Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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Yay, nice big package of pretty! Just as well the FFs are nice, those are a lot! The PfDs are the ones that stand out to me this time, very nice indeed as is pretty much everything. Enjoy! And good luck with the nails, I've just had to chop mine all down because they were so long they were actually annoying me! Very unusual.

At least the FFs didn't cost too much, just over £200 for the 28 not counting the Stackry shipping. Luckily I don't really like the new collection other than 2 or 3 polishes, so I'll get to spend my vouchers, but it won't cost me much extra.

The Glam toppers will be $12.50, not $15, so I'll probably buy them, but nothing from the other collection.

My PPU list is growing, but it's not massive, will probably be 5 or 6.

Ooh, the PfD from the May FTLOP box looks really beautiful based on the bottle shot, so I *may* have to open another Stackry box. Not that I'm planning on buying much else right now, but Tonic might eventually come out with something new and there's a good few EdMs I'd like too. Plus my children might find something from the US that they *must* have!
 

Anitacska

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I've been swatching my KBShimmers and wanted to ask, Anne, have you worn Hard to Empress yet? I can't believe how sheer it is and the flakies are so sparse even after 3 coats! Definitely didn't live up to the hype.
 

PearlyQueen

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At least the FFs didn't cost too much, just over £200 for the 28 not counting the Stackry shipping. Luckily I don't really like the new collection other than 2 or 3 polishes, so I'll get to spend my vouchers, but it won't cost me much extra.

The Glam toppers will be $12.50, not $15, so I'll probably buy them, but nothing from the other collection.

My PPU list is growing, but it's not massive, will probably be 5 or 6.

Ooh, the PfD from the May FTLOP box looks really beautiful based on the bottle shot, so I *may* have to open another Stackry box. Not that I'm planning on buying much else right now, but Tonic might eventually come out with something new and there's a good few EdMs I'd like too. Plus my children might find something from the US that they *must* have!
It's a good deal for the FFs! Good news about the toppers, still not sure what to spend my lovely voucher on, if they bring a few of the recent collections back I am sure I skipped one or two each month so should be easy to find something. If it's just these I'll probably get one of the toppers.
I've only seen one PPU polish and I don't want it, no doubt others will be more appealing though! I don't like the FTLOP this time, the PfD is too pale, the Pahlish isn't my colour at all and I'm kind of over CBL, which is the only one I could imagine me wearing! So at the moment spending plans are minimal (and still nothing new from Illyrian!).
 

PearlyQueen

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I've been swatching my KBShimmers and wanted to ask, Anne, have you worn Hard to Empress yet? I can't believe how sheer it is and the flakies are so sparse even after 3 coats! Definitely didn't live up to the hype.
I haven't used it, what a massive shame. Maybe I should return it for a refund.... 20.png
 

Anitacska

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It's a good deal for the FFs! Good news about the toppers, still not sure what to spend my lovely voucher on, if they bring a few of the recent collections back I am sure I skipped one or two each month so should be easy to find something. If it's just these I'll probably get one of the toppers.
I've only seen one PPU polish and I don't want it, no doubt others will be more appealing though! I don't like the FTLOP this time, the PfD is too pale, the Pahlish isn't my colour at all and I'm kind of over CBL, which is the only one I could imagine me wearing! So at the moment spending plans are minimal (and still nothing new from Illyrian!).

As you know, I'm not a huge fan of CbL, but the polish does look very nice and I love the PfD. The Pahlish isn't my cup of tea either, but I often find with Pahlish that the polishes look nicer irl, so you never know. EdM is doing a sale next week, so I'll be ordering from them, and I might as well get the FTLOP box and send it to Stackry. Not sure where to send the PPU yet, I guess it depends on how many I order, it's only worth sending to Stackry if I'm buying several.
 

Anitacska

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Did you order from Glam? I got the 3 toppers and the pink one from last month's trio.

I also got 3 polishes from Femme Fatale and used my $10 voucher and my birthday voucher.

And I did a thing:

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Please ignore the hoover and the rubbish on the floor. Paws loves plastic bags, so we have some in the spare room for him, also there are some cat toys all over the floor.

I haven't put up all my swatchsticks yet, in fact I don't have enough hooks for all of them, but this is already much better. I will probably take them off and hide them when my Mum visits, so she doesn't remark on how many polishes I have.
 

Anitacska

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I have some mani pictures to show. First is Girly Bits Electric Boobs with Sally Hansen Diamond (2013 untried) topped with Glam Polish Wheels Up! on the accents. I really liked this mani, the GB was so glowy and bright! It's a matte finish, but I don't like matte nails, so topcoated it as usual.

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Next is Nvr Enuff Mom's Lemonade with some unicorn stamping. I recently bought a really cute unicorn stamping plate and wanted to try it out. The polish was really nice too.

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This is Sally Hansen 12 Bright Opal (2013 untried, over black) with Femme Fatale Labyrinth Gates on the accents. The Femme Fatale was nice, the SH wasn't.

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Finally, this is Polished for Days Philocaly topped with ILNP Metropolis on the accents. I wasn't very keen on the PfD, it was just a bit meh. It has the same flakes in it as Metropolis, but they did't really show up in the base.

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PearlyQueen

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Did you order from Glam? I got the 3 toppers and the pink one from last month's trio.

I also got 3 polishes from Femme Fatale and used my $10 voucher and my birthday voucher.

And I did a thing:

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Please ignore the hoover and the rubbish on the floor. Paws loves plastic bags, so we have some in the spare room for him, also there are some cat toys all over the floor.

I haven't put up all my swatchsticks yet, in fact I don't have enough hooks for all of them, but this is already much better. I will probably take them off and hide them when my Mum visits, so she doesn't remark on how many polishes I have.
I just ordered the older Southern Oracle using my voucher from Glam - decided I preferred it to the toppers and since they're not shipping till August I have plenty of time to add to order.
Nice swatch stick solution! Do you really think she doesn't know how many you have???
 

PearlyQueen

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I have some mani pictures to show. First is Girly Bits Electric Boobs with Sally Hansen Diamond (2013 untried) topped with Glam Polish Wheels Up! on the accents. I really liked this mani, the GB was so glowy and bright! It's a matte finish, but I don't like matte nails, so topcoated it as usual.

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Next is Nvr Enuff Mom's Lemonade with some unicorn stamping. I recently bought a really cute unicorn stamping plate and wanted to try it out. The polish was really nice too.

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This is Sally Hansen 12 Bright Opal (2013 untried, over black) with Femme Fatale Labyrinth Gates on the accents. The Femme Fatale was nice, the SH wasn't.

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Finally, this is Polished for Days Philocaly topped with ILNP Metropolis on the accents. I wasn't very keen on the PfD, it was just a bit meh. It has the same flakes in it as Metropolis, but they did't really show up in the base.

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All very nice, I especially love your stamped unicorns! And Labyrinth Gates is really nice. I never bought Philocaly, I'm not big on greys. But it looks fine on you!
 

PearlyQueen

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I'm really underwhelmed by PPU this month, I had nothing after the Cosmetic Sanctuary review, and once wishlisting opened I added the Lacquered UP to my basket - and nothing else. I've gone through it three times and the only one I'm remotely tempted by is the Lemming, which I feel I already own really similar polishes. Not even any of the brands I haven't tried yet tempt me, and I'm really not sure about spending $15 plus whatever the postage is ($5?) for one admittedly very nice polish. I'm undecided! It's been a cheap month with the lack of Illyrians, dislike of FTLOP/Glam/PPU! Mind you, I've got the big Stackry checkout payment to make, so I guess all savings will help with that...
 

Anitacska

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I just ordered the older Southern Oracle using my voucher from Glam - decided I preferred it to the toppers and since they're not shipping till August I have plenty of time to add to order.
Nice swatch stick solution! Do you really think she doesn't know how many you have???
Good choice!

I don't think anyone really knows how many I have, not even the children. Also 2 of my Alexes are in my wardrobe, so you can't see into them. I'm pretty good at hiding things and avoiding questions, lol.
 

Anitacska

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I'm really underwhelmed by PPU this month, I had nothing after the Cosmetic Sanctuary review, and once wishlisting opened I added the Lacquered UP to my basket - and nothing else. I've gone through it three times and the only one I'm remotely tempted by is the Lemming, which I feel I already own really similar polishes. Not even any of the brands I haven't tried yet tempt me, and I'm really not sure about spending $15 plus whatever the postage is ($5?) for one admittedly very nice polish. I'm undecided! It's been a cheap month with the lack of Illyrians, dislike of FTLOP/Glam/PPU! Mind you, I've got the big Stackry checkout payment to make, so I guess all savings will help with that...
Yeah, me too. I do have 6 in my wishlist, but I'm pretty sure the EdM and Girly Bits will be culled. I'm getting the Different Dimension, PfD, Dreamland and Femme Fatale for sure though.

I thought you'd like the Lacquered UP one, it's a very pretty red, but that is a lot of money for one polish, I agree. I'm still not sure where to buy mine from, but will probably send them to Stackry as there's an $8 difference for 4 even after the consolidation fee is added. But there is the extra shipping cost of course which is probably around $2 per bottle. I don't know.
 

PearlyQueen

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Yeah, me too. I do have 6 in my wishlist, but I'm pretty sure the EdM and Girly Bits will be culled. I'm getting the Different Dimension, PfD, Dreamland and Femme Fatale for sure though.

I thought you'd like the Lacquered UP one, it's a very pretty red, but that is a lot of money for one polish, I agree. I'm still not sure where to buy mine from, but will probably send them to Stackry as there's an $8 difference for 4 even after the consolidation fee is added. But there is the extra shipping cost of course which is probably around $2 per bottle. I don't know.
It's a dilemma! I really like it and I've been fairly restrained this month, I expect I'll go for it, maybe there will be more Lemming swatches that will convince me, or something else will suddenly leap out at me! I'm getting from PPU UK site though as it won't ship before consolidation day for Stackry and one polish is not opening a new box!
 

Anitacska

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I went a bit mad with the EdM sale, but all in all it was a good deal, 18 polishes plus a couple of nail art bits for under £130. Just bought from PPU UK, decided to not send to Stackry as I think the shipping would be about the same anyway and this way it's easier to deal with broken/missing polishes. I ended up swapping the EdM and Girly Bits for the Quixotic, so bought 5. FTLOP box tomorrow and then I should be good, I've been quite spendy, not just with polishes. I was going to buy from HHC too, but I don't think I will now.
 
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