Monday, September 25, 2017

My Indie Polish Fall 2017 Trio Swatches and Review Where the Wild Things Are

I have an amazing trio of polishes from My Indie Polish just in time for Fall. It's been unseasonably hot here in Toronto with temperatures reaching close to 40 C (which is almost 100 F for my American friends). This Fall Trio from My Indie Polish is inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, which is a storybook that Tanya has always loved. She's always wanted to create a collection inspired by Where the Wild Things Are and now, from her new studio, she's created these beautiful polishes. There's something for everyone here, I just know it! 

This trio is on sale now for $40 CAD and ships for free. 

My Indie Polish The Wildest Thing of All Thermal Nail Polish

Sunday, September 24, 2017

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

It's no secret that I love Halloween and all things spooky. I am BEYOND excited to share a My Indie Polish inspired by a popular (and uber creepy) villain... Slappy the Dummy! If you're feeling a little nostalgia from childhood, it's okay I am feeling it too. I used to read the Goosebumps books at school all the time and might have even read the one about Slappy. This polish is extra special because it was made by the owner of My Indie Polish's son who loves Goosebumps. I'm obsessed with this shade and will wear it a lot in the coming months. 

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

My Indie Polish Slappy was "pretty much conceived and created" by Tanya's son and then Tanya mixed everything up. Tanya's son is obsessed with Goosebumps and chose the villain Slappy the Dummy as his muse. Tanya says "I just mixed the base with his glitter and pigment choices." Tanya describes Slappy as "a black base with red shimmer, lots of glitters and a holographic punch. Other than mixing, pouring and bottling this polish was conceived and thought up by my son who is a goosebumps nut.  Slappy is a menacing dummy and rest assured when he is around trouble will soon follow. Opaque in 2 coats."

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

I am wearing 2 coats plus top coat. This polish applied very smoothly and evenly and the second coat helped to perfect everything. The shimmer is so apparent on the nail as are the little itty bitty red microglitters and there are also some larger glitters that help to tie the polish together though they dry quite smoothly and aren't that obvious. I think Tanya's son has a bright future in making nail polish - this is really an amazing creation!

Slappy is the inspiration for this My Indie Polish and it's so spot on. I remember Slappy from when I was a kid and I was always so so so scared of him. "Slappy the Dummy is a recurring villain in the Goosebumps franchise. He is a living ventriloquist dummy that comes to life when the words "Karru Marri Odonna Loma Molonu Karrano" are read aloud; the words mean "You and I are one now", and they can be found on a sheet of paper in Slappy's jacket pocket. After coming to life, Slappy will try to make the person who brought him back to life serve him as a slave." (Source Goosebumps Wiki)

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

My Indie Polish Slappy is part of the Polish Pickup and will only be available from October 6 through 9 on the Polish Pickup website. Make sure you mark you calendars for October 6 at 11AM through October 9 at midnight EST which is when this polish will be on sale. This month, Tanya has created lots of this polish so there's a lot to go around and she said it will be available for a special price. Make sure you add it to your wishlist for the October Monsters and Mythical Creature Polish Pickup. 

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

If you are not familiar with The Polish Pickup, here is a run-down: 

Each month Polish Pickup will bring you a variety of polishes from indie makers based on a theme voted on by you.  Indie makers can pick-up and join any month they please, and all are welcome.

Shop is live the first Friday, 11 AM EST (October 6, 2017), of each month and stays open for four days, through the following Monday (October 9, 2017) at Midnight EST.  This is the ONLY time frame in which the monthly polishes will be available for purchase. 

All polishes are pre-ordered and will ship a minimum of 3 weeks after sale commencement. Polish Pickup ships for a flat fee of $3 in the US and Canada (so cheap!).  International shipping is now available at cost. Polish Pickup will combine orders placed over the 4 day sale period.  This will happen automatically when shipping begins and you will then receive your shipping overage refunds.

My Indie Polish Slappy Polish Pickup October 2017

Follow Polish Pickup on Instagram and join the Polish Pickup Pack on Facebook to see all the other polishes available this month.
Purchase My Indie Polish in their online shop.

Sent for review by My Indie Polish

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup June 2017 Nail Polish Review

I wanted to take a quick moment to thank all my internet (and real world) friends for expressing their concern and love regarding my heart post. I am feeling better this week mentally and will do what I need to do in order to stay here - I've got too many polishes to swatch to die anytime soon (there's my dark sense of humor)! Today I am sharing a polish that is no longer available but too beautiful to not share and it's a new-to-me brand: Envy Lacquer.

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan is "a purple leaning blurple base with multi-chrome flakies and linear holo." There's so much going on in this polish and it looks totally awesome on the nail. This was exclusive to the Polish Pickup in June for the Under the Sea theme so it's no longer available except maybe second hand... if you're lucky. 

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

Some notes on my experience with Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan: I wasn't in love about the formula. I used three coats plus top coat. The finish was smooth but tended to get patchy in parts during application which is why I went with three coats. However, three coats was really thick on the nail. It wasn't gritty and it dried very shiny but I wish the application had been a bit easier. I think I would try it again with thinner and see how that goes. 

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

But, all issues aside (and they were pretty minimal), this polish ROCKS! Look at that gorgeous combination of glitter and flakies and shimmer! I couldn't capture the shifty iridescent glitters on the nail but they're in the bottle as you can see above. This polish is very unique and I would put up with the application troubles just because this is so pretty. 

Envy Lacquer Rainbow Acan Polish Pickup

Follow Polish Pickup on Instagram and join the Polish Pickup Pack on Facebook to see all the other polishes available this month. Purchase Envy Lacquer in their shop.

Purchased by me