Hi everyone. Today I want to show you the most epic nail mail! Let me give you a bit of background. I met Karen from Pish Posh Polish on a nail blogger group on Facebook. The group decided to do guest posts for each other and drew names. I drew a different name, but my partner could not participate and Karen stepped up to be my partner. We started chatting about our guest posts and the conversations led to us talking about our kids and our lives. It turns out we have a lot in common! Obviously our love for polish is what brought us together, but both of us are married with 2 kids. We’re both full term breastfeeding moms, we generally have similar beliefs and we quickly became friends. Now we chat practically every day and sometimes we don’t even talk about polish at all. Karen started putting together a “care package” for me. It all started with my requirement for a decent clean up brush…and it spiraled apparently LOL. The shipping on the box was going to be ridiculous, but I had an opportunity for an old school friend’s mother who was visiting in the US to bring it back for me, so Karen was able to ship it domestically. Yay! We started talking about the box in June I think and my friend’s mother was only returning in August, so I was sorely tempted to buy some things for Karen to mule for me. She is clearly the most awesome of enablers, so she was only happy to. I received the box on 9 August, only 5 days after my birthday and boy, was it EPIC! Karen and I linked up in a video call so she could watch me open the box. It was so emotional! I felt like I needed to take a break at some point because I just COULD NOT DEAL WITH IT! Karen was so incredibly generous and as I opened each gift she told me why she thought I *needed* that one, or this one, or that one. I cried at least twice while opening everything. Karen included the sweetest card, which automatically turned me into mush. Did I mention that she also included gifts for my children? So sweet and thoughtful! Bless her cotton socks! Anyhoo…let me show you what was in the box of AWESOME! Here are the products that Karen muled for me (excluding the clean up brush which was a gift from her)
KB Shimmer Iris My Case, Snow Flaking Way, Totally Tubular and Make My Gray
Creative Shop stamper/scraper, zig zag vinyls (free gift with purchase), purple liquid latex, cleanup brush/dotting tool (gift from Karen)
And now on to the gifts. Are you sitting down? I’m glad I was!
M Polish Polish of my People Collection (stamping polishes)
Sinful Colors Flower Power, China Glaze Wish on a Starfish, Sinful Colors Petal Be the Day
Out The Door Northern Lights, Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Kiss, LVX Deco, Orly Mirrorball
Zoya Tomoko, Ginni, Arlo (Pixie Dusts)
Zoya Cassedy, Monet, Belinda, Seraphina
Butter London Dubs, Lolly, Bit Faker and Bossy Boots
Delush Polish A Peony For your Thoughts, Lorelei Lacquer Princess Bubblegum, Different Dimension I’m Sorry But I Cantaloupe, Pahlish Stars at Rest
Jindie Nails Princess Bubblegum, Charlie’s Rad Lacquer Veau’s Voodoo, KBshimmer Berry Patch
CAN YOU EVEN FREAKING DEAL?! Never in a million years did I expect to be spoiled so much! I told Karen, “Thank you” just doesn’t seem to cut it. I am freaking in love with everything in this box! I showed my bestie photos of all of these and she said “Wow, this is a stash that dreams are made of!”. I couldn’t have said it better. Of course I needed to paint my nails IMMEDIATELY. Karen and I had decided we would do a twin mani as soon as I received my box…so we did 🙂
A bonus pic of Cindy because I couldn’t stop playing with my M Polish and new stamper:I started off with a base coat of Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener to protect my nails. On my index and middle nails I painted 3 coats of Delush Polish A Peony for Your Thoughts. This is a white crelly polish with purple and hot pink hexes and purple circle glitters throughout. I was in such a hurry to paint my nails I didn’t really have time to leave the bottle upside down and didn’t get any circle glitters out, but I certainly will next time! There is something about the logo of this brand and the fact that the name has the word “lush” in it that just makes it feel so luxurious to me. It helps that their polishes are GORGEOUS! I used M Polish Dancing in the streets and PUEEN 41 to stamp on my index and middle nails. I specifically chose the heart images to show how much I love my box and Karen 🙂 On my ring and pinkie nails I painted 2 coats of Zoya Belinda. This deep purple polish is almost a one coater and is absolutely gorgeous! The image on my ring nail is from PUEEN 39 stamped with M Polish Fresh Perspective and the flower on my pinkie is from BP-10. On Cindy my bases and stamping polishes are the same and all the images are from BP-10. I sealed everything in with a coat of Seche Vite.
If you want to see Karen’s twin nails post, look here. You can also catch her on her Instagram.
I’m also submitting this mani for Stamping Saturdays! I’ve always wanted to get in on this action and they graciously accepted me into their Facebook group. I don’t post on a Saturday, but they said I can link up a stamping mani from the week too, so here it is! Check out the link up below 🙂
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