Friday, March 30, 2012

Giveaway: Too Faced Goodie Bag!!

   I decided it's time for another giveaway!  This time I have an assortment of some my favorite (and everyone else's) Too Faced products!!  This will probably be the last giveaway I have time to do for awhile since I'm busy with planning my wedding, so I wanted to make it something special and glamorous!


One winner will get:
  • A damask make-up bag
  • Lip of Luxury samples
  • Lash Injection deluxe sample
  • LashGASM deluxe sample
  • Cocoa Puff & Honey Pot - Eyeshadow Duo
  • Shadow Insurance (original) full size
  • Shadow Insurance (Candlelight) deluxe sample
  • Beauty Balm (Nude Glow) deluxe sample
  • Primed and Poreless deluxe sample
  • Pink Leopard Brightening Bronzer in mirror compact
  • Sun Bunny Bronzer 
  • Limited Edition Flatbuki Brush



Monday, March 26, 2012

Blog Sale 50% Off CLEARANCE Time!

The newest additions to my For Sale page!
   I bumped up the discount on my For Sale items because I really need them gone!  Everything will be 50% off until... until I say!  (Currently I'm just doing this until the end of the month, but it may change.)  So whatever the price says, you pay half!  And you still get a Freebie when you get Priority shipping.

My reasons for needing to clear out: 
  • I'm getting ready to move next month!  Not actually moving *me*, but moving a bunch of my stuff, then I go later!  I need the least amount of boxes around me.
  • I'm preparing for a wedding, as well.  Not only do I need the space but we need the money, too!
  • I have all this great stuff just sitting unloved!  It's not right!

   So, if you could please take the time to look at my For Sale page, I'd really appreciate it!  Then, after you're done browsing, could you spare me a tweet or blog mention to help advertise the sale?  Thanks SO much everyone!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Revlon - Smoldering

   Happy Spring, everyone!!

   I think I have fallen for my first ugly-pretty nail polish.  I guess it really isn't ugly, generally only a few greens and other phlegm-like colors can qualify for that...  But this is a weird pewter duochrome thing that I wouldn't describe as beautiful.


   My pictures are taken in sunlight at various angles.  This is two coats of the polish, which is fairly sheer but wearable with two careful coats.  It also contains silver microglitters which sparkle in the light or make the polish look flecked in the shade - I like that a lot.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Holographic Magnetic Nails!

  This is a layering experiment I tried with magnetics and linear holographic polishes.  Started out with black and silver nails with diagonal magnet designs and put a coat of Glitter Gal silver polish  Turbulence over them!  Check out all the pictures to see the results!


   In sunlight above... and in soft indoor sun-lighting below...


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Engagement Giveaway Winner!! And My Win!

   This week has been kind of crazy for me...  I'm still getting over a cold, I've been working *all the tiiime*, half the town has lost electricity a couple times this week, and my laptop is not liking the new battery I bought for it as much as I hoped it would.  =/

   My selection of a giveaway winner ended up being very delayed and I feel bad about that.  Without further ado, I'm happy to say that the winner of my Great Engagement Giveaway is...


   I was very happy to hear back from her and she will be pitching in on shipping the prize since she lives in the UK.  She has shown that she fulfilled the forth rule of the giveaway which was "Be happy and excited!!"  ;D  I'm trying to get some other polishes from her wishlist so there will be more in the package making that long journey overseas, haha.

   Thank you to everyone who entered and for all the kind comments and tweets I've been getting!  I wish I had enough nail polish to go around to all you wonderful fans.  =)  ...Well, then again, my collection does keep growing...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nail Mail From a Blog Sale!

   One of my blogger friends, Maria from Nails Made Simple was having a blog sale to clear out a bunch of polishes.  She had a couple colors from my wishlist, and some things that were just too pretty to pass up!  On Friday this box arrived in the mail:


   Hmm, bubble wrap, huh?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Comparing Icing and Claire's MagnetiX

   I did a super-quick mani to compare a couple of magnetic polish colors.  The Black Sparkle from Icing has been on the blog before, but I wanted to see how it compared to the Claire's Silver that I found not too long ago.


   More pictures and observations after the jump!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Blog Sale - Everything 25% OFF! + Freebies...

   I've added more to my For Sale page on the blog, and I've also sorted through all my unused samples...  I really need to clear out my stash, so it's time for a sale!

Blog Sale - 25% off everything!!
Until March 31st get 25% off anything you buy (shipping is not discounted).
Any order with Priority shipping gets a freebie of choice!

There is some of everything up for sale right now... brushes, accessories, perfume, nail polish, other make-up...

   Big thanks to everyone who buys; the funds are going towards wedding expenses!  ;D

Stuff To Win! (Post 4)


   This week has been flying by me and I can't believe that my own nail polish giveaway ends tomorrow!  I haven't had much time to devote to blogging, but I've been doing my best to keep up with the other blogs I read.  Check out these wonderful giveaways I've found, many hosted by some of my favorite blogs!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Giveaway Reminder: Engagement Giveaway ends this Saturday!


   This is just a quickie post to remind everyone that my Engagement Giveaway ends on March 10th - that will be the last day to submit your entries!  Hopefully I'll be able to announce the winner by the end of next week.  I was really happy to hear from both of my calendar giveaway winners - they received their prizes and they are being enjoyed - yay!

   I also want to apologize for my lack of posts.  I have a bunch of stuff to share but I've been super-duper busy and as always blogging is only my (much loved) hobby.  Real life comes first!  I had a yucky nail break on Monday and that sort of took the ambition out of my nail painting, too.

   I am amazed at all the wonderful new followers and I've hit a few more "blog milestones" that are definitely giveaway-worthy.  It might take me a bit of time to cook up another giveaway after my current one ends but I'll see what I can do.  I have some ideas already...  ;D

   Have a great day, everyone!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Star Sapphire Nails with Icing MagnetiX!

   My nails today are done in one of the colors I'm giving away!  Don't worry, I used my personal bottle, not the one up for grabs!  ;D  This is the Blue Shimmer Icing MagnetiX polish with my star-design LCN magnet.  My goal was to make nails that looked like little gleaming star sapphires.


   Yes, I totally screwed up my pinky nail, I know.  The camera flash made it look worse than it does in person.  That is what happens when you put top coat over magnetic polish too soon.  This stuff dries fast but you should still have a little patience!  Yesterday I did not.  >.<'

   This is a really nice polish, though, and I have more pictures and thoughts under the jump!  =)