Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

PearlyQueen

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Thanks, I did like the FF a lot too. I still like thermals, but it seems that I've bought a few very similar ones lately, so I was feeling a bit meh about them. It was either pink to purple, blue to purple or purple to darker purple and it just felt a bit repetative. I even opted for a bright neon green to wear today (Illyrian Ectoplasm) as I got fed up with purples!

Luckily I don't really have the urge to buy anything right now which is just as well, as I really really shouldn't. I'll probably get 3 or 4 from PPU (PfD, Girly Bits, KBShimmer, maybe Ard As Nails), but passing on Femme Fatale and Glam (although I will be interested to see what you buy). I'm also not that keen on the FTLOP box (yay) and while I quite like the new EPs (spring collection), I'm definitely not ordering. I've been trying to sell some make up and have a bit of money in my Paypal that will cover PPU and a bit more, but I'm really trying to be good.
Oh good grief, I forgot about PPU and FTLOP, haven't seen the first yet, but I was thinking about FTLOP, I really like two of the three.
Anyway, good to get a change of colour out, and Ectoplasm sounds like a contrast for you! I don't have it so looking forward to seeing that on you.
 

PearlyQueen

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That's good news about Vanessa! Hope she does indeed exchange it for Phoenix. I have that, it's pretty. I'm happy with a small decant of Tarantulas if you only end up with one, if that's okay.

What did you order the time before last?
Well they arrived today! And she has swapped it for Phoenix, full marks for once - fast shipping, did what she promised AND didn't charge the extra dollar for the replacement polish. She's even been posting on the group a couple of times recently, have complaints finally sunk in? Maybe it was my email! Didn't answer but took notice???
 

Anitacska

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Well they arrived today! And she has swapped it for Phoenix, full marks for once - fast shipping, did what she promised AND didn't charge the extra dollar for the replacement polish. She's even been posting on the group a couple of times recently, have complaints finally sunk in? Maybe it was my email! Didn't answer but took notice???
That's great! I'm still not buying from her, once you kick me out of your group, I'm no longer a customer. There are plenty enough other makers to give my money to. Speaking of which, Tonic are planning an oops sale soon. Ugh.
 

PearlyQueen

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That's great! I'm still not buying from her, once you kick me out of your group, I'm no longer a customer. There are plenty enough other makers to give my money to. Speaking of which, Tonic are planning an oops sale soon. Ugh.
Don't blame you. There's always something else, isn't there? I bought Glams and Shleees today...
(Glams are The Mage, Lords of the Crystal, The Crystal of Truth and the older one Vulnera Sanentur - in case you want swapsies!)
 

Anitacska

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Don't blame you. There's always something else, isn't there? I bought Glams and Shleees today...
(Glams are The Mage, Lords of the Crystal, The Crystal of Truth and the older one Vulnera Sanentur - in case you want swapsies!)
Good choices! I might be interested in 2 or 3. I also like the light purple and the purple flakie ones, but sadly can't order. Oh well, I'll live.
 

Anitacska

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Time for some manis. First up is Different Dimension Purplexed. This is supposed to be a tri-thermal, but I'm not sure I could see 3 different shades. Still, very pretty. Unfortunately I had to cut down my thumb nail due to the side break.

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Next is Femme Fatale Jewel Fever (thermal) with Nails Inc Lavender Close (2013 untried).

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Anitacska

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This is Illyrian Polish Ectoplasm with L.A. Girl Crowd Surfing (2013 untried).

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My current mani is Femme Fatale Shub-Niggurath (thermal) with Topshop Bowl Me Over (2013 untried). I had another side break, on my little finger, but decided to stick a false nail on it as the others are so nice and long.

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boschicka

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Did anyone order from Illyrian? I had a look and quite liked 2 of the polishes, but obviously didn't order. Also, what is it with prototypes? Can she not created a cohesive collection anymore?
Nope. I saw Ethereal had a limited stock sale and people were voicing disappointment on her page that things sold out so quickly. Admins turned off comments on all those posts. Then I saw the maker from Ethereal complaining on Illyrian's page that she missed out on Venom. Hypocrisy much?
 

PearlyQueen

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Time for some manis. First up is Different Dimension Purplexed. This is supposed to be a tri-thermal, but I'm not sure I could see 3 different shades. Still, very pretty. Unfortunately I had to cut down my thumb nail due to the side break.

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Next is Femme Fatale Jewel Fever (thermal) with Nails Inc Lavender Close (2013 untried).

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Can't say I see three shades either, but it is nice - so is the other one!
 

PearlyQueen

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This is Illyrian Polish Ectoplasm with L.A. Girl Crowd Surfing (2013 untried).

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My current mani is Femme Fatale Shub-Niggurath (thermal) with Topshop Bowl Me Over (2013 untried). I had another side break, on my little finger, but decided to stick a false nail on it as the others are so nice and long.

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I like Ectoplasm both with and without the topper! I didn't pick it up myself, I don't wear many greens and I have many untried, but I like it on you and am contemplating whether my skipping it was an error!
 

PearlyQueen

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Did anyone order from Illyrian? I had a look and quite liked 2 of the polishes, but obviously didn't order. Also, what is it with prototypes? Can she not created a cohesive collection anymore?
I almost skipped this - there was only one I felt I HAD to have (Blueberry) and the others were not all that special. I wanted at least four to make the shipping reasonable, but ended up with just three (Blueberry, Sensei, Wizard) - I almost got Venom and Star Room, but the more I looked at them, the less I thought they'd suit me. I should have left it but I loved Blueberry soooo much I just couldn't. I think she has commitment issues, hence the prototypes! Her new approach must be helping, they sold pretty quickly, unlike the last few releases.
 

PearlyQueen

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Nope. I saw Ethereal had a limited stock sale and people were voicing disappointment on her page that things sold out so quickly. Admins turned off comments on all those posts. Then I saw the maker from Ethereal complaining on Illyrian's page that she missed out on Venom. Hypocrisy much?
Ha, guess Illyrian's not the only FB Gestapo! How funny though, karma!
 

Anitacska

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Nope. I saw Ethereal had a limited stock sale and people were voicing disappointment on her page that things sold out so quickly. Admins turned off comments on all those posts. Then I saw the maker from Ethereal complaining on Illyrian's page that she missed out on Venom. Hypocrisy much?
How ridiculous! Serves her right.
 

Anitacska

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I almost skipped this - there was only one I felt I HAD to have (Blueberry) and the others were not all that special. I wanted at least four to make the shipping reasonable, but ended up with just three (Blueberry, Sensei, Wizard) - I almost got Venom and Star Room, but the more I looked at them, the less I thought they'd suit me. I should have left it but I loved Blueberry soooo much I just couldn't. I think she has commitment issues, hence the prototypes! Her new approach must be helping, they sold pretty quickly, unlike the last few releases.
I knew you would get Blueberry. I liked Sensei the most, Wizard looks quite nice too. I also quite liked Venom.
 

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