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Restock Radar: Week Of Jan. 28

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Monday, January 28
8pmET
NOSTALGIC LACQUERS (On NostalgicNailLacquer.myshopify.com)
Notables: Launch of the new Ladies In Love collection

time not specified
DOLLISH POLISH (On Big Cartel)
Notables: launch of the new Life Is Like … A Box Of Chocolates collection, including Cherry Cordial, Strawberry Cream, Creme De Menthe and Nut Cluster

time not specified
PRETTY & POLISHED (On ShopPrettyandPolished.com)
Notables: releasing a new Valentine’s Day polish

Tuesday, January 29
7amET
NAIL PATTERN BOLDNESS (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of the Hello? Collection

Friday, February 1
NoonET
LIQUID LACQUER (On Big Cartel)
Notables: Launch of the Dream Chasing Collection

1pmET
ELIXIR LACQUERS (On ElixirLacquers.com)
Notables: release of Roller Derby Ruckus collection, including Betty Brutality, Double D-Struction and Trixie Treacherous

1pmET
SERUM NO. 5 (On Etsy)
Notables: release of Heartbreaker

~6pmET
NAILD’IT UNIQUE NAIL POLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: clearing out stock of polishes in round bottles to make way for forthcoming square bottles

time not specified
DARING DIGITS (On ddpolish.com)
Notables: launching several new polishes, including Star Gazer

Saturday, February 2
morning or early afternoon ET
CHAOS & CROCODILES (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of LH02 limited edition holo and Three Little Words Valentine’s polish

And Keep An Eye Out For …
SMITTEN POLISH plans to launch the Wickedly Smitten Collection this week, likely Tuesday or Wednesday

AMY’S NAIL BOUTIQUE is releasing a new collection of holographic shades sometime this week.

PRETTY & POLISHED has launched a birthday club that gets you a free mini bottle of a special edition polish and a free P&P nail file when you place an order during your birthday month. Here are the details on how to join the birthday club.

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by!

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Restock Radar: Week of Jan. 14

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Monday, January 14
available now
THE POLISH BAR (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of the Winter 2013 collection, including Party Dress, Butterfly Wings and Love Song

Wednesday, January 16
11amET
RAINBOW HONEY (On Fab.com – membership required)
Notables: launch of Sweet Talk Collection, including Sweet Talk, Be Mine and XOXO (If you’re not a Fab.com member, you can get these from RainbowHoney.com on Jan. 25)

1pmET
ELIXIR LACQUERS (On ElixirLacquers.com)
Notables: release of Elixiversary limited edition polish (only 25 available during this restock)

time not specified
WINDESTINE (On Etsy)
Notables: launch of three new shades (reformulations of existing colors) to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation, including Frozen Wilderness, Confetti Deluxe and Make A Wish, plus a Valentine’s polish called When Hearts Collide and some other new shades

time not specified
KBSHIMMER (On KBshimmer.com)
Notables: Launch of Let’s Get Star-ted, an unscented version of Candy Cane Crush, Clearly On Top fast-dry top coat and restock of Black To Business

Thursday, January 17
9pmET
CHAOS & CROCODILES (On Etsy)
Notables: Launch of five new polishes, including Starberry Shortcake, Piggy Bank, and Double Decker Carousel

Friday, January 18
sometime between 11amET and 2pmET
DOLLISH POLISH (On DollishPolish.com)
Notables: Restock of several polishes, including Random Dancing, Fire In The Night Sky Trio and Putting On The Ritzzz!

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by!

Restock Radar: Week of Jan 7

Here’s a look at some of the indie nail polish restocks scheduled for this week. Check back every Monday to see what’s coming up.

Monday, January 7
time not specified
MAISIE SHINE (On Etsy)
Notables: Pre-orders begin and run through Friday for new colors, including Splendid, Perception and Last Call.

*Note: The ELEVATION POLISH restock scheduled for today has been postponed until January 22

Wednesday, January 9
time not specified
DARING DIGITS (On DDpolish.com)
Notables: launch of new polishes, including Crush, a limited edition Valentine’s Day polish

Thursday, January 10
time not specified
KUNIMITSU NAIL POTIONS (On Etsy)
Notables: will be restocking mini bottles on or before Jan 10. Plenty of full-size polishes are also available now, including Lucky Goldfish

Saturday, January 12
5pmET
HAPPY HANDS NAIL POLISH (On Etsy)
Notables: restock plus starting a clearance sale

Sunday, January 13
time not specified
SONNETARIUM (On Sonnetarium.net)
Notables: Restock of current colors (spring colors not included)

And Keep An Eye Out For …
KBSHIMMER plans to list a new polish, Let’s Get Star-ted, later this week. [*moved to January 16*]

Use code 500LIKES to get 50 percent off your order from GLITZOLOGY, good until the evening of Tuesday, January 8.

THE NAIL JUNKIE just took the wraps off her new V-Day Collection, including Cupcake, Bouquet and Love Letter. The new line will go on sale this weekend.

If you know of any planned restocks coming in the future, please let me know at polishgroupie@gmail.com Thanks for stopping by!

Different Dimension Emily

Here’s my first swatch post of 2013, and it will be short and sweet! This is Different Dimension Emily, inspired by the TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” which was on my wish list for awhile. I finally nabbed it during a Black Friday sale.

Different Dimension Emily

Different Dimension Emily has blue, white and light green glitter in a light blue sheer base. I’ve seen other bloggers say they used it on it’s own without undies and built it up, but I actually used something underneath.

Different Dimension Emily

My disclaimer on this is that the application was actually done at a nail salon. It’s one coat of Different Dimension Emily over one coat of … something. The bottle was China Glaze but the name was mislabeled. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s Bahamian Escape, but really that’s just off of swatches online. I don’t own it. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know!

Different Dimension Emily

I love Different Dimension Emily. I think this combo looks perfect for winter, almost like a snowstorm. I think it would look great over a dark blue too, or maybe over silver.

Different Dimension Emily

Different Dimension polish is available on Etsy. As of this posting, Emily is in stock.

Top 5 Nail Art Manicures Of 2012

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. My unplanned break turned into more of an unplanned hiatus, but I’m back now. Exhausted, but back!

I had all of these wonderful plans for year-end posts I was going to do, but alas, it just didn’t happen. So here’s just one, a roundup of my most popular manicures from last year.

No. 5: Vampire Nail Art

Vampire Nail Art

This vampire nail art manicure was part of the 30-Day Challenge I did in September, but it also got big boosts around Halloween and again in November when the last Twilight movie came out!

No. 4: Zebra French Manicure

Zebra French Manicure with OPI Care To Danse? and Pirouette My Whistle

Animal prints aren’t really my thing, or so I thought until I tried this zebra french manicure out for the 30 Day Challenge. The more I look at it, the more I like it!

No. 3: Bold Retro Wallpaper Nail Art

Black and White Retro Dot Nail Art with Color Club Tweet Me

I can’t take any credit on the design for this bold retro wallpaper nail art look since it came from a tutorial I found online, but I did like my color choices.

No. 2: Silver And Gold Gradient

U2 Silver and Gold Glitter Gradient nail art

This silver and gold glitter gradient was actually inspired by the U2 song of the same name, but I think it made for an excellent holiday look as well.

No. 1: Pink Glitter Gradient

Pink Glitter Gradient Nail Art with Essie Luxeffects A Cut Above

You ladies love glitter gradients! This one was part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and was done in honor of my grandmother, so I’m very glad this was my most popular post of the year.

Bonus Manicure: My Favorite

Gradient Dot Manicure: OPI Berlin There Done That with Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

I LOVE dotticures, usually ones that I see on other people, but I really loved the way this gradient dot manicure came out.

Thanks very much to everyone who visited my blog last year. Wishing you health, peace and prosperity in 2013!

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