Moore Swatches: April Polish Pickup – Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies


Sometimes I am so smart. Sometimes…lol! But I definitely made the right call to take a few days off and give myself a long weekend. Today is my Friday ladies and gents and I for one, could not be happier! I am elated that tomorrow I can awake on my own time, no alarm, and lay in bed until I decide to get up. Yes, I am looking forward to my 4 day weekend! Definite gonna spend some time with my family and hopefully enjoy some time out doors. But until 5pm, it’s still business as usual and before I go off and enjoy my weekend, I must leave you with my April Polish Pickup (PPU) Roundup.

I hope you are ready to blast off across the universe to experience planets and galaxies in polish form! But not only do I have polishes, I also have plates, drying drops and so much more. This trip to the unknown frontier will sure to have you light headed but not from the zero gravity but from the gorgeousness these makers have created. As you may have seen or even guessed, the April PPU theme is Planets & Galaxies and this polishes give a whole new meaning to the phrase “Far Out”.

So sit back and prepare yourself to soar above the clouds.


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Moore Swatches: Smokey Mountain Lacquers – April Blogger Collab


It’s always an honor when you are given the opportunity to work with a maker to swatch and review their polish(es). It’s something extra special when you collab with a most awesomely, amazing maker to create a polish. I was afforded to opportunity to collab with Kim of Smokey Mountain Lacquers (SML) for her April Blogger polish.I immediately jumped at the chance because I am trying to find grey polishes to wear during the month of May to raise awareness for Brain Cancer Awareness. I sent her the following swatch board and she went to work.


A few days later, she came back with a prototype which we tweaked slightly and finally we agreed on…


But then I was stuck trying to come up with a name. Luckily, Kim was open to the idea of me hosting a naming giveaway on my Facebook Page. I’d like to thank everyone that entered my naming giveaway and to congratulate Doris, for the winning name!


Keep reading to find out the name and how you can order. Enjoy…

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The Queen’s Critique: Jesse’s Girl – GlowStix and Lipstick


Are you fashion forward but don’t want to break the bank to look good? Do you like top-quality, trends without the high-end price tags?

If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, then today’s post is for you!

Now you may or may not know that I am not much of a makeup girl but my girls and I do like experimenting with looks and colors. We like watching YouTube tutorial and giving each other makeovers, dressing up, doing manis/pedis and putting on a fashion show for Jason…lol. But as you know, experimenting with everything you see on YouTube can get costly so I am beyond over joyed that we can have girls night on a budget.

Jesse’s girl is expanding their award-winning product line to now include GlowStix, holographic lip gloss!!! These show-stopping, liquid crystal technology glosses allow you wear your holo on your lips!!!! 

And if that wasn’t enough, Jesse’s Girl is also reintroducing their 12 new lipstick shades with various formulas and finishes in a newly designs case.


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Moore Swatches: Cirque Colors – The Desert Bloom Collection Spring 2018


Desert as a noun is defined as “a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.” One may also think of tumbleweed, cactus and hot. But despite the common conceptions of deserts as dry and hot, there are cold deserts as well. The largest hot desert in the world, northern Africa’s Sahara, reaches temperatures of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. But some deserts are always cold, like the Gobi desert in Asia.

Fun Fact: deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth’s land, and they are found on every continent and a place that receives less than 10 inches of rain per year is considered a desert. 

Well you can rest assured that the new collection from Cirque Colors is anything but. Today I have the 9 piece Desert Bloom Spring 2018 Collection featuring 3 speckled and 6 shimmer holo sparkle polishes. So prepare to awaken your next mani with painted skies, desert landscapes and budding wildflowers inspired by colors of the desert.


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Moore Swatches: LynB Designs – April 2018 POTM


Hey Sugas! TGIF!!! I am so excited today because the kids are back in school today after being out for 2 days due to the snow that we got this past Tuesday. They slept in, ate, watched tv and ate…in that order. But I have to give them their props, they did wash 3 loads of laundry. Mind you I didn’t say fold and out away, just wash. so now I have 3 baskets of clean clothes in my room; guess what I’ll be doing tonight after work. #sigh But I am happy they are washed, that’s half the battle right there. But alas, finally I am able to gather my thoughts, enjoy the peace and quite and not have to feed them every 15 minutes…lol!

In my thought gathering process this morning over my first cup of coffee, it dawned on me….Easter is right around the corner. Can you believe that we are less than 2 weeks from April? You know that means, a new month and a new POTM from LynB Designs. Inspired by April’s birthstone diamond, Jennalyn created Forever which can be layered over other polishes for an add sparkle or worn alone.


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Moore Swatches: Melissa Ann


I had the amazing opportunity to pick up a few polishes at discount currently offered by Melissa Ann. Melissa Anna is a “new to me”, USA based, 5-free and vegan brand.

About the brand: “Our nail polish brand revolves around quality, style, and grace. Our goal is to make your nail polish shopping experience magnificent by providing you with a beautiful selection of rich colors to choose from. We understand the importance of nail care and aim to satisfy your needs by providing you with tips and inspiration.”

“It’s more than just a nail polish, it’s a lifestyle”


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Moore Swatches: Geekish Glitter Lacquer – The Who Dunnit Collection


Jason, the kids and I LOVE family game night!!! Recently we, even added puzzles and although the kids get frustrated, they enjoy them too. But I have a confession, which is also fun fact #36 about me, I have never played the game of Clue! *hides face in shame* Can you believe that? Well it’s true, 34 years of life and I’ve never played Clue. I’m more of a Monopoly kinda gal but with Toys R Us going out of business I think Clue may be one I’ll have to add to my family’s arsenal of games.

Why the new excitement about Clue? I blame it on Lexi of Geekish Glitter Lacquer. She had created The Who Dunnit Collection, an 8-piece set inspired by her all-time favorite game and movie, you guessed it….Clue!

Before we head into the swatches, let’s find out about Lexi.

“I’ve been involved in the polish world actively since March 2015 as Geekish Glitter on Instagram. Before that, I was introduced to the world of indie nail polish and there has been no turning back since then. I’m in love with all things fandom and geeky. It only seemed like the normal route to take to mix polish and my interests. Thus Geekish Glitter Lacquer was born. My hope is to connect with everyone who loves polish and their interests.

Geekish Glitter Lacquer is created by me and mixed by me. I take inspiration from my interests in fandom and I love collaborating with other polish and fandom lovers. The polishes are mixed in an animal free and smoke free house. Everything is tested thoroughly by myself and other testers before being sent to all of you!”

So there you have it! Currently, Geekish Glitter Lacquers features multiple collection on their site including Batman’s Robins Collection and Wayward Son’s Collection just to name a few. So let’s get to it, the Who Dunnit Collection!


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Moore Swatches: Bee’s Knees Lacquer – The Indie Shop (TIS) – ATL and The Rainbow Brite Collection


Hey Sugas! Happy First Day of Spring! I hope your spring has started with better weather than I’m experiencing here in Maryland. I awoke this morning to freezing rain which quickly turned into snow. What I expected and was hoping for this morning was to wake up to sunny, blue skies and 60+ degree weather.

“Attention Old Man Winter, in case you missed the memo, your turn is over and its now time for Spring!”

There is nothing bring about grey skies and a high of 35, #sigh! I know I shouldn’t complain because it could be worse but I’m so over it already. It appears the only bright thing around here is the Rainbow Bite Collection from Bee’s Knees and The Indie Shop (TIS) ATL Exclusives.

When you read ‘Rainbow Brite’, you may automatically assume neon but this collection is in a class all it’s own. Inspired by the movie Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer as well as the series, every single polish in the collection includes the pigment found in House on Haunted Chill. I’ll wait for you to settle down….hehehehehe.

The Rainbow Bite Collection features 7 colors and will be debuting at the Indie Shop Atlanta on 3/24. They will also be up for sale on the website after the show is over.

Along with the Rainbow Brites, Sarah has created 3 Walking Dead inspired polishes exclusively for The Indie Shop Atlanta.


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Moore Swatches: Turtle Tootsie – ‘Pet Peeves’ Spring Collection (Partial)


A pet peeve is usually described as something that a particular person finds especially annoying; like nails on a chalkboard, loud gum chewing, talking while eating or people being late. These are are just a few but Chrissy of Turtle Tootsie has 14 that your gonna love.

The Pet Peeve Spring Collection is a 14-piece collection featuring 7 “dusty” spring shades; 7 cremes and their matching counterpart of 7 crèmes with blue/purple iridescent glitters and iridescent rainbow glitters.

Today’s post showcases 6 of these polishes, the blues, yellows and pinks. Enjoy!

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Moore Swatches: Road to Polish Con (RTPC) New York Spring 2018 – Week 4


What the heck is going around these parts?! You know that I do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT  post on weekends or holidays. It’s family time for goodness sakes! But because WordPress and/or my computer malfunctioned yesterday, I was unable to share with you the upcoming week 4 RTPC polishes and there is always room for RTPC in my world…hehehehe!

Our next stop on the Road to Polish Con bring us Bohemian Polish and Turtle Tootsie which will be available to starting TOMORROW, Sunday, March 18th!

Again, let me remind you… there is still time to pickup Week 3 RTPC featuring Supernatural Lacquer and Le Polish. Week 3 runs thru Saturday, March 17th at 11:59pm est.

About Polish Con

When: June 16th, 2018

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York.

Tickets: Sale begins April 7th and will be available in 4 ticket categories (join the Polish Con Facebook Fan Group for more info and details).

VIP Plus: $125.00 * VIP: $75.00 * Early Access: $30.00 * General Admission: $15.00 * Children 12 and up: $5.00  * Children 11and under: free

Tickets can be purchased through EventBrite and a link will be listed when tickets become available. Any questions comments or concerns can be directed to Miranda Kraft by email at

And lastly, don’t forget to use my code, QUEENOFNAILS (weekly shipping) or QUEENOFNAILSHOLD (hold shipping), at checkout to receive a free gift with purchase!!


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