Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Nerd Lacquer: Megaera

*Purchased by Me*

Hi all!  I was able to score one of my top 3 most wanted Nerd Lacquer polishes in the last restock earlier this month.  I was ecstatic!  

Nerd Lacquer Megaera swatch

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dior: Rouge #999

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I can't believe this is Christmas week!  This month has flown by, and kicked my butt in the process.  I haven't been feeling that great over the past few weeks, and that's why my posts haven't been as "normal" as usual.  I've been so tired lately (not sleepy tired, just physically tired), and just haven't had the energy to paint my nails... let alone do much of anything else.  I'm sorry!!

Enough of my energy woos!  Last week, I showed you Rouge Louboutin from Christian Louboutin Beaute.  Today, I want to show you another high-end red polish - Rouge #999 from Dior.

Dior Rouge #999 swatch

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christian Louboutin Beaute: Rouge Louboutin

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  I am sharing swatches of Rouge Louboutin from Christian Louboutin Beaute with you!  Last month, I won a gift card from Sephora, and I'd been eyeing this polish since it was announced.  I just couldn't get past the price point.  Rouge Louboutin retails for $50 a bottle, and that is quite a bit outside my comfort zone for polish prices.  But since I had the gift card, I decided to spoil myself a bit - plus I really wanted to see how the polish compared to others!

Christian Louboutin Beaute Rouge Louboutin swatch

Friday, December 12, 2014

Digital Nails: Real-Life Mad Scientist

* Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  Today, I want to share one of my favorite polishes with all of you! Recently Raph from Digital Nails released a Scientist Puns collection. One of the polishes from this collection is Real-Life Mad Scientist, inspired by Nikola Tesla.

Digital Nails Real-Life Mad Scientist swatch

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Emerald City

*Purchased by Me*

Hi all!  Today, I am sharing a discontinued polish from Lucky 13 Lacquer from this year's Halloween collection - Emerald City.  A few weeks ago, I shared another polish from this collection with you. The collection was based on The Wizard of Oz.

Lucky 13 Lacquer Emerald City swatch

Monday, December 8, 2014

OPI: What's Your Point-settia? and Christmas Gone Plaid (and a surprise!)

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I spent it wrapping Christmas gifts, doing a little more shopping, and decorating our Christmas tree!  I still need to get my Christmas cards addressed... I always wait until the last minute for that!  Today I have 2 polishes from the OPI Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection to share with you - "What's Your Point-settia?" and "Christmas Gone Plaid."

OPI What's Your Point-settia? swatch

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pahlish: Chromatic Candy Crunch

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Happy Friday!  There's only 2 more Fridays until Christmas! Oh no!!  There's only 2 more Fridays until Christmas?!  I have got to get the rest of my shopping done and cards sent out!  I want to share another gorgeous Bespoke polish from Pahlish with you today. Chromatic Candy Crunch was one that I missed when it was first released, but luckily Shannon, Pahlish's creator, brought it back as a pre-order, and I snagged it!

 Pahlish Chromatic Candy Crunch swatch

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gothic Gala Lacquer: Cosmo Spacely

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  Today I've got a discontinued polish from Gothic Gala Lacquer for you - Cosmo Spacely. I'd never tried Gothic Gala polishes before so this is a new to me brand.

Gothic Gala Lacquer Cosmo Spacely swatch

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Ten Friends: 42

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings, and happy Wednesday!  Today, I'm going to let you in on a little secret - the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything... better known as 42!  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is such a fantastic book, and My Ten Friends made a polish named 42.

 My Ten Friends 42 swatch

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Pahlish: The Moon is an Egg

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  Today I've got a beautiful polish to share with you from Pahlish's latest Doctor Who collection.  "The Moon is an Egg" was offered a few weeks ago as a sneak peek of the collection, and I picked it up then.  The full Doctor Who collection launched on Black Friday, and will have another restock on December 12th.

Pahlish The Moon is an Egg swatch

Monday, December 1, 2014

Elevation Polish: Hovd Darkness

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  I hope you got a good chunk of your shopping done this weekend!  I think I've got about half my shopping done, but I need to get wrapping so that I can get them shipped off!  

Today, I've got "Hovd Darkness" from Elevation Polish to share with you.

Elevation Polish Hovd Darkness swatch

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Deals!

Hi guys!  I decided to get another post up today because there are so many great deals going on this weekend!  I had planned to just share them on my Facebook page, but thanks to some new update, I can't share posts to my page from my phone.  Since I had to pull out my laptop, I figured that I'd write a post!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi guys!  I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JINsoon: Azurite

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  I've got a quick post for you today.  I'm getting ready to head out of town for the holiday, so this will be my last post this week.  Today, I'm sharing "Azurite" from JINsoon.  It's another polish that I got for my birthday that's typically out of my polish pricing comfort zone.

JINsoon Azurite swatch

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fall Favorites presented by HPB!

Hi guys! It's time for another monthly link-up from Hobby Polish Bloggers!  This month the theme was Fall Favorites, and I decided to share one of my favorite nail art looks using some of my favorite Fall colors!

zoya ziv zoya stassi zoya tanzy opi my vampire is buff

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Softening the Bad Things

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings, and happy Friday!  I'm excited to share one of my absolute favorite polishes in my entire collection.  It's one of the few that I find myself reaching for time and time again - Softening the Bad Things from Lucky 13 Lacquer.

Lucky 13 Lacquer Softening the Bad Things swatch

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Emily de Molly: Monet's Garden

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings, and happy hump day!  This week seems to be flying by for me, and I have a feeling that it's going to feel like it's moving even faster the closer we get to Christmas!  I really need to get started on my Christmas shopping.  Today, I want to share a breathtaking glitter jelly with you - Monet's Garden by Emily de Molly.

emily de molly monet's garden swatch

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lynnderella: Sweets to the Sweet

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday!  Time completely got away from me over the weekend, and I didn't have anything prepared!  Today, I wanted to share "Sweets to the Sweet"from Lynnderella.

lynnderella sweets to the sweet swatch

Friday, November 14, 2014

Giveaway Reminder

Greetings!  Yesterday the World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, launched so I kinda got sidetracked with that!   I have been playing WoW off and on for awhile now. I tend to quit playing for months and months at a time, and then re-subscribe right before a new expansion.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dollish Polish: Care Bear Stare

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  My husband and I went to see The Book of Mormon tonight.  We loved it; I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! We got home late, so today's post is going to be super quick. I want to share "Care Bear Stare" from Dollish Polish with you!

dollish polish care bear stare swatch

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Bad Witch

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  One of my favorite movies growing up was The Wizard of Oz.  I watched it every time that it was on television.  The polish that I'm sharing with you today, Bad Witch from Lucky 13 Lacquer, is inspired by the Wicked Witch of the West.

lucky 13 lacquer bad witch swatch

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cult Nails I'm Not Gone, Girl I'm Here! collection

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Today, I have the latest collection from Cult Nails to share with you!  The "I'm Not Gone, Girl I'm Here!" collection is made up of 3 polishes - Inescapable, Sublime, and Wanna Be.

cult nails i'm not gone girl i'm here sublime wanna be inescapable

Monday, November 10, 2014

Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics: Hush Hush and Shine Y'all

*Press Sample*

Hi guys! A couple of weeks ago, I posted the press release for the upcoming collaboration between Brooke Anderson and Gabriel Cosmetics.  This is a new to me brand, and I was excited to try them. Today I have two polishes from that collection to show you! 

Brooke Anderson for Gabriel Cosmetics Hush Hush

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dior: Junon

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Fridays make me so happy!  A couple months ago, my best friend got me a gift card from Sephora for my birthday.  Rather than get a ton of Formula X polishes, I spent the gift card on a couple of higher end polishes that I typically don't buy.  One of the polishes that I picked up was Junon from Dior.

 dior junon

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Enchanted Polish: March 2014

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  When Enchanted Polish did the restock for March and April, I was driving to FL for vacation, and completely missed it.  I was so upset, and hoped that I would hate the colors!  When the first glimpses of the polishes started trickling in, I knew I was going to be searching blog sales for March; I had to have it! 

enchanted polish march 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nerd Lacquer: Viper

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  A few weeks ago, Nerd Lacquer did a surprise restock complete with 3 new colors!  Of course, the restock was at like 3AM, so by the time I woke up, two of the new colors were already sold out.  I was able to snag Viper, and I want to share it with you today!

nerd lacquer viper

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Elevation Polish: Con Tanto Affetto, Yeti

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! It's Election Day here in the US!  I won't get into politics here, but I do hope you exercised your right to vote if you are over 18 and live in the US.

Today, I've got a very cool glitter topper from Elevation Polish to share with you today.  

elevation polish con tanto affetto yeti

Monday, November 3, 2014

Zoya Matte Velvet: Posh and Savita ... plus a giveaway!

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  I hope your weekend was better than mine!  Sunday is always laundry day, and this week, I had a ton of clothes to wash.  And of course, my dryer decides to stop working for me... on the first load that I did.  I'm hoping that my husband can figure out what's wrong with it, and get it working!

Today, I'm going to share two of Zoya's Matte Velvet polishes with you.  I loved them so much that I went back and picked up another set so that one of you can try them too!  Be sure to enter at the end of the post!

The Matte Velvet polishes are designed to be worn without a base or topcoat, however you can use a topcoat to get an entirely different look from the polish.  

zoya matte velvet posh

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Jack & Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Happy Halloween!!!  It's the final day of my Halloween Nail Art.  I really hope that you've enjoyed the posts as much as I enjoyed doing them!

For my final post this week, I did Jack & Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  

Halloween nail art Jack & Sally The Nightmare Before Christmas

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Friday the 13th!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Greetings!  Happy Thursday to everyone!  

I have to admit something about my nails today.  I'm the world's biggest chicken, so I avoid horror movies at all costs.  I can scare myself just as easily with my overactive imagination.  I wasn't always such a scaredy-cat; when I was in high school, I absolutely loved the movie, IT.  My sister, my best friend, and I would watch it almost every week to the point we could recite the movie!  But I've never seen any of the Friday the 13th movies.  Just too scary for me!  But perfect for some Halloween nails!

Halloween nail art Friday the 13th

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Frankenstein!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Greetings! We're halfway through Halloween Nail Art week!

Today, I've got a look that is super easy to recreate - Frankenstein nails!

Halloween nail art Frankenstein

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Nail Art: Mummies!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Greetings!  It's Halloween week!  Halloween was one of my favorite times of the year growing up.  I loved getting to dress in costumes and go trick-or-treating!  As an adult, I still enjoy Halloween, but just not to the same extent as a kid.  I don't like being scared/terrified, so most of the Halloween events (like haunted houses) just aren't my thing.  To help get me in the Halloween mood, I'm going to be doing Halloween nail art all this week!  

For the nail art this week, I wanted to do nail art looks that could be easily done by anyone.  My nail art skills are very much beginner, and I usually shy away from doing them because of that.  But practice makes perfect!  I also wanted to show that you don't need lots and lots of polishes to do nail art.  I tried to stick to just a few basic colors for all the looks.  I know not everyone is a nail polish addict!

First up this week is Mummies!

halloween nail art mummies

Saturday, October 25, 2014

HPB October Halloween Mani Link-Up!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Greetings!  I am a member of an amazing group of nail polish bloggers on Facebook called Hobby Polish Bloggers.  It's a place where casual or "as a hobby" nail bloggers could come together with other like-minded bloggers.  HPB is a place to hang out, ask questions, and just have fun! The amount of talent in this group is amazing, and there's bloggers of all sizes in it - from microbloggers to some bigger bloggers that I looked up to as I was getting into nail polish.  This group, and their support, was instrumental in me getting the confidence to start this blog!

The group had been discussing doing monthly collaborations, and what better one to start with than a Halloween nail art?!  I had planned to do a week of nail art for Halloween so this is a great lead-in to it!  

I wanted to find Halloween nail art ideas that weren't too difficult because well, my nail art skills are very much in the beginner category! Today, I went with Sugar Skulls.  They are bright and colorful, yet still a lil bit spooky!

sugar skulls halloween nail art

sugar skulls halloween nail art

sugar skulls halloween nail art

I like this look can be created from polish colors that most people already have, and no nail art tools if you didn't have them.  I used a small art brush and dotting tool, but a toothpick and bobby pin would work too! The polishes that I used were: OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Hey Baby, Sally Hansen Green with Envy, Sally Hansen Sun Kissed, Sally Hansen Violet Voltage, and Zoya Raven.  

Be sure to check out the other fabulous looks from my fellow Hobby Polish Bloggers below!

So what is going to be on your nails next week?  Be sure to check out my blog each day for ideas!

Until next time, 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pahlish: Honeycrisp Candy & Pumpkin Parade (Bespokes)

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Fridays are always a great day, but lately, I've got something else to look forward to besides the start to my weekend.  Yes, I'm talking about the Pahlish restocks.  I'm seriously addicted to these Bespoke polishes.  I almost cried when I didn't get home last Friday night in time to get last week's!  To soothe my grief, I'm going to share 2 Bespokes that I was able to snag a couple of weeks ago - Honeycrisp Candy and Pumpkin Parade.

Pahlish Honeycrisp Candy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Ladies of Peter Pan duo from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer & Sweet Heart Polish

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  My favorite vacation spot is Disney World.  My husband and I have been there many, many different times.  One of my favorite rides is Peter Pan's Flight.  I don't get to ride it nearly as much as I'd like because the wait times are typically insane for it!  My love of this ride was what initially drew me to The Ladies of Peter Pan, the collaboration duo from Sweet Heart Polish and Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer.

the ladies of peter pan duo sweet heart polish blue-eyed girl lacquer

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

butter LONDON: Queen Vic

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Today I'm sharing what has quickly become one of my favorite creme polishes.  A good creme polish isn't hard to find; a lot of companies make good cremes.  But it's much harder to find a great creme.  And sometimes, when all the stars align, you come across a polish that is unlike all the rest.  Perfection in a bottle.  That is how I would describe butter LONDON's Queen Vic.

butter LONDON Queen Vic

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Born Pretty Anniversary Sale!

From October 17th through November 10th, BornPrettyStore.com is celebrating their 4 year anniversary with some great sales for their customers!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Erin Condren Life Planner

*Affiliate Links*

Greetings!  Today, I've got a little different post for you!  I've been patiently waiting for my Erin Condren Life Planner to arrive after ordering it a few weeks ago.  It arrived last weekend, so I've just started using it, and I already love it!  This post is picture heavy to show you all of the great features of this planner.

I've recently decided that I needed to get more organized.   I had been using the calendar on my phone, and spreadsheets to keep track of bills, but well, technology can fail, and spreadsheets are great... when you remember to open them!  I kept putting off getting a "real" planner because I am not that busy.  I don't have kids or tons of social appointments, so it seemed like a waste.  Yet I kept finding myself writing lists, notes, and reminders on sticky notes only to lose them in the depths of my purse.  It was time for a planner!

Here's my baby!  They have so many different covers; I had to get my husband's help picking mine out.  You can add photos to your cover, and it can be personalized with your name.

Erin Condren Life Planner

Friday, October 17, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer: Monster's Tea at Tiffany's

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  It's Friday; it's Friday!  But almost as exciting ... It's Payday; It's Payday!!  Other than a monthly trip to Costco tomorrow, I'm going to splurge (I think) on some Thirty-One bags for my new planner.  Today I want to share with you this beautiful polish from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Monster's Tea at Tiffany's!

blue-eyed girl lacquer monster's tea at tiffany's

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Liquid Sky Lacquer: Robin Williams Tribute Trio

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings! I'm a bit late with this post, so I hope you'll forgive me.  Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week.  For most people, mental illnesses are something that they can sweep under a rug and not have to think about,  However for millions of Americans living with these mental illness, they can't escape their reality, or the stigma and misunderstanding around these illnesses.  I've dealt with depression and mental illness for as long as I can remember.  And I know the feeling of putting on a mask of normality in order to hide my illness.  Sadly, it takes the passing of someone as beloved as Robin Williams to open up discussions about mental health.

Shortly after Robin Williams' passing, Carolyn from Liquid Sky Lacquers created a very special trio of polishes that celebrated his life and work.  Inspired by three of his most loved movies, the sales of these polishes was 100% donated to charity - 50% went to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, and the other 50% went to Families for Depression Awareness.  Her goal was to raise $500 for these organizations.  At last count, she had raised close to $5,000.  I want to share these very special polishes with you today.

liquid sky lacquers robin williams tribute trio

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend: Zhar-Ptica (Firebird)

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Today's post will be super quick.  I'm exhausted from my day, but I still wanted to show you this beautiful polish!  I'd wanted to try Dance Legend polishes for awhile, and I finally bought a couple from Llarowe.  One of these was Zhar-Ptica from the Anna Gorelova collection.

anna gorelova dance legend zhar-ptica firebird

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIFFERENT Dimension: The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me

* Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  I hope you're having a good day Tuesday!  Tuesdays are my long days because I have to go get my allergy shot after work.  It's a hassle, but one well worth it when this time of year rolls around!

Today, I have a polish from the April A Box, Indied from Llarowe - "The Lovers, The Dreamers, And Me" from DIFFERENT Dimension.  I missed out on this box filled with holos when Llarowe released it, so I stalked blog sales until I found this beauty!

 different dimensions the lovers the dreamers and me

Monday, October 13, 2014

Girly Bits: Mint-al Precision


Greetings!  I hope you had a great weekend.  I ended up not getting down to the food festival in my town.  Saturday was just too warm, and Sunday was cold & rainy!  I spend the days doing chores around the house.  At least I got a lot done!

A couple of weeks ago, I won a giveaway from Polished to Precision, and on Friday I received my prize - a bottle of Girly Bits "Mint-al Precision."  It was created by Tiffany for her 1st Blog Anniversary, and it is a stunning color!  I couldn't wait to try it out!

girly bits mint-al precision

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pahlish: October 2013 Duo (Tom Fury & The Dust Witch)

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings! I am so glad it's Friday!  This week has been a hectic one!  I had wanted to go to a local food festival this weekend, but my Erin Condren planner is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow!  I have a feeling that I'm going to spend the weekend decorating it!  I can't wait!!  But before tomorrow, we've got to get through today, and I'm going to show you the October 2013 duo from Pahlish!

pahlish tom fury the dust witch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Lady Varnishes: Bowties Are Cool

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings!  Today, I have another Doctor Who inspired polish for you, "Bowties are Cool" from The Lady Varnishes.  This polish was from the "Bigger on the Inside" collection.  This amazing collection was made up of glitter toppers that were inspired by each of the eleven of the Doctors!  

The Lady Varnishes Bowties are cool

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Head Down South with Brooke Anderson & Gabriel Cosmetics - A New Nail Collaboration for Fall

*Press Release*

Gabriel Cosmetics is headed down South just in time for fall with Brooke Anderson by Gabriel Cosmetics Nail Collection! The collection of SIX “5-Free” Limited Edition shades are a wink and a curtsey to the Entertainment Tonight Host’s Southern Georgia roots infusing beloved Southern expressions from classic films like Gone with the Wind and everyday Southern terminology into a collection fit for a Southern Belle (Don’t we have some of them in LA?)!

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

*Purchased by Me*

Greetings, and happy hump day!  Do you love super heroes?  I do!  Today, I'm sharing one of the polishes from the Avengers Assemble collection from Lucky 13 Lacquer.

lucky 13 lacquer genius billionaire playboy philanthropist