Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BLUSH Lacquers The Lovers Duo for Valentine's Day Swatches and Review

Provided for review

Yay! Valentine's Day nail polishes! As you know, I am a big fan of Valentine's Day and BLUSH Lacquers therefore this is an extra fun blog post. Victoria of BLUSH Lacquers has created The Lovers Duo inspired by Cathy and Heathcliff's profound yet tempestuous relationship in the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The polishes are named after two of Victoria's favorite lines from the novel (shortened, of course to fit on the bottle labels):

From Cathy: "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

From Heathcliff: "I fought through a bitter life since I last heard your voice, and you must forgive me, for I struggled only for you."

This duo is so dramatic for Valentine's Day which makes me love it even more. And if you're the kind of person who doesn't love all the pink and red associated with the day then this duo might just be perfect for you. I've got lots more photos and a review, if you're interested in seeing more.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Girly Bits Left Them on Red and We Will Never Be Royal-Tea Swatches and Review

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I won't bore you with how I don't know how to do nail stamping or any sort of nail art but today I'm sharing two nail polishes made for stamping from Girly Bits. If you're anything like me then the good news is that both of these polishes also work perfectly well as regular polishes. I mean, they are regular polishes... they just happen to stamp, too! Both polishes are available online from Lantern & Wren now and in limited quantities on the Girly Bits website on January 17, 2020.

Girly Bits Left Them on Red swatch by Streets Ahead Style

Girly Bits We Will Never Be Royal-tea swatch by Streets Ahead Style

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Paint It Pretty Polish Gosh Garnet Swatches and Review

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Are you a January baby? Two colleagues celebrated their birthdays in the past week so it seems like I'm surrounded by January-born folks. Well, if January is your birth month or you love red nail polish then Paint It Pretty Polish has something you're going to love. Gosh Garnet is a limited edition nail polish inspired by the garnet gemstone. Isn't that the cutest name, gosh garnet? It makes me smile.

Paint It Pretty Polish Gosh Garnet swatch by Streets Ahead Style

Monday, December 30, 2019

My Favourite 10 Polishes I Blogged About in 2019

Post includes polishes provided for review in the past

It's that time of year when I recap my favorite ten polishes that I blogged about in the last year. I would say that 2019 was the year I wore nail polish the least in the past decade. I almost always had naked nails except for swatching the polishes I shared on my blog. I can think of a handful of manicures I wore that I shared on my Instagram (@streetsaheadstyle) but other than those, I didn't really wear much on my nails this year. It's been a hard year and I didn't really have the energy or inclination to polish my nails. I am hoping to fix that for 2020 but I won't add any more pressure to myself. Que sera sera, as they say. In the meantime, enjoy my top 10 of 2019! In no particular order...

Top 10 Polishes 2019 by Streets Ahead Style