Sunday, October 23, 2016

Indie Swatch and Review - VIP Swag Bag from the Chicago 2016 Polish Convention

Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovely readers! Some of you may already know that I attended the inaugural Polish Convention (PolishCon) that took place on September 17th at the Loyola Campus in Chicago, Illinois. I was one of the lucky ones who score a fabulous VIP Swag Bag and today I am reviewing the content for you.

Keep reading after the jump for all of the fabulous details!


The inaugural PolishCon hosted indie vendors who offered an array of nail polish, nail art, and hand care products that included vinyls, cuticle balms, and cuticle oils, among other products. There were a limited number of VIP tickets for sale, which included the VIP Swag Bag that I am reviewing today as well as early admission to the event. Also including in the a ton of discount coupons and scratch cards that offered everything from a free polish to a discount code.

The content of the VIP Swag Bag varied, as some of the makers offered different polishes from their existing lines for inclusion in the bags. Opening this bag was a real treat and I am excited to show you my bag content today!

Some of the polishes included in the VIP Swag Bag were created specifically for the bag (shown with asterisk). I have swatches of these for you as well.

 Plant Parenthood by Cupcake Polish; Buried Secrets by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab; Chicago, Chicago* by Colors by Llarowe; Millennium Park* by Ever After Polish
From left to right: Plant Parenthood by Cupcake Polish; Buried Secrets by 
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab; Chicago, Chicago* by Colors by Llarowe; 
Millennium Park* by Ever After Polish

From left to right: You get a Polish!!* by Lou It Yourself; Tiger Lilly by Nail Hoot; Small, Obscure, Plain, and Little by Lollipop Posse Lacquer; Little Miss Fickle by Fair Maiden; Queen of Everything* by Leesha's Lacquer
From left to right: You get a Polish!!* by Lou It Yourself; Tiger Lilly by Nail Hoot;
Small, Obscure, Plain, and Little by Lollipop Posse Lacquer;
Little Miss Fickle by Fair Maiden Polish; Queen of Everything* by Leesha's Lacquer

ATV in Aruba by Glisten & Glow; Lake Michigan at Midnight* Native War Paints; Don't be the Santa of Everything by Different dimension; Man Size Love by Girly Bits
From left to right: ATV in Aruba by Glisten & Glow; Lake Michigan at Midnight*
by Native War Paints; Don't be the Santa of Everything by DIFFERENT dimension; 
Man Size Love by Girly Bits Cosmetics

On a Mission from God by Darling Diva Polish; Love at Loyola* by Great Lakes Lacquer; Embers by Contrary Polish
From left to right: On a Mission from God by Darling Diva Polish;
Love at Loyola* by Great Lakes Lacquer; Embers by Contrary Polish
(this is the polish I redeemed with by free polish coupon from Contrary Polish
 that was in my swag bag!)
Almond scent cuticle oil from Top Shelf; First Love cuticle balm and oatmeal soap by Alter Ego; Pumpkin all the Things! cuticle balm by Lou It Yourself; Northwoods cuticle balm by Sassy Pants
Almond scent cuticle oil from Top Shelf; First Love cuticle balm and oatmeal soap
by Alter Ego; Pumpkin all the Things! cuticle balm by Lou It Yourself;
Northwoods cuticle balm by Sassy Pants Polish

From KBShimmer: cosmetic bag; Chai tea mani shot; body lotion, sugar scrub, and soap samples; nail filer; Clearly on Top top coat
From KBShimmer: cosmetic bag; Chai tea mani shot; body lotion, sugar scrub,
and soap samples; nail filer; Clearly on Top top coat

nail polish swatch of Love at Loyola by Great Lakes Lacquer
Love at Loyola by Great Lakes Lacquer

nail polish swatch of Love at Loyola by Great Lakes Lacquer
Love at Loyola by Great Lakes Lacquer

nail polish swatch of Midnight at Lake Michigan by Native War Paints (swatched over black)
Midnight at Lake Michigan by Native War Paints (swatched over black)

nail polish swatch of Midnight at Lake Michigan by Native War Paints (swatched over black)
Midnight at Lake Michigan by Native War Paints (swatched over black)

nail polish swatch of Millennium Park by Ever After Polish
Millennium Park by Ever After Polish 

nail polish swatch of Millennium Park by Ever After Polish
Millennium Park by Ever After Polish 

nail polish swatch of Queen of Everything by Leesha's Lacquer
Queen of Everything by Leesha's Lacquer

nail polish swatch of Queen of Everything by Leesha's Lacquer
Queen of Everything by Leesha's Lacquer

nail polish swatch of You get a Polish!! by Lou It Yourself
You get a Polish!! by Lou It Yourself

nail polish swatch of You get a Polish!! by Lou It Yourself
You get a Polish!! by Lou It Yourself

List of vendors featured in the VIP Swag Bag

It was great to meet some long time friends in person and to meet the wonderful makers behind the beautiful creations. The VIP Swag Bag was just the icing on the cake!

Come visit this space over the next following weeks as I review the rest of my PolishCon 2016 haul. I have lots more polishes, including several limited editions and exclusives.

Thanks!

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23 comments:

  1. What an interesting assortment of polish. I she quite a few "must have" shades in the collection.

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  2. WOW! So jealous! I'm hoping to make it to the one in NYC! I did get a few products from the event though! HAHA. Thank goodness for friends! I'm heading to my third Indie Shop Event in Cali - will you be going there? That great lakes lacquer is gorgeous as is the native war paints!

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  3. What a haul! <3 That must have been a fun event! <3

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  4. How awesome! Everything looks fantastic!

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  5. Dang, I'm still bummed I wasn't able to go. Awesome swag bag.

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  6. Wow! I can't take my eyes off Millenium park

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  7. That sounds like such a fun experience! And, what fabulous loot in that swag bag!

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  8. Wow that's a lot of stuff for the price. Fun post!

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  9. I've got to go to PolishCon if they do it again, look at all that swag!

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  10. It was so nice to meet you at Polish Con! I hope I can see you again next year.

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  11. That is such a good deal for the VIP bag! Wish I could have gone.

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  12. Oh my gosh - so many pretties! I wish I could have attended!

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  13. So many pretties, I wish there were events like this in the UK x

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  14. Aw what a bummer! I totally missed meeting you!

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  15. Gorgeous colors!!! I hope to go to PolishCon in New York!!!

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  16. These look so gorgeous, I was super lucky one of my best friends went to polish con and she picked me up a VIP bag I love all of the polishes in mine the limited editions are gorgeous. Your swatches are as beautiful as always hun x

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  17. Oh my goodness I have so many regrets! Nice haul!

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