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. 

Swatch and Review - Delush Polish

Alright guys this is going to be a long post! I was sent 3 polishes from Delush Polish to review for you guys. I already reviewed one of them which can be seen on this post. The other two polishes I have for you today are Lady Sybiling and Forever Young. Just a recap this is Delush's first collection and it is based on the show Downton Abbey.

First I just want to show you the cute packaging the polishes came in! 

(Forever Young, Lord Earl Grey, Lady Sybiling)

Cute right?

Ok first polish up is Lady Sybiling - below is a description from Delush's Facebook page.

Introducing Lady Sybiling (Inspired by Lady Sybil Crawley)

Sybil is the youngest Crawley sibling, (see what I did there ;) she is passionate and strong willed who early on displayed her desire to break free from the social restrictions her status had bestowed upon her, so much so that she eventually fell in love with an Irishman and moved to Ireland! Inspired by the Shamrock, the symbol for Ireland, this gorgeous emerald green base with sparks of multifaceted gold shapes represent her spark. If you look closely, tiny black flecks swim amongst the teal diamonds, this represents her unfortunate and untimely demise :( She is a character I certainly miss!

I have to say that I love this color! It is a gorgeous color! I love the flecks of glitter in it! This was two coats and topped with HK Girl Top Coat. I had no problems applying this polish! The glitter was easy to apply and I did not have to fish around for it or place the glitter. Impressed!

Next I have for you Forever Young again description from Delush Polish's facebook page is below

Introducing "Forever Young" (Inspired by Matthew Crawley)

Matthew was taken from the show unexpectedly but will be forever remembered. He not only stole Mary's heart but he also stole ours with his sincerity and his down to earth nature. Forever Young features a beautiful creamy white base with iridescent shimmer and floating red hearts ♥

This is three coats - no undies. It is pretty but I feel that it is one you would want to wear with undies. I was surprised by the heart glitter so I added it as an accent nail. Not too many came out as I was applying it.

Here is one coat of Forever Young over an existing manicure I had on Ruby White Tips Crazy 88. I think it really showcases Forever Young much better over a dark undie. Again I was able to fish out a heart glitter and did it on the accent nail. I love that the look of Forever Young can easily be changed just by applying a different under color.

Overall - I am very impressed by these polishes. My favorite is still Lord Earl Grey. As many of you have probably read there was an unpleasant odor to some of the polishes - two of mine had it. I did contact Adrianna about it and I am just blown away by the response. Here is what she posted below:

I have a quick public service announcement to make and I'm sure you will be very happy with this decision ;)

After much thought and because I am such a perfectionist, I've decided to take a hit, cost wise and to completely get rid of the old base. Originally I was going to phase it out but that was no longer an option for me. So come tomorrow for the launch EVERY SINGLE customer can be rest assured that the polishes they are buying are with the NEW base. Therefore the old base will not be released to the public. 

I care about my customers and even the smallest thing such as a slightly stronger odor bothers me. I don't want this putting off my customers when the polish's formula, application and creative blend of glitter and pigment have been refined to perfection. Although all the reviews I've received so far have been amazing, I do want to start my business off right with no worries and having my customers be 100% happy with the product they are buying is top priority to me.

So again, Delush Polish will launch TOMORROW at 8pm EST and all polishes will feature the NEW base.

Thank you for reading ♥

Talk about amazing! So no worries if you order from her! She is correcting the issue. This alone shows that she cares about her products and I will definitely be buying from her!

I wanted to close out this post with something else I have not seen done before. With every order you will get a scratch off card that can include a discount, free polishes etc. I love this idea! I did not win this time, but it's all part of the fun!

Last note - Delush Polish is opening shop TONIGHT!!!! Check out the details below! 

Thank you guys so much for sticking around for the whole post! I know it was a long one! 

           *This was sent to me for review - the opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Swatch and Review - Delush Polish

Hey guys!

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I haven't been feeling well because of my wisdom teeth and went into the dentist and am scheduled to have them removed in a little over a week. I also just got done throwing a successful baby shower for my sister in law Mariah. That took a lot of time. I am back and ready to show you some pretties!

Tonight I have for you Delush Polish. This is a new upcoming Indie brand. She opens up shop On 3/14/13. So on Thursday!!! I have a total of three polishes to show you but I will break it up into separate posts. 

 The first collection is based off the show Downton Abbey. I personally have not seen this show! I might just add it to my watch list and check it out.

Here is a description on the polish from Delush Polish 

Introducing Lord Earl Grey (Inspired by Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham)

Robert is often at times a quiet man and prefers to stay out of the lime light unlike some of the other Crawleys, however every so often he reveals himself to be rather passionate. His character inspired this dark rich grey-green polish that goes on like a dream with only two coats!

I have to say that I love this polish! It was almost a one coater! I had very minimal VNL so I added one more thin coat to even it out. The application was very easy and spot on. I am a fan of the color and can see myself wearing it again! Out of the three I have to show you, this is my favorite!!!

Here are some details below, pictures of the entire collection and the cost of the polishes! I will be posting tomorrow on another creation by Delush Polish! 

                                                                                                           *This was sent to me for review - the opinions are my own.