Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

PearlyQueen

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I have some manis to show too. First is Quixotic Polish Drops of Dusk with Different Dimension Pixie-lated. I really liked this mani, the Quixotic is so glowy and Different Dimension never disappoints.

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Next is Painted Polish Dusk to Dawn. First time I used PP (I think I have 4 of her polishes altogether) and was very happy with it.

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Finally, this is Femme Fatale Evil Queen with Pahlish Sunset Firefly. I really loved this mani, Evil Queen is just amazing and the Pahlish is gorgeous too. Definitely my favourite of the 3 manis.

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Love these! Especially the Quixotic and Pahlish.
 

Anitacska

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Nail mail! My April PPU order has arrived, minus the Girly Bits. There's a delay with that and they asked if I want to wait a couple of weeks for the entire order or have the GB sent with my May order. I didn't want to wait, lol. I really like these, although I'm pretty sure I have a couple of polishes similar to the FM, but they're both really pretty and the stamping plate looks really nice too.

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PearlyQueen

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Nail mail! My April PPU order has arrived, minus the Girly Bits. There's a delay with that and they asked if I want to wait a couple of weeks for the entire order or have the GB sent with my May order. I didn't want to wait, lol. I really like these, although I'm pretty sure I have a couple of polishes similar to the FM, but they're both really pretty and the stamping plate looks really nice too.

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Very pretty! And guess what - I emailed Vanessa yesterday to ask her to get USPS to make enquiries about my protos package (3 1/2 weeks, no movement).
They turned up today! So yay! I may have celebrated by buying a few more Illyrians... what can I say? I really shouldn't have, and I'm gutted I missed Fifth Element, but I got Crushed, The Chosen One, Penelope and Nova. I'm not cured apparently. But they were on sale, so there is that!
 

Anitacska

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Very pretty! And guess what - I emailed Vanessa yesterday to ask her to get USPS to make enquiries about my protos package (3 1/2 weeks, no movement).
They turned up today! So yay! I may have celebrated by buying a few more Illyrians... what can I say? I really shouldn't have, and I'm gutted I missed Fifth Element, but I got Crushed, The Chosen One, Penelope and Nova. I'm not cured apparently. But they were on sale, so there is that!
Yay! Which polishes were these? (Just to amke sure I'm up to date on your Illyrian purchases, lol.)

You chose good ones, I quite liked 2 or 3 of those. Hell, why not, you like the polishes, no need to justify them. Certainly not to us.

I'm definitely not cured and am planning a PfD or Tonic order sometime in the near(ish) future, but I don't feel the urgency right now like I used to. Also trying to be sensible and save some money, just in case... you know.
 

PearlyQueen

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Yay! Which polishes were these? (Just to amke sure I'm up to date on your Illyrian purchases, lol.)

You chose good ones, I quite liked 2 or 3 of those. Hell, why not, you like the polishes, no need to justify them. Certainly not to us.

I'm definitely not cured and am planning a PfD or Tonic order sometime in the near(ish) future, but I don't feel the urgency right now like I used to. Also trying to be sensible and save some money, just in case... you know.
Lol, it was Wizard, Sensei and Blueberry. I really thought they were lost!
 

Anitacska

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I have some more manis to share. First is Emily de Molly Indigo Flow with Bear Pawlish New Baby Bear.

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Next is Delush Polish Zombie Hunter. It's a magnetic, so this mai took me for ever to do. It was quite nice, but not that amazing.

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Finally, my current mani, CrowsToes Taygate (over black) with Emily de Molly Phoenix Flight over Cynthia Rowley (noname) Bluey purple. The CrowsToes and the Cynthia Rowley were 2013 untrieds. The EdM is a magnetic topper, I really love it, especially those blue flakies!

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PearlyQueen

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I have some more manis to share. First is Emily de Molly Indigo Flow with Bear Pawlish New Baby Bear.

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Next is Delush Polish Zombie Hunter. It's a magnetic, so this mai took me for ever to do. It was quite nice, but not that amazing.

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Finally, my current mani, CrowsToes Taygate (over black) with Emily de Molly Phoenix Flight over Cynthia Rowley (noname) Bluey purple. The CrowsToes and the Cynthia Rowley were 2013 untrieds. The EdM is a magnetic topper, I really love it, especially those blue flakies!

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Very nice, I like the first two best!
 

Anitacska

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I have some more manis to show. First is Girly Bits Cran-bury the Hatchet with Polished for Days Ostranenie.

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Next is Picture Polish Ocean (2013 untried) with Barry M Matte White stamped with Essence Rock My Soul. I also added EP Djinn in a Bottle on top of the accents. The image is from the new EDK Sea Life plate from PPU.

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My current mani is Celestial Toucan Play That Game with Different Dimension Queen Narissa. Probably my favourite of the 3 manis.

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I haven't bought or received any polishes since PPU. I have some money in my Paypal account and I'm itching to spend it, but I want to buy the new Guerlain Meteorites as well as some more perfumes, so just trying to decide what to buy first. None of the polishes I want right now are limited.
 

Beryl

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Quite by chance found a Indie nail polish collection on youtube a video by Angela Clayton.She sews lovely dresses and has a ceramics dolls/figurines collection video also worth watching and a nice bedroom re-do vid.

 
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PearlyQueen

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I have some more manis to show. First is Girly Bits Cran-bury the Hatchet with Polished for Days Ostranenie.

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Next is Picture Polish Ocean (2013 untried) with Barry M Matte White stamped with Essence Rock My Soul. I also added EP Djinn in a Bottle on top of the accents. The image is from the new EDK Sea Life plate from PPU.

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My current mani is Celestial Toucan Play That Game with Different Dimension Queen Narissa. Probably my favourite of the 3 manis.

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I haven't bought or received any polishes since PPU. I have some money in my Paypal account and I'm itching to spend it, but I want to buy the new Guerlain Meteorites as well as some more perfumes, so just trying to decide what to buy first. None of the polishes I want right now are limited.
These are lovely - really like the ocean mani, and that last DD is really pretty!
 

Anitacska

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This week's mani is Illyrian Polish Agua Azul:
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This is one of those really low coverage polishes, this is at four coats - I have put it on my toppers list to try it that way too, but it's pretty even if 4 coats is a pain!
It looks nice, but I often find with Illyrian that they're sheerer than I thought. I pulled one out to wear soon and I already know I will need to put it on top of another polish.
 

Anitacska

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Big news, our scaffolding is gone! So nice to be able to fully open and see out of windows after 5 months! Especially in this weather. It's so warm here today. :sunshine:

Still haven't bought any polish. I'm itching to buy something, but want to wait to maximise shipping discounts, etc. I do like a few from PPU, so I'll probably get 4 or maybe even more. I have sold quite a few things on Depop, so I have some money in my Paypal account. I did buy another perfume though, but hey, I needed a treat!
 

PearlyQueen

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Big news, our scaffolding is gone! So nice to be able to fully open and see out of windows after 5 months! Especially in this weather. It's so warm here today. :sunshine:

Still haven't bought any polish. I'm itching to buy something, but want to wait to maximise shipping discounts, etc. I do like a few from PPU, so I'll probably get 4 or maybe even more. I have sold quite a few things on Depop, so I have some money in my Paypal account. I did buy another perfume though, but hey, I needed a treat!
Yay for accessible sunshine!
I haven't seen much from PPU this month.
I've got 4 deliveries still pending: a couple of Glams to ship in June, 12 Lemmings not yet shipped (she's been very apologetic about delays due to extra hygiene work plus being a bit weirded out by Covid, I don't mind - at least she communicates!), and Shleee and Illyrian slowing wending their way through the US postal system... Thought those might have hit the UK by now, but they are very slow ATM.
 

Anitacska

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Yay for accessible sunshine!
I haven't seen much from PPU this month.
I've got 4 deliveries still pending: a couple of Glams to ship in June, 12 Lemmings not yet shipped (she's been very apologetic about delays due to extra hygiene work plus being a bit weirded out by Covid, I don't mind - at least she communicates!), and Shleee and Illyrian slowing wending their way through the US postal system... Thought those might have hit the UK by now, but they are very slow ATM.
Sounds like it's probably best if I hold off a bit. Overseas shipping is very slow right now. (Except FedEx, my daughter wanted some Arctic Fox hair dye and we ordered it from the US as it wasn't available in the UK and it arrived within 3 days!)
 

Anitacska

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I'm now thinking maybe I should start using my box again and send my nail polish purchases there, since it seems that FedEx is still very fast, and while it would cost more on the whole, I wouldn't have to worry about packages taking 6-8 weeks to arrive from the US. I like a few of the new PfDs and I'm itching to buy something, so I may just do that. I also want some EdMs and her international shipping is very pricey, plus she doesn't mark the packages down.

Not that I have that much money left, I ended up buying another perfume. You see I used to collect (and use, of course) YSL Paris special edition springtime fragrances and I stopped a few years ago, and seem to have missed out on a couple of them. Paris was my very first "adult" fragrance, my then boyfriend bought it for me for Christmas 1994 and I've loved it since. I think I have about 10 different special edition ones (they used to bring them out almost every spring), but I never got the 2016 one. I also repurchased one that I had used up, plus one really old one that I now vaguely recall having 10+ years ago. I also want a couple of Guerlain perfumes (Mon Guerlain Bloom of Rose and a LE Insolence, again, some of my favoruite scents), and the newest Guerlain Meteoritesn pearls. Not that I've worn any make up lately, I hardly leave the house, only go to pick up grocery orders/medication and to take/collect children to/from the ex's.

Anyway, sorry for waffling, I was looking through my perfumes to take my mind off not being able to buy polish, and it's actually been really nice to be able to buy something else other than polish, but now I WANT TO BUY POLISH! Hahaha!

Luckily I'm once again not interested in the new Glam collections, I'm sure she's done a beach collection with the exact same shades minus the flakies. It's always yellow, green, teal, blue, purple, hot pink, coral, etc. Meh.

Femme Fatale is bringing back old shades instead of a new collection and I probably own them already, so I think that's another pass.
 

Anitacska

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I have some mani pictures to show, first is Butter London Dodgy Barnett (2013 untried) with Leesha's Lacquer Magical Masquerade. I wasn't very keen on either of these, especially the BL.

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Next is Tonic Polish Hold Tight with Great Lakes Lacquer Ready for Fall. I loved both these polishes and the overall look.

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This is Tonic Polish Tonicspiracy with Femme Fatale Land of Treats. The Tonic was so bright, it freaked my camera out. It's a very neon yellowish pink (not as blue toned as my camera thought). The picture in the shade is more accurate, but still not quite.

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I also did my toe nails with Girly Bits Defying Gravity. Bit messy and my feet are very dry, I think I need to do some deep moisturising.

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Anitacska

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It's very quiet here, hope everyone's okay. I've been so busy, I really envy people with loads of time on their hands during this lockdown. I'm either doing housework or one of my children need something from me the minute I sit down. Last night my youngest noticed loads of tiny spiders on the top floor: in his room, his bathroom and the ceiling of the landing. No idea where they came from, hopefully we don't have an infestation. We spent ages trying to get rid of them last night. He decided to sleep in my bed as he didn't want to wake up to them crawling over him in the night. This morning there didn't seem to be any more around. I checked all the corners of his room and hoovered up, no sign of any nests. Hopefully they came in through the windows and we got them all. Unfortunately we need to keep the windows open as it's been so warm and our house is an oven.

I have finally bought nail polish! I actually went all out and ordered 14 from PfD. They're going to Stackry, I think it's safer this way. I'll probably order from EdM soon too as she said she's having an anniversary sale soon, and then Tonic when the next collection comes out. I will need to buy from the UK PPU site as they have last month's GB to send with my order, but I don't actually want as many as I thought initially. I think I want the PfD, Nvr Enuff and Ethereal only. I don't normally buy from Ethereal, but this one looks gorgeous. I might get 2 from the FF launch (old discontinued stockist exclusives) that I didn't buy at the time. I'm pretty sure I have a coupon or two.
 

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