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Meet Misha!

My lil' Snow Princess

Misha is my three year old Chow Mix. She loves blizzards! She wants to be outside all day in her dug out path in the backyard runnin’ laps!

Snow lion Chow!

Hope all your puppies and kitties are keeping warm or enjoying the snow. Come play with Misha!

Where to Buy: Heaven (duh!)

– Liz


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Hibiscus Blooms Round 2

Red Hibiscus

We are expecting anywhere from 12 to 24 inches of snow by Wednesday morning. Crazy! I haven’t minded the snow this much this year, but I’m going to use our continual blooming hibiscus to remind me that Spring is approaching!

And in other hibiscus related news, I got a cranberry hibiscus juice from Trader Joe’s the other day that is really good.

Huge bloom!



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Burt’s Bees: Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatment

Avocado Butter smells yummy

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t had any new polishes for you in awhile. To be honest, my nails and cuticles look like absolute rubbish and I just can’t bare to force you to look at pictures of how awful they look. I’ve been letting my nails recuperate.

Instead, I have a hair product that I’ve been using for a couple weeks now. I had been coveting it because I read reviews that it helped with dry/itchy scalp so that’s what I initially got it for. I ended up finding it at Ulta, it wasn’t usually available at other places I went to for Burt’s Bees stuff like CVS and Target.

The directions for this say: Wet your hair and massage about 1 tbsp. of the product into your scalp and through hair then run a wide-toothed comb through your hair. Wait 15 min or more, rinse and shampoo as usual.

Avocado gel...appetizing, huh?

The first thing you notice about the product is that it smells DELICIOUS. Seriously… it’s really sweet and tropical/citrus smelling and is a really nice addition to my shower smells, haha. So after I want to eat it, I put it in my hair. Its kind of irritating to me that I have to wet my hair completely and then put it in, but once you’re over that hump it’s all easy. It’s easy to work the gel into your hands and then all through your hair it’s not solid or chunky or anything like that, the texture is nice.

The directions say you can use this daily, when I first got it I had been using it every time I washed my hair, which is basically every other day. I’ve decided that the more frequently you use it, the better it feels. I don’t really have an extra 15 min. in the morning during the week (ya know what I’m sayin?) so now that I’m not on vacation, I have only used this once a week, on Saturdays. My hair feels wonderful and soft and less dry the day of use, but the next day it pretty much feels back to normal. I do wish you could use this product less frequently and have the results last longer.

My only drawbacks for this are having to wet your hair completely before using the product (if you take especially long showers anyway, it may not be a huge issue) and the use to results ratio. The positive aspects are that it smells great, it does make your hair feel really nice, and it’s inexpensive.

Where To Buy: / / Target (some locations) / Ulta (some locations) / $9



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Hey all! Hope you’re having a good holiday season. As Liz mentioned, we have a bunch of new stuff to talk about after the new year and I cannot wait!

I’ve been trying to figure out my parents’ computer and photo editing software for the past 2 days and I honestly cannot even find my photos on this computer now…. very frustrating as you can imagine!

I’m afraid that unless I can figure out where on earth my photos are, you are going to have to wait for Sunday evening for my next post. I do have pictures ready to go for you though. I know… the suspense! Fingers crossed that I’ll be able to get a post up before Sunday, but if not, have a Happy New Year!


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New Arrivals!

Some Holiday Buys / Gifts!

I seriously feel guilty about not blogging for the past 5 days! I am sorry! I didn’t wear any new polishes this past week, so I had no material for you guys. But as you can see, I got some polishes as Christmas gifts and bought some over the past few days that I will be writing about as soon as I can! I am going out of town for the New Year to Philadelphia but I will be back in the swing of things when I return. Until then, Lauren will be solely in charge and lonely by herself at Death By Polish. I told her she had to post asap for the both of us!

Have a fun New Years! (Even though much of the time it ends up as a bust!)

– Liz

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We’re 6 months old!

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it? Death By Polish is 6 months old today! How times flies… Just wanted to take a minute today to thank you all so much for reading and supporting the blog. It means a lot to us to see readers coming by and enjoying Death By Polish. We have so much fun blogging for you and want to make the next 6 months even better. We’d love to hear some feedback from all of our readers out there! Are there any changes you’d like to see? New products you want to hear about? Other brands or polishes we should be swatching?

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Muchas gracias!

-Liz & Lauren


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Barielle Nail Brightener

I don’t know how many of you nail polish fanatics struggle with staining, but I do. And it totally stinks. I pretty much never go anywhere without my nails painted, so no one really sees my slight staining issue, but I know it’s there and I hate it. But, I recently stumbled upon this nail brightener.

I will say right away that you aren’t suppose to use this with polish on top. I’d prefer one that I could wear polish with. But I’ve been using this product at night. If I am planning on changing polish the next day, I’ll remove my polish at night and slap this on through the night and until I am ready to paint. This product is “natural nail enhancement for dull or yellow nails.” It also has antioxidants for the nail and hydrates them as well. As you can see, it has a milky color, but also it has an iridescent quality, so it’s pearly in the sunlight. It’s not just a clear coat, so it doesn’t look like your nails are completely bare. They still look finished. I have noticed my nails feel better after I have it on. My toes look much brighter and also feel better. More hydrated and smooth, and feel stronger too. Just healthier overall.

I picked this up at TJMaxx for $4, and it’s worth it!

– Liz

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Barielle: Wool You Marry Me? NOTD

Hey guys. I wanted to squeeze in a post today between all of the errands I have to do today. I allowed myself to go buy a few polishes yesterday. I have been saving money recently, which unfortunately means no polish binges multiple times a week. Anyway, I picked up one of the new Barielle shades from the Fall Argyle collection. I didn’t own any Barielle polishes until now, just products. But I will say I love the new bottles that they have! I like all square bottles.

In Overcast

I saw the swatches of this collection and wasn’t super thrilled with it. And even in person all but like, a couple of the colors look the same. I decided to pick up this one though. I obviously LOVE the name of the polish, it’s so cute. And the color is nice. It’s a maroonish brown creme. I like it because it’s more brown that it is red. But you can see that it’s one of those “brick” colors. But it leans a little more brown on me than red. I like it as one of those “weird” neutrals, and the fact that it’s dark makes it great for winter and fall. It just started to get really cool and cold here so I found it perfect to wear for the weekend.  The application on this polish was like a dream. So smooth and opaque. I used two coats and it’s beautiful. I also have high hopes for the wearable, I will let you all know how it goes.

It’s sports Sunday,


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Orly: It’s Not Rocket Science

Ooh, Aah

“Next stop, rocket science!” I’m a big fan of Twin Peaks, so when I saw the name of this polish, it immediately reminded me of that quote from Jerry Horne and I had to have it. I admit, I was excited about the entire Orly Cosmic FX collection. I knew that this and Space Cadet were polishes I HAD to have. It’s Not Rocket Science is a yellowy swamp green with heavy sparkle (like the rest of the collection) and the color ranges from dark green to bright golden yellow depending on the light. I don’t have any other color like this. Before I bought it, I thought it was going to be kind of an “ugly pretty” color, but you wouldn’t believe how many compliments I got on this mani.

This polish does go on very sheer at first, so to completely eliminate VNL, I used 3 coats (and I wanted the extra shimmer). I painted my nails on Tuesday evening and my polish looks virtually perfect now on Friday afternoon. If I didn’t plan on taking this off today, I am very certain that I could wear it tomorrow as well. I wanted to post about this color much sooner, but I’m glad I can tell you about how long I’ve worn it! I don’t know if this speaks for the entire collection, but I was very impressed with the wear on this. I don’t even have tip wear today. Having your nail polish look that good for that long has definitely been a treat for me so I highly recommend this polish. I love the color, the application was easy-peasy, and the wear has been great.

Happy weekend!


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Zoya: Charla

Sparkly Charla!

By now, you’ve probably heard about this polish. This is Zoya’s Charla, from the Sparkle collection that came out this summer. I got this through the polish exchange and somehow waited this long to wear it. It is absolutely glorious. It’s a deep blue-green mermaid-like color with A LOT of sparkle. Like most other Zoyas, it applied like a dream. This is only 2 coats, but next time I may go for 3.

More of Charla

Unfortunately, I can’t tell you much about the wear or how hard the glitter may be to remove. I ended up on a cleaning binge yesterday, got some nasty chemicals on my mani, and the polish just came flying off. I only got to wear it for a day 😦 That’s okay, it will be back. It’s still summer here in New Orleans, so I have time to wear more summer polishes before we get into fall. I can’t even imagine thinking about all these Holiday collections yet… Anyway, this polish is so pretty and if you love blue, greens, sparkles, or all 3 then you absolutely need this. Catch Me In Your Net from OPI’s Summer Flutter collection is a Charla dupe. That may be a good option for you if it is easier to get, but according to other blogger reviews, it is very sheer in comparison.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!



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