Aug 30 2017

PolishCon is coming back next month! Learn more about “An Affair to Remember”

KBShimmer at Polish Con NYC 2017

Earlier this year, I went to The Polish Convention in NYC and had a BLAST! Seeing old and new nail polish friends and fellow fanatics…and getting to work at the KBShimmer booth was an honor!

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make Chicago happen for me. BUT…it’s COMING SOON!

If you don’t already know, The Polish Convention is an event celebrating and exclusively featuring indie nail polish brands, and it is returning to its hometown of Chicago on September 23rd at Navy Pier, Festival Hall!

The bi-annual PolishCon, hosted by Ever After Polish and Great Lakes Lacquer is expecting its largest locale for Polish Con so far, filled with more than 30 local and international amazing vendors selling nail polish and nail polish accessories. There will also be live demos, tutorial tables and meet-and-greets with favorite brand owners and creators.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Polish Con for our third time,” said KBShimmer owner Christy Rose in a press release. “The new venue at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier is such beautiful location! This new and larger locale will allow attendees a more pleasurable shopping experience and the makers more opportunity to connect with fans. KBShimmer is honored to be among so many quality indie polish brands and cannot wait to announce our unbelievable show specials and introduce our new mini collection celebrating one of America’s best cities, Chicago!”

Along with KBShimmer some of the other vendors include:

  • Glisten & Glow
  • Cupcake Polish
  • Different Dimension
  • Girly Bits

“Building interpersonal relationships with old and new indie polish fanatics is the highlight of the event for us!” Said Jill Rehm-Craine, owner of Glisten & Glow, in the release. “Polish Con showcases indie polish from all over the globe in one place for one day- what an incredible experience. Attendees getting to see in person polishes they have loved online, friendships being formed, and squeals of delight when showing off their manicures are my favorite sights and sounds of the day!   We are excited to showcase new Chicago themed collections and offer fabulous deals on award winning products. It’s an experience of a lifetime! Near, far wherever you are Polish Con – Chicago is the must go to Nail Polish event of the season!”

“Polish Con is one of my favorite events of the year- it’s a chance to connect with our customer base, preview all of the new polishes and offer amazing show specials,” said Cupcake Polish owner Sara Casey, in the release. “There are few opportunities to meet up with a large group of people who share the same passion and Polish Con is just that.  Seeing online friends meet in person for the first time, seeing young women passionate about this industry, and seeing the joy on everyone’s faces throughout the day is what makes these events so rewarding for me as a vendor.”

“I love the tutorial tables and demo tables where attendees get to learn many new nail art techniques demonstrated live and then have the ability to try the techniques themselves!” Said Missi Barry, owner of Different Dimension, in the release. “You can learn how to do nail polish gradients, water marble, free hand nail art, apply nail vinyls, make nail decals, and even learn how to stamp like a pro!  Polish Con is not only a shopping event, but a learning experience. Such a unique and memorable event for all nail polish lovers.”

Third time vendor Pam Heil, owner of Girly Bits said in the release, “We look forward to chatting with customers and friends and reconnecting with those we have had the pleasure of meeting at previous events. We are giddy with anticipation of being surrounded by polish and polish fanatics like ourselves. I can’t wait to share our newest releases and exclusive show specials. Polish Con is the perfect opportunity to try out new brands we’ve had our eyes on as well. This year, we are excited to share an exclusive ‘After Polish Con Coupon’ created in collaboration with other vendors for all Polish Con attendees.”

Tickets for the September 23rd event at Chicago’s Navy Pier, Festival Hall are on sale now through September 22 at Search for Polish Con or click the link! The event is open to the general public from 3 p.m. CST-6 p.m. CST and tickets include a Polish Con shopping bag and event brochure with vendor discounts and an “after the show” exclusive coupon. Early access tickets are also available. 

So who’s planning to be there? I want to hear what you’re most excited about! I am so bummed to miss it!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I so wish I could go! My work schedule just doesn’t allow it though

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw bummer! I for one would love to meet you one day. I admire what you do, and how far you’ve come from your start. You rock!

  • Betzy Carmona

    How much fun!

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  • Phyrra Nyx

    I really want to go!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too. Maybe next time!!!

  • polarbelle

    I hate that I’ll probably miss another Polish Con. I’m falling so far behind. *sobbing*

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh Shelley, I have faith you will make one!!! Also, it’s been too many years since I’ve seen your beautiful face in person, miss you!

  • annielewis
  • thomps

    That is Awesome.

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  • PrimeBeauty

    PolishCon sounds like so much fun!

    • BeautyJudy

      It is!

  • marciaf

    What a fabulous event. I’d love to have the stamina to go to Polish Con. The brands there are ones I always drool over.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes I spent way over budget in NYC it was dangerous. And I wasn’t even solely there to shop lol

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    It would be so much fun to go to something like this! Why is Boston such a stick in the mud city that we never get makeup or polish shows??? boo hoo

    • BeautyJudy

      I would LOVE it if PolishCon came to Boston! I love Boston!!! And it’s not too too far from Jersey 🙂

  • Kristin

    Who can we convince to get this thing in AC or Philly???

    • BeautyJudy

      Seriously – that would be awesome! I would be happy to help makers come up with names for polishes for either town lol!

  • Erika

    Polish Con sounds like such a great event!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s really nice, great to see all the pretties in one place! But, dangerous to the wallet for sure lol