Friday, March 25, 2016

Faeries & Folklore's "For Your Wooing Pleasure" Collection + April's MOTM

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Well that title was a mouthful!

Seriously though, I have some downright gorgeous beauties to show you from Faeries & Folklore, so let's get right to it!

Meet the "For Your Wooing Pleasure" collection!

Very appropriately named, yes?  Let's start with some swatches!  Note: all polishes have a scattered holographic effect, and all are shown in the photos at 3 coats with no topcoat.

First up: "Charmingly Charismatic"

Charmingly Charismatic is a nice yellow/citrine color with brilliant green chrome flakies.  

Next: "Enchanting Entrancement"

Enchanting Entrancement is a lovely light purple-y silver with violet chrome flakies.  

Next: "Selectively Seductive"

Selectively Seductive is a brilliant frosty mint green with an emerald green shimmer and green/violet chrome flakies.

And lastly we have "Valiantly Visionary"

Valiantly Visionary is a lovely light pink with beautiful peacock blue chrome flakies and a blue shimmer.

Along with the Wooing Pleasure collection, Faeries & Folklore is also releasing April's Myth of the Month polish - so you can snag it when you get these ;)  April's MOTM is "Dragon Scales:"

Well of COURSE I nestled it with all my dragon eggs - duh!!  It's called DRAGON SCALES - and I like showing off my pretty dragon egg creations.  So there.

Here, have some swatches:

No, that's not a stamp or vinyl stencil on my ring finger - I hand painted those.  GET A STAMP OR VINYL STENCIL - holy crap, those scales took FOREVER.

Dragon Scales is a seriously awesome polish - a nice olive-green with an emerald green shimmer, subtle scattered holo shimmer, AND iridescent glitters.  Oh my stars, this one catches the light really well - it was extremely distracting during push-ups at my taekwondo lesson yesterday.

So where can you purchase all of these beauties?  Here:

What do you think of this collection?  How about April's Myth of the Month?  Let me know in the comments below ;)


Polish was sent to me by the maker for photography purposes and a review.  All opinions and experiences with the polish are unique to me and my post remains 100% honest.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Spring Colors!

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Quick blog post for you today!  It's been a crazy busy week and today is no different >.<

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has released 4 beautiful Spring colors as well as a few new colors exclusive to Ella Ann Cosmetics.  I have four of all of those polishes to show you here :D  Let's start with the two from the OPNL Spring Collection.

First up: "Easy-Bake Coven"

Easy-Bake Coven is a really nice pastel lilac purple with a scattered holographic effect.  I am wearing 3 thin coats in the photos above, no topcoat.

Next up is "Going Coastal:"

Going Coastal is the perfect creamy blue with a very, VERY subtle blue shimmer.  Shown above is 3 thin coats, no topcoat.

Next is one of the Ella Ann exclusives - "A Tanner Darkly:"

Sun shot!!

A Tanner Darkly is a tan/gold (in some lighting) holo, opaque in two coats as shown above.

And lastly we have "Pasta Azul:"

Sun shooooooooooot!!!

Pasta Azul is a jaw-dropping blue holographic polish, opaque in 2 coats as shown above.

Holy canoli, people, these polishes are terrific, especially the Ella Ann exclusives!  I highly suggest you jump on the Purchase Wagon, as these all of these are only available for 2 more days :-O  Here are links where you can purchase these and see the rest of the polishes available, as well as follow the brand:

What do you think of these polishes?  Any of them in particular strike your fancy?  Let me know in the comments! <3


Polish provided at a discount from the maker in exchange for swatches and a review.  All opinions and experiences with the polish are unique to me and my review remains 100% honest.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nail Hoot Anniversary Duo!

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The plague is upon me and my household.  I feel like we all need bells to ring while walking around, shouting, "Unclean!  Unlcean!" in public.

Okay, so maybe it's not THAT bad, but it *is* bronchitis, and that's pretty bad when you've got younglings, one that is not even 3 months old yet.  Lemme tell ya folks, it's not fun, and it's definitely slowed down any nail polish progress I had in mind for this week.


I am jumping on today to at least share with you a beautiful duo by Nail Hoot created in celebration of her brand's one year anniversary/birthday!  Hooray!!

The first polish in the duo is "Look Whoo's Turning One:"

Look Whoo's Turning One is a gorgeous purple/blue duochrome with holographic glitters.  Opaque in 2 coats and dries in under 5 minutes.  I recommend a topcoat to help bring out the sparkle and shimmer.

The second polish in the duo is, "Whooo Wants Cake?"

Whooo Wants Cake is a lovely green/purple duochrome with holographic glitters.  Also opaque in two coats, drying under 5 minutes, and extra sparkly with an added topcoat :)

This duo is available purchased together or separately at the shop link below.  The brand is also offering their biggest discount yet - 15% off all items (excluding the new duo) with the code NailHootAnniversary - the code is good through Saturday the 19th.  Here are some links for you:

I would like to wish Brandie, creator of Nail Hoot, a very happy 1-year Brandiversary!!  It's wonderful to see an indie blossom with such grace and beauty, and I look forward to seeing what she will be creating this next year!!

What do you think of this duo?  Let me know in the comments!


Polish was provided by the maker for photography purposes and a review.  Opinions and experience with the polish are my own and remain 100% honest.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Gothic Gala Lacquers "St. Patrick's Day Trio"

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Source: Google Image Search

This image was a lot funnier when I was younger and my friends and I enjoyed the Irish spirits in excess.  Now, I don't even remember the last time I was imbibed on alcohol on St. Patrick's Day... I've been lucky if I have time to make Shepherd's Pie.  

Anywho, sticking with the holiday trend, I've got a beautiful St. Patrick's Day trio to show you today from Gothic Gala Lacquers!!

The first in this lovely trio is called, "Neart Istigh" - Gaelic for "Inner Strength:"

Neart Istigh is a beautiful gold shimmer polish with the slightest hint of scattered holo.  Dried in under 5 minutes and shown in 2 coats in the photos above.

Next is "Is Brea" - Gaelic for "Love:"

Is Brea is a stunning deep green with a gold scattered holographic effect.  Opaque in 2 coats, as shown in the photos above.  My accent nail is stamped with a design from my Messy Mansion St. Pat's plate using Neart Istigh for the polish, all topped with Smooth Me Over Matte (also by Gothic Gala Lacquers).

The final beauty in this trio is "Aisling" - Gaelic for "Dream:"

Aisling is a lovely light cream color (reminiscent of the head of Guinness beer when poured into a glass) with a lovely coppery shimmer throughout.  Opaque in 2-3 coats, depending on how thick you apply - I am wearing 3 thin coats in the photos above.  I also wore this mani for almost a week, because I loved it so much!!  The accent nail was done using vinyls from What's Up Nails and Is Brea for the polish - the two look so fantastic together :D

You can get this absolutely perfect St. Patrick's Day trio today, March 7th at 11am PST!  Pro-tip: using my code MOMMRSANDME25 will not only get you 25% off, it will also make you 25% cooler.

Here's where you can purchase the trio, and where you can follow the brand:

What do you think of this trio?  Let me know in the comments!! <3


Polish was sent to me by the maker for photography purposes and an honest review.  All opinions and experiences with the polish are my own and remain 100% honest with full disclosure.