Polished by Beckie
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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? ;-)

Sparkler Trio by Tux Polish | Indie Polish Review

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

Today I’d like to share with you a gorgeous trio from Dominique over at Tux Polish. The Sparkler Trio consists of three beautiful shades that each have a variety of flakies, holographic sparkles, and shimmers throughout. This trio will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 16th at 10a Eastern. Pricing will be $10 each or $30 for the trio. Customers can also save 15% on any order of $30 or more by using code 15OFF30.

So let’s get to some pictures 😛

[goddess potential] is a berry purple holo with blue shimmer and dark and light pink holo glitter throughout. I used 2 coats and top coat for my swatch. This has a great formula and it applied very nicely.

[silver sparkler] is a silver holo with gray flakies, micro glitter, and a bit of red shimmer. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch. This one also has a great formula. (I did have a bit of a time trying to capture the holo on camera for this one)

[ocean jewel] is a silvery teal-blue holo with blue and silver micro glitter. Another two coats and top coat, and beautiful formula. I think this one might be my favorite of the bunch. It’s such a gorgeous shade!

I wanted to see what these would like like together in a squishy marble, so I did just that! And it looks magical!!

Once again, these beauties will be available in the Tux Polish shop beginning Friday, June 16th at 10a Eastern. Pricing will be $10 each or $30 for the trio. Customers can also save 15% on any order of $30 or more by using code 15OFF30.

Look for Tux Polish on Instagram and Facebook!

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Memorial Day Mani using Serendipity Nail Polish

**this polish was purchased by me**

Today’s mani is about honoring those who have given their all for our country and our freedoms!

I have recently discovered a new-to-me indie/boutique brand called Serendipity Nail Polish, a brand that has mostly cremes, which is my most favorite polish finish! And Roxie, the brand’s creator, comes up with the most beautiful color combinations for her collections! Serendipity Nail Polish is a cruelty-free brand, and is also vegan and 7-free! Read more about the brand here. (I will describe the technique and the colors used after the pictures)

I chose to do the dry-brush technique for my mani today. I used [#goaldigger] for my base. A nice clean, white canvas! Next I used [big red bow] and [we run this beach] for my dry-brush streaks. I topped the whole mani off with some [caLOVEfornia] for some sunny sparkle! (I also some added some black star stamping using an Uber Chic Beauty stamping plate)

I can’t wait to see what new shades Roxie will be adding over the next couple of seasons! I only just discovered her brand a couple of weeks ago, but I already have purchased every polish in her entire store (minus just a couple polishes)! 😛

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Terrible Twos Anniversary Trio by Lollipop Posse Lacquer | Indie Polish Review

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

Happy Monday! Today I want to share with you a gorgeous trio for the 2nd anniversary of Lollipop Posse Lacquer. Tomorrow is the official anniversary of Karen’s launch. Two whole years, and she has created so many beautiful polishes! This trio is no exception. Three gorgeous finishes! These beauties launch tomorrow evening, May 23rd, at 8p Eastern.

This trio is inspired by one of Karen’s favorite literary characters: Delirium from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” graphic novels. Delirium is the youngest of the seven Endless beings who are neither gods nor mortals, but have existed since the dawn of time. Delirium is abstract, lost, naive, and wise, and embodies a chaotic state of being that we’ve all experienced at one time or another.

Let’s take a look…

[scathed enough in her time] ($12)
“Despair: You cannot seek Destruction and return unscathed.
Desire: Delirium has.
Despair: Delirium has been scathed enough in her time.”
~Despair and Desire, from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” graphic novels

This is a violently violent blurple linear holo with a neon blue arc in the holographic flame. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[telephone ice cream] ($9.50)
“Have you ever spent days and days making up flavors of ice cream that no one’s ever eaten before? Like chicken and telephone ice cream? …Green mouse ice cream was the worst. I didn’t like that at all.”
~Delirium

This is a stark white cream that is packed with various sizes of blue and purple shimmer. You may even catch a glimpse of pink shimmer in the right light! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch. My images appear a bit on the off-white side, but it definitely is more white!

[one hundred and eleven fish] ($12)
“It was then that Delirium noticed that she had absentmindedly transformed herself into a hundred and eleven perfect, tiny, multicolored fish. Each fish sang a different song. And as she put herself back together again, unable for the moment to remember whether the silver flecks went into the blue eye or the green one, she decided that a dog would be a nice thing to have. And then it occurred to her that there had been a dog around at some point, hadn’t there? A nice doggie. And she went off to look for it, trailing occasional fish…”
~Neil Gaiman’s “The Kindly Ones”

This magenta crelly beauty is Lollipop’s first  ever UCC that has been made available to the public! It is loaded with blue to green shifting shimmer and blue/green/purple UCC flakies. Such a gorgeous polish! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

How gorgeous are these three polishes?!?! Once again, these launch on May 23rd, at 8p Eastern in Karen’s shop. Be sure to set an alarm so you can get yours!

Follow Lollipop Posse Lacquer on Instagram and Facebook, and you can also join the Facebook group for lots of fun!

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Cocktail Fun 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**

This post is all about the “Cocktail Fun” multi-chrome collection by Top Shelf Lacquer! Another collection full of shifty, beautiful goodness! Four polishes that have a multi-chrome finish that has a matching holo polish as well. These are already available for purchase in Amy’s shop. I’ll get right to the pictures. (clicking on the polish names will take you directly to each listing in Amy’s shop 😉 )

[now watch me sip…my chardon-nay nay] this beauty shifts between pink, orange, gold, and green. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[tequila mockingbird] this beauty shifts from blue to purple with a reddish hint to it. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[help me straighten mai tai] this shifter goes from purple to red to bronze. Two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[schnapp to it] this lovely one shifts between green, blue and purple with the occasional flash of red. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

And now for the holographic versions. They have the same color descriptions so I won’t relist all of that info, and they have holographic goodness added into them. So I’ll just label them and show you the pictures. 😀 (these were also all two coats and top coat for these swatches)

[now watch me sip my chardon-nay nay~holo’d]

[tequila mockingbird~holo’d]

[help me straighten mai tai~holo’d]

[schnapp to it~holo’d]

What do you think of these gorgeous multi-chromes? Do you have any favorites?

Head on over to Amy’s shop and order yours today!

You can also follow Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram, or join the super-fun Facebook group!

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Fun Bar Quotes 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 going to share with you the “Fun Bar Quotes” multi-chrome collection by Top Shelf Lacquer. This collection consists of 4 gorgeous multi-chrome polishes and four matching multi-chrome holo polishes. These are available for purchase in the shop now. (clicking on the polish names will take you directly to that listing in Amy’s shop 😉 )

So, let’s get to the pictures already 😛

[why limit happy to an hour] this beauty shifts from red to blue to purple with some copper flashes! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[drinks well with others] this one shifts from green to purple to blue with flashes of red and copper. My swatch shows two coats and top coat.

[take me drunk, i’m home] this one shifts from aqua blue to purple to red with flashes of copper. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[bad decisions make good stories] this one is super shifty, going from yellow to pink, red, orange, copper, and green! I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

And now for the holographic versions. They have the same color descriptions so I won’t relist all of that info, and they have holographic goodness added into them. So I’ll just label them and show you the pictures. 😀 (these were also all two coats and top coat for these swatches)

[why limit happy to an hour~holo’d] 

[drinks well with others~holo’d] 

[take me drunk i’m home~holo’d] 

[bad decisions make good stories~holo’d]

Now, after seeing all of that shifty goodness, tell me that you don’t need these beauties in your life! Aren’t they just gorgeous?! Head on over to Amy’s shop and order yours today!

You can also follow Top Shelf Lacquer on Instagram, or join the super-fun Facebook group!

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