Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mannequin Hands!

Why hello lovely readers! How are you all this wonderful Thursday night? Today's mani is something a little different as you can tell. One thing you'll notice is that my nail shape is different! Yes, I decided to try out oval nails to have a "softer" look. I will try this out for a little while and see how it goes. It's definitely something different so far but I like it! A good different =). So anyway, for the longest time, I've been looking for the perfect nude and I could never find a good shade... that is until now. Here we have Essie Brooch the Subject from the most recent Winter 2011 Collection. It is so extremely close to what I would consider the perfect shade to have "mannequin hands."

Oval nails! So different aye? =P

So this is as close to mannequin hands that I have ever been able to get. I've tried so many polishes that were too dark, too light, and the whole nine yards. If only this polish were slightly a little more on the pink side, it would be THE perfect nude. So there you have it! My first go at oval AND nude nails -- a win win in my book =). Do any of you regularly have oval nails? Or have any of you found the perfect nude yet? Hahah, as always, thanks for reading guys. Have a great rest of your week!

Monday, October 24, 2011

100 Follower Giveaway Winner

First off, thank you all soooo much for entering my first giveaway ever. It was a fabulous turn out and I would like to welcome each and every one of you. I hope you are enjoying what you are seeing and reading on my blog. So anyway, onto what you would all like to know. The winner of my giveaway was chosen by and here are the results.

Congrats to Jennafroggy!

The winner has been contacted and will have 24 hours to respond. If I don't get a response within that amount of time, I'll choose a new winner. Thanks for everything again you guys! <3

Edit: Wow, that was fast! The winner has already confirmed the prize. =) Thanks again everyone!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Matte Grey + Blue Sprinkles

Hey guys! It's been a while since I've done a matte mani so I decided to pull out the matte top coat and put it to good use =). Today I've got on Maybelline Cool Couture as my base polish. Cool Couture is a limited edition polish that I believe came out some time in the Fall of this year. I did about 3 coats for good coverage. My glitter was actually done using a Japanese polish called Winmax in #10. This was actually found on one of my crazy nail polish adventures I previously blogged about. Pictures ahead!

I was told this looked like a dark chocolate 
cupcake dipped in blue sprinkles lol

So that is actually NOT the original polish bottle that the Winmax #10 came in. They came in a much smaller sized bottle and I bought two because it was so pretty. I then just went ahead and poured both into an empty bottle I had lying around and just transferred the labels. I did this with several of the other small polishes I had as well ^^. Anyway, that is all for today. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday. I am SO ready for the weekend!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Okay, so I lied. It's only jelly time. No peanut butter here... only because I couldn't find any in the house today ><. What is jelly time you ask? Weeeeell, today's mani is Revlon Victorian from their somewhat recent Just Tinted Collection. From what I am aware, these polishes were only around for a limited time and this was actually the only one I saw at my local Walgreens. These polishes all have a really fun jelly-like finish which can best be described as squishy. Yes, squishy! See below ^_^

Behold, the squishyness factor!

Left: indoors, Middle: shade, Right: sunlight  

These all came in shades of pink and red so I'm not too bummed I couldn't get them all. If you ever have a chance to snatch them up though, definitely go for it! They are a fun look and are perfect for "jelly sandwiches." I will attempt to do a jelly sandwich mani in the near future with some other jelly polishes I've recently acquired. Till then, thanks for reading and have a wonderful week everyone! =D

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Blue Holo Funky French

Well hello my lovelies! How is everyone doing this fine October Sunday? Well, Sunday where I am at least =P.  I hope all is well at your end of the world. I, as you all know, have been quite the busy bee. Anyway, today I am featuring a mani I did some time ago but never officially posted about. It was a mani for Sara's blog that featured two awesomely awesome polishes that are just awesome (is the awesomeness clear yet? =). So here we go... pictures first, info later? Oh hellz yes!

Blue + Holo = match made in polish heaven

Nom nom nom, I love yummy pics =P

Moar pics for good measure! =D Rawr!

So if you all are wondering which polishes I used, the base is obviously one of the ever-so-popular OMG polishes from China Glaze. The color is 2NITE -- a medium blue holo that looked absolutely AMAZING in the sun even all by its lonesome (or shall I say awesome? =D). And the funky french was completed with China Glaze Secret Periwinkle from the Spring 2010 Up and Away Collection. Secret Periwinkle is a beautiful periwinkle as the name states -- but I found that it leaned more towards blue than purple. Hope this helps you periwinkle lovers determine whether is it worthy enough for your collections teeheehee. That is all people! Hope you guys had a great weekend ^_^

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quick Update!

Hi everyone... I am alive! Yes indeed I am =). I know I've been MIA for quite some time but coming back to say hi and to also talk about other important matters like... shall we say, the giveaway?! So I think it's unfair that I've been gone for a while, haven't been able to post often as I did, and suddenly just come back with giveaway news. Soooo, I am extending the giveaway another week! I will post a new mani up soon as well! I hope this week extension gives some of you out there who found out about this giveaway a little on the later side some incentive to still enter! So officially, my giveaway will now end Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Yay!!! See you guys soon! ^_^

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe + Risque Cobertura Encantada

Hi guys. Oh Em Gee... I am dead. I am sooooo tired. So you will forgive me when I post tons of pics of my mani instead of rambling on about nothing right?? Right. Thanks, you guys are the best!

Is that not enough pictures yet? No? Okay, there's more below!

Teeheehee! I am so out of it right now so you will just have to make do with these pics! And I hope you guys will also forgive me when I say that I just chopped off all my nails! Yes, that's right... I nubbinized! It was getting too long my dears, I had no choice! Plus, I was very interested in sporting a different look on my nails. Heheheh, you will see soon anyways, no biggie =P. So hopefully this is enough to get you by for a little bit while I rest up and get better in the mean time. Have an absolutely fantastic weekend everyone!!! And as always, thank you for reading all you lovelies! <3