December 29, 2011

Milani HD & One OF My Favorite Manicures Of This Year


I  won my first Milani polishes from Maria of Nails Made Simple. Be sure and check out her great blog if you haven't already done so.
This is 2 coats of Milani HD. I love holos! Nice formula and all around gorgeous polish. 
The next day I used 2 strips of tape to form a triangle and then filled it in with one coat of Zoya Faye, one of my favorite polishes. I love the effect! Faye is just sheer enough that the holo effect still shows through.
 
Thanks for reading!
April

December 26, 2011

Green Diamond Nail Art

These were done in a hurry and are a bit sloppy but I still like the overall effect. It's very easy to do with tape strips for making the diamond. Next time I think I'll make sure the corners of the diamond are touching the edges of my nail.

I used Essie Absolutely Shore for the base and the beautiful Zoya Edyta for the diamonds.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday & 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
MAKEUP & SKINCARE
  • Beauty Crazed is giving away 6 amazing eye shadow palettes!! Ends 12/30. 
  • Perfectly Polished is giving away Barefoot SOS Face & Body Wash! Ends 12/31. 
  • Polish Insomniac is giving away Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum! Ends 12/31.
  • Life Sparkles is giving away the SLEEK Palette of your choice!! Ends 1/1.
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
  • The Giveaway Diva is giving away a Michelle Chang Snowflake Necklace in Sterling Silver and White Sapphire! Ends 12/28.
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

December 23, 2011

Christmas Deer


I was trying to think of something a little different for the holiday season. I like the idea of this one but I still suck at painting. I can draw a much nicer version of this deer with a pen or pencil in under 10 seconds, but when it comes to paint, everything changes. Maybe I need to try acrylics? Any tips for free-handing will be much appreciated!

I used Essie Chinchilly for the deer and the base color. American Apparel Butter, Essie Little Brown Dress, NYC 233, & Pure Ice Wild Thing for the rest.

Thanks for reading!
April

December 22, 2011

Wally Says Happy Holidays & My Go To Polish For The Holidays



My dog Wally, says Happy Holidays to all of my lovely readers. He's wearing his adorable Sherlock Holmes style coat just for you! Wally is my first dog and he was rescued from the streets. I had no idea I could love a little creature so much!
Zoya Edyta is my favorite polish for this busy time of the year. I can easily get away with one coat and it's drop dead gorgeous!

Thanks for reading!
April