Friday, February 17, 2017

Smokey Mountain Lacquer's St. Patrick's Day Duo

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Valentine's Day is over - thus begins the time leading up to my favorite holiday of the year:  St. Patrick's Day!!!  I'm super excited, and even more so than usual because my best friend of 10+ years is coming to visit and will be here to celebrate with me!!  Squee!!!

Speaking of St. Pat's, I have a freakin' AMAZING duo to show you by Smokey Mountain Lacquers!!  Let me pre-empt the swatch porn by saying that SML recently reformulated and changed an ingredient in her polish, and now it is even more smooth than before, and not as thick.  It's a noticeable improvement from the old formula, even though I was one of the people that didn't run into any problems with it in the past.

Huzzah for new formula!!  Let's check it out in action!

First up: 2 Sheets To The Wind - first two photos are with regular topcoat, the second two are with a matte topcoat.

2 Sheets to the Wind is a fantastically bright green crelly with a green/lime shimmer, shown in the photos above in 2 easy breasy coats.  I *love* this one, but I especially love it mattified!!!!  The best part about 2 Sheets is that I can wear it year-round, and it's definitely suitable for summer flip flop months :D

And the second polish is: Fool's Gold (again, first 3 are regular topcoat, last 2 are matte)

Fool's Gold is a STUNNING multichrome shifting from a brown to gold to green with hints of blue.  Again, ridiculously smooth application, opaque in 2 coats.  I love me a good shifty chrome, and this one does so in every kind of lighting.  And I kinda dig the matte look - gives it a nice earthy tone :)

But wait, there's more!!

If you are not a member of the Smokey Mountain Lacquers Fan Group yet, you really should join.  Why?  Well besides the fact we are a fun bunch with a weekly contest for a gift code prize, you could win a dragon egg made by yours truly using the St. Patrick's Day Duo!!

One of the reasons I've been a bit radio silent lately is that I've started my own business selling Dragon Eggs, and it's been very successful so far!!  So I thought I'd donate one to get some more interaction and good people into a group that supports such a great polish brand!!

The long and short of how you can win this can all be found in the fan group!  :D

Getting back to the Duo, it goes live TODAY at 7pm CST!!!  The first 10 orders will receive a bonus gold and rhinestone nail charm <3  Here's all the links to the most important places:

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


Polish was provided by the maker in exchange for photos and an honest review.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Nail Hoot's "Owl Be Yours"

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Hey you lovely people!  I've been spending my last month cleaning my house top to bottom - my church is having a rummage sale and it's the best excuse for me to finally have gone through the mountains of boxes in each room.  I've also been re-arranging furniture so I can move all my nail art/blogging equipment etc. to a proper office and it will all be in one place!  Woo hoo!!

So, apologies for the absence, but it feels *so good* to have made some progress on my house :D  And I'm still having to do all this on my own around 3 small children, since the hubs is still working out of state.  It's a miracle I've made any progress at all :P

Let's get to some pretty polish!!

Nail Hoot sent me an absolutely lovely Valentine's polish called Owl Be Yours, and I've got some swatches for you!!

Owl Be Yours is a lovely pink polish with yellow iridescent glitters and a holographic effect throughout (it is more subtle indoors, but outdoors it's pretty stunning!!).  Opaque in 2-3 coats depending on how thick you apply it, and dries to a nice shine.

I would have had outdoor shots for you if the weather didn't decide to be uncharacteristically overcast for nearly a week straight.  I gotta work on getting some LED lights so I can show you all the holo a lot better indoors.

This lovely polish is available now!!  Here's the shop link and such:

What do you think??  Are you getting any special polish for Valentine's Day?  Let me know in the comments!! <3


Polish was sent to me in exchange for an honest review and photographs.