Breaking Dawn premiere giveaway! ***CLOSED***

Hey guys! it's giveaway time again! This time around it's for the Breaking Dawn premiere, yes you guessed it, I'm a twi-hard ;) Not horrible bad, but I do own the books and movies, and like to go to the midnight showings. That's about where it stopped, until it came to polish!

Some of you may or may not know of a brand called Essence, they are not a US based company, so it's harder to find other than the Essence colour and go minis you can find at Ulta. Well anyway they have "nail art twins" which consist of a base color, and a glitter top coat. All of them are named after famous couples.

In our case, we have Bella and Edward :) These beauties, as well as Picture Polish vampire are the polishes to win. I also have some temporary vampire bite tattoos, as well as water adhesive stickers of Edward and for those of you that like the werewolves, Jacob.

The amazing Ms. Traci has some beautiful swatches of Bella & Edward if you would like to see what they look like on. I don't personally know this person, but there are some great swatches of Vampire for you to look at as well :)






Please read all the rules on the giveaway form, and good luck!!



Epic haul and nail mail!

Hey guys! Over the weekend I went a little crazy on the polish, I couldn't help myself lol.

I was all over town and got a bunch of polish, and got a bunch for other girls too.

The boho Color Club set, I got from Ross, as well as the Borghese set (three for 4.99?! yes please!!)



In the Borghese set we have from left to right, poema orchid, tangelo sherbet, and luna pearl.



The Color Club boho set contains from left to right nomadic in nude, earthy angel, new boehemian, shabby drab, rad nomad, red-ical gypsy and stuck on you basecoat.



From Walgreens I found the whole brand new limited edition Wet N Wild color icon polishes (these were also ones I found for other ladies). From left to right we have, rockin rubies, 24 carats, give me a price quote, cost is no issue, believe me it's real, it's all in the cut, back alley deals, and diamond in the rough.



From Sally's I got the whole brand new Color Club holiday scented polishes, and had my old many pick me out an Orly :) From left to right we have Orly emberstone, Color Club, gingerbread man, kiss me mistletoe, Santa's cinnamon, sugar plum yum, orna-minted, and very berry merry. Sorry the last one is cut off a bit in the picture!



From Rite Aid and Target I got Loreal owl's night, and Nicole by OPI snow-man of my dreams.



and last by not least was today's nail mail! My Picture Polishes, and Ozotics!!! from left to right we have Ozotic pro 511, Ozotic 521 and 528. Picture Polish camo, vampire, and denim (which for some reason was backward lol)



I'm waiting on about 17-20 more in the mail very shortly too! Wow, I need to update my stash list lol.

Until next time! Happy painting!!

Mini Sally's haul

Hey guys :) I went to Sally's today to use my 15% off coupon before it was too late. The Halloween polishes that I wanted were gone, and the Holiday ones weren't out yet, so I asked about them. I got lucky! The girl working was super nice, and brought stuff out of the back for me, even though they wouldn't be on the shelves until tomorrow :)

For now I bought three of the China Glaze holiday gift sets, but I may get more! I also got my first crystal nail file since I have heard such great things about them!




The first set has Dorothy who, ruby slippers, and a new one from the holiday collection frostbite, and came with a Christmas tree cork for wine.



The second came with poinsettia, twinkle lights and holly-day



and the last came with tinsel town, and champagne bubbles, along with a pretty ornament.



Best part?! I only paid $35 total for all the polishes, and nail file, with tax! With my Sally's card, and coupon I saved $15!! woohoo!

Until next time, happy painting!


Glowing Ghosts


Here's a simple Halloween Nail Design:


Inspired by Glowing Ghosts!



image from blog.wholesalesuppliesplus.com



You'll need three polishes for this manicure:



For the glow-in-the-dark polish Sephora by OPI Full Moon was used, for the base color OPI Alpine Snow - Matte was used, and for the detailing Sally Hansen Black Out was used.




The first step is comprised of Steps 1 and 2.




For Step 1, paint on your base color that will go below the glow-in-the-dark. Here, one coat of OPI Alpine Snow - Matte was used. (You will need to do this step for most glow-in-the-dark polishes because they tend to be sheer. If you are using a tinted glow-in-the-dark polish, you can use a background color that is the same as the glow-in-the-dark tint to help strengthen the look of the color.)

Step 2 is to paint on your glow-in-the-dark color. In order to get white colored ghosts (when the lights are on) I used Sephora by OPI Full Moon from last year's Halloween Collection. Full Moon is less sheer and more of a cream glow-in-the-dark, but to get full coverage you need at least 3 coats, so a base coat was applied and what you see above is only 2 coats of Full Moon.



Here is where the blue painter's tape comes in!



For Step 3, using the corner of a card or piece of paper (or any 90 degree angle tool/triangle/ect.) draw a triangle on the side of a piece of blue tape, where the triangle would cover about half of your nail length.

Next, inside the triangle you have just drawn, draw a wavy line where one end of the line comes from the edge of the tape and the end point of the line meets the tip of the triangle. Then draw another wavy line inside the triangle along the opposite side of the triangle. This will form a "wavy lined" triangle that will mark off the beginning of the head of the ghost to its tail. (See the above image for a better reference.)

Cut out the wavy lined triangle and place it upside down on your nail. You will be using the sides of the triangle (not the base) to tape off the area to be painted with the detailing color.






After following Step 3 for all your nails, use a dotting tool to add first the eyes (one dot for each eye), then the mouth (which is an combination of first dotting a point, then dragging the point down and back up to form an oval shape).




Step 5, wait until the black is dry! And then add top coat.




And when you turn off the lights...




You have your glowing ghosts!


Have you already chosen your Halloween manicure?

A England, lady of the lake

Hey guys! I was drooling to try A England, lady of the lake, so no Halloween post today! But I think it's worth it!!

I won this in a giveaway last week, along with two others (read about it a few posts back) and couldn't think of something Halloween to do over it, so I left it alone.

Holy crap this color is gorgeous! It's a medium purple with scattered holo, and those of you that know once you go holo you can never go back! You become obsessed!!!

On with the pictures you say? I've got em! :D

Inside, natural light, no flash.


Inside, natural light, with flash

Outside, sunlight, no flash.



She's beautiful right?! This is my first A England, and I think I **need** more, what others should I look into?

Until next time! Happy painting :D

Halloween/ school pride

Hey guys :) Today was spirit day for my college, it's homecoming week :P So I wanted to make sure my nails were school colors but still do something Halloween-ish too!

They are not that cute, but I went off of a recommendation of one of the PLOP ladies ;)

I used Dr.'s Remedy in tranquil tangerine, and China Glaze first mate for the blue, I used a small nail art brush for the faces and letters, seems like I'm better with more complex stuff verses the east stuff!! lol!




From my pinky to my thumb you have 11" since it's 2011, Alpha Gamma Sigma (I'm president), COS (college of the sequoias), Fall and my favorite, a star :)

What do you think?

Until next time, happy painting!

Halloween, lizard belly spiderwebs!

Hey guys! If you read my last post, you will know that I won Glitter Gal lizard belly in a contest done by the amazing Traci

Last night when I got the polishes I decided I *had* to use lizard belly first! But what could I do with it that would be Halloween themed? So I thought sliver spiderwebs would look great!

I only used one coat of lizard belly (woohoo!) then I used Pure Ice silver mercedes with some nail art brushes to do my spiderweb designs :)






Ahhh I love it!! Girls in class loved it too, so what do you think?

Until next time! Happy painting!

Traci is God! My contest wins!!! **must see!!*

Hey guys! Last week I won Traci's giveaway from Llarowe, if you haven't checked out her site before, do it now!!! There are some amazing polishes there!

Those of you that don't know who Traci is, are slacking!! She is part of the reason I have become obsessed with polish ;) Some people are huge haters and talk a lot of crap about her, but they can stick it up their butt for all I care :P All I have had with Traci are great experiences, and her blog is wonderful too, talk about someone to be jealous of, her fingers are perfect!

So anyway I got to choose three different polishes, and I got them in the mail today!!

I picked Ozotic 529, A England lady of the lake, and Glitter Gal lizard belly. Yep you can drool, it's okay...I did!!

So here are some pictures of them in the bottles :D






Beautiful right??? I'm going to attempt something with lizard belly first, keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Until next time, happy painting :D

Halloween stamped nails

Hey guys! More Halloween nails! I think next month is going to get boring :P

Last night I changed my candy corn nails up but was just to "eh" to do something super fancy, so I grabbed my Konad m57 (I think?) plate (the only one I have btw) and off I went.

I used Orly fresh for my green, then topped it with one coat of Pumpkin Nail Enamel in glow in the dark green. I used WnW ink well to use for the stamping, then added a few orange rhinestones along with the accent nails.

Sorry for the chip wear on my pointer, I took the pictures tonight instead of last night when I did them :P I also did clean up in a dark room so it's not the best in the world, like I said I was feeling "eh" lol :P




What do you think? They do glow in the dark but I'm horrible with pictures evidently :P lol

Until next time! Happy painting :D