January 30, 2011


I received these 3 precious babies from a swap because after seeing swatches, I definitely wanted them. Can you guess, here's a hint... Fall 2008 Rodeo Diva!

China Glaze Branding Iron
extremely beautiful burgundy! 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat.

China Glaze Cowgirl Up
shimmery red toned purple. 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat.

China Glaze Side-Saddle
brown-plum with gold shimmer. 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat.

Overall, the formula was great and the application was smooth and easy! I love love love these polishes and I'm so glad I got these! My babies haha♥ ;)

Don't forget to enter in for a chance to get Manhattan 610K! Just click the picture on the sidebar :D

Happy polishing!

January 29, 2011


This post will not include any pictures, but my next one will. :P I just want to put these things out there; great opportunities for nail polish lovers and hoarders!

First is the traveling nail polish, Manhattan 610K. I already had my post about it and so has other nail bloggers. It's time to be passed onto another blogger and see what mani. they will use 610K for. If you'd like to enter please click this link here (or the picture) & enter. Please note that you must be a GFC follower with a blog to enter. I'm accepting entries until February 5, 2011 12:00AM EST.

The second is Konad-licious's huuuuge giveaway for reaching 1,000 followers. JUST LOOK AT THE AWESOME PRIZE!! We have BYS, Ozotic Pro, BB Couture, Glitter Gal, Nail life, Color Club, Minx nail strips, face mask, TimTam, nail wheel & more!!

If you want to enter in this giveaway, you must be a GFC follower! Check out the other giveaway regulations at Konad-liciou's giveaway post here and you may also enter in the giveaway at the link given.

Sorry for the lack of nails this month. :( I hope to post more though!
Happy polishing! :)

January 25, 2011

We'll Always Have Paris

I've been meaning to post up this mani. but I forgot about it along with other vault pictures that I haven't resized and marked. :P But this is definitely a favorite, mainly because of the pictures taken because it wasn't taken at my usual location (aka my room! lol) and the lighting was better (natural sun ftw!!). Anyways, this was taken after the "giant" blizzard in December. It's 2 coats of OPI We'll Always Have Paris Suede and 1 coat of top coat, which I wanted after I saw Nailstah post a swatch/review of it. Definitely amazing! It was a rush mani. though. Looking at these pictures, I'm soooooooo envious of my long nails, they're nubs now. :(

sporting my mani. in the sun at the train station

always envious of bloggers who took nail pictures with snow! :P I had to have one too

again, taken in the sun at the train station

Don't forget to enter in to get your shot at Manhattan 610K. Please note that you won't be actually keeping it but you'll use it for a mani. and then pass it along :P To enter, please comment in the previous post or click on the side picture. 

Hope you enjoyed & happy polishing :)

January 24, 2011

Sisterhood of the Nail Polish Lovers

I deleted the previous post because I forgot to say that in order to be able to enter in to try and get Manhattan 610K, you must be a GFC follower with a blog. You must comment with your GFC follower name, blog url, email and where you're located. THANKS! 
So if you already entered, I'll notify you via email to enter again, my apologies!! 
Please note that you aren't actually keeping the nail polish forever, but passing it along to another person :P

Today I'm sharing a great experience from the nail polish blogging world. You've probably heard about it before from other blogs, such as Kesha's Nail Polish Obsession, Sammy's The Nailasaurus, Jenny's Polishology and Jessika's Polish Insomniac. No, it's not the sisterhood of the traveling pants! :P Yeah, that's right, it's MANHATTAN 610K; the traveling nail polish! :) It first started with Kesha in Germany which later traveled to Sammy in the UK then it made its way to the US with Jenny and Jessika. It's luckily in my hands now and here's my take on Manhattan 610K. Kesha keeps an update on Manhattan 610K's location so you'll see from both of us, to see where it goes next! :)

Manhattan 610K is a medium deep purple creme. I love the color and I wish it was mine forever! But it will make its way to another nail polish lover's hands :) I used 2 coats of Manhattan 610K in the first few swatch pictures and then I used it as the base of my nail art mani. Cupcake design! Yes you've probably seen it before but here's my cupcake designs. Trust me, this is my first time doing it so it took me a while to get the hang of it. :P But don't worry, I practiced with a different base beforehand (still takes getting used to a new design)! Anyways, I used China Glaze For Audrey, Lemon Fizz and Something Sweet as well as OPI Rumple's Wiggin' for the cupcake toppings. :P I also made sprinkles out of those colors and Manhattan 610K, alternating a color out depending on its cupcake topping color.

If you're interested in receiving Manhattan 610K next, 
Please comment with your GFC follower name, blog url, email & where you are located.
Anyone with that's a follower with a GFC name & blog can enter no matter where you are located!
I'll be taking entries until February 5th, 2011.

Stay tuned and find out who will get Manhattan 610K next. :)

Hope you enjoyed & happy polishing! :)

January 13, 2011

The Goodies

I know I said I'd be taking a break from blogging yesterday, but I can't help myself just for today, an amazing package thanks for Martje from Girly Addictions came in today!!!!!♥ (BTW ILYFOREVERRRRRRR hahaha). A while back, I contacted Martje because she has my lemmings, LE Catrice! So I had to swap with her haha. I received an amazing package today and I'm definitely happy, except for one Catrice who didn't make it in one piece here :( the insides bursted from excitement lolol!

First, here are all the nail babies I received:
  • Catrice - Crispy Crimson (Limited Edition Expect the Unexpected Collection)
  • Catrice - Looking Greyt (Limited Edition Expect the Unexpected Collection)
  • Catrice - Purposely Purple (Limited Edition Expect the Unexpected Collection)
  • Catrice - Spruced Up (Limited Edition Expect the Unexpected Collection)
  • Catrice - Berry Bazaar (Limited Edition Caramé Collection)
  • Catrice - Bronzed Brown (Limited Edition Caramé Collection)
  • Catrice - Oriental Orange (Limited Edition Caramé Collection)
  • Catrice - Absolutely Chinchilly!
  • Catrice - Bloody Mary To Go!
  • Catrice - Blue My Mind *casualty of delivery*
  • Catrice - Hip Queens Wear Blue Jeans!
  • Catrice - Let's Mauve On!
  • Catrice - Wrapped Around My Finger
  • Essence Color & Go - Absolutely Stylish
  • Essence Color & Go - Choose Me! 
  • Essence Multi Dimension - Midnight Rocker
  • Essence Multi Dimension - Must-Have
  • Essence Multi Dimension - Purple Cherry
  • GOSH - Fix Base Coat
  • GOSH - Holographic

And here's all the awesome extras♥
  • Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser and Gentle Toner
  • Chanel - Hyrdamax + Active Serum (x2)
  • Dr. Van Der Hoog Cocos Mint Masker Masque
  • Hema Lip Gloss 
  • Jil Sander Style Soft perfume sample
  • Juicy Couture's Couture Couture perfume sample
  • Lancome Teint Miracle
  • LipSmacker travel mini Vanille Vanilla
  • TONS of Mentos Fruits♥ & other chocolates & candies
  • Montagne Jeunesse Skin Polisher
  • Pickwick Dutch Tea Blend
  • Vichy Laboratories Reconditioning Care for Dry Feet

And I was in a frankening mode yesterday and here's a sneak peak of the goods:

P.S. My labels were unorganized so I'm re-labeling all my posts, which will take a while, just putting it out there.

hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did! & happy polishing :)

January 12, 2011

Unnamed Franken

Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing well ~ :) I'm doing alright, just trying to work a ton! Anyways, as of now, I'm facing a dilemma on this blog... feeling uninspired and 'ehhh' about it. Hope it goes away, but maybe I'll take a break from blogging and sometimes I'll be back with some posts.

Anyways, I made this franken about last week or so, still unnamed, maybe list a suggestion of names down? :P I actually really love this franken! I'm showing it with 2 coats and 2 coats of top coat. 

Remember Prevail See You in Chelsea? Well, the polish wasn't that good because it was so sheer and it was just lying around on my desk, so I decided to use it to franken! :)

Here's what I used:
Prevail See You in Chelsea
Forever21 Love & Beauty Navy
Quirius Glittering Rainbow

Hope you like it and happy polishing!

January 6, 2011

Mermaid Attempt

Hey everyone! :) I hope you all are doing well~ Today I'm going to show you a swatch, that you've probably seen before but it's new to my collection, so I hope you enjoy. I also attempted to do a nail art, which is part of my resolution, to be more creative and experimental with nail art, so I hope you'll like it. The nail art wasn't anything planned, it just came to me as I did the swatch. I actually like it although it doesn't exactly reach what I was thinking of.

Today's SOTD is OPI Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow Suede. It's a beautiful medium forest green shimmer. It's beautiful and opaque in 2 coats. The swatch shows both without and with top coat. I think it's absolutely beautiful and I don't know why I haven't gotten HTATS sooner :P! Formula and application was smooth and easy as well.

The NAOTD is Mermaid Scales :P I used 2 coats of OPI Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow Suede, drew scales with KISS Nail Art in Pearl Black then filled in the spaces with China Glaze Fairy Dust to add a more 'mystical' look to the scales :P In my opinion, I think I did a pretty good job. Hope you think so too!

Anyways, hope you enjoyed & happy polishing!

January 5, 2011

The New, Bad, Beautiful and Good

Hi all~ :) I hope everyone had a great New Years! Mine was alright, and I'm trying to work a bit more even with the lack of hours they gave me. This is my first post for the New Year! :) Anyways, onto nails~ today I'm posting the new, the bad, beautiful and good. The new? meaning new brand or something I haven't tried yet. The bad? Something that didn't come out exactly the way I wanted to, but it isn't that bad. The beautiful? The shades I picked out for today. The good? A pretty good nail art, since I haven't been doing that much lately.

First, here is the new and beautiful. Rimmel 60 Seconds in Night Before (#615). It's a dark purple shimmer with orange and pink iridiscent. The swatch is 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat. The pictures don't show the iridiscents well but you can kind of see it in the bottle. I've never seen these bottles until I went to Kmart, which I don't go to very often.

The pretty bad is the nail art I tried. I tried to make a flower but first the center white came out too much and I think I could've done better. But hey, I tried! And I'll probably practice some more. :P

Another beautiful and new is Wet N Wild Blackmail (#218). This is 3 coats; just to be safe for the color and missing spots and 1 coat of top coat. It's a black base jelly-creme-ish but more creme. It contains orange/copper glitter inside as well. Totally awesome and it was my first time seeing this one! So lucky I found it at Kmart :)

The (pretty) good? Penguin nail art! I've seen a lot of this recently, especially by Pan and I've been meaning to try it out. So I tried to make a bow tie and failed so I covered it up and not well enough and it swirled a bit with the pearl black nail art I used. But pretty good in my opinion! I gave him a sparkly nose, kind of like Rudolph :P

I picked up an extra bottle of Wet N Wild Blackmail for my giveaway that I will start when I reach 300 followers. I don't have the prize all picked out yet, but I will try to get some here and there :)

Anyways, I hope you all enjoyed & happy polishing!