Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sally Hansen Polish Strips

Hey look what I found! Sally Hansen has come out with some new products. One of them is the nail polish strips. They work like the nail wraps. I bought the Laced Up #360. I can't wait to try them.

They were about $10 and change and CVS is having a buy 1 get one half off sale. If you can't find them in your local CVS yet get a rain check and don't miss out this week.

These were on a three way display where they had their Sally Hansen Nail Growth polish and new cuticle gels.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Son of A Blizzard!

OMG well I finally dug myself out of the snow. Most of the East Coast got hit with a blizzard this weekend. I kept myself occupied doing my nails and then commenced to shoveling..booo.

I don't even know what design I did on my nail but it looked festive like holly.

I used Sally Hansen Red Carpet. It has a glittery effect. On the ring fingers I used E.L.F. in Pearl.

Monday, December 20, 2010

More Holiday Nail Fun

So I have been waiting for quite some time to bust out the Party Hearty by China Glaze and I finally did. I paired that with Finger Paints' Paper Mache.This will definitely be a staple in my holiday mix.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Silver Glitter Holiday Nails

I guess I'm just in the Holiday mood. I chose Zoya's Luna for some fun and festive non traditional candy cane nails. I just don't look forward to taking off this polish. Glitter is always a bit stubborn.

Monday, December 6, 2010

All wrapped up for Christmas

I did some more Christmas shopping this evening and it did a number on my nails. My finger got caught in one of the shopping cart holes and chipped my nail. SOAB! and my cuticles looked crazy dry. So when I went home this evening I was happy to get some nail treatments done. So here is what I have going on now. A little present worth unwrapping..

I used Sinful Colors San Francisco #802
LA Colors red and silver glitter art polishes

Saturday, December 4, 2010

News: China Glaze AND Crackle Polish

OK all you crackle polish lovers out there, China Glaze has just announced that they will have a China Glaze crackle polish coming soon. How soon, we don't know but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

Check them on FB China Glaze

If you are not familiar with crackle polish, it can be best described as a top coat polish you layer over any other polish and the effect is to crack and separate thus the name crackle. Crackle pics:
These are some of OPIs crackles

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

20,000 "Likes" and 3 Free Zoya Polishes Facebook offer

Oh wow I just used my buy 1 get 2 free promotion. If Zoya reaches 20,000 "Likes" by 1/3/2011 they will provide a 3 free polish coupon code. This is crazy good. I will have to set a reminder for myself.

As of 10:10pm they are at 8,199. Spread the word.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nail Polishes at Payless Shoe Source

So did you know Payless Shoe Source now sells beauty products? Well consider yourself in the know. I picked up a set of polishes from both of their beauty lines.

From Unforgettable Moments I sampled the Romancingt the Gemstone set which has: sapphire, garnet and amethyst ($7.99). Individual bottles $2.99 15 shades are in the collection.

From Zoe&Zac Naturals, I sampled the Siren set which includes pink macaroon, berry tart and neutral territory ($9.99). Free of toluene, DBP, phthalates & formaldehyde. 12 shades are in the collection and sold as trios.

I bought them during the BOGO half off sale. Good deal! All nails have two coats on. No top coat was added. The consistency was smooth and provided good coverage. Even the neutral was not as nude as I expected it to be. Application was A+. These polishes are a winner with me. Let me know if you have tried any of them too.

Isn't this blue pretty!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Another Autumn Shade

This one  is E.L.F. in Burgundy. Those sticker embellishments were a bust. I bought them from Michael's craft store. I had tested them out before application and to my dismay, they bled with the clear topcoat. Well at least I tested them out first right???

This shade is a deep red with very subtle goldenn highlights.

So here it is. My son said my nails look like they have pimples. What everrrrr! lol

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Autumn Colors

There is a multitude of leaves in my backyard that need raking and the last bit of leaves are hanging on the tree. Fall leaves are so pretty. This is my Autumn color medley. My hand model is wearing
Migi Nail Art- Gold
Sally Hansen-Golden Ticket

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sale Alert 11/21/10-11/27/10

Rite Aid Stores 11/21/10-11/27/10
  • All nail enamel Buy 1 get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (must useWellness Card)*excludes wet and Wild and Sally Hansen*  (Hey they are on sale too so don't cry :)
  • Buy one get one free Sally Hansen Cosmetics and LaCross Implements (must useWellness Card)
  • All Wet and Wild Cosmetics Buy 1 get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (must useWellness Card)
  • All artificial nails and eye lashes Buy 1 get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (must useWellness Card)
CVS/Pharmacy 11/21/10-11/27/10
  • All Revlon Cosmetics BOGO 50% off of equal or lesser value (Must use CVS Extra Care Card)
  • All Maybeline Cosmetics BOGO 50% off of equal or lesser value (Must use CVS Extra Care Card)
  • All Sally Hansen Cosmetics BOGO 50% off of equal or lesser value (Must use CVS Extra Care Card)
Walgreens 11/21/10-11/27/10
  • Buy $10 or more of Revlon Cosmetics and get $3 in Jingle Cash good on your next shopping trip. *excludes Lustrous Lipstick and Lipgloss.
  • Loreal Cosmetics BOGO 50% off of equal or lesser value.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Orly Galaxy Girl

Orly Galaxy Girl is out of this world pretty. This polish commanded my attention. I grabbed this baby up at CVS (I used my ExtraCare CVS bucks)..sidebar if you know me I'm a coupon addict as well.

The color has a teal and purple sparkle. See the collection below.

The color almost appears black in my picture but it is far from it.
 This is teamed up with Petites' Tahitian Green and siver glitter.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For The Kid In Me..

I saw these polishes in Walmart..$5 each box. I couldn't pass them up. The Nerds Candy is a fun novelty polish and the Hard Candy polishes below are a mini version of the full bottle polishes at Walmart. The HC line has facial makeup too. Glittery rich bright colors. It's not a subtle makeup line. I

Nerds polishes are scented. However, once a top coat goes on's bye bye scent.

The Hard Candy polishes are a glittery sheer laquer.

The Christmas para is out and now is the time to get all those cute inexpensive gift sets for others and treat yourself while you're out there.


She had to get in on the action!

CND Giveaway from Nails Beautiqued

Hi all!

Nails Beautiqued is having a "Win it Wednesday" CND 'The Look Night Factory' set giveaway. The set includes Urban Oasis and Teal Sparkle. You get all the entry details HERE

Good luck!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

E.L.F. Desert Haze

Hope you all had a fab weekend. Today's entry showcases E.L.F's Desert Haze. It's a nice nude like shade. And for those of you who don't know E.L.F. polishes are a $1. They do carry makeup and brushes for $1 too (some slightly higher). I know you can find some of their products (not polishes though) at Target and KMart. Nail polishes can be bought from the E.L.F website

With a good base, top coat and one touch up, you can make this polish last for a week.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Black and Gold Go Wild

Here my mission was to create a bit of an exotic touch to black and gold. My model is wearing:
Pure Ice in Jaguar
E.LF. in Black
Kiss Brush on Nail Art in Gold Glitter

Click on picture to enlarge

Tell me what you think.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Orly Nail Repair

My thumb nails tend to split on the sides so I wanted to try a new at home remedy. I had been using some left over silk wrap and glue but I think there was a spray activator/hardener that I misplaced. So I wanted to try something new. Price tag $6.99. Not bad. And it's clearly enough powder for several uses. If the glue dries out sooner than expected a new bottle by any brand is usually no more tahn $3, so I consider this a good buy.

I am really happy with the results. The process was quick and easy with very minimal cleanup. The only downside to the kit was the corny buffing square. I was not getting any results with that little buffer so I had to use my own buffing block to smooth the nail out after application. The kit comes with:

1- Brush on glue

2- Nail powder

3- Nail buffing square

The directions are to brush the glue over the entire nail and quickly dip the nail into the powder, covering the entire surface, and repeat if necessary. Now the first time I did this after a week my nail began to split. So I'm think boooo this doesn't work. Well I went back removed with acetone and this time I applied glue between the split and let that set and then applied glue to the entire nail and dipped with the powder. It's been almost over a week now and the set is so much better. What an improvement. Now given the location and length of my split nail I think it was best that I did what I did. So there you have it.

I give Orly's Nail Repair 4 manicured fingers out of 5. (-1 finger for that buffing square).

This angle was not all that great but my wooden stick is lifting the nail up!
 After glue over the nail I dip into powder
 After buffing there is my nail

After polish. Now there is some slight application visibilty under the clear polish but the nail is smooth.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Beauty Supply Store

So there is this beauty supply store that opened up a few blocks from me. Of course I had to investigate, I mean the sign outside said we sell Konad for goodness sakes. Turns out it's like the Konad jackpot.

Well I bought a starter kit and you better believe I will be a Konading this weekend. I bought plate #57. I inquired about the Hello Kitty plate and was told it was not a US plate. I forget what country he said  (Japan??) but I'm sure I'll find it. We shall see..

Anyways the website is below. The owner was nice and very helpful too. You can order online or if you are in the Quenns/Nassau area of NY you can stop by.

Herbal Beauty Supply

*This review is based soley on my experience.

Purple Reign..Purple Reign

No not the Artist Formerly Known As but Confetti's Purple Reigns #069. I bought this polish @CVS for less than $3 and the color and coverage are really nice. From what I can remember they had a vast assortment of colors too. So here it is. Embellished of course with accessories I bought from an EBay bundle (budget..budget)

Tell me what ya think!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Beautiful Blue

Deep blue polishes are sooo pretty. My hand model is wearing Artist's Sapphire by Finger Paints. The designs are freehand with Kiss nail art polishes (blue and pink) and Absolute! in silver.

I was surprised that I didn't get a vibrant effect with one stroke of the Kiss nail art polish. The carnival colors look very rich and bright from the bottle. I had to go over the design more than twice to get the coverage I wanted. So far I have found Absolute! nail art polishes to work great everytime.

Nail Color
Finger Paints: Artists Sapphire

Friday, November 5, 2010