Moonflower Polish ~ My Old San Juan

*These polishes were provided for review

Hey!! I am back with some new pretties 🙂 Nadia of Moonflower Polish has a trio coming this Friday March 12th! The My Old San Juan collection is not for stamping. These are polishes for regular wear. They also are not permanent so make sure you grab these while you can! Shall we?

Frenta al Mar is a light neon blue with red/green/gold aurora pigment and scattered holo. Y’all! I could wear this ever single day! I love the shade of blue and the shimmer is just so good! The formula was also perfection. Just a freaking awesome polish. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

Boriquen Querida is a dark neon purple with pink/purple/gold shifting shimmer. The shift in this polish was impossible for me to catch but it’s really prevalent in person! This one looks like velvet. I love purple polishes and this is no exception! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

En Mi Viejo San Juan is a neon coral jelly polish with a slight red/orange/gold shimmer shift and indigo/purple/orange shifting micro flakes. I have already worn this more than once. It makes me long for summer. As with the first two polishes, the formula on this is great! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

What do you think of this trio? Each bottle will be only $9!! They will be available this Friday March 12th. The stock will be on the low side then it will switch to a pre-order. I highly suggest you grab these up as soon as you can! Even though My Old San Juan is a spring collection you can totally rock these straight into summer. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day y’all ❤

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Saki Cosmetics & 1422 Designs ~ Summer Collab

*These polishes were provided for review

Hello!! Long time no blog. I honestly just haven’t been swatching much. I have been painting still just not posting. But here we are with some new stuff. Let’s have a look.

Bahama Mama is a shimmery coral pink. The shimmer in this polish is just breathtaking. Formula, as expected, was wonderful. Bahama Mama would look amazing worn to the beach! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

Jamaican Breeze is an orchid crelly polish with purple-pink-gold shifting shimmer and purple holo dust. I love how subtle the holo is. Such a nice little added sparkle. Highly impressed by this new to me indie brand! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

What do you think? Purples and pinks always go together in my opinion. These are no exception. Fun Fact: In my YouTube swatch video I used 2 songs. The names of the songs, in order, are Summer and Dreams. Thought that was really neat for the Summer Dreams Collab! These polishes will be available in Saki Cosmetics shop as a pre-order from February 21st – 28th. This set will be 25 CAD (20 USD). Will you be grabbing this duo? Let me know in the comment section below. Have a great day y’all ❤

Bailey Sarian x Loud Lacquer ~ Aqua Tofana Collection

*These polishes were purchased by me

Hey everyone! How’s it going? I’m about to be packing so my blog will slow down for a bit. I can’t wait to move. So exciting to go where we get to live! Anyways, who here hasn’t heard of Bailey Sarian? If you like true crime chances are you have heard of her. If you like true crime and makeup you have definitely heard of her. I’m slightly (fully) obsessed. I have to admit that it was 98% of the reason I bought the Aqua Tofana Collection! The quality of the polish just made me that much happier. Let’s see what Bailey and Loud Lacquer brought us.

Saint is a dense glitter topper with hex glitters in different sizes. I didn’t mention the color because I’m just not too sure. It’s like a rose gold with a hint of pumpkin. It sure is pretty either way. The color is what makes this polish so unique. The formula for this glitter is fantastic. I probably should have painted 1 coat then sponged it on for coverage but I used 3 coats for my swatch instead. Price $14.50

Belladonna is a medium mint creme that leans a little aqua. This shade is perfection. The formula is out of this world. These were a tad expensive but the quality is well worth the cost. Its so smooth and silky. Totally self leveling. I could go on and on about this polish so let’s just stop here by saying it’s perfect. I used 1 coat for my swatches. Price $12.50

Giulia is a deep violet shimmer polish. Again, an amazing polish overall. Some shimmer polishes will leave streaks. This one did not. Giulia is a tiny bit thin so polish carefully as to not flood the cuticles. I didn’t have too much of an issue. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $13.50

Antidote is an antiqued gold polish. I really liked this one. It’s not quite a metallic but it’s close. This is one of those polishes that will look good on anyone of any skin tone! Formula was fabulous but this one will leave brush streaks so polish thoughtfully. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $13.50

I am super happy with this purchase. And in true to me fashion, Belladonna is my favorite. Right now, at the time of publish, the Aqua Tofana Collection is sold out but it will be back in time for the holidays! Price for the whole set $55. That price includes shipping and tax and all that. I will update the actual box cost as soon as it’s listed again. Don’t forget this box comes with a look book and 3 awesome stickers! I hope you enjoyed this post. I hope you make good choices! Have a fabulous day y’all.

Moonflower Polish ~ November ’20 PPU

*This polish was provided for review. *Picture Heavy

Are we ready for this? I mean, it’s NOVEMBER PPU! November!! Christmas is right around the corner. Today I have for you Moonflower Polish‘s contribution to the theme Red Carpet. Nadia was inspired by Ariana Grande’s grey dress from the 2020 Grammy Awards. Here is the inspiration pic which I grabbed from google:

Silver Lining is a grey based holo base with a pink to red to gold shifting shimmer. To me this is antiqued silver. Such a gorgeous holo! I only saw pink shimmer. For the life of me I just could not catch the shift on film. It doesn’t matter really because the pink shimmer is strong and beautiful and it totally compliments the base. This polish is on the thinner side for Nadia’s usual polish. Even with a thinner base I was still able to stamp. And even better I still only used 1 coat. Lot’s of pics ahead!! I used 1 coat for my swatches. Price $12.50 Cap 100/US 5/UK.

What do you think? I think Silver Lining perfect for the season. I see my daughter stealing this from me in the very near future lol. Abi is obsessed with holo and darker polishes. This will definitely stamp better over darker colors but it will also work for lighter colors as well. The cap for this polish is only 100 for US and 5 for UK so make sure you have warmed up your ninja fingers! Polish Pickup will be open November 6th-9th only. Thanks for reading. Have a good night y’all.

LynBDesigns ~ June 2020 PPU

*This polish was purchased by me


Hey guys! How are we all doing? I’m doing really good! We just officially started the process of buying a house. There have been lots of pauses because of covid but we are finally on track. We live in a 1 bedroom apartment with a 5 month old so its a little cramped here. In the now house I will have my own nail room!! It’s actually going to be called the “noffice”. Half nail room, half office. Pretty much my nail room with the laptop and printer in there 😆 I’m psyched!! Wait, are we here for polish? Ok, let’s get to it.


LynBDesigns was inspired by the Maui mule for the Cocktails & Mocktails theme. The Lei’d Back is described as a dark purple (cold) to denim blue (warm) to peach (hot) tri-thermal with red to green to gold shifting aurora shimmer, pink to gold shifting flakes, and violet to pink to copper to orange shifting flakes. Since we are buying a house funds are slim right now but I had to have this. I am such a sucker for a thermal polish. They are just so much fun. The formula on this is spectacular and the thermal effect changes with ease. I am sooooooooo glad I got this one. I used 3 thin coats for my pics.


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Room temp matte


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Unfortunately, this polish is no longer available. Make sure you keep and eye on destashes just in case! Thanks so much for coming to look at my nails!! Have a great day 😊




Moonflower Polish ~ Pop Pastels

*These polishes were provided for review*
*Very picture heavy*
Hey! I’m back guys! I cannot even begin to express how happy I am to get back to nails! Especially with all of these trying times. I mean, can you even believe this? I feel like I live in a book right now. The world is going through such a tough time right now and I am so glad I can be here to give you a little brightness in your lives. Today I have for you the Pop Pastels from Moonflower Polish. Gorgeous pastels with a bright pop! Each mani has 2 coats of polish on my pinky. 1 coat is totally plenty. It is recommended to thin them a little if you are going to just wear them as a polish. I didn’t. These are made specifically to stamp or use in nail art so they will be on the thicker side. Let’s get to them. 
Paloma is a dove gray. “Yes, it’s really pigeon gray…but I haven’t really seen one since moving to Florida and they are all over the place in Puerto Rico so maybe I’m subconsciously missing them? There’s place in Old San Juan called El Parque de las Palomas where there were hundreds of pigeons and you could feed them, visited many times. Smelled awful, but still brings back good memories of simpler times.” I am absolutely loving greys lately. They are so universal and I feel they flatter any skin tone. This cool grey has a fantastic shimmer that just really makes it special! 

Salmón is a “salmon pink, kinda coral. I love fresh salmon sushi.” While I don’t do sushi myself, I absolutely love this color. I am not a huge fan of floral manis and this made me love my cute little flowers! Again, the shimmer makes this polish.

Lavanda is a “soft purple, my daughter loves lavender and soft pastel purples. I’m horribly allergic but I still get her lavender scented things cause I know they help her fall asleep and relax. Middle school is tough.” So is high school. I love/hated both. This reminds me of my son. We use the lavender scented bath stuff to calm him before going to bed. I absolutely love the mixed smell of new baby and lavender!! 

Girasol is a “sunflower orange-yellow. My twin sister loved sunflowers growing up, they always make me think of her.” Sunflower is the perfect description for this yellow. It’s such a deep, warm yellow. Makes me want warm sunny days. I couldn’t capture the shimmer well in this one. It’s there and it’s beautiful. 

Menta is a “minty green, just a great refreshing spring green.” Another good description. This green is the perfect amount of minty while being the perfect amount of springy at the same time. The shimmer, for some odd reason, makes me think of jelly beans.

Agua is a “Caribbean sea blue, a shimmery turquoise, like the waters that I love and miss of my home island.” I have never been further south than Orlando, Florida so this color makes me crave a Caribbean vacation so bad. I just want the waters that you can see through with all the beautiful sea life passing by.



Cielo is a “the color of the sky on a bright sunny day. Florida gets these really nice cloudless days where the sky is exactly this color and the temps are cool. I call them “theme park days” cause they’d be perfect for that.” I haven’t been to a park in such a long time. My daughters go weekly of more to Six Flags every summer (season passes). Either way I am a super sucker for a blue polish. My favorite type of polish is a shimmer crème so you can imagine how much I love this one.

Café is a “light brown, it’s the color of a proper cup of coffee in my opinion. Just a hint of milk and sugar, can’t start my day without it.” I use flavored creamer instead of milk and sugar but the color is pretty accurate for a great cup of coffee. I like mine a touch lighter but not much. The shimmer in this brown makes it different from any other brown I own. It’s a very sensual type color.

The Pop Pastels are available now in Nadia’s shop! These will only be available in full size bottle as the mini bottles come from Italy and that’s obviously not happening at the moment. Each bottle will be $9 and the full set of 8 polishes will be $65. Please allow 5-10 business days for shipment. This is the normal TAT but just keep in mind what we are all going through at the moment. Moonflower Polish is always my favorite brand to stamp with. The quality is fantastic and the customer service is amazing. Links below for what I used for these manis. I hope you all stay safe and healthy in these particularly trying times! Have a great night!!
  • All Polishes: Glisten & Glow Top, Base, Matte coats; SinfulColors Black On Black; Bundle Monster (Maniology) Stamper; Makeup Sponge for gradient.
  • Paloma: Salmón, Lavanda, Winstonia Plate W402.
  • Salmón: Paloma, Lavanda, Winstonia Plate W110.
  • Lavanda: Paloma, Salmón, Winstonia Plate W403.
  • Girasol: Menta, Agua, Beauty Bigbang Plate XL-009.
  • Menta: Girasol, Agua, Winstonia Plate W415.
  • Agua: Girasol, Menta, Born Pretty Store Plate BPL-025.
  • Cielo: Café, Winstonia Plate W101.
  • Café: Cielo, Pueen Cosmetics Plate Pueen09.








Sweet Heart Polish ~ December ’19 PPU

*Provided for review

Hello! How is everyone doing? Is your holiday shopping done? I haven’t even started lol! It’s been so busy around here. We have appointments related to the baby 2-3 times a week. We’ll get to the shopping eventually… For now, I have a gift idea for you! Let’s check out Sweet Heart Polish‘s contribution to Decembers PPU theme: Winter Is Coming!
You Sit On A Throne Of Lies “is a greige crelly base with gold flakes, taupe to green, blue to pink, and red to gold ucc flakes. It also has a copper shimmer with red and blue sparks that catch the light ever so slightly.”  This polis is inspired by the movie ELF where Buddy realizes that the store Santa is not the real Santa. Not gonna lie, I totally squealed when I saw the name of this polish. ELF is on repeat at my house until Christmas! Such a fun, family movie ❤ YSOATOL is the perfect holiday neutral polish. It’s got that wow factor but at the same time is subtle. I’m still wearing this mani right now. Super gorgeous. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches but you could totally use 2 normal – thicker coats. Formula was amazing. This polish definitely leaned more grey on me. It has more beige than my nail pics show. Check out the bottle shots for truest color. This polish will be $9.50 and will have a cap of 95 bottles for the US and 5 bottles for the UK. 
You Sit On A Throne Of Lies

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies matte

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies matte macro

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies with art

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies bottle

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies bottle

You Sit On A Throne Of Lies label
Such a beautiful polish.  will only be available from  December 2nd – December 6th 2019! Make sure to have your perfectly polished fingers ready. This one will sell out fast! Links will be below 😊 Have a great weekend. Be back with more really soon!

Wildflower Lacquer ~ June Birth Flower

*Provided for review
Hello! Sorry for my lack of posting. I think I have hit a blogger burn out. It feels like such an unwanted chore lately. It may be time for me to take a break. I don’t mind the swatching and picture taking. I guess we shall see. For now I am here bringing you this totally gorgeous red polish. Let’s check it out. 
Kiss From A Rose is a dark red base (will stain please wear a base coat) with crystal rainbow flakies, and subtle violet to gold shifting shimmer. Holy mother of reds. This is that super sexy empowering type red. Very deep with a nice sparkle. Like it says, this will stain! I suggest doubling up your base coat!! The formula of this polish is fantastic. Totally a 1 coater. I like this one matte a lot. I also checked to see if it stamps and it does!! Of course my swatch shows 2 coats.

Kiss From A Rose

Kiss From A Rose with flash

Kiss From A Rose macro

Kiss From A Rose matte

Kiss From A Rose matte macro

Kiss From A Rose with art

Kiss From A Rose with matte art

Kiss From A Rose stamped
As with all of the monthly birth flower polishes, Kiss From A Rose will be $8.50 for the month of June. After that it will still be available but it will be $10. This polish will be available tomorrow, June 1st. If you like red polish this one is definitely for you! Happy Birthday June babies!!!


Wildflower Lacquer ~ May Birth Flower

*Provided for review
Hello! Today Wildflower Lacquer has some new stuff coming to her shop. One of them is this months Birth Flower. This one is inspired by lily of the valley. Let’s see this beauty.
You’re Like Lily Pretty is a white crelly with green to gold  shifting shimmer, and copper shimmer, and lime to blue to green UCC flakies, and a scattered holo sparkle. This is really nice. I don’t usually care for white polishes but the flakies make me love it. Also, lilies are my favorite flowers. All types. The color of the flakies is just really fun. It almost looks like tiny gems on your nail. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. 

You’re Like Lily Pretty

You’re Like Lily Pretty macro

You’re Like Lily Pretty matte

You’re Like Lily Pretty matte macro

You’re Like Lily Pretty with art
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I know, I know. My art has lily pads… It’s all I had for lilies and we have all seen what my hand drawn art looks like.  Also not sure if those flowers are supposed to be lilies but they have 6 petals like a lily. As with each monthly birth flower polish, this will be $8.50 for the month of May then it will go up to $10. There is no reason to wait since you’ll be saving money on the polish! And it’s worth it. It’s perfect for this time of year and it’s just so very pretty. Hope you all have a fantastic day!! Links below ❤

Stella Chroma ~ Americana Collection

*Provided for review

Greetings friends 👋 I have so much stuff coming. April 12th is a very popular release date. Right now I will be showing you the Americana Collection from Stella Chroma. This collection has it all, flakes, shimmer, holo, and crème. Stella Chroma is such great quality nail polish. Let’s check them out.
Cherry Blossomis a creamy, pale shade of pink with highlights of silver holographic flakies. It is opaque in 2-3 coats. Inspired by the cherry blossoms that bloom all over Washington, D.C. in the spring.” This polish is so soft and girly. Very perfect for spring time! Formula is immaculate. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Before I forget to warn you: I am no good at hand drawn art. I just try it anyways because I want to be good 😂 Be nice ✌

Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom flash

Cherry Blossom macro

Cherry Blossom matte

Cherry Blossom matte macro

Cherry Blossom with art
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The Arch “is a purely holographic silver polish inspired by the famous Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri. I had seen this structure many times in pictures, but when I saw it with my own two eyes, the sun was glinting off of it and it was beautiful! And as a lover of heights, going to the top and feeling it sway in the wind was amazing as well. Wear your shades and put 2-3 coats of this one on your nails.” Lover of heights? Does that really exist?! I get an upset stomach just watching high things on TV. This polish is the closest I will ever get to the top of that arch so thankfully it’s phenomenal. Nice and smooth. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. I hope you see the “arches” in my nail art! 
The Arch

The Arch with flash

The Arch macro

The Arch in direct sunlight taken with my iPhone SE

The Arch with art
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We’re Goldenis a deep orange packed with all sorts of gold flakies and shimmery goodness with a bit of holo thrown in as a nod to the absolutely amazing Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I’ve never been to the area, but it is definitely on my bucket list. Opaque in 2 coats.” OOOHHH This one is so good. In my next post you will see how well this baby stamps. Amazingly perfect formula. 2 fantastic coats for my swatches. This is possibly the worst drawing of the golden gate bridge ever. Sorry!!

We’re Golden

We’re Golden with flash

We’re Golden macro

We’re Golden shift macro

We’re Golden matte

We’re Golden matte macro

We’re Golden with something that tried to be art
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Fenwayis a springy green cream inspired by the Green Monster in Fenway Park in Boston. Mr. SC and I are huge baseball fans and no matter what hitter is up to bat, it is super exciting to see the baseball fly over that big wall! Opaque in 2 coats.” This is my favorite. I was born into a family of Red Sox fans so you know I’m also a fan. And because I live in CT I have actually been there a few times to see that fantastic wall in person. This formula is just perfect. There really isn’t a better word because it’s so perfect lol. 2 exceptional coats for my swatches. 

Fenway

Fenway with flash

Fenway macro

Fenway matte

Fenway matte macro

Fenway with art
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Do you love them? They actually all stamp! I really cant wait to show you We’re Golden stamped in my next post. It’s a chameleon type color. The Americana Collection will be available April 12th. Cherry Blossom, The Arch, and We’re Golden will all be $12 and Fenway will be $10. You can purchase these as a set for $41 from 4/12-4/26. They’ll be available only individually after that. Make sure you save yourself some cash and get them sooner rather than later. Stay tuned for my next post which is also Stella Chroma!! TTY asap 👍