Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TWEE AND HONEY: Lacerz and Fashionably Late As...

Pin It Today I have something specialllll to show you!

Cleo over at Twee and Honey was kind enough to make some custom polishes for the New Years Giveaway (ends tomorrow!!). She was even more kind and sent me a set to review for you! Even betterrrr? you'll find out after the jump ;]

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PURE ICE: Underwears for 2013 PART I (Five-Some, Monte Carlo, Party Hard, Ruffled Sheets, Twist and Shout)

Pin It So I've had these Pure Ice polishes to review for awhile, I think they got mixed into other untrieds and I skipped over them - OOPS!

After doing some other reviews I promised to push through I decided to get these done fast! Today's a good day too! Why? Because Pure Ice released yesterday a list of 29 polishes they're adding to their permanent line in 2013. But why?! BECAUSE some of these polishes were Limited Editions and now have been added to their permanent line under new names or there are similar ones that replaced them! :D

There are a total of 12 polishes, so I'm splitting this up into 2 part - hence why I blurred the bottom half out ;] hahaha  So jump over, I got swatches!

Monday, January 28, 2013

1/28 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It My husband is working weekends for the next month so my internal weekly calendar is all off! It doesn't feel like Monday to me, it feels like the middle of the week haha It felt so weird to do this post haha

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :] PLEASE make sure they're polish/manicure/pedicure related, thanks! Also, I prefer you email me rather than post to my FB page I have a tendency to miss those links!

Links after the jump, as per usual!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend Nail Art Binge

Pin It If you follow me on Facebook, you know on Monday I was whining about not doing some nail art since the Christmas challenge I did. And if you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen these because I can't keep good things to myself lmao

So, these are some nail art designs I did between today and yesterday.

How this manicure was done was... by me trying to do a basic beehive design. Long story short, I can't draw (polish or pen) hexagon to save my life... let alone more than one! So, what I ended up doing was taking my crappy beehive design, outlined it and added 10 million lines. I like how it came out! :] I used Zoya Jacqueline as the base and China Glaze Hey Sailor for the lines. Can you see my ugly squished hexagons? -.-

Next, I decided to stamp a little. I haven't stamped in awhile either! I really like this design because it looks like water marble goodness... without the 700 million failed attempts by me haha I used Butter London Blagger for the base, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky to stamp with, some holo gold hexes and Cheeky XL plate C for the stamp. Fun times! Here's a close up of the plate:

Last but not least, is new (to me) technique I saw on Smashley Sparkles' blog last week (hers is a lot nicer than mine haha)! I decided to give it a shot. I linked her post above but essentially it's layers of polish, a little acetone, and a brush. I really liked how it turned out. I was kind of iffy about it, but it looked a TON a TON better after I added top coat! I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, China Glaze Shower Together and Zoya Mira. (I highly recommend 1 coaters and a top coat between layers if you try this technique)

Hope you enjoyed my weekend nail art binge haha I wasn't going to post it on here, but I felt compelled to share!

See you tomorrow for the giveaway list!

Friday, January 25, 2013

POLISH TBH: Blonde Rebel, Chaotic Peligro, Geyttyh, and Hard Candy

Pin It I was going to post this yesterday but things got a little hectic! So today's a good day to post :]

Polish TBH released her new collection this morning called The Girl Please Collection; I have swatch and review of 4 of them today!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Pin It EDIT: There was no date given in the email, the only time frame specified was "Spring".


China Glaze® Nail Lacquer Invites You to Visit the Avant Garden

Los Angeles (January 2012) – Spring is here and China Glaze® is blossoming with vibrant color with its new collection, Avant Garden. The delectable palette flows between soft hues and vibrant pops of color, offering an unconventional bouquet of cheerful and vivid shades. Take a stroll down the China Glaze® path, passing a bubbling brook of light and bright blues. Take in the view of the mossy green meadow and stop to enjoy the fragrant flowers of soft pink and white.  Let Avant Garden take you away to a playful, romantic field of color and innovation this Spring. 

The Avant Garden shades include:  

·       Budding Romance: moss green

·       Sunday Funday: bright blue

·       Fancy Pants: indigo with pink and purple shimmer

·       Snap My Dragon: bright red with pink shimmer

·       Passion for Petals: bright salmon-pink

·       Mimosas Before Manis: coral with a light wash of shimmer

·       Life is Rosy: blushed mauve

·       Pink-ie Promise: iridescent baby pink 

·       Tart-y for the Party: light lavender creme

·       Fade Into Hue: periwinkle creme

·       Keep Calm, Paint On: sea foam green

·       Dandy Lyin’ Around: shimmery vanilla icing

China Glaze® Avant Garden is also available in:
6 Piece Collection of “Blooming Brights”
6 Piece Collection of “Pastel Petals”
12 Piece 3D Counter Display
36 Piece Rack

China Glaze® Avant Garden will be available March 2013. Individual shades retail for $7; 6-piece collections retail for $42.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficlal), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

About American International Industries
For 42 years, AII has been the leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of innovative, quality beauty and skin care products for men and women.  Our product lines include Andrea, Ardell, Body Drench, Bye Bye Blemish, Checi, China Glaze, Clean + Easy, Clubman/Pinaud, Duo, European Secrets, EzFlow, Fright Night, Gena, GiGi, Gypsy Lash, IBD, It’s So Easy, Jeris-Lustray, LASH BeLONG, Nail Tek, No Tweeze/Micro Tweeze, 'N Rage, Poshe, Prolinc, RAW, Seche, SuperNail, Surgi-Care, Waterworks, Winning Nails, Woltra, Woody’s, and Youthair. For more information, visit our website:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MY SPIRIT FINGERS: Decietful Dragon

Pin It It's Wednesday, and I'm in a fantaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssstic mood. PSYCH!

Latisha from Teen Polish Junkie was kind enough to refer me to review a new Indie brand called My Spirit Fingers. So that's what I have for you today! I got to choose which polish to review, so naturally? I chose the one with the most squares bahaha

I have swatch, review and such after the jump :]

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WONDER BEAUTY PRODUCTS: Valentine's Day Collection & Blue Sterling

Pin It Hope everyone enjoyed their 3 day weekend! If you didn't have one... well....uhh... that's sucky? lol

Today I have a few Valentine's Day polishes, and a few not Valentine's Day polishes (?), by Wonder Beauty Products! I've heard of Wonder Beauty Products, I remember looking through Jen's polishes last year right before Nerd Lacquer went MIA, but I never purchased. Here's some swatches and a review to help you make the leap I didn't! Hahaha

Monday, January 21, 2013

1/21 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Here's this week's list :]

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :] PLEASE make sure they're polish/manicure/pedicure related, thanks! Also, I prefer you email me rather than post to my FB page I have a tendency to miss those links!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

MAKEUP YOUR FACE: Valentine's Day Collection

Pin It Ready for some more Valentine's Day polish?! I knowwwww you are!

You know I was a fan of yesterday's V-Day polishes, sans the holiday ;] Well, I'm a bigger fan of these! These are 4 polishes by Makeup Your Face. I know y'all have seen me rave about this brand before. Because, honestly, she does good work every time. And these have truly been some of her best! When I thought I couldn't be impressed by Lauren any more.... she did it!

Swatches and review after the jump

Saturday, January 19, 2013

[CLOSED] LYNBDESIGNS: Not So Conversational Hearts & Kiss Kiss (AND a Giveaway!)

Pin It Hope your Saturday has got of to a great start! :]

LynBDesigns Not So Conversational Hearts and Kiss Kiss

Today I have 2 Valentine's Day themed polishes by LynBDesigns! Although Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday, these are some polishes worth taking a glance at :] PLUS Who said you have to wear them FOR V-Day bahahha

Plus, I have a little somethin' somethin' for you at the end

Friday, January 18, 2013

PRETTILY INSPIRED POLISH: All Nighter, Disco Lights and Snowfall

Pin It Hellllllooooooooooooooo! I hope everyone had a great week! I've been busy stuffing my brain about anatomy, pathophysiology and disease processes. It's a lot different than the business classes I took to get my bachelors degree lmao I've been swatching on breaks to stay sane!

L->R: Prettily Inspired Polish Snowfall, All Nighter, Disco Lights

Today I have some pretty Canadian polishes from a new indie called Prettily Inspired Polish!

Swatch and review after the jumppppp!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ZOYA: Spring 2013 Lovely Collection

Pin It Phew! Finally! My Zoya Lovely swatches :] Hopefully I made the wait worth it?

I know not everyone is SUPER stoked about it, but I am way excited for all the pastel polishes this year :] ALSO I'm way stoked that they brought back some of the polishes from the Zang Toi and Peter Som NYFW 2013 Spring-Summer Collections! Zoya's Lovely Collection is a set of 3 shimmers and 3 cremes, a little bit for everyone.

I have swatches, comparisons, some stamping, and review after the jump :]

Breaking News! (??? Lmao)

Pin It I guess this is an "official announcement":

Recently blogging and polish has become more of a chore to me. And I hate chores, dishes and laundry pile up for days! Vacuum? People do that?! haha xP

I've had a heart to heart with a few bloggers, who reassured me it happens to others too, and I've decided to cut back on posting for the time being. Just to regroup myself! I love my polish, nail art, and my blog - so much! I really don't want to lose the happiness it brings me. Or the joy I can share with y'all! So, in efforts to restore that feeling, I'm going to be cutting back on posting.

I already cut back from 7 days to 5. I think every other day might be the new regular. We'll see, I'm not making any plans... But I DO plan to post regularly! Duh ;)

If you're worried about review polishes, don't be lol. I'll get them done ASAP, before I post any thing else! I'm a pretty reliable person, polish and life wise, and I intend to stay that way!

I just realized finally I need time for ME... and that the reason why I'm doing this is because it makes ME happy, and it makes ME happy to share it with y'all! I think I got lost in the heat of the moment with likes and followers. After my surgery, I was more worried about my blog/Facebook/IG/you guys than I was about my health. As much as I LALALALOVE you guys... If I'm going to be great at what I do, and I will be (I don't give myself an option haha), I need to enjoy it! ;)

I'll have my Zoya Lovely collection swatches up later today! :D

Monday, January 14, 2013

1/14 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It Happy MONDAY! Ready to get entering?! I got a ton, A TON, of new giveaways this week for you guys!

BTW - If dates are off a tad (hours, not days/weeks), it's because other blogs don't find it important to list the end date lol. Meh.

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :] PLEASE make sure they're polish/manicure/pedicure related, thanks! Also, I prefer you email me rather than post to my FB page I have a tendency to miss those links!


Nailing Down Some Savings - With!

Pin It If you don't know about - it works a lot like You recieve cash back of a certain percentage by going through their site before making your purchase from a company, like Ulta or American Eagle! I like to have an account for both sites, that way I can take advantage of which ever cash back percentage is HIGHER when I'm looking to buy! Cash Back

Save some money on nail polish so you can afford to go out and show off your beautiful digits! Use these coupons Jen from BeFrugal found for you guys!:

- Use this ULTA coupon code for $3.50 off a $10+ order. Expires 1/19. Get up to 9% Cash Back today, too!

 - With this Sephora coupon code, get a freebie when you buy new polish: enjoy a free deluxe sample with your $35+ order. Expires 1/24. Earn up to 10% Cash Back today as well.

- Save using this Avon coupon code for free shipping with any $10+ order. Expires  1/15. Get 6% Cash Back also.

- Score a Gelish Nail Kit for just $49.95 with this Sally Beauty Supply coupon. Expires soon. Plus earn 12% Cash Back today.

- Enjoy this Beauty Bridge coupon code for 10% off site-wide. Expires soon. Get 15% Cash Back also.

Cash back rates can change from day to day. These rates were valid 1/14. Join now for free and earn cash back when you shop!

I don't know about you but 6-15% cash back sounds like a damn good deal! ;] I shop online a lot, not just for polish, so any cash back is great to me! They also have a TON of coupons you can use, even printable ones!

Talk to you soon!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

LIQUID SKY LAQUER: At Dusk, Moonless Night, Molten Gold & Valentine Surprise

Pin It It's felt weird taking so long off from posting! I wish the break was for other circumstances other than surgery, but it happens!

Today I have a few polishes from Liquid Sky Lacquer! I got these before Christmas and I'm just now finally able to post, yikes! Thankfully she's been understanding and thankfully, half of these polishes are now on her site for you to purchase! YAY!

Swatch and review after the jump, check it out :]

Monday, January 7, 2013

1/7 Manic-ure Giveaways Monday

Pin It First giveaway post of 2013! I'm also looking to start posting swatches by the end of this week again :]

As always, These are the giveaways I've seen on my Facebook feeds, Google, Twitter, Blog feed and emailed to me. If I missed yours and haven't posted it yet, please email me ( with the link to the giveaway and I will put your giveaway in next week's post! :] PLEASE make sure they're polish/manicure related, thanks! Also, I prefer you email me rather than post to my FB page I have a tendency to miss those links!

Here we go!

Friday, January 4, 2013


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Don't have a Zoya account yet? Sign up here under my referral and get a code for a FREE Zoya polish... you can't use it with other promo codes BUT if you buy 2 MORE polishes you get free shipping :]

Monday Jan. 7th - Sunday Jan. 13th
****Apparently it's up and running NOW (1/4)!!!****

Use promo code: ZOYA2013 to get 3 FREE nail polishes of YOUR CHOICE (excluding the PixiDust and Lovely Collections).

Get ALL THREE POLISHES FOR FREEEEE, and ONLY pay $10 in processing and shipping charges, $10 for 3 bottles of Zoya? That's less than $3.50/bottle, HECK YEAH!

EVEN BETTER?! Receive FREE Shipping*** with any Zoya or Qtica purchase of $25 or more (same code)!

You can find out more info about this promo on their blog post, here.

Not quite sure what to get? Here's a list of some of my favorite Zoya nail polishes, no order, I have a LOT of Zoya haha and these are some I'd totally buy again if I ran out:

Red- Sooki
Pink - Blaze,  Astra, Tiffany
Orange - Paz, Rica, Arizona
Yellow - Pippa
Green - Logan,  Yara, Gemma, Ivanka, Bevin, Wednesday
Blue - Kirsten,  Crystal, Robyn, Cynthia, Song, Fei Fei, Marina, Charla, Zuza
Purple - Aurora, Nova,  MiMi, Daul, Faye, Kendal, Caitlin
Gold - Ziv, Goldie
Silver - Trixie
Grey - Dove
Neutral - Cho

Anddd anything from The Gloss Collex.

Have a nice night! :D

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Short Hiatus

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I'm taking a short break after my surgery on Monday. I'm alright - no worries! I thought I'd be 100% by now, but I'm not. I just don't have energy to swatch, photograph and write up posts yet.

I have a lot of swatches I need to get done for reviews, they will get done ASAP, I promise!

I'll be on Facebook and Instagram, as per usual, if you want to chat or keep up with other sales, deals and pictures I share on there!

Sorry for the unexpected break! If you need me, you know where to find me! I'm thinking I'll be back to swatching and posting on Monday - for the giveaway post.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

POLISH ADDICT: Candy Crush, Winter Wonderland and Organic Cuticle Oil in Sweet Tart

Pin It Happy Hump Day ya'll! Sorry I didn't post yesterday :[ If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I had septoplasty done on New Years Eve. All this pain and pain killers has made me super tired! So I wasn't purposely ignoring posting, I've just been super out of it. I'm getting behind on my reading for my MTE course too >.< *sigh* But I'm fine so no worries! Just kinda a messy recovery! Best part is after 23 years, I can finally breathe out of 2 nostrils haha it's the strangest thing EVER!

Anyways! Here is my first actual post of 2013!

Polish Addict (L->R): Candy Crush, Winter Wonderland and Organic Cuticle Oil

Today I have 2 polishes and some cuticle oil by Polish Addict to review for you! I think I've said 1003249707023857203x I'm over white based glitter polishes, but I think this one might be my exception. I think it's because it's the only white based glitter polish that isn't multicolored glitter I have owned/reviewed.

Swatches and review after the jump!