For quite some time, in the background, I’ve been working on getting an indie nail polish brand going. I’ve been working on mixing and testing and everything and finally it’s all about to come to fruition. This Friday, October 13th, 2017, my brand, Geekish Glitter Lacquer, is launching! I’m going to share some bottle shots of the polishes here. I don’t have much else but if you go and follow Geekish Glitter Lacquer on Instagram, you’ll see all of the swatches that were done by some great swatchers.
So let’s talk about the fact that I go months in between posts. Good thing I’m not trying to be a professional blogger, right? Because I would fail. I’ve been busy. I’m starting a new indie nail polish brand (stay tuned for that), I moved in July, and I’ve been working graveyard shifts. So life has been busy. Since I was moving when I got this box, the lighting of my photos is a bit… off. But I wanted to take pics and post them before it was another six months.
Have you ever noticed that I make posts about things that have been released and long gone for so long that it isn’t even funny? I’m not a reviewer or a swatcher. I’m an amateur blogger that does this at my own convenience. That would be exactly why I’m posting about this box that was released in October of 2016 and I just never was able to find the time to post about it. I’ve had these pictures for like six months at this point. Enjoy?
I’m slow. I know I’m so very slow and late to post lately. There’s about a thousand excuses I could give. It’s March 23rd as I type this (who knows when the post will actually go up), and it’s about three months since Christmas. But I also really wanted to share the stuff I got for Christmas. However, between losing family members, work, personal time, and dealing with some extreme chronic depression, it kind of fell by the wayside. So with those excuses, check out some cool stuff about three months late.
Alright, let’s start this off a little different. This is my last Ipsy that I will be receiving. There will be no more resubscribing. I’ve decided to cut ties with this subscription bag. For starters, they would not stop sending stuff from The Balm. I was tired of it. I never used it and almost always tried to destash it. Aside from that, I don’t like the way they provided customer service to my BFFF. She received a tracking notification early in the month (I believe around the 6th). From then, it never updated. She contacted Ipsy not long after that. They assured her that it was on the way (not sure how they could tell when the tracking was not updating at all). Finally after over 20 days, she asked them for a refund. They told her that they do not issue refunds but they would send her another bag, that they would send another tracking code, and it would leave their warehouse in 5-7 days. Wait, what? Stop the truck. 5-7 days to send the replacement bag from their warehouse? So she would get her bag in February, and not be able to review the products to be able to get a better curated February bag. She cancelled, and I have cancelled in solidarity. I think that is a bit ridiculous and it should not have taken so long to resend a new bag when clearly the tracking was not updating on DHL and the tracking number was no good for USPS.
Aside from that, my bag this month was alright. I’ll use the products. I just have such a sour taste in my mouth that I’ll go with a different subscription service instead, like Boxycharm possibly. Either way, I’m done with Ipsy. Check out my bag below though.
So this is a month late, but I think we can all understand that December gets a little bit crazy sometimes with the holidays so it wasn’t at the top of my priority list around that time. I got the December Ipsy bag and was mostly satisfied with the things that I received. The bag is horrid and fuzzy and bright pink, but it’s a makeup bag so I’ll take it. I can’t say it won’t just sit there though. Overall, not a bad bag. Check it out below the cut.
2016 has been over for a couple of weeks (thank goodness!) but I still wanted to touch on my favorite polishes of the year that I used. I went through my Instagram and found a few that stood out to me as my favorite polishes. You might notice a theme (I wear a lot of green) and also a few stand out brands (two in particular). So head on under the cut to see which polishes I considered my favorite last year!