Author: Cynthia

Tonic Ambrosia

Tonic Ambrosia

When the latest Tonic restock was announced, I was very excited about the new unicorn pee polishes with flakes, but I think that I was most excited about Tonic Ambrosia. When I sat down to make my purchase list, I knew that Ambrosia was going to be my #1 pick and I would get it no matter what. It was so difficult to cut down my list but I am rather proud of myself for only picking up three polishes in the month of February. While this polish is not as in your face as other, I feel that it’s so complex and beautiful. It’s one of those polishes that comes to life at unexpected times and you suddenly can’t stop staring at your nails. Let me show you some swatches of this pretty. Continue reading “Tonic Ambrosia”

Tonic Bauble Oops

Tonic Bauble Oops

One of the things that I love about Tonic is that they are very responsive to any issues that arise. Even before I got my bottle of Bauble, I saw a post in the Tonic fan group about an error that had occurred. Apparently, there was a mix-up with the recipe used for some of the first batches of Bauble. We were assured that replacements would be shipped out soon for those who were affected. It really sucks that it happened, but I appreciate how on top of it they were! I decided to swatch my Tonic Bauble Oops because it’s still a gorgeous polish even though it’s not exactly what it was supposed to be. Continue reading “Tonic Bauble Oops”

Tonic Happenstance

Tonic Happenstance

Hello there and happy Tuesday. I hope you’re doing well today and that you’re ready to get back to work after the long weekend (if you had it off and are in the US). I’m still basking in the glory of a 4 day weekend so forgive me if I rub it in. This weekend I did some minor swatching just to get some posts ready. I am expecting a few packages in the coming week so I am definitely going to be a busy swatching bee. My most recent Tonic order came in on Thursday, only days after placing the order, so of course I had to pull out my new pretties to play with. Today I have Tonic Happenstance to show you.

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China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome

China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome

When I was a kid, my parents didn’t have much money for things that weren’t absolute necessities so I didn’t always get the newest and coolest toys. This is something that can be hard to explain to a kid, but I learned quickly not to ask for things that I knew were expensive. One particular toy that I always wanted was My Little Pony. I must have wanted it badly enough for my mom to remember it years later when she came home from a garage sale with a My Little Pony toy. Although I was already in my late teens, it meant a lot to me and to this day I still remember the look on my mom’s face when she gave it to me. This makes me wonder if I’m spoiling my nephews too much because I buy them EVERYTHING they want–will they appreciate things as much when they basically get new toys all the time? The reason I’m talking about this is because I have a polish from the My Little Pony Collection to share with you today: China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome. I also used it in a stamped mani so let me show you what I did with it below. Continue reading “China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome”

China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday

Woot, woot! Friday is here again, and I’m gearing up to have a major lazyfest this weekend since I have 4 days off. Do you have any exciting plans this weekend? Since I will have a couple of extra days, I’m going to do some dusty hunting. Now that I’m committed to doing #vintagepolishfriday on the regular, I want to have a pretty decent stash of oldies. Today I’m going to show you a China Glaze In The Mood polish that I found at one of my dusties. The In The Mood line was allegedly released in 2001, and it’s pretty hard to find reliable information online. The only information that seems somewhat legit is that which I found here. Unfortunately, my bottle did not have a name and it appears that they used to have a sticker on the back of the bottle with the name of the polish. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “China Glaze In The Mood – #vintagepolishfriday”

Color Club Night At The Met

Color Club Night At The Met

Is it just me, or is Color Club kind of falling off everyone’s radar? When I first started blogging in 2011, I remember everyone was going batshit crazy for the brand and then the Halo Hues happened. I loved the Halo Hues and got a bunch of them, but it seems like after they went through their rebrand, things just kind of cooled off. I was part of their blogger network and regularly received PR packages and then nothing…crickets. I am not even sure if they are still putting out collections, but I still look through the racks when I go to my beauty supplies.  A few weeks ago, I went to a new store with a couple of friends and I bought a bunch of older polishes, one of them being Color Club Night At The Met. I had not seen this polish before so I had to look it up online and discovered that it’s part of the Made in New York Collection from 2014. Let me show you some swatches below. Continue reading “Color Club Night At The Met”

Tonic Sophia

Tonic Sophia

So how did you make out on the latest Tonic restock? Since it was a pre-order, I did not have to hunger games it when the website opened. I only purchased three polishes: Happenstance, Bauble and Ambrosia. I will go back in March to buy the other three that I wanted because I have to stick to my budget. Did you buy anything? The polish I have for you today is one that is sadly no longer available. I managed to snag it in December when they were temporarily brought back for pre-order. Tonic Sophia (2017) is a much coveted polish from the Golden Girls Collection that was a Multichrome Madness exclusive. It’s soooo pretty, and I am so glad that I was able to snag it. Let me show you my swatches below. Continue reading “Tonic Sophia”

Dare To Wear Metallux Collection

Dare To Wear Metallux Collection

How’s it going today? I hope you’re nice and caffeinated by now just like me. I don’t understand how some people function without a nice cup of joe, but I will drink coffee until the day I die. I come from a long line of coffee addicts, so this should be no surprise. Today I have some multichrome goodies to share with you from a brand I really like. The Dare To Wear Metallux Collection is made up of 6 multichrome polishes, and I picked up two at my local beauty supply. While this collection came out last year, I didn’t really pay much attention to it until I saw the polishes in person. Let me show you some swatches of the pretties I did pick up. Continue reading “Dare To Wear Metallux Collection”

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer – Small Batch Release

Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer – Small Batch Release

Hey there Monday readers! I hope that you are having an ok Monday–as ok as Mondays can be anyway. I had a decently boring weekend so I feel somewhat energized for the new week. I am definitely looking forward to the upcoming weekend since I took an extra day off after the holiday so HELLO FOUR DAY WEEKEND! I know that February is a short month so I’m not even going to mention how crazy it feels that we are almost halfway through the second month of 2018. If only California would stop having 80 degree days, that would be awesome. I did a bunch of changes to my blog this weekend and would love to hear what you think about the layout and such. It’s still a work in progress since my coding skills are non-existent and I’ve had to rely on a free template that I will slowly customize. Today I have some polishes from Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer that are part of a small batch release. Let me show you my swatches below. Continue reading “Seventy Seven Nail Lacquer – Small Batch Release”

China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday

China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday

Happy Friday! I’m so glad the weekend is almost upon us so I can veg a little, and maybe work on organizing my melmers. I don’t know what to do about my nail polish storage situation, so I guess that’s the reason why I have been shopping my stash lately. Although I see plenty of pretty new polishes being released on a weekly basis, I cringe at the idea of trying to find the space to store the steady stream of polishes that I get. One thing that I haven’t been able to stop doing is checking out destashes and evilbay for old discontinued polishes. Because of this, I wanted to resume doing something: Vintage Polish Friday. Continue reading “China Glaze QT – #vintagepolishfriday”