New beginnings, with Starlite Polish

Hi Mermaids! Wow it has been a crazy year for me and I know I haven’t blogged in almost 7 months! Eeeek. Early in the year I was diagnosed with not one but TWO Auto Immune diseases, then at Easter my daddy passed away, and during that time I learned the meaning of fair weather friend :/  But as they say “when one door closes another one opens.” And it’s true, life goes on and I hate lemons so I’m not accepting any :) My dad is in heaven and no longer lost in the scary world of Parkinson’s and Dementia. My doctors and insurance are working together nicely, finally, to get me the best care available AND I made an amazing new friend.
Lindsey, just look at her cute little face, isn’t she cute as a bug?


She is the genius behind the new indie polish line named Starlite Polish. She is very talented at crafting also and builds the most beautiful doll houses!! I’ll ask her for some photos and show them off!

Today I am going to show you some polish from her new Fall line. Glorious colors that I don’t think I’ve done justice to. Today I will show you four, so come back this weekend and I will show you my two favorites!! Best for last don’t you know?

This is a duo of two polishes. A dreamy copper bronze with scattered holo called Autumn Sunrise and a dazzling topper she named Falling Leaves. They go so perfectly together I couldn’t resist pairing them up! It was cloudy today so I used my OttLite rather than natural sunlight and if it turns sunny I am going to take these two colors outside.



The next polish is Stormy Weather, a scattered holo in charcoal grey, it goes with so many of the new clothes I’ve seen in the Fall trends this year! In fact it looks gorgeous with the latest Ipsy bag now that I think of it 😀


Last (not really because of my two favorites this weekend!) is Fern. I had to narrow favorites down to just two of this would be in there also. It is so lovely and the holo sparkles so beautiful in the sun. I thought it looked perfect while holding this carved piece of natural jade we we’re given by a local Inuit family. Lindsey nailed (like that’s never a pun) nature’s
palette so well, these colors really take your breath away.



The formula was a dream and took just two coats. I think I could have gotten away with 3 on Fern but I couldn’t have asked for them to play nicer for me. I did use them without a base coat and there was no staining at all.

You can find Starlite Polish HERE, and their Facebook page HERE. Go like her page for me and then run over the store and grab these! You’ll want to go back later and grab the two I haven’t shown you yet. 😉 She also has a gorgeous duo chrome you won’t want to miss.

Until then, Tail Flip xxoo
Keep Swimming Keep Swimming <3

Literary Lacquers Group Custom “Some Glad Morning.”

Today I am blogging about a polish that is special to me for several reasons. Once again I’ve collaborated with Amy at Literary Lacquers and that alone is a good day! But! This time I requested a custom of my own. I am a teal to cyan girl all the way. Sky colors, marine colors, even angelic colors. (don’t you doubt me!) :p
When I get an image in my head of my mom she is singing the song “I’ll Fly Away.”
She sang me to sleep with it, she sang it in church and she sang it when she was feeling stressed. I never thought of it as a sad song, but a very happy one! When I visualize this song I see a bright beautiful cyan blue and I decided to name my polish “Some Glad Morning.”
In many versions of “I’ll Fly Away”, particularly my favorite which is this one by Alison Crouch, people tend to sing “Some bright morning” but the original hymn written by Albert E. Brumley in 1929 says “Some glad morning” and that is how I remember it being sang back as far as I can remember.

When Amy sent me a test shot of the polish I fell in love. I then posted a bottle shot in her fabulous group Literary (&) Lacquers and you can guess what happened! Everyone else fell in love with it too! At first I didn’t want to share it. I won’t lie, it was an entire sentimental process. My mom is getting old and I am 3,000 miles away, just thinking of her sometimes brings a tear to my eye. Before I moved from Missouri to Alaska I saw my mother at the very least every other day. We’d sit on her porch swing and talk, take a ride to Sonic and get a cherry slush, happy days.
But I knew that Amy had worked very hard on this, had rushed it through just for me and I knew my mama would want me to share. So we decided to make it a group custom. You can only buy this polish if you are a member of the group Literary (&) Lacquers, and I get a feeling it is going to triple in size real quick!
I am going to flood you with photos here in a sec but before I do I want to tell you a bit about the polish itself. When I first put it on I thought “This isn’t my polish, this is teal, and what a teal it is!” I can’t stop staring at it! I am obsessed with mermaids (duh) and this is the same color as you would imagine a mermaid’s tail to be! It flashes with linear glory in mere indoor lighting, it brazenly BRIGHT!
We had no sun today at all and as I took my photos I thought back to the photo of Amy’s nails in the group. She took one in full sun to show us what it looked like. So I opened the flash light on my camera and turned it on and pointed it at my nails. BAM! The color kicked up several shades to a bright cyan! I couldn’t believe it! This is the most beautiful polish that I have ever owned and I may never take it off! I am definitely sending one to my mama! And watch the blog because I’ll be giving one away!
Thank you Amy for your loyal friendship and your vast knowledge of polish, angels and Disney <3
And yes per usual, I am sure there is a cat hair somewhere in these photos LOL

tail flip!

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Nabi Green and Nubbies eeeek

Hello my little Starfish!

Today my intent was to show you Bunnies are Evil by the Aussie brand MckFresh but Holidays are a busy time and why is that? No rest for the wicked?
I was already sporting one silk wrap as a result of catching my nail on the van door, and then just a few days later, SNAP!! The silk wrap attempt on that one was a major FAIL!
Something akin to a mummy finger with polish on the nail, ugh. I picked up the clippers and murdered, I mean fixed my poor nails. So now I am sporting, well, almost nubbies!

So while I am getting through this busy weekend and waiting for the chance to pretty up these little nails with Bunnies are Evil, I will share this gorgeous Nabi green with you.

20131114_161717I had seen Nabi around but I thought surely they couldn’t be that awesome since they were so cheap. Boy was I wrong! Granted they aren’t as beautiful as a heavy linear polish but you can get some amazing rainbow out of these.

20131114_16183620131114_162329Pick one up and let me know what you think! I know I am going back for more colors!
Have a great weekend and good luck in the giveaway!

Tail flip! :)
The Manicured Mermaid
Tami xoxo