ILNP Chateau

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Why hello there friends. I started a new job on Friday and one of the things I really want to do is wear all the nail polish so today I decided to grab ILNP Chateau from the new Monarch collection which is sitting on my desk. This is a purple leaning grey with copper micro-flakes and holographic shimmer.


Glam Polish ZOOM!

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Why hello friends. If you follow my Facebook, you'll know that unfortunately, we were the victims of a home invasion and they took my camera and computer - two things that are essential in my blogging. (My Helmers were also ruined but that's another story.) The good news is that the majority of our items were recovered including said camera and computer so here I am, trying to find some normalcy in my life again with blogging.

Patricia Refresh Me

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I really want to spend the rest of this year getting my collection in order, and I have a back log of polishes to review. One is Refresh Me from Patricia by Patricia Yankee. This is a very soft mint green creme that has a lot of white to it.

Painted Polish Catching The Canal

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Painted Polish is an indie company that I've purchased from a few times at PolishCon and I always say "I'm going to buy more" but when I saw Catching The Canal on the Polish Pick Up Flashback, I finally pulled the trigger and made my first Polish Pick Up purchase. Apparently this was the April 2019 "Famous Works Of Art" contribution from Painted Polish and was inspired by Claude Monte's impressionist painting "Le Grand Canal." This is a beautiful periwinkle crelly base with a rainbow of color-shifting flakies. 


Morgan Taylor Oh So Shifty

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This was the first year since Morgan Taylor's launch that I didn't get to meet up at Cosmoprof North America and see what the girls had in store. While I was definitely sad, I did have a bright spot (literally!) when the new Illusions 2019 collection showed up! These 6 shades all have a duo-chrome finish as you can see in the bottle above. Today I'm wearing Oh So Shifty, a green to blue duo-chrome.


Cuccio Aquaholic

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It may be August, but it's still pedicure season here and right before I gave birth to my little boy, I decided a blue pedicure was in order so I grabbed Cuccio Aquaholic from the Summer 2019 Heatwave Collection. I was so impressed with how well it applied that I wanted to wear it as a manicure too.

Morgan Taylor Plumette With Excitement

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Hello dear friends! It's been a hot minute since I blogged last. I gave birth last month to our 3rd boy and that's been fun, and then this past week I had my gallbladder removed as well. Nothing like some surgeries to make your summer! So last month, my mother in law was in town and she asked if I could do her nails. She wanted a certain color by another company (which oddly, I don't own) but she mentioned she liked pearly colors, soft pink, etc. I pulled out 4 of my Morgan Taylors and she chose Polished Up which I blogged about back in 2014. One of the colors that she didn't choose was Plumette With Excitement from the Spring 2017 Beauty & The Beast collection. I was actually a huge fan of this collection but didn't realize I hadn't worn all the colors yet, so this was a great time to dust off the blog.


ILNP Ocean Ave

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If you've been watching my Facebook, you know that I've finally gotten all my polishes into Helmers, purged nearly half of what I owned, and I'm working on swatch sticks and wanting to get back into blogging. The other big news in my life is that I'm welcoming Boy #3 next Monday (woo!) and while I'm excited, it is starting all over with a new baby which can be stressful and what not. I had painted my nails this past weekend for the first time in months and remembered how much I love painting so this time, I picked ILNP Ocean Ave from the summer 2019 "The Boardwalk" collection. This is a cerulean blue with copper microflakes and a bit of holo microflakes for added touch.

LVX Millennial

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LVX is probably the most luxury brand that I own. While it's considered boutique by most bloggers, I know that the owner, Branka, carefully designs each collection based on Fashion Week and has worked very hard on choosing the right ingredients, pigments... all the way down to the specialized font for her packaging. Today I have Millennial from the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, which is a soft neutral baby pink creme.

Patricia Serenity

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Now that I have Helmers to fill, I'm very excited to get all my polishes in one spot and not in three different rooms. Today I grabbed Patricia Serenity, a light lavender shimmer.

Sally Hansen Midnight Drive

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When my nails are long, I don't care for dark colors. However, I just went for a huge nail chop after an incident with a razor so I figured now is the time to get my vampy colors out of the way. Today I have Sally Hansen Midnight Drive, a dark inky blue polish with a slight shimmer.

Bee's Knees Lacquer Squatchin Around

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I missed the Fall 2018 PolishCon that was held in Minnesota, but I was really happy that I was able to purchase a VIP bag after the fact. In it was this GALAXY from Bee's Knees Lacquer called Squatchin Around. This polish amazing. It's got purple, blue and green all melded together along with some shimmer and rainbow reflecting holographic shards that just make it magical.


Dare to Wear Olivia

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I'm having a baby in 2 months and so I've been working on cleaning the house while this nesting phase is going on. Today I realized I had one final bottle from the Modern Muse collection sitting on my desk from Dare to Wear. While my bottle is mislabeled "Ovlivia", the shade is actually called Olivia and is an olive green creme.

Patricia Horizon

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Today I have a new to me brand that I've been watching for the past few years on social media! Pattie Yankee has been a main name in the nail game for almost three decades now as an industry consultant, an international celebrity nail designer and even a salon owner! I know that her line Patricia has been around since at LEAST 2013 but I hadn't found a bottle locally yet. You can, however, buy her polishes on her website so that's a good place to start. Today I have Horizon, a pink coral creme.

Sally Hansen Just in Wine

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Did you ever fall in love with a polish but just know she's going to be trouble? When I spied this wine purple creme from Sally Hansen called Just In Wine, I knew I had a trouble maker.

lakur by Londontown Invisible Crown

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So last week, I pushed all these posts back so I could get the Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 collection written and I asked on my Facebook Page if you liked it when I write all about one brand or mix it up. The votes were overwhelming "Mix It Up!" so I'm going to try and post a different brand every week day. Now, I may have two posts a week from the same brand but not back to back. Since I have more polish than I can wear in a lifetime, I don't think it will be an issue! Now back to my regular schedule - you'll notice my nails are much longer because these pictures were actually taken back in March!

As I was clearing out a box next to my desk, I found another lakur by Londontown color and considering how pretty Londoner Love was, I thought I'd try this light pink jelly, Invisible Crown.

Morgan Taylor Bedazzle Me

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The finale in Morgan Taylor's Summer 2019 Rocketman collection is Bedazzle Me, a luxe glitter overlay that gives each color its own disco ball vibe. However, I was looking online and saw other people making this color opaque on its own, so I just had to try.

Morgan Taylor Put On Your Dancin' Shoes

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The final core color from the Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Rocketman collection is Put On Your Dancin' Shoes, which is a super saucy red creme that just screams wear me. I love how opaque and crisp it is.

Morgan Taylor Just Me & My Piano

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I'm a huge purple neon lover and so when I saw Just Me & My Piano in the Morgan Taylor 2019 Summer collection, I was stoked. This color is my jam, always and forever!

Morgan Taylor It's The Shades

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This summer is coming at me fast especially because I'm having a baby soon! One thing I want to get back to is having regular pedicures and neons are so my jam. Today from the Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Rocketman collection is It's The Shades, and it's a hot pink neon with some purple undertones.


Morgan Taylor Tickle My Keys

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I never realized how many pink cremes I have but today, we're adding another one. From the Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 collection, this is Tickle My Keys. This is kind of a cross between a Pepto Pink and a Barbie Pink.


Morgan Taylor Sir Teal To You

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Continuing with the Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Rocketman collection, today I have Sir Teal To You, which is a teal shimmer. It leans a little more green than blue but is still a really rocking shade.


Morgan Taylor Glow Like A Star

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Happy Monday! The Morgan Taylor Summer 2019 Rocketman collection showed up on my doorstep Friday, and I am in some serious need of bright polishes so I actually pushed my scheduled post back a week so I can bring these to you hot of the presses! First up is Glow Like A Star, a yellow creme.

Dare to Wear Felicity

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I realized I had this orange creme from Dare to Wear sitting on my desk hiding and figured that today would be a good day to push my personal buttons. I'm not a huge orange polish fan but I'm always willing to try a polish on. This is Felicity from the Modern Muse collection.

lakur by Londontown Londoner Love

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I'm bringing a new brand to PolishGalore today. lakur by Londontown has been around for awhile but this is a first for me. Today I have their classic red creme called Londoner Love.


ella + mila cup o'latte

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I remember the first time I met the lovely ladies behind ella + mila. They are so friendly and I'm so happy for their success! If you've been following their social media, you'll see they just launched a new hand cream! Today's polish has been sitting next to my desk for awhile because it just didn't scream "me" but let's see how cup o'latte wears - a light brown creme.

Morgan Taylor Glow All Out

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When Morgan Taylor ever said they were coming out with holographic polishes, I was pretty stoked. I knew that a mainstream would probably more of a scattered holo than a linear but I was still happy to hear it. Today is an orange-red scattered holo from the Platinum collection called Glow All Out.

Sally Hansen Watermelon Wizz

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I decided that I really needed to grab a pretty polish today so this berry creme was just for me. This is Sally Hansen Watermelon Wizz.

Sally Hansen Racing Rose

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Just a few more Sally Hansen polishes on my desk and then I'm going to play with some glitter and shimmers. Today I have a pretty rose creme called Racing Rose.

Sally Hansen Champagne Supernova

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I'm pretty determined to get through all the polish on my desk and I realized I have a lot of the Insta-Dri collection! Today's nude creme is called Champagne Supernova.

Sally Hansen Ruff and Tumble

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I know that nude polishes are all the rage so it made sense that Sally Hansen came out with a nude creme for the masses. Today's polish is called Ruff and Tumble.

Sally Hansen Pumped Up Pink

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I feel like I'm getting closer in my purge especially actually putting the polish on my hands and seeing what I really like and what I just think looks pretty in the bottle. Today's polish is Sally Hansen Pumped Up Pink

Sally Hansen Petal To The Metal

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Remember when metallic polish was all the rage? I wanted a little bit of everything especially because it was just so shiny like liquid metal. Today's Sally Hansen named Petal To The Metal is a rose pink metallic with tons of shimmer.

Sally Hansen Taupe To Go

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I realized that I don't have a lot of brown polishes. I did go through a purple taupe phase for awhile but more so the purple than anything else. Today's Sally Hansen polish is called Taupe to Go and while I don't get the pun, it's still fun to say.

Sally Hansen White on Time

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People are always talking about their HG (Holy Grail) of white creme polishes. The hard part is making sure you get it opaque without streaks or a ton of coats. Considering that the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri claims to be a 1 coat polish, will this be my new HG? Today's polish is called White On Time.

Sally Hansen Let's Jam

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I told you how I love a classic red so today's Sally Hansen Let's Jam was something I was super stoked for. How did it work out for me? Let's go!

Sally Hansen Peach Buzz

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I still have a couple of dozen polishes from Sally Hansen here and I'm in love with the Insta-Dri formula so today I grabbed Peach Buzz from my box. This is a peachy polish with golden shimmer. 

Dare to Wear Lunar Love

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I've had this polish just sitting on my desk for awhile. This is Dare to Wear Lunar Love, a rose gold and yellow glitter from the Moon Goddess collection.

Sally Hansen Va-Va Violet

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So I have a new person to give some of my purge polishes too and so I'm trying to really push through and get my polish under control. Today I'm wearing Sally Hansen Va-Va Violet, a red based purple creme.

Dare to Wear Honeybuns

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Time for some mannequin hands with today's polish. This is Dare to Wear Honeybuns, a beige creme nude from the Fall 2017 Exposed collection.

Jessica Royal Red

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I love a classic red and today I have a mini bottle from Jessica called Royal Red that I got from a swag bag. Jessica always has a great display at Cosmoprof North America with a gorgeous nail polish bottle chandelier that I think everyone needs in their life.


Pretty & Polished Navy Pier

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Continuing to pull through the PolishCon Chicago 2016 box that I had by my desk and today is Pretty & Polished Navy Pier. The bottle shows a deep inky blue with gold and orange glitters and it also has some sprinkles of rainbow holographic reflective glitter in it too.


Lou It Forward You Get A Polish!!

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I feel like I'm starting to see a small light at the end of the tunnel of my polish. It's a good feeling because I like just having polish that I want around. Today I picked up Lou It Yourself You Get A Polish!! from the PolishCon 2016 VIP bag. Now, the brand has since rebranded to Bluebird Lacquer so this polish is definitely a relic. This is a medium blue polish with scattered holo and blue shimmer.

Sally Hansen Silver Stallion

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I feel like I'm barely making a dent in my box of polish but today I grabbed Sally Hansen Silver Stallion, a silver metallic. I'm getting major E.T./Katy Perry vibes.

Sally Hansen Heather Hustle

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After using Thyme is Money the other day, I figured I wanted to try more of the Insta-Dri polishes that I had here. (Literally, more than a dozen - don't judge.) Because I had so many, I had to just close my eyes and blindly pick and I ended up with Heather Hustle, a lavender creme.

Julep Zara

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Julep just recently stopped their monthly boxes, something I had been a subscriber since the very beginning. Granted, I've skipped a lot of boxes but one of the boxes that I got included Zara, a sheer grey holo that's very subtle.

Sally Hansen Thyme is Money

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Sally Hansen has always been a great mainstream brand to start a polish addiction with. They have a wide range of lines including today's Insta-Dri collection. Today's polish is Thyme is Money, a green toned grey creme.

Dare to Wear Laced Up

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So I was cleaning up my desk and found a box of nail polish that I had forgotten about. Inside were a bunch of polishes from the past couple of years and I am determined to pair down so today I have Dare to Wear Laced Up, a pink creme nude from the Fall 2017 Exposed collection.

Lollipop Posse Lacquer This Fruit Was Bruised

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I typically don't care for mini bottles of polish but when this bottle of Lollipop Posse Lacquer was in my VIP bag from PolishCon Chicago 2016, I had to make an exception. This Fruit Was Bruised is from the Summer 2015 Midsummer Midnights collection and it's a deep purple/burgundy holo.


Ever After Millennium Park

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It's crazy when I think about how much nail polish I have sitting around my house that's never been tried on. One of those is Ever After from the VIP bag at PolishCon Chicago 2016 called Millennium Park. It's a lavender a light linear holo and fuchsia flakes. Additionally, my bottle has UBS (ugly bottle syndrome) where there's a white pigment that has settled into the bottom of the bottle. This doesn't affect the formula or application of the polish.