Guess who’s back?!

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I posted anything, hasn’t it?  To be honest, I just haven’t been motivated to make posts, or even really do nail art.  For the past couple of months it’s been mostly vinyls, if I’ve bothered with nail art at all.  My love of nail polish hasn’t diminished in the slightest though and I hope I can pick up blogging again, even if I do it infrequently.  I do have a backlog of swatches to post at the very least!

Speaking of backlog…I’m rewinding to December for this post.  I think I might have mentioned in a post in December that I came home for the holidays to an absolutely massive amount of nail mail.  So to ease my way back into the blog, I thought I would share that haul today, and show swatches for one of the polishes I actually wore in December.

So first off, the nail mail:


Pretty impressive, right?  This was the haul that pushed my polish collection past the 600 mark.  If anyone cares to know what I got, I’m going to put the list in the comments to avoid taking up space here.

And because I have an awesome mother who is an enabler despite being completely exasperated with my collection, I also got some polishes for Christmas!


Between these two hauls I have so many new-to-me brands, and I’ve barely put a dent in my untried list.  I’ve also made a heck of a lot of purchases over the past month, both from destashes and from brand shops (quite a few of which are also new to me).  So with all of these new and pretty brands, maybe it’s a bit weird that the swatches I’m showing off are from my first indie brand.

What I’ve got here is a LynBDesigns polish that was released for the opening day of deer hunting season in Michigan last year.  I actually chose it because I was going on my annual hunting trip in Georgia, and thought it was fitting (last year I wore Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming).

This polish is kind of hard to describe.  It’s a dark purple base, with holo microglitters and color-shifting flakies, and a very strong coppery shimmer.




(And with flash, since it shows the purple more)




Very pretty, right?  It was a good choice to wear for my hunting trip, because despite the massive thunderstorms that threatened to flood the area, the weather just after sunrise and just before sunset was actually pretty clear for the most part.  So I could distract myself with the shininess while I waited for deer to appear.

Anyway, this post has gotten a little big, so I should sign off here.  Just a little teaser though, my next few posts will definitely be more from the nail mail picture.  🙂

2 thoughts on “Guess who’s back?!

  1. Here are the polishes shown in the first two photos:
    Butter London Gears & Gadgets trunk

    SquareHue Tunic ; Kewpies ; War Crinoline ; Cocktails & Cigarettes ; Style & Speed ; Art & Deco ; Boardgame ; WPA ; Tomorrowland ; Sorceror’s Hat ; War Hero ; Mambo ; Palm Springs ; Bel Air ; Sock Hop ; Turn On ; Tune In ; Drop Out ; Watergate ; iPolish ; Night Fever ; Vice ; Sierra Sunset ; Deep Space ; Vogue ; Desert Storm ; Y2K ; Never Forget ; Idol ; Hurricane ; Olympiad ; Baby, Baby, Baby ; Bird Fling

    China Glaze Angel Wings

    OPI A Woman’s Prague-ative

    ILNP Music Box

    Dollish Polish Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal (mini) ; Frakkin’ Toasters (mini)

    Glisten & Glow Saber This!

    Different Dimension Saber That

    Girly Bits I Like Big Buns

    Contrary Polish Slavegirl Bikini ; Last Leaves

    Pahlish Quite Ribbiting

    Firecracker Lacquer Shark Show ; Penguin Parade

    What’s Indie Box? August Box (Harry Potter theme)
    Peita’s Polish Triwizard
    Mckfresh Nail Attire Lestrange Prophecy
    Arcane Lacquer Tonks
    Glam Polish Fleur
    Lilypad Lacquer Madam Minerva

    KBShimmer Pigment of My Imagination ; In Bare Form ; Rust No One

    Cirque Colors Julep ; Cabana Capri

    Emily de Molly Ambitious Flower ; Setting Sun ; Sleep Walking ; Fixed Course ; Scorched Earth ; Forever and Ever ; Ariel’s Realm ; Perfect Oasis ; Crestfallen ; Queen of the Sea ; Reflection ; Gilded Grove ; Erratic Behaviour

    Femme Fatale Cosmetics Lime Thief

    Lucky 13 Lacquer Sworn to the Sword ; Valkyrie ; Unstoppable ; Sooo Changeable ; Witness Me ; The War Doctor ; Do As You’re Told ; Kneel Before Me ; Accio Lacquer ; Flame of Udûn

    Nvr Enuff HHC Wine O’Clock ; HHC Festivus

    Smitten Polish Shoe Polish

    Liquid Sky Lacquer Kiss Me I’m Irish (mini) ; Mint to Love ; Strawberry Mojito ; Chocolate Obsession

    Literary Lacquers There Is Your Treasure ; Green Gables ; Attic Mice ; Menolly Rosabelle D’Artigo

    ellagee Lickety Split latex mani mask ; There Is No Try ; Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

    LynBDesigns B-Flat ; Not Even A Mouse ; Pigment of the Imagination ; A Right Jolly Old Elf ; Ivy ; Gypsy Rose ; Serious Bettie ; New Fallen Snow ; Polyjuice ; Death ; Fosse, Fosse, Fosse ; Tarnished With Ashes and Soot ; Machiavellian ; Pain ; Egad ; Long Winter’s Nap ; Oh Doe You Didn’t ; Brimstone ; Verily ; Sarah ; Winnie ; Mary ; Thackery ; Weasley ; Potter ; Octavia ; Whatever! ; Follies ; Mind Palace

    Superficially Colorful Lacquer Buried Treasures; Tsahik ; Atokirina ; Omaticaya ; Utral Aymokriya ; The Sacred Tsaheylu ; Menari ; Toruk Makto

    Parrot Polish Lotus ; Georgia Forest ; Black Magic ; Atlantic

    Above the Curve Nail Lacquer Pretend It’s a Plan ; Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey ; TARDIS

    Azature Red; Green ; Blue ; Harlot Diamond ; Wine Diamond

    Glam Polish Friend Like Me ; Rivendell ; Fangorn Forest

    ALIQUID Lacquer Urban Sombrero ; Hipster Doofus ; Yada Yada Yada ; Serenity Now, Insanity Later ; Beneath Red Mountain ; Libitina ; Lemuria ; Io Saturnalia! ; Egeria ; Gargoyle ; Angerona ; Ludi Romani ; Quiet Night In ; House of Troubles ; See Spot Run

    Doctor Lacquer Antares ; Tsavorite ; Spessartine ; Iolite ; Taaffeite ; Apatite ; Dioside ; Whirlpool ; Cartwheel ; Milky Way ; Viking

    Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Void Stuff ; Zero Balance Dwarf Star Alloy ; Mickey Smith, Defending the Earth ; Dawn Breaks

    Model City Polish Paradise City ; Blue Jean Blues ; Tiana ; Dark Roast ; Jasmine

    Gothic Gala Lacquers Greyscale ; Sand ; Ocean ; Bit o’ Jam ; Gigglemug ; Floor 500 ; Betsy Ross ; Odin

    NailNation 3000 Light Up the Night ; Oh Holo There! ; Wicked Cool ; #captaincamo ; Chasing Paper ; Too Many Colors Not Enough Time ; Pillow Talk ; Little Toby’s Holo ; Golden Midori (mini)

    Love, Angeline Margarita ; Manhattan ; Red Wine ; Bellini ; Cosmo ; Bourbon ; Whiskey ; Shandy ; Champagne ; Haughty Taughty ; Glacier

    Indigo Bananas Countdown to Extinction ; Indigo Montoya ; Volcanic Corruption ; Synonym Buns ; Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q.) ; Olive Time and Space ; Rhythm and Booze ; Shrieking Teals ; Anansi ; Fiery the Angels Fell ; Watercolor Memories

    And from the Christmas haul:
    Colors by Llarowe Love, Actually ; Mocha Grande ; Last Harvest

    Cirque Colors Limoncello ; Cerrillos ; Xochitl ; Bejeweled

    Dollish Polish Space, the Final Frontier – Hyperdrive ; Slice of Life


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