Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Round-Up of 2011

This post is just going to be a smorg of nails photos and Halloween yard decor..

The love Halloween. In fact, it is my favourite day of the whole entire year. I think it is more so that I love the fact that all things "scary" are celebrated. LOVE. It! I usually do not actually go out and celebrate bar style; my thing is decorating.. We didn't get everything working this year, but I plan to start working on decorations as soon as the weather is nice (aka July) and make sure I get everything that I want to work, well, to work!

I will toss up the nails pics first.. These are from the last few weeks. I apologize for my awful photos and sometimes my nails are badly chipped - I will get better soon - I promise!







Now the decorations..










Also - I had to select two new winners for my giveaway.. I received e-mails back within 12 hours.. Needless to say, I was ecstatic!

The winners are: Alex & Anh. I am shipping those packages out tomorrow!! Then I cannot wait to receive word that their goodies arrived safely.

And that is it.. for now. I really want to start that 31 day challenge. I would like to start tomorrow.. but we shall see! My weeks have been filled with a wealth of activities, work and school. I still need to find some time for more exams. Bleh. BUT, do look forward to that 31 day challenge.. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

I hope everyone had an amazing October and a fantastic Halloween.. Bring on the other 364 days, I'm content now (:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Zombie Zest Shattered

Hello everyone!

Sorrrrrry x a whole bunch! I have not been a very good blogger lately. I actually just have not been good at doing my nails lately. Everything I seem to even attempt is a pretty serious fail - so much so that I don't even want to scale down the images and post them. (They are really THAT bad!)

I had worn CG Zombie Zest with OPI Black Shatter for the Skrillex show on Tuesday evening.. And it actually held out until today.. Then, once I returned home from work I realized I had pulled a 'derp' move and never took a photo.

You get to see some tip wear and some chipped polish due to me doing dishes at work and my forever hate relationship with wearing gloves while doing the dishes. (seriously, it makes my hands much, much worse!)


The only reason I am sharing this is because I actually think it is a great combo! Halloween-ish, while not going over the top. A "safe bet", if you will.

AND! One more day to enter my little giveaway.. I cannot believe the response to it - you're all awesome for entering AND for actually reading what I wrote and telling me what you like (or don't like) about my personal favourite month: October. I cannot wait to find out who the winner is!!

Annnd I should also be painting my nails tomorrow as well. I'm hoping that I will actually do a good job.. Unlike the fail job I did with my Freddy Kruger nails - yikes!

Have a great evening everyone!

EDIT: I ended up buying an extra set of Revlon polishes as a bonus due to the volume of people entering the giveaway. I got the 2 winners via random.org on Friday (ok, Saturday at 12:05am) and e-mailed them. No response from either winner.. SO.. I have used random.org again to select two people - I am e-mailing them right now.. Hopefully I will hear back from these two so I can send off these gems!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Revlon Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!

Yaaaay! I am really excited to do this for all of you!

I really appreciate all of you following me and commenting on my posts - it is amazing! So, I figured it was time to give back a bit.

Now, this isn't a monster giveaway that I want to do - that will come sometime later. I have it all planned in my mind - BUT - until then, you'll have to put up with this!

I picked up 3 polishes from the new Revlon collection the other day and really wanted to grab extras to giveaway, but the store was sold out of one of the colours after I bought it, and so, that thought was quickly squashed.

Then, this evening, I ran in to another shop quickly - and they had a whole wealth of them - bingo! Giveaway time!


The colours are: Starry Pink, Blue Mosaic & Facets of Fuchsia

Supposedly FoF is a DL Bad Romance dupe. Sadly, I do not own that polish (I really, really wish I did) - but this polish is stunning - in fact, they all are!

This is actually rather fitting.. October is my favourite month.. So, I figure I can tie that in to how you all can enter. See if you're actually reading this (:

This is open to everyone as I always hate being shut-down in contest because I live in Canada - so everyone, enter!

Obviously I want your name and e-mail address. I also would like you to tell me about your favourite thing about October, or maybe you hate October - you can tell me about that as well - I would love to hear your thoughts on this month!! Annnd, if you want to mention this giveaway on your blog or twitter, have at it - but please let me know so I can give you an extra entry. That's it!

Contest closes on October 21!

Again, thank you all for showing me some excellent support through my venture of blogging!

Sephora Grand Opening Haul + My Sad Start To Halloween Nails

Ok, so, I will keep this no secret: I love Sephora. And, I love it even more now that was have one here! I swear, this is a tremendous day in Saskatoon history; horrible day for my wallet.

I went with a few of my faves for a full out event evening - and it was so worth it! I actually stayed under my Sephora budget, so I also bought myself the Katy Perry perfume as it smells amazing. Annnnyways..



I didn't have anything I particularly wanted.. And I was good - I put back the UD Book of Shadows palette.. BUT.. I found a different palette to purchase. A Tarte palette inspired by True Blood. Le sigh. And the colours seem to be quite pigmented. Swatches? Anyone? And the rest was just.. added bonuses. Ok, I lied. I did go wanting something in particular: Makeup Forever Smoky Lash. And I got it - yay! The only thing that I wanted that they were out of was a NARS blush.. I will get it next time, I guarantee it.. I mean, I will basically live there.

Now you can see my sucky first go at Halloween nails for this year. I apologize in advance, I didn't even clean these up as I was going to take it all off.. But I then saw the clock (midnight, yesterday) and was like 'ehmmm.. go to bed, you write an exam in the morning!' And they stayed. And people actually seem to like them. Weirdos (:


My red lines are too thick for the most part. I am dying without my "special" brushes. There is just no replacing them. Ugh.

BUT, I do have something exciting for my next post - which will be asap.. Eeee!!

Take care til then!!