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Essie Naughty Nautical

Essie Naughty Nautical

Hey dolls! Today I have another one of the polishes I received from Tiffany of Tiffany’s Tasteful Talons in a secret holiday exchange. Essie Naughty Nautical was on my wish list as soon as I saw the press releases for the namesake collection. Naughty Nautical is a bright turquoise that is filled with subtle silver shimmer. I was surprised at how
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Essie School of Hard Rocks

Twinsie Tuesday ~ Holiday Gift ~ Water Marble

Hey dolls! The theme for today’s Twinsie Tuesday was to give another Twinsie a “holiday gift”. The assignment was to give a “gift” that would be challenging for the other person to complete. I was absolutely dreading this and had every reason to. Chelsea from Nailed Blog tasked me with completing a water marble mani. Grrrrrrrr….I knew this was coming.
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Indigo Bananas Twice As Bright

Breast Cancer Awareness ~ Indigo Bananas Twice As Bright

Hey dolls! Today I have pictures for you of my second breast cancer awareness mani. I participated in the Charlotte Susan G. Komen 5K this past weekend with my mother and our family and friends. We had a great time walking for the cure! I’d like for you all to use this post as your reminder to perform your monthly
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SeaLore Beluga Blizzard

Essie Orange, It’s Obvious + SeaLore Beluga Blizzard

Hey dolls! I’m switching the schedule up a little bit this week. I’ll be combining the Reader’s Choice Monday and Twinsie Tuesday posts into one for tomorrow. For today, you get photos of a gorgeous orange creme. Essie Orange, It’s Obvious is super bright in person! The formula was a little thin and runny so three coats were needed for
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White Owl Lacquers

White Owl Lacquers Review

*Products in this post were provided by the company for review.* Hey dolls! I was recently contacted by blogger Mara of Mara in Polishland to review some polishes from her brand White Owl Lacquers. Excitement is the only term to describe how I felt because I had several of her polishes on my wish list. She sent three white based
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Snowfall

Polish Days ~ Back to Nature

Hey dolls! Polish Days are back and the theme for this month was to be inspired by nature. The weather has been extremely up and down in Florida, ranging from high 70s to lows in the 30s. As I was going through a few untrieds, I spotted Sonnetarium Snowfall, a glitter top coat with various sized white hexes and smaller iridescent glitter.
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Reader’s Choice Monday ~ Orly Mermaid Tale

Hey dolls! The winner for this week’s reader’s choice was Orly Mermaid Tale with 50% of the votes. Mermaid Tale is filled with various sized green glitter, light blue hexes, and a little holo sparkle. Mermaid Tale’s formula was good; the glitter was easily placed on the nail and did not have an extremely gritty finish. The glitter is not
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Reader’s Choice Monday ~ Saran Wrap Mani

I’d like to start this post off by saying thank you to all of the service men and women who have protected our great country. Several of my family members have been and are in the military and I sincerely appreciate the sacrifices they have made. There was a tie for this week’s Reader’s Choice nail art look between saran wrap
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Pink Wednesday ~ Candeo Colors Melonball

Happy hump day dolls! Today I have pictures of Candeo Colors Melonball, which is a Llarowe exclusive color. I first saw a bottle shot of Melonball on Instagram (follow me @refinedandpolished). Pink and green glitter is ALL me! Melonball is full of various shades and sizes of pink glitter, red hexes, and smaller green glitter. The formula was extremely thick;
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Essie Mojito Madness

Happy Friday dolls! Today I’m wearing Essie Mojito Madness (I always want to call this polish mint mojito).  This gorgeous green creme went on my wish list as soon as it came out. I finally purchased it on Copious last month. The formula was good and is extremely pigmented. I almost got away with one thick coat, but I did
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