March 30, 2011

Maybelline Blue Water & My Favorite French Manicure


I know many of you hate this polish & understandably so, but I couldn't resist buying it when I found it at the Dollar Tree. I gave it to Ashley, since my nails are a slightly stained. Blue Water is pictured on her nails with 2 coats. It's so sheer! You're thinking "Aaghhh! Why would anyone want such a polish?"

But wait! I know Blue Water is pretty scary by itself, but Ashley transformed it into one of my new favorite manicures! She added french tips in Icing My Blue Heaven and now I think it's gorgeous!

Such a lovely effect! So if you picked up the Water polishes, don't despair! Great job Ashley!

Thanks for reading!
April

Don't forget to enter my giveaway. Win a $55 GC to Medusa's Threads! (I know it's hard to remember if you've entered a giveaway sometimes, but don't worry! I never delete all entries when I find multiples. I just delete the newest one and assume it was a mistake.)

March 28, 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
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING & SHOES
  • Flourish Gifts is giving away a $50 Stella & Dot GC!! Hurry! Ends tonight!
  • Naughty Baubles is giving away a super cool cage ring!! Ends 3/30.
  • Smarter is giving away a $100 Anthropologie GC!!! Ends 3/30.
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Cookin' at Cafe D is giving away your choice of Jackson of All Trades candles!! Ends 4/1.
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Green Eyed Monster is giving away your choice of t-shirt & poster from Pop Chart Lab!! I love these!! Ends ??
  • House of Art is giving away a Monoprice Graphics Tablet!! Ends 3/30.
  • Enamel Girl is giving away a $40 CSN Stores GC! Ends 3/31.
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

March 27, 2011

Icing My Blue Heaven


This is 3 coats of Icing My Blue Heaven on Ashley's nails. Very pretty dark blue creme with a good formula.


Thanks for reading!
April

March 24, 2011

Shop Clothing @ Medusa's Threads & Get A Chance To Win A Free Polish

Update. Sadly for me, no one purchased any clothing during the alloted time, so no winner for this contest.

A quick contest! If you make any clothing purchase from Medusa's Threads, you will be automatically entered to win a free nail polish of your choice from my store. After the contest ends tomorrow night, I will contact the winner to find out which polish they want added to their package. I'll be adding more polishes tomorrow and will set one of each aside to make sure the winner gets the polish that they want.

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES.
  • This giveaway starts right now, and will end Friday, March 25th, 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 Saturday, March 26th.
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond with desired nail polish. 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.
  • Winner will not be allowed to return clothing purchased during this contest. (Well, they can but they then will be charged for the nail polish.)
  • If the winner purchases nail polish at the same time as clothing, the price of one polish will be refunded.
Here's one of my current favorite options.

I love Michael Stars! Their sizing is a little strange but I would put this one at a Misses Medium. New without tags. Originally $48 now $9.60!
  • 100% Royal Spun Supirra Cotton
  • Made in America
  • Drawstring neckline and cuffs
  • 3/4 length sleeves
  • Elastic waistline
  • Raw edge hemline
  • Knee length
Measurements taken while garment is laid flat.
  • Bust - 41"
  • Waist (unstretched) - 24"
  • Shoulder to hem - 35"
  • Waist to hem - 20 1/2"
Thanks for reading & good luck!
April

Ashley's Tri-Color French Manicure


I love these pictures! Ashley did this manicure last year sometime to match one of her favorite necklaces. She used Ruby Kisses Caribbean, OPI Greenwich Village, & OPI Need Sunglasses.

Thanks for reading!
April

March 22, 2011

Just Marked Down More Clothing At Medusa's Threads!


Jones New York. Brilliant geometric print with a pleated V-neck bodice & a swingy skirt. New with tags. Originally $149. Now only $9.77! Purchase here at Medusa's Threads.

I'm waiting for a few more orders to come in before I commit to buying more items. But I'm hoping to get some things form Anthropologie by next Tuesday! In the mean time, there are still some really great deals and I still have a few exciting polishes left.

Thanks for all of your support in my new endeavor & don't forget to enter my giveaway!
April

March 21, 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
  • Never Enough Nails is giving away China Glaze Crackle Concrete!! Hurry, ends tonight!!
  • Glitta Gloves is giving away the China Glaze Crackle Collection!! Ends 3/23.
  • A Polish Problem is giving away 2 incredible prizes; each includes a Lippmann glitter!!! Ends 3/24.
  • A Carolina Nutshell is giving away Essie Cute As A button & more! Ends 3/27.
  • Keenly Kristin is giving away a $50 Apothica GC!! Ends 3/26.
  • Manicured Monkey is giving away 4 Island Girl polishes & lots more!! Ends 3/27.
  • Body & Soul is giving away the 4 piece OPI Femme De Cirque Soft Shades Collection!! Ends 3/27.
  • Mammamoiselle is giving away a $25 Apothica GC!! Ends 3/28.
  • I'm giving away a $55 store credit to my new store, Medusa's Threads!! Ends 4/8.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Nouveau Cheap is giving away Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess Perfume Oil! Hurry, ends tonight!
  • Beau-licious is giving away lots of makeup! Ends 3/26.
CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES
  • Green Eyed Monster is giving away a CROW Big Fantastic Watch in your choice of colors! I love these! Ends ??
  • Green Eyed Monster is giving away a $50 Karla Wheeler GC!! Gorgeous jewelry! Ends ??
  • Polish Galore is giving away some Ginger Kitty goodies! Ends 3/23.
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

March 20, 2011

Revlon Gum Drop & A French Manicure


This is 3 coats of Revlon Gum Drop. I love this one! It's a drop dead gorgeous lilac jelly. It has a sweet, but not overpowering scent while applying. Later, my nails smelled faintly of cotton candy.

The next day I added Sinful Colors Mint Apple on my tips. Unexpectedly, this ended being a new favorite manicure. So nice when things are pleasantly surprising.


Don't forget to check out my store. Great deals on name brand clothing and more!


Thanks for reading!
April

March 18, 2011

Medusa's Threads $55 Store Credit Giveaway! Ends 4/8. (Closed)

Update! The winner is M. Bhow. Random.org chose her #43 out of 239 entries. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Medusa's Threads is my new online store featuring some of my fun concrete experiments, beautiful brand name dresses and other clothing, and of course, NAIL POLISH! I only have a few polishes right now, but I'll soon be adding more Nubars, Tic Tacs and some crackles from a couple of unknown brands.
Here's how it will work.
I'll be adding new clothing every Tuesday at 50% off retail. Last week's clothing will get moved down to 60% off. Each week the prices will drop until they get to Super, Ridiculously Good Deal prices. (Final Sale items) I've gone ahead and put a few items in the 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% and final sale sections of the store just to give you an idea of how low these prices will get.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Jones New York. Brilliant geometric print with a pleated V-neck bodice & a swingy skirt. New with tags. Originally $149. Now only $14.90!


I love Michael Stars! Available in coral or teal. Originally $36. Now only $7.20!


New York & Co. Great sheer shirt with silver metallic thread woven into the fabric that's perfect for layering. Available in pink or blue. Originally $24. Now only $2.17! Final Sale, no returns!

This giveaway will be for a $55 store credit to Medusa's Threads! Open worldwide & I'll pay shipping! Yay!

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.
  • This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide! Yay!
  • This giveaway starts today, March 18th, and will end Friday, April 8th, 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 Saturday, April 9th.
  • 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.
  • Mandatory Entry. Just leave your name and email in the form below.
  • You can earn an optional second entry by heading to Medusa's Threads and leaving a link to your favorite item.
  • 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

March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Clover Nail Art Win!


I told Ashley that she should try the clover manicure and she did a much better job. She used OPI Hey Get In Lime. I love it!


Thanks for reading!
April

St. Patrick's Day Clover Nail Art Fail


I love the real clover but I hate the base color of this manicure! I wanted a nice white, but none of my white polishes were cooperating today. Everything was super streaky and bubbly. So I just kept adding other stuff until I finally gave up and just added the clover with a couple of coats of thick top coat. I smushed it flat under some books for a couple of hours first.

Happy St Patrick's Day!
April

March 14, 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
  • ThatsSOfresh is having a spring themed nail art contest! Entries must be received by 4/1.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
CLOTHING, SHOES & ACCESSORIES
  • Green Eyed Monster is giving away your choice of Kelly Moore Bag ($200 or less)! These are gorgeous!! Ends ??
  • Smarter is giving away a $100 Shopbop GC!! Ends 3/16.
MISCELLANEOUS
  • I'm giving away a $70 CSN Stores GC! Ends 3/15.
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

A Chance To Donate To Japan Brought To You By Enamel Girl

Each day the true extent of the devastation from last week's earthquake and tsunami is becoming clearer. Each day more heartbreaking than the last. This is a link to aerial photos showing locations in Japan before and after. Use the button in the bottom right corner to see before and after the disaster.

Enamel Girl quickly launched a giveaway in response to the tragedy. You can donate $1 to Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund for a chance to win Chanel Nouvelle Vague. This is a great way to do a little something with in our community for those who are feeling overwhelmed or helpless about how they can help.

Thanks for reading.
April

March 11, 2011

Color Club Wild Orchid & My Second Dotting Tool Nail Art Attempt


This is 2 coats of Color Club Wild Orchid from the Untamed Luxury Collection. It didn't get much attention but I really love this gorgeous grey with soft, subtle silver microshimmer. The base color is a lot like China Glaze Recycle which is still one of my top 5 favorite polishes. Nice formula too.

I tired my dotting tools again, but still haven't quite gotten the results I want. I just need to play with them more often. I used Nina Ultra Pro Salsa and Essie Mint Candy Apple.


I still can't believe how many of you responded in comments and emails to my post about the OMG! I was truly shocked at the frenzy I created. I received over 100 inquiries so I wasn't able to respond to everyone individually or I wouldn't have been able to eat or sleep for the past couple of days. They sold out super fast! I'm just sorry I couldn't find enough for everyone.
I'll be adding more polishes soon, no OMG, but I'll add more 2NITE and more from the Kaleidoscope collection.
If you live in the U.S. please just order them through my store, Medusa's Threads. If you live elsewhere, check the store to see what's in stock and then send me an email. I hope to add paypal and an option for international buyers directly to the store very soon.

Thanks for reading!
April

March 7, 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
  • Short & Sweet Nails is giving away 2 green Icing polishes!! Hurry, ends tonight!
  • Jessica V Polish is having an awesome giveaway! You choose any 4 polishes from the following brands Orly, OPI, Essie, China Glaze, Sally Hansen, & Zoya!! Ends 3/9.
  • Rachel Marie's Nails is giving away 15 polishes & more! Ends 3/10.
  • Konad Addict is giving away your choice of 3 Glitter Gal polishes!! Ends 3/10.
  • Vettelicious is giving away 2 GOSH polishes & 3 Catherine Arley holos!! Ends 3/10.
  • No Naked Nails is giving away 3 beautiful polishes, including Sinful Green Ocean, and more!! Ends 3/11.
  • Lacquer Ware for Tips & Toes is giving away a $25 Apothica gift card & 2 of her Frankens to a second winner!! Ends 3/11.
  • Nail Crazy is giving away 10 polishes and lots more! Ends 3/12.
  • Nail Talez & More is giving away 3 amazing prizes including the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection!! Ends 3/12.
  • My Lucid Bubble is giving away a $25 Apothica gift card! Ends 3/13.
  • Let Them Have Polish is giving away 8 polishes & lots of nail art goodies! Ends 3/14.
  • Painted Lady Fingers is having a huge giveaway with a prize package including 8 image plates of your choice, a Ginger Kitty ring and lots more!! Ends 3/14.
  • Natalie's Nails is giving away China Glaze High Def! Ends 3/14.
  • Katie's Strange Little World is giving away 4 polishes, including 2 OPI Suedes! Ends 3/15.
ACCESSORIES, BAGS, & CLOTHING
  • Addicted 2 Etsy is giving away a $50 gift card to Noble Town Vintage! Really beautiful jewelry!! Ends 3/9.
  • Miss Yvonne Nicole is having what may be my favorite giveaway ever. You can win all sorts of fun prizes and a dress covered in kittens!! I can't express the coolness, just go look! Ends 3/11.
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

March 6, 2011

NYC 233 & A Question About Future Giveaway Roundup Posts


This is 2 coats of NYC 233 that I picked up in a 2 pack from the Dollar Tree. I love tdeals like that because I would never even notice this color own it's own but I really love it. Gorgeous hot pink creme with a nice formula and wide brush (I love wide brushes) all for .50! Yay!
I know many of you look forward to my Weekly Giveaway Roundup. I intend it to be a one stop resource for those wanting to enter nail polish giveaways without spending a lot of time finding them or having to enter them the first time you see them.
I've been meaning to update the way I structure the post for a few weeks but can't quite decide what would be the most useful. I want to start including who can enter, but I want it to be in a quickly digestible form. I'm also thinking of listing them by day instead of by type.
I know it's easier to recognize a giveaway if I include a picture for each one, but I tried it once and it would have taken me a whole day to collect them all and get in the post, not to mention it would be huge! So I'm going to keep it in a simple bullet point format but maybe with different organization and a little more info.
Any suggestions are welcome! How do you use this post? How can I make it better without adding pictures.

I'll be adding more polishes to my new store, Medusa's Threads, on Tuesday. Thanks to everybody who has ordered! I'm almost out of the Tic Tac's already! I'll be announcing a giveaway for a $75 Gift card to Medusa's Threads very soon too.

Thanks for reading!
April

March 2, 2011

Color Club Feel The Beat


I've had Color Club Feel the Beat for a long time and used it a few times but never posted pictures somehow. I'm not a big red polish fan but I like this one quite a bit because it reminds me of Christmas ornaments for some reason. Great formula too. I think this red orange shimmer would look good under a black crackle polish for a cooling lava look!


Thanks for reading!
April