Fat Tuesday Fun! Mardi Gras Mani! :)

Let’s call this Fat Tuesday Fun

OR

Mardi Gras Mani! ūüôā

No I’m not going to Mardi Gras but I love the celebration and the colors. I’ve been on Curacao to celebrate Carnival and in the Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras in previous years. But this year I’m just home in little ole’ Fort Lauderdale!

But alas, with Valentine’s Day in just two more days, this one will come off tomorrow! Sigh

Have a great day!

ūüôā

Jody

 

Watch Over Me – A Very Special Nail Polish for a Very Special Little Girl – Catherine Hubbard of Newtown, CT

Watch Over Me is a warm olive green polish with a golden glow that shimmers in the light. I created this polish as a tribute to Catherine Hubbard from Newtown, CT, a sweet little red-haired girl with a love for animals who was just 6 years old when she was killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She dreamed of opening her own animal shelter and her parents have asked for donations to be made in her memory to The Newtown Animal Center. I will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of every bottle of this polish to them in her memory. Bottles are available in full size only. Thank you for your donations.


WATCH OVER ME 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

Bases Tinted with Natural Pigments and Micas

All Natural Micro-Glitters

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Matte Love Nail Polish Collection

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7 Shimmer Mattes to Wear Alone or Topcoat

THE BRIGHTS

 

White Sensation is a shimmery white matte. Non-streaky, try this one for stamping on! It’s also my pick for the perfect wedding polish!

White Sensation 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

White Sensation 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Going Down is a bold shimmery yellow matte. This color reminds me of that famous big yellow bird on TV!

GOING DOWN 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

GOING DOWN 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Pink It Up! is a brilliant pink shimmer matte. Not quite neon, not quote bubblegum, this one is for every pink lover!

PINK IT UP! 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

PINK IT UP! 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Involved is a true purple matte full of shimmering gold flash! The perfect color match for a sophisticated evening out.

INVOLVED 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

INVOLVED 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

THE BLACKS

 

Black Dagger is a low sheen black matte. This one goes with everything!

BLACK DAGGER 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK DAGGER 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Silverado is a shimmer matte filled with holo glitter that leans toward charcoal.

SILVERADO 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SILVERADO 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Black Beauty is a black shimmer holo matte. Unusual and unique, topcoat this one for a full blown splash of color.

BLACK BEAUTY 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

BLACK BEAUTY 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

MATTE LOVE MINI SET 5ml each $35.00 each BUY NOW with Discounted Shipping

Bases Tinted with Natural Pigments and Micas

All Natural Micro-Glitters

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde Resin. SoFlaJo Polishes use stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Final Hours of CyberMonday Free Shipping

Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

FREE SHIPPING with a minimum $20.00 purchase and must be purchased from this site (etsy sales are not included in this sale). ALL collections are included as long as the purchase total is $20.00. This sale is open to both domestic and international customers and ends at Midnight Tonight!

Welcome to the SoFlaJo shopping experience!

Click on the Shopping tab above and the drop down menu will take you to all the different collections and goodies! Or click on any link below! Happy Shopping!

Year of the Dragon Nail Polish Collection

Happy Hour Nail Polish Collection

Life’s a Beach Nail Polish Collection

Terrified Nail Polish Collection

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

I am an indie polish maker who has been making personal care items since the 1980s. Originally opened in a small storefront in Michigan, upon moving to Florida I lived on a sailboat for a dozen years and pursued other endeavors. However I am returning to my “roots” and will be releasing original creations and time-tested favorites once again.

Party Time Nail Polish Collection

SoFlaJo Party Time Nail Polish Collection

**Apply Top Coat to our Glitter Finish Polishes to smooth any slightly rough edges**

Ice Dancer – I love the sparkle and glitz of the costumes and the fancy footwork of Ice Dancers. When designing this holographic glitter mix of blues, silvers and browns in a blue base, I wanted a “topper” that could be worn alone with opacity in 2-3 coats or dress up favorite undies with its shimmer.

Watch Ice Dancer Polish Glisten on YouTube

      
ICE DANCER .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

ICE DANCER 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Hidden Gem – We’re rocking this party! I find fascinating rocks on my walks¬†and¬†break them open at home to reveal glittering treasures inside. Hidden Gem is a steely blue teal polish¬†with flashes¬†of green and blue flecks and rainbows of scattered holo. Opacity is reached in two coats.

      


HIDDEN GEM .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

HIDDEN GEM 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Ballroom – Our Ballroom is grand sized with opulent decorations in reds and golds. On the nail this polish glistens with flecks of red. Now turn your hand to reveal a golden glow. Opacity is reached in two coats.

Watch Ballroom Polish change colors on YouTube

      
BALLROOM .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

BALLROOM 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Yule Tidings – Joe and I want to wish everyone Yule Tidings during this season of parties & merriment. This polish is a micro glitter mix of red, green and holographic glitters, and a few hexes and stars to remind you of a twinkling tree, sitting in a green base. Worn alone will require 2-3 coats for near opacity. As a topper it adds holiday sparkle to pale green or other undies.

      
YULE TIDINGS .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

YULE TIDINGS 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

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**Apply Top Coat to our Matte Finished Polishes to bring out sparkle and shimmer hidden within**

Red Carpet – Walk the Red Carpet at this party. This beautiful red matte polish I created will remind you of that experience every time you wear it. Opacity is reached in two coats.

     
RED CARPET .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

RED CARPET 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Blue-Ray – Blue-Ray is a bright blue matte polish that brings technicolor to your nails with hints of purple. Opacity is reached in two coats.

    


BLUE-RAY .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

BLUE-RAY 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Last to Leave – Everybody knows those people that are the Last to Leave the party. This green matte polish is dedicated to the last one out the door when the party’s over. Oh yeah, please turn out the lights! Opacity is reached in two coats.

      
LAST TO LEAVE .5oz/15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

LAST TO LEAVE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Full Sets of Regular Size and Minis available with Discounted Shipping!

PARTY TIME FULL SIZE SET .5oz/15ml each $70.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied
PARTY TIME COLLECTION MINI SET 5ml each $35.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde. All SoFlaJo polishes contain stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped

I Love a Holo

A few months ago I blogged about a swap I had with a lovely Brazilian girl. She sent me some polishes by Ellen Gold that are a lovely holo. I finally wore my first one. I have way too many untried I’m trying to work my way through and thought this would be perfect to go with that gold pedi I just posted about!

In my birthday group I was gifted an Orly polish, Crawford‚Äôs Wine. It is beautiful! It was part of the Valentine‚Äôs Day Collection a couple of years ago. Since I don‚Äôt buy a lot of Orly (my helmer has less than a half drawer full), I don‚Äôt follow their releases as well as maybe I should because the ones I‚Äôve gotten as gifts or picked up on sale at Sally are gorgeous and a dream to apply. This one is no exception. I applied one nice coat as my undies over my base. Since I knew I’d be topping it I didn’t necessarily do the best job on the base. ūüôĀ

 

This is a photo of Ellen Gold Holo Vermelho. It actually is very dull without a topcoat. I used my normal Sally Hansen Clear 110. I wore this mani all week and only had minimal tip wear.

 

If you get the chance to pick up any of the Ellen Gold holos ‚Äď go for it. This is a spectacular color, and the only reason I put undies with it was because it‚Äôs not a polish I can just go down to the store and pick up if I run out and I don‚Äôt want to do that! LOL

 

Even in the shade it’s a good looking holo! I hope you have the chance to get some of these and try them for yourself. ūüôā

 

NEW Life’s A Beach Polish Collection!

Everybody loves the beach, spending the day jumping waves, building sand castles, or catching a few rays. “Life’s A Beach” collection will take you to your favorite beach every time you look at your nails with these fabulous and fun colors and finishes!

 

 

Start your morning with a walk on the beach and enjoy the “Summer Breeze“. Our color changing polish is light and airy with hints of purple, pink, blue and green. Opaque enough to wear on it’s own. Transparent enough to wear as a topcoat. Put this one over black and you’ll be blown away at it’s transformation!

SUMMER BREEZE 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SUMMER BREEZE 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

The sand might be fun to walk in, but it’s more fun to wear it on your fingers instead of “Sandy Shoes“! Ooooo we’ve captured that look of Florida’s golden sands, shifting with Hawaii’s famous black sand underneath, and sparkling like Coronado’s mica sand beaches.

SANDY SHOES 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SANDY SHOES 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

During the day the heat erupts on the beach to the point where you can see the heat rising. Check out our smoldering glass flecked “The Heat is On” and discover your own smoking look! Then try it over black to see a rich new side of it.

THE HEAT IS ON 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

THE HEAT IS ON 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Every famous beach has its own share of “Freaky & Fabulous“. Wear ours alone or over another color to take it to your personal best with this gorgeous gold and holo glitter mix.

FREAKY & FABULOUS 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

FREAKY & FABULOUS 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

After a long day at the beach, the best place to view it all is at the “Sunset Grille“. Glittering orange sunsets herald a last look of the golden orb slipping into the sea.

SUNSET GRILLE 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

SUNSET GRILLE 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

And now the nightlife begins. Take it out on the town with “Girls Night Glitter“, a true blue polish with dazzling bursts of pink, blue, and black glitter.

GIRLS NIGHT GLITTER 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

GIRLS NIGHT GLITTER 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

Every beach has one place that’s “Open All Night“. This iridescent green with golden glass flecks will help you find your way with it’s secret Glow in the Dark surprise! It may take a few coats for complete opacity, but WOW, check it out with one coat over black! You may never take it off!

OPEN ALL NIGHT 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

OPEN ALL NIGHT 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

 

As the inkiness of the night surrounds you, enjoy the “Moonlight Bay” with it’s jet black matte finish and twinkling white shimmers imbedded within it’s depths. (The second swatch is topcoated.)

MOONLIGHT BAY 15ml $10.00 each BUY NOW

MOONLIGHT BAY 5ml $5.00 each BUY NOW

LIFE’S A BEACH MINI SET 5ml each $40.00 BUY NOW Shipping Discount

LIFE’S A BEACH FULL SIZE SET 15ml each $80.00 BUY NOW Shipping Discount

All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde. All SoFlaJo polishes contain stainless steel mixing balls (and always have).

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped

NEW Happy Hour Polishes and FREE Shipping Weekend!

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 New Happy Hour Collection of Nail Polishes!

Just in time for Free Shipping weekend!

(March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

 Starting from the bright pink and continuing right for the next 8 РPink Lady, Blue Martini, and Grasshopper, 3 Jellies filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters, and Golden Cadillac, a fourth jelly filled with short holo tinsel and gold holo glitter. Next is Manhattan, a deep caramel/maroon shimmer with glass flecks; Shirley Temple, a cherry shimmer; Champagne Cocktail, a silver holo filled with multiple holo glitters;  and Tequila Sunrise, a nearly nude color-changing from yellow to orange to red and filled with short holo tinsel. Yeah just call me a holo whore this time around!

The remaining nails are variations of the collection combinations. Tequila Sunrise and Champagne Cocktail over Black, Tequila Sunrise and Champagne Cocktail over Manhattan and Shirley Temple, and Pink Lady, Blue Martini, Grasshopper and Golden Cadillac over Black.

Mini bottles (5ml) are $5 each. Full size bottles are $10 each. The mini collection is $45 and the full size collection is $85 shipped to anywhere in the US or international that accepts nail polish shipping. I am experimenting with full size bottles so pictures may not match the actual bottle style received.

48 hours this weekend is my No April Fools Free Shipping Weekend on my site only.

 (March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

  

Pink Lady is a pink jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Blue Martini is a jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Grasshopper is a jelly  filled with multiple sized diamond, short tinsel, and round holo glitters.

  

Golden Cadillac is a jelly filled with short holo tinsel and gold holo glitter.

   

Manhattan a deep caramel/maroon shimmer with glass flecks.

  

Shirley Temple is a cherry shimmer.

  

Champagne Cocktail is a silver holo filled with multiple holo glitters to be worn alone or as a topcoat.

  

Tequila Sunrise is a nearly nude color-changing from yellow to orange to red and filled with short holo tinsel.

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All SoFlaJo polishes are made from natural pigments and glitters with bases free of the chemicals Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate and Formaldehyde.

Each bottle comes attractively packaged and protectively bubble wrapped.

Mini Bottles (5ml) $5 each

Large Bottles $10 each

 I am experimenting with Large bottles so pictures may not match the actual bottle style received.

48 hours this weekend is my No April Fools Free Shipping Weekend on my site only.

 (March 31, 2012 12:00am РApril 1, 2012 11:59pm)

For Single Bottles click on Price First, Then Go Back and click on Polish Name.

This weekend ONLY do not click on shipping costs!

When buying the collection I WILL REFUND your shipping charges immediately!

 

Shipping & Happy Hour Prices!
Shipping Type & Happy Hour Names!

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A Second Day Late Valentine’s Day Post!

I did a really weird mani for Valentine‚Äôs Day. I was hoping it would turn out as I envisioned, but at least it turned out! I wanted to have a really light polish with a GITD design over it that wouldn‚Äôt be obviously visible. So I used Essie (which anybody that knows me knows is a brand I hardly ever use and have very few of) Shift Power. It‚Äôs a gold barely there polish that I was able to get away with using only 1 coat of! (After applying my favorite base ‚Äď Zoya Anchor.) Then I used Kiss peel off stencils and the pink Expressions GITD polish I‚Äôd picked up last year at Dollar Tree. I painted on hearts and flowers. I topped it with a coat of Dragon Heart from my own Year of the Dragon polish line to keep the GITD from being visible. I wore it for two days. It was fun. I will keep experimenting because I‚Äôm sure it could look really nice if I wasn‚Äôt in a big hurry. So take a look!

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