Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pahlish Adventures of Marco Polo Collection Swatches and Review

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Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  Today I'm so excited to be showing you the Pahlish half of a collaborative collection with Elevation Polish!  The Adventures of Marco Polo Collection was inspired by the Netflix show Marco Polo.  It's been on my list of things to watch and I this collection gave me the kick in the pants.  I ended up binge watching.  If you love historical period pieces with lots of drama, definitely give this show a try.

pahlish adventures of marco polo collectioin

The Pahlish Adventures of Marco Polo Collection along with The Venetian Duo and a few complete sets of both Pahlish and Elevation will be available for purchase August 2nd at 7pm CST.

Let's check out the swatches!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Guest Post on Ida Nails It

Hi everyone!   Today I'm excited to share with you a guest blog post I did over at on of my favorite blogs: Ida Nails It. Be sure to check it out!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Great Lakes Lacquer August Limited Editions

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Hi everyone!  Today I'm showing two of three gorgeous limited editions from Great Lake Lacquers available during the month of August.  These along with The Friends, Part I Collection will be available Saturday, August 1st at 11am EST from

Great Lakes Lacquer Kissing My Hun on Gun.  I love fishing with my husband.  It’s sort of our down time together and something that we both love to do.  It’s an awesome bonding experience and keeps that connection going.  Therapy on the water has been a best practice for us for two years now.  This polish is inspired by a picture he took of us kissing while fishing.  Everything is rhyming with this one.  I profusely apologize about that.  Anyway, he posted it on Facebook, like you do with everything when you are new to Facebook and this is the description he used.

This polish is a deep blue leaning holo green with blue "sparks."  You all know how I love my greens and this is no exception.  It's gorgeous!  The formula on this was great.  It did however stain my nails just a bit.  Make sure to wear a base coat!

This is 2 coats.

great lakes lacquer kissing my hun on gun august limited edition

great lakes lacquer kissing my hun on gun august limited edition

Great Lakes Lacquer Torch's Purple Haze.  I love Torch Lake.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and has been picked as the third most beautiful in land lake in the world by National Geographic.  It’s with good reason.  The water is clear and clean, showing the most beautiful teals and blues.  Then I saw a picture of a sunrise on Torch.  It was this purple haze lingering as reds were starting to blaze.  I’m sure we’ll revisit Torch in color again, but this is my first tribute to this awesome body of water.

This one is a reddish purple jelly with blue, purple, and red micro flecks.  It's more red leaning than my camera was able to capture.  Because it's a jelly, it needs a bit of time between coats but over all applies nicely.

This is 3 coats.

great lakes lacquer torchs purple haze august limited edition

great lakes lacquer torchs purple haze august limited edition

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**Products in this post were sent by Great Lakes Lacquer for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pretty & Polished Party On My Yacht - Throwback Thursday

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It's a little late tonight, it's been a busy day and Time Warner Cable has been playing games with my internet connection, but it's still Thursday here!  So for Throwback Thursday I decided to go with one of my first Pretty & Polishes, Party On My Yacht.  It's a white crelly with purple, green, gold, and pink glitter.  Unfortunately this is discontinued, but you may be able to find it in some Facebook groups

This is 2 coats.

pretty and polished party on my yacht

pretty and polished party on my yacht

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