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Welcome to polishedbybeckie.com. I hope you enjoy your time here!

I'm Beckie. I manage our family-owned self-storage facility. I am also a professional photographer focusing on product photography, and I LOVE all things nail polish (ESPECIALLY nail art)!

I thought this would be a fun place to share my manis and swatches that I do, as well as discussing new favorite colors and brands, and my ever-growing polish collection! I mean, hey, I could have worse addictions, right? ;-)

Drunken Creme Fall Holos by Top Shelf Lacquer | Indie Polish Review

**this product is a press sample and was sent to me to swatch and give my honest review**

Today I am sharing with you the first, of probably many, Fall polish collections. Fall is my favorite season! There is just something special about Fall. The weather changing, the smells, and most especially the colors! Fall colors are so gorgeous and rich! Don’t get me wrong, summer colors are bright and fun, and I love them, but there’s just something about Fall colors that is so comforting. Anywho, today’s post is about Top Shelf Lacquer’s gorgeous Fall collection; “Drunken Creme Fall Holos”, and these cremes are a perfect example of moving into the Fall season with the added touch of a dusting of holo in each one! So let’s get to the pictures already…

[tipsy] a warm, rich, milk-brown creme holo. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch. All of these are so gorgeous!

[hammered] a gorgeous burgundy creme holo. I used two coats and top coat. My descriptions will be minimal, because there really isn’t much else to say about these polishes. They’re gorgeous, creamy, and apply like butter!! Perfection!!!

[wasted] a dusky mauve creme holo. Two easy coats and top coat.

[boozed up] an amaranth red creme holo. Two buttery coats and top coat.

[juiced] a perfect Fall, pumpkin orange creme holo. Two coats and top coat.

[sloshed] a mustard yellow creme holo. Two literal buttery coats and top coat.

[tanked] a lush, olive green creme holo polish. Two dreamy coats and top coat.

[buzzed] a light teal creme holo. I think I’d actually call this one more of a turquoise. Either way…gorgeous! Two easy coats and top coat.

[befuddled] a medium teal creme holo polish. Gosh, I love these teals! Yummy! Two easy coats and top coat.

[inebriated] a rich, prussian blue creme holo. Two buttery coats and top coat.

[plastered] a dusky plum creme holo. A dreamy application of two coats and top coat.

[liquored up] a cool, medium grey creme holo. Two easy coats and top coat.

So there you have it for the pictures. What do you think? You need them all, right?! These will be launching on Friday, August 25th, 8p, EDT. The pricing will be as follows: $12 for 15ml (or $120 for entire collection), and $8.50 for 8ml (or $92 for entire collection). So set those alarms, and head on over to Amy’s shop when they sound so you can place your order!

You can find Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and you can visit her shop HERE.

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Indies Outside the Box: Fantastic Customs | Indie Polish Review

**this product is a press sample and was sent to me to swatch and give my honest review**

Today I want to talk about a fun polish collaboration box that is made quarterly. It is comprised of 2 static makers and 2 guest makers. The two constants are Top Shelf Lacquer and Lollipop Posse Lacquer, and they invite 2 guest makers each quarter. Then they let the public submit photos for inspiration for each maker to base their polish off of. It’s such a neat box.

This quarter’s box is called “Shift into Spring”, and the two guest makers are Polish ‘M and Fair Maiden Polish. This box will be available for preorder on August 11th, at 12:00am EDT to August 14th, 2017, at 11:59pm EDT.  (These polishes are exclusive to this box and cannot be purchased anywhere else.) They will ship approximately August 30th. Now let’s get to the pictures…

[at first blush] by Polish ‘M; a rose pink base with gold shimmer, gold micro flecks, rose iridescent flakes, rose-gold micro flakes, and a little scattered pink galaxy holo for good measure. This is a beauty! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[eight arms to hold you] by Lollipop Posse Lacquer; a blue/aqua crelly with pink shimmer and a scattering of holographic sparkle. Yummy! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[pineapple matte-rs] by Top Shelf Lacquer; a bright pink matte base with pink and gold flakes for added depth. I swatched this both matte and glossy, and you can see that it gives two totally different looks! It’s gorgeous!

[passion planet] by Fair Maiden Polish; a deep dusky purple, linear holographic with magenta/orange/copper shifting flakies and a subtle violet/red shifting flame.  This one really catches your eye! Two coats and top coat for my swatch.

Do any of these beauties catch your eye? If so, set your alarms for tomorrow, August 11th, 12:00am EDT for the beginning of the preorder! Remember the preorder ends on August 14th at 11:59pm EDT.  This box will be available in the Top Shelf Lacquer shop only.

You can find Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and you can visit her shop HERE.

You can find Lollipop Posse Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their shop HERE.

You can find Polish ‘M on Instagram and Facebook, and visit her shop HERE.

You can find Fair Maiden Polish on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their shop HERE.

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Top Shelf Lacquer teams up with Crystal’s Charity Lacquers again | Indie Polish Review

**this product is a press sample and was sent to me to swatch and give my honest review**

Last year, Amy of Top Shelf Lacquer, teamed up with Crystal’s Charity Lacquers to help raise money for a cause. This year they are at it again to help raise money for the SPCA! This one means a lot to me, because I love my dogs, and we adopted one of them from the local SPCA shelter.

These beauties will be on sale starting August 11th at 12a Eastern to August 27th at 11:59p Eastern. They will be $12 each (full size only), and $2 from each polish will go towards the charity. So let’s get to the polishes so you can get excited about helping the SPCA!

[bloodhound mary]; a deep red loaded with glass fleck that glows! This beauty will have a subtle shift from pink to orange in some lighting, but looks as if it glows from within in all types of light! I used two easy coats and top coat for this one.

[the bulldog smash]; this polish has a medium gray base with a blue shimmer throughout and is loaded with color shifting flakies that shift between red, orange, pink, and yellow. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

Once again, these beauties will be on sale starting August 11th at 12a Eastern to August 27th at 11:59p Eastern. They will be $12 each (full size only), with $2 fro each polish going towards the charity. You can purchase them in Amy’s shop.

You can find Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and you can visit her shop HERE.

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Nude Attitude by Native War Paints | Indie Polish Review

**this product is a press sample and was sent to me to swatch and give my honest review**

Today I want to share with you a gorgeous collection full of nude polishes by the awesome team over at Native War Paints! I LOVE nude polishes, and these do not disappoint! The Nude Attitude collection consists of 6 beautiful nude shades with various shimmers. They will be available for preorder beginning August 11th, Noon, EDT, and the preorder ends on August 19th at 11:59p, EDT. They will be $8 each and $45 for the collection during the preorder event, or $9 each and $50 after the preorder event. Now let’s get to the pictures of these beauties…

[bare] is a nude with turquoise shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[uncensored] is a nude with violet shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[naked] is a nude with blue shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[full frontal] is a nude with green shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[nudist] is a nude with gold shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[exposed] is a nude with red shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

So what do you think of these gorgeous nude shades? Must-haves, right?! Don’t forget the preorder event takes place from August 11th at Noon EDT through August 19th, 11:59p EDT.

You can find Native War Paints on Instagram and Facebook, and you can visit their shop HERE.

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Polish Pick Up/Top Shelf Lacquer | Indie Polish Review

**this product is a press sample and was sent to me to swatch and give my honest review**

You’ve seen me write about the Polish Pick Up before; this month, I want to share with you a beauty from Top Shelf Lacquer. The Polish Pick Up opens the first Friday of each month, and is only open for 4 days. 4 days of shopping in one place from various brands and one shipping fee (if all items purchased are in one order)! It’s an indie buyer’s dream! So let’s get to the pictures of this beautiful polish from Amy over at Top Shelf…

Here is [shirley temple]; this is a silver linear holographic polish with a strong purple shift and is loaded with color shifting flakies that change from purple to blue to teal to green. The price will be $12 in the Polish Pick Up shop.

And here is the image that Amy used for her inspiration (image found on Google):

Remember, this beauty will be available beginning August 4th, at 11a, Eastern, for only 4 days! You can find it, along with many other wonderful polishes from amazing makers, over at the Polish Pick Up.

You can find Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and you can visit her shop HERE.

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