Sunday, November 27, 2011

Color Club- Beyond the Mistletoe Preview

Color Club introduces its brightest, shiniest colors yet! Beyond The Mistletoe features six SPARKLING shades that are sure to DAZZLE. Show them off at your holiday party or give as a gift.

These are out now, I dont have any of these polishes yet, but I do plan on snatching them up. If you want to see some beautiful pictures of these in the mean time, oyu need to check out I Drink Nail Polish. Her Pictures are more than pictures, they are art! Here is a link to her site!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer- Envy

Hi guys, today we are putting up our tree! I'm very excited because this is the first year our son can really jump in and be a part of it all! We will put on some music, get out the decorations and have some snacks. Then when were done, probably watch a Christmas movie! I love this time of year! Whatever holiday you celebrate, family and the traditions you have make it all more special. I just hope I can make it as special for my son as my mom did for me!
Anyways today's polish is just gorgeous! I knew it was pretty in the bottle but I wasn't sure how sheer it would be. It almost covered in one coat! I did a second for extra measure, and I love it. It is such a rich teal.The one issue I have with this, is the bottle, I don't know why they changed it? Its not the shape or the brush, but the top, its stubby and fat and round and really hard to hold when applying the polish. Nonethe less, I wont let this deter me, the color is too darn pretty!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Orly- Lucky Duck

Hello! I hope you guys had a nice Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful time, we had dinner with my husbands family early then went about 2 miles down the road to my family's for some pie and coffee. The only thing that I would have changed was to take away my sons cold. He woke up feeling stuffy and sick and just wasn't himself all day. Poor little guy! But we all got to be together and had a great time.
Today to ump back into posting, I have for you another Orly Birds of a Feather polish, Lucky Duck. This is a bright jade green creme. It went on nice, covered in 2 coats and was super shiny. It flowed onto the nail with no problem, and drying time was good. In the pictures below I also used a topcoat.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fashion Polish: one million pagesviews + blogaversary : one month ...

Ok guys, another awesome giveaway! This one if from Fashion Polish, and its all Frankens! One of a kind creations you will not get anywhere else! Here is a link to the site where you can enter:-)

Fashion Polish: one million pagesviews + blogaversary : one month ...: I'm sure you all know how much I love frankening. Well, since I used to have A LOT of comments, questions and requests about my Franken Frid...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Imperfectly Painted: Happy Holidays Giveaway!

Hi, I am posting the information with a link to Imperfectly Painted. She is doing this awesome giveaway with 2 prizes and winners!

Imperfectly Painted: Happy Holidays Giveaway!

Happy Holidays Giveaway!

It's time for a holiday giveaway! I know it may seem early for a holiday giveaway, but since my prizes are holiday themed I figured you'd want to enjoy them before and during the holidays.

Here we go! I have 2 prizes. That means 2 winners! This is for US residents only.

China Glaze Prize Pack

China Glaze Poinsettia
China Glaze Snow Globe
China Glaze Blue Year's Eve
E.L.F. Golden Goddess
Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (mini)
Jasmine La Belle Cosmetics Toasted Vanilla Bath Fizz
Ulta Berry Soap
Ulta Berry Lip Balm
Slatkin & Co. Cranberry Pear Bellini mini candle

Wet n' Wild Prize Pack

Wet n' Wild 24 Carats
Wet n' Wild Cost Is No Issue
Wet n' Wild Believe Me, It's Real
Wet n' Wild It's All In The Cut
Orly Winter Wonderland (mini)
Jasmine La Belle Cosmetics Toasted Vanilla Bath Fizz
Ulta Mint Soap
Ulta Mint Lip Balm
Slatkin & Co. Winter mini candle

Friday, November 18, 2011

Water Marble attempt!

Well folks, this blog is as much a learning process for me as it is fun. So not everything is going to be pretty! I tried a water marble once before and it was no better or worse than this, I think it is one of those things that probably get better with practice. From a distance, or if you just glance they actually turned out kinda pretty, but a closer look, (especially when you take close up pictures) reveals quite a mess! Lets have a look, shall we?

For the colors, I used: Rimmel- Navy Baby, Orly- Lucky Duck, and Sally Hansen Xtreme wear- Celeb City. I copied what the tutorials said, room temperature water, drop colors one at a time into center of each other, pull from center out to create design then dip! I used the tape method to protect my fingers and minimize clean up.I did these late at night in a dark room with the light of the television, then took the pictures first thing the following morning, and my clean up isn't what it could be, so be gentle:-) Also you will notice I got pictures of my never before seen right hand! I like the swirls on that one better, so I figured I'd show you. So that's that, next time I might try using all cremes because I think they look nicer (I'll actually do a better job of cleaning up my fingers first too)!

Prim and Polished: A Nail Polish Blog: GIVEAWAY: Win the OPI Touring America Collection!

Prim and Polished is doing a giveaway, here's the information from the site, and a link the post!

GIVEAWAY: Win the OPI Touring America Collection!
Posted by Gina (Prim and Polished) at Thursday, November 17, 2011

I told you all I'd be giving away a complete Touring America collection and now is the time!!! OPI was generous enough to provide me with this set to give to one lucky winner so if you're interested in winning make sure to enter!!!

I am going to run this giveaway Until  December 4, 2011.  That way the winner will have their package before Christmas :-)

Check out the rules below and have fun. Thanks so much for following my blog. I have had so much fun getting to know you all and hope I keep you interested and involved :-) Good luck! 

Prim and Polished: A Nail Polish Blog: GIVEAWAY: Win the OPI Touring America Collection!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

China Glaze- Let it Snow - Holiday 2011

Here's a Preview of the Holiday Collection from China Glaze, its already out and some of you might have seen it in a few stores, but in case you didn't yet.... here you go. It has your standard red, green, silver and gold; but also a few surprises. This is going to be picture heavy so beware!

Shades include:

Velvet Bow  Rich redcrème color inspired by your favorite red wine.
Poinsettia : Ruby red creme inspired by the traditional holiday plant.
Ring In The Red : No Holiday season would be exact without this glittering red polish for Holiday gatherings.
Winter Berry : Creamy,cranberry-red perfect for sipping hot cocoa by the fire.
Twinkle Lights : A mix of glittery shades to emblemize twinkling tree lights.
Champagne Bubbles : Sophisticated gold metallic with a golden shimmer.
Holly-Day : Looking for a bold color without the glitz? Holly-Day is a rich hunter green without the sparkle.
Glittering Garland : A dazzling glittery green to match the holiday greens of pine trees, garland, and mistletoe.
Blue Year’s Eve : Ring in the New Year with this lustrous, shimmering blue.
Tinsel Town : Bold silver, metallic glitter and the perfect match for sparkling night on the town.
Icicle : Smooth silver shimmer with a hint of flash and ice.
Snow Globe : Frosty white polish with flecks of snowy color.
The polishes will be released in sets as well, including:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Revlon- Starry Pink

Hello again:-) Happy Wednesday! The week is half over and I cannot wait until this weekend! Not because my week is going badly, but for once I have nothing to do this weekend but relax! Sometimes a girl needs to take a break!
For now though, I have a very pretty and unexpected color from Revlon; Starry Pink. This color kind of blows my mind, because I really didnt think much of it untill I got it on. I dont know whats with me lately, colors I think I will love just dont do it for me and colors that im meh about, I end up falling in love with. Who would have guessed my two favorites of late would have been pinks? Not I!
If a color like this exists in the polish world, I've never seen it. I feel like I have fairy princess fingers,lol! This is a light baby pink creme-jelly. Kind of milky so you can see the layers of small round and medium silver hex glitter suspended.

I really didnt expect to like this as much as I do. This is 3 coats. Th first coat looked almost like clear polish, but it built up nicely. The glitter wasnt rough or gritty. I used a coat of Seche Vite to seal it up, and it wore like iron.
 For any of you fellow glitter lovers, I finally tried the foli method. If you dont know, thats when you soak 10 cottonballs in remover (acetone works best) then place each one on a finger and wrap with a square of foil to hold the cotton ball in place. Wait about 10-12 minutes and press down n pull off. The polish sould come off completely. I was skeptical, but it works! If you think 10 minutes is too long to sit woth foil on your fingers, time how how the scrubbing takes you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

OPI- Warm & Fozzie

Hi guys:-) Miss me? Well I'm back with some swatches. I have here another polish from the Muppets Collection,Warm & Fozzie. First off, how cute is this name!?!? I decided to buy this polish before I even saw it based on the name alone.

I love this in the bottle and I actually love it in the pictures too, for some reason in real life it washed out my skin something terrible.
 Its a really pretty medium brown with sometimes mauvey, sometimes brassy foil/glitter. I know that might be the worst explanation ever, but for some reason this color is super hard to describe! When it looks mauve-brown, I love it, when the brassiness comes out, I hate it. I think it's beacuse of my very pink skin, the tone just dosent work. I got these pictures at home, but the sun happened to be on strike that day so these are all inside. They really only show the polish when its the color I like, at my office under the flourescent lights was when the ugly came out.
Nonetheless it went on nicely; a tad thin, so this is three coats. For some reason, removal of this gave me fits!For all my complaining though, this is a beautiful color. On warmer skintones it would be faboulous!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fashion Polish: one million pagesviews + blogaversary : one month ...

Fashion Polish: one million pagesviews + blogaversary : one month ...: I hope you've all had an amazing weekend and if you didn't I hope this post will contribute in cheering you up at least a tiny bit. Last we...

Essie- Cocktail Bling Preview

Hello! Sorry about being gone the last few days, you know how people get in spring? Wanting to get all the cleaning and house stuff done, well I'm that way in the fall. I guess I'm preparing for Upstate New York's wicked winter! I have been cleaning, rearranging, purging, and going insane! Once I start, I cant stop until I feel like I've accomplished something.I think its timer to sit down and take a break, for the moment!I do have some new swatches for you, I'm getting the pictures together and they will be ready starting tomorrow!

These are the press pictures Essie released from their winter collection. I haven't seen them in stores yet but I've seen some pictures from pros that get early samples. Its a very subdued and sophisticated collection. Not as fun as the barrage of glitter headed our way, but maybe that's the point. It might be a nice break!

bobbing for baubles
a deepest darkest sapphire

size matters
a blazing hot ruby red

bangle jangle
a lavender amethyst

school of hard rocks
a midnight malachite

cocktail bling
a precious pale gray jewel

brooch the subject
a creamy cashmere cameo

So, what do you think?


Monday, November 7, 2011

OPI- Excuse Moi!

I am very excited about this polish! I have been awaiting the arrival of the Muppet's polishes and this is my first one. This is the one glitter in the collection that you wont have to layer to get opaque. I usually do not think of myself as a pink fan, but this color is awesome!

 This is a bright pink jelly with a mega dose of pink micro glitter, and medium sized hex glitter. Also sprinkled in there is medium hex glitter in green, blue, yellow and silver (from what I can see). I say sprinkled because it reminds me of rainbow sprinkles on hot pink ice cream, so fun! This went on like most glitters. I used three coats that dried lightening fast. It devours topcoat, I started with two coats of Seche Vite, but decided to do another the next morning. My only complaint, is that which I have with most glitters... chipping! I put this on Saturday night, and by Sunday afternoon, one of my pinkies and a middle finger were half naked. I need to figure out a way to fix this problem. A new basecoat perhaps? I welcome advice!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Orly- Nite Owl

If you had seen the state of my nails post ladybug, you would be afraid! I decided to take a day and moisturize, file, do something about them cuticles! Well Rome was not built in a day right! I am pleased with how they came out and decided to do something neutral. I didn't originally get this when I got Fowl Play, but went back, and I'm so glad I did. In the bottle it is very beige but against my skin its a little more taupe. I am that pale I make beige look dark! This is a very office appropriate shade but its still really fun! I used 3 really thin coats here and 2 Seche Vite although I really only needed one. I decided to do another to wrap the tips and see if that extended the wear time.

I really like this color. The drying issues that sometimes come with the Orly formula were absent. This glided on beautifully, and dried in a jiffy!
I have Butter London's All Hail The Queen, on my wish list anyone know if this is similar? I think AHTQ might be a little warmer toned, but that's just from pictures.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ladybug Nails, with Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Ahhhhh, Halloween...I never learn! It always sounds so fun to get dressed up and go out,and don't get me wrong I do have fun, but where I live it sometimes snows on Halloween and my costume choices are never really 'season- appropriate'. This year I thought it all out, get something cute but not slutty, something fun but still kind of comfy... yeeaaa... Well as usual I waited till the day of the weekend of Halloween to head of to the costume stores that popped everywhere, and surprise! Nuthin! So I wandered around and found some cute ladybug wings, some red and black polka dot tights and some antennae! Ta Da...ladybug!
So what completes any good ensemble? Cute nails, right!

This is 2 medium coats of Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby. It is a red jelly that is really nice albeit sheer. I used a dotting tool (my first time!) to add my little buggy dots:-) Considering that I did this moments before we left,I am pretty pleased! Also, what looks like the sloppy mess around my cuticles wasn't really visible in real life!