Hey everyone! So I've received some really fun nail mail over the past few days that I wanted to share with you! First up is from my friend Stephanie over at Imperfectly Painted. She was sweet enough to see that she had some doubles of polishes that are on my wish list and sent the extras my way.
|From L-R: Zoya Tallulah, ChG Rose Among Thorns, Pure Ice Spit Fire, Zoya Minka & Zoya Shay.|
I had no clue what Steph sent, so I was super excited to receive her package! I'd never seen Tallulah in person before but I love shimmery blue polishes and I wanted her for the name.. because Tallulah Bankhead is fantastic. Anyways, I was literally drooling when I unwrapped her. She's gorgeous!
Rose Among Thorns and Spit Fire are two polishes that shouldn't be hard to find but have constantly eluded me. Every time I go to Wal-Mart or Sally's they're out of stock. I don't understand it! I had similar trouble with ChG Dorothy Who? It took me MONTHS to track that one down.
And lastly, I fell in love with the Touch Collection from Zoya as soon as it came out. Something about the shimmer got me hooked! I received a mini Pandora in my BirchBox this month and I was really wanting to get Shay and Minka to complete the collection.. so this was perfect timing!
Next up.. I received a promotional package from the wholesale nail supply website Nail De Royal. The name may look familiar.. they've been linked in my sidebar for a while now! My fabulous NDR contact, Hazelle, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in receiving some products to use in nail art tutorials. Once I checked out their site, I was blown away.. y'all they have everything!
I'm waiting to schedule a job interview, so I probably won't be using these right away, but I will do a tutorial for you soon and I'll give you all the details about Nail De Royal then. In the mean time, here's what I received:
|From L-R: Zoya Pheobe, Omega Labs Striper, Isis Nebu & Isis Sphinx.|
I'm so happy to have Pheobe! Yet another polish from my wish list that I can cross off! I'm really excited to find a way to incorporate the matte texture of the polish into a design somehow. And the striper polish is such a pretty hot pink color! Unfortunately, it doesn't have a color or number on it.. so I'm not sure what it is. If you're curious, let me know and I'll find it out for you. Last are the two glitters. Nebu is a holographic gold and Sphinx is an iridescent lemon yellow.
Here's a closeup of Nebu's texture. See how it has hexagonal holo glitter mixed in with the very fine gold glitter? When I pulled these out I was originally like "Hmmm... What am I supposed to do with these?!" so I looked online. They can be used in acrylic and gel nails and in nail art. Since I've had them, I think I've come up with a couple of fun ways to use them so stay tuned!
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Again, many many thanks go out to Stephanie and Nail De Royal! They've helped make my week a lot more colorful and I can't wait to fully play with everything!