Small Business Saturday Price Blow Out!

Get Ready for

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 29th

Most SoFlaJo Polishes will be on sale at BLOW OUT prices you’ve never seen before. Clearing out old stock. Getting ready to add some new goodies. Many polishes will be discontinued and no longer available.

Get in on these deals ONE DAY ONLY. 50% Off normal pricing! No code needed.

Discontinued Nail Polish Mark Downs!

We’re discontinuing some of our nail polishes

and blowing them out the door with low low prices!

Head to our Shopping Pages for your own bottles of

Silverado

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Going Down

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Last to Leave

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Black Beauty

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before they’re gone for good!

Happy Valentine’s Day with New SoFlaJo Nail Polish

Happy Valentine’s Day

Just Love Her is our newest nail polish collection. Three new shades to give or get!

Soflajo Goldstone 4 PointlessCafe

When I was a kid my dad and I would frequent farmers markets looking for treasures. I was always drawn to the vendors with the gems and rocks on their tables. When I made this lovely little polish it reminded me of Goldstone, which is still one of my favorites. This is a Limited Edition polish with approximately 18 bottles remaining as of 1/16/2014.

Soflajo Pink If You Love Me 1 SetInLacquer

A refreshing light pink holo with the tiniest bit of glitter that shows itself in brilliant sun that’s sure to make him wink if he loves you! Pink If You Love Me wears well without undies in two easy coats.

SoFlaJo Teal Me A Bedtime Story 2 NailsBeautiqued

Do you tuck your little ones into bed and read to or tell them a story? This fun glitter polish will remind you of that with its iridescent hexes, and holo silver stars and blue moons. The sheer teal base builds up in three easy coats. Also try wearing it over black for a lovely sparkle!

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Don’t know what to get someone for a special gift? Send them one of our gift cards and they can chose their own! SoFlaJo Gift Cards are a fun and easy way to send a gift. No more looking for the scissors. The tape. Or the wrapping paper the cat is sitting on!

Available for $10, $20, $30, $40, or $50

Domestic shipping is always $2, international shipping is $10, both flat rate regardless of order size.

Welcome to a New SoFlaJo

We’re all about beauty, health, and home

Although we are still under construction you will find some pretty impressive changes!

>Shopping is easier with our new cart system.

>We’ve added our new Halloween Collection – A Snake on the Hand is Worth Two on the Toes!

>And we’ve totally blown out our shipping charges! All U.S. orders pay a flat rate of just $2 per order!

>All International orders pay a flat rate of just $10 per order!

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On the links above enjoy the SoFlaJo Shop experience with over 50 of our brand nail polishes in stock. The Workouts link gives you unlimited access to free exercise videos. Our Blog link keeps you updated on all the current news from us! The Blogger News take you to reviews and swatches of our products.

More changes will be rolling out soon. But for now we are ready to start with these as our favorite season descends upon us!

Let us know how you think we’ve done!

Beauty Blogazons Reviews 9/6

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New SoFlaJo Wet Dreams Summer Nail Polish Collection

For The Halibut

A green/blue/gold shimmering polish. Sparkling on your fingertips yet easy to remove.

  

 

  

For The Halibut 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

For The Halibut 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Gulf Stream Dream

An ocean blue opaque full of holographic glitter. Sparkling on your fingertips yet easy to remove.

 

Gulf Stream Dream 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Gulf Stream Dream 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

I’m A Star-Fish

A yellowish-green polish full of heavy holographic glitter. This one will require your best top coat glitter tamer and a little soak to get it all off. Gorgeous and chunky!

 

 

I’m A Star-Fish 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

I’m A Star-Fish 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

My Sign’s Aqua-rium

The color of a cool aqua pool with the little bit of sparkle when the sun glistens on it. This is a satin matte base full of shimmer. Top coat applied in last 3 pictures by Pointless Café.

  

 

My Sign’s Aqua-rium 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

My Sign’s Aqua-rium 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Salmon-Chanted Evening

Flashes from pink to green in a light holographic base.

 

 

Salmon-Chanted Evening 15ml/.5oz $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Salmon-Chanted Evening 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Shark Bite

Sparkling rose red polish. Easy to remove.

 

 

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

Shark Bite 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

 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.

Moving Sale eBay Auctions

You probably think I’ve run off with so few postings lately. Actually a LOT has just been happening. I’ll update you soon. Yes the SoFlaJo store has remained open and on schedule for all orders.

But up on eBay is yet another auction. This is a huge undertaking regarding moving and I’m still trying to thin out my stash now that the house is listed.

eBay Nail Polish Auction

Take a peak!!

The Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 3/8/2013

New Revlon Moon Candy Nail Polish Review

Today I was snooping around Walgreens looking for any Sinful Colors I had missed a couple weeks ago when they were on sale for 99c each. This week they are 4/$5 with 1000 points back on a $5 purchase. But it looks like I either had everything they did or they didn’t get any new displays in, so I just kept shopping.

I walked past the Revlon display and saw all the Moon Candy which look like they might be on a permanent display. But something looked amiss. If you recall back in July 2012 when they were first issued I had purchased them and put up some of the first swatches here. At that time there were 8 in the collection, but there had always been mention of additional ones being released later in the year. However I never saw any fanfare from any other bloggers or in my nail polish groups, so I just assumed it never happened. But apparently it did, because this display had 10 polishes in it and 2 were definitely not ones I had gotten before. Oh how I loved my iPhone at that moment as I pulled it out and pulled up that original post to see which ones were added.

The two colors I didn’t have were Eclipse, a beautiful pink with purple flakies and a burgundy base.

And Meteor, a mint green with shamrock green and gold flakes and a dark olive drab base.

Both base formulas applied easily. I used 2 coats before applying a single coat of the flakies. Eclipse didn’t seem to pick up as much flakie as I’d like but the purple flakes are beautiful. On the other hand, Meteor soaked up loads of green and gold flakes. But I wanted to experiment as I had naked nails to play on. So I applied the burgundy base on my pinkie and middle fingers, and the green base on my ring and index fingers. I then applied Eclipse on my pinkie and ring fingers, and Meteor on my middle and index fingers.

And just for the heck of it I applied 2 coats of the dark green base to my thumb and applied 1 coat of Sinful Colors Green Ocean over it for comparison. I’ve heard a lot of people say Green Ocean is gloppy and icky. But I gotta tell you both of my bottles (which were received as gifts a year ago) apply just fine and are really dense! And BLUE! All my pictures are taken with my iPhone 4S and colors are only as accurate as it can capture. Also monitors might show colors in slightly different degrees.

OK but here’s the clincher. I didn’t buy the Revlons at Walgreen. They weren’t having any sales and I didn’t want to spend $10 on those little 1/4 oz bottles! So I stopped at CVS and not only did they also have the display, but when I scanned my Reward card I got a $3 coupon off $10 of Revlon products. But wait, there’s more! The Moon Candy are on Bogo 50% this week at CVS. But wait, there’s even more! There were $1 Revlon coupons on the front Revlon display so I grabbed 2 of them and used them as well, which got me one polish for free after all the discounts had been taken!

I’m just a sucker for flakies, holos and duos, and I rarely pass any of them. Although the Revlons aren’t as dense and the bottles aren’t anywhere near as large as most of my polishes, I’m still glad I’ve got them in my collection. And whenever I wear them I do get plenty of compliments. So if you’re looking to add to your Revlon Moon Candy collection and you have a CVS or a friend with one, get your hands on them before midnight Saturday!

Do you have any of these and how do you like them?

🙂

Jody

Beauty Blogazons Roundup 2/15

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Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

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Happy Valentine’ Day all my loves! I haven’t done any freehand nail art in a loooong time obviously. Spent a little while last night on this watching TV. I used Bonita nail polish which I’ve never found anywhere but Ross. And the nail art polish from the drugstore. I have so many brands and colors I don’t remember now which this is other than a pearly white.

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Next up is VD pkgs for our girls – Samantha, Jess and Tina. Yep. Once they are adults and out on their own you gotta bribe em to come visit! Lol. The bags are filled with goodies from Ulta. The polish/lip gloss bags are from Ross as well. Never heard of the brand – Cranky Girlz – but it fits perfectly! Lmao

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This is my Mom’s VD bag I’ll take today to the nursing home. The fake roses will last so I chose them over real bc she has no way to take care of them. The bag is filled with Valentine socks, candy, slim Jim’s, and some other goodies. I’ll tie the balloons to her wheelchair.
The other bag is goodie bags she asked me to make to hand out at their party today. Pencils, stickers, candy, and a wand for everyone because we all need a little magic in our lives! 🙂

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And last but not least – Joe’s gift. He’s the avid Wizard of Oz collector! I was so happy my nail supply gave me a display, but of course I bought the polishes! The look on Joe’s face this morning when he came downstairs was priceless. He knew about the Collex bc we’ve discussed it since it was first promo’d.
And tonight we’ll be going out to dinner at Catfish Dewey’s for all U can eat Stone Crabs! We always go once a season and saved it for tonight this time! I can’t wait to make a total pig of myself on them!
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
XO
Jody
Oops I have an update! Joe just surprised me with chocolates from Jimmie’s! Wow that’s so neat. They are a little chocolate shop and cafe here that makes their own chocolates. We’ve always meant to stop there and eat but never have. But now that I’ve FINALLY tasted their chocolates I’m gonna bug Joe to go there sometime and eat, too!

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And another update! Tina and baby Analina just stopped over to see Grandpa and Grandma.

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1st Donation to The Animal Center Newtown, CT

Thank you to everyone for the purchase of the first 10 bottles of Watch Over Me. Several were purchased as gifts for friends, including one I bought for my friend Silver that recently lost Rajah Kitty. Here is my first donation to The Animal Center in memory of Catherine Hubbard. I am donating $5 from each bottle. Please keep the orders coming so together we can do more!

And I wanted to share a lovely post from my friend Lois that should entice you to want this polish even more! Shades of Beauty, Inc.

XO

Jody

 

Last Order Date before Higher USPS Shipping Rates

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTICE

The US Post Office will have New HIGHER Shipping Rates Jan 27. I will be changing my shipping prices at that time as well. Orders placed by January 22nd will still be shipped at the current rate.

NEW YEAR – NEW LABELS!

I am in the process of changing my labels and will be discounting many of the current polishes in my etsy shop that have the old labels on them. Normally $10, the ones that I have left with old labels will be $7. Stock is limited on many of them, and not all of them are included. There are some mini sets included!

As always – Complete sets in mini and full size have discounted shipping prices.

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.

New Year – New Labels – Old Label SoFlaJo Polish ON SALE!

NEW YEAR – NEW LABELS!

I am in the process of changing my labels and will be discounting many of the current polishes in my shop that have the old labels on them. Normally $10, the ones that I have left with old labels will be $7. Stock is limited on many of them, and not all of them are included. There are some mini sets included!

PLEASE feel free to post on your Facebook and Blogs! Thanks!

CLICK HERE for SoFlaJo Etsy Shop

Please note these prices apply ONLY to my Etsy site this time.

🙂
Jody

Beauty Blogazons Roundup 12/28

Share Your Best Holiday Memories in this SoFlaJo Giveaway

These last several days I’ve been having giveaways on my FACEBOOK page and Twitter. The winners receive a full size polish from my SoFlaJo Party Time collection.

This is our oldest granddaughter’s first time with Santa! Tell me YOUR funniest Holiday memory. The one with the most likes will win a full size bottle of SoFlaJo Ballroom Nail Polish. Open domestic and international. You have till 6pm est Monday Christmas Eve!

THE ONLY COMMENTS THAT WILL COUNT IN THIS GIVEAWAY – MUST BE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE. And the stories are amazing, heartwarming, and funny!

🙂
Jody

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 12/21

November GlossyBox Reveal

I have been so very happy with the subscription box service GlossyBox! I joined them in August when a friend posted a 3-month discount link to them. I was a little on the fence because I’ve seen the contents of some of the other subscription boxes people get from other sources. But I figured 3-months was worth a shot.

WOW – am I ever glad I joined. I just ordered another 3-months with them and this is the box I received this week!

First off they send a mini magazine every month with the products that are included as well as many other trending cosmetic and beauty products. Everything that I’ve gotten has been either full-size or a VERY generous sample size (not little packets, but samples that you can get many uses out of).

This month was a full size Illamasqua Make-up Pencil. The color is Spell and it’s a beautiful pink/coral/red that can be used on the lips or eyes. I’m really big on wearing pink on my eyelids and have several pink eyeliners already, so this is one more to add to that arsenal! It glides on smoothly and really makes a pop on the eyes which for me is a fun way to wear it to work with the next item. I like it! This product is made in the UK.

Kryolan for Glossybox blusher in Glossy Rosewood is also a multi-purpose cosmetic that can be worn on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Again it’s another pink shade, so this one too, will go on my lids. I’ve worn pink and charcoal on my eyes for years. It’s flattering and fun! I like that its matte. I used this with The Balm Matt Batali eye shadow I got in my Ipsy/MyGlam bag a couple months ago. These two are a great combo for me for work. This product is made in Germany.

The last full size item is Incoco Nail Polish Appliques. These real nail polish strips contain, basecoat, color coat, and topcoat in one strip. What a time saver! And they are 3-free – no dbp, toluene, or formaldehyde! The color is Sinderella and another perfect reddish shade I will wear. I’ve never worn nail strips, so I’m pretty excited to try these. They look like they are full enough for anybody’s nail, and since mine are wide and long I think these will work perfectly. 16 double-ended strips are included in each package. This product is also made in Germany.

The Nu-Me Arganics Argan Oil is 10ml and comes in a dark colored bottle with a dropper. I’m already a user of Argan oil so I’m looking forward to trying this brand. This product is made in the USA.

The last item is a “sample” size Skin & Co. Truffle Serum in a .5oz tube. This Hydro-Toning Day Face Serum is non-greasy and soaks rapidly into my face. I like the feel of this one and I like the fragrance which is light coconut (which is one of the extract ingredients). I don’t always like the way serums look or feel on my face but having used it once, I can say that I do like its texture. This product is made in Italy.

Also included are generous discount certificates for Nu-Me and Skin & Co.

If you’re on the fence about this box, you can also try just a one-month subscription. Or if you really want to save, go for the 12-months! That’s what I will be doing when this one expires! There is a link over there —–>; that will take you directly to the site, or you can click here.

Give it a try and let me know what you think. Or if you already subscribe, please let me know how you like the service!

NEW Nail Polish & Makeup GrAB bAg SaLe!

Just a Small Display of Items in Grab Bags

Hey I’m offering Grab Bags that include all NEW items. These will include:

4 Full Size Polishes

PLUS 1 SoFlaJo mini

AND 1 Beauty Care or Hair item

ALL NEW AND UNUSED!

$25 shipping included, US only.

(International please contact me for shipping charge difference.)

Please contact me here to purchase your bag!

🙂

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 11/23/2012

SoFlaJo Holiday Nail Polish Sale!

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 Monday 11/26.

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.

Thankfully, Everybody LOVES Nail Polish!

  

If you’ve been following my blog you know that my mom used to live with us. We did a lot of things together and we had a lot of fun. Last April she had a stroke, and although it didn’t end her ability to speak, it seriously hampered her ability to care for herself. After her stint in rehab was over, and because of her advanced age, we thought it was better for her to stay at the rehab and nursing home. They do an awesome job and I’m sure  you’ve seen my pix and videos of her on the SoFlaJo facebook page. She is in better care than I could give her at home, and she is able to socialize in a better setting as well.

   

So on to the reason for this post! Tuesdays at the nursing home are manicure days! A gal who has come to be a dear friend, and who LOVES her own nails looking blingy, is the one that does the manicures. There is no extra charge for it, it is one of the social events on their very booked social calendar for the residents! The residents gather in one of the designated rooms and it’s like a coffee clache with all of them there! I have had so much fun when I’ve been able to attend. Elainey also will go around to the individual resident’s rooms if they are not capable of coming to the mani gathering.

I asked the Activities Director, Nicole, if I could donate some polishes and maybe makeup. She said “Oh Yes, but the makeup has to be new, not so with the polish.” Aha – did I find a great way to get rid of polishes I either don’t like or didn’t want anymore and didn’t think they were ones anyone would want to swap. BUT, I also gathered together some of my unused makeup and hair supplies because Nicole makes “goodie bags” for the residents for special occasions like birthdays and holidays since many of them don’t have any visitors. And that really makes me sad. I’ve done my best to learn the names of many of the residents, at least the ones who are out socializing. And I can confirm that I don’t see some of them ever have a visitor.

A Nail Polish & Goodie Bag donation I made to the nursing home.

So, during this month of November when we should all be thankful for something, I’m thankful that Mom is still with us and that she is receiving such good care. Maybe you would like to take some time out of your schedule and pop in on a local nursing home with a bag of nail polish and makeup (and I’m sure you’re gonna tell me you’re very busy), but think what it would be like to be all alone with no visitors that come to see you. And not all of the residents are elderly. Many have had accidents or illnesses that have placed them in continued care.

If you are interested in just sending off a care package to my mom’s facility, please feel free to send it to:

Broward Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Attn: Nicole, 1330 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Remember to be Thankful this month. And Happy Thanksgiving!

🙂

Jody

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 11/16/2012

Hallloween Swaps!

ATTN: PICTURE HEAVY

I’ve got to tell you, as if you didn’t already know,

I LOVE Halloween!

Last year I did a couple of Halloween swaps that were so much fun, so I was pretty excited to be involved in FOUR this year! And I got some really great stuff!

From my friend Rachel at Glam Polish in Australia (click her for her blog link btw) I got beautiful Ozotics, Vegemite (which I LOVE thanks to her always sending it to me), a boomerang, a couple of Koala bears, unshelled macadamia nuts (I’ve never seen them that way before) and a Picture Polish Dorothy for my hubby Joe (who collects anything Wizard of Oz)!

 

She also sent me one of her own handmade polishes! And it is beautiful!

My next swap was with my friend Nikki. She and I go back awhile and she lives near where I used to in Michigan. She is a huge penguin fanatic. Just look at this cute package!

 

She sent me two Sephora OPI polishes I’d been after as well as the darling black and orange Ty kitty. Also lots of goodies to use in my Halloween party theme!

I swapped as well with a fellow polish maker Kirsten from All That Glitters who sent me four of her fabulous polishes and a Starbucks gift card!

  

 

And here’s a really quick and uncleaned up mani because I wanted to see what my favorite one would look like on – Witch Craft!

I also did a Secret Halloween swap. From a nice gal named Andrea I got more polishes – China Glaze and my first Miso – and beauty goodies!

I’m already involved in two Secret Santa swaps as well as two other Christmas swaps. I am looking forward to sharing all those goodies with you next month, too!

🙂

Jody

Eradicate H8 Nov 8! Stop Bullying Now!

Bullying is not funny. It is not cool. It is not right. And more importantly, it is not okay.

Most of us are, thankfully, residents of countries that support tolerance and many of our families have settled in these places simply for that reason. Generations later, it is our responsibility to perpetuate that message of tolerance across our new social platforms, including the internet.

As members of the nail polish blogging community, we all share a love of beauty, color, and lacquer. Other than that, we are remarkably different: from our race to our religion to our hair color…even to our polish application techniques. To marginalize anyone because of those differences is completely unacceptable and today I take a stand against that. I refuse to allow other people’s view of “normal” dictate how I behave, believe, and blog.

In solidarity with a multitude of bloggers linked below, my purple manicure represents my proud commitment to the No H8 movement. Today, November 8, I dedicate my post to ending bullying of any kind and to encouraging diversity and imperfection among our colorful community.

 

(nails inc franklin’s row over cheyne walk. Sation Periwinkle Princess over unknown purple.)

“Bullying” is not a new concept. When I started school in the 1960’s I remember distinctly the one and only time I was bullied. Two of my little friends and I were walking in front of the school and an older boy (4th grade maybe) pushed us and I stepped in a dirty puddle of water with my new white lace anklets and little red buckle shoes. I was so mad that without thinking I turned and shoved him. I’m sure that was a surprise to him and I realized from then on my friends and I would not be bullied. I’ve always stood up for the ones that can’t and I’m doing it today as I stand in solidarity with many others who feel the same way.

Thank you for sharing the word with us! Click Here to view the Eradicate H8 blog.

🙂

Jody

Selling Some Nail Polish Stash on eBay

 

 

I have been selling some of my stash over the last few weeks on eBay. These are authentic polishes that are just extras in my personal collection. The auction ends Saturday night.

SoFlaJo eBay Auctions

I hope you find some great deals! Polishes included are by OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Finger Paints, Nicole by OPI, Zoya, and many many moar!

   

Thanks!

 

Terrified Collection

 

Anybody that knows me will tell you without a doubt that Halloween is and always has been my favorite holiday. My earliest memories of it were as a small child and my dad dressing up with me to take me trick-or-treating. When I got older we always had a party with cider, warm cinnamon donuts and apple dunking with my friends. One year we were visiting my grandparents and my mean boy cousins made me walk through a graveyard with them if I wanted to trick-or-treat. Even so, I will always cherish these memories.

 

Spider Funk is full of orange and red glitters and small irregular shaped black “spiders”, plus silver hex “full moons” that all stay shiny in the orange matte base. Wear on its own, layer over black, orange, burgundy or green, or with clear topcoat to bring out even more bling!

SPIDER FUNK 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

SPIDER FUNK 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Every year Joe and I put on a benefit for Abandoned Pet Rescue, a no-kill animal shelter in our neighborhood. This year’s theme is Frankie’s Lab Dance and my polish with the same name is an iridescent green filled with all the glittery colors of Halloween – orange, green, and purple. Opaque in 2 coats or wear over black to see the darker side of our favorite monster.

FRANKIE’S LAB DANCE 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

FRANKIE’S LAB DANCE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Purple Reign of Terror is a deep dark mysterious purple jelly that shimmers with purple glass flecks, and holo glitters in silver, pink and purple. Wear it alone or layer over purple or black.

 

PURPLE REIGN OF TERROR 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

PURPLE REIGN OF TERROR 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

Ghost of a Chance is a sneaky crystalline shimmer that looks lovely twinkling in the moonlight. But layer it over black and watch its transformation from ethereal blue to green.

 

GHOST OF A CHANCE 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

GHOST OF A CHANCE 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

The True Death, inspired by our favorite TV show, is a jelly black duochrome that shifts from red to green, without having to apply a separate base beneath. This deep black lacquer, opaque in two coats, oozes with shimmering red flecks.

 

THE TRUE DEATH 15ml $10.00 each Click to BUY NOW

THE TRUE DEATH 5ml $5.00 each Click to BUY NOW

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And don’t forget to check out the Black, Glow In The Dark, and other Color Changing polishes from the Life’s a Beach collection.

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TERRIFIED MINI SET 5ml each $25.00 Click to BUY NOW Shipping Discount Applied

TERRIFIED FULL SIZE SET 15ml each $50.00 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

Goodbye Spring Flowers – Hello Fall Colors!

Just a quick THANK YOU! to everybody for their purchases from the now retired Spring Flowers Collection. It was a lot of fun seeing those perky bright colors after the dark winter.

 

But keep an eye out for some more exciting news. Autumn is just around the corner and with it will be a new line with some pretty awesome polishes and textures, if I do say so myself! Are you excited? I AM!

 

Stay Tuned!

Essie Brings Out the Beach Bum in Me!

I’ve lived in South Florida for over a dozen years now, and visited it yearly or as often as possible since my first trip here when I was 16. I’ve always loved the blue waters and white sandy beaches. My last trip back to visit my family in Indiana and Michigan was at Thanksgiving in 2001. Living anywhere but walking distance to the beach doesn’t make sense to me, why else would I want to live in Florida? LOL

Anyway – I’m not a big Essie wearer but I came across Beach Bum Blu this summer at my local nail supply. I already had NYX Girls Maven NGP161 I’d picked up earlier this year at a small beauty supply. They are the perfect combination and both wore extremely well.

 

What is your favorite blue combo?

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’s Wine. It is beautiful! It was part of the Valentine’s Day Collection a couple of years ago. Since I don’t buy a lot of Orly (my helmer has less than a half drawer full), I don’t follow their releases as well as maybe I should because the ones I’ve 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. 🙁

 

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 – go for it. This is a spectacular color, and the only reason I put undies with it was because it’s not a polish I can just go down to the store and pick up if I run out and I don’t 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. 🙂

 

Bling Bling Mani

Sally Beauty is well known for their clearance sales. But when I shop I usually wait till the big sales when all clearance goes to an additional 50% off. Oh yeah, they had one just last weekend and I picked up way too much stuff, but it was hard to resist when I was paying around $2 a bottle for Orly and China Glaze. It’s quite a savings. And it was old collections that they can’t be bothered with or aren’t made anymore.

So I want to show you a mani I did with two of the colors I picked up from the sale. I really should say a pedi, please don’t squeal if you don’t like toes. I’ll try not to be offensive! 🙂

I’ve been finding myself drawn to golden polishes more and more. I spotted Orly Glitz on the sale table and immediately grabbed it. My bottle simply says Glitz, but I think it’s called Glitz & Glamour from the 2010 Holiday collection, while Glitz is from their permanent collection. So I am confused by that one and don’t really know for sure. Just suffice it to say if you come across either – BUY it! This is just one coat of Glitz as my base color.

And the layering polish is China Glaze Electrify from the Hunger Games (nope never read it or saw it) Collection. I love the red and gold glitter in this one. And these two polishes together do not disappoint. My toes look like they glow. Since I’m a South Florida girl and nearly live in open toed shoes, I’ve had a lot of excitement from this combo when people see my toes! I love them together and how they really bring out the bling in each other. I can’t wait to try them as a mani when I have something happening where I really want to draw attention to me! Hahahaha

 

Hope I didn’t scare you off too bad with a toe picture. If you already own these polishes try putting them together and let me know how you like the combination!

Spring Flowers Collex Retires July 31

The end is near for discovering the beauty of my Spring Flowers collection. All six polishes will be retired July 31. 5ml bottles are $5, 15ml bottles are $10. The two in lowest supply are Bluebelle and Wilde Irish Rose.

Shown here: 2 coats of Wilde Irish Rose layered over Sandy Shoes from my Life’s a Beach collection.

Order soon before they’re all gone! Click on the Shop tab up there ^^ and start Shopping! 🙂