Tag Archive: indie

Mar 27 2017

Archer-inspired nail polish by Lemming Lacquer

Lemming Lacquer Damn it, I had something for this part 1 nail polish swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Set was a Christmas gift. Mike and I decided we weren’t getting anything but stocking stuffers for each other for Christmas. I had mentioned to him that one of my favorite brands, Girly Bits, came out with an “Archer”-inspired nail polish collection, and there were a few polishes I wanted. I thought he’d find …

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Jun 11 2015

Girly Bits Cosmetics Launches Julia, for Andrew

Purchased by me. My Aunt Jeannette isn’t your typical, everyday aunt. She’s much more than that! My memories of growing up with Aunt Jeannette are about drinking chocolate Coca-Colas, staying up til 11 p.m. at Grandmom’s during sleep overs, and coloring in coloring books together. The three of us would play board games like Parcheesi and …

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Jan 05 2015

My Introduction to Glitter Daze

Disclaimer: Partial gift bag sample. See bottom. Sana, the founder and beauty behind Glitter Daze, told me that she’s loved nail polish since childhood. What a natural fit, then, to turn that love into a lacquer company! Glitter Daze launched in 2012, and specializes in nail polishes in a variety of finishes including creme, duo and multichrome, glitter toppers, …

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Nov 03 2014

My Introduction to Polish TBH

Disclaimer: Gift bag sample. See bottom. When I think about 2014, and my makeup and nail habits this year, it’s definitely been the year of discovering new indie brands. One of the brands I tried for the first time this year is Polish TBH! Polish TBH is one of the brands that came to the Sparkle …

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Jul 23 2014

New Launches from Serum No.5!

Serum No 5 new Cut It Out nail vinyls on BeautyJudy

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom. Serum No 5 is releasing a new Love Lacquer called “Another Year, Let’s Cheer!” in celebration of, well, another year of business! Plus, they’re launching nail stencils/vinyls! Mark your calendars for THIS THURSDAY, JULY 24, for the new releases in this post! Happy anniversary, Serum No 5! I was fortunate …

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Jun 16 2014

KBShimmer Summer 2014

KBShimmer Summer 2014 swatches and review on BeautyJudy Sweet Wave

Disclaimer: Half press samples. See bottom. KBShimmer is back with a summer collection that’s PACKED with the glitter we know and love from the brand! “When designing our summer collection, glitter was on our mind,” KBShimmer Owner, Christy Rose, said in a press release. “We were inspired by summer treats, bold colors, and summer flowers. We translated those …

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Aug 26 2013

KB Shimmer Fall Collection

Disclaimer: Press sample. See bottom for more. I was excited to meet Christy from KB Shimmer at Cosmoprof North America Las Vegas (July 14-16) last month, because of her great customer service and beautiful polishes. She was gracious to offer us bloggers a couple samples her new fall collection (as well as other shop goodies!) when …

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Feb 22 2013

KB Shimmer Witch Way?

Just a simple little Friday nail post today! I ordered my first KB Shimmer polishes with a friend back in October or November, and I finally got around to wearing Witch Way? a couple weeks ago. I can’t believe it sat in my untrieds this long. This is a gorgeous jelly and glitter polish. Check …

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Dec 06 2012

KB Shimmer Candy Cane Crush

For three days, whenever I looked at my nails, I thought: I broke a candy cane and it stuck in my wet nail polish. Wow, I remember how we used to put candy canes on our Christmas trees every year – always after we put the ornaments on! I can’t believe that three days in, …

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