August 30, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Mon Coin a Moua is giving away tons of European brand polishes and more! 3 winners! Ends 8/31.
  • Lucy's Stash is giving away 19 polishes! Ends 8/31.
  • All You Desire is giving away the China Glaze Cat's Meow Vintage Vixen set! Ends 8/31.
  • Body and Soul is giving away the Orly Cosmic FX, Color Club Untamed luxury & Essie's Fall Collections!!! Ridiculously awesome giveaway!!! Ends 8/31.
  • Delta Cephei is giving away 2 Glitter Gal Holographic polishes! Ends 8/31.
  • Olivia Writes is giving away Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream and more! Ends 8/31.
  • You Nailed It is giving away your choice of China Glaze polish. Ends 9/1.
  • Imperfectly Painted is giving away 9 polishes! Ends 9/1.
  • Perfection is Possible is giving away nail polish and more! Ends 9/1.
  • Reaching For the Stars is giving away your choice of Barry M polish and lots more! Ends 9/1.
  • Playing With Polish is giving away 6 polishes! Ends 9/2.
  • Leslie Loves Veggies is giving away CND Solar Oil & Glossing Buffer Block! 5 winners!! Ends 9/3.
  • Magic Maid is giving away 23 polishes and more!! Ends 9/3.
  • For Your Nails Only is giving away 2 Orly Cosmic FX polishes a your choice and OPI I'm Not Really a Waitress! Here are the updated rules. Ends 9/3.
  • Tigirlyly is giving away lots of Essence nail art goodies! Ends 9/4.
  • The Perfect Drug is giving away lots of Essence goodies! 2 winners! Ends 9/5.
  • Glam Geek Chic is giving away 10 China Glaze & OPI polishes! Ends 9/5.
  • Beautopia is giving away Nail Fraud Kits! 3 winners! These look like fun ladies! Ends 9/5.
  • Spooky Nails is giving away 3 polishes! 2 winners! Ends 9/5.
  • Delta Cephei is giving away 2 H & M polishes! Ends 9/5.
  • Contests and Such is giving away 2 BB Couture polishes! Ends 9/6.
  • Frazzle and Aniploish is giving away the Maybelline Denim Collection!! Cool Giveaway! Ends 9/6.
  • Manicure Mommas is giving away 2 polishes including Hidden Treasure! Ends 9/6.
MAKEUP & SKIN CARE
CLOTHES, BAGS, JEWELRY, & SHOES
  • Moms Wear Your Tees is giving away your choice of shirt from 191 Unlimited! 3 winners! Ends 8/31.
MISCELLANEOUS

Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

ManGlaze Hot Mess


This is 3 coats of ManGlaze Hot Mess with no top coat. Super cool matte silver! It's supposed to be a topcoat but I think it looks pretty amazing all by itself!

I won all of the ManGlaze polishes from Sara of Daily Polish. Thanks again Sara!

And thank you for reading!
April

August 25, 2010

China Glaze Ruby Pumps


Here is China Glaze Ruby Pumps. This polish is beloved by many with good reason. It's the only red glitter that I will ever need!


Thanks for reading!
April

August 23, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Nailswatches is having a Harry Potter Nail Art contest. Enter until 9/17.
MAKEUP & SKIN CARE
  • Mommy Mandy is giving away Eucerin lotions and a $50 GC to Sunglass Hut! Ends 8/26.
  • Babbling Brooke is giving away a set of Overall Beauty Minerals Eyeshadows! Ends 8/31.
JEWELRY, BAGS, SHOES & CLOTHES
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • Mon Cheri is giving away your choice of 3 Newman's Own Organics! Ends 8/25.
MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

August 22, 2010

China Glaze Strawberry Fields


I don't own many polishes in the red/pink/orange family. I'm just not usually drawn to them. China Glaze Strawberry Fields is a major exception. I truly think this is one of the most gorgeous nail polishes ever! That golden glass-flecked sparkle sets this one above and beyond other pinks.


Thanks for reading!
April

August 19, 2010

OPI Atomic Orange & My First Ruffian


This is OPI Atomic Orange. Not a color I will wear on it's own much, but a great orange creme with a perfect formula. No clean up on this one!

This ridiculous color combination was inspired by these shoes that many players wore in this year's World Cup. I used this Toma polish because it is opaque in just one coat, which seems necessary if doing this freehand. It turned out pretty well, but I found this technique kind of difficult.

Thanks for reading!
April

August 16, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
MAKEUP & SKIN CARE
  • Second Time Around is giving away 5 Overall Beauty Mineral Eyeshadows of your choice and a makeup bag! Ends 8/22.
FOR YOUR HOME
MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

August 14, 2010

Sinful Mint Apple, Nail Stickers & ManGlaze!


This is three coats of Sinful Mint Apple, a lovely dark mint with silver microshimmer. Another winner from Sinful!

I decided to try some nail art stickers for the first time and I really like the end result.

The next day I decided to try my new ManGlaze polishes that I won from Sara of Daily Polish. So fun! I used Matte-Astrophe on my ring and pinkie and Hot Mess on the other two fingers.

Thanks for reading!
April

August 10, 2010

Essence Everybody's Talking About & Nail Art


I unexpectedly loved Essence Everybody's Talking About! I've already worn it twice because it just seems like a great summer color. I paired it with Essie Mint Candy Apple and one of my beloved smARTnails sticker stencils for this manicure. One of my favorite manicures for some reason!

Thanks for reading!
April

August 9, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE

MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • TanForLess is giving away Toma Sunless Tanning Kits! Hurry! Ends tonight!
  • Bec's Beauty Buzz is giving away 5 mineral eye shadows from TheBodyNeeds! Ends 8/10.

CLOTHES, JEWELRY, SHOES & BAGS
  • Sogni & Sorrisi is giving away a gorgeous printed scarf! Ends 8/12.
  • Steff Metal is giving away a super cool arrow ring! All you lovers of crazy rings need to check out this giveaway! Ends 8/15.
  • Mon Cheri is giving away gorgeous Amrita Singh jewelry! Ends 8/16.
  • Sassy Wife Chronicles is giving away two $75 Arden B gift certificates!!!! Ends 8/16.

THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Mom Start is giving away a Logitech Squeezebox Radio!! Ends 8/16.

MISCELLANEOUS
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

August 5, 2010

A Few Zoya Reds From Wicked & Wonderful Fall Collections & Nail Art


Zoya Kym is a lovely rusty red with glass-flecked, gold shimmer. This is 2 easily applied coats. Not my favorite with my skintone but a great color for fall nonetheless.

Next up we have Zoya Stacy. I think this one is gorgeous! This is 2 coats. I tried a french manicure with Zoya Cheryl.



Zoya Kristi is my new favorite red! Flawless, 2 coat application. Perfect red creme, neither to cool or too warm, just perfect! I used Zoya Kelly and my smARTnails stickers too for this manicure.


Here are my overall thoughts on both of Zoya's fall collections, Wicked & Wonderful.

Thanks for reading!
April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

August 3, 2010

Zoya Julieanne


Zoya Julieanne is another winner from their fall Wicked Collection. If you read my blog, you'll know that I'm not a fan of colors that look black or almost black most of the time. Unlike Wet n Wild Night Prowl, Julieanne passed that test even though it has a charcoal or black base and dark dusty purple glitter. The glitter in the Zoya is much more dense and I think that makes the difference.

Here are my overall thoughts on both of Zoya's fall collections, Wicked & Wonderful.

Thanks for reading!
April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

August 2, 2010

Weekly Giveaway Roundup


I love giveaways. Each week I'll post giveaways that I think are awesome! I'm trying to catch any giveaway that has nail polish & I always post them on the Monday before they close. I figure some publicity towards the end of the entry period is a good idea, so don't worry that I've forgotten yours if I don't post it immediately! On the other hand, I know that I will occasionally miss a giveaway or two. If I miss yours, please know that it was accidental and nothing personal!

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Nouveau Cheap is giving away four of the sold out E.L.F. polishes and lots more E.L.F. goodies! HURRY! Ends in a few hours!!!
  • Dainty Darling Digits is having a huge giveaway with tons of polishes and more for three winners!! Ends 8/6.
  • Bright Lights, Big Color is giving away the Color Club Rebel Debutante collection & lots more! Ends 8/6.
  • Sharana's Corner is giving away polishes from the Catrice Carame Collection to two winners! Ends 8/6.
  • Polished Stars is giving away three L.A. Colors polishes! Ends 8/6.
  • The Lacquerista is giving away an original OPI My Private Jet! Ends 8/7.
  • Cosmetic Cupcake is giving away BYS Cracked Polish and so much more! Ends 8/8.
  • Polished Serenity is giving away 13 polishes and lots more! Ends 8/9.
  • Short 'n Chic is giving away the three American Apparel polishes of your choice!!! Ends 8/9.
  • Pimp My Nailz is giving away two ManGlaze Franken Juggs! Ends 8/10.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • The Daily Nail is having a home themed nail art contest! Three winners! Ends 8/8.
CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Lipstick To Crayons is giving away $180 worth of products from Kymaro Health & Beauty! Ends 8/3.
  • Christie Cottage is giving away a custom needle felted sculpture of your dog! These are so freaking cute! Ends 8/3.
  • Grace Hester is giving away a $100 gift card to Pixie Chicago Review paper products! Ends 8/4.
  • Household Cents is giving away a $40 CSN Stores gift card! Ends 8/6.
Please feel free to post your giveaways in the comments of the Weekly Giveaway Roundup posts! Let's keep them all on these posts and not on regular posts.
Thanks for reading!
April

August 1, 2010

Zoya Kelly


This is two easily applied coats of Zoya Kelly from their Wonderful Collection. It's a beautiful purplish grey creme. I love this one and can't think of any dupes for it!

Here are my overall thoughts on both of Zoya's fall collections, Wicked & Wonderful.

Thanks for reading!
April

All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.