Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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My latest manis, first is El Corazon Pink Squirrel with Girly Bits Up to Gnome Good.

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Next is Enchanted Polish Autumn with FUN Lacquer Ponsiettia (H).

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My current mani is Glam Polish Hakuna Matata with Different Dimension Atlantis.

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PearlyQueen

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My latest manis, first is El Corazon Pink Squirrel with Girly Bits Up to Gnome Good.

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Next is Enchanted Polish Autumn with FUN Lacquer Ponsiettia (H).

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My current mani is Glam Polish Hakuna Matata with Different Dimension Atlantis.

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Oo, I like these! The pink and blue work beautifully together, the autumnal one is very pretty, and the last is well shifty!
 

Anitacska

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Have you seen the new Illyrian prototypes (for TIS)? I'm not fussed about the exclusives, but I do like the protos. Luckily they will be available in the shop at the end of October. Although I have to admit, they do look a bit similar to other polishes, but I guess that's her style.
 

PearlyQueen

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Have you seen the new Illyrian prototypes (for TIS)? I'm not fussed about the exclusives, but I do like the protos. Luckily they will be available in the shop at the end of October. Although I have to admit, they do look a bit similar to other polishes, but I guess that's her style.
I definitely love them, though I've only seen one of the exclusives - shame that won't be available too.
 

boschicka

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No, sorry. I can't be bothered with that now. Too many polishes to hunt down all the time. You could ask in the group?
Interested to hear your thoughts on event exclusives and fairies in general and then the recent drama of event attendees unable to get polishes at events due to fairies.
 

PearlyQueen

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Interested to hear your thoughts on event exclusives and fairies in general and then the recent drama of event attendees unable to get polishes at events due to fairies.
To be honest, this is the first time I've heard of it being an issue. I've never used a fairy service - nor have I been to an event (I'd love to see one, but it's a long way from the UK!). I can see that would be disappointing if you've attended though, I'd always assumed there would be plenty for everyone. As I said, never been to one, I'm guessing from this comment that it's as hard to get an event exclusive if you're there as it used to be to get an EP on first launch day of a one time release! As someone overseas, I always feel a bit let down by event exclusives from "my" brands, as I hate to miss out myself. A conundrum I guess. I'd always thought of it as a chance to meet makers, try samples and see things in the flesh before buying, rather than a chance for an exclusive, but I imagine it's a good way to boost ticket sales and indeed polish sales on the day.
 

Anitacska

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Interested to hear your thoughts on event exclusives and fairies in general and then the recent drama of event attendees unable to get polishes at events due to fairies.
I agree with Anne, I hate these event exclusives that you can only get if you go there or find yourself a fairy. I had a fairy from the UK a couple of years ago, I know her from a UK group, she offered to fairy and she was lovely, but trying to ask someone I don't actually know in the first place is not great. Also with the tipping culture in the US, most people expect to be compensated for helping and I've heard they expect you to buy them an extra bottle of polish for each bottle they fairy you which just isn't worth if to me. So I've given up on fairies.

I know certain brands will open a pre-order if they sell out of their exclusives (Girly Bits for one) and many will offer the LE polishes afterwards in their shop (again Girly Bits, PfD, Tonic, Different Dimension), but not all and I guess it can be annoying if you're there and miss out on the exclusives. But since I can't make it to any of these, I find it hard to sympathise with people.
 

Anitacska

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Got my Glam order, I really like the polishes I got.

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Now that I got these, I'm ready to do the swap, Anne if you are. I bought a load of empty bottles from eBay and can send you my list, and then get on with decanting over the weekend.

In other news, I quite like the look of the new EP collection. I might actually buy some of these (subject to swatches of course). Otherwise, trying to save my money for the next Tonic restock, I know I will want loads.
 

Anitacska

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A few mani pictures, first up is Cupcake Polish Queen Anthias with Glam Polish Ocean Air & Salty Hair. I really loved the Cupcake Polish, and it's in times like these when I feel a bit sad that I probably won't get to wear it again because I have so many polishes. But then I find 10 more I want to buy, hahaha!

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Next is Hema 823 Red with Illyrian Blood Red Opal. The Illyrian is really pretty.

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This is Tonic Polish Peacock Parade with Picture Polish Aurora (2 coats added on top of the Tonic). So Peacock Parade is gorgeous, very shifty and all, but I still struggle to see the huge hype around it. I mean, I love Tonic, but some fans make it sound like she's the first person to invent multichrome polish. I do like it that it doesn't need black under it and you can get away with 2 generous coats, but the colours and the shift are pretty much the same as any other multichrome I own.

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Anitacska

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@PearlyQueen I've tagged your hubby in the Illyrian group, hope he doesn't mind, as there's a restock for the TIS exclusive polishes tonight. Hope you manage to get them (if you still want them). I've decided not to order, but I'll probably get some of the protos at the next restock.
 

PearlyQueen

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Got my Glam order, I really like the polishes I got.

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Now that I got these, I'm ready to do the swap, Anne if you are. I bought a load of empty bottles from eBay and can send you my list, and then get on with decanting over the weekend.

In other news, I quite like the look of the new EP collection. I might actually buy some of these (subject to swatches of course). Otherwise, trying to save my money for the next Tonic restock, I know I will want loads.
Lovely order, glad you're happy with them.
I need to buy bottles for the swap, can you let me know how many please? I can go up to 12 with my swap list, though I doubt that you need that many of mine! Unfortunately, said list is sitting on my office desk, so I can't send it till next week.
Interesting, a couple of the EPs are attracting me too, but I don't know if I'll go for them - swatches will make my mind up!
 

PearlyQueen

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A few mani pictures, first up is Cupcake Polish Queen Anthias with Glam Polish Ocean Air & Salty Hair. I really loved the Cupcake Polish, and it's in times like these when I feel a bit sad that I probably won't get to wear it again because I have so many polishes. But then I find 10 more I want to buy, hahaha!

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Next is Hema 823 Red with Illyrian Blood Red Opal. The Illyrian is really pretty.

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This is Tonic Polish Peacock Parade with Picture Polish Aurora (2 coats added on top of the Tonic). So Peacock Parade is gorgeous, very shifty and all, but I still struggle to see the huge hype around it. I mean, I love Tonic, but some fans make it sound like she's the first person to invent multichrome polish. I do like it that it doesn't need black under it and you can get away with 2 generous coats, but the colours and the shift are pretty much the same as any other multichrome I own.

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These are lovely! I adore the red one (I don't know Hema, but I love that colour, it's my fave shade of red) - BRO is stunning on you.
PP is lovely - but I'm glad you posted this. I nearly bought it last week because I've heard so many people raving about it as the best multichrome ever, but I held off and now you've said that it's no different to the others, I can save my ££££s for other things.
 

PearlyQueen

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@PearlyQueen I've tagged your hubby in the Illyrian group, hope he doesn't mind, as there's a restock for the TIS exclusive polishes tonight. Hope you manage to get them (if you still want them). I've decided not to order, but I'll probably get some of the protos at the next restock.
Thanks for that Anita, he didn't mention it so I'm hoping he didn't respond like he usually does!
I got Tarantulas, which has made me very happy - tried for the two mystery options but failed, got all four protos though and a couple of the toppers. I was so rushed trying to make sure I got Tarantulas I forgot to use the free shipping code, and also missed that Bubblegum was in stock, so not my most successful launch but I got what I really wanted. I nearly went back for Bubblegum but two lots of shipping and two lots of consolidation fees made me back off. Do you have it? I might add it to my swap list if you do.
Anyhow, since I got the protos, I'm hoping not to want anything from the next launch. That seems unlikely though as I assume the new collection will go live with them.
 
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