November 27, 2009

NBD Mellow & A Giveaway Roundup

This is another from the Elfster exchange. I have never heard of this brand, but boy do I love this color! Pastel wasabi with faint rose shimmer in some lights, but really this one usually passes for a creme. This is 3 coats, could use a fourth because it went on kind of streaky. It had a very narrow stiff brush that I didn't like very much, but for a color this awesome who cares? Very unique, I love it!

Will is funny in the morning.

Giveaway Roundup
  • LAST CHANCE! Win a Baker's Edge Lasagna Pan form The Dirty Shirt. Ends tonight!
  • Win 2 pairs of socks of your choice from Ozone Socks & Sweeps4Bloggers. These are no ordinary socks ladies! If you have never had a pair of over the knee socks for winter, then go check this one out. Ends 11/28.
  • Win 3 bars of Kallari Chocolate from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 11/29.
  • Win a Slanket (hahahaha!) from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 11/29.
  • Win a set of OPI Ulta Tiny Tinsels polish from Manicure Mommas. Ends 11/30.
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November 22, 2009

Maybelline Khaki Fringe

This color is so exciting! I love all things army green! This is one of the polishes I picked up at my Dollar Tree last week. I bought both of the 2 bottles they had because the color looked so gorgeous. I would describe this as a classic army green loaded with micro shimmer in red, green and gold! I think it's super sexy and goes great with my wardrobe and skin tone. This has leaped into my top five favorites. No problems with the application, formula or brush. I might have to go check the Dollar Trees in town for another back up; I will go through this quickly.
VampyVarnish just did a post on a China Glaze lemming called Out On Safari. I think this may be very similar if not a dupe. The Maybelline may be just a little darker.

Bonus Wally picture!!!! I love his face!

So what do you think ladies? Do we have a winner?

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November 20, 2009

L.A. Girl Flare Dark Purple

Drop dead gorgeous purple. All purple lovers should own this one! Dark purple that never looks black with lots of shimmer that changes color from hot pink to blue. I just couldn't figure this polish out! Is there such a thing as shimmer duochrome? It changed all of the time, lots of staring at my nails with this beauty. One of those lit from within polishes. Very hard to capture in pictures. Formula was nice but I thought the brush was too stiff. 2 coats in the pictures. Thanks again to Kris from Polish or Perish for this one.

A couple of photos showing mostly purple.

Here are a couple of shots of the shimmer looking hot pink.

I could only get the blue to show up in blurry shots for some reason.

This shot seems to show a little of everything blue, purple and hot pink.

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November 18, 2009

Misa Sisterhood & a Giveaway Roundup

This is the first polish I tried from my Elfster package from Polish or Perish. My very first Misa! Very nice shimmery orange. I love the Misa bottle shape.

Giveaway Roundup!
  • Win the apron of your choice from Flirty Aprons and the Penny-Pinching Mama. Ends 11/19.
  • Win a $75 Maybelline Gift Pack from Lipgloss Break. Ends 11/20.
  • Win a set of Migi Nail Art Pens from the lovely Painted Lady Fingers. Ends 11/20.
  • Win a $250 Southwest Airline gift card & a $250 American Express gift card from Twirlit. Ends 11/25.
  • Win a Dremel Multimax (I love my regular old Dremel!) from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 11/26.
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November 16, 2009

China Glaze Cherish

I love metallics! Ashley loves to use this one on her toes. Lovely sea foam green metallic. 2 coats, dries quickly.

How many of you have gotten your holiday gift exchange presents? Thank you so much to Kris of Polish or Perish for my SEVEN polishes!!! I am wearing Color Club Feel the Beat right now and it is the first red I have that I truly love!!!!

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November 12, 2009

L.A. Colors Intense Collection Part 3

I had a really difficult time getting a proper color of this gorgeous polish! I would call it purple with hot pink frost. Is there such a thing? Anyway it is really beautiful. I took pictures in all sorts of light to try and capture the hot pink frost. The first picture is is what it looks like most of the time.The last polish in this collection is a light green shimmer that is very sheer. You'll have to bug Ashley for the swatch of this one since I still have some staining on my tips.

I need your advice on how to ship polish to Australia! I finally figured out that the person I am supposed to be sending polishes to for the holiday swap lives down under and I am at a loss as to how to do this without breaking my budget. Any advice will be much appreciated!!! I never got the email about who my person was because I mistyped my email when signing into the swap. I find this a little troubling because this means that people can just enter in a fake email address and get free stuff right? It seems like they would want to verify the email address before allowing someone to participate.

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November 8, 2009

L.A. Colors Intense Collection Part 2 & A Giveaway Roundup

This is the second polish from my LA Colors Intense package. You can see the first color here. This is a very pretty color, but I have learned that for some reason I can't explain, turquoise shimmers, just aren't my thing. I think they look gorgeous on others, just not for me.

Very important question!!!! How do I find out who I am supposed to be sending polishes to in the holiday swap that was set up a few months ago??? I got my package in the mail and couldn't figure out what it was or why I was receiving it (or how someone got my address!) The next day I remembered signing up for the swap on elfster. I tried logging in to find the information I need to send out my package, but no luck! HELP!!!!

Giveaway Roundup
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