Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Have you seen this collection?

This is the Wet n Wild Flirting with Fate collection.. A mysterious extremely limited edition. Supposedly there are 9 colors, I have only found 8. There is NO information on this collection anywhere online that I can find. I happened upon it by accident. There was just a random cardboard box filled with polish at the bottom of a shelf and decided to take a peak.. Thank goodness I did! The picture above was one I took of the display (which had about an inch of dust on it, but had no polish on it).

When the Sun Goes Down, My Werewolf Friend, For-Bitten Love

When the Sun Goes Down, Full Moon Rising, Make Me Immortal, Bloodlust
My Very Own Vampire

Make Me Immortal, Bloodlust, My Very Own Vampire, Love Bites

Full Moon Rising, Make Me Immortal, My Very Own Vampire, Love Bites

Full Moon Rising, Make Me Immortal, My Very Own Vampire, Love Bites

For-Bitten Love, My Werewolf Friend, When the Sun Goes Down, Full Moon Rising

Some of these colors; When the Sun Goes Down, Make Me Immortal, Bloodlust, and My Very Own Vampire were very difficult to photograph.. But they are all beautiful colors IMO..

IF you have ANY information on the whereabouts of this collection and the missing 9th color PLEASE contact me IMMEDIATELY!!

EDIT: I also found these at Ocean State Job Lots. But again they did not have the 9th color.

Edit#2: I just got an email response from Wet n Wild and they confirmed there are only 8 colors in this collection. The display must have had a misprint! Yay! This is the entire collection!

Monday, October 10, 2011

While I've been out...

This is my first try at mobile bloggin'. Hopefully I will be more frequent if I can do it in my phone. This post is just going to be a boatload of pictures from the last time I posted.

I've been pretty good with taking pictures of my manis. Not too good with keeping track of what polishes I used. Oops! If you would like to know what was used let me know and I'll try and figure it out.

Thanks for sticking with me while I've been away and hopefully you'll be hearing from me soon. Until next time.

Monday, September 12, 2011

OMG!!! G as in GOSH Holographic!

Rebecca over at Rebecca Likes Nails is having a giveaway for HER birthday!!! How sweet is that. However, I am a little late in the game and it is only open until 9/12 (today!!) at 11:59. So go check it out quick.. And wish her a Happy Birthday while you're at it!! =)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Deuce Beauties Giveaway!

In celebration of 700 followers Deuce Beauties is hosting a giveaway.  Go check it out!

Birthday Giveaway over at Crystaliciousss!!!

In celebration of her 30th birthday she is giving away 30 polishes!!!! Go check it out!!! It's open until 9/30/2011..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I feel like such a slacker.. I have so many ideas and pictures of manis I have done, but I just don't have time to execute them like I want to. I was hoping that I would be able to keep up with blogging but it seems as if my schedule is not as forgiving as I had hoped. I am still going to post when I can, but it may be sporadic.

I have found that I can post while at work. However, I am unable to upload pictures from my work computer so that may be a happy medium.. Write the posts on breaks/ lunches and then load the pictures later when I get home.. I will figure something out, but I just can't guarantee regular posts at this time.

So I hope all is well out there with everyone else and until next time (whenever that may be)!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Julep Maven

I received my Julep Maven box today!! Woo Hoo! If you are not familiar with the program it is pretty much a beauty of the month club focused around nail care. When you sign up you take a beauty quiz and are assigned a profile, mine is American Beauty. Then each month you will receive a custom box based on your profile. Before the box is sent you receive a preview email showing you what your upcoming box will contain. If you do not like what they are sending you, you can request a new pull, skip the month, send the box to someone as a gift, or cancel all together. All for $19.99! Not a bad deal. Below I will show you what was in my first box.

Inside the box was a Julep bag with a cute little ribbon. 

In the bag was a card describing in detail what was contained in the box.

And a hand signed welcome letter from the CEO/ Founder Jane Park! How sweet!

Everything came individually wrapped. I received Alfre a new unreleased fall '11 color ($14 value), Cameron; a bright pink ($14 value), Julep Nail Therapy ($16 value), and Julep "Facial for Hands" Glycolic Scrub ($32 value). So all in all I received $76 worth or product for $4.99 ( I used a coupon code for $15 off, I am not sure if it still works.. and I can't seem to find it. If I do I will post an update)

Here is Alfre on my sister's nails. It is a purple grey shimmer/ pearlish polish. I really like it for fall. 

Here is Alfre on the left and Cameron on the right. Both nice colors, Cameron is a little too bright pink for me though.

The bottle has a unique design, but I feel that I am going to tip them over when I am doing my nails. I was also a little disappointed in the size of them.  OPI and China Glaze come in .5oz bottles, this was only .27oz pretty much half. So for the price I am not sure that buying the bottles on an individual basis would be for me. The Julep Maven program is great because I can get $40 or more worth of product and you are only charged $20! 

If you want to check it out click here Julep Maven Sign up, and I will get a referral credit! Please leave me a comment or send me an email if you do sign up through the link so I am able to keep track. Also, if you do sign up you will receive a referral link as well. 

Another bonus of the program is you also receive a discount code for 20% off of ALL of your future purchases and you also receive free shipping!!! If you have any questions they also have a FAQ on the website. All in all I think the Julep Maven program is great and since you can skip a month or cancel at anytime there is really no risk involved. 

Here is my preview email for my September box. I am really excited about this box in general, the polish looks so pretty, the cuticle oil (my cuticles are in rough shape), and the hand cream is the next step in their regimen after the Glycolic Hand Scrub. I will post the details of this box once I receive it, hopefully by the end of next week. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Inspired by....

I saw this awesome mani over at Dizzy Nails the other day and just had to try it... and then take it one step further. You should definitely head over to her page to check it out as her pictures are a million times better than mine.

I started with two coats of O.P.I's new Road House Blues (which is amazing BTW) from the Touring America collection. I need to learn to be more patient and take a picture of my base colors before I start adding to them, so no I do not have a picture of it by itself.  I then added a coat of O.P.I. I Lily Love You from this summers Nice Stems collection. So BEA-U-TIFUL!! You can see the amazing pictures on Dizzy Nails.

I then took it one step further and added Essies Matte About you.. Matte flakies? Yes, please!!!

The glossy nails look sooo dark, I really need to figure out a good way to photograph my manis. I am gonna bust out my DSLR and take that for a spin.. I just have to find the memory cards and readers.. I've just been using my iPhone camera, and while its convenient the quality is just not there. 

This picture was a day or two into the mani so there is some definite tip wear. 

This was my first time using the matte top coat and I loved it! I have heard stories of them chipping really bad or not lasting long, but I feel it lasted about as long as my regular manis. However, I usually only wear mine for a day or two at max. 

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

New Tab

I am not sure if you have noticed, but I have added a new tab for giveaways. A lot of other bloggers host giveaways and if you post about it on your blog you can get extra entries. However, I don't like to just post a bunch of giveaway posts on my main page.. So I added a giveaway page!! You should go check it out cuz there are currently a few AWESOME ones going on.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hey Lady....Bug!

I finally got around to using my new dotting tools that have been lying around FOREVER!! I have been wanting to use them but just haven't had the spare time.

The original design was supposed to be black dots over my entire nail with smaller white dots in the center. However, when I tested it out it did not look as I imagined. I figured I would just do the entire nail with black dots and started on my way. On the first nail I did, the way I started doing the dots looked really nice not being on the entire nail just the tip.. Not as over powering as the full finger. And that is how my lady bug mani came to be!

The red base was Zoya Kimmy

See how the nail full of dots was a little too busy? I definitely need to work on my dot placement skills, but for my first time I think it came out pretty good. 

Close up to show details.. 
Dots were Wet N Wild Black Creme

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sorry for the delay.....

Sorry I have been MIA lately. Work has been so crazy with mandatory overtime I have been way to wiped out to even paint my nails let alone take pictures and write posts about them.

I did a really cool tape mani last week with OPI DS Magic and China Glaze Liquid Leather. It reminded me of the picture day back drops from the 80's with the laser beams from elementary school .. However, it seems as if I only got two sub par pictures of it. These pictures do not do it justice.

I am not sure when or how often I will be able to post due to work. But I will try my best. Hope all is well with all of you and talk to you soon.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Midtown Magic

The other day I was at the mall getting a replacement iPhone.. and due to many frustrations I decided to check out the beauty supply store. There are a lot of new collections coming out soon and I was hoping they had some. Well I was in luck as they had the new China Glaze Metro collection. It took a lot of self control to not scoop the entire collection up (especially since I was so frustrated with my phone situation I definitely needed a little retail therapy). However, I only purchased 2 bottles, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic.

I was a little disappointed in the shimmer/ glitter within it. It is a little difficult to see but I still like the color. It is a deep blackened brown (it looks black in some lights, or lack thereof ) with multi colored shimmer. The shimmer is mostly copper and gold. You can defiantly see the multi shimmer in the bottle but it is a lot harder to see on the nail. In my opinion on the nail the shimmer is mostly copper.

Since it is still summer I feel that I shouldn't be wearing all of these dark vampy colors ( I wore OPI Manicurist of Seville the other day and LOVED it.. Didn't get any good pics though. Sadness) Anywho, here is Midtown Magic.

UPDATE: I think Midtown Magic is a dupe for OPI DS Mystery. Yes, I know Midtown Magic has a blackened brown base and DS Mystery has a deep purple base but after 2 coats of each they look amazingly similar. I just need to do a swatch of both to compare.

Blurred to see the shimmer. See it is mostly copper.

But in the bottle you can see a lot of the gold. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Give Away Alert!

Traci over at The TraceFace Philes is having a giveaway for reaching 1,000 followers!!! That is an amazing accomplishment so congrats Traci!!!! And the prize is AMAZING!!! The ENTIRE China Glaze Metro Collection... I so want to win this! But I guess I would be happy if one of you won instead. =) Good luck!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Water Marbling Attempt

After seeing all of these amazing water marble manis all over the interwebs I decided to give it a whirl. Instead of trying to be too ambitious I was only going to do an accent nail on each hand. I gathered all of my supplies and started at it. My first attempt was a success! Could it be that easy?! Famous last words... In the end I have 1 accent nail, my first attempt at water marbling ever.

When I tried to do my right hand accent nail it was a complete fail. I think I redid it about 5 or 6 times and then just gave up. But I guess for a first try one decent nail isn't too bad. I really like the color combo. At first I was using more colors but they wouldn't spread. I also think that the heat may have been a factor in my fail as it has been sooooo hot!!!!! It seemed as if the polish dried instantly and I couldn't spread it around. Oh well, there is always next time. Does anyone else have a similar experience? Or any tips if you have been successful at it?

I used Essie- Trophy Wife for the full mani and then China Glaze- Liquid Leather and Senorita Bonita for the marble.

I found it really hard to capture the marble. Here are the best pictures I could get. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spectra Flair Topcoat- gLORIous

I finally was able to use the Amazing Spectra Flair topcoat called gLORIous made by the wonderful Lori Hill Shadow on PAA. I was waiting for a sunny day to take pictures but the sun was just not cooperating for me and I couldn't wait any longer. But believe me this is an amazing topcoat. The base was Zoya Phoebe.

Close up to see the holo effect

Please excuse the wonky nail shape. I broke a few nails and tried to file them down... Which is a HUGE undertaking for me as I cannot stand filing my nails. It gives me the chills. I shudder to even think about having my nails filed... Uggggh. Is anyone else like that? Or am I just a weirdo?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

In a Galaxy. Far Far Away.

Todays mani was part of the Monday Nail Art Challenge over at Polish-aholics Anonymous. This Monday's theme was glitter bomb. Now I am still working on my nail art skills but I figured glitter bomb was right up my alley. Plus I had just gotten the entire Wizard of Oh Ahz Returns collection which is all glitter.

I really liked the result of this, but it is a biotch to photograph (plus I am STILL using my iPhone because my Nikon Coolpix has just about had it and will not focus on anything. Grrr) It looks sooo much better in person and I think this is my favorite mani to date.

I started with a black base of Sinful Black on Black and then just went crazy with the sponging. I think I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Dorothy Who?, C-C-Courage, and Nova, then Milani Blue Flash, Purple Rush, and Racy Green.

The end result really reminds me of a picture of the galaxies you would see from NASA or something.. Just beautiful!!!

Blurred to see all the sparkly awesomeness. 

Close up to kind of see the galaxy effect (it is way cooler in person)