Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jessica Iridescent Eye, Chanel Peridot Dupe

Today I have one of the several Chanel Peridot dupes.  This is Jessica Iridescent Eye.  I've actually owned this for about two months and I have no idea why I haven't tried it yet!  It's lovely!  I used two coats and topped with Seche Vite.  The other dupes that I know of for this are OPI from the new Spiderman Collection Just Spotted the Lizard and Gap (yes apparently The Gap has nail polish!) in Gold Rush.  I absolutely love when I can find a dupe of a high end nail polish.  I have yet to own a Chanel but I do have several other polishes that are dupes of high end ones!  

You can really see the color shift in my pinkie in the above photo.

Do you have any of the above polishes?  I love this one!  I actually have an extra bottle that I will hopefully be included when I reach 100 subscribers on the blog here.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

GIVEAWAY to Celebrate 100 Facebook "Likes"

I just wanted to thank all of you that follow my blog and/or are a fan of my Facebook page.  I am still pretty new to this whole blogging thing but I really love it so far.  Thank you for taking the time out to look at a post or even to like my status.  I wanted to do a giveaway to celebrate 100 likes.  Also, I will be doing another giveaway once my blog reaches 100 followers so hopefully that happens one of these days.

A little note, this is open to the US only.  Unfortunately, shipping costs internationally are more and I can't swing that at this time.  I hope to in the future be able to do international.  I need to find out more about the shipping rules for polish in that regard.

The giveaway will end next week Friday.

Onto the giveaway

Good luck!!!

NOTD: Another Accent Nail Mani

Hi all!  Today I have another NOTD for you with an accent nail.  This is Color Club Age of Aquarius with China Glaze Optical Illusion from the Prismatic Collection.  I love how bright this color is.  It is perfect for summer and I think it's going on my toes when I do my next pedi.

Thanks for looking!  


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Heads Up!! Giveaway Alert!!!!

Just wanted to do a quick post about an amazing giveaway that Glam Polish is doing.  She is giving away 6 of the 12 polishes from the soon to be released On Safari Collection.  Go check out her blog and be sure to enter the giveaway.

Click on link to go to her giveaway  Glam Polish Giveaway

Sunday, May 20, 2012

AMAZING!!! Fantasy Fire! Picture heavy!!!

So, I happen to be lucky enough to win Max Factor Fantasy Fire in a giveaway from Set in Lacquer. Check out her's wonderful!! For those of you that don't know, this polish isn't available in stores in the US.  I know its pretty available in the UK but I'm not sure if it is available elsewhere. This particular polish has been compared to Clarins 230, aka Unicorn Pee.  It is definitely not a dupe but has similar properties.  There are blogs out there that have done comparison.  If you're interested, just fire Google up!  

Showcasing this polish requires a lot of pictures in my opinion.  Also, this is more of layering polish.  I've seen lots of pictures of this and people tend to layer it over black and rich blues/purples.  I decided when looking through my collection to layer it over Essie's No More Film.  If you like somewhat darker colors, you need this polish in your life!  It's a blurple and it is easily a one coater!!  

Also, I have a swap in progress in which I will get getting a few more bottles of Fantasy Fire.  When I hit 100 subscribers, I'm hoping to do a giveaway that a bottle of this will be included.  

So, should we get onto the pictures?  

These first pictures are indoors.  You can see how it flashes red.

Outdoor bottle shot!  How gorgeous is that!

Wowza!!!  Isn't this amazing!!!  I can't stop staring at my nails!

Here is a thumb shot facing away from the sun.  You can see how if flashes green.

And here is a thumb shot facing the sun where if flashes red. 

If you can get your hands on this polish, get it!!!  It is amazing!!

Enjoy your Sunday!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Favorite Green

I haven't been posting as much as I would like lately.  Life just continues to be super busy but hopefully I will get posting a little more.  Today I have for you Essie Mojito Madness from Essie's summer 2012 collection.  I have been on a huge blue and green kick lately.  I absolutely love this color!!!  I don't even know how to describe it.  It's kind of a cross between a grass green with maybe a little bit of lime to it. The formula on this was amazing and this is two coats.

Have a lovely day!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Orly Androgynie

Today I have for you Orly Androgynie.  This polish was originally a limited edition polish but Orly now has it as part of their permanent line.  I first put down a coat of Wet N Wild Black Creme, which by the way is an awesome black polish!  Androgynie is a black jelly with glitters but I didn't feel like messing with putting on several layers. Without further adieu....

Thanks for looking! 


Versatile Blogger Award

All I can say is...WOW!  I am shocked at being nominated for this award.  I am very new to blogging but I absolutely love it.  I was nominated by Mega Nailatude.  Thank you so much for the nomination!!  I truly am flabbergasted and appreciate it so much!  So I had to look up what this means or what I do next and here it is....

1.  Nominate 12 fellow bloggers that are relatively new to blogging.
2.  Let them know you have nominated them.
3.  Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4.  Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you by linking their blog.
5.  Add the Versatile Blogger Aware picture to your post.

The 12 bloggers that I nominate no particular order.....

So now for the 7 random facts about myself!
1. I have two boys, a 4 year old and a 5 month old.
2.  I have two full-time and one part-time on weekends.
3.  I love to play poker.
4.  I hope to be a nurse some day...goal is to go to school fall 2013.
5.  I have been married almost 10 years and have been with my husband since I was 15..(I am 31 now).
6.  I love to cook.
7.  I strive to always be positive and try to find the positive in all situations.  

Again, I am honored to be nominated for this award.  It isn't always easy for me to find time to blog between two jobs, two kids, etc. but I really love doing it.  That is all for now!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Hello there! When Walgreens had the recent sale on Sinful Colors I picked up several. A handful of them were neons. One thing that I learned....neons are a PITA to photograph! This actually photographed better with my iphone. This is Sinful Colors Dream On. I did put down some white "undies" as a base and then three coats of Dream On. This dries matte as neons do but I added Seche Vite as a top coat. If you read my last post I had given NYC Grand Central Sation a try as a top coat. Now I did bartend the next day but I noticed chipping before I even had my hands in water. Maybe I'll try it again during the week when I'm not bartending just to see, but so far I prefer my Seche Vite.

Enough rambling on, here are the pics of Dream On. It is still brighter in person but this is close. I do recommend this shade especially for the summer!

This color is so much better in person.  I recommend it!

Until next time, 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Butter London Slapper with Glitter Gradient

Hello again!!  I had picked up this Butter London polish recently and it's kind of been staring me in the face.  I finally decided to put it on today.  I then topped it with some glitter in a gradient type of fashion.

This is Butter London Slapper.  I then added Wet n Wild Coloricon Cost is no issue as a gradient.  I am trying out a new top coat.  I am usually a Seche Vite kind of girl but another blogger, who I cannot remember at the moment, had said she really liked NYC Grand Central Station.  I don't know that this is really meant to be a top coat, but I am giving it a shot.  It does dry fairly quick which is one of the characteristics I like about Seche Vite.  Onto the pictures!!!

Butter London Slapper.  Loved the application of this!

Topped with Wet N Wild Cost is No Issue

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Quick NOTD Featuring Claire's Candy Shop

Hello there! I've been crazy busy lately so it's been hard for me to blog.  Today I have for you Claire's Candy Shop.  This is supposed to be a dupe to Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop.  I decided (for some reason) to layer this over China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic.  I got to be honest, I don't love this combo.  I will try Candy Shop again by itself when I don't have this darn bruise underneath my middle finger.  I have many polishes that are on the more sheer side or jelly-like consistency that I really have been itching to wear but that bruise deters me.  Anyway, here are a couple of pictures.

This is without flash and the picture below is with flash.  

Have a good weekend everyone!  


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NOTD: Essie Go Overboard with Essie Pure Pearlfection

Happy hump day!
So I got a bunch of polishes out last night wanting to do some swatching but I could not for the life of me get the colors to be accurate due to my lighting.  Unfortunately, when I have time it is almost always when I no longer have natural light available.  So I ended up deciding to build a light box.  I still need to get some lights that are more portable but I am impressed with how it helps.  I did a mani with Essie Go Overboard which is a polish I recently received in a swap.  I then topped it with Essie Pure Pearlfection.  I need to pull this one out more.  I really love what it does when layered.

Here is Essie Go Overboard by itself.

Topped with Pure Pearlfection...I love this!!!

Thanks for stopping by!