October 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!

I've decided to note which giveaways aren't open internationally. The default will be open worldwide, meaning I'll only note if they have restrictions.

NAIL POLISH & MORE
SKINCARE & MAKEUP
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
  • Chic Luxuries is giving away your choice of SkinnyJeans!! Ends 11/2. *US only
  • the rikrak studio is giving away 3 pieces of Phul Effect jewelry!! Ends 11/4.

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Just Jingle is giving away 2 GCs to your choice of a wide range of independent shops! Ends 11/7.
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  

October 30, 2011

Bloody Fingerprint Nails

 
This is the easiest nail art ever! If you want to do something fun for your nails tomorrow, this takes less than 5 minutes. It's foolproof too. I think it would look great over any lighter color for contrast or even unpolished nails. I just brushed some red polish on my thumb and started printing. Both hands are easy to do which is not usually the case with nail art. Seriously, if you have 5 minutes, you can do this for Halloween tomorrow!
Here's a few other examples from some fellow nail bloggers. If you've done a version of fingerprint nails, I'd love to see them! Leave a link in the comments.

Thanks for reading!
April

October 25, 2011

OPI DS Signature

I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous polish from Rin's Nail Files. This is easily applied coats. Dark dusty rose linear holo loveliness!!
 
 

One shot in the shade.

Thanks for reading!
April

October 24, 2011

The Painted Nail By Nubar OMG Gorgeous

I won The Painted Nail by Nubar's OMG Gorgeous from Rin's Nail Files. Another great example of why I love giveaways! I would never pickup this polish for myself; I just don't think of myself as a glitter fan. OMG Gorgeous is a great polish though & I'm glad I have it.
 
Pictured is 3 easily applied coats. Bright purple round glitter in a clear base. I took lots of pictures in full sunlight & the shade. Pretty polish!
Thanks for reading!
April

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!

I've decided to note which giveaways aren't open internationally. The default will be open worldwide, meaning I'll only note if they have restrictions.

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Deuce Beauties is giving away 5 OPI Serena Glam Slam sets!! Ends 10/26.
  • Lucy's Stash is giving away 2 great prizes; one filled with polish & one with polish & makeup! 2 winners!! Ends 10/27.
  • Perky Polish is giving away 10 polishes in each prize pack including some hard to find OPIs! 2 winners!! Ends 10/28. *US
  • Polish This is giving away tons of nail art goodies!! Ends 10/28.
  • The Nail Network is giving 4 beautiful polishes & more!! Ends 10/29.
  • Josie's Nails is giving away 6 lovely polishes!! Ends 10/30.
  • Shimmerspark is giving away 4 sexy polishes & more! Ends 10/30.
  • Konad Addict is giving away 6 China Glaze polishes! Ends 10/30.
  • Cel's Deconails is giving away two 17 polishes! Ends 10/31.
  • Spellbinding Nails is giving away 22 polishes, dozens of stamping plates & more!! Ends 10/31.
  • Cosmetic Cupcake is giving away 4 pink polishes & lots more pink products! Ends 10/31.
  • A Polish Change is giving away 31 polishes!!! Ends 10/31.
  • Born Pretty Store Blog is giving away lots of fun nail goodies! 3 winners!! Ends 10/31.
  • GiMiKd Girl is giving away tons of mail art goodies & more!! Ends 10/31.
  • Gold Speck Nails is giving away 5 pretty polishes & more!! Ends 11/1.
  • Featured Product Reviews is giving away a Dazzle Dry prize!! Ends 11/1. *US & Canada
NAIL ART CONTESTS
  • The Kracked Kat is having a Halloween themed nail art contest! Entries must be received by 10/27.
SKINCARE & MAKEUP
  • Romy Raves is giving away a $74 Fabulips prize pack! 2 winners!! HURRY ends tonight! *US
  • Deuce Beauties is giving away the Urban Decay Naked Palette! 2 winners!! Ends 10/26.
  • Adventures in Makeup is giving away the True Blood Tarte collection!! Ends 10/30.
  • Karla Sugar is giving away $242 worth of Shu Uemura proucts!! Ends 10/30. *US &?? Canada
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Food, Folks & Fun is giving away a 1 yr subscription to America's Test Kitchen,  an Icing Kit, & a $50 GC to Tom's!! HURRY ends tonight!! *US & Canada
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 

October 21, 2011

LaRosa Crackle Giveaway Winner!

The winner of my latest giveaway is the lovely Marisa from Polish Vixen. Her feather manicure is awesome!

Thanks for all of the lovely comments! I'll have a new giveaway up soon.
April

October 20, 2011

New Favorite! Revlon Starry Pink


I finally found this one a few weeks ago & I love it just as much as I hoped I would. Pale, greyed out pink with sparse silver glitter and silver hexagon glitter. I though it might be difficult to apply but the formula was fantastic! Drop dead gorgeous!!
 Thanks for reading!
April

October 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!

I've decided to note which giveaways aren't open internationally. The default will be open worldwide, meaning I'll only note if they have restrictions.

NAIL POLISH & MORE
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • & the Bottom Line is is giving away a Rodan & Fields skincare regimen of your choice!! Ends 10/20. *US
  • Debra's Dollars is giving away Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Shampoo!! Ends 10/20. *US
  • TheVEROblog is giving away Bath & Body Works Halloween PocketBacs Anti Bacterial Sanitizers! 2 winners!! Ends 10/21. *US
CLOTHING & 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

October 14, 2011

Polka Dots!

I really liked the dot pattern from my last manicure so I decided to do a full manicure with just the dots. I don't like this color scheme as much but I still love the dots!
Thanks for reading!
April






October 13, 2011

Nail Art Inspired By My Dress

Just some quick nail art I did to match my dress recently. I couldn't decide which part of the pattern to use so I just did different things on each nail. I used my dotting tools for everything. Essie Little Brown Dress for the base. Pure Ice French Kiss, American Apparel California Trooper, & Zoya Dove for the flowers and dots.

Thanks for reading!
April

October 11, 2011

Nail Art Inspired By Nails By Kayla Shevonne

 

I have tons of posts saved of my favorite nail art from fellow bloggers. This manicure was inspired by Nails By Kayla Shevonne's Cheetah Print manicure from last winter. It's a nice alternative to an all over print & I love her color scheme.
I chose different colors and sadly I smudged it a bit trying out a new topcoat, but I still love it! I used China Glaze Westside Warrior for the base and Maybelline Gold Aluminum & American Apparel Hassid for the spots.

Thanks for reading!
April

October 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!

I've decided to note which giveaways aren't open internationally. The default will be open worldwide, meaning I'll only note if they have restrictions.

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Body & Soul is giving away Essies new holiday set Luxeffects!! Hurry ends as soon as the polishes are released!
  • Frazzle & Aniploish is having a GIANT giveaway, pumpkin polishes, China Glaze, Studio M & more! 7 winners!! HURRY ends tonight!
  • LushLacquer is giving away 3 Barry M polishes!! Ends 10/11.
  • Vampy Varnish is giving away Crayola Scented Polish sets! 3 winners!! Ends 10/12.
  • Eat.Sleep.Polish. is giving away 3 lovely polishes!! Ends 10/14. *US
  • The TraceFace Philes & Llarowe are giving away your choice of one Glitter Gal, one Ozotic & one A England polish!! Ends 10/14.
  • Oooh, Shinies is giving away China Glaze Tickle My Triangle!! Ends 10/14.
  • Sonidlo's Nail Polishes is giving away your choice of 3 Rescue Beauty polishes!! Ends 10/14.
  • Lacquered Lover is giving away great nail prizes! 2 winners!! Ends 10/14.
  • The Color Palette is giving away 6 fun polishes!! Ends 10/15. 
  • Okay now joy! is giving away 4 fancy polishes!! Ends 10/15.
  • Shades of Magick is giving away China Glaze Fortune Teller & lots more!! Ends 10/15.
  • Blogging 'bout Beauty is giving away fun Halloween nail goodies! Ends 10/15.
  • Biba's Beauty Corner is giving away 2 pretty polishes & a pair of handmade earrings!! Ends 10/16.
  • The Polished Momma is giving away 7 Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers & lots more!! Ends 10/16. *US & Canada
  • nailXchange is giving away 3 Sally Hansen Nail Prisms!! Ends 10/16.
  • Tips On Nails is giving away a Konad Basic Set! Ends 10/16.
  • The Manicured Monkey is giving away 8 incredible polishes & more!! Ends 10/16.
  • Candy Coated Tips is having a HUGE giveaway with Wet N Wild On the Prowl polishes, new Revlon glitters, China Glaze, Barielle & more! 6 winners!! Ends 10/17.
  • The Polish Lab is giving away 3 awesome polishes & more! Ends 10/17.
  • Bookworm Nails is giving away fantastic prizes with NARS & Hard Candy products! 2 winners!! Ends 10/17. *US
  • Manicure Mommas is giving away OPI Spookettes set & Pink Shatter!! Ends 10/17.
  • I'm Still Thinking... is giving away Max Factors & Cover Girls! 2 winners!! Ends 10/17.
  • The Khromazone is giving away 5 great polishes & lots, lots more!! Ends 10/17.
  • Forever the ugly duckling is giving away Frankenstein nail sets! 2 winners!! Ends 10/17.
  • I'm giving away 2 LaRosa Crackles & a fox ring!! Ends 10/20.
NAIL ART/FRANKEN CONTESTS
  • More Nail Polish is having a franken contest! Entries must be submitted by 10/13.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Music & Mommies is giving away your choice of Meadow Muffin Gardens products!! Ends 10/12. *US & Canada
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • AMomBlogger is giving away a Betty Crocker Fun Da-middles prize pack!! Ends 10/14. *US
THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
MISCELLANEOUS
  • Modern Typography is giving away a terrific prize package from their shop!! Ends 10/12.
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

October 7, 2011

China Glaze Westside Warrior

This is 2 coats of the lovely China Glaze Westside Warrior, a gorgeous dark olive green creme.Fantastic formula that barely needed 2 coats. Not really unique anymore, but a great buy in my opinion! From the fall Metro Collection.
Thanks for reading!
April




October 6, 2011

Wet n Wild Teal Of Fortune & Simple Nail Art

This is 3 coats of Wet N Wild Teal of Fortune. Nice formula but I really don't like the brush on this one. It just seems like a big mop. Very pretty turquoise jelly base with turquoise and maybe gold foil particles.
The next day I did some quick simple nail art. I'm not in love with my color choices but you do get to see both hands! I used The gorgeous China Glaze Stellar & Petites Raspberry Ice for the dots.

 
 
 
Thanks for reading!
April




October 4, 2011

China Glaze Millennium



I've posted about this polish before but I think it deserves another look. It's one of my all time favorites for many reasons. One coat if you're careful & it dries super fast! If you need to get out the door fast China Glaze Millennium is an excellent choice!! This is one coat without topcoat which it doesn't need. You have to avoid brushstrokes but a little practice makes application very easy.

Thanks for reading!
April








LaRosa Crackle & Fox Ring Giveaway!! Ends 10/20 CLOSED.


I recently found this fox ring & got it for Ashley. It was so cute that I decided to get another to giveaway. I also picked up a couple of LaRosa Crackles. (By the way, I'm wearing Thee Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous in this picture. I'll be doing a post about it very soon!)

One lucky winner will receive an adorable fox ring and LaRosa Crackle in Green & Maroon Red. You can see my posts about Maroon Red here.

RULES:
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE RULES BEFORE ENTERING.

  • This giveaway is open to everyone worldwide! Yay!
  • This giveaway starts today, October 4th, and will end Thursday, October 20th, 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 Friday, October 21st.
  • 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

October 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!

I've decided to note which giveaways aren't open internationally. The default will be open worldwide, meaning I'll only note if they have restrictions.

NAIL POLISH & MORE
  • Short & Sweet Nails is giving away Cover Girl Nail Slicks Smokey Topaz & lots more!! Ends 10/4.
  • Shadow's Nail Art is having a huge giveaway with 3 awesome prizes!! Ends 10/5.
  • Chalkboard Nails is giving away the Wet N Wild On the Prowl set!! Ends 10/5. 
  • Lollybop is giving away Essie's latest fall collection!! Ends 10/5.
  • Cult Nails is giving away all 12 of her currently in stock Cult Nails polishes!! Ends 10/6.
  • Painting Rainbows is giving away a $25 Apothica GC!! Ends 10/6.
  • Polish Amor is giving away 2 prizes, new Revlon glitters & more!! Ends 10/7.
  • The TraceFace Philes is giving away 3 polishes from the Essence Trend collection! 3 winners!! Ends 10/7.
  • Lacquered Lover is giving away Barielle minis & ManGlaze Matte is Murder!! Ends 10/7.
  • Polish Me Up is giving away 6 lovely polishes!! Ends 10/7.
  • MaD Manis is giving away 5 Halloween polishes & more!! Ends 10/7. *US
  • Beautopia is giving away a copy of Enamel Diction! Ends 10/8. 
  • The Key to Jennasis is giving away 12 polishes & tons of makeup!! Ends 10/8.
  • Polishically Uncorrect is giving away 6 polishes & lots of nail art goodies! Ends 10/9.
  • Polished & Not Quite Put Together is giving away your choice of 2 Barielle polishes!! Ends 10/9.
  • Trinaklar Fora is giving away 17 polishes & more!! Ends 10/10.
  • Deuce Beauties is giving away Chanel, Lippmann & Butter Londons! 3 winners!! Ends 10/11.
NAIL ART CONTEST
  • An Amateur's Nail Obsession is having a nail art contest with lots of themes to choose from. 2 winners!! Entries must be submitted by 10/8. *US & Canada
  • OMG Polish 'em is having an 80's music themed nail art contest! 2 winners!! Entries must be submitted by 10/28.
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
CHOCOLATE & OTHER GOODIES
  • Reviewed by Mom is giving away a year's supply of PUR gum!! Ends 10/5. *US

THINGS FOR YOUR HOME
  • Penny for Penny is giving away a set of Upcycled Drinking Glasses!! Ends 10/4.
  • City of Dionne is giving away your choice of lovely vintage kitchen items!! Ends 10/7.
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    

October 2, 2011

Nail Related Finds On Etsy & Dexter!!

My friend Sarah over at Spiffy Stuff just did an AMAZING post about her crazy & awesome nail polish related Etsy finds. Check out these incredible Tom Selleck nails & other cool stuff in her post here! So fun Sarah!
A new season of Dexter starts tonight so I thought I'd post a link to my Dexter manicures from last year. Here you'll find my season 1 inspired nails. Below are my Dexter splatter nails. You can see the original post here.

Thanks for reading!
April


What Always Happens At My Parties

Someone spies my polish collection. They ask if they can play & I say of course! Next thing I know, things like this are going on!
Some boy wants to get his toenails painted. Jack has decided that he must rearrange my stash by color.
This is Jack after getting frustrated by the process of sorting things by color. He's chosen Pure Ice French Kiss for his toes by the way,
Now we have a toe painting three-way going on! Jack is using Essie Brazilliant.
I love to share & it always makes for some fun pictures!

Thanks for reading!
April