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Blush Lacquers Sea Water Shimmers Part 2

Update 10/13/2020: It's been almost two years since I last posted here, and I rarely wear polish anymore. But I still sometimes follow the community, although I'm a few days late seeing the recent news related to Blush Lacquer. I cannot in good conscience recommend supporting their brand anymore—although I'm sure it's obvious by these posts that I truly did love their work, there are just as many brands out there who don't have problematic views. For more context, you can check out @beautybattalion's instagram highlights titled "Please read". 

Disclaimer: All polishes in this post purchased by me.

Great news (for me), I was relatively good over Black Friday! There are SO many things that I did NOT buy. Kind of. I have to admit that I maybe was a little guilty of making maybe a few large purchases, like a macro lens for my DSLR (a Real™ macro lens! I can take Real™ macros now!), a new laptop to blog and edit pictures on (and so I can keep my polish mess out of sight), and even a Fitbit (evidently, I make Black Friday resolutions the same way other people make New Year's resolutions). Oh, and I also bought the entire Blush Lacquers Sea Water Shimmers Part 2 collections. Technically that was a PRE-Black Friday sale, so if you insist on asking, that's my defense.

Anyway, those Blush polishes are the entire point of this post, so we'd better get to it!

Dance Legend Celia—and Psyche's Beau Giveaway!

Disclaimer: polish received in exchange for review. Giveaway sponsored by Psyche's Beau.

Well, hi everyone! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! I've been pretty absent from blogging and swatching for the past few months, courtesy of my move. Fun fact that I learned over the past few months? I suuuuuuuuck at moving. So bad. So much unpacking. So much. But I have good news for my blogging future: my new studio is finally all set up and ready to go! No more swimming in boxes and feeling cramped and claustrophobic just to take pictures! And to commemorate this momentous occasion, I also have a small giveaway attached to this post for a $20 gift certificate to Psyche's Beau!

...Well, okay, so it's not actually for me; it's to celebrate Psyche's Beau's anniversary. That's right, this up-and-coming stockist is officially a year old, and they're having a whole spate of giveaways to celebrate. Read on to see how to win!

Polish Pickup September 2018: Horror!

Disclaimer: this post contains polishes that were received in exchange for swatches.

Okay so it's been 3 months since my last post. In my defense, moving is hard, okay? And I'm still not totally unpacked so, you know, there's that, too. Now, I know I'm also a little on the late side with this post: September's Polish Pickup ends tonight. But with their amazing order combination policy, maybe you'll want to head back into the fray and grab one or both of these vampy polishes if you haven't already. I have swatches of the offerings from Supermoon Lacquer and Pepper Pot Polish for you; I did already post these elsewhere, but I'll go into a more detailed review for you here.

Ms. Sparkle: The Angry Coffee Shop

Disclaimer: I was sent these polishes in exchange for swatches.

Hello friends! I have been very unfortunately busy these past few weeks, between buying a new house and trying to move to the new house and being told by Wave Broadband for 4 weeks straight that they'll hook up the house for internet access "next week" without actually getting perceptibly closer to having internet and now jury duty today (apparently that's just something I have to do every year now, so that's cool), I kind of just want to crawl back into bed and maybe eat some cookies. You know, sometimes life just leaves you really, really, really cranky.

So maybe I'm just here to complain a little, but (and watch this seamless segue) Ms. Sparkle Polish has brought to us a lovable small polish collection based on the essence of complaints from the decidedly less lovable parts of life. The Angry Coffee Shop collection, with delightful names based on bits of this old tumblr repost, is coming soon to a Ms. Sparkle or Beautometry near you!

A little taste of Fyrinnae

Disclaimer: All of these shadows were purchased my me or a friend.

Hey y'all! My weekend's been a busy one, but it's apparently convinced me to be a bit more industrial than usual. I've just got a short little post for you tonight; it's gonna be some quick mermaid swatches of three shadows from Fyrinnae Cosmetics. Take a look!

Mephisto, Bawdy Librarian, and Incubus

I figured I'd color in a stencil so it looked like an actual mermaid, since I randomly managed to pick colors that would be suitable. More useful swatches after the jump!