Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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Finally my pedi, FF Gentlemen's Scuffle.

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And my two most recent manis. First is PfD Maldives, one of my oldest ones. The picture's a bit rubbish, it was more purple than blue, but couldn't capture the correct colour.

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The other one is CrowsToes Asterope, again an old one. Not holo, but multichrome for a change.

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Anitacska

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Also something really weird happened to one of my old Ozotic polishes. It has faded completely to silver. I have never seen fading like this, it used to be bluey purple! I googled some pictures and I'm still shocked to see how much it faded. On the plus side I now have a sparkly silver polish, lol.

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This is what it used to look like:

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Luckily all my other ones seem fine, even the ones from the same line:

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PearlyQueen

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This is a lovely mani. I don't think I've used it yet. I can't be bothered to faff about with magnets at the moment.

Did they send the PPU order directly from the US? I thought they don't ship to the UK anymore? Or am I confused? I'm always puzzled by the HHC one, it says they send it to Stackry, but the USPS tracking shows that it's going to Fiona directly. Weird. Just waiting for my March order to be posted by her.

I went a bit crazy with ordering from FF. I noticed a Girly BIts polish I once tried to order from Rainbow Connection and it was out of stock by the time she was shipping (never understood how that happens!), so she refunded me. I finally managed to order it! It's this one btw: https://femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/shop/where-my-demons-hide/ I added a few other GB and KBShimmmer polishes, ended up with 8! As my youngest is turning 18 this month, my ex is going to stop paying me as much as he has been, so I really need to cut my beauty spending now. Not that I've been buying many polishes (although I do have 30 waiting to be shipped from FF), but I am still buying perfumes like they're going out of fashion, so that needs to stop. He said he will still pay me some money as 2 of my children are still living with me, the bills are a lot (it's a big house, council tax is £330 a month) and the pets' insurance alone is over £300 a month, but money will definitely be tighter from now on. Oh well, it might help me finally stop buying!
Thanks, I really liked it more than I expected, magnetic or otherwise! I find I'm appalling at magnetics - though the ancient Nails Inc stripey one I did years ago seemed to work. Maybe I need to dig that magnet out and try with my newer ones!
PPU do ship to the UK at a hefty fee of course, they obviously just made a mistake. Nailland said I can use the payment for my next PPU fees so that's fine.
You've been so restrained recently, I guess a little FF splurge won't hurt too much. That GB is stunning, enjoy!
Yes, I'm meant to be cutting down too but I have been failing recently. Still life is tough, so sometimes you just need to cheer yourself up with the shiny things!
As you know, I've had the whole reduced income thing recently as well - gotta do what you gotta do to get by xxx
 

PearlyQueen

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Finally my pedi, FF Gentlemen's Scuffle.

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And my two most recent manis. First is PfD Maldives, one of my oldest ones. The picture's a bit rubbish, it was more purple than blue, but couldn't capture the correct colour.

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The other one is CrowsToes Asterope, again an old one. Not holo, but multichrome for a change.

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These are nice! I love the pedi colour. I have that CT, I'm sure I hated it when I wore it but it looks lovely here - I guess tastes change!
 

PearlyQueen

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Also something really weird happened to one of my old Ozotic polishes. It has faded completely to silver. I have never seen fading like this, it used to be bluey purple! I googled some pictures and I'm still shocked to see how much it faded. On the plus side I now have a sparkly silver polish, lol.

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This is what it used to look like:

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Luckily all my other ones seem fine, even the ones from the same line:

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Wow that's a major shift, what a shame but at least it's wearable! I liked it blue mind you! I don't think any of mine have done that yet, thankfully.
 

PearlyQueen

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OK, incoming some pics of the first two lots of nail polish I made over the bank holiday weekend. I did a lot....
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Stinky - this was more of a tester for those other big cheap flakies I got on Etsy. They weren't quite as bad but still too big sadly. DSC00400.JPG
She Chameleon
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Shum
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Garden Party - I had a fair amount of Shum left over, so I diluted it a bit and added iridescent flakies to it, rather than throw it out!
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Born to the Purple

I like this set!

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G'Kar
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That's all I've sorted out for now, I made more the next day which I'll post once I've edited them. Please let me know if I'm being very boring posting my creations!
 
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Anitacska

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OK, incoming some pics of the first two lots of nail polish I made over the bank holiday weekend. I did a lot....
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Stinky - this was more of a tester for those other big cheap flakies I got on Etsy. They weren't quite as bad but still too big sadly. View attachment 71309
She Chameleon
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Shum
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Garden Party - I had a fair amount of Shum left over, so I diluted it a bit and added iridescent flakies to it, rather than throw it out!
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Born to the Purple

I like this set!

Later I made these{ View attachment 71314 View attachment 71315
Carnivorous


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G'Kar
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Space Is Deep

That's all I've sorted out for now, I made more the next day which I'll post once I've edited them. Please let me know if I'm being very boring posting my creations!
I like them all, the first lot are very summery! Please keep posting your pictures, I enjoy seeing them.

I haven't got any to share, didn't get around to taking pictures of my mid-week mani and it's gone now. My nails are currently naked, I'll probably paint them tomorrow. I'll try to take pictures.
 

PearlyQueen

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I like them all, the first lot are very summery! Please keep posting your pictures, I enjoy seeing them.

I haven't got any to share, didn't get around to taking pictures of my mid-week mani and it's gone now. My nails are currently naked, I'll probably paint them tomorrow. I'll try to take pictures.

Thanks for the encouraging words, I'll keep showing them!
I've been very spendy this month :( I had to finalise my Nailland box so that meant a bit of extra spending, though I managed to hold out until a release I actually wanted - checking out was a nightmare, everything got confused by those PPU polishes not being there, plus I found out there's a hard 25 item limit on the size of the box. I had thought there would be a surcharge if I went over the weight limit, which would be OK because those two polishes weren't actually included but it just would not even let me check out, and the spend wasn't enough for free shipping if I took it out. The owner was very helpful though and I got it sorted in the end. Lesson learned, this new threshold means it's impossible to add many PPU polishes to a box and still get to free shipping. It will slide up and down how many depending on the price of the polishes I buy, so I will need to keep an eye on it.
I then hoovered up 12 polishes from RC in their sale - I'm really happy with most of them but it was spend I hadn't planned for. They were all polishes I've had in and out of my cart many times and I can't say I regret going for them.
And... I have a Stackry box going again. I wanted a bundle of the new GLLs and shipping to the UK would have been a lot anyway, plus there were other things I wanted to pick up from various brands. It's my first box since Black Friday and I just decided to grab loads of things I've been after and send my PPU this month there as well to help with the Nailland issue. I have spent so much money, and I still have my eye on the upcoming PfD and Nailed It collections from Nailland as well. And HHC.
I did order from Victorian Varnish since Stackry was open and she was absolutely lovely. I got my birthday discount which was 20%, which was nice. I didn't buy a huge amount but picked up a couple of collab mystery overpours to beef it up. After I checked out (with a note asking for non-HHC overpours if possible as I can already get those) I realised I'd somehow missed the free shipping threshold and messaged her to find out if she would combine if I picked up another item to make it. I also asked if she would hold the order for a week, I'd been hoping to do it later but things were selling out and as everything else was preorder I just wanted to try to make sure I had time for them all to arrive before I started getting storage fees. She came back and said not only would she combine and refund shipping plus hold the order for a week, but also that she had just two non-HHC overpours and was happy for me to have those. Then I checked with her what the threshold was and she said I'd already met it, and the birthday code had obviously messed up the checkout process. So she immediately refunded that. A day or so later she messaged me again with pics of her upcoming LBoH and SoU collab polishes and offered to combine them if I bought them as extra overpours - she also told me what the overpours I already had were and offered to swap them out if I preferred the new ones! I actually didn't really like the two I had already (one very ugly glitter thing and a very dark magnetic) so I got them swapped for the new ones and bought the third one, which she invoiced me for so we didn't have to pay shipping and refund it. She is so lovely! I think I should be able to squeeze next month's releases from her into the window for this box as well, so I might be able to do the same again. Poor love is struggling with getting a VAT number for UK shipments, she said it's massively complicated. I feel a bit guilty about that, I'm sure she's only doing it because I was pushing to get her an EU or UK stockist!
Anyway, also in my Stackry will be two new brands to me I've been itching to try (Daveen and Lurid), some extra liquid pigments and base for polish making, some Pahlishes, some Potions and a couple of destash orders. So far. I will probably add some Bluebirds when they open and the extra VV order. I will at least make the most of having a Stackry box! Then hopefully I will be able to hold off opening another one until BF comes around again. I was pleasantly surprised how long it's been. I did use them for getting some dry pigments from DRK last time - they are small, so the shipping is cheap, if I don't buy liquids they don't attract the Hazmat fee, as it's just one item there's no consolidation fee and the shipping costs the same (no Hazmat gives access to the cheaper carriers) but I don't get the customs charges.
 
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