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Play! by Sephora - April 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Play by Sephora?: Play! by Sephora is Sephora's own monthly subscription box! Each month will include five deluxe samples plus a fragrance sample (or sometimes a hair sample), all coming from the same brands that Sephora carries! Each box also includes a Play Book (tips and tricks) and a Play Pass (a one-on-one tutorial at Sephora and a bonus 50 points with purchase).

How Much is Play by Sephora?: Play by Sephora is $10/month plus your state's sales tax (if a Sephora is in your store). It ships for free but only to the contiguous 48 states.

Click here to see past Play! by Sephora reviews.


I love the tiara on the woman on the bag, and I super love that she's a redhead!

Necessary Evil Polish - Violent Beauregarde Review


Hi, y'all! Today I have a new-to-me and a new-ish brand in general. I recently started helping admin her group so when she asked me to swatch the first group custom, I immediately jumped up and down and said yes. This polish will be available February 1st (my birftday - woohoo!) so make sure you're in the group so you can get this polish! It is going to be limited, so make sure you don't miss out! I have the mini in my swatches but it's only going to be available in the full-size (15mL) bottles.



Violet Beauregarde is a purple multichrome with an almost magenta and slight yellow-y shift with a blue shimmer and flakies.

Paint it Pretty Polish - Winter 2018 Duo Review

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Hey, y'all! Happy Friday, hope your weekend plans are looking good. It's finally warming up in Georgia after the second freak snowstorm of this winter! (That might sound positive, but that just means everyone's sinuses will go haywire again.)
Today I have a duo from Paint it…

Sinful Colors - Nice Guise | Blog My Backlog

Hi, y'all! I'm back with another Sinful Colors polish! I love going to Walgreen's or other stores and seeing what new polishes they have (note: they rarely do and I end up looking for new polishes and drugstore makeup in general in other cities when I'm out). This polish is listed as no longer available so it might be more difficult to find in stores.

Now, here's Nice Guise.



Nice Guise is a shimmering green and gold iridescent shade.

Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly - April 2017 | Blog My Backlog

What is Notoriously Morbid Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is a new monthly subscription from Notoriously Morbid featuring the legendary Mystic Mattes liquid lipsticks. Each year has a theme (2017 is The Witches' Inn) and each month comes with one full-size limited edition Mystic Matte and one additional full-size lip product.

How Much is Mystic Monthly?: Mystic Monthly is $10 in the US (including shipping) and $16 for those international (also including shipping).

For past reviews of Notoriously Morbid, just click here!



For the April Mystic Monthly, the witch was Tituba, the first to be accused and confess to being a witch during the Salem Trials.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - The Corundum Conundrum | January 2018 Polish Pickup

Hey, y'all! Hope your new year has started off well. I'm here today with one of the Polish Pickup polishes for y'all, this one by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. The January theme is crystals and gems and it's a doozy! You need to go ahead and check out the website - there's a wishlist feature now! 

Polish Pickup is a monthly polish shopping extravaganza! Each month, there's a new theme (voted on by group members) and makers individually decide if they want to participate and create their own polish to meet the theme. This month, the store is open from 1/5-1/8, and you can buy as many or as few polishes as you want. The shipping is $3.00 total, no matter how many polishes you get, and they combine shipping if you make more than one order during the weekend! 

Polish Pickup's info:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer's info:


The Corundum Conundrum is a bright fuchsia crelly with fine blue shimmer, gold and blue microflakies, and two different shifting flakies - blue-violet/pink/gold and blue/green/gold.

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Paint it Pretty Polish - Flurries of Fun Review


Hey, y'all, happy Friday! If you didn't come here from the home post, make sure to head over there to see more info about the duo. This duo is available today, so make sure to check out the Facebook Group for more info and head over to her shop to pick these up!

This is a thermal polish so that means this is a picture heavy post, so beware! :D



Flurries of Fun is a teal (cold) to very light blue tint (warm) with green-blue color shifting shimmers.

Paint it Pretty Polish - Brrr! Review


Hey, y'all, happy Friday! If you didn't come here from the home post, make sure to head over there to see more info about the duo. This duo is available today, so make sure to check out the Facebook Group for more info and head over to her shop to pick these up!

This is a thermal polish so that means this is a picture heavy post, so beware! :D



Brrr! is a dark purple (cold) to blue teal (warm) with a sprinkle of holo and tiny blue microflakes.

Literary Lacquers - The Man in Black Review


Hi, everyone! This is the review for one of the polishes from the As You Wish Trio by Literary Lacquers. If you're looking for the home post for this collection, click here! This trio was inspired by The Princess Bride!

For a reminder on the details, the collection drops at noon MST on February 2nd. The trio is $27 (while supplies last) or is $10 each.


Now, The Man in Black!


The Man in Black is a black matte with pink glitter and shimmer.

Literary Lacquers - Mawage Review


Hi, everyone! This is the review for one of the polishes from the As You Wish Trio by Literary Lacquers. If you're looking for the home post for this collection, click here! This trio was inspired by The Princess Bride!

For a reminder on the details, the collection drops at noon MST on February 2nd. The trio is $27 (while supplies last) or is $10 each.


Now, Mawage!


Mawage is a glitter topper with heart-shaped glitters.

Literary Lacquers - Princess Buttercup Review


Hi, everyone! This is the review for one of the polishes from the As You Wish Trio by Literary Lacquers. If you're looking for the home post for this collection, click here! This trio was inspired by The Princess Bride!

For a reminder on the details, the collection drops at noon MST on February 2nd. The trio is $27 (while supplies last) or is $10 each.


Now, Princess Buttercup!


Princess Buttercup is a white matte with pink glitter and shimmer.

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