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The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Star Cloud


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$10.  Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Here is Star Cloud


It's the end of my Ready to Launch reviews! I know, it's taken me a while. I'll be able to talk about what's been going on in a few months, but know that life happens and life has been happening around here.

Pretty & Polished Beauty Box - October 2016 + Coupon!


What is Pretty and Polished?: Pretty and Polished is an indie nail polish brand that also sells bath & body products, nail vinyls, and this Beauty Box! This is a box that you get to choose which months you want to get, rather than a subscription that you have to cancel or skip. Just remember to buy it each month if you want to continue! You buy before the end of the month to get the next month's box, meaning you have until the end of July to get the August box.

How Much is Pretty and Polished Beauty Box?: Pretty and Polished Beauty Box is only $22.00/month including shipping. You can buy for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time, and the boxes start getting cheaper at 6 months! 

Make sure to use 'rambling10' to get your discount on your Pretty and Polished orders!

If you want to see other reviews of Pretty & Polished polishes, click here!


Guys, I was so excited to see what Pretty and Polished would bring for Halloween after the bloody polish from last year. An extra includes a Mani Melt in S'More or Candy Corn (mine is the latter and is so good), a discount code, and candy!

Lip Monthly - August 2016 + Coupon Code!


What is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is a monthly subscription bag that focuses on lip products, bringing you the best lip products every month! Each bag guarantees a $35-$55 value with 4-5 products. Sometimes there will even be a non-lip product included!

How Much is Lip Monthly?: Lip Monthly is $12.95/month, and does get cheaper with longer subscriptions. The bag ships free worldwide, so no worries if you are international!

You can get 50% off your first bag with 50OFF or get three months free with an annual subscription, using code 3FREE.

Check out past reviews of Lip Monthly here!


I admit, I looked at spoilers for this bag. Eek!

I'm not sure how I feel about this bag. I like the colors but the pattern just screams 'no.' Maybe for a month earlier in the year, maybe I'm just being weird.

le Polish Birthday Club Polish Review - Libra


Warning: This is a photo-heavy post.

It's that time again, it's time for le Polish to release the next limited edition monthly polish! If you missed the polish for Virgo, you have until today to grab it! The Libra polish, Scale Baby, is inspired by this image, which was voted on in the Facebook Group. Make sure to join to take part in the next voting!

Important info: This polish will be available on September 23rd at noon EST on le Polish's website, and will be available through October 22nd. Scale Baby is $10, or it will be free with a $10 purchase if you are in the Facebook Group and are a Libra (make sure you are on the birthday list)!

Links: Shop/Facebook Page/Facebook Group/Instagram/Pinterest


Look at the packaging! I have to show off how amazing this looks. Packaging is a big deal to me,  I want things to be presented well when I purchase and this meets that perfectly.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Pistol Star


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$10.  Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Here is Pistol Star


Pistol Star is a holographic duochrome with a strong color shift from bright blue to vibrant purple.

Nouveau Geek Box - September 2016


Warning, photo-heavy post.

WHEN: The preorder will last from the 15th through the 30th, starting at 12pm EST and ending at 11:59pm EST. Sorry this is so late, I know this pre-order started earlier, I received the information a little late. You still have plenty of time to get it, though!
WHERE: Only at Nouveau Geek!
HOW MUCH: $50 shipped, $60 internationally
WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Five polishes to save the day, along with a cute Batman finger puppet and some sweet temporary tattoos! Try cutting them up and using them as water decals as well!


I'm trying out a new background, let me know what you think of it. 

Smokey Mountain Lacquers - Music City Collection Review


Guys, a collection based around Music City (Nashville) is coming your way, and I have three of the polishes to show you! Smokey Mountain Lacquers is a brand that I've reviewed in the past, way back when I had no clue how to appropriately swatch/photograph/set up lighting and she decided to take a chance on me again! Bless her. Make sure you are following me on Instagram and Snapchat to see exclusive pictures and videos over the weekend! Yes, I took far too many pictures to just be shared on here.

Important info here! The full Music City Collection will release on September 18th at 8PM EDT, that's this Sunday. Here's all of her info, and it will be listed again at the end of the post. The polishes are priced at different levels, so make sure to check it out. Also join the group so you can see the other gorgeous polishes!
Shop/Facebook Page/Facebook Group/Instagram/Twitter

First up, I have Why Not Me.


Why Not Me is a deep blue holo with purple shimmer.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Tidal Disruption


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$10.  Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! Here is Tidal Disruption


Tidal Disruption is a dark teal green with gold-to-green color shifting shimmer and gold, turquoise, and green sparkle.

Rainbow Honey Mini Mystery Bag - June 2016


 What is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is a monthly nail polish subscription box where you get not only nail polishes, but you get random beauty things (soaps, scrubs, oils, etc) as well! There's a mini version and a full-size version, so you can choose how much you want. The bags are the same, but the mini bag has mini polishes while the full-size one has full sized polishes. There's also bigger extras in the full-size bag and sometimes there's an extra.

The polishes and products you get in the Mystery Bag are ones that will be debuted in future collections, so it's a great way to see what is coming up next!

How Much is Rainbow Honey?: Rainbow Honey is $11/month for the mini bag and $22/month for the full size. You also don't have to pay for shipping for the full-size bag. 

Click here to see past bags!


This is super late, I completely have lost track of time (or the month).

Orglamix Glam Box - July 2016


What is Orglamix Glam Box?: Orglamix Glam Box is a natural, vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics line, and they decided to start a subscription box to try out their products each month! Each month will include 4-6 curated items and a $10 e-gift card to Orglamix! Also, for each box sold, Orglamix donates a meal to a child in need via Rice Bowls.

How Much is Orglamix Glam Box?: Orglamix Glam Box is $29/month with free shipping. With longer subscriptions, you can either get one or two boxes free!

To see my other reviews of Orglamix, click here

I was so thrilled to see another Orglamix box in my mailbox! I love their products and their curation is always on point.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - Mystic Mountain


The Howling Boutique, a nail polish jewelry shop, has now created a nail polish line named Supermoon Lacquer. Get it, Howling, Supermoon? It's all a thing! I finally have the Ready to Launch Collection to show you guys and have a brand new Macro Lens Set to use, which means I'll be Macro-ing all the things! The full Ready to Launch collection (9 polishes) is available for a discounted $85 or each polish is available for $9-$10.  Check out other The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer reviews here!

I will have the polishes each getting their own review. I just want to make sure each polish gets the appropriate attention! First up, I have Mystic Mountain


Mystic Mountain - a strong multichrome, with no shimmer, that shifts in color from green, to blue-purple, to red.

Target - Fresh & Fabulous


What is Target Beauty Box?: Target releases a Beauty Box every so often. It has now become a sporadic event, so make sure you subscribe to my email updates to know when the next one comes out! The boxes can be seen prior to purchase, and they are curated 100% with products sold at Target, so you can get the products you love.

How Much is Target Beauty Box?: The price has been anywhere from $5-$10, but you get free shipping with your Beauty Box purchase. You will have to pay taxes if there is a Target in your state, though. Every box comes with a coupon for a Target purchase, which definitely makes it worth the money!

Check out what has been in past Target Boxes here!


I'm trying out this picture of the products in the box. Can't really decide if I like it or not.

Nouveau Geek Box - September 2016


Warning, photo-heavy post.

WHEN: The preorder will last from the 1st through the 10th, starting at 12pm EST and ending at 11:59pm EST. 
WHERE: Only at Nouveau Geek!
HOW MUCH: $50 shipped, $60 internationally
WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Five polishes for the Potterheads among us and some Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans to snack on while you're doing your Potions homework.


I am a huge Harry Potter fan, I was the kid that read the books, went to the movie releases, and was convinced that my letter to Hogwarts was one of the ones that Voldemort destroyed. Nouveau Geek Box is a newer one, but the themes have been amazing so far. Make sure to join the Fan Group to see past boxes and stay in the loop for the next one! I will say, those Beans are a no-go. I tried them way back when they came out originally and I only got bad ones. I won't be fooled again!

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