Friday, February 28, 2014

February 2014 Recap

I Got Sick!  28 Days Is Not Enough!

   Haha, I didn't know what to do with the highlight captions this month.  February sure went by quickly.  Between getting really sick at the beginning of the month and my little girl experiencing a 2-week fussy spell in the middle, it sort of feels like February didn't even happen.

February Goals
  • Finish stocking my Storenvy shop
  • Build a lightbox (if I find the right box)
  • Host a giveaway
    Stocking the shop would be done except I found a few more things that need to be listed.  The shop is open however, and sales have been going well!  Zoyas and indies are especially hot sellers!  (Go see what is already available if you don't want to miss out.)  Still haven't found the right box for Goal #2... but I'm faring well without it so far.  And yes, I did host a mini giveaway!  Winner revealed in this post, as I hoped.  =)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Color Club: Cosmic Fate & Zoya: Arizona

Swatch & Review / Nail Art

Arizona, take off your rainbow shades...

   I grew up listening to the oldies.  So when it comes to a girl named Arizona, the song is all my brain can come up with.  I wonder who is the real inspiration behind Zoya's Arizona?  Anyway, this is a manicure that seemed so much better in my head.

Friday, February 21, 2014

ILNP: Washing Ashore & Zoya: Bobbi

Swatch & Review

   I've been so busy lately that I have fallen into a 1-mani-per-week routine.  Fortunately when I'm wearing polishes this gorgeous I'm happy to have them on my nails for a week!  Let's take a look at ILNP Washing Ashore and Zoya Bobbi, shall we?

Friday, February 14, 2014

ILNP: Sweet Serenade & Ozotic: 528

Swatch & Review

   12 pictures.  I have a dozen photos to share of these polishes, and I still don't feel like it's enough to show off their pretty color shifting.  I tried a few different types of lighting to show the range of colors, but believe me when I say these two polishes are much more flashy in person.  These nails all started with a black base.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Zoya: Monica & (a peek of) ILNP: Sweet Serenade

Swatch & Review

   So, in my last post I said that I was looking forward to the weekend...  Well, my husband and I ended up coming down with "the stomach flu" (that's a misnomer, did you know?), and we're still not back to 100%.  Out of the two of us I ended up being the really, really sick one, so my weekend was pretty much a loss and so far this week has been a yucky blur of missed work and trying to nap.  At least I'm finally coherent enough to write about some manicures I did awhile ago!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Radiant Orchid: Monthly Mini Giveaway - Open Internationally Until 2/21!

   Greetings, princesses!  I hope your week went better than mine - my daughter is in a crazy, needy phase and has hardly let me do anything.  I'm looking forward to the weekend, and what better way to kick it off than with an International giveaway?  Yayyy!

   What I'd like to do each month is hold a giveaway for Princessly Polished subscribers, and to make it easy to share worldwide I came up with the idea to choose an assortment of nail art products that can be sent safely in a letter!  I'll have a different theme each month, and I'd love to hear your suggestions.  The theme I chose for February is Pantone's color of the year...

   Radiant Orchid!  I figured this is a great place to start, as most of us are really excited about this color.  I'm not really into following trends or wearing a color because it's "in", but this is a gorgeous shade with a wonderful color family.  Bring it on.

Credit: Pantone