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Sponsored Giveaway Time!!

CLOSED!! WINNER TBA SOON!!
I know that this is primarily a nail polish blog – and that is always going to be my main focus – but, we all know that along with nail polish, I am also a huge make-up advocate. It is through these avenues that I was contacted by a company that works alongside Apothica, SkinCare RX & Skinbotanica. They are working with me to bring something awesome to all of you – a gift card giveaway!!!
One of the brands that Apothica carries is DuWop.. I personally have tried two different products from this line and loved them! I have tried Lip Venom & Cheek Venom in Sidewinder. I have to say, I was a bit of a skeptic on Lip Venom, but I finally picked it up to test it out – and it really does make your lips more plump!! The tingly feeling that it leaves is kind of fun as well.
I am going to snag this little blurb from the Apothica website to share a bit more of the history of DuWop:
 “DuWop Natural, Yet Glamorous Cosmetics
Created out of the needs and desires of T.…

Blue Giraffe Nails + Tutorial + What's In My Purse

Hey everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a freakishly long time!! That is pretty upsetting! I didn't post up anything because I wasn't really wearing anything exciting polish-wise. I was up at the lake last weekend and was just sporting OPI Miami Beet with CG Fairy Dust over top.. And before that I think I was wearing OPI Skull & Glossbones and before that CG Flying Dragon.. So, just polishes and to me that is boring (for me to post, I like looking when other people post up their swatches of polishes..)

Anyways!

I had wanted to film another video tutorial, so I found a look via a magazine advertisement, and knew it would be perfect to do!!


What I used was: OPI What's With The Cattitude? & Essie Mesmerize. I also used my trusty little detail brush.

This is the photo that started it all off.. Well, a photo of a photo.. Anyways.



And there, you can watch all the magic take place!

I also have been scoping out different blogs doing the 'What's In My Purse Tag&…

Cherry Nails + Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I finally did it.. I recorded another video tutorial!!

I bought a lovely new yellow polish the other day.. Like I said, Rebecca is basically my muse.. Actually, maybe her blog is a dangerous place for me as I really like every polish she uses.. Anyways..

I was really excited to use this yellow.. But how?! Ohh wait, I have been loving things with Cherry prints lately.. Why not do that to my nails?


Of course I couldn't just do an adorable cherry print.. I had to add a cherry print in reverse...


I used: Orly Spark, Essie Lolipop & OPI Green-Wich Village. I also used one of my trusty dotting tools (provided to me by Born Pretty) and my wonderful little brush.

Want to see how I did these? Visit this LINK. I am changing my youtube channel to my own personal account. It was just too much work going back and forth with sign-ins. This should be way easier!!

Oh, and a photo of my right hand.. After ONE FREAKIN' DAY! This is what I got for not using Seche Vite.. My le…

Colourful Zebra Fade

I obviously could not come up with a better title of this bad boy..

Besides that, hello everyone!! I hope you're all doing well!!

I figure I should get a post up today as I will have at least enough content for another post sometime before the week is done. I am starting to get to a place where I don't have to paint my nails and post up the same day.. I am starting to get a bit behind.. (much to the displeasure of my bff! Sorry Gordo!)


These were the nails I have been sporting for the last few days.. I swear Rebecca of Rebecca Likes Nails is my muse or something. She used a stamp to make hers much, much better.. But I don't believe I have that particular stamp (I have another one, but it just wasn't the same..) - I freehanded it.. And I might have been drinking at the time, so please do not judge too harshly!! (:


These are the gems I used. Of course I forgot to snap a photo of another child.. But, you're all pretty familiar with him.. Anyways, these kids are: OPIs:…

Oranganade Franken

So, I took advantage of a contest to create a franken polish! Yay!

I told myself as soon as she posts up the photos for the contest, I will post up my entry on my blog and what I did with it.. Without further ado.. I present..

Oranganade...


It photographed somewhat 'blah', but there was actually quite a bit of shimmer to this gem..



Here is how it all started.. I used 1/2 bottle of Ulta Sun-Sational, 3/4 mini bottle of some random red OPI mini, 1/6 bottle of Color Club Turn The Other Chic, couple drops of China Glaze White Cap and ditto for China Glaze White Out...

The bottle shot sort of shows more of the sparkly goodness.. But, you all know I cannot just wear a polish..


I had to jazz it up some.. I give you.. SPARKLING Oranganade.. Yeah.. I actually think I would have gotten the results out of the franken that I wanted if I would have put Hidden Treasure in to the mix. Ahh well, live and learn!!

To make it 'Sparkling Oranganade', I used: Oranganade Franken, SH Hidden…