to opportunity to collab with Kim of Smokey Mountain Lacquers (SML) for her April Blogger polish.I immediately jumped at the chance because I am trying to find grey polishes to wear during the month of May to raise awareness for Brain Cancer Awareness. I sent her the following swatch board and she went to work.

 

A few days later, she came back with a prototype which we tweaked slightly and finally we agreed on…

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But then I was stuck trying to come up with a name. Luckily, Kim was open to the idea of me hosting a naming giveaway on my Facebook Page. I’d like to thank everyone that entered my naming giveaway and to congratulate Doris, for the winning name!

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Keep reading to find out the name and how you can order. Enjoy…

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The Queen’s Critque: Jesse’s Girl – GlowStix and Lipstick

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Are you fashion forward but don’t want to break the bank to look good? Do you like top-quality, trends without the high-end price tags?

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then today’s post is for you!

Now you may or may not know that I am not much of a makeup girl but my girls and I do like experimenting with looks and colors. We like watching YouTube tutorial and giving each other makeovers, dressing up, doing manis/pedis and putting on a fashion show for Jason…lol. But as you know, experimenting with everything you see on YouTube can get costly so I am beyond over joyed that we can have girls night on a budget.

Jesse’s girl is expanding their award-winning product line to now include GlowStix, holographic lip gloss!!! These show-stopping, liquid crystal technology glosses allow you wear your holo on your lips!!!! 

And if that wasn’t enough, Jesse’s Girl is also reintroducing their 12 new lipstick shades with various formulas and finishes in a newly designs case.

Enjoy…

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Moore Swatches: Cirque Colors – The Desert Bloom Collection Spring 2018

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Desert as a noun is defined as “a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.” One may also think of tumbleweed, cactus and hot. But despite the common conceptions of deserts as dry and hot, there are cold deserts as well. The largest hot desert in the world, northern Africa’s Sahara, reaches temperatures of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. But some deserts are always cold, like the Gobi desert in Asia.

Fun Fact: deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth’s land, and they are found on every continent and a place that receives less than 10 inches of rain per year is considered a desert. 

Well you can rest assured that the new collection from Cirque Colors is anything but. Today I have the 9 piece Desert Bloom Spring 2018 Collection featuring 3 speckled and 6 shimmer holo sparkle polishes. So prepare to awaken your next mani with painted skies, desert landscapes and budding wildflowers inspired by colors of the desert.

Enjoy…

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