MYSTERY REVEAL!

Hear ye, Hear ye! Nail News!

…Not revealing what the mystery is just yet, but rather revealing a mystery soon to be… revealed.

Moving on. Check it out!!

Are you guys excited??

Rainbow Honey New Line Fall 2012

Indie Thursdays Return! Pibble Polish “Faithful Friend”

Indie Thursdays!

For this week, I wanted to return focus on the Indie lacquer line Pibble Polish. Particularly on the color “Faithful Friend” and the story of Moo, the pitbull behind the brand.

Pibble Polish nail polishPibble Polish

“Faithful Friend”

See “FF” over mint, pink, black, apricot, and jelly-glitter-sandwiched after the jump!!

Lime Crime Pastelchio Swatch & Review

Lime Crime Pastelchio Nail Polish Swatch

Pastelchio. As a lover of both pastels and pistachio, that’s an adorably clever name that knows my weaknesses. Everything considered, this was one of the colors from the Lime Crime collection I was the most excited for.

From the “Les Desserts d’Antoinette” introductory line by Lime Crime, meet “Pastelchio” !!!

Les Desserts d’Antoinette:

“7 pastel shades, inspired by confectionery delights from Marie Antoinette’s table.
Recklessly pigmented crème formula is rich, smooth and opaque in just two coats. Each bottle comes equipped with a flat, wide brush for superb control and flawless application.
Never tested on animals. 3-Free.”

lime crime nail polish“Pastelchio”

See full swatches and review after the jump!!

Update and Progress!

So if you haven’t noticed, Pickle and I have been (what I consider) quite MIA.

FEAR NOT! Pickle nor I nor Mr. NB have died, been involved in any wars, or lost the love for lacquer or blogging. In fact that last one may have intensified. I would catch myself daydreaming about blogging only to snap out of it with the classic cinematic sigh.

What’s been the deal?

I started a job at GoDaddy. For lack of better words, it’s been ridiculously intensive. So fun, but tough at times.

While I have always prided myself on having a pretty experienced technological background, something that I was able to present in my resume and many interviews later, I was knocked on my ass through training and even now find myself expending all of my mental energy on the job. I’m an animal, man. Hardcore. Can’t stop, Don’t stop, Won’t drop. Hoo-rah!

For those that believe the internet, websites, and coding are a series of tubes and notepad documents that simply line up? God bless your little heart and don’t ever lose that wonderment!

The job has been stressful for a number of reasons and I’ve had my share of calls where someone believed I couldn’t help them with their tech problem because either “I didn’t sound like I could” (should that be offensive? Quick, someone get me some form of feminist propaganda that I can beat this person with!) or the few callers who have assumed the voice on the other end of the line is simply a salesman (definitely not the case – we’re encouraged to not sell or recommend anything that isn’t needed. Pretty bomb ass cool, right? So there are aspects about the company such as that that I greatly admire and mesh with. I’m so not the salesman type. I’d rather give it to you for free than make you pay for it which results in me giving out the most coupons of anyone on the entire floor hah yikes and having about a 45 minute average call time teching absolutely everything with everyone that calls. I can’t help it! Scratch out OCD and call it “admirably thorough”). So training was intensive, with many tests and many nights of homework.

Now, with my training wheels off, it’s getting better and I’m on a schedule that actually allows me to see the sun! Imagine that! The past two months my training schedule while carpooling had me leaving my house at 7 and not getting home until 9 some nights.

So now I can enjoy the sun, my pictures can enjoy the light, my lacquer can enjoy the attention and my addiction can enjoy being shared. Yay!

While my schedule is returning to normal starting today, I’ll be posting a ton of posts that I have saved up. I also have a TON of emails to get to as well as re-joining the social networks of the world.

*feeble hi from across the room hoping I can rejoin the party*

I also have some AMAZING new products to show that I’ll be posting very soon. (I’ll give you one hint: one set is from a brand which rhymes with “Perum” and ends with “no.5″ and is a brand new fall collection with ridiculously unique stunners AND something called “Pink Lantern” that may or may be another glow in the dark. Be still, my beating heart!)

Readership numbers and traffic have still continued to grow despite the absence and for that I WANT TO AWKWARDLY BEAR HUG ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! Thank you guys so much!

 

And with that I will close with Pickle, who has been pouting that her plans of internet fandom were momentarily paused:

nailblog pickle

Yes, yes we can.

1, 2, 3…. LIFT-OFF!

Spoiled Yellows Comparison

Swatches, Review and Comparison of two yellows from the Spoiled line:

Spoiled Nail Polish Comparison“Designated Driver” and “Mind Your Own Beeswax”

See how these two compare after the jump!!

Sinful Colors Magnetic Polish in “Polar Opposites”

SinfulColors Magnet Lacquer

Did you know Sinful Colors came out with a magnetic line immediately following Wet N Wild’s magnetic line??

Neither did I until I stumbled across the display at Target a few weeks back. The majority of the colors looked intensely sparkly, all feature star magnet shapes and, while more expensive than other lacquers in the Sinful Colors line at $4.99/pop, they are cheaper than brands such as CG and Sally Hansen whose magnetic lines retail for $9 and up.

So naturally I was instantly drawn to them. Pulled to this line like something that draws things together… typically various types of metal with specific properties… some sort of attraction…is there a word for that? THEY PULLED ME IN LIKE A TOW-TRUCK. Yeah, that’s what I was looking for.

There were a few testers out so with Mr. NB’s help I tested away with high hopes. (You’ll actually get to see the magnificent results of my work and his fingers in this post)

“Polar Opposites” was the only one I walked away with and after the jump you’ll see why…

Sinful ColorsSinful Colors Magnetic Polish“Polar Opposites”

See full swatches & review of this polish along with why I feel this is the only worthwhile one of the bunch, after the jump!!!

PIBBLE POLISH Swatch & Review!

I have the most awesome new indie line to show you:

Pibble Polish

” Unique lacquers inspired by rescue dogs everywhere! “

So why am I so excited? Let me tell you. These polishes are gorgeous. And so unique! That is something that is getting harder and harder to do in the Indie Market but Pibble Polish nails it. The entire line is inspired by rescue dogs, particularly the creator’s current rescue dog – a pitbull “Moo”. Yes. That is a rescue pit-bull named MOO. Pickle just squeaked and fainted (in a good way).

PresentingPibble Polish Nail Polish“Rolling in the Leaves”, Chasing Squirrels in My Dreams”, “Faithful Friend”, and “Heart of Gold”

Control your tails and meet me after the jump!!

Indie Thursdays! CrowsToes “Cheshire”

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked.

“Where do you want to go?” was his response.

“I don’t know”, Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

CrowsToes Cheshire“Cheshire”

Venture down the rabbit hole after the jump!!

Fight Zombies!


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