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Lilly Anne’s Garden- Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness Box LE Review

Hi all!

Today on the blog, I have the LE Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness box from Lilly Anne’s Garden. This box is dedicated to, and to raise awareness for, anyone that has lost a child. Each month, Misty creates a scent of the month–50% of all sales of that scent go to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. This is an organization that supports families who have suffered the tragic loss of a child, and remembers and honors them through photographs and remembrances. They also offer assistance for medical services, family services and bereavement counseling.  For this box, $3 from each purchase will be donated. 1 in 4 women have suffered the loss of a child, including myself. This box and what it represents is dear to my heart and you are not alone. If you have suffered the loss of a child, reach out. There is help and support there for you.

 

This box is $13 + shipping and will be available tomorrow, restocked. You can click the link here to purchase. Make sure to follow Lilly Anne’s Garden on Instagram for updates. You can follow by clicking here.

On to the review!–

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This box contains a Sugar scrub in the scent Angel Kisses, a 10mL rollerball cuticle oil in the scent Butterfly Hugs, and a small sheet of awareness ribbon water slide decals from RibbitsStickIts (Kristy create some AMAZING vinyls and water slide decals! Be sure to check out her shop and her Instagram! You can get to her Instagram by clicking here and her shop is ribbitsstickits.bigcartel.com.)

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First up, the cuticle oil.

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This is a 10 mL rollerball Cuticle oil in the scent Butterfly Hugs. It is a creative fresh blend of apple blossom, lily of the valley and rose petals.The overall scent is soft, refreshing, clean and floral. It reminds me of a lush garden in the summer, and like all of Misty’s cuticle oil, it is absolutely amazing.

On to the sugar scrub!–

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The sugar scrub is in the scent, Angel Kisses. This fragrance begins with top notes of green leafy ferns and sweet florals; followed by jasmine and white floral lily; sitting on a floral musk base note. It is also colored pink and blue. The overall scent is is feminine and inviting; Welcoming you into the open arms of a garden of springtime flowers. This sugar scrub, like all of Misty’s sugar scuba is super hydrating and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple.

And finally, the water slide decals from RibbitsStickIts!–

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Used ‘Skinny Dip’ and ‘Zero Tolerance’ by Flirtin’ Co. Holographic Stamped stars and a butterfly charm that is also available in Lilly Anne’s Garden’s shop. Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness ribbon decal by RibbitsStickIts.

These custom decals are exclusive to this box. Show your support and awareness by wearing a ribbon on October 15th!

RibbitsStickIts waterslide decals are so easy to use! Simply cut out your decal and place in water for 15-30 seconds. Remove the decal from the backing and place it on the desired place on your nail. You can remove any excess with acetone and then add your favorite top coat! If you are impatient like me :D, you can add a top coat or clear polish BEFORE attaching/laying your decal so that it adheres to the nail more securely. Because the decals are semi-transparent, they work best over lighter color polishes.

That is my review for the LE Pregnancy/Infant Loss Awareness box from Lilly Anne’s Garden. Don’t forget to follow on Instagram and my blog for more reviews! Thanks for looking! And until next time…Happy Polishing!

Philly Loves Lacquer – The Glen Coco Collection – Swatches and Review!

**Picture Heavy and bad humor heavy…don’t say I didn’t warn you. 😀 **

 

Hey Guys!

Today on the blog, I have the new Glen Coco collection from Philly Loves Lacquer! It is a 6 piece collection that consists of 4 Holographic/Flakie crellies and 2 flakie toppers.

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This is their new collection for fall and is inspired by the film, Mean Girls.

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Photo Credit – contactmusic.com

Now, I love anything that has to do with Tina Fey. I have watched and re-watched 30 Rock more times than I can count and her humor really shined through in this movie. Up until this collection, I had only seen the film once. Yeah–don’t judge. Somedays I really feel behind the times, haha! So, to get a better feel of the names of the polishes in this collection, I re-watched the movie. I found that I enjoyed it so much more than I had the first time. I grew up watching Clueless. Every teen back then wanted to be Alicia Silverstone and “Rollin’ With The Homies” was THE song you played at your party. I loved that this film brought all that nostalgia back. And because I feel like a film critic, I’m gonna stop there and move on to the real reason we’re here–the polish.

The namesake of this collection is Glen Coco. If you don’t know Glen Coco, then you should. Because he gets more candy than you–

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Photo Credit – pinterest.com

And on to the swatches!–

First up is ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’-

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This is a bright Barbie pink crelly packed with scattered holographic and iridescent, color shifting flakies. This polish has an excellent formula and was opaque, for me, in 3 coats. You could easily get away with two coats, but the polish can still be a bit on the sheer side at 2. If you’re not a huge stickler for visible nail line, 2 coats is the way to go. This polish and all the others in this collection have a very fast dry time–which I love. I tend to be a bit impatient going from coat to coat, so this collection made the impatient part of my brain squeal for joy. All of my swatches were down with a normal base coat and each polish was very easy to remove. I also recommend a good topcoat for all of these polishes, not only to extend the life of your mani, but to really make the holographic and flakies pop!

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3 coats + Glossy Topcoat – Artificial Light
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Macro of ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’

 

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We all remember the awkwardness of this scene. If someone looked at me like that, I wouldn’t want to sit with them. Just walk away, and say, “okay.” And then give a side-eye.

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Image credit – huffingtonpost.com

…ahhh…the teen years.

Next up is ‘Is Your Muffin Buttered?’–

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This is a gorgeous dusty purple crelly packed with scattered holographic and iridescent, color shifting flakies. Perfect formula just like the last. This was opaque for me in 3 coats, but could be done in two. And also like the last formula–very fast dry time and easy removal!

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3 coats + Glossy Topcoat – Artificial light
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Macro of ‘Is Your Muffin Buttered?’
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Photo Credit – lizzycaplanisanactress.tumblr.com

…Creepyyyyyyy. That’s a fun conversation to have when your about to eat your lunch, haha! Ew.

Next up is ‘You Smell Like A Baby Prostitute’– (these names though….HAHA!)

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This is one of my favorite in the collection. I really love this cornflower/periwinkle blue. This polish is another of the holographic crellies, and it’s packed with holographic sparkle and those iridescent, color shifting flakies. This one had the most sheer formula of the 4 creliies and is definitely a 3 coater. I was very easy to apply since, like the others, it had a fast dry time.

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3 coats + glossy topcoat – artificial light
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Macro of ‘You Smell Like A Baby Prostitute’
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This is what happens when Regina George gives you perfume. You get doused with room deodorizer. And now you smell like a deodorized baby prostitute.

And the last of the holographic crellies, ‘I’m a Mouse, DUH!’–

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This is a perfect color for the upcoming fall season. It’s a “mousey” (teehee ;-})medium grey holographic crelly with iridescent, color shifting flakies. This polish was opaque in two coats. It has a wonderfully smooth formula and the same quick dry time.

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Two coats + Glossy topcoat – artificial light
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Macro of ‘I’m A Mouse, DUH!’- Love the depth this one has up close!

 

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Photo Credit – picturequotes.com

…Obvs you’re a mouse. Wonder what a cat would have looked like? Ohhhhh…thats a TOTALLY different headband. DUH.

Next up we have the two toppers in this collection. First is ‘It’s Full Of Secrets’–

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This is a clear based iridescent, color shifting flakie topper. This definitely looks amazing over darker colors, but still looks amazing over lighter colors as well. One coat is pretty much all you need for this topper, as it is packed to the brim with those flakies. They distribute evenly and there is no fishing or manipulation required.

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One coat over black + glossy topcoat-artificial light
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One Coat over black + Matte topcoat –Love how you can really see the color shift in the flakies!!!
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Photo Credit – pinterest.com

Big Hair = being full of secrets. So, the 80’s? That was a pretty secretive decade, huh?

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Photo Credit – buzzfeed.com – click the link if you want to see more secretive hair.

I’ll bet she had a TON of secrets. Just sayin’.

And finally, ‘You’re A Regulation Hottie’-

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This is a multicolored UCC (Ultra Chameleon Chrome) flakie topper in a clear base. It has pink, blue, good, green, purple, silver…shifting to every color– and there’s even some holographic in there! This topper looks amazing over light colors and darker colors alike. One coat of this is all you need as there is no fishing or manipulation required. Application is smooth as silk. And if you really want flakie overload, you can always sponge it on for a super sparkly accent! This polish was easy to remove, but I recommend a peel off base, as those flakies can stick to your skin and never want to let go.

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One Coat over white + Glossy Topcoat – Artificial light
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Macro of ‘You’re a Regulation Hottie’ over white + Glossy topcoat
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Macro of ‘You’re a Regulation Hottie’ over black + Matte topcoat
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…’nuff said.

So there you have it! My swatches, review (and bad humor :P) for the Glen Coco collection by Philly Loves Lacquer. The collection is available for Pre-Order from now until September 5th as a Full set ONLY. The full size set is $62 and the mini set is $31. On September 6th, individual bottles will be available in both the mini, and the full size. The full size bottles will be $11.50 and the mini size bottles will be $5.75. You can purchase the Glen Coco collection by going to phillyloveslacquer.com or clicking the link in Philly Loves Lacquer’s bio on Instagram.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for looking and Happy Polishing!!