Purple Stamped Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Smokey Mountain Lacquers Mapiya. I used a design from It Girl Fashion Plate IG107 and Konad Purple to stamp the design on top.

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Fan Nail Art

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Today’s nail art starts with three coats of Smokey Mountain Lacquers Namid, which has quickly become one of my favorite polishes. I used a Konad pink color for stamping and a design from It Girl Plate IG107.

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The only thing I don’t like about this nail art is that it covers up the crazy beautiful-ness of Namid!

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Purple and Blue Stamped Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Smokey Mountain Lacquers, which I swatched for you earlier this week. Then, I used Mundo de Unas Turquoise to stamp this design from It Girl Nail Art IG107.

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Smokey Mountain Lacquer Swatches

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Smokey Mountain Lacquers sent me four polishes from her Spring collection. I’ve tried SML before in various beauty quartet boxes but this is the first time I worked directly with SML and got polishes from a regular collection. Spoiler alert: I loved all four polishes and Kim is definitely a talented polish maker! Let’s take a look at these Smokey Mountain Lacquer swatches, shall we?

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Atsila is a beautiful deep pink linear holo. I wore two coats for these pictures.

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Here she is with flash from my camera, showing off that beautiful holo!smokey-mountain-lacquers-atsila-with-flash smokey-mountain-lacquers-atsila-macro

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Tehya is a mint creme polish. Again, this is two coats. I have two monitors at home and on one this polish looks Tiffany blue while on the other it looks mint. This is a mint polish in real life! Depending on your monitor, it could look more blue than it actually is. If you’re looking for a good mint creme, then this polish is for you. :)

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Smokey Mountain Lacquers Namid is absolutely my favorite of the four. It’s a dark blue jelly with flakies and other fun little surprises in it. I needed three coats for this one, but that’s to be expected of a jelly polish.

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Smokey Mountain Lacquers Mapiya is a purple linear holo. I used two coats for this one.

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I’m really glad Kim sent me a variety of her finishes. I was impressed with all three finishes I tried and would absolutely recommend this indie brand. Plus, she’s updated her label and it’s super duper cute. I love it!

What do you think of these four polishes? Which is your favorite?

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Beauty Quartet Box October 2015

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Today I have the October 2015 Beauty Quartet box to show you! This is an anniversary for them (I can’t remember which. I think two years) so they decided to double the amount of polish in the box! Eight indie polishes!! I have a few favorites and a few a could live without. Let’s take a look1

This is Dollish Polish Welcome Foolish Mortals. I did three coats of this one since the black jelly was so sheer. However, that made the glitter way too overpowering and lumpy. I normally love Dollish Polish but I doubt I’ll reach for this one again. It’s not for me.

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Girly Bits Abracapocus is a gorgeous polish and I really like this one. However, it reminds me more of Christmas  than it does of Halloween.

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Smokey Mountain Lacquer Reborn. I like the color of this one but I love how she didn’t do a glitter. This is a great purple jelly and could be worn all year round.

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Gothic Gala Lacquer Sanguine Nocte is a lovely color. However, I can’t stand this new bottle. The handle is awkward when holding and makes it too tall to fit in my drawers. The brush is short and stubby, making it very hard to get a nice cuticle line. I hope she goes back to her old bottle.

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Love, Angeline Boo! is a shimmery dark green. I have two Love, Angeline polishes and they are both green and both from a beauty quartet box. :)

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My Indie Polish Blue Moon is my least¬† favorite of the box. I did three coats and you can still see prominent visible nail line. Also, the label on the bottle is hand-written and like one of those circle stickers you’d use for a garage sale. If the polish was amazing, I’d let that slide, but unfortunately, it’s not.

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Rica Vampire Sangria is a gorgeous red wine shimmer. This is one of my favorites of the box.

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Philly Loves Lacquer Burning Rain of Death is a black polish with multi-colored glitters. I really enjoyed this one but this one reminds me of Christmas, too!

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What do you think of my likes and dislikes? Do you agree?

June 2015 Beauty Quartet Box

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My June 2015 Beauty Quartet Box arrived! This is the third or fourth one I’ve received and it’s the best one so far! The theme is Grease as in the super awesome musical movie!

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Dollish Polish Beauty School Dropout is a white crelly with pink glitters. I did three coats for this swatch. This one really reminds me of that scene where Frenchy sings “Beauty School Dropout”. Dollish Polish did a great job capturing the essence of that song!

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Gothic Gala Lacquers Wop Bam Boom is a full coverage microglitter. This is two coats. It’s so sparkly! This is my first experience with Gothic Gala Lacquers and I have to admit that I’m impressed!

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Philly Loves Lacquer Summer Lovin’ is a light pink holo. I really love this one! It might be my favorite from the box. This is two coats shown with flash so you can see the holo-ness.

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Philly Loves Lacquer also contributed Had Me a Blast which is a super fun glitter topper. It has pink, black, white, and more! There is also a variety of shapes to keep the eye intrigued! If you follow me on Instagram, you have already seen a video of this combo in the sun! Shining away! And there’s even a cameo of my dog, Bandit. :)

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Smokey Mountain Lacquers Better Shap Up is a frosty red. This shade is a tad Christmas-y for a summer box but I don’t really mind since I love red polish so much!

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Smokey Mountain Lacquers also contributed their holo top coat. It transforms any polish into a linear holo! I show it here over Better Shape Up.

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Word Nail Art

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For today’s mani, I started with two coats of Smokey Mountain Lacquer Pleasure in Your Base which is from the February 2015 Beauty Quartet Box. The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Copper and the foreign words are from Pueen Plate 86.

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There are a number of different languages on this plate–but I’m naive and can’t identify them! How embarrassing is that? I’m pretty sure there is french and Russian or German. No full words are showing, though. The night before I did this mani, I trimmed my nails down quite a bit. Too much, I think. I miss my longer nails! I still have quite a bit of free edge here, but not what I’m used to. I guess the plus side is that it’s easier to type now?

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The Beauty Quartet Box February 2015

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I couldn’t help myself and purchased another Beauty Quartet Box! I was especially sold when I found out that the box was Parks and Rec themed! That’s one of my favorite sitcoms ever!

Here’s the box in all its beautiful glory. This is exactly what I saw when I opened it up. Isn’t the packaging lovely? It’s practically like it’s gift wrapped! What a treat!

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Smokey Mountain Lacquer Pleasure in your Base is a shimmery cobalt blue.

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I have a lot of blues like this one….most of them are named after Doctor Who… :) The formula on this was lovely. I’m wearing two coats.

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Southern Fancies Rose Body Whip smells delectable and is so creamy!

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Love, Angeline Emeralds Are a Girl’s Best Friend is aptly named as it does look a lot like emeralds!

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This is my first-ever Love, Angeline polish. It is very pretty but the formula seemed a little gritty–if that makes sense. You can’t tell in the pictures or in real life though so I will likely try Love, Angeline again.

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We also received a sheet of heart stencils. I’m not entirely sure which maker these are from. This is just a portion of the sheet – there are actually 12 boxes this size. (A little larger than a quarter)

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Philly Loves Lacquer The Best Day of the Year is a jelly pink with various glitters in it. PLL also included a lip scrub!

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I did three coats of this one because at two coats, my nail stains were still showing I wasn’t able to get any of the bigger glitters out but I still really like this polish. It’s a lovely purpley-pink jelly!

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Digital Nails Chocolate Waterfall is a brown holo. I didn’t think I was going to like this one, but it actually might be my favorite!

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Chocolate Waterfall needs two pictures so you can see the glorious rainbow holo that happens in direct light. Isn’t it gorgeous?! Who would have thought that brown could be this pretty?

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Finally, the box comes with Digital Nails Remover Improver. You put this in a bottle of acetone and it helps nourish your skin and nails while the acetone removes your polish! This is one of the reasons I got the box this time. I’m very eager to try this out!

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I’m pretty happy with this month’s box! These are available every other month. I recommend following Philly Loves Lacquer on Facebook to find out details on when the next one is released.

Smokey Mountain Lacquers Ho…Ho…No!!!

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I got this gorgeous polish from the December 2014 Beauty Quartet box. This is Smokey Mountain Lacquer Ho…Ho…No!!! Having grown up in the Rocky Mountains, there was always something that attracted me to the name of Smokey Mountain Lacquers. I know ‘rocky’ and ‘smokey’ aren’t the same…but mountain is!!! This is my first bottle of SML and I totally love it. It was opaque in two thin coats and is totally gorgeous. This color is like a brownish purple.

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