Anonamaker Box #4 featuring Cameo Colours Lacquers, Contrary Polish, ellagee, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Pretty Jelly polishes

Purchased by Me buttonHey there everythingone (wow, I’m seriously sleep-deprived right now). Today I have a new-to-me collaborative indie polish box to show you. See, there’s this place called Acetone Alley on Facebook, where you can get the latest gossip & dish about nail related subjects. It’s a pretty cool place but it can also be a little dangerous (especially if someone is caught being shady!). There’s also a dropbox where people can send questions/rants/etc anonymously; this is where the idea of anonymous makers (anonamaker) for this collab box comes from. At any rate, for awhile now (obviously since we’re on box #4), makers have been coming together with polishes featuring catch phrases that have originated in the group.  I bought one of the first 10 (?) that were available for immediate shipping after they were shown off in the group and today starts the pre-order for the rest of the boxes. So – you’ve been warned – spoilers ahead!

Anonamaker Box 4 Cameo Colours Lacquers, Contrary Polish, Lollipop Posse Lacquer, ellagee, Pretty Jelly | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Don’t read further if you don’t want to know which maker made which polish!

 

No, seriously. Turn back now.

 

 

It’s your last chance!

 

Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Pick Three Polishes: Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks nail art

Purchased by Me buttonDo you ever have a mani where you’re just like “meh” in the midst of doing it, but then as you keep wearing it, you’re like “damn, this is actually really great!”? So yeah, today’s mani I’m showing you is completely like that. 🙂 I used Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, and China Glaze Custom Kicks. No individual swatches today, sorry!

China Glaze Custom Kicks, Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I started off with China Glaze Custom Kicks on my ring finger. This is almost a One-Coat Wonder, but I did use 2 coats plus top coat. The formula is thick, and it will stain your nails!

Pretty Jelly Demeter, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

I used Pretty Jelly Demeter on my pointer, middle, and pinky fingers. Demeter is a copper scattered holographic nail polish that shifts from copper to red to blue to purple. (I think that’s all the colors I saw.) Formula on this was thick and fairly brush stroke-y. This is 3 thin coats plus top coat.

Pahlish Loftiest Muse, Pretty Jelly Demeter, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Then I used Pahlish Loftiest Muse over Demeter, just on the tips. Loftiest Muse is such a delicate polish! Lastly, I added a small copper gem and a clear gem on each of those fingers.

Pretty Jelly Demeter color shift, Pahlish Loftiest Muse, China Glaze Custom Kicks | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Here’s another shot of how Demeter can shift colors.

Now do you see what I mean about starting off meh and then loving it?! Your thoughts?

Pretty Jelly Brocade swatch + review

Purchased by Me buttonHi all! I hope your week is going swimmingly (as in “Just keep swimming!”). Today I have a new-to-me brand to show you, Pretty Jelly in the color Brocade.

Pretty Jelly Brocade 3-finger pose | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Jelly Brocade macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Brocade is described as “blackened plum scattered-linear holo with strong gold shimmer and green sparkles. It also has some subtle red sparks as well.”

Pretty Jelly Brocade sun photo | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Pretty Jelly Brocade sun photo macro | Be Happy And Buy Polish

This is 3 thin coats plus top coat. It does drive matte and fairly fast (so you gotta work quick!).

This is still available at the Pretty Jelly shop if you’re interested in picking it up! Let me know what your thoughts are. 🙂