Saturday, January 29, 2011

China Glaze - Shower Together!

Hey!! Hey!! Hope everyone is well - I'm having a good weekend - getting ready to leave in a couple of hours to head to my brother's game. So I wanted to do a quick post on the manicure I am currently wearing. It's China Glaze - Shower Together #650, which I got as part of my Christmas present from my sister Emily. It's from their Spring 2008 ECollection - I paired it with Essie - Mint Candy Apple #702. I love both of these colors and I think they paired very nicely. Underneath the polish I used Orly Nailtrition - I have been trying really hard to take better care of my nails/cuticles and I am actually starting to see a difference. I also picked up some Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream at CVS yesterday - so far I really like it. I love the smell and I like how it's not greasy and quickly absorbs into my skin. I was recommended this product by some of the great ladies on MUA. Well enough blabbing... on to the pics!! Let me know what you think!!

That's all I got :) Let me know what you all think? What's your favorite cuticle care product?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Orly - Charged Up!!

Hey!! Hope everyone is having a good week so far! Nothing too special with me - which is good :) This week I decided to try a polish that I bought last December - it's called Orly - Charged Up. This polish is from Orly's High Voltage Collection that came out in the Summer of 2008(feel free to correct me if I am wrong) - so obviously is an old polish - but when I saw it at CVS, I just had to have it! I love me some purple!! LOL Anyway I had a hard time getting this to photograph correctly, IRL it's more purple - but it kept photographing a royal blueish purple lol - Either way I really like it and is probably one of my favs. For this manicure I used Orly Nailtrition as my base coat, which is a Strengthening and Growth Treatment - my nails are really dry and peel when they get to a certain point so I am hoping this will help them. Then I used 2 coats of the Orly Charged Up and finished with Seche Vite. Has anyone else used Orly Nailtrition? Let me know what you think of it!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Zoya Kelly!

I finally got my 3 Free Zoya polishes! I was so excited when I got home from work and saw them there sitting on the counter - I just couldn't get them opened fast enough. I really think I heard them yell "yay! Mom is home" :) I am so happy with the choices I made - which were Kelly, Mimi and Morgan(of course!) I decided to try Kelly first - I really love this color - it's so beautiful! It's mainly gray with a few hints of purple and blue in it - it looks a lot lighter that it shows on the website, but that could have also been b/c I did 2 thick coats. For the base coat I used Sally Hansen Nail Protex - which is a vitamin fortified strengthener(my nails have been so dry and peeling lately) and I finished with 1 coat of Seche Vite - I really like this polish and from what I have read online - this was a very popular color choice for everyone during Zoya's 3 Free promotion - I am so glad I ordered it. So here are the pics :)

Oh!! I almost forgot - I got a new OttLite the other day from Joann's Fabrics - it was 50% off!! Woo!! Let me know what you think of the pics... I think they are a lot better since the sun is apparently scared of Indiana right now and I mostly do my manicures at night - well during the week anyway. So let me know what you think :) Also - what Zoyas did you order? Anyone get Kelly?

More Blog Awards!! :) Please read to see if you are tagged:)

I have been tagged again - I received the "I like your Blog" award and the "Blog with Substance" award both from Polish Drop and Fill My Head With Glitter!! Thanks girls! There has been a lot of love passed around the blogging world lately and I am loving it :)

On with the awards!!!

Here is the I like your Blog award...


1. Why did you make this blog?
I have always had an obsession with nail polish and a couple months ago got really into reading nail polish blogs - so I thought to myself - "Hey I can do this" lol I have so much nail polish and figured I might as well share my love for it all with the rest of the world! :)

2. What kind of blogs do you read?
I mainly read nail polish blogs and a few beauty blogs and I recently started hanging out on MUA.

3. Do you have a favorite make-up brand ?

I don't get much into make-up - I was bless with pretty good skin and don't have to wear a lot of makeup. If I had to pick one I guess it would be Mark - my mom sells it and they have beautiful eye shadows.

4. What about the favorite clothing brand?
I would have to say Charlotte Russe - that is where I get most of my clothes. I guess that counts as a brand lol
5. What piece in you make-up bag is the most important to you?
Hmmm that is a tie b/w mascara and eye lash curler lol I am sure that is the most common and boring answer ever - but what can you do? LOL

6. Your favorite color?
7. Favorite perfume?
I wear any and all of the VS Pink perfumes... there are too many to count - today I am wearing the fresh and clean perfume.
8. Your favorite movie?
I don't think I can choose one.. but I love Pretty Woman and My Fair Lady and Dirty Dancing

9. What countries would you like to visit?
Spain, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and I would love to visit Paris again!!

The rules are: copy the picture, answer the questions and send it to your favorite blogs!

Here is the A Blog with Substance award:

The rules:

1. Thank and link back to the giver of the award.

2. Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using 5 words: I just love Nail Polish!!
3. Pass it on to other bloggers that you feel have substance in their blogs.

I’m tagging these blogs for both of the above awards: If you already posted about these awards - don't worry about re-posting :) Again they are in alphabetical order!

1 - Alizarine Claws

2 - Beauty By Brittany 
3 - Body and Soul
4 - Emerald Sparkled
5 - Enamel Girl
6 - The Glitzkrieg
7 - Glittermillie
8 - I Love Nail Polish
9 - Katrina's Nail Blog
10 - Layniefingers
11 - Little Miss Muffet
12 - Persistantly Polished
13 - Polish Lava
14 - Polish Obsessed
15 - Sawan
16 - The Polish Aholic

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've Been Tagged! Stylish Blogger Award

I got this award from Polish Lava and Beauty By Brittany, Polish Drop and Cre8tiveKtina- Thanks Ladies!! :) I feel so loved!

1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award

7 Things About Me :) Caution - these are going to be very random!

1 - I smell everything - cups out of the cabinet, laundry, pens, my cats, most of the time when I pick up something it goes straight to my nose lol
2 -  I don't drink pop - some people call it coke or soda lol - but I haven't had any for almost 4 years!

3 - My family and I have our own language - we can have a whole conversation in movie quotes...
4 - I never, ever paint my toenails and fingernails the same color.
5 - It takes me years to spend gift cards, I just won't spend the money on anything, it has to be just the right thing.

6 - I truly believe in the power of "Knock on Wood"

7 - I always wave at baby animals when I pass them in my car... cows, horses, deer, anything lol

With this post I am tagging....they are in alphabetical order.

1 - Alizarine Claws

2 - Body and Soul

3 - Color in Cairo

4 - Emerald Sparkled

5 - Enamel Girl

6 - The Glitzkrieg

7 - Glittermillie

8 - I Love Nail Polish

9 - Katrina's Nail Blog

10 - Layniefingers

11 - Little Miss Muffet

12 - Persistantly Polished

13 - Polish Obsessed

14 - Sawan

15 - The Polish Aholic

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Baby Shower Manicure

Hey Everyone!! :) Hope you all had a good weekend! I really enjoyed mine - my brother won his basketball game on Friday night, my little sister Emily had a beautiful baby shower on Saturday, and I went to another great baby shower today! Lots of babies in my life right now lol! So I used my sister and her baby shower as inspiration for my manicure!! I used Nail Life gripper as my basecoat, then I used one of my old as dirt polishes for the main color - I used 2 coats of Love My Nails in Flirty Pink - this color is pretty much a Barbie pink and I love it! I used L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art polish in white for the decoration on my ring finger. Then finished everything with 2 coats of Seche Vite.
Now...On to the pictures!!

Please look past my dry skin and cuticles... winter in Indiana is so dry and mean :(

Sun Pic!! Woo! Hoo!


Baby Foot Print:)

I just applied the Art Deco polish with a toothpick.. lol

I am just now getting into nail art.. so I was pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Hope you all enjoy this manicure as much as I enjoyed wearing it!! Let me know what you think :)

Here are just a couple pics from the shower - just for good measure :)
my sister Kasey, my sister Emily, and myself

Emily and my mom Karen :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Revlon Cotton Candy - Scented Polish

Hello!! :) Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! I have another shout out to give - today is my little brother's 18th birthday :) They are just growing up so fast! LOL

Anyway this week's manicure is from Revlon's Scented Polish Collection - I saw these the other day at CVS - so I picked up Cotton Candy and Bubble Gum. I ended up giving the Bubble Gum to my sister Emily as a part of her bday present.

Again I used Nail Life gripper as my base coat and I ended up using 3 coats of the polish - it was very sheer - and I used Seche Vite as my top coat. Overall I like this polish - I think it's a little too light for my skin tone, I think it looked washed out. But I think the polish itself is pretty. And yes! it did smell like Cotton Candy - lol which I loved!! I have had this polish on since Sunday and I can still smell the scent. I am anxious to try some of the other colors, I am thinking the grape one will be my next purchase :) Let me know what you think :)






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