Category Archives: Indie Polish

OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great week! Mine was pretty good! I can’t believe it’s already May! This semester went by so quickly; I can’t believe I graduate in 15 days! It’s crazy how fast the past four years have gone by. I only have two days of class left (and some online work) and then I’m done with my undergraduate career. It’s scary to think about, but also exciting!

Today’s nails are another simple swatch (not feeling particularly creative at the moment haha). I started with a coat of Orly – Nail Defense. I then applied two coats of OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook. Once that dried, I applied two coats of Lucky 13 LacquerAlways. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite – Dry Fast top coat. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!

OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always

OPI - Can't Find My Czechbook and Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always (glow)

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China Glaze – Frostbite (and July polishes)

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week so far! On Monday, I took my 12 year old neighbor, Brandon, with me to see the puppies. We had fun, and so did the puppies. They are acting much more like typical puppies and much less like “things that look like puppies but don’t do much because they’re too small” puppies. They’re running around more and playing with each other and us now. Yesterday, I didn’t do much, but that’s how I like to spend my free time. I did practice my music for this season yesterday though (there’s only 17 days left until band camp – I have mixed feelings about that, haha). Here’s a picture of lime girl, lavender girl, and orange boy playing together.

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Here are the polishes I got in July

  • Zoya – Liberty
  • Zoya – Renee
  • Zoya – Wednesday
  • China Glaze – Pink Voltage (Neon) [this is from April, but for some reason never made my count]
  • Out the Door Top Coat
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always

July Total: 6

 

The other day, I was looking through my blog and decided that on my “Polish Stash” page, I wanted the names of the colors to link to pictures. Because of this, my posts will be featuring at least 1 swatch a week (likely with something extra as well), for a while. So I’m starting today with China Glaze – Frostbite. This is a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy topped with three coats of Frostbite and 1 coat of Out the Door Top Coat.

China Glaze Frostbite

These next pictures feature everything above with three coats of Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always and a coat of Out the Door Top Coat. The first picture is with light, the second picture is glowing (not the best picture, but I was getting tired and didn’t want to hold my hand under the light for more than like 15 seconds). Thanks for reading!

Always Frostbite

Always Frostbite Glowing

3D Dotted Nails Featuring Lucky 13 Lacquer Always and Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?

Hello everyone! I seem to have a hard time posting on Monday’s, I’ve missed two in a row now. But I’m posting now, so I guess that’s ok haha. On Saturday, my sister and I took our 9 year old neighbor neighbor over to see the puppies. He really liked visiting with the puppies, especially since we got to take them outside (on a sheet in the grass) and play with them for a while out there. On Monday, Sarah and I went to watch the puppies. We got to take them into the backyard again and put them in the kiddie pool with a little bit of water. Most of them did fine (a few even fell asleep), but a couple were not happy at first and let us know by whining really loudly. I won’t be going to see the puppies today (their owner has the day off work), but I will be babysitting 5 kids with my sister tonight (2 kids from one family and 3 kids from another family). Here’s two puppy pictures!

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Today’s nails were supposed to be posted on Monday, but I forgot to blog so I’m posting them today. I got tired of having the plain nails from Friday so I decided to revamp what I already had on. I had a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy, 2 coats of China Glaze – White on White, and 3 coats of Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always on my nails. I then applied black dots (Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – Black Out) with a dotting tool. I let that dry and then placed dots of China Glaze – White on White off-centered of the black dots. I then topped the white dots with two dotted layers of Lucky 13 Lacquer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?. I topped that with a coat of Out the Door Top Coat. That’s it from me today, I’ll be back Friday! Have a great day!

3D Dotted with Lucky 13 Lacquer Always and Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?

3D Dotted with Lucky 13 Lacquer Always and Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights? Glowing

Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always

**Products reviewed in this post were purchased by me**

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! Mine was pretty good; I puppy sat, went to Chico, puppy sat some more, and relaxed. On Wednesday, Sarah and I took the puppies for their first real car ride. We took four puppies to my mom’s work (she works close to where the puppies live) and hung out there for about an hour while her coworkers came down to snuggle the puppies. Then we went back to the puppies’ house and switched puppies. We took the remaining five puppies to their owner’s (Renee) work. We put a blanket on the ground and the puppies stumbled around on the blanket while Renee’s coworkers took turns holding them. The first group of puppies was very noisy in the car, but the second group was quiet. Roxie (mama dog) did very good with us taking the puppies away and didn’t squish any of the ones that were left at home with her. The puppies are also starting to hear! I was making noises (I’m weird) and pink girl perked her ears up and looked at me. I continued to talk/make noises at her and she looked at me and my mouth while I was talking. I then cuddled with blue boy and barked at him, to which he responded to by barking and play growling at me. I’m headed back there today to watch them, so I’ll have more puppy pictures on Monday! Here’s a picture of all 9 puppies on a sheet in the kitchen.

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**Products reviewed in this post were purchased by me**

Today’s nails feature my second ever indie polish! This is another Lucky 13 Lacquer polish (the same brand as my first indie). This polish is called “Always” and it is from Lucky 13’s Mischief Managed (Harry Potter) Collection. This polish was “inspired by the patronus and this exchange between Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape.” (“Lily? After all this time?” – Albus; “Always” – Snape). This polish is a “sheer silver-y topcoat with aqua microflakes that glows bright blue in the dark.”  I love this polish! It has a subtle shimmer and the blue flakes are subtle as well, until they hit the right light. I layered this polish over China Glaze – White on White to get the effect of the polish on its own without the base color adding or detracting from the polish. When I charged up the polish and turned the lights off, the glow was great, it’s definitely bright blue! The brush and formula are great, just as in “Hey, Who Turned Out The Lights?”.

I started with a coat of OPI – Matte Nail Envy, topped that with two coats of China Glaze – White on White, applied three coats of Lucky 13 Lacquer – Always, and topped it off with Out the Door Top Coat. I would definitely recommend this polish if you’re looking for a sheer silver topper that glows in the dark! It is available here for $8.50 plus shipping. Have a great day and weekend! Thanks for reading!

Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always (3 coats) over China Glaze - White on White (2 coats)

Glowing Lucky 13 Lacquer - Always (3 Coats) over China Glaze - White on White (2 coats)

**Products reviewed in this post were purchased by me**

I’m with the Lifeguard and He Glows?!

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great week! Mine has been really good! I’ve gotten to help deliver puppies, spend a day with the puppies, and I bought new nail polish yesterday. I’m going over to watch the puppies and Roxie again today, so I’m really excited for that! Not much else has been happening since Wednesday, but life is good again. My sister, mom, and dad all went to my sister’s orientation for UNR, so I was home by myself yesterday and today to take care of our dogs and cats. I’m not sure what I’m doing this weekend, but I might go shooting with my dad and sister on Sunday morning – although, my ears are really sensitive so I might not go. Here’s a puppy picture for today!

Weim Puppies - Pink Girl, Yellow Girl, Teal Girl, Red Boy

Today’s nails are simple (I really need to experiment more, I just keep getting lazy). I started with OPI Matte Nail Envy as a base coat. I then applied three coats of China Glaze – I’m With the Lifeguard. I applied Pure Ice – Beware on my thumbs and ring fingers as accent nails. On my other nails, I applied two coats of Lucky 13 Lacquer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?. I finished my nails with Orly Nail Defense for a top coat. I’ll be back on Monday with more nails and puppy pictures!

I'm the Lifeguard with Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights? and Beware Accent Nail

I'm with the Lifeguard and Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?

Dots and Puppies

Hello everyone! I’m really happy to say that Roxie had her puppies on Monday night/ Tuesday Morning! She had 9 puppies total: 2 blue girls, 3 blue boys, 3 grey girls, and 1 grey boy (5 girls and 2 boys). She did a good job, it was her 3rd litter after all. After the 8th puppy was born, we didn’t think that there were any more so we took quick showers and rested. Then, four hours after the last puppy  we went to check on the dogs and found that Roxie had a 9th puppy all by herself. We all rushed to help clean him up and tie off his umbilical cord and he was all good. Renee (Roxie’s owner) caught the puppies; I was in charge of cleaning up/rubbing vigorously, tying the umbilical cord off, and clearing the nose and airways if needed; my sister was in charge of taking notes, helping me tie off the umbilical cords (holding the legs out of the way), weighing the puppies, and choosing the collar colors for each puppy. Roxie is a great mama and all puppies are doing well! Here’s a picture of 8 of the puppies (when this picture was taken, the 9th puppy wasn’t born yet).

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I had the base color of these nails on when I was helping whelp puppies, so excuse the slight wear. I started with a coat of OPI Matte Nail Envy. I then applied two coats of OPI – Can’t Find My Czechbook. I then applied two coats of Lucky 13 Lacqer – Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?. I finished that off with a coat of Orly In a Snap. I had that much on when I was helping whelp puppies, and added dots with China Glaze – Dance Baby when I got home after a much-needed nap (I woke up at 6am on Monday and was up until 8:15am on Tuesday). I topped that with a coat of Orly In a Snap. That’s it from me today, I’m going to be watching puppies today though, so if you want to see more pictures of puppies check out my Instagram. Thanks for reading, I’ll be back on Friday with more nails!

Blue with Pink Dots

Blue with Pink Dots Glowing

Pink Cloud Mani

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week so far, mine has okay so far. My sister is graduating from high school tonight (it’s hard to believe she’s going to be going to college next year, time flies). Other than that I have nothing else planned today. Tomorrow I have another physical therapy session for my shoulder; I’m not sure how much it’s helping, but I guess I won’t really know how much it helped until I go back to Tucson for band camp. In PT, I’m working on strengthening/stretching the muscle in my shoulder blade area so hopefully it will be able to handle more of the stress that marching band puts it through. It’s strange really, I play the smallest instrument in the band (piccolo) and my shoulder is messed up; although it’s not messed up from the weight of the piccolo, it’s messed up from the position it’s held in. I only have one more year left though so even if it still hurts, I’ll try my best to push through it as best I can.

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