Julep Roc Solid & Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora

Okay, let’s not talk about how I peeled the plastic shrink-wrap off my Sephora by OPI 212-Sephora just this week. Any of you who have been polish-obsessed for a while know this is the elusive polish that Sephora released to celebrate opening a store in New York’s Times Square. It was originally only available at that location and the internet exploded.

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Okay, not really but people were really disappointed because it’s such a beautiful colour. I mean… look at it! The flakies, the glitter, the shimmer and duochrome-ness. Finally, Sephora relented and had it available online and then in stores later. Let’s just say it was worth the hunt it took to get this bad boy in my hands! But let’s not say that this polish has been sitting in my collection for something like 4 years without being used. Okay? We’ll think about it and shake our heads, but let’s not talk about it!

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Halloween Mani!

I admit it can intimidating to do theme manicures for me because all around the nail world are bloggers and non-bloggers alike who are so talented with stamping, nail art, and free-hand painting! I, however, am not one of those people. I’ve tried my hand at stamping a few times and failed miserably at water-marbling…. but I still like to rock a fun themed mani from time to time.

I gathered up a few Halloween-inspired polishes and a sheet of nail vinyls and set to work.

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Julep – Phoebe

I have been putting more effort into trying some of my untrieds from brands aside from my usual. It’s so easy to overlook polishes when you have a stockpile of gorgeous holos staring at you, but that means overlooking gems like this! Julep’s Phoebe is delightful in the bottle but I was nervous it would be sheer when I used it, as sometimes shimmery teals tend to be very sheer.

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Eat Sleep Polish – Letters to a Porcupine Collection – Toes Across the Floor and Mouthful of Cavities

Last week, I showed off one of the new releases from Eat. Sleep. Polish.‘s Letters to a Porcupine collection… check out Soul One here. Today, I have Toes Across the Floor with an accent of Mouthful of Cavities. Both are tricky little polishes, that act shy in front of the camera! It was a bit difficult to capture their true complexity.

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Lilypad Lacquer – Emerald City

Has it really been nearly two weeks since I last posted? Time has really flown by for me… the start of school is just so busy with every! The past week, I’ve been going crazy trying to get my program up and running, all the technology in my class connected, and learning the names of all my students (and the staff at my new school)! So naturally, the blog has taken a back seat for the time being… but I finally feel like I can breathe (just for a second though).

Lilypad Lacquer’s Emerald City is a polish I recently picked up from a sale on llarowe. It was only about $6! Awesome. It’s a gorgeous deep green with lots of blingy holo. I’m not sure I would call it emerald though. Generally, I think of emerald being brighter green. However, the formula was perfect, and this is 2 coats with topcoat.

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