Monday, May 27, 2013

Koalaberries and Winterberries

Today I have a fun springy combo!

I started off with two coats of OPI Koalaberry, a beautiful deep pink.  I can't do baby pinks with my skin, but this one is perfection!   The application and coverage of this was perfect.

Then I added one coat of Lacquistry Winterberry, a multi-colored glitter topper that went perfectly with the OPI.  As with all of my Lacquistry, this went on easily and had great coverage.  Jenna does an amazing job with her creations, I swear she has glitter in her veins!






 Lacquistry polish can be purchased at her Etsy Store.  OPI can be purchased at Ulta.




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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Radium is a Floozy

Today I started off with Illamasqua Radium, a shimmery bright yellow-y lime color that defies description, but it is pretty amazing on the nail.

I scored this on the big Illamasqua sale at the JC Penney Sephora for 8 bucks.  WOOT.  I was thrilled with the application and how it looked on the nail, this is two coats.

Then I put one coat of Amy's Nail Boutique Floozy over top.  Floozy is a multi-colored small hex glitter party on my nails.  I was in love!  As always application and ease of use was perfection!







You can purchase Amy's Nail Boutique at her Etsy store.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hoof Wrastling an Orgasm

I've emerged from the ashes!

Gah, this has been a busy month, I've had to take on more at work due and so that has left very little time for play.

BUT I'm starting to lighten up a bit!

I started off with two coats of NARS Orgasm, a beautiful shimmery peach that is named after NARS most famous (and popular) color - Orgasm.  I thought this was a sheer, lovely palate cleanser.  It does show some visible nail line, but I can forgive because it was just so pretty on the nail.




As the wear time increased, I put Rainbow Honey Hoof Wrastle on top.  Hoof Wrastle is an orange based jelly with shimmers and glitters galore and I loved the way these two paired together!    The gold in Hoof picked up the gold undertones in Orgasm so well. 



  NARS can be purchased at Nordstrom.  Rainbow Honey can be purchased at their website:  www.rainbowhoney.com

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mermaidia has a Blue Christmas

Today I have a great polish pairing.

I started off with 2 coats of Amy's Nail Boutique Mermaidia - a blue polish with a holographic shimmer.  Then I used Feenix Blue Christmas on an accent nail.

I loved the way these worked together and I liked the subtlety of the accent nail.




Amy's Nail Boutique can be purchased through her Etsy Store.   It is her 1 year birthday, so use the code  HAPPYBIRTHDAY for free shipping!   Feenix is no more, but I have seen them on blog sales!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dove is a Carbon Allotrope

Today I have NerdLacquer Carbon Allotrope over Zoya Dove.  I have no photos of Dove by itself because I was really unhappy with the formula.  It was a total cuticle pooler and that was a total pita to clean up!

However when I topped it with Carbon Allotrope, it came alive!  I LOVED this polish, it has plenty of shimmer from the diamond dust and gave a gray mani some huzzah that it needed.   





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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Avant Garden Nail Art

Today I have a dotticure that I did with several of the colors from the China Glaze Avant Garden collection.

I started off with two coats of Fancy Pants, then I proceeded to do the dots with Tarty for the Party (purple), Pinkie Promise (pink), Fade into Hue (periwinkle in middle bullseye) and Keep Calm Paint On (green in the middle).

I loved the way these colors came together, I only wish the dots were more uniform!

I loved the shimmer on these as well, such a great collection








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Friday, May 3, 2013

Zoya Tie-Dye

Today I have something fun I tried, I started off with a base of two coats of Zoya Purity.

This is my new go-to true white base!  I thought it went on well and had great coverage.

Then I took Zoya Rocky (blue) and Josie (green) and used a large kitchen sponge to dab it on.  The result was an awesome tie-dye effect!

I absolutely love the way this turned out!

Rocky and Josie are from the new Zoya Stunning 2013 Summer Collection and I'm thrilled with these two colors.

The quality on all of my Zoya polishes are outstanding.






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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Purple Prism

In case you have heart, 45 of us have gotten together for a Spring Fling!  Enter the contest here!  

Today I have a spectacular holo to share with you -  Amy's Nail Boutique Purple Prism.

WOW!  Ya'll know how much I love my Amy's, but this one was just drool worthy the minute she posted it on her site.

I love how saturated the color is, with a holo that is bananas. 

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Amy's Nail Boutique can be found at her etsy store!
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Spring Fling Giveaway!

Spring Fling Giveaway!!!

Today we are launching an ENORMOUS giveaway from bloggers and indie makers alike.

This rafflecopter will run from today until Memorial Day, upon which time fourty-four winners will be chosen.

This is open to both US Residents and International, however not all prizes are available to international entries.    I will note each prize as such below.

Onto the Prizes!

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Enchanted Polish Djinn in a Bottle and OPI Rainbow Connection
US only


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Entry from Midnight Manicures

$30.00 Gift Card to Ninja Polish
International + US

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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Entry from Tipsy Turvy Nails

 1 Full Sized Bottle of Nail Polish (Name TBD)
US Only

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Entry from Possibly Polished

2 Sally Hansen Complete Salon polishes in Barely Blue Bell and Purple Posy, 2 Sheets of Broadway Nail Art Stickers and a Chapstick 
US + International


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Two bottles of Cameo Colours Lacquers polish: Right Round and Ishtar 
US Only


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Entry from ColorSutraa

Surprise Beauty Goodie Bag including some of my Spring Favorites! 
US + International

Image Courtesy of www.entertainedorganizer.com
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$15 Gift Card to Ninja Polish
US + International

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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2 bottles of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquers, It's Smaller on the Outside and Morning Light
US Only


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Orly Oh Cabana Boy, China Glaze Watermelon Rind, Julep Janel, Mash Smiley Palette
US Only



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Set of Color Club scented minis, toe separators, nail art stickers, tweezers
US Only


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Sally Hansen Dries Instantly Top Coat, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Golden Rule, Ulta Purple Haze
US + International


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Entry from A Little Polish

3 Hard Candy Polishes
US Only


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Entry from Just One More Bottle

Zoya Liberty, Zoya Stevie, Zoya Top and Base coat
US Only


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Entry from Nailbed Dreams

$25 Sally Beauty Supply Gift Card
US Only

Image Courtesy of sallybeautysupply.com

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Entry from Liesl Loves Pretty Things

$10 Ulta OR $10 Sephora gift card
US + International

Images Courtesy of ulta.com and sephora.com

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Entry from iHeartPrettyPolish

$15 Gift Card to Llarowe, Ninja Polish, Ulta, or Sephora
US + International


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Entry from The Polish Bar 

Two Bottles of the Polish Bar Polishes:  In Full Bloom and Shiny Pebbles
US Only






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Fireside Nights, Harmonious (Clear Edition), and Bwahaha!
US Only


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Entry from Make Up Mom 123

2 Elevation Nail Polishes; One is a Custom by Lulu and the other is a Sample
US + International


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Entry from All This Polish

4 colors from the Essie Neon Collection 2013 
US Only


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Entry from Color Me So Crazy

The New Black- Runway Color Baromoter 8-Piece Set
US Only

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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20.00 gift card to Sephora
US Only

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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$25.00 gift card to Sephora
US + International

Image Courtesy of sephora.com
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Entry from Beauty Fiends

$20 Llarowe gift certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of llarowe.com
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Entry from Franken-cense

Mystery Prize!
US Only

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Entry from Lit From Within

Cult Nails Tied Up (Discontinued), Glitter Gal Copper 3D, Sinful Colors Green Ocean and Butter London Fairy Cake
US + International


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Set of Julie G Gumdrops
US Only

Image Courtesy of groupon.com
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Choice of China Glaze Sunsational Jellies or Creme Set
US Only

Image Courtesy of China Glaze
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Entry from Polished Cousins

2 Shimmer Polishes - Mary and Tammy (bottles are brand new)

US Only


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Entry from Sassy Shelly

$15 Ninja Polish Gift Certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of ninjapolish.com
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Entry From Frugal Polish

2 Sinful Colors Nail Art polishes, toe separators and Color Club Hot Couture.
US Only


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Max Factor Fantasy Fire, Finger Paints Asylum and Motley, Gosh Purple Heart, and StarGazer 133
US Only


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Entry from Polished 10

(1) HITS MTV set & (1) HITS Mari Moon MultiGirl Unique Set
US Only


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Entry from Beauty Gnome

$15 Llarowe Gift Certificate
US Only

Image Courtesy of llarowe.com
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Entry from xoxo, Jen

xoxojen.com le collab from Urban Lacquer, a new full bottle of Vivid Lacquer's Lunar Eclipse, Two dongdong minis, Vivid Lacquer plate #006
US Only


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Rimmel London 60 Second Nail Lacquer in Mintilicious, I Lilac You, Pink-A-Boo, Sunny Days, and Hot Chilli Pepper
US Only


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Entry from Cuticle Pusher

OPI - Meet Me On The Star Ferry
US + International


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Entry from Accio Lacquer

Orly French manicure set, Full size bottle of Lucky 13 Lacquer A Leaf on the Wind, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Convergent, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Sorry I'm Not Made of Sugar, Full size bottle of Digital Nails Matte-matical, and a nail buffer
US Only


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Entry from Digital Nails

Your choice of any three Digital Nails polishes and a Custom Polish
US Only

Image Courtesy of Digital Nails
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Entry from Plump and Polished

$20 Etsy Gift Certificate
US + International

Image Courtesy of etsy.com
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Fabulous & Affordable Beauty Pack!
US Only


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2 Layla Magnetics- Turquoise Wave and Purple Galaxy
US Only


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Entry from Jindie Nails

Three Jindie Nails polishes of your choice!
US Only
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A custom set of two polished pieces made just for you!
US + International

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$25.00 Gift Card to Sephora
US Only

Image Courtesy of sephora.com

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