Sassy Cats Lacquer A Fantasmic Blur

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Welcome back my loves! It's been a crazy month but the Road to PolishCon is back with more brands that will be out at PolishCon NYC happening in June. Today I have Week 5's contribution from Sassy Cats Lacquer called A Fantasmic Blur. 

PolishCon NYC 2018

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The Polish Convention Returns To New York
Polish Con to be held June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY


After a successful fall show in Chicago, The Polish Convention is returning this spring to New York. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish takes place June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY. Polish Con will be filled with over 20 vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators. Polish Con is a great way to bring nail polish loving like-minded souls in one place to meet the brands they love and the friends they know through social media.” Says event organizer Miranda Kraft.

KBShimmer owner Christy Rose says Polish Con is one of the best opportunities for our brand to interact directly with fans. It is such a joy to see the happiness that attendees have seeing their favorite brands’ products in person. It is an event I look forward to each spring and fall. The wide array of brands, nail polish and hand care items we see make this a not to be missed event for nail polish fans.” We thoroughly enjoy Polish Con on so many levels. It's a great way to meet our customers and other polish makers in person and build friendships. It's also a fabulous opportunity for me as a polish addict to make purchases in person from the many amazing brands, and save on shipping!!” says Pam Heil, owner of the Canadian brand Girly Bits Cosmetics.

Some of the over 20 brands that will be in attendance this year along with the event organizers are KBShimmer, Glisten and Glow, Different Dimension, Takko Lacquer, Bee’s Knees Lacquer, and Girly Bits. For nail artists, bloggers and indie polish lovers in the New York area, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the creators behind your favorite indie brands, socialize with other nail enthusiasts in the community and learn new nail art techniques through live demos and tutorials. Taryn from Anchor & Heart Lacquer says Polish Con means so much to our growing corner of the beauty industry because it reinforces the unique ability we have to connect with our customers on a personal level!”

“It’s an experience of a lifetime, sharing the passion of nail polish with fellow fanatics and meeting fans and customers! Amazing interpersonal relationships with everyone involved are born at Polish Con! Best of all seeing all of the beautiful polishes in person!” says Jill Rehm-Craine, owner of Glisten & Glow. Natalie Rose of Noodles Nail Polish says Polish Con is an amazing opportunity to meet our customers and bond over a passion and love of indie nail polish.”

Tickets for the June 16th Polish Con event in White Plains, NY go on sale April 7th, 2018 at EventBrite.com. Search for Polish Con or use the link below. The event is open to the general public from 4pm EDT until 6pm EDT and tickets include a polish con shopping bag and event brochure. VIP and early access tickets are also available.

Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601


Polish Con Quick Facts:

Date: June 16th, 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Tickets On Sale: April 7th, 2018 8pm EDT
Event Time: 2pm EDT – 6pm EDT, depending on ticket level

Ticket Levels & Prices:
  • VIP Plus $125.00 includes VIP Bag, T-shirt, brochure and an extra hour of shopping time (2pm Admittance)
  • VIP $75.00 includes VIP coupon book to be redeemed at vendors tables, brochure, and an extra hour of shopping time. (2pm Admittance)
  • Early Admission $30.00 includes shopping bag brochure and an extra hour shopping time (3pm Admittance)
  • General Admission $15.00 includes shopping bag and a brochure (4pm Admittance)
  • Children 12 and up $5.00
  • Children 11 and under Free

Combo tickets include 1 VIP ticket and 1 General Admission ticket $90
Combo tickets for VIP Plus are not currently available as a bundle but can be purchased by ordering one VIP and one General Admission

Brands Attending:
Anchor & Heart Lacquer
Bee’s Knees Lacquer
Bohemian Polish
Contrary Polish
Different Dimension
Dollish Polish 
Ever After Polish
Flirtin’ Cosmetics
Girly Bits
Glisten & Glow
Great Lakes Lacquer
Inspurrrations
Kathleen & Co
KBShimmer
LE Polish
Lollipop Posse
Noodles Nail Polish
Pepper Pot Polish
Poetry Cowgirl
Rise & Shine
Sassy Cats
Supernatural Lacquer
Takko
Turtle Tootsie

Turtle Tootsie Polish This Night Is Made For Polish

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Welcome to Week 4 of the Road To PolishCon series! If you remember from Week 2, the makers who will be at PolishCon NYC Spring 2018 have come together to create special polishes leading up to the convention in June. These polishes are only available for one week, so don't delay in purchasing!

Contrary Polish Honeycomb at Night

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Ever see a polish and you just need it immediately? That was me when I saw Contrary Polish Honeycomb at Night at PolishCon Chicago 2017. This light blue polish filled with microglitter in shades of light gold, sand and caramel also has a hint of scattered holo although it's only visible in full sunlight and not under normal desk lights or in indirect sun.

Dip Into Pretty Roses are Red

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I have another Dip Into Pretty polish for you today! This is Roses are Red and it's a highly pigmented red creme.


Different Dimension Reflection

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Happy Wednesday! Today I pulled out Different Dimension Reflection from a box of polish by my desk. This is a bright berry polish that has color shifting pigment which looks gold in the bottle and comes out red to purple on the nail. This polish is from the Someday We'll All Be Memories Too collection.


Dip Into Pretty Dip Into Pink

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Hello dear friends! I cannot believe we are already in March - where did the first two months go? I was doing really well with pre-planning posts and then time just got away from me, and so did my polish. I have boxes all over my living room and all over my desk so I'm determined to get it handled, especially with my in-laws coming at the end of the month!


LifeDNA Skincare

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Back in December, a new skincare called LifeDNA reached out to me about their line that recently launched. I was interested because since I've hit 30 a few years ago, my skin has been a complete mystery to me. I thought I had oily skin but my skin is actually quite dry, needs to be exfoliated often and I "most likely" have rosacea. Yes, that was the diagnosis from a dermatologist. (And yes, I'm looking for a second opinion.)



Road to PolishCon Spring 2018: Week 2

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Howdy friends! If you've been following The Polish Convention on Facebook, you'll know that the next Spring Edition is coming up quickly! The location has been moved to New York but as always, it's going to be an amazing time in the name of all things polish!

China Glaze Big Hair & Bubbly

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Woo hoo! Another week is done and over with. Although I love my work, it's nice to hit Friday and be ready to relax. Do you have any big plans this weekend?

Girly Bits Dibs!

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I've always been a fan of Girly Bits Cosmetics ever since that the creator, Pam, lives in the same named city that I do - except she's in Canada! I bought one of her polishes, Cosmic Ocean, back in 2013 when all the bottles had a handplaced gem on them. Those were the days!


Morgan Taylor Me, Myself-ie and I

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Happy Valentine's Day! I don't really celebrate this holiday much... the only one I remember is 2007 because my oldest was only 4 days old at the time and I was just so in love with my little guy. Past that, this is really just another day for me and maybe I'll get some Reeses Peanut Butter Hearts (my favorite!).

Pretty & Polished Weather The Storm

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Last month, I donated 20 pounds of nail polish to my local cosmetology school and it was a great feeling to both clear out my shelves and provide product to students. The teacher was overwhelmed - she thought I was just bringing a couple and had a makeup train ready to put them in so when I brought in two big bags, she didn't know what to do. I plan on making another donation soon so I'm going through all the random places I have polish here at the house and getting things ready for either permanent placement in my home or being donated somewhere.


Morgan Taylor Put A Wing On It

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In my day job with the Navy, I end up interacting with some really amazing people - one of them being the editor of our local newspaper. He has a great dry wit and there was a time where we were talking about something that he said "What is happening" in a really dry sarcastic way and it really stuck with me. Well today is a "What is happening" with the polish that I decided to pull out of a box that's been sitting next to my desk.

Contrary Polish The Boulevard

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So for now, I think I'm going to be showcasing 2 indies and 2 mainstream polishes a week. I think that's a pretty decent balance as I'm going through my Purge and just my collection in general. It also helps keep me motivated because I have so many pros and cons when it comes to indies and when it comes to mainstreams. Mondays are still currently a toss up. I have #MakeupMonday or sometimes I just want to throw in another polish or nail treatment... What are your thoughts on that?

LVX Coquillage

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I feel like I'm finally getting back into the groove of blogging. Granted, I'm doing a lot of it during the night hours when I should be sleeping but hey, who needs sleep?

Fair Maiden Shadow of Your Heart

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I cannot believe it's already February and just next week is Valentine's Day. It also means that my oldest is about to turn 11 - he was originally due on Valentine's but decided to come a little early. To get ready for the day of love, I grabbed an indie from my box and realized I haven't featured this brand on my blog yet!

MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask

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Where has January gone?! It's been a stressful month and I'm determined to take "me time" and stop for a moment. Today, I decided to do that with a MegPhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask.


Sally Hansen Salon Chrome Rose Gold

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Sally Hansen has been stepping up their nail art game so I was excited when they came out with Chrome Powders for consumer use. I've also been on a huge rose gold kick for the past several months so I was all over this kit.

China Glaze Don't Be A Snowflake

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Do you find yourself wearing "winter" colors in the spring? Because that was my motivation today with the above China Glaze polish. 

Morgan Taylor Mauve Your Feet


Every once in awhile, I like to grab a neutral polish to try and "cleanse" the palette. Considering how many glitters, holos and shimmers I own, it's nice to have a simple creme.


Great Lakes Lacquer Love At Hyatt Regency

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2017 was a huge year of travel for me going across the country to be at different conventions including Indie Expo Canada, hosted by Girly Bits Cosmetics. It was my first time to Canada and I was very pleased by the polite people and clean atmosphere. I even took a public train and didn't get lost!

Sphynx - Portable Razor

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Happy Makeup Monday! Today I'm giving my nails a break and wanted to share this really cute portable razor that I got at Cosmoprof North America last year! I went to their media luncheon and Sphynx was one of the beauty brands that was exhibiting. On top of the idea being awesome, the packaging is super cute. Sphynx comes in four colors - Pink Me Up, Teal The Deal, Berry Haute and Black In Style and is available for $14.99 on their website.

LVX Seychelle

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I'm continuing on my personal Purge and it's been interesting seeing what colors I tend to gravitate to and what I THINK I like vs what really looks good on my nails. Granted, it all comes down to personal taste but I tend to surprise myself time and time again.


Bliss Polish VIP @ IEC

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In 2017, I went to Canada for the first time to go to Indie Expo Canada, hosted by Girly Bits Cosmetics. One of the brands that was participating in the VIP bags was Bliss Polish and today I grabbed this coral shimmer to wear. It's sweetly named VIP @ IEC.

China Glaze Queen of Sequins


Time for a rockstar manicure because it's Wednesday and I have exactly two months before my largest event of 2018 at work. So I pulled out a China Glaze polish from the winter 2017 The Glam Finale collection.

Tonic Bleeding Heart Sunset

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It's been fun shopping my stash and finding polishes that I forgot I bought. Especially in 2017 - I had so much fun at PolishCon, The Indie Shop and Indie Expo Canada because it really reminded me what indies are all about - the people.

Food Isn't The Enemy

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I am officially introducing other foods back into my diet, slowly, but one thing that I've learned in my last few months of Medifast is this... Food isn't the enemy.

Morgan Taylor Ole My Way

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I love wearing dark colors on short nails so today I reached for the Spain inspired collection from the Fall 2017 Morgan Taylor collection.

Glisten & Glow Jukebox & Jitterbug

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As I slowly clean out the rest of my polishes, I'm finding gems in my own collection that I've forgotten about. Today's polish was in a box on my desk and I thought today was a good day to bust it out.

Vapid Unicorn Egg

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Have you heard of the Vapid Purge? This was my first year to participate - it's a once a year blowout sale held at the end of the year while Vapid is on their winter break. For some, it's a gold mine of limited editions/runs, prototypes, one-offs and awesome polishes.


Caption Enough Already

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I was pretty stoked when Pantone announced their 2018 Color of the Year was going to be Ultra Violet. I'm a huge fan of all things purple so I started looking around for what purple polishes were going to be big in 2018.

New Year, New Me!

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Almost 20 weeks ago, I started my Medifast journey, and I was nervous about how I was going to survive without my sugary sodas and favorite fast foods. I also scoffed at the idea of having to eat six times a day and worried about headaches and stomach issues.

Roaring 20s Manicure!

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Happy 2018! Did you do anything fun on New Year's Eve? This year, we had a Roaring 20's party at work and originally I hadn't planned on getting dressed up but then something sparked in me and thank you Amazon Prime - I got all glammed up.