Thursday, August 31, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Blush, Pahlish and Nevermind

The Road to Polish Con is back as a preview for the September 23rd Polish Con event in Chicago. I am delighted to be involved again as both Director of the event and Official RTPC Blogger! If you missed the NYC Road to Polish Con, you can find photos and links here.

I and five other “official” Polish Con Bloggers and Swatchers are sharing each polish with you first! We'll adventure together down the Road to Polish Con every Thursday for a full eleven weeks.
The polishes release Sunday morning at 8am central, will be available to pre-order for one week, and then the shop is refreshed with different polishes for the next launch.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Road to Polish Con

Blush
Tip-Toe The Tightrope - silver holo polish with a pink shimmer

What a stunning shifty holo polish! Opaque in one coat, but I used two because I paint a little uneven sometimes and I didn't want to risk that for photos. I've mentioned in other Blush reviews but worth mentioning again, I'm absolutely in love with the brush! Super soft, flat a bit wide which makes the polish so easy to control. No clean up, cause the Blush brush is "all that and a bag of chips!"

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Tip-Toe The Tightrope
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Tip-Toe The Tightrope
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Tip-Toe The Tightrope

Pahlish
Sweet Home Chicago - soft lilac pink crelly with holographic flakes and pink/copper/holographic shimmer

Super squishy crelly with sparks of holo shine. So delicate! Shown is two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Sweet Home Chicago
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Sweet Home Chicago
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Sweet Home Chicago

Nevermind
Penny Dreadful - A copper holo with a red-pink shift and metallic red flakies.

A bright coppery polish and just look at that holo rainbow bend! A little on the sheer side, shown is three coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Nevermind Penny Dreadful
xoxoJen's swatch of Nevermind Penny Dreadful
xoxoJen's swatch of Nevermind Penny Dreadful

Each of these polishes have great formulas and are worn with KBShimmer Clearly On Top (qdtc) and Fillin Groovy (base).

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos - snag yours this Sunday morning after 8am Central over at http://polishconvention.bigcartel.com/products. They're available 9/3-9/9.

Join the Polish Con facebook group if you haven't already, get your tickets to Con and be in the know!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Press Release: Chicago Polish Con 2017


After a successful event in New York, The Polish Convention, an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, is returning to its hometown of Chicago, IL. This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer takes place September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall in Chicago, IL. Navy Pier, Festival Hall is the largest venue for Polish Con to date, and will be filled with over 30 local and international vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators.

KBShimmer owner Christy Rose says, “We are thrilled to be returning to Polish Con for our third time. The new venue at Chicago's iconic Navy Pier is such (a) beautiful location! This new and larger locale will allow attendees a more pleasurable shopping experience and the makers more opportunity to connect with fans. KBShimmer is honored to be among so many quality Indie Polish brands and cannot wait to announce our unbelievable show specials and introduce our new mini collection celebrating one of America’s best cities, Chicago!”

Some of the over 30 brands that will be in attendance this year, along with the event organizers, are KBShimmer, Glisten & Glow, Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Girly Bits. For nail artists, bloggers, and indie polish lovers in the Chicago area this is the perfect opportunity to meet the creators behind your favorite indie brands, socialize with other nail enthusiasts in the community, and learn new nail art techniques through live demos and tutorials. Shop the latest trendy nail polishes including chrome, holographic, unicorn and mermaid flakes, thermal, glitter and many more unique colors and styles from the wide array of vendors. You will also find nail and hand care items and nail art tools.

Jill Rehm-Craine, owner of Glisten & Glow says “Building interpersonal relationships with old and new indie polish fanatics is the highlight of the event for us! Polish Con showcases indie polish from all over the globe in one place for one day- what an incredible experience. Attendees getting to see in person polishes they have loved online, friendships being formed, and squeals of delight when showing off their manicures are my favorite sights and sounds of the day! We are excited to showcase new Chicago themed collections and offer fabulous deals on award winning products. It's an experience of a lifetime! Near, far wherever you are Polish Con - Chicago is the must go to Nail Polish event of the season!"

"Polish Con is one of my favorite events of the year- it's a chance to connect with our customer base, preview all of the new polishes and offer amazing show specials. There are few opportunities to meet up with a large group of people who share the same passion and Polish Con is just that. Seeing online friends meet in person for the first time, seeing young women passionate about this industry, and seeing the joy on everyone's faces throughout the day is what makes these events so rewarding for me as a vendor," Says Cupcake Polish owner Sara Casey.

Missi Barry, the owner of Different Dimension says, "I love the tutorial tables and demo tables where attendees get to learn many new nail art techniques demonstrated live and then have the ability to try the techniques themselves! You can learn how to do nail polish gradients, watermarble, free hand nail art, apply nail vinyls, make nail decals, and even learn how to stamp like a pro! Polish Con is not only a shopping event, but a learning experience. Such a unique and memorable event for all nail polish lovers."

Three time vendor and owner of Girly Bits, Pam Heil, says, "We look forward to chatting with customers and friends and reconnecting with those we have had the pleasure of meeting at previous events. We are giddy with anticipation of being surrounded by polish and polish fanatics like ourselves. I can't wait to share our newest releases and exclusive show specials. Polish Con is the perfect opportunity to try out new brands we've had our eyes on as well. This year, we are excited to share an exclusive ‘After Polish Con Coupon’ created in collaboration with other vendors for all Polish Con attendees."

The Polish Con tickets for the September 23rd event at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Festival Hall are on sale now through September 22nd, 2017 at EventBrite.com. The event is open to the general public from 3pm Central until 6pm Central and tickets include a Polish Con shopping bag and event brochure with vendor discounts and an after show exclusive coupon. Early access tickets are also available.

Navy Pier, Festival Hall is located at 600 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Night Owl Lacquer: Pining For Fall


Night Owl Lacquer is part of the Polish Pick Up this month! She's created a beautiful olive shade packed with goodness. This polish and many others will be available at https://www.polishpickup.com/ on September 1st - 4th. The theme this month is Fall Foliage & Fun.

Pining For Fall - an olive green with bright golden shimmer and packed full of several different shades of shifting UCC flakies.

xoxoJen's swatch of Night Owl Lacquer: Pining For Fall
xoxoJen's swatch of Night Owl Lacquer: Pining For Fall
xoxoJen's swatch of Night Owl Lacquer: Pining For Fall

Formula was perfection and two coats were just right for opacity. I've used the Tonic top coat, but this polish was fairly glossy on its own. Removal was easy and I didn't notice any staining while using a base coat of Gelous.

I hope you've enjoyed the review, see ya next time!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Turtle Tootsie: Grease inspired Fall Collection

Turtle Tootsie's Grease inspired collection will launch on Sunday, August 27th at 8pm Eastern.
The collection consists of 10 polishes in a variety of shades and finishes.

xoxoJen's swatches of Turtle Tootsie Grease inspired collection

Grease Lightning - A gray creme holo with silver holo micro glitter.
Three coats with topcoat shown, formula was a little streaky but the third coat evened it out.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Grease Lightning
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Grease Lightning
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Grease Lightning

Pink Ladies - A pink pastel holo with neon pink micro flakies
Perfect formula, opaque in two coats and absolutely love the way it has a lavender hue to it.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pink Ladies Pink Ladies
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pink Ladies Pink Ladies
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Pink Ladies Pink Ladies

Tell Me About It, Stud - A red-purple linear holo
Shown is two coats, formula was fantastic and just look at the shimmer in this!

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Tell Me About It, Stud
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Tell Me About It, Stud
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Tell Me About It, Stud

Beauty School Dropout - A peachy pink holo with gold flakies
Two coats shown, formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beauty School Dropout
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beauty School Dropout
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Beauty School Dropout

If You Can't Be An Athlete, Be An Athletic Supporter - A golden peach linear holo polish with assorted chrome chameleon flakies
Shown in two coats, a sort of rose gold/coppery shade, formula was great.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie If You Can't Be An Athlete, Be An Athletic Supporter
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie If You Can't Be An Athlete, Be An Athletic Supporter
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie If You Can't Be An Athlete, Be An Athletic Supporter

Makin Fun of Me, Riz? - A nude holo with purple shimmer
Loving the combination of the taupey base with purple shimmer. Two coats shown, formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Makin Fun of Me, Riz?
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Makin Fun of Me, Riz?
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Makin Fun of Me, Riz?

Summer Dreams Ripped at the Seams - This is a turquoise holo with gold shimmer and gold flakies.
My favorite of the bunch! There's just something about teal and gold that go so well together. Two coats with topcoat shown, formula was perfect.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Summer Dreams Ripped at the Seams
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Summer Dreams Ripped at the Seams
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Summer Dreams Ripped at the Seams

Hand Jive - A bright blue linear holo polish with blue/green micro flakies
So vivid and beautiful, my second favorite of the collection. Shown is two coats with topcoat, great formula.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hand Jive
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hand Jive
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hand Jive

Hickie From Kenickie - A pink/purple metallic holo
And of course I love this purple one too, I've been wearing it almost a week with no chipping. Shown is two coats, great formula.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hickie From Kenickie
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hickie From Kenickie
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Hickie From Kenickie

T-Birds - A black jelly with silver shimmer and silver holo micro glitter
The glitter in this is tiny bar glitter! I don't think I've seen it made that small before. Such a fun polish! Two coats with topcoat shown, formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie T-Birds
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie T-Birds
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie T-Birds

I hope you've enjoyed the collection swatches! Which are your favorites from Turtle Tootsie?

Road to Polish Con:Girly Bits, Fair Maiden and BBP

The Road to Polish Con is back as a preview for the September 23rd Polish Con event in Chicago. I am delighted to be involved again as both Director of the event and Official RTPC Blogger! If you missed the NYC Road to Polish Con, you can find photos and links here.

I and five other “official” Polish Con Bloggers and Swatchers are sharing each polish with you first! We'll adventure together down the Road to Polish Con every Thursday for a full eleven weeks.
The polishes release Sunday morning at 8am central, will be available to pre-order for one week, and then the shop is refreshed with different polishes for the next launch.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Road to Polish Con

Girly Bits
Pier-less Beauty - a navy blue that shifts through violet, blue, and green/gold at the edges, with tiny holographic microglitter, and colour shifting iridescent flakes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Pier-less Beauty
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Pier-less Beauty
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Pier-less Beauty
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Pier-less Beauty
xoxoJen's swatch of Girly Bits Pier-less Beauty

Fair Maiden
Pier Magic - an olive green base that shifts to a dark teal green with added holographic sparkles.

xoxoJen's swatch of Fair maiden Pier Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Fair maiden Pier Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Fair maiden Pier Magic

BBP
Flapper Girl - a black jelly with multiple types of pink & turquoise flakies

xoxoJen's swatch of BBP Flapper Girl
xoxoJen's swatch of BBP Flapper Girl
xoxoJen's swatch of BBP Flapper Girl

Each of these polishes have good formulas, the BBP was a little on the thick side but not unmanageable. Shown is two coats with topcoat for each polish pictured.

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos - snag yours this Sunday morning after 8am Central over at http://polishconvention.bigcartel.com/products. They're available 8/27-9/2, and if you haven't already, join the Polish Con facebook group to stay informed.



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