10 Year Blog Anniversary | DRK Nails

by Lisa Heath

Giveaway Items Gifted by DRK Nails

I know I have been doing these a little more sporadically than intended, but work has been fairly stressful and it was end of semester for Jacob, so lots of testing and studying was going on. I do still have several fun giveaways to do for my 10 year blog anniversary and today it’s DRK Nails turn!

Instead of a polish – DRK Nails created a custom kit for myself and 1 lucky winner. The only thing missing is the polish bottles – so you will have to provide those for yourself. But Katia asked what colors and finishes I loved… and she curated a kit just for my anniversary!

Now a little about what’s going on with this month:

To celebrate my 10 years of constant posts – I have asked for maker volunteers to create a custom polish for a series of giveaways! Each maker donated at least 2 bottles of a custom – one for me to swatch and keep for the milestone and one to giveaway. 

While they made the custom for my blog – makers were given permission to release the custom at a later date. Not all will do this – some literally made it but didn’t save a recipe while others do intend to release it later. So I did make sure there was no exclusivity to the polish, and it’s up to the makers discretion.

Each maker had free rein to create what they wished to. I am a swatcher and not a maker for a reason and each individual maker has their own signature touch.

10 Year Blog Anniversary | DRK Nails

My favorite color is purple, so Katia curated a mostly purple type box. The only thing you will have to provide are the bottles. I ordered a set of bottles but they all arrived broken, so I haven’t actually created anything yet, but I didn’t want to hold up the giveaway any longer.

I will update when the new bottles arrive – but in the meantime, scroll down and see all the fun goodies (including reflective glitter!) that will be in the kit.

The Rules for The Giveaway

I will have a new giveaway up each day . Because of my schedule – I will draw winners for all giveaways ending that previous week on Sunday nights. I have each item in my possession so I will contact each winner for shipping information and then ship within 5 business days of receiving the shipping information.

To check out other active giveaways for this celebration – head here: https://www.cosmeticsanctuary.com/category/giveaway/current-giveaways/

I will only display the winners name on the widget AFTER the winner has responded to my email notifying they have won. I will be emailing from [email protected] – so please make sure the email is not in spam. If I have not received a response in 10 business days, I will draw a new winner and previous winner will forfeit their prize.

I display the names after because I have had people try to create emails and claim to be the winner before.

I will provide tracking for each winner. I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Once I ship, it’s out of my hands and I do not have replacement bottles.

Giveaway is open to EVERYONE. I will ship internationally for this because I want everyone who has followed along with me over the last 10 years to have a chance. Again though, if the package is missing, lost, stolen or confiscated on the way – I am not responsible for it and I will not be replacing.

I have made entering requirements easy. There are mandatory entries and one optional. The optional is only if you want an additional entry. The mandatory one you can come back daily to do as well if you wish to for more entries.

If you have additional questions, please email me at [email protected] and I will be happy to answer.

Thank you again Katia – I cannot wait to create with this kit! I absolutely love the assortment and you know me too well!

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133 comments

Allison K. January 25, 2022 - 10:05 pm

DRK Nails has the best magnetic polishes!

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Alyssa Scott January 26, 2022 - 8:36 am

I’ve loved every single thing I’ve ever bought from Katia, she’s amazing. I’ve been wanting that dark cherry pigment so bad for ages!

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Mathews Kimberly January 27, 2022 - 5:53 pm

Just got my bottles so I can finally play around with my HoHo-Holiday lab from PPU!

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Mabel January 25, 2022 - 10:10 pm

I loved the first scientist Lab box. It was such a fun and unique way to sell polish.

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Joyce Mccandlessq January 26, 2022 - 12:38 pm

I think the polish is called dark rose

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Michelle H January 30, 2022 - 9:56 pm

I got DRK Purifire from PPU and I love it! I have been tempted by their kits but haven’t bought one yet. Congrats on 10 years!

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Ami K. January 25, 2022 - 10:49 pm

Congratulations on 10 years!!! Katia makes the best kits! I’ve been hooked since her initial PPU mad scientist kits. They are so much fun!!

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Wendy Curtis January 25, 2022 - 11:02 pm

LOVE DRK Nails…. Especially the polish making items.
Katia’s magnetics and flakies are fab too.
A favourite is hard to choose, as I have so much fun with the DRK kits.

BUT I will choose the one polish, I wasn’t able to get at the time and still haven’t seen it in any destash, (UK) which doesn’t surprise me, as it is a beauty.

Hurricane is my most wanted polish.

Happy Anniversary

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Wendy Curtis January 25, 2022 - 11:05 pm

Ps…
Your Anniversary DRK Nails kit looks A-MAZE-ZING.
Makes a purple lovers heart sing !!!

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Kleekeeney January 25, 2022 - 11:45 pm

I bought my first lab recently and I am loving it!

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Heather Adams January 26, 2022 - 12:12 am

I have several DRK polishes and kits and love all of them!!

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Chris R January 26, 2022 - 1:31 am

I love DRK’s lab products that allow us to create our own polishes. Looking forward to buying some reflective powder from Katia.

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Anna C January 26, 2022 - 2:50 am

The labs are awesome. Even my kids thought they were great

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Marelle Cacciabaudo January 26, 2022 - 3:02 am

I bought her first PPU kit and now I’m hooked. I bought a bunch of bottles and now have fun making polish for me, my 4yo, and I make a smaller bottle to send to my cousin. Congratulations on your blog! I just saw this post and scrolled through – can’t wait to read more.

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Janel Wormley January 26, 2022 - 3:30 am

I haven’t tried anything from DRK Nails, but this kit looks like a lot of fun!!!!!

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Amarilis Massanet January 26, 2022 - 3:42 am

I have two labs and looking forward the one in PPU for February

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Katie Cordes January 26, 2022 - 3:57 am

I love the sample sizes of items to make nail polish with. It’s awesome to be able to make nail polish, but not have to be a maker

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Bevin Behrendt January 26, 2022 - 4:46 am

I like the DRK labs. It’s been fun making polishes

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Sil January 26, 2022 - 4:55 am

I just made a glow in the dark polish with my last kit and love it.

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Savannah F January 26, 2022 - 5:01 am

I love the lab kits, so fun to play with. I am looking forward to getting some reflective glitters

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Alexis S. January 26, 2022 - 5:08 am

Happy Anniversary! My favorite DRK Nail polish is I Want That Tesseract.

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HighTechGirl January 30, 2022 - 8:08 pm

My favorite kit was the topper kit.

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Sarita C January 26, 2022 - 5:10 am

I am new to making nail polishes and wow this DRK Labs kit looks amazing!! So excited to see all the beautiful work that comes from those materials!

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Sheena N January 26, 2022 - 5:14 am

My favorite DRK Nails item is the kits. I like being able to try to create something even if it doesn’t turn out exactly like I want lol

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Amanda January 26, 2022 - 5:36 am

I love DRK nails!

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Irma January 26, 2022 - 5:43 am

Congrats! I love Purifire – it’s my favorite
DRK polish.

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Jessica L January 26, 2022 - 6:14 am

I love all of DRK’s kits! It’s so hard to narrow down which is my favorite but I’ve had so much fun creating polishes

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Shanon Burke January 26, 2022 - 6:15 am

I haven’t tried any of their polishes yet, but I see a lot on polish pick up swatches that look awesome.

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Rebecca January 26, 2022 - 6:16 am

I’ve been wanting to get the chunky flake kit

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Sarah Eberlein January 26, 2022 - 6:34 am

Congratulations on 10 years!

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Ana Maria McCue January 26, 2022 - 6:48 am

I got her original kit and the Grinchmas one. Now, I continue to purchase supplies from her lab kit page. I have made so many fun color with all the sparkles and flakies. It’s so much fun to become a “mad” scientist and just play. Sometimes I have one idea and it completely turns into something else. It’s amazing what you can create!

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Bama Pinson January 26, 2022 - 6:51 am

You have to make something and post pics on your blog!!

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Melissa January 28, 2022 - 4:55 pm

I second that! My favorite DRK polish is I’d die for Klaus.

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Jenny T January 26, 2022 - 6:59 am

I love the variety of flakies that DRK offers. I didn’t realize how different they could be and how they show differently with different polishes. Made me really appreciate polish makers. Congrats on a decade of blogging!

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Debbie Lanphear January 26, 2022 - 9:48 am

I absolutely love my kits but the magnetic topper katia makes is hands down my favourite and has helped me get great results even from tricky magnetics!

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Marlene W. January 26, 2022 - 7:32 am

I’ve had my eye on DRK’s kits. Looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on 10 years!!!

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Linda Peasley January 26, 2022 - 7:42 am

This is amazing!!!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤ Congratulations on the decade!! Such a milestone and should feel soo good!! You deserve it!!! XOXO Thank you for always being so helpful in the community. You truly inspire me! I would love the opportunity to try one of these kits! Thank you! ☺

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Linda Peasley January 26, 2022 - 7:48 am

My favorite DRK, is Glorious, from June 2021 Charity Box- with a side of Good Bye, from June 2021 HHC.

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Jen B January 26, 2022 - 7:54 am

Flakes, all the different flakes.

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Meigan Cooper January 26, 2022 - 8:50 am

Thanks for doing this! My favorite DRK item is definitely the labs, and though I love them all (I bought several) I have to say my favorite is the first one DRK sold on PPU I believe in August 2020, it opened up a new world of fun and creativity for me!

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Boggs Tina January 26, 2022 - 8:54 am

Happy Anniversary! And kudos to Katia for creating the perfect kit for you.

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Amanda Davis January 26, 2022 - 9:21 am

My favorite drk polish is probably it’s perfect… it’s a new one, but i’ve been loving it!!!

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Sarah K. January 26, 2022 - 9:58 am

Omg, as a purple lover, this looks amazing! I really want to play mad scientist and see what I can mix up! DRK kits are so cool!

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Lesley January 26, 2022 - 10:07 am

Happy Blogaversary! 10 years is a long time to keep a blog — I know because I always try to start one and give up after about a week lol.

Anyway I love the DRK nails creation labs! I have bought every single one — sometimes multiples.

I always wanted to try to make nail polish and this kit is the perfect way to introduce all the many different components you need to start making nail polish. Now it’s a treasured hobby of mine and in fact I’d love to make my own little brand one day!

Katia from Drk nails is a polish genius in her own right of course. I really loved PuriFire which was an homage to the original unicorn pee pigment found in Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire polish. It’s a stunning polish which I have two bottles of because I know it’s going to be heavily used. ;)

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Math_mosquito January 26, 2022 - 11:50 am

I love the magnetic effect topcoat and the seal glaze from DRK

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Shanon Burke January 28, 2022 - 3:41 pm

Purple polish us so beautiful and those addons are lovely.

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Debra Lucas January 26, 2022 - 12:10 pm

I love DRK polishes. Katia makes the best flakie polishes with so much depth of color. I have purchased a couple kits, tons of fun.

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Sandi Margolis January 26, 2022 - 12:30 pm

I’d Die For Klaus is among my favorites. Katia’s kits are pretty fabulous, too.

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Summer B January 26, 2022 - 1:30 pm

I love the thermal powders from the kits/store, they are so much fun to wear!

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Erica Drouin January 26, 2022 - 1:34 pm

I love the DRK pastel flakies from the Halloween DIY kit. I bought a bunch of her flakies last November and I have NO REGRETS!!

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Carmen January 26, 2022 - 2:24 pm

Happy 10th anniversary, Lisa! I love the DRK mini kits they are a great creative outlet for a hobbyist.

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Liz Duke January 26, 2022 - 2:42 pm

I loved playing with my topper kit!

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McBeagle Ally January 26, 2022 - 2:42 pm

My favorite DRK polish is Bad Hair Day: Mine is On from the July 2018 exclusive for Hella Handmade Creations. This kit is a chemists polish lover’s dream! So excited to see a reflective polish component, I don’t have a reflective polish yet.

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McBeagle Ally January 26, 2022 - 2:46 pm

Happy 10 year blog anniversary! (I was so excited to get my entry correct for the giveaway, that I forgot to post that)!!

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Jennifer Baril January 26, 2022 - 3:23 pm

I have yet to try the polish kits from DRK. I have had my eye on the private group to see the lovely creations though!! Happy Blogaversary♥️

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Tammy January 26, 2022 - 4:15 pm

Congrats on 10 years! My fave DRK items are flakies and shimmers. If I could afford it, I’d buy a ton of pink heavy flakies!

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Jessica N January 26, 2022 - 4:26 pm

This is a beautiful kit!

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Jessica N January 26, 2022 - 4:27 pm

I have 2 DRK kits I love but haven’t tried their polish yet

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Jessica N January 26, 2022 - 4:27 pm

I have 2 DRK kits I love but haven’t tried their polish yet

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Tamala January 26, 2022 - 4:43 pm

I just think these are so cool, and I’d love to try any of them. Including the one I bought and completely forgot about

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Eve January 26, 2022 - 5:13 pm

I really love their magnetic top coat, I’m definitely going to grab a backup when it comes back to PPU.

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Tiffany Legrand January 26, 2022 - 5:44 pm

I love the kits! They’re soo much fun!

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Kaoime Malloy January 26, 2022 - 6:26 pm

I’ve purchased nearly every lab Katia has offered and additional ingredients. Making polish got me through lockdown. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I think the purple lover’s lab is in the top 5. Katia is so generous with her advice and assistance.

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Lisa T. January 26, 2022 - 6:38 pm

Those kits are so cool, but I never let myself get one for fear of starting another hobby.

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Victoria Simon January 26, 2022 - 8:11 pm

I love the kits (Grinch was my first, I think) but also many if they DRK polishes are standouts. Great formulas and also effects.

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Nicole L January 26, 2022 - 8:15 pm

Love DRK nails! I just placed and order for their reflective glitters. Can’t wait to try them out!

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Jess January 27, 2022 - 12:06 am

This is my dream DRK kit – ALL the Purple!!
You showcased the contents of the kit so beautifully – it made me want to revisit my older DRK kits!

I’m sorry your bottles broke in transit – that sucks & happens far too often

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Marlene W. January 27, 2022 - 5:29 am

Congratulations on 10 years!

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Shanon Burke January 27, 2022 - 7:37 am

Flakies are my favorite thing!

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Robin Z. January 27, 2022 - 7:37 am

I only own one from DRK, so it is my fave: All the Pink Please! So saturated and holo flare-y!

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Sarah M January 27, 2022 - 9:11 am

I haven’t tried any of DRK nails polishes or kits yet but I love seeing what everyone creates with the kits and hope to try one out soon!

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Jess January 27, 2022 - 10:20 am

I love DRK’s magnetic top coat. I struggle with getting and keeping crisp lines with magnetic polishes and the top coat has been a game changer.

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Erica Drouin January 27, 2022 - 10:49 am

I’m placing an order on DRK.com today! Buying myself more flakies.

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Meridith House January 27, 2022 - 1:33 pm

DRK magnetic top coat has changed my life! I was ready to give up on magnetics all together before it saved the day.

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Jude Liddell January 27, 2022 - 2:16 pm

I’ve not tried them yet but I’ve had my eye on them for a while. I really liked the Christmas themed one but wasn’t able to get it.

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Donna Smith January 27, 2022 - 2:45 pm

I am really excited to try some of the polish making kits!!! I bought one, but I’m so bad about procrastinating , that I haven’t used it yet!!! However, the ingredients inside looked so pretty!

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 27, 2022 - 6:15 pm

My favorite DRK is the Number 5/Time Traveler duo. Just gorgeous together!

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Rebecca S January 27, 2022 - 6:22 pm

I don’t own any DRK yet but they have so many beautiful glowy polishes that I would love to add to my collection!

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Allison K. January 27, 2022 - 7:45 pm

DRK Nails has the best magnetic polishes!

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diagonelly January 27, 2022 - 8:05 pm

Ethereal Rainbow is my jammmmmm.

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M Montgomery January 28, 2022 - 5:12 am

I don’t own any DRK yet, but I’m so tempted by every lab they bring to PPU!

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Kerre January 28, 2022 - 8:13 am

So far, I have just one DRK topper (Time Is Fixed), and it’s gorgeous. I’m intrigued by the idea of a kit – if I don’t win this one, maybe I’ll snag one from PPU or elsewhere sometime soon and try it out!

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Sandi Margolis January 28, 2022 - 8:49 am

LOVE Katia’s kits!

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Marlene W. January 28, 2022 - 9:13 am

Congrats on 10 years!

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Jesss January 28, 2022 - 12:25 pm

I love the kits!

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 28, 2022 - 2:12 pm

My fav DRK is the Number 5/Time Traveler duo. Just gorgeous together!

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Allison K. January 28, 2022 - 7:12 pm

DRK Nails has the best magnetic polishes!

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Dana Liz January 29, 2022 - 6:32 am

I love the DRK kits, but I still haven’t used any of them (even though I own six or seven). I’m afraid to waste my ingredients and end up making a muddy mess polish. One day I will work up the courage!

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Shanon Burke January 29, 2022 - 7:57 am

I have never thought to buy mix yourself polish. It seems so daunting, but fun!

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Marlene W. January 29, 2022 - 8:17 am

I’ve been eyeing the kits. Would love to make magnetic polish.

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Sandi Margolis January 29, 2022 - 5:37 pm

I keep hoping that one day Katia will offer a spiral magnet on her site.

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Marilynn M Schroeder January 29, 2022 - 6:14 pm

I just love DRK is the Number 5/Time Traveler duo. Just gorgeous together!

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Carly January 29, 2022 - 7:37 pm

I haven’t bought a kit from ppu yet. Only because I worry it’s gonna be another indie polish rabbithole and I’m not sure if my wallet will survive. But if I win, then its meant to be

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Shanon Burke January 29, 2022 - 7:48 pm

These look super fun!

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Brooke January 30, 2022 - 6:37 am

Love DRK! So far, Purifire is my favorite

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Brooke W February 3, 2022 - 1:00 pm

Though, I’d love to see what I can make with the DIY Labs!

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Jess January 30, 2022 - 7:22 am

I spent yesterday making polish and it’s the most fun I’ve had in a while.

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Jessa January 30, 2022 - 8:48 am

I love Light Tricks from the September Polish Pick Up! It’s one of my favorites!

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Sandi Margolis January 30, 2022 - 8:54 am

I find the polish, I Want That Tesseract, is SO versatile!

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Shirley Z. January 30, 2022 - 12:36 pm

I absolutely LOVE DRK’s Sumac Me Feel Like a Natural Woman that I just received from last month’s PPU. I’m super sad I missed out on Purifire since that one looked like it would be my absolute favorite!

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Marlene W. January 30, 2022 - 3:53 pm

I’ve had my eye on DRK’s kits. Looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on 10 years!!!

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Donna Smith January 30, 2022 - 4:24 pm

My favorite polish would have to be Purifire!! It’s so gorgeous!!!!

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Deepika N January 30, 2022 - 5:08 pm

I haven’t gotten a kit yet and would lose my mind if I won. This is an amazing prize!

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Jennifer Lee January 30, 2022 - 11:45 pm

I have a big crush on the Brazilian indies, and DrK is definitely at the top of that list. She makes amazing purples and magnetics. My favorite is The Handler/Time is Fixed Duo thru HHC.

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Rachel Chenel January 31, 2022 - 5:09 am

i love drk purifire. I also love how they got me into making polish as a hobby.

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Shanon Burke January 31, 2022 - 6:36 am

I can’t wait to see a bit of how to with this kit. They look so lovely.

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Erica Drouin January 31, 2022 - 9:22 am

I just spent 75$ at DRK yesterday! Can’t wait to get my goodies hehe

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Marlene W. January 31, 2022 - 9:41 am

I’ve been eyeing the kits. Would love to make magnetic polish.

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Sandi Margolis January 31, 2022 - 11:53 am

Purifire is just that.. Pure Fire.

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Dana Liz January 31, 2022 - 3:36 pm

DRK’s Magnetic Effect top coat was a game-changer for me!

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Marlene W. February 1, 2022 - 8:03 am

I’ve had my eye on DRK’s kits. Looks like a lot of fun.

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Sandi Margolis February 1, 2022 - 8:25 am

Love, LOVE the Umbrella Academy series Katia did earlier.

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Shanon Burke February 1, 2022 - 8:37 am

I love purple polish as well. Blue too. It tends to look best in my skin tone.

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Aya February 1, 2022 - 1:50 pm

I have the Ethereal Rainbow flakie topper and I use it on everything!

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Jess February 1, 2022 - 2:29 pm

DRK’s PuriFire is one of the prettiest polishes I own

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Lauren Elisabeth February 1, 2022 - 2:37 pm

I have a few leftover polish making supplies from my bachelorette party, but no flakes or glitters! This would be amazing to win.

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Lauren Elisabeth February 1, 2022 - 2:39 pm

I haven’t tried DRK, but I’m always tempted by their PPU polishes!

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Connie K February 1, 2022 - 11:53 pm

Light Tricks from September PPU is my favorite DRK polish.

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Marlene W. February 2, 2022 - 5:32 am

I’ve had my eye on DRK’s kits. Would love to give it a try.

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Galatea February 2, 2022 - 6:40 am

DRK Nails looks like fun. The kits look so perfect for my inner scientist.

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Shanon Burke February 2, 2022 - 8:04 am

These flakies are so beautiful! I love how you can control how much you put.

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Misty February 2, 2022 - 8:16 am

I have a couple DRK nails kits and they are awesome.

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Sandi Margolis February 2, 2022 - 9:17 am

Love Katia’s kits!!!

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Olivia Wood February 2, 2022 - 5:44 pm

I am very seriously considering the Reflective Lab they have up at ppu right now. I didn’t know this was a thing, but now I am super excited.

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Jess February 2, 2022 - 6:13 pm

I love DRK’s flaky polishes!

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Deepika N February 2, 2022 - 8:09 pm

I love Puri fire. I need to try a kit!

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Shanon Burke February 2, 2022 - 9:22 pm

Flakies to me are the new glitter. I love them so much!

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Marlene W. February 3, 2022 - 6:14 am

I’ve been eyeing the kits. Would love to make magnetic polish and flakie polish.

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Sandi Margolis February 3, 2022 - 7:56 am

All of her toppers are phenomenal!

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Lisa Ahlers February 3, 2022 - 9:26 am

Love the lavender pigment

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Erica Drouin February 3, 2022 - 1:08 pm

Can’t wait to try the magnetic pigments! They’re so popular.

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Jess February 3, 2022 - 2:49 pm

The Be Just & Merciful & Brave box set from the 09/19 HHC got me into indie polish in the first place. I’d seen Pampered Polishes swatch indies before, but seeing A Royal Unicorn was the first time I HAD to have one. It’s still one of the most gorgeous toppers in my collection.

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Anita February 3, 2022 - 7:21 pm

I would love to try any of the polish making kits. I have DRK Good Ben, which is gorgeous.

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