Saturday, January 28, 2012

NOTD: Essence True Love (Vampire's Love collection)

Today's nails are Essence True Love from the Vampire's Love collection. It is a pretty purple with some silver shimmer. It is pretty opaque in one coat but I used two.


I love the color but it was just plain purple. It is a gorgeous day today. The sun was out, it was bright and warm. I wanted something special. So I put on a layer of SF Topcoat.


Much nicer. Now it is a beautiful purple holo!



Friday, January 27, 2012

Free Electric Shaver

This is not polish related obviously by the title. I am a BzzAgent and I got an email from them.


Know someone who could use a premium shaver?

Invite friends to join BzzAgent
We’re getting ready to launch a campaign for a brand new premium electric shaver, and hoping you can help us find the best people to join. If you know any gents between the ages of 13 and 20, invite them to become a BzzAgent for a chance to participate in the program.

Send them to bzzagent.com/go/shaver to learn more and join.
So if your boyfriend, young son, newphew, best guy friend, etc... is interested in getting a free razor, send them to this link. I have been a BzzAgent for a while. There is no cost to join. They invite you to join a "campaign" as they call it, send you a product, ask you to test it out, review it, spread the word about it to your friends and the product is yours to keep! In the past I've reviewed a Sonicare toothbrush, dog food (for my dog of course!), Burts Bee's lotion and cleansers, Lawry's spices, and lots of other things. I love this website! And no I don't get any compensation or referral points or whatever for this post. I'm just spreading the love! 


Thursday, January 26, 2012

NOTD: Nox Twilight Poseidon

I put on Nox Twilight Poseidon that I got as a gift recently. It is a pretty light blue. Although on the Twilight Beauty website where Nox is sold, it is a more brighter neon blue. I don't mind the difference. Both colors are great but why can't companies update pictures if they change the formula/colors? Is it really that hard? Here are some swatch photos of mine.




And here is a photo from the website...
Big difference right?


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Secret Valentine Gift

In my nail polish Facebook group, we are doing Secret Valentine gifts. Just like Secret Santa. I got mine the other day and it was pretty awesome! She got me two polishes off my wish list. I'm not a Twilight fan much but I just loved the insignia on these Nox Twilight bottles. So yeah that's why I wanted them. Also the colors are really pretty.  I got Nox Citrus which is a coral pink with gold shimmer and Nox Poseidon which is a sky blue. Then she also gave me an empty roller ball jar/applicator/thingy (not sure what it is called!) and suggested I put some cuticle oil in it. That's such a great idea! I'm only worried that it is made of glass and if I put oil in it, it might drip out or something and make it greasy. Then I'd drop the thing and break it into a million pieces. Yeah I over-think things sometimes. I got Fun-Dips, Hershey Kisses and Cinnamon Candied Hearts too (already eaten)! Haven't had those since I was a kid. Last thing is a little bottle of black cherry scented anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath & Body works. It came in a holster to carry it around in. I love everything! Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spoiled Haul from CVS.com

Just wanted to quickly share an order I placed on CVS.com. This is some of the new Spoiled polishes from Wet N Wild.
From L to R: Shrimp on a Barbie, Use Protection, Show Me the Money, Shuffle the Deck, Are Mermaids Real?, Jewelry Heist, Pet My Peacock, Papa-paparazzi. The lids are taped.
There are two I got that are pretty much dupes for two Sinful Colors. Use Protection is a dupe for Sinful Colors Nail Junkie and Show Me the Money is a dupe for Sinful Colors Call You Later.

I saw others that might be dupes too. There was a mint green that looked like Sinful Colors Mint Apple. They are both $1.99 but you can't get Sinful Colors at CVS and you can't get Spoiled at Rite-Aid. So I guess it just depends where you get it from. The brushes are different. I haven't been able to try these yet but I read reviews and most of them say these brushes suck!

CVS was also nice enough to send me samples. That was unexpected. But they must think I'm getting too old for nail polish. They sent me Metamucil samples and a brochure for a medical alert system ("I've fallen and I can't get up!"). But they made up for it by giving me some coupons for chocolates and a sample of lotion.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Nail Polish Wars 250 Follower Giveaway

Nicole from Nail Polish Wars is hosting a fantastic giveaway! The prize is two of her fabulous frankens, a double heart necklace, peacock feather earrings, Pedi-Sox (Toe-less socks!!), and a cute clutch. Please go to her site and enter!

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

NOTD: Kleancolor Metallic Red

Short and sweet. I'm wearing Kleancolor Metallic Red I love this red. It looked like my nails were lit up with red LED lights or something. lol. All the Kleancolor Metallics are great but red is my favorite.

Photo taken indoors
And on an unrelated note, I just wanted to share what my daughter and I did last weekend. Her and a friend wanted to go to the tide pools that we live by. I had never been to that side of the beach before. The large beach is separated by some bluffs so I usually just go to the sandy beach. Anyway, I was surprised at how cool the other side looked. The tide pools were filled with sea anemones, star fish, hermit crabs, crayfish, and snails. It was so beautiful and the weather on a January afternoon was gorgeous. It was like 75 degrees that day. I love living here.
It is hard to see but my daughter and her friend are in the center of the pic.

A trail that leads down to the tide pools but we took the safer route with the stairs.
That's all. Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Just checking in...

Hi everyone! Just like the title says, I'm just checking in. I joined a gift exchange in a Facebook nail polish group. It is a Secret Valentine, just like Secret Santa. It is international. My second international posting. So I'm excited! I hope I got her stuff she couldn't get in her country. I made her a nail polish necklace too. Darn I totally forgot to take a pic. Oh well I used Nabi Purple Jumbo glitter over Wet and Wild Back Alley Deals. It turned out fabulous if I do say so myself :)

I have a small haul. I bought the Nicki Minaj mini's and a full size of Metallic for Life. I love this glitter! It is so freaking shiny and totally does remind me of some robotic type nails. lol. Did anyone else get the set of mini's that were mislabeled? My set included a mini Save Me, the silver glitter with rainbow bar glitter, but on the front of the box it said "Metallic for Life". Now I don't want to open the box in case it is a collectors item. Hah ha.

And the last thing I want go share is that I went to Michael's yesterday and they were selling nail stickers, like the Sally Hansen Salon Effects. I don't know about the quality, I'm thinking they are more like stickers than actual nail polish strips, but it came in a pack of 10 for $1.99 and came in many designs.

If you bought some and used them, let me know how they are in the comments!

Thanks for reading!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Years!

Well on New Years day, my computer crashed. I had to replace the hard drive.  Boo but I just got everything back and now have to re-install everything. I have my old hard drive and it is recoverable so not all is lost. I am just too lazy to get my old files off of it. lol Well that's kind of how my new year went. This is the first post I have had a chance to write this year.

But since I wasn't sitting in front of the computer all day, I had time for some retail therapy! I got the Finger Paints flakies at Sally's. I had to go to two Sally's.  The first one I went to had the whole display up EXCEPT SOMEONE TOOK ALL THE TWISTED! Argh, seriously? I shouldn't complain though. I have done that in the past with other collections. So I went to another Sally's and they were just putting the display out so I got Twisted there along with one each of the other colors.

Before New Years I placed an order with Beauty Joint. It came in yesterday. I ordered some more Kleancolors, some of the metallics this time. I'm going to try stamping with them. I also got some NYX Girls I've been wanting. I think I'm going to have to compare NYX Gilded Glitter to Essie As Gold As It Gets. Both gold flakies but so different.  

The last thing I want to share is I found a brand that is new to me called Jordana. They're sold at K-Mart. I found a glitter striper called The Designer by Jordana. I thought this looked very similar to OPI Mad As A Hatter. I have never seen MAAH in real life, and honestly it doesn't even appeal to me. The fact that a bunch of tiny multi-colored glitter is being sold for like $50 on ebay seems ridiculous to me, but I know a lot of girls love that glitter :) Anyway point being, I mixed in some purple glitter I had and Boom, looks like MAAH to me. So maybe this would kill somebody's lemming? Just a thought. I think the glitters are a wee bit bigger in MAAH, and mine has some more blue glitter in it. I can add more purple, not a problem. I call it Designer Duds.  Here's a bottle shot:

Here's a swatch:
I think this was 2 coats? I don't remember.


Thanks for looking. Wow, I now have 60 followers! Thanks everybody.

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