Monday, December 31, 2012

My New Years Eve Nails

Good evening everyone!  I have a quick little post tonight to share my NYE nails.  I wanted something a little different but yet clean for this New Years.  I paired my Revlon Black Lingerie with my Sephora by OPI It's Real 18k Gold for a lovely gold gradient.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

nails inc. Sapphire

Hello everyone! Hope all has been well with you.  Today I have a super pretty glitter bomb named Sapphire and is put out by nails inc.  Sapphire is from their Nail Jewelry series.  My husband picked this one out for me, you can't go wrong with blue and glitter!  Added bonus, my birthstone is Sapphire!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Orly Angel Eyes and Finger Paints Inkblot Blue

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope you have all been well.  Today I have a wonderful set of blue nails to share with you guys.  Earlier this month I was at Sally's doing some secret santa shopping and this one bottle of Orly was calling my name as I attempted to shop.  In the end the Orly won and I purchased it.  Boy am I glad I did because this is by far my favorite blue glitter ever!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Literary Lacquer What Fools These Mortals Be and Sally Girl #812059

Good evening everyone!  Tonight I am going to share another lovely indie brand with you guys, Literary Lacquer.  They were nice enough to take part in my Super Awesome Indie Giveaway, still waiting on the winners, and also sent me a few bottles to try out.  Tonight I am going to share with you guys What Fools These Mortals Be.

Monday, December 17, 2012

December Julep Maven Box

Hello everyone! Sorry this post is running a little late, but here is this months Julep Maven Box.  This month I decide to go with the It Girl box.  The colors were super pretty and I just had to have the sapphire blue one.

Vivien, Ivy, & Harper

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

China Glaze Love Marilyn

Hello everyone!  Today I wanted to share my glittery nails for this weeks 52 week challenge.  This combo would be perfect for one of those holiday parties that require something a little more sophisticated but still fun.  The black base gives a sleek look and the glitter is that pop that everyone needs.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Etsy Shop of the Week: Little Lazies

Good evening everyone!  I am back again tonight to show you guys a super awesome Etsy shop.  Little Lazies is an amazing shop that has just exploded in the past few months.  I wanted to do this feature sooner but I didn't want to ruin someone's Christmas gifts... hehehe!  Little Lazies has some of the cutes clay sculptures ever!  She sold out of her Christmas themed Lazies within minutes of release and I am sure her Valentines ones will also.  She made mention that they will be available next month so I recommend following her Facebook page for up to date stocking levels.

Random Zombie Lazy

Random Cupcake Lazy

Nailgasm Snow Flurious

Good morning everyone! I just had to share one of my new blends this morning from Nailgasm.  I reviewed some of her polish and I loved it, so I had to have some more.  If you remember in my review I didn't care to much for the bottle, it was a bit cumbersome to use.  At the time she was working on getting new bottles and they are absolutely fabulous.  Today's blend is a great wintery blend that is low key enough that you could wear anywhere.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

China Glaze Snow Globe and Julep Gunta

Good evening everyone!  I hope you all have had a wonderful day!  Tonight I an going to share another great winter combo.  The mani tonight is inspired by a dreamy snowy night.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Etsy Shop of the Week: Lacquerhead Polish

Good evening everyone!  I have another great shop to share with you guys this evening and they are also one of the awesome people who donated for the Super Awesome Indie Christmas Giveaway.  Lacquerhead Polish has been in business for a few months now and make some pretty awesome products! Tonight I am going to share with you guys two of their super cute holiday blends.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My First Set of Holiday Nails and Giveaway from Joby

Hello everyone!  Well today is officially the start to the most awesome month of the year!  It's Christmas time and that means tons of holiday inspire manis.  Today I am going to share a set of nails that I did to celebrate this wonderful month.  I love snowmen so I figured that would be the best way to kick off the month.  You know what's even better...... a free set of decals for you too!  First the pics....

To achieve my first set of holiday nails I used my much loved Icing J'adore, Savvy Touch of Glitter, and two decals from my Joby Christmas nail stickers.  I am a huge fan of decals.  They are always super easy to use and are great when you are in a hurry but want that extra oomph.  To apply stickers I use a set of tweezers and gently place on my nail.  Slightly press the sticker on to the nail to position and keep in place.  I then follow up with a clear top coat to smooth things out.  Be sure your polish is dry or you may end up pulling your polish around when placing sticker.

There are sooo many cute stickers!

The sticker had a glitter finish to it that matched perfectly to my Touch of Glitter by Savvy.

Come on, isn't he the cutest?!


Now Joby was nice enough to send me an extra set of stickers and discount code to share with one of my readers.  I think these would be perfect for a great Valentine inspired mani or any other times you wanted to share your love with the world.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment in this post.  I will then pick a number by random and which ever comment that matches to will win.  Easy enough.  Just be sure you are a follower of my blog and this contest is open to my international followers too.  I will run this contest until Dec. 5th.  Good luck ladies!  Also don't forget to enter for this months Super Awesome Indie Christmas Giveaway and be sure to stop by tomorrow to see one of the shops that donated as my Etsy feature.  Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Etsy Shop Of The Week: Daily Lacquer

Good evening everyone!  I have another great shop to share with you guys.  Tonight I am showing you three lovely blends from Daily Lacquer. Daily Lacquer opened up just this month but I must say with the ones I have tried, she has a great future ahead of her.

First up I would like to share Ami from the Lovely Moon Collection.  You all know I have a weakness for blue so when I saw this one I just had to have it.  It does not disappoint.  There are so many unique shapes and colors in a wonderful blue base that I just can't find the words to describe it.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.


Close up of Ami

I truly love this color!

I went with three coats for this finish.

Now Maggy at Daily Lacquer was also super kind and sent me two mini bottles of her upcoming Christmas polish inspired by Elf.  Two totally different blends and both equally awesome.  First I am going to show you Buddy.  Buddy is a green base filled with many different size and shapes of gold glitter.  The two colors work beautifully together and only took two coats to get full coverage.


Close up of Buddy

Again, only two coats!

I love how the green also gives the glitter a yellow look.

Last up is Maple Syrup.  This one is a glitter topper that has endless possibilities.  It is a clear base filled with different shades of brown glitter and in various sizes.  I decided to pair this one with Zoya Ginessa to give a tasty and wintery feel.

Maple Syrup

Close up of Maple Syrup

Just one coat for amazing glitter coverage.

So what do you guys think? Looks like another awesome shop to me with a very promising future.  Be sure to check out Daily Lacquer on Etsy and follow her on Facebook for up to date info and release info for the Elf collection.  Be sure to keep an eye out here for an amazing giveaway that starts later this week and maybe you to will take home some Elf inspired polish.  Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you guys real soon.

Some of the polishes in this post were sent to me for review purposes but do not influence my post.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

butter London and Julep American the Beautiful

Good evening everyone!  I wanted to share my patriotic mani with you guys this evening.  Between elections and veterans day I wanted to show my pride in our wonderful country.  I used butter London Pillar Box Red and Julep America the Beautiful and the combination is perfect.

I used butter London as my base color. Application was smooth and got full coverage in two coats.  The red is super bright cream red but a little to red for me.  It really needs a top coat to tone down the color.

Pillar Box Red

Macro of Pillar Box Red

America the Beautiful is a rich red glitter with a splash of silver and blue glitter and then topped off with silver stars.  This one was in my July maven box but showed up after the fourth, so I had yet to wear it.  I only needed one coat to get full, even coverage.  The colors are absolutely beautiful and the stars add a fun element to the polish. 

America the Beautiful

Macro of America

I hope you enjoyed the patriotic mani.  If you are interested in being a Julep Maven just click on the icon in the upper right hand portion of my page and they will walk you through the process.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you guys again real soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

China Glaze Polarized

Good afternoon!  Hope you guys are doing great!  Today I have China Glaze Polarized from the Prismatic collection to share with you guys.  I pick this one up a few months ago off the amazing Sally's clearance rack for less than $2.  This one is pretty much a glitter bomb so I would recommend using the Elmer's glue base coat method.

Polarized is a heavy silver glitter base with multi colored glitter scattered about.  Application was great and I used just two coats.  The color itself was actually kinda plain so I added some nail glitter I picked up from Berry's Creations.  The added glitter gave it some extra sparkle that made me want to go roller skating for some odd reason.


Macro of Polarized

So there you go.  Be sure to keep an eye out at the clearance bins, you never know what you will find.  Hope you all have a great evening and I'll see you next time.