China Glaze Fur Real Though

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It is wild that I started this blog almost 13 years ago. Today I have the brand that started it all for me - China Glaze. This is Fur Real Though from the "You Do Hue" 2019 collection, a celebration collaboration with Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary. I loved Sesame Street as a kid, but my three boys were not interested. This is a squishy fuschia pink polish that is not quite a jelly but leans that way.

Morgan Taylor Coming Up Crystal

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My nails are almost 100% grown out since my gel removal in July. Again, don't remove hard gel unless you know what you're doing. Today I have a Morgan Taylor polish called Coming Up Crystal that I bought from my local Sally Beauty Supply. This polish was released in Winter 2021 for the release for the Sing 2 movie. Now, I hadn't seen the movies before but I loved this rainbow reflective silver glitter polish and it had to come home with me.

ella + mila Body & Nail Care

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I have been following ella + mila since I met them at Cosmoprof North America back in 2015, and wow, how they have bloomed! Recently, I got a little care package in the mail with some great colors that I can't wait to show you but what I really needed was their nail and body care that was included!

Sculpted by GG - Kingsville, Texas

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My nails have been a WRECK. March was so unbelievably busy with work, kids, and life in general. It's been hard finding time to get my natural manicures in and I have been going from location to location, trying to find one that works with my time, budget, and standards.

duri Sorry Not Sorry

I'm at the end of my duri journey and thankful that duri allowed me to review some of their polishes. It took me a long time do it but after two separate rounds of COVID and long-lasting effects from the first round, blogging really took a back seat. I'm still being seen by a cardiologist and a pulmonologist but so far my tests have come back favorably. Today I have duri Sorry Not Sorry which is listed as an opaque purple but it was more of a jelly for me.

duri Glow Up

One of my favorite shows as a teenager was Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was OBSESSED with everything Buffy and SMG and today's polish, duri Glow Up reminds me of the opening credits. This deep blue purple metallic polish looks just screams vampy 90s to me.

duri A Million Likes

We are nearly the end of my duri journey and I have to say, I've been pretty impressed with their range. Today I have a sparkly number with duri A Million Likes. I thought this was like a foil but it's listed as a glitter on their website.

duri High Key

I'm getting into the purples here that duri sent me and today we're starting with duri High Key, a burgundy purple metallic with no shimmer.

duri Google Me

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You've seen this color already but I wanted to show it alone. This is duri Google Me, a metallic blue with loads of shimmer. I really love how bright this color truly is.

duri Spilling Tea

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It's been satisfying getting through my queue of polishes. I've also finally been selling some of my older indies that I purchased and that's been both bittersweet and freeing. Today I put on duri Spilling Tea which is a hunter green metallic without the sparkle.

duri Fire

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I haven't been following the trends lately, but I feel like metallics are coming back with a vengeance. Today I decided to pull out duri Fire, a bold orange metallic that is sparkly like the sun.

duri Social Bubble

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Trying to finish up all these duri polishes on my desk and today I'm pulling another red - Social Bubble. This is a burgundy red microglitter in an opaque red base.

Blue and Gold Nails

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HOW do people use their iPhones for amazing photos? Because y'all - I can't figure it out. I got a hohem iSteady X for Christmas and I haven't had the energy to open it but I did today because well, I did these nails on Wednesday of last week and so my grow out is - well, you can see it.

China Glaze Buffalo Bills, Bills, Bills

Somehow I missed one of the Gone West Fall 2019 China Glaze collection polishes in my stash so today I have Buffalo Bills, Bills, Bills. This is a reddish brown with some gold to green shimmer 

duri Humble Brag

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Well January sure snuck up on me! In addition to work, I had a small surgery (things went well!) and we've had lot of delays with the kids' school because of both COVID and weather. It's shaping up to be an interesting year already! One of my goals for 2022 is to get my house cleaned out/organized and since my desk is always full of polish, it's time for another post! Today I chose duri Humble Brag, which is a squishy cherry red.