Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve Manicure Giveaways!

Hey guys!

Today I am back with the second of the two Manicure Giveaways I am doing while Lace and Lacquers is on a break.

This week I didn't spot as much manicure related giveaways as last week, but I dug as hard as I could and found a handful of them for you guys.

Here they are, enjoy!

That's all for this week. I couldn't find you guys as many giveaways this week, but I hope you guys still enjoy the ones that I did spot for you guys and let me know if you end up winning any!

That's all for now, I'll talk to you all next time. Bye!

E.L.F Disney: Good Vs. Evil Limited Edition Set Swatches and Review

*Products Purchased for Me

Hey guys!

I am back today with a great review on a polish set that my mom picked up for me at Walgreens. This is a new polish collection from everyone's favorite budget beauty brand, e.l.f. In light of the new-ish movie that came out about Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, they came out with a four piece nail polish collection. Two polishes are in colors relating to Sleeping Beauty, or technically, Aurora, and two relating to Maleficent.

Here is a preview of the collection:

The first color that I have up to show you has the most unique name of the four, Prissy Crissy. This is a beige nude cream that has just the tiniest lean of pink. I did three coats by itself, but two would do just fine. Dry time was horrible, I had to reapply a couple times, but application was fine.

Second up, this one is called Bubble Gum Pink. This one is a nice pinky coral cream. I did one coat by itself, as this is quite a rich color. Application was fantastic.

This next one is my favorite of the whole collection. This one is called Purple Dream. It is a medium purple that is like a duochrome, but doesn't really shift colors. I did two coats by itself. Application was fantastic. I just love the look of this color it's gorgeous.

Last up, this one is called Sea Escape. This is the only one that I know of from this collection that I have seen before from e.l.f. It is a dark, dark blue, almost black polish with medium blue glitter throughout. The glitter can appear purple in certain lights. I applied two coats by itself. Application was great.

Like I said, this kit can be purchased at Walgreens. It is currently selling for $4.99. In their Disney Good vs. Evil Limited Edition line, they also have collections of eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipgloss, makeup brushes, and a beauty book or a combo of makeup items, all ranging in price from $4.99-$9.99.

Well, thanks everyone and I hope you enjoyed the post! I will talk to you all later, hopefully today I will get the second of the Manicure Giveaways posts up for you guys to enjoy as well. Talk to you all later, bye!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Manicure Giveaways: Christmas Eve Night Edition

Hey guys!

I am back today with a special post that I think you all are going to love.

I heard that Lacey from Lace and Lacquers was going to be out of town and not able to do the Manicure Giveaways Monday posts on her blog for two weeks. I thought about it and wanted to take over for the two weeks. I asked for her permission, and she said of course. I hadn't seen the reply to my asking until after this past Monday, so my post is late, but on a great day so I hope you guys don't mind.

I went though blogs I am a part of and groups that I have joined and rangled up a bunch of giveaways that don't end at least until tomorrow or later. I hope you guys enjoy my first crack at a post like this and enjoy entering all of the giveaways!

I hope you guys enjoy this post and the giveaways! Have a great Christmas Eve and Christmas day! I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Orly FX in Milky Way

 *Products Received in Swap

Hey guys!

I am back today to show you my nails that I did on Monday. I decided to use a color that involved winter themed colored and that made me happy about the season.

I decided on a polish that gave a lot of impact without having to throw on a bunch of colors. I picked a color from Orly's FX line, called Milky Way. (Trying out a little different hand position, for this post and for the last post and for future posts). It is made up of white, light blue, pastel red, and micro glitter and a sheer, subtle light blue base. I did three coats by itself.

Application was great, and the polish turns out to be a bit textured. It is similar to a chunky glitter. I love this color. It didn't last a complete day, but my nails are crappy and weak so nothing lasts quite long on them anyways. I would still recommend this polish regardless!

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!

Monday, December 15, 2014

OPI Muppets World Tour: Miss Piggy Duo

*Products Purchased By Me

Hey guys! I am SOOO sorry I have been away from the blog for such a long time. I have been working like 6-8 or more hours every day I work, because of the holidays, and I didn't have a day off since Monday until Sunday and today when I finally had off. I was/am still sick too, since Friday, so there is also that.

I am still sick, but figured since I had today off, I'd post SOMETHING for you guys to look at. I apologize now for the sad cuticles/hangnails and cleanup. Not back on point like I usually am, so just bare with me.

What I have to show you today is something I picked up one day after work at Ross, which I was surprised that they had some for sale. This is a duo of two of the Miss Piggy polishes from the OPI Muppets World Tour collection. Here is the preview:

The first one that I have up to show you is called Miss Piggy's Big Number. This is a blue duochrome that shifts from a lighter blue to a darker blue. It was hard to get it to show off in pictures though. I did three coats by itself. No problems with application.

Next up is Muppets World Tour. This one is a white, silver, and dark blue micro glitter topper. I did one coat on top of Miss Piggy's Big Number. No problems with application.

These polishes are so pretty, and in my opinion work well for Christmas with the frosty dark blue and winter colored glitter. If you like the Muppets and OPI, these polishes are for you. I have two more polishes from the Kermit duo of the Muppets World Tour collection to show you later this week, so look out for that.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sinful Colors Gilded

*Products Purchased By Me

Hey guys! I am back today with a somewhat holiday themed mani to show you guys!

My nails were in desperate need of a manicure, and I thought since it was already December, I would paint them in colors related to winter.

I used two colors, one by Sinful Colors and the other by OPI.

The first color I used for all of my nails but one on each nail was Sinful Colors in Gilded. This is a gold, light pink, and red micro glitter polish with shimmer. It probably is best for a topper but I used it alone in three coats. I am not sure if this is one of their new colors or an older color, but this is currently in their holiday display at stores.

For my accent nail, ring finger on my left and middle finger on my right, I used OPI Ski Slope Sweetie. I would call this a frosty-shimmery white polish that is sheer. This could be used over another color, but I like the look of it by itself. I did three coats alone.

This manicure reminds me of cinnamon and peppermint and the snow, so I feel it's quite holiday related! Application on both were great. Gilded was harder to clean up as the glitter didn't want to come off my skin, but other than that, no problems.

Sinful Colors can be purchased at Walgreens, Walmart, and other retailers, usually going for $1.50-$1.99. OPI can be purchased at Walmart and salons, for around $8 to $9, or check out your local Ross, TJMaxx, Marshalls, and other similar stores for ones on sale.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!