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.


Cupcake Polish The Bean

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You know the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well this is very much a don't judge a polish by it's bottle in the shade situation. When I got my VIP polish from Cupcake Polish in PolishCon Chicago 2016, I was not loving the silver shimmer but then I saw this polish under flash and WHOA.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Buried Secrets

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One of my favorite things about PolishCon is learning about the new-to-me brands like today's Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. This is Buried Secrets, which is a dark blue shimmer and was in the VIP bag of PolishCon Chicago 2016.


Darling Diva Qilin

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I decided to go another week of indies on the blog because frankly, I have a lot of them that I've never worn. Today I pulled out Darling Diva Qilin which was a event exclusive at PolishCon Chicago 2016.


Different Dimension Don't Be The Santa Of Everything

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I'm continuing through my boxes upon boxes of polish and today I pulled out an oldie from 2013. This is Different Dimension Don't Be The Santa Of Everything, which is a glitter bomb of red, green, and silver round glitters in a clear base from the Happy Holly Days collection.


Starrily Mint to Be

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Awhile back, I won a free bottle of Mint to Be from Starrily. This mint green polish has holographic rainbow glitter in it. This polish was a collaboration with Nails By Miri.


Top Shelf Lacquer Moonlight Margarita

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Reaching into my PolishCon Chicago 2016 box again and this time I pulled out Top Shelf Lacquer Moonlight Margarita. This polish is from the Margarita Time collection. The base grape purple and then there's a scattered holo within.

colors by llarowe Navy Pier

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This weekend I'm headed to PolishCon NOLA and I'm so excited. Not only am I getting to be around all my polish friends, but I get to hang out with a coworker who I haven't seen in almost 3 years too! (We work for the same company but in different states.) In slight celebration, I grabbed a colors by llarowe polish today from PolishCon Chicago 2016. This is a purple/blue duochrome with scattered holo. Up top with just the polish, the purple is shining through but what happens when I put it on and have my hand in the photo?

KBShimmer Hashtag You're It!

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I can't believe it's already April! This year is definitely going by fast but I feel like I say that every year. I'm trying to balance my blog out with indies and mainstream again especially as I go through and purge my polishes so today I have KBShimmer Hashtag You're It! from the Summer 2017 Summer Vacation Collection. This is a grape purple polish with holo glow flakes (silver?) that has a duochrome that looks sometimes more red, sometimes more blue. Mind blown yet?


Morgan Taylor Follow The Petals

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I only received 5 of the 6 polishes from the Color of Petals collection so today I have the last one - Follow The Petals which is a pearl pink. If you've been reading awhile you know how I feel about pearl polishes but let's see what happened when I applied.

Morgan Taylor Strike A Posie

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When I think of spring, I think of soft pinks, so today's Strike A Posie from the Spring 2019 Morgan Taylor "The Color of Petals" collection is perfect for that March/April mood.


Morgan Taylor Young, Wild and Free-sia

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I'm continuing with the Spring 2019 Morgan Taylor Color of Petals collection today with Young, Wild and Free-sia. This is a dusty peach with beige undertones creme.

Morgan Taylor Merci Bouquet

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Continuing with The Color of Petals collection, today I have Morgan Taylor Merci Bouquet, a beautiful lavender purple creme. I had really high hopes for this polish because it reminds me a lot of the purple I wore for my wedding so that brings back good memories.

Morgan Taylor I Feel Flower-ful

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This spring, Morgan Taylor launched their The Color of Petals collection consisting of 6 soft shades including I Feel Flower-ful, a soft pink with beige undertones.


Cupcake Polish San Antonio Shuffle

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Texas is huge but when I heard the Indie Shop was going to be in San Antonio in October 2017, I was super stoked. That's only about a 2.5 hour drive north of me so I packed up the car and drove up. One of the exclusives from Cupcake Polish was called San Antonio Shuffle and it was a purple/blue polish with blue shimmer and subtle holo. I snatched it up.

le Polish Be (Polish) Confident

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Back in 2017 at PolishCon NYC, I really made an effort to buy polish from all the vendors especially ones that I didn't know. le Polish was selling Be (Polish) Confident, a dusty purple shimmer. Your eyes aren't broken, my label was double printed and missing the name of the brand.

Different Dimension Stunning

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Awhile back, I got this awesome care package from Different Dimension and included inside was Stunning, a purple based polish with red to green aurora shimmer. So the aurora shift is apparent in the bottle but did it show up on my nails?


Morgan Taylor Best Face Forward

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The finale in the Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer 2017 collection is Best Face Forward, a neon purple with blue shimmer. This polish needed some good shaking because the neon was getting a little thick but check this out.


Morgan Taylor No Filter Needed

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TGIF! Today I decided to use the blue neon from the Summer 2017 Selfie collection from Morgan Taylor called No Filter Needed. This blue is leaning into turquoise but less green and is actually super flattering.

Morgan Taylor Woke Up This Way

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Happy Thursday! Today I'm working through the Summer 2017 Selfie collection by Morgan Taylor with Woke Up This Way. This is a hot fuchsia neon that rocked my world. 


Morgan Taylor All About That Pout

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Continuing with the Summer 2017 Selfie collection, today I have Morgan Taylor All About That Pout. This polish isn't a neon but is actually more of just a light pink creme to me.

Morgan Taylor Pretty As A Pink-ture

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As you know, I've been working on clearing off my desk. Now I'm really pushing because I'm looking to buy my first Helmers next month so I want to get things organized so I can just start filling the Helmers when I get them home. Imagine my surprise when I realized that I had FIVE Morgan Taylor COLLECTIONS sitting on my desk. This weekend, I headed to a "Brewfest" (which is slightly less fun when you're pregnant) and know it would be 94 degrees and super sunny, I wanted a nice neon to go with my day. From the Summer 2017 Selfie collection, I have Morgan Taylor Pretty As A Pink-ture.

Trust Fund Beauty Zero Carbs

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I've let a few of my coworkers know about my polish collection and turns out another one of my coworkers is totally into nail polish too! I had destashed a bunch of polishes her way (including some indies because friends give friends the good stuff too), and for my birthday, she gifted me a bottle of Trust Fund Beauty in Zero Carbs, which is a dusty purple. She knows that purple is my favorite color so this was right up my alley.

Tonic First Kiss

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So far every single Tonic I've pulled from my stash has been so unique from anything I've seen. Today's polish First Kiss is no exception! This was in the VIP bag for the PolishCon Minneapolis. I wasn't able to attend last year but I was able to buy a VIP bag after the fact and I'm so happy about all these pretties!