Monday, January 27, 2014

The Nail Junkie Cupcake over 27 Polish Pinkie Promise

*Nothing To Disclose*

Hello and Happy Monday! Today I have the second part to my swatch of Pinkie Promise which you can see here. I thought the perfect topper to Pinkie Promise would be The Nail Junkie Cupcake. This polish was released last year for Valentines Day and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.

I've loved The Nail Junkie since she first released her line. You can see my previous posts of Fish, Flamingo, Candy Corn and Watermelon. Every single one is so unique and different, everything I love in an indie.

Cupcake is full of round pink and red glitters and holo in the base. I love love love it. One thing with all of my Nail Junkie polishes is I store them upside down to ensure glitter dispersal.

For this I used one and a half dabbed coat of Cupcake over Pinkie Promise. I didn't do any moving of the glitters so what you see is what came off the brush. Topped with Seche Vite.

What do you think of this combo? I loved it and wore it for 3 days, which for me is a long time;) You can find The Nail Junkie polishes here, and what is so great is she is now offering to make your own polish, with your own custom label.

Don't forget my giveaway is going on and ends on Friday! You can enter here. Also, make sure to follow me on Facebook because I hit over 1,000 likes I'm getting a large package together for a giveaway there as well!

Do you own any Nail Junkie polishes? Which is your favorite?

Until Next Time!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Twenty Seven Polish (27) Pinkie Promise

*Nothing to Discolse*

Hello and Happy Sunday Friends! This weekend was well spent, lots of time with family, got swatching done, and finished one of my knitting projects. Swatching and knitting have been my two outlets for anxiety and give me so much relief. It's nice to have something to turn to when I'm feeling worked up and down in the dumps. But enough of that, today I'm bringing you a swatch of Twenty Seven Polish, Pinkie Promise.

I first discovered Twenty Seven Polish from who better than my friend Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner. Kimber's blog is so inspirational and a lot of times my wallet has hated me because of her gorgeous swatches. I've been lucky enough to become friends with her, she is just as sweet as can be. This polish is gorgeous, so let's get right into it!

Pinkie Promise is a soft baby pink polish with a bit of a frost to it. What I love about this is in different areas of the light it had a different shift of pink. Something you usually find with frost polishes is they have a lot of streaking, this was very minimal and Seche Vite seemed to even it out.

For this swatch I used 3 sheer coats to get full coverage. The formula was incredible, no glooping, completely smooth. Another thing I really love is the brush. It was stiff but still flexible enough for me to get a good line with minimal clean up. Of course, topped with Seche Vite.

I'm always a huge sucker for anything pink, so this polish was right up my alley. With Valentines Day around the corner this is a perfect polish to have in your stash. You can find Twenty Seven Polish on etsy or on Facebook.

What do you think of Pinkie Promise? What are your favorite shades of polish?

Don't forget my giveaway is ending in a few days and you can enter here to have a chance to win an entire Color Club Halo Hues collection.

Tomorrow I'll be back with a post with something I layered over Pinkie Promise so make sure to hit the follow button to stay tuned for that!

Until Next Time!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Purple Holographic Butterfly BornPrettyStore WaterDecal

Hello my loves and Happy Friday!! TGIF! Do you have any weekend plans? This weekend I'll be spending lots of time with the family and of course, swatching! I've just hit 800 friends on my facebook, I'll be doing something special there so make sure your a friend there as well as follow here because my giveaway is still going until January 31st!

Today's manicure consists of a little bit of sponging, holo topcoat and water decals I received from BornPrettyStore, I can't wait to show you so let's jump right in!

I love the way this turned out, in real life it is even more beautiful. I used Sation Tardy Tart and sponged a little Sinful Colors Candy Coated.

After the sponging I used two coats of Northern Lights Holo Topcoat on top and used the Butterfly Water Decals, which are actually no longer available on the site, as I've just found out:( and then topped with Seche Vite

The sponging didn't come out exactly as I had hoped, but I still think it made the perfect base for this mani.

What do you think of this? I think it's simple yet beautiful. You can use my code BUL91 to receive 10% off of your order!

Until Next Time!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Zoya Satin Collection Swatch & Review

*Press Sample*

Hello my beauties! Today I have for you Zoya's Fall Satin Collection. What a beautiful collection this is, I mean seriously, I almost died doing every one of these swatches. Well enough chit chat, your here for the swatches right;)

First up we have Giovanna. This is described as "a stunning emerald green metallic" spot on Zoya, spot on. This color is so beautiful in person, when the light hits it, Holy Hell.

This is two EASY smooth coats of Giovanna with a coat of Seche Vite. I love that these were not streaky and so easy to apply.

Next up, we have Neve. This is described as "a metallic sapphire blue". Gorgeous, just simply gorgeous.

This color was so full of life, pictures can't capture how truly beautiful it is. Two easy coats, topped with Seche Vite.

Next up we have Claudine. Best described as "a striking dark meteorite metallic grey" this one looks more slate grey to me on the nail, but none the less BEAUTIFUL.

This was 2 easy coats, topped with Seche Vite. I love that this color is so universal! It would be great for nail art *wink wink*

Next we have Mason, described as "an exciting red violet or "Fandango Pink" metallic." HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. This had to have been my favorite of the collection, I couldn't believe the shift this color had. I was so amazed at the color pay off, UGH I DIE.

This was two easy coats of Mason, followed with Seche Vite, AGAIN, look at this color!!!

Next we have Channing, described as "a rusty red or coppery red metallic" I'de say this leaned more on the copper side especially at different angles, this was my second favorite in the collection, pure perfection.

This is two easy flawless coats of Channing followed with Seche Vite. SO GORGEOUSSSS!

Next I will show you Maria-Luisa, described as "a gold cellophane accent topper. This is so beautiful, beware for picture over load.

Giovanna with one coat of Maria-Luisa followed by Seche Vite

Neve topped with one coat of Maria-Luisa followed by Seche Vite

Claudine topped with Maria-Luisa followed by Seche Vite

Mason topped with one coat of Maria-Luisa followed by Seche Vite

Channing topped with one coat of Maria-Luisa followed by Seche Vite

Overall, this collection really did blow me out of the water, the formula, the colors, everything about it was pure perfection for me. Zoya fairies, you've done it again. Another beautiful collection.

What were your favorites from this collection? I can honestly say that I loved them all but Mason and Channing stole my heart.

You can find this collection on Zoya for $9 each.

I hope you loved this one as much as I did! Don't forget to enter my giveaway here! There are two winners to win the entire Color Club Halo Collection!

Until Next Time!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nicole By OPI- I Lilac Gumdrops

Hello and Happy Afternoon my beautiful friends! Today has been a long and stressful day, I took my oldest to his first day of preschool and I have to say, It was so bittersweet watching him walk with his classmates into his room while I was shedding plenty of tears. How was your weekend and MLK Day? I hope it was a great one!

Today I have for you Nicole By OPI- I Lilac Gumdrops, part of Nicole by OPI's textured collection. I've been in one of those moods where I want everything textured, especially if it has glitter particles in it!

I Lilac Gumdrops is just what it says, a gorgeous matte lilac texture with smaller lilac glitters hidden inside of it. I was really surprised by the formula of these as well. Very smooth and didn't goop like some of my other texture polishes. Another thing I really love if this is FULL texture, you know, the ones that say they are textured and have a few sand like particles. THANK YOU NICOLE BY OPI! I am loving this and can't wait to try out the others that I picked up from this collection.

This is two easy smooth coats with no topcoat. With these I do double up on the base coat just for easier removal. The best way I have found to remove texture polishes is to soak a cotton pad, hold it on the nail for about 10 seconds and swipe it down in one swipe. If you go back and forth there will be glitter madness everywhere!

Do you own any of the Gumdrop collection? Which is your favorite?

If you haven't already don't forget to enter my giveaway here! It ends January 31st and there are two winners to win an entire Color Club Holo Collection!

Until Next Time!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Crown Me in the Bump of the Night

Good Morning my loves and Happy Monday! Today I have for you a wee bit of nail art I did. I was really intrigued by China Glaze texture polishes as I had never tried one before so I took a shot and here I have created something that I LOVED wearing!

For this I used OPI- Crown Me Already, which just so happens to be my favorite OPI polish in the entire world. The assortment of glitters, it's so sparkly and I love that you can build it to be opaque! I used Crown Me Already on my pointer and pink finger, two coats topped with Seche Vite. Then for my middle and ring finger I used China Glaze Texture- Bump in the Night, and used studs from bornprettystore.

What do you think? I loved rocking this look, and the China Glaze textures are so nice and subtle.

You can purchase the studs from bornprettystore along with many other nail related items! BONUS! They ship worldwide and ALWAYS have free shipping. You can use my code BUL91 to receive 10% off of your order as well!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway here! There will be two winners ending January 31st!

Until Next Time!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Polished By KPT Dream Lover

Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday my friends! How was everyone's weekend? Mine went extremely well, spent lots of quality time with my family and swatched loads of beautiful things for the blog! One of them being today's post. Are you ready to see Dream Lover?

How gorgeous is this polish? I was gifted this beauty by my great friend Gabbie. She knew I had been wanting this for quit sometime but everytime there was a restock it was gone almost immediately! Thank you Gabbie, I am in love.

This is two coats of Dream Lover over two coats of Sinful Colors- Snow Me White, topped with Seche Vite. The combination of the pastel glitters in this is so perfect. The stars, hearts, and smaller glitters. I can't say it enough how gorgeous this is.

Do you own any Polished by KPT? Which do you have, any other must haves? You can find Polished by KPT on her big cartel shop here as well as at Harlow & Co here

This was a great gift and I couldn't be happier! Don't forget to enter my giveaway it ends January 31st and there will be two winners!!

Until Next Time!

Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year, New me, Giving Back to YOU.

(Nothing to Disclose)

Hello my wonderful friends! I hope this week has treated you well. I know that this week, great things have gone my way. In the spirit of me having a great week, and because we hit 150 friends on facebook, I'm giving back to you. I have been in this community for close to two years now, and in the two years I have met so many amazing people, some whom have become amazing friends and I couldn't thank any of you enough. My initial reason for starting this blog was just to share something I love, but it has become so much more. I feel like I have become family to many of you, and with my break, many of you have stuck with me and even encouraged me to keep going. For that, this is for all of you.

TWO lucky winners will each receive the entire 2013 Color Club Halo Hues collection. I've had these for almost a year now intentionally to give away, and with everything finally looking up, today is the day!


Miss Bliss

Eternal Beauty

Cosmic Fate


Over The Moon

Each of these swatches are two coats over one coat of Nfu-Oh Aqua Base.

Giveaway Rules!
You MUST be a follower via GFC
You can get extra entries by liking my facebook, following me on instagram and twitter as well as leaving me a comment telling me your favorite color of the collection.
The giveaway will run until January 31st and I will announce the winner in a post the following day.
Please enter in the rafflecoppter below
Most of all, have fun and share the joy with others!

Once again, I'de like to take the time to say THANK YOU to every single one of you and I'm excited to show you what I have to bring you this year. What are you excited for this year?

Until Next Time!

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Zoya Cashmere Collection & Swatches

(Press Sample)
Good Morning my loves and Happy New Year! This last year was full of a lot of heartbreak, health and personal issues and I'm hoping that 2014 will be better than the last. I apologize for my really long absence, due to everything blogging was at the back of my mind. One of my new years resolutions is to stay active here and interact with everyone I have truly missed in this community! With that being said, today I bring you the Zoya Cashmere Collection!

First off, we have Livingston. This one is described as a "lush autumn red", To me this is a bright cherry color and is absolutely beautiful!

Livinston really complimented my skintone. I loved wearing this. This is three coats for opaque coverage. I will say that this collection disappointed me a little as far as formula. Not as creamy as some of the other polishes in previous collectios.

I topped everything off with Seche Vite for extra shine. Stunning!

Next up, we have Pepper. This one is described as a "brick red cream", I think they hit the nail on this description. With all of the polishes in my collection I can say that I don't own anything like Pepper.

I really loved this. It came out a little darker on the nail than in the bottle but it was still gorgeous. Three coats topped with Seche Vite.

Next color we have is Sailor. This is described as a "classic dark navy cream" they nailed it with the description.

I can't get over how beautiful this one is. The formula on this one was the best of all the others in the collection, this also came out a slight bit darker on the nail than the others but still beautiful, definitely an all year color! I can see lots of nail art being done with this one.

This is two coats followed by Seche Vite topcoat. I still can't get over this color!

Next, we have Hunter. This one is described as a "dark sea green cream", now I think of this as the name, a hunter green. Perfect for camo manicures *hint hint* ;)

This color had some issues with my skintone. It made my skin look very red, which usually most greens I don't have many problems with. I still LOVE this color and can't wait for upcoming manis.

This is three coats followed by Seche Vite. I mean really, isn't it GORGEOUS?!

Next up, we have Louise. This is described as a "rich chocolate brown cream." Once again, perfect description. It looks so good I could eat it!

I can see myself wearing this all year long, it's such a great palette cleanser and such a gorgeous color.

Louise is three coats with Seche Vite on top.

Lastly, we have Flynn. This is described as a "lush camel brown nude", again, they did great with their descriptions. I love these kind of nudes, they are so great, and between the bright colors and glitters for the holidays, it's perfect.

This was three easy coats, topped with my favorite, Seche Vite.

I hope you enjoyed this collection. I wish all of you a great and Happy New Year! Do you have any resolutions this year? I'de love to hear them!

Until Next Time!

(Press Sample)