August 30, 2010

Hopefully I have more luck!

All You Desire is having a China Glaze Vintage Vixen Giveaway :)
one winner will receive a set of 6 from the collection
* Ends August 31st - hurry!!

Body Soul Beauty is giving away Orly Cosmic FX, Color Club Untamed Luxury and Essie's Fall Collections. TOTALLY AWESOME.
* Ends August 31st - hurry!!

Perfection is Possible is having a huuuuuge giveaway! Polishes include: Zoya (& products), Essie, Cuticle nail pusher, personal nail kit, lotions, Carol's Daughter pedicure soak, Glass file, Incocco, Pure Fiji, Qtica fast dry, gift card and soooo much more!
* Ends September 1st

The Polish-Aholic is having a giveaway for reaching 300 followers. Huge prizes for 2 winners! :)
First prize: Ulta- Latin Spirit Mini Set, Ulta- Matte-rial Girl Mini Set, Sephora by OPI- Havana Nights Mini Set, Orly- Viridian Vinyl, Orly- Old School Orange, Icing- Chase Me (Matte), Urban Outfitters- Chrome Copper, Urban Outfitters- Chrome Pewter, Essence- Surferama, and Milani- Hi-Res
Second prize: Ulta- I Got The Denim Blues Mini Set, Claire's- Flakie Mini Set, Orly- Purple Pleather, Orly- Retro Red, Orly- Fiesta, Urban Outfitters- Chrome Gold, Urban Outfitters- Sparkle Purple, China Glaze- Cherry Pie, Essence- Hang Loose, and Chameleon- Blue Sky
* Ends September 30th

Glitter Madness?

This month is such a lucky month for me! First I won second place from Kristen's giveaway (OH MY POLISH) and now I found out that I'm the winner for Katrina's giveaway (Katrina's Nail Blog). This is totally awesome!!!!!!! The first 2 times I win a giveaway in my life are in the same month!! I'm so happy! :) And I get to try different nail polishes that I don't have access to.

I used my blue nails from my previous post and added Revlon's new glitters Galaxy (1 coat). I went to Rite Aid to pick up packaging tape and decided to stop by Walgreens and I see the display for the Revlon glitters. Out of 7 of them, I picked up 6 - one set of 4 and 2 extra for my giveaway. I won't tell you which ones yet! ;)

ring finger: 2 coats of OPI Absolutely Alice (2 coats) & 1 coat of Seche
other fingers: 2 coats of OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui (2 coats), Revlon Galaxy (1 coat) and 1 coat of Seche.

91 followers?! 9 more until I start my giveaway so pass around my blog and we'll get the giveaway started!!! =)

hope you enjoyed!

August 28, 2010


I did this manicure last night before I went to bed, as usual~ I got inspired from a blog post from another nail blogger and I was like, hmm I want to try that one day, and I did! :)

For my ring finger, I did 3 coats of OPI's Absolutely Alice just to make sure that there was no empty spaces and for all my other fingers, I did 2 coats of OPI's Suzi Says Feng Shui. It took me a while to get this ~ I've been wanting it for a while and recently I found a new nail store near my neighborhood where I can buy them! :)

I topped it off with a coat of Seche top coat. :)

hope you enjoyed!

August 26, 2010

Pic. Spam!

Hello all! Today was my first day of classes as a second year in college. It's a long day since I stacked my classes for only Tuesdays and Thursdays and one class on Friday. Public Policy, Great Works of Literature II, Microeconomics, and Introduction to Business. My classes seem good though, I just really need to focus this semester but I will definitely try to keep up with my blog and post a few times a week rather than daily (I simply don't have as much time as the summer) especially since I'm trying to work also when I don't have classes.

Anyways, so I got GREAT NEWS! I WON MY FIRST GIVEAWAY! Second prize but still better than not winning at all. It's from Kristen at OH MY POLISH. I'm so surprised I won because I never won before and I basically lost most of my hope of winning until today!

In addition to winning second prize for Kristen's giveaway, I finally got my sample package from viva la nails and I will be doing a review on them ~ coming soon. But they all look soo good and I'm definitely tempted right now! Haha.

My nails of the day today is Catrice Poison Me, Poison You! I received this in an internatiaonl swap from Make Up Alley. This is my first Catrice and I'm VERY pleased. The manicure is 2 coats of PMPY and 1 coat of Seche top coat. My nails are getting longer but still a little short.

And here are pictures from my mini vacation that I came back from this past weekend:

My baby cousin Allyson on a lounge chair :)

Allyson again, running from the fountain. The funny thing is that she loves playing with the water!
She loves the souvenir bottle and would not share with my cousin Alex~

Allyson and I on a little baby ride that she's able to ride on! She loves sucking on her index and middle finger~

On the car ride from Virginia home to Brooklyn, NY. She loves the camera and everyone spoils her with love because she's so adorable and funny :)♥

Really beautiful sky in the background as we were in Maryland. :)

hope you enjoyed!

August 25, 2010

Cloud 9

Here's a picture of one of my nails that I did a few weeks back but I didn't get a chance to post. The base is Brucci's Kathy's Baby Blues (2 coats). I used OPI Alpine Snow to create the clouds on my ring finger (if they look like them!) and I topped it off with Essie's Matte About You. I wanted to make more clouds but whenever I tried to add more on my other fingers, they didn't come out right, so I just kept the clouds on my ring fingers. This picture was taken before I cut my nails into stubby nails. :P

hope you enjoyed,

August 18, 2010

Caught in a Bad Romance~

So this will be the last time I'm going to blog until Monday. I'm going on a mini summer vacation to Virginia with my family :) I'm totally excited and I couldn't wait all week for this!

Anyways, so I did a manicure of Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance. And it honestly felt awkward because my index finger was so short. This is before I cut all my nails down. And to "relieve" some awkwardness with my fingers, I added a lightning bolt because Bad Romance + lightning bolt = Lady Gaga. :) Funny side note: My dad likes Lady Gaga and says her name when he recognizes her song come on the radio when we're in the car. =P

hope you enjoyed!

August 17, 2010

Rite Aid Mini Haul Again!

Another Rite Aid mini haul, but I'm really liking the drug store brands! They're cheap and they're good! This time, I was able to spend less than $10 at Rite Aid, the other few times recently, I've been buying Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure. :P

Wet N Wild Dream Poppy
medium coral pink. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. Amazing and beautiful. Easy application and good formula. I'm definitely getting more Wet N Wild's! :)

Wet N Wild Red Red
it's a medium red. Cosmo Girl's Kiss of Approval Beauty Award Winner. It's a bit darker irl compared to the swatch pictures but my camera and I did the best we could to get close to it! The first swatch picture shows 1 coat and no top coat - very little sign of vnl. The second swatch picture shows 2 coats and no top coat - just to be sure of no sign of vnl. I love the formula and it was very easy to work with and apply. I can definitely see why it got the approval from Cosmo Girl. But isn't Cosmo Girl no longer creating any magazines? I used to subscribe to them and my subscription wasn't finished and they sent me something saying that they aren't producing any more so that the rest of my subscription would be moved over to Seventeen Magazine. Huh.

Brucci Kathy's Baby Blues
light baby blue creme. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. I love this color and it was VERY easy to apply. I'm really liking Brucci. And they restocked on Heidi's Glow in case anyone wanted to pick it up if you're near my neighborhood, but I picked one up for my 100 followers and belated 1 year blogaversary.

A reader said that Brucci isn't B3F. I looked at the ingredients and I only saw Formaldehyde which is found in nail hardeners. But I didn't see DBP or Toluene, so I'm not really sure but I checked MUA and someone said they aren't B3F either. But I emailed Brucci asking them to clarify for me, HOPEFULLY they'll get back to me and not ignore me. (update: One person responded to me and said she'll "transfer" me to their Brucci NY for a reply. Nothing yet though)

83 FOLLOWERS?! I'm really happy I've gotten this far because honestly, I didn't think many people would read my nail blog. :x I thought I'd be the only one rambling to myself lol! But with all your support, I continued to blog more and it's been more than a year and it's hitting almost 14 months since I've started. Share my blog if you'd like and hopefully when I hit 100 followers, everyone is welcomed to enter into my very first 100 followers + 1 year blogaversary giveaway! (which means I have to start buying the giveaway stuff :P)

hope you enjoyed

August 16, 2010

Random Swatches Part 3 - OPI

This is my last post for my random swatches because I think almost everything's been swatched in my collection and onto my blog. Except for my recent purchases which I haven't swatched since I'm stuck with short nails for a while until they grow out. After having my nails kind of longish for a while, I don't like having short nails. Reason being that, I can't pick a color that would really look nice with short nails & there's not much room as a canvas. :\

But if there's anyone that has any nail art for short nails, please email me pictures & links to your blog and I'll have a feature post! :) I'm very interested to see what people would do with their short nails! and it might inspire meee ;) (email:

OPI Holiday Glow
brown with gold glitters. The swatch is 3 coats and no top coat. The formula was a little on the shin side so I had to use a third coat. I bought this a while back but I haven't touch it. I don't know why I haven't picked you out earlier! :( I'm sorry♥

OPI I Only Drink Champagne
gold champagne frost. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat and a small sign of VNL but it still looks amazing. I use to have OPI Kyoto Pearl and it's just the light champagne version of it. A bit streaky though.

OPI Italian Love Affair
light pink shimmer creme. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. This is a favorite of mine. I love this and I'm so glad I picked it up. I got it for half the price too! 50% off from Duane Reade a long time ago. I did my cousin's toes with this and Hidden Treasure on top and it looked amazing.

OPI You're A Kabuki Queen
hot medium pink creme. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. I also picked this up on clearance and I'm glad I did. This color is so good!

Sephora by OPI Mermaid to Order
medium blue-green. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. My first Sephora by OPI polish and one of my long time favorites.

hope you enjoyed,

MM OR AA? Let's Compare!

Karen from Addicted to Nail Polish requested a comparison of Sephora by OPI's Midnight Mambo and OPI's Absolutely Alice. So here's my take on both of them next to each other. This is my first comparison that I've done and hopefully it'll be a good review for you nail polish lovers! :) (I actually wanted to post this earlier but got home too late after a day of movies and ROCK BAND!)
Left to right:
Index: Absolutely Alice
Middle: Midnight Mambo
Ring: Absolutely Alice
Pinky: Midnight Mambo
The first picture is a swatch of both polishes with only one coat of each and no top coat. You can tell already that Absolutely Alice is a clear base with darker blue glitter and gold glitter and Midnight Mambo has a lighter shade of blue base with silver glitters. Absolutely Alice's glitter are the same small size whereas Midnight Mambo has small glitters and bigger silver rounded glitters.

The picture above is a swatch picture of AA and MM with 2 coats and no top coat. AA is a darker 'royal' blue with gold glitters and again MM is a lighter 'sky' blue with silver glitters.

hope this helped & hope you enjoyed,

August 14, 2010

Midnight Mambo

Sephora by OPI Midnight Mambo
shiny stuffed blue and silver glitter. This is a limited edition online only polish at Sephora and I found out about this when I was arranging a swap on MUA. After looking up what Midnight Mambo was, I was like O___O I have to have it! So I ordered it the next day for myself and the MUA-er that I was going to swap with. It came so fast too! The swatch is 2 coats and 1 coat of Seche. Without top coat it's a bumpy but it's not as bumpy as China Glaze's Flying Dragon. I used this as my manicure with 2 coats of Seche and it was still bumpy. I don't know if it's my Seche or their formula. Maybe I should use more Seche to smooth it out. I LOVE THIS!!!!!

hope you enjoyed,

August 13, 2010

Swap & Mini Haul

A mini haul at the beauty supply store and one nail polish from a swatch. Sorry if I'm boring you with swatches you've probably already seen. I cut my nails yesterday because they were breaking a bit on the edges and hopefully they'll grow back soon. I still have some swatches that I took before I cut my nails so it won't be dead around here *hopefully*. Looking at the swatches makes me sad because I miss my nails! T_T

Essie Demure Vixen
dusty grayed out pink with a purple iridescent shimmer. 3 coats and no top coat. I've been lemming this a while and finally got my hands on it at a beauty store. The formula was a little thin but the third coat evened it out. It wasn't that bad applying it and it gave me no troubles. :)

OPI Cuckoo For This Color
medium jungle blue-green shimmer. 2 coats and no top coat. It's from OPI's Swiss Collection that I picked up in a beauty store by my boyfriend's pick♥ Application and formula was OPI great. :) One of my many favorites from their collection.

OPI I've Red The Script
first picture is one coat & no top coat and the second picture is two coats & no top coat. It's a one coater except that there's a small slight sign of VNL, but I'd still use it with one coat. Lovely color and I'm happy I swapped for this polish. :)

OPI Yodel On My Cell
medium blue with slight green shimmer. This is from their Swiss Collection also that I was able to pick up. My boyfriend picked this color out :)♥ The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. AMAZING. I took the swatch pictures in my bathroom because the lighting worked better than my room. But for the rest of the pictures, the lighting worked better in my room, LOL. Anyways Amazing application and formula by OPI.

hope you enjoyed,

August 12, 2010

Random Swatches Part 2 - Essie & Misa

More random swatches from my collection:

Essie Barbados Blue
light blue frost. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. This was one of my first Essie bottles that I own. Back then, this was my favorite and now I've grown out of it a bit. But I still have some love in my heart for it. :)

Essie Chinchilly
light/medium gray creme. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. The formula and application was great. I love this polish!

Misa No Shrinking Violetta
light pink with gold shimmers. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat.

Misa Runway Diva
dusty rose / muted mauve color. The nail polish is darker and dustier in real life. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. It was taken with the sunlight. I'm going to have to take another picture of this to show you the true color. But amazing formula and application.♥

hope you enjoyed,

August 11, 2010

Random Swatches Part 1

So I was going through my nail collection and I realized that not all of my polishes are on my nail blog. Then I went on a swatch spree and went through and picked out almost all the nail polishes that I haven't posted about.

China Glaze Mom's Chiffon
pink creme but it's a brighter than it looks ~ almost neon, but it's not. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. I love this color and I haven't used it much, but I will! The application and formula was amazing and easy. The swatch picture came out nice. I took this near my window when the sun was still out. :)

Cover Girl Boundless Color Bronze Beauty
grainy bronze shimmer. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. I got this a long time ago and loved it. I haven't used it in a while now. The drug stores don't sell Cover Girl polishes anymore. I should've gotten a few more bottles before they were gone *regret*.

Eclipse P06
pale light blue creme. The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat. The formula was good and it was alright when I applied it. The second coat evened everything out. I like it a lot. I also got this a while back on Soompi but I never had the chance to use it. I think I might get some more from the seller!

Goldie Pillow

shimmery pink polish. The swatch is 3 coats and no top coat. still a little vnl but cute and ideal for little girls. I purchased this online from a seller on Soompi's Selling&Trading thread, which I am a part of. I never tried this when I got it but I think it's adorable. Their nail polish comes with a bow and the cap of the nail polish bottle is in the shape of a tulip. The top of the cap is so cute and creative. I love this polish but I think next time, I'll use it to layer or incorporate it into a pink glitter gradient!

hope you enjoyed,