Saturday, February 23, 2013

Saint Patrick's Day Giveaway!

First, I want to apologize for the issues that have happened in the first 24 hours of this giveaway! 

Second...... Let's try this again shall we!

I have decided to have a Saint Patrick's Day Giveaway! I will be using Rafflecopter again for this giveaway. 

  1. You must be 18 or have parents permission (I will ask for a verbal confirmation of this via phone or Skype)
  2. This is for US only (sorry my international ladies)
  3. All entries will be verified and if not done fully or correctly they will be deleted without warning.

So would you like to see what you could win?

Of course you do... Well here it is 7 GREEN Sinful Colors Polishes from Neffy

The Decals from Make it Stick

And the Prize from NailNation 3000 (Green Apple base coat, Away From The Sun (not released yet), Cuticle Oil (fullsize with dropper and a mini, these aren't released yet either), Blarney Stone, and  45 Second Top coat) 

This giveaway will run until 1 week before St. Patty's day so that you can hopefully get these in time to do your nails as to not get pinched ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

1 month blogiversary

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Today is my 1 month blogiversary!

Thank you to everyone who has come along and helped get me where I am today! 344 likes on Facebook and 55 followers on here.

I know that I don't post as often as other bloggers do but I am trying to set aside time every week to do I blog post even if it's nothing more than a rant about not being able to paint my nails because of a busy schedule. Sometimes I might have time to do more then 1 a week but I can not promise you all anything since we all know life happens. 

I continue to see new likes and followers everyday and I am excited to see how big these numbers can get. I never would have imagined that in only 1 month that there would be this many people that would care to see what I was doing with nail polish. I see now just how big this community can be!

Again thank you! and you! and you! and you! oh and you over there!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Versatile Award and The Liebster Award

First I want to thank everyone that helped me find new bloggers to nominate for these awards!

I was nominated for two awards! W00T! Thank you sooooo much! This is a huge honor for me as I am not even a month old yet! 

I have been nominated for the Versatile Award by Mavoreen, The Nail Files, and Melanie.  Thank you to all of you for nominating me!

Here are the rules to this award: 

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post

#1 is kind of hard for me because I honestly don't know 15 *new* bloggers that haven't already been nominated for this award but here's a list :)

  1. The Polish Fox
  2. Get Nailed by Sparks
  3. cubbiful
  4. Breezythenailpolishlover
  5. Miss Nail Polish
  6. Kat Stays Polished 
  7. Accio Lacquer
  8. Color Sutraa
  9. Nails Love Polish
  10. Go Polish Yourself 
  11. Lacque Enthusiasm
  12. Lustrous Lacquer  
  13. PrettyNPolished 
  14. Dotty Nails 
  15. Polished Dreams and Life Things
7 Random Facts about myself:
  1. I went to a Military middle and high school
  2. I was in the Army for 8 months
  3. I HATE spiders
  4. I used to have jet black hair
  5. I don't think that I'll ever get married
  6. I have more furniture then fits in my house 
  7. One of my besties is an indie maker!

I have also been nominated for the Leibster Award by The Polish Snob! Thank you for this one too!

So, what is the Liebster award? 

The Liebster Award was created to help new bloggers with less than 200 followers get discovered. 

The rules:

  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person who nominated you asked. 
  3. Come up with 11 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate.
  4. Nominate 11 new blogs with less than 200 followers.
  5. You can't nominate the person who nominated you.
11 Random Facts about myself: There are 7 ^ there so I'll add another 4 here
  1.  I bought a car that I can't drive (It's a stick) lol
  2.  I have 6 tattoos and I want a lot more!
  3.  I have had 5 total piercings only 3 are still in
  4.  I have the crazies friends EVER! and I love them to death!

Here are the questions that The Polish Snob asked:

  1. What is your biggest lemming? Since I haven't really had the money to buy polish I haven't really looked at new polishes in about a year. I do really want Color Club Revvolution though
  2. What brand of polish do you own the most of? Right now... hehe Nailnation 3000 Thanks to one of my besties ;)
  3. What made you want to start a blog? My family got tired of seeing my nail art being posted on my personal page so I started a Fan page on Facebook and a blog... I actually wanted to start a blog last year but never had the time.
  4. How long were you involved in the nail polish community before you started blogging? I started really getting into painting my nails about a year and a half ago
  5. What other hobbies do you have? I love photography
  6. What is your favorite book? I haven't read as many books a most people (or maybe I have lol) but my favorite so far was 'The Host' by Stephanie Meyer (the same writer that did 'Twilight')
  7. What is your favorite color? Blue!
  8. If you could have a super power what would you choose? Invisibility
  9. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog
  10. Do you have any friends or family members that share your love of nail polish? Family... not so much but I have met lots of friends that do... however none of them live close :(
  11. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten? lol I tend to stay away from weird food things lol 

My 11 Questions for my nominees:

  1. Favorite Movie?
  2. Do you have any friends or family members that share your love of nail polish?
  3. What's your favorite major polish brand? 
  4. What's your favorite indie polish brand? 
  5. Why did you start blogging? 
  6. How many polishes do you have? 
  7. If you could have any super power what would it be and why? 
  8. Favorite vacation? 
  9. What did you want to be growing up?  
  10. Do you have any pets?   
  11.  What was your first car?

    11 blogs with less than 200 followers that I am Nominating:

    Monday, February 11, 2013

    French Tip Dip Review

    I won a French Tip Dip Kit on Facebook a few weeks ago and told you all that I would do a review on it so..... I made a video on it as I figured it would be easier then a picture review. Here is the video:

    As I said in the video I feel like it's kind of a waste of polish but at the same time if you try to free hand and mess up I guess it's about the same amount of polish. I am sure that I will use this kit again as it is easier then trying to free hand or wait for your base to completely dry and use the guides or tape. I do recommend this kit for fast, easy French tips.

    Happy Dipping!

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    I've been nominated for the Versatile Blog Award!

    By three different people now, on three different posts lol...... I understand the award and I will do what is asked from receiving this award when I have a few hours to go through all the blogs that I am subscribed to, as it is over 100 blogs.

    I do appreciate being nominated for this and I thank you from the bottom of my heart but please no one else nominate me for this :)

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    My Birthday Haul!!!!!

    So today is my birthday and I think I did pretty good on not spending to much... Look at the deals I got

    First thing this morning I got an email about a deal for $35 for a haircut, full color or partial highlight, deep conditioning Moroccan oil treatment & style with eyebrow waxing ($110 value) and I jumped on it! That appointment is on Friday morning.

    I also went to Sally's because I got my $10 of a $20 purchase coupon. :) So I HAD to spend at least $20 to get my $10 off... Normally that's not a hard thing to do but I am not really caring for the new China Glaze Glitters or Tranzitions Collections (I do have 2 of the Tranzitions). 

    Then I went to Dots (an inexpensive clothing store here... Similar to Rainbow or Deb,they are right next door to Sally's) because they had a huge sign that said "HUGE CLEARANCE SALE starting at $3" so I figured what the hey I'll go look. Walked in to go to the clearance section and noticed they had polish!!!!! So I picked up a bottle to see how much... can you believe it was only $2.80 a bottle and they were BOGO 50% off!! The color selection that I saw wasn't very big, only like 3 or 4 colors. So I was just going to get 2 but then I walked closer to the check out and saw 5-6 more colors! I picked up another 2 bottles, and when I got to the checkout the girl pointed to another color and said "Do you like purple? Those are only a dollar!" I ended up walking out with 5 bottles and no clothes! lol

    Here is everything that I got:

    Nail Wheels for swatcing

    Vanilla scented Lotion & Polish thinner

    Seche Top Coat & CG Liquid Leather (Love this black)

    Dots polish

    No name Pink & Deep Plum

    No name Teal/blue, Mint, & Neon Purple (this was the one that was $1)


    Swatches of the Dots polish

    The No name pink and Neon Purple dried matte... The pink is a one coater which is hard to find a polish that one coats on a swatch wheel with out seeing through it when you hold it up to the light.

    All and all I am pretty pleased with my buys for the day... Now waiting for my other half to get home to figure out where we are going to dinner :)

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Striping Tape Mani

    Sorry for such a long time since my last post.

    This is my first time trying the Striping Tape mani... I don't know why I have waited so long to so this. There are so many different designs that you can do with this.

    Here is what I started with...

    Then I used my striping tape that I purchased off of ebay. I got 10 rolls for like $2.00 shipped from China!

    To create this!
    With Flash

    Without Flash

    All the following were taken with flash from my phone:

    Pin strips!


    Star burst!

    Diagonal lines!


    (All of these photos were taken with my phone camera with and without flash.)

    I think my two favorites out of the five that I did were the Pin strip and the Quilted. 

    All and all I think I will be doing this again. It was sooooooo easy and fun too! So many different designs to be made. 

    I only ended up doing one hand. I am right handed and things don't always look the same when I use my left hand lol. I am practicing and getting better but I'm not quite there yet... sooooo I'll be sporting my original one hand (my right) and striping mani on the other (my left) for a few days lol. 

    What are your favorite striping mani methods?

    Thanks for reading!