Moore Swatches: Hella Holo Customs (HHC) – Great Lakes Lacquer & Pahlish January 2018


It’s always an honor and privilege…and a lot of fun, to be invited to be part of the Hella Holo Customs (HHC) crew. Every month the creativity and talents of both the makers and members are put to the test. What starts with a simple picture or photo is translated into polish. It’s… genius!

This month is no different as the brains and beauty behind HHC hosts 2 undeniably brilliant makers, 1 of which as debut maker for HHC. Please welcome, Mariah of Great Lakes Lacquer and Shannon of Pahlish, boy did these 2 have their work cut out for them.

Back in November pictures were selected and voted on by group members… see membership does have its benefits. From those photos 8 were chosen, 4 for each maker, and dreams became reality.

Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look! Enjoy!

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Moore Swatches: Pahlish – Arcana Collection


Ok, we’re not gonna spend too much time with this intro because we have to get to the polish. But I’d be rude if I didn’t at least ask how your weekend was. So…. how was it? Do anything exciting?

Really?! That’s great!

Blah, blah, blah.

Ok, polish time now! I’m late to the party but boy do I have a dozzie for you. Pahlish released a 6-piece collection yesterday, Acrana. This collection features combinations of flakies, shimmer and holo…3 of my favorites! So without further delay, let’s get started.


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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – You Are Awesome Collection


Has anyone told you that YOU ARE AWESOME?! Because you are! On a daily basis you should remind yourself and others just how awesome you/they are. But before we move ahead, let’s take a look at the word AWESOME.

Awesome (Adj) – causing or inducing awe; inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence (honor, adore), admiration, or fear.

Some synonyms are:

  • astonishing
  • beautiful
  • breathtaking
  • impressive
  • magnificent
  • stunning
  • wonderous

So if and when you find yourself not having the best of days or even hours, just know that you are magnificent and wonderous and push through. Push through all the negative and down-right awful things until you get to the point where you see yourself as simply awesome! Be encouraged on today!

Just in case you forget, the 9-piece collection honoring the 7th indieversary of LynBDesigns’ will surely help you remember. Aptly named the You Are Awesome Collection, these polishes are… AWESOME!

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January 2018 Monthly Awareness Polish Box: Mental Health Awareness

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What Is Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities.

Mental illness is common. In a given year:

  • Nearly one in five (19%) U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness.
  • One in 24 (4.1% has a serious mental illness.
  • One in 12 (8.5%) has a substance use disorder.

Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Just know that mental illness is treatable and the vast majority of individuals with mental illness continue to function in their daily lives.

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a medical problem, just like heart disease or diabetes.

If you or someone you know is dealing with mental illness, please get support!!!

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Moore Swatches: Sassy Sauce Polish – January 2018 Release


If you weren’t on the Live Nail Party last night you missed a great time!! Ebony aka @swatchalyer was joined by a host a friends and special maker guest, Carrie Duffy of Sassy Sauce Polish. Here a few pictures from last night.

And yes, that is a custom party polish created during the live YouTube stream. And yes, PARTY TIME 2018 LE IS STILL AVAILABLE on the site for only $10!!! Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Live Nail Party, it’s always a good time when friends and nail polish are involved.

In addition to the LE and drastically price reduced polishes, Carrie has added 5, yes 5, scented cuticle oil pens!!! And wait, there’s more! If you shop of January 15th, you can take advantage of the 6 new polishes being released! I personally don’t know how Carrie is still standing.

Let’s take a look at the polishes! Enjoy….

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Moore Nail Mail: Bee’s Knees Lacquer

I didn’t think I could do it but I managed to get 5 polished swatched today AND write this post! I just couldn’t delay showing off my recent purchase until next week, so I apologize in advance if my swatches aren’t up to par and you find a few spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Because of my unrelenting need to get this post up, I also decided to forego nail art swatches for these polishes but rest assured you will see them again very soon!

What’s all the buzz you ask? Well, it’s Bee’s Knees of course!! I can NOT believe I allowed 2017 to go by and not try this brand! The buck stops here because I can tell you that if these 5 polishes I picked up are any indication of what Sara is creating then I am here for it honey! Yaaaasssss!!!

I decided for the new year that I was going to shop a ‘new to me’ brand every month. I decided to start with Bee’s Knees because I had heard and read nothing but positive reviews. It was a no brainer. Sara, owner/creator of Bee’s Knees, was having a sale so I decided to take advantage. With the help of my friends on IG recommending their faves, I decided on 5. But let’s be honest, I could have bought everything if my wallet allowed it.

Nevertheless, I am extremely pleased with my picks. So without further delay, let’s jump into the swatches.


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Manicure Must Haves 2.0

About a year ago I brought you my essentials for doing a salon quality mani in the comfort of your own home, which you can find here. Well, I’m pleased to return with a 2.0 version! And while most of my tips have stayed the same, some have changed along my journey as I have found new products that I prefer. I also prefer a water manicure vs waterless, because the sugar scrub allows me to wash away that nasty dead skin. Tips to both included,


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Moore Swatches: Painted Polish – 2018 Duo


Fun fact #13 about yours truly is I love the color PINK! I’m definitely a bold, vibrant, in your face pink kinda person, although all shades are beautiful. I love it so much that I decided to do a little research and this what I found out about pink! The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love, nurturing and understanding and it’s most often associated with charm, politeness, sensitivity, tenderness, sweetness, childhood, femininity, romance, compassion, love and giving/receiving care.

Well that explains why I’m drawn to this color. I mean, ask anyone, I and they’ll tell you that I embody the color pink to the very last letter. Just kidding….kinda! But seriously, how can you not love this color pink? And guess what? Painted Polish has created an breathtakingly enticing pair to start of 2018.

Today’s duo features the 2018 Duo which includes a holo and a crème. Not just any kind of crème but one that doubles as a stamping polish. Surprise…fan fact # 2 – I LOVE CREMES!! So I’ll hush now and show you 2018 and Stamped in Rose.


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Moore Swatches: Ever After – New Years Duo


Before I delve into today’s featured duo, I want to expound a little on some of the updates that you can expect to see in the Queendom aka my blog, in 2018. If you hadn’t already noticed the name, or title, for my Swatch & Review series has officially changed to Moore Swatches….YAY #insertapplausehere. These posts are still press sample (pr sample) polishes that I have been sent for swatch and review.

The second change you will notice at the end of each post, I will be including the stamping polish and plate used for the nail art swatch. And lastly, each post will end with an inspirational quote, words of encouragement or some positive message. My hope is that if nothing else, the post will boost the readers spirits.

So I hope that you are as excited about these changes as I am. I really believe 2018 is the year for kicking things up a notch. Overall, the flow and style of my posts will remain the same but just with a few extras.

That’s enough of me blabbering, let’s jump into the polish! Enjoy….

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