#ManiMonday, February 6

Happy February! While frequently the worst month of the year weather-wise, I’m very excited for this month because it is Black History Month, the boyfriend and I are celebrating his 26th birthday in Gettysburg, PA, and I have so many books to read! In addition to finally finishing up Smokey Mountain Lacquers Fallin’ for Holos collection (fall 2015), my goal for the month is to get … Continue reading #ManiMonday, February 6

#ManiMonday, January 30

These past few days I’ve been on a reading roll and therefore, not short on color inspiration! After reading The Girl on the Train, I knew I wanted to read Rose Madder by Stephen King. The common thread the books share is women and their experience with abuse. I had read Rose Madder in high school and it was one of the first novels I’d read by Stephen King … Continue reading #ManiMonday, January 30

Review: Galilahi 2.0 + The Girl on the Train

After finishing A Casual Vacancy, I wanted a quick read – one that would only take me a day or two. After reading the reviews about how The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was such a fast-paced thriller and better than Gone Girl (read it last year, loved it; saw the movie, was surprisingly good – highly recommend it, especially if you don’t know what the twist is!), I … Continue reading Review: Galilahi 2.0 + The Girl on the Train

Review: Shandy + A Casual Vacancy

The worst thing about dark polishes is how when they chip, it’s painfully obvious. I only had a few minor ones, but Blackberry Jam had to go. It was a happy coincidence though – I had just finished A Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling and really wanted to coordinate my nails with the dust jacket. While not Smokey Mountain Lacquers, I had just the color: … Continue reading Review: Shandy + A Casual Vacancy

Getting Started: Breaking into the Indie Polish Community

There are so many great places on the web to get information now-a-days. Social media definitely has to be one of the best. Indie polish makers have expertly leveraged Instagram to promote their brands and products; in turn, they’ve created cult followings that have bled into Facebook (and for make-up brands, Snapchat). The best way to stay up-to-date with these brands is definitely to follow them … Continue reading Getting Started: Breaking into the Indie Polish Community

#ManiMonday, January 16

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many honor his legacy through service and volunteering in communities across America. Although I was unable to volunteer this year, I think it’s an interesting coincidence that the book (review) of the week, Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee corresponds with the date. Although only published in 2015, it was originally written in the ’50s when tensions surrounding … Continue reading #ManiMonday, January 16

2016: A Year in Indie Polish

2016 was an interesting year. While personally, I can say that I’ve grown and great things have happen to me, I can’t necessarily say the same about other aspects of the world. My main concern, though, is 2016: the year the indie polish game became oversaturated. I say this knowing full well that I’m writing an indie nail blog that no one will read, but … Continue reading 2016: A Year in Indie Polish