Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Julep Maven - May

This is the Julep boxes for May. Anyone getting their box? 

I am normally a BoHo Glam which would include the lipsticks, Millie (Indigo creme) and Alice (Lilac Shimmer). I debated back and forth because I really enjoy the polish colors, I feel they are spot on. I just don't wear lipstick/gloss. I think that it looks terrible on me and I don't go out enough to wear it anyways. So I skipped.

Honestly all the polish colors look great this month! Just the lip colors turned me away from taking my box.

Are you a Julep Maven yet? If not and you are interested click on my Julep Maven tab up at the top of this blog. It will give you all the details you need to know.  

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ruby White Tips - Crazy 88

I feel like such a bad blogger lately. I am sorry guys! I have even been slacking on painting my nails *Gasp* I am trying to get back in the swing of things. 

Here is a gorgeous polish from Ruby White Tips. This beauty is called Crazy 88. It is a stunning duo chrome polish. I layered this over black. I got so many compliments when I rocked this polish.

I love how it shifts from blue and purple and even a hint of green. It was so hard to capture the gorgeous properties of this polish. 

You can pick this up at RWT's Etsy Shop HERE. This full size bottle retails for $8.50. 

OH I almost forgot!!!

Below I have the winners of the Ruby White Tips giveaway I just hosted. Check below to see if you are one of the lucky gals to have possibly won this polish!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LynBDesigns Springtime Duo

Hey everyone! Tonight I have for you the two polishes from LynBDesigns Springtime Duo. I received these polishes to review. They are a perfect way to start off spring (even with all the snow everyone seems to be getting) 

Let's get right to the pictures. The first picture is labeled with how I did each nail. It will be the same for each photo on this post.

Pinkie finger is 2 coats of Julep Carrie and 1 coat of LynBDesign's Eggs in a Basket. 
Ring finger is 2 coats Sinful Colors Mint Apple and 1 coat of LynBDesign's Flutter Byes.
Middle finger is 2 coats of Eggs in a Basket - no undies.
Pointer finger is 2 coats of Flutter Byes - no undies.

I got so many compliments wearing these polishes. I love them! The application was amazing. I did not have to fish around for glitters they came out on their own and applied very nicely. I think you can get away doing multiple coats with no undies if you wanted. I personally like these polishes over an undie. I think it really makes them pop. Next time I will put 2 coats of Eggs in a Basket over 1 coat of Julep Carrie. I am really pleased with this duo and it does scream spring doesn't it? 

You can find these polishes as well as many other creations she has on her etsy shop here
Also make sure to follow her on Facebook because she does have sales from time to time that you won't want to miss out on LynBDesign's Facebook Page.

Lastly she is currently running a sale until 4/14/13.

 Now through Sunday use the code THANKYOU to get 40% off your entire order.

For the Month of April use the code FREESHIP40 to get free shipping on any orders 40 dollars and over. This code is only valid for domestic orders. 

*These products were sent to me for my honest review. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

China Glaze and Chevron

Hey everyone!

I just want to apologize for my absence since I posted the giveaway. A few things have happened. Let's start with the good.

My adorable niece was born on March 24th. Healthy baby girl. 

Now on to the not so good. My sister in law (baby's mother) went in on Saturday because of difficulty breathing, come to find out she has a few blood clots and pneumonia in her left lung. So she has been in the hospital since Saturday afternoon. Yesterday she found out there are 2 babies on the floor being treated for a bad respiratory infection and was advised to not bring my niece in. So on top of all this going on she cannot see her baby daughter until she is released hopefully tomorrow. We are all praying tomorrow. So I have been spending a lot of time at the hospital with Mariah while her boyfriend is taking care of the baby and things at home. I hope to be back in a regular posting schedule soon!

Now on to nails - about a month ago I won a big pack of nail decals from Make it Stick Designs  on their Facebook page. I finally got around to trying some out last week. I have to tell you, I am in love! It was extremely easy to do and I love the outcome. I cannot tell you how many compliments I got on my nails when I did just the Chevron accent nail. 

The nail polish I used was China Glaze Sea Spray. I ended up picking this polish up fairly recent as well. It was on clearance at Sally Beauty because I guess China Glaze is discontinuing the color. I didn't realize how gorgeous of a color it is and I am kicking myself for not picking up a back up bottle. 

Here are the pictures:

I just love the combo and everything about it. Next time I think I will do a skittle manicure with the Chevron design as well. I forgot to do it before removing the polish so next time for sure.

Until next time!

PS Don't forget about the giveaway I am hosting, you can win 2 polishes from Ruby White Tips! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

350 Facebook Followers Giveaway!!!

We made it to 350 Facebook followers! I am truly blown away!!! I hope I can continue to grow as time goes on. Let's celebrate with a giveaway!!!

Here are the prizes:

Laura from Ruby White Tips has donated all of these polishes for this giveaway! How awesome is that?

There will be 2 winners each getting 2 polishes each.

1st prize will be - Man Eater, and The Polish with No Name, Only a Number (Number 20)

2nd prize will be - Double Duo Sample???, and Crazy 88
* I just want to note the Double Duo Sample will not be made again so in a way it is Limited Edition!

  • Giveaway begins today and ends at 11:59PM EST on April 22nd, 2013. 
  • Giveaway is sponsored by Ruby White Tips & hosted by Polish Insomnia 
  • Must complete all of the mandatory entries, if you fail to complete the mandatory entries you will be disqualified.
  • Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission.
  • Winner will be notified by email & will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received another winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway is open to United States and Canada - Sorry International Ladies!
  • I am not responsible for any loss or damages that may occur while in transit.  

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Orly and Color Club Stamping Manicure

This is going to be a quick post. I am tired and I have to go in early to get all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed *not looking forward to it* So I might be MIA next week depending on how I am healing up. I have a very low pain tolerance unfortunately.

 It's been awhile since I have done a stamping manicure, so Daniel suggested that I do stamping. I am glad he suggested it! I was a little rusty but it worked out in the end.

I used:

Orly - Wild Wisteria 
Color Club - Harp on It
Mash - Plate M43
HK Girl Top coat

This is my first Color Club Halo and I am blown away how vibrant it comes through on stamping. It make's me want to get all of the Color Club Halo Hues. I am very pleased! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
 Oh also I am so very close to 350 likes on my Facebook page - if you currently do not like the page I would urge you to do so or even share my page. I am talking like 12 people away and I will be releasing an awesome giveaway! So keep your eyes open for that! 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Zoya - Julie and Aurora

I am on a blogging roll tonight! These are oldies but goodies. This was before I had to chop my nails down a month ago. I received Zoya Aurora for Christmas from my wonderful husband along with Storm and Blaze. Zoya Julie was my last purchase before I started my no buy on January 1st. If I haven't mentioned it I did make it to the end! I really haven't purchased much polish since then either - I must be sick!

Let's get to the pictures!

Zoya Julie is from the Zoya 2013 Lovely Spring Collection. I really avoided pastels before this. I decided on a whim I needed this and I was right. Julie is started my love affair with pastels. This is 2 thin coats, then topped with HK Girl Top Coat. There is minimal VNL but one more coat could have taken care of that. I actually didn't notice it until I looked through the pictures. 

This is one of my favorite polishes! Here is Zoya Aurora. This comes from the Zoya Ornate Collection. I know this has been swatched so many times, but honestly it deserves all the attention it gets. This was 2 coats of polish topped with HK Girl Top Coat. I am sorry the second picture is blurry but it was the only way I could capture the halo properties of this polish. This is one of those polishes when I am unsure what to put on, I always seem to grab it.

If you don't have either of these polishes and you like purple. I would highly recommend them! 

Oh I forgot to mention, I added Social Media buttons on my sidebar towards the top. You can now easily click on the button and it will direct you to each social media page I have.