It's that time again! The last day of the month brings on a new round of monthly favorites! So here we go!! If you are new to my blog, I started a monthly favorites two months ago! You can find my other posts in the links on the side of my blog under "Monthly Favorites."
FAVORITE POLISHES:#2: KB Shimmer Shipwrecked (shown here over Sinful Kissy): I have now had the pleasure of swatching several KB Shimmer polishes and I love many of them. But THIS one just beats them all! It really reminds me of treasure at the bottom of the sea. A well-thought-out array of glitters...
#1: SoFlaJo Moonlight Bay: Moonlight Bay is a gorgeous matte black with silver fleck. It is elegantly stunning whether matte or shiny. It goes on in 1-2 coats and is a pleasure to work with!
#3: Naild'It Unique Polishes Summer Lovin' Melon: I can't say enough how unique Andrea from Naild'It's polishes are! To create a polish based on watermelon is awesome! And I was tickled by how awesome it looked on the nail!
BRANDS THAT IMPRESS:
Lacquistry: Lacquistry was the first indie polish I ever bought. I bought MANY of Jenna's creations and fell in love with them! She has always had stellar service; but has brought that service up even another notch! I received this in the mail:
Without anyone even asking, Jenna took it upon herself to replace certain polishes that she had found bleeding glitters in. I started buying from her a year ago. Golf Socks was my first indie. She is replacing polishes from a year ago with no one even asking her! THIS is first class service and those of you who have never bought from Lacquistry can get a peak at some of her polishes below! I also have a ton of swatches of her stock items. Click HERE for those!
Sinful Colors: I have never owned a Sinful Colors polish until Walgreens had the 50% off sale. I mean, $2 was cheap enough, but $1 was a no-brainer! I bought about 17 of them, and with few exceptions, they have far surpassed my expectations in uniqueness, creativity and quality! I think they are easily worth $6 each and some-like Kissy and Winerberry-are worth even more!
BLOGS OF NOTE:
Loodie Loodie Loodie: I'm sure you have ALL heard of THIS blog! Loodie, Loodie, Loodie is a fantastic nail care blog written by a woman with a very dry, smart sense of humor. She makes me laugh and she has made me cry. She wears her heart on her sleeve and I can't get enough of her!
MO Diddie's Nails: I stumbled across this blogger awhile ago, and she is actually the reason I have this section in my monthly favorites! I wanted to introduce you to blogs that are super fantastic for whatever reason, but are flying under the radar. Her nail art is FABULOUS! I have copied several of her designs. She does a ton of YouTube tutorials, and her nail art is pretty much perfect. Check her out!
INDIES TO WATCH:
Whimsical Ideas by Pam: Pam doesn't seem to come out with brand new shades often, so when she does, I am in a fervor! Her CS is top notch and her polishes are ALL great in quality and in creativity! I have yet to find issue with any of the polishes that I own of hers! She makes ordering easy. You just browse her pictures on Facebook, email her with your order, and she emails you back with an invoice! SIMPLE. I might add that the three or so times I have ordered from her, I received my order within 2-3 days of being invoiced! She does not ship internationally though, so make friends with some American gals. :o)
NPR ETSY FINDS:
Flower Leaf: This Scrabble tile ring immediately caught my eye on Etsy! What I LOVE about Etsy is that I can see what everyone in my circle puts into their favorites and it allows me to find things I would never know to look for! This gorgeous ring from Flower Leaf is one of those things!
Sisicata: I was blessed to find this stunning beauty in my circle of friends on Etsy! The butterflies are ethereal and fantasmical! She is a Polish designer who specializes in resins and silver. Check her out!