Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Polish Pickup: March 2020

The theme this month for Polish Pickup is Ancient History! Launch is March 6 at 10am Central through March 9, 11pm Central. Tons of brands have awesome offerings this month, and I have some of them to share with you!

xoxoJen's swatch of Polish Pickup: March 2020

Blush In The Beginning
A pale silver-toned lavender nail polish with a strong linear holographic flame, reminiscent of a flash of light.
No cap

The last three photos are taken under a different light to demonstrate just how holo this polish can be! It's very striking! If I were to rank the intensity of it, I'd put it at the high end. Two coats shown, with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush In The Beginning


KBShimmer Sól What?
A soft purple jelly base accented by color shifting flakes that shift from orange to gold and green. Micro holographic flakes reflect throughout.
The polish is inspired by the artwork based on the Norse story of Sól and Mani.
No cap

Shown in two coats on its own and in one coat over black. What a stunning polish! The formula is smooth for as many sparkly things as are in it!

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?

Over black cream

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Sól What?


KBShimmer Pomegranate Scrub
Inspired by the Greek mythology story of Hades and Persephone.
The pomegranate scrub features a hint of musk, with tropical notes of pineapple and guava for a bold pomegranate scent.

When I opened the jar, I saw swirls of pinks, reds and white and when I sniffed, I smelled the most creamy smelling pomegranate blend I've ever smelled. It's dreamy, even if you're not fond of pomegranate. The guava note really rounds it out and softens the pom. I promise, this is not sharp or tart at all - it's creamy and fruity and just delicious smelling!

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pomegranate Scrub
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pomegranate Scrub
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Pomegranate Scrub


Lollipop Posse The Sister Guardians
A sky blue crelly packed with two Aurora shimmers that shift vibrant pink, gold, and green.
Inspired by the Zorya sisters of ancient Slavic folklore. They are often referred to as the Auroras, and are the guardians of the morning and evening skies.
cap TBD

I am super in love with this polish, this exact color of blue and shimmer combo has been floating around in my "wish it existed" list for quite some time now.
I love seeing redbud trees and cherry trees in full bloom with their pink blossoms and vibrant green leaves in springtime and this polish is all that! I've worn it for a few days and people have noticed it and commented (that just doesn't happen to me, like ever) ok, enough mushy/nostalgia - I'm showing this here in three coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Sister Guardians
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Sister Guardians
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Sister Guardians
xoxoJen's swatch of Lollipop Posse The Sister Guardians


Nail Hoot Golden Mask Dynasty
Inspired by a photo Brandie took when she attended The Golden Mask Dynasty (金面王朝) show. The story tells how a queen who wears a golden mask creates a splendid dynasty through wisdom, tolerance, trust and boundless love.
Cap: Possibly 280 - the previous cap was 55

A flood of green/orange/blue iridescent moon flakes fill the neon pink pearlescent base. Shown in 2 coats. Also works well in one coat as a topper over red toned creams, dark pinks and purples.

xoxoJen's swatch of Nail Hoot Golden Mask Dynasty
xoxoJen's swatch of Nail Hoot Golden Mask Dynasty
xoxoJen's swatch of Nail Hoot Golden Mask Dynasty


Rogue Lacquer Persian Nights
Described as a bright orange red coral with red, gold indigo color shifting flakes and micro holo shreds.
Inspired by ancient Persia, one of the oldest civilizations!

Wowza! This color packs a punch! Definitely eye catching and the intense sparkle going on just adds to that! Shown in two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Persian Nights
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Persian Nights
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Persian Nights


Turtle Tootsie Double Headed Serpent
Inspired by the two-headed serpent.
a mint green crelly loaded with orange/yellow/gold chameleon flakies and chopper shimmers.
cap: 200

Lovely pale shade, perfect creamy formula! Shown in two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Double Headed Serpent
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Double Headed Serpent
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Double Headed Serpent
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie Double Headed Serpent

What are you picking up this month?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Great Lakes Lacquer: Notes To Self 2020


The Notes To Self 2020 collection debuts at Great Lakes Lacquer's shop on the 29th of February at 9 AM Eastern. The collection includes various shades and finishes, something for everyone!

Every polish is shown in two coats with topcoat, the toppers are also shown in one coat over another collection polish and then topcoated. The formulas for all the polishes in this collection are magical. Super easy, no fuss application.

I have really enjoyed soaking in the inpirations that Mariah included with the descriptions.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Notes To Self 2020

Change:
Change is constant. It is the sure thing in life, besides death and taxes. Time to embrace it.
A blue leaning lilac filled with an aqua to fuchsia shifting shimmer and a soft scattered holographic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Change
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Change
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Change
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Change


Clarity:
With clarity, comes insight. Clear the haze and be clear in your direction.
A blue mint overflowing with a blue to purple, to magenta, to orange and gold shifting shimmer and a soft scattered holographic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Clarity
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Clarity
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Clarity
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Clarity


Community:
Community is an essential part to thriving. Find your community and cherish it.
A pale blue gray filled with an aqua to purple to magenta and gold shifting shimmer and a soft scattered holographic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Community
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Community
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Community
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Community


Confidence:
Find you. Be you. Do you to the best of your ability and always be confident in that.
Dark charcoal lit from within by a fiery magenta to orange to gold shifting shimmer and a soft scattered holographic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Confidence


Courage:
Have the courage to stand for what is right and what you believe in, including for yourself.
A pale petal pink warmed by a copper to gold to green shifting shimmer and a soft scattered holographic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Courage
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Courage
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Courage
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Courage


Laughter:
Cheesy? Yes but still true. Laughter cures all ails.
A medium purple orchid creme.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Laughter
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Laughter
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Laughter


Love:
Love yourself, love your family, love your friends. Love is love is love.
An orange leaning peachy nude creme.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Love


Peace:
May it be prevalent throughout 2020. May it triumph over all.
A midnight blue creme that is almost black and squishy as all get out.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Peace
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Peace
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Peace


Prosperity:
May all the good things grow in number this year.
A purple leaning greige creme.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Prosperity
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Prosperity
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Prosperity


Refresh:
Self care is important. Make it a priority.
A dense shimmery blue to purple to magenta to gold and green at the edges. This has a bit of a scattered holographic effect as well.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh

Refresh with Laughter:

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh

Refresh with Peace

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Refresh


Renew:
Do things that fill you. Dump things that drain you. Take a vacation; even if it's on your couch reading your favorite book.
A coppery red to gold to aqua shifting shimmer with specks of iridescent pink added into the mix.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew

Renew with Love:

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew

Renew with Prosperity:

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Renew


Resolve:
Be strong in your conviction. Resolve to stand for what you believe.
A glitterbomb! Teal to purple to magenta to orange microglitter and holo microglitter.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Resolve

The Notes To Self 2020 collection debuts at Great Lakes Lacquer's shop on the 29th of February at 9 AM Eastern.
What will you be picking up?

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