Swatch Sunday – Essie Collection

Hello all! Long time no talk…it’s been a busy few weeks on our end, what with moving in and waiting for the internet to be installed etc.

I also have some sad news, which is that the majority of my nail polish collection was left at home and I won’t really be able to see my pretties until December 😦 So much for attempting to swatch everything! However, I did bring a good enough amount with me so that I can continue doing nail art!

For now though, this is the last of the swatches (unless I buy some new pretties…which I undoubtedly will).

I present to you my collection of Essie polishes!

Antique Rose and Sole Mate

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Nothing Else Metals and Skirting the Issue

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Penny Talk and In the Cab-ana

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Blue Rhapsody and Stroke of Brilliance

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St. Lucia Lilac and Jazz

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to our United States followers. I never really do much to celebrate, but this year I spent the day in San Francisco with some of my family. Of course, this called for a themed mani 🙂

I couldn’t really settle on one idea, so I did them all! Polka dots, gradient, fan brush art, caviar mani, and some spun sugar.

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I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day of celebration!

100 Likes and Birthday Giveaway!

This past weekend we finally reached 100 “likes” on Facebook. The timing couldn’t have been better, as today is Audrey’s birthday! In celebration of your continued support and of Audrey’s special day, she picked out two gorgeous polishes for a giveaway that will open tomorrow!

The pretties up for grabs are:

Jade Galaxy

Jade Diamond – Galaxy

Jade Scarlet

Jade Diamond – Scarlet

The giveaway will run the same way as the last one, with two winners receiving one of the polishes. Unfortunately, it will also only be open to the US and is not an international giveaway. I will update this post with the link when it goes live tomorrow!

Thank you all for your support, and we’re looking forward to many more polish adventures with you!

 

UPDATE

The giveaway has gone live! You can enter via our Facebook page or using this link: http://bit.ly/10gIjKP

Good luck!

Swatch Sunday – A England Collection

First stop on my personal collection tour is A England! I absolutely love everything Adina produces, and have spent countless hours drooling over polishes I’ve yet to get my hands on. Pretty much every A England polish no included in this post is near the top of my lust list.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day so far 🙂

I’ve had this mani on since this past weekend, but obviously had to keep it on for today. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it and I can’t get over the gorgeous red rhinestones. I also got to use one of my birthday presents from a friend of mine, China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps, which has been on my lust list for a really long time!

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What’s To Come

Hey all,

I know I’ve been posting very sporadically these last few months and I don’t really have an excuse other than that I’ve been lacking in motivation. But with the arrival of a new year, I have a lot of plans and more motivation to actually follow through with them. Now, I never really make New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve set a couple goals for myself for the coming year. One of them is to put more effort into maintaining this blog and involve myself more within the nail community!

So, step one of my new approach is to make a schedule for posts. I hope to be posting wayyy more than once a week (which I was doing this past year), but I doubt I’ll have enough material to post every day. That said, here is my goal schedule for this year:

Sunday – Swatch day

Monday – Current mani (or NOTD)

Tuesday – Trends (this won’t be every Tuesday)

Wednesday – Rewind (revising old manis or looks, either through old pictures or another attempt at the look)

Saturday – Street nails (nails from everyday people I meet throughout the week)

So, for Thursday and Friday, I was thinking I would maybe post more personal things, like Thursday could be “Three Facts About Me” and Friday could be “Fun” day and I’d post whatever came to mind. At the beginning though, those will probably be rest days so I can put more effort into my other posts 🙂 To sum up the schedule, I hope to be doing posts every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday!

Anyway, thank you all for sticking with me this past year. I can’t wait to continue sharing my love for polish and I hope I get to know you all more in the coming year!

Happy New Year! And here’s to the great things to come!

It’s My Birthday!

It's my birthday!

It’s finally here! Time to leave my teen years behind. Obviously I’m going to celebrate it with some HIMYM references.

I don’t have a real post today, but I absolutely had to update you all on the wonderful presents I’ve received so far (all but one are polish related!).

My lovely boyfriend took me out to a birthday dinner at Max Brenner’s on Friday (it’s a restaurant whose menu revolves around chocolate! Absolute heaven.) and surprised me with early gifts. Lavender roses, sparkly earrings, white chocolate and the following:

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Rhinestone wheel! These will certainly go over well with the ballroom team 🙂

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15 piece brush set from Mash!

And last but most certainly not least:

Chanel Sky Line

Chanel’s Sky Line! I have been lusting after this beauty since the first promotion pictures showed up and never thought I would get my hands on it.

My current birthday mani (which is actually bday mani #3 hehe) is Zoya’s Aurora because it’s basically me in a bottle. Purple, sparkly holographic, and named after my favorite Disney princess, what more could I want? Aurora was part of my birthday present to myself along with Fei Fei and Tru, so they obviously had to be my first bday manis. I will post pictures of the other two at a later date, but for now here’s Aurora!

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It was a little difficult to get pictures because the weather here has been so miserable, but here’s one in natural/dark light.

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And one with indoor lighting, making Aurora look a lot darker than in reality. But look at those sparkles!

 

I was hoping to have a simultaneous 50 FB “likes” and birthday giveaway, but alas I’m still lacking on the “likes.” I do want to say a great big thank you to all of you who have been following me for a while. I hope to be posting a lot more soon with winter break coming up, especially because I have so much to work with now!

Until next time!

 

An Update

Hey all,

I just wanted to make a quick post to apologize for a lack of updates. I’ve been super busy with school and dance things, so I haven’t had much time to paint my nails let alone update my beloved blog ):

Because I’ve been so busy, and therefore had to sacrifice my “me” time of painting my nails, I’ve grown really…I dunno, bored isn’t the right word..discouraged (maybe?) when it comes to nail polish. I only brought about 20 colors with me back a college, and I’ve already worn them all two/three times each. At the same time, I keep seeing a lot of beautiful colors from new collections that I haven’t and won’t be able to get my hands on (at least, not till I’m home for Thanksgiving).

All in all, I hope I’ll be back to posting soon, but I really don’t feel very inspired and probably won’t really get back into the blogosphere until Thanksgiving when I’m reunited with my entire collection.

Until then, I hope you are all having a wonderful start to the holiday season and I hope to be back and sharing the love of sparkly holiday polishes with you soon!