June 27, 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
  • Bec's Beauty Buzz is giving away B. Liv Shrink & Tighten +! Ends 6/30.
  • A place for my nails is giving away Virtual Maxi Lipgloss! 8 winners!! Ends 7/1.
  • Nihrida is giving away your choice of Sigma Make Me Up Collections! Ends 7/4.
  • Liquid Jelly is giving away a Sigma F80 Brush! Ends 7/5.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Urban Road is giving away your choice of canvas prints!! Ends 6/29.
  • Coupon Mountain is giving away a Gaiam Balance Ball Chair!! Ends 6/29.
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

June 23, 2011

Zoya Kieko & Layering With Faye


Another stunner from Zoya. At first glance it might not seem that special but I don't have anything like it in my collection. Warm reddish purple creme that makes me think of orchids. Great formula and good coverage. This one is part of the Summertime Collection.

I layered one of my new favorites, Zoya Faye on my pinky. I think it works great as a layering polish too.



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April

June 22, 2011

Sinful Colors Hottie & Color Club Blue Light


I love this layering combination so much. I wore it for almost a week! One coat of Sinful Hottie over 2 coats of Color Club Blue Light. You can see my other Hottie manicures here, here & here.


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April

June 21, 2011

Polka Dot Nails


I used Zoya Sasha for the base & China Glaze Adore for the polka dots. Dotting tools are fun!


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April

June 20, 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
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
MISCELLANEOUS
  • FabGrandma Reviews is giving away a pair of Happy Feet Therapeutic Massaging Insoles!! Ends 6/23.
  • Redo 101 is giving away a $25 Lowe's GC!! Ends 6/24.
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

June 19, 2011

Accidental Eggplant Manicure


I didn't really have a plan for this manicure; I just thought these 2 colors would compliment each other nicely. I used Charlotte Russe Jade & Orly Galaxy Girl, two of my favorite colors. I was hoping that Jade would highlight the gorgeous shimmer in Galaxy Girl. I should have chosen a different way to use them together though. I randomly pulled out a smART Nails sticker stencil and got accidental eggplant nails! Still a pretty color combination.


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April

June 17, 2011

Strange Beautiful Anthropologie (Aged Chartreuse)


I've had a cold all week so I've been unable to paint my nails. So here we have my sister Ashley's nails and one of her all time favorite polishes!

Strange Beautiful sold these very odd but lovely polish sets exclusively at Anthropologie. You have to use each polish with the other one still attached. I thought this would be difficult or weird but I think it actually made polishing my nails easier. I didn't have to do any clean up at all! It basically just means you have a really long brush handle.

These colors don't have names, just "color inspirations". I find this a bit pretentious but that's ok because I also love that the company wasn't afraid to try something unique. This color was called Aged Chartreuse. Ashley wears this odd color all the time and it looks fabulous! I know lots of people hate these weird colors, but this one works great as a funky neutral for her.
You can see the set that Ashley got me here.

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April

June 14, 2011

The Claw!


Poor Will. Always getting the claw.

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April

June 13, 2011

Weekly Giveaway Roundup

Tons of particularly amazing giveaways this week!!!
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
  • Gilded Nails is having a ridiculously awesome giveaway with 3 incredible prizes for 3 winners. Face of Australia Molten Metallics collection, BYS Colour Change collection, & the entire China Glaze OMG set!!!!! Ends 6/15.
  • Good Lack Nail is giving away fantastic polish prizes! 3 winners!!
  • Cinnamon Kitten is giving away $50 Sephora GCs! 2 winners!! Ends 6/17.
  • The Phalanges Files is giving away the gorgeous holo A England Lady of the Lake!! Ends 6/17.
  • The Luxury Spot is giving away CNDs Jason Wu set! 5 winners!! Ends 6/17.
  • Rebecca Likes Nails is giving away 4 great polishes including a beautiful franken & nail art goodies!! Ends 6/18.
  • Miss Fashion Beauty is giving away 2 MAC polishes and lots of MAC makeup!! Ends 6/18.
  • Spellbinding Nails is giving away 12 polishes & 10 stamping plates!! Ends 6/19.
  • Canadian Nail Fanatic is also having a ridiculously awesome giveaway filled with amazing HTF polishes, like OPI Merry Midnight & OPI What's the Dune?!! 3 winners!!! Ends 6/19.
  • The Student's Guide to Nail Polish is giving away Barry M goodies! Ends 6/20.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Wuliao Nails is giving away sets of skin care products! 2 winners!! Ends 6/14.
  • Urban Sherp is giving away a Biggs & Featherbelle Bigg Gift Box of your choice!! Ends 6/15.
  • Mocha Mish Mash is giving away a NouriShea travel kit! Ends 6/18.
  • Olivia Bites Blog is giving away a $35 GC to Ophelia's Apothecary!! Ends 6/19.
CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
  • I Heart This Blog is giving away an Athena ring from We Dream in Color! I've wanted one of these for ages!! HURRY! Ends tonight!
  • Steffys Pros & Cons is giving away a drop dead gorgeous Alexandra Hunt leather purse!! Ends 6/14.
  • Cincinnati Coupons is giving away a $160 GC to Elizabeth Cotton!! Ends 6/14.
  • Mooreaseal is giving away your choice of wooden sunglasses from Tumbleweeds Odd Shop!! Ends 6/15.
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • The Zhush is giving away a $50 art.com GC!! Ends 6/18.
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

June 12, 2011

Zoya Breezi & Layering With Zoya Apple


Zoya Breezi is a dupe for OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui. Both have nice formulas and require 3 coats. I'm keeping Breezi & passing Suzi Says Feng Shui on to Ashley.

I decided to try layering it with one coat of Zoya Apple. I liked it so much I wore it later as a full manicure.




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April

June 9, 2011

Zoya Faye & La Rosa Maroon Red Crackle


I prefer using crackles over shimmery polishes for some reason and I decided to try a crackle over my new love, Zoya Faye. I used La Rosa Maroon Red Crackle which is a really nice crackle polish with blue microshimmer. You can see the shimmer best in the last picture. Overall, I'd say I prefer the gorgeous Faye on her own, but this was fun to try and I still think crackles are a lifesaver when your old polish is starting to chip but you just can't find the time to start from scratch.



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April

June 6, 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
  • Legally Lacquered is giving away Nfu-Oh 61!! Ends at 150 followers.
  • Varnish Me is giving away 6 outstanding polishes and a surprise! Ends 6/8.
  • Enamel Girl is having a huge giveaway with 2 winners! Prizes include the Zoya Intimate Collection (one of my all time favorites) & the China Glaze Anchors Away Collection! FANTASTIC!! Ends 6/10.
  • The TraceFace Philes is giving away 2 sweet prizes filed with polish & nail care goodies!! Ends 6/10.
  • Parlez-vous Ongles? is giving away 7 cute mini polishes & more! Ends 6/11.
  • Beauty Reflections is giving away 4 tantalizing polishes and tons of makeup & skincare!! Ends 6/12.
  • Death by Polish is giving away 16 scintillating polishes! Ends 6/12.
  • Sondilo's Nail Polishes is giving away 8 Nubars!!! Ends 6/13.
  • Lovely in Lacquer is giving away 8 pretty polishes & more!! Ends 6/14.
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • Spooky Nails is having an animal themed nail art contest! Entries must be submitted by 6/12.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Body & Soul is giving away Crack: A Habit Forming Hair Fix!! Ends 6/8.
  • Libby's Pink Vanity is giving away a $20 GC to Southern Magnolia Minerals! Ends 6/11.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
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

June 3, 2011

Nails To Match My Dress


Another new favorite manicure! I love this dress and I wanted my nails to match. I thought about doing all of the colors on each nail but I like this much better. I used American Apparel Cotton, American Apparel Hassid, & Pure Ice French Kiss.


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April

June 2, 2011

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Nail Art


I got to go to the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit at the Met in Manhattan a few weeks ago. It was so amazing that I went through twice! I used Dress 13 for this manicure.

I love how this one turned out! I used Color Club Pretty In Platinum for the base. Next I made Will splatter Maybelline Matte Grey & Pure Ice Wild Thing all over my nails. I've used this technique before for my Dexter nails & my Point Blank Design nails. Super fun & super messy! I topped it off with a coat of ManGlaze Matte-astrophe.

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April

June 1, 2011

Disney Hidden Mickey Leopard Nails


This manicure was inspired by the carpet at our hotel when I visited Disney World. We stayed in the Animal Kingdom Lodge and it was spectacular! The parks and hotels are filled with "hidden Mickeys" like the ones in this leopard print carpet.

I didn't have the same polish colors. I chose Maybelline Gold Aluminum for the base and then used my dotting tools and Essie Little Brown Dress for the spots. Here's a shot with an old talking Mickey toy that I've had for as long as I can remember!

We all went on the Wild Africa Trek at the Animal Kingdom. So much fun!

I look like a giant in this next shot!


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April