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? ;-)

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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Limited Edition Birthday Duo 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**

It’s always a fun day when I get to swatch some Native War Paints pretties! Today’s post showcases two gorgeous polishes that are limited edition for this birthday duo, and I just could not stop staring at them!! They will be available on Friday, July 28th, and they will only be available from 07/28-07/31! So if you love these as much as I do, be sure to set your alarms so you don’t miss out! Let’s check them out…

[corona borealis] is a gorgeous, flaming magenta, with a shimmer that makes it glow! This one makes me happy! I want to wear this one everyday!! Two easy coats and top coat.

[july’s night sky] is a beautiful purple crelly with iridescent chameleon glitters and ultra chrome flakies throughout. Applied in two easy coats and top coat.

This is a MUST-HAVE duo!! Remember…it’s limited edition and only available during a small window of time. So set those alarms! Friday, July 28th!

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

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Summer Mix Tape: Overdrive Edition 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**

I’ve got a fun summer release to share with you today from Lollipop Posse Lacquer. This collection was created in collaboration with Mr Lollipop (Karen’s husband), and inspired by their mutual love for the alt rock scene of the late 90s and early 2000s. There are a lot of great shades in this collection! The Summer Mix Tape: Overdrive Edition collection launches on Wednesday, July 19th at 7p Eastern. They will range in price from $9.50-$12 each, or you can purchase the entire 7 piece collection for $65 + free shipping for the first 24 hours of the release. Let’s get to the pictures so you can see how beautiful they are…

[help me burn out bright] ($9.50)
“I’m looking to the sky to save me / Looking for a sign of life / Looking for something to help me burn out bright” ~ Foo Fighters, “Learn to Fly”

This is a fiery glitter topper that consists of two sizes of color-changing , iridescent hex glitters and a sprinkling of holographic sparkle. I used one coat over a brownish creme and then added top coat.

[but my hands are busy in the air] ($9.50)
“The world’s a roller coaster / And I am not strapped in / Maybe I should hold with care / But my hands are busy in the air” ~ Incubus, “Wish You Were Here”

This is a turquoise/aqua crelly with a purple shimmer and a smattering of holographic sparkle. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch. I love this one!

[pleasantly caving in] ($9.50)
“I drift along the ocean / Dead lifeboat in the sun / And come undone / Pleasantly caving in / I come undone” ~Queens of the Stone Age, “No One Knows”

This is an ocean-blue crelly that leans towards cobalt. It has a beautiful red and violet shimmer and some of that holographic sparkle. I used two coats and topcoat.

[she lives on the borderline] ($12)
“She lives on the borderline / That they call hazel / And the tent that she lives in / Has the name of her lover / As she lays down to rest” ~Wolfmother, “White Unicorn”

This beauty is a multi-chrome crelly that shifts between green, red, copper and even sometimes blue. It also features the shifting iridescent glitters in various sizes as well as micro holographic sparkle. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch.

[my heart’s in overdrive] ($9.50)
“Can’t explain all the feelings that you’re making me feel / My heart’s in overdrive and you’re behind the steering wheel” ~The Darkness, “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”

This hot pink crelly is packed with blue shimmer, holographic micro flakies, micro holographic sparkle, and silver flakies. I used two easy coats and top coat for my swatch. This is another favorite of this collection!

[the future is coming on] ($11)
“I ain’t happy / I’m feeling glad / I got sunshine in a bag / I’m useless / But not for long / The future is coming on” ~The Gorillaz, “Clint Eastwood”

This polish has a steel-colored chrome base that suspends multiple sizes of shifting iridescent glitters, as well as tons of iridescent sparkle. The first coat applies lightly enough that it could be used as a topper, or you can build it up to opacity. I used 2 thin coats over a blue creme to give it a different look, and sealed it with top coat.

[i remember when i lost my mind] ($9.50)
I remember when / I remember / I remember when I lost my mind / There was something so special about that place / Even your emotions had an echo in so much space” ~Gnarles Barkley “Crazy”

This gorgeous one is a purple crelly with an ocean blue shimmer and iridescent sparkle. I used two coats and top coat for my swatch. If you wanted a deeper look to your mani, you could add a third coat. Either way, it’s a beautiful shade of purple! This is probably my favorite shade out of the entire bunch, because PURPLE!! 😛

These beauties will be launching on Wednesday, July 19th (my Seester’s birthday!), at 7p, Eastern. Be sure to set your alarms so you don’t miss out on the deal for purchasing the entire collection!

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

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