Sunday, November 17, 2019

Polish Pickup: Winter Is Coming

The theme this month for Polish Pick Up is Winter Is Coming! Launch is Dec 2 at 10am Central through Dec 6, 11pm Central. A heap of fantastic brands have offerings this month, and I have some of them to share with you!

xoxoJen's swatch of Polish Pickup: Winter Is Coming


1850 Artisan Winter Twilight
This magical thermal is filled with holographic microflakes, pink to purple and blue shifting iridescent microflakes, and copper highlights. It is medium blue when warm, allowing the pink highlights to stand out, and midnight blue when cool, showing off the copper highlights.
Cap: 150

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Winter Twilight
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Winter Twilight
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Artisan Winter Twilight


Baroness X Ice Bubble Flambe
A blurple to light pink thermal with blue to violet shimmers and microflakes, a light dusting of large particle holo pigment and ultra-thin silver holo microglitter.

Inspired by the flammable ice bubbles that form in ice in some lakes. Most famously from Lake Abraham in Alberta, Canada. Methane bubbles are produced by decaying organic matter in the sediments at the bottom of lakes or rivers. The bubbles freeze when temperatures plunge.
cap 80 US/3 UK

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ice Bubble Flambe
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ice Bubble Flambe
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ice Bubble Flambe


Blush Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
An olive holographic nail polish with small holographic flakes and varying sizes of iridescent glitters that subtly shift from hints of orange, yellow and green.
No Cap

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Meet Me Under The Mistletoe
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Meet Me Under The Mistletoe


Great Lakes Lacquer Sandor Is A Whole Mood
A pale steel gray filled with two different aurora shifting shimmers and orange to gold to green shifting iridescent flake.
Inspired by Sandor Clegane (The Hound) from Game of Thrones.
No cap

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sandor Is A Whole Mood
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sandor Is A Whole Mood
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sandor Is A Whole Mood
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Sandor Is A Whole Mood


Great Lakes Lacquer Not Today
An effects topper filled with dark blue to purple iridescent shifting flake, aurora shimmer to match, and a scattered holographic to tie everything together. Shown over a bright berry, almost red shimmery shade.
No cap

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Not Today
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Not Today
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Not Today


Kathleen & Co. Winter's Dusk
A light indigo purple base loaded with two different types of aurora shifting pigment. Shifts from shades of pink, orange, gold, green and sometimes aqua at varied angles and lighting.
Inspired by sunlight hitting the snow right at dusk.
Cap: 175

xoxoJen's swatch of Kathleen & Co. Winter's Dusk
xoxoJen's swatch of Kathleen & Co. Winter's Dusk
xoxoJen's swatch of Kathleen & Co. Winter's Dusk
xoxoJen's swatch of Kathleen & Co. Winter's Dusk


KBShimmer Un-brrr-lieveable
When cool, the base is a grapey purple, and warm a bold icy blue. Iridescent flakes in tones of pink, purple, aqua, green and gold light up this wintry nail polish shade, while micro holo glitters add a hint of sparkle and shine.
Inspired by a giant castle constructed of ice and colorfully lit for an amazing visual experience.
No Cap

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Un-brrr-lieveable
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Un-brrr-lieveable
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Un-brrr-lieveable


KBShimmer Cocoa & Cookies Sugar Scrub
The scrub starts with notes of steamed milk and rich chocolate, followed by sweet vanilla cookies. A gentle dusting of gold mica finishes it off.
Inspired by the cold weather treats of the same name.
No Cap

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Cocoa & Cookies Sugar Scrub
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Cocoa & Cookies Sugar Scrub
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Cocoa & Cookies Sugar Scrub


Lollipop Posse W is for Winnie
A cold gray-blue base packed to the brim with holographic microflakes, Aurora shimmer and iridescent flakes that shift between orange, red, gold, and green.
Inspired by Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, an interpretation of the dusky evening sky as viewed beneath a foot of solid, cold, cloudy ice.
Cap TBD

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse W is for Winnie
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse W is for Winnie
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse W is for Winnie
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse W is for Winnie


Turtle Tootsie Cozy Purple Blanket
A deep dark purple linear holo polish with pink, gold and green shifting shimmers and black holo micro glitters.
Cap: 200

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Cozy Purple Blanket
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Cozy Purple Blanket
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Cozy Purple Blanket

Each polish is shown in two coats with glossy topcoat. I didn't experience any issues with formula, all of them were good. What will you be picking up this month?

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Blush Lacquer: The Nutcracker Suite Trio

The Blush Nutcracker Suite trio launches on Friday, November 22nd at 12:01am EST at https://blushlacquers.com Stockists TBD. *Please note* This collection is releasing during Blush's Pre-Black Friday Sale which runs from Friday, November 22nd at 12:01am EST to Monday, November 25th at 11:59pm EST. The trio will stay as a regular release collection after the sale has ended.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Nutcracker Suite Trio


Clara: A linear holographic nail polish filled with rose gold micro flakes, holographic flakes and platinum silver flakes.

Loving the soft rose gold shade, shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Clara
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Clara
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Clara


The Mouse King: A linear holographic nail polish filled with bronze micro flakes, holographic flakes and gold flakes.

Super sparkly and a perfect formula as with all of Blush's polishes. Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Mouse King
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Mouse King
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Mouse King


The Nutcracker Prince: A pure silver linear holographic nail polish with holographic flakes and platinum silver flakes.

If you were waiting for me to mention the brush, here it is. :) Blush's brush is the softest and was the first brand to offer the fan brush in indie polish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Nutcracker Prince
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Nutcracker Prince
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush The Nutcracker Prince

Will you be picking these up and hitting the Blush sale?

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Tonic: Fall 2019 Release

Tonic's fall release is jam packed with beautiful polishes!
An all new fall collection, re-release of two Polish Palette shades, overpours of three Polish Con shades, and a few other vault goodies.
Available now at https://www.tonicpolish.com/ and don't forget to use the shipping codes if you qualify for free shipping! (see Tonic page)

Lindsey developed this collection with a theme in mind. She wanted to create colors that look amazing on their own but equally incredible when topped with Tonic's Liquid Velvet matte top coat. To further celebrate this idea, she developed a matte flakey topper that looks phenomenal when worn over any color in the collection!
Tonic also released a refill size of Liquid Velvet so you can switch back and forth between matte and shiny topcoat every day without worry!

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Fall 2019 Release

The Fall Collection
Speak of the Devil, Off the Hook, Blood On My Hands, Devil’s Advocate, In Cold Blood, Bat Out Of Hell, Birds of a Feather, Cloud Nine, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Down in Flames


Speak of the Devil
Blackened brown with strong flash of copper shimmer and a subtle scattered holo.

Love at first sight! Yes, I fell hard and fast for this polish. It's got that glow from within the depths of its brown syrupy base. Quite opaque, but shown here in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Speak of the Devil


Off the hook
A super flashy gold to green (and even blue at extreme angles!) shifting sparkly shimmer with flecks of orange iridescent flakes in a blackened burgundy base. Difficult to describe, but this color is autumn in a bottle!

Definitely shifty like a beetle shell with pops of flake. Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Off the hook


Blood on my Hands
Lindsey has been dreaming of creating a color such as this for years, but wasn't able to do the concept justice until a friend inspired her to have another go at it. Finally perfected, she created a bright flash of metallic looking red that fades to black around the edges. The shimmer has subtle copper and gold-green shifts at some angles and under bright lamps. The color is especially incredible when mattified. This one is highly pigmented so be sure to start with a protective layer of base coat to avoid nail yellowing!

I fell hard and fast for this one too! I've been wanting a polish like this for a few years now, and here it is. Don't miss this one! Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Blood on my Hands


Devil’s Advocate
Blackened sparkly purple that shifts from a very cool toned blue-violet to a bright flashy red-violet. The shifty shimmer gives it a sort of sparkly, faceted appearance!

Very grapey and sparkly, definitely vampy! Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Devil’s Advocate


In Cold Blood
Bright indigo blue shimmer and flakes in a blackened base. The shimmer and flakes give it a sort of faceted glowy appearance!

She's done it again, ya'll! That glowy middle and naturally dark around the edges look has me. Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic In Cold Blood


Bat Out of Hell
Blackened base filled with green-purple shifting multichrome micro flakes and iridescent green flakes. The flakes give it a sparkly, faceted appearance.

The purple shift in this one is crazy good. Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Bat Out of Hell


Birds of a Feather
Teal-blue to purple shifting shimmer in a slightly blackened base that dries to a velvety matte finish all on its own.

The purple shift in this is such a rich hue. Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Birds of a Feather


Cloud Nine
Bright aqua blue shimmer in a dusky lilac base with green blue iridescent flakes. Dries to a satin finish on its own.

Another beautifully glowy polish! Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine

Topped with Down In Flames





Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Cloud Nine


Poor Unfortunate Souls
Inspired and named by a member of the Tonic community, Tyler Lloyd. This is a mid-dark grey cream with a blast of glowing indigo blue shimmer.

I love a good grey with purple sparks and these ones seem to shift from almost blue to berry red! I didn't catch it on film, but its definitely there. Shown in two coats

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls

Topped with matte topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls

Topped with Down In Flames

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls

Topped with Down In Flames and glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Poor Unfortunate Souls


Down in Flames
A matte topper (the same matte base as Liquid Velvet) packed with red to orange to gold shifting multichrome flakes.

Such a pretty topper! I've used one coat in all the above photos, but here I've used two coats with no base shade.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames

Topped with glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Down in Flames

Polish Con NOLA colors:

Pearl Diver
a matte purple lumichrome with iridescent flakes.

A nice mid-toned purple that shifts to green which makes it look kind of mauve, shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver

Topped with glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Pearl Diver


Sky Diver
a matte blue lumichrome with iridescent flakes.

A cornflower blue that shifts to bright purple and is quite sparkly when glossed up! Shown in two coats

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver

Topped with glossy topcoat

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Sky Diver


Field of Flowers
matte green to purple shifting microflakes and pink to yellow to green shifting multichrome flakes.

Also magnetic, but not advertised as such. I would guess because the contrast isn't very stark, but its definitely there. Shown in two coats

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers

Topped with matte topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers

Magentized in a diagonal stripe with a bar magnet.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Field of Flowers



POLISH PALETTE COLORS
First time releasing outside of the box:

PSL or Bust!
Bright meltallic yellow marigold.

The listing says this also stamps! I want to try it out soon, I love this brassy gold so much! Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic PSL or Bust!
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic PSL or Bust!
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic PSL or Bust!


Colorful Foliage Shot
Candy-like berry filled with pink shimmer flecks

More of a blue leaning red in most lighting, when under bright lighting the pink shimmers really pop! Shown in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Colorful Foliage Shot
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Colorful Foliage Shot
xoxoJen's swatch of Tonic Colorful Foliage Shot

What did you haul from this Tonic release?!

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