Monday, December 26, 2011

Golden Beetle

I love "Beetle" by Hard Candy!!! I think it was one of the first polishes I got that got me into doing my nails more. It's so pretty and I love the color shift. It really makes me think of a scarab beetle and I love Ancient Egyptian stuff so this was right up my alley. I've had it for quite some time, but I haven't worn it in awhile. I thought it would be a good one to post about. It is still available to buy at Wal-Mart. It's pretty cheap too, I think $4! It's worth every penny!!!

So here are a few shots - 2 coats of "Beetle":

The main color of this polish is a purple and depending the the angle you look at it, it turns gold and sort of an olive green. It's gorgeous!!! And of course I always have to add something to an already great thing. I added China Glaze "Golden Enchantment" It is similar to "Fairy Dust" (which I use often) but it's gold... duh lol!

 I love sparkle and I think that "GE" really adds a lot to "Beetle" I feel like it gives it some depth and really catches your eye. I did 2 coats of "GE"
 Look at all the color!!

I also like that "GE" made it a bit easier to see the olive green - gold in the polish. I really love this color and I think everyone should have at least one bottle in their collection :)

Do you own "Beetle"? What kind of manis have you done with it.?

As always thanks for reading and please leave any questions or comments below. Happy Monday... Blah! lol

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My first Julep Maven Box!!

I was able to use the code "Shareon" to get my first Julep Maven box for $0.01 and I got it a few days ago. I chose the "It Girl" box.

This is what I was shown I would get...

This is what I got...

 I got 3 polishes, a fast dry top coat and some glitter :) and the glitter is green!!! My favorite color!!!
It was meant to be lol
 The purple and sliver aren't that unusual of colors... but the third one...
 This one need it's one picture. It's so pretty and pictures don't do it justice. I can't want to use it!!!

The purple "Helena" was a nice surprise because in the picture it didn't look like a real purple I wasn't excited about it at all, I was happy to see it was more purplely (not a word lol) when I opened the box.

I was very happy with the items I received. I've already confirmed my January box and I'm excited for those colors too. Here is what I'm going to be getting...
I was so happy with what I got I also signed up with my mom's name :) I'm looking forward to that box as well :)

Have you signed up to be a Julep Maven? If you haven't you can do so here: Julep Maven

Thanks for reading and as always please leave any questions of comments below. :) Happy Holidays!

For more on Julep nail polish you can find a list of all of their polishes here!! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My one and only x-mas mani

I'm not one for x-mas. Too much has changed since I was a kid that I no longer look forward to it. To me this is just another day.... so yes... Bah Humbug!! Oh well that's just me. I kept it simple and just did a candy cane look. Here it is....

 I'm not sure what happened to my index finger... somehow I got a dent in it... maybe I went to bed to soon after doing my nails :( oh well, just ignore it lol if you can :)
 I love my wonderful striping tape that I got from ebay a couple weeks ago :) so much easier to do some designs. Now I just have to start playing around with my dotting tools :)

 My thumb.. it looks really weird shaped in this picture. I assure you I have a normal looking thumb, not like Megan Fox lol

These are the polishes I used for this mani...
WNW - French White Cream; essie - Marsmallow; Zoya - Sarah; China Glaze - Fairy Dust & Snow Globe

I did two coats of WNW for the base (I really need to find a good 1 coat white) then 1 coat of "marshmallow" (too sheer to use alone)  to even it out. I put about 4 strips of striping tape on each nail and painted 1 coat of "Sarah" to create the main color. "Sarah" is a awesome color. The formula is wonderful. This was my first time using a Zoya polish and I plan on getting more :)

I felt that I still needed something so I added some "Fairy Dust" but it still didn't look complete so I decided to try out "Snow Globe" and voila!! I have my finished mani.

Do you know of any good one coat white polishes? Have you done a candy cane mani?

Thanks again for reading and please leave any questions or comments below.

Merry X-Mas and/or Happy Holidays :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KleanColor and FingerPaints

I wanted to use another one of the FingerPaints special effects because, well.... who doesn't like a good flakie? :)

I decided to use "Flecked" since I love green. I figured a nice purple would be good for a base since they are complementary colors. I had gotten a really pretty KleanColor purple this past weekend and was glad to be able to use it so soon :) It's called "IT Purple" here are some pics...

 It's really hard to describe this color. It's a very vibrate almost blacken purple. It's gorgeous!!! The application was great and smooth. I used 2 coats.
 "Flecked" is beautiful in it's own right. I think the two go together great. I'm really happy with the results. I also used two coats so there would be more flakie coverage :) Here's some photo spam!!

What other colors would you like to see this over. I'm always looking for some suggestions :) As always thanks for reading and please leave any comments or questions below.

Current Hauls...

 I have a few things to post about today... well night actually lol. For those of you that don't know CVS is have a huge cosmetics sale. You can find the master list @ Nouveau Cheap's Blog I went to a couple different ones and this is what I got...
 L to R: Hot Magenta, Crushed, Purple Potion Blue It, Plum Power, Flirt, Ivy League, Gunmetal, Caribbean Coral, Going Green, and Cherry Red... I think they came out to $0.79 each.

I can't remember the name of the Confetti polishes off hand, but I will try and look and update this later if anyone wanted to know. They were $0.49 each. The Sally Hansen Salon effects were $2.50 so I decided I'd give them a try... just not sure when lol. I got the nail stickers for under $1.00 each (2 of them are the same) and then I got 2 lip glosses from Wet N Wild because I like lip glosses and glitter :) I think total for everything was under $20... Not a bad deal at all :)

This past weekend I went to 7 Mile Fair again to pick up some more Kleancolor polishes. They have almost every color between the dozen of people that sell them. I went a bit crazy lol. I ended up buying about 30 bottles of polish... but in my defense they were only $1 each :).... ok ok I'm an addict and I have a problem, but admitting I have a problem is the first step, so really it's not that big of a problem.... well in my head anyways lol........ANYWAYS... here's my new pretties. IF you enlarge the pictures you can see the names... I'm to lazy to type them all today lol, sorry.

 The Pebble Beach colors are: Emerald Step 3, and Ruby Step 4

I also went to Ulta a week or two ago because I saw that they had 2 China Glaze polishes for the holiday so I HAD to get them :) and they were Buy 2 Get 1 Free :)

 I've heard that "Ultamate Holiday" is an Ulta Exclusive so I wanted to get it before it sold out. I also wanted "Fireside Glow" because it, like "Ultamate Holiday", and super pretty and sparkly!!! I guess they are kinda Holos... but I'm not positive on what to call them other then AWESOME!!! I got "Ruby pumps as my free one since I've been wanting it and it's always sold out when I'm actually looking for it. I just happened to find it sitting on another shelf. I also bought Orly "It's ot Rocket Science" I've been told that it is a dupe for "Zombie Zest" which I do own, but I love green so I wanted them both :) I'll have to do my own comparison of them. There are a few others I'd like to do comparisons on too... one day I'll get to it lol.

Lastly, I'm not a big perfume person, I normally go for body sprays. I was a  Wal-Mart the other day and  a box caught my attention, this box:

 The back of the box..

I decided to see what it smelt like so I was glad to see a tester. At first I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but after walking around for a bit and smelling it on my jacket that I accidently sprayed lol I really like it. I also like how the little travel bottle looks like a vial of blood lol.

Here is the description on the parfum from the website:

A spellbinding top note of luscious fruits and flowers lurks with desire. Velvet petals saturate the heart with their seductive powers. Finally, an intoxicating creaminess intensifies her charm and lingers with its warmth, like a soft breath on her skin.

Be intrigued by its delicious allure, as tempting and mysterious as she. Be lost in her spell.

I must say I really like this parfum. My mom even liked it lol, and so did some of the women she works with (she made them smell it :)

Well I think that's it for tonight. Please leave any questions or comments below. Let me know if there are any colors from this post that you would like to see swatched. As always, thanks for reading!!! :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Julep Maven for 1 Penny!!!!

I just signed up to become a Julep Maven and I and so excited.

So if you don't know what a Julep Maven is here you go:
The way it works is you sign up, get a sneak peek box for $0.01 (with free shipping), and then each month you get $40 worth of nail goodies for $19.99. You can cancel at anytime, you can skip a month too if you, or even send that month's box to someone else. I just signed up for the program and I am looking forward to getting my first box. Also all future purchases are 20% off with free shipping and you also can earn a free months for every 2 people you refer!!!
If this is something you are interested in you should really check it out. How can you pass it up? It's only 1 penny!!!
Go sign up and join all the other people who have already joined!!!
 Just use the code "SHAREON" and you will receive your first month for $0.01!!! How can you can no to that? Become a Julep Maven today

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fingerpaints & Zoya

So I saw a few posts about the new FingerPaints collection that is due out next month. You can see Polish Insomniac's post here: Coming Soon All Flakie Collection from FingerPaints

She has bottle shots of all 5 colors. Granted they don't look like much in the bottle, most flakies don't. But don't let that deceive you :)

I also saw a post by Siobhan at The Nailphile where she said she found them early at a Sally's and posted swatches of all 5 here

Well today I stopped in at one of my local Sally's and asked if they had them yet... The sales girl said "Yes, we just got them, let me make sure we can sell them..." About 1 minute later she came walking out with the display :) :) :) Oh happy day!!! I wanted to do a little happy dance... but I didn't want her to think I was "special" lol So I just told her I'd take one of each color and made my way to the register. I had a coupon for $5 off of $25 so I grabbed a $0.99 eyeshadow since I was short about 5 cents lol. So I pretty much bought 4 and got one free.... (and an eyeshadow lol) I was happy my whole way home :)

So I decided to show you my very first Zoya polish and one of the new FP polishes :)

Here is my very first Zoya Polish "Edyta":

 I LOVE this polish. I almost didn't want to layer over it. It is a gorgeous golden olive green/brown to gunmetal/black shift. It is such a pretty color and I love love love it. I will be picking up a few more Zoya polishes if they are as pretty as "Edyta"!!! Weird name but awesome color :)

This is two coats of "Edyta" I decided to try out FingerPaints "Twisted" first since it has so many colors in it :) Here's some spam, I really wish I had a better lens on my camera to do both of these some justice.... oh well, hopefully soon...
 Not sure where that hair (most likely from one of my fur babies) on my index finger came from. I didn't see it when I was taking the picture... sorry :(

 A blurry pic to be able to see all the different color a little better

"Twisted" is so awesome. There are so many colors in this flakie is is beyond awesome....

What do you think? Do you plan on getting an of these polishes? Please leave any questions of comments below and as always, Thanks for reading :)