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Gold Holo Stamping - Moonflower Polish - Poetry Cowgirl

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Whut!! *😲* An actual blog post, I know! I've said it before but just in case you are new, I'm mainly posting stuff on YouTube these days.👈 So go check that out please. I keep this blog cause I like having the pictures actually show up on Google searches, since I know that can be helpful...also cause I occasionally feel like writing.

Anyway...I made these back in October. I'm slowly swatching my Gemstone holo stamping polishes that I made for Moonflower and this was supposed to be the swatch/nail art for Oro. Point is, they are still kinda holiday/autumnal/winter transition that they work for this time of year so I figured I'd go ahead and post.

Ok so the base is Poetry Cowgirl's 525600 Minutes from August's Polish Pickup musicals theme. This polish was inspired by Rent. It's a black jelly base full of glitters and flakies and I love it. I fell in love with indie polishes because of this type of finish. This isn't going to be much of a review though, the formula and application are great and if you want to actually see it in action, which I think says more than my words ever could, just watch the video below.

Swatch is 3 coats with glossy top coat.




On to the stamping! I used Moonflower Polish Oro - a holo gold stamping polish, and Lina Nail Art Supplies Twirls and Swirls 01 plate, with Lantern and Wren's Simply Silver Clear Stamper.





You get two macros 😄 has lint in it 😖.


Ok so Oro is still available at my shop - It's $14 for the 15ml bottle. I know that's pricey so that's why I have a mini for $8. These are all handmade polishes, it's an artisan product, which means it costs more than mass produced polishes. It's also 5 free, which a lot of the cheap polishes from China are not (sometimes they are, but not usually), which means none of the super dangerous stuff. help support a small business, and also a female run business, and also a mom business?  I dunno. It's just me, working from home, making these with love for all of you (and me, cause I use them too, duh).  Same goes for all indie polish makers.

That said, Poetry Cowgirl polishes are available in her shop This particular color though is from Polish Pickup. (And I highly recommend clicking on that link to learn all about it, cause it's awesome.)

Moonflower Polish Diamante - Supernatural Lacquer Varulfur - UberChic 24-01 - Simply Silver Stamper

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 I have the feeling like I've technically done this look before, the holo over multichrome I mean. Not that I particularly care if I have anyway, also too lazy too check. I say this often but the truth is I have no time. So, here we go, untried challenge again.






My untried polish today is Supernatural Lacquer Varulfur, which was part of a werewolf themed duo with Supermoon Lacquer.. I wanna say sometime last year. The polish is pretty but...not blew my socks of spectacular. (Fellow makers, don't get mad at me for saying this. I'm trying to maintain the whole "honest unbiased reviews" thing. I was a blogger and nail polish aficionado first.) It's a purple to blue multichrome with hints of reddish gold...maybe copper. It also has some microflakies. My problem is that I like this color combo in multichromes a lot, so I tend to have a few of them. And as far as multichrome pigments go, there's really not much you can do to change them, other than to add stuff to them or try to alter the base color a bit for some different subtle effects.

Formula is thin and sheer, which can be typical of multichromes as you get the best effect by painting it on in thin layers. For the swatches I did 3 coats, with glossy topcoat. I had a hard time capturing the extreme reddish copper end of the shift on camera, but it's there in person.






I stamped over that with Moonflower Polish Diamante, from the new Gemstones collection. Diamante is a silver holo, and there's not much I can say about it. One, cause it's my own creation so I obviously think it's great. Two, because I feel it's just a straightforward silver holo stamping polish. There's a few out there, so I made mine a bit darker just to make it different enough from all the rest. I really hate when I dupe another maker, even if it's accidental, so I always try to avoid it. So no, M Polish fans, this is not going to replace your To Have and To Holo that's almost out. I can't do that to Megan. This is just another alternative. Besides, she might come back some day, you never know.

Formula on Diamante is a bit on the thinner side, just cause that's the best way to make a holo polish. If you add too much pigment you lose some of that amazing rainbow holo flash. Anyway, I used the Simply Silver Clear Stamper from Lantern and Wren as well as their detail brush to fill in the triangles in the larger pattern. Stamping plate is UberChic 24-01. These days I get most of my nail art supplies from Carleigh so I definitely recommend checking out her shop here.

Video - I recommend watching the video above all, so you can see Diamante in action. Thanks for reading, watching, following me on social media, and all that stuff.

The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes. You can follow our social media here: Instagram, Facebook.

Orly Oui - Moonflower Polish Noche - Dixie Plates - Untried Challenge - Nail Art

Monday, October 1, 2018


Today's untried polish is an oldie. I'm not even sure when I got this, 2014 or earlier. Which in the nail polish world, makes it old I guess. Anyway, this is Orly Oui, a purple jelly packed with gold mircoflakes and I feel like...some shimmer that shifts red-green a bit? It's hard to capture on camera but I can definitely see the hints of red and green amongst the gold. Maybe the microflakies themselves shift gold-red-green. I dunno. It's pretty but...the formula...not my favorite. It's rather sheer and watery, yet still opaque in 2 coats cause it's so packed with the flakies.



I stamped over it with Moonflower Polish Noche, using an image from Dixie Plates DP02, purchased from Lantern and Wren.




I really struggled to get a good macro of the nail art so I'm sorry that it's still slightly blurry.

The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes.

Pretty & Polished - Tomboyish - Moonflower Polish - Do Not Read the Latin! - Untried Challenge

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Well I clearly suck at completing a challenge, even one set by myself. I clearly have too much time going on in my life to keep up with this blog, a YouTube channel, and a nail polish brand. So...I'm not making any promises about what I will and won't do anymore.


Anyway, I put a bunch of untrieds in a box, closed my eyes, and asked my hubby to pick one. He picked Pretty and Polished Tomboyish, which is a sage green to minty green thermal with a hint of subtle holo and shimmer. I've had it for a couple of years at least and it still transitions, which is great.


I stamped over it with Moonflower Polish Do Not Read the Latin! from September's Horror Movie Polish Pickup theme. I used UberChic plate 24-01 (purchased from Lantern and Wren and the Semi Squishy XL Silicone Stamper head from Maniology (formerly known as Bundle Monster) which is my standard go-to stamping head. Then finished it with a matte topcoat, which I regretted cause it obscured the shimmers in Do Not Read the Latin! and the holo in Tomboyish but I was too tired to topcoat again...and lazy, I was lazy.

The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes.

Moonflower Polish - I Just Can't Wait Swatch

Friday, July 6, 2018

Today I have some quick swatches of Moonflower Polish I Just Can't Wait that I took using my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6), since I am short on time. For July 2018 Polish Pickup I'm bringing back I Just Can't Wait from May. Available only from July 4 to July 11 as part of July PPU Rewind/Fan Favorites.


I Just Can't Wait is a pastel neon coral stamping polish with purple-blue-green shimmer, purple/cyan/green/gold aurora pigments, and blue-green-gold microflakes. Inspired by the I Just Can't Wait to Be King song from one of my favorite 90s movies, The Lion King (May's theme was 90's Pop Culture). Dries to a matte finish, add topcoat for shine.



Swatches are 1 coat on index and pinkie, stamped over Moonflower Polish Noche and Dia using Lanter and Wren's Simply Silver Clear Stamper and UberChic Got Chevrons? plate. 

You can buy it here:

Video Swatch

Small Update

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hey there! Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm alive and relatively ok. I'm going through some stuff but I'm here. I'm mostly posting on my YouTube channel and FB page so make sure you are following me there for the latest reviews.

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Shinespark Polish Maveth - Aprill PPU - Swatch & Review

Friday, March 30, 2018
Shinespark Polish Maveth Direct Light- LED -Nikon
What's up online peeps?! I got press samples again! I got a huge package from my girl Molly at Shinespark Polish so I will have quite a few things to show you guys. First up is Maveth inspired by Agents of Shield, for April's Polish Pickup, theme is Across the Universe. This is a gorgeous multichome holo flakie polish that shifts from like a silvery blue to a purple/lavender. It's got a strong linear holo flame and holo flakies! The only frustrating thing is that the multichrome effect was hard to capture on camera. When Molly first mentioned it I was like...whut? No way, it's so shifty. But nope, she was right, it took so many shots and all day yesterday. And by the end I was like "it's shiftier than this in person!!!! Arghhhh!!!!". And gave up cause I was starting to neglect my kids. Point being, there's lots of swatches below in different lights and cameras. My cellphone caught the shift better but dulled the holo while my Nikon captured the holo nicely but no shift.

Formula was great! Nice and smooth. Swatches are 3 coats of polish, it starts out thin but reaches opacity on the 2nd coat. I added a 3rd cause I felt it looked even better that way. No staining on my nails or removal but I did have a ton of flakies stuck everywhere that I had to scrub at. That would be the only "issue".

Photo swatches, where to buy info, and live swatch video below. I highly recommend the video, especially the end so you can see the polish shifting better.

Lowlight with an indirect LED -Samsung Galaxy S6
Indirect LED Light - Nikon
Lowlight - Indirect LED - Samsung Galaxy S6
Direct LED light - Nikon
LED - Ottlite - Nikon Macro
Sunlight - Samsung Galaxy S6

Shinespark Polish Maveth will be available at from April 6th to the 9th. Check out the Facebook group for more info:

Swatch Video

Moonflower Polish Vampy Cremes

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I think I just need to accept the fact that I'm only going to be posting to this blog like once a month if that. I dunno guys, no one is really reading this and it takes so long to write up, is it even worth it? Anyway, here are the latest polishes I released from Moonflower Polish back in February. Like always, this is *not* a review, just sharing info and swatches. I'm lacking time and energy for a long post today so let's just get straight to it.

All swatches are 1 coat of the color with top coat. I used a variety of Bundle Monster and UberChic plates with the Simply Silver and Soft Sticky stampers from Lantern and Wren. To find out more and see how they stamped, watch my video below!

Dark Green - dark green base with yellow-green-gold shimmer.



Navy Blue - navy blue creme with blue-purple color shifting shimmer.



Plum - dark purple base with purple-blue shimmer.



 Teal - medium teal creme with blue-green-purple shimmer.



Wine - dark red creme with red-orange shimmer.



Moonflower Polish is my brand of 5 free handmade indie nail polish, for stamping and regular wear in 1-2 coats. The Vampy Cremes are available right now at, you can use code MFP10 to save 10% on your order! Thanks for reading!

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