Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

PearlyQueen

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I didn't order from Tonic, it just wasn't worth it for me. I did however order a Helmer, so I can rearrange my polishes and make space for the new ones coming from Stackry next month. There's a 3.5 week wait time, so it will only get here on the 9th July. Depending on Tonic restock, I should have my Stackry stuff mid-July.
Yay for a new helmer, I still have one waiting to be built - I need to clear some space to put it, so far unsuccessfully. Shame about Tonics.
 

Anitacska

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Yay for a new helmer, I still have one waiting to be built - I need to clear some space to put it, so far unsuccessfully. Shame about Tonics.
Eh, it's fine, the Tonics were very limited and I only really wanted 2 of the possible LE polishes available. The odds were way against me. Hopefully there'll be a new collection soon, so I can send it to Stackry.
 

PearlyQueen

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This time around I'm wearing Rimmel Movie Star:
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I tried a couple of different toppers with it but gave up because they were making it less attractive rather than more. Every time I wear a Rimmel polish I'm reminded how much I love their brushes - short, wide, curved, makes polishing soooo easy!
 

Anitacska

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This time around I'm wearing Rimmel Movie Star:
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I tried a couple of different toppers with it but gave up because they were making it less attractive rather than more. Every time I wear a Rimmel polish I'm reminded how much I love their brushes - short, wide, curved, makes polishing soooo easy!
This is a nice red! I only have a handful of Rimmel polishes, can't remember what the brush is like. I'm not a huge fan of wide brushes, but if they're tapered, that's okay. My favourite ones are the EdM and Glam ones. I'm a messy painter, so appreciate thinner brushes.
 

Anitacska

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Here are a few of my recent manis, first up is Sally Hansen Amber Ruby (2013 untried) with Starrily Sleepy Hollow, both over black. They were okay, but as usual, the Sally Hansen didn't dry properly, so it ended up with pillow marks. I usually don't even go to bed for 3-4 hours after painting my nails!

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Next is Tonic Polish Multichrome Mademoiselle with Emily de Molly This Moment.

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This is Glam Polish A Little Less Conversation with Powder Perfect Fallen Star. The Glam was more green than teal, so the picture where my fingers are more yellow is the more colour accurate one.

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Anitacska

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My new Helmer is here. It wasn't supposed to come for another 2 weeks. But I've decided to leave the rearranging for now. I'd been meaning to sort out my son's old room and turn it into a spare room / storage space, so I need to do that first. I can now get into the garage and move things between us and the ex's, and I'm pretty sure the charity shops have reopened too, so I can take the unwanted stuff there. Plus my Stackry box won't be emptied out for another 3 weeks anyway.
 

PearlyQueen

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Here are a few of my recent manis, first up is Sally Hansen Amber Ruby (2013 untried) with Starrily Sleepy Hollow, both over black. They were okay, but as usual, the Sally Hansen didn't dry properly, so it ended up with pillow marks. I usually don't even go to bed for 3-4 hours after painting my nails!

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Next is Tonic Polish Multichrome Mademoiselle with Emily de Molly This Moment.

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This is Glam Polish A Little Less Conversation with Powder Perfect Fallen Star. The Glam was more green than teal, so the picture where my fingers are more yellow is the more colour accurate one.

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Slow drying polishes are so annoying! However, it's a beautiful mani, maybe leave it 5 hours next time! The others are very pretty too.
 

PearlyQueen

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My new Helmer is here. It wasn't supposed to come for another 2 weeks. But I've decided to leave the rearranging for now. I'd been meaning to sort out my son's old room and turn it into a spare room / storage space, so I need to do that first. I can now get into the garage and move things between us and the ex's, and I'm pretty sure the charity shops have reopened too, so I can take the unwanted stuff there. Plus my Stackry box won't be emptied out for another 3 weeks anyway.
Oo, that was fast! I was looking at their garden furniture a while back and it showed a long lead time for delivery too, obviously not looking now of course. A spare room with lots of storage space sounds like a good thing for your collection! I could do with one of those!
 

Anitacska

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Slow drying polishes are so annoying! However, it's a beautiful mani, maybe leave it 5 hours next time! The others are very pretty too.
At that rate I'll never go to bed, lol! I ususally do my nails around midnight - 1 am, then fall asleep on the sofa in front of the telly and go to bed sometime around 4-5 am. With 3 teenagers in the house we're on a late cycle, I usually only get up around 9 am. Thank god the ex has the dog, I don't think I could handle being up early to walk him every day. Last night one of the cats was out until 1.30 am, so I had to wait up for him to come in.
 

Anitacska

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Oo, that was fast! I was looking at their garden furniture a while back and it showed a long lead time for delivery too, obviously not looking now of course. A spare room with lots of storage space sounds like a good thing for your collection! I could do with one of those!
Yeah, the delivery day was 9th July when I placed the order! Then suddenly I got an e-mail to say it was coming.

Sadly, the spare room isn't for my collection. It will have to take all the stuff that we had up in the attic that are currently over at the ex's. Not even sure if it'll all fit, the room is tiny (hence my son needing a bigger room). But I want to sort that out first, so I don't feel guilty about spending ages sorting out my collection. It's been 3 months and still haven't done it. We got started yesterday, but then he got distracted by some old toys he had in there and spent half the afternoon playing with them, lol.
 

Anitacska

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I have a few more manis (and a pedi!) to show. First is Sally Hansen 02 Crystal Opal (2013 untried, over black) with Illyrian Polish Mixed Emotions. I put the Illyrian over the Sally Hansen as yet again it seemed a bit sheer to use on its own. I do love it though! Of course the SH didn't dry properly again, and by the time the sun came out, it has tipwear, but I wanted to enclose those pictures anyway as the Illyrian was so pretty in the sun!

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Next is Emily de Molly Embellished Response with Zoya Solange (2013 untried, with topcoat because I hate the texture).

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On my toes is Tonic Polish Sophia!

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Finally it's Tonic Polish High Tide with Femme Fatale Tidal Stars. Both are more green/teal than my pictures show, the Tonic in particular has a strong green to pink shimmer, but my camera didn't think it was important enough to bother with.

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Anitacska

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So it looks like the new Tonic collection isn't going to be out for another 2 weeks, by which time I have to empty my Stackry box. So I guess I'll either have it sent here or wait until there's enough stuff to go to my box again. I nearly bought the 6 I want from the latest collection, but then I saw that Cupcake Polish has a 30% sale and I bought 6 from there instead.

Not sure if I should order anything from PPU. I passed on Bats Full of Shame, but if I remember correctly, Anne, you have that one. I also quite like the Ethereal and Alchemy, maybe the Blush too, but not sure if I should spend on polishes I "quite like".

Luckily I don't want anything from Femme Fatale this month, not keen on the FTLOP box and only like one or two of the new Glams, but not enough to bother with ordering.

I should probably save my money as I finally made it to the dentist (I have a loose tooth) and it looks like it might have to come out and then I'll need a double crown or an implant. So far it's cost me £90 to see the dentist and the hygienist, and then I'll have to go back in 2 weeks to see if the gum has tightened up around the tooth enough. Ugh.
 

PearlyQueen

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So it looks like the new Tonic collection isn't going to be out for another 2 weeks, by which time I have to empty my Stackry box. So I guess I'll either have it sent here or wait until there's enough stuff to go to my box again. I nearly bought the 6 I want from the latest collection, but then I saw that Cupcake Polish has a 30% sale and I bought 6 from there instead.

Not sure if I should order anything from PPU. I passed on Bats Full of Shame, but if I remember correctly, Anne, you have that one. I also quite like the Ethereal and Alchemy, maybe the Blush too, but not sure if I should spend on polishes I "quite like".

Luckily I don't want anything from Femme Fatale this month, not keen on the FTLOP box and only like one or two of the new Glams, but not enough to bother with ordering.

I should probably save my money as I finally made it to the dentist (I have a loose tooth) and it looks like it might have to come out and then I'll need a double crown or an implant. So far it's cost me £90 to see the dentist and the hygienist, and then I'll have to go back in 2 weeks to see if the gum has tightened up around the tooth enough. Ugh.
Hi Anita, I do have Bats Full of Shame, don't think I'll be ordering from PPU either - don't see any of the ones I regret skipping.
Hope the tooth is OK x
 

Anitacska

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I spent the last weekend sorting out the spare room and it turns out we didn't have as much crap as I thought. So I managed to fit everything in the large wardrobe and in bags under the bed. I had enough space to move my rainbow drawers in there, they were in the way in my bedroom, so this is great.

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It has mostly mainstream polishes except some overflow Enchanteds, also Vapids and WingDusts. This weekend I aim to put my new Helmer together and then start rearanging my polishes.

Still no news on the Tonics, but PfD had a small sale yesterday and listed mystery bags with PPU/FTLOP overpours. I got 2 bags and put a note to request 4 polishes I'd really like. She said no guarantees, but it felt like she was saying it as she's only allowed to sell them as mysteries. Otherwise why would she say you can put a note with requests? Well, I hope I get those 4. The 2 bags contain 6, so I might get duplicates, but PfDs are quite easy to sell, and a bag of 3 was only $25 anyway.
 

Anitacska

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Nail mail! My June PPU order just arrived.

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Also some manis, because i haven't posted any in a while. First is Femme Fatale Bodice Lace. This was okay, but nothing special.

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Next is Nails Inc Disco Lane (2013 untried) with Lilypad Lacquer Ooh Shiny stamped with Hit The Bottle As Black As Night. The Lilypad has silver flakes, but they don't show in the pictures. I was quite pleased with the stamping, it turned out well.

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This is Tonic Polish Mermaid Parade with Glam Polish The Return of Jafar. Love a good multichrome.

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Anitacska

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Some more manis because I'm bored and I should be doing housework, but trying to put it off as long as possible, hahaha.

This is Different Dimension International Space Station with Topshop Winterfrost (2013 untried) topped with Lilypad Lacquer Happy Days Ahead. The DD was more green with shifts to teal and blue, but it shows mostly as teal in my pictures.

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Next is Polished for Days Mr Mint with Darling Diva Shake Your Pom Poms. I love the PfD so much. Sadly this many got trashed very quickly as I wore it on Saturday when we were moving furniture and boxes.

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Finally this is Femme Fatale Hemlock with Colors by Llarowe Weeping Angels. It was an okay mani.

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