Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Nail Art

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! :)

If you have been keeping tabs on my facebook page, you got a sneak peek of the colors I used for my mani today. Nobody guessed right but that is ok!! :)

This is just a short blog post to show you my Thanksgiving manicure!


Nova is ready for Thanksgiving too!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and fabulous time with your friends and family. Be safe today!! Oh and be safe tomorrow if you decide to brave Black Friday sales!! :)

I leave you with a song that I have been known to sing around this time of year...

"Gobble Gobble GObble
Fat turkey, fat turkey
Gobble Gobble Gobble
Fat turkey, I am!

I'm not here for living
I'm here for Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble Gobble
Fat turkey I am!"

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Cupcake challenge

Yum Cupcakes!

So this week is the letter "B." If you have been following me on facebook or instagram, chances are you already saw what I posted for my "B" mani.

I used Mentality Bon Bon.

I really love this color and the beautiful holo in it. However, the sun was not cooperating with me so I only have photos with artificial light for you today.

I have been in a group on Facebook called Nail Art Designs and have not participated in the nail art challenges up until now. . . This week is the Cupcake Challenge and I could not resist!

I took to Pinterest for a little bit of inspiration and figured out my plan of action.

Below are all of the colors I used in the challenge.

All of the polishes in this picture were won from giveaways I entered. :) Pretty colors aren't they?

Anyway, if you know me and know my nail art. . . I almost always have to incorporate rhinestones somewhere. So not only were those polishes used, but also my beloved rhinestones along with new nail art brushes and super fun dotting tools.

Here are my results. . .

This is no flash and in bathroom lighting.

No flash and in regular room lighting. . .

The following pictures are with flash. :) Sorry! It was snowy and not sunny today so flash it is!

I'm so in love with these colors and how my cupcakes turned out. What do you think?

Here is a shot with my new favorite topcoat! You can order it here ----> Click!

I'd love to see your take on cupcake manis! You can post them to my wall on my Facebook page here. ---> Click

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Covergirl Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers

Yay lip stuff! :)

Remember when I said I would include non polish posts every once in a while? Well here is my first one!

My dear mother sent me these lovelies in the mail and I just got them yesterday.

I was pretty excited to receive them because I LOVE lip gloss that smells yummy. I did a few swatches for you.

First up is Caramel Apple Splash:

Caramel Apple Splash had a slight caramel color to it and on your lips it looked more of a nude to almost transparent shimmer. I did not catch any apple smell to it and I'm not entirely sure it smelled like caramel (definitely didn't knock you over with caramel smell), but it was pleasant and almost candyish.

Next up is Lychee Splash:

On my skin it is very pink but on your lips it is much more subtle.
As for the smell... I will admit I have no idea what a Lychee was or what it would smell like. So I looked it up! <HERE>
It does have a very sweet smell and reminds me almost of fruit snacks.

Lastly we have Raspberry Splash:

This showed up a reddish pink color on my arm and was the least subtle on my lips with a very pretty tint. I think this one is my favorite in color.
The smell again smelled more like candy to me than raspberry.

Each lip gloss left my lips feeling very smooth and they didn't seem to have a very sticky surface when I smacked my lips together. I don't think I would however trust the wind to not blow my hair onto them and get my hair stuck. (That is one of my pet peeves!)

You can find these lip glosses at your local Walgreen's (and I'm sure many other stores!) if you would like to try them out for yourself.

Other smells include:

- Berry Splash
- Watermelon Splash
- Cranberry Splash
- Guava Splash
- Papaya Splash
- Plum Splash
- Fig Splash
- Strawberry Splash
-Blackberry Splash

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mentality - Altered, Sly and Joy :)

Still feeling a little under the weather but I could not wait any longer to share my Mentality mani with you! The group of girls and I have started a new weekly mani challenge called "Shop Your Stash." We have to wear an untried polish from our stash that starts with the letter of the alphabet. This week being the first week = A.

I had just received a large amount of polish from winning a giveaway on the Mentality Polish facebook page so I knew I had to have a polish that started with the letter "A" in the package somewhere.

Introducing . . . Altered!

As stated on the Mentality big cartel page, "Altered is a blackened dark blue holographic nail polish. Dries to a semi gloss finish."

My photograph shows Altered with a top coat. I was not able to get a sun shot since the weather has been pretty gloomy here.

I did however team Altered up with a few other Mentality Polishes that I also won in the giveaway. Polishes include: Sly and Joy.

Please note that the following pictures are my first attempt at a waterfall mani. I am not super impressed with my skills or my new skinny brush that I bought off amazon...

BUT. . . I do absolutely LOVE all of the colors included on my mani. :)

A little bit of different lighting to catch some sparkle! :)

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Friday, November 15, 2013

I miss you cupcakes :)

On the blog tonight we have a polish from a new line by Vapid Lacquer/ Smelly Goods & Pretties. This is her new Invader Zim line of glitter holo toppers which will be released in her next restock but in the mean time you can go check out her current polishes and a few other products here ---> Click

Colors are as follows:

Black - "DOOOOM"
Green- "Leprechauns!"
Blue- "Tacos"
Silver- "Yay!"
Magenta- "I miss you Cupcakes"

She also has one that is all of the colors mixed together which she named "S'plodey."

I won a glitter holo topper of my choice from this new line off of the Smelly Goods & Pretties Facebook page and when she found out that I was a blogger she asked if I would review the polish I won. She even threw her quick dry top coat.

I finally decided that I absolutely needed the magenta glitter holo topper. I mean seriously? It's pink and the name is super cute!!

Originally, I had paired this polish with Julep Brit because I thought it would go well with a dark color. It did and BOY was the top coat true to it's name!!! By the time I was done applying to my second set of nails. . . my first set was dry to the touch. I gave both a couple of more minutes and then did the unthinkable. . .





I switched the laundry.

You are expecting a horror story right? Wrong! PERFECTION!!! My nails were still perfect!

Are you kidding me? That never happens!

Unfortunately since it was so late I did not grab any good pictures and the next day the hubby had me help install shower doors .. . let's just say caulk and pretty nails do not mix.

So I did what any girl would do. . . got new ideas from my girls and repainted!! This time I paired the "I miss you Cupcakes" with "Joy" by Mentality Polish (won in a recent giveaway also! Be on the look out for an abundance of Mentality manis in the future!) :)

I tried my had at my first glitter gradient mani. What do you think?

Such a cute bottle isn't it? Did I mention that I love minis?

This gorgeous glitter topper was super easy to apply and the brush really grabbed a ton of glitter so there was not really a need to apply over and over and over like many glitter polishes out there.

Here are a couple of shots in the sunlight. I was not able to catch the whole holo effect in the way I wanted to but hopefully tomorrow I will get a better picture. Be on the lookout on my Facebook page for an updated picture!! :)

I love it! I might need to grab a few other colors in the restock. How about you? I have my eyes on "Tacos." I mean come on! Tacos? LOVE IT!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013


Ok so Mr. Golden Sun did not show his face today like I thought he would. Tomorrow if he does I will make sure that I post a picture on my Facebook page.

So onto my last of the trio from Polish Yer Hooves!

The hubby and I were HUGE Breaking Bad fans, so when Leigh Anne told me that she named one of her new Star Grazers "Heifernberg's Blue Stuff". . . I knew that I must have it!

Heifernberg's Blue Stuff is a beautiful holo polish and I am absolutely in love! This polish applies really well and if the formula is anything like her other polishes. . . it is guaranteed to last a full week if not more with a good top coat!

I was not able to get a shot with the help from Mr. Golden Sun, but I did my best with the natural light that I could find!

Leigh Anne also included a smelly in this mini. I chose blueberry muffin for this one but you can choose from the following:

- Apple Cinnamon Streusel
- Baby Powder
- Berry BeWitching Brew
- Bite me Citrus
- Pumpkin Spice
- Chanel #5
- Chocolate Lover
- Chubba Wubba Wt. Loss
- French Lavender
- Fresh Cut Roses
- Hyacinth
- Lemongrass
- Lilac
- Opium type
- Peppermint
- Pina Colada
- Sandalwood
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Vanilla Bean
- Vanilla Lavender

Adding a scent is only 50 cents extra. I recommend Blueberry Muffin. It smells so good I want to eat my fingers. Even after a topcoat you can still smell the yummy goodness. (Although, maybe not recommended if you are a nail biter ;) ).

A couple shots of the sparkly goodness!!!

Also, wouldn't be complete without a few prop shots! ;)

Can you tell I like my flowers?

Star Grazers are now available on Leigh Anne's etsy page! Click -----> HERE to check them out.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Oh where for art thou sun?

Today I have another polish that Leigh Anne from Polish Yer Hooves sent me to review from her new Star Grazers line. See my previous post for the first of 3 reviews. :)

Now recently it has been very doom and gloom around here with the weather. I have been searching for the sun. This polish is a gorgeous dark purple but is a tricky little bugger to catch. ;) Nova and I chased down the sun this afternoon and I hope I was able to catch a tiny glimpse of the purple. Trust me though. It is GORGEOUS and I have to say. . . one of my favorite colors I own now!

Nova is wondering why we are stopped for so long. ;)

Another sun shot.

Can you see the purple? She is so tricky! Such a gorgeous sparkle in this polish!

This 3 free product came in such a cutesy little bottle.

You can order sets of 3 or 4 from the Star Grazers line on Leigh Anne's etsy page! -----> CLICK <----- This polish is pretty even without the sun. Altough, it looks closer to black if you don't catch the right angle.

With flash. . . (no purple caught boo)

Go order now!!! :) You will fall in love with Milky Way just like I did.

It's not a starry night outside due to the clouds but at least I can stare at my sparkly fingers. :)

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Green with Envy for Polish Yer Hooves ;)

I gave a few hints that I would have something Moo-valous coming your way and here it is!!

Leigh Anne from Polish Yer Hooves asked me to review a few the polishes from her new line. The line is called Star Grazers.

I received my blogger pack of 3 mini polishes the other day and have been waiting to see if the sun will peek out to help show the beautiful sparkle. It does not look like that is going to happen until tomorrow. I am so excited though that I need to show you at least one of her beautiful new polishes TODAY!

Here is how the sweet minis come:

Super cute right?

They also came with cow confetti, a yummy treat (which did not last long!) and little packets of shaped glitters.

The one I am reviewing today is called Cash Cow. It is a really pretty light green color and FULL of sparkle. If you are anything like me. . . I LOVE sparkle. :)

Leigh Anne included a smelly in this mini. I chose pumpkin spice but you can choose from the following:

- Apple Cinnamon Streusel
- Baby Powder
- Berry BeWitching Brew
- Bite me Citrus
- Blueberry Muffin
- Chanel #5
- Chocolate Lover
- Chubba Wubba Wt. Loss
- French Lavender
- Fresh Cut Roses
- Hyacinth
- Lemongrass
- Lilac
- Opium type
- Peppermint
- Pina Colada
- Sandalwood
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Vanilla Bean
- Vanilla Lavender

Adding a scent is only 50 cents extra and I say is worth it for sure! Even after a topcoat you can still smell the yummy goodness. (Although, maybe not recommended if you are a nail biter ;) ).

I used two thin coats to achieve this look:

This is with no flash.

With flash. . .

The above picture is with as much natural light as I could muster up. You can see the polish has a little bit of grit/roughness with no topcoat.

Here it is with flash to show a little bit of the sparkle.

I am not much of a texture girl so I added a topcoat to achieve more of a smooth look. :)

Polishes are available for pre-order here: Star Grazers Pre-Order