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PearlyQueen

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Quick mani post. First is Chanel Azure (2013 untried) with Girly Bits Showgirl Plucker. The Chanel was so nice and only took 2 coats.

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Next is Glam Polish Selfless, Brave & True with Hits Mari Moon Cosmic Glitters Seapunk Mermaid (2013 untried). The Glam was a 2 coater too and such an amazing polish. I love those old multichromes, I think they're from 2013.
Edited to add: my 2013 untrieds are based on a spreadsheet dated July 2013, so don't include the whole year. So I'm not counting the Glams in that. But it doesn't matter either way, I guess.

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This is Nails Inc Burlington Arcade (2013 untried) with Different Dimension Mystery Prototype 155. Both of these are really nice.

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I really love the blue combo and the pinks! I'm definitely feeling the DD one at the end. Is it a topper?
 

PearlyQueen

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Here are a couple more mani pictures. First is Polished for Days Whale of a Tale with Polished for Days Mermaid Scales. My pictures don't do it justice, I really loved both polishes, but in particular WoaT surprised me because it looked a bit meh in the bottle.

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My current mani is Jindie Nails Purple Rain-bow with Models Own Southern Lights (both 2013 untrieds)

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I've ordered the HHC EP and FF and slightly regretted it because the exchange rate is absolutely rubbish (1.15 something as opposed to 1.25 something from 10 days ago, and that was already not great). Oh well, I've done it now. I didn't order from EdM in the end, I only really liked one LE and it's now sold out anyway. So far I'm not that keen on many PPU polishes, and hoping there aren't any new releases coming up anytime soon.
The PfDs are so shifty, love them. I noticed the exchange rate plummeted the other day :(
 

Anitacska

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She's gone dark. It still hasn't moved, no answer to my email, posted in the group and Amy said she had received her shipment, no-one else (inc Vanessa) has responded. I'm not in a hurry or anything, I just wish she'd let me know what's going on.
That's annoying, but not surprising sadly. I saw her update on the website saying she was under the weather, that's a new excuse isn't it? Of course you can now use that very easily saying you have to self isolate, etc. I just wish she was honest with people.
 

Anitacska

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I really love the blue combo and the pinks! I'm definitely feeling the DD one at the end. Is it a topper?
Thanks. I'm not entirely sure, I didn't swatch it alone, but it seems like it would probably work well in 2-3 coats. Actually, come to think of it, when Missi was showing the mystery polishes and swatching them, I think it was pretty opaque on its own.
 

PearlyQueen

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That's annoying, but not surprising sadly. I saw her update on the website saying she was under the weather, that's a new excuse isn't it? Of course you can now use that very easily saying you have to self isolate, etc. I just wish she was honest with people.
I hadn't seen that, so thanks. I hate the lack of comms from her, that's my biggest gripe.
 

PearlyQueen

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Yeah, that was my big pre-Christmas / Black Friday haul. Sadly I won't be hauling like that again for a long while. But hey, I have all my untrieds to keep me going (for the next decade, lol).
I think I have enough untrieds to keep me going for about 40 years... I'll be pushing 100 by then, obviously still fabulously manicured of course!
 

Anitacska

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How is everyone? I feel weird (not physically) and scared. It's so quiet around here, I'm near the town center and there's usually quite a bit of traffic and people walking past, but there's hardly anyone around. Which is good obviously, but it's so eerie.

I've not really been thinking about polish much, it just suddenly doesn't seem that important, if that makes sense? Also can't really afford to buy anything. I have some money in my Paypal account and will probably get a couple of polishes from PPU (so far I like the Fair Maiden and Girly Bits), but I can't really sell anything to fund my purchases as I don't want to make unnecessary trips to the post office. My ex is working (from home), but the company isn't doing well (not because of this), so god only knows how long he'll be employed for. It's all just really scary.

I'm still painting my nails though, will try to post some mani pictures soon. Some people are saying they have all this free time due to being at home, that hasn't happened for me yet!

Oh and my Tonic order was stuck in Chicago for about 4 days and now is coming via Japan. Who knows when that will get here? Meh.
 

PearlyQueen

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How is everyone? I feel weird (not physically) and scared. It's so quiet around here, I'm near the town center and there's usually quite a bit of traffic and people walking past, but there's hardly anyone around. Which is good obviously, but it's so eerie.

I've not really been thinking about polish much, it just suddenly doesn't seem that important, if that makes sense? Also can't really afford to buy anything. I have some money in my Paypal account and will probably get a couple of polishes from PPU (so far I like the Fair Maiden and Girly Bits), but I can't really sell anything to fund my purchases as I don't want to make unnecessary trips to the post office. My ex is working (from home), but the company isn't doing well (not because of this), so god only knows how long he'll be employed for. It's all just really scary.

I'm still painting my nails though, will try to post some mani pictures soon. Some people are saying they have all this free time due to being at home, that hasn't happened for me yet!

Oh and my Tonic order was stuck in Chicago for about 4 days and now is coming via Japan. Who knows when that will get here? Meh.
Hi Anita, we're OK here, but it's been a very strange couple of weeks. My mani started chipping on Tuesday, but somehow I am living with it (helps if you are sitting in a dressing gown working from home and no-one can see you I guess...). Maybe today. I've been stressed and manically busy trying to set up new ways to work from home, and it's still ongoing. Now for some unknown reason everyone seems to want to have an online meeting, lord only knows why. Maybe they have something important they can't type into our forum. So once again I'll have to learn and install more damned software, it feels never-ending. I'm sorry your ex's job feels insecure, to be honest I think we're all worried about that. My employer is good, but this is costing a fortune, never mind the damage Brexit will cause, and students aren't signing up for next year. Very stressful. And I've been warned my second part-time job is almost certainly gone.
I have been wanting to order some Lemmings but it feels overly frivolous at the moment - I will however definitely get a couple of Glams tomorrow. Can't get hold of Vanessa again, I've emailed again, posted again... it's infuriating. Everyone else who's said anything already has their order, looks like it's just me waiting.
Hope your Tonics arrive safely soon. I know it all seems a bit pointless worrying about deliveries, that's why I just want to hear back from Illyrian.
Hope you and your family can all stay safe, reduce stress and one day all will be well again.
Take care,
Anne
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Anitacska

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Hi Anita, we're OK here, but it's been a very strange couple of weeks. My mani started chipping on Tuesday, but somehow I am living with it (helps if you are sitting in a dressing gown working from home and no-one can see you I guess...). Maybe today. I've been stressed and manically busy trying to set up new ways to work from home, and it's still ongoing. Now for some unknown reason everyone seems to want to have an online meeting, lord only knows why. Maybe they have something important they can't type into our forum. So once again I'll have to learn and install more damned software, it feels never-ending. I'm sorry your ex's job feels insecure, to be honest I think we're all worried about that. My employer is good, but this is costing a fortune, never mind the damage Brexit will cause, and students aren't signing up for next year. Very stressful. And I've been warned my second part-time job is almost certainly gone.
I have been wanting to order some Lemmings but it feels overly frivolous at the moment - I will however definitely get a couple of Glams tomorrow. Can't get hold of Vanessa again, I've emailed again, posted again... it's infuriating. Everyone else who's said anything already has their order, looks like it's just me waiting.
Hope your Tonics arrive safely soon. I know it all seems a bit pointless worrying about deliveries, that's why I just want to hear back from Illyrian.
Hope you and your family can all stay safe, reduce stress and one day all will be well again.
Take care,
Anne
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That sounds like a pain. Hope you sort out the technical issues soon. And sorry about losing the other part-time job.

Which Glams are you planning on buying? I like 3, so hoping you'll get some of them. But I can live without them.

Very frustrating about Vanessa. So is it 2 orders that you don't have now? Hope she gets back to you soon.
 

PearlyQueen

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That sounds like a pain. Hope you sort out the technical issues soon. And sorry about losing the other part-time job.

Which Glams are you planning on buying? I like 3, so hoping you'll get some of them. But I can live without them.

Very frustrating about Vanessa. So is it 2 orders that you don't have now? Hope she gets back to you soon.
Thanks.
I'm planning to get Rewrite the Stars and Your Eyes Can Be So Cruel.
Yes, I'm waiting for 2 orders from Vanessa, the protos with Blueberry included and the Mystery Bag. I had a shipping notice re the Mystery Bag a couple of days ago, it's still in preshipment status too.
 

Anitacska

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Time for some manis. First is Tonic Polish Pegasus Parade with Enchanted Polish Bonjour Paris (2013 untried). Obviously I really liked this, it's multichrome, what's not to like? Ignore the mess though, I think I did my nails at like 1 am and the Tonic brush is a bit wide for my liking.

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Next is Ethereal Lacquer Black Rose with Butter London Shambolic (2013 untried)

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This is Femme Fatale The Fox & the Cat with Revlon Satellite (2013 untried)

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My current mani is another thermal, Emily de Molly Symbiosys. I especially like the cold state.

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Anitacska

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Thanks.
I'm planning to get Rewrite the Stars and Your Eyes Can Be So Cruel.
Yes, I'm waiting for 2 orders from Vanessa, the protos with Blueberry included and the Mystery Bag. I had a shipping notice re the Mystery Bag a couple of days ago, it's still in preshipment status too.
Your Eyes Can Be So Cruel is one of my 3. I also like The Show Must Go On and This Is Me.

I just don't understand why Vanessa is behaving like this towards you. It's like she has some issues with you. Ffs, she should realise that you're still buying from her after all this crap and start appreciating you more!
 

PearlyQueen

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Your Eyes Can Be So Cruel is one of my 3. I also like The Show Must Go On and This Is Me.

I just don't understand why Vanessa is behaving like this towards you. It's like she has some issues with you. Ffs, she should realise that you're still buying from her after all this crap and start appreciating you more!
I was very tempted by TSMGO too, but I'm trying to be good.
Yes, you'd swear she hates me, you're right I need more appreciatin' from her! Won't be holding my breath though.
 

PearlyQueen

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Time for some manis. First is Tonic Polish Pegasus Parade with Enchanted Polish Bonjour Paris (2013 untried). Obviously I really liked this, it's multichrome, what's not to like? Ignore the mess though, I think I did my nails at like 1 am and the Tonic brush is a bit wide for my liking.

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Next is Ethereal Lacquer Black Rose with Butter London Shambolic (2013 untried)

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This is Femme Fatale The Fox & the Cat with Revlon Satellite (2013 untried)

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My current mani is another thermal, Emily de Molly Symbiosys. I especially like the cold state.

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Love that first mani, as you say shifty and sparkly and what's not to like?
 

PearlyQueen

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I bought my 2 Glams, they're not shipping till June though. Which in all honesty is a good thing, plus should be able to add one or two from the next couple of releases, assuming I want some of course! I messed up my address and messaged Kay about it this morning - she had already corrected it, that's impressive!
 

Anitacska

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I bought my 2 Glams, they're not shipping till June though. Which in all honesty is a good thing, plus should be able to add one or two from the next couple of releases, assuming I want some of course! I messed up my address and messaged Kay about it this morning - she had already corrected it, that's impressive!
I haven't bought anything for 3 weeks, since the Tonic oops sale. My Tonic package seems to have arrived at Heathrow, but I haven't got it yet, I suspect it'll be a bill for the customs first anyway.

I will probably order from PPU, I like 4 now, but we'll see. I quite like one polish from the FTLOP box, not sure which brand as she only posted sneaks, but I think it's the PfD. I probably won't buy the box though.

My Femme Fatales are with the group buy organiser, but she's disappeared, hope she's not ill. I'm not too fussed about the polishes, but would appreciate an update from her.
 

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