Step-by-step Nail Art Thursday - Fall Leaves and Pumpkins

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Hello lovely readers!  I hope you enjoyed or are about to enjoy a meal with your love ones this Thanksgiving day. To celebrate the occasion, Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday is back with a Fall theme.


Indie Swatch and Review - Holographic Microglitter from Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely readers. Five-free indie stamping polish brand Moonflower Polish has added stamping holographic glitter to its offering.

Continue reading after the jump for swatches, a how-to description, and availability.



Indie Swatch and Review - Metallics Collection from Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely readers! Five-free, indie polish maker Moonflower Polish has released a Metallics stamping polish collection.


If you are a nail art enthusiast or in search of some outstanding metallic polishes, then you won’t want to miss out on this collection.


Continue to read after the jump for my blogger discount. 

Metallics nail stamping polish collection from Moonflower Polish

Indie Swatch and Review - Fall 2017 Holographic Collection by Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely readers! Today I have the review of the Fall 2017 holographic stamping polishes from Moonflower Polish.

Continue reading after the jump for all details and my blogger discount code.

Nail polish collection of Holographic polishes for Fall 2017 by Moonflower Polish

The Polish Convention Chicago 2017 - AFair to Remember

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Hello lovely readers! The Polish Convention (Polish Con) returned to Chicago this fall and I was there to capture it all as part of the official press team!

Recap of the Polish Convention Polish Con Chicago 2017 AFair to Remember, including venue details from Navy Pier, tutorial tables, and indie polish maker vendors.

Indie Swatch and Review - Creepin' It Real Halloween 2017 Trio From Different Dimension

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Hello lovely readers! Returning to the blog is indie polish maker Different Dimension with the Creepin' It Real Halloween 2017 Trio.

Creepin' It Real Halloween 2017 Trio from indie maker Different Dimension

Manic Beauty Monday - LUSH Goth Fairy Shimmer Bar

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Hello lovely readers! I am back with another installment of Manic Beauty Monday with my review of LUSH's Goth Fairy shimmer bar.


Indie Swatch and Review - Del Mar and Del Sol Limited Edition Duo from Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely readers!  Today I am sharing a very special duo from 5-free indie polish maker Moonflower Polish. Continue to read to learn about the inspiration behind the duo and how your purchase can help aid the residents of Puerto Rico affected by this year's Category 5 Hurricane Maria. 


Mainstream Swatch and Review - O.P.I Infinite Shine Iceland Collection (Part I)

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Hello lovely readers. I received the new O.P.I Infinite Shine Iceland collection for Fall/Winter 2017 from PreenMe and O.P.I as part of the #PreenMeVIP program. Today I will be featuring six polishes. 

Swatches of OPI Infinite Shine nail polishes from the Iceland Collection for Fall and Winter 2017

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Sophisticates Collection (Part II)

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Hello lovely reader. Today I have six more polishes from the new Zoya Sophisticate collection.

nail polish swatch of the Zoya fall 2017 Sophisticates collection


Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Sophisticates Collection (Part I)

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Hello lovely reader. Today I have six polishes from the new Zoya Sophisticate collection.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - Bohemian Dreams Collection from JulieG

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Hello lovely readers! Today I'm sharing my swatches and review of the 6-piece Bohemian Dreams collection from JulieG.



INDIE SWATCH AND REVIEW - STAMPING MULTICHROME COLLECTION FROM MOONFLOWER POLISH PART II

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Hello lovely readers!  I have the second part of the multichrome collection from 5-free indie polish maker Moonflower Polish.

Continue reading for full details and my 10% off discount code!

Nail polish swatches and reviews of the Moonflower Polish multichrome collection

Indie Swatch and Review - Stamping Multichrome Collection from Moonflower Polish Part I

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Hello lovely readers!  Returning to the blog is 5-free, indie polish maker Moonflower Polish with a gorgeous 5-piece multichrome collection.

Continue reading for full details and my 10% off discount code!

Nail polish swatches and reviews of the Moonflower Polish multichrome collection

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Crayola + Sally Hansen Collection (Part 1)

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Hello lovely readers. Today I have the first part of my review of the Sally Hansen + Crayola collaboration collection. 


swatches and review of Sally Hansen + Crayola nail polish  collection

Manic Beauty Monday - Master Precise Metallic Liquid Eye Liner and Matte Metallic Lip Color from Maybelline New York


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Hello lovely reader. On this edition of Manic Beauty Monday, I'll be reviewing the Color Sensational Matte Metallic Lip Color in Smoked Silver and and the Master Precise Ink Metallic Liquid Liner in Cosmic Purple from Maybelline New York.


Indie Review - Color Clutch Nail Polish Case

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Hello lovely readers! Today I am reviewing the Color Clutch nail polish case. Polishes featured are not included!
review of the Color Clutch nail polish storage case in black

Manic Beauty Monday - Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips (Limited Edition)

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Hello lovely reader! Today I have another summer-oriented beauty product with my review of the Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips (Limited Edition tin for Summer 2017).


Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Floral Design over Smooshed Manicure

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Hello lovely readers!  Today I am back with another nail art edition. This manicure combines two simple techniques to create a unique custom look.


4 Simple Nail Art Looks for July 4th 2017

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Hello lovely readers! This year I am back with 4 simple nail art looks to celebrate the 4th of July weekend with family and friends.


Indie Swatch and Review - La Isla del Encanto Collection by Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely reader! Five-free, indie polish maker Moonflower Polish returns to the blog with the Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 collection. Keep reading for all of the details and for my discount code at the end.

Isla del Encanto, or Enchanted Island, was inspired by Puerto Rico. The collection features eight shimmers in jewel and earthy tones.



Manic Beauty Monday - Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen

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Hello lovely readers! Summer has definitively arrived in the Midwest. I like to use a sunscreen this time of year, in addition to the broad spectrum SPF 30 in my tinted hydrated gel cream.

Today I will be reviewing the Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen for facial use.

Review of mineral-based Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen for beauty facial routine

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Desert Divas by SinfulColors Professionals

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Hello lovely readers! Today I will be sharing my swatches of the Spring 2017 Desert Divas collection from SinfulColors.



Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection (Part B)

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Hello lovely readers! Today I have the second half of the Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection.
The collection features eight bright, glossy cremes and four shimmers. The first half is reviewed here, and its comprised of bright pinks and one blue shimmer.

The second half of the collection features oranges and greens. Continue reading for my full review.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection (Part A)

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Hello lovely readers! Today I will be reviewing the first half of the new Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust collection. Continue reading after the jump for swatches and details.

Manic Makeup Monday - NYX Cosmetics Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette

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Hello lovely readers!  Today I am reviewing the new Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette by
NYX Cosmetics.

Manic Makeup Monday - Masquerade Eye Shadow Palette by Jesse's Girl Cosmetics

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Hello lovely readers! If you've been following my blog for some, you would know that I've exclusively written about nail polish and nail art. However, I've rekindled my love for makeup over that pass year. I stopped wearing makeup for about a decade and I'm learning how to wear and enjoy makeup in my thirties, all while balancing a family and a career.

I've decided to share this journey with you as well and I'm now officially dedicating Monday's blog posts to makeup and beauty products, overall.

makeup swatch and review of the masquerade eye shadow palette by Jesse's Girl Cosmetic

Indie Swatch and Review - Moonflower Polish Perla Negra

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Hello lovely reader! Today on the blog I have Perla Negra by 5-free indie polish maker Moonflower Polish.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - JulieG Nails Spring 2017 Pack-3

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Hello lovely readers. Today I am reviewing JulieG's Spring 2017 pack-3, the last of three 3-piece packages featuring Spring/Summer-ready shades.

Mainstream Swatch and Review - JulieG Nails Spring 2017 Pack-2

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Hello lovely readers. I'm back with JulieG's Spring 2017 pack-2, one of three 3-piece packages featuring Spring/Summer-ready shades.


Indie Swatch and Review - Spring 2017 Collection by Moonflower Polish (Partial)

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Hello lovely readers! Today I'm reviewing 4 polishes from the upcoming Spring 2017 collection by
5-free indie maker Moonflower Polish.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - JulieG Nails Spring 2017 Pack-1

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Hello lovely readers! JulieG Nails is currently offering 3 different 3-piece packs for Spring 2017. Each pack features 3 cremes in shades that are Spring ready and that carry over beautifully into Summer.

Keep reading for my review of pack-1, comprised of Tropical, Bikini, and Dream In Pretty.


Step-by-Step Nail Art - Earth Day 2017

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Hello lovely readers! Today I am sharing an Earth mani that features a simple technique as well as some stamping.

Continue reading for more details!


Indie Swatch and Review - Assorted Polishes from Little Nail Girl Lacquer

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Hello lovely reader! 7-free, eco and vegan friendly polish maker Little Nail Girl Lacquer returns to the blog with four assorted polishes. 


Indie Swatch and Review - Liquid Hot "Magma" and Russian Gold by Baroness X

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Hello lovely readers! 5-free, cruelty free indie polish Baroness X returns to the blog with Liquid Hot "Magma" and Russian Gold.


Nail Art - Stamped Designs Inspired by Beauty and the Beast

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Hello lovely readers! I was inspired by the new Morgan Taylor collection to create Beauty and the Beast-inspired nail looks. I have three easy looks that mostly require good stamping tools and polishes.

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Beauty and the Beast Collection from Morgan Taylor (Partial)

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Hello lovely readers! Morgan Taylor released a Beauty and the Beast nail polish collection for Spring 2017.

I grabbed a few and have some swatches and nail art to share with you today.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - Beauty and the Beast Nail Polish Collection from Morgan Taylor (Partial)

Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Green, Gold, and Rainbow Nails for St Patrick's Day 2017

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Hello lovely readers! For today's Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday I have an all-indie manicure to celebrate St Patrick's Day 2017.


Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Charming Collection

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Hello lovely readers! Today on the blog I am reviewing the Spring 2017 Charming collection from Zoya.

swatches from the Zoya Charming Spring 2017 nail polish collection

Makeup Swatch and Review - Wet n Wild Mega Cushion Contour and Highlight

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Happy Tuesday! Today I have a different type of post for Lacquerexpression as I am reviewing the new Mega Cushion Highlighter and Contour from Wet n Wild.


Indie Swatch and Review - Rainbow Cremes and Day and Night Duo by Moonflower Polish

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Hello lovely readers. Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to the debut collection from 5-free, stamping nail polish indie maker Moonflower Polish. Continue reading after the jump for the release of The Rainbow Cremes stamping polish collection and the Day and Night duo. 


Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Modern Valentine Manicure

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Hello lovely readers. On this edition of Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday I tried to put a Valentine spin on a modern, edgy look.


Indie Swatch and Review - Rose and Blanche by Tonic Polish

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Hello lovely readers! 5-free indie Tonic Polish returns to the blog with two customs from the Multichrome Madness Facebook group. 


Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Hand-Painted Yellow Flowers

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Hello lovely readers! In this edition of Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday, I walk you through an easy hand-painted floral design that can be easily replicated by most of you with beginner to intermediate skills.


Step-by-Step Nail Art Thursday - Gold Glitter Gradient Over Neutral Base

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Hello lovely readers! I'm back with another edition of Set-by-Step Nail Art Thursday. Today we are keeping things easy with a simple glitter gradient. 

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Part II of the Pretty Vintage Collection Collaboration by SinfulColors and Kandee Johnson

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Hello lovely readers! Today I have Part II of the Pretty Vintage collaboration between Kandee Johnson and SinfulColors.

Swatch and Review of the SinfulColor Kandee Johnson Pretty Vintage Nail Polish Collection

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Part I of the Pretty Vintage Collection Collaboration by SinfulColors and Kandee Johnson

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Hello lovely readers! Today on the blog I have my swatches and review of the new Pretty Vintage collection from the Kandee Johnson and SinfulColors collaboration.

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Pretty Vintage Collection Collaboration by SinfulColors and Kandee Johnson

Pantone Color of the Year 2017 for Nails - Greenery

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Hello lovely readers! Greenery is this year's Pantone Color of the Year for 2017.  As the name suggests, the color was inspired by nature and symbolizes new beginnings. 

Today's post is a suggested nail polish shade for greenery and recommendations for how to transition this shade from winter to spring. 

greenery pantone color of the year 2017 polish for nails and nail art

Mainstream Swatch and Review - Zoya Naturel 3 Collection, Coordinating Lipsticks, and Giveaway

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Hello lovely readers! I'm starting 2017 with a review of Zoya's Naturel 3 collection and a giveaway of 3 coordinating Zoya Lipstick shades. 

Nail polish swatches and review of the Naturel 3 collection by Zoya