First Impressions: Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour


Sonia Kashuk Grey Matter, 2 coats plus Seche Vite

Hi everyone! It’s time for me to share my first experience with a polish that has been sitting in my stash for way too long. I have definitely had this one since last year, probably the first half of last year. Woops. ManiGeek raved about Sonia Kashuk polishes sometime ago. The post was so memorable to me that when I accidentally stumbled across the display in Target, I had to pick up a couple bottles. Grey Matter is the first polish that caught my eye, a beautiful dark grey with a lot of purple tones. Naturally, it had to be the first Sonia Kashuk polish that I tried!

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Red-y for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is not my favorite of the holidays. It leaves me with a bit of a weird feeling, like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day do – shouldn’t we tell the people we love that we love them all the time? Does there really need to be a special day for it? I also am not big on the color scheme – pink and red are not my ultimate favorites. But I do like the chocolate. Any excuse to buy and eat chocolate, right? Even though I am pretty apathetic towards it, I figured I should do something semi-festive here for Valentine’s Day. Since pink was out of the question, I decided to round up some of my favorite reds for you all. Like I said, it is not my favorite color, but I do have quite a few red polishes that I love.

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F.U.N Lacquer New Year 2017: My Picks Swatch & Review


Better late than never, right?

F.U.N Lacquer is one of those brands that I always thought I would just admire from a distance. They look quite pretty, but that price point of $16 makes me sweat a little. Actually, a lot. I try not to spend more than $10 on a bottle of polish, which means that I only buy brands like Butter London on sale or at places like TJ Maxx. Somehow my wonderful mother spotted some F.U.N Lacquer polishes online and decided they were too pretty for me not to own, so she bought me a few from the New Year 2017 collection and the Iparallaxe collection. Today I’m sharing the two I got from the New Year 2017 collection, though I think the Iparallaxe polishes are stunning too (let me know if you’d like me to show those off). Anyhoo, let me introduce you to these beauties.

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First Impressions: Whim Nail Lacquer


Whim Midnight Wink, 3 coats plus Seche Vite

One time I had to write an essay about photography and I was asked to defend one of two positions: that photography is biased or that photography represents the world as it truly is. I went with the former because any time you put a human being into the equation, any chance of something being unbiased goes out the window. People pick and choose their subjects, yadda yadda yadda, so forth and so on, you probably are not looking for a rehash of one of my subpar high school essays. My point here is this: photography is not always 100% accurate. I bring this up because all the photos you are going to see in this post make this polish by Whim Nail Lacquer look better than it actually was. In this case, I was not trying to mislead you, but my lighting set-up really liked this guy and my perhaps more pessimistic-inclined naked eye was seeing things that it did not like which the camera rendered non-existent. That’s a great note to begin on, isn’t it?

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Tahitian Sun Blue Metallic: Swatch & Review

Note: I was sent this polish in exchange for swatches and my honest opinion.


Tahitian Sun Blue Metallic, 2 coats plus top coat

It is always an exciting day when you get to try out a new nail polish, right? I was super pumped (and still am, to be honest, have not gotten over this) to be asked by Tahitian Sun polish to swatch and review one of their polishes! Like, woah!!! I just feel incredibly honored to be asked to do such a thing and I jumped at the chance. They were even kind enough to ask what colors I prefer, and if you have been following me anywhere for a while, you know that blue is one easy way to my heart. Read on to see my experience with this new-to-me polish maker and to find out a little bit more about them!

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a-england To Emily BrontΓ«: Swatch & Review


If you have been following this blog from quite early on, you will remember that I fell in love with a-england polish via the gorgeous Saint George. You want to know something? Before I had even slapped that beauty on my nails and marveled at its depth and complexity, I had already made my second a-england purchase: the To Emily BrontΓ« collection. I had a feeling that I was going to love a-england and Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books of all time; I had a yearning in my soul for this collection. It was meant for me. It came out some time in 2015, but since you can still get the entire collection (I love that about a-england, none of this limited edition stuff), and since I actually have the entire collection, I thought I would show it off to you. Because if you like Wuthering Heights, brilliant, complex, moody colors, or just good nail polish in general, you need it. I hate saying that you “need” a collection, but really. They are so spectacular and wonderful that I would feel guilty if I did not tell you these polishes deserve to be in your collection and on your nails. Do yourself a favor and read on.

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First Impressions: Fair Maiden Polish


Fair Maiden Snake Charmer, 2-3 coats plus top coat

Hello friends, it is once again time for me to share anΒ experience with a new-to-me brand. This week I am talking about Fair Maiden Polish! It has been some slow going getting this post up. I first bought this polish in the spring of 2016, then it sat prettily in my stash itching to get on my nails until fall of the same year. Only now is it seeing the light of day on this blog! Oops.

I have been intrigued by Fair Maiden polish for awhile; the name “Fair Maiden” grabs my attention because it sounds medieval-y (I am a medieval history nut) and they have a really good reputation on a lot of blogs that I read. So I grabbed this beautiful green, Snake Charmer, when I was putting in an order at Color4Nails to see the quality for myself. Read on to see my experience!

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