Listen, I fully planned on having this up earlier, and then the Sims 4 was on sale for only $6 and suddenly it was 7pm and I had done nothing else. That game is dangerous, let me tell you. My Sim is way more productive than me, I want her focus. How does she just sit down and write an entire book without moving for 7 hours, I need to know.
Yes, I am an adult woman who just turned 25, and this is my winter break and I’ll spend it how I want. I do promise there will be actual work and productivity had over my mini-vacation.
Now! We’re looking at the last holiday collection I have to review! Wild to think that the holiday collections are already passed, and then spring collections are already being shown and previewed! The nail polish world moves fast I tell you.
But I’m getting ahead of myself, we still have this holiday collection to talk about. This is the Twinkling collection from Zoya for Holiday 2019! It features 12 shades, as usual, and has a variety of creams, a couple shimmers, and a couple more interesting finishes. I ordered this off of the Zoya website when their trios were half off! So I basically got the whole collection for half off the normal price which is always my favorite thing. Zoya is always doing promotions – and they teased a special sale for December 26th, so if any of these shades appeal to you, there will an opportunity to get them discounted very soon!
Anyone else leave their Christmas shopping to the absolute last minute? No? Just me? Listen, I may have just turned 25 but I still have not learned at all, and will just have a crazy busy week while I try to catch up on everything before I go back to my parents for the holidays. It’s all FINE.
Well, speaking of just turning 25, I had a fabulous and very full weekend with friends and celebrating. It was so very fun and I felt so loved. But now we’re straight back into the real world (ah yes, what it’s really like to be an adult) and once again I feel a lil behind. We still have a couple more holiday collections to discuss and review, so it’s fine time we got to them.
This one we’re discussing today, I’ve been so excited about, and couldn’t wait to get it on my nails from the very first teaser photos I saw.
This is the Essie Winter 2019 collection. This is a 6 shade collection full of almost jelly-like sparkly polishes with larger glitters all throughout. They remind me of that crinkly see-through paper you get in gift baskets, so you know, perfect for a holiday collection.
I picked this up from 8ty8beauty.com, where I get all of my Essie collections. They have the best prices, and super fast shipping, and always have the newest collections before everyone else.
I can’t believe it’s a week into December already! The time is just flying by and it’s crazy to think that Christmas is so close. It’s probably because it’s still so warm here – In fact it was 45 today while we were out shopping and that just doesn’t seem right. Chicago is normally so cold and snowy, so I want snow, dang it! (See if I still say that after we’re buried in it). It just doesn’t seem right to not have a White Christmas, so I can only hope for some snow. What is Christmas weather like for you???
Now, today we’re talking about a big ol’ glitter fest of a collection, and that helps keep up the festive spirit even in this unusual weather!
China Glaze once again collaborated with Sesame Street to continue celebrating their 50th anniversary. It’s a 12 piece collection filled with so much sparkle, it’s even just fun to look at.
I picked all of these up from polishpick.com! It’s where I get all of my China Glaze collections now as well – they have incredibly fast shipping and always get the collections in so quickly! They retail for $3.25 each.
Of course, we have a lot of polishes and a lot of glitz and sparkle to look at, so let’s get right into it!
Now that it’s December (where has the time gone???) I basically go from 0-100 with Christmas loving. I go from hating all mention of Christmas before Thanksgiving, then to immediately decorating my apartment and getting everything festive. I battled with decorations (and knocking over 3 plant pots in the process) and got my apartment all cozy and decorated up today! Have you started decorating for Christmas?
And so with that mindset it’s only appropriate that we talk about new winter shades from Orosa Beauty!
I recently won a giveaway of their fall collection, and ended up loving the cream shades in that one. And then I was so pleasantly surprised when this box of new shades showed up on my doorstep as well! I wasn’t expecting it at all, and was so grateful that they decided to send them over to me! But of course, even with products that are sent to me, I’ll always post my honest opinion! Wanted to be thankful but also up front!
These are 3 new releases for Winter from Orosa Beauty! They’re a new polish brand that started this year, and I’ve been loving their shades. There’s just something about that square bottle that gets me, and I just want to hold them and look at them. Have you ever had that.
They released 3 shades, 2 creams and 1 topper for their winter collection. These retail for $12 each on the Orosa Beauty website or for $31 for the set of 3!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday! What deals did you pick up? I picked up entirely too much makeup, especially eyeshadow, but I can’t wait to swatch it all for you guys when it gets here.
I got back to my apartment today as there was no way in hell I was battling the Sunday travel chaos, and I am definitely excited for an extra day to be productive. You know I say that, and then I also immediately took a 2 hour nap when I got back. Honestly sometimes you have to schedule in a nap.
Being an adult is very exciting.
Anyways, we’re being productive and continuing on with the holiday collections and releases. We got a fun post today! We’re looking at the newest release from Sista Chic Lacquer, a company I’ve been swatching for quite a while.
We have quite the big collection for Sista Chic. This might be one of the biggest releases she’s ever had, and there are so many fun finishes here. She’s releasing 9 shades in her new holiday collection called ‘Santa, Baby’. She talks about “stepping away from traditional Christmas polishes that you see” and I think it’s certainly done here! There are so many unique colors and finishes to look at.
These will be available on December 1st on the Sista Chic website. They’ll be $10 each, and the linear holographic will be $12. As always, part of the proceeds from each polish goes to Project Rescue, an organization that helps out with girls and women rescued from sex trafficking. Always a good cause!
This review was fully intentioned to go up this past Sunday. But then I picked up a lovely chest cold for the whole weekend. And then my train going back home for Thanksgiving was delayed for THREE HOURS. These are all just excuses and ranting to say that I had a schedule and THEN SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPENS AND YOUR SCHEDULE IS BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER. But it’s here NOW.
Let’s just talk about the polish shall we? We’re continuing right on with the Holiday posts. Today we’re looking at the Orly Winter 2019 collection. This is the Arctic Frost collection, and features 6 shades, full of glitter and shimmer and sparkle.
But now here we go!
As always, I got this collection as part of my Orly Color pass. I’ve talked about Color Pass in every Orly collection review, but a quick rundown again: you pay once an upfront discounted fee ($119) and then throughout the year you receive 4 boxes, one for each season, containing a collection and various other goodies. As I’ve said before, it’s fantastic if you’re already planning on purchasing all of the shades like I am – otherwise the individual shades are always available for purchase on 8ty8beauty.com (that is the website I found them for the cheapest price!).
Now for the Winter 2019 box! It comes with the Arctic Frost collection, an Orly Dry brush, the Orly French Manicure White Tip Guides, and a perfume sampler set from Skylar.
I’m currently battling a gnarly chest cold, and hacking up a nice dry cough, so you know, perfect time to hole up and talk about nail polish! I feel like I use a lot of things as excuses to hole up and swatch and talk about nail polish, but it’s fine, everything’s fine.
In this post, we’re talking about the polish release that we’ve all been waiting for! This is the first collection from Lights Lacquer, the new polish company from Kathleen Lights. Kathleen originally owned and released with KL Polish – and then there were issues with the investors and she ended up pulling out, and then eventually forming the new company Lights Lacquer.
I never ended up trying KL Polish while it was still a thing. I had so many other polishes that I was always trying, it was just never on my list or in my budget. But now with so much hype around this new release, I knew I had to try it out.
Their first release is the ‘GRL PWR’ collection, and it features 6 shades based around badass and strong ladies (who doesn’t love that). It features 3 straight creams, 2 more shimmery creams and then 1 glittery topper. These retail for $9.50 each or $52 for the full 6 polish bundle, which saves you $5. These can be found on the Lights Lacquer website.