colors by llarowe Fall In Love With Chicago

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Today's polish is from PolishCon Chicago 2016. This is colors by llarowe Fall In Love With Chicago and it's this shifty red to purple polish with shimmer. Above, you see lots of red, right? Keep reading.

ella + mila eighth wonder

Today I have ella + mila eighth wonder from the birthday collection, which is listed as a raspberry wine. This is another staple I feel for anyone's collection.

Digital Nails Red Wedding

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I really miss how Digital Nails tapped into the fandoms of the day or memes of the minute. Today I have Digital Nails Red Wedding, a nod to Game of Thrones massacre from the third book "A Sword of Swords." This polish is packed with multiple sizes of red glitter in a tinted red base.

ella + mila sixth fix

I love dusty rose polishes. Today I have ella + mila sixth fix from the birthday collection, which is listed as a dark salmon pink. I am obsessed with this color.

Starrily Ultima

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I love silver holographic glitter polishes. It's the magpie in me. Today I have Starrily Ultima, which was one of my first indie polishes purchased. It's like crushed diamonds on your nails. This is really best under a base coat (like a grey) or sponged on but y'all know I don't have time for that.

ella + mila lucky seventh

Here's another polish from ella + mila. Listed as a nude baby pink, lucky seventh is less brown than the second serving, but still in the same soft creme line.

KBShimmer We Make Your Dreams Come Blue

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I really do miss the days of PolishCon. I got to visit some new places and really be in the presence of other polish lovers. Today I have KBShimmer We Make Your Dreams Come Blue from the 2017 NYC PolishCon. This is a unique polish for me with an icy blue base that shifts to light violet, shimmer, and holographic microflakes.

ella + mila second serving

Today I'm working through more of the ella+mila polishes that I received from them. Listed as a pinkish sandy nude, second serving is another soft creme perfect for the office.

KBShimmer Big Apple Of My Eye

One of the hard parts about going through my older indie polishes is that there are some amazing ones that are no longer available for sale like today's KBShimmer Big Apple Of My Eye. This was a 2017 Road to PolishCon that is a jelly candy apple red with holographic and red glitter.

ella + mila everglow

Another soft and sweet polish from ella + mila today with everglow. This is a holographic pearl shimmer that has a lot of pink tones.

KBShimmer That's Nude To Me

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When I originally bought That's Nude To Me by KBShimmer, I was in a real neutral phase. This polish came out in Summer 2016 but the collection itself was a huge mash of foils, cremes, shimmers and crellies. I just felt this fit me best at the time.

ella + mila first birthday

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Trying to get the motivation back to do my nails again - it's summertime here but we don't have many plans because of work. Today I grabbed ella + mila first birthday, a clear base with micro glitter. You can wear this over a myriad of colors but I decided to just wear it alone.

Digital Nails Distant Nuclear Fusion

Nails always make me happy. I can wear any color and just enjoy. Today I have Digital Nails Distant Nuclear Fusion, a deep blue holographic polish.

Zoya Gigi

It's the finale of the Zoya Pink Palette - Summer 2022, and today I have Zoya Gigi, listed as a red azalea creme. I had to Google because I didn't realize an azalea was a flower.

Anchor & Heart Wicked Good Blueberries

I love that Anchor & Heart is located in Maine, where my husband's family lives. I bought Wicked Good Blueberries during PolishCon but haven't had the chance to wear it until now! It's this beautiful lavender blue crelly with blue to purple shifting shimmer.

Zoya Kay

Almost done with the Zoya Pink Palette - Summer 2022, and today I have Zoya Kay, listed as a "bright paradise pink" creme. To me - this is the flamingo pink I was thinking of.

Beyond The Nail Radiant Glow

While I was at Indie Expo Canada, I also picked up Radiant Glow from Beyond the Nail because you know I have to have all the silver holographic polishes.

Zoya Shannon

I'm on the back half of the Zoya Pink Palette - Summer 2022, and today I have Zoya Shannon, listed as a warm melon pink creme. This is definitely summer pink for me.

KBShimmer Sun & Games

My alma mater's colors are blue and gold so when I saw KBShimmer Sun & Games, I knew I wanted it for game day. This is a bright gold with holographic glitter from the 2015 Summer Collection.

Zoya Maddie

Continuing with the Zoya Pink Palette - Summer 2022, today I have Zoya Maddie, considered a "wearable flamingo pink" creme. I've never seen a flamingo in real life but I'm rolling with it.

Different dimension Unicorn

I bought this polish on a whim from Different dimension but boy, it does live up to its name. Today I have Unicorn, a silver linear holographic with purple shimmer and microglitter. This was from their Mythical and Magical Collection back in 2016.

Zoya Joanie

Continuing with the Zoya Pink Palette - Summer 2022, today I have Zoya Joanie, a soft tulip pink creme. Perfect for this Easter season!

Tweexy Hinge

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Remember the wearable tweexy? I reviewed it back in 2016 but now they are back with a new product - Hinge. This is also a silicone nail polish holder but can sit on any smooth surface instead of attaching to your hand.

Zoya Angel

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Back in the day, Zoya was one of my biggest PR supporters, and I appreciated being able to receive full collections at no-cost, to swatch and share on my blog. I was removed from their list during my inactivity but recently found that they had re-added me and I received the Pink Palette - Summer 2022. Today I have Angel, an iridescent pink lace overlay with periwinkle and golden glitter. Two things about this polish... it is best over other polishes and yes, there was another Zoya "Angel" back in early 2000s - a light pink pearl.

Vapid. Ride or Die 2019

Today I have Vapid. Ride or Die 2019. This was originally a one time release in 2016 but then came back once in 2019. This polish is a purple to cyan/aqua super holo much like D.A.B, Cyber Punk, and is listed as one of their Saturated Holographic Chameleon Chrome shades.

Twila True Take A Raincheck

I'm finishing the Twila True polishes today with Take A Raincheck which is a soft grey creme.

Twila True Practice What You Peach

I've always had a soft spot for coral polishes, even if they aren't great with my skin tone. Today I have Twila True Practice What You Peach, a creme coral.

Different dimension Whatchu Talkin' 'Bout Willis

Another Different Dimension purple? Yes. Another. This was the PolishCon Chicago polish and it's a deep berry purple holo.

Twila True Live Free

I decided to try out a new nail shape - slightly almond and immediately broke two nails but let's see how this goes. Today I'm continuing with Twila True Live Free, which is a pink creme.                                                                                                                                                                          

KBShimmer Cubicle Pusher

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I'm having a bit of an identity crisis because I realize I have a LOT of purple polishes but I don't wear them enough! Today I have KBShimmer Cubicle Pusher from the Office Space collection. This is a muted purple with a subtle holographic.

Twila True Call The Babysitter

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Back in the day, I used to be on several press lists and sometimes samples would just show up at my door. Twila True was one of those. It was a very nice, luxurious package that included polishes, a hand creme and a cuticle oil. I went to research the brand and was interested to see that the line was inspired by the wealth of cultural influences, bold colors, and precious native resources of the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation. Today I have Call The Babysitter, a metallic red.

Glisten & Glow Larry

Today's polish is one that is really special to me. I lost my Mom unexpectedly in 2013 and my Dad in 2016. After losing my Dad, I got a package in the mail from Glisten & Glow that had three polishes custom-made for me by Jill of Glisten & Glow and Melissa of The Daily Nail. Today I'm sharing Larry, named after my Dad, and it's a deep purple holographic polish.

China Glaze Ah Ah Ah-mazing!

It's April Fools Day and well, China Glaze has done it to me again. This is the finale from the "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street - Ah Ah Ah-mazing!, a metallic pearl purple.

Painted Polish From Brooklyn, With Love

I'm in a purple mood for sure and it's continuing today with Painted Polish From Brooklyn, With Love. I bought this at PolishCon NYC 2017 but haven't worn it because life has just always been busy. I mean, yes - I have more polish than most people and I could wear a different color for the next six year but hey who's counting.

China Glaze Grover It

Only two more polishes from China Glaze "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street. Today is Grover It, which is a rainbow reflective and blue glitter in a blue-tinted base.

colors by llarowe O Canada

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I was really out of my comfort zone when I flew to Canada for Indie Expo Canada in 2017 but it was such an amazing trip and I loved every minute of it. I paid for the VIP bag and one of the polishes was colors by llarowe O Canada, a cherry red holographic.

China Glaze Dat Color Dough

China Glaze is playing with my heart. So I'm almost finished with the "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street. When I wore Free To Be Sesame, I was so excited. So when I saw Dat Color Dough, which is a blue glitter in a clear base, I thought it was going to be the same pay off.

Tonic Jinkx

I am an absolute sucker for silver holographic polishes. They are just something that makes me happy! Today I have Tonic Jinkx, a pure silver holographic polish.

China Glaze Free To Be Sesame

Okay China Glaze, you're finally getting my attention with the "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street. If you've been reading awhile, you know that this collection so far hasn't been my favorite but today I have Free To Be Sesame, which is a green base jelly with rainbow reflective and green glitters. 

KBShimmer Supplies Party

Back in early 2017, I bought KBShimmer Supplies Party, from the Office Space collection. This was listed as a warm creme with metallic flakes and holo sparkle - much like their birthstone collection that I loved.

China Glaze Trash Can-Do Attitude

I'm about to get to the final half of the China Glaze "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street and today is another surprise. This is Trash Can-Do Attitude, and it's a metallic yellow-toned green polish.

Cupcake Polish Strawberry Icing

When I originally got Cupcake Polish Strawberry Icing, I didn't realize it was from their Special Effects Top Coats back in 2017 so I tried to wear it like a full opaque polish. Read below on how it performed.

China Glaze Beak on Fleek!

This was a surprising color. Today from the China Glaze "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street, I have Beak on Fleek, which ended up being a matte yellow.

Great Lakes Lacquer Like Air, I'll Rise

I definitely feel like I'm in a time warp with these 2017 polishes and Great Lakes Lacquer Like Air, I'll Rise reminded me of everything good. This is a multi-chrome holographic polish that has purple, gold, teal and green flashes.

China Glaze I Believe In Snuffy

Now I realized why I haven't swatched the China Glaze "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street any sooner. Today I have I Believe In Snuffy, which is a melon shimmer that is a little sheer.

Girly Bits Sky Theater

I've been wanting to make sure I blog daily but I'm starting to get into a bit of a lull. However, today I pulled out Girly Bits Sky Theater and forgot how beautiful this polish is! This polish was a PolishCon Chicago 2016 exclusive that starts with a dark blue/purple base with rainbow reflective glitter and green shimmer.

China Glaze Ernie Your Stripes

Continuing with China Glaze was their "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street, today I have Ernie Your Stripes, which is an orange/gold shimmer.

ILNP Mint Chip

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Remember the year that I did a bunch of green polishes leading up to the holiday? I should have done that again but at least I'm wearing green today! This is ILNP Mint Chip from their newest Something Sweet collection. It's a bright mint green polish with small black metallic flakes.

Tonic One Million Flowers

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More of my 2017 stash here - this is Tonic One Million Flowers , a duo they did with Ever After. This beautiful silver holographic with glitter and shows a lot of purple flash. I really like that you can layer this over a polish or wear it on its own.

China Glaze Living In The Elmo-Ment

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One of the last collections that I got from China Glaze was their "You Do Hue" 2019 collection with Sesame Street. Today I have Living In The Elmo-Ment, which is a red jelly with rainbow reflective glitter.