January 31, 2011

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
  • Black Nail Polish & Lip Gloss is giving away the Zoya Intimate Collection!!! Ends 2/3.
  • Polished Lyrics is giving away a French Tip Dip Kit! Looks like fun!! Ends 2/4.
  • nails 4 fun is giving away 2 Essence metallic polishes! Ends 2/4.
  • Hell Candy Make Up is giving away 3 Accessorize polishes, 2 Barry M polishes & Urban Decay's Naked palette! (Mac Venomous Villain dupes and Chanel Paradoxal dupe in here ladies!) Ends 2/4.
  • Girly Addictions is giving away GOSH Holographic & base coat! GOSH HOLOGRAPHIC!!! Ends 2/4.
  • The Nail Experiment is giving away 12 Ludurana polishes! Ends 2/4.
  • Socialite Dreams is giving away 5 polishes and much more! Ends 2/5.
  • Nails Beautiqued is giving away Revlon Perplexed! 2 winners!! Ends 2/6.
  • Biba's Beauty Corner is giving away 7 polishes & more! Ends 2/6.
  • I'm giving away 8 red & pink polishes! Ends 2/15.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Beauty Crazed is giving away over $400 worth of Make Up For Ever products!! Ends 2/3.
  • Thoughts of Beauty is giving away $72 worth of Reviva Labs skincare! Ends 2/3.
  • Prime Beauty is giving away a Redpoint Air Effects Blushwhip! Ends 2/4.
  • Perfectly Polished is giving away Dove Hair Damage sets! 5 winners!! Ends 2/6.
  • Polish Galore is giving away Urban Decay pigment sets (12 in each set)! 3 winners!! Ends 2/7.
ACCESSORIES, SHOES & JEWELRY
  • novonova is giving away your choice of one of their super awesome charm necklaces! I really think a lot of you would love these. Option include a skull, scissors, wing, fleur-de-lys, spider star & pistol! Ends 2/4.
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • In the Know Mom is giving away a beautiful Middle Colors Humidifier! Ends 2/1.
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

January 30, 2011

Reds & Pinks Valentine's Day Givewaway! Ends 2/15. (Closed)


I'm giving away 8 lovely reds & pinks that are either just not my style or are dupes for colors already in my collection. All new and unswatched. One lucky reader from anywhere in the world will receive the following.
  1. China Glaze Spitfire
  2. Color Club Red Velvet
  3. Finger Paints Sketched & Etched
  4. Catrice Caught On The Red Carpet
  5. Essie Bordeaux
  6. Sally Hansen Flame Opal
  7. Color Club Resort To Red
  8. Sally Hansen Royal Opal
RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open to followers worldwide!
  • This giveaway starts today, January 30th, and will end Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • We'll select the winner with random.org's random number generator and notify the winner by email on Wdnesday, February 16th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected via random.org.
HOW TO ENTER:
Everyone has the opportunity to earn up to two entries per person. You only need to fill out the form once. This works MUCH better than comments, so I've turned them off for this post to avoid confusion.
Thanks for reading!
April

Sally Hansen Baroque Bronze


This is 2 coats of Sally Hansen Baroque Bronze. Very nice formula but I don't really like the narrow brush. Nice color but nothing exciting.

Thanks for reading!
April

January 27, 2011

Pure Ice Wild Thing & Dots


This is 2 coats of Pure Ice Wild Thing.It's a bit thick & hard to apply. I love the lime green creme though. Does anybody have a favorite lime green creme? I've tried Sally Hansen Lickety Split Lime and the application was horrid.

My sister, Alisa got me a set of dotting tools for Christmas. Lots of fun to play with, thanks Alisa! I didn't have a plan when I started and you can tell. I used Pure Ice French Kiss for the dots.

Tomorrow's the last day to enter my current giveaway.
Thanks for reading!
April

January 24, 2011

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
  • Biba's Beauty Corner is giving away Barry M Mushroom & Dusky Mauve! Ends 1/27.
  • Toes That Twinkle is giving away 7 polishes, including 2 Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's! Ends 1/27.
  • All Lacquered Up is having a MASSIVE giveaway including Chanel Black Pearl, Chanel Riva, China Glaze Up & Away Collection, China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection, Deborah Lippmann Across The Universe, Orly Cosmic FX Collection, Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine, Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H, Rescue Beauty Lounge Jane, Seche Clear, Seche French Guides, Seche Natural, Seche Porcelain, Seche Rebuild, Seche Recondition, Seche Restore, Seche Retain, Seche Rose, Seche Ultra-V, Seche Vite, & Zoya Charla!! Ends 1/27.
  • The Daily Nail is giving away 4 American Apparel polsihes!! Ends 1/28.
  • I'm giving away China Glaze OMG & a pair of LaVaque tweezers! Ends 1/29.
  • Colorful Bottle is giving away BB Couture Vampire Bite, 2 Essence polishes & more! Ends 1/29.
  • Colorful Bottle is giving away 4 polishes & more! Ends 1/29.
  • Colorful Bottle is giving away 4 Catrice polishes & more! Ends 1/29.
  • Libby's Pink Vanity is giving away tons of Hello Kitty goodies, a set of Borghese polishes and lots more! Ends 1/29.
  • Bec's Beauty Buzz is having a HUGE giveaway including a $25 WowSoCool GC, your choice of 2 Glitter Gal polishes, your choice of 3 BYS polishes & lots, lots more!! Ends 1/30.
  • Imperfectly Painted is giving away 3 polishes including Milani Jewel FX Gems and more!! Ends 1/30.
  • Chromatic Misadventures is giving away 2 prizes filled with lovely polishes & more! Ends 1/31.
  • Parokeets is having a huge giveaway with at least 19 polishes from Zoya, NFU-OH & others & much, much more!! Ends 1/31.
  • Nail Polish UK is giving away 6 Jessica Nail Tints! Ends 1/31.
  • Bright Lights, Big Color is giving away the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection!! Ends 1/31.
  • Confessions of a Polishaholic is giving away 4 Polish polishes! Ends 1/31.
  • Fashion Polish is giving away your choice of 5 of the newest American Apparel polishes!! Ends 1/31.
  • Also Known As is giving away 3 Misa polishes! Ends 1/31.
  • Polish Infatuated is giving away a set of BYS mini polishes! Ends 2/1.
  • Fiercely Fresh Fingertips is giving away 11 polishes including Zoya Adina & OPI DS Glamour & more!! Ends 2/1.
  • ABC Nails is giving away 6 polishes & more! Ends 2/1.
  • Colores de Carol is giving away the Konad B Kit Luxury Kit! Ends 2/1.
  • That's SO Fresh is giving away OPI Black Shatter! Ends 2/1.
SKIN CARE & MAKEUP
  • Nails Beautiqued is giving away a Pure Organics Hand Creme! Ends 1/26.
  • Evil Shades is having a label design contest with prizes including gift certificates of $100 & $50 for her gorgeous makeup line! I love her lipsticks! Entries must be received by 2/4.
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

January 23, 2011

NYC 249B


This is 2 coats of NYC 249B. Almost a one coat wonder.Very nice formula with almost no clean up & a nice wide brush.It's a dark burgundy with golden micro shimmer. Too dark for my tastes but gorgeous.

Thanks for reading & don't forget to enter my giveaway!
April

January 21, 2011

Thanks CSN For Getting My Dad A Great Christmas Gift!


I've worked with CSN a handful of times, hosting giveaways & I've purchased some great things from them as well. I've been very pleased with all of my interactions & if they contact you about doing a giveaway or a review, I suggest you accept!

They offered me a $75 gift card in exchange for a review post just in time for Christmas. I'd been unsure of what to get for my wonderful Dad and this was the perfect solution. He was able to pick out whatever he wanted from CSN's thousands of products. The shelf he chose is pictured above and here's what he has to say about his purchase.
“When I bought a new TV, I decided I had room for a bookshelf behind it. With Aprils’ help, I found the right size and style on CSN. A Mission-style with open sides, it doesn’t look like a big, dark block behind the TV. It was delivered unassembled, but was very easy to put together, less than 30 minutes. It’s very sturdy, and looks like it will last for years."
Here's a picture of me and my Dad this Christmas; I was wearing the lovely Orly Lunar Eclipse.

Thanks for reading and thanks again to CSN!
April

January 19, 2011

M.A.C. Bad Fairy


Here are the obligatory ton of pictures of M.A.C. Bad Fairy. This is 3 coats but I could have used a fourth since the formula is thin and sheer. It's a burgundy, brick red, copper multichrome foil that is gorgeous but just not my style. It felt loud and gaudy on my longish nails. It's going in by never to be used again bag even though it's lovely unique.



Thanks for reading and don't forget to enter my giveaway!
April

January 17, 2011

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
  • Fleur's Nails & Stuff is giving away 19 polishes & more!! Ends 1/18.
  • GildedNails is giving away NARS Zulu!! Ends 1/19.
  • Jessica v. Polish is giving away Lippmann Call Me Irresponsible! Ends 1/19.
  • Tips On Nails is giving away your choice of 2 Konad plates! Ends 1/20.
  • The Nailphile is giving away Essie Ruby Slippers! Ends 1/20.
  • Canadian Nail Fanatic is giving away your choice of 6 of the China Glaze Anchor's Away collection and fauxnad plate H12 with an anchor image!!! Ends 1/21.
  • Varnish Vixen is giving away 6 unique polishes from Japan!! Ends 1/21.
  • At my Fingertips is giving away 5 sets of Essence Studio Design Nails!! Ends 1/21.
  • Oje Delisi is giving away 5 Claire's polishes and some Konad supplies! Ends 1/22.
  • Body & Soul is giving away the China Glaze Crackle Glaze collection!! Ends 1/22.
  • Spooky Nails is giving away 3 polishes! Ends 1/23.
  • PolishPig is giving away all 6 of the Isadora Graffiti Nails crackle polishes!!! Ends 1/24.
  • Rachel's Nails is giving away 7 polishes and more! Ends 1/25.
  • I'm giving away China Glaze OMG & a pair of LaVaque tweezers! Ends 1/29.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Parokeets is having a "Show us your country" themed nail contest! Entries must be received by 1/31.
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • Teton Cocoa is giving away a large bag of their cocoa! Ends 1/25.
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Webegirls is giving away a Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw! Hurry! Ends tonight!!
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

January 16, 2011

China Glaze Stellar


This is 3 coats of the beautiful China Glaze Stellar. I think this just moved into my top 5 polishes. It's a lovely beige or khaki with tons of silver micro glitter. You can click on the pictures to see the finish up close. Nice formula too!


Thanks for reading!
April

January 14, 2011

China Glaze OMG & LaVaque Tweezers Giveaway! Ends1/29. (Closed)


The new China Glaze Tronica holo collection just doesn't quite do it for me since I prefer linear holos as opposed to the dispersed holos from the new collection. So I thought I would give away a bottle of China Glaze OMG to one of my lucky readers from anywhere in the world along with a lovely pair of mini, slanted LaVaque tweezers.

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open to followers worldwide!
  • This giveaway starts today, January 14th, and will end Saturday, January 29th, 2010 at 11:59PM Central Time.
  • We'll select the winner with random.org's random number generator and notify the winner by email on Sunday, January 30th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner doesn't reply within 24 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected via random.org.
HOW TO ENTER:
I'm going to keep this one super simple. One entry per person. Use the form below to enter. This works MUCH better than comments, so I've turned them off for this post to avoid confusion.



Thanks for reading!
April

January 13, 2011

Essie Merino Cool


This is 3 coats of Essie Merino Cool, a medium toned, purplish taupe. I like it much better in my photos than I did in real life. Does that ever happen to you?

I finally started a Concrete and Nail Polish facebook page for those of you who like to keep up with blogs through facebook. I've also posted galleries of my favorite colors & my favorite manicures that I've done since starting my blog.

Thanks for reading!
April

January 10, 2011

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
  • Rachel Marie's Nails is giving away 8 polishes and more! Ends 1/15.
  • Scandalously Polished is giving away 4 mini polishes from the China Glaze Anchors Away collection! Ends 1/15.
  • Peta2 is giving away Nicole By OPI Justin Beiber polishes. 7 winners! Ends 1/16. (Does this endorsement by peta ease any of your minds about the recent changes at OPI?)
  • The Color Palette is giving away 5 polishes! Ends 1/17.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Nail Art Express is having a Chinese New Year themed contest. Entries must be received by 1/23.
  • That's SO Fresh is having a nail art contest using your most unusual or just "bad" stamping image. The one that you can't figure out why it was included on your otherwise lovely plate. Entries must be received by 2/12.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Beauty Crazed is giving away $250 worth of Burberry Besuty products. Drop dead gorgeous packaging ladies! Ends 1/13.
  • Konad-licious is giving away your choice of 7 Spectrum eyeshadows! Ends 1/16.
CLOTHES, SHOES & ACCESSORIES
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

January 9, 2011

Orly Lunar Eclipse


This is 2 coats of the beautiful Orly Lunar Eclipse. It's a gorgeous true blue shimmer with purple duochrome. I got lots of compliments while wearing this one!

Thanks for reading!
April

January 6, 2011

Sally Hansen Myst You


Here are a ton of pictures of Sally Hansen Myst You taken in lots of different lighting settings. Such a strange polish! Myst You has an incredibly nice formula and this is 3 coats. It's a beige with a pink sheen only visible at certain angles. I had a hard time capturing the pink. Will says, "Ew. Fleshy.". I think this would look lovely on dark skintones but not on me. Blech! This one is going into my "to be frankened" bag.

Thanks for reading!
April

January 3, 2011

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
  • Konad Addict is having a Valentine's Day themed contest. Winner gets 8 image plate of their choice from Chez Delaney's! Entries must be submitted by 1/30.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Perfectly Polished is giving away sets of Vaseline Lip Therapy Sticks. 3 winners! Ends 1/5.
  • Do Not Refreeze is giving away 3 Body Shop Sets to different winners! Ends 1/7.
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

January 1, 2011

Mini Divas Star & A New Favorite Nail Art Manicure


This is 3 coats of Mini Divas Star. I found this one at the Dollar Tree. The formula is just okay but I love the results! Beautiful sky blue creme that got me tons of compliments.

I got the idea for this manicure back ion November when I did this one. I used my smARTNails stickers to create a rising sun, half moon manicure. I love it!


Thanks for reading!
April