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Anitacska

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I have finished swatching my EdM untrieds, 270 of them. Phew! I've now started on the Glams, I have just over 300 of those. I need to figure out how to store them. I want to hang them up somewhere, but not sure where and how.
 

PearlyQueen

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New manis, first up is Colors by Llarowe Berries in the Snow with ILNP XO. I liked the CbL, bit meh on the ILNP.

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Next is Sally Hansen Emerald Amethyst (2013 untried) with Fair Maiden The Blind Maiden. Pleasantly surprised by the Sally Hansen, it didn't need a black undie and actually dried properly. Only 2 coats as well.

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Finally, my current mani, Glam Polish Cabin Fever with Nails Inc Bakers Row (2013 untried). Super impressed with both, they were nearly one coaters, did two for good measures. The Glam is a tad greener than my pictures show (it does shift blue though), closest is the indoor photo.

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Oo, these are nice! I really like that CBL in the first one! And yay for a Sally Hansen that dries!!!
 

PearlyQueen

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I have finished swatching my EdM untrieds, 270 of them. Phew! I've now started on the Glams, I have just over 300 of those. I need to figure out how to store them. I want to hang them up somewhere, but not sure where and how.
Well done, that's a big job!
I misunderstood what you meant about hanging them up - thought you meant your 300 Glam Polishes!!! Second reading - you mean the swatch wheels, makes far more sense! Those would look nice hung up. We're not allowed to hang anything on the walls :(
 

PearlyQueen

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Well I'm very underwhelmed by the new Glam Villains collection. I like a couple of the Sunnydale ones so since I have an open order I'll probably pick those up, though I suspect I have some very similar colours already.
 

Anitacska

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Well done, that's a big job!
I misunderstood what you meant about hanging them up - thought you meant your 300 Glam Polishes!!! Second reading - you mean the swatch wheels, makes far more sense! Those would look nice hung up. We're not allowed to hang anything on the walls :(

Hahaha, sorry, I sometimes type what's in my head and don't think about putting all the words down, lol. Yes, I mean the swatchsticks. I put them on rings (50 sticks per ring) and they're just sitting in a drawer atm, but the drawer is now full and it would be better to hang them somewhere. Probably not on the wall, I'm thinking maybe the side of the wardrobe or the hanging rail in my cupboard. Ah that's a shame. Is that because you're renting?
 

Anitacska

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Well I'm very underwhelmed by the new Glam Villains collection. I like a couple of the Sunnydale ones so since I have an open order I'll probably pick those up, though I suspect I have some very similar colours already.

I haven't seen many swatches yet, but so far I'm not too impressed. I quite like the purple flakie one frm the trio and I think there's a silver holo with purple flakies in the main collection that's quite nice, but I bought a similar one last month, so will probably skip this month. I like quite a few from PPU based on the initial spoiler images, and still not sure what I'm doing about the Tonics I haven't yet bought, so best not to overspend. Luckily the new Femme Fatale collection is quite underwhelming, I like 2 polishes, but not sure if I'll buy or not.
 

PearlyQueen

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Hahaha, sorry, I sometimes type what's in my head and don't think about putting all the words down, lol. Yes, I mean the swatchsticks. I put them on rings (50 sticks per ring) and they're just sitting in a drawer atm, but the drawer is now full and it would be better to hang them somewhere. Probably not on the wall, I'm thinking maybe the side of the wardrobe or the hanging rail in my cupboard. Ah that's a shame. Is that because you're renting?
Yes, they're very restrictive! You weren't that unclear, I had brain fade! And I still think they'd be nice in a frame on the wall!
 

PearlyQueen

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I haven't seen many swatches yet, but so far I'm not too impressed. I quite like the purple flakie one frm the trio and I think there's a silver holo with purple flakies in the main collection that's quite nice, but I bought a similar one last month, so will probably skip this month. I like quite a few from PPU based on the initial spoiler images, and still not sure what I'm doing about the Tonics I haven't yet bought, so best not to overspend. Luckily the new Femme Fatale collection is quite underwhelming, I like 2 polishes, but not sure if I'll buy or not.
Yes I quite like the flakie one too but I'm sure I have similar already - silver with coloured flakies was a thing a few years ago and I bought about three different ones from Powder Perfect, might have some other brands too. I actually quite like all three of the Sunnydale ones but the Faith one reads very green and it's not my colour really. I haven't seen anything much from PPU yet.
 

Anitacska

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Yes, they're very restrictive! You weren't that unclear, I had brain fade! And I still think they'd be nice in a frame on the wall!

I'm not going to frame them as the whole point of swatching them is that I can see what I have. Also I'm pretty sure my children would think I'm very weird. (They already do anyway, no need to add to it, lol.)
 

Anitacska

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Yes I quite like the flakie one too but I'm sure I have similar already - silver with coloured flakies was a thing a few years ago and I bought about three different ones from Powder Perfect, might have some other brands too. I actually quite like all three of the Sunnydale ones but the Faith one reads very green and it's not my colour really. I haven't seen anything much from PPU yet.

I have no idea about the characters (never seen Buffy), but the greenest one is a bit murky. The blue is okay, but I really only like the purple one.

I have loads of silver with coloured flakies from Glam alone, it'll be interesting once I've swatched them all, how similar they are (or not?). I do 20 at once, usually every other day, so it'll take me a month to finish. It's fun though, especially with the older polishes as I'd forgotten what some of them look like.
 

Anitacska

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Since I only have 9 polishes going to Stackry and I'll need to empty my box in 2 weeks, I decided to order those 5 older polishes I wanted from Glam plus the 6 Tonics from the spring collection. I was waiting for Tonic to release the late autumn collection, but even if they did it this weekend, there wouldn't be enough time for them to get to Stackry. Eh, they'll have to wait until later then.

I see Vanessa failed to open the shop on Saturday and someone said there's been no communication from her about it either. How bizarre.
 

Anitacska

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Here are some mani pictures. First is Tonic Polish Uniporn with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuchsia (2013 untried). Wasn't very impressed with the Tonic. It was very sheer, although I knew that and i know that with UP polishes the sheerness helps with the UP pigment to show up. But I just wasn't wowed by it. Also, it shrank after I put the Kleancolor on top, although that could be the Kleancolor's fault. All in all, wasn't a big fan.

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Next is Femme Fatale Deepstone with Polished for Days Roux. The FF is one of my oldest untrieds from the brand, it's really stunning, I love her old holos, they are truly unique. I wasn't that keen on the PfD, it was just a bit meh.

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I did my probably last pedi for the year, it's Cupcake Polish Royal Reindeer. It's nice and holo in the sun, but we didn't have any when I was taking the pictures.

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Finally, my current mani, Polished for Days Started With a Mouse (magnetic) with Polished for Days Frozen Heart. Ugh, what a pain in the arse this mani has been. It looks great, but started chipping and peeling off within 24 hours. I think Started With a Mouse is a bit thick, although that helped with the magnetising and only took 2 coats, but it's probably causing the chipping. I added some thinner after the first coat, but maybe not enough. I do like Frozen Heart, it's a unique topper, but I'm really annoyed with the magnetic. I even redid a couple of nails last night as half had peeled off them. Anyway, here are the pictures pre-chipping.

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Anitacska

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Did you order from Glam and Illyrian? I ordered one from Glam (the Scream extractor one), and will order the 2 Holo-maniacs/Fantasmic Flakies exclusives on the 1st. Obviously no Illyrians for me.

Finally there's been some details on the new Tonic collection, I only want 2. I'll order them once the fall/winter collection comes out.
 

boschicka

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Just venting. I'll use her YouTube channel name: FatCat Pawlished is a nightmare. I'm trying to watch the PPU swatch videos and she's killing my soul. She tries to be zany and have a personality and it's all so painfully fake. It takes her 10 minutes to get to the swatching and when she does, holding her hand up in the air forces her to polish and hack at her fingers like a wild animal. It's not very helpful in determining the qualities of the formula. Apologies for the negativity. It's been driving me mad for some time now.
 

Anitacska

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Just venting. I'll use her YouTube channel name: FatCat Pawlished is a nightmare. I'm trying to watch the PPU swatch videos and she's killing my soul. She tries to be zany and have a personality and it's all so painfully fake. It takes her 10 minutes to get to the swatching and when she does, holding her hand up in the air forces her to polish and hack at her fingers like a wild animal. It's not very helpful in determining the qualities of the formula. Apologies for the negativity. It's been driving me mad for some time now.

I totally agree with you. She is extremely annoying. I never ever watch her videos live, if I want to see something, I just watch that bit and immediately turn off. I have noticed that she's got more sloppy lately in her application (and she was already bad before). Unfortunately as she's part of the polish clique inner circle, noone can say anything bad about her. Same goes to Lisa, I find her swatches extremely dull. Holos, multichromes, bright colours, always dull. Don't understand why she gets almost all the polishes every month. Well, I can, she's another one of the inner circle.
 

PearlyQueen

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Since I only have 9 polishes going to Stackry and I'll need to empty my box in 2 weeks, I decided to order those 5 older polishes I wanted from Glam plus the 6 Tonics from the spring collection. I was waiting for Tonic to release the late autumn collection, but even if they did it this weekend, there wouldn't be enough time for them to get to Stackry. Eh, they'll have to wait until later then.

I see Vanessa failed to open the shop on Saturday and someone said there's been no communication from her about it either. How bizarre.
I'm now very dubious about Illyrian again - she's up to her old tricks! No answering emails, packages not scanning, not opening when she said... and now no international shipping too. That R&J96 collection was initially due out a couple of weeks ago, then put back to this 28th. Surprise, surprise, never happened, guess we were right about not coping with doing an actual collection! Then she said new protos and BIBs on 28th, but we got old protos from last release instead - and some very odd choices from BIB - I know for a fact that Jinx 2.0 and Morph have been at the top of that poll in the 20+ vote range for months, but she's done two BIBs recently and neither was included, I hadn't voted for them but I would be seriously annoyed if I had, she pretty much brought back ones that had one or two votes only as far as I recall - it's all faked, she does what she wants and pretends it's for the customers if you ask me. She's had loads of people moaning about delays on FB again, the usual fangirls are out whining that people shouldn't say it in the forums but email - which would be fine if she ever answered them! Not my problems any more since she obviously doesn't give a damn about her international customers (let's be honest, it's all of her customers...). I may well succumb come Black Friday but I'm not even sure about that ATM. I wish I could find another brand doing the kind of polishes she does so well!
 

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