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Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Because of My Character | March 2018 Polish Pickup


I told y'all I had the PPU for BEGL to share with y'all, here it is! This polish is capped at 200 so don't miss out on it! If you're looking for a silvery super holographic, look no further! And don't forget to check out my friend's full review of all of the Polish Pickup products (and send her a good thought, this is no easy feat) at Two Girls, One Blush!

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 3/2-3/5, 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:


Because of My Character is a silver ultra holographic with 3 sizes of holo pigment, silver ultra holo glitter, cyan/indigo aurora shifting pigment, purple/copper/green aurora shifting pigment, platinum micro flakes, blue/green/gold shifting flakes, and fuchsia/copper/lime shifting flakes.

The Howling Boutique's Supermoon Lacquer - I Would Walk 417 Miles | March 2018 Polish Pickup


I'm back with a polish from the March Polish Pickup! I teased you about one from another brand, but I actually have two PPU polishes this month! The March theme is Books, which I was, of course, happy about!

If you want to see ALL of the March polishes and products, check out my friend Velashaa at Two Girls, One Blush!

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 3/2-3/5, 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! (International shipping has gone up, check the store when it opens for your specific pricing.)

Polish Pickup's info:


I Would Walk 417 Miles is a dark gray based scattered holographic with white, red, and aqua-blue sparks, cyan-to-copper and blue-to-red color shifting shimmer, indigo-to-purple color shifting aurora pigment, blue pearl and electric blue micro flakies, and silver holographic flakies and microglitter.

Monthly Dapper Club - May 2017 + Coupon Code! | Blog My Backlog


What is the Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club (a subscription by Harrison Blake) is a monthly subscription geared towards men. Each month includes a necktie and four accessories. The accessories will be coordinated and easy to style. Members also receive 60% off all store purchases.

How Much is Monthly Dapper Club?: The Monthly Dapper Club is $25 shipped to the USA and Canada, $40 shipped internationally. Costs go down for longer-term subscriptions. Use HALF18 for 50% off your first month.


LOOK AT THOSE SOCKS. (Yes, that was my first thought when I saw this bag's contents.)

Don Deeva Cosmetics - Neon Sugar Review | Swatch My Stash

Happy Tuesday! It's been dreary in Georgia the past few days, back to the wet and slightly cooler (nicer than the warm but it's wreaking havoc on my sinuses!!). Today I have a super old purchase to share with y'all (check out the bottle compared to the new one, total rebranding) and this isn't available anymore. Neon Sugar was initially what made me gravitate towards DD and I waited for it to be restocked. 

Now, here's Neon Sugar.



Neon Sugar is a glitter topper packed with neon blue, pink, green, and purple glitters and a smattering of holographic pigment.

Ipsy Glam Bag - May 2017 | Blog My Backlog


What is Ipsy?: Ipsy is a monthly subscription that sends 4-5 beauty/makeup products plus a different makeup bag each month. They also have a referral program where you earn points. Be sure to use your points within a year of earning them, though, because they do expire. They have expanded the points program to give you additional points by sharing your bag and following their content creators on social media accounts!

How Much is Ipsy?: Ipsy is only $10 per month shipped to the United States or $10 plus shipping ($4.95) to Canada. 

Check out other Ipsy reviews here.


Oh lord, a clear plastic makeup bag. I get serious school vibes from when they thought mesh or see-through backpacks would possibly be mandated when I was rocking my 'cool' bags.

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Three Years and S-Teal Going Review | Swatch My Stash

Hey, y'all! Happy Tuesday, hope your day has been going well. It's finally starting to look like a normal Spring for Georgia, which means my hair is looking like Cousin It's. Speaking of Georgia, The Indie Shop will be back in Atlanta next month and I'll be helping out at BEGL's table the whole day! There's a new collection coming out soon (and she's participating in PPU for March, check back later for that review) to go with that appearance, so make sure to stop by if you're going to be at TIS!



Three Years and S-Teal Going is a pale aqua jelly base filled with sheer pink glass flecks.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet - May 2017 | Blog My Backlog


What is Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet?: Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription box by Notoriously Morbid where each month you get a bag of indie makeup. Bags include four to five themed items (a combination of minis and possibly full-sizes). Products can include eyeshadow, blush, lipstick, and/or solid perfume. There is currently a wait list so sign up here to get on the list to start your subscription!

The NMVC is changing in 2018 so make sure you're part of the fan group to find out the new format!

How Much is Notoriously Morbid?: $13.25/month including shipping to the US. International subscriptions are now $20/month.

Use code 'KMRAMBLINGS15' for 15% off your next Notoriously Morbid order (subs not included)!

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Do you see that June hint? I did finally watch something recent from the DC Universe and checked out Suicide Squad. I'll hold thoughts, though.

le Polish - Snow is Glistening | Swatch my Stash

Hey, y'all! How about another polish from way back, this one is almost a year old!! This is from the 2016 collaboration between twelve bloggers and le Polish (If you forgot, here is my post from the collab.) This polish is the one that Cosmetic Sanctuary collabed on! She's one of my blogger aspirations (seriously, she's an awesome swatcher and blogger and has a real life, I envy her) so I was thrilled to see what she came up with!

Now onto Snow is Glistening.



Snow is Glistening is a silvery white holographic with pinkish shimmer in it for a slight flash of color.

Play! by Sephora - May 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.


This was the beginning of my love and obsession with Black Tulip by NEST.

Lollipop Posse Lacquer - Cool Kids Never Have the Time | Swatch My Stash

Happy Monday! I'm back after a less than eventful weekend at home with a polish from Lollipop Posse Lacquer that's currently not available, which makes me sad. This is from the Summer of '96 collection (which I Felt You Like Electric Light also was from), when I was a wee four-years-old. She does have a crap ton of really pretty polishes, so you might just want to check out her store. 

Here is Cool Kids Never Have the Time!



Cool Kids Never Have the Time is a turquoise green linear holographic with a blue-gold shimmer.

Fortune Cookie Soap Of the Month - May 2017 (Foot Box)


What is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: Fortune Cookie Soap of the Month is Fortune Cookie Soap's monthly box to get your monthly fix of FCS products. It launched at the beginning of the year and has had some amazing themes so far. Each month's box has a different theme (hair, body, face, feet, etc.) and will have a mix of past, present, and new scents/products along with at least one brand new product. You can skip any months you want to so it's the perfect subscription if you want specific items or only want a few boxes a year.

How Much is Fortune Cookie Soap's FCS of the Month Box?: FCS of the Month is $28.00 plus shipping ($6.95 for the US). Use code 'Firstfcsbox' to save $6.95 off of your first box.



Some hard truth time, I meant to cancel this box initially because I hate feet and don't do pedicures/feet things in general. Forgot to skip, not angry.

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish - Faerie Whispers | Swatch My Stash

Remember how I went to The Indie Shop in Atlanta this past Spring? Well, that tells you when I bought this polish. Yeah, I know, I'm so far behind. I'm working on getting my way through swatches as fast as I can, promise! I grabbed a few different polishes from Poetry Cowgirl and here is one of them!

Indie Shop for Spring has been announced and it's back in Atlanta. I'm hoping to go, so let me know if you'll be there too!



Faerie Whispers is a deep multichome shifting from blue to green to purple to red with bright pink holo glitters and silver holo micro glitters.

Literary Lacquers - As You Wish Trio Review


It's my birfday, so my present to you is actually getting this post reviewing Literary Lacquers' As You Wish Trio up! (Being sick and waiting for my doctor's appointment is no fun.) The As You Wish Trio is inspired by The Princess Bride, one of my mom's and husband's favorite movies, and is perfect for Valentine's Day!

The As You Wish Trio releases tomorrow, February 2nd, at Noon MST. Individual polishes are $10 with the trio being $27 (while supplies last). One polish (Mawage) is a limited edition polish that's available for the month of February!

Now, on to the polishes. Make sure to check out the individual reviews!



All of the pink for February! 

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